Friday, April 16, 2021


Midland Middle High School is a public school including grades 6-12 as well as our online academy. It is located at 106 W Webster Street, Wyoming, Iowa.

School day 8:10-3:20, on early dismissal days 8:10-1:00.


1) An infected person is out of school for 10 days from the onset of symptoms.

2) A person who has been in close contact with an exposed person is out of school for 14 days from the last day of exposure.

The Midland School District continues to follow the CDC and Jones County guidance of a 14-day quarantine when a student is considered a close contact. Although there have been other options brought forward to shorten quarantines, the CDC continues to recommend a 14-day quarantine guidance to be "best practice" as the incubation period may last beyond 10 days.

If students were to return to school prior to the 14 days, the CDC and IDPH require that students must stay masked up, must be able to social distance, must continue sanitation practices, and must monitor their health daily. Due to these restrictions, students would not be able to eat with other students, attend certain classes where social distancing is not possible, and could not participate in extra-curricular activities.

On Thursday, January 28, 2021, the Midland School Board voted to continue with the 14 day quarantine period for students who have had close contact with an infected individual. Midland has been very fortunate to have low exposure rates throughout the year, and we hope to continue this trend by following these "best practices."

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Apr 17 - Prom 8-11, post prom 11:30-2:30 - see details in article below - Grand March 8PM on Midland Middle/High School Facebook Live

Apr 19-23 - National Volunteer Week - thanks to the countless volunteers who help us with academics, field trips, sports, etc! We couldn't do it without you for sure!

Apr 21 - 1:00 dismissal, AM schedule Wyoming, 12:00 Olin bus

Apr 21 - Administrative Professionals Day - thanks to our building secretaries for their daily efforts!

Apr 26 - School board meeting 7PM Wyoming

Apr 28 - 1:00 dismissal, PM schedule Wyoming, 12:00 bus Olin

May 2 - FFA Banquet 4PM - RSVP to Ag dept ASAP

May 5 - 1:00 dismissal - AM schedule, Olin bus 12:00

May 5 - Baccalaureate 7PM at Methodist Church, Wyoming - OPTIONAL service to bless the graduates. Families invited, wear masks.

May 8 - Adventureland Trip for ELMO/Spanish Club members

May 10-14 - School Board Appreciation Week - thanks to our board members for all they do!

May 10 - MMHS Spring Concert

May 12 - FINAL 1:00 dismissal for the year - PM schedule, Olin bus 12:00

May 12 - School Nurse's Day - THANKS Chris and Kayla!

May 18 - Senior Decision Day & Awards Ceremony 2:00 gold gym - only parents/guardians and grandparents invited to attend. View live on Midland Middle/High School Facebook Live

May 18 - Seniors last day of class, checkout sheets due to office by 3:30, all fees need paid by then

May 19 - Senior Class Trip to Wisconsin Dells - see Mr. Eganhouse with questions. Get fee paid ASAP

May 21 - Full regular school day; Graduation practice 9AM SHARP gold gym

May 23 - Graduation 2PM in gold gym

May 24 - School board meeting 7PM

May 26 - S2 Remediation Day

May 27 - S2 Remediation Day til 12:00 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (if no more no school days)

**Due to no school snow days on Jan 26, Feb 4, 5 & 15 the last day of school changes to Thurs, May 27 at 12:00. May 21 is full regular day. Remediation days are now May 26 & 27.

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Our first music program in over a year will be May 10th @ 6:00 pm in the black gym. All 6-12th grade students will be singing and playing! We hope to see you all there! There will also be a few familiar faces on staff playing in the band! Masks will be required. Thanks for your support!

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On Tuesday, May 18th Midland High School will celebrate the accomplishments of their seniors by holding Decision Day and Awards Ceremony at 2PM in the gold gym. In the past, these two were celebrated separately, but we have decided to combine them and celebrate at the same time. Because of Covid-19 and social distancing practices, we are only allowing parents/guardians and grandparents of the senior class to attend. For those that cannot attend, the event will be livestreamed on Midland Middle/High School Facebook page at 2PM.

Seniors and their parents were emailed a RSVP form that needs submitted no later than May 14th so we can plan appropriately. It is just a quick google form to fill out. If questions, call Midland High School at 563-488-2292.

Events entry doors open at 1:45 that day with the ceremony starting promptly at 2:00 in Gold Gym. Masks are required for all for this event.

Congratulations to the Midland Class of 2021! Go out into the world and leave your mark, make the world around you a better place!

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Midland will hold prom on Saturday, April 17th from 8-11PM in the high school commons. Masks will be required.

UPDATE 3/25: Due to the decreasing number of Covid cases, the admin team has decided that you may bring prom dates from outside of the student body. I know that some of you have already arranged dates, so I ask you to be kind and respectful of your commitments. However, if you have not already secured a date, they may come from outside the student body.

Dates must be high school students or older.

All attendees must wear masks.

Prom tickets are $20 if purchased by April 1 or $25 if purchased after 3PM April 1.

Grand March will be presented virtually to the public via Facebook Live. Doors will open at 7:30 to students. Students who want to participate in the Grand March must be present by 7:45. Grand March will air at 8:00pm on April 17.

Post prom will be held at the high school as well, beginning at 11:30 with a check in process and ends at 2:30am. They recommend bringing athletic type clothing to change into as they have games planned. The signup sheets will be sent out from school after spring break. Permission forms are due back to the office by Friday, March 26th. Cost to each guest is $20 unless you helped with the fundraisers previously held, then that fee is waived. If questions about Post Prom, contact Kelly Dodge. Post Prom is not school sponsored, it is put on by the parents.

No readmittance - to prom or post-prom. We will provide a room for students to store a change of clothes. Changing rooms will also be provided.

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Congratulations to Lillian Strait who earned a perfect score with her Prose piece at the State Speech contest in Lisbon last week!! On March 29th the All State nominations will be celebrated. We are waiting to see if Lillian was nominated by anxiously watching for nominations to be posted. What a wonderful final season for this four-year Speech performer!

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Congrats to FFA members participating at Districts last Saturday, Chapter Website by Jared Crock earned a Silver Rating. Experience the Action which was Payton Rockwell, Isabelle Ricketts, Owen Sterk Logan Bicknese, and Hunter Wink earned a Gold Rating and 2nd Place, Ag Issues and Perceptions Hope Saroka, Jensen Orr, Kole Michaud, Chiara Dusanek, Alivia Smith, Hannah Fishwild, and Trenton Rickels earned a Gold Rating and were District Champions. Both Experience the Action and Ag Issues advanced to State Contests and will complete in April.

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Midland Middle/High School being recognized by the Iowa Department of Education for our efforts in PBIS Implementations! We are the recipient of the BANNER PLUS Recognition for the 2019-2020 school year. We are only one of two high schools in the state to reach this level.

To earn Banner Plus, teams have met fidelity for Tier 2, are providing more than one Tier 2 intervention to meet students’ needs; and through progress monitoring, are able to show that 70 percent of students are responding positively to Tier 2 supports. Banner Plus schools are beginning to develop Tier 3 systems.

Department of Education Announcement

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Congrats FFA on being the Top Chapter in the state in Growing Leaders and 8th in the state overall with a Gold rating! This is the first time the Midland chapter has applied for National Awards. The FFA members filled out the entire 25 page application form. Great job guys and gals!

Also congratulations to Jensen Orr who has been selected a Star Over Iowa Finalist! He will have an interview and will be acknowledged during state convention. Good luck Jensen!

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Midland hosted our first annual signing day on Tuesday March 9th in the Gold Gym.

Congratulations to both of our young men who have signed up to participate in athletics at the college level.

Congratulations to both Damon Huston and Iziek Soper for continuing your academic endeavors in college!

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Spanish 2 classes made piñatas last semester. They learned about the pinata making process, the history of pinata usage as well as learned the importance of pinatas in today's culture.

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Midland students can sign up in the office now to take drivers education this summer. Below are the rules and the calendar. If all goes as planned, the entire class and drive time should be done by the end of July. Be sure to check your calendar and the rules as you can't miss much class and pass. You will need to pay the fee again if you have to take it again.

Cost of the class is $425 and is due before the first day of class. Students who qualify for reduced lunch cost is $212.50 and students who qualify for free lunches have the fee waived.

Drivers Education 2021 Rules and Calendar

If too many students sign up, the class will be cut by age with the oldest having priority and those retaking the class will go to the bottom of the list.

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We are so excited to have the kids back in the building and to be diving into our new semester. This week, the staff is working to make sure schedules & rosters are accurate and to help the students to get comfortably settled into the routine and expectations.

We would like to make sure that all our parents and guardians are aware of Eagle Lab and the support it offers to your students.

Eagle Lab is held nearly every Monday and Thursday throughout the semester from 3:25 until 5:00. Students can attend for part of it or all of it. During this time, we have teachers and usually our principal Mrs. Guenther present to provide additional instruction or practice support for students who need it. It is free tutoring for your students.

Students most often self-assign themselves to Eagle Lab. We do sometimes recommend to students that they stay for Eagle Lab to get some extra help. On some occasions, a teacher, counselor, or administrator, may reach out to parents & guardians, to recommend Eagle Lab attendance for students.

Eagle Lab is not meant to be a punishment. It is extra support that we provide to students. Detentions are held at the same time, but Eagle Lab is not detention time.

We also provide transportation back to the district town centers and Olin after Eagle Lab. The buses leave our building at 5:05.

