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September 2014

October 20

There will be a Junior class meeting today (10/20) during ELP.

There is a girls’ basketball meeting tomorrow (10/21) during ELP in the Cafeteria for anyone interested in trying out.

All Betas need to check the Beta Board!  We really need people to work both lunches getting sign-ups for the Blood Drive.  Other opportunities are also available, so check the board to find out!

The Fall Blood Drive will be on Thursday, October 30!  Everyone 16 and older is eligible to donate.  Sign up during lunch or see Ms. Goode for more information.  

The first National Honor Society meeting will be on Thursday (10/23) at 8:00 am in room A-70.  Check to see if you’re on the list outside Ms. Morris’ room.  If your name is on the list, please attend. 

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October 17

There will be a Junior class meeting Monday (10/20) during ELP.

If you took the Asset last week, please pick up your scores from your guidance counselor.

There is a History Club meeting today at 3:15 in the library.

There is a girls’ basketball meeting Tuesday (10/21) during ELP in the Cafeteria for anyone interested in trying out.

Medal Pride Card applications are in the front office. They MUST be turned in no later than FRIDAY (10/17) at 3:30. The forms show you what you need to have for attendance and behavior and also what you can earn. See Mrs. Geis if you have any questions.

All Betas need to check the Beta Board!  We really need people to work both lunches getting sign-ups for the Blood Drive.  Other opportunities are also available, so check the board to find out!

The Fall Blood Drive will be on Thursday, October 30!  Everyone 16 and older is eligible to donate.  Sign up during lunch or see Ms. Goode for more information.  

Betas, don't forget to register for the Fall Leadership Seminar.  Registration is due TODAY and is only available to the first ten.  More information can be found on the Beta Board or by talking to Ms. G.

The first National Honor Society meeting will be on Thursday (10/23) at 8:00 am in room A-70.  Check to see if you’re on the list outside Ms. Morris’ room.  If your name is on the list, please attend. 

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October 15

Students – you are not allowed to wear hats, bandanas, hoods, or any other type of headgear in the school.  You will be assigned a 30 minute detention each time you are seen wearing any form of headgear.

The History Club meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday (10/16) at 3:15 in the library.

Tonight there is a Key Club Meeting at 8:00 in the Auditorium. The agenda will include Trick or Treat for UNICEF.

There is a girls’ basketball meeting Tuesday (10/21) during ELP in the Cafeteria for anyone interested in trying out.

Medal Pride Card applications are in the front office. They MUST be turned in no later than FRIDAY (10/17)  at 3:30. The forms show you what you need to have for attendance and behavior and also what you can earn. See Mrs. Geis if you have any questions.

All Betas need to check the Beta Board!  We really need people to work both lunches getting sign-ups for the Blood Drive.  Other opportunities are also available, so check the board to find out!

The Fall Blood Drive will be on Thursday, October 30!  Everyone 16 and older is eligible to donate.  Sign up during lunch or see Ms. Goode for more information.  

Betas, don't forget to register for the Fall Leadership Seminar.  Registration is due THIS FRIDAY, (10/17) and is only available to the first ten.  More information can be found on the Beta Board or by talking to Ms. G.

The first National Honor Society meeting will be on Thursday (10/23) at 8:00 am in room A-70.  Check to see if you’re on the list outside Ms. Morris’ room.  If your name is on the list, please attend. 

Super fan t-shirt orders must be turned in today to Mrs. Geis.  Order forms are available in the front office. 

 
October 8

Don’t forget there is no school Friday (10/9) or Monday (10/13).

We are now selling Super Fan shirts!!! Show your Murphy Pride by purchasing a shirt and support your school!!! Order forms are available in the front office. Turn in all orders to Mrs. Geis.

Students:  If you have an assignment to complete during lunch, you must get a pass from Mr. White in the morning BEFORE school starts.  Passes will not be written during lunch.  

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October 7

There will be an FCA meeting on Wed. Morning at 7:45 in Room B-24. Everyone is welcome.

We are now selling Super Fan shirts!!! Show your Murphy Pride by purchasing a shirt and support your school!!! Order forms are available in the front office. Turn in all orders to Mrs. Geis.

Students:  If you have an assignment to complete during lunch, you must get a pass from Mr. White in the morning BEFORE school starts.  Passes will not be written during lunch.  

