Senior Information

MIDLAND CLASS OF 2022

Graduation Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022

2:00 PM

Gold Gym

Colors: Black & Gold

Flower: White Dahlia

Motto: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzke

Senior class sponsor: Jon Eganhouse jeganhouse@midland.k12.ia.us


MAY 4 – BACCALAUREATE is 7:30PM at Zion Lutheran Church in Wyoming. All seniors and family members are invited to attend. This is not school sponsored, but sponsored by the Midland Council of Churches. Invitations are being mailed out from the council to all seniors.

MAY 9 – SENIOR CHECKOUT SHEETS AVAILABLE MAY 9– all seniors should pick one up from the office. Due back by 11:15AM on Tues, May 17.

MAY 16 – SENIORS LAST REGULAR SCHOOL DAY – final regular scheduled school day. Turn all work in to teachers.

MAY 17 SENIOR CHECKOUT DAY – Get your checkout sheet filled out by all staff listed and returned to the office. Also your guidance information google form must be filled out as this is information we are required to submit to the Iowa Department of Education.

MAY 17 – TECHNOLOGY RETURNS – turn in chromebook, charger, and bag. All items must be turned in and any damages/replacement fees paid for by noon.

MAY 17 – Other items: 11:15-12:15 Senior lunch. 12:15 load bus to elementary. 12:30 – Senior walk through Midland elementary. 12:45 load bus to Olin elementary. 1:00 – Senior walk through Olin elementary. 1:15 load bus to return to Wyoming. 1:30-2:00 prepare for awards ceremony.

MAY 17 – 11:15AM – SENIOR BILLS DUE! Any seniors with outstanding bills payable to Midland Schools must be paid in full in order to participate in the graduation ceremony. This includes prior fees owed, registration fees, technology repairs, lunch accounts and Jostens bills.

MAY 17 – 1:30 – SENIOR DECISION DAY & ACADEMIC AWARDS CEREMONY -Tuesday, May 17 2PM – the activity entrance doors will open at 1:45PM – We will honor those who have received scholarships and other academic awards. This event will be broadcast live on STRIVE TV.

MAY 18 – GRADUATION PRACTICE – 8:10AM SHARP! REQUIRED for all seniors planning on participating in the graduation ceremony!

MAY 18 – SENIOR CLASS TRIP – departing immediately after graduation practice. Please be sure to contact Mr. Eganhouse to let him know if you plan to attend!

MAY 22 GRADUATION will 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! 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. Graduation will be shown on Midland Livestream Channel on Striv.TV – https://striv.tv/channel/midland-ia/?fbclid=IwAR0A9jBW_87AuXQ4Tf9–pBLNIMDeXTKB56u91K1ZPWL3wV9Dndy_sYIDhk

SPECIAL NOTES:

IMMUNIZATION FORM, keep in a SAFE PLACE

Your son/daughter will be given their immunization form at graduation practice on May 18th 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 22 so arrangements can be made (two sets of parents seated separately, wheel chair space needed, etc)

DIPLOMAS –  keep in a 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 took senior class photos. See her if you didn’t get one ordered and wanted one.

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. Seniors were emailed a google survey to collect this information, it needs submitted by April 1. If questions, stop in the office.


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 shoegerl@mvrbc.org or call 563-823-4128 so we can get all of the details ironed out with you.

Gallon Grad Informational Poster


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.

www.workplace-learning.org

Program Coordinator phone 319-398-1040


FAFSA

You can 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 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!)


Scholarships

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.

Check out the Scholarship Information for updated listing for scholarships as they become available.


fastweb.com

Fastweb is a free search service for locating scholarship opportunities. This service is 15 years old. Their database contains over 1.5 million scholarships valued at $3.4 billion.

Their website has both student and parent information areas with a lot of good information.


This site allows you to search by specific colleges for merit based scholarships

https://www.cappex.com/