Happy New Year! I hope you had a warm and relaxing Winter Break. It may be cold outside, but it is time for the high school students and staff to warm up to the very busy second semester. Just a friendly reminder, our snow make-up day from our missed snow day in November, will be Monday February 18th. This will be an e-Learning day, so students will not report to school on February 18. Instead, they will connect from home to complete assignments. For more information on eLearning, visit our website at www.educateMC.net.
Our seniors will be meeting with counselors to wrap-up graduation checklists, and finalize post secondary educational choices. Seniors need to meet with counselors to confirm their credits to graduate, apply for scholarships, and order their cap and gown for commencement. Scholarship information can be found on the MCHS website under Guidance. Applications for the Michigan City Promise Scholarship can be obtained in the guidance department or by stopping by City Hall at 100 E. Michigan Blvd. from 8:30am-4:30pm Monday - Friday.
This semester Grade 10 students will experience their Graduation Qualifying Exam, (GQE) Grade 10 ISTEP+ in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. There are two testing sessions. Part 1 testing window is February 26th - February 28th, and Part 2 window is April 23th - April 26th. Student MUST PASS the ISTEP+ in both areas to graduate and receive a diploma. Students are actively learning what they need to know and be able to do to pass the ISTEP+. All biology students will take the biology ILearn assessment February 19th-22nd.
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