MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL HOME OF THE OLD ABES 2225 Keith Street Eau Claire, WI 54701 http://www.ecasd.us/Memorial-High-School/Home General Number: (715) 852-6300 Attendance Office: (715) 852-6302 Partnership Coordinator: (715) 852-6307 Thursday, March 19, 2015 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- It’s a great day to be an Old Abe! Special Angels Concert brings down the house! Teacher Linda Johnson has seen many performances on the stage at MHS, but this was her final curtain-call. Special Angels presented “Greatest Hits” last Friday to a full house and the live stream performance was watched by hundreds more. This concert started out with a tribute and dedication by Linda Johnson to her parents-- Marge and Phil Pinewski --who raised 13 children. Linda credits them for instilling in her the belief that we are all to be treated equally. The crowd went wild as the Angels shared their talents with us from the spectacular drumming display to the “Thriller” dance to the white glove medley where black lights and glow-in-the-dark props showcase the precision and skill of these students. The show stopper was the duet “Don’t Laugh at Me” by students Tom Carlson and Nicole Baca. THANK YOU to our talented photographers!! by the invited to a occurring Over 40 family members of Marge and Phil Pinewski (parents of Linda Johnson) came from out of state to pay tribute to these remarkable parents. Photos by Independent Study-Photography student: Megan Sigurdson Teacher: Shannon Minch and Yearbook student: Alysa Bender Teacher: Carolyn Sylte ITALIAN DINNER! Get your tickets now from an orchestra student. Buy now to be sure to get a --------------------------------------------------------------------- MHS Orches You are special ev ent on This Week’s Events To view the coming week’s athletic schedules, click here. Friday, March 20, 2015 ~Kristo Orthodontics sponsored Scintilla Contest entries due ~FFA Fundraiser at Green Mill, 2703 Craig Road Saturday, March 21, 2015 ~March 21-26, Band Spring Break Florida Trip Sunday, March 22, 2015 ~United Nations World Water Day March 23-27, Spring Break-All Schools Closed Friday, March 27, 2015 ~ Saturday, March 28, 2015 ~ Sunday, March 29, 2015 ~ Monday, March 30, 2015 ~ Tuesday, March 31, 2015 ~UW La Crosse rep in Student Services @ 10:30 am ~COMPASS Test given at MHS ~Parent/Teacher Conferences at MHS, 3:15-6:45pm Wednesday, April 1, 2015 ~National Honor Society induction Thursday, April 2, 2015 ~End of third quarter Friday, April 3, 2015 ~All Schools Closed-Break Saturday, April 4, 2015 ~ Sunday, April 5, 2015 ~ Vision of the Eau Claire Area School District: “All children in the district are prepared for post-secondary success!” ~Thought for the Day~ “Paranoid is just an exaggeration of selfimportance. I see more and more paranoid people these days.” ~Wise 93 year old Uncle Warren Craker Good News from Memorial Two Marketing and DECA students qualified for the International DECA Conference in Orlando, FL at the end of April. Congratulations to Justin Vue and Juan Pablo Nunez! Justin Vue placed 2nd out of 23 state qualifiers in the International Business Plan. He wrote a thirty page business plan for a sanitary product wholesaler/distributor in Thailand. He then did a fifteen minute presentation to a couple of investment bankers for a capital investment in his venture. Juan Pablo (J.P.) Nunez placed 5th out of 28 state qualifiers in the Entrepreneurship Business Plan. J.P. wrote an eleven page business plan for an upscale Mexican restaurant in downtown Eau Claire. He then did a twenty minute presentation to a bank loan officer for a start-up investment in his business. Good luck in Florida! Congratulations to Business & IT students that competed at the Junior Achievement Business Challenge at CVTC on March 11. Faith Clark, Angie Haats, and Maggie Lueck took second place in the Public Service Announcement competition and Charlene Deetz, Zachary Kraimer, and Alex Kurth qualified to compete in the scholarship round. Super job! Congratulations to four Memorial Teachers who presented at NSTA! Memorial teachers--Bev Pierson, Erin Layde, Joel Robaidek and Niki Anderson—were presenters at the National Science Teacher’s Association Conference in Chicago last weekend. Erin Layde presented Evaluating and Designing Local Sustainable Solutions; Bev Pierson, along with three fellow Maven Education Ambassadors, presented Making the Invisible Visible; and Niki Anderson, Joel Robaidek and Bev Pierson presented Writing NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Student-Centered Learning Targets. Way to go! A Note from Your Principal Memorial Families; ECASD will be launching its Family Survey on March 31st to learn more on how parents feel about the performance of District schools. This Feedback will be used to assess and improve campus-level education programs and services. To facilitate participation, the survey will be available in English, Spanish and Hmong. I want to strongly encourage you to participate and thank-you in advance for your time towards this valuable data-collection tool. The information gathered from these surveys is instrumental in our school improvement planning. Parents will receive an email invitation to participate on March 31st. Survey design, administration and analysis is being handled by the independent technology and communications firm, K12 Insight, to ensure that all responses are confidential and anonymous to school and district staff. There will be no individual data or identifying information in any report. When the survey closes on Monday, April 13th, K12 Insight will analyze results and ECASD administrators will share findings and next steps with the community. Again, families should look for an email on March 31st and are strongly encouraged to participate. