December News

Office Hours & Phone Numbers

MJH School Office   -7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   -309-833-2074

Attendance Office    -7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   -309-833-2484

Principal E-Mail Address

isacksond@mcusd185.org

JH School Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Jr. High classes begin at 8:00 a.m.  Outside doors are unlocked at 7:30 a.m. Students arriving before 7:50 a.m. should go to the Commons.  Students are dismissed from the Commons at 7:50 a.m. to go to the restroom, and/or get a drink.  Students need to be in their seats for their first hour class at 8:00 a.m.  Buses arrive between 7:35 and 7:50 a.m.  

Breakfast is served  at 7:30 a.m.  Jr. High students should budget their eating time daily, so they are not late for their first hour class at 8:00 a.m.

MJH DAILY SCHEDULE 2021-2022

1st Hour 8:00- 8:43

2nd Hour 8:46-9:29

3rd Hour 9:32- 10:15

4th Hour Class 10:18-11:01

(4A Lunch 10:18-10:53)

5th Hour Class 10:56-11:39

(5B Lunch 11:04- 11:39)

6th Advisory 11:42-11:57

7th Hour 12:00-12:42

8th Hour 12:45-1:27

9th Hour 1:30-2:12

10th Hour 2:15- 3:00

Attendance/Passes/Bus Pass

If your child is absent from school any portion of the day, the parent/guardian must notify the school by 9:00 am.  A parent may call the office anytime before 7:30 a.m. and leave a message on the voice mail.  After 7:30 a.m., please call and speak with office personnel.

If a child is absent and no notification from the parent has been made, a reasonable effort by the school to notify the parent will be made.  A parental note is required on the next date of attendance.  This is in addition to the contact made between the parent and school on the day of the absence.   The note should be submitted to the Attendance Office or Jr. High Office before the student begins classes.  The Attendance Office or Jr. High Office will issue a pass to re-enter class.

If your child has an appointment during the school day, please send a note to school with the student.  The student should bring the note to the Jr. High office and a pass to leave class will be written.  It is very difficult to ensure a timely response if you show up unannounced requesting a student.  For example: PE classes may be hard to find so you may be late for an appointment if we are not notified in advance.  

Bus drivers try to ensure safety for all students on the bus.  Limiting numbers of riders is necessary to ensure safety.  Therefore, if a student needs a bus pass, the student must have a signed note from the parent.  We cannot accept phone calls.  A written request with the parent/guardian signature is required for a bus pass.

Detentions

Detentions are issued to students when other strategies have failed to redirect inappropriate behavior.

After school detentions are served 3:10 - 4:00 pm, Monday through Thursday. Parents are notified.  Students are required to be in the detention room, in their seat, and quiet by 3:10 pm.  The detention will not count as being served if they fail to follow these procedures. Students must bring school work and/or a book to read.  They may NOT go back to their lockers or the restroom after 3:10 pm.  

It is our mission to communicate desired behaviors, not emphasize what NOT to do. Detentions are a tool to redirect behaviors when all other efforts fail.

Reminder

It is the student's responsibility to pick up items brought to school and dropped off at the office by parents/guardians.

Thank you for helping your student remember to bring all items to school.  For example:  homework, musical instruments, lunch money, etc. 

December 8th SIP Day

SIP Student Attendance in person 8:00 am -  12:00 pm.

Winter Vacation

No School December 20, 2021 - January 2, 2022 --Enjoy your time with family!!

School resumes Monday, January 3, 2021.

Telephone Calls

We encourage parents and children to communicate before he/she arrives at school. This provides a sense of security for students throughout the day.  They know what's going on with family.  Please limit phone messages to emergencies, if possible.  If a student needs to make a call during the school day, they should report to the Jr. High Office.  A phone log is maintained.  The office phone is not for making plans with friends.  The main office closes at 4:00 pm. 

Change of Address

Please notify the office of any changes regarding: home address, employer information, home/work/cell phone numbers, emergency contacts.  Family access is available for you to view various students data such as attendance, grades, emergency contacts, food service summaries and other similar types of information. Please keep your account updated.  

Winter Weather Information

If the weather becomes questionable, a parent/guardian will receive a phone call and an email from Skylert, the District’s notification system, will announce delays, dismissals or school closings. More information can be found on the School Closings page on the school website.

Payment of Registration Fees

If you have not paid your registration fee of $120.00 or your $10.00 lock fee, you may send a check to Macomb Junior High School Office, pay on E-pay, or complete a Payment Schedule.  Forms are available in the school office and need to be completed as soon as possible. 

Attention 8th Grade Parents--2022 High School Freshmen

Pompeii, Venice, or the Colosseum anyone? Plans are underway for a trip to Italy in the summer of 2023 (Summer after your Freshman year).

There will be a virtual Zoom meeting on December 15th at 7:00PM. RSVP to the meeting via this link: https://bit.ly/30K7a4yWatch your email for details or contact Mr. Jordan at jordanm@mcusd185.org if you're interested in more information about the trip.   


Macomb Junior High School Choral Department

♫ Winter Choir Concert

The JH Winter Choir Concert will be on Monday, December 6th at 7:30pm in the Fellheimer Auditorium. Students should report at 7:15pm and sit with their families. Please remember that this is a required 2nd quarter grade and is worth 200 points.

♫ Macomb Choir Boosters

Please become a member of the Macomb Choir Boosters. (Membership forms can be found: http://macombchoirs.org/boosters) Membership 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.

♫ Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser Sale

Thank you to those who have sold poinsettia plants for our Annual Choir Booster Fundraiser. Poinsettia pick up will be on Thursday, December 2nd from 2-5pm on the Fellheimer Auditorium Stage. ♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

♫ Upcoming Events: ♫

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 Poinsettia Distribution – MHS Fellheimer Auditorium 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 Seventh and Eighth Grade Winter Choral Concert 7:30 pm Fellheimer Auditorium *Required of 7th and 8th grade students

Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 6-12 grade Pops Concert/Dessert Auction *REQUIRED 5:30-8:00 pm MJSHS Commons

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022 IGSMA Solo/Ensemble Contest Optional for 7th and 8th grade choir & band students Place: TBA Time: All Day

Friday, April 29 or 30,

2022 IESA Organization Contest *Required of all 7th and 8th grade choir and band students Place: TBA/ Time: TBA

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Seventh and Eighth Grade Spring Choral Concert 7:00 pm Fellheimer Auditorium *Required of 7th and 8th grade students

For event information and a calendar of events, please visit: www.macombchoirs.org