2019-2020 Daily Announcements

Madison County High School

Mr. Jeremy F. Lowry, Principal

Mr. Bryan Gustafson, Asst. Principal

Mrs. Regina Bennett, Asst. Principal

Hours of Operation

Doors Open - 8:00 am

Dismiss to 1st Block - 8:20 am

1st Block - 8:30am - 9:53 am

Break - 9:53am - 10:01 am

2nd Block - 10:01am - 11:24 am

Resource - 11:28am - 12:11pm

3rd Block - 12:15pm - 2:03pm (Lunch is Served during 3rd)

4th Block - 2:07 - 3:30pm

Madison County High School

Visit our website to find info about MCHS, Athletics, Faculty/Staff, Library, Academics, Clubs, Guidance, Parent Resources, Administration, Edmodo, JROTC, News and Information and a new bullet to report (confidential) Bullying.

Madison County High School Facebook Page

For a quick reference for everything going on at MCHS please follow our Facebook Page

MCHS Guidance Facebook Page

This is a great page for all things academic and college ready information.

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Veterans Salute

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 11:15am

174 Brock Road

Gurley, AL

We invite our community Veterans, their families and their friends to please join us on November 7th to show our appreciate and admiration for their time served to our Country and Freedom.
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MCHS Trunk or Treat

Thursday, Oct. 31st, 4:30-6:30pm

174 Brock Road

Gurley, AL

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Student Council Book Drive

Student Council is hosting a book drive to provide books for the residents at Sequel Youth and Family Services. If you have books that would appeal to girls in grades 6-12, please bring those to Mrs. Houk in the library.

What is Chronic Absenteeism?

WHAT IS CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM? Chronic absence refers to students who are repeatedly absent during the school year for both excused and unexcused absences. To reduce the dropout rate, we must reduce absenteeism! Daily attendance at school is crucial to academic and personal success! #SchoolEverydayMCSS #IgniteExcellenceMCSS

Progress Report and Report Card Dates

Progress Reports:

*November 14, 2019

*February 6, 2020

*April 16, 2020

Report Cards:

*October 17, 2019

*January 7, 2020

*March 12, 2020

*May 28, 2020

2019-2020 Final Exam Dates

Fall Semester Final Exam Dates:

December 19, 2019

December 20, 2019

Spring Semester SENIOR Final Exam Dates:

May 14, 2019

May 15, 2019

Spring Semester 9-11 Final Exam Dates:

May 20, 2019

May 21, 2019

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2019-2020 School Year

Graduation Information

Date: May 20, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm

Place: VBCC Prospt Arena

College Visits to MCHS

College Visitors- Please stop by and visit with these schools if you have questions regarding admissions and/or scholarships.

Upcoming Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS: Pick up copies of these outside the counselor office.


ATTENTION - Important Info in regards to Entering our School

In an effort to keep safety a top priority all exterior doors will remain locked at all times (including the front entrance).

To enter MCHS:

Please push the RED button on the new Bell/Speaker/Camera system located in between the sets of main doors above the handicap access button.

Once you press the button please wait to be greeted and someone will help you. At that point the door will be unlocked to assist you with what you may need.

Please see picture for diagram.

INOW Parent Portal

INOW Parent Portal - you may view your students grades, attendance, etc in the INOW Parent Portal

1. Go to this link https://inow-madisonco.asc.edu/informationnow

2. Use these credentials when first prompted

a. User Name mcsparent

b. Password ilovemyschool

3. Once successfully logging in to this site, use your INOW user ID and password.

If you need a user name and password, please email Mrs. Smith our Registrar at kcsmith@mcssk12.org or call 256-851-3270

Driver's Permit

Please remember to get your “School Enrollment Form” before you apply for your driver’s permit. This form is required by the DMV for all students. It does have an expiration date (10 days) so have a date planned before you request the enrollment form.

Vistors per the MCHS Student Code of Conduct


School policy is to accept only those visitors who have legitimate business at the school. A visitor is anyone not presently a student, teacher or employee of the Madison County Board of Education. All visitors will report to the principal’s office to sign in. Upon approval, a pass will be issued for the visit. Unauthorized visitors will be asked to leave and if they do not, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department will be called to remove them. This includes visiting in the parking lot, street and/or the school zone. Visitors are not permitted to eat lunch with students except with prior permission of the principal.

