Daily Announcements

1/23/18

There is no cheer practice today.  

There are to be NO TOYS in the classroom. This includes Rubik's cubes and slime. If you have these items in class, they will be confiscated and taken to the office for your parents to pick up. 

Friday night's High School girls basketball vs. Hart is Flannel Night at MCC!  Wear your flannel to the game and get in for $1!

 

  HOT LUNCH TODAY:  Walking Taco, Chili, Lettuce & Tomato, Fritos, Applesauce, choice of milk

Middle School Events

 

2017-18 Middle School Calendar of Events 

 

 

 

January 26................................... 1/2 Day for Students - Dismissal at 11:30

February 16.................................  1/2 Day for Students - Dismissal at 11:30

February 21.................................  Parent Teacher Conferences 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

March 23 - 30..............................  Spring Break

April 9 - 13.................................. Buy 1 Get 1 Free Scholastic Book Fair in the MS Library

April 20.......................................  1/2 Day for Students - Dismissal at 11:30 - Last Day of Trimester 2

May 28........................................ Memorial Day - No School

June 8......................................... 1/2 Day for Students - Dismissal at 11:30 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

 

ATHLETIC EVENTS                                      

 

 

 

COMPETITIVE CHEER

 

1/17       WMC/HART                   AWAY     6 P.M.

1/24        WMC/RAVENNA            AWAY     6 P.M. 

 

Wrestling

2/1     LUDINGTON/MONTAGUE      HOME      4 P.M.

2/6    @ MANISTEE W/O.V.            AWAY      4 P.M.

2/13   @ SHELBY                          AWAY      4 P.M.

2/15    PINE RIVER/LUDINGTON    HOME      4:30 P.M.

2/22    HART/WHITEHALL             HOME      4 P.M.

2/24    BENZIE INVITE                  AWAY      TBA

2/27    MANISTEE                        AWAY       4 P.M.

3/6      @ MUSK CATH/RAVENNA   AWAY       4 P.M.

3/9      @ PINE RIVER/TRI            AWAY       4 P.M.

3/13    @ HART/SHELBY               AWAY       4 P.M.

3/16    WMC@HART                     AWAY       4 P.M.

 

7TH/8TH VOLLEYBALL

2/6      SHELBY                           AWAY      4 P.M.

2/8      MONTAGUE                     HOME      4 P.M.

2/13    HART                              AWAY      4 P.M.

2/15    WHITEHALL                     AWAY      4 P.M.

2/20    RAVENNA                        HOME      4 P.M.

2/22    OAKRIDGE                      AWAY      4 P.M.

2/27    N MUSKEGON                  HOME      4 P.M.

3/1     SHELBY                           HOME      4 P.M.

3/6     MONTAGUE                     AWAY       4 P.M.

3/8     HART                              HOME      4 P.M.

3/12    WMC@TBA                     AWAY       4 P.M.

3/14    WMC@SHELBY                AWAY       4 P.M.

 

TRACK AND FIELD

4/16    RAVENNA                     AWAY    4 P.M.

4/18    HART                           HOME    4 P.M.

4/23    N MUSKEGON               AWAY    4 P.M.

4/25    SHELBY                       HOME    4 P.M.

4/30    OAKRIDGE                   HOME    4 P.M.

5/2     MONTAGUE                  HOME     4 P.M.

5/3     LUDINGTON INVITE      AWAY     TBA

5/7     WHITEHALL                  AWAY     4 P.M.

5/9    WMC@MONTAGUE         AWAY     3 P.M.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

 

 

 

 

 

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Middle School Athletics

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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

 

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.

BENEFITS OF THE HONOR POINT SYSTEM

·          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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