Thursday, May 24, 2018

MIDLAND DISTRICT NEWS



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Upcoming Events:

May 25 - FULL LENGTH SCHOOL DAY - due to making up snow day hours- Last day of school for K-5 - Remediation checkout day for 6-12

May 28 - NO SCHOOL - Enjoy your Memorial Day

May 29 - FULL LENGTH SCHOOL DAY - Wyoming center has remediation day - OJ certified staff full day PD

May 30 - 12:00 DISMISSAL DAY for last day of school - Wyoming center Remediation Day continues - OJ certified staff full day PD

May 30 - 1:00 Retirement Party at Wyoming Center Commons

May 31/June 1 - Certified staff have full day professional development

June 2 - School is OUT FOR SUMMER for all! Have a safe and happy summer 2018!

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2018 SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

The Wyoming Center will be open all summer, for the most part Monday-Friday from 8AM-3PM. Keep in mind that staff members will be using vacation time during summer so Megan or Michelle may not both be here and there is a small possibility that there may be a random day we will be closed. If making a special trip please call to be sure someone is here. Sometimes staff might be here earlier or later, again call for verification on that too.

At Oxford Junction, Deb and Erika will be in the building full time until June 30th. After that Erika's schedule will vary until August when getting ready for school to begin. Please call ahead to check if someone is there.

We hope everyone enjoys their summer!

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END OF YEAR SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR MAKE UP DAYS

We had two days to make up this year - one for state football on Nov. 9 and the other for the snow day we had on 2/9. So here is the revised school calendar end dates as approved by administration/school board:

Thurs, May 17 - Last day for preschoolers

Friday, May 25 is now a FULL SCHOOL DAY for ALL Midland students/staff!

- It is the LAST school day for elementary school students (K-5)

- It is the remediation checkout day for students in grades 6-12 - if they have met all of their academic standards in ALL courses, this would be their last day. If not they are required to return on Tues and Wed until academic standards are all met. Laptops should be returned to Mr. Greenfield in the AM if not returning for remediation days.

Monday, May 28 is NO SCHOOL due to Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 29 is a FULL SCHOOL DAY at the Wyoming Center and is REMEDIATION DAY OJ certified staff have PD all day

Wednesday, May 30 is a NOON DISMISSAL DAY at the Wyoming Center and is the final REMEDIATION DAY All certified staff have full day

Thursday, May 31 - certified staff have a full day - completing grades, cleaning rooms, supplies ordered, summer checkout, etc.

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BRONSON NEARS IT'S END

On May 22nd Unzietig pulled out their semi trailer that had been their construction headquarters for over two years. The excavator and dump truck are sitting south of the Bronson building and we expect the demolition of the building to begin very soon.

We at Midland may never have been so happy to see something leave, the trailer has to signal that we are nearing the end of this construction project. Emotions are very mixed in our community, while excited about the new building and the bright future it ensures at Midland, many are sad to see such a beautiful building come down. She has served us well for over 100 years. Thanks Bronson!

Watch for a Bronson tribute news article written by 1984 Midland graduate Marlys Thomas on the website and in the Anamosa Journal-Eureka in the near future. Thanks Marlys for caring enough to do this for us!

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BRONSON DEMOLITION CONTINUES

As of May 8th there is only one regular classroom floor yet to be removed, it is the SE second floor room. The 3 other corners have had hard wood flooring and the planks underneath removed and is one big room top to bottom!

Mr. Tuetken asked the workers how they will finish the demolition and they stated that they will take out remaining flooring, then they will attempt to push a hole in the roof somewhere and then a hole in one of the side walls and push the entire building into the center.

We have had people ask about saving bricks, we have negotiated with the salvage crew who purchased the remaining materials that they will make one pile of bricks that community members can come and take one brick to have as a keep sake. We will let you know when and where that will be.

Here were the photos from today's building tour.

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DUSANEK EXPERIENCES DRAKE RELAYS

Congratulations to Emma Dusanek, who qualified to run in the Drake Relays in the 100M dash. Emma broke a 10 year old record of 12.72 which was held by Paige Paulsen by two one-hundredths of a second by running a 12.70.

Emma ran a 13.57 which didn't qualify her for finals, but what a great experience! We are very proud of you Emma, keep working hard! More blue oval opportunities in your future girl!

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ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES CAUSE CONCERN

I wanted to bring to light a concern we all have. Throughout the nation we have seen a dramatic increase of the use of e-cigarettes, also known as vaping. We are also finding out that our district is not immune to this usage increase. E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. youth. In a study conducted 2 years ago, more than two million U.S. middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, which is 11.3% of high school students and 4.3% of middle school students. And we realize this number is growing. Also, among current e-cigarette users aged 18-24, 40% had never been cigarette smokers.

Most of us are aware but vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. The term is used because e-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, but rather an aerosol, often mistaken for water vapor, that actually consists of fine particles. Many of these particles contain varying amounts of toxic chemicals, which have been linked to cancer, as well as respiratory and heart disease. When you use e-cigarettes, you are inhaling gases and particles into your lungs. The e-liquid in vaporizer products usually contains a propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin-based liquid with varying amounts of nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals and metals, but not tobacco. This is the tobacco company's new business model to hook our youth on nicotine. Users inhale this aerosol into their lungs. Bystanders can also breathe in this aerosol when the user exhales into the air. This vapor can contain potentially harmful substances like volatile organic compounds, cancer causing chemicals, heavy metals such as nickel, tin and lead; and other chemicals linked to serious lung disease. Some people also use these devices to vape THC, the chemical responsible for most of marijuana's mind-altering effects, or even synthetic drugs like flakka, instead of nicotine.

Just because something doesn't taste like tobacco or have actual tobacco in it, doesn't mean it is safe. This information is from the Centers of Disease Control and Dr. Linda Richter, Director of Policy Research and Analysis. As a school community, we are not going to slow the use of e-cigarettes unless our parents become actively involved and sit down and have conversations with their children about the dangers of this product. We will continue to send out to our parents information concerning this dangerous trend. I would encourage all of our parents to take a few minutes to Google these products so you become familiar with these products. Vendors are becoming increasingly creative in making these devices appear to look like items our children should have, such as flash drives that can be inserted into your child's computer USB port to be charged. The point is, make yourself aware so you can identify and have conversations with your children. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email, call or stop by the school to visit.

Electronic Cigarettes Information

A youtube video of a CBS news story on vaping can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkayzV4qo9c

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THESE PRODUCTS AND HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH YOUR CHILD.

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BLOOD DRIVE SUCCESSFUL

Thanks to all who took time out of their busy schedules to come give blood. Also a big thanks to all of our students who donated! We collected over 90 units of blood which will help a lof of patients!

Thanks for showing you care Midland Community!

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PATS SPONSORS ADULT PROM AS FUNDRAISER ON MAY 5

Midland's PATS organization is sponsoring an adult prom on Saturday, May 5 from 7-11PM at the Legionnaire Ballroom, 3397 Co Road X-64, Oxford Junction.

