HS Student Bulletin, 3-15-19

Student Bulletin                             Friday, March 15                                    Day 3

 

Attention Juniors and Seniors who are interested in applying for National Honor Society:  Applications along with NHS criteria are available in the high school office and via the district website.  You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and have performed 40 hours of community service to apply. Completed applications are due today at 3:15pm to the high school office.  No exceptions.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Stenger.

 

Attention Seniors:  Dare Role Model applications are available at the drive-up window.   DARE Role Models are selected through a strict application process—zero tolerance for alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.  Students must have a good driving record, a 3.0 grade point average, no criminal record, and be role models to their peers and younger students.   Submit applications to the Monticello Police Department by Monday, March 25.

 

F&M Bank is sponsoring ACT Prep Seminars for juniors at JREC March 30th OR April 6th.  Students should register with Abby Jaeger at abby.jaeger@kirkwood.edu or 465-2302 by March 15th.  The ACT is offered at Monticello High School April 13th.  Students can register at www.act.org.

 

Order your post prom t-shirt today in the office.  T-shirts are $10 and this is your ticket in the door.   Donations are also due today.  Each junior and senior family is asked to donate $25 each to help cover the cost of food, prizes, and entertainment.

 

Please read these policies for Monticello High School as they appear in the 2018-19 Student Handbook –

 

PERSONAL APPEARANCE

Students’ personal appearance will reflect the high ideals and personal pride that Monticello has in its schools.  Students are expected to adhere to standards of cleanliness and dress that are reasonable and compatible with the requirements of a good learning environment.  Personal appearance at school should be reasonable and proper, shall present no health or safety hazards to the individual or his/her fellow students, shall not promote products which are illegal for use of minors such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or create undue class disturbance.  Clothing which may display objectionable material, profanity, reference to subversion, or be sexually offensive is prohibited.  Students will not be permitted to wear caps, hats, headbands, hoods, or bandanas during the school day (8:05 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.).  Roller blades, roller skates, roller shoes, and skateboards are not to be worn or used on school property.  Any accessories deemed unsafe or otherwise hazardous to others (such as chains or jewelry or accessories with spikes, etc.) will not be allowed.  Students must wear shoes or other appropriate foot attire at all times.

Clothing deliberately chosen because it is extremely tight or obviously too small is not in good taste.  In addition, the following types of clothing will not be allowed during the day because the likelihood that such attire will cause a material and substantial disruption to the educational process:  halter tops, “muscle shirts”, one-strapped shirts, inappropriate spaghetti strap shirts, shirts with open backs or sides, and shirts that reveal a bare midriff and/or cleavage, clothes with holes or tears in inappropriate places, or low riding pants are not acceptable.

If a student disrupts the educational process, he or she will first be given the opportunity to change clothes.  If that option is not exercised, then the student will be disciplined and may be banned from wearing the specific style of clothing to school in the future.

If a student has any question about the appropriateness of an item of apparel, the student should seek approval prior to wearing the item or bring alternative clothing in case the item is deemed to be in violation of this policy.  Final interpretation of these provisions is the responsibility of the administration.  Any questions and/or complaints should be addressed to the administration.

 

LOCKERS AND LOCKS – (Board Policy 503.11, 503.11R1, and 503.11E1)

Each student will be assigned a locker.  All book bags/backpacks/purses must be stored in a student locker during the school day.  Students may NOT switch lockers without first receiving permission from the principal’s office.  Students are not to store items of value in school lockers.  The school cannot be liable for lost or stolen money or articles kept in your locker.  Students need to provide their own padlock to be used in the locker room during their Physical Education class period.  School administrators and/or designated representatives possess the authority to conduct a reasonable search of student lockers periodically.

 

TELEPHONE – USE OF

If a student needs to make an important call, they may, with permission, use the office phone.  No other school phones should be used by students.  Use of cell phones is restricted to the Commons at lunch time, before and after school.  Students who misuse their cell phone will be given a 30 minute detention which must be served before their cell phone is returned. No other electronic devices (i.e. walkie talkies, two way radios, CD players, headsets, I Pads, I Pods, etc.) are allowed at school without prior approval of administration.

