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Saints’ Kids Summer Camps begin June 5th

saints kidsShawnee Community College will host 14 summer camps for children starting on June 5th, 2017.

The college will have a variety of camps, which include: FUN-DA-MENTAL Basketball, Drama, Dance and Cheer, Soccer, Renewable Energy, Magic with Jeff the Magic Guy, Babysitting, Minecraft, ELITE Camp, Art, Candle and Soap Making, Coding Minecraft, Cookie Decorating and LEGO Mindstorm Robotics.

Monday-Wednesday, June 5-7
Soccer Camp
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Shawnee Community College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 7-12. Fee is $30.

Monday-Wednesday, June 5-7
Renewable Energy Camp
9:00 a.m. – noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students in 5th-9th grades. Fee is $75.

Thursday, June 8
Magic Camp
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Shawnee College Anna Extension Center
150 E. Vienna St., Anna IL
For students ages 6-12. Fee is $30, which includes magic kit.

Monday, June 12 – Thursday, June 15
FUN-DA-MENTAL Basketball Camp
9:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students in 3rd-8th grades. Fee is $45. For information, contact John Sparks at 618-634-3230 or johns@shawneecc.edu.

Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23
Drama Camp
9:00 am. – noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 8-17 years. Fee is $40. Contact Tim Frizzell at timf@shawneecc.edu.

Monday, June 19
Babysitting 101
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
Select one day to attend. For students ages 10-14. Fee is $20.

Monday, June 19 – Thursday, June 22
Minecraft Camp
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 9-13 years. Fee is $50.

Monday-Thursday , June 26-29
Saints Kids Fashion Design Camp
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Shawnee Community College’s main campus in Ullin
For students ages 9-12 years. Fee is $55.

Monday, June 26 – Thursday, June 29
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.

Monday-Thursday,  July 10-13
Art Camp
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 10-18. Fee is $40.

Monday-Thursday, July 10-13
Coding Minecraft Camp
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students ages 11-14. Fee is $50.

Monday-Thursday, July 10-13
Cookie Decorating Camp
10:00 a.m. – Noon
Shawnee College Anna Extension Center
150 E. Vienna St., Anna IL
For students ages 7-15. Fee is $25.

Monday, July 17 – Thursday, July 20
ELITE Youth Entrepreneurship Camp
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For students in 7th-9th grades. Fee is $10.

Monday-Tuesday, July 17-18
Candle and Soap Making Camp
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Shawnee College Anna Extension Center
150 E. Vienna St., Anna IL
For students ages 9-14. Fee is $30.

Monday-Wednesday, July 24-26
Dance and Cheer Camp
9:00 a.m. – Noon
Shawnee College Main Campus
8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
For ages 4-12. Fee is $30.

The printable registration form and more details on each camp can be found online at www.shawneecc.edu/community_services/kids_activities.asp. Please fill out the entire form and send payment with form to Shawnee Community College, ATTN: Stacy Simpson, 8364 Shawnee College Road, Ullin, IL 62992. Registration and fees are due at least one week before camp start date.

For more information or to register for the Saints’ Kids 2017 Summer Camps and Activities, please contact Stacy Simpson at 618-634-3266 or stacys@shawneecc.edu.

SCC Summer and Fall 2017 Registration is Open

Shawnee Community College Registration for Summer and Fall 2017

Shawnee Community College, 8364 Shawnee College Rd., Ullin, IL

June 5 – Summer classes begin
Aug. 16 – Fall Classes begin

The schedule of classes is available at the main campus and each of the extension centers and at www.shawneecc.edu, Click “current students”, then “course enrollment”, and then “course schedules” for the schedule of summer and fall classes.

Main Campus:  8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, IL
Metro Center:  5385 Industrial Park Dr., Metropolis
Anna:  1150 E. Vienna St.
Cairo:  1401 Washington Avenue

To register, you must complete the following four items:

  1. First, complete a Student Information Form.
  2. Secondly, complete the Placement Testing, which is required by all prospective students prior to registering for classes. Placement Testing can be completed at the main campus in Ullin. Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Testing is available at any of the extension centers by appointment.
  3. Next, request a copy of high school completion to be sent directly to the Admissions Office. Hand-carried copies are not considered official.
  4. And lastly, schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor to schedule your classes.

The first day to charge Financial Aid in the SCC Bookstore for summer courses is May 30th, with the last day on June 22nd, 2017.

