Announcements, Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Tuesday, December 5, 2017                                                                         

Lunch today:  Chickenwich, creamy coleslaw OR Yogurt and String Cheese.  All lunches served with milk.

Breakfast tomorrow:  Breakfast pizza, strawberry cup.   All breakfasts served with milk or juice.


American Fidelity—Rm 10—All Day

Hocker—Conf Rm—3:15pm

JV/V Girls Basketball vs Scappoose—5:00/6:45

F/JV/V Boys Basketball @ Scappoose—5:00/5:00/6:45—Rel 12:15—Bus leaves @12:30

Kid Wrestling—Small Gym—5:30pm-7:00pm


  1. Anyone interested in participating in the Spring play “Beauty and the Beast”, there will be an informational meeting in Mrs. Payton’s room 41 at lunch on Wednesday.
  1. SkillsUSA Members: For the next two months, we will only be meeting every other week. Our upcoming meeting dates are Dec. 12thJan. 9th, and Jan. 23rd. Beginning Feb. 6th, we will meet every week to prepare for State Conference. See Ms. Fletcher if you have any questions and to pick up your competition information. Remember, it's not too late to join SkillsUSA!
  1. Native American Students: If you need a backpack, we will handing them out at lunchtime on today!! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Butch David in student services!! Have a great day!! 
  1. HEY MHS - need gifts wrapped for the holidays? The choir will be wrapping presents in the PAC lobby Thursday 12/7, Saturday 12/9, Tuesday 12/12, and Thursday 12/14 from 5:30 to 8:30. Stop in and get your presents wrapped, or if you're attending concerts on those nights, just drop them off before hand and pick it up after the show. Prices range from $2 to $10 depending on the size of the gift.
  1. The weight room is now open after school Monday-Thursday 3:25-4:30. Please be on time for warm-ups. The locker rooms will be open to dress down before lifting begins.
  1. Current Juniors & Seniors:  Are you thinking about attending COCC after high school? Come to “Preview Day” on Friday, December 8, and spend a day on campus! Take a mini class from a real college professor, tour campus, meet current students and staff and get a feel for what it’s like to be a college student! There will be giveaways, raffles, a photo booth, and free lunch. You must preregister. Check in with Ms. Piercy in Student Services to preregister, sign up, and get a field trip permission slip.  The first 40 juniors and/or seniors that complete the process will have a seat on the bus.  COCC is a fantastic option to continue your formal education after high school!!


  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!!
  2. Hey Juniors! Central Electric Cooperative is offering their Washington DC Youth tour again this June 2018. CEC will sponsor 2 high school juniors on an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity where students are immersed in our nation's history and visit different sites like Mt. Vernon, the White House, and the Smithsonian. The only eligibility criteria is that students must be juniors in high school and their family must be Central Electric Cooperative members. The deadline for applications is December 8th. Please see your counselor for an application. 
  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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