Outside Food

  • Please remember we do not allow any outside food to be delivered to students.

Cell Phone Policy

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones are permitted but with the following stipulations:

  1. Cell phone use is permit during break and during lunch only to be used in the Cafeteria.
  2. Cell phones are NOT permitted in the classroom unless a teacher has instructed use of such device.
  3. All ringers must be set to silent while on school campus
  4. Headphones and Ear buds are ONLY permitted if a teacher has instructed the students to use them. Headphones and Ear buds are NOT allowed during break or at lunch in the cafeteria.
  5. School administrators may make exceptions as to when and where cell phones may be used based on extenuating circumstances to serve a school purpose and need.
  6. Cell phones will be confiscated from students who violate this policy and will be returned 2 School Days after the cell phone is taken.
    1. If the phone is confiscated on a Friday, the phone is to be turned in to the front office immediately, the phone will be returned to the student at the end of the school day. The phone will be required to be turned back in to the front office before school begins (8:30am) on the following Monday. The student will NOT be reminded or asked for the phone on Monday. If the phone is NOT returned to the front office the student will be assigned AAP for 2 days.
  7. After the 3rd time the cell phone is taken a parent or guardian will be required to come and pick it up.

Violations of this policy will be handled the same as other similar violations of policies, rules and procedures by students in school. Each time a students communication devise is confiscated it will be held in the administration office.

Attendance Policy

Absence from School

Code of Alabama (1975) § 16-28-15

Every parent or custodian of any child required to attend school, shall, within three school days, explain the cause of any absence of the child. Failure to furnish explanation shall be admissible as evidence of the child being truant. A good cause or valid excuse explanation is outlined below:

Excused Absence

1X – Personal Illness Elementary, Intermediate, and Middle School Students – A maximum of eight (8) absences for the school year shall be coded as an excused absence when a valid excuse is provided by the parent or custodian.

High School Students - A maximum of four (4) absences per semester shall be coded as an excused absence when a valid excuse is provided by the parent or custodian.

Madison County Board of Education Attendance Policy

Dress Code

  • Students please remember leggings/tights are NOT pants. If you choose to wear these articles of clothing please remember your shirt or dress must meet the finger tip length requirement. You will be sent home or asked to change if you are not to Dress Code standard.
  • Pants with holes are NOT allowed. You will be sent home or asked to change if you are not to Dress Code standard.

MCHS Dress Code

Daily Announcements

Daily Announcements: Parents, if you are no longer interested in receiving the Tiger Paw (daily announcements) please log on to www.madison.k12.al.us , follow the steps below to leave the mailing list. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 256-776-6247.

  • Click on ListServ (under Quick Links, bottom left side of page)
  • Click on MCHS (left side of screen)
  • Click on Join or Leave MCHS (right side of screen)
  • Complete form
  • Confirm email

Selective Service

When young men turn 18 they must register with Selective Service. Registering keeps you eligible for financial aid, government jobs, and job training. It’s quick; it’s easy; and it’s the law. To register for the Selective Service visit the post office or go online to sss.gov

Hot-Line Number

Madison County Schools has a HOT-LINE NUMBER. To report suspicious activity in or related to our schools, call 256-713-0257. You will remain anonymous.

Student Harassment Policy

The Board of Education adopted a student harassment policy in June 2010. The policy can be found at https://www.mcssk12.org/Page/5794

The Madison County School District:

Does not discriminate in admission, treatment, or access to programs or activities on the basis of race, religious preference, disability, age, gender, national origin, citizenship, non-English speaking ability, or homeless status. The Title IX and ADA Compliance Officer’s Contact Information: Mrs. Anna S. Watts, Coordinator of Pupil Services, 1275 F Jordan Rd., Building B, Huntsville, AL 35811; Telephone: 256-852-2557, ext. 1715; Fax #: 256-851-2127; Email address: awatts@madison.k12.al.us.


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