Congratulations to the 73 Mason High School students who were recognized as October’s Rotary Royalty by the Mason DeerfieldRotary Club. Four times a year, teachers nominate students who demonstrate one or more of the following criteria: positive attitude and enthusiasm; determination and effort; good attendance; and strong decision-making and choices. All nominees are recognized by Rotary members and presented with a certificate, and one student is randomly selected to attend a Rotary breakfast and receive a $25 Amazon gift card.
During the week of October 19th to the 23rd, Mason schools will collect donations in honor of Make a Difference Day. Each school will collect different items to support families in our community and the homeless of other communities. The Mason High School SIBS and the Spanish National Honor Society will be collecting donations for the Mason Food Pantry. These two clubs are coming together to try and reach the goal of collecting $20,000 for the Mason Food Pantry. Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.
Throughout its nearly 80-year history, Mason Baseball has been paving the way. To honor the program's rich tradition, Mason Baseball and The Home Run Club will dedicate a paver patio honoring past Hall of Fame and Alumni players on October 18 at 2:00pm.
Interested in Shakespeare’s plays? If yes, then join the Shakespeare society. The Shakespeare society discusses all aspects of about Shakespeare's writing. They are currently reading the play Much Ado About Nothing. The next meeting will be on October 13th at Z321 with Mrs.Parkinson. Don’t forget to bring a copy of Much Ado About Nothing! To download a copy of the play, visit the Shakespeare Society’s Edline page for a free ebook copy. Also, for more information, stop by Mrs.Parkinson’s room in Z321.
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.