Announcements Day 101 - Midland Community School

Lunch: Hamburger/bun , French
fries, corn, banana, cheese slice
Fri: Crispito
Lunch changes: 2/12 Taco instead of
Beef & Noodles
Thought of the day:
“Any fact facing us is not as important as the attitude
toward it, for that determines our success or failure.”
Happy Birthday to Kyle Paulsen!
College visits – none scheduled
Day 107
Feb 5, 2015
2/6 –Srs to 125 / Prom Plan to Kelck
2/9 – STAND / Jr Class to cafeteria
MS St Council to Kelck
2/13 – FFA / 8th Scheduling
2/20 – FFA week activities?
2/23 – St Council – 7th/8th Meeting
Prom Plan Mtg to Kelck
Spanish 1 students bring colored pencils to class today!
ALL Soaring Eagles members come to the band room right after school today. Do not go to the art room.
Good luck MS B BB vs Bellevue-Marquette 4:00 here
REMINDER – ALL 6-8 music fundraiser orders due to Mrs. Wright tomorrow AM – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Mrs. Reilly would like to congratulate Ms. Christiansen and the members of our FFA chapter for all their hard work on
last night’s district proficiency review. I heard nothing but excellent comments from the judges about the organization and
professionalism of our students. You represented Midland well!
Congratulations to FFA members:
 Madison Markmann, Madison Gravel, Mackenzie Petersen, and Colin Feuss on being approved for their State FFA Degree
that they will receive in April at State FFA Convention.
 Madison Markmann, Madison Gravel, Mackenzie Petersen, Morgan Petersen, and Kayla Bisinger on receiving their
Academic Award. This is awarded to seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA and active membership in the FFA for three years.
 Thank you to all who helped with Proficiency night, it was a great success!!
 Midland will be advancing three proficiencies to the state level: Madison Markmann - Gold - 1st in Home and Community
Development, Rylee Andresen - Bronze - 1st Landscape Management, and Ethan Wherry - Silver - 2nd Ag Mechanics
Repair and Maintenance. We also had two place third and are alternates to State: Cole Fishwild - Silver in Beef Production
- Entre and Eli Slouha - Silver in Diversified Agriculture Production.
 Ethan Wherry also ran for District FFA Office - The ballot has not been shared yet so we don't know if he has moved on to
the next stage yet.
COURSE SCHEDULING 15-16 - We will be having course scheduling meetings during RTI next week. Classes should
meet in room 125 to receive info on online scheduling through PowerSchool. You will all need your Powerschool username and
password to do this. You will have one week to complete online scheduling from date of meeting:
Juniors – 2/10, Sophomores – 2/11, Freshmen 2/12, 8th graders 2/13 5th-7th graders will have schedules completed later
NOTE – we are changing math curriculums so there may be some last minute changes to math classes beyond our control right now.
Mrs. Reilly will be meeting during RTI/Seminar time in room 125 with grade levels to discuss Bond Referendum in
detail on: Feb 23 7th/8th graders; Feb 24 11th/12th;
Feb 26 10th/9th;
Feb 27 6th graders Bring any ??s you may have.
There was an error on the school calendar sent out - Wed, Feb 18 is NOT a teacher inservice day, it is a full regular school
day. Please make this correction to your calendar at home.
Makeup days for snow days so far this year are as follows: Jan 7 will be made up on Fri, May 22; Feb 2 will be made up
on Tues, May 26 - as of now this is our last day of school and would be a 1:00 dismissal. Any further no school days due to
weather will be added to the end of the school year, so May 27, 28, 29...
7-12 baseball hitting and pitching camp at Cornell for anyone interested Feb 22, Mar. 1 & 15. See Mr Steines for more info
or go to
VARIETY SHOW is Sat, Mar 28 – Students/staff if you have a talent you want to share please see Mrs. Wright during
seminar any day to get info or sign up. Come on, get involved, have some fun. Sign up with a group of friends!
Feb 6 - MS Band/Choir fundraising orders due to Mrs. Wright (Checks to Midland Music Boosters)
Good luck MS B BB vs Cal-Wheat 4:00 – makeup game from 2/2
Good luck JV BB @ East Buchanan 4:45 Bus 3:00
Good luck V BB @ East Buchanan 6:15
Feb 7 – Good luck Wrestlers @ Sectionals @ North Cedar 12:00 Your trek to state begins today, wrestle hard every second
of every period – you can do this!
Good luck V BB vs Central City 5PM
Good luck to Midland's Large Group Speech team as they send members to participate at the State competition,
on Saturday, Feb. 7 , at Washington High School in Cedar Rapids. Our Acting Ensemble and Improv team will perform
at 9:00 and 4:00. State competitors are: Erin Shoaff, Kristin Guenther, Katie Stecklein, Brandon Orr, and Sierra Winey.
Feb 9 – Good luck MS B BB vs Easton Valley 4:00 here
Feb 10 – Good luck JV/V Boys BB vs Lisbon 6:15
-Good luck Golddusters as they put on their final performance of the season at tonight’s BB games
Feb 11 – 1:00 Dismissal for inservice – AM Schedule
Athletic Booster meeting 7PM in room 125
Feb 12 – Good luck MS B BB @ Clinton POP 4:00 @ Central Catholic Auditorium
-Good luck G BB in 1st round regional game vs Easton Valley here 7:00 – come on Eagle fans let’s make the Eagles Nest
rock for these ladies one last time & send them on towards state! You can do it ladies, work hard, work together! Reminder
no local passes work for state sponsored events, all pay!
Feb 13 – Submissions due for Inkwell – see Mr. Wilson if questions.
Kirkwood Academy applications due to the office – NO EXCEPTIONS
- HS St Council Valentine’s Day Dance - 8-11PM in cafeteria –watch for more info soon
Feb 14 – WR trek to state goes thru Districts @ Wilton starting at noon – GO EAGLES GO!
Feb 16 – NO SCHOOL – enjoy President’s Day break
-Good luck B BB as they host 1st round districts vs Rivermont Collegiate 8PM - earlier game is Central City vs POP 6:30
GO GET EM GUYS! Play hard – play together! NO local passes work for state sponsored events! All pay!
Feb 24 –3:15-4:15 in band room - 6-8 Music fundraiser items delivered. Your order MUST be picked up that day, no
exceptions. Please plan ahead and make sure someone will be picking up your order.
Feb 27 – Senior photos due to Miss Kelck for yearbook. Head & shoulders shot preferred.
March 1 – 2015 Athletic Booster of the Year nominations due to office or booster officer. Write a short letter or email
stating who you think should receive the award and why. Nominate someone today students, athletes, coaches, staff, community!
Summer 2015 Drivers Ed – we have tentative schedules for class/drive times. If you plan to take drivers education next
summer please stop in the office to sign up and pick up a tentative schedule. Must have your driving permit by the first day of
class, must pay $400 class fee by first day of class, and agree to follow all class rules, their attendance rules are very strict so
be sure you can attend classes before committing yourself totally.
Student Debts
Check PowerSchool or ask at the office to see if YOU have any outstanding fees or ask at office, get those taken care of soon!
These bills don’t go away, they follow you until graduation so take care of them ASAP.
Mr. Ahouse’s Guidance Website –
Mr. Ahouse is gone during the month of February due to health issues, if you have ANY questions about scholarships or
anything guidance related PLEASE ask in the office, if we don’t know the answer we’ll help find it! 
Updated scholarship info at:
SENIOR JOB SHADOW INFO: Please don’t forget to complete the online survey at It is step #5 under
the job shadow tab. Also you must send a thank you card to your sponsor. See Mr. Ahouse for help!
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EX: [email protected]
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