MHS graduation will be available on YouTube at the link below. Congrats Class of 2022 https://youtube.com/channel/UCUSud4iBgsfF54-Dq-Rw28Q
1 day ago, Eric Hurelbrink
Going to miss these kids. Congrats Seniors
9 days ago, Eric Hurelbrink
last day
Just a reminder that MHS Academic Awards Night is tonight at 6:30. We will honor academic achievement, award scholarships and induct new members into NHS. We look forward to seeing our honorees tonight!
11 days ago, Eric Hurelbrink
Good thing it’s the last week for the Class of 2022. My desk is in there somewhere!
13 days ago, Eric Hurelbrink
good lord!
Great job by our MHS Band and Mr. Clark at tonight’s concert. Congrats to all on an outstanding performance.
18 days ago, Eric Hurelbrink
MHS Band 2022
It was my pleasure to spend the morning with Lexi Jones as she was honored at the Illinois Principal’s Association Student Recognition breakfast. What a well deserved honor for an outstanding student! Congrats, Lexi!
20 days ago, Eric Hurelbrink
IPA Student Recognition
Prom time is here! MHS Prom is Saturday, April 30 from 7-10pm at the Macon Community Center. Coronation will be at 7:15pm.
23 days ago, Eric Hurelbrink
Congratulations to Katy and Drew in being selected to represent Meridian at the CIC Student-Athlete Recognition lunch today. You have both been outstanding at MHS!
25 days ago, Eric Hurelbrink
CIC Student Recognition
Congratulations to our Journalism team on their 4th place State finish!! Great job to all and a special shout out to Tara Reynolds’s on winning the Yearbook Caption Writing title!
30 days ago, Eric Hurelbrink
Getting to have lunch with these two made for a great day! Congrats to Madison and Cole for being recognized as outstanding seniors at today’s MCRHSA Student Recognition lunch. So proud of you both!
about 1 month ago, Eric Hurelbrink
MCRHSA Student Recognition
Meridian Athletics Golf Outing will be held at Moweaqua Golf Course on Saturday, May 28. The start time is 8:00am. Use the form attached to enter a 4-person team. If you are interested in sponsoring a hole for the outing please contact Coach Stielow at stielowp@meridianhawks.net. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LO4dHCdJ9CyUc_hedU-7fW5zqybC3I1z/view?usp=sharing
about 2 months ago, Phil Stielow
Two pep assemblies tomorrow for our boy’s b-ball team before their SuperSectional game at Carbondale. The boys will be at MES at 9am and the HS 10:30. These are open to the public for those who want to attend.
3 months ago, Eric Hurelbrink
Fan Bus Update for SuperSectional game. If we have at lease 15 students sign up we will take a fan bus. Bus will cost $5 and students must have a ticket. Deadline to sign up is 8am Monday morning. HS students email Mr. Hurelbrink and MS students email Mrs. McGuire if you are wanting to ride. Tickets can be purchased from 2-3pm today and up until 8am tomorrow morning. Students must be in good standing and a permission slip will be emailed and must be returned. Students should be at the HS by 1:30pm bus will depart at approximately 1:45.
3 months ago, Eric Hurelbrink
Tickets for Monday’s SUPER-SECTIONAL game at SIU Carbondale will go on sale tomorrow in the Great Hall at the high school. Tickets are $10 and are reserved seating. Sat. 3/5 Ticket Sales: ◦ 12-12:30 Players/Coaches/Athl Officials Families ◦.12:30-1 Cheerleaders Families ◦ 1-1:30 District Faculty/Staff ◦ 1:30-2:30 Student Section ◦ 2:30-4:30 General Public Sun. 3/6 Ticket Sales: TBD
3 months ago, Eric Hurelbrink
Hawk fans- Here Is the link for tix to the boy’s b-ball IHSA Sectional Championship on Friday @ Effingham St Anthony! 7pm start time. We Are Meridian!! https://gofan.co/app/events/541923?schoolId=IL15336
3 months ago, Eric Hurelbrink
Hawk fans-Get to Effingham St Anthony tomorrow night to support our boys b-ball team in their Sectional game v South Central. Please note-no streaming services will be available so get there in person! Purchase digital tix at https://gofan.co/app/events/541922?schoolId=IL15307
3 months ago, Eric Hurelbrink
Hawk fans- below is the digital link for tickets to the boys b-ball Sectional game on Wednesday. The IHSA requires digital tix for sectional games. Macon Meridian https://gofan.co/app/events/541922?schoolId
3 months ago, Eric Hurelbrink
Due to forecasted weather, MHS and MMS will dismiss at 11:10, and MES at 11:30, today, February 17, 2022
3 months ago, Eric Hurelbrink
Just a reminder to those attending tonight’s CIC Tournament Championship- admission is $4 for everyone and there are no passes and no reserved seating. Game time is 7pm @ Meridian
3 months ago, Eric Hurelbrink
Students and Parents- The following statement was issued by our district today Effective immediately, the use of masks will temporarily NOT be required in our schools within the Meridian CUSD #15 District until further notice, but the use of masks is still recommended.  As always, we expect all students, faculty and staff to be respectful of others' decisions on masking at school. There have been many tough decisions to make throughout the pandemic.  While very many of us within the Meridian District have not agreed with the mandates issued by the State, and the strong-arm tactics that the State and others within our own District have used to try to ensure compliance to these mandates, we have demonstrated and maintained a high standard of civil discourse for our students to see and follow. At the beginning of the school year, it was agreed the most important issue was getting our children back to school as well as not jeopardizing the long term sustainability of our District to be able to provide an education to the children of our District. It is understood that the vast majority of people within our District are very ready to unmask. We have all likely seen the news clips of other places where there was unrest that did not end peacefully.  We have also likely seen where other States, operating similar to Illinois, have recently changed their masking policies. The path that many school districts throughout Illinois have been traversing has temporarily changed given the ever-changing landscape that continues to evolve daily.  Until further future ruling(s) from the Judicial Branch occur, in the interim the Meridian District will deem null and void the terms of the previous executive mandates issued by the Governor of Illinois.  The Temporary Restraining Order issued by a Sangamon County judge last week is a victory for freedom of local control - an opportunity for decisions to be made within our District and not in Springfield or Chicago. There has been confusion and mis-information floating around the general public about the ruling on Friday Feb 4.  Even though Governor Pritzker, on the afternoon of Wednesday Feb 9, issued a statement indicating that he will lift the indoor mask mandate at the end of February, he is still excluding K-12 schools from that action.  It is apparent that the legal proceedings and appeals stemming from the ruling will continue and may take longer than originally thought. The reasoning behind staying status quo locally was to avoid even more confusion being created, as different statewide parties continue to try to make decisions for local school districts, until things come to a natural close in our State's Judicial Branch.  This possibility still exists, but it is now believed that a final ruling on the case may take several weeks. Please note that the District’s original decision back in August was to have masking recommended but not required – but our local decision was trumped by the statewide mask mandate imposed by Gov Pritzker, and the threats and actions taken by the Governor’s bureaucrats for funding being lost for any Districts that did not comply. We are making this change with the hope that our District can end the divisiveness and come together to support each other regardless of political bias, ideology bias, or whether one chooses to wear a mask or not. While the belief remains that the status quo decision was the right one, we have all seen almost all school districts in the area who made this same decision, reverse course this past week.  In the end, our District simply asks for all to have just a little more patience and understanding as we hopefully near the end of this weary chapter of our existence.
3 months ago, Eric Hurelbrink