Hello Raider Families, We've successfully navigated the first few days of the year. While there are always adaptations and some confusion those first couple days, I'd say things have gone very well. Much of the success couldn't have happened without your help and support. I realize bus times are slower those first few days because getting 3, 4, and 5 year old students on the bus can be a challenge. Dismissal has improved each day. We're off to a good start, and I believe our students will have a more "normal" experience this year. Thank you for your patience and encouragement. Raider Proud, Dr. Todd Hellrigel
Congrats Lady Raiders on your win against Delavan yesterday!!!!!
In accordance with IDPH, IHSA, and IESA guidelines, the Midwest Central CUSD #191 Athletic Department has developed the following guidelines for all spectators and student-athletes that attend or participate in any home events that will occur during the 2021 INDOOR sports season at Midwest Central. It is our goal to hold all scheduled contests for our student-athletes. In order for this to occur, we need your full cooperation with the requirements that are listed below. Please understand that the requirements to conduct athletic events may change, and we may be required to change our procedures for hosting events. If these procedures change, we will communicate them as quickly as possible. • At this time, no capacity limits for the number of spectators in attendance at extracurricular events and activities exists. • All fans attending an event should self-certify that they are symptom free of COVID-19 before arrival to an event. • All student-athletes, coaches, game personnel, and spectators MUST wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. • A certain section will be designated for the student-athletes and coaches near the bench area to keep student-athletes and spectators separate at the event. The designated area will be marked. • There will be an admission charge for attending events -- $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per student/child, and free admittance for Senior Citizens. Passes are available to be purchased. • Concessions will be available. • Restrooms will be available. Hopefully, this information allows you to attend all indoor extracurricular events hosted by the Midwest Central CUSD #191. We appreciate your cooperation and patience at this time. Sincerely, Rodney L. Norris MCHS Assistant Principal/A.D.
Today is Raiders Baseball at Brimfield – 4:00 PM. Gooooo Raiders!
MCMS Raiders Softball host Havana today at 4:15 PM (“A” game only). Good luck Raiders!
The Raiders baseball team make it three in a row with a 16-4 victory over Delavan! 8 different Raiders picked up hits, including 3 hits each for Griffin Meeker and Ryan Terrill. Zayne Arthalony, Zac Highland and Josh Dawe also picked up multiple hits against the Panthers, including a bases clearing triple for Dawe and a walk off hit for Highland. On the mound, Griffin Meeker picked up the W, making quick work of the Panthers in his 1 and 2/3 innings with Dalton Johnson coming in to finish it off for the Raiders. The boys travel to Brimfield tomorrow for a 4 pm double header.
Hello Raiders, As the back to school plan mentions we will be implementing the “Test to Stay” option this year. It’s an approved protocol for close contacts. We will use the BinaxNOW Rapid Test which involves a simple, noninvasive Q-tip like nasal swab. This isn’t the “let’s find your brain” test that some of you may be familiar with. Test to stay requires tests day 1,3,5, and 7. If your child is considered a close contact and symptom free you don’t have to quarantine this year, if your child has been COVID positive in the last 90 days, they're fully vaccinated, or you as the parent consent to the Test to Stay. If none of these apply, then your child be required to quarantine for the 10 days. Those that opt in to the Test to Stay and follow through with the protocol will be able to stay in school and participate as normal in all school activities. As we now know, even fully vaccinated people can get COVID. If fully vaccinated, I’d still suggest after day 5 of exposure that you get a rapid test so as to not spread COVID to others. The opt in form is attached and will need to be filled out and provided to your school nurse in order to get a COVID test. You may also request a test voluntarily if your child has some questionable symptoms and you just want to “be sure”. We did this last spring with staff and students and it worked very well. We sent the form home with students, all families received a copy of it via TeacherEase, and included below you can find a link to it on our website. I would suggest getting this on file with the nurse in advance, so should you need a test you can get one without hassle and not disrupt your student's attendance. Sincerely, Todd Hellrigel https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1486228/Student_COVID_Test_Consent_3.19.21.pdf
Our MCMS baseball team hosts Delavan tonight at 4:15 PM. Good luck Raiders!
