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NHS MEMBERS NHS students need to see Mr. Yoch after 7th hour today.
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YEARBOOK STAFF If you are interested in participating on the yearbook staff during the 2015-2016 school year, please pick up the form that is located on the information table in the front lobby. The form needs to be completed and returned to the office by September 11th. This form must be received in order to participate.
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TUTOR NEEDED If you are a Junior, or a Senior, and are willing to tutor a student in English, Geometry and Earth Science, please contact Mr. Schuricht.
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STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS Sign-up sheets for all home football and volleyball games are on Ms. Blasa's door. Please sign up to work!!
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ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL MUSKIE FISHING TOURNAMENT Shawnee Muskie Hunters is holding an ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL MUSKIE FISHING TOURNAMENT on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12th. The deadline for registration is September 30th, and the cost is FREE!!! If you are interested, there are brochures out on the information table in our lobby.
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LUNCH TODAY Chicken Patty on Bun
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BREAKFAST TOMORROW Pancakes w/Syrup
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LUNCH TOMORROW Cheese Pizza

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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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