Mid City iJAG students toured Hamilton Tech College on 3/24/15. Student got a first-hand look at programs offered and spoke to students and staff about their experience at Hamilton Tech. Hamilton Tech offers: Medical Assisting, Medical Billing & Coding, and Electronics Technology.
News, Events, and Announcements
Representatives from the Manhattan Strategy Group and Clemson Broadcast Productions chose Mid City High School as part of a documentary for the US Department of Education on the Rural Dropout Prevention Project. They are visiting schools in 14 States including Alaska!
During our Maverick Moms’ Lunch, Mrs. B and Mrs. Campbell read to a beautiful future Maverick.
James Salkil went to Des Moines for iJAG Legislative Day. Legislators from the House and Senate were truly impressed with him and multiple iJAG teachers, program managers, and the CEO/President talked of how captivated they were by his confidence, presence, and ability to speak with others. Out of 30 ijAG students, 8 were chosen to talk to the Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and James was one of those 8! He personally presented her with information about iJAG and thanked her for her support of the program in the schools. James was the best dressed iJAG student and the top candidate for the day!
Students toured the Moline MTI Campus and got a first-hand look at the following programs:
- Medical Assistant
- Dental Assistant
- Pharmacy Tech
Miss Mastalio’s Sports Statistics class analyzed the projected March Madness brackets (the tournament to determine the college basketball national champion). Students found 10 different statistics describing each team in the tournament, then used these statistics to help them decide which team would win each game. They filled out bracket posters to display in the school so that we can see if our statistical predictions match up with what happens in the actual games! Students found it interesting to see how the statistics matched up with how good they personally thought certain teams were.
Students in Ms. Jones biology class transcribe DNA to decode a mystery sentence.
Genetic variations led to students creating Frankenfish!!
Once a week, Service Learning and iJAG students go to Filmore Elementary School to mentor “lunch buddies.”
Mid City iJAG students toured John Deere Harvester Works on 3/2/15. Students received an in-depth tour of the ‘start to finish’ process of making a combine. They also had a luncheon in information session with a variety of John Deere workers.
Mid City iJAG students attend the Quad City Youth Conference on 2/26/15. Students engaged in workshops of their choice which included: self-discovery, becoming a team player, relieving stress, suicide prevention, anti-bullying, healthy relationships, and more.
Students in the Thursday morning “Mad Scientist Beginner Level” class constructed a working microphone out of a matchbox, pencil lead, wire, and a 9v battery. The students were rather excited when they found out it worked and they were able to hear quite clearly using the microphone. Students involved in the effort were Nathan Dunahoo, Andrew Nelson, and Andrew Wilkins-Kellerman.