UPCOMING DAYS OFF:
Mid-Winter Break, February 12th & 15th, 2016; no school for students & staff
Early Release, Tuesday, March 8th, 2016: students dismissed at 12:00Noon
Spring Break, Friday, April 1st – Friday, April 8th, 2016; no school for students & Staff, school resumes onMonday, April 11th at 7:35am
As a reminder: If you are planning a family vacation at any time during the school year, don’t forget to have your student pick up a “Vacation Request Form” from the office. The form must be signed by the student’s teachers and returned to the attendance office PRIOR to leaving for vacation. It is also the full responsibility of the student to see that all assignments are received prior to leaving on vacation and that the student knows what is expected regarding the completion of the assignments upon their return.
Congratulations to the 2016 WinterFest Court!
v 9th grade – Brett Carlisle and Angie Darling
v 10th grade – Noah Coulter and Melanie Busse
v 11th grade – Spencer McComb and Lacey Jennings
v 12th grade – Ben Sturdevant and Maddie Benson
Congratulations to Henry Hautau and Maria Ruedisueli. At District FFA competitions last week in Homer, Henry took 2nd place in Job Interview and Maria took 1st place in Prepared Public Speaking. Both will be attending Regional competitions in Hopkins on February 18, along with the Junior High Conduct of Meetings team from Marshall.
Need help filling out the FAFSA? Come to the MHS Media Center onWednesday, Feb. 17th at 6:30pm
and a financial aid advisor will be on hand to help you fill it out. Bring your 2015 tax information if completed or your 2014 tax information. Prior to attending the FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid
, parents and students need to create a FSA ID number, to do that go to www.fsaid.ed.gov
. For more information contact our guidance office at 269-781-1321
February 22nd at 7:00pm will be this year's 8th grade parent night. Marshall High School will host parents/guardians to learn about the programs Marshall Public Schools has to offer incoming freshmen. We are planning a 30-40 min presentation to take place in the auditorium, followed by an opportunity for attendees to visit with MHS department representatives to get any of their questions answered about our curriculum and course offerings. Representatives from Eastern County Early College (ECEC) and Michigan Youth Challenge Academy (MYCA) will also be here to discuss their programs as well.
This year’s musical production at Marshall High School is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Our cast features 45 talented high school students taking the stage Friday, March 4th & Saturday, March 5th at 7:00pm, & Sunday the 6th at 2:30pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and Seniors. All tickets are general admission.
SPRING CONFERENCES – Schedule Change, this is a change from the previously published conference schedule!
Day 1: Wednesday, March 16th from 3:00-4:30pm and 6:00-8:00pm to beheld at Marshall High School, 701 N. Marshall
Day 2: Thursday, March 17th from 6:00-8:00pm to be held at Albion Community School, 225 E. Watson St., Albion
Come Meet your student’s teachers, all MHS staff will be on hand at MHSon Wednesday and at Albion Community School on Thursday. If you cannot attend either day of conferences please feel free to contact your student’s teachers directly at their email address on the STAFF LINK on the high school we page.
ATTENDANCE REMINDERS: When a student arrives late or leaves the school day early, all students/parents must sign in or sign out in the main office on the IPad that is located on the front office desk. If a student fails to do so, their absence will be an unexcused absence. We want to work with parents & guardians as a team to help keep students in school doing their best since we all play an important part in the educational process. The following lists define valid and invalid reasons for absences:
- Valid/Lawful School Absences are: Illness with a doctor’s excuse, Doctor appointments with a doctor’s excuse/appointment slip, Religious holiday’s or Extreme family emergencies.
- Invalid/Unlawful School Absences are: Overslept, Missed bus or suspended from bus, Child not immunized, Needed student to help at home/babysit, etc, Too tired, Travel/Vacation or Weather.
Chronic absenteeism threatens the academic achievement and future success of our children. We are legally obligated to report a student for truancy once that student reaches 10 invalid absences, so here are some tips to keep students from that process:
- Stress to your student the importance of daily attendance
- Be responsible for monitoring your student’s daily attendance
- Work with the school to attain the highest possible attendance rate for your student
- Support the school in its efforts to help your student be successful
SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION: MPS uses the School Messenger automated messaging system to notify parents and guardians in the event of school closings, early dismissals and any other important school related information. It is vital that parents/guardians keep contact information up- to -date with their school buildings. For school closing information due to inclement weather, please listen to one of the following radio stations: WNWN FM 98.5, WKFT FM 103, OR WBCK AM 930, watch Channel 3, 8, or 41 or check our Facebook page – Marshall High School. Generally, school –closing information is announced after 6 am.
Cyber Cafe is available to students Monday – Thursdays from 2:30 – 5:00pm. We will have snacks available to students and bus transportation to Albion will be available at about 5:15 daily. On days of staff meetings, Mr. Culliver will start CC in an alternate site until the staff meeting is over, and then it will move to the LMC. At this time the location is still to be determined, but it will be posted.
