Mark Your Calendar...

  • February 4: Early Dismissal at 11:10 a.m.
  • February 19: Band and Orchestra concert at 7:00 p.m. in the AUD
  • February 26: Parent Teacher conferences from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • February 27: No School
  • February 27: Parent Teacher Conferences 8:30 a.m. - Noon
  • February 28: Sadie Hawkin’s Dance from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Wharton

Spotlight on…

Finals Schedule
The schedule for first semester finals is as follows:
Wednesday, January 14

  • Period 1 – 4 Regular bell schedule
  • Period 5 - 12:20 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Period 6 - 1:05 – 1:40 p.m.
  • Period 7 Final – 1:50 – 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 15

  • No Lunch Served. Students are 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, January 16

  • No Lunch Served. Students are 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

Scheduling for 2015 - 2016
Scheduling for the 2015 - 2016 school year has begun. Juniors attended a presentation on January 9 and are expected to complete their online scheduling by Friday, January 16th. Scheduling can be completed on a home computer or in the MHS Media Center before or after school.
Current sophomores will attend an online scheduling presentation on January 21st. Their window to schedule next year’s classes online will be January 21 – January 30.
Current freshmen will be scheduling in the MHS computer labs, with their counselors, on February 6th.
To view the scheduling instructions, please follow this link: Scheduling Directions
To view the PowerPoint presentation shown to students, please follow this link:
Scheduling Powerpoint
Any scheduling questions should be directed to the student’s counselor:
A – C: Mr. Bodeen 743-8824
D – HOF: Mrs. Hoover 743-8822
HOG – MON: Mr. Woods 743-8825
MOO – SAN: Mrs. Ryser 743-8827
SAO – Z: Mrs. Sanders 743-8823

"Figments" Provokes your imagination
The latest production to hit the MHS stage is “Figments”, the story of playwright trying to cope with a terrible case of writer’s block while writing a murder mystery. In this comedy, various characters of the murder mystery come to life as figments of the writer’s imagination. As the complex plot unfolds, these hilarious characters help to resolve the issues that surround him. The MHS production is January 22, 23, and 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are currently on sale in the Bookstore for $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students. All tickets are general admission.

Honor your Graduating Senior
Once again, the "M" yearbook is providing the opportunity for parents, grandparents, family, and/or friends to purchase a senior ad that will be featured in this year's book. This is a great way to surprise that special senior at the end of the year and to show how proud you are of his or her accomplishments. If interested in purchasing an ad, please download the form and return to the MHS bookstore by February 27. If you have any questions, please email Susan Hafner:

New Traffic Pattern Reminder
A reminder about the new traffic arrangements for dropping off and picking up of students in the back (south side) of the building. All drivers are cautioned to be aware of the new traffic patterns and obey posted signs and painted markings on the pavement. Everyone is encouraged to drive slowly and be alert. Student safety is the number one priority!

Moline High School Awarded Grant
Moline High School is pleased to announce that MHS was selected to receive federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant funding for the 2014 - 2015 school year. In a highly competitive selection process, the state chose 87 programs out of the 142 proposals they received. The goal of Moline High School's grant is to continue to close the achievement gap for our at-risk populations. Programs offered will address the acquisition of academic skills and provide students with opportunities to earn credits needed for a high school diploma. The $135,000 award will allow MHS to offer night school courses, Saturday school, after school tutoring, extended semester credit recovery, family activities, and both transitional and remedial summer school courses.

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. Second semester, the staffed Intervention rooms include English (rooms B215 & J231), Math (rooms B303 & J308) and Science (room J137.) Students may show up any morning during period 1 and receive a pass to an intervention room. Students must bring their student ID.

Share Joys Achieves Sweet Success!
The totals are in! This year’s “Share Joys” raised $47,865 to clothe 260 elementary through high school students in the Moline/Coal Valley School District. The Share Joys program has raised $1,060,477 since it began in 1949. The donut eating contest brought in close to $15,000.
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 “Candy Land – Making it Sweeter for Others” and specific Share Joys events took place in the classrooms on December 11th and 12th. Thanks to all who participated in making this another successful Share Joys!

Students Named as Illinois State Scholars
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission named 48 MHS seniors as 2015 Illinois State Scholars. The students were honored at a ceremony on December 16th. The State Scholar program recognizes Illinois high school students for outstanding academic achievement. Congratulations to all our Illinois State Scholars!

New Security System in Place
As part of the Moline High School safety plan, all exterior doors are locked at 9:00 a.m. This includes the main entrance doors at the front of the building. A new security system is now in place that requires visitors to push a button to signal their intent to enter. Once visitors have been verbally acknowledged by a security person inside the building, the door will release to allow entrance. All visitors must sign in with the front door attendant upon arrival. This security system is the same as the ones in place at other buildings in the district.

New Club formed at MHS
Moline High School student athletes have created an after school club entitled “Sports Unlimited”. This club pairs students with special needs with student athletes to develop friendships and increase student involvement through non-competitive games and activities. The club meets approximately once per month after school. The club sponsors are Sue Dell, Kristin Sanders, Jeff McCracken, and Lisa Martinez.