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October 6

Beginning Monday, October 6 the library will be closed to students who have lunch. Teachers and their classes are being disrupted by the noise and behavior of the lunch crowd. If you have an assignment you would like to work on during lunch, you may get a pass from me before school, and you will be required to sign in on the log sheet at the circulation desk. Passes will be limited to a manageable number, and students not being quiet and productive will be told to leave and will not receive passes in the future.      

If you couldn’t make it to Wednesday night’s meeting but are planning to be in the club, it is very important that you stop by the Key Club office this morning.

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October 3

If you couldn’t make it to Wednesday night’s meeting but are planning to be in the club, it is very important that you stop by the Key Club office no later than Monday morning.

Students.  The library is not being kept clean. Do not leave candy wrappers, sucker sticks, empty bottles and trash behind. Tidy your area and push your chair in when class is over.  Also, please remember that during lunch classes are trying to work. It is a privilege to be in the library during lunch. If classes continue to be disrupted, the library will have to be closed to students who have lunch. Finally, the side doors are not to be used to exit after class. Everyone must use the cafeteria door so those in hallway do not get hurt. We want the library to be a welcoming and productive place for everyone, so please respect these requests. 

Juniors & Seniors interested in taking a JALC dual enrollment course this spring need to sign up in Guidance for the ASSET.  This test is required prior to enrollment of college classes. Test date is next Thursday October 8th.  Sign up sheet will be on Ms. Hunziker's desk

Seniors, if you haven't applied to college yet, please make an appointment with your counselor, or with Emily Phipps.  Emily is from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission & is here every Thursday.

We are looking for student volunteers to work the night of the 1st annual MHS Distinguished Alumni Banquet on Saturday, October 4. For students in Government, please note these hours can go towards your Citizenship Portfolio for Community Service hours. Please see Mrs. Geis if you are interested.

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October 2

Students.  The library is not being kept clean. Do not leave candy wrappers, sucker sticks, empty bottles and trash behind. Tidy your area and push your chair in when class is over.  Also, please remember that during lunch classes are trying to work. It is a privilege to be in the library during lunch. If classes continue to be disrupted, the library will have to be closed to students who have lunch. Finally, the side doors are not to be used to exit after class. Everyone must use the cafeteria door so those in hallway do not get hurt. We want the library to be a welcoming and productive place for everyone, so please respect these requests. 

Juniors & Seniors interested in taking a JALC dual enrollment course this spring need to sign up in Guidance for the ASSET.  This test is required prior to enrollment of college classes. Test date is next Thursday October 8th.  Sign up sheet will be on Ms. Hunziker's desk

Seniors, if you haven't applied to college yet, please make an appointment with your counselor, or with Emily Phipps.  Emily is from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission & is here every Thursday.

We are looking for student volunteers to work the night of the 1st annual MHS Distinguished Alumni Banquet on Saturday, October 4. For students in Government, please note these hours can go towards your Citizenship Portfolio for Community Service hours. Please see Mrs. Geis if you are interested.

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September 29

There is a Multicultural Club meeting Tuesday morning (9/30) at 8:00 in room B19.

Come out and meet with FCA Wednesday morning (10/1) at 8:  in room B24.

There is a Key Club meeting next Wednesday night (10/1) at 8:00 in the Auditorium. All members should try to attend.

We are looking for student volunteers to work the night of the 1st annual MHS Distinguished Alumni Banquet on Saturday, October 4. For students in Government, please note these hours can go towards your Citizenship Portfolio for Community Service hours. Please see Mrs. Geis if you are interested.

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September 26

Congratulations to the Senior Class.  The seniors had the most students wearing their class color.  The reps will be throwing a pie in the faces of the sophomore representatives.

Attention Sophomores and Juniors – TODAY is the last day to sign up and pay for the PSAT.  The sign-up sheet is available in the Guidance Office.

Don’t forget the tailgate hosted by Murphy Wall Bank today beginning about 4:30.  Hot dogs and drinks (soda/water) will be served.  Everyone is welcome!

There is a Key Club meeting next Wednesday night (10/1) at 8:00 in the Auditorium. All members should try to attend.

We are looking for student volunteers to work the night of the 1st annual MHS Distinguished Alumni Banquet on Saturday, October 4. For students in Government, please note these hours can go towards your Citizenship Portfolio for Community Service hours. Please see Mrs. Geis if you are interested.

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September 25

There is a Key Club meeting next Wednesday night (10/1) at 8:00 in the Auditorium. All members should try to attend.

MABA is looking for students or parents to help in the spirit booth and with 50-50 for Friday night football game if interested be at game 630 pm or call Annette Miner at 521-4016, remember students can earn free stuff.