Dig out your high school prom dress, borrow something special, or find a Goodwill gown as this will be one prom that you will enjoy. Don't have anything fancy to wear? That's ok! Come and have fun!

The event starts at 7:00. There will be a cash bar available, as well as snacks and ala carte food.

Tickets are $20 per person in advance online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midland-pats-adult-prom-tickets-43295186067, or $25 at the door.

Info also available on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/543821379323693/

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MIDLAND Hard Surface Plan IF NEEDED

With the weather creating havoc with the gravel roads in the district we have come up with a hard surfaced roads only bus route. If necessary we will make an announcement saying we will be utilizing this plan as needed. Stay tuned to your local news channels or sign up for Iowa Alerts to get notifications via text or email. Unless you get that notification, we are NOT using it.

Midland 2018 Hard Surface Bus Route List

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MIDLAND SENIOR EMMA VACEK IS A FINALIST FOR KCRG-TV9 STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to Midland senior Emma Vacek who has been named a finalist for KCRG-TV9's Student of the Month program. Emma would be a very deserving student. She does well academically. She is a great teammate and community member. During first semester she did a internship at Midland Elementary and is great with kids. She works hard at the Wyoming Public Library again using those people skills. To see all 3 nominees you can go to: http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Vote-for-Marchs-Student-of-the-Month-475967063.html

Please vote often for Emma by Friday, March 9th at: http://www.kcrg.com/polls/

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ATHLETIC BOOSTERS PRESENT AWARDS TO BISINGER AND BUCHHOLTZ

The 2018 Midland High School Winter Athletic Banquet was held on February 26th. A good crowd was on hand to see the Athletic Booster organization present their 2018 Athletic Booster of the Year Award to Deb Bisinger for her years of service to the boosters, school and students. Deb was quite surprised as she thought she was there to support another award recipient. She stated that she could only do all of the things she does because of the help of everyone at the banquet.

This year the boosters also had a new award to present. They presented the Spotlight On You Award to Kim Buchholtz for her years of service to the athletic department. Both before and after her son Keegan was in school you could find Kim attending the many Midland sporting events. For the past several years she has taken great action photos of all Midland events and posted them online for the parents and students to save or print as they needed. She has served as the athletic director's secretary and helped out in countless other ways when asked. Kim will be retiring at the end of this school year and the Boosters wanted to shine the light on her for ALL of her efforts. Kim was shocked and could only thank the boosters for their thoughtfulness. We wish Kim a very happy retirement and are sure we will see her at many Midland events in the future!

Congratulations to two very deserving award winners! Thanks to ALL who help out our athletic programs in any way throughout the year! Without all of the dedicated help, we could not offer our students all of the opportunities that we do.

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MIDLAND GARAGE SALE FEB. 24

A HUGE THANK YOU to Carolyn Greenfield and her students for all of the organizing they did in preparation for the garage sale!

Thanks to all who came out to see the Bronson building and purchase items on Saturday! It was great to see such interest!

Many items left, to purchase please contact the business office by 3PM on Tues, Feb 27th at 563-488-2292.

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STUDENT SAFETY AT BUS DEPOT

Parents, We need your help ensuring the safety of our students during bus times at the Wyoming center both before and after school. If everyone can follow these rules and be sure your children know them, that will go a long ways towards keeping all students safe.

1. Please do NOT drive in the bus drop off area when buses are present there.

2. You can drop off your children either along Washington Street or you can pull in the southern bus drive entrance along Washington Street, drop them off at the West edge of that road where the road turns south towards Webster Street, by the Bronson building, then please proceed to Webster Street to exit the property. We have multiple paraeducators stationed out there both morning and night to help get children to their buses and to their parents.

3. Please do NOT walk between buses. Everyone should always walk in front or behind the whole row of buses.

See the map for more details Wyoming Center Bus Map

Parking elsewhere and putting your car in reverse causes danger to our small students, we want to avoid issues so PLEASE follow the rules set forth here!

Thank you for helping us to create a safe atmosphere for our students at all times at all centers. Learning basic bus rule safety will be good for all at all times.

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CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES

Although the students and staff have been using the new building at Wyoming for a little over a month already, construction continues in and around the building daily. There are many small items that need to be completed.

Today the sign workers came and completed three phases of their project. The big letters on the exterior of the school has been delayed due to complications with how exactly to attach them to the building and have the lighting portion work correctly. So hopefully soon that will be figured out and we'll have progress to show you on that.

But for today they put up the signage above the main entrance so people can find us.

They put up signage at the activity entrance which is the south side of the building just outside of the Gold Gym.

And they put up a nice Midland sign in the office. A big eagle will go on the gray wall beside it when they get the drilling pattern to add that.

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Iowa School Alerts

We still STRONGLY ENCOURAGE parents to sign up for Iowa School Alert system to receive email or text messages when emergencies occur that relate to the school, whether they are weather related, crisis related, or etc. This will be your quickest alert that something is occurring that may affect you or your child. We would prefer parents to use this system over any other as it will be the first one we inform in an emergency. It is a free service, so sign up today!

Midland is again taking part in the notification system offered by the State of Iowa called Iowa School Alerts. This program gives parents, the media and others the opportunity to sign up to receive e-mail notifications directly when we have cancelled classes, or will be dismissing early or starting late due to weather or other factors. This service is free of charge to you and the school. It is state funded through the IOWAccess initiative, which seeks to bring more e-government services to the people of Iowa. Your email addresses will not be sold to anyone and you will not receive advertisements or spam due to enrolling in this program.

Here's how you can take advantage of this free service:

1. Click on Sign Up! in the Main Menu at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/IAEDU4269/subscriber/new

2. Follow the on-screen instructions to enter your name and e-mail address, and create secret questions and your password. This step involves obtaining a code from an e-mail sent to you to confirm your registration.

3. Once you have created and confirm your account registration, you will be taken back to the School Alerts site where you can click on My Subscriptions to add the school districts/buildings you would like to receive notices for. Once you've selected a school, you are asked to enter the e-mail addresses or cell phone numbers where you would like notifications sent. You can add as many e-mail addresses as you'd like! (Please note that some wireless services providers may charge for receiving incoming e-mail or text messages. You are responsible for those charges.)

We will still make sure that local media outlets are notified when there's a change in our classes so notices will still be made on TV and radio, but we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to be directly notified as well!

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EFFECTS OF TECHNOLOGY ON ADOLESCENTS AND TEENS - IMPORTANT INFO FOR PARENTS

In recent months, several research reports have been published and publicized on the effects of technology on adolescents & teens as well as on social media addiction. Furthermore, reports of human trafficking are on the rise across the United States including Iowa. Traffickers often gain access to young females through social media sites.

https://smartsocial.com/ is a website designed to keep parents informed on current issues related to technology and social media and to provide helpful hints to keep children safe in a digital world.

