Moline-Coal Valley School District

Moline High


  • January 6 - Early Release at 2:00 p.m.
    January 7: Financial Aid Night at 7:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria
    January 12: Course Description Night at 7:00 p.m. in the AUD
    January 13 - 15: Finals
    January 18: NO SCHOOL
    January 19: Second semester begins
    January 20: Early Release at 2:00 p.m.
    January 21, 22, and 23: "Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7:00 p.m. in the AUD
    January 27: Early Release at 2:00 p.m.


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Important Message for MHS Families (1/15/16)

Dear MHS Parents,
I am writing to you to inform you of a law enforcement investigation involving MHS.

The administration has been working with the Moline Police Department investigating an anonymous, pencil written threat found in a bathroom stall regarding a shooting on January 22. Unfortunately, anonymous threats like this occur too frequently in schools and public facilities. Whenever this type of threat is identified within the Moline-Coal Valley Schools, the district, including Moline High School, responds with a thorough investigation and heightened awareness and security.

After conducting its own investigation, the Moline Police Department has concluded that the threat is not credible.

Published research demonstrates little to no correlation between a threatening communication and a subsequent act of violence in cases involving anonymous threats. Most threatening communications of this type are intended to frighten, harass, annoy, and intimidate rather than to announce imminent violence. Motive typically include disruption, personal entertainment, or achieving notoriety. The FBI encourages educational institutions to respond reasonably to anonymous threats, bearing in mind the potential negative consequences, such as disruption to the school environment and media attention which can also inspire copycatting.

Although it is upsetting to hear of such an anonymous threat in our schools, rest assured we are committed to providing a safe educational environment for your children. Although all Moline-Coal Valley Schools will remain open, as a precaution, additional Moline police officers will be in and around MHS on January 22, 2016.

Sincerely,
Lanty McGuire, Superintendent 

Scheduling for 2016 - 2017

Scheduling for the 2016 - 2017 school year has begun.  Current juniors attend a scheduling presentation on January 6th and are expected to complete their online scheduling by Friday, January 15th.  Scheduling can be completed on a home computer or in the MHS Media Center before or after school.
Current sophomores attend an online scheduling presentation on January 20th and are expected to complete their online scheduling by Friday, January 29th.
Current freshmen will be scheduling in their math classes with their counselors, on February 5th.
To view the scheduling instructions, please follow this link:
Scheduling Instructions
To view the PowerPoint presentation shown to students, please follow this link:
Scheduling Powerpoint
Any scheduling questions should be directed to the student’s counselor:
A – C:  Mr. Bodeen 743-8824
D – HOF:  Mrs. Hoover 743-8822
HOG – MON:  Mr. Woods 743-8825
MOO – SAN:  Mrs. Ryser 743-8827
SAO – Z:  Mrs. Sanders 743-8823

Scheduling Information for Class of 2020

At Course Description Night on January 12th, Mr. Wayne Cabel, Assistant Principal, presented scheduling information for incoming freshmen and their parents.  Click here to view his PowerPoint presentation. For questions or further information, please contact the student’s middle school counselor, high school counselor, or high school department chair.

High School counselors

A – C:  Mr. Bodeen 743-8824 dbodeen@molineschools.org
D – HOF:  Mrs. Hoover 743-8822 ahoover@molineschools.org
HOG – MON:  Mr. Woods 743-8825 mmwoods@molineschools.org
MOO – SAN:  Mrs. Ryser 743-8827 aryser@molineschools.org
SAO – Z:  Mrs. Sanders 743-8823 tsanders@molineschools.org

High School Department Chairs

Art, Business, FACS, Industrial Tech, Music: Mr. Ryser 743-8874 jryser@molineschools.org
English: Mr. Calhoun 743-8798 scalhoun@molineschools.org
Math: Mr. Weller 743-8885 jweller@molineschools.org
PE: Mr. Gorgal 743-8914 kgorgal@molineschools.org
Science: Mr. Bohnsack 743-8934 jebohnsa@molineschools.org
Social Studies: Mr. Ehlers 743-8950 sehlers@molineschools.org
Special Education: Mrs. Sanders 743-8955 ksanders@molineschools.org
World Languages: Mr. Castro 743-8865 jcastro@molineschools.org

Honor Your Graduating Senior

Once again, the "M" yearbook is providing the opportunity for parents, grandparents, family, and/or friends to purchase a senior ad that will be featured in this year's book.  This is a great way to surprise that special senior at the end of the year and to show how proud you are of his or her accomplishments.  If interested in purchasing an ad, please
download the form and return to the MHS bookstore by February 26.  If you have any questions, please email Susan Hafner: slhafner@molineschools.org


Travel to Japan!

