Thursday, November 16, 2017

NEWS FROM THE NEST

MIDLAND MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

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NOTABLE THINGS COMING UP AT WYOMING CENTER:

Nov 17 - Last day to donate to our Holiday Food Drive

Nov 21 - 1:00 Dismissal - AM course schedule

Nov 22-24 - NO SCHOOL - We hope you and your family enjoy Thanksgiving break!

Nov 29 - 1:00 Dismissal - PM course schedule

Dec 3 - Midland Middle-High School Winter Concert 2PM in Black Gym

Dec 4 - ICAN representative will be at MMHS to help parents complete the FAFSA - college financial aid form - appointments are needed, contact Mrs. Brokaw ASAP to schedule one!

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FALL FOOD DRIVE

Midland community members are asked to donate to our annual food drive. All items stay in our district and are divided evenly between the food pantries at Lost Nation, Oxford Junction and Wyoming.

There will, as always, be a friendly little competition between the secondary and elementary buildings to see who can collect the most canned goods and non-perishable items by November 17th.

The real winners are those who utilize our food pantries. Thanks for showing you care Eagle community!

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MIDLAND FFA CREATE WE CARE PACKAGES FOR YOUTH IN OUR COMMUNITY

Again this fall, Midland FFA members will be collecting items to put in holiday boxes to be given to youth in our district who are less fortunate. They are requesting your help through donations of holiday wrapping paper, scotch tape, small holiday gifts, books, games, puzzles, toys and candy to fill these boxes. Please help us brighten the day of a child with your donation. They need these donations no later than December 15, earlier is best. Thanks for caring Eagles!

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COUNSELING STAFF EXPANDS

We are excited to welcome Barb Hollinrake to the Midland Staff in the guidance office. She will be joining us part-time starting this week on Thursday afternoon. She will be 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. Please introduce yourself and help her feel welcome at Midland!

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MIDLAND NHS VETERAN'S DAY ASSEMBLY

Veteran's Day Photos

Thanks to all who served!

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STATE FOOTBALL RUN WAS A FUN ONE!

Congratulations to Coaches Casey Hack, Lennie Miller, Eric Martens, Tim Kreel, Ryan Dodge and the team on an outstanding season! Many records were shattered on their way to a 9-3 season that was one game short of the state championship game!

Unfortunately perennial powerhouse Don Bosco again stood in their way and proved to be invincible again this year. Here are some photos from the state semi-final game, thanks to Kim Buchholtz for her photography skills - Photos from UNI Dome

Records set include:

Total offense in a season 5,121 - was 2.733

Most team yards rushing in game 486 - was 382

Most team yards rushing season 3,830 - was 2,495

Average yards per game in season - 426.75 - was 416.3 in 2015

Best Defenisve Avg. District - 21.3 - was 36.8

Best Defensive Avg. Overall - 32.9 - was 38.7

Most Yards Rushing, Game - 371 Austin - was 321 Ben Carstensen

Most Yards Rushing, Season - 2,892 Austin - was 1,516 Ryan Leonard

Most Yards Rushing, Career - 4,587 Austin - was 3,776 Ryan Leonard

Most Rushing TDs, Season - 47 Austin - was 27 Ryan Leonard

Most Rushing TDs, Career - 86 Austin - was 64 Ryan Leonard

Most Points Scored, Game - 58 Austin - broke his own record of 48

Most Points Scored, Season - 336 Austin - was 248 Ryan Leonard

Most Points Scored, Career - 648 Austin - was 568 Ryan Leonard

Most TD's Scored, Seasson - 58 Austin - was 39 Ryan Leonard

Best Punting Avg, Season - 36.6 Austin - was 36.21 Katlin Marr

Longest Punt - 59 Austin - was 57 Katlin Marr

Most Fumble Recoveries Career - 6 Austin - was 5 Ryan Leonard and Austin Smith

Records that were tied this year:

Avg. Yards per carry, season - 9.4 Austin - tied Tyler Stepp

Best Won-Loss Record - 9-3, tied 2016

WOW - Way to go Eagles!!!!