The links below are to two recently published features on SmartSocial.com. I hope that you will find the information helpful as we strive to work with families to keep our students / children safe from harm.

Social Media Addiction - https://smartsocial.com/social-media-addiction/?utm_source=Smart+Social+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=9b07e8d2ef-S2_eblast_new_instagram_features_jan312018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_40b34a3ccb-9b07e8d2ef-196036213

New features on Instagram and Snapchat - https://smartsocial.com/instagram-snapchat-features-february-2018/?utm_source=Smart+Social+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=9b07e8d2ef-S2_eblast_new_instagram_features_jan312018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_40b34a3ccb-9b07e8d2ef-196036213

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HUGE THANK YOUS TO GENEROUS DONORS FOR GOLD GYM ITEMS

On January 30 Midland held a thank you ceremony during the basketball games to extend our sincere gratitude to all who made significant donations to our athletic department. Donations made included the scoreboards, score table and chairs for the teams and score crew. The Gold Gym would not be the showcase it is without these generous community donations!

Here are a few photos from the ceremony.

We appreciate your partnership and support! GO EAGLES!

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MIDLAND PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP

Preschool and Kindergarten Round-up was held on Friday, February 16th at the OJ center.

If you have a preschool or kindergarten student who plans to attend Midland for the 18-19 school year please contact the elementary office ASAP at 563-488-2292 x 3270 or email: dlarkey@midland.k12.ia.us

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Flu Season is Upon Us!

There are schools in the area with 10% of students out with influenza-like illness (fevers, achy, some with coughs). Please take an extra few minutes and remind your children to wash their hands for 20 seconds and use sanitizer when blowing (or picking) noses, etc. If your child has a fever or other signs of influenza, they really need to stay home and rest, push the fluids, and be fever free for 24hrs without tylenol or ibuprofen before returning to school.

Also, please contact your school when your child is out sick and let them know why your child is out (fever/cough/vomiting/etc), because we do have to track illnesses and report to the state if greater than 10 percent out with the same symptoms.

Thank you!

~ Nurse Gent

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BUS SAFETY AT WYOMING BUS DEPOT!

Parents for safety please talk to your child about loading and unloading at the bus depot in Wyoming. If your child is walking in town please walk east of the buses and cross using the crosswalk at the corner. Students going to the daycare after school should walk to the front doors of the school and wait for daycare staff there. We do not want any students OR parents crossing between buses. This is extremely dangerous and we want to keep all of our students safe. We appreciate your help with this. If you have any questions please call either building or the transportation director. Thank You

BUS PLAN AT WYOMING: The buses pull in on what was Green Street heading West and pull up to the building. Elementary students will need dropped off and will line up along the sidewalk and rocked area south of the old part of the building. NOTICE: It is not all paved, we highly recommend parents have their students wear boots if at all wet or muddy!

Parents can pull in the bus driveway from Washington Street and drop their child off at the corner, then proceed south out of the driveway onto Webster Street. Students can walk from the corner of the bus drive to the front door area along the new building without worry of traffic. Paraeducators are there to help get them to where they need to go, there is no need for parents to get out of vehicles and take them as this congests the area and creates safety concerns.

This plan will remain in effect for most of this school year, we will most likely have changes made once the paving is completed out front.

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ALL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY FOR BUILDING ENTRY

On Monday, January 15, 2018, some 21 months after the project began, Superintendent Doug Tuetken called an all school assembly at the middle high school in the morning before all students started their classes for the day in the new facility. He provided all students, staff, school board members and visitors with donuts. He challenged our students to respect these new facilities and to lead by example so all who follow after them will also be proud of what we have here and take good care of it. He thanked the planning committee who had the vision that we could actually tackle this project and bring new facilities to Midland, the voters who approved the bond issue and who are paying for it, the board members for their countless hours working on the project, the staff and students who have had inconveniences but have managed to keep on educating. Here are some photos of the assembly.

THANK YOU MIDLAND DISTRICT!!!!!

An open house will be held in the near future for all district patrons to come check out our fine facilities. Watch for announcements on that!

Updated map of our facilities at Wyoming. MMHS Map

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MOVING OUT AND MOVING IN

The offices moved in over the weekend thanks to help from their family members. Here School Business Official Megan Frankfurt discusses technology items with Mr. Greenfield while Michelle mans the reception desk.

Finally some 21 months later we are on the move! Students and staff started carting the classroom supplies from the Bronson building to the new classrooms. No desks or big items needed moved, mostly books and supplies. The students should be totally in their classrooms for class by Monday!

Some minor adjustments needed made, thank goodness our students and staff have handyman skills!

We have the best moving crew in the nation! They clean up after themselves too!

Don't worry, we didn't leave Sponge Bob in the Bronson to go down with the ship!

Some of the teachers got pretty well settled today. Relieved to have everything under one roof again.

We found seniors Brett S, Mason P, Hunter R and Rachel N making good use of the spaces today already!

Superintendent Doug Tuetken and School Board President Clay Pestka discuss the move.

Photos of the front door area from the front door and from the top steps.

We thank the Midland community for this fine educational facility! Without your support at bond issue time, none of this would be possible. Things are looking very bright for the Midland District! We hope you will all come check it out when we get an open house scheduled!

Here is an arial view of the final project for anyone coming to events, you can find parking areas. Those south and east of the school have NOT been paved yet. Only paved parking is West of the gym between gym and creek.

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STATE FOOTBALL

Congratulations to Coaches Casey Hack, Lennie Miller, Eric Martens, Tim Kreel, Ryan Dodge, Jacob Heinsius and the team on an outstanding season! They finished in the top 4 teams of 8-man football in the entire state for a second year in a row! They lost to last year's champion, football powerhouse Don Bosco in the semi-finals held at the UNI Dome.

The boys on this team represented themselves, their school, their families and their community in a most awesome way! Keep up the great work guys!

Thanks to our generous local businesses who donated towards the teams expenses on their state run: Jim and Deb Bisinger, 1st Trust and Savings Bank, Citizens State Bank, Crop Production Services~Terry Harris and Steve Poppe, Denger Farms~Nate Denger, Farm Bureau Financial Services~Walter Laetare, HUSCO International, Leytem Trucking~Derrick Leytem, Mahindra Tractors~Chuck and Krista Franzen, Maquoketa State Bank, Mineral Creek Cattle~Jerard and Diane Gnade, Ohnward Bank, Ohnward Insurance Group~Brian Franzen, Rack's Swinging Door, Streets Cattle~Steve and Carmen Streets, Wyoming Mutual Telephone Company, Hale Tap, Center Junction Telephone Company, Keith and Connie Christiansen. The community support has been outstanding for these guys!

Seniors, thanks for the memories! Underclassmen, next season begins as early as next week. The bar is set pretty high, keep aiming at the stars and you're sure to go far!