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions. Go Abes! Dave Oldenberg, Principal 715-852-6310 or [email protected] News and Announcements To View the Bell Schedule, click here. School Breakfast and Lunch Menu, click here. 2014-15 District Calendar, click here. 2015-16 District Calendar, Click here. MHS Daily Announcements, click here Purple Wings, Student-News, click here Order your transcripts by clicking here. Questions? Contact the registrar at 715-852-6314 Safety is the prime concern Students need to leave MHS by 3:30 pm unless scheduled in after school activities. No exceptions! Please see an administrator with questions. Are you looking for something to do with your family or special someone? Come on out to Green Mill, 2703 Craig Road, on Friday March 20th to support your local FFA and Duck's Unlimited Chapters that are based out of both Memorial and North High Schools. 20% of what you spend will go back to help support them for their upcoming events. Don't forget to pick up the vouchers that are at the host stand right as you walk into the restaurant, please give this voucher to your server at time of payment so they can be credited. Thank-you so much for your continued support of our chapters. MHS is excited and proud to announce this year’s Essentially Eau Claire featured artist! Larry Lelli, a 1990 Music Performance graduate of UWEC, is one of the top-call freelance drummers in NYC, and a veteran Broadway drummer & conductor of over 40 Broadway shows. He recently performed on Broadway in “A Christmas Story”, and “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” with Nick Jonas. His extensive Broadway history includes the 12-time Tony Award winning hit, “The Producers”, “Assassins”, “Jekyll & Hyde” and as drummer and actor onstage in the smash-hit rockabilly show, “Million Dollar Quartet”. Often called a “musical chameleon,” his eclectic resume includes recordings and performances with Grammy-winner Melissa Etheridge, Daniel Radcliffe, Josh Groban, Vanessa Williams and many other musical luminaries. A unique concert featuring Memorial High School’s jazz ensembles & combos. A show you will not want to miss! Thursday, April 23, 7:00pm at MHS, $10.00 admission, tickets available at Morgan Music or Schmitt Music. Final Call for those who like to tinker with words? Kristo Orthodontic sponsored, Scintilla Contest Deadline: March 20, 2015! $100 goes to the first place winner! School Board Student Representative Applications The Eau Claire Area School District is now accepting applications for up to two Student Representatives to the Board of Education for the 2015-16 school year. The position is open to all incoming juniors and seniors who reside within the district boundaries and will graduate in 2016 or 2017. Applications are available from the Administrative Secretary, Kelly Hayden, and should be handed back into her by the end of the school day on Friday, April 24, 2015. Questions may be directed to Principal, Dave Oldenberg. Public School Open Enrollment: February 2 – April 30, 2015. For information on Open Enrollment, click here. Eau Claire Area School District Summer Programs 2015 The deadline for all registrations is April 10, 2015. If you have any questions, please call the Summer Program office at 715-852-3114. Have a prom dress you want to donate? Please drop off in the Memorial Attendance Office. With warmer weather upon us - Please review the Student Dress Code Guidelines. The Eau Claire School District appropriate dress code as described on pages 29 & 30 of the ECASD Parent/Student Handbook should be followed at all times. Please remind your student to abide by these Student Dress Guidelines to avoid a visit to the administration office. As parents, we all want our children to have a safe and memorable graduation and this parentsponsored activity is the answer. However, we can't do it without your help! ALL parents, no matter what grade your student(s) are in, are needed to help make this a successful and memorable party for our graduates. We will be looking for people to help set up and decorate before the party, people to work during the party and people to help put away the decorations when the party is over. Click here to see how you can volunteer. Chippewa Valley & Sports Medicine is offering sports physicals to ECASD students-incoming Freshmen and current high school students- on Wednesday, May 20, and Wednesday, June 3, both dates from 5:307:30pm. Click here for more details. Postsecondary Readiness Visit with college/armed forces representatives right here at MHS! -Thursday, April 9: UW Green Bay @ 10:30 am COMPASS Test given right here at MHS! Upcoming dates to choose from—March 31 and April 21 Students who took the ACT- Students will receive a printed ACT Student Report approximately 3-8 weeks after testing, mailed to their home address. CVTC Open House: CVTC will be hosting a parent/student open house on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 4:00-7:00pm at the Business Education Center. Registration is requested; walk-ins welcome. For more information click here. Questions? contact