Mark Your Calendar...
- December 16: PTSA Holiday Party at 6:30 p.m. at the Barrel House, Moline
- December 18: Period 7 final
- December 19: Period 1 – 3 finals; students dismissed at noon
- December 20: Period 4 – 6 finals; students dismissed at noon
- December 23 – January 6: NO SCHOOL
- January 7: Second semester begins
- January 8: No CCR/No Early Release
- January 9: Financial Aid Night at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria
- January 15: Early Release at 2:50 p.m.
- January 16, 17 & 18: Winter Play “Captain Starhawk” at 7:30 p.m. in the AUD
- January 20: NO SCHOOL
- January 22: Early Release at 2:50 p.m.
- January 29: Early Release at 2:50 p.m.
First Semester Finals Schedule
Wednesday, December 18
- Period 1 – 6 regular classes meet
- Period 7 final 1:50 – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 19
- No lunch served – students dismissed at noon
- Period 1 final 8:10 – 9:20 a.m.
- Period 2 final 9:30 – 10:40 a.m.
- Period 3 final 10:50 – Noon
Friday, December 20
- No lunch served – students dismissed at noon
- Period 4 final 8:10 – 9:20 a.m.
- Period 5 final 9:30 – 10:40 a.m.
- Period 6 final 10:50 – Noon
Second semester begins Tuesday, January 7th. Have a great break!
Share Joys reaches milestone!
The totals are in! This year’s “Share Joys” raised $46,613 to clothe over 250 elementary through high school students in the Moline/Coal Valley School District. This year’s total was the third highest in history and broke a milestone by surpassing the million dollar mark, since the creation of the program back in 1949. The donut eating contest brought in over $14,500.
Every year, Moline High School staff members and students take part in a unique fundraiser called “Share Joys.” The purpose of this program is to buy clothing for students who need assistance. High school students participate in events to raise money and many students help shop for the clothing for the families. This year’s theme was “Let Your Heart Grow Three Times Bigger” and specific Share Joys events took place in the classrooms on December 5th and 6th. Thanks to all who participated in making this another successful Share Joys!
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) 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
Cheers to our Fall Athletes!
Congratulations go out to our athletes and coaches that ended their seasons as Western Big 6 Champions! The list of sports achieving this benchmark is impressive and includes the following:
- Girls’ Tennis – 12 years in a row
- Girls’ Cross Country – 6 years in a row
- Boys’ Soccer – 3 years in a row
- Girls’ Golf – 2 years in a row
Way to go Maroons!
Focus on the Junior Year
The junior year of high school is one of the most important in a student’s high school career. Students are taking rigorous coursework and contemplating their future goals. An important component, for all juniors in the state of Illinois, is the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE). The PSAE will be administered on April 23 and 24, 2014. 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 and an ISBE-developed Science assessment. The three WorkKeys assessments will allow students the opportunity to be eligible for ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). Moline High School students are receiving instruction daily on the skills they will need to be successful on these assessments and in the future. For more information, click on the links below or contact Wayne Cabel, Assistant Principal at 743-8803.
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.