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NEW STAFF MEMBERS AT WYOMING CENTER

Please help us welcome two new part-time staff members which we share with other districts. Barb Hollinrake and Becca Harvey will both start the first week of November in Wyoming.

We are excited to welcome Barb Hollinrake to the Midland Staff in the guidance office. She will be joining us part-time working on Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday mornings, and Thursday afternoons. She has spent over 30 years as a school counselor and also currently works part-time for the Maquoketa Valley School District. Her expertise is in college/career readiness.

Becca Harvey will be our Human Resource person we share with Monticello Schools. She will work one day a week, typically Wednesday's.

Please introduce yourself and help these ladies feel welcome at Midland!

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SMITH IS KCRG TV-9 ATHLETE OF THE WEEK FOR OCTOBER 19 - THANKS EAGLE COMMUNITY!!

Congratulations to Austin Smith, Midland senior football player, who received the most votes and was named KCRG TV-9 Athlete of the Week for October 19.

You will be able to check out his video after completion at http://www.kcrg.com/sports/athleteoftheweek/.

We are so very proud to say that every Midland athlete who was named as a finalist for this recognition has been the winner! That says a lot about our community and how well they support our student athletes. We appreciate your support so very much!

We wish Austin and his team luck as they play for a District title this Friday at home against Lone Tree. Their game starts at 7PM, but all fans are invited to the Fill The Stadium Tailgate party starting at 5PM. The JV team takes the field at 5:30 for a 2 quarter game. GOOD LUCK EAGLES!!!!

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BUCHHOLTZ EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENT

Congratulations to Kim Buchholtz who was awarded a Educational Excellence Award by Upsilon State Organization Delta Kappa Gamma Society International! Thanks for your many years of service to Midland Community Schools!

Kim is employed by Midland schools as AD Secretary and paraprofessional but does so much more for us! She can be found each morning and noon punching meal tickets for students. She is our National Honor Society Sponsor. You can also find her at nearly every Midland event behind her camera. She shares her love of photography by creating online photo albums that students and parents can access and save or print her photos for free. We finally got Kim in FRONT of the camera. Keep up the good work Kim!

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honorary organization of women educators with over 77000 members in 18 countries worldwide. It promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education through seminars, workshops, conferences, scholarships, and publications of members research. DKG provides financial support to educators and education worldwide. Beta Nu Chapter recognized Kim with a State Educational Excellence Award for her educational contributions to Midland.

Thanks to Mrs. Antons for recommending Kim and coordinating this surprise for her!

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GOLD GYM HAS OPENED

The Gold Gym was opened and used for the first time at the volleyball game on October 10th!

This will be our new competition gym for all varsity contests. It will hold approximately 200 more spectators than the other gym. There are ten rows of seats on the home side and six rows on the visitors side but they run completely from one end of the gym to the other. Home side is still the north side, where the bleachers say MIDLAND. South side is for visitors, where bleachers say EAGLES. We look forward to years of memories in this fine facility for our teams!

The BLACK GYM, the old Eagle's Nest, will be used as needed when there are conflicts in the schedule or for middle school events.

Home locker rooms are on the West end of the new gym. They are currently in use by our teams.

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GENEROUS DONATION

A huge thank you to the Becker Family for their generous donation! They have donated the scoreboard in the Gold Gymnasium in honor of family members who have passed away. What a terrific way to show your support of Midland Schools!

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PPF DONATION

Special thank you to Judee Burmahl who donated two televisions to the Paul Petersen Fitness Center. What a generous donation, all of the users of the center will appreciate it! Thanks Judee!

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THE CHANGING OF THE BOARD

Thanks to the many Midland District patrons who took time out of their schedule to go to the polls and cast their vote! We had 380 voters or 15.4 percent of registered voters go to the polls. The great turnout for a school board only election shows that everyone is concerned about our school! Thanks to all eight candidates who ran for school board this year. We hope you will all continue your interest in our district.

At their meeting on September 18th the outgoing board members were honored for their years of service. Keith Larson, Dawn Rupp and Roberta Rupp each served one term or four years. Board President Clay Pestka presented them with a certificate in honor of their service.

Thank you for your fine service and dedication to our district!

School Business Official Megan Frankfurt administers the Oath of Office to returning board member Nikki Rushford and new board members Derek Denniston and Travis Hansen. Absent was new board member Sarah Fishwild.

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MIDLAND ATHLETES AND COACHES COMMENDED

Midland received a letter from the Iowa High School Athletic Association dated August 25, 2017 commending our student athletes and coaches for not having any ejections during the 2016-17 school year. We were one of 165 schools to meet this criteria, which is 45 percent of the IHSAA membership.

Iowa High School Athletic Association Letter

Congratulations Eagles! Keep up the good work as we roll into the 2017-18 seasons!

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NOTIFICATION - NEW VACCINATION REQUIRED OF STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 7 THROUGH 12 BY START OF 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR

Beginning with the 2017/18 school year students entering grade 7 and grade 12 must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school in the state of Iowa.

The change requires a one-time dose of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccine received on or after 10 years of age for applicants in grades 7 and above, if born after September 15, 2004; and 2 doses of meningococcal (A, C, W, Y) vaccines for applicants in grade 12, if born after September 15, 1999; or 1 dose if received when applicants are 16 years of age or older. This aligns with the recommendations by the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

One dose of meningococcal vaccine before seventh grade. If a student had the first dose as a sixth grader, then another dose is not required until grade 12.

A total of two doses are required before grade 12. Most students entering grade 12 received their first dose when they were younger and will be due for their second dose, or booster. This booster is needed because protection from the vaccine decreases over time.

The only teens that will NOT need a second dose before grade 12 are those who received their first dose on or after their 16th birthday. Parents are encouraged to check with their children's physicians prior to the start of the new school year to determine when or if they need to be vaccinated. A valid Certificate of Immunization with the new meningococcal vaccine will need to be submitted to the school the child is enrolling or attempting to enroll. If you do not have insurance or your insurance does not pay for vaccines, contact Dallas County Public Health at 515-993-3750 or 515-465-2483.

Meningococcal disease is a severe bacterial infection that can lead to meningitis (inflammation of the lining covering the brain and spinal cord) and bloodstream infections such as septicemia. Symptoms of the disease include a high fever, headache, vomiting, a stiff neck and a rash. Those who contract the disease may experience permanent brain damage, hearing loss, kidney failure, loss of arms or legs, or chronic nervous system problems.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found the highest rates of meningococcal disease to be among preteens, teens, and young adults, as well as among infants with certain medical conditions. The new law targets many in this age group and aligns with the CDC's recommendation to vaccinate 11- to 18-year-olds against meningococcal disease.

To learn more about meningitis and how to prevent it visit www.dallascountyiowa.gov/publichealth

PLEASE SEND PROOF OF VACCINATION TO THE HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE BY AUGUST 24, 2017. Thanks for your help with this state mandate!

