College Financial Aid Presentation – Sept. 24, 2019

Tuesday, September 24 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the MTHS Library. Learn about the college financial aid process including: Student loans, work study programs, grants, scholarships and The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be filed to be considered for state and federal financial aid programs (this includes student loans and grants). This presentation is highly recommended for seniors, juniors and parents but anyone is welcome. Remember you can start filing October 1!

 

 

 

FAFSA Completion Workshop – October 10, 2019

A FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Completion Workshop will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the MTHS Library.  This free workshop is for anyone who would like assistance filling out the FAFSA.  Seniors (bring Parent/Guardian) going to college and Juniors (bring Parent/Guardian) that are planning on taking dual credit classes their senior year and in need of financial assistance.  The following information is needed to complete the  FAFSA, so please bring with you the night of the workshop.

  • Social Security Number OR Alien Registration Number, if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • 2018 Federal tax returns, W-2’s, and other records of income
  • Banking statements
  • Records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • An FSA ID to sign-in electronically – This can be created beforehand at fsaid.ed.gov, or at the time of the application completion.
  • List of colleges the student would like to attend

 

HOCO Class Wars

This year, instead of donating money, we will be donating items to local charity organizations. Each class will be assigned an organization and will be battling to win the WAR. Please see the below for donation suggestions and assignments. Also note that some items can be used for more than one organization, so be aware and strategically place your items where you think your class can benefit the most. You can sabotage another class by donating items to their charity. Bringing an item for another class’s charity means they lose points. It’s going to be an amazing battle!  You will be able to bring items in the entire week of homecoming, and we will keep a running tally in the old gym. Click this link to view the Donation List – By Class Bolded items are desperately needed. For every item you bring in, you will receive a Pie in the Face ticket to win the chance to pie a teacher! Put your name on the ticket and drop it in the can for the teacher of your choice! The top four teachers with the most tickets will be pied on Friday during the pep assembly. The class with the MOST items donated will win DONATION WARS. 

Eli’s Coffee Orders

Orders will be taken this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during all three lunches for Eli’s Coffee for delivery on Monday, September 23rd. Prices range from $3-$5. If you do not pre-order your drinks, you will be able to make walk-up purchases on Monday, September 23rd, but limited to your only choice of iced lattes with syrups. Those who pre-order will select a designated time to pick up their drinks by the commons.

2019 MTHS Homecoming is Giving Back

Metamora Township High School is proud to present the 2019-2020 Homecoming theme: “The Wonderful World of Disney.” This year, MTHS asks that students give back to our wonderful community with a week of service starting with “Class Wars.” Freshmen: ARK Humane Society, Sophomores: Peoria Public Schools Foundation, Juniors: Heart House in Eureka, and Seniors: Open Arms Food Pantry. To end the magical week, students will perform a day of service in our community on Friday, September 27, volunteering at local schools, Snyder Village, churches, adopt a highway, Boy and Girl Scout Camps, and local parks with the help of our teachers. #birdsgiveback

Student Safety – Madison Street One Way Traffic

Student safety is our top priority at MTHS.  Keeping that in mind, a change we are going to make for the ’19-20 school year is making Madison Street one way for traffic at the front entrance (south) of the building between 7:45am and 8:15am.  This will mean that all traffic will be going from east to west so all students will be exiting on the sidewalk side of Madison Street. This will prevent cross traffic between students being dropped off and bus traffic.  Primary drop off for students is still in the west parking lot.  There will be a sign and temporary barricades on the corner of Hanover and Madison Street.  As a reminder, when a bus stop arm is out and lights are flashing, you are not able to pass the bus even if there is room on the road and the students are entering or exiting the bus on the opposite side of the road.  Thanks for keeping student safety in mind as we get ready to start a new school year.

2019-2020 Athletic & Extracurricular Registration NOW open

The MTHS Athletic Department has now opened the online registration for school year 2019-2020. The athletic/extracurricular registration is only necessary for any student who plans on participating in MTHS sports and/or extracurricular activities (ex. band, chess, robotics, student council, etc.) during the upcoming year.

Please note that this year, the department will no longer accept any printed copies of the required forms. All athletic and extracurricular registration forms must be submitted online, except for the physical examination form. Sport/school physicals MUST be submitted during onsite registration (July 25th and July 26th). If you do not have access to a computer, parents and students will have the opportunity to complete this online process during on-site registration. For specific directions on completing the online athletic registration process please click on this link: Athletic & Extracurricular Online Registration Directions.

To register please visit the following site: https://metamorahighschool.bigteams.com/

Remember this registration is only one step in the process of registering students for the upcoming school year.