April 24, 2017

Welcome back!  

Tuesday will be the rescheduled day for all Juniors to take the SATs.  We’ll also be offering Social Responsibility & Leadership training for all of our Sophomores & Freshmen.   


Seniors and parents also want to pay special attention over the next several weeks as we all prepare for graduation, be sure to check out the Important Dates & Notices link for Seniors on a regular basis.  This week Tuesday will be a day for Seniors still needing to revise or complete Graduation Portfolio assessments to get support from teachers or to finish community service hours needed for graduation.  Next week Senior Dues are due on Monday, May 1.  They are $55 and Dues are used to pay for diplomas, caps and gowns, and graduation expenses, including flowers, chair rental, graduation speaker, and other incidental costs.


Home Track Meets

Monday, April 24, Saturday, April 29 and Saturday, May 27

MDI will be hosting the first track meet on Monday, April 24 with the second track meet of the season on Saturday, April 29.  We are also hosting the PVC Large School Championship Meet on Saturday, May 27.  We need many people to help officiate, mark, measure, and help at the various events.  We do pay officials and workers.  Students may also earn community service hours.  Please contact Mr. Braun for more information.  Mr. Braun can be contacted at 288-5011 ext. 3350 or by email at ibraun@mdirss.org.

“Rescheduled” SATs (Juniors) / Social Responsibility & Leadership Training (Freshmen & Sophomores) / Portfolio & Community Service Day (Seniors)
Tuesday, April 25 Schedule here!

Due to the weather-related Late Start on Wednesday, April 5 all Juniors will be taking the SATs on Tuesday, April 25.  All Freshmen and Sophomores will be engaged in Social Responsibility and Leadership Skills Training.  Seniors that have not finished their graduation portfolios and/or their community service requirement will be working on completing those. Seniors that have already completed their graduation portfolio requirements and community service do not have to attend school that day.  


Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, April 30

Hosted by and to benefit the MDIHS Class of 2017.  Click here for further details.


Important Information for Seniors

Click here for specific deadlines and information as we approach Graduation 2017!

  • Graduation announcements and specialty items are available to order through Jostens.

  • Senior Dues are $55 and are due by May 1, 2017. Please make checks payable to MDI High School and turn in at the Main Office. Cash is also accepted. [Dues are for graduation related expenses and caps & gowns.]


State House Visit Photos

Our three state champions: Basketball, Drama, and  Indoor Track & Field were honored at the State House on Tuesday, April 11.  See photos from their visit.


Afterschool Art and more!

Calling all MDIHS Artists and Crafters! Students, faculty and staff. The SUN [Students With Unique Needs] Program is sponsoring a 10-/+ week opportunity to do what you love...Design and Create! Join us for an informational meeting in Room 133 for more details or click here!


Spring Sports Schedule

Click here for details.  Check our Athletic web page throughout the spring for updates


Epipen Recall

Epipen numbers affected include batches 5FA665, 5FA6651, 5FA6652 & 5FA6653 all expire in April of 2017.  Click here for information on adult pens involved.


Flu & Other Illness

If your student has a fever of 100.5 or greater, please notify your physician for guidance as there are several students who are experiencing influenza and other illnesses. No student should return to school until they have been fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine.


Chicken Pox Immunization Requirement Update

On December 20th, 2016 the Maine Department of Health & Human Services and Department of Education revised the Maine School Immunization Requirements role. The changes further align Maine’s immunization rules with current national recommendations to better protect the health of all Maine people. The following change was made:


Effective immediately, the exclusion period for varicella disease [chickenpox] has increased from 16 days to 21 days. This means that if a case of chickenpox is confirmed at MDIHS and exclusions are recommended, any child who has not provided proof of immunization or history of disease will be unable to attend school or any school related activity for 21 days after symptom onset of the LAST case.


Please contact Holly Cozzi-Burr with additional questions at 288-5011 ext 3305 or at hcozzi-burr@mdirss.org


Readers & Writers Club

Readers & Writers Group wanted to let you know that we are hoping to have a volunteer reader share a poem every school day in April (National Poetry Month) at the end of announcements. Some people might read poems in languages other than English, some readers might share original works, and some might be super nervous! It would be great if you could encourage your students to listen to (or watch) the announcements and support our readers. After the outpouring of poetic energy on Friday afternoon, we know you're all pro-poetry! Join the Facebook page or contact Ms. Leamon (in person or by email: rleamon@mdirss.org) if interested. You can also consult any current members (Sarah Soucek, Xan Rush, Abby Bridgers, Grace Higgins, Irene Choi, Brooke Long, Oliver Johnston, Lucy Wray).