Meningococcal Vaccine Notice

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CLAYTON COUNTY SHARES THOUGHT PROVOKING VIDEO

We hope all students and parents in the Midland district can take a few minutes to watch this you tube video that was created by Clayton County officials. We hope nothing like this ever happens here, we hope by sharing this video it might make someone stop and think before making a bad choice.

Party Your Life Away: Mannequin Challenge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYBUHUVtxdg




Thursday, May 24, 2018

MIDLAND DISTRICT NEWS - 2016-17 NEWS



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STATE TRACK RESULTS INCLUDE SCHOOL RECORDS AND PERSONAL BEST

Congrats to our state track participants who did a great job representing themselves and their school last week:

Alex M 3rd in high jump set a personal best 6 feet 4 inches

Libby U 9th in shotput 36'5" and 16th in discus 104'8"

Jaelynn F broke 2 school records - 12th in 3000M 11:18; 16th in 1500M 5:09

Landon H 12th in 400M hurdles in 57 seconds

Emma Dusanek 15th in 400M in 1:02.78

Drew Jensen 17th in 400M in 1:03.30

4x400 Relay: Emma D, Taylor B, Kayla F, Drew J got 19th with 4:22

WAY TO GO GUYS/GALS! You did an AWESOME job of representing yourselves, your school, your family and community all season long!

Here are some photos from the fire truck send off held on Wednesday

Thanks to Lennie Miller for bringing the truck, and to Kellie Kelck for photos!

Good luck guys and gals!! Run fast, jump high, throw far on the blue oval at Drake!

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UPPENA FINISHES 7TH AT DRAKE RELAYS

Midland senior Liberty Uppena competed in the Drake Relays on Friday, April 28th and placed 7th with a throw of 39' 3.75". Way to go Libby!!! Keep working hard, a return trip to the state meet is still in your sites!

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Mr. Luensman's class took a field trip to the airport and got these photos of the construction site from a bird's eye view at the end of March.

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PARENTAL NOTIFICATION

A Jones County Deputy informed the school district today that they are seeing an increased number of issues with students and the improper use of electronic devices and/or websites to pass along pornographic photos. Students are sending pictures of themselves or other students nude via the use of email, snapchat, facebook, etc.

The deputy wanted us to be sure to notify parents to have a discussion with their students so they know this is illegal and could lead to legal charges involving child pornography or sex offender classification.

He said there is a case in Western Iowa where a 16 year old and 14 year old were dating, they broke up and one sent nude photos of the other to everyone on their contact list. That individual is currently being charged and may end up on the sex offender list for the rest of their life.

That is something that would tragically affect the rest of the student's life - future jobs, etc.

PLEASE discuss these issues with your son/daughter to make them aware of the big responsibilities of having social media accounts. Even possessing or passing along that type of information can be illegal, you don't have to be the one taking the photo or originally sharing it to be in trouble.

We would HATE to see any of our families dealing with that type of situation!!!

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YOUTH GRIEF CAMP, June 17th

Above & Beyond Hospice Care is sponsoring a Youth Grief Camp at Camp Courageous in Monticello called Camp Horizon of Hope for ages 5-17. The camp will be held from 10:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The purpose of the camp is to provide fun, safe and creative ways to explore the grief your child may be feeling as a result of the death and loss of a loved one or loved ones. More information and registration is available on Above & Beyond's website, www.abovebeyondhc.com, or call Carol De Jong (Bereavement Coordinator) at 319-465-4637. Registration is required.

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GRANDMA BETTY DRIVING HER FINAL STUDENTS THIS YEAR

Betty Anderson is completing her 44th year of employment by the Midland District as either a bus driver or a car route driver. She says she will retire for real from the transportation department at the end of this school year.

To commemorate her final retirment, Art teacher Kellie Kelck made Betty a pair of shoes painted Betty style.

Parents, don't worry Betty says she's not done helping the baseball team, wrestling team, or Post Prom. Grandma Betty plans to be around for the students for a long, long time yet!

Thank you for all of your efforts Betty, you have positively effected the lives of students for a couple of generations already! We hope you enjoy your retirement, we know you won't be sitting in front of the TV with your feet propped up. We know we will see you out and about at all community activities.

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NHS BLOOD DRIVE A HUGE SUCCESS, FOOD BANKS REAP THE BENEFITS

Thanks to all who took time out of their busy schedules to donate blood at the drive sponsored by NHS on March 23rd! The drive was a huge success with 74 total donations which included 14 first time donors! These donations will provide as many as 296 blood products for patients in need.

The NHS members have decided to donate the grant money their group receives from the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center to the three food pantries within our district. So the Lost Nation, Oxford Junction and Wyoming food pantries will each receive $108.00.

These are the NHS members, photo is missing Callie Feuss who was at her Kirkwood class when taken.

Thanks to all who participated! Not only did you help those in need of blood in our area, but you helped those in need of food in our district!

A big thank you to NHS sponsor Kim Buchholtz who helped the kids organize this outstanding event!

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SCHOENHERR STATE WRESTLING

Congratulations to Brett Schoenherr who finished with a record of 1-2 at state. Another year in the weight room and we're sure Brett will be back for more fun!

Firetruck send off:

Congratulations Brett, we are all very proud of you!

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A VISIT WITH SENATOR GRASSLEY

On Thursday, January 26th Senator Grassley took time out of his busy schedule to make a stop at Midland Middle High School to talk to the students.

Ms. Kaftan, government teacher, lined up the visit and is introducing the Senator to the student body and visitors. Students in grades 5-12 attended this assembly.

Senator Grassley answers questions that Leah and others had for about 30 minutes.

Everett and Brett asked more questions.

Ms. Kaftan, Mr. Rodenberg and board members Tom, Nikki, Keith, Terry and Clay met with Senator Grassley and gave him a tour of the school, giving him information on the renovation project.

Full album of photos can be found online at https://goo.gl/photos/5NEVLpuAzV3Zjpsw8

We thank Mr. Grassley for answering our questions and giving us some insight to what it's like to be a senator. We thank him for all he does to represent us in the capitol every day!

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POSITIVE FEEDBACK

Some good news to share with our district patrons, the Midland basketball fans were discussed during a recent TriRivers Conference Choral Directors meeting, in a very positive way!

Miss Ralson reports back: "At a basketball game last week against Cedar Valley Christian the National Anthem was sung by a group of choir students prior to the game. It was reported to me that after the general applause that normally follows the National Anthem, there were many Midland parents/fans who remained standing for a little while longer who continued to clap and say "Good job!" and "That was great!" comments to the group. It was noticed by the director and the school was surprised at how supportive and positive the Midland parents/fans were! The director stated that it was such a blessing to have such a positive group of visitors."

WAY TO GO EAGLE FANS! We know we have the best fans anywhere, good to see others are seeing it too! Keep up the great work!

