Incoming Freshman & Parent Orientation – January 23, 2019

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, incoming Freshmen students will visit MTHS during the school day.  Students will have an opportunity to learn about classes offered at MTHS, the course selection process, tour the high school, and eat lunch.  That same evening, a parent orientation and student activity fair will also be held.  An activity fair will be held in front of the auditorium from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm to showcase the awesome extracurricular activities available.  Then, from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, parents are invited to attend a Parent Orientation that explains the course selection options and process, the driver’s education program, graduation requirements, and additional helpful information. Parents, the presentation will start promptly at 6:00 pm.  MTHS staff and faculty welcome and look forward to meeting next year’s Freshman students.

To view the 2019 Incoming Freshman Parent Night Presentation please click HERE.

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 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.!

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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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.

 

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.

MTHS Athletic Hall of Fame – 2018 Inductees Announced

Metamora Township High School is pleased to announce the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees. The MTHS Athletic Hall of Fame serves to recognize those players, coaches and other outstanding individuals that have achieved noteworthy accomplishments during and after their times at MTHS.  It will also recognize teams that have achieved extraordinary results.  This year, MTHS is honored to induct three individuals and one team to our Hall of Fame:  Stephan Raugh, Steve Schroeder, Vic Friederich and the 1966 Football Team.

To learn more about our inductees, please click on the 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees link.

 

College Visits at MTHS

Colleges representatives are visiting MTHS this fall! Students, if you are interested in learning more about a college, sign up now for their visit. By attending a college visit you are able to get a  glimpse of a specific institution. Representatives meet with interested students in the Guidance Office to discuss topics such as academic programs, campus life, financial aid and admission procedures for their college. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are welcome to meet with college representatives.  If you are interested in meeting with one of the representatives please see Miss Tina in the Guidance Office to sign up to receive a pass. Please check out the flyer (2018-19 College Visits) to see the list of colleges that are scheduled.