Mav Connections

Weekly Newsletter for the Meadowdale High School Community

Friday, January 22, 2021

Early Release on Wednesday, Jan 27

A reminder that Wednesday, January 27th is an Early-Release Day. During this distance learning time, this means students are expected to be engaged in their asynchronous learning opportunities from 7:00-10:40 AM. Attendance will be taken, like normal Wednesdays. The only difference from a typical Wednesday is that teachers will not be available for office hours in the afternoon.

Cocoa & Cram Event on Tuesday, Jan 26

One tradition at Meadowdale High School is that near the end of First Semester we host an event known as Cocoa and Cram. This event is aimed at helping freshmen end their semester on a strong note and be successful on their upcoming finals. We have had to modify our annual event this year to a digital meeting, but we still want to make sure that we are doing all we can to help your student find success at the end of their first semester of high school.


With that in mind, Cocoa and Cram will be held on Tuesday, January 26 from 6:00-8:00. The evening will start with a meeting amongst each Link Group at 6:00. Information about this Zoom meeting will be coming directly from Link Leaders in the next day, A number of teachers have made review, and extra credit, materials available for 9th Grade Students as a part of Cocoa and Cram, and these materials will be shared with each Link Group during this time. Next, from 6:45-8:00 there will be peer tutors and National Honor Society members available to offer help on any subjects and/or assignments that your 9th Grader may be struggling with. Your student could also take this time to work individually on the provided review assignments or work on preparing for their upcoming finals.


A note on Finals Week: This year will have a non-traditional finals week and will not use a modified schedule. That being said, classes may offer a culminating activity/project/test/quiz that your student will need to prepare for. Some of these will be offered in-class and some may be offered asynchronously.

Jan 31: Fill-the-Truck Fundraiser for Class of 2021

On January 31st from 2-5pm, the Meadowdale HS Class of 2021 is having a Goodwill Fill the Truck Fundraiser. The Truck will be located at Silver Creek Community Church (5326 176th St SW). We need a few more student volunteers, so message Rachel Broderhausen at 206-919-8135 if you can help. Please click here to see the flyer, and click here for pre-sorting instructions.

Meadowdale Players Proudly Presents: "The Covid Chronicles"

Meadowdale Players proudly presents: The COVID Chronicles, a collection of original theatre pieces created by the Play Production class. This unique show dives into how the pandemic has affected all of our lives, from students right here at Meadowdale High School to folks around the world. The show will be streamed on Zoom on January 29th at 7:00 pm, and is completely free. For streaming information, visit our website at meadowdaledrama.wixsite.com/players.

Outdoor Sports Conditioning Update

This week, we began welcoming students back to campus for optional outdoor conditioning. We are excited to share that 112 athletes were able to come back safely to campus this week participating in this program. If you are interested in joining, please click here for information on how to sign up.

Meadowdale Students of the Month!

Congratulations to our January Students of the Month, Aron Ghebreslase and Nicole Martinez Hernandez! See below for SOTM winners from previous months this year.

December: Allan Mbuthia & Katella Wright
November: Issabella Sandoval & Nicole Brunette

October: Eliza Moloney & Shannon Shaw

September: Elianna Lopez & Alex Hernandez Manriquez

Young, Gifted, and Black (presented by the Univ of Washington)

The University of Washington is organizing an online conference entitled "Young, Gifted, and Black" on Saturday, February 6th, from 11am-3pm.

Young, Gifted, and Black utilizes African American history and culture in such a way that motivates and empowers attendees to take control of their future. This conference is to promote positive self-esteem, social consciousness, and cultural awareness, while simultaneously emphasizing the importance of higher education. We hope that the workshops and interactions with current African American UW students, staff, and faculty and the community will provide both the resources and role models to help students make a commitment to pursue higher education. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the UW and discover all the possibilities awaiting African American high school students with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

CLICK HERE for more information and to apply for this event.

Order Letterman Jackets Virtually

Jostens has created a way for student-athletes to create and order letterman jackets this year online. Click here for more information!

Latest Plan for Athletic Seasons

The Wesco League is moving forward with the following plan for sports seasons this year. All dates are tentative and subject to required benchmarks to be met.


FALL SPORTS (February 22-April 2): Volleyball*, Football*, Girls Swim*, Girls Soccer, Cross-Country, Boys Tennis

SPRING SPORTS (Mar 29-May 8): Baseball, Softball, Boys and Girls Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Track and Field

WINTER SPORTS (May 3-June 12): Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys Swim, Wrestling


*Due to the risk status of this sport, it may need to be offered in a later season.

Power Outages and Snow Days!

POWER OUTAGES: Now that we are moving into the later fall and winter months, we can anticipate that utility outages will occur and this may interfere with remote learning. We have prepared a power outage plan that will be shared with our communities to let everyone know what to do in the event of electricity outages or network interruptions. Check out the plan by clicking here.


SNOW DAYS: As a result of being in remote learning, we are much better equipped to deal with inclement weather (think snow, ice, etc.) than when we were in a full face-to-face learning environment. We anticipate days when snowy or icy weather might require the district to operate on a late start schedule or close, school can still take place. Sorry kids!

Well Child Care Note from the School Nurse

Well-child care is important even during a pandemic. Checkups are valuable for growth, development, early detection, immunizations, behavior support, and learning success! Many clinics have adapted visits to keep patients safe during the pandemic. If you need help connecting with a primary health clinic, don't hesitate to contact the school nurse SHERMIN DAVIDSON at DAVIDSONS837@edmonds.wednet.edu or (425) 431-3072.


English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

Russian Flyer

After School Tutoring & Homework Help

For students interested in after school tutoring or homework help, Peer Tutors are available (virtually) to provide academic assistance in all subject areas. Bilingual Peer Tutors are also available to assist in Spanish, Ukrainian, and Korean.

Peer tutoring is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1:00 to 2:30pm; no sign-up is required! Drop-in and let us know how we can help!

ZOOM LINK TO TUTORING SESSIONS

LINK TO AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING/HOMEWORK HELP ON CANVAS

Introducing 2-1-1

2-1-1 is a free confidential community service and your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, health, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. 2-1-1 is always ready to assist you in finding the help you need. Dial the three digit number 2-1-1 on your phone or FIND HELP HERE. If you are outside of Washington or have a problem dialing the number 2-1-1, please dial 1-877-211-9274.

Check out Books from the Library

You can now check out books from the MHS Library. Click here for details.