Meridian is looking to expand the Agriculture program by adding a second teaching position. Visit the link for more information. https://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/Job-Posting/94352/AgricultureFFA-Sponsor/job-details
Roads remain to be very slick. As such, Meridian Schools are closed for Tuesday, January 23. Since the school is closed, all extra curricular events are also cancelled. The call/phone notification will go out at 6:00.
With the continued forecast for ice in the morning, Meridian Schools will be closed on Monday, January 22. Since we cancelled, hopefully this will be the incentive for mother nature to go somewhere else!
The IESA 8th grade Regional bracket for boys' basketball has been posted! Our 8th graders will play Warrensburg at Williamsville on Saturday, January 27 at 11:15 a.m. Good luck to our 7th grade teams as they start Regional play tomorrow in Williamsville. We play Riverton at 11:15 a.m. Go Hawks!
This week's Hawk Proud Award was presented to Payton S. for having great sportsmanship during Wednesday's basketball game. The teacher who nominated him noted that Payton offered to help an opponent up multiple times after colliding with him and then checked on him again after the play. Way to make us proud, Payton!
6th grade science classes used hot water, ice, & hairspray to make clouds in class today. What a fun lab following a cold day off yesterday!
Tomorrow's lunch at the Macon campus will be hot turkey & cheese, green beans, & mixed fruit.
Make plans to join us tomorrow (Wednesday) for our Pack the Place night when our Hawks' basketball team hosts the Taylorville Tornadoes for 8th grade night! Our 8th grade athletes and their parents will be recognized between games, the MMS pep band will play, & students going on this year's Washington DC trip will have walking tacos for purchase, a 50/50 raffle, and a half court challenge. The 7th grade game will kick off at 6:00 p.m. Go Hawks!
With the forecasted wind chill being -20* in the morning, Meridian Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 16. Enjoy the snow day!
The Class 7-3A IESA Regional bracket has been posted for boys' basketball. The Hawks will play Riverton on Saturday, January 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Williamsville Jr. High. Go Hawks!
Elin M. is our first Hawk Proud award recipient of the 2nd semester! She was recognized by one of her teachers for speaking up for a classmate this week. We are proud of Elin for being a great student who always makes sure others are included!
Congratulations to all of our students who worked hard during the 2nd quarter to earn Principal's List, High Honor Roll, or Honor Roll! Those students on the Principal's List will be treated to donuts and juice before school next week! Keep up the great work, Hawks! The 2nd quarter Academic Honors listing can be found here - https://5il.co/2cdbe
Once again, we are hosting the IESA Boys State Basketball tournament in February. To help this be as successful as we can, we are seeking donations for our hospitality room. If you would be willing to donate, please use the link below to sign up! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F4BADAD22A2F49-47080981-boys
A printed copy of your child's 2nd quarter/1st semester report card is being sent home today. In addition, online grades are finalized and accessible on TeacherEase. There is an option to view the actual report card by selecting "more" on the app. If you have any grade or subject-specific questions, please contact the classroom teacher directly.
The January lunch menu for the Macon campus can be found here - https://5il.co/2bxlu
Meridian Elementary has an opening for an elementary teacher which will begin on January 22. https://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/Job-Posting/148130/Elementary-Teacher-second-grade/job-details
Check out the invitation artwork by our very own Raelynn Burrows! MMS will have artwork by 14 talented students on display at the Anne Lloyd Gallery during the month of January. If you are near the downtown Decatur area, stop in to check it out!
Happy Holidays from Meridian Schools!
Students will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) to kick off Christmas break! Students who were absent for exams on either Tuesday and/or Wednesday will have the opportunity to take their exams tomorrow. We also have fun activities planned for our kids to enjoy! If your child will not be in attendance tomorrow, please make sure to let the office know so we can make sure students are marked accordingly. School will resume for students on Monday, January 8!
We will be running a semester exam schedule today and tomorrow for our 7th & 8th graders to take their final exams. All students will follow the modified schedule and should have something to work on quietly.