Mauldin High School Newsletter
avs’ Corral August, 2008 Volume 8, Issue 1
The Principal View
First Day of School
Ann Miller, Principal
TUESDAY, Welcome Back !
AUGUST 19, 2008
The summer is quickly coming to a close and we are busy planning for a smooth start to the
2008-2009 school year. I have actively been communicating with students and parents to
Mauldin High School
develop a plan to implement a few changes this school year. I feel the students and parents will
PTSA be pleased to accept the changes with open arms. This year, we will implement a parking system
us/mauldinh/ptsa/ that will allow Juniors and Seniors to purchase parking decals in advance on August 12 in the
ptsa.asp Mauldin High School atrium. The Senior decals will be sold from 8:30- 12:00 and the Junior
decals will be sold from 12:30-4:00. The Juniors and Seniors will also be given the opportunity
Mauldin High School to drop off applications for decals in the front office August 19 through August 29 before school.
701 E. Butler Road These decals will be available for students to pick up each afternoon. Beginning September 2,
Mauldin, SC 29662 parking permits will be offered to Sophomores through a strict application process. Parking
(864) 355-6500 permits will be awarded based on each student’s performance during the 2007-2008 school
year. Students will be considered based on academic standing, good citizenship, and need. This
School Mascot will reward our Sophomores for good behavior and good study habits during the prior school year.
Maverick All students applying for a parking decal must:
School Colors Complete a Parking Application
Orange & White Attach a Copy of their Driver’s License
Attach a Copy of their Car Insurance
Attach a Copy of the Car Registration
Inside this issue: Submit $35.00 Parking Fee
Guidance Department 2-5 I hope this will help alleviate the current issues we are having with students being dropped off in
Student Fees restricted locations.
Important Phone #’s 6 Gate 1: Student Parking Lot
Daily Class Schedule All students must have a parking decal to enter the student lot. No parents are allowed in the student lot
Attendance Information before, during, or after school hours. The student lot may be used for event parking in the evenings only.
Student Dress Code 7
Gate 2: Faculty Parking and Front Office
Agendas/Books/Lockers Students and parents are restricted from entering the front gate for student drop off. The front entrance is
New Student Registration 8 an “entrance only” location in the morning and an “exit only” location in the afternoon. All visitors are
Wall of Pride Bricks
asked to park and sign in when using the front entrance to avoid ticketing.
Health Room Information 9 Gate 4: Student Drop-Off
Extracurricular Activities If you are a parent needing to drop a child off in the morning or pick a child up in the afternoon, you must
Newsletter use the parent loop in the back of the school. You may access the loop through the side gate located on
PTSA Information Corn Road.
Volunteers Needed 11
PTSA Board Members
Word from PTSA
Volunteer Coffee 12
Stay Informed New Students and Freshman Orientation
Dates to Remember 13 Thursday, August 14, 2008
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Booster Club Membership Blitz 14 A welcome for all 9th graders, new students and parents hosted by PTSA! Student Council
MAVS Golf Tournament will be on hand to give tours of the building. Most 9th grade teachers will be available as
PTSA Board Meetings 15
Spanish Liaison will the principal, assistant principals and guidance staff. ID pictures may be taken,
Reflections Contest 16 yearbooks may be preordered, PTSA will be selling Agendas, and the MAVS Booster
Important Yearbook Info 17 Club will be selling spirit wear. Informative handouts and maps will also be available. If
Teacher Cadet Conference 18 you are unable to attend, do not worry, everything can be done the first day of school.
GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT NEWS
Welcome to Mauldin High School
The Guidance Department welcomes you to a fresh start in high school. Please know that we are devoted to assisting you
plan for your future. We look forward to working with you individually and through classroom guidance activities. Once
again, counselors will establish one-on-one appointments to help each student/parent plan for graduation and college
admissions requirements. Our career specialists will work with our 9th and 10th graders on exploring career pathways. Our
classroom guidance programs will be implemented to assist with important issues relevant to students. Our goal is to meet
the needs of all of our students. We wish you a successful and productive school year!
Important Notes Senior Early Dismissal Reminder
Regarding Schedule Changes Seniors who have applied for a permanent early
Thank you for your cooperation during the course selection process for the dismissal are reminded that early dismissals are not
2008-2009 school year. Students will receive copies of schedules in the guaranteed. Student course requests and course
mail in early August. Since students have been given ample opportunity to availability determine the time of the early dismissal.
request course changes during the registration process, schedule changes In some cases, students may have to remain at school
will be granted under very limited circumstances. These circumstances are:
later than requested in order to take certain classes due
1. Data entry error that is supported by a copy of the original course to the time the classes are offered.
2. A cancelled course or schedule conflict warrants the selection of a Guidance Advisory Committee
new class. The Guidance Advisory Committee was established to provide
3. A student has been inappropriately placed in a course s/he has input into the overall guidance program. The committee is
previously passed. comprised of administrators, counselors, teachers, parents,
4. A student is assigned to the same teacher and subject that the and students who meet periodically throughout the school
student previously did not pass. A change under this circumstance may year. If you would like to serve on this year’s committee,
occur only if space is available. please email Chuck Childs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If one or more of the above reasons apply, the student/parent may
request a schedule change once schedules are distributed. Schedule Attention Seniors
change request forms will be available outside of the guidance office on College Application Process
Mondays and Tuesdays between the hours of 8:30 and 3:30. Requests
for changes must be submitted to the guidance office by August Some colleges have their online applications up and
13th . Counselors will make adjustments if the circumstance warrants running. Students may apply online as early as they
and will work from the submitted forms. Counselors will contact the wish. Ms. Smith will begin accepting and processing
student/parent as needed based on the information on the form. applications for secondary school reports in September. The
Appointments and phone calls are not necessary and will only slow arrival of the transcript does not effect the students
down the process. All students will receive another copy of their application date which is initiated when the online
schedules on the first day of school which will reflect approved changes. application is submitted and will not in any way slow
Due to the anticipated volume of requests, students will not be notified down the students consideration for application. Mrs.
