Welcome to Midland High School!

Midland High School is ranked 90th within Michigan. Students have the opportunity to take International Baccalaureate coursework and exams. The IB participation rate at Midland High School is 24 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 9 percent. Midland High School is 1 of 2 high schools in the Midland Public Schools.

Jeff Jaster, Principal


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MHS Thirty-sixth Friday 5-18-18

Good afternoon!

What a roller coaster of emotions this day has been!  This is the very last day of high school for our seniors.   I hate to see them go.  They have been a phenomenal class of students.  A few years ago they came into the building a group of gangly little 9th graders, and here they are leaving us as wonderful, mature young adults.   They picked up Cap & Gown packages today.  Each cap & gown package contains six (6) preferred/reserved seat tickets for their family members.  There is more information regarding graduation below.

UPDATED INFORMATION REGARDING COMMENCEMENT:  Each graduate received six (6) preferred/reserved seat tickets for their family members in their cap and gown package. If graduates have more than six guests, seats outside the preferred/reserved sections inside Dow Diamond are open seating. There is no limit for extended family or friends wishing to attend the ceremony. In case of inclement weather requiring the graduation ceremony to be held indoors, it will be held in the gymnasium at 7:00 p.m. The six preferred/reserved seat tickets each graduate receives for Dow Diamond will be used for admission at the high school ceremony in the gym. Our plan is to rotate the time of the school graduation ceremonies each year and continue to evaluate the graduation processes. We would like to share some timeline details at this time:
Midland High Graduation Timeline
10:15 a.m. Class photo taken in bleachers of boys’ side main gym.
10:30 a.m. Senior slide show in cafeteria
10:45 a.m. Senior brunch
11:30 a.m. Buses pick up students/staff at MHS to travel to Dow Diamond for practice – students MUST ride buses to Dow Diamond
12:00 p.m. Graduation practice for students/staff
12:45 p.m. Buses pick students up at Dow Diamond to return to MHS
5:00 p.m. MHS opens for students to take photos
6:00 p.m. Loons parking lot opens for MHS guests
6:15 p.m. Buses pick up students/staff at MHS-students MUST ride buses to Dow Diamond
6:30 p.m. Stadium gates open for guest entry
7:30 p.m. MHS Graduation Ceremony begins
9:00 p.m. Diploma distribution at Dow Diamond following the ceremony
9:15 p.m. Students should leave with their parents/guardian/friend.  Limited busing to MHS will be available

Adams Elementary Graduate Walk-through for MHS Seniors who attended Adams is Monday May 21st at 11am.  Seniors, don’t forget to wear your Caps and Gowns!

Chestnut Hill Elementary Graduate Walk-through for MHS Seniors is on May 22nd at 10:20am.  Seniors, don’t forget to wear your Caps and Gowns!

Parents of Seniors, there is a link on the MPS website labeled “Senior-Off-Boarding”.  It has important information regarding email accounts, file management and device and student ID instructions.  This is very important information as they leave Midland High School.  Please visit the attached link.  https://new.midlandps.org/wp-content/uploads/Senior-Off-Boarding-1.pdf

Parents and students looking to give back to MHS or earn service hours for NHS or any other service group:  We are hosting our final Chemic Pride Campus Project for the school year on Wednesday, May 30th from 2:30-4:30 p.m. for the entire MHS campus from Swede to Washington St!  If parents or grandparents want to help out they need to be a MPS Level 1 volunteer by filling out the short application from any electronic device at: new.midlandps.org/volunteer.  Please consider coming to join us to pick up trash, weed, sweep, trim and leave our school grounds in tip top shape for the end of the school year and summer.  Sign in at the picnic tables in front of eyeball alley and then grab a bag or broom and choose what part of campus you want to clean up!  We hope you can join us!  If you have questions please contact Laurie Witt at 492-1115 or lauriewitt3@gmail.com.

If you would like to participate in the All In Fore Chemic Pride golf outing and dinner to be held at the Midland Country Club on Monday, August 6, please see the attached form.  All In Fore Chemic Pride Flyer 2018 (1).pdf You may also become a hole sponsor or donate an item or service for the silent auction. Money raised goes to fund the Jenifer Turner Sisco memorial scholarship given to a senior each year, as well as pay for a variety of  things for Midland High. Past purchases include: A new stage for Commencement and awards ceremonies, a Tig welder and welding hoods, calculators for standardized testing, a camera for yearbook, potters wheels for the art program, an eflat Clarinet for band, items for the Caring Closet, American Literature trips to the Detroit Institute of Arts, and a myriad of other items. Contact Amy Hutchinson if you have questions.

The 2018 Chemic Yearbook will include videos!  There will be approximately 8-10 “trigger photos” throughout this year’s book that will let students access even more photos and short video clips.  We’re excited to share this technology with the Chemic community – check out how this works by clicking this link: at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qiMEHazMo6NpkZheXdgExz38T8bKXnBN/view?usp=sharing TODAY IS THE VERY LAST DAY TO ORDER A 2017-2018 YEARBOOK. 

Distribution day for the 2018 Yearbook will be August 22, which coincides with 10th-12th grade schedule pick-up and picture day. So mark your calendars now & know that with these videos, there’s even MORE than what appears on the page. . .

Midland Public Schools, in compliance with the Michigan Merit Curriculum Law, will allow students who are not enrolled in a course to “test out” of any course or subject credit area. This option should be considered carefully as Test Outs may only be taken once for each course.  Please see the attached application form for more information. High School Test-Out Form (1).pdf    Test out application forms are due in the main office on or before June 1, 2018.  For more information, contact Assistant Principal Amy Hutchinson (hutchinsonac@midlandps.org or 989-923-5195).

Need to make up credits this summer?  For summer school offerings, visit this link:  https://new.midlandps.org/pages/district/summer-program/

Need a summer plan?  Many summer camps are available to students.  For more information, visit the flyers on the new MPS website:  https://sites.google.com/midlandps.org/communityflyers/

SAVE THE DATE(S) FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR!  District calendar is available at https://new.midlandps.org/wp-content/uploads/18-19-Calendar-BOE-Approved-031918.pdf
August 20, 2018 – August 24, 2018 – MHS Band Camp 
August 21, 2018 – Incoming Freshman Kickoff and schedule pick up 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
August 22, 2018 – Tenth-Twelfth grade schedule pick up 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
August 28, 2018 – Back-To-School Curriculum Night for Parents 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
September 28, 2018 – Half Day of School, hours 1-3, 7:40 am – 10:47 am
September 28, 2018 – Homecoming football game 7:00 pm

September 29, 2018 – Homecoming dance 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
December 1, 2018 – Rhapsody Rendezvous (two shows on this date)
Other school calendar dates to be decided. 

Midland Public Schools has a new Secondary Attendance Policy.  The current version in the Chemic Handbook and will soon be updated on the MHS website.  This new policy went into effect on Wednesday, February 7th when it was presented to students.  I have attached it here:  Attendance Policy 2-6-18.pdf   If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact Assistant Principals Matt Wenzell or Bob Scurfield for clarification..

Parents/Guardians!  Please check Home Access and make sure your students contacts, address and phone numbers are up-to-date.  It is required that schools have “proof of residency” on each student every time they move.  A copy of a bill with the parent/guardian name and address on it would serve as the proof.  It is very important that this information is kept up to date so you don’t miss any correspondence from the school or we need to contact in case of emergency.  If you have any questions please call Cheryl Gardner, Registrar, at 923-5188.

With Chemic Pride,
Lori Kennemer
Administrative Assistant
ph:  (989)923-5185