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Massac Unit #1 Registration Dates for 2018/2019

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K-8TH REGISTRATION

Tuesday Aug. 7, or Wednesday August 8
Tue. 5-7 p.m.
Wed. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Register at all Massac Unit #1 elementary/junior high buildings.
Parents of new and returning students should register their children during this time. Registration fee is $17.

9TH-12TH REGISTRATION

Tuesday-Friday, August 7-10
8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 pm.
Tue. Aug. 7 – Seniors
Wed. Aug. 8 – Juniors
Thu. Aug. 9 – Sophomores
Fri. Aug. 10 – Freshmen
Register at Massac County High School
Registration fee is $20. The annual parking pass is $15.

Wednesday, August 15th will be the first day of student attendance from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Before registering at their school building, new students must first prove residency with Lisa Monkman at the Massac School Board Office located at 401 Metropolis Street in Metropolis. For residency requirements, call Lisa Monkman at 618-524-9376, ext. 101.

New students will also need to bring a valid, state-issued birth certificate.

Physical forms are required for all new students, and returning kindergarten and sixth grade.

Blood lead screenings are required of children below the age of 6 if they have not been previously screened.

Cafeteria account deposits should also be made at this time. Free and reduced applications will also be available during registration.

Unit #1 School District is also encouraging parents to share their cell phone numbers for emergency contact information as well as their email addresses, if available.

School bus service begins on Wednesday, Aug. 15th. For bus service information, call Durham School Services at 618-524-7421.

Saints’ Kids Summer Camps begin June 11

saints kidsShawnee Community College will host 9 summer camps for children starting on June 11, 2018.

The college will have a variety of camps, which include: FUN-DA-MENTAL Basketball, Drama, Minecraft, ELITE Camp, Soap & Bath Bomb Making, Art Camp, Government Camp and LEGO Mindstorm Robotics.

Monday-Thursday, June 11-14
Government Camp
9 a.m.-Noon
Shawnee College Anna Extension Center
150 E. Vienna St., Anna IL
For 6-9 grade students.  Cost is $35. This four-day camp will have you involved in a mock trial. Learn what helps make the United States justice system work. You be the judge.

Monday-Thursday, June 18-21
Drama Camp
9 am. – noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 8-17 years. Fee is $40. For information, contact Tim Frizell at timf@shawneecc.edu or 618-634-3230.

Monday-Thursday, June 18-21
Minecraft Camp 1
9 a.m.-Noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 9-13 years. Fee is $50. This is a fun hands-on physical labs with structured digital activities inside the game to encourage kids to make connections between Minecraft and real-world concepts in science and the humanities, while also providing plenty of chances for creative, collaborative, unstructured play.

Monday-Thursday, June 25-28
Minecraft Camp 2
9 a.m.-Noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 9-13 years. Fee is $50. This is a fun hands-on physical labs with structured digital activities inside the game to encourage kids to make connections between Minecraft and real-world concepts in science and the humanities, while also providing plenty of chances for creative, collaborative, unstructured play. There could be overlap between the 1st session and the 2nd session of the Minecraft camps.

Monday-Thursday, June 25-28
FUN-DA-MENTAL Basketball Camp
9 a.m.-Noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students in 3-8 grades. Pre-registration fee is $50, day of registration fee is $55. For information, contact John Sparks at 618-634-3230 or johns@shawneecc.edu.

Monday-Tuesday, July 9-10
Art Camp
9 a.m.-Noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 8-14. Fee is $40. Enjoy two color splashed days learning various art techniques.

Monday-Tuesday, July 9-10
Introduction to Oil Painting
1-4 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 13-17. Fee is $40. Enjoy two days learning the technique of oil painting.

Monday-Thursday, July 16-19
ELITE Youth Entrepreneurship Camp
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students in 7-9 grades. Fee is $10. Four fun-filled days
exploring the world of entrepreneurship.

Tuesday-Wednesday, July 17-18
Soap and Bath Bomb Making Camp
9-11:30 a.m.
Shawnee College Anna Extension Center
150 E. Vienna St., Anna IL
For students ages 9-14. Fee is $30.

Monday-Thursday, July 23-26
LEGO Mindstorm Robotics Camp
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 9-13 years. Fee is $75. Kids will enjoy a fun filled week of building and programming robots.

The flyer can be found on the SCC website. For registration information for the Saints’ Kids 2018 Summer Camps and Activities, please contact Stacy Simpson at 618-634-3266 or stacys@shawneecc.edu. Registration and fees are due at least one week before camp start date.

Maple Grove Preschool and Kindergarten Screenings on March 27-28

Preschool children, ages 3-5, who reside in the Joppa-Maple Grove School district need to be screened.  In addition, kindergarten screenings will be held for those children who will be entering kindergarten for the 2018-2019 year. Illinois state law requires this screening for all children entering kindergarten.

Maple Grove Elementary School
Tue. March 27,  9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wed. March 28,  9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling the school at 618-543-7434 ext. 1201. No walk-ins will be accepted; appointments only.