during the summer if the request is approved or denied. Please Smith, our senior counselor, will visit English classes
remember that schedules will not be changed to accommodate prior to processing secondary school reports to give
requests for specific teachers or circumstances beyond what are students detailed information about the application
listed above. process. At that time, students will also receive a copy
of their transcripts with updated GPAs and class ranks.
9th – 11th Graders: Each student will receive an unofficial copy of his or her transcript at the time of the distribution of the
first nine weeks progress reports. The updated GPA and class rank will be available at the time of distribution.
12th Graders – Students will receive a transcript through classroom meetings with Mrs. Smith in early September.
2008-2009 Grade Reporting Dates Guidance Webpage
Progress Reports Report Cards Be sure to visit the Mauldin High School Guidance
1 Quarter September 18 October 30 Webpage for important information, announcements,
2nd Quarter December 1 January 21 college and scholarship information, as well as Mrs.
3rd Quarter February 19 March 31 Smith’s scholarship bulletins! Visit regularly at: http:/
4th Quarter May 4 June 8 (mailed) www.greenville.k12.sc.us/mauldinh/guidance/guidance.asp
Parent Portal: InTouch with Student Information
The parent portal provides parents with access to student records on the internet or by phone. With an activated user account and
password, you can review your child’s information at any time. Information that is accessible on the portal includes attendance,
grades, class schedules, emergency contacts, discipline, and general student demographic information.
How to Activate Your User Account
Once School Starts, a parent or legal guardian can come to the office during regular office hours (8:00 AM to 4:00 PM ) to
pick up your user account information. You will need to show your driver’s license or other acceptable photo ID in order to
receive set-up instructions. Only the parent or legal guardian will be given the account information. Account IDs for new
students enrolling during the summer will not be available until after school starts in the fall. A demonstration of the Parent
Portal is on the district’s website at: http://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/gcsd/parents/intouch.asp.
For internet access go to: https://parent.greenville.k12.sc.us/
For phone access call: 355-3071 and enter school code 814 when prompted.
Note to Parents
If you see information that needs to be updated, please submit corrections in writing to the Guidance Office. Please include a
way for us to contact you if we have questions.
Exit Examination (High School Assessment Program-HSAP)
As mandated by state law, in addition to the 24 unit requirement, all students are required to pass the High School Assessment
Program (HSAP) in order to receive a South Carolina High School Diploma. For additional information regarding HSAP visit
the state department’s website at: http://ed.sc.gov/agency/offices/assessment/programs/hsap/. Online tutorials are available to
Mauldin High School students at: http://www.usatestprep.com/front/state.php?state=SC . Username:mauldinh; Password:
HSAP will be administered according to the following schedule:
October 28-30 – HSAP will be administered to any student who has taken the test previously but has not passed one or more
portions. Additionally, any student who is repeating 9th grade, or any new student to the state of South Carolina who is
beyond the second year of initial enrollment in ninth grade will be allowed to take the fall administration.
April 21-23 – In addition to the groups listed above, first time 10th graders will take the spring administration of HSAP.
End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP)
The Education Accountability Act of 1998 requires the development of end-of-course examinations in gateway or benchmark
courses. The program is called End-of-Course-Examination Program (EOCEP). Additional information about the EOCEP
may be found at the state department’s website at : http://ed.sc.gov/agency/offices/assessment/programs/endofcourse/End-of-
The examinations count 20 percent of the students’ final grade in each gateway or benchmark course. Courses that require and
end-of-course exam include Algebra 1/Algebra 1 Part B, English 1, Physical Science, and US History to include all honors
and AP courses where offered. Online tutorials are available to Mauldin High School students at:
http://www.usatestprep.com/front/state.php?state=SC . Username:mauldinh; Password: mavericks.
May 18 – 22 – End-of-Course exams will be administered to students in the classes listed above.
2008–2009 ACT Test Dates
For the United States, U.S. Territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada
Register for the ACT online at: http://
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required) www.act.org
September 13, 2008* August 12, 2008 August 13 – 22, 2008
Also, visit the ACT website for test
prep information and other helpful
October 25, 2008 September 19, 2008 September 20 – October 3, 2008 resources at
December 13, 2008 November 7, 2008 November 8 – 20, 2008
February 7, 2009** January 6, 2009 January 7 – 16, 2009 Please note: all progress report, report
April 4, 2009 February 27, 2009 February 28 – March 13, 2009
card, and testing dates are subject to
June 13, 2009 May 8, 2009 May 9 – 22, 2009
PSAT Information and Dates
Mauldin High School will offer the PSAT to all 10th graders and interested 11th graders on October 15, 2008. The PSAT is only given one
time per school year. All 10th graders will automatically be scheduled to take the test free of charge. 11th graders may take the test for a fee
of $13. 11th graders are encouraged to take the PSAT in order to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Program. For practice
questions and more information and about the PSAT go to: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/about.html
August 27 – Deadline for the College Board to receive a request for accommodations due to a documented disability. (For more
information visit: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/reg/ssd.html) See your guidance counselor for applications.
