MGJSHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Important information for students, parents, and staff.

Friday, January 27 2023

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IMPORTANT DATES

  • FRIDAY, FEB. 17 - eLearning, no in school classes
  • MONDAY, FEB. 20 - No School - President's day

ATTENTION PARENTS:

We are getting into the season of the possibility of winter weather. We will be doing more communication when necessary regarding delays and cancellations. Please make sure you have your telephone and email information updated in PowerSchool. This will ensure all parents are being notified.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • FRIDAY CLUB MEETINGS : Jan. 27th
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  • FEMA’s YOUTH PREPARDNESS COUNCIL: (8th-11th GRADE) FEMA is accepting applications for the Youth Preparedness Council, a program that brings teens together from across the nation who are interested and engaged in community preparedness. Members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their communities and their potential to expand their impact as national leaders for emergency preparedness. For more info click here. To apply click here. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 6TH 2023
  • CAMPUS LIFE: Mondays 7-9pm at Fairmount United Methodist Church. Food, Fun, Games, Lesson, Small Group Discussion. (NO MEETINGS 2/20, 3/27, 4/3).
  • VOLUNTEER AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is offering an opportunity for teens currently in 7th thru 12th grade. Teens will receive hands on experience volunteering at a zoo. With over 300 students joining us each summer, this program is a great way for teens to serve their community while exploring potential career options. Online applications opens January 1st 2023. Brochures available in student services office. Click here for application. Deadline for applying is February 28th, 2023
  • 2023 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. ESSAY CONTEST: Now open to students in grades 6-12. Students are asked to write their essays based on the following quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: "We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power of love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies." For specific contest information can be found on the Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest website by clicking here. SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEB. 28, 2023.

GRADES 7-8 ANNOUNCMENTS

  • 7 & 8TH GRADE PICTURES: You can certainly order through the end of the school year, if they would like, but will be charged shipping. Click here for link and use code: 68843ZT
  • JH SOFTCOVER YEARBOOK: Preserve your child's memories. Yearbooks are available to order ONLINE ONLY now through March 10, 2023, cost is $16.50, click here to go to the link and use code: 72597G. Yearbooks will be delivered during the month of May close to the end of school.

GRADES 9TH - 12TH ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • JOB OPPERTUNITY: Grains & Grill is looking to hire a host/hostess. Position is open Wed-Sat evenings. Contact Grains & Grill for more information.

  • MG STUDENT COUNCIL BLOOD DRIVE: Wed., Jan. 25th MOVED TO WED., FEB. 1ST our goal is to donate 23 units of blood, sign up by clicking here.

  • HIGH SCHOOL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMER PROGRAM: LaunchX summer program helps students grow their skills to become real entrepreneurs and innovators. We provide the hands-on education of top resources, community, and a cutting-edge curriculum that equips students with the knowledge and mindset that allow students to solve real problems, create successful business, and 3enhance their design thinking skills. We challenge students to grow to the demands of what it takes to create a real startup an innovate for the future. Applications open Oct. 3, 2022 and end Feb. 15, 2023 @ 11:59 p.m. Click here for further information.

  • SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR JUNIORS: The Horatio Alger State Scholarship is open for juniors who meet the following criteria: Must be enrolled full time in HS in the USA, exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the USA, have a critical financial need $55,000 or lower), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, maintain a minimum gpa of 2.0, and be a US citizen. If you feel you qualify for this scholarship click here for additional information. DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 20-23 @ 12:00 p.m.

  • JAMES DEAN PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST: In celebrating the birthday of James Dean on February 8th, the James Dean Archives will be sponsoring a photography contest. The winning entry will receive $200. There will also be a birthday party celebration with cake and the entries will be on display. All entries should be submitted digitally to Ms. Solms (csolms@mgusc.k12.in.us) in a black and white format and are due on February 1st to enable time for printing. You do NOT have to currently be in a photography class in order to participate. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Solms.

  • 2022-23 INNOVATE WITHIN HIGH SCHOOL PITCH COMPETITION: This is the largest and most elite High School business pitch competition in the country and it is right here in Indiana, for Indiana students only. It costs nothing to schools, parents, or students and holds so much potential to instill an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. If you are not familiar with is outstanding program you can find more information by clicking here.

  • ATTENTION JUNIORS: The Horatio Alger Association has awarded college scholarships to deserving students and range in award value from $10,000 to $25,000. Eligibility requirements: high school junior, plans to attend college and complete a bachelor's degree, demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000) or lower adjusted gross family income), and US citizen, be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. To apply click here. DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2023.

STUDENT SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Click here.
  • STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Click here.

SPORTS INFORMATION

NEW PROCEDURE FOR ALL ATHLETES

Anyone interested in participating in sports must have a physical, online registration, and athletic paperwork completed to participate! If you have questions you can call the main office and ask for the athletic department.