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!

Virtual Madrigal Dinner – Watch Now

The 2020 Virtual Madrigal Dinner premiered on December 4, 2020.  Although it was not our “norm”, we enjoyed the opportunity to showcase our talented MTHS Music Department. The event included performances from the Madrigal Singers and Madrigal Brass, as well as past photos, videos, and audio clips to celebrate this 45-year long tradition.

To view the performance please use this link:  https://tinyurl.com/2020mthsmadrigaldinner

The following students are rockstars! The students had to overcome the challenge of not having the ability to meet as an ensemble in order to make this event possible!
           Madrigal Singers
Directed by Jennifer Seiler
             Madrigal Brass
Directed by Kelly Jarosz
Meg Ciko Owen Cushing
Carrigan Craig Sean Harper
Sean Harper Kyle Loring
Elyse Palmer Jimmy Martin
Makenna Reeves Tegan Roberts
Zoie Roach-King
Sierra Staab
Lily Sturgell
Taryn Vedder

While we all missed the sights, sounds, and smells of our traditional dinner event, it was fabulous to have the ability to continue this MTHS holiday tradition.

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.