To be eligible for accommodations, you must:
1. have a disability that necessitates testing accommodations,
2. have documentation on file at your school that supports the need for requested accommodations and meets the Guidelines for
3. receive and use the requested accommodations, due to the disability, for school-based tests.
There are 7 categories of information that are part of the Guidelines (the Instructions include broader discussion of the categories. They are:
1. state the specific disability, as diagnosed;
2. be current (in most cases, the evaluation and diagnostic testing should have taken place within 5 years of the request for accommodations);
3. provide relevant educational, developmental, and medical history;
4. describe the comprehensive testing and techniques used to arrive at the diagnosis (including test results with subtest scores
[standard or scaled scores] for all tests) — see the Diagnosis and Functional Limitations for a listing of frequently used tests and what
5. describe the functional limitations (i.e., the limitations to learning impacted due to the diagnosed disability);
6. describe the specific accommodations being requested on College Board tests;
7. establish the professional credentials of the evaluator (e.g., licensure; certification; area of specialization).
September 15 – 19 - Mauldin High School PSAT Registration for 11th Graders (10th Graders do not need to register.) Announcements
will be made. September 19th is the absolute deadline for 11th graders to register and pay the $13 fee. All 10th graders will
automatically be registered and given the test on October 15th. (Closer to the time of the test administration, students will receive
notification of the specific times and room locations where testing will occur.)
Class Schedules will be mailed to your
home in early August. If your address
with the school is not correct, please
contact the MHS registrar at 355-6655
to correct it.
Information will be included on
how to correct any mistakes.
Reminder: Any and all debts need
to be cleared before August.
Special Attendance Notice
Do not schedule trips or vacations
for school days or snow days.
Students can miss no more than
ten days in a full year class or 5
days in a semester class.
Permission to take exams early
will not be approved. Please read
the handbook (online) for rules.
2009 AP Exam schedule
The 2009 AP Exams will be administered over two weeks in May: May 4 through 8 and May 11 through 15. Early
testing or testing at times other than those published by the College Board is not permitted under any circumstances.
Week 2 Morning Session Afternoon Afternoon
Week 1 Morning Session Afternoon Session 8 a.m.* Session Session
8 a.m.* 12 noon* 12 noon* 2 p.m.
Monday, Government and French Language** Monday, Biology** Physics B** Physics C:
May 4 Politics: United States Government and Politics: May 11 Music Theory** Physics C: Mechanics** Electricity
Tuesday, Computer Science A** Statistics
May 5 Computer Science AB** Tuesday, Chemistry** Psychology
Spanish Language** May 12 Environmental Science**
Wednesday, Calculus AB Chinese Language and Culture Wednesday, English Language** Art History
May 6 Calculus BC May 13 Italian Language and
Thursday, English Literature** French Literature**
May 7 German Language** Japanese Language and Thursday, Macroeconomics** Microeconomics
Culture** May 14 World History**
Friday, United States History European History Friday, Human Geography** Latin Literature**
May 8 Studio Art (portfolios due) May 15 Spanish Literature** Latin: Vergil**
SAT Test Dates and Registration Deadlines
U.S. registration dates and deadlines
2008-09 Test U.S. Registration Deadlines
Office Phone- 355-6655
Guidance Fax – 355-6645
(a fee applies)
Susan Vance: Receptionist – 355-6655
October 4, SAT & September 9, September 16, Connie Allred: Registrar – 355-6502
2008* Subject Tests 2008 2008
Elaine Wofford: Counselor
November SAT & September 26, October 10, Grades 9-11 (A – Di) – 355-6520
1, 2008 Subject Tests 2008 2008
Greshan Charlton: Counselor
December SAT & November 5, 2008 November 18, Grades 9-11 (Do – King) – 355-6522
6, 2008 Subject Tests 2008
Lu Bigalke: Counselor
Grades 9-11 (Kipps – Rhodes) – 355-6523
January SAT & December 26, January 6,
24, 2009 Subject Tests 2008 2009 Jennie Ray: Counselor
Grades 9-11 (Rice – Z) – 355-6521
March 14, SAT only February 10, 2009 February 24,
2009 2009 Jane Smith: Counselor
Grade 12 – 355-6524
May 2, SAT & March 31, 2009 April 9, 2009
2009 Subject Tests Wendy Oates: Career Specialist – 355-6668
June 6, SAT & May 5, 2009 May 15, 2009
Robyn Pirovitz: Career Specialist – 355-6667
2009 Subject Tests Chuck Childs: Director – 355-6504
Important information for U.S. registration deadlines
• U.S. deadlines apply to students testing in the United States, U.S. Territories, and Puerto Rico.
• U.S. registration materials that are mailed must be postmarked by the U.S. deadlines.
Mauldin High School
Class Dues Important Phone Numbers
Seniors & Juniors $10.00
Sophomores & Freshmen $ 5.00 Main Office 355-6500
Class dues are used to defray these types of expenses for
each grade: Guidance Office 355-6655
• Sending cards and flowers to students who are ill or who have Attendance 355-6651
deaths in their families Media Center 355-6519
• Cost of mailings and materials to communicate information
to parents and students such as schedules, report cards,
transcripts, and letters from the principal
• Pep Rally Class Spirit Props
• Publication of Honor Rolls
• Curriculum Catalog
• Student/Parent Handbooks For 1st year students there is no charge.
• Materials for Hall of Pride An orange lanyard is included.
