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Moline High School Kicks Off Annual Share Joys Campaign

The Moline High School Share Joys campaign will take place on December 9-13.  This year’s events will kick off with a Donut Eating Contest, sponsored by Donut Delight, on Wednesday, December 4,  at 7:00 a.m. in the East Gym at Moline High School.  Shopping for the students will take place on December 15 at JC Penney, Moline.   

The Moline High School Share Joys program has raised over $1.2 million since 1949 for children in need from Moline-Coal Valley Schools.  Last year, Moline High School students and staff, together with the community, raised almost $47,000 to clothe 314 children who needed assistance.

Contributions of any amount are currently being accepted for the 2019 Share Joys campaign. Every dollar that is contributed will go directly toward helping make this holiday season happier for Moline School District children. Checks can be made payable to Moline High School Share Joys and can be sent to Moline High School, 3600 Avenue of the Cities,  Moline, IL 61265 or dropped off in person at the high school bookstore. For further information, contact Lisa Welvaert at 309-743-8766 or David Lindstrom at 309-743-8930.


MHS Celebrate new CNC Manufacturing Program with Open House

It is projected that over the next decade, 3½ million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled around the nation. This need also impacts our local community. To help prepare high school students who want to enter the manufacturing world upon graduation, Moline High School has created a new CNC (Computer Numerical Control Manufacturing) course and program, complete with a modernized equipment lab.

In celebration of the new program, Moline High School will host an open house on Wednesday, November 13, from 7:00 – 8:00 pm.  The public is invited to attend beginning at 7:00 pm and tour the new CNC lab featuring state-of-the-art CNC lathes, CNC vertical mills, and FANUC simulator stations.  Guests should park and enter at the southeast corner of the building near the baseball diamond.  A special ribbon-cutting ceremony for program sponsors, business partners, and staff will take place at 6:30 pm. 

Effective with the fall 2019 semester, Moline High School students have the unique opportunity to take courses in the new CNC Lab, ultimately qualifying for one of twelve apprenticeships with local businesses in the manufacturing industry.  Apprentices who successfully complete the high school coursework will earn an Introductory CNC Machining certificate from Black Hawk College upon graduation, and after completing all apprenticeship competencies will be Department of Labor certified as a CNC Set-Up Programmer for Milling and Turning.  A unique opportunity in the Illinois Quad Cities,  Moline's CNC Machining program boasts FANUC simulators and Neway VMC's and lathes, along with a range of manual machines, providing students a full complement of skills and hands-on practice with machining and programming machines for industry-level production.

Moline’s new lab equipment and curriculum are made possible through generous gifts and support from the Harris Family Charitable Giving Trust, Chris Ontiveros, John Deere Cylinder Division, The Moline Foundation, Moline Public Schools Foundation, and Title I federal grant funds.

5 Essentials Survey Now Open

PARENTS! We need your input on the annual 5 Essentials Survey from the IL State Board of Education. The survey gathers data related to five components found to be critical for school success:
*Effective Leaders
*Collaborative Teachers
*Involved Families
*Supportive Environments
*Ambitious Instruction

After the data is tabulated, the reports will be sent to schools and districts in the Spring and will also be included in the State School Report Card, released statewide in the fall. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Take the survey here: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illino…/survey/parent/login/

MCV to Honor Veterans (view schedule)

 

Parent YOUniversity Meetings

The Moline-Coal Valley School District will hold the third of four Parent YOUniversity meetings on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, from 5:30-6:30 pm at Moline High School, 3600 Avenue of the Cities.  Parents, grandparents, adoptive parents and foster parents who are supporting students enrolled in the Moline-Coal Valley School District are invited to attend this safe, supportive gathering. 

Attendees will receive information that will help their child be successful at school and at home.  Topics include mental health awareness and resources, family and community resources, school avoidance and truancy support, substance abuse awareness, social media and cyberbullying, as well as supporting at-risk youth academically, socially and emotionally.  Free snacks, refreshments and childcare will be provided. 

 The last Parent YOUniversity meeting will be held from 5:30-6:30 pm on April 7, 2020.  Advanced registration is recommended, but not required. Register online at www.molineschools.org or call 309-743-8103.

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Share Your Input at Community Conversation Meetings

Moline-Coal Valley Superintendent Rachel Savage and Board of Education members will hold Community Conversation meetings on several dates and locations throughout the school year.   Community Conversations are an opportunity for parents, students, staff and residents to provide important feedback on what is working for their family in the school district and what needs attention. 

The next Community Conversation meetings will take place on March 3, 2020:  7-8 pm, YMCA’s Spirit, Mind & Body Center, 1811-53rd Street, Moline (across from the YMCA, formerly known as Union Congregational Church). Refreshments will be provided. 

Date and location of future conversations:

  • April 7, 2020: 12-1 pm, the Java Lab, Moline Public Library, 3210-41st Street                                                                 

Superintendent Savage and the School Board look forward to great conversation and listening at these informal meetings. The information that is collected will assist in making improvements and in future planning efforts for the district.

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New Physical Education Facility at Moline High School

 

The Moline-Coal Valley Board of Education has approved a plan for a new multi-purpose physical education facility at Moline High School.  The $14 million physical education facility will feature a six-lane track, four multi-use courts, improved locker rooms, and a new weight room. Funding for new weight room equipment is included in the project cost.

 

The facility design will be an open concept and multi-use, allowing for improved physical education opportunities. It will also include recreational space for health and wellness activities.  

 

With student safety as a top priority, the new facility will create a safer physical education space for Moline High School students.  The need for additional physical education space at the high school is great.  The three gymnasiums are in constant use. Often PE classes and sports practices are held outside or indoors in hallways, or where space allows.   Moline’s weight and locker rooms are in need of updating, and limited space has caused overcrowding.

 

The District has selected Shive-Hattery as the architect and Russell as construction manager for the project. A timeline is being established and a facility rendering will be created during the design phase. The target date for having students using the completed facility is December 2020.

 

The new multi-purpose physical education facility will be funded through bond repayment over eight years. With bond funding, Moline residents will not see tax increases related to the new facility.

 

A committee is also being established to seek a cooperative partnership to build a new swimming pool.  The committee will include representatives from the Board of Education and the Moline community and will discuss ideas and funding options for a new swimming pool. The current pool was built in the 1950s.

 

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2019-2020 News Releases

MHS Kicks off Annual Share Joys Campaign 11/13/19
MCV Schools to Honor Veterans 11/6/19
MHS to Celebrate new CNC Manufacturing Program with Open House 11/04/19
MCV to Hold Parent YOUniversity Meeting on Nov. 5th 10/23/19
MHS Helps Fight Hunger with Empty Bowls Project 10/15/19
MHS Student to Perform at Illinois High School Theatre Festival 10/1/19 
Moline High School to Host John Deere Career Information Day 09/19/19
MCV to Hold Parent YOUniversity Meetings 09/18/10
Share Your Input at a Community Conversation Meeting 08/29/19
Bicentennial Student Creates New Flag for Coal Valley Township 08/12/19 
MCV Receives Bilingual Education Award for further services for English Learners 08/12/19