Student Bulletin Friday, January 8 Day 2
Jammin’ in January is scheduled for Monday, January 11 at 7pm. Music by middle school and high school small ensembles and jazz bands! Attendance is limited, but the concert will be live-streamed. Stay tuned for more details!
Next Tuesday, January 12th we will be doing our end of the semester Standard Improvement Day (SID). On this day, teachers and para educators will be working with students in small group settings to facilitate learning. If you are passing all your classes, then you will not be required to attend school. However, if you have standards you need to reassess then you will be expected to come to school that day. Teachers will let you know on the brown sheet that you have them sign whether they need you to attend on Tuesday. On Monday you will receive a letter to take home either informing your parents of your need to attend on Tuesday or informing your parents of your ability to not attend. If you must attend on Tuesday, once you are meeting all your standards and your teacher signs you out you may leave for the rest of the day. The busses will be running their normal routes and times. Breakfast and Lunch will be served as normal.
The HS SODA group (students opposed to drugs and alcohol) is teaming with the American Heart Association to have an all school RED OUT Thursday, Jan 14th. To buy an AHA shirt visit the Monti Sports webstore. https://sodaandahafundraiser.itemorder.com Deadline to order shirts is Monday, January 11th at 11:59 PM.
The basketball game versus Maquoketa Valley on Jan 14th will also be a RED OUT with fans at home and at the game encouraged to buy an AHA shirt and wear it to watch the game. All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association and the MHS SODA.
American Heart Association Heart Sale. Each heart is $1. You can put your name on it or dedicate it to someone.
If MHS sells more than 100 hearts we will have a pie in the face of a student. If we sell more than 200 we will have a pie in the face of both a student and a teacher. At 300 we’ll have student, teacher and Mrs. Young. And if we can pull off selling 400 Dr. Jaeger the superintendent has agreed to take a pie in the face. We have about 400 people in the building with students and staff so hopefully that is attainable. For each heart you purchase your name goes in the drawing to put the pie in someone’s face. So if you buy 5 then you get your name in the drawing 5 times. Then we will have a lottery drawing to see who gets to put a pie in the face of someone.
SODA students will be selling the hearts in the commons before school and during lunch this week and next. Look for them if you’d like to support a great cause.
Silver Service/Community Service Opportunities:
Animal Welfare Friends has silver service/community service opportunities vailable. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at 319-480-1125 if you’d like to help out.
** Monthly van maintenance: keep track of oil changes, check tires and windshield wipers, cleaning of van.
** Create YouTube videos:
Welcome to AWF for shelter visitors and volunteers; How to walk a dog.
** Pamphlet creation featuring Monticello businesses shelter visitors can visit while in the area.
** Inserting letters for upcoming donation campaign (can be completed off site).
** Cat socialization.
** Dog walking and grooming.
** Dog morning and or evening dog chores
** Cat morning and or evening cat chores
Counselor’s Office News:
All students, especially seniors, should be checking out the Scholarship webpage. Scholarship season is starting and information and applications will begin to be posted. Past scholarship applications are listed to help you research the ones you want to apply for – look at the old applications to get an idea of how to answer questions and essays then watch for the updated application. Watch for deadlines and how to submit the applications. Also check out the Counseling Announcements for information on colleges, college visits and contacts plus other counseling information.
College representatives will be arranging virtual college visits with our school this year. See a list of the scheduled colleges and a link to the Zoom meeting by visiting here. More will be added as they schedule with us.
American Legion Auxiliary Second District, IA Merit Award – Member – Applicant must be either a member of the American Legion Auxiliary or a daughter, granddaughter, great-granddaughter, sister, wife, son, grandson, great-grandson, brother, widow, husband or step relative of a WWI or WWII to present day Veteran. Must be or must plan to be enrolled in a school in the State of Iowa. Information and application can be found on the Scholarship web page linked from the High School Counseling website. Deadline is March 15, 2021
AgVantage FS Scholarship Program – Applicant must be a dependent of an AgVantage FS employee or customer. Must be a high school senior or already enrolled in a college and have maintained at least a 2.5 GPA. Renewable scholarship. Students must have an interest in pursuing a career in agriculture or agribusiness related majors. Information and application can be found on the Scholarship web page linked from the MHS Counseling website. Deadline is January 29, 2021.
Hamilton Scholars Award – Applicants must be a high school junior who is high achieving and service-focused and possesses grit and perseverance. Must demonstrate need. Must be college bound to a US based institution and be committed to participating in our rigorous five-year curriculum. Required to attend New York Leader Week July 10-15, 2021. Go to https://www.hamiltonscholars.org/apply for more information and to apply online. Deadline is January 27, 2021.
John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest – Open to US high school students in grades 9-12. The Profile in Courage Essay Contest challenges students to write an original and creative essay that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in “Profiles In Courage”. Find all eligibility requirements and information on this contest at www.jfklibrary.org/learn/education/profile-in-courage-essay-contest . Deadline is January 15, 2021.
Keep Iowa Beautiful Scholarships Honoring Bob Byers, William Fultz & Gerald Schnepf – Keep Iowa Beautiful will award three $1000 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors who plan to enroll in an Iowa college or university. Bob Byers Scholarship: Supporting students who plan to enroll and study environmental science, community development, landscape architecture or community planning and sustainability. William Fultz Scholarship: Supporting students planning on studying communications, public relations and/or marketing. Gerald Schnepf Scholarship: Supporting students with a record of community service and a desire to continue to support and contribute to the enhancement of the place they live and work. Go to www.keepiowabeutiful.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships/ to apply online. Deadline is February 12, 2021.
Mensa Education & Research Foundation Scholarship Essay Contest – Applicants must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited US institution of higher learning. Applicants must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals. Go to www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships for more information and to apply online. Deadline is January 15, 2021.
America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship – Applicants must be high school and college students pursuing an ag-related field of study. Not required to be an FFA member. Go to www.americasfarmers.com/grow-ag-leaders/ for official rules. Deadline is January 14, 2021.
Strayer-Rairden Scholarship in Physics – University of Iowa – Applicant must be from Iowa and have applied to the University of Iowa and declared physics or astronomy as their major. Information and application can be found on the Scholarship web page linked from the MHS Counseling website. Deadline is January 31, 2021.
Iowa FFA Foundation Scholarships – The Iowa FFA Foundation is responsible for coordinating scholarships designed to assist students financially as they prepare for a career in the industry of agriculture. Go to www.iowaffafoundation.org and go to their 2021 scholarships for information and to apply. Deadline is January 25, 2021
Today’s Lunch: Breaded cheese sticks, lettuce w/dressing, fresh veggies, mandarin oranges, and milk.
Activities: Girls and Boys Basketball @ Cascade
9/10 Boys 4:00
JV Girls 4:00
JV Boys 5:00
V Girls 6:00
V Boys 7:00
Saturday – FFA Ignite, Amplify & Transform Conferences @ FFA Enrichment Center.
NEIBA District Honor Jazz Band.
V Wrestling @ BGM High School 10:00.
Girls and Boys Basketball here vs Regina. CANCELLED