• Homecoming Activities Replacement ID’s are $5. Students do
• Junior and Senior Prom/Senior picnic (Juniors and Seniors only) not need to get a new ID each year.
• Miscellaneous Graduation Expenses (Seniors only) There are multiple opportunities to get
a student ID: Beginning Wednesday,
The above services provided by the school for students and
August 13th, picture ID’s will be made
parents have become so expensive that we must have help
in the cafeteria. Hours are: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00.
to offer them. Costs of this nature continuously cut into
New student ID’s will also be made at
monies needed to improve instruction, upgrade technology,
orientation on Thursday, August 14th
and provide teacher in-service. Students must pay class
and in the media center during the first
dues in order to purchase parking stickers and to participate
week of school before (7:30-8:25a.m.)
in extracurricular activities.
or after school (3:30-4p.m.), and during
Any monies that are left over are used to purchase a gift to all lunches.
the school in the memory of that class. Beginning the second week of school,
Academic Fees ID’s will only be made before or after
Accounting $20.00 (Workbook)
AP Lang $10.00 (Workbook)
AP Lit $10.00 (Workbook) Daily Class Schedule
Art II $10.00 (supplies for special project) 8:20 Warning Bell
Art III $10.00 (supplies for special project) 8:30 - 9:20 1st Period
English IV Honors $10.00 (Workbook) 9:26 - 10:22 2nd Period
Ind. Art $10.85 10:22 - 11:12 3rd Period
These fees will need to paid to the student's respective teacher. There are 3 lunch schedules: Please follow
this schedule according to your assigned time.
11:18 - 12:42 A Lunch
11:47 - 12:42 Class
11:18 - 11:47 Class
11:47 - 12:11 B Lunch
Monday, August 25, 2008 12:15 - 12:42 Class
• PTSA Meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. 11:18 - 12:15 Class
• Follow your student’s schedule 12:15 - 12:42 C Lunch
• Meet the teachers 12:48-1:38 5th Period
• Learn about the curriculum 1:44 - 2:34 6th Period
2:40 - 3:30 7th Period
Students' parents should pay special attention to the attendance
guidelines. Credit for classes may depend on it! Attendance at • Student dress and grooming must be neat and clean.
the high school level is counted differently than at the middle • Shirts/Blouses should be an appropriate length. At
school level. no time should the student’s midriff be visible while
standing, sitting, or participating in normal school
1. Class attendance is counted by each individual class. Your
activities, e.g., raising hand.
child must be present for at least half of a class to be counted • Clothing that inappropriately exposes body parts is
present. Example: your child my have 5 absences in first period, not permitted, including: low-cut shirts, tank tops,
2 in second, and none for the rest of the day. spaghetti strap tops, halter tops, and vests or
2. Students are allowed 10 absences in year long classes, 5 see-through or mesh garments worn without shirts.
absences in semester classes. Absences in excess of this may Shoulder straps must be at least three inches wide.
result in loss of credit for the class. Bra straps and bra sides must not be visible.
• Students shall not dress in such a way that partially
3. Teachers do not have to allow students to makeup work when or totally exposes underclothing.
the absence was not a lawful excused absence. (Doctor, court, • Trousers/slacks/shorts must be worn at waist level.
sickness, bereavement, family illness, administrative approval). Excessively baggy trousers and clothing are not
4. All parent notes, regardless of the reason, count against the 5 permitted. Clothing may not drag the floor.
day/10 day absence guideline. Absences are not excused to • Pajamas, night clothes, or lounging pants may not
makeup work just because a parent writes a note. (Depends on be worn to school. Slippers and house shoes are
the reason; see guidelines in student handbook, or on the MHS also not allowed.
website.) • Skirts should fit and be in good taste and not be
shorter than mid-thigh.
5. Always bring a doctor's note, if available. • Shorts may be worn, however, they must be properly
6. Parents do not have to come into the school for early dismissals, fitted and in good taste and may not be shorter than
but you must send a note with the time for dismissal and a mid-thigh. Biker shorts or athletic shorts of any
phone number where you can be reached. Your student must kind are not permitted.
drop off the note in the attendance office before 8:30. Someone • Hats, sunglasses, hair curlers, skullies, or do-rags
will call you to confirm. Your student may meet you outside at may not be worn. Bandanas may not be worn and
the time of dismissal. Absolutely no phone, fax, or email early will be confiscated. Confiscated bandanas will not
dismissals are allowed.
• Shoes or sandals must be worn. Flip-flops (shower-
7. No walk-in parent pickups for early dismissal after 3:00. type shoes) and thong-type shoes are not permitted.
8. Students must check in with the attendance office if he/she • Clothing or jewelry is not permitted that displays
arrives after 9:00 a.m. Before 9:00, students should go straight profanity, suggestive phrases, alcohol, tobacco,
to class. You are still tardy. drug advertisements, or other inappropriate phrases
9. If you know you are going to be absent for any reason that is • Hair of a non-human color is not permitted.
not a lawful absence, bring a note 5 days ahead of time and get • Extraneous articles hanging from clothing such as
a prearranged absence form from the attendance office. It will chains are not permitted.
allow you to make up all missed work, but it still counts as an • Facial jewelry is permitted to be worn only on the
absence for the missed classes. ears.
10. Always turn in excuse notes within 2 days of your return to • Torn clothing or clothing with holes may not be
school. worn. Holes with patches should have clean
edges without frays.
Remember, the number of absences count even if you have a • No frayed edges should be visible on clothing.
reason for being absent, unless it is confirmed by a doctor's note, This includes frayed edges on jeans, skirts, and
court note, bereavement (3 days), or administrative approval. shorts.
