Iowa Youth Congress members Morgan Kurtz, Maddy Pineo and Cameron Head, and their advisors Josh Thomas and Dave Thede, held a round table discussion with Iowa Governor candidate Andrea McGuire. McGuire was joined by members of the Iowa Democratic Black Caucus. Topics discussed included funding equalization and Mental Health Training for school staff. Click on the link below to see video coverage of this event by OurQuadCities.com
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Jovian Smith made this beautiful chest in the Woods class he has with Mr. Schellenberg. Great job Jovian!
Advanced Woodworking student Tony Sird created this beautiful jewelry box. Way go to Tony! Maverick proud!
Mid City High School has a new web site that serves two purposes. The first purpose is for our families that may need support or assistance – when families visit the website, they can click on the link “Need Support Click Here.” The second purpose is for individuals that would like to make a donation to help fill a need or to volunteer their time – there is a link in the top right corner for those who would like to give.
Click the image below to go to our new Donation Location web site.
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.
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.
Jovian Smith read a heartfelt poem he wrote in memory of his grandfather at the Zeta Phi Beta and Rock Island Academy Grandparent’s Tea held on September 17th at the Martin Luther King Center in Rock Island.
Did you know that Mid City offers free after school tutoring!
It starts today. Here is the schedule:
MATH HELP: Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15. Students just need to show up to Ms. Kormann or Ms. Mastalio’s room after school.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS HELP: Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15. Students just need to show up to the APEX computer lab after school (room 203).
SCIENCE HELP: Thursdays from 3:15-4:15. Students just need to show up to Ms. Hughes’ room after school.
LANGUAGE ARTS HELP: Thursdays from 3:15-4:15. Students just need to show up to Ms. Weigel’s room after school .
SOCIAL STUDIES HELP: Mondays from 3:15-4:15. Students just need to show up to Mr. Thomas’ room after school.
This is an awesome opportunity to get the extra help you need.
AND IT’S FREE!!! Feel free to call and ask for Jamie if you have questions. You don’t need to have these specific teachers to take part in these help periods.
Thank you Michael Carton of WQPT for presenting resources (website, apps and TV shows) for our Teen Moms and for the free books for our baby Mavericks! They enjoyed the rich conversation about single parent challenges, various ages and stages children go through, and sharing stories with one another.
Students Kaleb Payne, Tyler Roberson and Brianne Sinclair constructed a tarp shelter as part of their Product Development class in which they are learning “How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse.” This is the second attempt at shelter making after discovering the day before that aluminum rods and really hard ground do not make an effective shelter building combination. Once Bridge Spikes were substituted for the aluminum stakes, the total time to construct the shelter was less than 10 minutes.
What a great way to kick-off the new school year! MCHS had a General Assemby and 2017 Fourth Quarter Grades and Attendance Assembly. Go Mavericks!!
Breyden Stenger graduated this past May 2017. Prior to the end of the school year he prepared his portfolio, interviewed and was hired for a Graphic Design summer apprenticeship position with the Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship program. Breydon helped created public art for the community.
Graduation is only the beginning! Keshuna Miller, who graduated in May 2017 , stopped by Mid City High School on her way out of town. She is off to college! Keshuna will be attending Kirkwood Community College.
Click on the image below to enlarge the flyer information on how students can volunteer their time on the Mid City High School Farm.
Mid City High School’s faculty, staff, and administrators are extremely proud of their largest graduating class! The graduation ceremony was beautiful, funny at times, and touched the hearts of those who attended. Read more about it in the Quad City Times by clicking the link below:
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!
Click on the link below for the full story:
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.