In This Issue
Important Dates
November  

 

23rd - 25th - NO SCHOOL K-12, Thanksgiving   

 

December

 

16th - End of Term  

 

19th - 30th - NO SCHOOL, Winter Break 

 

January

 

2nd - NO SCHOOL, Teacher Work Day

 

3rd - School Resumes

 

16th - NO SCHOOL 


 USD 266 District

 Calendar

 Please click here to access the 2016-2017 district calendar. 

 

 Maize High School

 

Office hours:

7:00am - 3:30pm

 

School hours:

7:40am - 2:45pm M, T, TH, F

7:40am - 2:10pm Wednesday  


 

MHS Administration

Dr. Chris Botts

Principal

 

Elizabeth Parker

Associate Principal

Sophomores

Freshmen R - Z 

 

Craig Broadbent

Assistant Principal

Seniors

Freshmen A - J 

 

Sonya Tice

Assistant Principal

Juniors

Freshmen K - Q 

 

Eric Wolgast

Athletic/Activities Director


MHS Counseling
Department

Lyn Brown

Director of Guidance

Students A - C 

 

Geri Hickerson

Counselor

Students D - Kn 

 

Paula Bette

Counselor

Students Ko - Rog

 

Betsy Manning

Counselor

Students Rol - Z 

 

Carly Stamper

Counseling Office Administrative Assistant

*Should you need to get in touch with your student's counselor, please call Carly at (316) 350-2122.  

 

Kristi Olinger

Registrar

(316) 350-2121

 

Kelsey Vinopal

District College and Career Advocate

(316) 350-2281 

 

MHS Athletics/Activities Department
Eric Wolgast
Athletic/Activities Director

Alysia Buckley
Athletic/Activities Administrative Assistant

If you have any questions or need to contact the Athletic Department, please call (316) 350-2112.

Click here to see the Athletic/Activities
Calendar.

Follow Maize Athletics on Twitter @MaizeEagleAD.

MHS Character

in Action 

  
Alumni News

Congratulations to MHS 1994 graduate,

Nathan Hill, who recently published his first book The Nix. For more information on Nathan's novel, click HERE https://nathanhill.net/.



