The 2019-20 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 2020 both collectively and individually throughout the year! And, seeing them cross the stage Sunday, @ 2:00 p.m. in the Gymnasium for Milan High School’s Class of 2029 Commencement.
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 2019 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.
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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!
10/7th - College Application Week
11/25 & 11/26 - Parent / Teacher Conferences
11/25 - $Financial Aid Presentation$ in MCIS @ 6:00 pm
Parents of college bound students please join us during conferences for Financial Aid Night
Hosted by: Eastern Michigan University
12/3/2019 - Herff Jones - Cap & Gown meeting for all Seniors in the Theatre @ 9:30 a.m.
12/12 & 12/13 - Grad Cap & Gown / Bling Orders taken during lunches
12/23 - 1/3 - Winter Break
3/30 to 4/3 - Spring Break
5/27/2020 Senior Symposium
5/27/2020 - 6:30 p.m. Class of 2029 Honors Night - Theatre
6/4/2020 - 8:00 a.m. Senior Breakfast followed by Graduation Rehearsal & Gap/Gown Distribution & Senior Stroll
2020 - 2:00 p.m. Class of 2020 Graduation
Senior Picture - Specifications:
*Headsize must be 1" from the top of the hair to the tip of the chin.
*No outdoor or drape shots.
*Formal head and shoulders.
*Minimum of a wallet sized photo.
*We accept prints or CD copies of pictures. Do NOT email photos.
*1 copy of the print/CD comes to the school.
*An additional copy of the print/CD need to go to Prestige Portraits in Ann Arbor for inclusion in the class composite.
*With the composite photo, you need a written release from the photographer and a check for $20.
*The $20 secures your inclusion in the composite as well as a copy of the composite.
DUE: The deadline is January 6th, 2020
For More Info Visit: http://www.yearbooknerds.com/milan-high-school
How to Create Your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) ID
STEP 1: go to fafsa.gov (click on the green button above)
STEP 2: Click link to create FSA ID
STEP 3: Create username and password, and enter your email address
STEP 4: Enter your name, date of birth, Social Security Number, contact information, and challenge questions and answers
STEP 5: Review your information, and read and accept the terms and conditions.
STEP 6: Confirm your e-mail address using the secure code, which will be sent to the e-mail address you entered when you created your FSA ID. Once you verify your email address, you can use it instead of your username and to log in to the website.
It's that easy!