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APRIL 2024

Class of 2028 Meetings: Individual meetings for the Class of 2028 are now complete.  Please refer to the schedule planning email for details as well as the completed planning sheet given to your student.  Scheduling will open in April.  Please watch for emails.  
 
End of Course Testing: April 15-25th is the spring End of Course Testing window for all students enrolled in HS courses requiring an end-of-course test. This includes 8th-graders enrolled in Algebra I. Students in Grades 3-7 will also participate in required state tests appropriate for their grade level. Specific information will be sent closer to the testing week. Visit education.ohio.gov/parents for sample tests and questions. 
 
National College Decision Day: May 1 is recognized as National Decision Day for colleges and universities across the country. Seniors are encouraged to make their final post-secondary decisions by this date.  Due to delays with FAFSA please check with each school for any date extensions on final decisions.

AP Exams: FACTS payment information has been sent for all students currently registered in an Advanced Placement (AP) course.  AP English Literature and Composition Exam is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8. AP Language and Composition Exam is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14. A detailed email will be sent in mid-April to assist students with planning for exam days.

Graduation: The Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2024 will be held in the MCC Worship Center on Friday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m.  A graduation informational email and video will be sent soon with details regarding Senior Clap Out/Chapel, Graduation Practice, and the Graduation Ceremony.

College Visits: Seniors have up to 5 excused absences for in-person college visits. This number also includes needed travel days. Juniors may have 2 days for excused college visits. Upon return, please bring a business card or visit verification from the college to the HS office.
 
Service Hours: Yearly service hour requirements are Grades 7-9: 10 hours, Grade 10: 20 hours, Grade 11: 30 hours, and Grade 12: 40 hours. Senior hours are due April 1st. Service hours for grades 9-11 are due May 2nd. Hours should be logged using documentation sheets located in the hallway across from the HS office and turned in to Bible teachers. Please refer to the MCS Parent/Student Handbook for more details.

FAFSA: The application window for the 2024-25 school year is now open. Visit studentaid.gov to learn more. Please apply for funding if you intend to attend a 4-year college/university, 2-year degree program, or trade school option.

ACT/SAT: Students interested in taking these tests should visit ACT.org or SAT.org for test dates, registration, and practice opportunities.

College/University Application Window: Colleges and universities began accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year on August 1. Seniors should keep a spreadsheet of application requirements for each school. Please see Mrs. Ladd if you have any questions about the application process.

PAST NEWS

 
Class of 2028 Meetings: Individual meetings for the Class of 2028 will be held through March. Freshman year schedule planning will occur during Academic Lab.  A detailed email regarding HS scheduling will be sent before the start of student meetings. Parents are also welcome to schedule a meeting.  Please remember these meetings are to plan for the official scheduling window which will open later this spring.

Class of 2025: Based on parent feedback, an 11th-grade parent meeting was sent in the form of a video-recorded meeting. MCS staff prepared you early for applications, scholarships, financial aid, recommendations, and shared information for universities, trade schools, military enlistment, and the workforce.  
 
End of Course Testing: April 15-25th is the spring End of Course Testing window for all students enrolled in HS courses requiring an end-of-course test. This includes 8th-graders enrolled in Algebra I. Students in Grades 3-7 will also participate in required state tests appropriate for their grade level. Specific information will be sent closer to the testing week. Visit education.ohio.gov/parents for sample tests and questions. 

College Visits: Seniors have up to 5 excused absences for in-person college visits. This number also includes needed travel days. Juniors may have 2 days for excused college visits. Upon return, please bring a business card or visit verification from the college to the HS office.
 
Service Hours: Yearly service hour requirements are Grades 7-9: 10 hours, Grade 10: 20 hours, Grade 11: 30 hours, and Grade 12: 40 hours. Senior hours are due April 1st. Service hours for grades 9-11 are due May 2nd. Hours should be logged using documentation sheets located in the hallway across from the HS office and turned in to Bible teachers. Please refer to the MCS Parent/Student Handbook for more details.

