DID YOU KNOW? ...49% of MTCS teachers have earned masters level or above.
Spears is DNJ Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to sophomore Derrick Spears for being named the Daily News Journal’s Athlete of the Week.
MTCS students/alumni earn trap honors
This month's edition of Trap & Field (the official ATA magazine) announces honors for two of our shooters. Taylor Bolin (8th grade) received First-Team Sub-Junior All-American status, and John Mankin (class of 2011) was chosen as an AIM All-American in the Junior Category. Taylor received his award for his ATA success during the entire season, John for his scores at the AIM zone, state, and Grand. Mitchell Loveless (class of 2000) was selected First-Team All-American on the Men's team. His article was in last month's edition. Congratulations!
Musician receive honors
Congratulations to Jason Pan, Kaley Stroop, and Joe Traughber! Jason Pan has been selected to participate in the 2012 MTVA Middle School Honors Choir; Kaley Stroop has been selected to participate in the 2012 TMEA All-State Choir; and Joe Traughber has been selected as an alternate for the 2012 TMEA All-State Choir. We are so proud of our musicians here at MTCS!
A Note from the Millers
Words cannot express our appreciation for the kindness shown to our family since Phyllis began her battle with Breast Cancer. So many of you have encouraged us with kind words, cards, gifts, food, and of course—prayer. The Pink Night at MTCS was an evening we’ll never forget, and just one more example of why MTCS is such a special community. We wish to thank everyone who had any part in planning, attending, donating, working, or participating in any way. We are especially thankful for all of you who continue to lift us up in prayer—it has indeed sustained us. And as we continue to fight this battle One day at a time—your continued prayers are most appreciated. May God Bless You All.
Phyllis & Todd
Yard signs available
Did you know that MTCS has yard signs for sale that can be customized for any team or student? It would be a great way to support your student athlete or acknowledge a graduate. See the sample in Mr. Watson’s office window and then see Cindy Siler for your custom design.
MTCS hosts District 9-A basketball tournament
MTCS has the privilege of hosting the District 9-A basketball tournament this year. This tournament will begin Friday, February 10 and will conclude with the championship games on Friday, February 17. Our Lady Cougars will begin their run in the tournament on Friday, February 10 with a match-up against Huntland at 8:30 p.m. The boys team will take on Eagleville on Saturday, February 11 at 8:30 p.m. We need a large home crowd at these games to cheer our athletes on to a District Championship! This is a TSSAA event so all students, teachers, teachers’ families, staff, MTCS season ticket holders will be expected to pay the $5 admission fee. We know nobody is thrilled by this, but this is not within MTCS’ control and at least we don’t have to pay for gas to go elsewhere. Students who attend the basketball game either Friday or Saturday can turn in their ticket and receive a casual day on Monday, February 13.
FCA Ping Pong Tournament
The 6th annual FCA-sponsored Ping Pong Tournament will be held Sunday, February 12 from 2:00-5:00 in the old gym. The cost is $10 per entry, and all money will go toward mission work in which MTCS students are involved. There will be a "Fun" division as well as a "Competitive" division. All are welcome to participate.Contact Lawrence Goodwyn for more information.
Study Skills Workshop
Please join us on Tuesday, February 21, from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. in the Charlene Waldron Library for a Study Skills Workshop for parents presented by MTCS and the Carraway Center for Teaching and Learning. Cost is $10 per family. For more information, contact Jennifer Vice.
Holocaust survivor to visit MTCS
Mrs. Charlene Schiff, the only one in her family to survive the Holocaust, will be speaking at MTCS on Friday, March 16th in the new gym at 9:15 a.m. This will be for all 4th-12th grade students. MTCS will be hosting teacher and students from other schools, and parents are welcome to attend. The presentation is free, but we are limited to 1400 seats which are filling up quickly. Please email Mrs. Kelley Mullins ASAP to reserve your seat. Mrs. Mullins met Mrs. Schiff this past summer at the Holocaust Museum in D.C. and was privileged to listen firsthand to a woman, who at the age of 11, had to smuggle food into the ghetto to survive, had to hide in a river for days with her mother while the Polish ghetto they escaped from was being cleared out and people were being killed all around them. After wing up one day in the river and realizing her mother was gone, she survived the rest of the war hiding in barns and in the forest. To learn more about Mrs. Charlene Schiff, go to www.ushmm.org.
Wednesday, February 8, will be a paid casual day for secondary students. Price is one food item that contains meat. Food will go to Greenhouse Ministries.
There will be a meeting of HS softball players and parents on Thursday, February 9, at 6:00 p.m. in Room 103. Contact Coach Elliott (email@example.com) for more information.
Mrs. Brock’s February Parent Focus is available on our website, along with other elementary news items.
Secondary Truth Token Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6
Re-enrollment is currently underway for the 2012-2013 school year. Current students will have priority during the month of February before opening enrollment to the public in March. For more information, contact Cindy Siler.
JUST FOR SENIORS:
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program for those who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design or business, with an interest in the automotive industry. Scholarships up to $100,000. Visit www.buickachievers.com. Deadline is February 29, 2012.
Community Foundation of Middle TN Scholarship Program -- A free resource of many different scholarships. Deadline is March 15, 2012. www.cfmt.org
Friend Support Scholarship -- The Friend Support organization awards scholarships to students whose parent or family member has experienced illness, financial crisis or a life-changing event. For an application email: firstname.lastname@example.org . The application deadline is April 1, 2012.
Regions Bank is offering 25 ($5,000) scholarships in honor of Black History Month. To enter write a 500-word essay about an African American, past or present, who has inspired you. For more details and to enter, visit regions.com/ridingforward
Check the Cougar Connection archives for other scholarship opportunities that are still available.
Tuesday, February 7
HS Basketball vs. Santa Fe at home – 6:00 p.m. (JV Boys 4:00) – Senior Night
Thursday, February 9
HS Softball Player/Parent Meeting – 5:00 p.m. (Room 103)
Friday, February 10
Registration for March SAT
JH Chorus – Goodpasture Choral Festival
HS Girls Basketball vs. Huntland at MTCS – 8:30 p.m. (District Round 1)
Saturday, February 11
HS Boys Basketball vs. Eagleville at MTCS – 8:30 p.m. (District Round 1)
Sunday, February 12
FCA Ping Pong Tournament – 2:00 p.m.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
February 24-March 6
No School – No Extended Care
Senior Trip – New York/Washington
Sophomore Trip – South Carolina