Teen Mom’s celebrated Halloween with their babies and our moms-to-be made baby blankets.
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If students and staff brought in two cans of food, they could dress up for Halloween!
Mid City has been preparing for 3 weeks for the Junior Achievement Titan Competition. Students are given complete control to manage and operate their own virtual business through the JA Titan online simulation program. Success depends on how well they manage their company’s key decisions. The top teams receive prizes and have the opportunity to win up to $6000 in college scholarships. Nautica Carr, Anakin Essex, Scott Lake, and Alicia Wade will represent Mid City on November 4th.
Andrew Nelson went with the President and CEO of iJAG to deliver food to a local homeless shelter.
Mid City and Central High School students attended the 10th Annual General Assembly of the Iowa Youth Congress. Mid City and Central students below were in committee arguing the mandatory Sex Education Bill.
The Bill made it through Committee and members of the IYC got the funding bill passed. It was the highest vote getter with only three votes against it. Great job Davenport students!!
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Students took an Anime class’s trip to Anderson Japanese Gardens last week. They had SUCH a good time and did a great job applying all the techniques they’ve learned about Japanese culture to the items in the garden.
Students that survived the Zombie Apocalypse class used their Rocket Stove to make Scrambled Eggs and Ham to test their survival skills. They also learned a new appreciation for dryer lint by using a golf ball sized piece to start the fire to cook their breakfast.
Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) is a nonprofit organization that helps students knock down barriers by unlocking their hidden potential. The program teaches performance competencies which are needed to succeed in school as well as the workplace and to lead fulfilling lives. On Monday, October 19, 2015, iJAG held their Initiation and Installation ceremony at MCHS. iJAG officers were sworn in and given certificates.
Next Wednesday, Mr. Nielsen is bringing in three retired business CEOs to his class to allow his students to ask questions about what it likes to start a business. This is part of a project he is developing. The students will be asked to use information to create their own business plan using information from class and from these visitors. The hope is that these individuals could partner with us more in the future to serve as mentors to students interested in business. And, if they get to a plan that is feasible, the mentors could help the students take the next step to actually starting a business of some sort.
Students in Mr. Schlichting’s Speech class were learning how to give Impromptu speeches. Dr. Klipsch, principal at Mid City High School, modeled for the class how to give an ‘off the cuff’ speech about Outer Space.
Mid City High School would like to thank the following businesses, schools and organizations for ‘Teaming Up’ with us for the Student Hunger Drive (Dr. Tate and Rob Scott pictured above):
The DCSD Achievement Services Center
The Mississippi Bend AEA
Trinity Lutheran School
The Juvenile Court Services/ Scott County Courthouse
Grandview Baptist Church
Villa Maria Daycare and Early Childhood Center
Schlichting’s Speech students held a Job Fair this morning!
MCHS students participated in the Hunger Drive Kick-off!
MCHS Choir participated in MetroFest last night at Pleasant Valley High School.
Elibariki Kisimbo and Joseph Kimbwereza visited Mid City High School students to talk about life in Tanzania. The two work for the organization Empower Tanzania and spoke about the water crisis, schools, and health initiatives in Tanzania. The students came away with a new appreciation for such basic things like the water fountains in our schools. The students learned that in Tanzania you have to walk 6 miles or more to get a bucket of water (that is most often dirty) to take home for their family cooking and cleaning.