September News

Important Dates:


September 5-Labor Day-NO SCHOOL

September 7- High School Late Start- Classes Begin at 9:00 am

September 16- SIP In person attendance until 11:33 am 

September 16- Homecoming Parade/Homecoming Game

September 17-Homecoming Dance 7:00 PM

September 21- High School Late Start- Classes begin at 9:00 am


October 5- High School Late Start (9:00 am)

October 7-SIP In person attendance until 11:33 am

October 10-Columbus Day No School 

October 11-Picture Retakes

October 19- High School Late Start (9:00 am)

October 21-End of 1st Quarter

October 26-Parent Teacher Conference 5:30-8:00 PM




Please use the Attendance Office telephone number when calling in students for absences, doctor appointments, etc.  309-833-2484.  Please call by 9:00 a.m. on the day of the absence.

Should a student become ill during the day, he/she must report to the school nurse in the infirmary.  No student will be released from school without approval of a parent or guardian. If a student becomes ill during the lunch hour while he/she is away from the school campus, the parent or guardian must contact the Attendance Office the same day in which the absence occurred for the absence to be excused. Under no circumstances may a student leave school during school hours without securing permission from the school nurse or an administrator. After securing  permission, the student must sign out in the Attendance Office or Infirmary. 

Don't Forget

--to read the Student/Parent Handbook .  

--to have a physical and immunization record on file by October 14 (See below under Infirmary)

--to call the Attendance Office at 833-2484 by 9:00 a.m. the day of the absence.

--that all vehicles parked at MHS must be registered by September 6.  The cost is  $40.  

--SENIORS:  to turn in 3-5 pictures to Sadie Allison by Tuesday, September 6 for stunt nights slide show 


Join MHS for Homecoming fun!
PowderPuff: September 10, 7:00pm at the MHS stadium
Stunt Night: September 15, 7:00 pm in the MHS gym, Senior Slideshow to follow
Parade: September 16, 4:00 pm at the Macomb square
Dance: September 17, 7:00-10:00 pm in the MHS commons

Here are this year's dress up days:

Monday: Nursery vs. Nursing Home
Tuesday: Top Gun or America Day
Wednesday: Mathletes vs. Athletes
Thursday: Toga Day
Friday: Orange and Black Day


Health Requirements: Due to COVID-19, for the 2022-23 school year, the Macomb School District will extend the due date for school physicals and immunizations from the first day of school to October 14th. The law requires us to exclude all students who do not meet the physical exam and immunization requirements by October 14th (77 Ill. Adm. Code 665). An appointment will not be accepted. 

 9th GRADE: Physical examination and updated immunizations (see below). A dental examination or waiver must be completed and dated before May 15, 2023. 

12th GRADE: Meningococcal immunization (see below). 

All students K-12th grades must have received the DTP series, Polio series, two doses of MMR, and two doses of Varicella. 

Preschool and 6th – 12th graders must have received the Hepatitis B series. All students in 6th – 12th grades must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine. One dose of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine is required for all 6th – 11th graders and two doses are required for all 12th graders. The 1st dose must have been received on or after the 11th birthday for entry into 6th grade and the second dose on or after the 16th birthday for entry into 12th grade. There must be an interval of at least eight weeks after the first dose. Only one dose is required if the first dose was received at 16 years of age or older.

Late Start Wednesdays

Dates: September 7, 21; October 5, 19; November 2,16; December 7; January 18; February 1, 15; March 1; April 5,19; May 3

Late Start Information: 

1st hour begins at 9:00 a.m. All busses and the breakfast programs will run as usual.   All Early Bird PE classes will run as usual.  All computer labs, the library, classrooms and hallways will not be available to our students until after our Teaming time is      completed. 

