MTHS Athletes – Are you planning on playing in college?

MTHS Athletes, would you like to continue to play your sport in college? Learn about the academic requirements for Division I, II, III, NAIA and Jr. Colleges on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (late start day) at 8:15 am in the Auditorium. Mr. Finch will explain the academic requirements, registration process (if needed), and scholarship considerations. Both parents and students are welcome to attend. Come learn what it takes to play sports at the next level!

Madrigal Dinner Public Ticket Sale Announcement

Metamora Township High School’s 46th Annual Madrigal Dinner tickets will soon become available to the public on Saturday, October 30th. No in-person ticket sales will be conducted. Ticket purchases may be made via email (akimbro@mths.us) or phone (309-367-4151 x574) to Angie Kimbro. Tickets are $28 per person. Three shows will be performed:  Friday, December 3, 2021 at 6:30 pm; Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm and Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3:30 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Annie Hicks at ahicks@mths.us  or (309) 367-4151 ext. 207. Checks can be made out to the “MTHS Madrigal Dinner” and credit cards will be accepted.

 

 

National Merit Scholarship – Commended Students

The principal, Ron Kiesewetter, of Metamora Township High School announced today that Connor Armistead, Alexandria Sigman and Emily Warshaw have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2022 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

Current 8th Grade Students & Parents – Class of 2025

Attention Parents of Current 8th Grade Students!

Below are two videos put together by the MTHS Guidance Department. The first video introduces the counseling staff and gives information about MTHS including graduation requirements. The second video walks you through the course selection process and gives you examples and step-by-step directions for how to complete the course selection paperwork. Please contact the MTHS Guidance Department with any further questions!

MTHS
Introductions

Course Selection Instructions

Seniors – FASFA NOW and Illinois Graduation Requirement

ATTENTION SENIORS

FAFSA:  All families must fill out the FAFSA form this year. It is an Illinois graduation requirement.

  1. Starting Oct 1 – Have parent/guardian fill out FAFSA https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

(required for most college financial aid)

    1. Must apply for FSA ID beforehand (at least 48 hours)  (fsaid.ed.gov)

Other steps to be taking if you are going to college next year:

  1. Choosing a college:

    1. Need help finding the right college for you – visit https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

    2. Watch virtual tours of colleges online. Many have tours on their websites.

    3. Schedule college visits on campus through the university.

    4. If campus tours are not available, visit on your own by walking around campus.

  2. Start applying to colleges NOW!

    1. Apply online on the university website.

    2. Common App is available (apply to multiple colleges) www.commonapp.org

    3. Transcripts requests:

      1. Use Parchment.com

      2. If taken dual-credit, will need ICC transcript

    4. Many early admission deadlines are Nov 1-Dec 15.  Apply early.

  3. Start looking for scholarships. See Guidance website or talk with your counselor.

If you wish to opt out of this graduation requirement, please complete the FAFSA Nonparticipation Form and submit it to the Guidance Department.  Please note, that if either the FAFSA or waiver are not completed by the anticipated graduation date, the school will withhold your diploma.

See your counselor with any questions and see the Guidance website for resources!

Guidance Department on Twitter!

MTHS is excited to announce that the Guidance Department has created a Twitter account.  The purpose is to keep followers up-to-date on events such as:  financial aid nights, college visits, testing dates, scholarship opportunities, etc.  Please follow us on Twitter at @mthscounseling to stay in-the-know!  If you have any questions, please contact Jeaneen Bohanan in the Guidance Office.