Middle School Events





4/12............MS Talent Showcase - Visual/Literary Showcase 5-7 p.m. Talent Show 7-8 p.m. A.O. Carlson Gym HS

4/14…………Good Friday – ½ day for Staff & Students - dismissal at 11:30 a.m.

4/17………..No School – MCC PD DAY

4/19...........Spartan Gear Shirt Order Sales Due

5/4-5/6…..MS Play performance – John Lennon & Me

5/12……….8th Grade Dance 6-9 p.m.

5/29………No School --- Memorial Day

6/1...........Middle School Band & Choir Concert 7 p.m. AO Carlson High School Gym

6/7……….8TH Grade Trip to MI Adventure

6/8……….6th Grade Trip to a movie and the park

6/8……….7th Grade Trip to Mac Woods Dune Rides

6/9……….Last Day of School – ½ Day Students & Staff - Awards Assembly 9 a.m. AO Carlson High School Gym

















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Middle School Athletics







 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


6th Grade Student Athlete Involvement

Currently, middle school sports are limited to 7th and 8th grade students attending MHSAA member schools.  There have been recent changes to this policy after a vote conducted with all MHSAA member schools.  This announcement is to explain how the recent changes will impact MCC 6th grade students and middle school sports in general.

The changes to allow 6th grade involvement at the middle school will have the most impact on individual sports (cross country, wrestling, and track).  Mason County Central has elected to include any 6th grade students who wish to participate in the individual sponsored sports at MCC middle school.  These 6th grade students will become part of the existing 7th/8th grade teams and compete as one, MCC will not organize separate 6th grade teams.  The intent to include 6th graders is to provide more opportunities for students to be involved with interscholastic athletics at an early age. 

The recent changes will take on a different role with team sports.  Per the MHSAA 6th grade approval, all schools participating in a conference must determine the role 6th grade students will play in team sports.  Within the West Michigan Conference, it was decided that 6th grade students will have the opportunity to participate on 7th/8th grade teams “as needed.”  The needs of each team will be determined by the Coach and Athletic Director and brought to the West Michigan Conference for approval.  Sixth grade students will only be involved in team sports in circumstances when coaches demonstrate a true need for inclusion of 6th grade students.  A selection process for determining what 6th grade students will participate is decided by the Coach and Athletic Director.  The selection process will be established and provided to all interested MCC 6th grade students prior to the selection taking place. Generally, selection will be based on skill level and the ability to demonstrate readiness to compete at the middle school level.

Any questions and concerns can be directed to Tim Genson, MCC Athletic Director (231)757-4748 ext. 230

 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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8th Grade

8th Grade
Honor Point System

As a method to help our students become more responsible individuals, the eighth grade team has decided to implement the “honor point system”.  At the beginning of each of the three (3) trimesters our students will received 30 honor points.  Points will include 3 for each of the following areas:

1.          Homeroom

2.          Before school and assemblies

3.          Lunchtime

4.          After school (including bus rides)

5.          English

6.          Science

7.          History

8.          Math

9.          Encore 1

10.       Encore 2

The 30 points for each trimester will be split, meaning 10 points will be awarded every 4 weeks.  It will be the students’ responsibility to keep these points.  At the end of the year each student must keep 72 of the 90 points possible in order to go on the end of the year trip.  A reward system will be put into place for the students that keep 24 of their 30 points for each trimester.  The following is criteria for losing points based on how responsible we feel our students should be.


How are Points Lost?

·          3 or more unexcused absences

·          3 or more instances in which the student is unprepared for class

·          Not dressing out or participating during P.E.

·          Detention/SRC

·          Each in-school and out-of-school suspension will result in the loss of five points for that marking period.

·          3 or more missing assignments in a class during a marking period.

·          Failing a class

·          Poor behavior before and after school, during lunch, field trips

·          Misbehaving for a substitute teacher

·          Being kicked off the bus


***An appeal process will be in place in which students MAY be allowed to try and convince teachers that significant improvements have taken place over the course of the year.


