December 5th, 2018 VOLUME: 2 ISSUE 8
Essential Skills Days at MATC
On November 20th, MATC hosted their first ever Essential Skills Day. A saying that they use at the Tech Center to prepare students for beyond high school is “Get Life Ready!” On Essential Skills Day, the teachers taught three different lessons with that goal in mind.
These lessons were taught with the help of students that are state officers who helped organize and lead the day; Katherine Hager, Anna Kate Link, Laiken Coffman, and Trevor Stultz. The lessons taught included “What are Essential Skills?”, “Communication”, and “Teamwork and Leadership”. Administrators and teachers are using these topics to help prepare kids for their life after high school and to help them get a job.
Spring Play Auditions
Auditions for the play will take place on December 5th and 6th. This years play is “Up the Down Staircase.” There's a special happiness in walking into the still empty classroom as a first-year teacher. Sylvia Barrett quickly finds herself the most involved person in the school--involved in the state of a romance and in a near war with a discipline-over-everything administrator. Most of all, she becomes involved in the unexpected, sometimes heartbreaking problems of her students.
Ask Margaret Advice Column
Anonymous Student: I've noticed lately that I am slowly distancing myself from my friend group because they just aren't very mature. Is there a good approach to go about my situation?
Margaret- It’s alright to realize that often times you may be more mature than your peers. Regardless of the obstacle, there is nothing wrong with simply talking to them about what you think of them. There may not be a perfect approach, but your friends should be considerate enough to listen to you thoroughly.
I do not think you necessarily have to approach your friend group about this. You know yourself and you know what makes you comfortable and uncomfortable. As long as you are not judging them or making them feel judged. Each person develops at a different pace, it is ok for you to be in a place now that you feel a little more mature than your friend group. You will transition through several friend groups in life, it is just the cycle of getting older.
Anonymous Student: What is this time of year like for teachers?
Margaret- Teachers may be rushing to get things in line for this time of year as finals are approaching rapidly. Regardless, they only want to try to get their students prepared for the end of the semester, and have a smooth transition into Christmas break!
It is definitely a busy time of year, with trying to get all of our grading done, keeping our lesson plans exciting, trying to get you guys prepared, and trying to finalize our finals before the actual week of finals, it can be hectic! But with so much going on, it makes the days and weeks go by faster. Thanksgiving and the extra snow days were a much-needed break! Now, we are in the home stretch, good luck on your finals!
Anonymous Student: Is there an impactful and lasting way to maintain positivity at MHS?
Margaret- Just be nice to everybody you encounter. It isn't difficult to be mindful or respectful to the people who come your way.
Be forgiving and understanding, we have no idea what is going on in each other’s lives. Try not to be too judgemental of others, follow that.
Moberly JROTC has been busy hosting their own rifle competition and traveling to Camp Perry in Ohio. Check out the pictures below from their latest competition!
MHS Winter Choir Concert
The Moberly High School Choirs gave a wonderful concert on December 4, 2018. Thanks to all of you who came out and supported them! The Chamber Choir will also be performing a concert with the Moberly Area Arts Council on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., in the Moberly High School Auditorium. Please come out and enjoy a concert full of holiday music and festivities.