Sarah Cooper
Logan County Community Invited to Send Messages of Hope and Support to Local Veterans The newly formed Central Illinois Veterans Commission has partnered with 2X4's For Hope of Quincy to build homes in Lincoln to be given to local veterans. Thanks to generous local support, the first of these homes is scheduled to be completed within the next few months, with more of these tiny homes being built and gifted in the future. The backbone of the 2X4's For Hope organization revolves around a single piece of lumber, called a 2X4, which is used to build the framework of a tiny home. These 2X4's, prior to the homes being built are signed, and decorated with messages of love, support, wisdom, and success by the community to your veterans, so that once the home is completed, the veteran recipient will always be surrounded by the love, honor and respect of the community for a new beginning, a new day, and hope. The Logan County Community is invited to come to a 2X4 signing event, to be held at RP Lumber in Saturday, April 24th from 8-12 noon. Come and send your message of hope and support to the veterans who will be honored to receive the gift of a home. A groundbreaking for the first home is being planned for 1:30pm on Saturday, April 24th at the building location on 6th Street and College. On any given night in the United States, it is estimated that over 48,000 homeless veterans are searching for a place to sleep. The mission of the CIVC is to provide Central Illinois veterans with the tools and support systems to enable them to move forward to obtain permanent sustainable housing. Help send the message of hope!
about 15 hours ago, Sarah Cooper
MP Tech. Admin.
Reserve your tickets for the MPHS production of Little Shop of Horrors! Go online to order: https://mphsdrama.ludus.com/10019
1 day ago, MP Tech. Admin.
Mrs. Fricke
Tomorrow (4/16) is a School Improvement Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.
4 days ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Waterkotte
This week was the hybrid FCCLA State Conference. Students competed virtually on Monday and Tuesday and then were able to attend an in-person election and recognition session today in Springfield. MPHS FCCLA was lucky enough to have a student who helped plan the meeting as he has served the last year as an Illinois FCCLA State Officer. We also had another student who ran for State Office at this meeting. She was elected and will serve for the next year. Additionally, we had four students who competed in events and were recognized for their hard work accomplishments with 1 silver and 3 gold medal ratings! What an awesome end to an unusual and somewhat trying FCCLA year. MPHS has truly remarkable students that I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with!
10 days ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mr. Waterkotte
The top tier of fruit trays are as follows: 1st place - Springtime 2nd place - Hop on Over 3rd place - There's No Escape 4th place - Captain America Way to go Culinary Artists!
13 days ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mr. Waterkotte
In case you were curious, the voting is done and the second tier of trays are as follows: 5th place - Hoppy Easter 6th place - Field of Fruit 7th place - Owl Always Love You
13 days ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mr. Waterkotte
5th Period Nutrition class is also getting their trays ready for competition today...final trays pics coming soon.
13 days ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mr. Waterkotte
Second period Nutrition class are getting their fruit trays ready for competition today! The final trays will be posted later...stay tuned!
13 days ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mr. Burgard
Yesterday, this Woods III student finished up his red oak shelf project and took it home. It turned out great!
13 days ago, Mr. Burgard
Mr. Waterkotte
The last two weeks FCCLA held a competition between the study halls to see who could bring in the most needed items to donate to the Logan County Food Pantry. as a school we collected 620 items! some members helped deliver them today. Way to go Toppers!
19 days ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mrs. Fricke
Reminder: There is no school tomorrow (Friday, 4/2). There is no school on Monday, 4/5. Enjoy the short break!
19 days ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Parents - Questions about TikTok & Instagram? Don't understand what your kids are doing on those apps? Need help navigating social media with your kids? You're invited to attend an online Zoom event! The event is offered on 2 different nights - April 7 & April 8 (same content each night) - This event is offered by the Illinois Attorney General's Office. Commonly Used Apps (Part II): TikTok & Instagram Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:30 PM (Central Time) - Click to sign up for this night: https://ilattorneygeneral-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TbfW12HDRai4fq-VfAxqmA Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:30 PM (Central Time) - Click to sign up for this night: https://ilattorneygeneral-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_snLK27RcSDeKilSml29A5g (Please, register in advance. You must have or create a Zoom account to register since Zoom is the platform being used for the event.) For more info on IL ICAC please visit: https://illinoisicac.org/​ For parent and educator resources or scheduling virtual events please visit: https://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/cyberbullying/index.html
20 days ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Waterkotte
Today is the FCCLA Spring Blood Drive. The students have varying levels of excitement and anxiety, but are happy to help by donating!
25 days ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mrs. Fricke
We are opening the doors for a maximum of 200 home spectators at HS volleyball games and 150 home spectators at JH girls basketball games on a first come - first seated basis. Additionally, spectators are not allowed to bring food or drink (with the exception of water bottles) inside the buildings for home athletic events. Opposing teams will be allowed 2 spectators per player. Thank you for your cooperation.
