Updated MTHS Home Game Spectator Policy

Updated Information for Basketball Game Spectator Attendance

Each participant will be allowed to have two spectators at the game in which they are participating.  Parent/Guardians should be given first priority followed by immediate household members.  Adult relatives may be a part of a participants two allotted spectators.

Spectator Guidelines

  • Visiting team spectators will not be permitted.
  • Home team spectators may be permitted.
  • A participant is considered a basketball player or cheerleader. Home spectators can only attend the game in which their student-athlete is actually participating.
  • Spectators will be allowed to enter the facility twenty minutes before the scheduled game time.
  • All persons entering the facility will be pre-screened for temperature and COVID symptoms.
  • Spectators must wear a mask at ALL times when in the building. After a request to comply, those still refusing to wear or properly wear a mask that covers mouth and nose will be removed from the facility.
  • Spectators must adhere to all posted signage.
  • Seating will be marked in the bleachers to ensure social distancing.
  • Social distance must be maintained at all times with all individuals outside of one’s immediate household.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at all facilities.
  • Concessions are not available at this time. Spectators will not be allowed to enter the school with food.
  • Restrooms are available across from the Hall of Fame and trophy cases.
  • Spectators are only allowed in their designated assigned area.
  • Spectators must exit the building immediately after each game because the area for spectators must be cleaned. Those spectators returning to watch their athlete in the next game must exit the facility and re-enter at the appropriate entrance.

The link below contains the streaming information for those unable to attend home or away games for schools in the Mid-Illini Conference.

www.mths.us/2021/02/02/mths-virtual-spectator-link-provided

The link below contains our school daily announcements which list our competitions scheduled for that day and any available streaming.

www.mths.us/daily-announcements

Thank you and we look forward to the day when we can once again welcome all attendees to our events.  We appreciate your understanding, cooperation, and continued support.

MTHS Virtual Spectator – Links Provided

At this time, no in-person spectators are allowed to cheer on our MTHS teams. However, MTHS is providing a way for you to cheer on our teams virtually.  Please use the link below to watch real-time athletic events. The link will go live approximately 15 minutes before the start of the game and will be used for events in the Toepke Gym.

MTHS Athletics – Virtual Spectator Link

 

Links to view away games can be found here:  Live Stream Links for Winter Sports 2021-2-4

England, Scotland and Paris Trip, June 2022 – Informational Meeting

Join Mrs. Hicks and travel to England, Scotland and Paris June 2022! Attend a virtual informational meeting on Wednesday evening, February 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm. Please click https://bit.ly/3qIL4am to RSVP by February 13th to confirm your spot at the meeting.

The current trip dates are:  June 13, 2022-June 23, 2022, dates subject to change slightly. Check out the EF’s website at: https://www.eftours.com/tour-website/2409861ds  and Mrs. Hick’s personal website at:  https://scotlandenglandandparis.wordpress.com/! The tour name is England, Scotland, and Paris.

If you have any questions or challenges reserving your spot for the virtual meeting, please email Mrs. Hicks at ahicks@mths.us.

Click HERE to access virtual flyer
with video link access.

 

Parents – Illinois 5Essentials Survey

Beginning February 3, students and teachers across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

Additionally, our district has chosen to provide the optional Parent Supplement survey. If at least 20 percent of MTHS parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will also be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers will be conducted February 3 through April 2, 2021. The Parent Survey Supplement will be conducted at the same time, through April 2, 2021. To take the survey please visit  http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

Keep it Classy – Spirit Week

MTHS is sponsoring a school spirit dress up contest!

For 12 weeks, every student has a chance to dress the theme!  Please see the graphic below for dates and dress-up themes. On your day, (Day 1 or Day 2), your second hour teacher will tally who dressed up. The class with the highest percentage dressing up for all 12 weeks will win a cookout in the Spring. As an individual incentive, if you dress up, your second hour teacher will give you a purple ticket for you to fill out and turn into the AP office for a chance to win a gift card.  Below is a list of the prizes that students can win.  All prizes will be drawn the first week of May. The more times you dress up, the more chances you have to win. All winners can only win one time!

Grand Prize:  $200 gift card of your choice

Second place: $100 gift card of your choice

Third place: $50 gift card of your choice

Fourth place: $50 gift card of your choice

Fifth place: $50 gift card of your choice

Six place: $50 gift card of your choice

Seventh place: $25 gift card of your choice

Eighth place: $25 gift card of your choice

Ninth place: $25 gift card of your choice

Tenth place: $25 gift card of your choice

The class with the highest percentage dressing up for all 12 weeks will win a cookout in the Spring!

Show your school spirit and let’s have some fun! This incredible contest is sponsored by the MTHS Administration team and Student Council! Please direct any questions to Mr. Frasco or Mr Finch.

 

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

IHSA Updates – Link Provided

IHSA is providing constant guidance for schools and administrators regarding high school athletics. With each new IHSA announcement comes additional questions for school administrators, coaches, parents and students. The IHSA had directed those with questions to their COVID-19 resource page, https://www.ihsa.org/Resources/COVID-19. Please frequently check this website to obtain the latest IHSA guidance. For specific guidance on how MTHS is responding to this direction, athletes should contact their coach to obtain guidance and clarity.

 

ASVAB Testing Scheduled – Friday, February 19, 2021

The ASVAB test, hosted by MTHS, has been scheduled for Friday, February 19, 2021. What is the ASVAB test? ASVAB stands for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test. This timed multi-aptitude test is maintained by the Department of Defense for all branches of the military. The score from the ASVAB test determines qualifications for certain military occupations and enlistment bonuses. Any student who is considering joining the military needs to take the ASVAB test. However, the test does not commit you to military service. To sign-up for the test, please contact the Guidance Office by Friday, February 5, 2021.

AP US and World History Course Request Information

As we prepare for next school year (2021-2022), students interested in scheduling either the Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. or World History courses need to be aware of the course requirements and request process. Both the AP U.S. History and AP World History courses are designed to be a college level class that will allow students to earn three hours of college credit if the student passes the AP exam, while also earning honors credits toward a student’s high school GPA. With this fact in mind, the History Department would like to emphasize that students will be expected to do college level work. This means that most of the course reading and studying will need to be completed outside of the classroom. Class time will be used for higher level skills, such as critical thinking, persuasive writing, and class debate. These courses require students to complete a summer reading and writing project based upon selected works. The assignment will go out no later than May 18th, and it will be due the second day of class in the fall. Please note that students who do not complete the summer work will not be allowed to drop down to a regular History course. Students would start the class with zero out of 100 points.

Requirements for AP History include:

  • Internet access for an average of 30 minutes a day outside of class.
  • Basic understanding of online academic resources.
  • Completion of a summer reading unit and response paper.
  • Preparedness for the AP exam by May.
  • Ability to work independently and complete assignments before deadlines.
  • Submit the class request form to Mr. Finch by March 1, 2021.

Please download, complete and submit the 2021-2022 AP History Request Form to Mr. Finch by March 1, 2021. For further questions please email Deric Linder at dlinder@mths.us or Eric Sliger at esliger@mths.us.