Mark Your Calendar...

  • April 18: No School
  • April 21: No School
  • April 23: Juniors – PSAE testing (click here for detailed schedule)
    • Breakfast available from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
    • Testing begins at 8:05 a.m.
    • Juniors dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
    • Grades 9, 10, and 12 – NO SCHOOL
  • April 24: Juniors –PSAE testing (click here for detailed schedule)
    • Breakfast available from 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
    • Testing begins at 8:05 a.m.
    • Juniors dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
    • Grades 9, 10, and 12 – shortened schedule in afternoon
    • Period 1 begins at 12:45 p.m.
    • Period 2 begins at 1:05 p.m.
  • April 26: One-Act Festival at 7:00 p.m.
  • May 1: Spring Band Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the AUD
  • May 1: Fine Arts show in the East Gym
  • May 5: Engineering Open House from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in D wing
  • May 7: Early dismissal at 11:10 a.m.
  • May 10: Junior and Senior Prom from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. at the RiverCenter
  • May 15: Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the AUD
  • May 19: Convocation at 7:00 p.m. in the AUD
  • May 23: Commencement at 7:00 p.m. at Wharton Field House
  • May 23: Project Graduation 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. at the Two Rivers YMCA. Click here for more information on Project Graduation

Spotlight on…

Upcoming PSAE for juniors
MHS juniors will be taking the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) on April 23rd and 24th. Day One of the PSAE is the ACT assessment, which includes writing this year. Day Two includes three WorkKeys assessments; Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, Locating Information; plus an ISBE-developed Science assessment. The three WorkKeys assessments will allow students the opportunity to earn ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). WorkKeys® assessments measure "real world" skills that employers believe are critical to job success. The NCRC demonstrates achievement of workplace ready skills which are sought after by employers nationwide.

Presentation to junior parents on April 1, 2014
Prepare for the PSAE
Plan college selection wisely

Secure a copy of the Kaleidoscript
The 2013-2014 edition of the MHS Kaleidoscript will be available for sale in May. This year's publication is full of student-created short stories, poetry, lyrics, photography, and fine art. Additionally, we have a new Alumni and Staff section. Copies of the magazine will be on sale at the MHS Bookstore. Check back here for release date.

Attend the MPSF Gala!
The annual Moline Public Schools Foundation Gala will be held on Friday, April 25th at 6:00 pm. at Pinnacle Country Club. The evening will include Dueling Pianos and a Live and Silent Auctions. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a Dessert bar will be served. Tickets will be $35.00 per person. To make your reservations, please send a check payable to MPSF to the Moline School District, 1619 - 11th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265, Attn: Bev Parr. Include a note indicating the number of people attending. Please include your Email so that you can receive acknowledgement of your reservation. The Public Schools Foundation awards grants to teachers on an annual basis that directly impact classroom instruction. The annual gala is the organizations main fund raiser.

New Immunization Requirement for Incoming 9th grade students
The Illinois Department of Health has mandated a new immunization requirement for incoming 9th grade students, for the 2014 – 2015 school year. All incoming 9th grade students will be required to show proof of having received two doses of the varicella (chicken pox) immunization.

Sign up for Email Attendance, Food Service, and Grade Notifications
Parents may sign up to receive email notifications about attendance, food service balance, and/or grades. The attendance notification is sent on a daily basis, and only if the student has an attendance entry, other than present, each period. The food service notification is sent if the student’s balance falls below $3.00. The grade notification is sent weekly, if the student has a missing assignment, or if they receive an assignment score or progress grade less than 80% (the grade percentages can be left at the default setting of 80%, or adapted to suit your needs.) In order to start receiving this new service, parents must log in to Skyward Family Access and enable this option.

To activate this service:

  • Enter Skyward Family Access through the MHS website at, under the “MHS Links” tab.
  • Log on to Skyward Family Access using the Primary Guardian’s account.
  • Along the left hand side of the page, select “Email Notifications”.
  • Check boxes for all notifications you wish to be sent (see sample below).


Second Semester Period 1 Opportunities for Students
Students, who are not enrolled in a period 1 class, have several opportunities during period one to improve their skills and understanding of the curriculum. Period 1 is available for students to make up tests, get extra help, and complete assignments. There are several intervention rooms available for students to utilize from 8:10 – 9:00 a.m. The staffed Intervention rooms include English (rooms J209, J210, J222), Math (rooms B303, B327), Science (E105), or the Library. Students may show up any morning during period 1 and receive a pass to an intervention room. Students must bring their student ID. In addition, many teachers are available to meet with students during this time. Students should check with their individual teachers to schedule time for additional assistance.

Wednesdays Schedules
There will be 12 early release days on Wednesdays second semester. Students who begin their day with period 2 will need to be at school for the start of period 2 at 8:55 a.m. on the following early release dates. Be sure to mark your calendar!

Early Release Days (2:50 p.m.)

  • April 2
  • April 9
  • April 16

In addition, there are two early dismissal days district-wide. On the following days, period 2 will begin at 8:35 a.m.

Early Dismissal Days (11:10 a.m.)

  • May 7

Changes to Student Handbook – August 2013:
Due to new enactments by the General Assembly and ISBE, two changes have been made to our student handbook for the 2013-14 school year:
Exemption from PE
Students in an adaptive athletic program may apply for a PE waiver.
Student Records
Parents and Students can request removal of college entrance exams from a student’s academic transcript.

Public Notification of Grant Application
Moline High School is applying for a 2013 – 2014 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant. These are federal funds used for the Lights ON for Learning academic, enrichment, and recreational services offered beyond regular school hours. The application will be submitted by September 4, 2013. Any questions regarding this application may be directed to Diane Sommers at or 309-743-8807.