We would love to see your students at Eagle Lab this semester!

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*NOTE: This information was emailed out to all parents and students on November 12. Look for the email from Michelle Hansen.

Parents/guardians and students:

We currently have approximately 40 students who are in quarantine. It is our expectation that these students be working from home during a quarantine period. If we have evidence that these students are working from home, we can count them as virtually present. Students not working from home would be counted as absent.

Ultimately, our goal is for our students to continue working while in quarantine so that they do not fall behind in all their course work. Below our expectations and guidelines for our students and their families. Please note that students who fall behind during a quarantine will be required to attend Eagle Lab and/or Study Tables until we have them caught up. Our semester is quickly coming to an end which will limit the time frame we have to catch students up on missing standards.

Thank you so much for your support during this pandemic.

Student Responsibilities

Check your email daily and log into your Google Classrooms

Commit to and engage in online learning (your education!)

  • Grades 6 – 8

    - Minimum of 15 min per class per day

    - Minimum of 90 min of learning per day

  • Grades 9 – 12

    - Minimum of 20 min per class per day

    - Minimum of 120 min of learning per day

    All practice & activities must be completed and submitted on Google Classroom (evidence of your attendance) unless specifically labeled as optional by your classroom teacher.

    Complete assignments and assessments in a timely fashion.

    Contribute to discussion topics & add feedback.

    Reach out to staff with questions and concerns.

    Communicate honestly and frequently with staff.

    Be flexible and respectful with staff who are working through this new territory.

    During quarantine or virtual learning, students that do not complete their work during this time must stay for Eagle Lab and/or Study Tables until all work is all caught up.

    Students who are currently receiving interventions for reading or math, will be required to sign in to Google meet during their scheduled intervention time with Mrs. Wright.

  • Google Calendar invites with the Google Meet link will be sent to ALL intervention students.

    Family Responsibilities

    Check in with your students daily and review completed work with students.

    Check your email for correspondence from teachers.

    Establish routines with your students

  • Sleep
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Chores
  • Learning time

    - Grades 6 – 8

    * Minimum of 15 min per class per day

    * Minimum of 90 min of learning per day

    - Grades 9 – 12

    * Minimum of 20 min per class per day

    * Minimum of 120 min of learning per day

    * Communicate frequently with teachers regarding questions or concerns.

    * Build life skills with your children

    - Meal prep

    - Laundry

    - Cleaning

    - Budgeting

    - Grocery shopping

    - Home repairs

    During quarantine or virtual learning, students that do not complete their work during this time must stay for Eagle Lab until all work is all caught up.

    Students who are currently receiving interventions for reading or math, will be required to sign in to Google meet during their scheduled intervention time with Mrs. Wright.

    Google Calendar invites with the Google Meet link will be sent to ALL intervention students.

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    New guidance from CDC/IDPH

    1) Gaiters are now approved face coverings but they must be two-layered. So, you can wear a 2-ply gaiter, 2 single gaiters or your gaiter must be folded over so that your nose and mouth are covered by 2 layers of the gaiter fabric.

    Please note the following:

    1) When in the hallways - wear your mask/gaiter. This means the moment you enter the building.

    2) When in the classroom - wear your mask/gaiter unless your teacher specifically tells you may take off your mask for a break or because ALL students in the room can socially distance.

    3) When in the cafeteria - wear your mask/gaiter unless you are eating. Keep that under 15 minutes.

    4) Masks/gaiters must be worn over the nose.

    5) Masks may not have an exhalation valve per CDC and IDPH guidelines.

    Change in Midland quarantine process:

    1) If a family/household member is testing for Covid, please contact the school. All family/household students must quarantine until a negative test is received.

    2) If a family/household member tests positive, please contact the school and our school nurse will contact the parent/guardian.

    Please be respectful of yourself and others. According to Jones County Public Health documents and CDC: a sick individual could be exposing and infecting others up to 48 hours before they show symptoms. You may be feeling fine now and spreading the virus to others unknowingly.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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    Midland School District is in need of teacher substitutes, paraprofessional substitutes, and janitorial substitutes. Please contact the district office for more information on how you can help out our students!

    GWAEA in Cedar Rapids is offering Substitute Authorization Class training - designed to meet the requirements to substitute in PK-12 classrooms. Get registered at:

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  • Monday, April 5, 2021


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    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 is the program that Midland uses for activities. You can find school calendar items, athletic schedules, building use times, and etc. If your child participates in any type of activity we encourage parents to sign up for RSchool account as this will be your quickest notification if games are postponed or added to the schedule. It is free and there is a instruction manual below. Get to know RSchool, it will help keep you up to date on all school activities and events!

    RSchool Website

    RSchool Made Easy Instructions

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    This brochure explains the importance of good attendance for students and what parents can do to help with this.

