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MIDLAND CLASS OF 2021
Graduation Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Colors: Black & Gold
Flower: White carnation tipped in gold
Motto: "Take pride in how far you've come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don't forget to enjoy the journey." Michael Josephson
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Michelle Feuss usually takes professional photos at graduation. Watch for more information.
GRADUATION EDITION OF LOCAL NEWSPAPER: The Anamosa Journal will run a special graduation edition which includes our senior class in May. Those papers are for sale in the district at Holly's Town Supermarket in Wyoming and TLZ and Coon's Corner in OJ. Forms are due back to the office by April 9
SENIOR CHECKOUT SHEETS AVAILABLE MAY 5- all seniors should pick one up from the office. Due back by 3:30PM on Tues, May 18.
FINE ARTS & ACADEMIC AWARDS CEREMONY -TBA at the high school - we will honor those who have received scholarships and other academic awards as well as Fine Arts Awards (band, vocal, speech). This is a new event this year, our hope is to reduce the amount of time that graduation takes and to do a better job of honoring the students who excel in these areas.
SENIOR CLASS TRIP - May 19 to Wisconsin Dells- Please be sure to contact Mr. Eganhouse to let him know if you plan to attend!
BACCALAUREATE - Wednesday, May 5 at 7PM at 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.
SENIOR BILLS DUE! Any seniors with outstanding bills payable to Midland Schools must be paid in full by the end of the school day on Tuesday, May 18th in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. This includes Jostens bills. Lunch accounts must all be paid in full by 1PM on Tuesday, May 18th.
LAPTOP RETURN TBD. Mr. Greenfield is here in the mornings, try to get them to him if possible. If not, return to the principal on one of these dates. Be sure you have laptop, charger, bag - you will be financially responsible for any breakage or missing items. Those would need paid by Tuesday, May 18th at 3:30pm to participate in graduation ceremony.
SENIOR CHECK OUT DAY - Tuesday, 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 - Tuesday, May 18 - can leave after 3:20 if completed checkout sheet is turned in to office.
GRADUATION PRACTICE - Friday, May 21 at 9:00AM - REQUIRED for all seniors planning on participating in the graduation ceremony!
GRADUATION: Sunday, May 23 - be in cafeteria ready to go by 1:30 as ceremony starts at 2 - If you want professional photos, be in the cafeteria no later than 1:00!
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.
IMMUNIZATION FORM Your son/daughter will be given their immunization form at graduation practice on May 21 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 will 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. If parents require special seating needs please be sure to call the high school office by April 25 so arrangements can be made (two sets of parents seated separately, wheel chair space needed, etc)
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! We can issue a transcript, but that is the best we can do of proof of graduation. This is an important legal document, put it in a safe (fireproof if possible) location.
SENIOR CLASS PHOTOS: Thanks to Stacie Cronkleton of The Photography Mill who came to take photos of our senior class at Rustic Park in Lost Nation on September 20th. Seniors can order photos by prepaying and turning in the order form to the office by October 1.
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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
Workplace Learning Connection helps our students set up Job Shadows. 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, contact 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 phone 319-398-1040
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