Now Accepting 2019 Operation Snowball Registrations

The 29th Annual Operation Snowball – Disney – is January 18 – 20, 2019.  The registration deadline for participation has been extended to is Friday, December 14, 2018.  The cost is $50.  Registration forms are available in the Guidance Office.  (Scholarships are available, see Mr. Finch in Guidance)  Students will spend the entire weekend among friends and enjoy a pizza party and dance.  Please click on the link below for the registration form and to learn more about this fun filled weekend.  Space is limited, so sign-up now!

Operation Snowball is an alcohol and other drug use prevention program focusing on leadership development to empower youth to lead drug-free lives. Operation Snowball is founded on the belief that youth and adults can make responsible decisions when provided with factual information and an opportunity to develop an understanding of one’s self and motivations.

Parents:  We need your help! Volunteers are needed to help with meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner),  the pizza party and to serve as Nighthawks (patrolling the hallways throughout the wee hours of the night).

Registration Forms

What is Operation Snowball
Confidential Health Information
Metamora Operation Snowball Registration
Parents Help 2019

Pass/Fail Option Agreement Forms Available

Any Junior or Senior may take up to a total of one elective class per semester OR one elective double period class for one semester as PASS/FAIL per year with stipulations that are designated on the pass/fail option agreement form.

If a student takes a Pass/Fail, a credit only will be awarded for a pass in this course. There will be no grade calculated in the student’s grade point average (GPA) for this course. If a student takes a class Pass/Fail, and earns a D- or better, a “P”(credit) goes on the transcript. This “P” does not affect the student’s GPA in any way. If a student takes a class Pass/Fail and earns an F, a “NC”(no credit) goes on the transcript. This NC does not affect the student’s GPA in any way.

Any student wishing to take a course PASS/FAIL must turn in the form to the Guidance Office.  JUNIORS & SENIORS – This form must be turnedin to the guidance office no later than Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

This must be done with the formal agreement signed by student, parent and a guidance counselor. The grade will not be changed to Pass/Fail until after the end of the grading period. This will enable the parents to see the actual grade earned. Forms are available by clicking on the link and are located in the Guidance Office.  2018-2019 Pass Fail Option Agreement Form

1st Semester Final Exams Announced

First semester finals will be Wednesday, December 19th, Thursday, December 20th, Friday, December 21st.

Students please remember to bring a book or other study materials to use should you complete your exam early.  No hall passes will be issued during exam times.

Buses will run at 3:15 pm on Wednesday and Thursday.  Students riding the bus should report to the commons after their last final.  On Friday, December 21 st buses will run at 11:40 am.

Please note that dates may change if any emergency days are used. 

MTHS Designated Exemplary!

As part of the new support and accountability system that launched this year, ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education) has identified MTHS as EXEMPLARY based on the new ESSA (replaces No Child Left Behind) designations. The exemplary designation is reserved for schools performing in the top 10% of schools statewide, with no under-performing student groups. While we recognize this is just one data point, we take pride in being recognized for the great things we know go on inside our building. There is always room for growth and we plan to utilize this data towards our continuous improvement as a school and integral part of the community. We will continually build on the talent of our incredible teachers and staff and look forward to including parents, families, and community partners in the work ahead.

 

Illinois 5Essentials Survey – Please Read

Parents:  Below is a form letter provided by the Illinois 5Essentials Survey organization. This letter informs you about a survey that is being given to parents, students, and teachers across the state. The letter explains the rationale of the survey and how it will be used to drive school improvement efforts. I am asking you to please read the letter and then take the survey. The parent survey will be open from October 23, 2018 through January 18, 2019 and the student survey will be open from November 15, 2018 through January 18, 2019. The survey is estimated to take less than twenty minutes. MTHS values your feedback! The survey can be found at: https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/

Your student will be taking this survey over the next month. All responses are anonymous. We are always looking for ways to improve and hope all students, parents, and teachers fill out the survey. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me. Parents can have their student opt out of the survey by filling out the Opt Out form below. All Opt Out forms are due back on 11/12/2018 or your student will be enrolled in the survey.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and for your continued support of M.T.H.S.!

Pete List
Principal
(309)367-4151 ext. 520
plist@mths.us

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2018 Parent Survey Letter

2018 Parent Opt-Out Letter

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MARS/WARS Robotics Team Application Now Available

Metamora/Woodford Area Robotics Students (MARS/WARS) Team 4143 is a FIRST robotics team based out of Metamora, Illinois. The team is in its seventh year since its founding. The team competes competitively in FIRST Robotics sanction regionals, as well as in off season competitions. Previous accomplishments include:

  • 2017 Regional Winners Central Illinois Regional
  • 2017 Innovation in Control Award Central Illinois Regional
  • 2017 Creativity Award St Louis Regional
  • 2016 Excellence in Engineering Award Midwest Regional
  • 2016 Excellence in Engineering Award Central Illinois Regional
  • 2015 FIRST World Championship Rank 10 Curie Division
  • 2015 Regional Winners Midwest Regional
  • 2015 Excellence in Engineering Award Central Illinois Regional
  • 2015 Regional Finalists Central Illinois Regional
  • 2015 Woodie Flowers Finalist Award (John Johnson) Central Illinois Regional
  • 2014 Judges Award Wisconsin Regional
  • 2014 Judges Award Central Illinois Regional
  • 2014 Finalist in the Central Illinois Regional
  • 2013 Judges Award Crossroads Regional
  • 2012 FIRST World Championship (finalist in the Archimedes Division)
  • 2012 Rookie Highest Seed Wisconsin Regional
  • 2012  Rookie All-Star Wisconsin Regional

The vision of MARS/WARS is to inspire tomorrow’s innovators through technology, competition, and service. This vision extends beyond the competitive build season, as team members are imparted with knowledge and skills that will benefit in their professional careers. A quintessential value of the team is the promotion of education in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) and team members as well as individuals of the community are encourage to pursue careers in the STEM field.

If you are interested in becoming a team member of this amazing group, please visit the website appguide.marswars.org to read and complete the guide and application.  Application are due by November 20, 2018.  For additional information or questions, please contact Mr. Stoecker at stoecker@mths.us.