Newsletter

 

Dear MC-NC Parents and Residents:                                                                                   August 2016

 

The 2016-17 school year begins in just a few short weeks. The year kicks off with our annual Open House on Thursday, August 18th beginning at 6:30 P.M. Orientation for the kindergarten will begin at 6:30 P.M. in the high school gymnasium followed by the 6th grade orientation at 7:00 P.M. Teachers will report on the 18th as well and the students’ first day back will be Tuesday, August 23.

Bookbills for K-8 can be paid in the new school office from Tuesday, August 16th and Wednesday, August 17th  at the following times each day: 8am - 11:30am, 12:30pm - 3:00pm. Bookbills may also be paid during Open House on Thursday, August 18th from 6:30 - 8pm in the cafetorium.  There will not be anyone available in the office to pay bookbills from 8am - 6:30pm on the 18th due to staff and office meetings.

You will see some visible changes both inside and outside our buildings this year. Thanks to some hard work and preparation from several people these proposed changes have or soon will become a reality:

  • First and foremost is the completion of the House Bill 264 Energy Project which means all new energy efficient LED lights in both buildings and in the exterior parking lot lights as well. These new bulbs will burn longer, brighter and save the district thousands of dollars in utility costs moving forward. Thanks go to maintenance supervisor Joe Niese for overseeing this project and the folks at Evolved Lighting for all their hard work with installation.

  • We also have successfully reproduced the composite graduation photos from 1925-2003 which until now have solely been on display in the old building. The Millstream Office and Print Shop in Findlay reproduced all these photos into new 8X10 glossy photographs so we could place them in a hanging display panel in the new building for viewing purposes. Thanks to the Millstream students and their instructor Mrs. Jan Miller for taking on this special project in the 2015-16 school year.

  • Eventually the graduation picture display will be moved to the auditeria. It will be displayed alongside a planned, brand new trophy case and numerous refurbished plaques bearing the academic achievements and honors of former MCHS graduates. Thanks to the Classes of 2015 and 2016 for their gracious donation to financially assist this project.

The 2016-17 school year will mark the fifth year of our 1:1 iPad implementation in the ninth grade. Ninth grade students and their parents will also be a part of an orientation session this month before school begins. Two dates have been set for these informational meetings, Tuesday, August 16th at 7pm, and Wednesday , August 17th at 7pm.We will be utilizing digital textbooks in all of our core area classrooms. The following is a list of high school courses with digital texts in place for 2016-17:

Science

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science

Math

  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2
  • Basic Algebra 2
  • Geometry

Social Studies

  • American History
  • Economics (new)
  • Government
  • World History

Foreign Language

  • Spanish 1
  • Spanish 2
  • Spanish 3

 Language Arts

  • English 1 (new)
  • English 2 (new)
  • English 3 (new)
  • English 4 (new)

 Our College Credit Plus offerings in the high school continue to grow. The Class of 2016 accumulated an average of 30 college semester hours per graduate and this year’s graduating class should have a comparable number. The following high school courses at Miller City also offer college semester hour credits:

  • Advanced Math - 4 hours
  • Anatomy & Physiology - 8
  • Biomedical Innovations - 2
  • College Prep Math - 4
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing - 9
  • Digital Electronics - 7
  • Drawing - 3
  • Economics (new) - 3
  • English 3 - 3
  • English 4 - 3
  • Government - 3
  • Medical Interventions - 2
  • Speech - 3
  • Psychology (new) - 3

Bus routes and drivers are ready to go for the 2016-17 school year with no changes of note. I will be having a meeting with the route drivers the morning of Tuesday, August 9th. All parents will be notified as soon as possible after this meeting of any route changes. The route drivers are as follows:

  • Bus 2  Janet Niese
  • Bus 3  Pat Ehlers
  • Bus 4  Jean Forster
  • Bus 5  Pauline Averesch
  • Bus 7  Paula Weis
  • Bus 8  Shelly Kruse

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As you read through this information, just give the school a call if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing all of you this upcoming school year.

Thanks for all your help,

Kerry D. Johnson, Superintendent

In the future our District Newsletter will no longer be mailed and will be made available on our school website which you can access at mcncschools.org.  If you are unable to access our newsletter online and would like to continue to receive a hard copy through the mail, please call our office at 419-876-3172.