Monticello High School Cell Phone and Electronic Devices Policy  (Effective 2/16/16)

-We encourage students to keep their cell phones and electronic devices in their lockers or their vehicles.

– When you enter the classroom, you will put your phone/device in the holder provided and it will remain there for the whole period unless the teacher allows you to have it for classroom use (example: using it as a calculator in math)

– If you have a phone/device and do not put it in the holder, you will be asked to put it there.

-First offense: Warning

-Second offense: Phone/device is sent to office and student will serve a 30 minute detention.

-Third offense: Phone/device and student sent to office, parent meeting scheduled or parent phone call made, and additional punishment to be determined.

– If you leave the room to go to your locker or the restroom, your phone/device needs to remain in the holder.

 

 

Today’s Lunch:  Cheese quesadilla, corn, watermelon, chocolate brownie, and milk.

 

Activities:  Girls Track @ U of Dubuque 4:00.

Saturday – Boys Track @ U of Dubuque 10:30 am.

Thursday, March 28 – Girls and Boys Conference Track at U of Dubuque 4:30.

 

 

Guidance News:

All Guidance Office announcements will be listed daily for about a week.  If you need to find a past announcement, search in your email for that week’s school announcement list.

 

All students, especially seniors and juniors should become familiar with the High School Counseling webpage on the District’s website.  Scholarships are being added to the National, State and Local Scholarship webpage and there are many scholarships on the site to look at which all will eventually be updated.  There are also links to other scholarship opportunities for all age groups, college rep visits, college visit days, military rep visits, and many other links to browse through.

 

Seniors planning to study art at a two or four year college may apply for the Kortemeyer Art Scholarship. See Mrs Woodhouse for information.  Deadline is April 1.

 

Seniors planning to attend Kirkwood to study art may apply for the Kirkwood Art Scholarship.  Deadline is April 22.  See Mrs. Woodhouse for details.

 

Monticello Schools Foundation Scholarships – Scholarships are listed on one form – checkmark scholarships of choice.  See each scholarship for eligibility. Application can be found on the 2019 Scholarship Application webpage on the MHS Counseling website.   Deadline: April 8, 2019

 

Allen College is excited to host experiences aiding high school students in the exploration and selection of healthcare careers and college options. Events are held on the Allen College campus in Waterloo, IA.

  1. Campus Visit Days One Friday each month, 1 – 3:30 p.m.

Geared toward prospective students with a specific interest in Allen College.  The interactive afternoon includes a review of the admission process, insight from current students and faculty, a financial overview, as well as, a tour of the campus.

Schedule a Visit

  1. A Day in the Life Friday, April 12, 2019, 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.     Registration Deadline: April 3

Designed for students exploring healthcare career paths. Nursing, radiography, diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound), medical laboratory science, and public health will be highlighted. The sessions include hands-on opportunities for participants.
Group or individual registrations will be accommodated. Boxed lunches are provided.  Register

David E. Cuckler Scholarship – Applicant must be planning to attend Kirkwood Community College in a vocational/technical program.  Application can be found on the 2019 Scholarship Application page linked from the MHS Counseling website.  Deadline: March 29, 2019

 

Lloyd & Joyce Welter Scholarship – Applicant must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and attending Kirkwood Community College. Application can be found on the 2019 Scholarship Application page linked from the MHS Counseling website.  Deadline: March 29, 2019

 

Kirkwood Community College Scholarships – Presidential & Leaders for Tomorrow – Applicants are seniors planning on attending Kirkwood. Go to http://www.kirkwood.edu/scholarships for online application.   Deadline: March 15, 2019.  For the Presidential Scholarship – High school seniors who have an ACT test score of 25 or higher and a 3.5 GPA or above are eligible for the Presidential Scholarship. Up to 25 scholarships for $5,500 each will be available to students who meet this criteria and will be full-time Kirkwood students in the fall and spring following their high school graduation.  For the Leaders For Tomorrow Scholarship – The Leaders For Tomorrow Scholarship is available to high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA or above. Up to 75 scholarships for $3,500 will be available to seniors who will be full-time Kirkwood students in the fall following high school graduation and can demonstrate strong leadership qualities. At least one community and two high school leadership experiences are required during the junior and senior years of high school.