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ONLINE PAYMENTS NO LONGER ACCEPTED AT MIDLAND VIA REVTRAK

Due to additional cost for hosting RevTrak (online payment center) effective January 1st, Midland will no longer have RevTrak.

The District Office is looking into other options to keep the fees as low as possible for everyone.

Thanks for your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Megan in the district office directly.

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WYOMING CENTER PARKING FOR EVENTS

The gym is back in use, we hope you will come out to support the Eagles. Unfortunately due to construction most will have a hike to get to the gym, keep in mind this is temporary and next year our facilities will be much more accommodating to all. Until then thanks for your patience. Please be careful walking as not all is on smooth terrain, you may want a small flashlight to navigate your way.

Here is our parking scenario for now: Midland Middle/High School Map

Entrance doors are the doors on EAST end of school in front of portable classroom or NE corner by bus barn, marked with yellow triangles. Parking is marked in blue and is available along Washington Street, Green Street one block East, the bus driveway, the drive by the Bronson building, behind and West of PPF and West of gym. It will be tight so please park responsibly.

It would be great if we could leave the spots by the portable for handicapped or elderly guests.

The bus driveway is a one way street going from Washington to Jones Street - you can park on both sides diagonally.

Thanks for bearing with us during construction. The inconveniences this year will lead to wonderful improvements for future years!

GO EAGLES!

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2016-17 SCHOOL HELPFUL INFO

2016-17 MCSD Master Calendar

2016-17 LUNCH APPLICATION FORM

The Wyoming Center has a 1-to-1 Laptop Program in place, each student is assigned a laptop to use for the year. Sixth grade students will leave their laptops at school at all times as a transition period. Students in grades 7-12 will be allowed to take them home to complete homework once their Laptop Agreement Form is completed and returned to Mr. Greenfield. Laptops will be checked out once the school year starts. You can turn in the agreement form to the office at any time.

GRADES 6-12 LAPTOP AGREEMENT FORM

Parents are also reminded that Computer Insurance is again available through the school for $25.00. This premium is on a voluntary basis and will cover the repairs to a school issued computer. If the premium is used on one occasion the student/family can pay another premium of $25. For any subsequent damages, the insurance premium would increase to $50. If a student/family decides not to pay the insurance premium the student will be responsible for total cost of repairs.

If you have questions on registration, please feel free to contact the office at 563-488-2292 or stop in at either office location.

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MIDLAND PARENTS AND DISTRICT RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO SIGN UP FOR NEW IOWA SCHOOL ALERT SYSTEM

As of July 1, 2016 the Iowa School Alerts system that we used to inform parents of school cancellations is going away. We are putting in a new system through govdelivery that we encourage all parents and district residents to sign up for. This sight can automatically send you any information you requestduring the setup process including the district newsletter, any district wide notification, school dismissal notifications, any school specific notifications or bulletins.

To sign up for the Midland version please go to this website: Iowa School Alerts or you can click on the Iowa School Alerts logo on the right side of the school webpage.

Once you create an account you can sign up to receive different information either in the form of an email or text message. You can choose as many levels as you want or need including: District, Middle/High School and Elementary.

Please keep in mind that this is a brand new system that operates totally different than anything we've had in the past and there may be some learning curve for our staff member in charge of it. If you have comments please contact our webmaster.

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RSCHOOL:

RSchool Website

RSchool Made Easy Instructions

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FOOD DRIVE SUCESSFUL

Thanks to all who donated to the 2016 Holiday Food Drive held by Midland Schools. The Wyoming center collected over 800 items to be evenly distributed to the food banks at Wyoming, Lost Nation and Oxford Junction. The Oxford Junction center collected many too - no count available at this time. The real winners are the people in our district who utilize the food pantries. You helped make their holiday just a little brighter. Thanks for showing you care Midland District!

The FFA collected enough items for their We Care Packages to create 70 Christmas gifts for youth in our communities. Those will be passed out at each of the food pantries. Thanks to all who donated!

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WYOMING CENTER PARKING FOR EVENTS

The gym is back in use, we hope you will come out to support the Eagles. Unfortunately due to construction most will have a hike to get to the gym, keep in mind this is temporary and next year our facilities will be much more accommodating to all. Until then thanks for your patience. Please be careful walking as not all is on smooth terrain, you may want a small flashlight to navigate your way.

Here is our parking scenario for now: Midland Middle/High School Map

Entrance doors are the doors on EAST end of school in front of portable classroom or NE corner by bus barn, marked with yellow triangles. Parking is marked in blue and is available along Washington Street, Green Street one block East, the bus driveway, the drive by the Bronson building, behind and West of PPF and West of gym. It will be tight so please park responsibly.

It would be great if we could leave the spots by the portable for handicapped or elderly guests.

The bus driveway is a one way street going from Washington to Jones Street - you can park on both sides diagonally.

Thanks for bearing with us during construction. The inconveniences this year will lead to wonderful improvements for future years!

GO EAGLES!

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REMEMBERING B, FOREVER AN EAGLE

John Lyle Byers 1/30/37-11/21/16

It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that long time former shop/drivers ed teacher and wrestling/football coach John Byers passed away on November 21, 2016. His visitation and funeral were Nov 26 and 27 through Lahey's Funeral Home. Our home wrestling tournament was named after Mr. Byers dearly known as B by a great many Midland students over many years. Probably every MHS graduate from the age of 30-55 has a story they remember about Mr. B.

His obituary is at http://www.laheys.com/notices/JohnMrB-Byers

Please keep his family in your thoughts. To borrow a fitting phrase from his daughter Mimi, Goodnight John, you played a heck of a game.

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FOOTBALL TEAM FINISHES HISTORIC SEASON

Special thank you to Daryl Schepanski from the Anamosa Journal-Eureka for the photo!

Congratulations to the Midland football team. 333 teams entered this season and Midland was one of the top 4 teams in the state in the 8 man division! They met up with a very talented Don Bosco team in the state playoffs at the UNI Dome on Nov 10 and lost, but they had an outstanding season! They represented themselves, their families, their school and their community very well.

This team of young men has set the bar high for future Midland teams. This year's JV team was undefeated so we are looking for big things from them in the future as well. Thanks for all of the memories seniors, you will be greatly missed.

A HUGE THANK YOU to all who supported all of the extra efforts on behalf of the team throughout the community. The support from parents, grandparents, businesses, family and friends was outstanding! Together we can do great things!

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DUSANEK RECEIVES AWARD AT UNIVERSITY OF IOWA BELIN-BLANK CENTER

Chiara Dusanek was recently recognized at the Belin-Blank Center Recognition Ceremony which is held each year to acknowledge those students in grades 4-12 who earned top scores in the Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search (BESTS).

The Explore test which Chiara took is an 8th grade level test. She was in 6th grade when she took the test and scored in the top tier. Thousands of students took this test throughout Iowa and many other states.

