The Language Arts teachers collaborated to have their classes put together Mid City High School’s first Lit Magazine. Enjoy!
News, Events, and Announcements
Several high school art classes from around the Quad Cities competed in the “Pastel Competition” on May 27th at the Bucktown Gallery in Davenport, Iowa. Each team created an 8 foot by 8 foot mural in chalk and pastels. The murals will be on display in the Midcoast room in the Bucktown Gallery through the month of June. The teams do not find out who won until the reception on June 30th. Students on the Mid City High School team included: Eren Nosa, Heather McCleary, Jade Arnold, Gabby Whitman, Angelo Guzman, Martha Negus Wheeler, and Corey Witt.
Mid City High School Senior Jalen Crawford received the Doug Walters Memorial Scholarship. This $500 scholarship is awarded by the Great River Uni-Serve Unit of the Iowa State Education Association annually to students who demonstrate social activism in their work during time in high school. Presenting the award is Theresa Walters.
Two graduating seniors received scholarships and were featured in the Quad City Times “Let’s Salute” section of the paper today. McKayla Forari received $600 to attend Scott Community College for her Welding Certification and Keshuna Miller received $600 to attend Kirkwood Community College for Culinary Arts, German and Sign Language. Go Mavericks!
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Mrs. Blinkinsop was awarded the ‘Teens for Tomorrow’ grant from the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend to continue her work with the Teen Mom program. This is the second year she has received funding from T4T and she appreciates receiving the grant to continue making a difference in teen mom’s lives.
Over the past few weeks in Mr. Thede’s Robotics class, each student built their own rocket and today was launch day!
Mr. Schellenberg’s Advanced Woods class made a Free Library Reading Nook for the Library Learning Commons at Mid City High School. The books on the top two shelves are for the high school students and the preschool books on the bottom shelf are for teen parents to take for their children. All books on the nook are free for the taking and do not need to be checked out or returned. Various teachers, community members and students have donated books for the free library.
The talented students that built the Free Library Reading Nook are Jacob Leutkenhaus, Seth Pineo, Kirk Gray and Trevon Johnson. Congrats on a job well done!
The Art Department held their first “Night of Installation” on Friday, May 5 from 5:00pm -7:00pm. Art teacher Mrs. Lewis has a number of talented student artists this year and wanted to display their art work throughout the school for all to see.
Mid City’s Teen Moms graduated today from United Way’s Born Learning class. The class was delivered over six Wednesday’s and taught attendees how important school readiness is for their children and steps to take to ensure their child’s success. Educational materials and children’s books were provided each session for parents, grandparents, and caregivers in order to better understand child development and how every day holds numerous teachable moments for their child.
Mid City wants to thank United Way for partnering with the school to provide a thoughtful and well-planned learning opportunity for our amazing teen moms. Congratulations ladies – you should be proud of yourselves!
Mid City would like to thank the following participants for their time and support to our students at the College and Career Fair:
Mr. Schlichting’s Speech class gave their “How To” speeches in a very creative style! Go Mavericks!
Mid City High School Senior Jalen Crawford was awarded the Rotary Club Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 toward the college of his choice. Great job Jalen! We are so proud of you!
Mid City High School will have their Graduation Ceremony at St. Ambrose University’s Galvin Fine Arts Center at 7:00pm on May 31st. We are so proud of our 2017 graduating class! Go Mavericks!
Daniel Wadden has set his sights on becoming a John Deere diesel technician. To accomplish this dream, he will apply to Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar, Iowa for their diesel technician program. Part of this program requires Daniel to complete an internship at a John Deere Dealership. He has requested that P&K Midwest in DeWitt, Iowa be his sponsor. If they agree, they would provide his uniforms and a place for him to do his internship.
Mid City High School held a College and Career Fair for their students and parents. Thank you to all who had a booth set up and took the time to visit with our students, parents and teachers.
Mrs. Blinkinsop was the recipient of the Iowa Association of Alternative Education grant which will fund her Teen Mom classes next year.
Mr. Schlichting’s Speech class had their Job Fair this morning. Students did extensive research on a career they were interested in and then shared information with visitors.
Nate Blumberg successfully made a clamp in his Metals and Materials Processes class. Great job Nate!
Mid City High School students in IYC (Iowa Youth Congress) and the Urban Farm Club participated in the “District of Distinction” showcase on April 13, 2017.
For the upcoming 2017-18 school year all students entering, advancing, or transferring into 12th grade and born after September 15, 1999, will need proof of two doses of meningococcal (A, C W, Y) vaccine; or 1 dose if received when the student was 16 years of age or older. This vaccine must be done before school begins in August and proof brought to the nurse. State is mandating that there will be NO exemptions for lack of immunizations at the 12th grade level for vaccines upon entering school.
There will be no grace/extension period for the implementation of this requirement. Students not meeting this requirement may not begin the school year until this has been met. Please keep in mind that there must be at least an 8 week interval between the two doses.
For more information you may call the Scott County Health Department at 563-326-8618 or visit www.scottcountyiowa.com/health. You may also call the health office with any questions at 563-336-7600.
Incoming 9th Grade Students (Parents/Guardians):
The State of Iowa requires that ALL 9th grade students have a Certificate of Dental Screening form on file in the nurse’s office within 3 months of the start of school (by November). This screening cannot be more than one year old, so schedule your visits now. Your Dentist should have this form in their office however you may also pick one up from the school nurse. Please complete all boxes at the top of the form under STUDENT INFORMATION. Your Dentist can fax this completed form to Mid City High School Attention School Nurse at 563-391-0357 or feel free and call Kristen Swisher, RN (School Nurse) at 563-336-7600 to see if a certificate is on file in her office. You will continue to receive this reminder whether a form has been sent or not. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Mrs. Blinkinsop, school librarian, reached out to United Way to have all of the Teen Mom’s at Mid City High School participate in the grant funded Born Learning workshops. This is the fourth session and United Way volunteers distributed donated items to our Teen Moms that were registered and/or attended. Thank you United Way for being a valuable community partner.
Final Exams will be Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th. Good luck Mavericks!
The Spring Concert at Mid City High School was a huge success! The choir as well as the soloists did a fantastic job!
Third quarter finals will be Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th.
Today was the second Born Learning session brought to our Teen Mom’s thanks to United Way. They learned about child behavior, reading their child’s cues and songs to sing with their babies.
Today was the kick off for our United Way sponsored Born Learning Academy for our Teen Moms. Our moms learned that babies start learning the minute they are born, warm responsive interactions make a difference in school readiness and long term success, and there are plenty of household items we can use to teach our children sounds, shapes and colors.
Mr. Parks, Mid City’s security officer, visited Washington Elementary School to mentor students on living a good life. Mid City staff has a big vision to help all students in our district!
Mid City High School had a packed house for the 1st Honors, 2nd Honors, and Attendance Awards ceremony this morning. Great job Mavericks!!
Mid City Choir teacher had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend the day at Circa 21. Mini-classes were held and a delicious lunch was served. Great day had by all!