MHS Honor Roll
Principal Honor Roll
Karsen Adams
Lindsay Adams
Adrienne Allen
Brianna Allen
Jordan Altenburg
Mea Ames
Vin Arellano
Haleigh Avila
Lucy Axmann
Richard Bach
Rebecca Bailey
Karli Baker
Lindsey Baker
Alanis Balza
Kyle Bannon
Kiara Barcenas
Emisha Barnard
Eryn Bayliff
Heather Bell
Brandon Benavides
Christian Benavides
Patrick Bender
Jamie Bertha
Kesav Bhakta
Michaela Birkholz
Emma Bise
Megan Blair
Sydney Blair
Conner Blase
Kaitlyn Blume
Spencer Bosley
Drew Bott
Nikola Braynov
Hannah Breshears
Ellissa Bruun
Madison Bruun
Ashlyn Bugbee
Grant Bugbee
Taylor Bugbee
Kira Busker
Karsyn Buzard
Sophia Buzard
Elizabeth Caley
Aidan Campbell
Alexis Cannizzo
Daniela Cano
Edgar Cardenas
Jonathan Cardon
Brandon Carp
Ashley Carpenter
Braden Carpenter
Cora Carpenter
Jack Carver
Alexis Cauthon
Southatta Chanvannasee
Samantha Chesser
Natallie Choyce
Gage Christiansen
Jordan Claeys
Hunter Clark
Braeden Cleary
Adam Clothier
Mason Cloud
Luke Coffman
Ashton Cole
Kalyn Compton
Corrin Conway
Amanda Copp
Emily Cordes
Caden Cox
Colton Crockett
Adrian Cruz
Alaina Cunningham
Terra Cutler
Duc Danh
Blake Davis
Cammie Davis
Nickalus Davis
Brooklyn DeForeest
Kylee Delmar
Megan Denton
Jalen Diec
Caleb Dillon
Logan Dillon
Lauren Doan
Keira Dobbs
Baylee Dobler
Nicole Dowell
Jade Duke
Kael Ecord
Isabelle Edwards
Matthew Edwards
Landon Ellis
Olivia Elmore
Andrew Emanuel
Maximino Emerson
Samuel Emerson
Bronsan Emmett
Sean Engler
Caroline Erickson
Catherine Erickson
Jessica Eves
Megan Fabrizius
Audrey Farrell
Evelyn Farrell
Andrew Fischer
Patrick Flett
Jaden Fonseca-Folden
Allison Franco
Alexandra Freige
Andrea Fuhrman
Madison Gallagher
Almarosa Garcia
Alyssa Garrison
Joseph Garrison
Kristen Geiger
Samuel Gilchrist
Madeleine Gillispie
McKensy Glass
Madison Golden
Grayson Graham
Cameron Grimes
Kaitlin Grimes
Elizabeth Gubitz
Cleona Guthrie-Craig
Ellie Hahn
Emma Hahn
Vonda Hale
Cameron Hamilton
Jacey Handy
Kaylie Hansen
Keely Hanson
Luke Harpenau
Kelsey Harris
Brooklyn Harrison
James Hedge-Dye
Karis Helm
Tara Herrington
Autumn Hesslink
Ellasyn Heuer
Brennon Hickman
Alex Hill
Brandon Ho
Jasmin Holguin
Taylor Holmes
Eric Honas
Andrew Houseman
Morgan Hoyt
Preston Hunt
Marco Ibarra
Ryan Iceton
Jarod Jackson
Kaia James
Olivia Jarboe
Trenton Johnson
Camden Jurgensen
Jaime Kane
Meet Kapadia
Garrett Karp
Ryan Keith
Chandler Kelley
Creighton Kelley
Justin Khounsombath
Justin Koegeboehn
Elleann Kohl
Jonathon Kohl
Derek Kratzer
Ryan Kuhl
Ashlyn Lakin
Jadyn Landreth
Dean Lang JR
Julianna Ledbetter
Jose Ledesma
Collin Lee
Briley Lewis
Jason Liang-Lin
Allison Linton
Emma Lippert
Casey Loving
Brody Lumpkins
Jessica Lutgen
Mia Magby
Avery Malloy
Elijah Maples
Lauren Matson
Jamie Maugans
Abigail McCoy
Aerica McIntosh
Joshua McLaughlin
Tyler McLaughlin
Miguel Mendoza-Lopez
Sydney Menges
Jonathan Mercer
Elizabeth Metcalf
Marisa Moore
Tori Moss
Brynnalese Nelson
Joseph Nguyen
Kevin Nguyen
Michael Nguyen
Phong Nguyen
Tiffany Nguyen
Kaelyn Nichols
Lauren Nichols
Austin Nickell
Tiffany Nold
Odessa Olien
Benjamin Ortstadt
Makenzie Owings
Angela Palmer
Elizabeth Palmer
Aynsley Paterson
Logan Paterson
Alissa Patton
John Patton
Megan Paul
Christian Perez
Ethan Pfeifer
Alexander Pham
Carson Pierce
Hannah Piros
Jenna Porterfield
Shalee Prichard
Jacob Quiggle
Candice Ramirez
Savannah Read
Ryann Redinger
Anna Reimer
Katherine Reimer
Nicholas Reiswig
Rayne Rekoske
Jonah Rich
Aenya Richards
Daisy Riegel
Brecken Roe
Arden Rogers
Erin Rollins
Nora Rollins
Gabriel Ruder
Jacob Ruder
Kaley Russell
Emily Ryno
Emilie Salongridaysa
Mirta Santana-Morales
Denae Sawyer
Eric Schartz
Caleigh Schneider
Jacob Schonhoff
Chase Schreiner
Gabrielle Schreiner
Regan Schultz Winegarner
India Sebastian
Mary Sevart
Sophia Shaar
Aria Sheldon
Jacob Shove
Avery Shunatona
Aminah Simms
Catherine Small
Breeana Smith
Hailey Smith
Keegan Smith
Sarah Smith
Nicholas Sprowls
Brenna Stamper
Riley Stegmaier
Mallory Stegman
Alec Stephens
Hailey Stiverson
Maya Stucky
Kyle Stutzman
Adrianna Sweat
Lauren Swedberg
Madison Tannahill
Kelsey Taylor
Kersten Taylor
Lauren Taylor-Vu
Brooke Teter
Hannah Tice
Hayley Tice
Cameron Todd
MaKayla Toth
Bailey Tredway
Sarah Truong
Bethany Tschosik
Abby Turner
Madelyn Turner
Kennadee Utech
Hayley Utter
Sara Valiente
Nicholas Van Echaute
Michael VanDeest
Nicholas Vasilescu
Marianna Vazquez
Steven Vick
Hoang-Anh Vo
Brittany Vogel
Lauren Voigt
Olivia Wagner
Chase Wakefield
John Kenneth Ward
Khea Mae Ward
Hailey West
Allison Wheeler
Hannah Wheeler
Kamden White
Brooke Wilcox
Karlie Will
Chloe Willems
Alyssa Williams
Lillian Williams
Daniel Wilson
Hayley Wilson
Emma Wituk
Kieran Wohlford
Taylor Wolgast
Kristin Woodruff
Brayden Worden
Taylor Worden
Molly Worm
Remington Young

