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ACT Test for JUNIORS is April 28th

Please make certain that your student is well rested and ready for this day.
The ACT is a very important test that is used for college entrance determination.
I have spoken to the Juniors and expressed although some students may not
be college bound; they should take the test seriously as the scores follow them.
Life takes funny twists and turns; things can change.  Leave your options open.

PARCC Testing


For the PARCC testing schedule click here.

MPHS STUDENT SURVEY

Attention parents and students:
 Middle Park High School is conducting a climate survey to get a better understanding of students perceptions of their school.  Please check your Middle Park e-mail for a link to the survey.  We thank you in advance for your participation.

May 26th, Deadline for all Senior Graduation Requirements

Monday, May 26th, 8am is the deadline for all graduation requirements to be fulfilled.
All online classes must be finished with passing grades, all specific course requirements must be met and
the forty hour community service paperwork must be completed and turned into the counseling office..

2015 Junior & Senior Prom April 25th

MPHS will be hosting our 2015 “Junior/Senior Prom” on April 25th, at the Fraser Valley Metropolitan District from 8:00pm – midnight.  Our theme this year will be “A Night In
the City”.  Cost to attend will be $ 35 per couple and $ 25 for a single, with ticket sales
Beginning April 20th – April 24th.  Tickets will also be available at the door.   
We are looking for parent volunteers to come and help set up, Saturday the 25th.  If you are interested please call Kathy Kopp or Wendy Hoffmeister at 887-2104. 
 
The Middle Park High School Post Prom Committee is busily planning the 2015 Post Prom Party for the Junior and Senior Class.  Post Prom will commence from Midnight – 2:30 AM.  This year’s event includes an improvisational comedy troupe whose performance is much like the TV show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” and is tailored for teens. After the performance is the prize drawing, a much anticipated part of the evening’s activities. 
As in years past, the junior parents are hosting Post Prom and are asking for your help in making it a success. All donations are tax deductible and receipts will be mailed to all donors after the event.   Midnight – 2:30am
 
Checks can be made payable to:
MPHS Post Prom
PO Box 574
Winter Park, CO 80482
Please feel free to call Debbie Harris at 970/531-7670 or Ann McConnell at 970/531-0610 to pick up your donation or answer any questions you  might have.  We are also looking for volunteers to help with the event - please give one of us a call if you'd like to help.

The Feb. 26th Community CAFÉ Results Reviewed

Once again, thank you to all the participants in the MPHS Community Café.  It was a packed house with conversations and people rapidly moving around for the hour and a half.
The result was twelve pages of recorded comments on the topics of:
  • MPHS Climate and Culture
  • Graduation Requirements
  • College Preparation
  • Marketing Middle Park High School
  • Athletics, Activities, Academics and Booster Organizations
  • Other. What’s working, what’s not?
As you can imagine, the opinions and concerns spanned the spectrum.  More rigor, less rigor, more AP, less AP, more preparation, less preparation, etc.…  However, all of the comments spoke to the deep heart-felt thoughts about a small local high school.    We experienced many positive comments and certainly concerns were voiced.  The common question for most parents was, “what are you going to do next with the list of comments”? 
 
Well, I have read and reread the twelve-page list until some common threads began to surface.  By and large most of the comments indicated a school that was working hard for its students and students achieving well.  Many comments were pleasant and congratulatory.  There were exceptions and outliers; these opinions are also important and relevant.  Often such opinions expose truth, perception or misconceptions, all-important to a person leading a high school.
 
But the following are common ideas to begin to work on:
  1. Communication-The website needs help, it is not friendly or well organized.  This summer the website will be re-authored and designed with ease of use and efficiency in mind.  Information whether, student or parent focused needs to be within one to two clicks.  Immediate information for parents on how to use the POWER SCHOOL to see grades needs to be front and center on the website.
  2. Counseling could engage parents uniquely across the freshman and sophomore years with more discussion around the four-year plan.
  3.  Comprehensive high school philosophy, which focuses on all aspects of post-secondary college and career readiness, was a common conversation. I believe that the desire was for the school to address this in an even-handed manner.
  4. Academic Hall of Fame- Celebrate our student’s accomplishments beyond the athletic achievements were an interest.  A proper place for this was discussed.  We are actively looking into display options.
  5. Marketing – Whether within the context of a competitive market or just getting information out.  The school must celebrate its accomplishments online and with the local media.
  6. Internships-Develop and leverage the student internship to work with the local newspaper, website and media resource to enhance the “real life” experience and increase positive school media exposure.   Several students could write for our local newspaper.
  7. Sports and Activities – again, celebrate accomplishments; enhance the Homecoming with the open invitation to past alumni.  Some creative thought will be placed into additional activities.
 These points are by no means complete and the twelve-page document will continue to be reviewed.  I will use the PAC (Principal Advisory Meeting) on April 16th, 4:30pm in the MPHS Library to further go over finer points.  Again, thank you for your candor and frank thoughts.  It’s great to be part of a great community.
 
Thom. Schnellinger, Principal

1st Semester, 2014/2015 Honor Roll - Revised

Due to technological difficulties , the Honor Roll for 1st Semester, 2014/2015 had to be revised.  To see the revised Honor Roll - click here.

AP - Advanced Placement Exams and Costs

The high school will be administering the Advanced Placement Exams in May.  Typically the cost of this exam is $91.00.  Fee reductions are offered to students who are  Free and Reduced.  Extenuating circumstances are also considered and our Opportunity for Youth Foundation can be a help. Please contact Mr. Polonwski or Mrs. Schnellinger at the Guidance Office to start the process.  Mr. Polonwski has visited the AP classrooms and discussed this with the students. Let me be clear, in no way should financial issues be the reason your student does not to take the AP Exam and get credit.   We can help!

District Technology Additions

The EGSD School District with the generous help of a variety of agencies will be providing "one on one" computing through the acquisition of CHROMEBOOKS.  This implementation will begin at the Middle School and then to the MPHS.  Click here for the specific district communications and FAQ's. 
 

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