8th Grade fun day email

Sent out on Friday, May 17, 2024 Parents / Guardians,  Attached is a flyer from the 8th Grade fun day committee.  Students are encouraged to wear socks and shoes…and sunscreen.    We are in need of some additional assistance and below is the signup.  Please consider donating! Also, if your student has a food allergy that would impact him/her eating Thursday’s lunch of a gondola sandwich, chips, cookie, water, please email me at or call me at 309-284-5010.    In addition to the provided lunch from La Gondola, the following food trucks will be present (at the student’s expense):  Fire Foods Nachos, Rubi’s Brick Oven Pizza, and DeMarchi’s Espresso.   Thanks you to all the parents who have organized this day.  It is always an enjoyable time.   Chris Carter Principal

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Grandparents Day

 Friday was a great day at MJHS.  We shared breakfast and lunch with our students' grandparents during our annual grandparents day.   It is always great to have our grandparents in the building for a meal and visiting a couple of classes.  The classrooms and the lessons presented daily may look a little different but from the past, but what hasn't changed over the years is our teachers continued dedication to our students.  I think our families got a glimpse of that on Friday.   Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to make this happen once again.  I'm not sure how long we have done this, but it is suspected it's been at least 30 years.       

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Grandparents Day Reservation

  Reservation Link Info Flyer  Email: Parents and Guardians,  One of our favorite days of the year is Grandparents Day. This year is is on Friday, April 26, and it is always a great experience for both our students and their grandparents. 8th Graders have the opportunity enjoy breakfast in the Kiln and then take their grandparent(s) to two morning classes.  7th Graders have lunch and then accompany their grandparent(s) to two afternoon classes.  Grandparent meals are complimentary and the student meal is $4.00.  Below is the sign-up link.     Sign-Up Form Have nice rest of your week and a restful Spring Break! Chris Carter Principal

6th Grade Orientation / Transition

  We have multiple opportunities  for our incoming students.  Please check out the linked doc for a full schedule.  

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