Eagle Honor Roll

Benjamin Adams
Brandon Adams
Terrin Adams
Mitchell Adamson
Melissa Afsharpour
Rhett Albright
Aidan Alexander
Tania Allen
Aiden Allenbach
Annie Allenbach
Austin Anders
Jansyn Andreas
Antonio Arellano-Parga
Madison Arnold
Mercedes Ast
James Auchterlonie
Carson Avery
Akem Badhesha
Rielly Bannon
Abigail Barnard
Haley Barnes
Kynzi Barragan
Samuel Bartlett
Toby Bartlett
Deyondre Beale
Shelby Bedard
Megan Beemer
Madison Beemiller
Elizabeth Bell
Jayda Beltz
Brooklyn Bert
Jolan Besse
Matthew Bianco
Nathan Birkes
Rylee Birkes
Alanah Birkholz
Bailey Birkholz
Hana Bishop
Madison Blair
Travon Bledsoe
Victoria Bloodworth
Corey Blume
Braeland Booth
Carley Boren
Trenton Bornhorst
Colby Boschert
Jenna Bosgraaf
Isabella Bowdre
Nolan Brackin
William Branom
Emily Brecht
Clara Broberg
Arissa Brown
Alexander Broyles
Autumn Brummer
Cheyenne Busker
Janna Busker
Jotham Byall
Roberto Camacho JR
Jordan Cannon
Gavin Carp
Cody Case
Cameron Casida
Miccella Chenoweth
Caleb Christian
Joshua Christian
Andrew Clark
Kylee Clark
Kaci Clinton
Will Cocking
Kylie Cole
Emily Conner
Gwyneth Conner
Allison Coon
Tanner Coryea
Kendra Cunningham
Tanner Cunningham
Alyssa Dalman
Hunter Davis
Kenzie Dean
Madison DeVore
Nicholas DeVore
Andrew Dickgrafe
Yessenia Dominguez
Emma Donahue
Piercen Dooling
Peyton Downing
Jack Dugan
Bridget Dulaney
Aaron Durham
Hannah Ebaugh
Chloe Eddins
Alejandra Edwards
Kiara Ehrmann
Carson Elman
Isabelle Elmore
Ryley Elsea
Payton Eskridge
Joscelyne Espinoza
Melissa Estrada-Caballero
Allison Evans
Noah Fanning
Austyn Ferrin
Loren Fiegel
Audrey Fields
Meredith Fisher
Stratton Forsythe
Garrett Frey
Lauren Fuhrman
Hannah Fullerton
Joel Gaddie
Gesselle Gallegos
Evelyn Garcia
Sandra Garcia
Maura Glatczak
Max Glaze
Shane Goldsmith
Riley Green
Trey Green
Bailey Griffin
Hannah Griggs
Alicen Grindstaff
Blake Gronlie
Marta Guzman
Colton Hager
Jordan Hallberg
Kennedi Hallberg
David Hammett
Erik Hammett
Lilian Hammond
Autumn Hanna
Madeline Hardesty
Halee Harpenau
Taylor Harris
Avri Hawkins
Aiden Headrick
Jordon Helm
Lea Helm
Jarod Hernandez
Meredith Herter
Jonathan Hinnenkamp
Tyris Hopson
Savannah Horn
Sa'Deja Horne
Barrett Houchen
Savannah Hughes
Christian Hurst
Paige Hutson
Tu Huynh
Sydney Jackson
Thomas Jacobson
Isabelle Jantz
Abigail Jennings
Kaden Jobe
Caroline Johansen
Keegan Johnston
Halie Jones
Justin Jones
Ryan Jones
Hannah Jurgensen
Konrad Kahnert
Alexander Karst
Antonio Kelley
Gage Kennedy
Ethan Kingrey
Justus Kirkwood
Halle Kloefkorn
Devon Koehn
Peyton Koehn
Audra Koop
Felix Kopycinski
Kathryn Krantz
Katie Krier
Kayli Ladehoff
Hunter LaMunyon
Sadie Landwehr
Andrew Lane
Kenna Lane
Tanner Lane
Mason Lange
Kevin Lawrence
Cuong Le
Justin Le
Peyton Leuci
Pei Qi Lin
Marissa Llamas
Tamara Lopez
Abigail Lorg
Brett Loving
Hannah Lowery
Alexis Luethje
Preston Luna
Madison Majors
Hannah Malek
Danton Malone
Jennifer Marin-Aguilera
Conner Marshall
Nubia Martinez
Ashley Massie
Bailee McConnell
Bailey McDonald
Emily McGinnis
Miyah McGrown
Sydney McGrown
Lauryn McIntyre
