Morton District 709 Providing an education to last a life time.

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Phone: 1.309.266.6522

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         709 Communicator 

         January 2017

 

2016 Annual District Report

 

 

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Parent iPad Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

iPad Questions?
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Rotary Student of the Month -

APRIL 2017

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3rd Quarter HONOR ROLL

7th Grade 

8th Grade 

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Annual School Calendar

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

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Click here for information about changes in Accelerated Reader Home Connect. 

 

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Results from the 2014 Illinois Youth Survey

 

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MJHS Bullying Report form 

 

 

Information about the Tazewell and Woodford County Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program.

StudentsDaily Announcements

          Today is THURSDAY April 27, 2017 

 

                               It’s a GREAT DAY to be a Jr. Potter!   

       

 

On Today’s Birthday Calendar: NO BIRTHDAYS TODAY.

 

 

LUNCH NEWS

 

ENTREES OF THE DAY:

04/27 - THURSDAY - MAC-N-CHEESE, GREEN BEANS & GARLIC CARROTS

04/28 - FRIDAY - TURKEY GRAVY w/DINNER ROLL, MASHED POTATOES & VEGGIES

05/01 - MONDAY - POPCORN CHICKEN w/WAFFLE, GREEN BEANS & TATER TOTS

05/02 - TUESDAY - NACHOS SUPREME, FIESTA BEANS, SALSA & LETTUCE

05/03 - WEDNESDAY - WESTERN BURGER, TANGY BAKED BEANS, CORN & BLACK BEANS

 

*****LUNCH NOTES: A meal deal consists of an Entree, fruit/veggie & a milk. Chips ($1.25 a bag) and big cookies are never a part of the meal deal. If you have no lunch, see the office for assistance.  

 

LUNCH CHARGES: Do you have lunch charges? Just a reminder that if you have a lunch charge you need to put money on your account immediately. Your parent can pay on EFunds or a check/ cash to the cafeteria at your next lunch.  If you do not get your charges paid you will be referred to the office to talk to Mr.                           Hoffman or Mr. Carter. Be sure and get them paid right away.

 

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: 

 

GRANDPARENTS DAY is TOMORROW FRIDAY, April 28th. 9:45 AM is the start time. PAPER RESERVATIONS REQUIRED and money for student lunches ($2.45) is due in the office with the reservation. It can NOT be deducted from your lunch account online. Due to increased enrollment and small gym capacity, 530 participants is the limit. REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE when we reach 530. Parking is very limited. Encourage multiple grandparents to carpool.

 

 

MJHS END OF YEAR TALENT SHOW:  The end of the school year means only one thing, "It's talent show time!" We want to watch you do your thing. There’s lots of hidden talent, and other skills unknown.  Please stop by Miss Hasler's room (214) to pick up a participation form.  Do it today… you chance is slipping away!

 

 

SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS:  Are you planning on attending a camp/workshop this summer? MJHS has 2 different scholarships available to help fund your activity. Applications are available on the school website and must be returned by April 28th.

 

  • Heidi White Scholarship ----Applied towards fine arts camp/workshop (ex. band, orch, choir, drama,)

  • Red & White Scholarships-----Applied towards camp/workshop that relates to a school-sponsored extra-curricular activity (ex. sports, clubs)

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VIEW FROM THE LMS: NATIONAL BABE RUTH DAY, NATIONAL TELL A STORY DAY & NATIONAL TAKE OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS TO WORK DAY.

 

The Book fair has begun! Mrs. Akers be open everyday this week 7:30AM - 3:30PM. Download the Book Fair App and start shopping right away! Make a wish list to share with your parents and grandparents! Come see Mrs. Akers today!!!

 

Please be advised! All library books must be returned by MAY 10th! If you have AR points due or a VLOG due after May 10th, you need to plan accordingly. Regardless of classroom due dates, your library book is still due by May 10th! We did the math and here is what it is:  *You have only 21 days to read those books and take those AR quizzes! After May 10th, you'll need to check out books from the public library. Happy reading!

 

 

FORGOTTEN ITEMS: FORGOTTEN THINGS? CHECK THE OFFICE SHELF. Instruments, PE CLOTHES, folders, and so much more. Remember - it is your responsibility to come look.  If your parent brings you a forgotten item, they can email you at [email protected]  Then come check the shelf, please.

