Parent/Teacher Conferences Coming Soon!
P/T conferences are scheduled for the 29th of March. This is a great way to check in and find the positives of your son/daughter in each of their classes. Conferences begin at 3 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. This also is the end of the third marking period which makes this ideal to find out how your child can improve their final grade during the final quarter of the school year. See you there!
MHS Earns Academic All State!
Be sure to check out the link on the high school home page of our recent news regarding Bridge Magazine's Academic All State Schools. The magazine noted that we are one of the top 54 schools in the state - regardless of size, demographics and income. Way to go parents and students for encouraging good study habits. We were identified for the first time and it is a great honor!
Quarter 3 Report Cards
Third quarter report cards will be given to students on Friday, April 14.. Power School will also have the quarter grades finalized on the same date.
PSAT testing for 9th and 10th graders complete , SAT for Grade 11!
PSAT and SAT testing will begin on Tuesday, April 11. This is the state mandated testing for our students. The SAT is a college entrance score so encourage your son/daughter to get a good night's rest the night before, eat a simple breakfast the morning of the test and to answer each question! Research has found that these simple techniques can improve scores! In a competitive world, the higher the score, the better chance of securing admittance to colleges/universities during the early enrollment periods.
MHS Will be a Class "B" School for 2017-2018.
The MHSAA recently sent a letter to MHS notifying us that for the second year in a row we will be classified as a class "B" school for athletic purposes. Our enrollment of 409 placed us 3 students away from the cut off for class "C" competition. (406) What this means for the student/athletes is that they will be competing against schools with over 850 students at the top end of Class B schools. The level of competition will cetainly challenge the students!
EPIC Award Winner From MHS!
On Tuesday night, April 19 at Moss Creek Golf Club, Paula Moreau was honored as an Exceptional Person in the Community (EPIC Award). She was recognized for her many contributions to our district and to the White Lake Community. About 250 educators, board members, and community members gathered to celebrate Paula and 13 other educators serving in our region. Ms. Moreau serves on school and district committees, is a former competitive cheer coach and is our current MHS NHS Advisor.
When you get the chance, please congratulate her and thank her for her continued efforts to make our district and our community a great place to live and learn. We appreciate you and your many contributions to make MHS and MAPS a great place to learn!
Interim Reports are Available in Power School
Mid marking period grades with comments are available in Power School. Please be sure to bookmark this page for future reference. The first quarter ends November 4. Parent/teacher conferences are set for October 27 in the afternoon and evening. We hope to see you there!
School Year Transcript Information for Current/Former Graduates
If you need a transcript for job related searches, college/university placement, please use the following e-mail address. Be sure to clearly type the name of the student, year of graduation and where the transcript should be sent. We will also make a copy available to you that incudes the embossed seal and signatures if desired. We hope to have all copies digitized during the school year which will make it much easier for us to find your transcript! Currently, by law we keep all records 99 years! Yes, we do have them from "way back"! All handwritten of course but somewhat legible! E-mail us with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. (During summer months, this may take 3-5 days due to vacations/work schedules.) During the school year requests are usually processed on the same day.
Everyday Test Success
Different kinds of tests call for different strategies. Share these ideas with your son or daughter! Better yet, have them read the short tips below.
Multiple Choice: On a reading test, skim questions before reading the passages they accompany. This will let the reader know what to focus on as they read. Try solving math problems before looking at possible answers. If the solution is among the choices, it's likely to be right!
Short Answers: Read each question carefully so you know what you're being asked. Write neatly and keep your answers brief, clear and to the point. Don't leave any answers blank. Many teachers give credit for partial answers. Math teachers require students to show their work. That way, they can point out where a mistake was made.
Essay: Make a quick outline to organize your thoughts before you write. Cross off each idea as you add it to your essay. Leave a few minutes to proofread your work and be sure you've answered the question completely.