Important Messages

 

VISION - Inspiring Dreams * Empowering Minds * Strengthening Community


MISSION STATEMENT - Our purpose is to create pathways to intellectual, social and emotional success for all individuals we serve by fostering positive relationships and adding value to the greater community.


 

The first day of school for all Momence CUSD #1 students will be

Wednesday August 17, 2016 at 8:00 AM.
 
  2016-2017 MCUSD Student Supply Lists

 JeNeir Student Supply List

 MJHS Student Supply List (revised 7/15) MHS Student Supply List
      
    2016-2017 MCUSD Registration Forms
  MCUSD Student Records Release Form MCUSD Residency Forms
 MCUSD Fee Waiver Application  National Free/Reduced Meal Program Application
   
2016-2017 MCUSD Student Registration
Tuesday August 2, 2016 from 12:00pm-7:00pm in the High School Cafeteria
For parents who cannot register on August 2, 2016 registration may be completed at each of the three school buildings where your child attends on Friday, August 5 from 8 a.m. to noon.  After August 5th call the school office where your child will attend and make an appointment for registration.
 
Registration Fees

Kindergarten - 5th Grade   Book Rental $55 Technology $25 Total = $80
6th - 8th Grade   Technology Fee w/Chromebook $100 Total = $100
9th - 12th Grade   Book Rental $55 Technology $25 Base Total = $80*
* Some 9th-12th Grade courses require additional fee(s)
 
Additional Registration Requirements

NEW STUDENTS TO THE DISTRICT

ALL NEW STUDENTS TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT MUST SHOW PROOF OF RESIDENCY

A Certified Birth Certificate is Mandatory (hospital document will not be accepted)

Current physical examination completed on the Illinois form that includes all required immunizations.
Vision examination is required for any student entering an Illinois school for the first time (any grade)


*ALL STUDENTS WITH A CHANGE OF ADDRESS WILL HAVE TO SHOW PROOF OF RESIDENCY*

*ALL STUDENTS ENTERING KINDERGARTEN, 5TH GRADE AND 9TH GRADE MUST SHOW PROOF OF RESIDENCY*


*You will need to provide the following documents for residency*


ONE of the following

Real Estate Tax Bill

Mortgage Papers

Signed Lease or Agreement of Sale


AND TWO of the following with current name and address

Utility Bill: Gas, Electric, Landline Phone, Water

Voters Registration

Home/Apartment Insurance Papers   


PRE SCHOOL

A Certified Birth Certificate is Mandatory (hospital document will not be accepted)

*Current physical examination completed on the Illinois form that includes all required immunizations.  Physicals are accepted as long as they are completed within one year of the first day of school August 23rd. Medical Records are due no later than October 14, 2016. Students without proof are subject to exclusion beginning October 17, 2016

REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS

4 DTP/DTPA

3 polio

1 HIB

1 Pneumococcal

1 MMR

1 Varicella (Chicken Pox)

3 Hepatitis B

TB test with results

Lead Screening with results


KINDERGARTEN

A Certified Birth Certificate is Mandatory (hospital document will not be accepted)

Current physical examination completed on the Illinois form that includes all required immunizations.  Physicals are accepted as long as they are completed within one year of the first day of school August 17th.  Medical Records are due no later than October 14, 2016 . Students without proof are subject to exclusion beginning October 17, 2016

4 DTap

3 Polio

2 MMR

2 Varicella (Chicken Pox)

3 Hepatitis B

Vision  completed by an eye doctor, due by October 14, 2016

Dental Examination


2nd GRADE

Dental Examination

Vision Exam completed by an eye doctor, due by October 14, 2016


6th GRADE

Current physical examination completed on the Illinois form that includes all required immunizations.  Physicals are accepted as long as they are completed within one year of the first day of school August 17th. Medical Records are due no later than October 14, 2016 Students without proof are subject to exclusion beginning October 17, 2016 Sports physical are not acceptable

1 Tdap

4 Polio

2 MMR

2 Varicella

3 Hepatitis B

1 Meningococcal

Dental Exam

All 7th and 8th grade students participating in sports will need a current sports physical


HIGH SCHOOL

9th Grade Students- School Physical (cannot be a sports physical)

1 Tdap

4 Polio

2 MMR

2 Varicella

3 Hepatitis B

2 Meningococcal if first dose before age 16

1 Meningococcal if first dose after age 16

All 9-12th grade students participating in sports will need a current sports physical


Momence High School has openings for a speech coach, assistant football, assistant volleyball, assistant girls basketball coach, assistant boys basketball coach and musical director for this school year. Successful candidate will possess the qualities necessary to develop the skills fundamental to that sport/activity, and if appropriate, assist the head coach in running the program/acting as the head coach for the sub-varsity team(s) as needed. Proper certification is required. This position is part-time with a stipend per the MEA Teacher's Contract, so only applicants who are able to be at the school for practice at the end of the school day should apply.  

A Letter of Interest with details regarding qualifications should be submitted to MAJ (Ret) Bill Geasa, Associate Principal,at Momence High School.

CUSTODIAL OPENINGS: apply online or stop by the district office for an application 


*SUMMER READING* Reminder for all high school students including incoming Freshman! Your summer reading is due on  July 10th and August 10th! These assignments are very important and need to be completed on time! Please revisit your Google classroom for the instructions or email Mrs. Kaminski at AKaminski@mcusd1.net if you have any questions.


Superintendent's Newsletter


Helpful Staff Links

Public School Works


Other Helpful Links

State/School Health Requirements 

Fitness Center Information

FY17 School Year Calendar

Bullying Policy

Momence Education Association Teacher's Contract

 

Superintendent's Message

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When I was taking my course work for becoming a superintendent, I was told to close the door and read good educational materials every day.  I have to admit that doesn't always happened but I have come across a couple of books.  John Gordon, the author of The No Complaining Rule and The Hard Hat has really inspired me.  It is my desire to lead positively and to help my staff do the same.  

This year we will focus on our road to success and the construction and hard work it takes to get there.  In a construction zone the process seems slow and nothing is easy.  Many times it is frustrating and we get upset but when we finish the project it becomes very rewarding.  We are proud of our accomplishments.  To help us in our progress I am asking each of you to do the following:

  1. Monitor your thoughts and words.  Spend time to see what pops into your head and comes out of your mouth.  Evaluate what you find out.
  2. Make a Gratitude list.  As soon as you get up make a list of things you are thankful for.  When your focus turns negative look at your list instead.
  3. Take a Thank-You Work-out.  Physical activity helps to clear the mind.  Make a mental note of what you are thankful for and carry that with you all day.
  4. Focus on the Good Stuff.  Just for the day focus on what is good rather than wrong.  See what others are doing right instead of wrong.  Praise instead of criticize.  What do you get to do versus what you have to do.
  5. Start a success journal.  Write down all your great interactions with your family, colleagues and students.
  6. Let go.  Make a list of things you would like to complain about.  Review your list of what you have the power to change and those beyond your control.  Identify the solution and make an action plan to address your complaints.  Finally write the word surrender next to the ones out of your control.
  7. Breathe.  Spend 10 minutes in silence.  This is a time I use to pray.

Our jobs are very difficult at times but very rewarding.  We all want the same thing which is to become excellent educators and give our students the best possible education. I hope you will join me as a united team to move our district forward to reach all stakeholders.  Each day make every effort to build each other up as a staff.  We can accomplish more by building each other up and being honorable teammates.

Great things will happen in FY16.  I am asking all our stakeholders to put on your tool belts, steel toed shoes, and hard hats.  The construction zone is about to begin.  I am excited about the journey and look forward to working with you this school year.

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