MANTACHIE HIGH SCHOOL
Mantachie, MS 38855
Star Teacher Cheri Franks and Star Student Sam Farris
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Mantachie T-Shirt Sale (Chevrons/#TheTach): Click HERE for illustrated examples. Click HERE for an order form. (We are having technical difficulties with these links. I have notified the tech guys. Hopefully, they will be working soon!)
Sign up and pay for Prom Feb. 24 through March 7 in Mrs. Cooper's room.
A Band Booster meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Band Hall.
Upcoming Testing Dates:
Seniors only retests:
CPAS – April 17th
8th Grade Science – April 30th
SATP Primary/Retests – May 5–9 (English, 5th-6th; History, 7th; Algebra I, 8th; Biology I, 9th)
7th-8th Grade MCT – May 13–15 (Reading, 13th; Writing, 14th; Math, 15th)
The on-line mid-term for students taking English Comp I and Psychology through ICC will be March 5th at 8:30 in the computer lab.
Free online ACT prep: March2Success -- https://www.march2success.com/
A Financial Aid Workshop for seniors who need help filling out FAFSA will be held at the Itawamba County Career & Technical Center on March 3 from 1:00p.m.-7:00 p.m. Come by the MHS office to sign up for a time.
Class of 2015 Meeting Notes (February 16, 2014): Click HERE.
Congratulations to Mustang Band Members Austin Jones, Michaela Cooper, and Shayna Walston on their selection to The University of Mississippi Mid-South Honor Band. They will attend the Mid-South Honor Band on February 20-22, culminating with the Grand Concert on Saturday, February 22, at 1:30 p.m., at the Ford Performing Arts Center on the UM Campus.
We want to congratulate Mustang Band member Wyatt Adams on his selection to the University of Southern Mississippi Honor Band. He will attend Honor Band February 6-9, with public concerts on Sunday at 1:00 p.m., in Bennett Auditorium on the USM campus.
Congratulations to Mustang Band members Wyatt Adams and Austin Jones for making the Northeast Mississippi Band Directors Honor Band. They will go to the Honor Band on February 13-15 with a public concert on February 15 at Northeast Mississippi Community College.
ACT Week starts this week with a FREE webinar that is perfect for parents, students, and educators. Get the general information you need to score higher on the ACT. The title of the webinar is "The ACT: Raise Your Score by 4 Points." Among other strategies, we will review the structure, timing, format, and types of questions you will encounter on the ACT. Register here Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9:00 PM – 9:45 PM EST. Click HERE to view their webpage.
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Fall semester dues for the class of 2017 were due on December 13th, 2013 ($20 per student). Spring fees are now being collected and are due by April 29, 2014. These fees help offset the cost of prom and the GADD party. This fee is not associated with the school, but is organized by the parents of the class. Also, please fill out and return the Parent Information Sheet for the class of 2017 if you haven't already. Click HERE for more information about class dues. Click HERE for the Parent Information Sheet. Forms are also available in the MHS office.
Mantachie Elementary Beauty and Beau Pageant: Saturday, March 1, at 3:00 p.m., in the high school gym. Click HERE for more information and a registration form. Admission will be $5.
Mantachie Junior High and High School Beauty and Beau Pageant: Friday, February 28, at 6:00 p.m., in the high school gym. Click HERE for more information and a registration form. Admission will be $5.
Science Fair for Grades 9 -12: Thursday, January 23, in the cafeteria after school.
Science Fair for Grades 6-8: Friday, January 24, in the gym during the school day.
Spelling Bee – Monday night, January 27, at 6:00 PM in the gym.
Any student who attends Winter Jam in February at the Bancorp South Arena in Tupelo and visits the University of Mobile booth will be awarded a $20,000 scholarship--$5000.00 per year for 4 years. Cost of tuition per semester is $9000.00, however, if students receive federal financial aid or any other non-academic scholarships the total amounts might cover the costs. For more information visit http://www.umobile.edu/Admissions/ClaimWinterJamScholarship.aspx or http://www.umobile.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any senior interested in the NMMC Nurse Mentorship Academy may download the application or pick one up in the office. The deadline is Feb. 7th. This is an excellent program to participate in if interested in the medical field. Click HERE for an information poster and HERE for the application.
The following scholarships are available for seniors to pick up in the office: SMILE scholarship from Hodges Orthodontics, Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency scholarship, Matthew Turner Memorial Scholarship. Click HERE for the Tri-State Educational Foundation (TSEF) Scholarship form.
Other senior scholarships are listed at the Clubs/Activities/Students link above. Click on Seniors.
We want to congratulate Mustang Band member Austin Jones on his selection to the Mississippi State University Concert Honor Band. He will be participating in the Honor Band on January 23-25 with other students from Mississippi and surrounding states, concluding with public concerts on Saturday, January 25, at 1:00 p.m., at McComas Hall on the MSU Campus.
Congratulations to Free Yearbook Winners Trevor Herring (grades 7-12) and Abella Sheffield (grades K-6)! The yearbook staff drew their names from those who ordered yearbooks before December 6 at the $50 price. They were awarded a $50 refund each. Yearbooks are still available for purchase for $60. Forms are available in the Office. Online orders may be placed at http://www.jostensyearbook.com.
THANK YOU to all who helped the MHS Junior Civitan Club collect items to send in Christmas packages to local soldiers. The club mailed SIX packages to soldiers!