FAFSA: The application window for the 2024-25 school year is now open. Visit studentaid.gov to learn more. Please apply for funding if you intend to attend a 4-year college/university, 2-year degree program, or trade school option.

ACT/SAT: Students interested in taking these tests should visit ACT.org or SAT.org for test dates, registration, and practice opportunities.

College/University Application Window: Colleges and universities began accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year on August 1. Seniors should keep a spreadsheet of application requirements for each school. Please see Mrs. Ladd if you have any questions about the application process.

MS/HS Parent-Teacher Conferences: Thursday, February 8th from 4-7 p.m.

Junior Class ACT Testing Day: Juniors will take the ACT Test on Tuesday, February 27th at MCS. There is no charge for this test.  Information will be sent closer to the date. Practice tests are available at ACT.org.

Class of 2027 Meetings: Individual meetings for the Class of 2027 will be held through January. Sophomore year scheduling and college/career planning will occur during study hall or lunchtime. Parents are also welcome to schedule a meeting.

Class of 2025: Based on parent feedback, an 11th-grade parent meeting will be in the form of a video-recorded meeting. MCS staff will prepare you early for applications, scholarships, financial aid, recommendations, and information for universities, trade schools, military enlistment, and the workforce.  
 
End of Course Testing: April 15-25th is the spring End of Course Testing window for all students enrolled in HS courses requiring an end-of-course test. This includes 8th-graders enrolled in Algebra I. Students in Grades 3-7 will also participate in required state tests appropriate for their grade level. Specific information will be sent closer to the testing week. Visit education.ohio.gov/parents for sample tests and questions. 

College Visits: Seniors have up to 5 excused absences for in-person college visits. This number also includes needed travel days. Juniors may have 2 days for excused college visits. Upon return, please bring a business card or visit verification from the college to the HS office.
 
Service Hours: Yearly service hour requirements are Grades 7-9: 10 hours, Grade 10: 20 hours, Grade 11: 30 hours, and Grade 12: 40 hours. Senior hours are due April 1st. Service hours for grades 9-11 are due May 2nd. Hours should be logged using documentation sheets located in the hallway across from the HS office and turned in to Bible teachers. Please refer to the MCS Parent/Student Handbook for more details.

FAFSA: The application window for the 2024-25 school year is now open. Visit studentaid.gov to learn more. Please apply for funding if you intend to attend a 4-year college/university, 2-year degree program, or trade school option.

ACT/SAT: Students interested in taking these tests should visit ACT.org or SAT.org for test dates, registration, and practice opportunities.

College/University Application Window: Colleges and universities began accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year on August 1. Seniors should keep a spreadsheet of application requirements for each school. Please see Mrs. Ladd if you have any questions about the application process.

Annual College Credit Plus Information Meeting: The annual required parent meeting for the State of Ohio CCP was held on January 8th. You needed to attend if your student plans to apply for CCP hours for the 2024-25 school year.

HS Parent-Teacher Conferences: Thursday, February 8th from 4-7 p.m. More information to come.
 
Junior Class ACT Testing Day: Juniors will take the ACT Test on Tuesday, February 27th at MCS. There is no charge for this test.  Information will be sent closer to the date. Practice tests are available at ACT.org.

Class of 2027 Meetings: Individual meetings for the Class of 2027 will be held through January. Sophomore year scheduling and college/career planning will occur during study hall or lunchtime. Parents are also welcome to schedule a meeting.

Class of 2025: Based on parent feedback, an 11th-grade parent meeting will be in the form of a video-recorded meeting.  The video informational session will be emailed near the end of January. MCS staff will prepare you early for applications, scholarships, financial aid, recommendations, and information for universities, trade schools, military enlistment, and the workforce.  
 