No make-up days have been scheduled for this year. * Time missed from classes due to dress code
Students are allocated 10 absences in year long courses infractions is unexcused. Students may be asked
and 5 in semester courses. There are no plans for any to sit in ISS while waiting on proper attire.
make-up days. ALL EXCUSE NOTES MUST BE TURNED IN Multiple offenses will result in suspension.
WITHIN TWO DAYS OF RETURNING TO SCHOOL.
STUDENT AGENDAS New Student Registration
Please call the Guidance Office for an
Student Agendas are appointment at 355-6655
available in the school This is not necessary if you are a current
store for $5.00. They are MHS student. This is for students who
have moved to the area and are not
not required. already enrolled in Greenville County
Schools. (If a student zoned to attend
Mauldin had planned to attend a magnet/
Textbooks/Lockers charter school and changes his/her mind,
you must contact the guidance
department in order to enroll at Mauldin
1st week of school:
•Textbooks will be distributed by Yearbook Photos
class. Yearbook photos will be taken during the
•Lockers and locks will be first week of school (Except Seniors).
assigned by homeroom teachers. Preorders for Yearbooks will be sold at a cost of
$60.00 for underclassmen.
Mauldin High School
“WALL OF PRIDE”
Students, Be sure to check out the latest additions to our
Wall of Pride and let your family and friends know that
you want to be remembered as well.
It’s easy...just fill out the order form below and drop it off at the
front office. Don’t delay...next order will be placed soon.
Great way to honor your Senior, a special teacher or administrator too!
Questions? Contact Pam Barefoot at 608-7400 or email@example.com .
Mauldin High School Wall of Pride Brick Request Form
Address__________________________ Each Brick is $35
________________________________ Please fill out a separate
Phone____________________________ form for each brick.
Attach check made out
Personalization: Limit 2 lines, please print to MHS PTSA.
Health Room Information
The health room hours are 8:15 until 3:45, Monday through Friday during the school year. Please feel free to call or e-mail the school nurses
with any questions at 355-6507, 355-6517, or 355-6518. Information can be faxed to the nurse at 355-6645.
Candace Baczurik - firstname.lastname@example.org Sandra Wilhoit - email@example.com
Barbara Harper - firstname.lastname@example.org Deborah Taylor - email@example.com
Student Medical Emergency Forms
Your child will receive a packet during the first week of school that includes the Student Medical Emergency Form. Please complete, date and sign the
form, and return to the school nurse immediately. These forms will be kept on file in the health room. The nurse does not have the authority to enter
phone numbers or addresses on the computer. If your contact information is incorrect on the parent portal, please notify the guidance department.
For your child’s safety please remember:
No medication (including cough drops, antibiotic ointment, orajel, anti-itch creams) will be given without written Parental Permission. The
parent must supply medication and medical supplies. School nurses may not administer the first dose of any medication (student should be
monitored by parent for possible side effects following initial dose).
Any medication given every day for longer than two weeks must also have written Physician Authorization. Inhalers, insulin, and emergency
medications, such as Epi-Pens, must also have written Physician Authorization. If your child has authorization to carry an inhaler or an
Epi-Pen, it is recommended that a spare one be kept in the health room.
School nurses are legally required to administer only medications with FDA approval.
All prescription medication must be administered as labeled and over-the-counter medication may not exceed package directions.
All medication must be in the original container, and no expired medication will be given.
No medication containing aspirin (examples include Pepto Bismol and Excedrin Migraine) or PPA can be given at school without written Physician Authorization.
If your child forgets to take a morning dose of medication, school nurses are not allowed to give that dose at school. Parents may come to the
health room to give the missed dose.
Students with medication prescribed by a health care provider contained in the original packaging and appropriately labeled may carry these
medications, may self-monitor and may self-administer these medications only if written permission from the prescribing doctor and the
parent/legal guardian is submitted to the nurse. If there is evidence that unsupervised self-monitoring or self-medicating would seriously
jeopardize the safety of the student or others, the school district may refuse to allow the student to carry his/her medication.
Students carrying medication without proper authorization will be referred to an administrator.
Medication forms are available from the school nurse and can also be downloaded via the MHS website under student services, and also via
the district website.
Medications not picked up at the end of the school year will be destroyed and permission forms must be submitted for each school year.
Student Visits to the Health Room
A teacher or administrator pass is required when coming to the health room, except in the event of an emergency.
Every effort is made to keep students in school if at all possible; however, if it is determined that your child is too ill to remain in school, a
parent or legal guardian will be contacted for dismissal.
Please consider providing the school with medication if your child has frequent headaches, stomach upset or menstrual pain, as these are not
necessarily reasons for dismissal.
Students will be sent home with the following illnesses: active vomiting or diarrhea; a fever of 10l or above; any condition that may be
contagious; an injury or illness that requires further evaluation by a physician.
Elevator Pass/Special Privileges
In order to use the elevator due to a severe injury, a student must bring a physician note to the school nurse describing the injury and length of
time student will need to use the elevator. At that time a key and elevator pass will be given to the student. There is a $10 fine for lost keys.
Misuse of the elevator will be referred to an administrator.
A physician note must also be submitted to the school nurse for special privileges or exemption from PE due to illness or injury.
