The 2020-21 School year is under way! With that comes the transition for most Seniors from a traditional 7 block day to spending half their time in the Milan Center for Innovation Studies (‘MCIS’). The Senior MCIS Experience is a unique one, designed for the senior year, with an emphasis on the development of 21st century skills. Students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills within a project-based learning culture working toward career and college readiness. While participating in the MCIS program, students work in teams on predesigned projects, and student created projects that either present ideas for solving real world problems or create a product that addresses a target market. Internships, influential speakers, business partnerships, technology integration, and effective communication are all an emphasis in the center. We look forward to the Students embracing the change and the challenge of Project Based Learning (‘PBL’) and settling into the new routine. For more information regarding the MCIS visit: http://milancis.com/ ; and for downloadable important documents visit: http://milancis.com/student-documents.php
I am look forward to working with the Class of 2021 both collectively and individually throughout the year! And, seeing them cross the stage in June.
Senior Attendance Policy
The senior attendance policy is intended to be similar to a professional work environment. As a Senior there are 10 days that may be used throughout the year for absences. These are available for both excused and unexcused absences. School Business and field trips will not count against the 10 days. Days that are not used may be used for up to 5 days of early release at the end of the school year. Students who go over 10 days are required to return the Monday morning following graduation to write a reflection on the importance of attendance. For more info regarding the senior attendance policy see the 2021 Senior Packet 2020 Senior Packet.
Seniors Keep Those Grades up!
Colleges will be looking at how you ‘cross the finish line!’ Finish Strong! If additional academic support is needed help is available after school in the Media Center Monday through Friday from 2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
The Net Price Calculator is a tool that you can use to estimate your “net price” to attend a particular college or university. Net price is the difference between the “sticker” price (full cost) to attend a specific college, minus any grants and scholarships for which you may be eligible. Sticker price includes direct charges (tuition and fees, room and board) and indirect costs (books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses). http://netpricecalculator.collegeboard.org/
Looking Ahead - Important Dates
10/1 - Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)!
Visit: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ NOTE: Your student will have an opportunity to set up their account during College Application Day!
TBA - College Application Week
11/21 & 11/22 - Parent / Teacher Conferences
TBA - $Financial Aid Presentation$ in MCIS @ 6:00 pm
Parents of college bound students please join us during conferences for Financial Aid Night
Hosted by: Eastern Michigan University
TBA - Herff Jones - Cap & Gown meeting for all Seniors in the Theatre @ 9:30 a.m.
TBA - Grad Cap & Gown / Bling Orders taken during lunches
12/21 - 12/31 - Winter Break
3/29 to 4/2 - Spring Break
TBA Senior Symposium
5/26/2021 - 6:30 p.m. Class of 2029 Honors Night - Theatre
6/3/2021 - 8:00 a.m. Senior Breakfast followed by Graduation Rehearsal & Gap/Gown Distribution & Senior Stroll
6/6/2021 - 2:00 p.m. Class of 2021 Graduation
Class of 2021 Senior Picture and Yearbook Information
In order to be included in the 2020-2021 yearbook your portrait must meet the following criteria:
Professional head and shoulders pose is recommended. If a more creative pose is submitted, the shot must be from the belly button up.
Head Size must be 1” from the top of the hair to the tip of the chin
Minimum of a wallet size photo (2.5” x 3”)
Electronically uploaded images are preferred (see below); however, we also accept prints, CD copies of the image. Electronically uploaded images need to be 2x3 and 300 dpi
Emailed images will not be accepted.
New Electronic Upload:
Go to http://www.yearbooknerds.com/
milan-high-school or click the yearbook link on the left side of the high school home page
Once on the yearbooknerds site click the Senior Photo Submission Link
Browse to select the image you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images.”
Click “Upload Chosen Images.”
Photos must be submitted ONLINE, or to the MHS Main Office or by January 4th 2021. Photos submitted after January 4th may not be included in the book due to publication deadlines. If no photo is submitted the yearbook will use school pictures taken during registration or retake day.