To inquire information regarding FAFSA completion, please contact the Financial Aid office at 618-634-3200, opt#1 then opt#2.

For further information about SCC summer and fall registration, please call 618-634-3397.

Massac Unit One Kindergarten Registration/Screening 2017

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Monday-Thursday, May 1-4, 2017
Massac Unit One Kindergarten Registration and Screening

Children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2017, and live within the boundaries of Massac Unit One should come to their designated attendance centers where students will be screened for vision/hearing, speech/language, motor skills, and development concepts. Screenings are required to be performed before entrance to kindergarten.

Screening Times:
8 a.m. – 10 a.m. and Noon – 2 p.m.
Parents need to call to schedule an appointment.
For an appointment at the appropriate center, call the following schools:

Metropolis Elementary, Mon-Tue, May 1-2
Metropolis Elementary students will be screened at Metropolis Elementary School.
Contact: Laurie Glass, 618-524-4821

Franklin and Jefferson, Wed, May 3
Franklin and Jefferson students will be screened at Franklin School.
Contact: Suzanne Souders, 618-524-4821

Brookport and Unity, Thu, May 4
Brookport and Unity Students will be screened at Brookport School.
Contact:  Karla Williamson, 618-564-2482

Other Information

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

PLEASE SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Massac Unit One School Registration Information

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2016-2017 Elementary/Junior High Registration Information & First Day of Attendance

registration imageK-8th grade students will need to register on Monday, Aug. 8th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 5-7 p.m. at all Massac Unit One buildings.  Parents of new and returning students should register their students during this time.

Monday, Aug. 15 will be the first day of student attendance. Students will be dismissed at 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 St. in Metropolis. 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.

Book rent for elementary students is $17.  Cafeteria account deposits should also be made at this time. Free and reduced applications will also be available.

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

View School Supply List and other information from Massac Unit One

MCHS Student Registration and First Day of Attendance

Massac County High School will register students in the same manner as in previous school years. All students will register during the week of Aug. 8.

  • Juniors and seniors will register on Monday, Aug. 8 from 9 -11 a.m. and from 1- 2 p.m.
  • Sophomores will register on Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 9-11 a.m. and from 1- 2:30 p.m.
  • Freshmen will register on Wednesday, Aug. 10. Freshmen students whose last names begin with A-L will go to MCHS from 8:30–11 a.m. Students whose last names are from M-Z will go to MCHS from 12:30–2:30 p.m. If unable to attend your session you may attend the other session. Buses will not run on these days.
  • Friday, Aug. 12 will be registration for students who could not register on their assigned day as well as new students.

Monday, Aug. 15 is the first day of student attendance. Buses will run at their regular morning and afternoon times. If you have questions about bus routes or times, please call Durham School Services.

When students register, they will need to pay their registration fee of $20 or fill out a waiver. They will then receive their schedule of classes, temporary ID badge and student insurance information.

Other Important Dates:

  • Freshmen orientation will be Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. in the MCHS Cafeteria.
  • All students will be given a MCHS handbook on Wednesday, August 31. Please ask your son/daughter to bring this handbook home so you can read it and familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures of MCHS.
  • Student picture day is Wednesday, Aug. 17. All students will need to have his/her picture taken for an ID/lunch card, which is free. Picture packets may be purchased but must be paid for at this time.
  • Sophomores will get their class ring information on Friday, Aug. 19. The Balfour Ring Company will be taking ring orders after school on Friday, Aug. 26.

Massac County Unit One Registration

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Tuesday, Aug. 4 or Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Tue: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thu: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Parents of new and returning students should register their students at all Massac Unit One buildings.

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.

Three items are required and one must be a utility bill. Other items can be a driver’s license, rent receipt, tax bill, mortgage coupon, voter registration card, vehicle registration or insurance.

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

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

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

Book rent for elementary students is $17. Cafeteria account deposits should also be made at this time. Free and reduced applications will also be available.


Friday, Aug. 3 – Monday, Aug. 10, 2015
Massac County High School
Massac County High School, 2841 Old Marion Rd., Metropolis

Wed. Aug. 5:  Juniors and Seniors, 9-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.

Thu. Aug. 6:  Sophomores, 9-11 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.

Fri. Aug. 7:  Freshmen, whose last names are from A-L, 8:30-11 a.m.  Freshmen whose last names are from M-Z, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Mon. Aug. 10:  Registration for students who could not register on their assigned day as well as new students.