State Immunization Requirements
Hepatitis B – 3 doses
Polio – 3 doses with last dose after 4th birthday
DTP, DT, DTP-DtaP or Td – 3 doses with last dose after 4th birthday
MMR – 2 doses
An up-to-date SC Certificate of Immunization is required 30 days after starting school. Students not meeting immunization requirements will
not be allowed to remain in school. Out-of-state transfer students who meet SC immunization requirements will be issued a SC Certificate of
Immunization by the school nurse. The health department will administer vaccinations by appointment only. Their phone number is 282-4311.
9th grade students are screened annually. Parents of students that require further evaluation by an eye doctor will be notified in writing. If your
child is in another grade and you would like to have their vision screened, please send a note to the nurse.
High school students are not routinely screened for hearing problems. If you feel there is a problem and would like to have your child’s
hearing screened, please send a note to the nurse.
Attention ALL Parents:
District nurses will be auditing student immunization avs’ Corral Newsletter
records using a new computer system throughout the school
year. If there is a problem with a student's immunization The deadline for the November, 2008
record, a notice will be sent to the parent. Parents - it is
newsletter is Monday, October 13, 2008.
very important that you contact your doctor or the health
department to correct the problem by the due date so your Please submit all articles for November,
child may remain in school. December, and January, to
Mauldin High School
Poster Board, Pens, Pretzels, Propel and Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches. We’ve
got you covered at the MHS School Store! Slept too late and missed breakfast? We
have bagels, sausage biscuits, juice and Pop Tarts. Need a snack at lunch? We have
plenty to choose from. The school store is open before school and at all three lunch
DID YOU KNOW
THAT THE SCHOOL STORE
IS THE PTSA’S ONLY FUNDRASISER!!
Parent Volunteers runs the school store. If you would like to help before school from
7:30-8:30 AM, please call Laura Ann at 201-3477. If you can help during lunch (11:00
-1:20 PM), contact Melonie Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can work from
every day to once a month. It’s fun and it’s a tremendous help to your child’s school.
Participation in Extracurricular Activities
Student participation in extracurricular activities is a privilege (not a right) that a student earns through
proper conduct and academic achievement. A student may be denied the privilege of participating in an
extracurricular activity and/or an event when the student's conduct is not consistent with District Policy;
the District's Behavior Code and/or academic standards; the conduct expectations and/or academic
standards of Mauldin High School; and/or the conduct expectations and/or academic standards of the
particular activity. Extracurricular activities include, but are not limited to, athletic teams, academic
clubs/teams, prom, graduation exercises, and attendance at any school function outside of the normal
PTSA Information MAULDIN HIGH SCHOOL
Available at the Following: 2008-2009 PTSA School Board
National PTA www.pta.org President Cathy Moore
State PTA www.scpta.org President Elect OPEN
Mauldin High PTSA Treasurer Patsy Culp
www.greenville.k12.sc.us/Mauldinh/ptsa Secretary Jane Courter
Parliamentarian Kay Hornaday
School Store Sandra Jones
Mauldin High School Volunteers Tina Delaney
Asst. Volunteers OPEN
Needs Membership Karalee Brookie
YOU !! Programs Janice Baddley
Volunteers make the difference when Melanie Wessinger
Newsletter Sherry Bonner
it comes to our children’s success! Newsletter Facilitator OPEN
Join in, and make a difference! Grant Liaison Diane Siegel
Business Partners Sandra Stone
Teacher Appreciation Becky Herlong
Want to Volunteer? Marie Edwards
Register on-line at Mary Walsh
Hospitality Joy McKinney
www.greenville.k12.sc.us/mauldinh. Beatty Davis
Click on the PTSA link, then click on Memory Bricks Pam Barefoot
Publicity Connie Warden
the volunteer sign up form. Fill out Reflections Diane Meacham
the volunteer form and have your School Beautification Jan Pommenrenke
Hispanic Liaison Lucy Oelsner
child return the form to his/her 2nd Sunshine Rena Steele
period teacher. Historian Susan Hood
SIC Liaison Sherry Latimore
Tina DeLaney Teacher Holiday Gina Burton
Volunteer Coordinator 228-7225 Angela Gaines
email@example.com Mav Dollars Caroline Neely
Legislative Bonnie Wallin
Lunch Vol. Scheduler Melonie Martinez
Teacher Representative Rachel Turner
Volunteer Data Entry Sandy Lawson
Volunteers who are interested in Sam’s Shoppers Christie Warren
working the morning shift at the
school store (7:30-8:30 a.m.), please The MHS PTSA has openings for board
contact Laurann Walker at 201-3477, positions for the 2008-2009 school year.
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org The openings are listed above. Please
contact Cathy Moore at 234-1419, if you
would like to volunteer for any of the
“open” positions. We NEED YOU!
From Your PTSA President Keep up with “what’s happening”
Cathy Moore at Mauldin High School
Welcome back! Check out Mauldin High Schools website:
PTSA needs you. There are many different ways http://Greenville.k12.sc.us/mauldinh
to help the school. Please be involved with us as
we work with all of the faculty, staff, students, * Check out the PTSA link:
and administration to make this a great year. Just go MHS website and click the PTSA tab.
An update on projects last year: the big project for You can sign up to volunteer, buy a brick, or
PTSA was to purchase additional promethean join the PTSA! All online!
boards for classrooms, while continuing to assist * Subscribe to The Stampede, a weekly e-
with technology needs. For the third year in a newsletter from the high school. Sign up
row, we added a mural to the school over the through the MHS website. Scroll down to the
summer. (Check out the new one in the school bottom of the homepage to the “Get Stam-
gym!) We also continued our classroom support peded” ad and type in your email address and
with Mini Grants to teachers and holiday gift click on the subscribe button.
cards for all staff. Teacher appreciation is another
important role for PTSA as we sponsored a great * Read Mauldin Highs column in the “School
week for our teachers in May. We concluded the News” section of the Tribune Times each
year by thanking our custodial and cafeteria staff! week (included with The Greenville News on
Join, help make a difference!
