Today is Secretary’s Day and MCMS wants to show our appreciation to the ladies who do so much around here. Mrs. Hintz and Mrs. Lapsley, we had students take a survey about things you’ve done for them this year and we want to share a few results with you. Since we are in Middle School, we sometimes forget things and need to call our parents. You have called more than half of our parents for us this year. Sometimes we are forgetful or things change with our after school arrangements. You have called 62% of us up this year to help us make sure we get home the correct way and safely. 58% of us report that you’ve done more for us than your secretarial duties ask of you. You two are extremely kind and have made at least 81% of us smile this year alone. With Covid, there have been limitations and you two don’t see as many of us as you would in a normal year, but you’ve still managed to speak to 88% of us. Finally, middle school can be an unsure time for many of us. You two have made 96% of us feel welcomed here at MCMS. We want to say THANK YOU both for all that you do for the staff and students here at Midwest Central.
Progress Reports will be sent home today with students.
Do you know what today is? Here's a hint - Midwest Central is lucky to have some of the best around. Today is Administrative Professionals Day! Make sure to thank all of the hard-working Administrative Professionals in your life.
Track practice will be at the MS tonight due to the weather.
The Scholastic Bowl will host a meet tonight against Georgetown Middle School. The meet starts at 3:30. Good luck Raiders!!
The Girls Basketball team will travel to Tremont for a 4:30 game. Good luck Lady Raiders!! If you would like to follow along in the live feed, you can find it here: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/tremont-high-school-tremont-il/gam1cd4efb351 • This is a subscription paid event to view the game through the NFHS.
Today's spirit day, the teachers dressed up like students and the students like teachers!!
Hello Raiders, As I mentioned last week, I want to provide you some information on some of the bills being run through Springfield. Below are two bills I'm concerned about. As a parent, I personally wouldn't want a teacher talking to my children about sex education and providing their viewpoint on the topic. As a school leader, I don't think it's the job of the district to educate students on this topic to this extent. Naturally we touch on sex education in our health classes; however, these bills will put us in positions to provide much more intense education on the topic. I would encourage you all to reach out to your senator and representative to explain your displeasure with these bills. If you're unsure who to reach here is a link to search for both your senator and representative. https://www.illinoispolicy.org/maps/ HB 1736 Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-Northlake) HB 3071 Rep. Camille Lilly (D-Chicago) We grouped these bills together because both focus on sex education curriculum. HB 1736 mandates that a comprehensive, standards-based sex education course be taught in Preschool through 12th grade, including school disclosure, parental requests and notice of program. The bill allows school districts to collaborate with public health departments to identify a point of contact for inquiries and comments about course instruction and materials. HB 3071 provides that school districts providing sex education are required to deliver a standards-based evidence-informed curriculum. Best, Dr. Todd Hellrigel
It's time for Preschool Screenings!
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Hello Raiders, Midwest Central stands to receive over two million dollars in stimulus money. The use of the money is for addressing learning loss, addressing social emotional health, and improving indoor air quality. We plan to use the money to hire some additional personnel next school year to help meet the needs of our students as well as improving indoor air quality. We were fortunate to have a project lined up for this summer at our primary school, and a portion of the money will be used for that. We also will be hiring some additional aides and/or teachers to help individual students, and we also hope to hire an additional counselor to help with emotional issues that many students currently face. Our villages and counties also will be receiving large amounts of stimulus money. Here are the approximate amounts: Village of Manito $183,000, Village of Forest City $27,000 Village of Green Valley $79,000 Village of Topeka $8,000 Mason County $2.6 million Tazewell County $25.5 million If you'd like to look at other states or areas, here is a link to an easy to use option. https://wirepoints.org/how-much-is-your-community-getting-under-the-american-recovery-plan-searchable-database-for-the-nation-is-here-wirepoints/ Best, Dr. Todd Hellrigel
The Girls Basketball game at Peoria Christian tonight was cancelled.
The Girls Basketball team will travel to Edison tonight for a 4:30 PM game. Good luck Lady Raiders! If you would like to follow along virtually, we received the following instructions from Edison: www.pekin.net Go to schools and click Edison from the drop down menu to get to our website The link will be posted under quick links 15 minutes prior to the game starting
Student Council is hosting a Spirit Week April 19 – April 23. Monday – Support your favorite team with your fan gear Tuesday – Dress like a teacher day and teachers dress like a student day Wednesday – Nerd Day Thursday – Career Day – Dress like what you want to be when you grow up Friday – Class Color Day – 6th/Green; 7th/Red; 8th/Blue
A reminder that due to our shortened schedule today, there won’t be track practice today.
The Scholastic Bowl team will host a meet tonight against South Pekin starting at 3:30 PM. Good luck!!
Congrats to the winners of the coloring contest!! Third place: Rylee Miles Second place: Carly DeSutter First place: Remi Kraft
Reminder - Tomorrow will be a 1/2 day for students.
The 7th grade Lady Raiders beat Illini Central 27-13. Leading scores Emma Junkin with 11 and Cally DeSutter and Amelia Meeker with 6.
Track tonight has been changed to the MS due to the weather.