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Midland Class of 2017
Graduation Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017
High school gymnasium
Colors: Black & Gold
Flower: White rose
GRADUATION EDITIONS OF LOCAL NEWSPAPERS: The Midland Times and Anamosa Journal will each run a special graduation edition which includes our senior class. Each class member is asked to fill out a senior bio sheet so they have the information they need. These are due back to the office no later than Wednesday, April 5th. Anyone who fails to turn in the information will only have generic basic information in the paper with your photo. The photo submitted for the yearbook and senior slide show at graduation will be shared with these papers to use. We will NOT hunt down seniors to obtain this information, so PLEASE return it to the office by April 5th.
MidlandTimes Senior Bio Sheet
Anamosa Journal-Eureka Senior Bio Sheet
BACCALAUREATE - Wed, May 10 at 7:30PM at Wyoming United Methodist Church, Wyoming - totally optional ceremony sponsored by Midland Council of Churches to bless the graduates. This ceremony is for the seniors, their family and friends. Seniors will receive an invitation in the mail in the spring directly from them containing any necessary information.
FINE ARTS BANQUET - Tues, May 16 at 6:00PM in cafeteria - pot luck followed by awards ceremony to recognize students in music, art or speech.
SENIOR CLASS TRIP - Tues, May 16 - Calarhari Resort, Wisconsin Dells - Please be sure to contact Mr. Eganhouse to let him know if you plan to attend!
SENIOR CHECK OUT DAY - Thursday, May 18 - get your checkout sheet filled out by all staff listed and returned to the office. Also your guidance information sheet must be 100% filled out as this is information we are required to submit to the Iowa Department of Education. All bills must be paid before checkout complete. Thanks!
SENIORS LAST SCHOOL DAY - Friday, May 19 - can leave after graduation practice and completed checkout sheet is turned in to office.
GRADUATION PRACTICE - Fri, May 19 at 9:00AM - REQUIRED for all seniors planning on participating in graduation ceremony!
COMPUTER CHECK-IN - TBA - be sure you have laptop, charger, bag - you will be financially responsible for any breakage or missing items. Those would need paid by Friday at noon to participate in graduation ceremony.
BILLS- All bills must be paid by Fri, May 19 at noon to participate in graduation ceremony. This includes Jostens bills.
GRADUATION: Sun, May 21 - be in cafeteria ready to go by 1:30 as ceremony starts at 2 - If you want Stacie Cronkleton to take your photo, be in the cafeteria no later than 1:00!
Graduation Photo Order Form Prepaid orders are due to the HS office or to Stacie Cronkleton by May 18th. CD's and photos ordered can be picked up at Midland HS office on or after May 26th.
Senior sponsor is Mr. Jon Eganhouse - he will be a good resource for information all year for both parents and students.
Parents/family members are welcome to take photos in the cafeteria from 1:30-1:55 prior to graduation ceremony. This is the last time they will all be together in one location. Midland Times will be taking photos.
IMMUNIZATION FORM Your son/daughter will be given their immunization form at graduation practice on May 19 at 9AM in an envelope - KEEP THIS IN A SAFE PLACE cause once we give it back WE don't have it! They will need this to enroll in college whether it is this year or 30 years from now.
GRADUATION SEATING TICKETS - Seniors will draw numbers at a senior meeting during seminar in spring and parents wwill be assigned seats at graduation based on those numbers. These will be given out at graduation practice in the envelope with the immunization form. If you forget them, don't worry the ushers at the door will also have a map of where you are to sit.
DIPLOMAS - again KEEP IN SAFE PLACE - you can't believe the calls we get from people who graduated 2 years ago to those who graduated 40 years ago, where an employer requires a diploma. We don't have those, you do!
PHOTOS AT GRADUATION - Stacie Cronkleton from The Photography Mill will be here taking photos before, during and after the graduation ceremony. You can order photos from her if you choose to. Watch for order forms a couple of weeks prior to graduation.
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GALLON GRAD PROGRAM
The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center recognizes seniors who donate blood 8 times prior to graduation. Student would receive a red cord to wear at graduation.
To participate contact the HS office as well as Sharee at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 563-823-4128 so we can get all of the details ironed out with you.
GallonGradPoster.pdf">Gallon Grad Informational Poster
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JOB SHADOW INFORMATION
The Midland Board of Education requires every senior to successfully complete a job shadow as a graduation requirement. Workplace Learning Connection will be at Midland to help students set these up. They will be scheduled sometime during the senior academic year. Students must complete all of the required components of the job shadow to graduate. Any questions, see Mr. Ahouse in the guidance office.
86,000 hours of your life will be invested in your future career! Make a wise investment in your future career today by exploring career options through the Workplace Learning Connection job shadow and student internship programs. These experiences can help you make those important future education and career decisions.
Program Coordinator: Laurie Worden, phone 319-398-1040
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CHANGES THIS YEAR allow you to fill out your FAFSA form as soon as October 1. Some schools have early deadlines including the University of Iowa and Iowa State University which are December 1, 2016 for next fall enrollment. You must have it filed by then to receive the maximum financial aid available. You would fill out the FAFSA form by using your tax information from last year.
Don't forget to check with the schools you are applying to for their deadline and fill out your FAFSA form as soon as possible. Most colleges use this financial information to determine your eligibility for scholarships, loans, grants, etc. To receive the maximum amount possible you must have your FAFSA filed by their deadline.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid www.fafsa.ed.gov (FREE – USE THIS SITE!)
If you plan to submit your FAFSA online you will need a pin – get that from this address first: www.pin.ed.gov
NEXT STUDENT: This is a directory of different scholarships. You can look them up by different categories like major, ethnicity, disabilities, specific college and others.
MERIT AID: This site allows you to search by specific colleges for merit based scholarships
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Watch scholarship dates closely, try to get your scholarship applications mailed in early if at all possible. Those received late will generally not be considered.
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