Mifflin County Middle School – New Student Orientation
Monday, August 17th @ 6:30 p.m. in the MCMS Auditorium
MCSD is no longer accepting online payments to students’ cafeteria accounts through MySchoolAccount. Payments can be made at the MCSD Administration Building, 201 8th St. – Highland Park, Lewistown, PA 17044, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. New instructions for making online payments will be available in the near future. If you have any questions please call the Food Service Office at (717)248-0148, ext. 2516.
Senior Portraits will be taken in the MCHS auditorium beginning at 9 am on Thursday, July 23 and will continue on Monday, July 27 through Thursday, July 30. Seniors received appointment cards in May. If a student has misplaced his or her appointment card, one of the following options is available to him or her to confirm his appointment time: call Lifetouch's customer service at 814-749-8785 ext 300 or email email@example.com. Lifetouch will also be doing phone call reminders to students closer to the time of their appointments.
If a student is unable to make his or her appointment in July, make ups will be offered on Monday morning, Aug. 31 at the high school during the school day. This is the only date that will be offered locally for a make-up photo.
The formal yearbook pose will be taken at the portrait session. The school district dress code must be followed when choosing the senior portrait that will be in the yearbook. Failure to do so will result in your photo not being published in the senior section.
The required yearbook pose is a vertical head and shoulder pose (shoulders may not be exposed), just above the waist, with a blue background. A pose with hands, hats, close-ups or unusual attire is not acceptable as a formal yearbook portrait.
(While supplies last)
Yearbooks are being sold in the main office at the high school. They are currently $50 - cash and money orders only.
New Athletic Director to lead Mifflin County Athletic Program
The MCSD is excited to announce a new Athletic Director to lead Mifflin County Athletics into the future. Long-time field hockey coach and Mifflin County Educator, Tish Maclay will assume responsibility of the athletic program on July 1, 2015. Ms. Maclay has coached in the Mifflin County School District for the past 20 years in one of the most successful varsity programs in Mifflin County.
In November 2014, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania enacted wide sweeping changes to the Child Protective Services Law that went into effect December 31, 2014. As such, this has impacted the school district in a number of ways to include the requirement for volunteers to obtain clearances. The district has required clearances for some volunteer positions but not all. The changes to CPSL require that all volunteers who have direct interaction with children have clearances, effective July 1, 2015. In addition, those clearances must be updated every three (3) years.
Volunteer activities include: booster organizations where volunteers are chaperoning students, any home and school activities where volunteers are interacting with children, any volunteer coaches, any volunteers for school trips, and any volunteers for classroom activities.
The volunteer instructions to obtain clearances and the volunteer affidavit are available through links under the Students/Parents area.
Attention Students and Parents:
The 2015-2016 MCSD Program of Studies is now available. Course registration will be open for students in grades 8-11 from March 5 until March 20. The guidance offices at both MCHS and MCJHS will be providing additional details regarding course registration in the coming week.
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DVD copies of all MCTV events will be available for purchase in the Main Office at MCHS starting on Monday, June 15th. Summer hours at MCHS are Monday-Thursday from 8am - 4pm. We will have copies of the following MCTV productions...
Meet the Candidates Night $10
Husky Club Senior Sports Video $10
Spring Band Concert $5
Spring Choral Concert $5
All checks (if paying by check) would be made payable to MCHS Media Club.
Mifflin County High School spring sports’ girls teams received the MidPenn Sportsmanship award for this spring. Out of 30 schools in the MidPenn, Mifflin County was voted as the top girls program in sportsmanship. Congratulations goes out to all of the athletes, coaches, game workers, and all of those involved with our programs.
Challenge Level 1:
Read the book you chose at the Summer Book Giveaway and complete the activity sheet. If you turn your completed activity sheet in to your reading teacher next year, you will be recognized as a Summer Super Reader and win a prize!
Challenge Level 2:
Complete level 1 of the challenge and read enough books to complete the Scholastic Summer Reading Journal. Just turn in your completed Activity Sheet and Summer Reading Journal to your reading teacher at the beginning of next year and you will win extra prizes and be recognized as a Summer Super Reader Leader of the Pack!
Kindergarten Teacher’s Hard at Work Several teams of Kindergarten teachers across the district in the Mifflin County School District were able to attend the annual Pennsylvania Kindergarten Conference in Harrisburg. This conference opportunity was a way for the teachers to learn new strategies and improve upon their teaching practices. The Kindergarten teachers that attended from LES were Mrs. Muir and Mrs. Yoder. Ms. O’Neal, the instructional coach also attended. Attending from East Derry Elementary were Maryann Keefer, Loni Shawver, Alex Hynson, and Erica Ruble. Upon returning from the conference, the teachers had a sharing of their learning for all the Kindergarten teachers at the LES library after school. It is great to know we have dedicated staff that are continually improving their teaching practices to meet the needs of our young learners!
Want to see your photos in the yearbook? If so, download the free app Replayit on your smart phone or visit Replayit.com. Once you have downloaded the app or visited the site do the following:
Reynolds Energy Services (RES) has completed the installation of energy efficiency measures (EEMs) as outlined in the Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreement (GESA) dated January 31, 2013, for Mifflin County School District (MCSD) – Indian Valley Elementary School.