Good evening Mustangs this is Mrs. Brewer calling from the high school. We are excited to see you tomorrow morning as we return from Thanksgiving Break. Reminder that that we have only three weeks until Christmas Break and the end of the semester. You might take some time tonight to log into your google classroom to make sure that you are up to date with your grades and have all your work turned in. Make sure to plug in your Chromebooks tonight as well so they are charged up and ready to go for school tomorrow. It is going to be chilly in the morning so we will have hot cocoa to start the day in the lobby when you arrive. Also remember that pajamas are not to be worn to school unless it is a dress up day and blankets are not allowed at the high school.. See you tomorrow morning and enjoy the rest of your evening!
Here are the Spirit Days for the MCHS Football Homecoming for the week of October 2 through 6.
🇺🇸 𝐏𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲: 𝐖𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟗/𝟏𝟏/𝟎𝟏 🇺🇸 Today we remember the heroes and honor the fallen. 🗽❤️ On this Patriots Day, we stand united, reflecting on the strength of our nation. 🤝 📚 Many of our teachers will be sharing the importance of this day in America’s history with our students, ensuring that the legacy lives on. 📖🙏 Let us never forget. 🕊️🇺🇸 🇺🇸🗽❤️
Good evening Mustangs! A few reminders from the High School! Senior Sunrise is at 6:15 in the morning on the football field. For everyone else school starts at 8:20. We will fill out free and reduced lunch forms tomorrow during Seminar. Students will bring them home for a signature and then return them on Tuesday to their Seminar teacher for a free assignment pass. High School students only need pencils and paper for supplies. If teachers need something else, they will let you know! We will see you tomorrow! We have been missing you!
Mark your calendars, everyone! 📆 We are thrilled to announce the McDonald County School District's Open Houses on Thursday, August 17th! 🗓️ 🕰️ Open House Times: 🕰️ 🏫 McDonald County High School: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 🏫 Anderson Elementary School: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm 🏫 Anderson Middle School: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 🏫 Pineville Primary: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm 🏫 Pineville Elementary School: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 🏫 Noel Primary: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm 🏫 Noel Elementary: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 🏫 Rocky Comfort Elementary: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 🏫 Southwest City Elementary: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 🏫 White Rock Elementary: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 🎈 Join us for an evening filled with fun and excitement! 🎈 Meet your wonderful teachers, explore your new classrooms, and get ready to make amazing memories in the upcoming school year! 📚🤩 🎊 Let's kick off this academic year with positivity and enthusiasm! 🎊 See you all at the Open Houses! 🏫😄 #BackToSchool #OpenHouse #McDonaldCountySchools #EducationMatters 📚🍎
Join us for Mustang Pride Day - a day full of activities highlighting our McDonald County Mustangs Fall Sports Teams. Here is a schedule of events and scrimmages: 8:00 am - Cross Country Team Run at "The Rock" cross country course at White Rock Elementary 11:00 am - Vendors open at the MCHS 12:00 pm - Coaches Meeting 2:30 pm - Softball, Volleyball, and Soccer scrimmages 4:30 pm - All sports parent meeting in the Performing Arts Center 6:00 pm - Team Intros at Mustang Stadium 7:00 pm - Football Scrimmage at Mustang Stadium Be sure to mark your calendars and come out to support our student-athletes as they prepare for the school year!