Football jerseys for sale Friday night, come early to get your favorite players number. Can't wait need your jersey now call or text Annette Miner 521-4016.

We are looking for student volunteers to work the night of the 1st annual MHS Distinguished Alumni Banquet on Saturday, October 4. For students in Government, please note these hours can go towards your Citizenship Portfolio for Community Service hours. Please see Mrs. Geis if you are interested.

Attention Sophomore and Juniors – The last day to sign up and pay for the PSAT is Friday (9/26).  The sign-up sheet is available in the Guidance Office.

Today (9/25) is the last day to purchase homecoming tickets.  Be sure to get them during lunch hours. All fees and fines must be paid to purchase a ticket.  Picture packets are available in the office.

Picture retakes are Friday, (9/26).  Be sure to pick up your picture packets in the main office.

Don’t forget the tailgate hosted by Murphy Wall Bank this Friday (9/26) beginning about 4:30.  Hot dogs and drinks (soda/water) will be served.  Everyone is welcome!

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September 24

We are looking for student volunteers to work the night of the 1st annual MHS Distinguished Alumni Banquet on Saturday, October 4. For students in Government, please note these hours can go towards your Citizenship Portfolio for Community Service hours. Please see Mrs. Geis if you are interested.

The MHS History Club will meet tomorrow (9/24) after school in Mr. Martin's room.  

Attention Sophomore and Juniors – The last day to sign up and pay for the PSAT is Friday (9/26).  The sign-up sheet is available in the Guidance Office.

Homecoming tickets will be sold during lunch until Thursday (9/25).  Tickets are $7 with $2 from each ticket going towards the cure for maternal neo-natal tetanus.  All fees and fines must be paid to purchase a ticket.  Picture packets are available in the office.

Picture retakes are Friday, (9/26).  Be sure to pick up your picture packets in the main office.

Don’t forget the tailgate hosted by Murphy Wall Bank this Friday (9/26) beginning about 4:30.  Hot dogs and drinks (soda/water) will be served.  Everyone is welcome!

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September 23

MHS Youth and Government will meet this Tuesday in room B-14 at 3:15

The MHS History Club will meet this Wednesday after school in Mr. Martin's room.  

There is a Junior Powder Puff meeting today in the library during ELP.

Attention Sophomore and Juniors – The last day to sign up and pay for the PSAT is this Friday (9/26).  The sign-up sheet is available in the Guidance Office.

Homecoming tickets will be sold during lunch until next Thursday (9/25).  Tickets are $7 with $2 from each ticket going towards the cure for maternal neo-natal tetanus.  All fees and fines must be paid to purchase a ticket. 

"See You at The Pole" will be tomorrow (9/24) at 7:15 am in front of the school. Come join thousands of others all across America praying for our country and schools.

Picture retakes are Friday, (9/26).  Be sure to pick up your picture packets in the main office.

Don’t forget the tailgate hosted by Murphy Wall Bank this Friday (9/26) beginning about 4:30.  Hot dogs and drinks (soda/water) will be served.  Everyone is welcome!

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September 22

Congratulations to members of the Crimson Express.  The band competed in Edwardsville, IL this past weekend and received 1st place in Class 1A, best visual and best percussion.

There is an FBLA meeting tomorrow (9/23) morning at 7:45 in Ms. Scott’s classroom (C21).

Homecoming tickets will be sold during lunch until next Thursday (9/25).  Tickets are $7 with $2 from each ticket going towards the cure for maternal neo-natal tetanus.  All fees and fines must be paid to purchase a ticket. 

"See You at The Pole" will be Wednesday (9/24) at 7:15 am in front of the school. Come join thousands of others all across America praying for our country and schools.

 Picture retakes are Friday, (9/26).  Be sure to pick up your picture packets in the main office.

Make plans now to attend the tailgate on Friday (9/26) beginning about 4:30, hosted by Murphy Wall Bank.  The cookers will be fired up and they will be serving hot dogs and drinks (soda/water).  Everyone is welcome!

MHS Counseling is on REMIND! Join via SMS, text 206-408-2641 with this message: @mrshicka.  We will send you updates regarding college visits, scholarships & other important dates/deadlines. 

 


September 19

Homecoming tickets will be sold during lunch until next Thursday (9/25).  Tickets are $7 with $2 from each ticket going towards the cure for maternal neo-natal tetanus.  All fees and fines must be paid to purchase a ticket. 

