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Mt. Olive High School Bulletin for Wednesday, May 27, 2015
BOYS BASKETBALL MEETING Will be today at 4:30 in the study hall room for anyone who is interested in playing basketball next season.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL For all students interested in playing high school football next year, there will be a meeting tomorrow with the new football coach in the high school study hall following the 4:30 basketball meeting. Start time for the football meeting should be around 5:00. If you have any questions, please contact the high school office.

SPRING AWARDS CEREMONY Will be held tomorrow, May 28th, in the high school gym at 7:00 pm. Sports recognized will be Bass Fishing, Boys' Track, Girls' Track, Baseball & Softball. This is a free event and is open to the public. Please come out and support our athletes.

YEARBOOK ORDERS The deadline to order your yearbook is fast approaching. Online orders can be placed at treering.com until July 1. Instructions for online ordering are located on our information table outside the HS office. If you prefer to send a check to the school office for payment, the check must be received by the last day of school. Yearbooks are $30 each. If you have any questions you may contact Kim Labonte. Also, don't forget to design your custom pages for inclusion in your yearbook. Instructions for designing your custom pages are also located on our information table outside the HS office.

WILDCAT LANYARDS Are on sale in the High School office for $2.00 each. Get yours today!!

WACKY OLYMPICS Our Mt. Olive Sesquicentennial celebration will be bringing back the WACKY OLYMPICS to the festivities this year. It will be held on June 20th at the Hagerman Park from 10 am to 2 pm. The cost is $5 per person which includes a t-shirt. Your team may consist of 4-6 people. Be sure to get in on this fun summer event. Flyers are located on our information table in the lobby.

KICK OFF SERVICE FOR SESQUICENTENNIAL Any students interested in singing at the KICK OFF SERVICE at the City Park Gazebo on June 17th at 7:00 pm for the Sesquicentennial Celebration, there are flyers on our information table in the front lobby.

LOST & FOUND Be sure to check through our lost and found items in the office and out in our front lobby. The items left behind will be donated if not claimed.

MODELS NEEDED 150 YEARS OF FASHION style show is in need of models for Friday, June 19th, at 7:00 pm in our City Park. This event is one of many events during our Mt. Olive Sesquicentennial Celebration this summer. If interested, please stop by our information table in the lobby and pick up a flyer.

LEWIS & CLARK FAMILY HEALTH CLINIC Located on the main campus of Lewis & Clark Community College in Fobes Hall is offering Youth School/Sports/Camp Physicals for $25. Monday-Friday 8 am to 4 pm. Flyers are on our information table in our front lobby.

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Spring Sports Awards -
The Spring Sports Awards will be held on Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 in the High School Gym. Sports being recognized are Softball, Baseball, Girls Track, Boys Track and Bass fishing.

Reptile Show - Click on the link to see more pictures of the reptiles brought in by Blackburn College to the Biology classes.

Frog Dissection -
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A Note From The Superintendent's Desk - A trait that my father taught me is to “stay positive”. As the Superintendent of the Mt. Olive School District, I am very proud of all the positive things that occur on a daily basis within the school district. Every article that I have written for the paper has tried to focus on the positive. With that said, here is what is going on financially with the school district.
Since 2010 state funding has decreased tremendously for Mount Olive School District, as well as every other public school in the state. Mt. Olive has lost over $1,000,000 from state cuts during this time frame. Mt. Olive has made numerous cuts to adjust to less revenue from the state. Now local money is also decreasing! The EAV (equalized assessed value) of property within the district is down over 5% for the upcoming school year. This equates to a loss of over $40,000 for the district next year.
The average daily attendance for the 2014-2015 came in at 471.91. The 2013-2014 average daily attendance was 489.07. The district attendance is down 3.26% from last year which will result in another $100,000 loss of revenue for the district.
If the school district enrollment continues to decline, further cuts are going to be necessary.
We have a wonderful community that truly believes that education is a vital for the future of our community. We must work together to find solutions in these difficult financial times.



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