STUCO wants all students to mark their calendars to attend the 2019 Vice Versa Dance, “A Little Bit Country”. The dance will be March 2, 2019 from 8 pm to 11 pm at the MTHS Old Gym. Admission is only $2 per MTHS Student; $5 for Guests. STUCO will be donating $.50 of each admission ticket to TAPS, a no-kill shelter in Pekin, IL. All attendees are encouraged to dress in their favorite country gear! Please note that if you are planning on bringing a guest from another school to the dance, you MUST complete the date request form. These forms are located in the Assistant Principal’s Office.
Blood Drive – Friday, February 22, 2019
MTHS is pleased to report that 160 donors signed up to donate blood on Friday, February 22, 2019. Donors, if possible, please complete the RAPID PASS before you come to your specified donation time. The results from RAPID PASS can be saved to your cell phone for easy access at donation time. The RAPID PASS will save you time during your pre-donation check-in. Donors remember to drink plenty of water!
Please note that the RAPID PASS can only be completed the actual day of the drive
Mark your calendars now to attend the first annual MTHS talent show on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in the MTHS Auditorium. This fun show is being organized by Key Club and proceeds will benefit the ronald McDonald Charities of Illinois. Auditions are March 1 & 2, 2019. The sign up for auditions are outside room 119, Sra. Ambrosch’s room. (Please note: Students are required to audition.) Review the audition and show information HERE. All are welcome to participate and share their talent.
The Key Club is also seeking volunteers to help with the show. So if you are interested in helping (stage/tech help, donations, promoting the event) please reach out to Erinn Ambrosch, Kathy McCormick or Cathy Stone.
The Metamora High School Softball team requests the honor of all Princesses (age 4 through grade 3) to their Annual Princess Party on Saturday, February 23, 201 from 9 am – 11 am! The party will include a manicure, hair updo, basic make-up application, crafts and refreshments. Please click HERE to view and print the Princess Party Flyer/Registration Form.
The ASVAB test, hosted by MTHS, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Students participating in the test should report to the library at 8:15 am. Any student who is considering joining the military needs to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test The score from the ASVAB test determines qualifications for certain occupations and Enlistment Bonuses in the military. Anyone with questions about the exam should contact the Guidance Office.
Metamora Township High School is pleased to announce the students who have earned First Semester Honor Roll status.
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 until February 15, 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.!
If you happen to miss a Redbird game or event, you’re in luck. You can watch it on Redbird Replay. The winter 2018-2019 Redbird Replay Schedule has been released. Thank you MTCO digiMAX Sports – digiMAX local channel 400/410 HD. Click here to access the schedule: 2018-2019 Redbird Replay Schedule or on the main MTHS.US home page under Quick Links.
Parents and students, please read the following article from the Child Mind Institute about vaping. Learn how vaping is an increasingly addictive habit that continues to surround our community.
by: Katherine Martinelli
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.