High School Events

Mason County Central High School
2017 - 2018 Calendar
AUGUST Mon Aug. 28 Freshman Parent Meeting @ 7:00pm
Mon Aug. 28 Pictures/Schedule Pickup for Seniors & Freshman Orientation
Tues Aug. 29 Pictures / Schedule Pickup for Juniors & Sophomores
Tues Aug. 29 MCC Inservice Day
Wed Aug. 30 MCC Inservice Day
SEPTEMBER Tues Sep. 5 Students Report
Mon Sep. 11 Sophomore Class Meeting w/ Jostens @10:45  re: Class Rings
Thurs Sep. 14 Sophomore Class Ring Orders Due - Jostens 8:25 am
Fri Sep. 22 1/2 Day for Students (AM only) - PM Teacher Inservice
OCTOBER Wed Oct. 4 Fall Count Day
Fri Oct. 13 MCC Homecoming Football Game
Sat Oct. 14 MCC Homecoming Dance
Mon Oct. 16 H.G. Bacon Award Program @ 7:00pm
Tues Oct. 17 Picture Make-up Day
Wed Oct. 11 PSAT Test 8:25 am
Fri Oct. 20 1/2 Day for Students (AM only) - PM Teacher Inservice
Mon Oct. 23 Senior Meeting w/ Jostens (8:25 am during Advisory)
Wed Oct. 25 Parent / Teacher Conferences 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Tues Oct. 31 Blood Drive - National Honor Society
NOVEMBER Thurs Nov. 2 Financial Aid Workshop 6:00pm 
Fri Nov. 3 Senior Graduation Products Order Due - Jostens @ 8:25am
Tues Nov. 7 National Honor Society Induction @ 7:00pm
Wed Nov. 8 1/2 Day for Students (AM only) - PM Teacher Inservice
Thur Nov. 9 FAFSA Completion Night 3:30 - 7:00pm
Thur,Fri,Sat Nov. 16,17,18 MCC Drama Department Production @ 7:00pm
Sun Nov. 19 MCC Drama Department Production @ 2:00pm
Wed Nov. 22 1/2 Day for Students & Staff (AM Only)
Thur, Fri Nov. 23 & 24 Thanksgiving Break (No School)
Thur Nov. 30 ASVAB Test 8:25 am - 11:30 am
DECEMBER Mon Dec. 11 Band and Choir Concert
Fri Dec. 15 1/2 Day for Students (AM only) - PM Teacher Inservice
Tues Dec. 19 END OF 1ST TERM
Tues Dec. 19 Last Day of School before Holiday Break
JANUARY Wed Jan. 3 School Resumes
Wed Jan. 10 Blood Drive - Student Council
Fri Jan. 26 1/2 Day for Students (AM only) - PM Teacher Inservice
Wed Jan. 31 Dual Enrollment Parent Meeting - 6:30pm in High School
FEBRUARY Wed Feb. 14 Spring Count Day
Fri Feb.16 1/2 Day for Students (AM only) - PM Teacher Inservice
Wed Feb. 21 Parent / Teacher Conferences 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Fri Feb. 23 Senior Pictures due to Mrs. Allen
MARCH Wed Mar. 7  Blood Drive - Student Council
Thurs Mar. 22 Last Day of School Prior to Spring Break
APRIL Mon Apr. 2 School Resumes
Tue Apr. 10 Testing Day - Juniors (SAT), Sophmores & Freshmen (PSAT)
Tues Apr. 10 Senior Field Trip - 1/2 Day (AM only)
Wed Apr. 11 Testing for Juniors - AM only (WorkKeys)
Thurs. Apr. 12 Testing for Juniors - AM only (M-Step)
Fri Apr. 20 1/2 Day for Students (AM only) - PM Teacher Inservice
Fri Apr. 20 END OF 2ND TERM
Sat Apr. 28 Junior / Senior Prom and Post Prom
MAY Wed May 9 HG Bacon Dinner @ 5:00 at Lincoln Hills (4-year Seniors Qualifiers Only)
Mon May 14 Band Concert
Thurs May 17 Choir / Talent Show
Tue May 22 Student Council Awards @ 9:00 am
Wed May 23 Seniors Last Day
Fri May 25 Graduation @ 7:00pm 
Mon May 28 Memorial Day (No School)
JUNE Fri June 8 1/2 Day for Students and Staff (AM only) - Last Day of School


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Daily Announcements

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


Mr. Tuka is looking for mentors for the freshmen orientation that will take place this summer.  This is a good opportunity for any volunteer hours.  It will be a session for incoming freshmen on August 27th.  Juniors and sophomores can sign up in the office.  


Reminder:  New Senior Class officers – Jostens will be here this morning during advisory to meet with you in regards to next year’s graduation.


I still have quite a few School of Choice forms that have not been turned in yet.  These need to be returned ASAP.  Your will not receive a schedule for next year if we do not receive yours.


There are applications in the office for Miss Mason County Scholarship Pageant – The pageant will take place on July 6th at 6:30 pm.  Application deadline is June 14th.


The boys' lockers in the A.O. locker room need to be cleaned out by Thursday, June 7th.


There is a meeting in Mr Briggs' room during advisory after the pledge today for all boys interested in playing football next fall


There will be a cross country meeting today after the pledge in the cafeteria.


There will be a Varsity Girls Basketball meeting at lunch today in Mr Weinert’s room, pizza provided.


