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Volume 4, November 2, 2017

EDUCATING TO SUCCEED

FOLLOW MHS ORGANIZATIONS ON TWITTER

Stay up to date with what's happening at Moberly High School by following these accounts on Twitter!


High School - @MoberlyHS


Athletics Department - @MoberlyAD


Student Senate - @MoberlySenate


Counseling Office - @MoberlyGuidance


Softball - @MobHS_Softball


Football - @FBSpartans


Boy's Soccer - @moberly_soccer

Saturday Attendance Make-up Dates

The following Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon will be available for make-up days and must be arranged in advance. Students are responsible for obtaining missed work from their teachers prior to attending a Saturday make-up day. A student MUST stay the entire four hours in order to use this time. A maximum of 5 days can be recovered through Saturday make-ups. MAKE UP ATTENDANCE WILL NOT INCREASE A STUDENT’S ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGE. Make up time is available to maintain grades only.


Please contact the high school office if you have questions about the MHS attendance policy.


November 11th and 18th


December 2nd and 16th

Important Dates for Students and Parents

November 3rd - Scholar Bowl Trivia Night

November 4th - District Choir

November 16-18 - Moberly High School presents Oklahoma!

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week-Spirit Days

Monday - Crazy Socks

Tuesday - Pajama Day

Wednesday - Neon Day

Thursday - Hat Day

Friday - Red Day

NHS BLOOD DRIVE

On October 27th, the NHS hosted the Red Cross blood drive at MHS. 61 students and staff members showed up to make a difference and donate blood. 46 units of blood were successfully donated. Thank you to all who participated in this successful event.

SPARTAN FOOTBALL WILL COMPETE FOR DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday, October 27th, the Spartan Football Team endured the cold weather and faced off against the Hannibal Pirates. The Spartans played hard and conquered the Pirates 41-6 and will be facing the Helias Crusaders at home on November 3rd for the district championship.

CROSS COUNTRY DISTRICTS

Friday, October 28th, the MHS cross country team competed at the district competition here in Moberly. The team ran hard ending the season strong - with 3 runners advancing to the State. They are Katie Dalton, Alex Fincher, and Isabella Ross.




Boys CC Results

6th Fincher 17:08

56th Langdon 20:24

57th Matheny 20:27

61st Lindsey 20:43

62nd Rivera 20:45

65th Faiella 20:54




Girls CC Results

7th Ross 21:07

14th Dalton 21:33

24th Aleshire 22:19

26th Crist 22:33

27th Jackson 22:41

56th Hardy: 26:38

MHS CHEERLEADERS TAKE SECOND PLACE AT STATE COMPETITION!

Sunday, October 29th, the Moberly High School Varsity Cheerleaders traveled to Columbia to compete at the State Cheerleading tournament. The girls competed in the Class 3 small school division and worked hard, taking home second place!

MOBERLY SPEECH TEAM

On October 28th, the Moberly Speech team competed in their first competition of the season at School of the Osage at Osage Beach. 19 students competed in a wide variety of events. Junior Ryan Tolbert placed 4th in Storytelling and 5th in Humorous Interpretation. Senior Taylor Ludwick placed 4th in Prose. For now, competitors will continue to practice their pieces and prepare for War of the Words in Mexico on December 2nd.

SCHOLAR BOWL SEASON KICK-OFF - KATHY BRANDON NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR

The MHS Scholar Bowl team competed at Mizzou October 21st, and Hallsville October 28th. They kicked off the season well placing 7th at Mizzou and 2nd at Hallsville. Eric Thompson and Brennan Sapp placed 5th and 12th, respectively, in the individual standings at the Hallsville tournament. Also, in honor of Moberly's immensely successful season last year, the Missouri Academic Coaches Association named Mrs. Brandon the Class 3 Coach of the Year for the 2016-2017 season at their annual meeting on October 2.

Scholar Bowl Trivia Night

Friday, Nov. 3rd, 6pm

Moberly High School Cafenasium

Help support the Scholar Bowl's trip to nationals in Chicago this Spring!

$30 for a team of up to 6 players, or $5 for individuals.


Concessions will be available, and there will be a 50/50 raffle.

Dress up as your favorite decade!


Contact head coach Mrs. Brandon if you have any questions. kathybrandon@moberlyspartans.org

ART CLUB HALLOWEEN PARTY

Friday, October 27th, the Art Club hosted the annual multi-club Halloween party. Many students showed up to enjoy Halloween themed treats and get in the Halloween spirit! Students dressed up in costumes, painted faces, and overall had a great time.

OCTOBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Congratulation to these students selected by MHS staff as students of the month:

Alexus McDonald, Jayde Alexander, Jason West, Allison Guffey , Matthew Marek

Tristin Prewitt, Magdalena Banner, Harrison Lee, Ryan Hargus


· Students must show progress and improvement in subject areas.

· Students make contributions to the community through service and volunteering.

· Students display exemplary leadership skills.

· Students show positive attitude toward classmates, school staff, learning and school.

· Students have good attendance.

· Students participated in school and/or community based extracurricular activities.

· Students demonstrate appropriate behavior.

· Students encourage others to do their best at all times.

· Students work up to their ability.

· Students exhibit good character, hard work, and honesty.

STAFF SPOTLIGHTS

Mrs. Bennett

Mrs. Bennett is a vocal music teacher at MHS. She says that her year has been fantastic so far and she loves her new classroom. She is enjoying the new renovations to the fine arts department and is excited about the new auditorium. She is looking forward to putting on Oklahoma!, the fall musical, and the choir concerts in the new auditorium. This year 15 students were accepted into district choir and four will audition for all state choir on Saturday. Chamber choir will be recording Christmas songs which will air on KOMU-TV in December. She says Oklahoma! is going really well with 30 students on stage and almost the same amount of students on the crew.

Mr. McGuire

Mr. McGuire has been at MHS for several years as a social studies teacher. He has taught World History, Government, American Studies, and has now begun teaching AP US History (APUSH). He says he is looking forward seeing more student achievement throughout the year and is excited about the new faces around the school, especially in the social studies department. He loves interacting with students as they learn about events in the past and connect them to today. His goals for the year include helping his government students get advanced or proficient on the EOC and to set the record for highest scores in APUSH. He says that the transition into teaching APUSH was difficult at first but he has quickly become used to it.

YEARBOOK OFFERS

2017-2018 Yearbooks are on sale for $50 through Feb. 23rd. You may order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com. We also have a limited number of 2016-2017 books available for sale.