MVRBC – Blood Donations

On September 4, 2018 we held our first Blood Drive of the school year. We provided 31 donations for local hospitals.  Each whole blood donation can be processed into multiple blood components, so our blood drive provided up to 124 products for patients in need.

Thank you to all who gave blood to provide lifesaving products to hospitals throughout the region.

Parent/Teacher Conferences -Thursday, October 4th – 3:30-7:00 PM

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 4th in the Cafeteria from 3:30-7:00 PM.  Parents can come to the Café during that time to meet with their students’ teachers. No appointment is necessary, as conferences are held on a drop-in basis. Individual meetings will be conducted every 5 minutes, as indicated by the bell system in the Café. Parents anticipating the need for more extensive communication with a particular instructor are encouraged to contact the teacher directly to set up an appointment outside of conferences.

Fire/EMS Career Exploring Program

The Coal Valley Fire Department is looking for motivated students ages 15-20 who have a passion for helping others and who are interested in learning more about the exciting world of fire-fighting and emergency rescue!

Join us at the Coal Valley Fire Protection building on 18th Ave. in Coal Valley on Wednesday, October 3rd anytime between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to learn about our Fire/Rescue Exploring program.

Do you want to get your hands dirty? Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of members in your community? This is the program for you.

Don’t live in Coal Valley? No problem. This is the perfect opportunity for students at Moline, UT, Rock Island, and other local schools. Family and friends are welcome. If you are under the age of 18, please bring a parent to this informational meeting.  Questions? Email Kenneth.Brooks@Scouting.org  or Call/Text (563) 349-8051

HomeGoods

HomeGoods is hiring for their new location in Davenport.  Visit their hiring event to apply: Tuesday – Saturday on September 25-29 from 9am-6pm, and Monday-Friday on October 1-5 from 9am-6pm.  Address: Holiday Inn and Suites, 4215 Elmore Ave., Davenport, Iowa.

Senior Star

Senior Star is hiring servers in the food and beverage department. Pay is $10 dollars an hour, hours are 3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Please call (563-484-9942) for more information.

Quad City College Fair

Explore The Possibilities

Visit With Over 60 Colleges and Universities

Monday, October 8

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

St. Ambrose University – Rogalski Center

For a current list of participating colleges and universities, please visit: http://www.sau.edu/admissions/visit-sau/quad-cities-college-fair

Pre-Register for the College Fair at www.GoToCollegeFairs.com

You will be able to easily provide your contact information to colleges of your choice during the fair using a simple QR code on your phone.

For details about this event please contact Ms. Kelly Bush in Student Services.

Senior Parents – FASFA Information

Hello senior parents,

If your student is going to college next year, an important step in the process begins October 1. The first step of the financial aid process is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA determines a student’s eligibility for Federal Pell Grants, and guarantees every student an opportunity for federal student loans. It is recommended that every student file the FAFSA form.

The FAFSA form becomes available on October 1st — which means you can file the FAFSA next week! Every college or university has its own deadline for the FAFSA — some as early as December 1st — so check out www.ICANsucceed.org/priority to find the priority dates for the schools your student is applying to.

This year senior families should use 2017 taxes to file the FAFSA for the 2018-19 school year. The FAFSA is solely based off of 2017 taxes, so you won’t have to update the FAFSA with 2018 taxes. Visit  www.fafsa.gov to file the form.

The extended timeline is beneficial to families because it will allow students to receive their financial aid award letters earlier in the spring semester. This will give students more time to make a final decision about where they want to go to school. Students may receive financial aid award letters as early as January or February, and they still have until May 1st to make their final decisions.

If you have questions about paying for college, or would like free help filing your FAFSA, the Iowa College Access Network offers free resources for college planning and financial aid. You can visit their website, www.ICANsucceed.org/ to schedule an appointment, or call their toll free number, 877-272-4692 to talk to an advisor.

You can also visit a FAFSA Ready Iowa event which offers free assistance without an appointment. Visit www.icansucceed.org/fafsareadyiaevents to find a location near you.

Stay on top of the process, and file your FAFSA as soon as possible!

Picture Retakes – September 25th – Small Gym

Picture retake day will be Tuesday, September 25th during lunches.  Any student that did not get their picture taken at Registration, need to make sure they get that done during their lunch period.  If there are any students that wish to have their picture retaken, please make sure you go to the small gym during your lunch that day. Remember Senior boys need to be in a dress shirt, tie and preferably a jacket.  Senior girls will wear the black drape.  Underclassmen all need to be in school uniform.  It is an Out-of-Uniform day, so they will need to change in to a uniform top for their pictures.

If you have any questions, please contact Shelli Miller at ext. 200.