Mitchell McIntyre
Destiny Meeks
Estrella Meraz
Stasia Messerly
Paul Methe
Madelyn Mies
Alyssa Miller
Connor Mitchell
Alexis Montana
Katherine Moore
Alexah More
Brittany Moss
Madison Mullen
Samara Murphy
Kayley Nelson
Devon Nicholson
Caroline Noble
Joel Norris
Joshua O'Quinn
Lauryn Ogden
Cadence Ohl
Jeffrey Oller
Ryce Olson
Elijah Owings
Alyssa Pappan
Bailey Pendergrass
Adrian Perez
Krista Phillips
Trevor Phillips
Emily Phung
Gavin Pieschl
Lyndsey Piska
Bailey Plume
Morgan Plume
Kasidie Pope
Brady Potter
Justice Price
Michael Prue
Gage Pucket
Riley Quiggle
Parker Raile
Alex Recio JR
Kaley Redd
Kaylee Reitmayer
Nayeli Reveles
Caitlyn Rice
Isabella Richardson
Austyn Ritchie
Colby Robl
Laney Rogers
Kyle Rollins
Heather Romero
Heidi Rosenbaum
Sofia Roszel
Marvin Rozner III
Rooslana Rusk
Alyssa Russell
Jack Russell
Leslie Salmon
Darlene Sanchez
Brennen Sanders
Hannah Sandoval
Austin Schaeffer
Jaeyd Schoonover
Logan Schultz
Alic Schumacher
Amber Schumacher
Emily Scott
Marshall Seiwert
Orlando Servantez
Sidney Shank
Jonathan Shawver
Gabrielle Sheets
Jakob Shields
Carson Shively
Spencer Shively
Emma Shoemaker
Shannon Simpson
Tannyr Singleterry
Brandon Sisco
Amanda Smith
Dominick Smith
Johnathan Smith
Mackenzie Smith
Madeleine Smith
Mason Smith
Miranda Smith
Kyerra Snyder
Lauryn Snyder
Miah Sober
Chloie Stafford
Elysia Stafford
Foster Stallbaumer
Garett Stanley
Avery Stilwell
Caymen Stockbauer
Tristan Storlie
Garrett Stover
Tyler Stuart
Jonathan Stucky
Brandle Studevan JR
Konner Swenson
Taylor Tawater
Dylan Taylor
Jacob Taylor
Katherine Taylor
Avonlie Temple
Morgan Thomas
Braeden Thompson
Tylin Thrasher
Alexis Tinkham
Ashley Tran
Adrian Triana
Elissa Triana
Thomas Triana III
Joseph Troyer
Victoria Trueblood
Evan Tschosik
Carter Turner
Jenna Van Echaute
Ann Vick
Christian Vilmain
Daisy Vital
Victor Vital
Logan Voran
Paige Wade
Lori Wagner
Anna Walker
Stephanie Waltermire
Matthew Warner
Justin Watkins
Jarodd Weber
Madelyn Wedman
Sydney Werner
Christopher White
Jeremiah White
Alexia Whitley
Lydia Wiglesworth
Brett Williams
Kara Wilson
Sydney Wolgast
Kylie Wood
Brandon Woodruff
Crosby Woods
Abby Wray
Ruizhe Wu
Kylie Yates
Paige Young
Jenna Znamenak

Eagle Connection

MHS Parent Newsletter

November 2016                                          Volume  124  Issue  3

 Botts' Babbles

It has been a busy time at Maize High School! Students recently took the ACT (seniors) and ACT Aspire (sophomores and freshmen).  We are beginning to look at this data to help guide our instructional practices in an effort to continue and prepare our students for career and college readiness.  In early October, junior students were able to take the PSAT.  While these tests do each serve a purpose, I continue to impress upon both students and faculty that there is more to school- and certainly more to a student than a test score.  We will continue to emphasize building relationships with one another and impress upon all students character traits such as citizenship, compassion, respect, and grit.  