25 days ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Waterkotte
Nutrition class learned garnishes today and everyone tried their hand at making apple swans!
26 days ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mrs. Fricke
Parent Tips
29 days ago, Mrs. Fricke
Sarah Cooper
MPHS Soccer Game for TONIGHT has been rescheduled. We will play North Mac at Home on 4/13 at 4:30pm.
about 1 month ago, Sarah Cooper
Sarah Cooper
Tomorrow's Volleyball Game has been cancelled.
about 1 month ago, Sarah Cooper
Sarah Cooper
Tonight's girls volleyball game has been CANCELLED.
about 1 month ago, Sarah Cooper
Mrs. Fricke
The soccer game has been moved to North Mac tomorrow (3/18). It begins at 5:45 p.m. Visiting fans are allowed to attend. It will also be streamed live on the NFHS network.
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Monday's Topper Week 2021 lunch game involved shimmying an Oreo down your face and into your mouth. Here are some of our contestants!
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
We've been playing games at lunch to celebrate Topper Week 2021. Here are some photos from today's Cheerio-noodle game.
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mr. Deibert
2021 basketball season has ended. Even though it was a shortened season, it was a pleasure coaching these young men! I'm so proud of these varsity boys for defending the Tomahawk traveling trophy all season, going undefeated in conference play.
about 1 month ago, Mr. Deibert
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Check out this student's sketch of one of our English I debates this week!
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Fricke
Next week is Topper Week 2021. Let's have some fun and show some spirit! Monday is PJ Day. Tuesday is Purple and Gold Day. Wednesday is Flannel Day. Thursday is Holiday Day. Friday is Class Color Day.
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Baseball season is approaching. Get your Topper Baseball spirit wear! The deadline to order is March 24, at midnight. https://shop.primodesigns.net/toppers_baseball/shop/home
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Waterkotte
11 months after being elected, Colton finally had his first face-to-face meeting with the other Illinois FCCLA State Officers. 30 days from today his term will end as they conduct their hybrid State Conference. How the year has flown!
about 1 month ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Janette Cooper
Encouraging reading, there are lots of books about sports.
about 1 month ago, Janette Cooper
Mrs. Fricke
The girls JV & Varsity basketball games tonight can be streamed on the IBHS Athletics youtube channel. The JV game begins at 6 p.m. Here's a link to their channel page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX_aR4dhfsU_sVz9NVylEiw
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Tonight is Senior Night for boys basketball! The Senior Night program will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. For fans with Varsity game tickets, doors open for the Varsity game at 7:15 p.m.
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Our phone lines and internet service are down district-wide. At this time, we do not have an estimate as to when they will be up and running again.
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Interested in a tour of the new high school?
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Parents and Guardians: Please don't forget to take the 5Essentials survey! The information that is reported back from this survey helps guide improvements for our school district. Each parent may take it once for each building in which he/she has a student enrolled. Current response rates are 35% for MPGS parents & 40% for MPHS parents. Thank you to everyone who has participated! To take the survey, visit: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Watch the boys game beginning at 6 PM tonight versus LuHi on their YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCbo-3VqUqCJNaKQVcDx1aWw
about 1 month ago, Mrs. Fricke
Sarah Cooper
High School Boys Basketball against game against Midwest Central TONIGHT is being streamed. https://www.facebook.com/events/850596302155499/
about 1 month ago, Sarah Cooper
Mr. Waterkotte
Nutrition Class made omelets and Orange Julius today!
2 months ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mrs. Fricke
This is a reminder that tomorrow is a Remote Learning Day. There will be no in-person instruction. Students should login as directed on the
2 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
The girls varsity basketball game tonight has been rescheduled for 3/2 at 6 PM.
2 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Remote Learning Day Schedule for Tomorrow (2/16)
2 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
All athletics are cancelled today. This includes practices, the junior high volleyball games, the junior high basketball games, and the high school basketball games. Stay safe and warm!
2 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Time sure is flying by this school year!
2 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Parents don’t forget to take our 5 Essentials Survey! http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/ (If you have students at both schools, please take it twice - once for each school. Also, both parents can take it!) Thank you!
2 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Remote Learning Day - Scheduled for Friday, February 19!
2 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Rachel Grunder
Spanish 4 students combined the creativity of a famous Hispanic artist with that of a poet to create their own art and poetry
2 months ago, Rachel Grunder
Rachel Grunder
Spanish 4 students combined the creativity of a famous Hispanic artist with that of a poet to create their own art and poetry
2 months ago, Rachel Grunder
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Happy Counselors Appreciation Week to Miss Hinson! With her help, juniors have been researching careers, colleges, trade schools, military branches, etc. for the last few weeks in US History and English. Here she is helping students understand how much money they’ll need to earn in order to live the kind of lifestyle they want.
3 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Fricke
Subscription based service starts February 5, for MPCUSD #23 online athletics viewing.
