Message from Dr. Abel

Midlo Principal’s Message: May 5, 2022

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

We have now entered the testing season. AP and IB testing is already underway and SOL testing will begin 5/4. Please check out the links below to know who is testing and when. Of course, teachers have provided directions to students already and will continue to provide reminders. Please encourage your student to get a good night sleep, eat a healthful breakfast, come prepared (chromebook, calculators, #2 pencils, etc – items vary by test), and to simply relax. We always make our best decisions when we are able to relax in the moment.  Good luck to all our test takers – I know you will do great.

Daily Announcements

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From School Counseling

The School Counseling Department needs your help!

Mental Health is an important part of our Midlothian community’s health. During the month of May the Midlothian High School Counseling department will sponsor activities that will be informative and interactive to continue increasing awareness of mental health in our students. On Wednesdays, we ask that you encourage your students to join faculty and staff as we GO GREEN!!

On Friday, May 20, we are hosting a TAILGATE BREAKFAST for students (in the student parking lot). Look for the tent and the green balloons!! Studies show that a good breakfast marks the beginning of a good day! Please consider volunteering breakfast items for this worthy cause! Sign up here if you are able to contribute! There will be music, food, prizes, and early morning yoga! #EndtheStigma #MentalHealthMatters

Class of 2023

Interest for the 2023 POSSE Scholarship is now being accepted! If your student is interested in attending the University of Virginia or the College of William & Mary, please have them apply! The Midlo class of 2022 had two Posse scholarship recipients!

Summer School Information & Registration

To provide all families equitable access, the registration deadline for CCPSOnline classes for the 2022-23 school year has been extended to 5 P.M. May 16. Click here to register for CCPSOnline courses

ALSO –

Whether you need to repeat a class or you’re trying to jump ahead – click here to view the CCPS Summer School Information website. If your student is in danger of not passing a class, please sign them up for summer school ASAP. Such courses are available in-person, free of charge, are only four weeks in length, for four days per week, for approximately four hours per day. Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration is open for summer test prep

Summer registration is open for targeted sessions that help students prepare for SOL tests, the SAT and the W!SE test.

PTSO Message

Please join us for the final PTSO meeting for this year. The presentation and election of officers will be during the General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 7 P.M. Questions please contact: [email protected] It is also a great time to come to learn more about how you can get involved next year.

Slate for 2022-23

  • President: Mark Leonard
  • Vice-President: Julie Paris
  • Treasure: Beth Wilkerson
  • Secretary: Susan Hinz
  • Parliamentarian: Dawn Waugh

A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Please help celebrate our staff at Midlothian by supporting the PTSO luncheon planned for this Friday. We are looking for volunteers to send in desserts and drinks.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4CAEAD2CABFDC70-staff

Also, we are looking for 6 senior parent volunteers to help with the Senior Picnic on Friday May 13 from 11:30 A.M. – 1 P.M. Please email us at [email protected] if you would like to volunteer.

Thank you for your support!

Graduating Seniors

Students once you leave Chesterfield County, graduating or moving, you will not be able to retrieve any work associated with your ID number. Please download and save any work that they would like to take with you. Once again, if you leave the county, any work associated with your ID number is no longer able to be retrieved.  

Sidewalk Installation

Please be mindful of the construction taking place this week in front of the school. New sidewalks are being constructed. Please allow for extra time for arrival and departure. Please be aware that traffic patterns may be altered along Charter Colony. Thank you for your patience.

AND as always please remember to look both ways when crossing Charter Colony Parkway. While pedestrians have the right of way at the crosswalk, it’s vital that you are certain the vehicles are coming to a stop. Also, as a courtesy, wait for other students to cross in groups and walk briskly. Let’s keep a safe, steady flow going out there. Be smart, be safe, everyone.

Testing Information

SOL Testing Session:

Social Studies (World History 1 and 2, US/VA History, Human & Geography):

Thursday May 5:  All Odd day Social Studies classes will test

**All students will report to the AUX gym or small group location at 8:30 A.M.

Science (Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry)

Friday May 6:  All Even day Science classes will test

Monday May 9:  All Odd  day Science classes will test

Morning Session- Designated 1st and 2nd block testers will report to the Aux gym at 8:30 A.M.

Afternoon Session-   3rd and 4th block testers will eat A lunch and then report to the Aux gym at 12 P.M.

