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MIDLAND CLASS OF 2018
Graduation Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
High school gymnasium
Colors: Black & Gold
Flower: Yellow rose
Motto: "Sometimes you'll never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory." Dr. Seuss
GRADUATION EDITION OF LOCAL NEWSPAPER: The Anamosa Journal will run a special graduation edition which includes our senior class on May 17th. THose papers are for sale in the district at Holly's Town Supermarket in Wyoming and TLZ and Coon's Corner in OJ.
BACCALAUREATE - Wed, May 9 at 7:30PM at Zion Lutheran 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 - Mon, May 14 at 6:00PM in cafeteria - pot luck followed by awards ceremony to recognize students in music, art or speech.
SENIOR CLASS TRIP - Tues, May 15 - Please be sure to contact Mr. Eganhouse to let him know if you plan to attend!
SENIOR CHECK OUT DAY - Thursday, May 17 - 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 18 - can leave after graduation practice and completed checkout sheet is turned in to office.
GRADUATION PRACTICE - Fri, May 18 at 9:00AM - REQUIRED for all seniors planning on participating in graduation ceremony!
COMPUTER CHECK-IN BY THURSDAY, MAY 17 at NOON to Mr. Greenfield - Thursday, May 17 by noon to Mr. Greenfield - 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 Monday, May 14 at 3:30PM to participate in graduation ceremony. This includes Jostens bills. Lunch accounts must all be paid in full by Friday, May 18 at 8AM.
GRADUATION: Sun, May 20 - be in cafeteria ready to go by 1:30 as ceremony starts at 2 - If you want Michelle Feuss to take your photo, be in the cafeteria no later than 1:00!
Graduation Photos by Michelle Lee Photography - Midland alumni Michelle Feuss will be taking photos at graduation this year and will offer photos for sale. Complete the order form and get it to the HS office by Friday, May 11th if interested in ordering photos.
2018 Graduation Photo Order Forms - due to office by May 11
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!
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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 email@example.com
or call 563-823-4128 so we can get all of the details ironed out with you.
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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