What is Happening at Montcalm High School

October 11, 2015:  Students and staff at Montcalm High School are working hard to ensure everyone is aware of fire safety precautions.  Last week while displaying and using the fire department vehicle and since October is Fire Prevention Month, the Montcalm Fire Department worked with MHS staff to train students on fire exiting strategies. The school is also spearheading a Sleep Where It Beeps campaign to ensure all students have smoke detectors in their homes.  To aid in this endeavor, the school will request support from local businesses.

Montcalm High School is also spotlighting academic and athletic fitness.  On selected Fridays, MHS is now scheduling Club Day.  Because MHS is a smaller school, clubs are organized to help students experience some of the learning experiences in elective courses which are available at larger schools.  For example, MHS now has a Math Club, a Journalism Club, a Sign-Language Club, a Drama Club and a Landscaping Club.  At the Middle School level, students are excited to participate in Life Skills, Fitness, and JROTC.  In addition to the club meetings, MHS is also operating an Intramural Schedule during lunch break. 

In addition to safety, athletic, and academic fitness events, MHS also devotes twenty (20) minutes three days a week to SSR (Silent Sustained Reading) in an effort to help students (re)discover the joys of reading.  As a community service project, MHS opened the sign language club meetings to the public.  To support Children’s Cancer Awareness Month, students and staff wore gold for Go Gold West Virginia Day.

The Mercer County Board of Education, Dr. Deborah Akers – Superintendent, and Craig Havens would all like to thank teachers and students for creating and/or participating in projects which further educational opportunities as well as assist with community projects.