3 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Sarah Cooper
All practices/contact days/open gyms for tonight have been cancelled.
3 months ago, Sarah Cooper
Janette Cooper
Finished Product
3 months ago, Janette Cooper
Mrs. Fricke
MP staff participating in the 1st round of COVID vaccinations! Excited to do our part!
3 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
With the school day extension approaching, take a look at the new 2:00 PM dismissal schedule. Students will be able to access the schedule in TeacherEase after 2:00 PM the afternoon of Monday, January 25, by clicking "schedule" and toggling the view from "Fall" to "Spring." Additionally, when we begin the schedule on Tuesday, January 26, all high school students will receive a paper copy of their new schedule during their first period class that day. We are looking forward to this increased learning opportunity for all of our students.
3 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Janette Cooper
Adding some finishing touches to the Learning Center...see the finish product soon.
3 months ago, Janette Cooper
Mrs. Fricke
As a reminder, tomorrow (Friday, 1/15) is an 11:30AM dismissal for school improvement. This means that all students are dismissed at 11:30AM and no afternoon online sessions will be conducted. Additionally, there is no school on Monday, January 18. If you have questions, please contact your school office. MPGS - 217.792.7220 MPHS - 217.792.3209
3 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Burgard
As the first semester winds down, lots of Woods I projects are being completed. These clock/mirror projects turned out awesome. Nice work, Woods I students!
3 months ago, Mr. Burgard
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Congratulations to senior Colton Hagan whose poem “Success” was chosen for publication!
4 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mr.  Allen
The Mt. Pulaski FFA collected 2,300 lbs of food for the Lincoln Christian University and Logan County Food Bank. Thanks to all the generous giving of the people in Mt Pulaski and Elkhart. The students had a great time learning about generosity and giving during the Christmas and Holiday season.
4 months ago, Mr. Allen
Janette Cooper
Ugly Christmas Sweater Day at the High School
4 months ago, Janette Cooper
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
We’ve learned so much about potential careers from each other this week in English I!
4 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
The freshmen have been researching careers in English and are presenting this week.
4 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mr. Waterkotte
2nd period got their chance to make their macaroni and cheese.
4 months ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mrs. Fricke
Keep showing up!
4 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Ryan McVickers
CONGRATULATIONS to Rylan Lindley - Signed to play soccer at Lincoln Land Community College!!
4 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Mrs. Fricke
Special thanks to Jaycie, Payton, and Rylan - they scraped the parking spot lines today for our student drivers!
4 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Congratulations to Mrs. Grunder’s study hall for winning the Snowman Dan competition and for Mrs. Koehler’s study hall for coming in second!
4 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mr. Waterkotte
Nutrition class making Macaroni & Cheese today!
4 months ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Sarah Cooper
Pajama Day today at MPHS
4 months ago, Sarah Cooper
Rachel Grunder
White out Day!!
4 months ago, Rachel Grunder
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Holiday Fun Times Dress-Up Days
4 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Sarah Cooper
Congratulations to the FFA Agronomy team for placing first in the section Agronomy contest last week. Lucas Kuhlman earned high individual over the whole contest. Evan Cooper was 2nd, Clay Aylesworth 3rd, and Elana Bruns 4th. Other top members on the team included Oran Kuhlman, Kate Beckers, Karson Mott, Hailee Daigh, Walker Allen, and Jayda Allspach. Nice job team!!
4 months ago, Sarah Cooper
Janette Cooper
The upstairs wing is being festive.
4 months ago, Janette Cooper
Mr.  Allen
The FFA is now making T-Shirts, sweatshirts, Quarter Zips, and masks available for purchase. Call the school or email Mr. Allen if you are interested in making a purchase. We are taking orders until December 18th.
4 months ago, Mr. Allen
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
The Christmas door decorating winners for this year are the students from Mr. Lisenko’s study hall!
4 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Second place in this year‘s door decorating contest went to Mrs. Selinger‘s study hall with their Grinch theme.
4 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mr. Waterkotte
MPHS Study Halls are competing in a Christmas Door Decorating Contest! My study hall decided to go with a Christmas Vacation theme.
5 months ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mr. Burgard
The Woods I projects are getting close to completion, and they all look great! Some students chose to build a clock & mirror, while others are making footstools. Nice work, Woods I classes!
5 months ago, Mr. Burgard
Mrs. Fricke
Supporting your child’s education means more than just computer troubleshooting. In particular, parents and caregivers have faced challenges when it comes to fostering social emotional learning (SEL) while still supporting traditional academic learning. The LTC SPARK program has created a self-paced course for parents & caregivers. In this course, written by SEL educator and coach Abby Lyons, participants will learn how to develop learning spaces at home, support student engagement, and encourage self-regulation. Parents and caregivers will also walk away from this course with the skills needed to manage their own social emotional well-being – no matter what challenges remote learning throws at them. