The Mather Memo
Mather High School Newsletter - October Edition
Principal Appreciation Week 2019
Everyday starts with a fist bump from the principal
The Counseling Department wrote Mr. Auffant a "sweet" poem!
Students left notes of appreciation for Principal Auffant!
10/8 College and Career Fair 12:30-3:30 pm
10/15 5/3 Financial Empowerment Night 3:30 - 6:30 pm
College Visits (all scheduled for 11:30/12):
10/4 Columbia College in Chicago
10/18 UMich Visit
10/23 Concordia Visit
10/30 UIC Visit
All Post Secondary Information is updated on the website and the Class of 2020 Google Classroom
PSAT/NMSQT - October 16 (10th & 11th grade), October 23 (9th grade)
Three reasons why the PSAT is important:
1) Strong PSAT scores can lead to scholarships
2)Good scores can indicate performance on the SAT - students can design a KHAN Academy study program based on their fall scores!
3) Doing well can provide a big confidence boost - test anxiety and fear of the unknown can have a negative impact on the test taker. This exam helps to give you an advantage for taking the exam in the spring!
October 16 & 23 are ATTENDANCE DAYS for ALL STUDENTS! School starts at 8:00 am, doors open at 7:35 - students should get there early! Make sure your student eats breakfast before the exam - it is 3 hours long! (School breakfast is available as well)
Students should bring the following with them:
- Calculator (available in the school store for $20)
- Student ID
No electronic devices allowed in the testing room
After testing concludes, students will return to their normal schedule and finish the day at 3:16pm
Students who are not testing on these days are expected to attend school There are events happening for each grade level. Attendance is important!
Spirit Week days:
Monday 10/7 - Twin Day
Tuesday 10/8 - Student-Teacher Swap Day
Wednesday 10/9 - Meme/Character Day
Thursday 10/10 - Mather Blue & White Spirit Day
Friday 10/11 - Color War Day - Each class has a different color to wear!
MHS Pep Rally - Outdoor on the plaza Thursday afternoon
MHS Football Game - Thursday, October 10, @ 4:15 pm, Winnemac Stadium
Homecoming Dance - "Black & White Ball", Friday, October 11, @ Mather High School. Tickets go on sale Monday 10/7
Stay up to date with everything happening at Mather!
1) 5-week Progress Reports go out on Friday, October 4, to students in Advisory. Please check with your students to see how they are doing! Or check Parent Portal for updated grades
2) Download the Mather App and stay up to date on everything happening at Mather:
3) Check out the Mather Website: www.matherhs.org
4) Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting- October 30, 2019, @ 6:00 pm
5) Local School Council (LSC) Meeting - October 8, 2019, @ 6:00 pm
6) Lunch forms and Medical forms are past due - please submit them to the main office as soon as possible. If you need a form, please have your student pick one up at Door 1.
5th/3rd Financial Empowerment Night
Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 3:30-6:30pm
5835 North Lincoln Avenue
Board the Fifth Third Bank Financial Empowerment Mobile for:
• Assistance with viewing your credit report
• Financial decision tools
• Fraud awareness and prevention
• Bill payment demonstrations
• Homeownership seminars
• How to avoid foreclosure