Yearbook Distribution Party

Did you know? 2014-2015 yearbooks are here! 2015 graduates can pick theirs up at any time in the office. Current students can get theirs at the Yearbook Distribution Party on Monday, August 31, from 7:00-8:30pm in the commons. Come get your yearbook, visit with friends and eat snacks. There a limited amount of extra yearbooks that can be purchased on a first come, first serve basis. They can be purchased now in the office or at the party. If you can’t remember if you bought a yearbook or not, Mrs. Jamison should be able to tell you that. See you on the 31st!

Parent Survey for Melba JR/SR High

Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, Melba Jr/Sr High School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.

In order to complete the survey, please go to:

http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/9921780

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.

This survey will be open until Saturday, September 19. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Get Your Season Passes Now!

It’s time to get your Season Passes for Melba High School Athletics!

Passes are good for all regular season home games including football, volleyball, basketball and wrestling. Passes are not valid for jamborees, District or State Tournaments.

Pass Prices are: Individual $90, Couple $140, Family $160

Gate prices per game are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students without activity cards. Season passes are a great savings! Get yours now at the high school office or first home volleyball and football games.

Principal’s Corner

August 2015

Melba Junior/Senior High School Parents and Students,

I hope that you all had a very nice summer. It is awesome to live in our valley and enjoy the great Southern Idaho weather and area. I hope that you are all as excited to start the school year as I am. Melba is a special place, we all know that. That is why we all choose to live here. I want to encourage you to be involved in the school. Attend events. Have fun and contribute to the positive and enthusiastic energy that our students have. Get to know your student’s teachers. Attend back to school night and introduce yourself to them. Send them emails. Follow along on Powerschool and visit teacher web pages. Ask your student what they are learning in class. Such simple ways of showing interests will greatly help your child in school.

We have a few new staff members this year. Each one is very excited to join our fantastic team and great community of Melba.

New staff members:

High School Math–Martin Luttrell is a Melba graduate who taught in Kuna the last 2 years.
Jr. High School Math – Renae Jones joins us after having taught in Utah.
High School English – Laura Heritage has taught in Nampa and most recently at CWI.
Jr. High School English – Alyssa Jones is a BSU graduate and is also our Cheer Coach.
Jr. High School Special Education – Elizabeth Lawson joins us from Meridian.
Music – Tami Runyon previously taught in Fairfield, Idaho.
Volleyball Coach –Andrea Terpestra recently finished playing Volleyball at NNU.

I look forward to working with you this year. Remember, NOBODY has it better than Melba!

Announcements:

• School will start 3 minutes later at 7:55. It will end at 3:45. Please see the website for the new schedule.

• 7th Grade Orientation Aug 10th from 10:30 to 12:00. Incoming 7th graders are invited to attend an orientation just for them. Come get a tour of the school, see your classrooms, ask questions, find out about athletics and club opportunities, and learn what it means to be a Mustang. Parents are welcome to attend as well.

• Many beginning of the year documents (Computer use policy, handbook, athletic forms, etc.) will now be found online. We will not be sending them home. If you need a hard copy of any of these documents the office will be glad to print them off for you.

• Zero Club – Starting the second week of school, Melba Jr/Sr High School will have a Zero Club. Students who have a 0 in any class as a missing assignment at break on grade check day will be placed on a watch list. The student will be notified by their 4th period teacher that they are on the watch list. If the student is still has a missing assignment the following week at grade check they will be placed on the Zero Club list. The 4th period teacher will notify the student that they are on the Zero Club list. Zero Club results in a mandatory lunch-time study hall. Students will go directly to the lunch study hall room. Lunch will be provided. During this time students will eat lunch and work on classroom work. It is not a social time. A student who is assigned to Zero Club will attend every day of the week, even if they get off of the list that week. They will not be released from attending Zero Club until grade checks. Once a student is off of the Zero Club list, if he or she has another 0 missing assignment, the student will return to the watch list.

• Parking Lot/Driving in/Busses – The busses will all drop off on Broadway for both Elementary and Secondary Schools. Please plan to not drive North on Broadway. To drop off your students or to park in the parking lot enter from Southside. Plan to exit drop off area by going south down Broadway (towards the store).

• Back to School Night – Thursday, Aug 13th 5:00 to 7:00. Come and meet your student’s teacher and see the classroom.

I look forward to working with you this year. Remember, NOBODY has it better than Melba!

Eric Forsgren, Principal

Melba College and Career Readiness Pathways

Melba JR/SR High School has organized the College and Career Readiness Pathways Plan for all students who are interested in earning college credits towards specific career certifications or college opportunities. Each Pathway shows parents and students what classes need to be taken year by year to earn these credits and receive the training towards career certifications.

College and Career Readiness Pathways

2015-16 Bell Schedule

Melba JR/SR High School
Bell Schedule 2015-2016

7th -8th grade

9th -12th grade

1st    7:55-8:55 1st    7:55-8:55
2nd   8:58-9:58 2nd   8:58-9:58
9:58-10:06 Break 9:58-10:06 Break
3rd    10:06-11:06 3rd   10:06-11:06
4th    11:09-12:09 4th   11:09-12:09
12:09-12:38 Lunch 5B   12:12-1:12
5A   12:38-1:38 1:12-1:41 Lunch
6th    1:41-2:41 6th    1:41-2:41
7th    2:44-3:44 7th    2:44-3:44