Dates and times are subject to change
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Good Afternoon Middletown Families,
I hope this message finds everyone well. I can't believe we are already headed towards midterm with our students next Thursday September 23. Now is a great time to check in with your students and see how grades look in Schoology. If anyone needs support, please reach out to teachers, counselors, or administrators.
In other news, there is a new "challenge" being promoted through various social media platforms, particularly Tik-Tok, encouraging students to vandalize school bathrooms and school property. Unfortunately, this has happened at our school as well. We are being proactive at MHS and are taking measures to ensure these practices do not escalate. Please know that our school staff takes these acts seriously. Students who participate in vandalizing our school are subject to a variety of consequences, including paying restitution for any damages caused, suspension from school and/or school activities such as sporting and homecoming events, club participation, and may be referred to our School Resource Officer.
This school belongs to the entire community and should be treated as such. With that being said, we are very grateful that the vast majority of our students are respectful and use the bathrooms without incident. Thank you for your maturity. We are encouraging anyone who sees this type of behavior (in-person or via social media) to report it immediately to a staff member.
Principal, Middletown High School
MHS Tutoring Opportunities
See link, below, for tutoring schedules and sign-up information:
MHS Tutoring Opportunities
MHS Attendance Information
MHS Attendance Policy: Tardy Arrivals
Beginning Monday, September 20, we will enforce our attendance policy for unexcused tardy arrivals as follows:
Attention Students: Action Needed
Update Passwords No Later Than Wednesday, September 22
Attention all students who have not yet changed their password from their student ID: Using your student ID to sign in will soon stop working. Students can update their password while in Chrome by clicking on FCPS bookmarks and choosing the password reset portal. Please ensure that your password is updated before Wednesday, September 22. If you need assistance, please see Ms. Mills or Ms. Sgrignoli in the Media Center.
MHS Work Based Learning (WBL) News
Parent and Student Volunteers Needed
Tree Planting on Friday, October 15
The town of Middletown is asking for volunteers to help plant 50 native trees and shrubs on town-owned land on Friday, October 15 beginning at 8:30am. The planting location is along Hollow Creek off Hollow Road north of Layla Drive. Bring shovels, picks and gloves, wear boots, and dress for the weather. Anyone is welcome to help with this volunteer effort - families, students, retirees, businesses, etc. Students can receive two hours of community service for this event – just bring needed paperwork for signature.
Please park on Layla Drive between Rod Circle/Rhoderick Circle and Asky Court/Ari Court and then follow the signage to the planting area. You will start off on the paved path adjacent to the Village of Foxfield community garden. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Middletown Staff Planner, Cindy Unangst, at 301-371-6171.
Middletown residents are encouraged to plant trees on their own properties this fall! A $25 off coupon for a native tree is available at the town office.
MHS Club Sign-Ups
Did you miss Club Rush and still want to sign-up for a club? Check our the MHS Clubs & Organizations List below. Message or email the advisor if you'd link to join.
MHS Clubs List
Congratulations 2021 Alvin G. Quinn Sports Hall Of Fame Inductees
MHS Graduates Tracey Kibler and Joann Engestrom
Congratulations to former MHS Knight athletes Tracey Kibler (and current GTJHS Principal), and Joann Engestrom, both of whom are being inducted into the YMCA of Frederick County Alvin G. Quinn 2021 Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 18. Thank you for representing MHS so well. Read about them and all of the other inductees HERE.
MHS COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Wednesday, September 22 & Wednesday, October 13
MHS is pleased to be hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday, September 22, 8 AM - 2 PM. Vaccines will be offered on site at MHS, with a second dose scheduled on Wednesday, October 13 for those whom receive the first dose on September 22.
Students may be vaccinated without parents present only with the signed consent form (linked below):
Please click here to sign up for your appointment and complete screening questions. Family and student walk-ins are welcome.
Drivers Needed: Convertible Sedans
Heritage Day Parade
Underclassmen Yearbook Photos
Wednesday, September 22
Underclassmen photos will be taken on Wednesday, September 22, in the MHS auditorium during regular school hours. MHS's contract with Lifetouch requires that all portraits that appear in the yearbook be taken by Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits. Students are not required to purchase photos or pay a sitting fee if they are only having a portrait taken for the yearbook.
English 8 & English 10 MCAP Testing
Monday, September 20 and Tuesday, September 21
All 9th graders whom attended a Maryland Public School in the 2020-2021 school year and 11th graders whom took English 10 in the 2020-2021 school year. *The English 10 MCAP assessment participation meets the graduation requirement.
Testing Time and Location:
Alphabetized testing rosters for English 8 and English 10 are posted on the testing bulletin board in the cafeteria. Students should review their assigned testing block and location. Students currently enrolled in English will most likely take their assessment during class.
FCPS issued device- Students will FCPS devices must bring their Chromebooks, fully charged, to their testing location.
FCPS devices will be provided to students who have not been assigned a school Chromebook.
Plug-In headphones/earbuds (limited loaners available)
Students who are testing during Block 4 will eat on 1st lunch shift.
Questions about Early Fall Testing can be sent to Ms. Hontz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MHS Math Honor Society
Applications Due Friday, October 8
MHS Math Honor Society is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. The deadline for application submission is Friday, October 8. Please see Mr. DeGrange, Room 526, for an application. Eligibility requirements:
MHS PTSA 2021-2022 Membership Drive
Thank you in advance for joining your 2021-2022 MHS PTSA!
Click Here To Join
MHS PTSA Social Media:
Senior Portrait Makeup/Retake Sessions
October 13, 14, and 15
Senior Students and Parents: Please Join Class of 2022 Schoology Group
Seniors and their parents/guardians: Please join the Schoology group for the class of 2022. The code to use is TFZP-6WGB-4HNPJ. This group will be used to communicate information about senior events next year with the exception of prom, yearbook and counseling.
Senior Class Advisers
Lisa Boyll email@example.com 240-236-7562
Cindy Anderson Cynthia.firstname.lastname@example.org 240-236-7504
Media Center Resources
Media Specialist: Katherine.Mills@fcps.org 240-236-7493
Visit the MHS Media Center Page and Database
Health Room Technician: Pam Brawner 240-236-7416
Visit the MHS Health Room Page