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  • REPORT CARDS / PARENT CONFERENCES

    Posted by Dave Shover at 1/27/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Report Cards for the first semester will be distributed on Monday, January 30, 2017. Students will return to homeroom at the end of the day and should be bringing report cards home after school. If you have any questions about your child's report card or progress during the first semester contact his/her teachers or give us a call in the High School Office. Parent Conferences Forms are also due on Monday, January 30, 2017. Students whould return these forms to their homeroom teachers.  

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  • KEYSTONE EXAMS / MID TERMS / END OF 2ND MARKING PERIOD

    Posted by Dave Shover at 12/28/2016

    Happy New Year! Students will be returning to school on Tuesday, January 3. The Keystone Exams for Biology, Literature, and Algebra will be given on Wednesday, January 11 and Thursday, January 12. Mid-Term Exams will take place from Monday, January 16 - Thursday, January 19 during the block periods. Students who have a 95% or higher in a class as of January 3 can be exempt from taking the Mid-Term in that class.  Students will be briging exemption forms home the week of January 3. These forms must be signed by a parent and returned by January 6. Please encourage your child to get a good night's rest and eat a good breakfast each day during exams. 

    The second marking period ends on Thursday, January 19. Friday, January 20 is a Teacher In-Service Day--No school for students.  Monday, January 23 is the first day of the third marking period and the beginning of the second semester. Students will begin their second semester classes at this time. 

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  • REPORT CARDS / PARENT CONFERENCES

    Posted by Dave Shover at 11/6/2016 7:00:00 AM

    Report Cards will be distributed to students today at the end of school. The Report Cards list student's 1st marking period grades. I encourage all parents to look over the report card with your children and check on their progress. It's hard to believe that we are into the 2nd marking period already. If you have any concerns about your child's grade or progress in a particular class, now is the time to schedule a parent conference with his/her teacher(s). Your son/daughter will be bringing home a form for you to schedule conferences. I encourage you to schedule conferences with your child's teachers even if they are doing well.  It's a great opportunity to speak to teachers one on one and see what is being taught in the classroom.  If you are unable to come in during conferences, please contact the high school office and we will have the teacher contact you.  Parent Conferences will be held on the evening of Monday, November 21 from 6:30-8:45 PM and Tuesday, November 22 from 8:00-2:45. 

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  • MID-MARKING PERIOD

    Posted by Dave Shover at 9/27/2016 6:00:00 AM

    Yes, it's mid-marking period.  I can't even believe that I'm typing that. Thursday, Sept. 29 marks the mid point of the first marking period. This is a great time for parents to check the Parent Portal to see how your child is doing in school.  Teachers will be writing Progress Reports this week and we will mail them the week of Oct. 3. Senior high students will meet with advisers for the first time on Thursday, Sept. 29 to check their progress on the Community Service Project. Teacher's web pages are a good source of information for parents.  There you will also find teacher's email addresses. Email is a great way to contact teachers if you have questions. Teachers also have phones in their classrooms now. If you call the office, you can be directed to a teacher's voice mail. As always, if you have any questions about anything else, give me a call in the office. Here's to a great 7/8 of the rest of the school year!!

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  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

    Posted by Dave Shover at 8/29/2016

    We had a great first day of school at Millersburg High School.  The members of HS Student Council formed a tunnel in front of the school and welcomed both MS and HS students to a new school year.  After a meeting in the auditorium, students followed an abbreviated schedule meeting all of their teachers. It was a great start to the new school year!  

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  • TWO MORE WEEKS!

    Posted by Dave Shover at 8/14/2016

    Well, it's just two more weeks until the students return for another school year. The band had another successful Band Camp, and today the Fall Sports Teams all begin practicing. We are excited for the beginning of the 2016-17 school year and are eagerly preparing things in our offices and awaiting the arrival of the students for the first day of school - Monday, August 29. We will open the Parent Portal later this week. Any parents who have not signed up for a password are encouraged to do so at Back-To-School Night on Thursday, September 8. The program begins at 6:30 in the auditorium.  Enjoy the remaining days of summer.  As always, if you have any questions, please call the office.

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  • SENIOR WEEK

    Posted by Dave Shover at 6/5/2016 7:00:00 AM

    It's hard to believe, but we're just about to send the Class of 2016 on their way to the future. Please join us this week for the exciting celebrations of the this awesome senior class.  We begin tonight, June 5 with the Baccalaureate Service at 7:00 pm.  Tuesday night is Senior Awards Night at 7:00 pm.  Friday night is our Commencement Ceremony at 7:00 pm.  All events take place in the High School Auditorium. The final day for students is Friday, June 10.  Students will be dismissed at 11:42 am.  

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  • END-OF-YEAR EXAM SCHEDULE

    Posted by Dave Shover at 5/11/2016 7:00:00 AM

    Below is the Exam Schedule for the remainder of the school year.  Please be sure students get plenty of rest, eat a good breakfast, and are present in school on the day of exams.  

    SENIOR INTERVIEWS: May 9 - 13

    KEYSTONE EXAMS - May 16 - 24

    SENIOR BOARD PROPOSALS - May 25

    SENIOR FINAL EXAMS - May 27 - June 1

    UNDERCLASS FINAL EXAMS - June 3 - 8

     

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  • END OF THIRD MARKING PERIOD

    Posted by Dave Shover at 4/5/2016

    Tomorrow marks the end of the 3rd marking period. Report Cards for the 3rd marking period will be distributed on Tuesday, April 12.  We are now beginning the home stretch towards the end of the school year.  Spring sports are in full swing. Plans are coming along well for the 2016 Prom and Prom Walk, and we are gearing up for the end-of-the-year activities.  The first-ever STEM Summit will take place on Wednesday, April 13 at Halifax High School and all of our 9th and 10th grade students will be participating. Keystone Exams will take place during the month of May. Parents and students are reminded that students must still pass the Keystone Exams in order to graduate.  Otherwise, students will need to schedule and pass the Keystone remediation class and will lose an elective course. If you have any questions about the status of the Keystone Exams, please feel free to contact us in the high school office. Come out and cheer on our baseball, softball, and track teams, and plan to attend the Spring Band/Choral Concert in May. Summer is just around the corner!   

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  • MID-TERM EXAMS - REPORT CARDS

    Posted by Dave Shover at 1/13/2016 10:00:00 PM

    It's hard to believe but the students have just completed the Winter Keystone Exams and we are getting ready for Mid-Terms. Mid-Terms will take place on January 21-26.  In order to accommodate the exams, we will be changing the DAY Schedule. The week of January 25 will follow DAY 4,5,1,2,3. February 1 will return to a DAY 1. The first day of the Third Marking Period is Friday, January 29. Students who are taking semester long courses will begin their new classes that day. Parent Conferences will be held on Thursday evening Febrary 4. Report Cards are scheduled to be distributed to students on Friday, February 5. As always, if you have any questions, please contact me in the High School Office. 

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