A NOTE FROM THE MCJHS YEARBOOK: There will be an ACES FACES YEARBOOK. We are working very hard to get it finished. If you have not ordered one yet, you still can. Go to Jostens.com and select Mount Carmel Jr High. They are $30.
A NOTE FROM MRS. DOUGHERTY – 8th GRADE SCIENCE - TODAY, March 26 at 12:55 p.m., FLINN SCIENTIFIC is offering an AT HOME LAB SERIES. This is the first time they have offered something like this, so I am not sure how it will go over and hoping for the best. It looks to be on level or slightly above. Students can find the link on Mrs. Dougherty's Learning Resource page on the school website or search FLINN SCIENTIFIC. I will have the student papers uploaded in classroom this morning and planning more lessons next week.
This past week, our educators have put together Learning Resource Opportunities for our students/parents. These rich resources are designed to keep your child academically engaged throughout this mandated shut-down. Websites, Activities, Google Classroom information and Social Support are available through the School Website. This information is updated hourly. Any information that is found helpful will be added. Visit https://www.wabash348.com/ and click the REMOTE LEARNING OPPORTUNITY/COVID-19 INFORMATION button and it will take you to the Informational Page with links that include school learning resources. From the APP, it can be accessed through the Wabash Community Unit School District #348 and choose the COVID-19 INFO from the Menu. Please understand that this is a new, ongoing learning process for everyone. The administration is working on all the details as the information becomes available from the Illinois School Board of Education. Thank you for your patience.
A note from the Superintendent: Today, March 20, 2020, Governor Pritzker ordered a shelter-in-place for Illinois. All Illinois schools, including Wabash CUSD #348, will be closed until April 8th. The state will re-evaluate the situation at that time. During that time, Wabash CUSD #348 will be on spring break. Therefore, the schools are tentatively scheduled to reopen on April 13th. Additionally, we will remain committed to continuing our remote learning opportunities for our students. As the Illinois State Board of Education delivers more guidance, we will be able to better address our situation moving forward. Thank you for all your support in this difficult matter as we continue to work through uncharted waters. Stay safe and Go Aces!
Copy/Paste this link to a Parent's Guide to Google Classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iowi-gmbys
Wabash CUSD #348 Press Release At 3:30 pm today, Governor Pritzker announced a directive that all public and private schools in the state of Illinois will be closed March 17th-30th. These closures are directly related to the concern over the COVID-19 virus. District #348 will follow this directive and remain closed until the 30th. The governor did stress he may continue closures. During this time, all District curricular and extracurricular activities will be cancelled. As more information and details emerge, it will be disseminated on the website www.Wabash348.com, District app and District Facebook page.
Effective March 13, 2020, all K-12 school districts in Wabash County are closing indefinitely due to concerns pertaining to COVID-19. Additionally, all extracurricular activities will be suspended. The closings come with a recommendation from the Wabash County Health Department and are designed to protect the community. To my knowledge, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, but this precautionary move is designed to inhibit the spread of this virus. As of this time, there is no timetable to reopen the schools. However, it is the intention of the Districts to reopen as soon as possible. I will continue to communicate with the public via our website, app, and all calls. Chuck Bleyer, Ed.D. Superintendent
MCJHS Students learned how to use Tutor.com today from Jeremy Peterson, who works with the GEARUP Grant, which provides Tutor.com at no cost. We are one of about 20 school districts in the state of IL who are lucky enough to have a resource like this. Tutor.com provides free tutoring 24 hours a day and 7 days a week in most subject areas. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school.
As a reminder, MCJHS students will be having their Spring Pictures tomorrow (Thursday, March 12). Once again, this is for any student who is wanting to take a Spring Picture. You don't need to pay until after you see the proof.
The Junior High Wrestling Match on Thursday, March 12th with Mt. Vernon and Princeton has been CANCELLED. The match will not be rescheduled.
