Chromebook Make Up & School Year Start Up Info

Chromebook Make Up & School Year Start Up Info
Posted on 08/22/2017
Friday, September 1st for Chromebook Make-Up
The School District of the Menomonie Area will be providing Chromebook computers for all high school students to be used at school and home during the 2017-2018 school year as part of a 1:1 computer program called the 1:1 M-Powered Learning Initiative.  New Chromebook computers were distributed to students for use at home and at school on Thursday, August 17th 
for 11th and 12th graders and Monday, August 21st for 9th and 10th graders.  Chromebook pick up for those students who missed one of the above dates will occur for any student in any grade on September 1st at 12:15 pm in the tiered lecture hall at MHS.  Chromebook parent-student user agreements and optional insurance will be available to sign online through Family Access.  For more information, see the Chromebook Parent Letter for more information and pick up dates.  More information is available in the August Newsletter
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Friday, September 1st for Freshmen
The first day of school is a freshmen only day at Menomonie High School on Thursday, September 1st.   Bus transportation will not be provided for this day only.  Parents/Guardians of 9th grade students may drop off anytime after 7:30 a.m. where our MHS Link Crew will take over.  The program will start at 8:00 am.  Link Crew is a transition program where upperclassmen and staff work with incoming 9th graders at the start of school and throughout the year to increase connectedness and comfort with the high school environment.  We are excited about our 3rd year of this program and are appreciative of all of our staff and upperclassmen “Link Leaders” who have volunteered their time to help make MHS the best that we can be!  9th grade students will be taken around the building to open their lockers, see their teachers, walk their class schedule, and generally be introduced to the high school environment through activity and camaraderie.  Lunch will be served around noon.  We will end with all 9th graders and families invited to the commons from 2:25‐3:30 pm to view all of the clubs, activities, and athletics available at MHS.  This is a great opportunity to explore all that MHS has to offer.  We have found that the more involved students are in school-related activities, the more likely students will feel connected to high school and have success.  

Friday, September 1st for International/New Students

International students and new students who are not 9th graders will report at 11:00 a.m., September 1st to the library to attend a brief program, have lunch around noon, open lockers, and check into their room locations.  They are also invited to attend the activities fair at the end of the day from 2:25-3:30 p.m. where they can be accompanied by a parent.  They will be able to view all of the clubs, activities, and athletics available at MHS.

Tuesday, September 5th:  The first full day for ALL students in 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.
 Class starts at 7:40 a.m.  The buses will run as usual.
Bell Schedule:  Monday through Friday 7:40 a.m.—3:05 p.m.  Bus routes and times are the same as last school year.