* And of course, read your Mavs’ Corral
Are cordially invited
To attend the
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Mauldin High School
Learn about all the volunteer opportunities
available for you to get involved and stay
informed at Mauldin High School.
Volunteer forms are included in the students
first day packet and are also available on
the MHS website, under PTSA. Completed
forms should be sent with your student and
given to the students’ 2nd period teacher.
Mauldin High School
PTSA Membership 2008 - 2009
Adult(s) or Faculty Name
Member Address (include city and zip)
Number of Adult Memberships @ $5 each = $
Number of Student Memberships @ $5 each = $
Number of MHS Faculty/Staff Memberships @ $5 each = $
Donation (Tax deductible, and all money remains at MHS) $
Total (Make check payable to Mauldin High PTSA) $
Membership cards will be delivered to the students’ second period class.
Thank you for supporting Mauldin High School PTSA!
Student’s second period teacher
Joining Mauldin High School PTSA is a very important
way to support your school and all that PTSA stands
for. Here at Mauldin High, PTSA represents the AUGUST
parents, teachers and students as members of the 12 New Teacher Brunch
oldest child advocacy group in the nation. 13 Teacher Lunch - 1st day back for teachers
By joining PTSA you can be a vital part of this 14 “Meet the Mavs” - 9th grade orientation - 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
organization. Our goal is 100% membership for our 19 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
school, but we need you to take action and join for 21 PTSA Board Meeting, 1:00 p.m. - Media Center
each parent and child that is associated with Mauldin 24 MAVS Membership Blitz, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. /Cookout following
High School. Each year our teachers show their 25 OPEN HOUSE - PTSA Meeting - 6:30 p.m.
support by joining this organization. They know how SEPTEMBER
important it is to take this small step to show this 01 Labor Day - NO SCHOOL
support. In appreciation of your $5.00 per membership 18 PTSA Board Meeting, 1:00 p.m. - Media Center
you will receive coupons from local businesses and if 18 Progress Reports
you join in the month of August you will be eligible for
other prizes we are drawing for. So when you receive OCTOBER
this newsletter or see the Membership Form in the 13 Mauldin Golf Tournament - Holly Tree Country Club
student 1st Day Packet, please fill out all the member 16 PTSA Board Meeting, 1:00 p.m. - Media Center
information and send it back to the school promptly to 17 Teacher Workday - NO SCHOOL
be eligible for the August prize drawings. If you join the 20 Teacher Workday - NO SCHOOL
night of MHS Open House (August 25th), you will have 28 - 30 High School Exit Exam
a chance to win a gift certificate to a local restaurant. 30 Report Cards
Please show your Maverick pride and join now! NOVEMBER
Karalee Brookie 04 Election Day - NO SCHOOL
Rene Simon 20 PTSA Board Meeting, 1:00 p.m. - Media Center
PTSA Membership 26 - 28 Thanksgiving Break
GoMavs.net is now on Facebook!
As a better way to communicate with our athletes about sports
events and fundraising events, we have joined Facebook. Many of MAVS Booster Club
the Mauldin athletes have already signed on as friends of the
site. Are you a 2008-09 Mauldin athlete? Membership Blitz
Then look us up at Facebook.com, and hit friend request. Don’t
miss out! Mark your calendars!!
Facebook search: Go Mavs Mauldin High
Sunday, August 24,2007
is the Mauldin High School sports website. The website is run by 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
parent volunteers. Each sport has a team page. The team pages are
created by parent volunteer “website reporters”. We are looking for All Mauldin High Athletes are to attend
volunteers for the 2008-09 school year for the following team pages :
All Sports - All Seasons
Boys Basketball (Varsity, JV, and C-team)
JV & Varsity Wrestling
Cheer Basketball MAVS BOOSTER CLUB
JV Boys Lacrosse
Membership Blitz Cookout!
JV & Varsity Boys Soccer We are looking for parents to donate baked
You do not need to be a computer wizard to work on the site. goods and chips for the cook out after the
Just a love of the sport, some pictures, some team scores, and membership blitz. If you have any questions,
news. Training is available. If you would like to help out as a please call Jeannie Klas at 963-3506.
website reporter for one of the teams listed above, please contact
Sandy Lawson (email@example.com).
IT’S TEE TIME PTSA Board Meetings
Our annual Mauldin MAVS Golf Tournament is scheduled and we’re waiting for PTSA Board Meetings are scheduled on
the fun to begin. Mark your calendar for Monday, October 13, 2008. Go ahead the third Thursday of every month. The
and gather up your winning team of golfers and/or select your favorite hole to meeting time has changed to 1:00 p.m.
sponsor. The tournament will be held again this year at Holly Tree Country Meetings are conducted in the Media
Club. The play will be Captains Choice with a 1:00pm Shot Gun Start. Entry Center conference room.
Fee is $75 per player. Hole Sponsorships will be sold for $100 per hole. And as
always, we’ll have some great raffle prizes for you to win. For questions and August 21
contributions please contact: Joye Davis at 325-0443. Everyday on the golf September 18
course is a great day. Let’s plan to participate on October 13th for a guarantee of October 16
a great day. November 20
Remember to look for
“first day packets” given
to all students on the
first day of school.