End of Course Testing: April 15-25th is the spring End of Course Testing window for all students enrolled in HS courses requiring an end-of-course test. This includes 8th-graders enrolled in Algebra I. Students in Grades 3-7 will also participate in required state tests appropriate for their grade level. Specific information will be sent closer to the testing week. Visit education.ohio.gov/parents for sample tests and questions. 

College Visits: Seniors have up to 5 excused absences for in-person college visits. This number also includes needed travel days. Juniors may have 2 days for excused college visits. Upon return, please bring a business card or visit verification from the college to the HS office.
 
Service Hours: Yearly service hour requirements are Grades 7-9: 10 hours, Grade 10: 20 hours, Grade 11: 30 hours, and Grade 12: 40 hours.  Senior hours are due April 1st. Hours should be logged using documentation sheets located in the hallway across from the HS office. It is encouraged your child turns in service logs to their Bible teacher at the end of each 9-week grading period. This enables their progress toward the yearly requirement to be viewed on each report card throughout the year! Please refer to the MCS Parent/Student Handbook for more details.

FAFSA 2023: Application window for the 2024-25 school year is now open. Visit studentaid.gov to learn more. Please apply for funding if you intend to attend a 4-year college/university, 2-year degree program, or trade school option.

ACT/SAT: Students interested in taking these tests should visit ACT.org or SAT.org for test dates, registration, and practice opportunities.

College/University Application Window: Colleges and universities began accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year on August 1. Seniors should keep a spreadsheet of application requirements for each school. Please see Mrs. Ladd if you have any questions about the application process.

Annual College Credit Plus Information Meeting: The annual required parent meeting for the State of Ohio CCP will be held on Monday, January 8th at 7:15 p.m. in the MCC Worship Center. Details will be emailed closer to the meeting date. You must attend if your student plans to apply for CCP hours for the 2024-25 school year.

Midterm Exams for HS Courses: Midterm exams for students in Grades 9-12 and 8th-graders enrolled in Algebra I will be December 18th-19th. Midterm schedules and more information will be provided to students and families.

Class of 2026 Meetings: Individual meetings for the Class of 2026 will continue through December.  Junior year scheduling and college/career planning will take place during study hall or lunchtime. Parents are also welcome to schedule a meeting.

Class of 2025: Based on parent feedback, an 11th-grade parent meeting will be planned for January. This meeting will feature college/career/military planning information. MCS staff will prepare you early for applications, scholarships, financial aid, recommendations and information for universities, trade schools, military enlistment, and the workforce.   

College Visits: Seniors have up to 5 excused absences for in-person college visits. This number also includes needed travel days. Juniors may have 2 days for excused college visits. Please bring a business card from the college to the HS office upon return as a visit verification.

Service Hours: It's never too early to begin serving others! Yearly service hour requirements are Grades 7-9: 10 hours, Grade 10: 20 hours, Grade 11: 30 hours, and Grade 12: 40 hours. Hours should be logged using documentation sheets located in the hallway across from the HS office. It is encouraged your child turns in service logs to their Bible teacher at the end of each 9-week grading period. This enables their progress toward the yearly requirement to be viewed on each report card throughout the year! Please refer to the MCS Parent/Student Handbook for more details.

FAFSA 2023: Application window for the 2024-25 school year opens in December (date not yet determined). Visit studentaid.gov to learn more.

ACT/SAT: Students interested in taking these tests should visit ACT.org or SAT.org for test dates, registration, and practice opportunities.

College/University Application Window: Colleges and universities began accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year on August 1. Seniors should keep a spreadsheet of application requirements for each school. Please see Mrs. Ladd if you have any questions about the application process.

End of Course Testing Retakes for students in Grades 9-11 will be administered November 27th - December 1st. All tests will be given during the school day. Detailed information and test prep suggestions (if applicable) will be emailed to families of students needing to retake one or more tests based on Spring Administration scores.

