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GREAT JOB CHEERLEADERS!!!! For decorating MOHS for Homecoming/Spirit week.....OUTSTANDING JOB!!!!!! Thank you for all your hard work! Your pride in being a WILDCAT truly shines!!!
COURTYARD LUNCH Students: After lunch the last two days, garbage has been left all over the courtyard. Please use the garbage can that is placed in the middle of the courtyard. Unless this changes, students will remain in the cafeteria for the duration of lunch.
SENIOR BOYS Meet in Mr. Mueller's room after school today to build the bonfire.
HOMECOMING DRESS-UP DAYS Students, all apparel must be school appropriate. For example, on Toga Day, students must have student appropriate clothing on underneath their Toga. If you have any questions, please contact the office.
FRESHMAN Class meeting today in Mr. Winsel's room during homeroom after attendance is taken and you are done voting.
HOMECOMING PEP ASSEMBLY Will be Thursday, October 8th. Students will be released via intercom at 2:30 PM to go to the gym. Seniors will be required to stay for homeroom on that day.
SENIORS FIELD TRIP Is this Wednesday, October 7th, to the Capital Area College Fair in Springfield. Lunch will be at McDonald's in Litchfield...remember to bring money!
SENIORS Will start working on the float today starting at 6:00 pm at Kelly's house. Other nights will be this Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00.
NHS MEETING On Monday during homeroom in Mr. Yoch's room.
SOPHOMORES Will work on the float every night Monday-Thursday from 4-5:30 at Dobrinich's shed.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Any student wishing to volunteer to work at the Fall Festival coming up on October 17th, there is a sign-up sheet in the office. NHS students can earn hours for working this event, but is open for ANY student to volunteer. Sign-up is through this Friday, October 7th.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY Relay for Life is taking T-shirt orders thru Wednesday, October 7th. Students, Parents, and Teachers can pledge to be tobacco & drug free. Pledge $1 for your name to be on the back of the t-shirt or purchase a t-shirt for $10 and get your name on the back showing your pledge. Let's team up to fight the battle of tobacco & drug use and raise money for Relay for Life to beat the battle of cancer. Forms are available on the information table in our front lobby.
SENIORS Please bring in a favorite baby picture for the yearbook, along with a short message from your parents. Pictures need to be turned in to Margaret by next Friday.
BREAKFAST TOMORROW Egg, Ham & Cheese Biscuit

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Congratulations Junior High Softball Girls - Congratulations to the Junior High softball girls for winning their sectional game and heading to state on Friday in Bloomington. Game time is 4:00.

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A Note From The Superintendent's Desk - The 2015-2016 school budget is now on display in the district office. The picture is not pretty. The projected budget has $384,527 more expenses than revenue. The school district has already made a large number of cuts to try to reduce expenses. There have been numerous staff reductions over the past six years in an effort to curb expenses. In my opinion, there is nothing left to cut that won’t directly affect student learning.
The State of Illinois has prorated or cut funding to public schools for the past five years. The Mt. Olive School District has lost over $1,000,000 during that period of time. On top of the difficult situation in Springfield, the EAV (equalized assessed value) of the local property in Macoupin County has gone down 5% in the Mt. Olive School District area this year. That equates to over a $60,000 loss in local revenue for the Mt. Olive School District.
All the stakeholders (board members, administration, teachers, staff, parents, and community members) need to work together to develop a plan to fix the deficit budget. I believe that by working together we can do what is best for the future of the students at Mt. Olive School District.

Patrick Murphy
Mt. Olive Superintendent

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