2020 Talent Show

TALENT SHOW 2020– Do you or a group you are in want to be part of the Second Annual MTHS Talent Show on Friday, April 17th?  Do you have an amazing talent to showcase to the MTHS community? First round of tryouts includes a video submission of your talent.  See the attached forms for more details.  The deadline for the video submission is Friday, January 27th.  Talents showcased on the video do not have to be perfect.  The idea is to give the judges an idea of what your talent is, so do not feel it has to be “show ready” for the video submission.  All qualifying candidates will move on to the in-person try-out in February!  Submit videos to Señora Setterlund at esetterlund@mths.us


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 24, 2019 through February 14, 2020 and the student survey will be open until mid February 2020. 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 12/17/2019 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
(309)367-4151 ext. 520


2019 Parent Survey Letter

2019 Parent Opt-Out Letter


1st Semester Final Exams Announced

First semester finals will be Wednesday, December 18th, Thursday, December 19th, Friday, December 20th.

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. Please note that Tuesday, January 7, 2020 will be a semester exam day if an emergency day is used during finals.

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 20th buses will run at 11:40 am.

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

Welding Scholarship Opportunity – Midwest Technical Institute

High School Seniors who are interested in a career in Welding are invited to participate in a Regional Welding competition on Saturday, April 25, 2020. This competition is being hosted by the Midwest Technical Institute and Delta Technical College. All participants will receive a $500 scholarship. Additional Scholarships will be presented to the top 3 participant at each competition.
1st place – $10,000.00
2nd place – $5,000.00
3rd place – $2,500.00
Participants MUST RSVP to Brittany at 309-989-7141.  Or you may call or text her with questions. For specific information please view the Welding Competition Information

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.

  1. Courses designated as required for graduation, or courses designated by any department are not available for the PASS/FAIL option may not be taken as such.
  2. Any student taking a course PASS/FAIL must have first completed the graduation requirements for courses in that department or be concurrently enrolled in a required class.
  3. 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”(PASS) goes on the transcript.  The “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.
  4. The student is required to complete all papers/projects/tests/quizzes for this course.

Any student wishing to take a course PASS/FAIL must turn in the form to the Guidance Office.  This form must be turned in to the Guidance Office no later than Wednesday, January 8th before 3:30 pm.

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.  2019-2020 Pass/Fail Option Agreement Form