Chelsea at 715-831-7243 or [email protected] CVTC Career Tours: Career tour is offered for students interested in hands-on, high paying careers. Program information and tours last from 9:15 am – 12:30 pm, Tuesday, April 14. Registration is required and space is limited so early registration is recommended. Questions or to register contact Chelsea at 715-831-7243. For information on Blugold Beginnings or After-School program, contact Shannon Waterhouse at [email protected] or 715-836-3456. Class of 2015 Graduation Countdown: 82 more days until graduation on June 9th Did you know that many scholarships go unused because no one applies for them? To view current available scholarships, click here. New ones are added all the time so check often! Mark Your Calendar for the Month Ahead April 6, Parent/Teacher Conferences at MHS, 3:15-6:45pm April 8, Real Life Academy at the Plaza April 9, Improv Show in the Little Theatre, 7:00pm April 10, deadline to submit Chamber Youth Leadership Program application April 10, deadline for Eau Claire Area School District Summer Programs 2015 registration April 11, Solo & Ensemble (District level) April 12, FFA Ducks Unlimited Banquet April 13, Orchestra Booster Meeting April 16, U.S. History 1950s Interviews April 17-18, Eau Claire Jazz Fest at UWEC April 20, Madrigals Spring Concert in the Little Theatre, 7:00pm April 23, Essentially Eau Claire Concert, 7:00pm April 24, School Board Student Rep applications due April 30, Open Enrollment closes Words of the Week (W.O.W.) Brought to you by Annis Williams (Reading Specialist) [email protected] Root: mon/o: – one (Greek) Monotone [ˈmon-ә-tōn] Noun. Refers to a sound, for example speech or music, that has a single unvaried tone. A tedious sameness or reiteration. Sentence –The student read the story out loud to the class in a dull monotone. Monopolize [mә-ˈnop -ә-līz] Verb. Get or keep exclusively to oneself. Obtain exclusive possession or control of (a trade, commodity, or service). Sentence – Most consumers do not even question how Microsoft and Google monopolize the market in computer software and technology. ********************************************************************************** Common Errors: Miner/Minor Miner - noun – a person who works in a mine, especially a commercial mine, also called mineworker. Minor – adjective-- 1) Lesser, as in size, extent, or importance, or being or noting the lesser of two: a minor share. 2) Not serious, important, etc.: a minor wound; a minor role. 3) Having low rank, status, position, etc.: a minor official. 4) Under the legal age of full responsibility. 5) Education. Of or relating to a field of study constituting a student's minor. 6) Music. (Of an interval) smaller by a chromatic half step than the corresponding major interval. (Of a chord). Children are minors, but they could illegally work in mines as miners. Eau Claire Community Spotlight Touched Twice Clinic on Saturday, April 18, from 9 am-2 pm, at Bethesda Lutheran Church 123 W. Hamilton Ave in Eau Claire. It is open to anyone with a need and all services are free. Prom dress sales event at The Plaza Hotel in Eau Claire. The event will be on April 12th from 9-3. Teen Tech Series at the public library Registration required. Ages 10 and up can register by calling 715-8395007 or emailing [email protected] April 4 at 1:30 is Hour of Code; May 2 at 1:30 is MaKeyMaKey. The YMCA Togetherhood Sports Equipment Drive Running in March Join the Eau Claire YMCA in giving back! The Eau Claire YMCA's Togetherhood program is conducting a drive for new and gently used sports equipment through the month of March. Donations can be dropped off in the big orange collection bins at all four Eau Claire YMCA locations (main building, FTC, tennis center, and gymnastics center) or at any of our partner sites across town. Then, on Saturday, April 11, from 8 am-3 pm at the YMCA, join us as we give away the gear for free! For more information, visit our Togetherhood page: http://www.eauclaireymca.org/2014/10/togetherhood.html. For information on upcoming shows and auditions at ECCT and Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, go to http://www.ecct.org/ and www.cvtg.org Join Longfellow for the 9th Annual Jeanne Richie Memorial Puddle Jump, April 18, 2015! Longfellow’s Jeanne Richie Memorial Puddle Jump is a not-for-profit event. In 2014 it granted over $7000 to student scholarships for community programs and to Longfellow’s after-school 21st Century Community Learning Center! Click here to learn more and to register. (Team & Advanced Registration deadline is March 19th) All announcements and information gathered in the MHS Weekly News is originated by the teacher, coach, administrator, advisor, or individual in charge of the event/program/happening. Disclaimer of the Eau Claire Area School District. The Eau Claire Area School District from time to time permits the distribution of information about appropriate non-commercial activities sponsored by nonprofit organizations. The fact that this information is distributed through the Eau Claire School System does not mean or imply sponsorship of, or support of, the activity by the school system. Any problems related to the operation of the activity will be strictly between the participant and the sponsoring organization. Request for further information about the activity should be directed to the sponsoring organization.
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