Board of Education Meeting - Monday, April 21, 2014
The Mason City Community School District Board of Education will hold its regular meeting on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Administration Building at 1515 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Mason City, Iowa.
MCHS Music Department Have Outstanding Performances at Small Group Festival
The Mason City High School (MCHS) Music Department participated in the Iowa High School Music Association Class 4A Solo and Ensemble Contest held at Cedar Falls High School on Saturday, April 12.
Mason City students were selected in two of the eleven centers for the "Outstanding Performance Award." Click here to view the full results of this contest.
Education Funding FACT OF THE WEEK
Iowa's Per Pupil Expenditure Gap Widens
According to the April 8, 2014 issue of "Our Children, Our Future" e-newsletter published weekly by the Iowa Association of School Boards, Iowa total expenditures per pupil continue to fall compared to the rest of the nation. In February, it was reported that in just twelve months, Iowa fell from 31st to 37th in per pupil spending as compared to the national average. Click here to view the complete article on the Iowa Association of School Boards website. For additional information about Iowa Education Funding, check out the links of e-newsletters posted to the Iowa Association of School Boards site.
Dodging for a Cause Exceeds Goal
The Mason City iJAG Program would like to thank everyone that came out and supported Dodged for a Cause . With everyone's support, the First Annual Hayden's Hope and iJAG Dodgeball Tournament was a huge success, generating over $3700 that will benefit both Hayden's Hope and iJAG. Start getting your teams ready for next year and thank you for dodging, ducking, and donating for Hayden's Hope and iJAG. Click here for photos and more information about this event.
Concert Choir Sweep at International Competition
The MCHS Concert Choir earned a complete sweep at the Chicago Heritage Music Festival this weekend, winning six trophies in all. MCHS Vocal Music was named Grand Champion, the Outstanding Choral Program, and received the highest score of the competition from a panel of three judges. They were also presented the Outstanding Soloist Award, as well as two Gold First Place ratings in both the Chamber Choir and Concert Choir categories.
- Walking School Bus - Resumes March 31!
- iJAG Students Investigate What It Means to "Be Orange"
- 8th Graders Have Fun With "Seuss Tales"
- Read Across America 2014 Celebration
- iJAG Students Have a Blast Doing Service Learning
- 2013-2014 Snow/Weather Days Make-Up Schedule
- Parent Workshop Planned - Building Resilient Kids
- iJAG Students Lobby for $1M
- Go Ahead Make Their Day
- 2012-2013 Annual Report to the Communtiy