Chiara is a 7th grader at Midland Middle School this year and is the daughter of Tara Hay-Dusanek and Chad Dusanek both of Wyoming. Due to this accomplishment she will receive opportunities to attend the Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa throughout the year.

Keep up the good work Chiara!




Wednesday, March 07, 2018

2015-16 MIDLAND DISTRICT NEWS



STATE TRACK RESULTS

Congratulations to Libby Uppena who finished 2nd in shot putt with new school record at 39 feet 4.25 inches!

Jaelynn Folkers 9th in 1500M at 5:15.96; 17th in 3000M at 11:53.0

Alex Martens 10th in high jump at 5 feet 11 inches

Rylee Andresen 12th in 400M hurdles at 1:09.89; 20th in 400M in 1:03.58

Trace Jensen 17th in 1600M at 4:50.37

4x400M Relay of Emma Dusanek, Rylee Andresen, Jaelynn Folkers, Drew Jensen - 18th in 4:19.73

Drew Jensen 23rd in 200M at 1:04.81

GREAT JOB representing yourselves, your families, your school and your communities!

Thanks to Deanna Martens for the district track pictures!

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CONSTRUCTION IS UNDER WAY

Special thanks to Travis and Elisha Hansen who took time to fly their drone over the construction area so we could all take a birds eye view of the changes to the Wyoming center. Thanks guys!

CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

The construction project has begun at the Wyoming center. Please drive carefully around the school. Speed limit in construction zone is 10 MPH, reminder speeding tickets double in construction zones. Slow it down!

This is an exciting time at Midland, but we are all going to be inconvenienced at some time or another as this project progresses. Please bare with us and if you have any questions or concerns anywhere along the line please contact the administrators at the school. We will try to keep this webpage updated with needed information, and will email information out to students and parents as needed.

NEW BUS PICKUP/DROP OFF AREA IN WYOMING

Changes to Green Street caused a change for the area for bus pickup/drop off. A temporary road has been built from Washington Street to Webster Street on school property around the remaining house on that block. Students will load buses on the North side of that road in the grassy area.

Also a temporary road will be constructed just West of the Little Eagles Daycare Center that will lead to the Fitness Center. Students are still asked to drive behind the school to get to their parking areas.

OVERVIEW AND TIMELINE OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

The voters of the Midland District passed a bond issue on April 7, 2015 for $12.9 million. The bid came in at $12,353,000. With fees and such the total projected cost will be more than the $12.9 million. The difference will be made up with the use of funds in the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) and State wide one cent sales tax fund, called SAVE.

Many have asked, how long will it take? Phase one will hopefully begin in late March. The focus of this phase will be the new two-story classroom section, office expansion, kitchen, new gym and locker rooms. This phase will be ongoing throughout the entire project.

Phase two is set for the summer of 2016. During this phase the high school hallway classrooms will be transformed into the new science rooms, vo-ag/foods classroom and art classroom. This work should be completed so that these classrooms will be used at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. The shell of the new shop and wrestling room will also be constructed during this phase.

Phase three is set for 2016-17 school year. During this phase the shop area and wrestling room will be completed, remodeling of the music and stage areas will take place. The two story classroom area, kitchen and gymnasium work will continue as well. Phase four is for the summer and fall of 2017. The locker rooms and rest rooms by the high school gym will be remodeled and the finishing touches on the new areas will be finalized. The transition from the Bronson building to the new building will take place. Once that is accomplished, the Bronson building will be demolished and the parking areas and outside touches will be completed. The completion date for the entire project is November 1, 2017.

A ground breaking event will be scheduled once we get the start date finalized. During the different phases, we will keep you posted about changes in location of offices, classrooms, student drop off/pick up and parking. Initially, the superintendent office will be moved to the portable. At the same time,the principal's office will be moved to the nurses' office and the nurse will move over to the guidance office in the Bronson building.

The word that comes to my mind about this entire project is, AMAZING. I am very excited about the process and what this will mean for our students, staff, community and future. I can't thank people enough for their work to get this entire plan put into place. The board, community members, staff and students have been great to work with. Way to go Midland!!! - Mr. Rodenberg

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WYOMING LEGION POST 259 AWARDED 2016 MIDLAND ATHLETIC BOOSTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

At the Winter Sports Banquet on Thursday, March 3, the Athletic Booster Club named the Wyoming Legion Post 259 as their 2016 Athletic Booster of the Year.

These members attended the banquet to accept the award: Front (L-R) Acel Nowachek, Albert Storm, Frank Caes, Lyle Watters, Ken Harms, Denny Carstensen Back (L-R) Lennie Miller, Curtis Thornhill, Mark Mead, Gary Brunscheen, Steve Agnitsch, Kenny Hanna, John Noel

The Legion has been a long standing supporter of Midland Athletics at the fairgrounds. They were the group who spearheaded building the football and baseball/softball complex for the school. They had the money to undertake the project and got everyone together to make it a reality. The history on this project comes from Albert Storm who was Commander of the Legion Post at that time.

In 1960 a group of Legion members from Wyoming Post 259 had a vision that would benefit the community and the school district. Charlie Marshall, Red Mayberry, Charlie Swordes and Albert Storm started kicking around the idea of building a baseball/softball combo field along with a football field at the fairground for the school district to use. They had the money in the bank and it wasn't drawing any interest so they thought they would use it towards helping the community. They started talking about it in the community to see if there was an interest. Charlie Marshall would invite people into his print shop on Main Street just to strike up a conversation about the new sports fields at the fairgrounds.

They discovered that people were on board with their ideas, so they approached the Fairboard to get their approval to use the fairground land to build the new fields. Many volunteers within the community had a hand in this project. They found when they started laying out the football field that it was 13 feet higher on the East end than the West so they had to move a lot of dirt to make it more level. Once the dirt was moved they used a disc and harrow to level it. They even used the city maintainer to help level dirt. They wanted to complete the job before winter so it would have time to settle.

When the baseball field was built it was used for the softball field as well. They had two sets of base pegs and would move the bases in for the girls' game. This wasn't an ideal situation, as balls would take odd bounces off of the baseball pitcher's mound, but it served the team for many years until the current field was built over 20 years later.

Lighting was the next issue that they had to tackle. They dug up the poles at the previous baseball field which had been located on the southwest side of Wyoming (which is now Bill Hansen's corn field - between the houses and the creek) and moved them to the current site. They had to place dynamite in the ground to help create the holes since the ground was already frozen. Iowa Electric helped set the poles and hook up the electricity for a small fee.

Lastly they moved the concession stand from the old baseball field across town to its current position next to the baseball field at the fairgrounds. The Legion members ran the concession stand for all home baseball/softball games and football games. Eventually the Midland Athletic Boosters took over running the concessions for the summer sports and the Legion members kept running it for football games. A new chapter begins this fall for the Legion Post and the Midland Athletic Boosters as the boosters are entering a 10 year lease agreement for the use of the Legion concession stand for all home athletic events at the fairgrounds.