🎉 Congratulations to Miguel Melendez, a talented sophomore at MCHS, for representing McDonald County Schools at the Skills USA National Competition in Atlanta! 🏆🌟 Miguel, you've made us incredibly proud as the #1 Plumber in the State of Missouri! 🥇 Your hard work, dedication, and skill have brought you all the way to the national stage, and we couldn't be more thrilled for you. 💪🎉 A special shoutout to Mr. Kauffman, Miguel's exceptional instructor who supported him every step of the way. 👏 Thank you for guiding and mentoring Miguel to greatness! Let's all rally behind Miguel and show our Mustang spirit! 🐎🎉 Give him a big round of applause for his remarkable 24th-place finish in the national competition! 🙌🎉 Miguel, keep reaching for the stars and inspiring others with your incredible achievements. We can't wait to see what the future holds for you! 🌟✨ Just another way McDonald County Schools make a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes!❤️🖤 #CongratulationsMiguel #SkillsUSANationals #NumberOnePlumber #ProudOfOurMustang #Inspiration #HardWorkPaysOff #GoMCHS #MCR1Proud 🎉🌟🐎💪✨🏆
📢🎉 Shoutout to our amazing McDonald County School JROTC Leadership Team! 🎉📢 🎖️🏆 They recently had the incredible opportunity to attend the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) camp at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, MO, and boy, did they make us proud! 🙌💪 💥 Our outstanding students faced thrilling challenges, including intense obstacle courses, rappelling like true daredevils, and engaging in water safety exercises. But that's not all – they even had the adrenaline-pumping experience of riding in a Blackhawk helicopter! 🚁😱 🎯 The JCLC camp was more than just a fun adventure; it was a life-changing experience that will shape our student's futures. Immersing themselves in a military environment taught them invaluable lessons about discipline, teamwork, and leadership. 💼🤝🔝 💡 This incredible opportunity has helped our students unlock their full potential and develop crucial skills that will serve them well personally and professionally. They have become stronger, more confident leaders, ready to tackle any challenge that comes their way. 💪🌟 🎉 Let's give a big applause to our McDonald County School JROTC Leadership Team for their outstanding achievements at the JCLC camp! 🎉👏 We couldn't be prouder of their dedication, resilience, and the positive impact they are making on our school community. 🎓🙌 🔗 #McDonaldCountyProud #JROTCLeaders #LeadershipMatters #JCLCCamp #MilitaryTraining #EmpoweringYouth #FutureLeaders 🏅💙🎓🇺🇸
🌞📚🚌 Summer School Announcement! 🌞📚🚌 Hey there, McDonald County families! 🎉🎓 Are you ready for an exciting summer of learning, laughter, and making new friends? We sure are! 😄✨ 📅 Mark your calendars: Summer school kicks off on Wednesday, May 31, and runs until Friday, June 30! Here's a breakdown of the locations and grades, so you know where to head: 🏫 McDonald County High School: Incoming 9th - 12th grades 🏫 Anderson Elementary: Anderson and Rocky Comfort incoming K - 8th grades 🏫 Noel Elementary: Noel and Southwest City incoming 4th - 8th Grades 🏫 Noel Primary: Noel Primary and Southwest City incoming K - 3rd grades 🏫 White Rock Elementary: White Rock and Pineville Primary and Elementary incoming K - 8th grades ⏰ Classes start at 8:00 am and end at 3:00 pm. We're going to make every minute count, so get ready for some fantastic learning adventures! 🚀✏️ 🍽️ 🍔🥪🥗 During summer school, all breakfasts and lunches at the schools will be FREE for students 18 and under, regardless of whether they attend summer school or not! 🆓🎉 If you have any questions or need more information or to enroll your students, don't hesitate to reach out to one of the schools listed above. Our friendly staff members will be happy to assist you! 📞👩🏫👨🏫 Remember, summer school is all about new experiences, building memories, and having a blast while expanding your horizons! 🌈😃 So let's make this summer the best one yet! 💪💫 See you all soon! 🎉✨
🇺🇸 #RememberAndHonor 🙏🎗️ This Memorial Day, McDonald County Schools stands united with our community to honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. 🗽❤️ Their courage and selflessness inspire us to cherish the liberties we enjoy every day. 🙌🌟 Join us in expressing our gratitude and paying our respects to these extraordinary heroes. 🌺🕊️❤️🖤 #ForeverGrateful #UnitedWeStand #MemorialDay2023 #McDonaldCountySchools #MCR1Proud #WeAre1 🇺🇸💪🎇
