On Wednesday night, three members of the Mid City Iowa Youth Congress attended the District Ice Cream Social and met with School Board members, Dr. Tate, and State Senators Roby Smith and Mark Lofgren as well as State Representative Monica Kourth. The discussion centered around school funding and their bill for Mandatory Mental Health Awareness training for all school employees. They participated in round table discussions on these issues and tried to gather the Legislative support that they will need to pass their bill. Students attending were Cameron Head, Jade Arnold and Deborah Johnson.
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Alexys Williams is currently enrolled in Ms. Lewis’s Photography class and shared these photos that she took while at Vanderveer Park. Guess who has a great future as a photographer? Way to go Alexys! Maverick Pride!
Alicia Keys wrote a song in the wake of all the tragedy in the world right now. She challenged people to hold up a sign telling why they are here. Staff and students took this challenge to show the world their positive messages of what their purpose is while here at Mid City and here on earth.
Between October 9 and November 17, 2017, your child/children will be invited to join their 6th – 12th grade classmates in completing the Student Behavioral Health survey. Participation in the survey is anonymous and strictly voluntary, and no student is required to fill out the survey. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
The purpose of the survey is to collect information about youth in your district, so we can better understand their experiences, opinions, and knowledge in three areas: (1) Adult-Student Relationships, (2) Bullying, and (3) Knowledge of Mental Health Issues. The information collected will help the district plan and implement strategies for strengthening adult-student relationships, preventing and addressing bullying, and educating youth about mental health issues.
A letter will be sent out via eblast detailing this survey. Please read this letter and let us know if you DO NOT want your child to take part. If you DO NOT want your child to take part please sign and return the letter. Feel free to call the school for more details.
Ten students from Mr. Thede’s Robotics and Engineering class at Mid City HS visited Genesis Robotic Systems to learn about how robots are developed and integrated into a manufacturing setting. They also learned what education and skills are required to work in this field.
Tony designed a shelf for Ms. Weigel’s room and had Trevor help him hang it up for her. Go Mavericks!
Michelle with Genesis Health Group showed the teen moms how to do Infant CPR, First Aid & answered their questions related to the health and welfare of their child.
Mr. Parks’ “Men of Integrity” group met today and had Brandon, a Davenport native,as their guest speaker.