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HALLOWEEN FUN

The students and staff at the secondary building had some fun on Halloween. They dressed up as Scrabble pieces and the students were challenged to figure out what Halloween related phrase they spelled out. Miss Kelck gave them hints as the day went on. Winners were Damon Hainstock and Jacob Fuehring with second place to Ella Rupp and Alyssa Streets.

As a fundraiser for the PBIS students were allowed to dress in costume for the day. See more of the fun at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/xzhWvZWbJrmmw3he2. Thanks Mrs. Buchholtz for providing us awesome photos as always.

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CLASS TRIPS PROVIDE EYE OPENING LEARNING FOR MIDLAND STUDENTS

Midland students afforded outstanding opportunities to explore local industries through Project Lead the Way and Advancing the Future tour opportunities.

On October 17th Mr. Ahouse took 20 students from Miss Christiansen's Plant Science class and some of his industrial tech students to Cedar Rapids to participate in the 5th Annual Advancing the Future Tour. This program is sponsored by Kirkwood Community College and is designed to spark students interest in the manufacturing. Students toured Highway Equipment Company in Cedar Rapids. The company producers specialize in building parts for road maintenance vehicles like de-icing spreaders for snow plows. They also develop parts for farming equipment to help spread fertilizer. While there they were included in this KGAN CBS news article - http://cbs2iowa.com/news/local/kirkwood-community-college-partners-with-local-companies-to-inspire-students

They also toured ADM. Students were introduced to the variety of careers available to them with varying amounts of post secondary schooling. Students were impressed with the sheer size of ADM and didn't realize everything that the company does with kernels of corn.

On October 19th, fifteen students from Ms. Doll's PLTW computer science courses and Miss Christiansen's PLTW Environmental Sustainability course were given the chance to see what the National Advanced Driving Simulator does to ensure we understand what happens in a variety of driving conditions. Students learned about the different research studies that they do to evaluate what happens in the 3.5 seconds that leads up to a crash. They used the word crash instead of accident as 98 percent of all crashes are due to human error usually from some form of distraction or impairment.

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SCHOOL PHOTOS

Photographers were out on October 12 to take all retakes. They can be ordered online at www.inter-state.com/order using code 18777XA

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CHRISTIANSEN NAMED STAR DISTRICT FFA ADVISOR

At the recently completed Iowa Association of Agricultural Educators Conference, Jamie Christiansen, agriculture instructor and FFA advisor at Midland High School was selected as the Northeast District Star Advisor. This is an extremely prestigious award as Christiansen's nomination and selection was determined by her agricultural education teaching peers within the Northeast District.

It has been well noted by the agricultural educator's within the Northeast District and the state that Christiansen is one of the hardest working agricultural instructors in the state. Jamie Christiansen has served as District Advisor, Curriculum for Agriculture Science Education Lead Teacher, and had many successes with her FFA members at the local, District, State, and National levels.

For her outstanding efforts throughout this past year as well as in her teaching career, Christiansen was presented a plaque by fellow Northeast District agricultural education instructors.

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HOMECOMING 2017

Congratulations to the football team on their win over Easton Valley!

Thanks to the many people who helped in any way with the 2017 Homecoming festivities!

Congratulations to 2017 Princess Anna Roseland, Queen Calli Markmann, King Austin Smith and Prince Hunter Rushford!

Congratulations to our 2017 Homecoming Court Members: Callie Markmann, Emma Paulsen, Anna Roseland, Faith Schoon, Emma Vacek, Fisher Bisinger, Kyle Paulsen, Brady Pestka, Hunter Rushford, Austin Smith, and special court member Nicolo Cianci our foreign exchange student.

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PBIS WEBSITE

Parents and guardians:

We have a new PBIS website that is up and running for everyone to visit. The website contains information on the PBIS program at the junior high and high school level. Information that can be found on the website includes dates of PBIS days, what PBIS is, Eagle Bucks, Check-in Check-out information and contact information for PBIS team members.

A new exciting opportunity is for parents and guardians to refer their student into the tier 2 program where they would get extra assistance on a variety of skills. Students may also refer themselves for the tier 2 program. Entrance into the tier 2 program will be made by the tier 2 team based on a variety of different criteria.

PBIS Website is https://sites.google.com/midland.k12.ia.us/pbis/home

If you have any questions pertaining to the PBIS website, please email Raymond Dosland or Elizabeth Wright.

