Wednesday, March 7, 2018

MIDLAND DISTRICT NEWS from 2013-14 School Year


Midland held their annual commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18th at 2PM in the gymnasium. The class of 2014 was the 100th class to be educated in the Bronson Building in Wyoming. This year 30 students received their diplomas.

This year the Valedictorian was Gabriella Martens, daughter of Eric and Deanna Martens of Wyoming with a 3.9832 GPA and Salutatorian was Hagan Ackley, son of Mike and Rhonda Ackley of Wyoming witha GPA of 3.9692. Together they gave an entertaining speech that painted a picture for the audience of their years in school. Principal Carol Reilly addressed the class with her advice for the future.

Academic Excellence Awards were presented to students who received at least a 3.25 GPA every semester of their high school career including Hagan Ackley, Cole Lineburg, Gabi Martens, Alaina Martensen, Bri Schurbon. Students who received Honor Roll Awards for having a GPA of 3.0-3.2499 every semester of high school included Cody Barnes, Ryan Eganhouse and Tyler Mullins. Students earning Silver Service Cords for performing at least 225 hours of community service outside of school and organizations included: Danelle Clark, Tiffany Feuss, Gabi Martens, Alaina Martensen and Bailey Strait.

Several guests were on hand to present various scholarships. This year's senior class earned $100,459.56 in scholarships. 2014 Scholarship List Congratulations to all of our scholarship winners!

To see a variety of graduation photos, please click here.

Thanks to all who made Graduation 2014 a success and for those to came out to celebrate the accomplishments of these young men and women. We wish them happiness and success in the future.



Retired Athletic Director Kirk Park was honored by the Iowa High School Athletic Association with an Administrator's Award at the boys state basketball tournament this month. Mr. Rodenberg nominated Kirk for this award after he taught at Midland for 39 years and served as A.D. for 30 years.

Park said ":Over the span of 39 years, I have worked with such great people who made the administrative portion of my job easier and a whole lot of fun. People not only in the school business but community people who helped out a whole bunch when asked to give a hand to the school and the kids."

Kirk's family was all present when he received his award including wife Kathy and children Kris, Kara and Kelli. "It made it really neat to have all of my family there to walk out with me in Des Moines."

Congratulations Kirk! Special thanks to Shirley Jones from Midland Times for contributing to this article.



The Midland Athletic Boosters presented Karla Bowen with their annual Booster of the Year Award at the 2014 Winter Sports Banquet on March 6, 2014. Karla was nominated by multiple people due to her constant support of Midland athletes of all ages!

Karla was a very active Midland Athletic Booster member for the past several years, holding each office. She has volunteered countless hours to that organization from cleaning food stands, to filling coolers, to making fruit cups, to precooking maidrites, to talking to administrators, basically whatever needed done.

Karla has been a volunteer scorekeeper for the volleyball team for 8 years, running the clock or score book and when she wasn't able to attend she would get a family member to fill in for her. She and her daughter Samantha also helped by coaching a club volleyball team.

She has been counted on by many athletic teams to take their team photo and was instrumental in implementing printing of team posters each season.

Karla and her whole family have been lifetime supporters of the Midland Wrestling Program as well, including not only high school but Little Eagles Wrestling too. She was one of the original members who started the Little Eagles Wrestling Program, volunteering all day each year at their tournament. This year she also volunteered her help with the high school tournament. The varsity wrestlers also insisted that Karla make their smoothies, "cause no one can make them as good as Karla."

Although all three of Karla's children (Spencer, Samantha and TJ) have graduated from Midland, she can still be found volunteering in the food stand during halftimes of home basketball games when the other volunteers are swamped.

We want to wish Karla a HUGE THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS on a well deserved honor! We do appreciate all of your efforts!



Current and past Midland employees and school board members gathered on Monday, December 16th to help Marcia Hainstock celebrate her retirement at the end of the calendar year. Marcia is retiring from her position as board secretary and treasurer after 36 years of service.

Marcia, pictured above with her family Travis Hainstock (4th grade teacher at Midland) and grandchildren Damon and Emily, has held a number of positions with the Lost Nation and Midland school districts.

Superintendent Rodenberg said "Her service and professionalism were exceptional. I want to wish Marcia the best of luck in her retirement and thank her for the work she has done for the school district."

Good luck Marcia, we will miss you! We hope you have time to do all those things you've always wanted to now! She says she plans to work on some family geneology projects she hasn't had time to do and reading her Kindle. Enjoy it!



The Midland For Kids Program is in its third year at Midland. Reaching students in grades PS-12, it provides students who qualify and apply a backpack of food to take home each Friday to help get them through the weekend.

We have a great need for this program in our district and want to say a huge THANK YOU to Tom and Jennifer Orr and Christine Gent who helped take this idea and turn it into a reality for our families in need. A big thank you to Virginia Pace and Shirley Wright who help stuff the backpacks each week. Also thank you to the school personnel and students who help distribute the bags each week, at the Wyoming center it is Jan Henkes and Kasper Heiken while at the elementary building it is Sheila Moore and Nurse Gent.

Tom applied for and received a couple of grants for the program this year, from Walmart for $250, Jones County Community Partnership for Protecting Children $500 and the other a $2,000 Theisen's More for Your Community Grant.

Also thanks to the Onslow Alturian Club and Shirley Petersen for their financial support of this program.

In this season of giving, how can I help?

Donate funds the program can always use more money to reach more families. Donations of $20 or more will be recognized on our sponsor page of the Midland webpage.

Donate duffel bags - the program can always use any new or gently used duffel bags to pack food in so students can take it home.

You can drop off any type of donation at either school or call us to try to make arrangements for pickup of items.

THANKS for showing that our kids come first and for showing you care Midland District!



The Midland District wishes to extend a sincere thank you to 1997 Midland Graduate Shawn Woodward for his help in updating our website to the new look.  He generously volunteers his time and talents to be sure our website is as current as possible.  We truly appreciate everything he does for us!

Thanks again Shawn for ALL your help!  It is graduates like yourself who make the Midland District a truly great place to be from!

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Midland Veteran's Day Assembly November 11 at 11:15AM


MCSD 2019-20 Master Calendar

2019-20 Lunch Application

2019-20 Lunch Informational Letter

Activity Calendar 2019-20

Midland Guidelines for Volunteers, Chaperones, Drivers - needs filled out by anyone who wants to do one of these things for the school this year. Needed once every 3 years by repeating volunteers.

Midland Building Use Application - needs filled out by any individual/group wanting to use a room in either school.


2019-20 All Sports Food Stand Sign Up - to sign up contact Michelle in the HS office via email or phone call. These are assigned on a first requested, first filled basis. If not signed up, a time will be assigned to the parents of ALL athletes.

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