We have several successes to celebrate this month!
We want to congratulate our Restoration Team for the Governor’s Award they received for locally working in our Michigan City Parks! Congratulations to our JROTC for their recognition to compete at Nationals!
Our winter sport athletes competing at state! Oscar Potts in wrestling, Jack Smith in swimming, and Peter Gondeck in diving! We have just wrapped-up Black History Month, and our students were involved in a variety of activities. We had poster projects, essay contests, field trips and much more to celebrate and learn about Black History.
Congratulations to the MCHS Student Council for organizing a fantastic Winter Spirit Week. Most students and many faculty and staff participated in the dress up days, hallways were decorated, Winter Olympics were held on a balmy snow filled night, a pep rally was attended by all MCHS students to celebrate our winter sport teams.
February and March are very busy months, as we are in ISTEP testing, counselors are wrapping-up scheduling, and meeting with the class of 2018, to make sure they are all on track to graduate. This is the time to discuss course selections with your student. This is the time to discuss your student’s future after high school and how the selections made impact College and Career opportunities once they graduate. MCHS staff partners with you to prepare your student to be college and career ready. Seniors should be finalizing applications to colleges, universities or technical centers along with researching and applying for scholarships. Local scholarships are all posted on the high school website, counselors are available to answer questions and provide input.
In light of recent events in Parkland, Florida, I want to share some information about school safety at MCHS. All high school staff have been trained on a variety of safety procedures. This includes responding to active shooter situations. Teachers have communicated with students in each of their classes about procedures to follow in the event of an emergency near their rooms. We have practiced lockdown procedures with the student body. This week the SWAT team was in the high school one evening practicing drills and tactics.
We are grateful to local law enforcement for their continued partnership in keeping our students safe and our building secure. Our district and school crisis teams include first responders from several county agencies.
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