2021-2022 Registration Information

MTHS is excited to start the 2021-2022 school year!

On-line registration, the first step in the process, opens Monday, July 19, 2021 via Skyward.  To learn about the entire registration process, please use the following link:

Need to Know…Registration

Please note that the on-line portion of registration can only be accessed through the parent/guardian Skyward account. If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please e-mail Kim McCoy at kmccoy@mths.us.  Freshmen and new students will receive their usernames/passwords for Skyward, Google and other accounts during on-site registration.

Mrs. Cooper’s Senior English – Awarded Classroom of the Month

Congratulations to Mrs. Cooper’s Senior English class for being awarded the Classroom of the Month from Smith Magazine, a national publication! 

According to Danielle Shum’s article “The class first examines Ernest Hemingway’s legendary six-word novel: “For sale: baby shoes never worn.” They discuss how the simplicity of six words captivates and provokes an interest to learn more. Cooper then asks her students to consider a significant event in their lives and write the memoir in three different ways. “I really wanted to hit home this idea that a memoir is not your whole life,” she says “it’s an event that shapes you as a person. It can be positive, it can be negative, but should be powerful.””

The following memoirs are only a few examples of student works: 

  • “Stay patient and trust the process.” – Riley
  • “Don’t believe what people tell you.” – Will
  • “Begin, Cringe, Wish for new start.” – Amira
  • “Doing Things My Family Isn’t.” -Jason 
  • “I don’t even care about you.”-Alisa 

This is the second time that Mrs. Cooper’s class has received this recognition. Way to go Mrs. Cooper and students! Continue achieving and reaching for excellence.

Take a look at the complete article to learn more about Mrs. Cooper’s fabulous Senior English class:  Glass Castle Meets Six Words at Metamora Township High School in Illinois.

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.

 

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!