Mason City Schools is one of two million elementary, middle, and high school students in more than 2,700 schools across the country that takes part of Olive Garden's Pasta For Pennies, a program benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's School & Youth campaign. To support this program, William Mason High School filmed a lip dub (a video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video) last week to support Pasta for Pennies. The video will be released mid-January 2016. Great job evyerbody!
To help teachers cope with the end of quarter reports, Teacher Work Day with take place October, 16, 2015. All students should not report to school on this day. Have a great 3 day weekend!
On Saturday, MHS junior Sreeram Venkatarao crushed the U.S. national record for solving the 3x3 Rubik's Cube - and he did it blindolded! It took him only 26.07 seconds - more than a second faster than the previous national record. And that less-than-a-minute time includes the seconds he memorized the puzzle before putting on the eye mask required in the blind solve category of competition. A YouTube video capturing his joy (and spectators' glee) after he broke the record at the national competition in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is captivating.
The Association for Computing Machinery is a great way to have fun with your friends. It also allows students to meet new people and get their perspectives on technology. This club allows students to have the chance to have fun while working with video game consoles, computers, and web design among others. If you are into technology, this is the club for you! This club gives students the opportunity to show their skills within the technology world. So come on in and log into to the virtual realm. This club is located in Mr. Kummer’s room (B109) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:15 to 3:15.
Mason City Schools discovered that 23 students (the most in school history) were recognized by the National Merit Scholar Competition — a prestigious academic competition for recognition and scholarship. They are only 23 of the 16000 students to achieve this honor. These students will be recognized during the October 16th football game and by the Board of Education on October 27. They will know if they are to be awarded corporate, college, and/or National Merit scholarships between April and July, 2016.
Mason Birthday Party Bash takes place on Friday, September 18th and Saturday, September 19th at the Mason Municipal Center and the Community Center Campus at 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road. The event begins at 5:00pm; the celebration features the Orchestra starring former members of ELO, a laser light show and fireworks to end the Friday night. The party still continues on Saturday with the Mason Bicentennial parade, showcasing the nationally-ranked Mason Marching Band that starts at 10:00am. The night’s main event will be the REO Speedwagon playing on the main stage at around 8:00 pm.
The Teacher of the Week is a unique award: voted by students to recognize educators for merit in teaching. The form to nominate a teacher can be found at A108, and filled out by the end of the week. The form should include the teacher’s name and why you think they should be nominated. This weekly award is a great opportunity for students to show appreciation to their teachers.
Students looking for a sport should check out Mason High School's Ultimate Frisbee team. The sport combines elements from soccer and football to create a fast-paced and team-emphasized game. The club still welcomes new members to join by attending any of their practices on every Wednesday: 2-4 on prime time days and 3-5 on regular days. They typically meet at Corwin Nixon, but to learn more information, check out their Edline page in the Activities and Clubs section or the student activities room located in Z2.
Key Club, the largest and oldest service program in MHS, is back. Key Club organizes high school students to assist their local community through environmental cleanup, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. The first meeting was on September 1st, but they’re always looking for more members. If you’re interested, meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. To learn more about Key Club, visit their Edline page in the Activities and Club section.
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