Driver’s Education Classes 2016-17

New classes begin May 9 and June 20

HOW TO REGISTER: Students can pick up a registration form outside the Main Office. It can be returned to Jenny in the Main Office with the deposit. Or go to http://mdi.maineadulted.org/ for online information.


WHEN: Driver's Ed classes meet Tuesday and Thursday 3-5:30 pm for 6 weeks. They meet at 12-00-2:30 on Early release/Exam days. (The summer class meets 9-11:30 am).


COST: Deposit is $100; $360 is due at the Orientation for a total of $460.


Driver’s Education is overseen by MDI Adult Education, not the high school.


Junior/Senior Prom

May 20, 2017 from 8 - 11 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Club

Beginning this year, MDIHS’ prom will be a Junior/Senior prom. Every junior and senior may purchase two prom tickets (the tickets are $40 each). If you purchase a ticket, you must attend (no selling your tickets to underclassmen). Doors open at 7:00 for pictures and mingling. The dance will begin at 8:00 and end at 11:00. Doors will close at 9:00 (so please arrive prior to that).  If you would like to bring a guest who does not attend MDIHS, you will sign that guest up with Mr. Braun (in May).  The prom committee, which will be comprised only of seniors, will begin meeting after finals, so listen for the announcement! If you have questions, please see Ms. Meyer in person during locker break in room 109.


Advisory Activities this week

  • Freshman - Due to SAT testing and CBC activities on Tuesday, we will not have a long advisory block this week. Wednesday will follow the 8 minute schedule.

  • Sophomores -  Due to SAT testing and CBC activities on Tuesday, we will not have a long advisory block this week. Wednesday will follow the 8 minute schedule.

  • Juniors - Due to SAT testing and CBC activities on Tuesday, we will not have a long advisory block this week. Wednesday will follow the 8 minute schedule.

  • Seniors - Due to SAT testing and CBC activities on Tuesday, we will not have a long advisory block this week. Wednesday will follow the 8 minute schedule.


April Lunch Menu

Click here for the April lunch menu


Important Dates

  • April 24:

    • C.A.I. meetings

    • AOS 91 Board Meeting. Library. 5:30pm

  • April 25:

    • Seniors - graduation portfolio workshop and/or community service

    • Juniors - SAT

    • Sophomores & Freshmen - Leadership and Social Responsibility

  • April 27: Trustees’ Meeting. 5:30pm

  • April 30: Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by Senior Class, 7:30 a.m.

  • May 1: Faculty Meeting

  • May 8:

    • Learning Area Meetings. 2:30 p.m.

    • High School Board Meeting. Library. 7:00 p.m.

  • May 10: Learning Area Leaders Meeting. 3:00 p.m.

  • May 12: Progress Report grades & comments due

  • May 15: National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

  • May 20: Prom

  • May 26:

    • Senior Exhibition Festival

    • Spring Carnival


2016-2017 School Calendar

2016-2017 Calendar.


2017-2018 School Calendar Approved

2017-2018 MDIHS Calendar


This Week @ MDIHS

Monday, April 24

  • CAI Meetings (Small Team) 2:30-3:30

  • Home Track Meet, 3:30

  • JV Baseball & Softball @ Bucksport [Bus 2:30]

  • AOS Board Meeting, 5:30

Tuesday, April 25

  • SAT Testing for Juniors

  • Leadership & Social Responsibility for Freshmen & Sophomores

  • Graduation Portfolio Make-up & Community Service for Seniors

  • Island Track Run 3:00

  • Varsity Baseball/Softball vs Ellsworth 4:30

Wednesday, April 26

  • Learning Area Leaders Meeting 3:00-4:30

  • Varsity Tennis at Ellsworth 4:00

  • JV Tennis at Orono, 4:30

  • JV Baseball/Softball at Ellsworth, 4:30

Thursday, April 27

  • JV Tennis at Brewer 4:30

  • Varsity Baseball /Softball vs John Bapst 4:30

  • Trustees’ Meeting, 5:30

  • JV Baseball at John Bapst 7:00 (Game will be played at Hampden)

Friday, April 28

  • Varsity Tennis vs Hermon 4:00

Saturday, April 29

  • Sailing at Rockland-Breakwater Blast 9:00

  • JV Tennis at Brewer 11:00 [with Orono]

  • Home Track Meet 12:00

Sunday, April 30

  • Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by Senior Class, MDIHS Cafeteria 7:00

  • Sailing at Sail Maine-Herreshoff Qualifier 9:00


For more information you can go to our website at www.mdihs.net, you can friend our school or student Facebook pages, or on our Google+ Community page.  You can also follow me on Twitter @MDIDeanBraun.