The screening will take place in the library and consists of game-like activities. Hearing and vision screenings will also be available. The screening process usually takes approximately 45-60 minutes to complete.

For Pre-K aged students, a letter will be mailed by the end of the school year letting the parent or guardian know if their child has been selected and will list the items required for enrollment.

Maple Grove Elementary School
1698 Grand Chain Rd., Metropolis IL

Massac Unit One Kindergarten Pre-Registration held March 19-22

Kindergarten Pre-Registration Screenings

Screenings for the 2018-019 school year are for children who will be five years on on or before September 1, 2018. Parents need to call to schedule an appointment time.  Screenings will take about an hour.

Metropolis Elementary School – 618-524-4821
Screening will be held at 1015 Filmore St., Metropolis
Monday-Tuesday, March 19-20, 2018
8 – 10 a.m. or Noon – 2 p.m.

Franklin and Jefferson Schools – 618-524-2243
Screening will be held at Franklin School
1006 Mt. Mission Rd., Metropolis
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
8 – 10 a.m. or Noon – 2 p.m.

Brookport and Unity Elementary Schools – 618-564-2482
Screening will be held at Brookport Elementary
319 Ferry St., Brookport
Thursday, March 22, 2018
8 – 10 a.m. or Noon – 2 p.m.

  • A parent or guardian must accompany each child.
  • Bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate, current immunization record, and proof of residence.
  • Areas that will be screened: concepts, motor skills, and speech/language skills.

Massac Unit One Pre-K and Head Start Child Find Screenings are March 14-15

Massac Unit One Pre-K and
Southern Seven Head Start Child Find Screenings

Child Find Screenings are for children who will be three  years old on or before September 1, 2018.

Due to a recent grant awarded to Massac Unit One, an abbreviated Pre-K session will be offered March 19 through May 25.

Classes will be held Monday through Friday. Students will attend all day. Priority enrollment will be given to students eligible to begin kindergarten in August, 2018. Your child must be screened to enroll in Pre-K. Parents need to call to schedule an appointment time.

Students will have the option to attend Metropolis or Brookport sites, which both offer both pre-kindergarten and Head Start services for children, ages 3-5.

Metropolis Elementary School – 618-524-4821
Screening will be held at  Metropolis Primary School
416 E. 9th St., Metropolis
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
8 – 10 a.m. or Noon – 2 p.m.

Brookport Elementary School – 618-564-2482
Screening will be held at Brookport Elementary School
319 Ferry St., Brookport
Thursday, March 15, 2018
8 – 10 a.m. or Noon – 2 p.m.

  • A parent or guardian must accompany each child.
  • Bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate, current immunization record, and proof of residence.
  • Areas that will be screened: concepts, motor skills, and speech/language skills.

Afterschool Homework Club for Kids

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Monday-Friday during school season
Afterschool Homework Club for Kids
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (fall & winter)
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (summer)
718BrewCafe, 718 Market St., Metropolis

This is a totally free supervised think tank, study place for kids. Most of the 718BrewCafe staff are in college or graduates.

Free lemonade or tea, healthy snacks as well as help with homework will be offered. Arts and crafts and a basketball hoop on the patio will be available for kids after they finish their homework.

Owners of the cafe say, “Kids need a safe place after school with a light snack and help with their school work. We are open and not busy during those hours. Helping kids learn and grow is a good investment in everyone’s future.”

For more information, call 524-7180.

 

Massac Unit One On-Line & At-School Registration Info

Online pre-registration is now available for ALL Massac Unit #1 Schools.

Parents may now complete most of the paperwork online prior to coming to the school to officially register your child.

The following information has been posted on Massac Unit One’s website:

Your child will NOT be officially registered until you have finalized everything by coming to the school on one of the registration dates.  Completing these online pre-registration forms will significantly reduce the amount of time it will take during the registration dates.

Registration Dates:

  • All Elementary & Junior High: Tuesday, August 8th from 5-7pm or Wednesday, August 9th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • High School: 11th & 12th grade – Monday, August 7th from 9-11a.m. &  12 Noon-3 p.m.; 10th grade – Tuesday, August 8th from 9-11 a,m. & 12 Noon-3 p.m.; 9th grade – Wednesday, August 9th from 9-11 a.m. & 12 Noon- 3 p.m.

New Students

Online pre-registration is not available for new students to the district, this does include kindergarten students. All new students and kindergarten students must be registered at the school office.

Returning Students

The following information is for parents/guardians of returning students in grades 1 through 12 for the 2017-18 school year. For this school year, we are moving from traditional paper based registration to online registration forms. The forms that will be checked and/or filled out online are as follows:

Contact Information
Medical/Emergency Information
Photography Release
Internet Usage Permission
Disclosure of Armed Services
Student Insurance

If these forms are filled out online before our normal registration days in August, then the only other forms that need to be completed at school are:

Free/Reduced Lunch Form
Add funds to Lunch Account (if desired)
Bus Rider Form (if applicable)
Pay Registration Fee

Follow this link for instructions on completing on-line registration.