Mason County Central
Winter is now coming to an end and so has our 2nd trimester. Our teachers have graded final exams and have posted grades. You should be seeing final grades posted on the parent portal and the students will be getting report cards. Spring break is only two weeks away (March 27th-April 5th).
Now, that we are in the 3rd trimester our students are starting fresh with attendance and grades in relation to The Spartan Way program. Some students have missed out on the long-lunch Friday reward due to not completing portions of the program. However, the good news is that some have kept their reward and some have actually gained it through hard work and determination. We appreciate the students efforts to keep up with the program and building good habits toward building those employability skills!
Remember that students get five absences each trimester before their grade gets reduced. One misconception that we are trying to break our students of is the “use them or lose them” mentality. Some students just plain take days off because they are allowed five absences. Then, they get hit with illness that they do not go to the doctor for treatment. As a result, the students end up having over five absences and plead their case to staff about how they were sick. We, as a staff, know that they may have been sick. But, that is why we build in those five absences. They are to be used for illness. It is not acceptable to use a day just because you were tired or decided to sleep in. It could come back to cost the student in the long run. Please encourage your child to get rid of the “use them or lose them” mentality.
All of our teachers and administrators in the school district worked on curriculum alignment during our February 28th professional development day. The high school teachers met with their fellow department teachers and the 8th grade teachers from that department. We had a very successful session and are now focusing on next steps and professional development focuses for the 2020-21 school year.
Did you Know?
We held our annual winter recognition assembly. Those recognized were students in art, band, forensics, basketball, wrestling and cheer.
We have two all-state wrestlers in brothers Andrew and Zach Quinn. Carter Hirschfeld also qualified for the state individual meet.
Jeffery Carrier became the all-time boys basketball leading scorer and rebounder in MCC history.
MCC Forensics has gotten four first place trophies in seven competitions this season.
Our robotics team placed 14th out of 39 teams at their first competition in Traverse City and made it to the tournament finals.
Spring sports have begun practices.
Jeffrey A. Tuka, Principal
Mason County Central High School