🎉 It's a wrap! 🎉 Today marks the last day of the year for our incredible teachers in McDonald County Schools. 📚🎓 They came together for their annual end-of-year celebration, and what a celebration it was! 🥳 We took this moment to recognize the dedication and hard work of our amazing teachers and staff who have been with us for 5 to 30 years. 👏🏼 They are the heart and soul of our district, shaping young minds and inspiring our students every day. Thank you for your unwavering commitment! 💙 This year, we bid farewell to two exceptional individuals who have made a tremendous impact on our district. 👋🏼 Dr. Mark Stanton, our long-time Superintendent, and Assistant Superintendent Joy Hardridge are retiring. 🌟 We had the opportunity to shake their hands, give hugs, and express our heartfelt appreciation for their many years of dedicated service. 🤗 We also had the chance to recognize all our retiring teachers. We wish you the very best as you embark on this exciting new chapter of your life. Enjoy every moment and embrace the adventures that lie ahead! ✨ For our returning teachers, we hope you have an incredible summer filled with relaxation, rejuvenation, and plenty of memorable moments. You deserve every bit of it! ☀️🌴 And to everyone at McDonald County Schools, from our administrators to our support staff, we want to extend a massive THANK YOU for your unwavering dedication and commitment. 🙌🏽👏🏽 You are truly superheroes in the eyes of our students, and we appreciate you more than words can express. Thank you for making a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes!❤️🖤📚 #LastDayOfSchool #EndOfYearCelebration #TeacherRecognition #RetirementFarewell #NewBeginnings #SummerVacation #ThankYouTeachers #McDonaldCountySchools #MCR1Proud #WeAre1
Happy National School Nurse Day to our amazing school nurses and nurse aides at McDonald County Schools! 🩺👩⚕️👨⚕️💉 From checking temperatures and handing out band-aids to administering medications and providing emotional support, you all play a vital role in ensuring our students can learn and grow in a safe and healthy environment. We appreciate you more than words can express! ❤️❤️ 🙌 So, let's give it up for our incredible school nurses and nurse aides today! 🎉👏🎉👏 Thank you so much for helping McDonald County Schools make a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes! 🍎🏫
👩🏫👏 Let’s have a big round of applause for Bridget Epperson, the 2023 McDonald County Schools Teacher of the Year! 🎉🏆 Bridget's years of dedication to teaching Early Childhood Special Education students at Noel Primary School are truly inspiring. 🌟📚 She is a role model for all educators, and we are proud to have her on our team. 👍🙌 Epperson was selected from a group of amazing candidates from schools all across the district who were also recognized at tonight’s McDonald County Teacher of the Year Banquet. 🏅👨👩👧👦 Congratulations, Bridget, and thank you for making a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes. 🙏👏📚 #TeacherOfTheYear #Education #NoelPrimarySchool #Inspiration #Dedication #Commitment #McDonaldCountySchools #ProudEducators #MCR1Proud #WeAre1 ❤️🖤
📢 Talk about a sweep! 🧹🏆🎉 👏 Congratulations to the talented students of McDonald County High School for their big wins at the 25th annual Southern Media Showcase at Missouri Southern State University 🎥📷📰 The showcase saw over 200 students from different schools competing in categories such as short films, comedies, news writing, social media, and photography. 🥇🥈🥉 In their first time competing, MCHS students won the entire Journalism Sweepstakes division and swept numerous awards categories! Here’s a list of their impressive wins: 📸 Photo Story: 1st Place - Griffin Schutten, 2nd Place - Teea Corcoran, 3rd Place - Natalie Gillming 🏅 Sports Feature Photography: 1st Place - Griffin Schutten, 2nd place - Griffin Schutten 💼 Advanced Portfolio: 1st Place - Griffin Schutten 📁 First Year Portfolio: 1st Place - Teea Corcoran 👤 Portrait Photography: 2nd Place- Griffin Schutten, 3rd Place - Griffin Schutten 🏃 Sports Action Photography: 2nd Place - Griffin Schutten 📊 Design Infographic: 1st Place - Madi Parker, 2nd Place - Abigail Pagel 👑 Instagram Royalty: 1st Place - Jacob Winkler, 3rd Place - Madi Parker & Emily McCool 🎵 TikTok Star: 1st Place - Analisa Ramirez, 2nd Place - Emma Huckabey 💡 Design Logo: 3rd Place - Kynnan Hutchinson 👏 Let’s give a big round of applause to our talented students for their incredible achievements! 🎉 Just another way McDonald County Schools are making a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes! ❤️🖤
🎉 It’s time to celebrate our amazing Teachers of the Year at McDonald County Schools! Over the next few days, we’ll be highlighting our Teachers of the Year at each school in the district. 🧑🏫🧑🏻🏫 👏 A big congratulations to Theresa Walthal, Art teacher at McDonald County High School, for this well-deserved recognition! 🎓 Thank you for your dedication to making a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes! 🙌 The overall district Teacher of the Year will be announced at a banquet on Thursday, April 20. 🏆 Stay tuned for the big news! ✴️ #TeachersOfTheYear #McDonaldCountyHighSchool #awesometeacher #McDonaldCountySchools #MCR1Proud #WeAre1 🍎👨🏫👩🏫
🎉 Happy National Assistant Principals Week! 🎉 We’re highlighting some of the unsung heroes in McDonald County Schools! 🤩 Assistant Principals play a crucial role in our schools, and we’re celebrating these incredible school leaders who work tirelessly to create a positive learning community and face the many unpredictable challenges that land on their desks. 👏 Let’s give all our McDonald County Schools assistant principals a hand and say thank you for making a positive impact on every child, every day, whatever it takes! 🙌 ❤️🍎 🏫👩🏫👨🏫
