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709 Communicator July 2017

 

2016 Annual District Report

 

 

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Parent iPad Help

 

 

 

 

 

 

iPad Questions?
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Apple ID Questions?  

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Include your first and last name and DOB.

 

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Rotary Student of the Month -

MAY 2017

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4th Quarter HONOR ROLL

7th Grade 

8th Grade 

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Annual School Calendar

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 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017 

 

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

        

On Today’s Birthday Calendar: We’ve one Jr Potter birthday. One adding another year. She’s a faithful Jr. Potter, year after year. One calls her grandma. Three call her Mom. We call her teacher- the amazing Mrs. Jones. Wish her Happy Birthday when you see her in the hall. We hope this birthday is special, the most special one of all.

 

 

 

LUNCH NEWS

 

FROM THE MJHS CAFE: Wanted to let you know we are doing a special

treat for students that order hot lunch on Thursday as part of our "Welcome

Back Party" promotion.

 

Don’t forget 3 is the magic number in a $2.55 meal deal - You must take

an Entree… that can be the Entree of the Day OR one of the alternate options

like a burger, slice of pizza and chicken sandwich...but YOU MUST ADD one

MILK and at least ONE FRUIT or VEGETABLE to complete the $2.55 meal deal.

Potato Chips, Bottled Water and Cookies are NOT in the standard meal deal. Be sure you discuss them with your parent BEFORE you add them to your plate for extra cost.

 

 

ENTREES OF THE DAY:

WEDNESDAY 08/23: TACO BAKE, GREEN BEANS, GARLIC ROASTED CARROTS, BROCCOLI

THURSDAY 08/24: HAMBURGER PONY SHOE, KRINKLE FRIES, CELERY, TOMATOES

FRIDAY 08/25: CHICKEN POPPER BASKET, BROCCOLI BUDS, FRUITS AND VEGGIES

MONDAY 08/28: BBQ RIB PATTY, OVEN FRIES, GOLDEN CORN

TUESDAY 08/29: WESTERN BURGER, BAKED BEANS, PEAS, BROCCOLI

 

  

 

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: 

 

HELP-A-THON: is the ONE BIG FUNDRAISER for MJHS RED & WHITE PTO each year. It helps fund most of the fun and special extra things that happen here at MJHS.

 

What is Help-a-thon? Instead of selling magazines, popcorn or candy, Help-a-thon builds volunteerism experiences, supports local charities and funds good things for our school. Talk about a win-win!

The student packets have been sent home and there are permission slips for parents to sign. Donations are collected immediately (no extra trips to deliver goods). The students are asking for pledges in whatever amount the donor feels comfortable giving. What is it worth to see young people engaged in the power of volunteerism?

Make checks payable to MJHS PTO

ALL STUDENTS will volunteer locally on our Help-a-thon service day. For students who raise over $200, they earn an extra opportunity to volunteer at some special places, often beyond Morton's borders.

Every dollar donated is pure profit (after the expenses of the day). Every year, 10% is donated to local charities including: Children's Hospital, American Heart Association, and Morton Helping Hands fund (a component of the Morton Community Foundation).

IMPORTANT DATES:

8/21 KICK OFF - STUDENTS BEGIN COLLECTING PLEDGES

09/08 PLEDGE ENVELOPES TURNED IN TO HOMEROOM TEACHERS w/ Permission signed

10/03 - COMMUNITY HELP-A-THON Service day

10/04 - Rain date for service day.

10/24 - Fieldtrip/Service Project for students who raise $200 or more

Help-a-thon really is the best fundraiser ever.

October 3rd... be sure to look for Help-a-thon T-shirts all over town.

 

 

PICTURE DAY: is THURSDAY, August 24. Remember to give your picture packet to your parents on FRIDAY. They may order online if they prefer at INTER-STATE.com/order  MJHS Picture Event code is 20083EA ALL STUDENTS get their pictures and staff taken for the yearbook.