    Attendance Works

    We thank all parents who help us by making appointments on early out days and such. Your help is vital to your student's success.

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    John Stender is the Midland transporation director. He can be reached at 563-488-2292 x 1140 for any transportation questions.

    Students in grades 6-8 will need a note from a parent to give to the bus driver if riding a different bus than normal. The office does not need to know, but the bus driver does.

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    Midland Community School District would like to thank you for showing interest in a rewarding way to serve students at all levels. Midland has new protocol regarding the safety of our students, we require background checks on all volunteers, chaperones, and drivers involved in school programs.

    To begin, please completed the attached form (if applicable drivers license and insurance card) and background check form. Forms will need to be completed and returned to the district office.

    Once forms are completed and returned to the district office (see below address), district office will process the forms. Please note the background check process (typically takes 2-5 days) will take longer during peak times, primarily at the beginning of the year and right after winter break.

    After the background check is processed and cleared, volunteers, chaperones, and drivers are approved district-wide and are entered into a shared database accessible to office staff and building administrators.

    Midland Guidelines for Volunteers, Chaperones, Drivers - needs filled out by anyone who wants to do one of these things for the school this year.

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    Because we are proud of our school and our student athletes, we ask our fans to all read and follow these spectator expectations at all events both home and away.

    Spectator Expectations Letter From Administrators

    We have worked hard over the years to have a great sportsmanship rating and want to keep that up where it should be. Let's all set a great example for not only our students, but all students attending our events.

    Thanks for supporting all Eagle athletics!

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    Log on to our website and they are uploaded to that each morning around 10 as long as the secretary is at work:


    You can also sign up to receive the Midland newsletter directly to your in-box by emailing me your name and email address. This comes out after the 25th of each month for the following month. You can always access these online at


    The school calendar is online at - PLEASE be sure to write down our early dismissals on your calendar at home this year as they are NOT each Wednesday that we don't have another early out or no school day this year, so please check the calendar closely.


    Midland students and staff are required to have a Midland parking tag displayed in the front window of their vehicle. This helps us know who is in our parking lots and if we have issues, what student to ask to move their vehicle. Tags are $5 each and can be purchased at the office.


    During our school day all exterior doors are locked for student safety so you cannot come in any door but the front MAIN ENTRANCE. It is located at the SE corner where the old building meets the new, and it says in big black letters MAIN ENTRY above the doors. These doors will also be locked between 8:10AM-3:15PM on school days. If you arrive during these hours you will need to push the little silver button on the wall to your left as facing the doors. This will signal an alarm in the main office. If I am not right at my desk it may take a minute or two to get someone to unlock it. If no one comes in a minute or two please push the button again. When the office unlocks it you will hear a click and then you have 20 seconds to pull the door open. Then you will need to enter the door to the right that goes through the main office. All visitors must check in.

    Parking for visitors is in the lot closest to the science wing of the building. You can short term park in the curved area along the sidewalk. Please do not park along the straight sidewalk south of the building during AM or PM around bus times.

    As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. We are but an email or phone call away.


    Midland offers an activities bus for middle school students who stay for practices, for homework help, or for detentions. The bus will run every day there is middle school practice of any kind. Generally none on Wednesdays.

    The activities bus will be loading kids behind the school out the north door by the shop next to the football practice field. The bus leaves at 5:05 p.m. sharp.

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    Beginning last 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


    Meningococcal Vaccine Notice

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


    Midland Elementary
    510 3rd Avenue North
    PO Box F
    Oxford Junction, IA 52323
    Fax: 563-826-2681
    Grades: PS-5

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

    Contact: Webmaster


    Summer Drives Ed Info 2021

    Ways to view MCSD events during covid, thanks to our partners:

    Varsity: Wyoming Telephone YouTube Channel

    JV: Midland Middle / High School Facebook

    IMPORTANT INFO 2021-22

    MCSD 2021-22 Master Calendar

    IMPORTANT INFO 2020-21

    MCSD 2020-21 Master Calendar revised 2.22.21

    MCSD 2020-21 School Supply List

    MCSD 2020-21 Midland School Fees

    20-21 Lunch Application Letter

    20-21 Lunch Application How To

    20-21 Lunch Application Form - this can be used all year and resubmitted if your family income changes during the school year!

    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.

    To nominate someone for Midland Hall of Fame complete this form and return to the HS office.


    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

    Notice - Powerschool upgrades will be installed every 2nd Sunday of every month from 6:45-8:45AM so it will not be accessible during those times.

    Midland Middle High School Facebook Page

    Midland Elementary Facebook Page


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    Thanks to MHS grad

    Shawn Woodward

    who helps us troubleshoot our website when needed. His donation of time and talents is greatly appreciated!