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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.

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.

Extended registration hours are on August 10th , 14th , 15th , and 16th until 6:30 p.m. at the main campus in Ullin and all of the extension centers. Also, the main campus will be open on Saturday, August 12th from 8:00 a.m. – noon for registration. Admissions, registration, financial aid, testing, and the bookstore will all be open on that day as well.

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