MHS Principal's Update

October 17, 2021

End of Quarter 1

Good Afternoon, Moline Families,


Quarter 1 came to an end on Friday, and fall parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner. For those families new to MHS, our quarter grades work a little differently than they did in middle school. Rather than being a "final" grade, high school quarter grades are really more like a half-way progress report for the semester. Grades will continue to accrue throughout second quarter, so as you look in Skyward at student progress, your student's most current grade will be reflected in the SEMESTER grade column. Instead of thinking of the semester grade as a 50/50 split of the two quarter grades, think of the quarter grade as a snapshot in time. If you're unclear on this grading, feel free to reach out to any teacher or counselor for more help.



Conferences are next week on Thursday and Friday. You may sign up for specific time slots through your Skyward Family Access by clicking on the blue Conferences tab on the left. Then click "All Conferences" and select a time for the teacher or teachers you would like to see. Students are always encouraged to join the conversation, so all parties hear the same information together. Drop in conferences are also welcome.


Pro Tip: Even though the district calendar says Thursday, October 21 is a full day of school, STUDENTS only attend for a half day. The other half is only for teacher (or parent-teacher) attendance for conferences. So, MHS will release at 11:10 on Thursday, October 21.


Hope you have a safe, fun weekend,

Mrs. Sanders, MHS Principal

Tons of fun at Homecoming 2021

Before & After School Tutoring is Now Available

Need some extra help with homework, studying, or understanding concepts? We now have free tutoring available every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:05 - 7:55 a.m. in room B152 (just inside the front doors). You can also get help after school on Wednesdays (B152) from 2:30 - 3:30. No need to sign up ahead of time---just show up, and we're happy to help!
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It's not "Teacher Appreciation Week", but don't forget to show your appreciation anyway!

Most of our staff, students, and families, are just now getting settled back into the routine of school. Yes, it has taken a full quarter of work to help students begin to remember what a full day of studying, attending classes, and managing appropriate behaviors looks like. Some students are still struggling a bit with compliance to school policies and behavioral redirection, but overall, our teachers and staff have done a fantastic job getting the school year started. If you appreciate the work the teachers have put into the past couple of 'covid years' and the tremendous resilience they've shown and hopefully inspired in students, reach out to say thank you. They deserve it!

Student Career Fair for the Skilled Trades

If your student has interest in pursuing a career in the skilled trades, encourage him/her to visit the first Career Fair of the year in the BPAC lobby during their scheduled lunch time on Thursday, October 28th. Representatives from a variety of trades will be on hand to answer questions and provide insights for students into the power of these careers. No sign-up needed!

Mask Supplies

Parents,

Please make sure your student comes to school with an appropriate mask to wear. Although the district does have spare masks for occasional needs, we have MANY students who come to school every day with the expectation of getting a school-supplied mask. Our supplies cannot manage this volume, so PLEASE have students come prepared!


In addition, extra reinforcement for appropriate mask-wearing while in the school building would be much appreciated. We need all students to wear their masks over nose and mouth for the duration of their time in the building, with the exception of while seated for eating. Your added support would help us reinforce the message they get here at school.

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