Monday, September 16, 2019

NEWS FROM THE NEST



Sept 18 - 1:00 dismissal - AM schedule

Sept 23 - School board meeting 7PM

Sept 25 - 1:00 dismissal - PM Schedule

Sept 30 - NHS applications available from Ms. Kaftan

Oct 2 - 1:00 dismissal - AM Schedule

Oct 2 - National Custodial Worker Day!

Oct 2 - Athletic Booster Meeting 6PM HS library

Oct 4 - Juniors to Miss Kelck during seminar RE College Fair info

Oct 8 - Volleyball vs Bellevue-Marquette 5:30 - Parents Night

Oct 9 - 1:00 dismissal - PM schedule

Oct 9 - Homecoming Parade 6, Coronation 7, Powderpuff 7:30, Bonfire 9

Oct 10 - Senior class photo 1:00

Oct 11 - Homecoming football game vs Springville 7:00

Oct 12 - Homecoming dance 8-11 in commons

Oct 13 - School bus safety week

Oct 14 - NHS applications due to Ms Kaftan by 3:30

Oct 16 - 1:00 dismissal = AM schedule

Oct 17 - TriRivers Volleyball Tourney TBA 4PM

Oct 18 - Remediation day - watch for a letter to come home on Oct 17th - gold = does not need to attend on Oct 18/ purple = needs to attend school on Oct 18th to work on academic standards with at least one teacher. These are REQUIRED school days if they receive a purple letter!

Oct 22 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-8PM - come when it works best for you, stop in the office to pick up report card, teachers in their rooms

Oct 24 - School photo retakes AM

Oct 24 - 1:00 dismissal - PM schedule

Oct 24 - Internship Application Deadline - if questions see a counselor

Oct 24 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:30-8PM - pick up report card in office, teachers in their rooms

Oct 25 - NO SCHOOL

Oct 28 - NHS Installation Ceremony 2:30 in commons

Oct 29 - FAFSA Completion Night - seniors/parents

Oct 29-Nov 1 - National FFA convention

Oct 30 - 1:00 dismissal - AM schedule

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SECONDARY PBIS NEWS

Congratulations to our students who applied to become a member of our 2019-2020 PBIS student committee. We are excited for Maleigha Yarolem, Taylor Sproston, Hayven Herman, Tylar Crowley, Jenna Eldred, Sydnie Bowling, Mia Ruley, Sophia Raubs, AJ Frandsen, and Sydney Knapp to help our PBIS program out this year! Congrats!

Do you want to be part of the Halloween Costume Contest? On October 31st, students wearing a costume will need to come to the band room to sign up from 7:30-8:05 AM. The cost to wear a costume and be a part of the contest is $1.00! We will have winners from the junior high and high school selected.

At the junior high dance on November 1st, students will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of snacks - candy bars, chips, various drinks, and other snacks. All proceeds from the dance support our PBIS program in our building.

This year we have started our school year off with an 8% decrease in the number of major or minor office referrals. We will continue to encourage our students to make positive choices throughout their day in our building!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PRINCIPAL!

We want to congratulate our secondary principal on her recent marriage. From now on Mrs. Reilly will be Mrs. Guenther (enunciated Ginther - short i sound). We wish her and husband Cory many years of happiness!

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Students should check their schedule in PowerSchool so they know what courses they are registered for. Schedules are visable now in both the student and parent accounts. Here is the updated 2019-20 supply list:

2019-20 School Supply List for Wyoming Center

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MMHS PBIS NEWS

PBIS is a district-wide initiative that allows us to focus on positive behaviors and building positive student and staff relationships. Students are recognized for showing respect, responsibility, and personal best through our incentive program, Eagle Bucks. Eagle Bucks can be turned in for a variety of items at the end of the day through our PBIS cart. We also have two PBIS days in our school year where students enjoy connecting with students and staff. They are taking place this year on November 13, 2019 and February 19, 2020.

An example of the success our PBIS program is achieving is the decrease in office referrals we have. In the 2017-2018 school year, we had an average of 3.37 office referrals in a day. In the 2018-2019 school year, have had an average of 1.94 referrals in a day. We are extremely proud of our PBIS teams, school staff, and students for their continued support of our PBIS program.

If you ever have any questions about PBIS, please contact Mrs. Elizabeth Wright, PBIS Internal Coach and PBIS Teacher Leader at ewright@midland.k12.ia.us.

Interested in helping our PBIS program? We are always looking for donations! Please contact Mrs. Wright if you are interested in donating.