We appreciate all the Legion members have done over the past 50+ years to support the athletes of the Midland Community School District, thus they are named the 2016 Athletic Booster of the Year recipient. We look forward to continuing our joint efforts to help our athletes, school and community.

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SUMMER CAMPS FOR STUDENTS AGE 9-15

Kirkwood offers Summer Kick Camp for students age 9-15, registration is now open. Check out their video and brochure at http://www.kirkwood.edu/kick

Kirkwood for Kids will run June 27-30 for students in grades 1-8. Deadline to apply is May 15.

Kirkwood For Kids Brochure for grades 1-4

Kirkwood For Kids Brochure for grades 5-8

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2016-17 MCSD Master Calendar as approved by the school board on Feb. 15, 2016

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HACAP Information for Jones County Residents

Jones County Volunteer Center and HACAP partner to meet the need for information, education, enrollment opportunity, renewal and assistance with hawk-i health care coverage for children, Medicaid, Presumptive Eligibility and Delta Dental Wellness Program and the Market Place.

HACAP staff will be at the Jones County volunteer Center located at 605 E Main St, Anamosa from 9am to 4pm on the following Thursdays: 2/11, 2/25, 3/24, 4/14, 4/28, 5/12, 5/26, 6/9, 6/23 Please call 319-551-4329 for an appointment and use back entry.

An application is below. This application may be used for both Medicaid or hawk-i Presumptive Eligibility. These are income qualifying products. All members of the family should be included, even those that do not need covered.

PRESUMTIVE ELIGIBILITY APPLICATION JONES CO

If any questions, please contact them directly at 319-551-4329.

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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS REGARDING STATE SCHOOL REPORT CARDS

See this letter to parents from Superintendent Brian Rodenberg, and then the Frequently Asked Questions handout.

SRC Parent Letter

FAQ from Parents on Iowa School Report Cards

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MIDLAND HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

Midland Students at both the Oxford Junction and Wyoming Centers conducted a food drive for the past month. Over 1300 items were donated between the buildings with the Wyoming center once again taking bragging rights collecting 775 items to OJ's total of 544.

The collected items will be evenly split between the food pantries within our district including Lost Nation, Oxford Junction and Wyoming. Pictured above is one of the three loads that were leaving the Wyoming center.

The students and staff at Wyoming are looking forward to seeing Mr. Wendler in our building, he has to serenade our center with some Christmas songs at lunch since he lost the challenge. The real winner in this contest is the community. There will be extra items available for families in need during the holiday season.

Thanks for showing you care Midland Community!

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WE CARE PACKAGES

For a second year in a row the Midland FFA took donations of shoe boxes and small gifts (new or lightly used) and created We Care Packages and delivered them to students within our district to brighten their Christmas! Thanks to all who donated to this worthy cause!

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ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS NOW AN OPTION AT MIDLAND

Attention Families! The Midland Community School District now provides an easy to use solution for online payments. Make payments for lunches, athletic passes, preschool tuition and Paul Petersen Fitness Center memberships. This service empowers you to save time, reduces trips to the district office, and eliminates the need to send cash and checks with your students. Make a quick payment in the evening or during your lunch hour with just a few clicks. PLEASE NOTE: A service fee of 3.61% will be added to your shopping cart at checkout.

Please be patient with us as we transition to this new service, there may be growing pains for all involved for awhile. We hope this helps our patrons with their billpaying. More options may be available in the future if this works out as we hope.

Here is a handout explaining how to set up your account: RevTrak Instructions

You can find a link to RevTrak on the right side of the school homepage under Helpful Links.

If you have questions please contact Megan Frankfurt in the district office at 563-488-2292 x 1210.

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MIDLAND TEAM TRAVELS TO NATIONALS TO COMPETE AS IOWA CHAMPION

Congratulations to the Midland FFA Ag Issues team for competing at the National Competition and earning a bronze award. Members of the team are Madi Markmann, Madison Gravel, Tommy Ostrander, Ethan Wherry, Rylee Andresen, Eli Slouha, Sydney Stender, and Kara Gnade (alternate). This group of students became educators themselves as they were able to teach others about the pros and cons of the regulations associated with school lunches. This is the first team that has won the state competition and advanced to Nationals.

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RODENBERG RECEIVES AWESOME SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVE AWARD FROM JCSHYC

Jones County Safe and Healthy Youth Coalition just held their year end wrap up meeting and presented Superintendent Rodenberg with their Awesome School Representative Award for all of the support he has shown their organization since 2010.

Here is what they had to say: Brian has been involved with the Coalition since at least 2010. He has always been so supportive in having his school participate in everyway possible with the coalition. He has encouraged Christine Gent, Ed Ahouse, Ashley Marshall, Ryan Luensman, Carol Reilly, Michelle Hansen, and Chris Conger and other staff from Midland to participate in the ways they could as well. They have gone to the Day on the Hill, Take Charge, Sustainability Trainings, a rural community training in South Carolina, helped with in-kind time, and shared coalition infor-mation via school emails! Brian has been on the Policy Committee for several years, has helped with booths/tables at the Wyoming Fair for the Coalition in the past, helped put the Coalition Christmas tree up for the Christ-mas City celebration for a couple years, he has supported us in city council and supervisor meetings, as well as made connections with the TIPS server training and getting ID Scanners to the Little Bear Golf Course. For all these things and more we recognize Brian with the Awesome School Representative Award!

Midland resident Kelly Dodge was also recognized by the group with their Longest Serving Executive Member Award. They said: Kelly has been our Treasurer on the Executive Board for the past 6 years and did a great job making sure we had the checks to pay for expenses, kept her eye on our DFC grant expenditures, and saw to it that our federal and state government forms were filled out yearly. Kelly has also been the chair of the Planning Committee, has given great input on the direction of our Coalition, has shared her experience being a part of the County Attorney's office and also for several years gave her input as a Wyoming City Council member. She also gives us her Midland parent perspective and has given in-kind time through helping with Post Proms, National Night Out, and various PTO events.

For more information on this organization or how to get involved you can check out their website at http://jonescountycoalition.org/ (there is a link from the main page of the Midladn website) or contact Jennifer Husmann at 319-462-5030 or 319-721-4463. Their office is at: 203 E. Main St., Anamosa, IA 52205

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Oxford Junction, IA 52323
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Wyoming, IA 52362
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2018 HS Football Camp - due May 25 for students entering grades 9-12.

2018 HS Football Camp - due May 25 for students entering grades 3-8.

2018 Girls Basketball Camp - due May 25 for students entering grades 3-8.

2018 Drivers Education Rules and Calendar All fees are due to the HS office by June 1.

2018 Midland Football Mom shirt order due online by July 8 will receive your order by July 23rd. Questions see Ms. Kaftan.

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MCSD 2017-18 Master Calendar

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Activity Calendar 2017-2020

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