📢It’s High Five Friday at Five!🙌🎉 At 5:00 pm 🕔, we’re celebrating five 5️⃣ fantastic accomplishments our amazing students have achieved this week at McDonald County Schools. 👉 Here are our High Fives for this week: ⬇️ 👏A big high five to our McDonald County FFA students who qualified for state competition in nursery and landscaping 🌷🌸🪴 as well as forestry 🌲🌳 ! Good luck to them as they prepare for their next contest!👨🌾🏆 👏 Congratulations and high fives to MCHS business students Cheyenne Craddock who received 3rd place🥉 in Marketing, Madi Parker who received 3rd place🥉 in Business Computer Applications, and Elly Wasson who received 2nd place 🥈in Impromptu Speaking at the Crowder College Business Competition! Way to go whiz biz kids! 👩💼📈💼 👏Our building trades students in the Skills USA class are competing today in the Missouri State Skills USA Contest! Let’s give a high five to these MCHS students as they hammer 🔨, saw 🪚, wire 🔌, and plumb 🚿 their way to success! 🏆 👏 MCHS band students are tuning up for competitions as well. 🎶 Today several of them are playing at the district instrumental solo and ensemble contest at Missouri Southern State University. 🎷🎺 And the whole band heads to Joplin on Monday for the state contest! ✋High fives to them as they prepare! 🎵🎼 👏 A big high five to the little learners at Pineville Primary for wearing wacky socks for a lesson on Down Syndrome! 🧦🧦 Mr. Benish and his daughter Claire talked to classes about Down Syndrome and showed off their colorful socks! What a cool way to learn and share what you know with others! 💙💛 Keep up the fantastic work, McDonald County Schools!👍👏
🤖 Robots, 🎢 roller coasters, and 💻 right clicks! 👀 Get ready to witness the ultimate showcase of STEM skills! McDonald County students from kindergarten to eighth grade brought their A-game at the annual STEMAPalooza contest held at McDonald County High School. 🔬🖥️🧑🔬🔢 🌟💻 The competition was fierce as grade levels battled it out to engineer cardboard roller coasters, program robots to move across the floor, and write actual computer code! Through #STEMAPalooza, students learned the importance of teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving, gaining valuable experience applying their STEM knowledge and skills to real-world challenges. 🌎 We are bursting with pride for our students and can't wait to see the incredible things they will achieve in the world of STEM! 💪🏼👩🔬👨💻 Join us in celebrating our future innovators and the McDonald County Schools' commitment to #STEMeducation and #MakingADifference in every child, every day, whatever it takes! ❤️🖤 #STEMeducation #FutureInnovators #MakingADifference #McDonaldCountySchools #MCR1Proud #WeAre1 🙌🏼🌟
🔦🎖️ Shining the spotlight on some of our awesome teachers, programs, and supporters at McDonald County Schools. 🎊 Let’s give a big round of applause for the more than 20 educators and supporters who were honored at the Celebration of Schools Awards Ceremony hosted by the Southwest Center for Educational Excellence last night! 🎉 👏 Congratulations to our incredible honorees from McDonald County Schools including: 💫 Board Member Recognition - 10 years + service: Frank Woods 💫 District Outstanding Achievement Awards: Sean Mccullough, Brandon Joines, Josh Factor, Beau Bennett, Josh Tyler, Allen Callahan, Oscar Ortiz, Reed Davis, Daniel Sumler, and Christine Ellis 💫 Teacher of the Year Recipients: Theresa Walthall, Crystal Crust, Terri Casto, Karen Woods, Bridgett Epperson, Rene’ Jennings, Maggie Johnson, Alison Payette, and Morgan Williams. 💫 Friend of Education: Randy Smith 💫 Making Learning Come Alive, PreK-6th Grade: Art and Culture Night, Noel Elementary; Art Trading Cards, White Rock Elementary 💫 Making Learning Come Alive, 7th - 12th Grade: Dabbs Greer Little Theater, McDonald County High School; To Kill A Mockingbird/Place-Based Learning, McDonald County High School 💫 Dr. Al Cade Educational Service Award: Joy Hardridge, Asst. Superintendent MCR1 We are thrilled to share that McDonald County Schools had the biggest showing of nominees of any school in the region! 🤩 Thank you to these excellent educators and supporters for making a difference in the lives of every child, every day, whatever it takes! ❤️🖤
Good Evening Mustangs! I hope you had a relaxing and fun Spring Break! We are all looking forward to seeing you tomorrow! A couple of reminders we come back to school. First, dress code! Crop tops and pjs are not allowed and shorts need to be a reasonable length. We have had a great first 3 quarters of school and we want the last quarter to be even better, so discipline rules will be strictly enforced, We have a couple of fun reward days planned in the next few weeks like Earth Day and a Spring Carnival! So put in the work Mustangs; Come to school each day, and stay off the F list. If you need help with schoolwork tutoring is available Monday- Thursday! Just come see one of us in the office or in the Counseling Center and we will help you out! Enjoy the rest of the evening and we will see you tomorrow at MCHS!