MHS students interested in traveling to Japan, in the summer of 2017, are invited to attend a planning meeting on January 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the MHS Media Center.  There are several tours and price ranges from which to choose.  Any students who want more information but are unable to attend this initial meeting need to stop to see Mrs. Mesick in the Media Center prior to the planning meeting.  This is a great opportunity to see the world!

Finals Schedule Released

The schedule for first semester finals is as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 13   (No early release)
    • Period 1 – 4          Regular bell schedule
    • Period 5                 12:20 – 1:00 p.m.
    • Period 6                 1:05 – 1:40 p.m.
    • Period 7 Final     1:50 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 14 (No lunches served.  Students are dismissed at noon.)
    • Period 1 Final     8:10 – 9:20 a.m.
    • Period 2 Final     9:30 – 10:40 a.m.
    • Period 3 Final     10:50 – Noon
  • Friday, January 15 (No lunches served.  Students are dismissed at noon.)
    • Period 4 Final     8:10 – 9:20 a.m.
    • Period 5 Final     9:30 – 10:40 a.m.
    • Period 6 Final     10:50 – Noon

Attend the Winter Play

The next fantastic theatrical event to grace the MHS stage will be “Midsummer Night’s Dream” on January 21, 22, & 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the AUD.
  This fun and engaging performance of the classic work by Shakespeare is inspired by certain aspects of the history of Moline.  The actors have participated in workshops on acting techniques to prepare for this performance and should be at the top of their craft.  Beautiful sets and costumes, combined with an intriguing interpretation, make this performance a must see event!  Tickets available at the MHS Bookstore.

Share Joys Achieves Great Success!

The totals are in!  This year’s “Share Joys” raised $49,425 to clothe 270 elementary through high school students in the Moline/Coal Valley School District.  The Share Joys program has raised $1,109,902 since it began in 1949.  The donut eating contest brought over $14,000.  Every year, Moline High School staff members and students take part in a unique fundraiser called “Share Joys.”  The purpose of this program is to buy clothing for students who need assistance.  High school students participate in events to raise money and many students help shop for the clothing for the families.  This year’s theme was “Share Joys is Coming to Town” and specific Share Joys events took place in the classrooms on December 10th and 11th.  Thanks to all who participated in making this another successful Share Joys!

Students Named as Illinois State Scholars

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission named 48 MHS seniors as 2016 Illinois State Scholars.  The students were honored at a breakfast ceremony on December 15th.  The State Scholar program recognizes Illinois high school students for outstanding academic achievement.  Congratulations to all our Illinois State Scholars!

Opportunity to Make up PE Points

Students who need to make up PE points, for absences and lack of participation points, are encouraged to stay after school from 3:10 – 4:00 p.m. on the following Tuesdays:
  December 8, 15, January 5 and 12th.  Meet Ms. Kerrigan near the West Gym to sign in.

After School Tutoring Available

The After School Tutoring is available on early release Wednesdays from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in computer lab B325.  Students seeking additional academic assistance can stop in and stay for as long as they need, whether it is 15 minutes or an hour and a half.  Students who need help with skills and/or homework are encouraged to stay on those Wednesdays to get some assistance.  After School tutoring is available on the following dates/early release Wednesdays.



Stay Connected!
The Line O' Type student newspaper is available online for your reading pleasure.  Check out the latest issue!

Wednesday Schedules

Moline High School will be releasing students early most Wednesdays (early release 2:00 PM) throughout the school year. Please be sure to mark your calendar for the following dates.