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How Can We Make Students Love Learning Again?

How Can We Make Students Love Learning Again?

Caitlin Woods and Sarah Moskovitz

October 15, 2018


Filed under News from the Classroom

From October 5-7, 2018, Midlo College Composition teacher, Mrs. Beth Morris participated in a three-day conference at the Chesterfield Technical Center on Hull Street, spoke about how to engage students and make education meaningful. Attendees included teachers and educational leaders, such as Debra ...

Students Paint Murals During Summer Break

Students Paint Murals During Summer Break

Anna Chen and Sarah Moskovitz

September 14, 2018


Filed under A & E, Showcase, Visual Arts

Over the summer while students soaked up the sun, hardworking Midlo art students, Amanda and Ashley Jennings, Trinity Hicks, Carlie Snidow, Kylie Redden, and Rhianna Holdren spent hours painting two beautiful murals near the English and World Language halls. Every week, starting from mid-July to the end of...

English Department Hires New Staff Members

English Department Hires New Staff Members

Katherine Krievs, Copy Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under News from the Classroom

The start of the 2018-2019 school year brings three excellent additions to the Midlothian High School English Department, including Mrs. Jennifer Krievs, Ms. Emily Pfund, and Ms. Elizabeth Boese. Ms. Pfund graduated from Midlo in 2012 and has returned to begin her teaching career. Mrs. Krievs formerly ta...

Mr. Cheatham Receives December TRT Award

Anna Chen, Midlo Scoop Staff

January 11, 2018


Filed under News from the Classroom

In December, Mr. Paul Parker passed the Teachers Recognizing Teachers Award to Midlo English teacher, Mr. Daniel Cheatham.  What inspired you to become an English teacher? I started out at Virginia Tech as a computer engineering student but quickly realized that wasn’t for me, so I took a few mo...

Honoring English Scholars

Honoring English Scholars

Anna Chen, Midlo Scoop Staff

December 8, 2017


Filed under News from the Classroom

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, the National English Honor Society inducted 27 new members in the Closed Commons at 2:30 pm. To be inducted, students were required to have a 3.6 GPA in English classes, a 3.0 GPA overall, and have contributed to Midlo's English community. Congratulations New NEHS Indu...

Mrs. Palenski’s Fresh Start

Mrs. Palenski’s Fresh Start

Katherine Krievs, Midlo Scoop Staff

December 5, 2017


Filed under Spotlights

On November 20, 2017, English teacher Mrs. Molly Palenski returned to Midlo after maternity leave. For Mrs. Palenski, it was like the first day of school, meeting many of her English 9 Honors and English 12 students for the first time.  She enjoyed time with her new daughter, Ruthie Grace, describi...

Welcoming Mr. Wenger

Welcoming Mr. Wenger

Nour Goulmamine, Midlo Scoop Staff

October 3, 2017


Filed under News from the Classroom

This year, Mr. Ryan Wenger joins the Midlothian High English Department, teaching 9th and 10th grade English. Welcome to Midlo, Mr. Wenger! How long have you been teaching, and what did you do before coming to Midlothian?  This is my seventh year teaching. Before Midlo, I taught at John Rolfe...

Davis Dives In

Davis Dives In

Emily Gundel, Midlo Scoop Staff

September 19, 2017


Filed under News from the Classroom

What do you like most about English? I enjoy the reading aspect of English the most, specifically non-fiction. Reading about others’ lives and how they dealt with certain situations, which includes adversity or other challenging scenarios have always been interesting to me.  What other school...

Commemorating a Myriad of Midlo English Scholars

Commemorating a Myriad of Midlo English Scholars

Michael DeMatteo, Marketing Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under News from the Classroom

On March 23, 2017, the Midlothian High School chapter of the National English Honor Society (NEHS) inducted new members who have made significant contributions to the Midlothian English community through publication, service, or performance and have maintained a 4.0 grade point average. NEHS strives...

February Employee of the Month

February Employee of the Month

Anna Chen, Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under Spotlights

Midlo's February Employee of the Month, Mrs. Blair Abrahamson teaches English 10 and 11, organizes and teaches SOL remediation sessions, and assists the administration with tardy infractions. Her dedication to her students and to Midlothian High School make her the perfect candidate for the honor. ...

Recognizing English Scholars

Recognizing English Scholars

Ellen Tucker, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017


Filed under News from the Classroom

After school on Thursday, January 26th, the Midlothian High School Chapter of National English Honor Society (NEHS) welcomed its first group of talented English students. A number of parents attended the event to support their students. Sponsors Mrs. Missy Hill, Mr. Daniel Cheatham, and Ms. Broo...

Q & A: Tim and Margaux, French Exchange Students

Q & A: Tim and Margaux, French Exchange Students

Michael DeMatteo, Marketing Editor; Staff Writer

November 15, 2016


Filed under News from the Classroom

It goes without saying that France and the United States have distinctive cultural differences. Recently, a very accomplished group of teenage linguists ventured from Epernay, France, to Midlothian, Virginia, to immerse themselves in American culture. Even though they all held prior knowledge of the English...

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