Mark Your Calendar...

  • October 16, 17 & 18: “James and the Giant Peach” at 7:00 p.m. in the AUD
  • October 17: End of first quarter
  • October 21: Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the AUD
  • October 22: Empty Bowls Project from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria
  • October 23: Parent Teacher conferences from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m.
  • October 24: Parent Teacher conferences from 8:30 - Noon
  • October 24: NO SCHOOL
  • October 27 – 31: Fall Break
  • November 4: Orchestra concert at 7:00 p.m. in the AUD
  • November 5: Early Dismissal at 11:10 a.m.
  • November 6: Jazz Concert at 7:00 p.m. in the AUD
  • November 11: NO SCHOOL
  • November 26 – 28: NO SCHOOL



Spotlight on…

Contribute to the Student Hunger Drive
The Student Hunger Drive is officially underway! Please support Moline High School and help your local community by contributing to the 29th annual Student Hunger Drive. Moline High School students compete against area schools in their efforts to collect food for the River Bend Foodbank. Last year, MHS collected over 27,000 pounds of canned and non-perishable food. Students would like to exceed that number and are working hard to sponsor many events to earn both money and food items. Some of the planned activities include:

  • A food collection competition between period two classes. Students are encouraged to bring cans to their second period class to help their class collect the most items and win a breakfast pizza party for their class.
  • The Empty Bowls Project in the MHS cafeteria on October 22nd from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Contributions can be made in the following ways:

  • Monetary donations may be sent to the MHS Interact Club, 3600 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL 61265
  • Canned and non-perishable food items can be dropped off during school hours. There are well-marked “Student Hunger Drive” cans available inside the high school front doors and also outside the main office for food donations.

All donations need to be received by Tuesday, November 4th. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Update on MHS vs. RIHS “Border Battle”
In a new event for the Student Hunger Drive, Moline super fans and supporters challenged Rock Island High School students and fans to a “winner take all” competition at the girls’ volleyball game on October 2nd. Moline won the “Border Battle” and over 1,500 pounds of cans and non-perishable food items! A sincere thank you goes out to MHS and RIHS fans, athletes, and coaches who made this competition possible. MHS is pleased to win the competition, but more importantly, is proud to reach our goal of collecting more food for the River Bend Foodbank.

Schedule your Parent Teacher Conferences
Please plan to attend Parent-Teacher conferences on Thursday, October 23rd from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. or Friday, October 24th from 8:30 a.m. – noon. Parents are requested to print off a copy of their student’s report card and bring it with them to the conferences. A copy may be printed in the counseling center for those who are unable to print one at home. Students are encouraged to attend with their parents/guardians. Teachers may be contacted ahead of time reserve a ten-minute conference slot, or plan to drop in to meet with the student’s teachers during conference hours.
On Thursday evening, representatives from Black Hawk College will be available to meet with freshmen through junior students, and their parents, to share information about dual enrollment/dual credit opportunities, and programs of study available between Black Hawk College and Moline High School. The meetings will be held in room E204 at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will be in the hallway near the main office to answer questions about financial aid and filling out the FAFSA

Click here for teacher contact information.

Attend fall play James and the Giant Peach!
Mark your calendar now to attend the play, James and the Giant Peach, based on the timeless classic children’s book of the same name. This “fun for the whole family” play will be held in the MHS auditorium on October 16, 17 and 18th at 7:00 p.m. All tickets are general admission seating, and are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students. Tickets are available at the MHS Bookstore. Call 743-8833 for ticket information. Enjoy the show!

Empty Bowls Project: a Night of Philanthropy, Art, and Food
Help support the Student Hunger Drive by attending the Empty Bowls Project on Wednesday, October 22nd in the MHS cafeteria. District Art Educators invite you to purchase an original clay bowl created and donated by students and community members, and enjoy some tasty soup and bread. The event will run from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. or until the soup runs dry! Suggested donations are $10 per adult, $5.00 per student, or $15.00 per family.

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

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.

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