 

 

LUNCH BUNCH BEGINS:  "Any students interested in being in this year's Lunch Bunch choir, come on down for an informational meeting in the choir room during your lunch today.  Just grab your hot or cold lunch and walk down to the choir room.  Mr. Beutel will have donuts waiting for you, as we kick off the Lunch Bunch year!

 

 

FORGOTTEN ITEMS:  CHECK THE OFFICE SHELF. Instruments, PE CLOTHES, folders, and so much more. You may email your parent for forgotten items, but it is student responsibility to come and retrieve whatever has been brought in by a parent.  If your parent brings you a forgotten item, they can email you at [email protected]  Then come check the shelf, please.

 

 

LOST AND FOUND - is outside of the cafeteria doors across from the bathrooms. Look for your items. They are donated several times a year when the shelf is full. THAT SHELF IS NOT a place to put binders and iPads while you eat lunch. Binders and iPads MUST be in lockers during lunch.

 

 

BAND INSTRUMENTS and ORCHESTRA INSTRUMENTS must be in your locker or your music room after 7:50. Do NOT leave them in the gym, even if you have 1st hour PE. Any questions? Read this again in student announcements.

 

 

THE VIEW FROM THE LMC: Check out the great selection of fiction and nonfiction reads in the LMC.

 

 

 

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: 

 

 

 

CRAFT CLUB: 

 

 

 

 

DRAMA CLUB: “Are you afraid of speaking in public? Or do you want a place to release your inner dramatic? Come join Drama Club! Stop by Miss Henrichs' Room 217 to grab a bright orange information sheet about Musical audition dates, weekly drama workshops, and opportunities to perform for an audience!"

 

 

FISHING CLUB: 

 

 

 

HOMEWORK CLUB: Do you like to get homework done at school? Have we got a club for you. Every TUESDAY and THURSDAY, MRS. OGDEN hosts HOMEWORK CLUB in ROOM 210, from 3-4PM. You may leave when your homework is finished. Perhaps you live with no,sketchy or slow internet. Maybe, it is just easier to get it done at a desk before you go home. THURSDAY, AUGUST 24th is the first time Homework Club will meet this year. See you there.

 

 

POTTER PANTAGRAPH:

 

 

 

 

SCHOLASTIC BOWL: 

 

 

STUDENT COUNCIL:   

 

 

 

T3 (Table Top Time): 

 

YEARBOOK CLUB: 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM THE SPORTS DESK: 

 

 

 

 

JV BASEBALL TEAM: won last night 13-3 against Bloomington-Evans. Will Leman threw a complete game earning the win. Cooper Keech, Connor Drake, and Brett Granger all collected 2 hits for the Potters. AND… VARSITY BASEBALL beat Tremont 9-1. Carson Miller was solid on the mound and Andre Street had a rock day at the plate.

 

 

SOFTBALL: Both Varsity and JV Softball earned wins last night. Varsity defeated Dunlap 15-0. JV won on a walk off single in the the bottom of the 5th 3-2. Winning pitchers were Sasha Troxell and Emily Barnes. Multiple hits by multiple potters. Raise you Potter flags with pride!

 

 

CROSS COUNTRY TEAM: They will compete again on Thursday evening in Pekin.

 

 

 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS:  Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for the Junior Lady Potters Basketball team.  Please see Coach Swearingen in room 203 to sign up and pick up a tryout schedule. Tryouts will begin on August 28th and run through September 1st. Thanks and Good Luck! Your sports physical must be current and on-line waivers completed.

 

 

GOLF - Golf practice TODAY- Wednesday, August 23rd. We will leave at 3:15 from the band doors and will return around 5:30. Please email Coach Tierney with questions. [email protected].

 

 

 

 

 

INTRAMURAL SPORTS NEWS: 

 

 

 

DISC GOLF: See Mr. Bishop’s room (202) if you are still interested in Disc Golf club. It is fun, only as competitive as you want to be. Fun and laughter is guaranteed.  

 

 

MJHS QUOTES OF THE WEEK:    

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine.       -Dwight L. Moody

 

 

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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