Counselors Craig Hawkins and Lori Hallberg recently taped a brief video called “Counselor’s Corner”. Videos of this nature will be released on a monthly basis. The videos will include information for students and families about important upcoming dates and events that the counselors need to let everyone know about.
Chemic Current Events
Welcome to Midland High School. Below you will find information highlighting topics of interest and important activites taking place at Midland High. A complete listing of events can be found on the Calendar.
Parents of Seniors: The following guidelines were given to senior students on Wednesday. Please read for important information.
Now through September 3, 2013 – If you need a FINAL transcript sent to a college, please request it on Parchment. Final transcripts will not be sent through the MHS Main Office; the request must be made through Parchment by the graduate. Federal aid will not be dispersed without this transcript. You may, however, get an unofficial copy this summer in the Main Office. After September 3, 2013, there will be a $5 charge for this unofficial copy.
Monday, May 20, 2013 – The last day to complete e2020 courses for credit to be granted toward participation in the commencement ceremony.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Pick up your Commencement package in Eyeball Alley. This includes:
- Cap, Gown and tassel
- Commencement tickets (6 each unless you signed up for extras)
- Honor medallion if you earned one (Suma Cum Laude = 4.50 GPA +, white ribbon; Magna Cum Laude = 4.20 – 4.49 GPA, blue ribbon; Cum Laude = 3.80 – 4.19 GPA, gold ribbon).
- If you have books, uniforms or any other materials that have not been returned, your cap and gown will be held until items are returned or fines paid.
- IB stoles and NHS honor cords will be distributed through the advisors of these programs.
- The cap, gown and tassel as well as the corresponding honor medallions and IB/NHS recognitions are expected to be worn in the Commencement ceremony. No other adornments are permitted.
- See Mrs. Hutchinson if you do not have a cap and gown or if something is incorrect with your tickets or honor medallion.
Friday, May 24, 2013
- If a final exam needs to be taken due to an attendance violation or because a student needs the score in order to earn credit in a class this is the last day to do so unless other arrangements have been made with the teacher.
Friday, May 24, 2013
- The last day for teachers to inform the counselors if a senior will fail his/her class. If this is an issue for you, please be sure to communicate with your teacher(s) to be sure everything is taken care of. If in doubt of anything, please see your counselor as soon as possible.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Last day of classes for seniors. This is a full day. Be sure everything is cleaned out of your locker and books/materials are returned to the appropriate staff member. Please make your last day at MHS a positive one.
Reminders for the weeks leading up to Commencement and the ceremony itself:
- Do NOT take part in any acts of vandalism or disruption to the educational environment of any school. If necessary, this will be dealt with through the law, and you will not be able to walk in Commencement.
- Anyone who arrives at Commencement rehearsal or the ceremony under the influence of or in possession of any drug or alcohol will NOT be permitted to participate in the ceremony.
- Dress nicely and appropriately – flip flops and other casual shoes are discouraged.
- Be on your best behavior during the ceremony – people are watching you J. Don’t embarrass yourself, your family or your classmates.
- Throwing your cap is NOT part of the ceremony. It is distracting and can be dangerous.
- Be respectful of everyone’s right to walk across the stage and be recognized.
Friday, June 7, 2013
- 7:45 a.m. Class photo taken by Schaffert Studio in the large gym. Please be on time and be appropriate for this photo in both dress and actions.
- 8:00 a.m. Senior slide show in the cafeteria
- 8:20 a.m. Senior breakfast in the cafeteria
- 9:00 a.m. MANDATORY Commencement rehearsal in the large gym – shirt and shoes required. This should last about one hour.
- 6:40 p.m. Meet in the auxiliary gym to line up and prepare to walk to the large gym. Be sure your tassel is hanging on the RIGHT side of your cap. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive, as parking is likely to be an issue. Parking will be available in the band rehearsal parking lot.
Guest Seating: All seating is on a first come, first served basis. A person must be present to save seats. There will be no need for families to call and reserve seats for guests with disabilities or special needs. Instead, areas in the upper loft will be marked as “reserved” for whoever needs the accommodation:
- The four corners of the upper balcony will be reserved for wheelchairs.
- The west end of the upper loft will have chairs reserved for guests who have difficulty sitting in bleachers.
- The front row of bleachers in both upper lofts will be reserved for guests who have difficulty climbing stairs.
As always guests with mobility concerns should enter the school building through the front doors and take a left into the upper loft.
Schaffert Studio will be taking each graduate’s photo as they exit the stage. They will be available for purchase by logging on to www.SchaffertStudio.com. Click on the gallery named Midland High Graduation.
And other things……………………….
BPA is hosting McTeacher’s Night at McDonalds on South Saginaw Road on Tuesday, the 21st of May. 15% of the proceeds will be donated to BPA. Drive through or dine in.
SVSU is offering a “2013 School Readiness Clinic” for students who need tutoring in Reading, Writing, or Math during the summer. An information page and an application form are attached to your Friday email (5/17).
