2021 - 2022 Announcements 

Week of October 18, 2021

2021-22 Meridian Junior High Announcements 30

October 18
Academic Meet @ AFC 3:30
6/7  Boys Bball practice 2:30-4:30
8 Boys Bball practice 4:30 - 6:30
Cheer practice 3:15-5:30 (small gym)
Wrestling Sign Ups (New Members) 6-8 pm @SVHS
October 19
In Person Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-7 pm
6/7 Boys Bball practice 2:30-4:30

8 Boys Bball practice 4:30 - 6:30
Cheer practice 3:15-5:30 (small gym)
Wrestling Sign Ups (Returning Members) 6-8 pm @SVHS

October 20
LATE START 8:30 am
7 Boys Bball vs Genoa-Kingston 4:15
8 Boys Bball @ Genoa-Kingston 4:15
Cheer practice 3:15-5:30 (small gym)
October 21
Remote Parent/Teacher Conferences 4-7 pm
AG Club Meeting Room 126 7:15
Yearbook Meeting 7:30 Room 215
6/7 Boys Bball practice 2:30-4:30
8 Boys Bball practice 4:30 - 6:30
Cheer practice 3:15-5:30 (small gym)

Academic Team Practice 2:30-3:20
October 22
6/7 Boys Bball practice 2:30-4:30
Cheer Bonding Night @ Monroe Center 6:30
October 23


Facebook page for MJHS Athletics & Activities 

Activities Calendars:  
October Calendar, November Calendar

When changes occur, you will have instant updates. 
You can also find schedules for all activities here
Activities Schedules.

Wrestling Information: Stillman Valley/MJHS Wrestling Info

Important Dates Coming Up:  October 19 - In person Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 pm; October 21 - Online Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 pm; November 5 - 8th Grade Book Club; November 5 - Team Pictures (Academic Team, Boys Basketball, & Cheer) After school; November 12 - No School Veteran's Day Observance; December 2 - Picture Retakes; December 16 - Band/Chorus Concert

E-Learning Helpers

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade

Homework Page
Google Classroom 
Quarantined Meet Times
Google Meet 1:03-1:45
Wednesday 1:09-1:47

Homework Page
Google Classroom
Quarantined Meet Times
Google Meet 1:03-1:45;
Wednesday 1:09-1:47

Homework Page
Google Classroom
Quarantined Meet Times
Google Meet 10:15-10:57;
Wednesday 10:33-11:00

Students need to bring their chromebook, charger, water bottle and lunch cards to school daily!  Please charge your Chomebooks at night !

NOTES FROM MRS. DAVIS: Newer info is bold.

  • We can now offer the BinaxNOW 15 minute rapid antigen test for your student if they have been exposed to a close contact at school or become symptomatic. A negative test result will allow your student to stay at school!  A signed consent form is required.  Print one off and send one in with your student to the office:  Rapid Covid-19 Testing Consent Form  Or call the office and we will send one home with your student for you! More information on testing can be found here: State of Illinois and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in P-12 Schools  

    Please continue to report exposures outside of school and monitor your student for signs and symptoms of Covid-19.  Nurse Kelly: 815-645-2230 ex. 4306

  • P/T Conferences are Tuesday (In person) and Thursday (Remote) this week!  For my 6th grade families and new families, you will only meet with one teacher for a conference.  It will be your child’s SOAR teacher.  If your child does not have SOAR, I will have assigned them to a teacher to meet with.   If you choose a remote conference, the teacher will send you a google meet link.  How to Sign Up for P/T Conferences  If you need help, please contact the office.

  • Student Council is hosting a Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive starting Monday, October 18!  We will run the drive for two weeks. The class that brings in the most Peanut Butter and Jelly will get an ice cream treat the following week. ANY Peanut Butter and Jelly will do (not homemade).  Students will get a variety of tally marks depending on the size of the container.  Total Tallies win at the end of the day.  All donations will be delivered to Miss Carly’s in Rockford, along with our Paper sacks that we have decorated as a school!.  Miss Carly’s is a non profit organization in Rockford that feeds homeless and less fortunate people on the streets. You can search Miss Carly’s on facebook for more information. 

  •  The Community Craft Vendor Fair will be Sunday, December 5th 2pm - 7pm and the Scholastic Book Fair for the Jr High will be Sunday December 5th (same hours as the vendor fair) AND Monday December 6th through Friday, December 10th 7:30 am - 3:00pm. Students will visit the book fair during their literature classes. 

  • Just a reminder, your student must be in school at least a half a day in order to attend an after school event.  So, on Friday, October 8th, the day of our rec night/dance students need to be here in order to attend that evening!