Midterm Exams for HS Courses: Midterm exams for students in Grades 9-12 and 8th-graders enrolled in Algebra I will be December 18th-19th. Midterm schedules and more information will be provided to students and families.

Class of 2026 Meetings: Individual meetings for the Class of 2026 will begin in November.  Junior year scheduling and college/career planning will take place during study hall or lunchtime. Parents are also welcome to schedule a meeting.

Class of 2025: Based on parent feedback, an 11th-grade parent meeting will be planned for January. This meeting will feature college/career/military planning information. MCS staff will prepare you early for applications, scholarships, financial aid, recommendations and information for universities, trade schools, military enlistment and the workforce.   

College Visits: Seniors have up to 5 excused absences for in-person college visits. This number also includes needed travel days. Juniors may have 2 days for excused college visits. Please bring a business card from the college to the HS office upon return as a visit verification.

Service Hours: It's never too early to begin serving others! Yearly service hour requirements are Grades 7-9: 10 hours, Grade 10: 20 hours, Grade 11: 30 hours, and Grade 12: 40 hours. Hours should be logged using documentation sheets located in the hallway across from the HS office. It is encouraged your child turns in service logs to their Bible teacher at the end of each 9-week grading period. This enables their progress toward the yearly requirement to be viewed on each report card throughout the year! Please refer to the MCS Parent/Student Handbook for more details.

FAFSA 2023: Application window for the 2023-24 school year opens in December (date not yet determined). Visit studentaid.gov to learn more.

ACT/SAT: Students interested in taking these tests should visit ACT.org or SAT.org for test dates, registration, and practice opportunities.

College/University Application Window: Colleges and universities began accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year on August 1. Seniors should keep a spreadsheet of application requirements for each school. Please see Mrs. Ladd if you have any questions about the application process.

Senior Meetings: Transcript review meetings were held in August/September to discuss graduation requirements, test scores, and college/career planning with Mrs. Ladd.

Christian College Fair: Juniors and seniors visited a Christian College Fair held at Grove City Christian School the morning of Tuesday, September 19.  See Mrs. Ladd for college/career/workforce planning and assistance.

Senior Breakfast: Save the date to celebrate this senior milestone on October 11. A senior student/parent meeting will take place immediately after breakfast, which will include a presentation from Josten's. More info to come.

Testing for Grades 9-11: Students will participate in the following standardized tests on October 11. Grade 9: Pre-ACT 8/9, Grade 10: Pre-ACT, Grade 11: PSAT. Students will receive information applicable to their specific test during homeroom visits from Mrs. Ladd in September. Information is also available online, which may include practice questions/tests. 

Service Hours: It's never too early to begin serving others! Yearly service hour requirements are Grades 7-9: 10 hours, Grade 10: 20 hours, Grade 11: 30 hours, and Grade 12: 40 hours. Hours should be logged using documentation sheets located in the hallway across from the HS office. It is encouraged your child turns in service logs to their Bible teacher at the end of each 9-week grading period. This enables their progress toward the yearly requirement to be viewed on each report card throughout the year! Please refer to the MCS Parent/Student Handbook for more details.

FAFSA 2023: Application window for the 2024-25 school year opens in December. Visit studentaid.gov to learn more.

ACT/SAT: Students interested in taking these tests should visit ACT.org or SAT.org for test dates, registration, and practice opportunities.

Senior/Juniors: Stay active in college and scholarship searches. Create spreadsheets to help you organize information regarding deadlines, application requirements, and notes. Please schedule an appointment with Mrs. Ladd if you have questions or need assistance.

College/University Application Window: Colleges and universities began accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year on August 1. Seniors should keep a spreadsheet of application requirements for each school. Please see Mrs. Ladd if you have any questions about the application process.

College Visits: Seniors have up to 5 excused absences for in-person college visits. This number also includes needed travel days. Juniors may have 2 days for excused college visits. Please bring a business card from the college to the HS office upon return as a visit verification.