 "See You at The Pole" will be next Wednesday (9/24) at 7:15 am in front of the school. Come join thousands of others all across America praying for our country and schools.  

Students- Don’t forget to check out homelogic. You can login with the same username and password that you use when you login to the computers in the district.  Sign in and take a look at HomeLogic.  It is a great place to check your grades and keep up with homework in each of your classes.

Picture retakes are September 26.  Be sure to pick up your picture packets in the main office.

We are looking for student volunteers to work the night of the 1st annual MHS Distinguished Alumni Banquet on Saturday, October 4. For students in Government, please note these hours can go towards your Citizenship Portfolio for Community Service hours. Please see Mrs. Geis if you are interested.

Make plans now to attend the tailgate on Friday (9/26) beginning about 4:30, hosted by Murphy Wall Bank.  The cookers will be fired up and they will be serving hot dogs and drinks (soda/water).  Everyone is welcome!

MHS Counseling is on REMIND! Join via SMS, text 206-408-2641 with this message: @mrshicka.  We will send you updates regarding college visits, scholarships & other important dates/deadlines.  

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September 18

 "See You At The Pole" will be next Wednesday (9/24) at 7:15 am in front of the school. Come join thousands of others all across America praying for our country and schools.  

Students- You now have a HomeLogic account.  You can login with the same username and password that you use when you login to the computers in the district.  Sign in and take a look at HomeLogic.  It is a great place to check your grades and keep up with homework in each of your classes.

Picture retakes are September 26.  Be sure to pick up your picture packets in the main office.

We are looking for student volunteers to work the night of the 1st annual MHS Distinguished Alumni Banquet on Saturday, October 4. For students in Government, please note these hours can go towards your Citizenship Portfolio for Community Service hours. Please see Mrs. Geis if you are interested.

Make plans now to attend the tailgate on Friday (9/26) beginning about 4:30, hosted by Murphy Wall Bank.  The cookers will be fired up and they will be serving hot dogs and drinks (soda/water).  Everyone is welcome! 

MHS Counseling is on REMIND! Join via SMS, text 206-408-2641 with this message: @mrshicka.  We will send you updates regarding college visits, scholarships & other important dates/deadlines. 

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September 17

There is a Key Club meeting tonight (9/17) at 8:00 in the auditorium. Dues should be paid by this time or arrangements made with Mr. Hall for late payment.

 "See You At The Pole" will be held next Wednesday (9/24) at 7:15 am in front of the school. Come join thousands of others all across America praying for our country and schools.  

Students- You now have a HomeLogic account.  You can login with the same username and password that you use when you login to the computers in the district.  Sign in and take a look at HomeLogic.  It is a great place to check your grades and keep up with homework in each of your classes.

Picture retakes are September 26.  Be sure to pick up your picture packets in the main office.

We are looking for student volunteers to work the night of the 1st annual MHS Distinguished Alumni Banquet on Saturday, October 4. For students in Government, please note these hours can go towards your Citizenship Portfolio for Community Service hours. Please see Mrs. Geis if you are interested

MHS Counseling is on REMIND! Join via SMS, text 206-408-2641 with this message: @mrshicka.  We will send you updates regarding college visits, scholarships & other important dates/deadlines. 

Make plans now to attend the tailgate on Friday (9/26) beginning about 4:30, hosted by Murphy Wall Bank.  The cookers will be fired up and they will be serving hot dogs and drinks (soda/water).  Everyone is welcome!

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September 16

Picture retakes are September 26.  Be sure to pick up your picture packets in the main office.

MHS Counseling is on REMIND! Join via SMS, text 206-408-2641 with this message: @mrshicka.  We will send you updates regarding college visits, scholarships & other important dates/deadlines. 

Murphy Wall Bank will be hosting a tailgate on Friday (9/26) beginning about 4:30. The cookers will be fired up and they will be serving hot dogs and drinks (soda/water).  Everyone is welcome!

There is a Key Club meeting Wednesday night at 8:00 in the auditorium. Dues should be paid by this time or arrangements made with Mr. Hall for late payment.

FCA meets every Wednesday at 8:00 in room B24.  Come join us.

There is a Senior Fest meeting at 5:30 in room C28 on Tuesday (9/16).

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September 15

Key Club meeting Wednesday night at 8:00 in the auditorium. Dues should be paid by this time or arrangements made with Mr. Hall for late payment.

FCA meets on Wednesday (9/16) at 8:00 in room B24.  Come join us.