The 2013 Explorations in Construction and Technology Summer Camp is open for registration! The Midland County ESA CTE department in collaboration with Delta College, ABC, and META4 offer this camp to middle school and high school students interested in learning more about careers in construction and technology. This year’s sessions include:
- Wind & Solar Technology
- Auto Tech
- Machine Tool/CAD
- Industrial Robotics (high school only)
The camp is held at Delta College July 15-18 and scholarships are available for tuition. Transportation from Midland can be provided as well. More information and application forms are available in the counseling office.
In affiliation with Saginaw Valley State University, a free Mandarin summer camp will be hosted this July by the Department of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL), Ming Chuan University on the SVSU campus. Combining Mandarin classes and cultural activities in a multiple intelligence approach, this camp is particularly designed for students completing grades 7-11, to enhance their Mandarin proficiency and expand their global awareness. See the flyer attached to the Friday, 5/17 email for more information and registration form.
The Yearbook staff submitted the 2012-13 yearbook order to the publisher on Tuesday night, April 30. Typically they do get some extra books from the publishing company – they are press overruns. There is no way to determine if the overrun amount will be 5 or 50. If you did not order a yearbook and want one, mark your calendar for August 26. Yearbooks will be distributed that day from 8:30 – 3:30 in the front of the school. Any overruns available will be $70 and will be available on a first come, first served basis. Be there right away in the morning and you can snag one of those extras, provided we have them.
The Chemic Connection meeting is scheduled for May 28th at noon. Teachers and Students who traveled to Taiwan will be presenting their experiences.
Summer School: The MPS eLearning program allows students to recover credits during their summer vacation. This opportunity is provided as one-on-one, online instruction and encourages students to learn at their own pace, which can be critical for advancement to the next grade level for graduation. For more information and registration click on the following link. www.mps.k12.mi.us/curriculum/elearning/
The 2013 Explorations in Construction and Technology Summer Camp is open for registration! The Midland County ESA CTE department in collaboration with Delta College, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and META4 offer this hands-on camp to middle school and high school students interested in learning more about careers in construction and technology. This year’s sessions include:
· Wind & Solar Technology
· Auto Tech
· Machine Tool/CAD
· Industrial Robotics (high school only)
The camp is held at Delta College July 15-18 and scholarships are available for tuition. Transportation from Midland can be provided as well.
The camp flyer and registration form are attached to the Friday, 5/17 email.
Midland High School athletics is again offering summer sports camps for a variety of ages and skill levels. Football, boys and girls basketball, volleyball, and swimming will be offered in the summer of 2013. See the attached brochure or www.chemics.net for specific camp information and registration. Look to the far right on the navigation bar at www.chemics.net for the “Summer Camp” button. Choose “online registration.” MHS Athletics has partnered with My Payment Network that processes other Midland Public Schools’ online payments such as food service and athletic participation fees. You can use your existing username, password, and saved payment method to register for summer camp.
Counselors Craig Hawkins and Lori Hallberg recently taped a brief video called “Counselors’ Corner” that we will be releasing on a monthly basis. The videos will include information for students and families about important upcoming dates and events that the counselors need to let everyone know about. Please see the MHS website (www.mhs.mps.k12.mi.us) for the YouTube video.
College Applications/Transcripts: Your student is responsible for making his/her transcript requests through Parchment. All seniors have been given instruction by the counseling staff and are familiar with the system. Parchment is the only method MPS uses to send transcripts. Students will also use Parchment after graduation for final transcript requests. Please see timeline below:
- Initial transcript – Aug-Nov
- Seventh semester transcript – Jan-March (some colleges require)
- Final transcript request – June-Aug
If the student does not indicate which transcript to send, the program will send what is available at that time.
Scholarship Applications/Transcripts: Most scholarships will require an initial and final transcript. Students can request those through the registrar at MHS. Scholarship sites may or may not inform you of the final transcript request. To be safe make sure you know the policy of the scholarship site. Please remember that some scholarships may terminate if you haven’t sent them a final transcript. Those transcripts may be requested one of two ways:
- With the scholarship application in a sealed envelope(from the registrar)
- Mailed to the scholarship address.
In either case the instructions will be stated on the application. If you have questions please contact Ravon Boyle (923-5201) or the student’s counselor.
Attention parents of juniors: Are you looking for a way for your student to get a head start on preparing for the ACT? If so, the Grace A. Dow Library is offering the following free session this summer. Registration information is below.
KAPLAN Practice ACT Test
Wednesday, July 24: 1:00 – 4:30 PM
Free program open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Test Results will be provided by Kaplan.
KAPLAN registration required. Use Event Code AKKU13012
Call Kaplan’s Customer Care Center at 1-800-KAP-TEST (1-800-527-8378)
Customer Care Center business hours:
• Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
• Friday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
• Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:45 PM
Questions? Call the Youth Services Department at 837-3466.
The purpose of Magazine Drive is to raise money to fund student activities here at MHS. Magazines can be bought throughout the school year. Click here for information on how to order magazines.
Please follow this link for more information about volunteering at Midland High School. The process has changed. The forms available at this link need to be submitted in advance for volunteers of all levels to work with students. http://www.mps.k12.mi.us/bravo
Midland High School is proud to announce a brand new website dedicated our athletics! Click the link at the top of the page to get up to date information on all the Chemic’s teams!
Click the banner below to create and purchase your very own customized Chemic gear. A portion of the proceeds goes to the MHS Athletic Department.