Wednesday, July 3, 2019

NEWS FROM THE NEST - SCHOOL YEAR 2018-19

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SEMESTER 2 HONOR ROLLS RELEASED

Congratulations to all of our students who made one of our honor rolls during the second semester of the 2018-19 school year. Keep up the good work!

Midland Middle High School Semester 2 Honor Roll List 2018-19

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FINISHING TOUCHES

A very noticeable final touch was put in on May 14th when sod was laid down in front of the Wyoming center. Voluteers had also planted some shrubs in front of the school the weekend before. Now things are looking finished in Wyoming. We love the new look!

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DECISION DAY, GRAD WALK AND STATE TRACK SEND OFF

May 15th all students K-12 were at the Wyoming Center for some celebrations! We had Decision Day, which is an assembly to celebrate the senior class and their decisions for the next phase of their life. Seniors were asked to wear shirts from the colleges or tech schools or armed forces or businesses they plan to go to next year. Staff were asked to wear shirts from the colleges they attended. There was an assembly and then a grad walk where all of the underclassmen lined the hallways and gave the seniors high fives as they walked through. Everyone greatly enjoyed this! You can see a video on facebook (sorry we cannot attach a video directly to our website):

Midland Grad Walk Video

More photos can be found at Midland Grad Walk Photos thanks Miss Kelck!

Following the Decision Day fun the elementary students stuck around and helped us see off the state track kids in their fire truck send off. Good luck at state boys/girls!

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EAGLES SOARING TO STATE!

Congratulations to several Eagle track members who have qualified for state track meet to be held on May 16-18 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.

Senior Luke Lasack returns to state in the shot putt and discus this year.

The girls team qualified several events: Drew Jensen 400M, Emma Dusanek 100M, Sprint Medley (Ella Rupp- Ari Hacke-Emma Dusanek-Drew Jensen), Distance Medley (Ella Rupp, Taylor Bahnsen, Emma Dusanek, Kayla Folkers); 4x400 (Emma Dusanek, Ella Rupp, Ari Hacke, Drew Jensen)

Good luck at state! SOAR EAGLES!

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HELPING THE BECKER FAMILY

On March 10th our 5th grade teacher and girls basketball coach Nathan Becker was injured while tree cutting and was airlifted to St. Luke's where he underwent surgery. Mr. Becker is currently in the hospital with brain injuries.

Thanks to all who volunteered, donated, played and attended any of the Becker Fundraisers! A great time was had by all. We had an unbelieveable amount of baked items that all sold! We had countless auction items that were donated and all sold well. We had a lot of basketball played and are guessing there were a lot of sore older muscles the next couple of days. What a great show of support by our community. A member of another community had this to say "Wow, this is incredible but not surprised, this is what your community does." ABSOLUTELY!!! We are MIDLAND and we are BECKER STRONG! Thanks Eagles!

You can also donate directly to a benefit account set up at Citizens State Bank in Oxford Junction, Wyoming, or Olin. Cards with walmart or Casey's gift cards mailed directly to Becker Family, 1917 Bear Creek Road, Monmouth, IA 52309 are very helpful also.

Please keep the Becker family in your thoughts. We hope Nathan is right back with his kids where he belongs very soon!

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STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT TITAN CHALLENGE

On April 10th Midland sent two junior boys to participate in the Junior Achievement Titan Challenge. This is the first time Midland has sent a team and they learned a lot about the competition. There were 24 teams there and Midland was the smallest school represented. The teams played against each other in groups of 8 and placed 1st through 8th. Only the first and second placed teams in each of the three groups played for the two scholarships in the last round all the others played for a consolation prize. Our teamtied for second in the group they played against but somehow got bumped down to third and they are not sure how or why so their second round was just for consolation.

Both boys had fun and learned a lot and complained of being tired on the way home. It was a mentally exhausting experience for them, but one that will be beneficial in their future.

Beating out 17 other teams in the first round was a great achievement for their first time participating! WTG GUYS!

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NEW AND IMPROVED EDDIE EAGLE

The student council invested in a new Eddie the Eagle costume. Watch for Eddie at upcoming Midland events.

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WHOLE GRADE SHARING UPDATE WITH OLIN

We had several students and parents come check out the Wyoming Center at a recent open house held on March 27th. This open house was held due to a new Whole Grade Sharing Agreement we have with Olin Schools. Olin students in grades 7-12 can choose to attend at Anamosa or Midland now.

If anyone missed the open house but is interested in Midland please give us a call to schedule a tour or to obtain a preregistration form.

Students interested in attending Midland should fill out the pre-registration form that was available at the open house or call the Wyoming office to obtain one. This way we can get you scheduled into classes with our current students before they fill up.

