MHS Principal's Message1

January Newsletter Message:

Greetings Meridian High School Community:
The end of our first semester is quickly approaching! Our students – your children – have been absolutely wonderful. We are honored to have the opportunity to work with them and witness their charm, courteousness, and growth. Nowhere has that been more on display than during our Winter Wishes assembly. Our leadership class students did a phenomenal amount of work to establish the structure for our Winter Wishes event, they also secured and wrapped donations, and put on an excellent assembly. But more than all of that, their work to allow every student to be involved in the process of recognizing others, and in some cases, to be recognized, is a unique gift to the school. The Association of Washington School Principal’s captured the meaning behind the program with this video, sharing how great our students are. View it here. Our students continue to be absolutely incredible...both as students and as citizens. They make us so proud! Thank you for the opportunity to serve them, and you! Some important information follows:
  • The last day of the semester is Friday, January 23rd. The first day of the second semester is Tuesday, January 27th. Please do not come to school on January 26th. That’s for teachers only!
  • Special thanks to Mary Wilson for hosting our first Hispanic Family Night on Wednesday, January 14th in our library. We had a great turnout! More are planned, monthly, moving forward. Details on upcoming dates will be sent out in our bulletin and through School Messenger.
  • Senior Presentations: We have developed a process for our seniors to prepare their presentations for the end of the school year. All seniors should have received the steps they need to complete, which is significantly less than years past. Our celebration day is set for May 20th . More details will be released as we get closer. If you have questions, please contact Shannon Waterman.
  • In accordance with our changes last year to the graduation requirements, we now have a process in place for students to waive up to 1.0 of the 1.5 required PE credits for graduation. Interested students start the process with their counselor, either Julie Kratzig (A-L) or Don McMains (M-Z).
  • Our next Parent Roundtable is scheduled for Thursday, January 22nd at 6:00pm. Each month all of the district principals host a Parent Roundtable to share ideas on topics of interest to you. If that time does not work for you, I invite your ideas and comments via email or phone call. We will be in the MHS library on January 22nd with hot coffee and cookies. Join us!
Finally, we have students who must still demonstrate proficiency on the Algebra, Geometry, or Biology End of Course exams. The dates are coming up quickly. The Biology EOC will be January 29th, the Algebra EOC will be February 4th, and the Geometry EOC will be February 5th. It is important our students are prepared, well rested and at school on the testing days. Please mark your calendars now so they are here. Thank you!

Meridian is a great place to be!

James Everett