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Today is Monday, February 27th, 2017

Seniors should report to the Auditorium during homeroom today, Monday Feb. 27. Applications for local scholarships will be distributed.

Mr. Wildman will be presenting to Mrs. Walk, Mrs. McCleary’s, and Mr. Condis/Crowhurst’s sophomore homerooms today, Monday Feb. 27 on the topic of Careers. The presentation will be held in the Cafeteria.

Attention Junior and Seniors: Most Prom invitations were distributed during homeroom Tuesday. If you were not in homeroom or did not receive an invitation, check with your homeroom teacher today or see Mrs. Young for your Prom invitation. It has details on Prom, ticket sale dates, and Promenade (on back of invite).

All sophomores will be taking the PSAT 10 on Wednesday, March 1. Students must report directly to the Auditorium by 8:05 with two SHARPENED pencils, a calculator and NO CELL PHONE.

The University of Illinois is offering a Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver to qualified students. Please see the Guidance Office for an application.

Permission forms for Post Prom are on the table outside of the office. These forms must be signed and completed in order to buy Post Prom tickets. They should be turned in when buying tickets. Each individual person attending must have a completed form. Underclassmen may only attend if they attend Prom with an upperclassman. Tickets are $15 and will be sold during lunches on March 14th, 15th and 16th.

Baseball tryouts will be held Monday (02/27) and Tuesday (02/28) in Moore Gym 6:00-7:45 am and then again after school 3:30-5:30 pm.

Parkland College is calling all high school seniors! Join us for a special "Parkland Preview" event on Friday, March 10 from noon to 2 pm in the Student Union. The Parkland Preview will allow prospective and admitted students to explore their major with the instructors and staff of Parkland's transfer and career programs. Free career assessments will be offered during the event to help students who are undecided about their major identify their strengths. Breakout sessions highlighting financial aid, scholarships, and the Parkland experience from a student's perspective will round out the available opportunities. Near the close of the Parkland Preview, students will have the option to take a tour of campus, enroll at the college at an application completion area, or make further appointments with career counseling. Students may register for this event at http://www.parkland.edu/getStarted/visit. For more information, contact Admissions at 217/351-2482.

Teachers make a difference in the lives of thousands of students and parents every day. Interstate Studio wants to know about a special teacher who has changed your life or the lives of others. Faculty, staff, administration, parents, and students are encouraged to submit a nomination by going to www.inter-state.com/TeacherOfTheYear and clicking on the Teacher of the Year Contest tab. There are two divisions including a grand prize of a $300.00 classroom grant and plaque and a $200.00 classroom grant and plaque. Nominations are due no later than April 5-7 p.m.

Students who are planning to take the early morning courses at Parkland next year need to turn in your ECCA application and Parkland application to the guidance office ASAP.

The Clinton Community YMCA is offering a Lifeguarding Class in March. The dates will run from March 17 - March 24. You must register by March 10 and the class costs $195. To enroll you must be 15 years old by the first day of class and be a strong swimmer. Pick up a flyer on the table in front of the office for more information.

Book club will meet again on Wednesday, March 1 with a free reading discussion--plus, coffee, snacks, and fun! In the meantime, drop off suggestions for March, April, and May books to Mrs. Bicknell.

Attention Juniors: We will be offering an ACT prep class here at MHS in March. Cost is $75 which includes an ACT prep book. Sign up in the guidance office.

Attention Students: Want to nominate your favorite teacher for a Barnes and Noble “My Favorite Teacher Contest?” Entries are due March 1, 2017. Please see Mr. Reedy or @sagepride for details.

Students are reminded they are only allowed to park in the designated MHS student parking areas. This means NO parking on the north side of William Street or in any faculty parking areas. Students who drive to school also need to make sure to have a parking tag. Any questions, please see Mr. Reedy or Mr. Turner.

The Monticello Recreation Department is accepting applications for summer employment until March 1. Positions available include: Swimming Pool Assistant Manager, Swim Team Head and Assistant Coaches, Lifeguards, Concessions, Ball Field Maintenance, Driving Range, Scorekeepers and Youth League Umpires. Applications may be picked up at and returned to the Municipal Building located at 210 N. Hamilton, Monticello. They can also be printed online at www.monticelloillinois.net.

Note from the Media Center: PLEASE remember to check-out books with staff, OR write your name, book name, and its barcode on a slip of paper for us to enter. We are currently missing several newer books. If you have a book from the library, please check with us that it is checked out to you. Thank You!!

U of I will be offering several exciting week-long, residential camps this summer: Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering and Science (go.illinois.edu/games); Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (go.illinois.edu/wysecamp); and Illinois Aerospace Institute (http://iai.aerospace.illinois.edu/). Check out the websites for more information. Application deadlines are April 15th.

Detention will be held today with Mrs. Allen in her classroom from 3:15 until 3:45pm. Do not be late!

Happy birthday today to Abby King, Camdyn McFarland, Tannah Morgan and Logan Weatherford.

Everyone have a good day!

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