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Seniors honored during last regular-season Quiz Bowl match

Posted on Nov. 20 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The MHS Academic Giants Quiz Bowl team closed out their regular season matches this week with another win, making their record 11-1.

It was senior night for the Quiz Bowl team, on which four MHS seniors competed.

Seniors on the Quiz Bowl team: Zachary Spitzer, Jonathan Hall, Austin Hendricks, Elijah Beal.

The final match, played here at MHS on Thursday, Nov. 19,  was a rematch against Eastbrook High School, who was also the team's first opponent of the year. The Giants won the match Thursday, 210-180. This final match was much closer than the first, when the Giants won 270-100.

The Giants defeated every team they came up against this year. Their only loss came on Nov. 3, when they hosted Blackford High School. When the Giants visited the Hartford City school a week later, the tables were turned, and the Giants won 250-150.

We are proud of this team of outstanding students and competitors, and we send them congratulations on a great season.

They will compete Dec. 5 in the conference tournament at Indiana Wesleyan University here in Marion.

In addition, there is a friendly competition between the students and the parents set for 5 p.m. Dec. 10 in the MHS Media Center. 

MHS Student Senate food drive now starts Thursday (11/20)

Posted on Nov. 19 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
The MHS Student Senate's annual food drive starts Thursday. All donations will be given to the St. Martin Community Center food pantry.

All students and staff are encouraged to bring in non-perishable foods. Collections will be accepted during fourth period classes from Thursday, Nov. 19, through Friday, Dec. 4. The winning class will be rewarded with recognition and a lunch provided by Fazoli's.

Please note: Items past their expiration date will NOT be accepted.

Here's a list of suggested items, to give you ideas of what to bring in. (Donations are not limited to these items. This list is just to give you a general idea of what sorts of things are needed! Think about the kinds of things YOU would like to eat and share with others, but remember to try to keep it healthy, too!) 
  • Cereal / granola (low-sugar items like Cheerios are great!)
  • Canned soups and stews 
  • Pasta
  • Sauce (marinara, enchilada, other assorted cans and pouches of sauces that help make meal prep quick and easy)
  • Canned fruits and vegetables (those little plastic cups of fruit like apples, peaches, etc., with no sugar added are great!)
  • Dried fruits (apricots, plums, cherries, raisins ... lots to choose from!)
  • Applesauce (individual serving sizes are nice ... and low- or no-sugar is best!) 
  • Canned or dried beans (black beans, pinto beans, chickpeas/garbanzo beans ... so many good choices!)
  • Peanut butter (or other nut or seed butter)
  • Jams and jellies
  • Rice (brown rice is a great option)
  • Oatmeal
  • Other grains (like wild rice, quinoa)
  • Cornmeal / cornbread mix
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Nuts / seeds, like pumpkin or sunflower (unsalted is more healthy!)
  • Crackers (whole-grain is best!)
  • Shelf-stable (non-refrigerated) juice boxes (100% fruit juice is best)
  • Shelf-stable (non-refrigerated) soy or almond milk
  • Tea bags (green and herbal teas are great)
  • Vegetable oil (olive oil, canola oil)
  • Dried herbs and spices
  • Toiletry items (toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and other personal care items)
  • Cleaning items (laundry detergent, dish soap)
As we head into the cold winter months, it's a great time to reach out and help others. Student Senate hopes everyone will help us collect a big donation to help local people in need!

GRADUATION PREP: Seniors, please check the diploma list

Posted on Nov. 19 2015 by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
June still seems like the distant future, but graduation preparations for the Class of 2016 have already begun. 

The next few months will be a busy time for our seniors as they finish out their high school careers strong, and prepare for life after they leave MHS. There are several steps seniors need to go through to be ready for commencement ceremonies, and you will hear about those in a variety ways, including the regular daily announcements, the online calendar, and right here on the MHS News Blog.

Currently, seniors should be checking the diploma list, which has now been posted in Student Services and in the display case across the hallway behind Student Services. Seniors: Please verify that your name on the list is spelled correctly and is exactly how you want it to appear on your MHS diploma. If you need to make any changes, please see Mrs. Wisser in Student Services.

In addition, if you have not yet filled out a graduation card, see Mrs. Wisser.

MHS Class of 2016 Commencement is set for Sunday, June 5, 2016, in Bill Green Arena.

Now is the time to be tying up all the loose ends on college and scholarship applications, too. Check out the Guidance Department's Scholarships Page here on the website for information on dozens of scholarships. If you need more information or any other help, please see your guidance counselor!

Homework Hotline offers help with math, science

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