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Today is Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Attention Junior and Seniors: Most Prom invitations were distributed during homeroom yesterday (Tuesday). If you were not in homeroom or did not receive an invitation, check with your homeroom teacher today or see Mrs. Young for your Prom invitation. It has details on Prom, ticket sale dates, and Promenade (on back of invite).

Sophomores and Juniors who have registered for a dual credit class for next year will be taking placement tests during your PE or Fitness class on Thursday and Friday. Report directly to the Media Center at the beginning of the period. Math students must bring your login credentials. Students who do not have a PE class need to check with a guidance counselor to find out what period you will be testing.

Congratulations to the Scholastic Bowl team for advancing to the finals of the Masonic Sectionals on Saturday and placing 4th! The team would like to invite everyone to come out tonight for their final home meet. It starts at 4:15.

There will be an FCA meeting for leaders only in Mr. Welter’s room on Friday during home room.

Permission forms for Post Prom are on the table outside of the office. These forms must be signed and completed in order to buy Post Prom tickets. Each individual person attending must have a completed form. Underclassmen may only attend if they attend Prom with an upperclassman. Tickets are $15 and will be sold during lunches on March 14th, 15th and 16th.

Baseball tryouts will be held Monday (02/27) and Tuesday (02/28) in Moore Gym 6:00-7:45 am and then again after school 3:30-5:30 pm.

Teachers make a difference in the lives of thousands of students and parents every day. Interstate Studio wants to know about a special teacher who has changed your life or the lives of others. Faculty, staff, administration, parents, and students are encouraged to submit a nomination by going to and clicking on the Teacher of the Year Contest tab. There are two divisions including a grand prize of a $300.00 classroom grant and plaque and a $200.00 classroom grant and plaque. Nominations are due no later than April 5-7 p.m.

Students who are planning to take the early morning courses at Parkland next year need to turn in your ECCA application and Parkland application to the guidance office ASAP.

The Clinton Community YMCA is offering a Lifeguarding Class in March. The dates will run from March 17 - March 24. You must register by March 10 and the class costs $195. To enroll you must be 15 years old by the first day of class and be a strong swimmer. Pick up a flyer on the table in front of the office for more information.

Community Action is hosting a Lip Sync Battle Fundraiser with the winner walking away with a $500 CASH prize! For more information go to All videos must be submitted by Feb. 28th.

Book club will not meet on Wednesday since Mrs. Bicknell will be out of the building. We will pick back up on Wednesday, March 1 with a free reading discussion--plus, coffee, snacks, and fun! In the meantime, drop off suggestions for March, April, and May books to Mrs. Bicknell.

Attention Juniors: We will be offering an ACT prep class here at MHS in March. Cost is $75 which includes an ACT prep book. Sign up in the guidance office.

Attention Students: Want to nominate your favorite teacher for a Barnes and Noble “My Favorite Teacher Contest?” Entries are due March 1, 2017. Please see Mr. Reedy or @sagepride for details.

Students are reminded they are only allowed to park in the designated MHS student parking areas. This means NO parking on the north side of William Street or in any faculty parking areas. Students who drive to school also need to make sure to have a parking tag. Any questions, please see Mr. Reedy or Mr. Turner.

The English Department at EIU will be hosting a week-long English Studies Summer Camp for high school students this July. Participants will select two courses from a range of offerings in creative writing, literature, media studies, and more. For more information go to

The Christie Foundation is now taking applications for their 2017-18 Health Profession Scholarship. The application canu be completed electronically at

The Kirby Auxiliary is seeking applicants for the Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarship.
This scholarship, given by the Kirby Auxiliary, is to be applied toward tuition fees, board and room, or books. It will be given to a qualified student of Piatt County, Illinois, who is pursuing a field of study in health careers. Any student currently enrolled in or accepted into a certificate or degree conferring health care sequence is eligible to apply. Students in a general course of study program or in veterinary medicine are not eligible to apply. Schools attended must be accredited or recognized as a legitimate institution, but need not be in Illinois. Applications are available at

The Monticello Recreation Department is accepting applications for summer employment until March 1. Positions available include: Swimming Pool Assistant Manager, Swim Team Head and Assistant Coaches, Lifeguards, Concessions, Ball Field Maintenance, Driving Range, Scorekeepers and Youth League Umpires. Applications may be picked up at and returned to the Municipal Building located at 210 N. Hamilton, Monticello. They can also be printed online at

Note from the Media Center: PLEASE remember to check-out books with staff, OR write your name, book name, and its barcode on a slip of paper for us to enter. We are currently missing several newer books. If you have a book from the library, please check with us that it is checked out to you. Thank You!!

Girls interested in playing on the girls’ soccer team this year should plan to attend the parent meeting that is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22 at 6:00 pm in the Media Center. If you or your guardian is unable to attend, please email Coach Shores or see Coach Howard for details.

Detention will be held today with Miss Scott in the Media Center from 3:15 until 3:45pm. Do not be late!

Happy Birthday today to Brandon Gilliland.

Everyone have a good day!

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