Mark Your Calendar...

  • May 19: Convocation at 7:00 p.m. in the AUD
  • May 23: Commencement at 7:00 p.m. at Wharton Field House Watch Live!
  • 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
  • July 22 - July 24: Registration at Deere and Wilson. Click here for more information.

Finals Schedule:
Click here for 2nd semester finals schedule



Spotlight on…

High School Registration
The online registration process is currently open and will remain open until July 24th. This process is completed through the Family Access Portal. The link can be found on the district website (www.molineschools.org) under “For Parents”. Please refer to the district website for more detailed and complete registration information. You will still need to come to registration at John Deere and Wilson Middle School, and verify residence during scheduled times listed below:

  • Tuesday, July 22 - A through G
  • Wednesday, July 23 - H through P
  • Thursday, July 24 - Q through Z

High School students should report to the middle school that they attended or based on the elementary boundary that they live in.
Please Note:If you are unable to register at the above times, you will need to register your student at Wharton Field House on the first day of school from 8 a.m. – Noon.

Secure a copy of the Kaleidoscript
The 2013-2014 edition of the MHS Kaleidoscript are here! This year's publication is full of student-created short stories, poetry, lyrics, photography, and fine art. Copies of the magazine are now on sale at the MHS Bookstore for only $3.00. The Kaleidoscript is a wonderful keepsake and graduation gift! Stop in and get your copy today before they are all gone!

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 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).

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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 dsommers@molineschools.org or 309-743-8807.