 

David Greif Memorial Scholarship – Applicant must be a graduating senior planning on attending Kirkwood Community College.  Preference goes to students pursuing an education in engineering or agriculture.  Application can be found on the 2019 Scholarship Application page linked from the MHS Counseling website.  Deadline:  April 22, 2019

 

Fidelity Bank & Trust Scholarship – Applicant, as well as parent/guardian, are not required to be a customer of Fidelity Bank & Trust.  Must have a “C” grade point average or higher and planning on pursuing an education at an accredited institution (two or four year college program or vocational training). Essay required. Application can be found on the 2019 Scholarship Application page linked from the MHS Counseling website.  Deadline:  March 31, 2019

David E. Cuckler Scholarship – Applicant must be planning to attend Kirkwood Community College in a vocational/technical program.  Application can be found on the 2019 Scholarship Application page linked from the MHS Counseling website.  Deadline: March 29, 2019

Quota International Education Scholarship – Applicant must be a Jones County high school or college student with a hearing disability.  College students must be in their junior, senior or graduate program in the areas of Speech and Language Pathology, Deaf Education or Audiology.  Application can be found on the 2019 Scholarship Application page on the MHS Counseling website. Deadline:  March 20, 2019

Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship – Iowa State University – Applicant must be a Lutheran gentleman entering Iowa State University in the fall of 2019.  They will be evaluated on scholarship achievement and active participation in their community and churches.  Go to http://epsilon.betasigmapsi.org/scholarship/ for information and to apply online.  Deadline: March 15, 2019

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship – Applicant must be of Protestant faith, a resident of Iowa and planning on being a full-time student at the University of Iowa.  One of the recipients must be a member of the Episcopal Church and at least one recipient must be a young man who shows interest in and promise for a career in banking. Application can be found on the 2019 Scholarship Application page on the MHS Counseling website.  Deadline:  May 1, 2019

Jones Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship – Applicant must be a senior pursuing a post-high school health-related career.  Students are encouraged to have volunteered at Jones Regional Medical Center.   Go to https://www.unitypoint.org/anamosa/auxillary.aspx  for information and application.  Application can also be found on the 2019 Scholarship Application page on the MHS Counseling website.   Deadline: April 5, 2019

Monticello Eagles Aerie #4466 & Monticello Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship -Applicant must be a Monticello High School senior planning on attending a trade school or a two to four year college or university.  Will look at applicant’s character, academics, community involvement and extra curricular activities.  Application can also be found on the 2019 Scholarship Application page on the MHS Counseling website.   Deadline:  April 15, 2019

Representatives from the Navy will be in the commons during lunch shifts on March 29th.

Hannah First Memorial Scholarship -Applicant must be a graduating senior planning to pursue a 4 year degree in a pre-professional, medical or veterinarian medicine field.  Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Application can be found on the 2019 Scholarship Application link on the MHS Counseling website. Deadline: April 26, 2019

Iowa Pork Foundation Scholarship (Incoming College Freshmen) – Applicant must be an incoming Iowa freshman in the fall of 2018 majoring in an Ag-related field with an emphasis on the swine industry.  Must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Information can be found on the 2019 Scholarship Application link on the MHS Counseling website.  Deadline: April 1, 2019

Iowa Hospital Education Research Foundation (IHERF) Scholarship Program – Applicant must be enrolling in a health-related degree program.  In exchange for financial support, each award recipient must be willing to commit to working one year in an Iowa hospital for each year of scholarship award.  Information can be found on the 2019 Scholarship Application link on the MHS Counseling website. Deadline:  March 30, 2019

Iowa Golf Association Ann Griffel Scholarship – Applicant must be an Iowa high school senior girl who intends to further their education at an Iowa institution.  Award based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and leadership qualities, not on golf accomplishments or ability. Online application. Information can be found on the 2019 Scholarship Application link on the MHS Counseling website. Deadline:  April 1, 2019

Iowa Golf Association Herman Sani Scholarship – Applicant must have experience or background in golf.  Award based on academic performance, extracurricular activities and leadership qualities.  Must attend the Sani Awards Banquet and presentation. Information can be found on the 2019 Scholarship Application link on the MHS Counseling website. Deadline: April 1, 2019