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Mauldin High School Newsletter avs’ Corral August, 2008 Volume 8, Issue 1 The Principal View 2008-2009 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 www.greenville.k12.sc. 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. Open House Important Phone #’s 6 Gate 1: Student Parking Lot Student ID’s 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 Yearbook Photos 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 School Store 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 10 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 PTSA Membership Dates to Remember 13 Thursday, August 14, 2008 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. GoMavs.net 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. request form. 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. Transcripts 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 st 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 2 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: mavericks. 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- CourseExaminationProgramEOCEP.html 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 http://www.actstudent.org/testprep/ December 13, 2008 November 7, 2008 November 8 – 20, 2008 index.html. 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 change. June 13, 2009 May 8, 2009 May 9 – 22, 2009 3 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 Documentation, and 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 they measure; 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 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. 4 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 Comparative** and Magnetism† 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 Culture** 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 Guidance Staff 2008-09 Test U.S. Registration Deadlines Test Dates Office Phone- 355-6655 Guidance Fax – 355-6645 Regular Late (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. 5 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 school. 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. 4th Period 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 6 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 be returned. 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 or symbols. 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. 7 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 High). 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 Name____________________________ 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. _______________________________ Thanks! _______________________________ 8 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. Medications 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. Vision Screening 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. Hearing Screening 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. 9 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Candace Baczurik School Nurse Welcome Back!! Mauldin High School Sherry Bonner Phone: 864-355-6507 PTSA Newsletter Fax: 864-355-6645 email@example.com 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 periods. 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 school day. 10 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 Laurann Walker Mauldin High School Volunteers Tina Delaney Asst. Volunteers OPEN Needs Membership Karalee Brookie Renee Simon 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 Ruth Hall 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! 11 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 Wednesdays). Join, help make a difference! * And of course, read your Mavs’ Corral newsletter! You Are cordially invited To attend the Volunteer Coffee Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Mauldin High School Media Center 9:00 a.m. 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. 12 Mauldin High School PTSA Membership 2008 - 2009 Adult(s) or Faculty Name Student(s) 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 Name Student’s second period teacher Grade PTSA Membership 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 13 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 GoMavs.net 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 JV Football Girls Swim Boys Swim Girls Golf Boys Golf Boys Basketball (Varsity, JV, and C-team) JV & Varsity Wrestling Cheer Basketball MAVS BOOSTER CLUB Dance 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). 14 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 December 18 January 15 February 19 March 19 April 16 May 21 Parents: Remember to look for “first day packets” given to all students on the first day of school. Bienvenidos a 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 principal. 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 Lucy Oelsner. 15 10 Arborland Way Greenville, South Carolina 29615 Ellen K. Goldman Owner/Director www.carolinaacademy.net SAT/ACT 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: Phone: 864-234-7984 www.carolinaacademy.net 16 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 Phone: 834-4261 Senior Pages: • 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 Yearbook Sales: • 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. 17 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. 18 19 Place Label Here Greenville, SC 29616-0397 P.O. Box 25397 Greenville, South Carolina District 1 PTA PERMIT # 94 U.S. POSTAGE PAID PTSA 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 democratic society.
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