·          A built in reward system requiring 24 of 30 points per trimester will reward those students who may be borderline (going or not going on the end-of-the-year class trip.

·          Requiring 72 of the 90 points will encourage students to continue to work hard, and go above and beyond the minimal expectations.

·          An appeal process will allow students to present their case in front of the 8th grade teachers.  During this appeal, students will reflect upon their behavior/performance from the past year.  This is especially nice for those students that may have significantly improved over the course of the year.  The appeal does not guarantee that the student will be allowed to attend the trip.

·          Students will need to continue to work hard during the 3rd trimester as it is still possible to lose enough points to keep them from attending the end-of-the-year trip.  They will be aware that their behavior, grades, and level of responsibility could still keep them from going.

·          3 or more unexcused absences will allow for doctor’s excuses and doesn’t over generalize for the entire day (all classes).  Example:  A student may be absent often during first hour but not the rest of the day.  This is incentive to make sure that all students arrive at school on time.  Therefore, they may lose points 1st hour but not for the entire day.

·          Students will be held accountable for their actions from the minute they get on the bus until the minute they get home.

·          It is important that students and parents understand that even if a student raises money or pays an activity fee for the end-of-year trip it does not mean they are exempt from this system.  Our class trip is a privilege and a reward that our students must earn over the course of the year.  Activity money that is not used when a student isn’t allowed to attend the trip will be sent with their class to 9th grade.


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7th Grade

Seventh Grade
 General Information

RESTROOM - Restroom breaks should be taken in between classes. If there isn’t time, please check-in with that hour’s teacher before proceeding to the restroom.

ASSIGNMENT BOOKS: The Assignment Book is required in class and in the hallways. Students cannot leave the room without their assignment book. This includes use of the restroom.

HOMEWORK POLICY —Assignments are due on the date specified by the teacher. Any work turned in after that date will lose 50% credit.

GRADES — Grades are figured on a point system. Each assignment, test or project is given a point value. Final grades are calculated by adding all points earned and dividing that number by the number possible per marking period.

7th Grade Honor Point System

As a method to help our students become more responsible individuals, the Middle School has implemented the Honor Points System. At the beginning of each of the trimesters, each 7th grade student will receive 10 honor points (one for each class, as well as before school, homeroom/Monday morning assemblies, lunchtime, after school, and bus rides.)  It will be the student’s responsibility to keep his/her points.  A reward system has been developed, for students that keep at least 8 of the 10 possible points, for each trimester.  At the end of the school year, each student must have kept a total of at least 24 of the 30 possible points, in order to attend the end-of-the-year class trip.  It is important that students and parents understand that even when a student raises money through the fund raiser for the end-of-the-year trip; it does not mean they are exempt from this system.  Our class trip is a privilege and a reward that students must earn over the course of the school year.  Money that is not used when a student is not allowed to attend the trip will be sent with their class to the eighth grade.

The following are the criterion used by the 7th grade team, in determining the loss of individual honor points.  It is based on how responsible we expect each student to be:

How are Honor Points Lost?

  • 7 or more absences in a class
  • 3 or more times coming to class unprepared (book, pen/pencil)
  • Not dressing out or participating during P.E.
  • Detention/SRC
  • Suspension from school will result in the loss of all points for that trimester
  • 10% or more missing assignments in a class for one trimester
  • Failing a class

***At the end of the year, any student who has not earned enough points to go on the end-of-the-year trip will have an opportunity to appeal to the 7th grade teachers, which may or may not result in him/her being allowed to go on the trip.

Benefits of Using the Honor Points System

·          A built-in reward system requiring at least 8 of 10 points per trimester will reward those students who are acting responsibly.

·         Students will be held accountable for their actions from the minute they get on the school bus, until they get home.

·         It is important that students and parents understand that even if a student participates in any fundraiser, or pays an activity fee, to help fund rewards and the end-of-the-year trip, they are not exempt from this system.  The 7th grade rewards and class trip are a privilege that each and every student must earn over the course of the school year.

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