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Marengo Community High School District 154

110 Franks Road Marengo, IL 60152

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March 2012

REMINDERS FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

WOW! It has been a gorgeous spring with unseasonably high temperatures. While I hope everyone is enjoying this weather it does mean a change in clothing for the student body. Please remember that the clothes students wear to school need to meet the dress code in the student handbook. The biggest concern for dress code violations involves the length of skirt, dresses and shorts. While they look good at the beach or pool, they may not be appropriate for school. The handbook clearly states that these items should be covering students to their mid-thigh. We determine this by having students stand up and put their hands at their sides. All of their fingertips should be touching their clothing, if not then they are not meeting the dress code. Please have a conversation with your son/daughter about this as we have many students who feel that what they are wearing is perfectly appropriate, when it does not meet the dress code.

We will be preparing the student handbook for next year in a couple of weeks and would appreciate any input that you might have for us. Feel free to email your suggestions to webbr@mchs154.org or use the school website to send your suggestion. »

HOSA NEWS

"HOSA: It's In Our Hearts to Keep Yours Beating!" MCHS HOSA has been very busy all year long with activities such as blood drives, food drives and nursing home visits in our community. HOSA members are very dedicated to helping others in need. As this year slowly comes to an end, MCHS HOSA still has three major events that are being planned including HOSA Conference, the spring blood drive, and the bean bags tournament. »

FFA NEWS

Spring is in the air! Already?! The answer is yes and as we are winding down to the end of the school year. Every year we have an FFA week. This year, FFA week was held February 21st- 24th. The dress up days were blue and gold, maroon and white, favorite tractor brand and overalls. The lunch games were milk chugging, ice cream social, and lasso toss. On the 24th we had the petting zoo where kids from area schools come to the high school and visit farm animals and listen to a farm safety presentation. The auto shop was turned into our barn. Also at the petting zoo, »

MUSIC DEPARTMENT HOSTED PASTA DINNER

By MCHS News Bureau Writer Lydia LaGue

On March 10th, the MCHS Music Department held their annual Pasta Dinner. The dinner and a show event, catered by Joe’s Place, included performances by the Jazz Band, Women’s Ensemble, Choir, and Concert Band. The Jazz Band performed three upbeat pieces, setting the mood for the night. The Women’s Ensemble sang two softer songs, “Chantez Alleluia” and “Killing Me Softly” while the Choir sang “Smile”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Kiss the Girl.” To conclude the evening, the Concert Band played a Sousa March, and compilations of Broadway and Hollywood movie medleys. »

IDEA Winners!

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Please congratulate the following students who competed at the Regional IDEA drafting competition and will be headed to ISU for the State IDEA competition in April:

Jordan Dennis - 1st Place Intro to Board

Patrick Kralik - 2nd Place Intro. to Board

Nick VanVoorhees - 1st Place Machine CAD

Jesse Henning - 2nd Place Architectural CAD

Trevor Rogers - 1st Place Architectural CAD »

SKILLSUSA

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Seven SkillsUSA students have qualified to compete at the State level in their chosen industries. They qualified by taking a written exam in which they ranked high enough to qualify to compete hands-on in Springfield, IL on April 26-28th. Mr. Long’s Automotive Refinishing Technology students are: Dustin VonEyser (ranked 1st), Jordan Herrera, Michael Gillette, and Colin Kelly. Mr. Schirmer’s Automotive Service Technology students are: Brandon Camp and Josh Szaflarski. In Computer Maintanance: Alex Tchaikovski. Good luck to all of you! »

2012 ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS

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Congratulations to the 2012 Illinois State Scholars! Pictured are:

Back row: Richard Johnson, Kaje Jennings, Faith Dooley, Hannah Proctor, Brittany Paxson, Chris Felde

Row: Jacob Voller, Phil Markison, Frank Kaul, Jacob Hart

Row: Rebecca Riley, Julia Shade, Ashley Bohart, Torbin Hoffmeyer, Kent Ganvick

Row: Brittany Bookwalter, Nora Yanahan, Allyson Munneke, Heather Gustat, Allison Rogutich, Mark Hendricks

Row: Jessica White, M. Ethan Hinds, Mike Weas, Miranda Bowers

Reclining: Zach Lundquist »

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