 

The school board recently voted to approve boundaries for the district.  As a result, there will be an established feeder pattern that directly connects Maize Middle School to Maize High School.  We look forward to growing this partnership in the future.  The new policy also grants permission for current middle school students to preference which high school they would like to attend.  Any student who is new to the district will be assigned a school based upon which boundary they reside.  On the district website, you can access the tentative map that indicates where the boundaries are located.  

 

The bond projects are really starting to take shape at MHS.  The athletic entrance and FEMA shelter are less than two weeks away from completion.  While the work has been a mess, our building has become both safer and more efficient.  I am excited to show off the completed work later this month.  The work on the softball and baseball fields is making great progress as well.  With these projects in the final stages, we are also gearing up for work to be done on the Career and Technical Education space that will be housed on the south and west end, of our building.  This work will commence later this fall.  

 

With the school year already a quarter of the way done, it is a good time to send out a few reminders/notes:

  • I hope that you have all registered to vote and will do so on November 8th.  

  • Congratulations to the students who earned their way onto the Honor Roll this term.  You can find their names throughout this newsletter.  

  • Congratulations to Spencer Bosley!  Spencer won first place in the Maize Fall Festival voice contest!  

  • We had a 37% turnout for our recent Parent Teacher Conferences.  Thank you to all who took the time to attend.  For your planning purposes, our next conferences will be held on February 15-16.  

  • We are having a hat day on Monday, October 31st to support the Art Club and the Joe Pfannenstiel Scholarship.  Students can pay $1 to wear a hat on Halloween.  We ask that students do not wear costumes, masks, or face paint.  

  • Thanksgiving Break is on the horizon.  Students will not have school on November 23-25.  Once students return from this break, there will be only three weeks left of the first semester.  

  • We are still looking for a parent (or group of parents) to take charge of the After Prom committee.  If you are interested, please let any administrator know.  

 

Students of the Month

I am pleased to announce that Alexis Cauthon has been named the Maize High School Carlos O'Kelly's Student of the Month for September. Mrs. Nitcher had this to say about Alexis: "Alexis is one of the most positive students I've had in my teaching career. She is kind, patient, eager to learn, and always has a beautiful smile on her face. She is a class leader and is ready to help her classmates whenever they need it."  

 

For the month of October, Tori Moss has been named the Carlos O'Kelly's Student of the Month.  Mrs. Poole had this to say about Tori:  "Tori is involved in school through cheer and ProStart. Tori has a great attendance record and is so pleasant to be around. She is friendly to everyone, always has a "good morning" and a smile, and is a hard worker. She gives her best in class every day and is a very patient person. She is great at being a leader and a team member. I truly appreciate Tori's positivity!"

 

Also receiving nominations for September and October were Corrin Conway, Zach Tiemeyer, Lauren Nichols, Dalyn Johnson, Hassan Madi , Brett Loving, Lauren Voigt, Cameron Grimes, Brooklyn Harrison, Emma Wituk, Baylee Dobler, Zoey Knapp, Jon Kohl, Mia Magby, Brandon Lytle, and Hunter LaMunyon. Congratulations to each of these students and thank you for standing out!  

 

High School Heisman

This year, Maize High School was fortunate to have two winners of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award.  We are proud to recognize both Ethan Pfeifer and Brecken Roe as this year's recipients.  In their honor, both Brecken and Ethan have been invited to a luncheon where they will be recognized for their efforts both in the classroom and on the field/court.  

 

Maslow's Teen Pantry

Last month, I mentioned Maslow's Teen Pantry in my newsletter.  As the weather begins to get colder, I would like to remind you about this great initiative.  If you know of a student in need or would like to help through donations, please contact an administrator or counselor.  