The following Yearbook Pictures scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, have been postponed due to DCAs and Nine Weeks Testing:
Who's Who, Class Favorites, Class Officers, 6th Grade Band, and 7th Grade Band
Two band students, Wyatt Adams and Hunter Lindsey, were selected to participate in the Mississippi Bandmasters' State Clinic in Natchez, Mississippi, Dec. 11-14. Congratulations to Wyatt and Hunter!
Congratulations to Shelby Kindt for being selected to the Daily Journal All Area Second Team in softball.
Congratulations to Dustin Carroll for being selected All-State Punter and to Clay Johnson for being selected All-State Long Snapper.
Congratulations to the following for being selected to the Region 1-2A Super 22 Team in football: Nick Burns--WR, Andrew Malone--DE, Clay Johnson--LB, and Jordan Barber--CB.
Congratulations to the following for being selected to the Region 1-2A First Team in football: Austin Byrd--WR, Hayden Gordon--OL, Gabe Reeves--OL, Brison Loden--DT, Brandon Loden--LB, and Brady Parker--LB.
Special congratulations to Dustin Carroll for being selected Most Valuable Player of Region 1-2A in football!
Congratulations to the following winners at the November 21 Northeast FFA Competition:
All will advance to North District in March.
The Band Boosters sold chances on Wal-Mart gift cards at the football games, ranging from $100 to $200 in value, with a final drawing for a $500 gift card. Drawings for the gift cards will take place November 11-15 and November 18-22. Please bring your ticket stub when picking up your gift card.
Congratulations to the winners of the Band Boosters Wal-Mart gift cards:
November 11: STACIE YOUNG, Ticket #000621, $100 Walmart gift card
November 12: JERRY STEPHENS, Ticket #000029, $150 Walmart gift card
November 13: ASHLEY HINDS, Ticket #000428, $200 Walmart gift card
November 14: GREG GARVIN, Ticket #000349, $100 Walmart gift card
November 15: BARBARA HOWARD, Ticket #000507, $150 Walmart gift card
November 18: LYDIA THOMAS, Ticket #000482, $200 Walmart gift card
November 19: HELEN ABBOTT, Ticket #000763, $100 Walmart gift card
November 20: JOHN GRAHAM, Ticket #000510, $150 Walmart gift card
November 21: PATTI TACKETT, Ticket #000449, $200 Walmart gift card
November 22: DENA HOPKINS, Ticket #000504, $500 Walmart gift card
Students who graduate from high school in December 2013 and enter ICC in January 2014 will be eligible for the County Tuition Grant. Students will not be able to apply for State of MS Student Aid for 2013-2014, but should apply for 2014-2015 as soon as possible beginning January 1, 2014. All other requirements for application are the same.
Congratulations to the girls' Cross Country Team for finishing in 7th place in the State 2A Division at the State XC Meet in Clinton on Saturday, November 9. Two runners finished in the top 15 individually: Lakyn Inghram finished 12th and Alyssa Moore finished 13th.
Congratulations to the FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team for finishing 38th in the Nation and the Forestry Team for finishing 10th in the Nation at the National Convention in Louisville, KY, October 29-Nov. 2.
School Day yearbook pictures for grades K-11 were made Wednesday, August 28, in the gym. Proofs are available for viewing at Lifetouch.com. You may place orders online. The make-up day was held Monday, October 21.
Congratulations to the MHS Band for their performance at the Dixie Marching Championship held at Northeast Mississippi Community College Saturday, October 19: Drum Major - Best in Class 2A; Color Guard - 1 Best in Class 2A; Drum Line - Best in Class 2A; Band - Best in Class 2A.
Congratulations to the MHS Band for their performance at the MHSAA Region 1 State Marching Festival held in Tupelo on Saturday, October 12: Drum Major - 1 (Superior); Color Guard - 1 (Superior); Drum Line - 2 (Excellent); and Band - 1, 1, 1 for overall 1 (Superior).
Congratulations to the MHS Band for their performance at the Tenn-Tom Marching Classic held in Aberdeen on Saturday, September 28: Drum Major, Superior Rating; Color Guard, Best in Class 2A, Superior Rating; and Drum Line, Superior Rating.
MHS FFA News:
FCA Meets every Wednesday in the MHS Library from 7:30-7:45 a.m.
Active Parent and Active Student: The website to register for Active Parent is ms2900.activeparent.net or click HERE. The website to register for Active Student is ms2900.activestudent.net or click HERE. Click Request Account and go through the steps to set up a student account. Passwords should be a minimum of six characters long. Once the account is set up, the student can view grades, assignments, absences, and posted announcements. If the account is not available after three or more business days, go back to Active Student and click Reset. All students need to register for Active Student if not already registered.
Notice of Road Closure:
Beginning Monday, February 25, 2013, Mustang Drive at the south entrance to Mantachie Attendance Center (4 way stop by the play school) will be closed daily beginning at 2:30 p.m., and remain closed until after parent pickup is concluded. Vehicles will NOT be allowed entrance at the south end or the north end. The north end will be open only for parent pickup as it is now. As the south entrance will be barricaded, there will be no check-outs for students between these times. If you need to check-out your child, it must be done before 2:30 p.m. No unauthorized vehicles will be allowed to enter or park on school property during the secured time. These safety measures will ensure that students are either placed on a bus or in the parent pick-up area. Also, this will be a safer way to secure the bus loading area as well as provide safe dismissal of students in the high school parking lot. Please be patient as this safety measure is initiated and understand that the safety of our students is our number one concern.
Parent Note Excuse Form: Parents may click here to access and print a Parent Note Excuse Form. Excuses must be presented to the school office within two days of the absence(s) or the absence(s) will be considered Unexcused.
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