Reminder to Online Students – you need to get your parent permission slip signed and returned ASAP. 


Hot Lunch:  Hungry Howie Pizza, Corn, Apple and Choice of Milk.


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MHSAA Catastrophic Accident Insurance

The administrator of the MHSAA-purchased catastrophic accident medical insurance plan for 2016-17 has clarified some insurance issues relative to transportation.

Under the MHSAA-purchased plan . . .

“Eligible student-athletes are covered while traveling directly to and from a scheduled event as a representative of the school while traveling in transportation sponsored by the school, and while participating in-season in an allowed activity under the direct supervision of a full-time school employee or coach designated by the school acting within the scope of his/her coaching duties in those sports for which the MHSAA provides a tournament series.”

The administrator has confirmed in writing that the meaning is to include school-provided transportation (school bus, school van, school vehicle) as well as a coach who is authorized by the school to drive student-athletes, and it includes transportation to a practice, scrimmage or contest.

The coverage does not cover or include a parent who is driving only his/her own son or daughter in a personal vehicle, nor does it cover a student who is authorized by the school to drive him-self/herself.

No advance authorization form is required. The accident claim form will determine if it was school-authorized transportation. It is prudent for schools’ written policies to authorize specifically if students and/or parents and/or coaches may provide transportation, and the conditions under which they may do so.

Please refer to 2016-17 MHSAA Handbook page 104 for an overview of the Catastrophic Accident Medical Insurance plan. If you have questions regarding the MHSAA-purchased plan, please contact Mark Uyl in the MHSAA office. The administrator of this plan is Bryan Cronen, First Agency, Inc., 5071 West H Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49009-8501. Phone: 269-381-6630. Fax: 269-381-3055. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Michigan High School Athletic Association
Phone: 517-332-5046
Fax: 517-332-4071
Website: www.mhsaa.com

 Supplemental Insurance Info:
Mason County Central families wishing to purchase supplemental insurance should contact Kris Willick at the Central Business Office.  MASON COUNTY CENTRAL SCHOOLS INSURANCE POLICY SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDES COVERAGE FOR ATHLETICS.
Sports Physicals for 2016 / 2017
All students wishing to participate in Middle School or High School athletics during the 2016/2017 school must have a physical on file dated on or after April 15, 2016 per Michigan High School Athletic Association.  Any questions you can contact the Athletic Department @ 231.757.4748.
We will NOT have the traditional $10 physical offered to student athletes this spring for the 2016/17 school year.  Unfortunately it has become to big of a liability for the medical community to continue this practice in the the school.
We do have an agreement with Dr. Michelle Kuster of All Access Care in Ludington to offer a $30 physical for MCC student athletes.  Families simply have to do the following:
  • Go to www.all-access-care.com
  • Click on the BLUE appointment tab and make an appointment
  • When the family arrives for the appointment, simply announce that you are there for a MCC sports physical
Dr. Kuster will email the completed physical card to MCC.
  • All Access Care does NOT accept insurance
  • All physicals for the 2016/17 school year must be dated April 15, 2016 or later


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Counselors Corner

Current Scholarship Opportunities
Dual Enrollment agreement
Financial Aid Updates
College credit transfer information
American Association of University Women
MCC High School Profile


Frequently Asked Questions


Which tests do high school students need to take?


9th grade: Freshmen will take the 9th grade PSAT.


10th grade: Sophomores will take the 10th grade PSAT. They can also take the ACCUPLACER if they plan to dual enroll as juniors.


11th grade: Students can take the PSAT which is a practice for the SAT and attached to the National Merit Scholarship.

The M-STEP is required for all juniors. This includes the SAT, Work Keys and M-STEP. Other optional tests include ACT, ASVAB (for both career planning and military entrance) and the ACCUPLACER for dual enrollment. Please see Mrs. Vidak with any questions regarding these tests.


12th grade: seniors may want to consider re-testing SAT for college entrance purposes or scholarships. The higher the score, the more money may be attached to college scholarships.


How do we afford all of these tests?


Students that are eligible for free or reduced hot lunch are also eligible for assistance with these expenses. There are “fee waivers” available for the ACT, SAT and PSAT. Students just need to see the guidance counselor for this form. The M-STEP, ACCUPLACER, and ASVAB are free to all students. Although there is a $5 to retake the ACCUPLACER if need be.


What about help with college applications?


Students can come to the guidance office anytime for help filling out their college applications. Time is spent during their advisory allowing for some college research, meeting with the various representatives and filling out their applications. They will also receive parchment information so that transcripts can be sent electronically. Again, students eligible for free or reduced hot lunch just need to notify Mrs. Vidak so she can attach a letter requesting that the college “waive” the application fee. Most colleges will honor this request.


When do we start looking for scholarships?


All throughout high school, students should be exploring their career and college options. Junior year is the perfect time to start looking for scholarships. Some are available for juniors; however, most are available to the seniors. It is still helpful to know in advance which scholarships are out there, when they are due and which scholarships students want to apply for.




What about financial aid?

New for the fall of 2016 the FAFSA application will be available in early October. The FAFSA is the national form that is filled out by everyone requesting financial aid for college including loans, grants or work study. It is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov MCC has a financial aid workshop and FAFSA completion night every year to explain this process and help answer questions. The Financial Aid Department from West Shore Community College presents our workshop.



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