  •  I am excited to tell you that Leader In Me is now expanding into the Junior High.  Please see the details here Leader in Me Parent Letter

  •  If your student has been vaccinated, please send a copy of the vaccination card via email to Mrs. Davis or the nurse!  This will help stop the phone calls to you when a Test to Stay situation arises.  You can also send a copy to the office with your student if that is easier for you.  Thank you to all of you who have already sent it!  or

  •  Breakfast and lunch is free for all students.  Your student has been issued a lunch card this year.  They are required to bring this card to lunch every day.  These lunch cards serve two purposes:  1. To keep the line moving so students have more time to eat. 2. And to ensure that charges for the ala carte items that students are able to purchase.  Students must have money on their account and their lunch card to purchase ala carte items.  You can check the balance on your student’s lunch account on Skyward.  Students can bring money to the office to be added to their accounts when necessary.

  •  Please read this important letter regarding upcoming Erin’s Law presentations in PE classes:  Parent Notification Erin's Law 2021

  •  Has your student ever asked for help with homework?  And if you are like me, you don’t remember Algebra at all.  So Paper to the rescue.  Your student now has live tutoring available 24 hours a day.  PAPER - Unlimited Academic Support  Students will receive a welcome email on Monday and a flyer to bring home.  Watch this short video to see it in action:  Paper For Parents. Teachers will be introducing it next week too!

  • Remember if you send a person in to pick up your student, they must be listed in your emergency contacts in Skyward.  They must also have a picture id.  You can add an emergency contact by signing into Skyward, clicking student info, and the blue “request changes” area on the far right.  You will see add emergency contact here.  Remember, students will only be released to someone over the age of 18.  If you need help, please contact the office.

  • Please make sure your student comes prepared every day with their Chromebook(charged), chargers, and water bottles.  Students may purchase a reusable water bottle from the office for $2.00 (supplies are limited).

  •  Please call your student in before 9:00; if you do not, you will receive the automatic caller reminding you to.  You can call and leave a message if the office is closed. You have 24 hours to call in an absence.  (You do not need to call each day if your student is quarantined.) If you do not contact the school then the absence is marked as unexcused no notice which is an unexcused absence.  Truancy referrals are required when a student has two unexcused absences.

  • Students are able to enter the building at 7:00 am.  6th and 8th grade students should report to the large gym and 7th grade students should report to the small gym.  Students are asked to go straight to their designated areas and not to stop at their lockers.
  • Students are able to turn in lunch money to the office in the mornings, cash and checks only. If you want to pay by debit or credit, you will need to do this through the District website ( and access the "E-pay" link; web payments may take 24 to 48 hours to update.

  • If your child is staying after school for practice or games, have them bring snacks.  They are not allowed to leave campus to go to Caseys or Marathon.
  • Late Start Wednesdays:  Time schedules: 6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade 

  • LIBRARY - For all information relating to the library, visit our website at Library Website


    6th grade health requirements are due.  If physical and immunization requirements are not met by October 13th your student risks exclusion. The following are required for your student:

    • Required physical and recommended dental exam
    • Hepatitis B vaccine series completed
    • Required proof of one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MVC) received on or after 11 years of age.
    • Required one dose of Tdap vaccination. 
    • Two doses of varicella vaccines
    • Required immunizations current
    • Proof of dental exam prior to May 15th of the school year. 


  • Remind your students that Chromebook repairs and replacements are expensive!  We have had a few broken screens recently!  This is the price list for repairs/replacements from the tech department.  If you are having technology issues, please go; hover over the student tab, you will see a drop down for the student help desk.  You can enter your tech issues here; please be descriptive!

  • Repair Needed


    Replace keys on keyboard (not a keyboard replacement)


    Headphone jack replacement


    LCD screen replacement


    Keyboard Replacement


    Touchpad Replacement


    USB Port


    Body/Hinge Replacement


    ***Charger replacement is $30.00***  The cost for a replacement device will be determined at the time of the need for a replacement device. As of August 20,2020, a replacement Chromebook cost is $290.00, but is subject to change based on federal tariffs and other factors.

  • Mrs. Ziztke's Counseling Page

  • The District has developed an anonymous tool for anyone to report information that may be of concern to them.  Use this link to acces the form.  You will also soon find this link on the district webpage.  MCUSD Anonymous Reporting Form

  • Like the District Facebook page @MeridianCUSD223 to see all of the great things happening at MJHS.  

  • BULLYING:  Is It Bullying?

    • When someone says or does something unintentionally hurtful and they do it once, that is RUDE
    • When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and do it once, that is MEAN
    • When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful and they keep doing it- even when you tell them to stop or show them you are upset, that is BULLYING
        ****Please remind your students this includes things they say/post on social media****
  • MJHS PTO NEWS:  Please click HERE to see the PTO news:   All current MJHS parents and teachers are welcome. Any questions, please contact  Scrip has been so fast getting orders filled and shipped that there is still plenty of time for the PTO to get in one more order to have gift cards before Christmas. You can use the attached form and email it to Melanie Costello at or go online to and enter our code: E8E3674852378. If using the form, please have it to Melanie by 12/10. She will submit the order on 12/11 and expect to receive the cards early the following week. If you have any questions, please reach out to Melanie Costello at 815-751-1583 or Thank you for supporting the MJHS PTO!