Mark Your Calendar...

  • November 11: NO SCHOOL
  • November 26 – 28: NO SCHOOL
  • December 2: Band Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the AUD
  • December 3: Donut Eating Contest at 7:00 a.m. in the East Gym
  • December 3: Annual Share Joys Auction at 6:30 pm at the Barrel House
  • December 4: Orchestra Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the AUD
  • December 11 & 12: Share Joys
  • December 16: Illinois State Scholars breakfast at 7:00 a.m. in the Cafeteria
  • December 18: Choral Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the AUD
  • December 22 – January 5: No school

Spotlight on…

The Moline High School Parent-Teacher Association (PTSA) will conduct the annual Share Joys auction on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Barrel House in downtown Moline.

A number of local businesses and individuals have donated items for the auction, including the Barrel House; Barley and Rye Bistro; Ellefritz Tax Service; City of Davenport Parks and Recreation; the Family Museum of Arts and Science; the Figge Art Museum; Lavender Crest Winery; the Moline Dispatch Publishing Co.; the Putnam Museum; QC Family Entertainment Center; Service Plus Credit Union; Stashu's Pizza and Deli; and Waterpark Car Wash. Donations are still being accepted.

Now in its 65th year, Share Joys brightens the holidays for local families by funding the purchase of new clothing and shoes for needy students in the elementary through middle school levels.
For more information about the Share Joys auction, contact Kelly Head, president of the Moline High School PTSA, at (309) 292-7282, e-mail:

Students Fight Hunger
This year’s 29th annual Student Hunger drive collected 653,496 pounds of food community-wide to benefit the River Bend Foodbank. Moline High School contributed over 23,000 pounds of canned and non-perishable food to the event, an estimated $34,933 value.
The winner of the second period competition was Mrs. Gross’ Diversified Occupations class. The Empty Bowls Project, an event sponsored by the district art staff, raised over $3,200 to donate to the Student Hunger Drive.
Thank you and congratulations to Interact Club members, sponsors Mr. Lindstrom and Mr. Bohnsack, MHS and district students and staff, the district Art Department, donation restaurants, volunteers, and generous community members. If you donated food, labor, or attended an event to support the high schools efforts, it was greatly appreciated!
A special thank you to Valspar Corporation in Moline for providing a semi-truck and driver to pick up the boxes at MHS and deliver them to the Foodbank in Davenport.

Recycling Reaps Rewards
On Friday, November 7th, representatives from the “Keep Moline Beautiful” commission were at MHS to inform students in the MHS Recycling Crew that they received this year’s Recycling Super Hero award! This award is given annually by the City of Moline in recognition of America Recycles Day, November 15th. Students from the MHS Worksite Group, Mr. Ehlers’ Developmental Worksite class, and Mrs. Nelson’s Vocations class are responsible for the recycling efforts at MHS.
The students’ dedication and hard work impressed the commission! Students collect paper, cans, and plastic bottles from the classrooms, offices, and hallways of MHS on a weekly basis. Cans and bottles are sorted and cleaned and recycled by Midland Davis. The official award will be presented at the Moline City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 18th at 6:30 p.m. Students, teachers, and parents are invited to attend. Congratulations to our students and teachers for keeping MHS beautiful and for keeping all those items out of the landfill!

Enter PTA Arts Contest
The National PTA Reflections Program contest theme for the 2014 – 2015 school year is “The world would be a better place if…” Student entries in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts are encouraged. The information and participation rules are available at: PTA Reflections Art Program

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 B207 & B217), Math (rooms B301 & J307) and Science (room J115.) Students may show up any morning during period 1 and receive a pass to an intervention room. Students must bring their student ID.

Junior Parent Information
A special meeting for junior parents was held on Tuesday, September 23rd. The PowerPoint presentation is available by clicking the following link: Junior Parent meeting 9-23-2014

Public Notification of Grant Application
Moline High School is applying for a 2014 – 2015 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grant. These are federal funds used for academic, enrichment, and recreational services offered beyond regular school hours. The application will be submitted by August 11, 2014. Any questions regarding this application may be directed to Diane Sommers at or 309-743-8807.