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Today is Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

A representative from McMurray College will be here Wednesday during homeroom to meet with interested students. Please see the Guidance Office for a pass if you would like to meet with them.

Attention FEA members: We will meet tomorrow (Tuesday) during homeroom in the cafeteria.

LifeSavers Red Ribbon Week committee will meet during homeroom in the cafeteria on Tuesday, 9/26.

Book Club will meet this Wednesday in Mrs. Bicknell’s room during homeroom. Be ready to discuss your favorite realistic fiction! Next month’s genre focus is scary stories.

Be sure to check out the second weekly issue of the school newspaper at! A new issue will post every Monday morning.

There will be an FCA meeting this Friday in Mr. Welter’s room for any student wishing to attend the meeting.

Congratulations to the Marching Sages who were Grand Champions out of 17 bands at the Danville Viking Marching invitational on Saturday. They received highest music, visual and color guard scores of the day as well as first place in class 4A. The band will compete next weekend at the Eastern Illinois University Marching Band contest at 4 pm. Go Sages!

The Sages Cafe is back! We will be open Tuesday and Thursday mornings before school and B-day Wednesdays during all lunch periods. Come see us for your coffee/tea/hot chocolate/iced coffee needs! All drinks $1.25.

Students considering attending U of I at Urbana are invited to the Local Student Program on Friday, Sept. 29th at 3:30. Students will hear about what life is like on campus and how to apply. There will be an opportunity to ask current students from the area questions before taking a campus tour. Contact Debby Willard at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register.

We’re taking a bus to Unity on Friday night for the football game. Free to all MHS Sages fans. Sign up in front of the office by Wed. at 3:10. The theme is White out and we will paint up when we get there!

It’s Senior night for Golf and XC on Thursday! The theme is Black out! Go Support your Sages!
The theme for the Volleyball game on Thursday will be Black out also.

Pep Club officers will be coming around during homeroom to deliver Pep Club t-shirts from Sept. 25th-29th. Go to Pep Club Google Classroom to see if you owe money!

The Monticello Recreation Foundation is sponsoring a Ride for Recreation on Saturday, September 30th. Get friends and family members together for a 10, 20, 36, or 60-mile bike ride through some of the most scenic areas around Monticello. All proceeds go towards paving the 2nd phase of the Sangamon River Bike Trail. Cost to ride includes lunch afterwards at Monarch Brewery. For more information, go to or get a registration form on the table in front of the office.

The theme of this year’s VFW Voice of Democracy competition is “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” Winners could receive monetary prizes at both the local and national level. The deadline is October 31, and applications are available on the table in front of the main office.

It's time to start signing up for Homecoming “Back to the 80’s” Spirit Week! This year, we are doing Class Olympics. On Monday, we will be playing dodgeball. Tuesday, 80s trivia. Wednesday is tug of war. Thursday is sumo wrestling. The grand finale will take place Thursday night with an obstacle course featuring giant, inflatable hamster balls.

Topflight Grain in Monticello is looking for office help after school and on weekends during the harvest season. Wage would be $10 per hour and you must be at least 16 years old. If interested, please contact Derrick Bruhn at 762-2163.

Any student interested in forming a robotics competition club contact Mr. Condis This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT/MNSQT on Wednesday, October 11th. This test is excellent preparation for the SAT or ACT. In addition, your score may qualify you for National Merit Scholarships. The cost is $16.00 payment is due upon registration in the Guidance Office. Make checks payable to Monticello High School.

MHS students who are asking dates to the Homecoming dance who do not attend Monticello High School are required to complete a Dance Request Form. This form must be completed and returned three days before the event. Forms are available on the table in front of the high school office.

Mike Heiniger will be taking pictures at the Homecoming dance on October 7th. Pick up order forms on the table outside of the office.

If you would like to request a song to be played at the Homecoming dance, place your request in the box by the table outside of the office.

Spanish Club t-shirts are now available for purchase. Please grab a link from one of the flyers around school. If you prefer to give a check instead of using a credit card, please see Sra. Walk. Final date for orders is this Friday, the 29th.

Sophomore and senior float building will take place at Heath’s (at the top of the hill) on Wednesday from 5:00 until 7:30.

The Spanish Club will meet on Tuesday during Homeroom in the auditorium.

Detention will be held in Mrs. Espenschied’s classroom this week. Detention starts at 3:15 today. Do not be late!

Everyone have a good day!

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