Maslow's Teen Pantry is organized by the Maize High School Peer Helper group. These teens have spent hours collecting and sorting through donations to help serve their school community.  At Maslow's, a student in need can seek out their counselor, administrator, or any teacher to receive items such as food, clothing, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, school supplies, and much more.  The idea is to help those in need in an anonymous fashion so that our students and their siblings can get what they need when they need it.  We are currently accepting donations of nonperishable food items (especially dry goods), gloves, hats, scarves, and jackets for the upcoming winter months.  Also, we are collecting baby items such as diapers, wipes, baby wash, etc.  There is not a need at this time for baby clothes.  As always, we are accepting cash donations as well.  

 

The Addams Family

I want to recognize all of the students and staff who were part of the recent production at MHS, The Addams Family.  I know that countless hours were spent planning and preparing for the show.  It was a wonderful show and one that enjoyed by all who attended.

 

I appreciate all of the support given to our students and school.  Please let me know if I can do anything to help make your student's experience at Maize High School better.

 

With Eagle pride,

 

Dr. Botts

 Counselors' Corner
 

Greetings from the Counseling Department at Maize High School! 

 

October has been exciting at Maize High!  The staff has been doing a lot of testing this month.  This month we: 

·         Bused 160 students to the Futures Fair at Century II on October 18th.  Students were able to visit with over 100 college representatives and learn about their schools.  

·         Gave the PSAT or Pre SAT and National Merit Qualifying exam to nearly 60 sophomores and juniors on October 19th.  

·         We gave the ACT to our seniors on September 27th.  All 9th and 10th graders completed the ACT Aspire Interim Assessment on the same day. 

·         Gave the ASVAB assessment to 25 students on October 27th.  

 

Other happenings at MHS:

 

Congratulations to the seniors who attended the KU Honors program at Maize High School on September 26th.  Students who are in the top 10% of their class were recognized and received a personalized dictionary from the University of Kansas. Recipients are pictured below with Principal, Dr. Chris Botts, and Superintendent, Chad Higgins.   

 

 

Two of our seniors in the Class of 2017 were recognized this year as Commended Students by the National Merit Corporation. Congratulations to Jonathan Kohl and Kyle Stutzman!  We are so proud of you and the work you have put in to be recognized by National Merit. 

 

 

We have the following activities scheduled for Term 2:

·      November 2nd and 4th - Balfour will be at MHS to take senior announcement orders during both EnCor and lunch.

·      Friday, November 4th - ACT Registration deadline for the December 10th test

·      December 7th and 8th - Balfour will be at MHS to take senior cap and gown orders during both EnCor and lunch.

·      Saturday, December 10th - ACT test at MHS

·      Tuesday, December 13th -Senior Farwell during EnCor  

·      Friday, December 16th - last day of the term

 

Colleges visiting Maize High School during November and December:

 

Tabor College

Wed., Nov. 2nd during EnCor & Lunch

Cowley College

Fri., Nov. 4th during EnCor

Butler County Community College

Mon., Nov. 6th during EnCor

Sterling College

Wed., Nov. 9th during EnCor

Washburn University

Fri., Nov. 11th during Lunch

AIR FORCE  

Mon., Nov. 14th during EnCor

Kansas Wesleyan University

Fri., Nov. 18th during EnCor

Coast Guard Academy

Mon., Nov. 21st during Lunch

 

ACT:

 

Friday, November 4th is last day to sign up for the Saturday, December 10th ACT test.  If a student is college bound, we recommend that juniors take the ACT at least once their junior year and once again at the beginning of their senior year.  High-achieving sophomores may want to take it for practice.  Students can take the ACT as many times as they like.  Fifty percent of students will improve taking the ACT the second time.  If you would like your student to take the ACT, please register at www.actstudent.org.  Students will make an account with a user name and password.  They will need to know our school code (171-885) and the MHS Test Center ID (213970).  If you have any questions, please contact your student's counselor.

 

Upcoming ACT Prep Workshops:

WHEN:

·         Thursday, November 17th and Thursday, December 1st from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.  This workshop will prep students for the December 10th ACT.  OR

·         Thursday, January 19th and Thursday, January 26th.   This workshop will prep students for the February 11th ACT.  OR

·         Thursday, March 30th and Thursday, April 6th.   This workshop will prep students for the April 8th ACT.

WHERE: Maize High School Lecture Hall  

WHY: This workshop includes practical and relevant information on how to increase your ACT score. It shows you how to control the test and not let it control you.  This class is not a practice test! Learn general ideas about the ACT as a whole and the individual tests:  

English - Learn what ACT test-writers are looking for as you approach different types of questions .