 

 

FROM MR. HOFFMAN: If you are a bus rider, you must not leave school grounds before school or after school. No trips to the gas station or Jimmy John’s, even if you have a late bus.

 
 

MJHS CLUB NEWS: 

 

ADVENTURE CLUB: Check back for updates. 

 

 

 

 

COLOR GUARD: 7th Graders MJHS color guard audition packets are in the Office.  Please pick one up, read it all and return the completed audition registration form to Mrs. Smith. YOU  MUST ATTEND BOTH DATES!  Audition Dates: TUESDAY, 5/2 and  THURSDAY 5/4.  TIME: 4:30-6pm  

Audition requirements are in the information packet. Direct questions to Coach Hawks  [email protected]  

 

 

DRAMA CLUB:  Anyone interested in drama club for the 2017-2018 school year, please come and hear information about next year's activities! Snacks provided! Last Drama Club for this school year is TUESDAY, MAY 2nd.

 

 

FISHING CLUB: Next meeting will be Wednesday May 10th in the LMC. Other Illinois fish including Muskie, Pike, Sauger and Trout will be the topic.

 

 

 

HOMEWORK CLUB: Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays in Room 210(Mrs. Ogden) from 3-4pm

 

 

POTTER PANTAGRAPH: Mrs. Plevka in Room 111 is your sponsor.

 

 

 

SCHOLASTIC BOWL: Scholastic bowl WON at Regionals last night!  Way to go Jr. Potters. It is always a team effort, but the team received power boosts from Abby Hagan 5 toss-ups
Ben Geiger 10 toss-ups and Varshal Patel 15 toss-ups. Regionals are in the rear view and Sectionals are in sight and happening on MONDAY.

 

 

STUDENT COUNCIL:   Check Google classroom for updates. 

 

 

T3 (Table Top Time): We will be combining both groups and only meet on Tuesdays until the end of the year. Please check the Classroom for any other information. Contact Mr. Parrott if you have any questions." Usual time: TUESDAYS until 4:30pm.

 

YEARBOOK CLUB: Not meeting this week… Mrs. Dawson or Mrs. Miller for next meeting.

 

 

 

FROM THE SPORTS DESK: 

 

TRACK & FIELD: The next meet is Saturday April 29 at Home.  We will be competing against Beverly Manor, Mossville and Tremont. Starting time if 9:00 AM

 

 

                        

SUMMER VOLLEYBALL CAMP: The forms are now in the office for any girls interested in playing volleyball.   Make sure to pick up a packet from your correct grade level stack!  The 8th grade handout includes a high school summer open gym schedule PLUS summer camp information while 7th grade only includes summer camp information.

Forms are available online on our high school page under athletics then click on "camps". Parents can print off that form and bring them in to the high school with their payment. If you have any questions you can email the coach. [email protected]. TURN IN FORMS and MONEY are turned into the HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE.

 

 

SUMMER MHS GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP: Information in the office on the Black Shelf.

 

 

 

MORTON BASKETBALL CAMPS: For all boys interested in summer basketball camp, a flyer is attached. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZNWPvy-Ub3GANR_gycjcQu0Z27cTqZOimBKqwNRJxGeVwmw/viewform

 

 

INTRAMURAL SPORTS NEWS: 

 

 

 

TENNIS: There will be an announcement at the end of the school day if tennis is cancelled. Otherwise… assume that tennis is on. Have your parent wait at the courts until Mr. Martin confirms you can play. There is a chance you go and will be told it is cancelled. It is the nature of tennis. The court must be fit to be safe.

 

 

CLUB GOLF: Please email Mr. Tierney with questions. ([email protected])

 

 

MJHS QUOTES OF THE WEEK:    

EVERY TIME WE ENCOURAGE SOMEONE, WE GIVE THEM A TRANSFUSION OF COURAGE. - CHARLES SWINDOLL

 

Contacts:

Principal - Lee Hoffman Principal’s Secretary - Holli Pfeifer Assistant Principal/Athletic Director - Chris Carter Main Office Secretary - Valerie Smith Counselor - Beth Spaniol Athletic/Attenda ... READ MORE

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