Message from Dr. Abel

Midlo Principal’s Message: December 7, 2021


Photo by: Bridget Tracy

Dr. Abel delivers weekly school-wide message every Tuesday.

Daily Announcements

Click here at any time to view our daily slideshow announcements or our weekly video announcements

Click here to view this week’s video announcements (shared on Monday, December 6, 2021)

Winter Spirit Week

Attention students and faculty/staff – let’s have some fun our last week before winter break by participating in our winter spirit week

  • Monday (13th):         Twin Day
  • Tuesday (14th):         Tacky Tuesday (winter/holiday hats, socks, etc)
  • Wednesday (15th):    Wellness Wednesday (comfy clothes)
  • Thursday (16th):        Ugly Sweater
  • Friday (17th):             Midlo Spirit Wear

We’re offering some small, yet fun prizes for some of our best participants. Tag us at #GoMidlo with a picture of your outfits on any of the spirit days.

Career Information

Do you want to learn more about health & wellness career opportunities through Bryant & Stratton?  If so, check out the opportunity below.

ASVAB Testing – this Friday 12/10 for Seniors

Seniors, still looking at options for “life after high school?”  Interested in learning more about your skills and career opportunities?  Take the ASVAB (free to students) this Friday, December 10 – during the school day.  

The ASVAB [Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery]  program has been re-designed to be helpful to virtually all students – whether the plan is immediate employment after high school in civilian or military occupations, or further education at a university, community college, or vocational institution.  Sign up using the link at the bottom of this document:  ASVAB Information and Sign up.

Student Names on Dismissals

Parents, please refrain from solely using nicknames on student notes.  Any student note should always have the student identification number and the name of the student upon enrollment.  If your student has a preferred name or a nickname please put that in quotes following the enrolled name and student id. Thank you for your cooperation.  

Library Fundraiser – Last Week to Order

Don’t forget it’s the last week to order your handcrafted Midlo ornaments, luggage tags, and tote bags!  Place your order by going to Thank you for considering supporting the Midlothian Library!


Congratulations to our monthly award winners (now including our Community Member of the Month) –

Students of the Month: Emma Crisp and Heather Spichiger

Employee of the Month: Loretta Speller

Community Member of the Month: Jamey Stone


NCAA Signing Day

When: December 15, 2021

Where: Aux Gym during Midlo Morning

For: DI & DII Scholarship Recipients

Next Signing Day: April 13, 2021, for DI-DIII

Parents, Guardians, Community Members and students, please follow us on social media so you can stay current with the latest athletic events and news-

Twitter- @GoMidlo and @10Scollins   

IG- Midlothian High School Sports

Fun Fundraiser

Take some time off from meal prep right before Winter Break and support Midlo IB on Thursday, December 16 from 4 P.M. – 8 P.M. at the Panera Bread in Westchester Commons. Order online at and enter the code PRFUND at checkout or mention the code to the cashier when ordering at the cafe. Thank you for supporting Midlo IB!

Holiday Performance

The Midlothian HS Orchestra/Guitar Holiday Concert will take place in the Auditorium on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 7 P.M.  No tickets are needed but please wear a mask and be prepared to practice social distancing.  

2021-22 Graduation Ceremony

Mark your calendars for:  7 P.M. Monday, May 23, 2022 at the Siegel Center.  More information to share as the date nears.

Scholarship Opportunities

Please click here (and check back frequently for updates) for updated scholarship information

College Application Deadline Dates

Several college application deadline dates are approaching and we want to remind you to submit transcript requests in Parchment as soon as possible.

Requests submitted by the dates below will be processed to meet the corresponding deadline.

Application Deadline Date Deadline to submit a request in Parchment
December 1st ASAP
December 15th December 1st
January 1st December 3rd

Please keep in mind that transcript requests will NOT be processed on weekends or over winter break.

Out of the loop? Check the Scoop!

Keep up to date with our Instagram – @MidloScoop

If you are interested in advertising in the Midlo Scoop, please contact Lisa Martin Hudgins at [email protected].

Calling All Swimmers

Click this link to learn more about a fun swimming program available this Saturday through our YMCA partner


Please note that moving forward (starting on 12/2) only senior drivers will be dismissed a few minutes early from school, with all other students being dismissed at 3 P.M.  The multiple earlier dismissal times for all students was only intended to be a temporary measure to alleviate the transportation issues and traffic concerns at dismissal.  While we recognize we continue to face significant traffic in the morning and afternoon, it’s important we dismiss our students at their regularly scheduled time.  

Remember, you can always delay your pick up time in the afternoon to 3:15 / 3:20 P.M. to avoid the heavy traffic.

If you wish for your student to return to riding a school bus, please follow the directions below.

  • Open ParentVue – Click Student information, and then click on the edit information button.  
  • Locate the transportation information section – change the type in the A.M. and P.M. to bus.  Save your changes.

Please allow transportation approximately two weeks to update your student’s transportation status to ensure they are routed correctly.

Please contact our front office at 378-2440 if you have any questions.

MABA Fundraiser

Just in time for the holidays……Booster Club is hosting a HUGE SPIRITWEAR store for the perfect holiday gifts and to raise necessary funds for our Trojan sports teams! From all-season clothing, backpacks, SENIOR T’s, we’ve got quite a store in store for you!! Please order with expedited shipping in the next week for holiday delivery. GO MIDLO!! And thank you for your support!

All-Region/All-State Teams and Honors

Midlo is on the mark! Congratulations to all our players & coaches who have contributed to a fall season of athletic achievement.  Click here for a list of our recipients.  

Take the Plunge

Click here to read how you can support our Champions Together program by either taking the Plunge or sponsoring Team Midlo as they take the Plunge.

Library Fundraiser

It’s time to order your Midlo tote bag, backpack tag, or glitter ornament to support the library. They make great holiday gifts or a treat for yourself!  Go to to see all the options and to place your order by December 10th.  Thank you for supporting the Midlo Library!

Chesterfield Technical Center Opportunities

The Chesterfield Technical Center (CTC) is a wonderful opportunity for our students.  Students who are enrolled in a program through the CTE are often some of our most engaged students.  They can earn a license, certification and/or college credit before they graduate in the career field of their choice!

The CTC has courses for everyone and rising 11th and 12th graders can apply soon!  Applications open January 17th and an Open House at both campuses is scheduled for December 4th.  

9th grade students can also attend the open house to get excited about future opportunities, but you can not enroll until your sophomore year.  

Watch the video linked below for more information!

CTC Video


We have prepared attendance notes that you can download and fill out for your student’s tardy, dismissal, and absence.  Click here (or visit   In addition some friendly reminders for parents and students are as follows.

Notes for dismissal, absence, or tardy:

  • Should be dropped off to the attendance office upon arrival at school, or between the first block and Midlo morning.  

If someone other than a parent/guardian is picking up your child for an early dismissal:

  • We need that in writing as students can be dismissed only on the request and authorization of the parent or legal guardian.  
  • Students shall not be released during the school day to any person not authorized by the student’s parent or legal guardian.

Students returning to school from an appointment:

  • Are required to check back in with the attendance office upon arrival.

Students who become sick at school:

  • Must request to see the nurse. Students should not text home to be picked up before seeing the nurse.
  • The clinic will contact the parent if pick-up is needed. The school must document any student leaving school ill.

Questions or notes regarding attendance can be sent to [email protected] or call 804-378-2440 ext. 4127.

Attention Seniors

Did you miss the opportunity to order your Cap & Gown?  Don’t stress, you can still order graduation items, including your cap and gown, by visiting their website at: