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Volume 2, October 2, 2017
Educating to Succeed!
AESOP'S THE MOUSE, THE FROG, AND THE HAWK
Ms. Vessar's 4th hour Oral Interpretation class recently performed adaptations of various fables by Aesop. They studied how to portray multiple characters in one performance. Watch Ryan Tolbert perform Aesop's the Mouse, the Frog, and the Hawk.
Communication between home and school is extremely critical towards providing an effective instructional environment for our students. As we prepare for Parent-Teacher Conferences, we look forward to your insights regarding your student’s education and input about the school year. As a parent, you provide valuable information for your student’s classroom teacher to better address your student’s needs. Our teachers truly appreciate your support you give to your child in his/her education while at home.
During your conference, your student’s teachers will be sharing information about district curricula, your student’s achievement, work habits, and peer relationships. Please feel free to write down any questions you may have for the conference.
This year’s Parent Teacher Conference schedule is as follows:
Location: HS Library and Professional Development Room
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 19, 2017 – 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM
School Counselors and Administration will be available during both conference days to answer any questions. We look forward to meeting with you at our parent-teacher conference days.
Although Parent-Teacher Conferences are held in October, we highly encourage parents to contact the school if you feel your child needs additional help. We will always make time for you; either through telephone conversations, e-mail, or face-to face meetings. In this regard, please contact your student’s teachers at any time throughout the year to arrange a conference.
Moberly High School
FOLLOW MHS ORGANIZATIONS ON TWITTER
Stay up to date with what's happening at Moberly High School by following these accounts on twitter!
High School - @MoberlyHS
Athletics Department - @MoberlyAD
Student Senate - @MoberlySenate
Counseling Office - @MoberlyGuidance
Softball - @MobHS_Softball
Football - @FBSpartans
Boy's Soccer - @moberly_soccer
MESSAGES FROM THE MHS COUNSELING OFFICE
Moberly High School has partnered with NextTier.com to help students plan their futures after high school. The Moberly High School counseling department will use NextTier with students to access information and create personalized task lists to help explore college and career options, navigate the admissions process, and find scholarships and financial aid.
As a student or a parent, you can communicate and collaborate with your others on their post high school journey by using the NextTier platform. You can recommend colleges to your others, and bookmark careers and scholarships for later reference and referral.
The NextTier app is available to download for free on the Apple store, as well as the Google Play store for use with your smartphone and/or tablet. There are no in-app purchases. You can also access NextTier using your personal computer.
Thanks so much!
Moberly Counseling Team
Involving Students with NextTier
This past legislative session the Missouri General Assembly made the decision to discontinue funding the ACT test that juniors had been required to take the previous three years. Moberly Public Schools believes that this test is valuable to the success of all students and has agreed to continue to offer the ACT at no cost to all juniors. MPS believes students who have the opportunity to take this test for free will be more college and career ready when they graduate from Moberly High School.
Another advantage to offering this test to students is that it can be administered during the school day where students can feel the most prepared and comfortable. The date of this test will be Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Students who wish to take this free test will need to sign up in the counselor's office.
While this test is optional, all Moberly High School Juniors are encouraged to take this test because this will be the only time that the district will pay for the exam. Students can still continue to take the ACT beyond this specific date, at their own cost. All students who sign up must do so by
December 21, 2017.
If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact Moberly High School.
College & Career Readiness Coordinator
Important Dates for Students and Parents
Oct. 9 - NO SCHOOL, teacher professional development.
Oct. 13 - Senior class meeting/ Mid Semester, Football Senior night
Oct. 17 - College 10: A day for students and parents to learn some basics from colleges themselves! Financial aid, admissions, enrollment process, and first year expectations will be discussed.
Saturday Attendance Make-up Dates
The following Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon will be available for make-up days and must be arranged in advance. Students are responsible for obtaining missed work from their teachers prior to attending a Saturday make-up day. A student MUST stay the entire four hours in order to use this time. A maximum of 5 days can be recovered through Saturday make-ups. MAKE UP ATTENDANCE WILL NOT INCREASE A STUDENT’S ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGE. Make up time is available to maintain grades only.
Please contact the high school office if you have questions about the MHS attendance policy.
October 7th and 28th
November 11th and 18th
December 2nd and 16th
Suicide Prevention Week
Parent Teacher Conference Time Change
Parent teacher conferences will be held Tuesday, October 17th, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Thursday, October 19th, from 2:00 PM to 6:30 PM.
World Teacher Appreciation Day
10/5 - Columbia College
FRESHMEN STUDENT SENATE ELECTION WINNERS
President -- Molly Wright
Vice President -- Ashton Martin
Secretary -- Maggie Crist
Treasurer -- Anah Clickner
Class Representatives -- Mackenzie Baker and Candace Vargas
For several weeks, the MHS Interact club has been collecting items for the hurricane victims in Texas. They have collected a wide variety of goods to support these victims, such as packs of water, clothes, and home necessities. The club will then give these items to Central Christian Church, who will them distribute them to the hurricane victims.
MOBERLY HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
Friday, September 29th's Varsity football game was themed red out to honor the Harrisburg cross country team and their coach after the bus crash that occurred en route to Moberly September 28th. The Spartans faced the Hannibal Pirates and claimed another victory with a final score of Spartans 18, Pirates 13. During the amazing half time show performed by the MHS marching band, four staff members as well as Mr. Spartan participated in a dance off. In the end, Ms. Potter was named the winner of the dance off!