Mauldin High School
Para las personas que no hablan
Ingles Habra un traductor todas
las tardes desde las 12:00 pm
hasta las 3:30 pm en la oficina
Los paquetes con la informacion
para los estudiantes (student
packet) ya estan traducidos.
Si necesitan mas informacion
me pueden contactar al telefono
864-329-1930, mi nombre es
10 Arborland Way
Greenville, South Carolina 29615
Ellen K. Goldman
All sessions are One-on-One
Currently Scheduling Sessions
SAT October 4, November 1 or December 6 Theme: “WOW!...”
ACT October 25 or December 13
WHAT: Reflections is an arts recognition program
sponsored by the PTA. Entries are first judged and
One-on-One Tutoring awarded at the school level and selected entries are then
ALL Subjects judged at the Council, District and National PTA levels.
Math- Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus
Science- Biology, Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics, Marine Science THEME: This year’s theme is “WOW!...”
English- 1, 2, 3 - All Levels - Language and Composition
Spanish- 1, 2, 3, 4 CATEGORIES: Students are eligible to enter
History- Global Studies, World History, US History, Government/ Economics new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme in
the categories of literature, visual arts, musical
High School Weekend Workshops composition, photography, film/video production
Carolina Academy for Educational Excellence will and dance choreography
offer a wide variety of Weekend Workshops
throughout the 2008-09 school year.
WHEN/WHERE: Entries will be collected at
The following are an example some of the MHS the week of October 27
workshops we are planning:
Research Paper Writing RULES AND FORMS: Rules and forms will
Reading Comprehension for the High Achiever be available beginning in September in the MHS
SAT Vocabulary-High Intensity Boot Camp office or at the SC PTA web site at www.scpta.org
College Application Essay Writing
HSAP AWARDS: Participants will attend an awards
Study Skills: Text Annotation and Skimming
banquet in the spring
Check our website often for current information
and session dates.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Groups are small, so register early!
Contact Diane Meacham at 281-0216
For Additional Information Call:
Yearbook Senior Portrait:
Piedmont Portrait will begin taking 2009 senior portraits
Portraits were taken at MAULDIN HS on July 29, 30, 31, Aug. 4 and Aug 5
Piedmont Portrait MUST take your portrait for it to be in the yearbook. You are not required
to purchase from them.
Dress: Drapes and Tuxedo (provided by Piedmont Portraits). You may have a change of
clothes for your personal picture choice
Sitting fee: 15.00 payable the day of Portrait sitting
Make up Portraits will be ay Mauldin HS on Sept. 3 from 1 – 7pm
Piedmont Portrait is locally owned by Keith Simpson in Travelers Rest, SC
• Yearbook staff mailed forms in July to the address GUIDANCE had on file as of May 1.
• FORMS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE MHS WEB PAGE
• Deadline for purchase will be August 29th.
• Contact Mrs. Ward with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Class Panoramic Picture:
• Class picture will be taken on Tuesday Sept. 16 at 8:30 am. Pictures envelopes will be
available to purchase that day.
Underclassmen Yearbook Pictures:
• Yearbook pictures will be taken on:
Thursday and Friday August 21 and 22 for underclassmen
Tuesday September 16 will be the ONLY makeup day
• Cost Seniors – 65.00
Underclass – 60.00
• Must pay for yearbook separate from other cost and fees
• Any extras on yearbook day will be 75.00 CASH
Yearbooks can be purchased at/through the following:
August 25 - Open House (table in atrium)
Look for order information in the Students “First Day Packet”
Form can be downloaded from School Website
Purchased at school from Mrs. Ward in B136 the weeks of
August 25 – 29
September 22 – 26
October 27 – 31
November 17 – 25
* Dec. 1 is when order count is due to Herff Jones.
Teacher Cadet Conference
Mauldin High School will host the first annual Current Teaching Fellows and teachers from the
Greenville County Teacher Cadet Conference for all community will lead 30-minute breakout sessions
of the cadets and cadet instructors in Greenville where cadets will see the latest in technology in the
County Schools. The event will take place at classroom, learn about special needs education,
Mauldin High School on Friday, October 17th from experience creating lesson plans and construct
9am until 1:00 (lunch included). This conference is hands-on activities for their future classrooms. This
designed to enlighten the cadets about the field of conference provides a unique opportunity for current
education and to prepare them to receive the and future teachers to connect within our community.
richest experience from the Teacher Cadet course. The resources available at this conference will
Special speakers will include: Ann Marie Taylor, encourage and inspire students to pursue a career in
2007-2008 SC Teacher of the Year and Jenna education with ultimately a desire to return to
Hallman, 2008 - 2009 SC Teacher of the Year. Greenville County to teach.
Greenville County School Superintendent, Phinnize If anyone would like more information about the
Fisher will also be present to offer a formal greeting conference, or if you would be willing to donate a fun
and to meet with cadets and their instructors. A or educational item for door prizes, please contact
representative from CERRA (Center for Educator Rachel Turner at email@example.com or
Recruitment Retention and Advancement) will Brett Vaughn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
present scholarship opportunities and information
about Teaching Fellows. University representatives
will also be present to share information about the
education programs at the college level.
Place Label Here
Greenville, SC 29616-0397
P.O. Box 25397
Greenville, South Carolina
District 1 PTA
PERMIT # 94
U.S. POSTAGE PAID
Non-Profit Organization Mauldin High School
Our Mission: The administration, faculty, and staff of Mauldin High School, in conjunction with the
students, their families, and the community, shall provide every student the opportunity, challenge, and
support to realize his or her educational potential and the ability to assume a productive role in a