Student Bulletin Wednesday, January 13 Day 1
There will be no snow days this year. These will be Online Learning Days! If we have a weather closure on a school day, students are required to check each of their Google Classrooms by 8:30 am to see their teachers’ postings as to instructions about meeting and/or office hours for the day.
Wednesday, January 20th will be a Day 1 in our Wednesday rotation. This is the first Wednesday in the 2nd Semester.
Schedule changes will take place tomorrow and Friday.
BPA is selling carnations for Valentine’s day as a fundraiser to raise money for state costs. They will be $2.00 each, and will be selling the flowers between January 14th- 20th. You can order online and fill out the form below or order before school and during lunch. Please drop your money off in Mrs. Gassman’s room in the morning, by January 20th. Order your flowers today to deliver happiness to someone else!
We are running low on our supply of masks. Please be sure to bring your own mask every day.
Kirkwood scheduling for the 21-22 school year begins January 26th. If you would like to virtually meet with Julie Welter, Kirkwood Career Counselor & Academic Advisor, to discuss the best fit, sign up here.
The HS SODA group (students opposed to drugs and alcohol) is teaming with the American Heart Association to have an all school RED OUT tomorrow.
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.
Theisen’s in Monticello is looking for some help.
What: Cashier, Sales, and Load-out Positions
Who: Anyone 16 or older
More Information: We are looking for an eager individual who is willing to cashier, assist customers with finding items, and load customer’s vehicles. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Please visit the Monticello Theisen’s and ask for Amy if you are interested in the position. Paper applications are available at the registers. This would be nights and weekends with the potential to receive more hours during the Summer months.
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
A Monticello youth team is putting on a girls’ basketball tournament on Saturday, February 6th and are in need of several volunteers for the day! The hours would be approximately 7-7:30 AM through 8 PM that day so plenty of opportunity for hours. Will set a schedule closer to time and know what is needed for sure and how many volunteers we have. If you are interested in getting some volunteer hours or have questions please email, text or call ASAP: Kellie Arduser, 319-480-0454 or email@example.com
Today’s Lunch: , and milk.
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.
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
Innovative Ag Services Scholarship / Friedman Scholarship – Applicant’s parents/guardian must be a patron of IAS and be a graduating high school senior who will major in an agricultural related field of study. Information and application can be found on the Scholarship link on the MHS Counseling webpage. Deadline is March 1, 2021.
National FFA Scholarship Program – Go to https://www.ffa.org/participate/grants-and-scholarships/scholarship/ to apply online. Deadline is January 14, 2021.
Nationwide Health Training Scholarship – Nationwide Health Training is offering an award for a few special students to help with their college expenses. They want to support new students in the medical or sciences field with their future education. Go to www.cprcertificationcourses.com/scholarship-program for more information and to apply online. Deadline is February 28. 2021.
Jones County Dairy Promotion Scholarship – Applicant must be a graduating senior pursuing a post-secondary agriculture-related education in an accredited institution. Must be graduating from a Jones County school district. Essay required. Information and application can be found on the Scholarship link on the MHS Counseling webpage. Deadline is March 1, 2021.
Alliant Energy Innovation Scholarship – Applicant’s parents/guardians must be customers of Alliant Energy. Must have a GPA between 2.5-4.0 and emphasis will be placed on those with community service leadership activities. Must be planning to enroll in a 2 or 4-year college, university or vocational-technical school within the Alliant Energy service territory. Go to www.alliantenergy.com/communityandstewardship/communitysupport/scholarship for more information and to apply online. Deadline is February 17, 2021.