UPDATED FEB 1, 2016: After School Busing to Albion – there are 3 regular routes to Albion that depart at 2:40 (the same 3 routes that bring students over to MHS in the morning). Then students can catch a bus from MHS at 3:15 in the south parking lot to Albion Community School (no neighborhood drop offs). During Winter sports season, the schedule of late busing options will vary day to day, but in general, our schedule will be close to the following: Students will be able to board a bus at the Albion Community School to come over to MHS at 5pm. The after Cyber Cafe bus will leave for Albion Community Schools (no neighborhood drops offs) at about 5:30. There will then be a trip back to Albion Community Schools (no neighborhood drop offs) between 6:00 and 6:45, whenever the mid round of practices end. There will then be a late bus sometime between 8:00 and 9:00pm with a drop off at Albion Community School (no neighborhood drop offs) - schedule will vary depending on when last practices for the day end. We will also run a last bus after home varsity basketball games (boys or girls) that will run 15 minutes after the completion of the game. Schedules are posted weekly at each entry/exit to the high school - please direct your student to check them out daily. The CACC bus (3:15) departs from the south/teacher lot; all the other buses depart from the east/student lot.
Exciting News! The Albion-Marshall Dial-A-Ride Connector is teaming up with Marshall Public Schools to give parents/guardians more opportunities to be involved with school events. The Connector will operate within the City limits of Marshall and Albion; they will pick you up and drop you off at your door. Bus reservations must be made 24 hours in advance of the school event and must be made by the person who is to be picked up. To make your reservations, call 517-654-3000 or 269-781-3975; please note that MHS is NOT able to make any reservations. For tokens, please contact the Marshall High School office at 269-781-1252 - option #0, or the Middle School at 269-781-1251, or the Albion School office at 5107-629-9166.
Marshall High School is participating in the My Coke Rewards program
. We would appreciate any cap/box points you would like to donate to MHS, you can do so via the My Coke Rewards website or send the caps directly to Mrs. Burnett in room 229. The points are used to purchase sports equipment and classroom supplies for the teachers of MHS. Please contact Mrs. Burnett by email at email@example.com
or by phone at 781-1250 ext. 4602, if you have questions. Thank you for your help! To enter your own codes: enter coke codes here
1). Click on Sign in / Join (register if you aren’t a member)
2) Enter your codes to collect points – then search for our school to donate points
3) Enter the amount of points you’d like to give, then click “Donate”
Marshall High School is pleased to announce their partnership with VNN. This union creates a venue for students, parents, and community members to view and interact with athletic schedules and rosters. This new site will also provide athletic highlights including score reporting, pictures of our athletes in action, as well as occasional commentary from our coaches. Please take a moment to follow www.gomarshallredhawks.com , log on for winter and spring sports information!
SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR 2015-16 - updated 1/20/2016
- Listed in parent email blasts
- Shared via REMIND
- Posted within senior classrooms. guidance office, and four corners
- Updated bi-weekly
Stop by the guidance office for more detailed information on specific scholarships and applications.
DON'T FORGET TO LOOK OVER THE RED SCHOLARSHIP BOOK FOR UPCOMING SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES (Given to students in September)
A must see website for all your needs
Attention Seniors - $2000 "No Essay" college scholarship. Scholarships don't get any easier than this. Simply go to colleges.niche to register. You may go back each month to try again. colleges.niche
- 1st – Kathy Petrich Music Scholarship, application available in the guidance office
- 1st - Albion Community Scholarships 1) Health Service League & 2) Myrtle Irene Phillips Teaching Scholarship www.albionfoundation.org
- 1st – Oaklawn Hospital Auxiliary Medical Scholarship, application available in the guidance office
- 1st - McCurdy Memorial Foundation and Emily Schofield Trust,application available in the guidance office
- 1st - Marshall Community Foundation Scholarships -Check the Red Scholarship Book For Specific Scholarships http://www.marshallcf.org/scholarships
- 1st – Savannah College of Art & Design, application available in the guidance office
- 1st- Making the Turn Against Parkinson’s www.makingtheturngolf.com
- 11th - KCC Trustee Scholarship http://www.kellogg.edu/about/foundation/student-scholarships/
- 18th - Bronson Battle Creek Volunteers Memorial Scholarships,application available in the guidance office
- 25th – Marshall Community Credit Union, application available in the guidance office and on the MCCU website
- 1st – Marshall Community Foundation Scholarships , Check the Red Scholarship Book For Specific Scholarships http://www.marshallcf.org/scholarships
- 1st – Credit union ONE, application available in the guidance office
- 1st – Blanche Barr Trone Scholarship, specifically for students pursuing a career in the medical field and attending a 4-year college, application available in the guidance office
- 15th – C & C Landfill, application available in the guidance office
- 15th – LendEdu, https://lendedu.comblog/scholarship-application
OTHER MHS LINKS:
Be sure to check out the Counselor’s page for College visits, testing information, scholarship resources, and links to various college & scholarship related resources. Just click here see what the counseling office has to offer!
Parents of seniors
–book mark the senior web page
to stay up-to-date on “all things seniors” throughout this school year. This has been updated for the 2015-16 school year.
You can find all staff members
on our website by clicking here
; you can find your student(s) teacher by the subject they teach or a complete staff directory alphabetically, both email addresses and phone extensions are listed with the staff member.
To get a up-to-date athletic schedules and information please click here. Please watch the athletic page for any cancellations or updates to their schedule.