There is a Multicultural Club meeting Tuesday (9/15) at 8:00 in B-19.  All are invited.

There is a Senior Fest meeting at 5:30 in room C28 on Tuesday (9/16).

Today is the last day to turn in Student of the Month applications.  Don't forget that this gives you the chance at a $2000 scholarship.

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 September 12

Don’t forget to take your canned goods to the game tonight.  Let’s bring home the bragging rights as being the only visiting school to ever win “sack out hunger.” 

All Student Council Members should meet at the middle school at 11:00 Saturday morning.  Please wear red and yellow or anything MHS related.  It is important that everyone brings their OWN candy.

There is a Senior Fest meeting in room C28 on Tuesday (9/16).

Key Club members: Please don't forget the many projects we have going this week. Lots of people are depending on you. There are a few openings if you want to check the sign-ups in the Key Club Office.

Be sure to pick up Student of the Month applications in the office.  Time is running out.  They must be turned today.

Progress reports will be sent home Friday (9/12).  

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September 11

Junior girls - please see Mrs. O'Leary about the name on the back of your shirt.  The names are in all caps.  This must be done today (Thursday)

Juniors - your money and order form for powder puff must to be turned
in to Mrs. O'Leary no later than noon today (9/11)

Key Club members: Please don't forget the many projects we have going this week. Lots of people are depending on you. There are a few openings if you want to check the sign-ups in the Key Club Office.

Be sure to pick up Student of the Month applications in the office.  Time is running out.  They must be turned in by Friday.

Bring in your canned goods so we can not only beat Carterville at football, but we can bring home bragging rights as being the only visiting school to ever win “sack out hunger.” 

Progress reports will be sent home Friday (9/12). 

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September 10

Be sure to pick up Student of the Month applications in the office.  Time is running out.  They must be turned in by Friday.

Today is the last day to order shirts for the "gold out" volleyball game to raise awareness for childhood cancer - only $10 with the proceeds going to "Friends of Kids with Cancer" Organization. We would like to see everyone at the game Sept 18 against Herrin supporting this great cause and our MHS volleyball team. There will also be a gift card drive along with a toy drive that will have a box that will be at the high school to drop in any toy donations (toys must be new and in original package). The team is also selling raffle tickets for a gold volleyball. Winner will be drawn at the game.  Please consider ordering a shirt, donating a toy, buying raffle tickets, and attending the game!

There is a Beta meeting tomorrow (9/10) after school in the library.

Bring in your canned goods so we can not only beat Carterville at football, but we can bring home bragging rights as being the only visiting school to ever win “sack out hunger.” 

MHS History Club will meet today (9/10) in Mr. Brown's room (B-14) from 3:15-4:00.

Balfour will be here today (9/10) during lunch hours.  Orders for graduation products should be placed at that time.  Please don’t forget to bring your completed order form along with a down payment!

Progress reports will be sent home Friday (9/12). 

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September 9

Are you up to a little friendly competition with Carterville this Friday?  Here’s how it works…WSIL is running the “Sack hunger” competition.  They will donate $500 to the Murphysboro Food Pantry in the name of the school that wins with the most cans collected.  Cash donations may also be made and will be counted as canned goods.  The winner will be announced at the game.  If we win, we will be the 1st EVER visiting team to beat the home team!  If you are not going to the game Friday, bring your cans to the main office and we will be sure to get them there.  Can we beat Carterville?  Go Devils!!!

MHS Youth and Government will meet today (9/9) in Mr. Browns room (B-14) from 3:15-4:00.

 Tonight is "Camp Night" at the home volleyball game. Girls who attended volleyball camp or the summer workout this summer can wear their camp shirt and get in free.  First game starts about 5:30. Varsity will start about 7:00.

There will be Junior class powder puff practice tonight (9/9) at 6:00 pm at Longfellow Park.  You must have a permission slip and back page of handbook signed and turned in and a current physical on file before you can practice. 

FCA will meet Wednesday morning at 7:45 in room B24. Everyone is welcome.

MHS History Club will meet tomorrow (9/10) in Mr. Brown's room (B-14) from 3:15-4:00.

Balfour will be back tomorrow (9/10) during lunch hours.  Orders for graduation products should be placed at that time.  Please don’t forget to bring your completed order form along with a down payment!

There is a Beta meeting tomorrow (9/10) after school in the library.

Progress reports will be sent home Friday (9/12). 

Seniors – don’t forget to turn in your Student of the month applications by Friday (9/12)

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