Tue. Aug. 11:  Freshman orientation at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

Wed. Aug. 12:  First full day of classes

Buses will not run on August 5-7. When students register, they need to pay their book rent of $20 or fill out a waiver. Student drivers will need to purchase a parking pass. They will then receive their schedule of classes, temporary ID badge and student insurance information.

Massac Unit One Website

Joppa-Maple Grove School Registration

registration imageELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Monday, July 27 – Tuesday, August 11, 2015
New Students
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Donna Rushing, Maple Grove secretary, will be at the elementary school to register new students. Kindergarten students who did not pre-register in the Spring, should contact Donna Rushing or Landon Sommer, principal, at 618-543-7434 prior to Friday, August 7th.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Existing students
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Buses will run and registration will be on this first day of school. Schools will run on a half day schedule the first day with early dismissal at noon.


JR. HIGH/SR. HIGH SCHOOL

Monday-Friday, August 3-7
New Students
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Penny Bellamy, guidance counselor, will be at the Jr. High/Sr. High School to register new students, check schedules, and make recommendations. Records will be requested from previous school. Transfer students will be placed on a schedule after records are received, and credits and grades have been evaluated.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Existing students
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Buses will run and registration will be on this first day of school. Students will remain in their home rooms for completion of district paperwork. Schools will run on a half day schedule the first day with early dismissal at noon.


REQUIREMENTS

Physical examinations, immunization records and official birth certificates are required to be on file for all students.

Students entering kindergarten, 6th- and 9th-grades are required to have an updated physical examination and appropriate immunizations prior to entering school.

Students entering kindergarten, 2nd- and 6th-grades are required to have a dental exam prior to school starting.

Students in kindergarten, or who are attending public school for the first time, are required to have a vision exam upon entering school. All new students must provide a copy of a recent physical examination, vision exam, copy of the student immunization record and official birth certificate upon registration. Forms for physicals, dental and vision exams are available at the J-MG School District office.

Hospital birth certificate will not be accepted. Students must provide a copy of the official certificate from the state in which they were born. Students will not be allowed to attend classes until all Illinois state mandated requirements for physical, dental and vision exams, immunization, and birth certificates are met.

Students who participate in sports activities must present proof of physical exam prior to the beginning date of the sport. Sports physicals do not replace the mandatory physicals required for students entering 6th- and 9th-grades.

COSTS

Textbook rental fees are $20. Students will be charged $20 per sport per year not to exceed $50 per family. Driver’s Ed fee is $50 for the class in addition to the $20 White Slip Fee to the Secretary of State. High school art students will incur a supply fee of $10. Waivers for student fees and breakfast and lunch meals are available by completing a form and returned to the appropriate school office by the end of the first two weeks of attendance.

School Supply Giveaway is July 23

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
School Supply Giveaway
5 p.m. –  while supplies last
Metropolis Community Center, 900 W. 10th St., Metropolis

The employees of Harrah’s Metropolis, along with other local businesses and organizations are teaming up once again to distribute school supplies gathered through fundraising and donations.

Due to demand, adults without children present are allowed up to three students’ supplies. Once through, they may return to the back of the line for the chance to acquire
more. All children present will take priority at the front of the line at all times.

Dental Safari Company, a mobile dentistry company specializing in children of all ages 0-18, will be on site offering Dental Exams, Cleanings, Fluoride treatments and sealants as needed. Any child is eligible and it is at no cost to the family. Dental Safari accepts Illinois medical card and all private insurance. Find them online at dentalsafaricompany.com or on Facebook.

Southern Seven Health Department will also be on hand offering vaccinations for individuals with medical cards and those who are private pay. There will be a vast array of information on hand as well as information on which car seat is appropriate for your child.

The Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition (MCDAC), along with the Elk’s Drug Awareness Program, will have rulers, pencils, erasers, and coloring books and will be handing out drug awareness buttons among other supplies.

Along with the supplies and services being offered this year, local salons and barbers are generously donating one free haircut for each kids as well. They will be given coupon that may be redeemed only once to one of the participating businesses.

This year’s event is sponsored by Harrah’s Metropolis, Reed Electric, Silver Collections, Liberty Utilities, The Metropolis Planet, Dental Safari Company, MCDAC, Southern Seven Health Department, Palmer & Co. Barber Shop, Kelly’s Mane Image and Creative Trends Salon.