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BACK TO SCHOOL BASICS

School day begins at 8:10AM sharp!

School day ends at 3:15 - most Wednesdays we have 1:00 dismissal due to teacher inservice. On weeks we have another early dismissal OR no school day due to holiday, parent-teacher conferences, etc. then we have a regular full day Wednesday. Be sure to check the school calendar and get those dates marked on your calendar at home so you know. MCSD 2017-18 Master Calendar

Students who arrive after the day starts need to check in at the office in the East portable room.

Midland is a closed campus. So any student who needs to leave campus for any reason after arriving - whether via car or bus - need to check out at the office. A staff member must talk to a parent unless the parent has previously contacted us about them leaving. Students can NOT leave grounds at lunch or when the buses arrive in the morning.

Cell phones - students are asked to put turn their cell phones off and put them in a plastic holder provided in each classroom as they enter the class. Phones are not to be seen or heard during classes. If a teacher does see/hear a phone during classtime, the cell phone is removed and taken to the office. Parents would need to pick up the phone at the office. Sorry for this inconvenience, but they are a very big distraction to our learning environment.

Should parents need to contact a student please feel free to call or email the office and they can pass the message along. Otherwise parents will

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2017-18 Midland Yearbook Order Information

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CALENDARS

MCSD 2017-18 Master Calendar

Activity Calendar 2017-2020

SCHOOL FEES

2017-18 Registration Fees

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Grades 6-12 School Supply List

LUNCH APPLICATION INFO

2017-18 Lunch Application. We need separate checks for each category - textbooks and laptop insurance, meal money, athletic tickets.

2017-18 Lunch Public Release

COURSE SCHEDULING

2017-18 Midland Middle-High School Course Schedule

2017-18 Midland High School Course Registration Book

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-kQDtufbO4&feature=youtu.be

Meningococcal Vaccine Notice

Please get this taken care of this summer and send proof of vaccination to the office by August 24th. Thanks for your cooperation with this state mandate!

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SCHOOL DRIVING PERMITS

The process for obtaining a school driving permit for Midland students is this:

1. Complete this application form, with a map of the exact route the student will drive, parent signature and turn it in to the high school office. Application Form

2. An administrator must approve it. The office must complete the paperwork.

3. The student will be called in to talk to an administrator about the rules, regulations and expectations we have for student drivers. The student will be given the proper paperwork to take the to DOT office.

Parents - DO NOT SIGN THE FORM until you are at the DOT office or it will be invalid!

Drive safely all!




Wednesday, July 19, 2017

NEWS FROM THE NEST IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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

There is a 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.

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RSCHOOL:

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Contact Us
Main Phone: 563-488-2292
Elementary Extension 7
Middle/High School Extension 8
Secretary Extension 0


MIDLAND TELEPHONE EXTENSIONS LISTING

Elementary
510 3rd Avenue North
Oxford Junction, IA 52323
Fax: 563-826-2681
Grades: PreSchool-5

Middle/High School
106 West Webster St.
PO Box 109
Wyoming, IA 52362
Fax: 563-488-2253
Grades: 6-12

Contact: Webmaster

CURRENT INFO

Midland Boys Basketball Apparel thru Nov 20, must order online at https://ktforms.com/forms/13242

Midland Boys Basketball need help collecting items for Ronald McDonald House thru Nov 22 for Hall of Pride Game on Nov 25 NEEDS LIST & INFO

Generic Midland Apparel now available thru Nov 30, will be delivered before winter break

WE CARE PACKAGES- Midland FFA are creating holiday gifts for children in our district who are less fortunate. Donations of wrapping paper, tape, small toys, books, gift items, and candy to fill the boxes are greatly appreciated! Deadline is Dec 15.

PK-2 Cheer Clinic Dec. 15

IMPORTANT INFO

MCSD 2017-18 Master Calendar

MMHS Map - Building, parking, driveway

2017-18 Bus Schedules

2017-18 Lunch Application

Activity Calendar 2017-2020

Midland Building Use Application

ATHLETIC BOOSTERS INFO

2017-18 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.

Vision Statement
The vision of the Midland School District is to prepare students to think, lead and serve.

Mission Statement

Helpful Links

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