Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February 8, 2011

Yesterday was a great day for MHS seniors Margaret Ellen Ruhl and Colby Ruth Holden. They received notification that they were named National Merit Finalist!
Of the 1.5 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores (critical reading + mathematics + writing skills scores) qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Of those, 16,000 are chosen as National Merit Semi-Finalist. From those 16,000, the top students are named finalist. All of us at MHS are so proud of Colby and Margaret Ellen and wish them both well as they move on to the next stage of their lives.
Also congratulations are in order for MHS senior Mac McDonald. Mac signed with Coach Ricky Woods and Northwest Mississippi Community College on national signing day. Mac played quarterback and safety for Coach Cliff Young’s Chiefs. He was named first team all North AAA Conference and selected to play in the MAIS All-Star game where he was selected as the MVP on offense for the North team.
This is an exciting week for MHS. We will be hosting the State AAA Division 2 basketball championships. Games will begin Tuesday and Wednesday at 4:00PM, with the semi-finals and championships on Friday and Saturday. The girls’ semi-final and championship games will begin at 1:00PM, and the boys’ at 6:00PM.
The teams involved will include MHS, Lee Academy from Clarksdale, Pillow Academy from Greenwood, Washington School from Greenville, Heritage Academy from Columbus, East Rankin Academy from Pelahatchie, Copiah Academy from Gallman, and Oak Forrest Academy from Amite, Louisiana. I hope that you will make plans to come out and see some great basketball. Also a first, all games will be broadcast live via the internet. You can catch the games by clicking the following link http://www.wfsports.com/?page_id=767.
I hope you get a chance to see the elementary artwork displayed in the Baker Hall corridors. Artwork form Mrs. Andrea Ludwig’s elementary art classes are on display. I know you will enjoy it as much as I have!
Please don’t forget our Spring Fund Raiser, “Catfish in Como.” Tickets are still available in the elementary office. Please help our Parents’ Club as they raise funds to support MHS and its students.
Finally, thanks to all of you who participated in the annual MHS magazine drive. Magnolia Heights will receive 40% of all sales. Even though the drive is over, you can still order or renew your magazines online and the school will still receive credit. Just follow this link http://www.gafundraising.com and enter our account number 1263383, the student’s name and begin shopping.