Math - Learn what problem-solving skills and math skills you will need!

Reading - Learn the best method for doing well on the ACT reading portion!

Science - Learn common question types and what's really required to do well.

 

COST: $50 per student. For more information, go to  www.powerprepinc.com or talk with your student's counselor.  Pre-payment is necessary and class size is limited, so register early!

Please visit the "Counselors' Corner" on the MHS webpage for information about enrollment, Parchment (transcript delivery), and scholarship listings.

 

 

Athletics

Upcoming Events:

 

Head out to the first game of the football postseason tonight! The Eagles are 6-2 this season and will take on Arkansas City at 7:00pm this evening at MHS!  
Good luck, boys!  

 

 

November 9th, 6:30pm-7:30pm:  Winter Sports Parent Meeting (All parents will meet in the auditorium at Maize High. If your son or daughter plans to participate in basketball, wrestling, boys swimming, or bowling this winter, please plan to attend this very informative meeting.)

 

November 14th:  First Practice for Winter Sports

Please make sure you have met these requirements before the first practice!                     

1.  Completed physical by your physician or health care provider.

2.  Parent Consent Form.

3.  Athletic Packet in Skyward.

 

***As a reminder, the Athletic Fee of $45 is due prior to participating in the first athletic competition of the season.  If your student has participated in fall sports, and you have paid for this fee already, you will not need to pay an additional fee.  The fee of $45 covers the whole year.  If you have questions regarding the Athletic Fee, please contact the MHS Bookkeeper, Alysia Buckley, at 350-2112 or abuckley@usd266.com.

 

Fall Sports Wrap-Up:

Congratulations to the Maize High Girls' Tennis Squad who finished their season in 3rd place at the regional tournament and 5th in the 5A State Tournament! State qualifiers were: Madison Arnold (11), Sydney McGrown (11), Kennadee Utech (10), Ana Vo (11), Lillie Williams (10), and Emma Wituk (10). Wituk and Utech set a school record by placing 4th at State in doubles, and Arnold and Vo placed 11th. Great job, Lady Eagles!

 

The MHS Girls' Golf Team completed their season as the AVCTL Division 1 Champions, 3rd place finishers the regional tournament, and in eighth place at the State Tournament. State qualifiers this year were Bailey Stedman (11), Amber Donker (11), and Gaby Desjardins (12).  Terrific job on a great season!

 

The Girls' and Boys' Cross Country teams are this year's AVCTL Division I Champions! The girls' squad has won six consecutive AVCTL Championships and the boys have won five of the last six AVCTL Championships! In regional action, the boys' team finished 2nd and the girls placed 4th. Good luck to the following state qualifiers: Nathan Jones (11), Kael Ecord (10), Joshua Christian (12), Anna Reimer (9), Annie Allenbach (9), and Aria Sheldon (9).

 

The Lady Eagles' Volleyball Squad wrapped up their season as sub-state runner-up on October 22nd. The team finished their season with an impressive 31-10 record. Great job!

 

Congratulations to the boys' soccer squad on their outstanding season! After losing to Bishop Carroll in a tough regional final, the Eagles end their season with a 9-6-3 record. Thanks for your hard work, team!

College and Career Counseling
Kelsey Vinopal is the USD 266 District College and Career Advocate at both high schools.   Mrs. Vinopal is available to visit with students and families with anything related to college and career. If a student needs assistance in setting up college visits or contacting a university, she is able to help. She is also available to assist with admissions, financial aid, and scholarship questions. Mrs. Vinopal will be organizing school-wide college and community visits, as well. Students and families can contact Mrs. Vinopal kvinopal@usd266.com or 316-350-2281; her office at MHS is in D8. Also, be sure to follow the College and Career Office on Twitter: @MaizeCCR.

Sixty juniors recently toured Wichita State on our annual ACT testing day. During the visit, students toured campus and a residence hall, interacted with a WSU student panel, heard from the Admissions and Financial Aid offices, and enjoyed a lunch in the dining hall.   A big "thank you" to Kelsey Vinopal, College and Career Counselor, and all of our chaperones!

 

 

 

Pratt Community College - Technical Program Education Day

Wednesday, November 16th

 

Open to both juniors and seniors at Maize High School, Maize South High School, Complete High School Maize & Maize Virtual Preparatory School.