Today our ladies softball team travels to Delavan for a 4:30 PM game. Gooooo Raiders!
Mrs. Henry's 7B class really enjoyed rolling dice for a brain break today!! 🙂
Today our MCMS Cross Country team will travel to Delavan for a 4:00 PM meet. Good luck Raiders!!
The Raiders continued their strong pitching with a 16-0 victory over South Pekin in their home opener! Collin Price picked up the opening day victory on the bump over the Tornadoes, tossing the Raiders first no hitter of the season! Price had 4 strikeouts on the afternoon without issuing a single walk. At the dish it was a total team effort as the Raiders pounded out 14 hits with 11 different Raiders picking up hits and RBIs. Griffin Meeker picked up 3 RBIs on a bases clearing triple and Ryan Terrill added 2 more RBI. Dalton Johnson, Ryan Terrill and Zayne Arthalony each also had multiple hits in the single game affair. The Raiders look to continue their winning ways with a single game against Delavan at home on Thursday. Come on out and support the Raiders!
The MCMS Raiders Baseball team will host S. Pekin at 4:15 PM (A game only). Goooo Raiders!
MCMS Lady Raiders play a double header today at Bloomington. Game time is 4:15 PM. Good luck Raiders!
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Raider Families, Tomorrow is our first day of transportation. We've had several late registrants this year, so please understand that route times may be plus or minus the time given by a few minutes. Here are 3 reminders. 1. If you need to call for a transportation change, we'll only be able to do so if we know before 1:30 PM. 2. Per CDC we have to require masking on buses. Please know that it will be enforced. 3. Thank you for your patience as we work out kinks on our first day. Loading and unloading (especially the little ones) always takes a bit longer the first few days. This will improve as students learn where to go. Thank you for your support and encouragement this year, Dr. Todd Hellrigel
Raider Family, This is just a friendly reminder that the following documents are needed for these grade levels and or students with medical needs. Primary School Preschool - current physical, and immunizations Kindergarten - current physical, immunizations, dental exam and a vision exam. Second grade - dental exam due by May 15th of the current school year. Middle School 6th grade - current physical and immunizations, dental exam. High School 9th grade - current physical, immunizations, and dental exam. 12th grade - 2nd meningococcal vaccine. District Wide If your student uses an inhaler, or an epi-pen, has a food or other allergy that requires medical treatment at school, An Allergy / Asthma Action plan needs to be filled out by the attending physician and sent to school for each current school year. (not needed for mild / occasional seasonal allergies) If your student will be taking a prescription medication at school, a Medication Authorization form will need to be filled out by the parent /guardian and physician then sent to the appropriate school. If your student will participate in a sport, A sports physical will need to be renewed yearly. If you are a new student enrolling for the first time in an Illinois school a current physical, immunizations, dental and an eye exam will be required. Please contact the appropriate school for your student with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you sincerely in advance for your cooperation! Densie Richardson LPN
Methodist United Church in Green Valley provided a fantastic breakfast and goodie bags for all the MS teachers! THANK YOU, we really appreciate it!
In game 1, Dalton Johnson fired a complete game shutout and Griffin Meeker had a grand slam as the Raiders cruised to a 16-0 victory over the Illini Central. Johnson finished with 7 strikeouts, allowing only one hit on the afternoon. Meeker had a pair of hits and 5 RBIs, while Ryan Terrill and Zane Artholony both chipped in 2 RBIs apiece for the Raiders. In game 2, the Raiders ran out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back, winning 9-0. Zane Artholony had 2 hits and fired a complete game shutout, while Jaxon Tumilty, Kaleb McGlothlin also chipped in a hit apiece. McGlothlin ended with 2 RBIs on the afternoon. The Raiders look to keep the momentum going tonight as they take on South Pekin in their home opener!
Last night, the Lady Raiders travelled to Illini Central and brought home a win with a score of 22-9. Congrats ladies!