**All Science students with audio or small group accommodations will begin report at 8:30 A.M.

Math (Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry)

Tuesday      May 10:  All Even day Math classes will test

Wednesday May 11: All Odd day Math classes will test    

**All students will report to the AUX gym or small group location at 8:30 A.M.

AP Hall/Room Assignments

IB Testing Schedule and Room Assignments

Exam Information

Exams are back for all students. Seniors will have an opportunity to be exempt from their exam following the guidelines outlined on P.22 of the student handbook.  Exam Exemption and other details can be obtained by clicking here. FYI – Exam Exemption appeals close this Friday, May 6th, at 3 P.M.

Not sure if you’re exempt from an exam?  Click here to use our exam exemption determination tool.

Senior Info and our Senior Website

Please take a few minutes to read this senior letter, which provides a wealth of information regarding our upcoming senior events. We are so proud of our seniors and look forward to celebrating their successful completion of 13 years of school on May 23. In order to be prepared for graduation and other important senior events, it is important that students and parents read this senior letter.

As we make changes and updates to our senior plans, we will communicate all information on our Senior Information Website. Click here or visit bit.ly/MIDLOHS2022 to access our Senior Information Website.

Fundraiser

Please consider donating to and attending a fundraiser to benefit Ethiopian Children. The “For Ethiopian Children Fundraiser Event” at Midlothian High School will take place on May 7 from 2-6 P.M. 

Please support this event by:

  • Donating auctionable items and books for the fundraiser. 100% of profits earned from the auction and book sale will go towards the fundraiser. Donations can be made in the main office through May 1, 2022
  • Attending the fundraiser event on May 7. There will be activities for all ages, music, dances, an auction, food by Chick-Fil-A, and more!

See the attached flyers for more information. Questions? Call 804-441-8291, or email [email protected]

VSU Freedom School Summer Program

Virginia State University’s Political Science/Public Administration department is  hosting an opportunity for students in grades 9-12 to learn how to be scholastic leaders in the community. This initiative, called Freedom School by the Children’s Defense Fund historically and continues to be a part of the Black Community Crusade for Children. Freedom School scholars engage in a research-based, multicultural Integrated Reading Curriculum that supports them and their families through essential components:

  • High-quality academic enrichment
  • Parent and family development
  • Civic engagement and social action
  • Intergenerational servant leadership development
  • Nutrition, health, and mental health

Freedom Schools information:

https://www.childrensdefense.org/programs/cdf-freedom-schools/

 Virginia State University will accept 30 students into the summer program. The deadline to apply is June 3, 2022. Freedom School is offered at no cost. Students will receive two nutritious meals and a snack daily, as well as a book each week to build their home libraries.

 The school is held at Virginia State University:

JUNE 27 -JULY 21 MONDAY -THURSDAY

8:30 A.M. TO 1:30 P.M.

 Please see the attached flyer (here) and have any interested students and parents scan the QR code to register. Pass this onto anyone who you feel may benefit from this program.

Rising Seniors – Class of 2023

Virginia students are required by law to get these vaccines before entering 12th grade:

  • A minimum of two doses of meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine

The first dose should be administered before entering seventh grade. The final dose should be administered before entering 12th grade. Meningococcal vaccines help protect against the bacteria that cause meningococcal disease.

Health Department immunizations are available by appointment only for children age 18 and under. To schedule an appointment, call 804-768-7454.

Inform your school. Provide a copy of the immunization record to your high school as soon as possible.

Questions? Contact your school nurse or the Office of Student Health Services at 804-639-1321.

Calling all Athletes (and parents who want pictures)

If you’d like to purchase pictures from your child’s athletic team this year, please follow these steps:

  • Go to www.candidcolor.net
  • Click on “Sports Portraits”
  • Click on the blue button that reads “2021-22 School Year Pictures”
  • Enter the online code: MDHSM22
  • Enter the specific sport code and your email address.

Please note, photos may take 4-5 weeks to post in the portal.

Student Opportunities

Virginia State University’s Unite STEAM Leaders in Training (L.I.T.)

Summer program will explore higher-order level thinking in a “no limits concept” that encourages them to explore beyond boundaries and dare them to “think outside the box.” Students will learn about critical thinking techniques for problem solving and how to explore STEAM courses and related career fields. They will also participate in hands-on STEAM enrichment activities along with leadership, character development, and self-care workshops.

Unite STEAM L.I.T. will be held in-person Mondays through Thursdays from 9 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. from June 20 through July 19 (with July 4 and 5 off for the holiday). This program is designed for rising 10th and 11th grade students. All classroom supplies and lunch will be provided. Students who successfully complete the program will receive a $400 stipend.

To register, please visit https://cvent.me/Xn2XGz. Registration ends on Friday, May 20. Spaces are limited, so don’t delay…sign up today! For questions, please contact Dr. Michael Rainey at [email protected] or 804-898-9533.