Opportunity Knocks

Macomb High School has an exciting opportunity for our high school students. We are offering an after-school program called Opportunity Knocks. Opportunity Knocks is designed to give students a quiet place to study at school, to get extra help with their classwork, to work on missing assignments, as well as get individual help. This program runs Monday through Friday from 3:05 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in room 105. It is supervised by Michelle Rossmiller. Students who stay for the program have the option of having a parent pick them up at the flagpole entrance, walking home, or riding the Go West bus. The Go West bus picks up riders at the Tennis Courts, located on Maple Avenue. The bus will pick up riders at :54 minutes after the hour. The bus will transport riders to City Center Station, arriving at :10 minutes after the hour. On SIP Fridays, the Opportunity Knocks program will be offered from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The students will need to plan for transportation as indicated above. Please address questions to Michelle Rossmiller at

Choir News

 Macomb High School Choral Department 

From Mrs. Butcher



Please become a member of the Macomb Choir Boosters. (Membership forms can be found: dues can be mailed to Macomb Choir Boosters, P.O. Box 117, Macomb, IL, 61455.  Levels of membership include “Soloist”-$25, “Barbershop Quartet”-$26-$49, “Vocal Ensemble”-$50-$99, “Chamber Choir”-$100-$249 and “Choral Society”-$250-up.




Who is involved? 

Thurs., Sept. 15, 2022 

Stunt Night- Choir will sing 

MHS Gym- 7:00 pm 

9-12 Grade Choir members-required  

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022 


ILMEA D4 Audition Prep Workshop 


9:30am - 2:00pm 


Interested students 

Tues., Sept. 27 

ILMEA Audition Prep Workshop 

Illinois College- Jacksonville, IL-All day 

Interested students 

Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 

Deadline for ILMEA District/All State Music Virtual Audition Submission 

Virtual Audition videos will be submitted by this date. 

Interested students 

Tues., Oct. 11, 2022 

HS Fall Choir Concert  

Fellheimer Auditorium 


9-12 Grade Choir members-required  

Oct. 18-Nov. 1, 2022 

Choir Annual Poinsettia Sale  


All Choir students 

grades 6-12  

Sat., November 5, 2022 

ILMEA District Festival 

WIU- all day 

Selected students  

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 

Choir Poinsettia Distribution  

Fellheimer Auditorium-  

2-5 pm  


Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 

WIU Holiday Festival of Choirs Performances 

St. Paul Church- all day 

morning rehearsal-TBA 

2:00 pm performance 

7:30 pm performance 

Concert Choir and Madrigals- required 

Wed, Dec. 7, 2022 

HS Winter Choir Concert  

Fellheimer Aud.     


9-12 Grade Choir members-required  

Jan. 25-28, 2023 

IMEA All State  

Peoria, IL  

Selected Students-10-12 grade  

February 9, 2023 

Circa’ 21 musical and workshop 

Circa’ 21 Theater  

Rock Island- 9am-3pm 

Madrigal, B. Bellas and B. Basses 

Mon., Feb. 13, 2023 


6-12 grade Pops Concert  



9-12 Grade Choir members-required  

Sat. March 4, 2023 

IHSA Solo and Ensemble  

Place: Rushville HS 

Time-All Day  

Interested Students  


April 14-15, 2023 

Combined Choir/Band WorldStrides Festival Trip 

St. Louis 

Optional for 9-12 music students. 

Wed., May 3, 2023 

HS Spring Choir Concert  

Fellheimer Aud.   7:00pm  


9-12 Grade Choir members-required  

Sat., May 20, 2023 

MHS Graduation-Concert Choir will sing  

Western Hall-7:30pm  

Concert Choir-required  


Counseling News


Attention MHS Alumni! Are you currently attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign? We have a wonderful scholarship opportunity for you! Follow the link below to the application that is due by October 31, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact the MHS Counseling Department. #OnceABomberAlwaysABomber


The PSAT/NMSQT Exam is Wednesday October 12, 2022. This optional test is offered to 11th and 10th grade students. This test is separate from the state mandated SAT or PSAT 10 that students will be required to take in the Spring. Students who take the PSAT in grade 11 enter the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Testing location will be determined once we have the total number of students that are interested in testing. Testing will take place during the first half of the day.  

If you would like to take the PSAT/NMSQT Exam, bring $18 (exact change or check preferred) and the registeration form to the Counseling Office by Tuesday September 6, 2022. Checks can be made out to MHS. Registration forms are available in the Counseling Office.

Late registrations will not be accepted.

Please contact Mrs. Huston for more information at  


The Illinois Regional College Fair will be hosted on WIU's campus Sept 19th, 2022, from 6:00-7:30pm. The event is free and will give students an opportunity to speak with representatives from over 50 institutions from across the Midwest. Additional information about the event including Pre-Registration can be found at

Thank you

MHS FACS classes thank Mr. Jason Johnson for supplying our labs with farm-fresh eggs from his chickens. 🥚🐔