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Daily Announcements

Announcements are typically posted here by noon each day that there is school. If you have questions or would like an announcement added, please contact the High School Athletics/Activities Office.

MFHS ANNOUNCEMENTS

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020

Next Homeroom: Monday, January 27 between 6th and 7th hours

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BOYS’ HOCKEY: Come cheer on the STARS Hockey Team as they faceoff against Appleton United this Friday, January 24. The puck drops at 6:30 pm at The Ponds (located at 2810 N Calhoun Rd). The STARS, in partnership with Elmbrook Youth Hockey, will recognize the Joe Offutt Family, as they kick-off this Concussion Awareness Event.

GSA MEETING: There will be a Gender Sexuality Alliance club meeting on Monday, February 3 after school in Room 207. See Ms. Gesell with questions.

FILM & NOVEL SOCIETY: Great news! The Film and Novel Society is going to host a community book discussion on Monday, February 10. The Menomonee Falls Public Library is participating in the NEA Big READ in the Falls and so are we! The group will be reading and discussing Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Mrs. Finley has copies available in the library if you need one. Hope to see you in February!

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

RED OUT FOR HEARTS! National Honor Society and the Girls’ Basketball Team are holding a RED OUT at the varsity game on Friday, January 24. Support the American Heart Association and fight heart disease – America’s #1 killer – by purchasing your RED OUT shirt available at the entrance of the game.

FALLS CREATIVE: The next Falls Creative meeting will be Monday, January 27, after school in the library. It's time to really focus in on the Film Festival so we need everyone to attend this meeting. Please let Mrs. Finley know if you can't make it.

OPEN GOLF PRACTICE: If any Falls students would like to participate in open golf practice at Swingtime in Germantown, open practice starts on Tuesday, January 28 and will be on Tuesdays at 3:45 pm and Wednesdays at 2:45 pm. Each practice will be 60-90 minutes. Swing Time offers $1 off to students who show a current Student ID. The official start of boys’ golf season is on Monday, March 30. Swingtime Germantown is located at W197 N10349 Appleton Ave. Open to all students male and female.

HELP WANTED: Student Services is looking for students to help in our office with running passes, etc. for second semester. Hours needed are 5C, 5AB, 6 and 8. You must be in good standing with grades and attendance. If interested, please see your school counselor.

YEARBOOKS! Have you purchased your yearbook yet? Yearbooks are currently on sale for $60. Last day to purchase at the lower price is Saturday, February 1. Starting Sunday, February 2, they go up to $75. Save money and purchase yours today by clicking here or bringing your cash or check to the front office during business hours.

ACADEMY APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE: Interested in joining an Academy next year? Applications are now available online for students to apply for any of our FIVE Academies; Business Academy, Design, Communication, & Media Academy, NEW Educator Academy, Healthcare Academy and the STEM Academy. Applications and more information can be found here and by clicking into each Academy of interest. Applications are due by Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

The MFHS Art Honor Society will be hosting the Empty Bowls Soup Dinner fundraiser for the Menomonee Falls Food Pantry Friday, February 14, 5- 7:30 PM, HS Cafeteria; $10 donation for Dinner of soup, bread, water, and a ceramic bowl. Tickets can be purchased at classmunity.com, from a MFHS art teacher or at the event. The basic dinner is a reminder that there are often empty bowls in our community. 100% of the money raised is donated to the food pantry. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Gonyer in the Art & Design Department.

FOR PARENTS- SUPPORT THE BOOSTER CLUB The Booster Club is inviting all parents and friends to join them for the 4th Annual Spring Fling on Saturday, February 29 at 6 pm in the beautiful Crystal Ball Room at the Hilton Downtown Milwaukee. All proceeds go to the Capital Improvement Campaign used to better sports facilities. This is a formal event filled with dancing, great food and popular Milwaukee cover band The Love Monkeys. You won’t want to miss this! More info/ registration at www.fallsathletics.org/springfling OR on Facebook by searching 2020 4th Annual Spring Fling.

NEW WRITING CENTER HOURS: The Writing Center is now open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:30-2:30 and Wednesday from 10:30-2:00. Stop by Room 144 for help with rough drafts, revisions or other writing needs. You can sign up outside of Room 144. Drop-ins are welcome; bring a hard copy of your essay draft. See Mrs. Kollm or Mrs. Aschenbrenner in Room 144 for more information.JURIED

BE IN THE YEARBOOK! We know that in your phone, you have loads of great photos of yourself and your friends doing fun things at school. Why not immortalize yourselves forever and share these photos with the yearbook staff? Download the ReplayIt app from the App Store or Google Play and then upload your great photos directly to your yearbook staff. The yearbook staff can use photos of students in class, at lunch and at school events. It’s quick! It’s easy! You’ll be famous! Do it today!

CLUBS AND GROUPS

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL CLUB: The Costa Rican students will be guests here until January 31. There will be an International Club member meeting with anyone else that wants to come (especially the Costa Rican host students) invited to an ice-cream/custard social on Tuesday, January 28 after school in room 236 to get to meet / say goodbye/ hang out with the Costa Ricans. Spread the word! All are welcome!

COMMUNITY EVENTS

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT: Do you like working with young kids? Do you think you would be a great teacher? Do you like volunteering? If so, this opportunity is for you…Junior Achievement is looking for juniors and seniors to teach our kindergartners money concepts through experiential learning. JA provides you with a two hour training and all the materials you need to be successful in the classroom. Please contact Shelly Wolfe at wolfshe@sdmfschools.org to sign up.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Riverside Elementary School is looking for high school students to serve as tutors for elementary students at Riverside from November-May. Weekly commitment; choose Mondays 3:45-4:30 and/or Wednesdays 2:30-3:30. If interested, contact Dawn Hinton at Hintdaw@sdmfschools.org or 262-617-8061. All volunteers must complete an application here: https://eraswaukesha.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer/

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS: If you are interested in a part-time job, please look at the link to the job opportunities board. Each week employers in the Menomonee Falls area contact the high school with work opportunities for students. It is updated weekly. Click on the Link to Job Opportunities Board to see the most recent jobs that are available for MFHS students.

MENOMONEE FALLS LIBRARY: The Falls library needs your help! Join the Teen Advisory Board and tell what programs you want at the Menomonee Falls Public Library while earning volunteer hours. Plus snacks! TAB is from 3:30-4:30 on the 1st Tuesday of every month. For more information, visit www.menomoneefallslibrary.org or email kalford@menomonee-falls.org

SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY: Shady Lane and Valley View PTO are looking for childcare volunteers to help out during PTO meetings. Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Contact Ms. Posnanski (posntin@sdmfschools.org) or Mr. Hoffman (hoffbra@sdmfschools.org) if interested.

BOOKS & BROWNIES @ the Menomonee Falls Public Library. Every 4th Tuesday from 6:00-7:00 PM have some brownies and rave (or rant!) about what you’re reading lately! For more information, visit www.menomoneefallslibrary.org

TEEN TAKEOVER is every Wednesday from 3:00 – 4:30 PM at the Menomonee Falls Public Library! Rotating through gaming, crafting & making, movies and just hanging out. For more information, visit their website www.menomoneefallslibrary.org or join our Remind class @ remind.com/join/mfplteens2

HAVE A GREAT DAY! SHOW YOUR FALLS PRIDE!

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