Iowa Youth Congress sponsors received a certificate of recognition from State Representative Phyllis Thede.
News, Events, and Announcements
Mavericks heading out for the Women In Science and Engineering Conference being held at Iowa State.
Mayor Frank Klipsch opened the 3rd quarter Academic and Attendance Achievement ceremony with a heartfelt speech.
Grace from Nahant Marsh gave a presentation to Biology classes on carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. She brought animal skills, skins and an live fox snake as part of her demonstration.
Mr. Schlichting’s Speech class held a Job Fair today.
Students hung the birdhouses they made in Construction Technology class while others continued to build Garden Boxes for the Urban Farm Project.
Service Learning students helped clean the creek
Ms. Jones’ Science class received fertilized chicken eggs which began hatching on April 25, 2016 as scheduled. The baby chickens will be transferred to the make-shift chicken coop as soon as they are ready. Students are learning what it takes to keep and raise chickens.
Mid City students and staff paid it forward by baking cookies for the community with Grandview Church. Grandview Church has been very generous to our Maverick students and families by regularly donating teen and baby cloths, coats, food, toiletries, and more!
The Mid City Choir concert was a huge success! Ann Osborne was the accompanist for teacher David Wilkinson and the singers. Soloists Lauren Hodges, Lacey Tucker, Chrissy Bein and Mya Novinger did a beautiful job.
Mr. Callaway and Mr. Matheis’ History of Music class joined Mr. Wilkinson’s Chorus students to hear two gentlemen from the River Music Experience sing Rock and Roll music.
Student of the month Alexis Larson and Kayla Sims at Sancho’s.
Mrs. Meyers’ and Mrs. Kormann’s 1st through 3rd periods planted potatoes today. KK Construction & Rental donated their time, potato planter and tractor. They planted 14 rows of 4 different types of potatoes.
Students in Mr. Schellenberg’s Construction Technology I course built a Lending Library for Hayes Elementary School. Each CTI student had a part in building the Lending Library case. Ms. Tabor, Mid City’s Juvenile Court Liaison, seeded the Lending Library with books to get them started.
Mid City iJAG students and staff had a great time at the iJAG Trivia Night Fundraiser!
Mike Zeller, of Iowa State University, did a DNA Lab with the Biology classes. Students ran DNA tests using the equipment he provided.
Mid City Staff and Administrators created a video to prepare students for the Iowa Assessments they will be taking next week. Check out their motivational video:
The local magazine entitled “Radish” visited Mid City’s Urban Farm and interviewed Mrs. Meyers about the project that was started this Fall thanks to a generous grant from John Deere and P & K Midwest. Click on the link below to see the article from the April 2016 issue of “Radish.”
Mid City Freshman student Ayiana Litt talks often about the skills and behaviors she learned from J.B. Young’s AVID teacher Jessica Bishop. AVID is a college readiness program that runs from 6th through 8th grades and will be housed at Smart Middle School next year.
iJAG students volunteered at Living Lands and Water on April 4, 2016. They worked incredibly hard wrapping over 2,000 trees that will be planted across rivers throughout the U.S. Mid City student’s bagged over 2,000 trees and were treated to Happy Joe’s pizza for their outstanding efforts!
Debbie from MVRBC (Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center) presented to Science classes as to why they should give blood at our next Blood Drive May 12th. Giving blood could save a life. An interesting fact is that 20% of MVRBC donors are High School students. Debbie checked several students to see what blood type they were.
Mid City recognizes Child Abuse Prevention month and Autism Awareness month by wearing blue!