We look forward to a great partnership with the Olin District.

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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

On March 20th we had some guest speakers come in to talk to our 6th and 8th graders about different careers. A big thank you to each of these speakers for sharing their knowledge about their career field: Jones County Sherriff's Deputy Jason Feldmann, Jones County USDA Resource Conservationists Michelle German and Addie Manternach; River Valley Coop Director of Talent Management Daniele Mineck; Nutrien Ag Chris Shinker; Unity Point Health Jones Regional Medical Center Registered Nurse Angie Lambert; and Madeline Studios owner/photographer Megan Fish.

Thanks for coming and showing us some new career fields that we might not have thought of.

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THREE ADVANCE TO STATE INDIVIDUAL SPEECH WITH PERFECT SCORES

Congratulations to Kilee, Kaedynce and Lillian who received perfect scores at Individual Speech contests and advance to state competition.

They will compete on Saturday, March 9th at North Scott in Eldridge.

Good luck ladies!

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MIDLAND LARGE GROUP SPEECH RECEIVES PERFECT SCORE AT STATE CONTEST!

Midland's Large Group Speech team, under the direction of first year coach Heather Kidder, qualified for state competition which was held on February 2nd. At state they performed 10 Ways to Survive the End of the World by Don Zolidis and received a PERFECT SCORE!

Ms. Kidder explained the selection process to us for All State Speech because it is confusing. "The stages are districts, state, and All State. We scored the highest score in Districts - ranked by one judge. We earned a perfect score at State-ranked by three judges. All State is just a showcase of the top performers in Iowa. Out of every group who earned a perfect score at state, they choose a few to represent each district in All State."

"A handful of the groups are chosen to perform and a handful to attend and receive medals, though they don't perform. We are going as non-performing."

All State is on February 16th at the Iowa State Center in Ames. Congrats to all!

Congratulations to the team: Ryan Gailbreath, Kilee Stropes, Lauryn Eganhouse, Emily Hainstock, Bryce Rushford, Lillian Strait, Rashelle Cole, Kaydence Stevens, Chiara Dusanek, and Jenna Eldred.

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SPANISH LEARNING

Marcella Rickels has a group of students who have been reading a book about Costa Rican traditions and traditional food from Costa Rica. Today they learned and practiced food words. They then enjoyed an authentic Costa Rican dish called Gallo pinto which is discussed in the book and is also one of their vocabulary words.

Marcella enjoys sharing her customs and traditions with our students and is a real asset to our Spanish classes.

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2019 DRIVERS EDUCATION CLASS

Midland Schools offers drivers education class during the summer. Mr. Brad Paulsen is the instructor. We will have sign up when we return from winter break in January.

Cost of class is $425, students on free or reduced lunch see office for cost. Payment must be made to Midland Schools before the first class begins. Student must also have a drivers permit prior to the first day of class.

Here is the course calendar, attendance is very important so please read the rules below and be sure these dates work before signing up for the class.2019 Drivers Ed Calendar

Here are the course rules. 2019 Drivers Ed Rules

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MIDLAND MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL 2018-19 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

2018-19 Middle/High School Supply List

Unfortunately due to staff turnover this year we are still in the process of hiring the final teachers so the student schedules for 2018-19 have not been finished. Students need these to know which school supplies to purchase. Look for updated schedules in both the student and parent PowerSchool page after July 9th.




Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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:

RSchool Website

RSchool Made Easy Instructions

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ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT

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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INFORMATIONAL ITEMS FOR MMHS PARENTS

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Log on to our website and they are uploaded to that each morning around 10 as long as the secretary is at work: http://www.midland.k12.ia.us/PDFs/Announcements.pdf

MONTHLY MIDLAND NEWSLETTER:

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 http://www.midland.k12.ia.us/default.asp?NewsCategory=DistrictInformation_DistrictNewsletter

SCHOOL CALENDAR:

The school calendar is online at http://www.midland.k12.ia.us/PDFs/18.19MidlandMasterCalendar.pdf - 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.

PARKING REGISTRATION:

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.

SCHOOL ACCESS:

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.

ACTIVITIES BUS

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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REMINDER - STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 7 AND 12 NEED VACCINATION

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

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 www.dallascountyiowa.gov/publichealth

PLEASE SEND PROOF OF VACCINATION TO THE HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE BY AUGUST 23, 2018. Thanks for your help with this state mandate!

Meningococcal Vaccine Notice




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CURRENT/UPCOMING INFO

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

IMPORTANT INFO 2019-2020

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.

ATHLETIC BOOSTERS INFO

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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