MPS Today: Wednesday, Jan. 11
MHS Concert
Is Tonight at 7

Go to it. You'll be glad you did: The MHS midwinter concert is tonight at 7 p.m. (It had originally been scheduled to start at 7:30).  Here's the flier.
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MHS cheerleaders and Bowers' first-graders doing their things.
Both retweeted @MPSPride

Here's the Journal Inquirer's story about the superintendent's proposed 2017-18 school budget.
A Shout Out

... to Carolyn Hussey (a nurse at MHS) for always being a team player.

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Humans of MPS

She enjoys seeing students learn through inquiry -- and has a curious nature of her own. Meet our latest addition (the 325th, for those keeping track); the gallery is on both Facebook and Instagram.

Eight people picked Wednesday -- including Buckley teacher Kaitlyn Walker and MHS junior Taylor Keyt. Sorry but it might hit 50 today!.
Yup, Another Hump Day!
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  • Wednesday, Jan. 11 (7 pm.) -- MHS mid-winter concert (NOTE: new start time; originally scheduled for 7:30)
  • Thursday, Jan. 12 (4-11 p.m.) -- Fundraiser for Barry "Mitch" Mitchell at Maggie McFly's (see flier)
  • Thursday, Jan. 19 (6:30-8:30) -- Open House for current eighth-graders and their parent/guardians at MHS
  • Thursday, Jan. 19 (6:30-7:30 p.m.) -- SEPTA-sponsored Dep't of Development Services presentation at Washington Elementary. (Here's the flier in Spanish.)
  • Friday, Jan. 20 (6:30 p.m.) -- Buckley Game Night
  • Friday, Jan. 20 (6-8:30 p.m.) -- Family Fun Beach Party at Nathan Hale
  • Saturday, Jan. 21 -- Robotics competition at Illing
  • Monday, Jan. 23 -- Dine-out night at Dairy Queen for HPS PTA
  • Thursday, Jan. 26 -- Illing Pasta Supper fundraiser to benefit DC trip.
  • Thursday, Feb. 2 (7 p.m.) -- Benefit concert for Barry Mitchell at MHS.
  • Thursday, Feb. 9, (4- 9 p.m._ -- Bennet  Fundraising event at Chiptole on Hale Road, (school earns 50% of all profits for yearbooks, field trips, etc.)
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 (9 a.m. to noon) -- Early Childhood Fair at MHS
  • Thursday, Feb. 23 -- HPS Variety Show at MHS
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Key Dates

Monday, Jan. 16 -- MLK Day (no school)
Tuesday, Jan. 17 -- No school for students but PD for staff

Wednesday, Feb. 8 -- Half day for students (PD for staff)
Mon/Tues, Feb. 20-21 -- No school (winter break)
Wednesday, March 22 -- Half day for students (PD for staff)
Mon-Fri April 10-14 -- Spring vacation
Wednesday, May 17-- Half day for students (PD for staff)
Monday, May 29 -- No school (Memorial Day)
Tuesday, June 13 -- Last day of school (barring snow days etc.)

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One More Thing

"Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson