Those of you who may be considering having your son or daughter join our McFarland High School Learning Community may want to schedule a visit. I would welcome the opportunity to make arrangements for you and your child to meet with members of our guidance staff, faculty and administration.
Research supports the benefits of high schools with smaller student populations. The learning community of McFarland High School with a student enrollment of 620 offers students a variety of diverse curricular and co-curricular choices in a safe school climate that provides a sense of belonging.
McFarland High School is a North Central Accredited High School with a tradition for excellence. Students choose from a broad range of curricular and co-curricular offerings under a four-period day block schedule. American College Test (ACT) scores are competitive, as are the test results on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE). Over the years, McFarland High School has had students with commended, finalist, and scholar distinctions in the very competitive National Merit Scholarship competition.
In addition to a solid core of academic, fine arts, and technical offerings, students are afforded extended learning opportunities. Advanced placement courses, apprenticeship programs (e.g. biotechnology, financial services, printing, health services, automotive technology, tourism, manufacturing plastics and information technology), youth options programs that provide students the opportunity to study at an area technical college or four year college, and at-risk programming are all examples of extended learning opportunities.
As Spartans, you and your child will be connected and have a relationship with the students, parents, faculty, and administration of McFarland High School.
May 16, 2013
Thought for the day: Stop trying to fit in when you were born to stand out.
Attention Volleyball Players:
If you are interested in trying out for the 2013 volleyball program, you need to attend an important meeting on May 22nd at 7:30 AM in Coach Fortune's Room 110. Attendance is mandatory.
Reminder- Six Flags Senior class trip forms and money are due next Wednesday, May 22nd! Turn forms and money into the HS Office.
Are you a hands-on sort of person who has the motivation to work independently AND as part of a team? Find out more about careers in the trades by attending a speaker panel TODAY in the MHS library during Block 1. See Mrs. Brady or Ms. Divita in Guidance for a field trip form.
Attention Class of 2016: because not enough students have submitted applications for student council office, the deadline for the class of 2016 only has been extended to the end of this week. Please pick up an application from Mr. Levin or see him with any questions about student council and the responsibilities of class officers.
Calling all Driftwood staff! There will be an important meeting after school TODAY. All staff members need to be there! That's Driftwood, this Thursday, after school!
Calling all Seniors!! The Thistle needs your help. They are looking for candid pictures of you and your friends from this school year. If you have some good pictures that you would like to see in the paper, please bring them to the office. Make sure you put your name on the back so your photo can be returned!!
"Butter burgers, chicken tenders, cheese curds, OH MY!! Eat at Culver's on Wednesday, May 22nd from 4-8pm! 10% of profits will go to help fund the Class of 2013's Senior trip to Six Flags! The more you eat, the more they ride!!"
CABARET 2013 is this Saturday, May 18 at 7:00 PM. Not only is it going to be a great show full of fun student acts showcasing amazing talent, but we will also be FIGHTING CANCER! Purchase a note for $1.00 in memory of or in honor of someone you know afflicted by this disease all this week. We will display the notes in the hallway by the B gym as a tribute. All money will go to the American Cancer Society in memory of Aly Wolff and Al Zobel.
You can also purchase student section tickets for the show - only $4.00 each - from choir students during the lunch periods all week. Avoid the rush the night of the show and have a guaranteed great seat.
Art Club will meet TODAY after school in room 201.
"And so we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past...
Calling all former AP Composition students. If you'd like to attend the field trip to see the Great Gatsby next week, please see Kunkle ASAP. We'd love to have you come with us, but you must talk with Kunkle this week if you want to go. Hope to see you soon, old sports!"
Money. That's right, I said money. You can get some.
How? Well... if you have ever contributed to Driftwood as an author, artist, staff member, or musical guest at Drfitwoodstock, you are eligible to apply for the 3rd Annual Driftwood Scholarship. Pick up an application from Mrs. Gradian or Mr. Kunkle today.
Hurry. The deadline is next Monday, May 20th!
Events Today: Varsity Baseball at East Troy, JV Baseball at Home, Varsity Softball at Turner, JV Softball at home, Varsity Soccer at Home, Tennis at UW Whitewater, JV Track at Evansville, Freshman Baseball at Milton
Birthdays Today: None