Moundridge News

USD 423 and Head Volleyball Coach Kelsi Chisholm are proud to announce that the 2015-2016 varsity volleyball team qualified for All-Academic Honors through the Kansas Volleyball Association.  The Team Academic Award is designed to honor high school varsity volleyball teams which have proven excellence in the classroom.  To be eligible to receive this award, teams must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent on another scale, during the current school year.  This will include GPA's from all players who competed at the varsity level.  

USD 423 also had 7 out of 12 players earn All-Academic Awards. The All-Academic Team is designed to honor high school varsity volleyball players who have proven excellence in the classroom.  To be eligible to receive this award, players must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent on another scale, during the first semester of the current school year.  Wildcats receiving this honor are Seniors Allie Brunk, Sky Creed, Rylie Dyck, Peri Lange, Brynne Wedel and Juniors Natalie Kaufman and Chelsey Knight.  #wildcatproud
 
Back Row (l to r): Allie Brunk, Rylie Dyck, Peri Lange, Natalie Kaufman, Chelsey Knight
Front Row (l to r): Sky Creed, Brynne Wedel
 

Powerschool is an important part of your student's education.  The Powerschool Parent Portal allows you as a parent/guardian to stay up-to-date on your student's assignments, attendance, and meal account balance.  Letters were sent home in September including important information to allow you to create your account and to link your account with your student(s).  Once you create your account, all of your students can be linked to this account.  There is also a mobile app that you can utilize after setting up your web account (contact Shelby for more information).  

Shelby Graber will present during Parent/Teacher conferences on February 18, 2016 to answer questions about Powerschool and to help you create your accounts.  You may also contact her ahead of time at grabers@usd423.org or 345-5500 ext. 301.  Our goal is to get all parents of USD 423 students active on Powerschool prior to the 2016-17 school year.  

Thank you and GO WILDCATS!

Click here to create your Powerschool Parent Account 

(In order to create your Parent Account, you will need the Access ID and Access Password that were sent home at the beginning of the school year.  If you no longer have this information, please contact Shelby.)

Courtney Huff, senior, and Jessica Ullom-Minnich, sophomore, represented the Moundridge Wildcats at the Sterling HS Forensics Tournament on Saturday, February 6. Courtney earned 6th place in Prose Interpretation, and Jessica earned 2nd in Extemporaneous Speaking, 4th in Informative Speaking, and 6th in Impromptu Speaking.

Jessica’s Extemporaneous Speaking performance qualifies her to compete in the KSHSAA 2A State Forensics Championship Tournament, which will be held in late April.  Way to go ladies!

Congrats to the Wildcat Scholars' Bowl 2016 Regional Champions!

Team members include: Bayard Bell-Martinez, Courtney Huff, Cameron Clark, Sky Creed,
Luke Ratzlaff, Mykaela Ptacek, and Coach Adam Robb

State Scholars' Bowl will take place at Moundridge High School on February 13.  

Good luck Cats!

Mark your calendars!

MHS Spring Conferences are February 18, 2016. In the past, it has been an open come and go setting from 8:00am-8:00pm. This year, your student and their seminar teacher have been working together to update their Personal Plans of Study. Either your student’s seminar teacher or one of their classroom teachers will be contacting you personally to set up a conference time between 8am-8pm on the 18th to go over your student’s Personal Plan of Study with your student. The PPS conference will be approximately 15 minutes. Then you are encouraged to go around to other teachers’ classrooms if you have questions or concerns you would like to address with them. 

In 2014, the Kansas State Department of Education strongly recommended to the State Board of Education that all districts implement individualized plans of study for students in grades 9-12. Moundridge High School listened to KSDE and began investigating and implementing Personal Plans of Study for all of its students. 

Click the link below for more information regarding PPS at MHS and information with regards to the spring Parent-Teacher Conferences layout.

Spring 2016 Parent-Teacher Conference information

 

(photo credits: Jeff Frazell Photography)

Congrats to Noah Eichelberger and Caleb Frye who represented MHS on the
Halstead Rupp Tournament All-Academic team!

To see more photos from the tournament Click Here

 

Lady Wildcats are in action at the Hilltop Classic at Barton County Community College this week

Wildcat Boys are in action on Friday at Goessel (JV 6pm / V 7:30pm)

Tonights Girl's Basketball game versus Goessel will be available for broadcast on Goessel's YouTube channel.  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqWnsrXqj0d2Nvk3i1pmBRg

Junior Varsity Girls 6:00pm

Varsity Girls 7:30pm

Good Luck Cats!

The Lady Wildcat basketball team will be in action next week (January 25-29) at the Hilltop Hoops Classic on the campus of Barton County Community College. 

Wildcats will face first-round action versus St. John (3-6) at 8:15pm on Tuesday, January 26.