Reminder - School will be closed on Monday, September 6th for Labor Day. Have a safe and happy 3 day weekend!
The MCHS National Honor Society is co-sponsoring the Manito Community Blood Drive on Thursday, September 9, at the Forman Center! With each pint collected, you help one or more of our Seniors earn a scholarship. Save time and use the Blood Donor app! ONE PINT OF BLOOD CAN SAVE UP TO 3 LIVES! We know you’ve got it in you!
Midwest Central is lucky to have some of the best parents around! THANK YOU to Mr. & Mrs. Kinney for the yummy surprise this morning for bus and building staff!!! #RaiderNationProud
Tuesday night faculty and staff from Midwest Central School District served dinner at Abide Church in Goofy Ridge. An awesome night of food, fun, fellowship, and music was enjoyed by everyone.
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All outdoor activites related to MC are cancelled for today; no games or practice. Since the MCHS Volleyball game is indoors, we are still hosting that.
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Hello Raider Families, We've successfully navigated the first few days of the year. While there are always adaptations and some confusion those first couple days, I'd say things have gone very well. Much of the success couldn't have happened without your help and support. I realize bus times are slower those first few days because getting 3, 4, and 5 year old students on the bus can be a challenge. Dismissal has improved each day. We're off to a good start, and I believe our students will have a more "normal" experience this year. Thank you for your patience and encouragement. Raider Proud, Dr. Todd Hellrigel
In accordance with IDPH, IHSA, and IESA guidelines, the Midwest Central CUSD #191 Athletic Department has developed the following guidelines for all spectators and student-athletes that attend or participate in any home events that will occur during the 2021 INDOOR sports season at Midwest Central. It is our goal to hold all scheduled contests for our student-athletes. In order for this to occur, we need your full cooperation with the requirements that are listed below. Please understand that the requirements to conduct athletic events may change, and we may be required to change our procedures for hosting events. If these procedures change, we will communicate them as quickly as possible. • At this time, no capacity limits for the number of spectators in attendance at extracurricular events and activities exists. • All fans attending an event should self-certify that they are symptom free of COVID-19 before arrival to an event. • All student-athletes, coaches, game personnel, and spectators MUST wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. • A certain section will be designated for the student-athletes and coaches near the bench area to keep student-athletes and spectators separate at the event. The designated area will be marked. • There will be an admission charge for attending events -- $4.00 per adult, $3.00 per student/child, and free admittance for Senior Citizens. Passes are available to be purchased. • Concessions will be available. • Restrooms will be available. Hopefully, this information allows you to attend all indoor extracurricular events hosted by the Midwest Central CUSD #191. We appreciate your cooperation and patience at this time. Sincerely, Rodney L. Norris MCHS Assistant Principal/A.D.
Hello Raiders, As the back to school plan mentions we will be implementing the “Test to Stay” option this year. It’s an approved protocol for close contacts. We will use the BinaxNOW Rapid Test which involves a simple, noninvasive Q-tip like nasal swab. This isn’t the “let’s find your brain” test that some of you may be familiar with. Test to stay requires tests day 1,3,5, and 7. If your child is considered a close contact and symptom free you don’t have to quarantine this year, if your child has been COVID positive in the last 90 days, they're fully vaccinated, or you as the parent consent to the Test to Stay. If none of these apply, then your child be required to quarantine for the 10 days. Those that opt in to the Test to Stay and follow through with the protocol will be able to stay in school and participate as normal in all school activities. As we now know, even fully vaccinated people can get COVID. If fully vaccinated, I’d still suggest after day 5 of exposure that you get a rapid test so as to not spread COVID to others. The opt in form is attached and will need to be filled out and provided to your school nurse in order to get a COVID test. You may also request a test voluntarily if your child has some questionable symptoms and you just want to “be sure”. We did this last spring with staff and students and it worked very well. We sent the form home with students, all families received a copy of it via TeacherEase, and included below you can find a link to it on our website. I would suggest getting this on file with the nurse in advance, so should you need a test you can get one without hassle and not disrupt your student's attendance. Sincerely, Todd Hellrigel https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1486228/Student_COVID_Test_Consent_3.19.21.pdf
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Raider Families, Tomorrow is our first day of transportation. We've had several late registrants this year, so please understand that route times may be plus or minus the time given by a few minutes. Here are 3 reminders. 1. If you need to call for a transportation change, we'll only be able to do so if we know before 1:30 PM. 2. Per CDC we have to require masking on buses. Please know that it will be enforced. 3. Thank you for your patience as we work out kinks on our first day. Loading and unloading (especially the little ones) always takes a bit longer the first few days. This will improve as students learn where to go. Thank you for your support and encouragement this year, Dr. Todd Hellrigel
Raider Family, This is just a friendly reminder that the following documents are needed for these grade levels and or students with medical needs. Primary School Preschool - current physical, and immunizations Kindergarten - current physical, immunizations, dental exam and a vision exam. Second grade - dental exam due by May 15th of the current school year. Middle School 6th grade - current physical and immunizations, dental exam. High School 9th grade - current physical, immunizations, and dental exam. 12th grade - 2nd meningococcal vaccine. District Wide If your student uses an inhaler, or an epi-pen, has a food or other allergy that requires medical treatment at school, An Allergy / Asthma Action plan needs to be filled out by the attending physician and sent to school for each current school year. (not needed for mild / occasional seasonal allergies) If your student will be taking a prescription medication at school, a Medication Authorization form will need to be filled out by the parent /guardian and physician then sent to the appropriate school. If your student will participate in a sport, A sports physical will need to be renewed yearly. If you are a new student enrolling for the first time in an Illinois school a current physical, immunizations, dental and an eye exam will be required. Please contact the appropriate school for your student with any questions or concerns you may have. Thank you sincerely in advance for your cooperation! Densie Richardson LPN
Today is the first day back to school for all of our staff and they are busy getting ready to kick off this school year. Everyone at Midwest Central is SO EXCITED to see our Raiders back on Wednesday morning!
The softball game scheduled for today has been cancelled due to weather.
The Lady Raiders Softball team will host Canton for a double-header starting at 4:15 PM. The game will be played in Manito at the HS softball field due to a flooded field in Green Valley. Goooooo Raiders!
Join us for meet the teacher and school supply drop off.
Midwest Central High School will present Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun” on October 21, 22, and 23, 2021. The show is based on the true story of Annie Oakley, a woman sharpshooter who traveled with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. The show includes such tunes as “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun,” “They Say That Falling in Love is Wonderful,” and “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)”. Auditions will begin on Monday, August 23, at 3:00 PM in the High School Music Room. Casting is open to all freshmen through seniors. Hope to see you there!
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