THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL NEWSLETTER IS NOW ON THE WEB!
As you explore our website, you will discover Metamora High provides a wide variety of opportunities for student involvement and for student success. We encourage students to take full advantage of our academic, extracurricular, and social opportunities in partnership with family responsibilities. We continually strive to excel and improve.
Parents if you have your student's immunization forms completed you may drop them off at the high school to Mr. Harrison. If you are the parent of an incoming Freshman you may also drop off their Physical Form as well. A copy of that Physical will be provided for you to bring into the athletic Secretary for the on-site registration. Mr. Harrison is in his office every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday until 2:00. Please remember that if you have an incoming senior they must be immunized against meningococcal.
Legislators and the Governor failed to reach agreement on a state budget. The budget impasse continues in Illinois. You may soon hear speculation about whether schools will open in the fall.
The lack of a state appropriation for K-12 education for Fiscal Year 2017 will result in dire consequences for many districts. Metamora Twp. High School has fund reserves that will allow the opening of school. However, ongoing dysfunction at the capitol ultimately results in a shift of the cost of education Illinois’ children to local property taxpayers.
The top priority for our elected officials must be to enact a budget that includes adequate funds for public schools. This will ensure that schools across the state open on time and are adequately funded for the full year. An evidence-based funding model is the soundest and fairest long-term answer to having an adequate and equitable school funding model in Illinois. It is based on research-based practices.
Toxic climates often lead one to avoid getting involved. Yet, as taxpayers and as concerned citizens, now is the time for engagement. Contact your elected officials to let them know your feelings about the current “state of our state.” Your Board of Education and I will continue to monitor this situation. We will develop contingency plans to respond to the prospect of an ongoing budget impasse into the fall. We are committed to opening schools on time and to educating our children without interruption. Thank you for your continued support of our schools.
Randall G. Toepke, Superintendent
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Honor Roll - Second Semester Released
The 2015-2016 Honor Roll for second semester can be viewed by clicking this link: Second Semester Honor Roll
Second semester report cards can now be viewed in Skyward. Open the Reports/Portfolio tab and click on 2015-2016 2nd Semester to access your latest report card.
State Seal of Biliteracy
MTHS Students if you achieved a score of 4 or 5 on the German or Spanish AP Exam you are eligible for the Illinois Seal of Biliteracy. In addition to a seal that will be permanently affixed to your diploma, the following will appear on your transcript: Attained the State Seal of Biliteracy by demonstrating high proficiency in English and (German or Spanish). A score of 3 earns a different seal and the following message will be added to your transcript: Attained the State Commendation toward Biliteracy by demonstrating progress towards high proficiency in English and (German or Spanish).
|2016 Honors Summer Curriculum|
Any student who is registered in an Honors course next school year, 2016-2017, needs to complete the required summer assignments. Please check your teacher's classroom page or Google Classroom for assignment information. A partial listing is below for your easy reference.
2016-2017 AP US History Students
The summer reading assignment for next school year has been released. Students are required to complete the reading and writing assignments by August 12, 2016. Failure to do this will result in 0 out of 150 points assigned to their grade. Please stop by Mr. Linder or Mr. Sliger and pick up both a textbook and an assignment packet. Any questions please see Mr. Linder. -- 2016 Summer AP US History Packet.
Summer study packets for students enrolled in Enriched Algebra I, Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra 2 (with Trigonometry), Honors Pre-Calculus, Honors AP Statistics, Honors AP Calculus AB, Honors AP Calculus BC for the 2016-2017 school year. 2016 Summer Study Packets
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England Trip Announcement
Greetings, all potential travelers! Mrs. Hicks is happy to announce that she is planning a tour of England, Scotland, and Paris for June of 2017! If you are interested in coming along, come to an introductory meeting on Thursday night, May 26th at 6:30 pm in room 207. Parents and students are all welcome, and no class prerequisite is necessary to go. Please stop by Mrs. Hicks's room (207) to pick up information and to leave your name, cell phone number and email address for the England 2017 trip! Free free to email her over the summer at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The current trip dates are: 6/5 - 6/15/2017. Mrs. Hicks will be building a website for the trip over the summer, so make sure to check it out!
Young Adult Summer Reading Program - May 31st - July 16th
The Illinois Prairie District Public Library (IPDPL) is sponsoring a Summer Reading Program for Young Adults (6th grade through age 18). Register at any of the following District Libraries to participate: Metamora, Germantown Hills, Spring Bay, Roanoke, Washburn & Benson. Young Adult Summer Reading Program Flyer
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