2nd Annual Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser
The Mason City Community School District will be holding its district-wide, all-school annual walk-a-thon fundraiser on Friday, May 2, 2014. Click here for all of the details about the event and the schedule for the individual building Walk-A-Thons.
Public Notice - Wellness Policy
This past October (2013) the district Well-Being Committee reviewed the district Board Wellness Policy and provided revision recommendation to the Board of Education. These revisions were presented to and approved by the Board of Education at their meeting held on December 16, 2013.
Mason City High School Graduation
Mason City High School graduation ceremony will be held Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the MCHS Gym. The Class of 2014 has chosen for their class motto: Take the world as you find it, but leave it a better place.
Graduation speeches - Auditions will be held on Wednesday, May 7 at 3:45 p.m. Speeches are to be submitted to Mrs. Collins in the Counseling Office by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6. Rubrics for preparing speeches are available in the high school office.
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
Increase in Iowa Per Pupil Funding since 2008:
Is it really more than 10%?
According to the April 15, 2014 issue of "Our Children, Our Future" e-newsletter published weekly by the Iowa Association of School Boards, Iowa stated digging deeper into a study that shows Iowa posted more than a 10% increase in formula funding: A study titled "NO RECOVERY HERE" is from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Sept. 2013. It reports that most states' funding for schools is less than before the 2008 recession. 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.
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