Due to the high number of cases this year of influenza A & B, strep throat, and potentially COVID-19, during the second semester the District will suspend all attendance requirements pertaining to semester finals and perfect attendance awards. This change in policy is in accordance with the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Public Health. The District does not want to promote or encourage students attending school while not feeling completely healthy. As for returning to school from illness, it is District policy that the student must be fever free for twenty-four hours without the use of fever reducing medication prior to returning. If you have any questions, please call your child’s school office.
After a fun lunch at Taco Tierra, the MCJHS Scholastic Bowl team traveled to their second match of the season in West Salem. They defeated West Salem but fell to New Hope. Players winning toss-up questions were Katelyn Kline (1), Macy Mandrell (4), Ayden Oliver (8), Alexa Norrick (1) and Mark Risley (1). Great job to all players!
The Mt. Carmel Junior High Volleyball match on Wednesday, March 4th with St. Marys has been Postponed and RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, March 11th. The C team game will start at 5:15 at Mt. Carmel Grade School, with the B team game and the A team game to follow. This will also be 8th Grade Night.
MCJHS 7th grade student, Natalie Roberts, pictured with Mrs. Kendall, is the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) essay contest “The Voyage of the Mayflower” winner. Natalie took her readers on an adventure aboard the Mayflower that spent two months at sea then finally landed at Plymouth Colony on November 8, 1620. Congratulations, Natalie!
A selection of Mt. Carmel Jr Sr High School Music Students travel to Charleston, Illinois for the ILMEA Junior & Senior Concert Festival at Eastern Illinois University. They will spend their Saturday learning music from selected elite ILMEA conductors and perform concerts starting at 4:00 p.m. at EIU. Go Aces!!
Mt. Carmel Junior High would like to invite the community to attend their Science Fair Open House on Friday, November 22, 2019. The Science Fair will run from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Main Gym. Doors will open at 5:15 p.m. Research shows that family and community involvement is vital to the development of our students. Please come and listen to the interesting presentations and view the student’s displays.
Natalie Roberts, Glenna McVaigh, Ethan Sellers and Wyatt Alka participated in the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) District 5 Jazz Jr. High Jazz Band on Monday, November 4 at Eastern Illinois University. They were selected by audition for this honor. Their day concluded with a wonderful concert in the evening.
On Tuesday Oct. 22, 2019 8th grade Social Studies students will test over Chapter 21 (pages 600-621 in textbook). All Chapter 21 assignments must be turned in tomorrow, please check Lumen's and turn in any missing assignments. Students were assigned Chapter 21 Test Review, which is in google classroom. Note: Social Studies Test are designed to test students comprehension and ability to analyzing multiple step critical thinking questions.
Picture Retakes Tuesday, October 15 for Mt. Carmel Jr./Sr. High School. This is for students who did not get their picture taken or students who are bringing their picture packets back to get them retaken.
Dear Parents / Guardians, This letter is to inform you about the Wabash Community Unit School District #348 breakfast program. Wabash District #348 has a breakfast program like our lunch program. Breakfast is provided by the kitchen staff at all schools. Breakfast is $1.00 and is served from 7:20 a.m. until 7:53 a.m. Please tell your child about our breakfast program. We look forward to seeing them. In compliance with federal law and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Thank you, Wabash #348 Kitchen Staff
Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) student results will be coming home for all students in 4th - 9th grade today, October 1st.
REMINDER: 5th-8th GRADE BEACH DANCE Tonight, Friday, September 13, 2019 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $4.00 At Mount Carmel Grade School
REMINDER: Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 10th, the 7th grade through freshman students will all get their school picture taken. Wednesday, September 11th, will be picture day for sophomores through seniors. Remember to send the picture forms that were handed out last week.
REMINDER: The Junior High Office has moved to the High School Office. Their new phone number is 618-262-5104.
PICTURE DAY - SEPTEMBER 10
Any student needing to see Mrs Taylor may sign up to see her in the guidance office.
REMINDER: Computer Lab Hours for On-Line Registration are Thursday, August 8, 8:30 am-11:30 a.m. and 2:00-5:30 p.m..
COMING SOON!!! Wabash CUSD's new App. Stay Tuned!!!!!!!