Announcements, Wednesday, December 13, 2017

MADRAS HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Wednesday, December 13, 2017                                                                        

Lunch today:  Hamburger or cheeseburger, baked oven fries, pork n’ beans OR Yogurt and String Cheese.  All lunches served with milk.

Breakfast tomorrow:  Sausage cheese bagel, strawberry cup.   All breakfasts served with milk or juice.

ACTIVITIES TODAY, December 13:

Choirship—Choir Rm—Lunch

Youth Softball Pitching Clinic--Upper Gym—6:30pm

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. MHS Students & Staff: There is a collection box in the office to gather NEW, UNWRAPPED gifts for students ages 13-18. Some of the items desired include headphones, scarves, hats, gloves, perfume, nail polish, soccer balls, basketballs, body wash, earrings, gift cards, movie tickets, etc. -- basically anything you feel teens would like for Christmas. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Fletcher in Room 28. We will be gathering gifts through Friday, Dec. 15th. SkillsUSA & Kiwanis thank you for your generosity!
  1. Spread the joy this holiday season! If Mr. McCormack sees you perform a Random Act of Kindness, he will hand you a card that you can bring to Room 11 to collect a “Thank You” Reward.
  1. Any SOFTBALL players interested in open gym this winter need to contact Coach McConnell or “like” the Madras HS Softball Facebook page to get weekly updates on days and times. 
  1. ITS CONCERT WEEK AT MHS...come hear the  BANDS on Thursday, 7pm. Get into the holiday spirit with some great music.
  1. SILENT AUCTION AND RAFFLE!! Come bid on some excellent baskets created by the instrument sections of the MHS Band Program, or buy raffle tickets for smaller gift items - to treat yourself or someone else! Bidding begins in the PAC lobby at 6pm on Thursday. Winners will be announced after the band concert.
  1. NEED A GIFT WRAPPED? The choir will be wrapping presents in the PAC lobby from 5:30pm to 8:30pm this Thursday. We also have SEE’S CANDY in stock to purchase if you need a classy gift idea!
  1. Do you have an interest in the Japanese Culture, want to visit our Sister City Tomi, host a student from Japan, and eat Japanese food? Well then, the Japanese Culture Club is starting this Thursday, January 4th during lunch in Mr Hocker's Room #21. Come find out how you can be involve with a brand new club at MHS!
  1. Hey students of MHS the student store will be having the twelve days of Christmas sale starting today, so come on down and get your Christmas spirit on!
  1. Attention interested seniors!!! COCC will be at MHS on Wednesday December 13th to talk with interested students about offerings at COCC. Sign up at Ms. Piercy's desk in Student Services. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  1. ATTENTION MHS Be sure to preorder your 2018 yearbook by Wed Feb 28th for only $50. Prices will increase to $55 March 1st. Books are limited. Once we sell out we won't order more. See Misty at the bookkeeper’s window to reserve your book today!
  1. ATTENTION SENIORS: Do you want your senior picture to be in the yearbook? If so, your pictures are due to Ms PH no later than Fri, Jan 5th, 2018. There are TWO REQUIREMENTS-the photo must be emailed to Ms PH and it needs to be portrait orientation NOT landscape! Please do not wait until the last minute!!
  1. Have you lost an item? Check for it in the "lost and found" now located in the Commons! If you have lost prescription glasses or other valuable items (cell phone, i-pod, jewelry, etc.), check with staff in Student Services. 
  1. Internship opportunities:  come learn more about Youth Career Connect on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1pm to 3:30pm in the future center. 
  1. SENIORS:  We are into the season where you will be requesting that MHS staff fill out reference forms and/or write letters of recommendation for post-secondary institution applications, for scholarships, and for internships or jobs on your behalf.  It takes time for these tasks to be completed; you should plan to give 2-4 weeks of lead time to your reference person.  It is important to make this request in person even if an email is coming from the institution.  Be sure to ask the person what they need to complete your recommendation, provide a resume or list of activities if that will be needed, let him/her know how to turn in the form or letter as well as informing him/her of the deadline.  Often, it is helpful to return to the person a few days before the due date to check in, remind him/her about your deadline.  After the process is complete, a simple in-person thank you is appreciated.  The Future Center has Recommendation Request forms to assist you.  Good luck, Seniors, in your planning this year.  As an MHS staff, we are here to help you as you make your plans.  We are rooting for you!

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