 

***Deadline to sign up is Monday, Nov. 7th by the end of the day!***

 

Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis! Students must be in good standing to attend.

 

Register here!

 

During the visit we will:

 

*Visit with faculty about technical programs.

 

*Hear about financial aid opportunities & admissions.

 

*Interact with current PCC students.

 

*Have a chance to win a PCC scholarship.

 

 Students can pick from three different technical programs to explore:

 

Agriculture

- Automotive

- Electrical Power Lineman

- Information Network Technology

- Nursing/Allied Heath*

- Ag Power Technology

- Wildlife Outfitting and & Operations

- Business and Accounting

 

* Students interested in Nursing and Allied Health will have a unique track and will not participate in other rotations.

 

The bus will be departing from the high schools and will be arriving back at 2:45 pm. (Further information will be provided for those who register.)

 

There is no fee to attend!

 

If you have questions, please contact Kelsey Vinopal (College and Career Advocate) at kvinopal@usd266.com or 316-350-2281.

 

Driver's Education
USD 266 Maize offers Online Driver Education during the school year (Term 1; Term 2; Term 3; Term 4).   The online driver education program strives to prepare students to become knowledgeable and respectful of the law; to learn basic driving skills; and to develop a responsible attitude toward driving.   The instructors will provide critical experience to students; involve parents in the process, and foster cooperative interaction with others in the driving environment.   More detailed information on Online Driver Education can be found on the high school website under the Counselors' Corner.

 

Online Driver Education:  2016-2017 Enrollment Nights (Enrollment packets may be picked up in the Counseling Office or online under the Counselors' Corner.)

 

Term 3: December 7, 2016 at 6:00pm; Maize High School Lecture Hall

Term 4: March 8, 2017 at 6:00pm; Maize High School Lecture Hall

 

**Students and parents need to attend the enrollment meeting.  Please bring your enrollment packet, a writing pen, and any type of Kansas Permit or License you already have to the Enrollment Meeting.**

KAY Club
KAY Club sponsored an American Red Cross Blood drive Oct. 12. The Red Cross collected 37 units of blood, two above the goal. "These extra two units are even more extremely helpful since we are facing such a shortage and trying to get units to help the area that was hit by Hurricane Matthew," said Lilly Steichen of the Red Cross.  KAY Club will host another blood drive March 14.

 

   

Maura Glatczak (12) donates blood at the recent drive held at MHS. 

 MHS Co-ed Cheer 
This year, MHS Cheer is expanding their program and has introduced Project Shine. This opportunity gives some of their new cheerleaders the chance to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and develop friendships through the world of cheerleading. The sq uad has also been busy supporting MHS grad, Chris Leon, in his mission to promote Kansas Honor Flights. Finally, congratulations to MHS Cheer for taking first place for their float in the Maize Fall Festival Parade! The theme of the parade was "New Beginnings", and the squad's float was titled "Bloom Where You Are Planted".

Pictured left to right: Haylee Tice, Kinley Hower, and Karli Baker

Pictured left to right: Kaci Clinton, Kendyl Johnson, Chris Leon, and Isaac James.
 
 SADD

MHS SADD sponsored a recent two-day surprise Seat Belt Survey at Maize High. SADD was awarded a $2275

grant to have a Seatbelts Are For Everyone campaign at our school. Due to grant guidelines, SADD will sponsor additional events throughout the school year.   

Thanks for making safety important!

 School Happenings

Biology students recently learned all about Ecology by constructing their own complex ecosystems - doing the same work that NASA scientists are currently completing to further humanity's plan to colonize and terraform Mars.  

 

 

Pictured explaining their ecosystem design are Alaina Cunningham and
Keira Dobbs.

 

Freshmen General Science students used the Aurasma app and iPads to make an Augmented Reality (A/R) interactive wall display of all the concepts they learned in astronomy so far this year.

 

Pictured are: Alyssa Dalman, Elijah Mitchell, and Bailey Pendergrass
 SPIRIT CENTRAL 


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 Community Rewards Program 

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In order for purchases to be credited to Maize High School throughout 2016 shoppers must enroll in the Rewards Program. Be sure to sign-in and make your contribution selection using this 5-digit NPO number:  69258.

 Maize USD 266 Online
Bulletin Board
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Phone: (316) 722-0441 Fax: (316) 722-6214