Mark Your Calendar...
- March 12: Early Release at 2:50 p.m.
- March 13 & 14 “How to Succeed in Business” at 7:30 p.m. in the AUD
- March 15: “How to Succeed in Business” at 2:00 & 7:30 p.m. in the AUD
- March 14: End of third quarter
- March 19: Early Release at 2:50 p.m.
- March 20: Choir Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the AUD
- March 24 – 28: Spring break
- April 2: Early Release at 2:50 p.m.
- April 9: Early Release at 2:50 p.m.
- April 15: NHS Induction at 7:30 p.m. in the AUD
- April 16: Early Release at 2:50 p.m.
- April 18: No School
- April 21: No School
- April 23 & 24: PSAE testing – all juniors
- 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 7:00 – 10:00 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
Attend "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying"
Tickets are now on sale for this year's musical, "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying". This mega-musical was last revived on Broadway three years ago, and it is coming to the MHS stage starring 49 of MHS's finest actors. Altogether, with crew, cast, and orchestra, the production involves nearly 100 students. Tickets are available at the MHS bookstore and all seats are reserved. The best seats will go fast, so don’t delay! Prices are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students. Performances are: March 13, 14, & 15, at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Don't miss it!
Illinois Youth Survey
Students in grades 10 and 12 will participate in the Illinois Youth Survey during PE classes on March 21st. Click the following link to access a copy of the Parent Notification Letter and the Illinois Youth Survey Parent Permission Denial Form.
Focus on the Junior Year
Very soon, MHS juniors will be taking the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE), a required graduation component for all juniors in the state of Illinois. The PSAE will be administered over two days, April 23rd and 24th. Day One of the PSAE is the ACT assessment, which will include 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. Students and staff have been working very hard all year to prepare your son or daughter for these very important required assessments. For more information, contact Wayne Cabel, Assistant Principal, at 743-8803.
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.
Scheduling Information for Class of 2018
At Course Description Night on February 4th, Mr. Wayne Cabel, Assistant Principal, presented scheduling information for incoming freshmen and their parents. Click here to view his PowerPoint presentation. For further information, please contact the student’s middle school counselor, high school counselor, or Mr. Cabel at 743-8803.
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 mhs.molineschools.org, 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.
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.)
|January 15||March 5|
|January 22||March 12|
|January 29||March 19|
|February 12||April 2|
|February 19||April 9|
|February 26||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.)
- February 5
- 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.
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 email@example.com or 309-743-8807.
Photo taken by Rhiannon Hunt
The MHS graduates strive to compete for the best colleges, scholarships, jobs, and appointments in the military
Wharton Field House is a landmark for the Moline community and is home to many of the school’s successful athletic teams
Moline High School students have benefited from the distinguished business partnership with Deere & Company
The Department Chairs of Moline High School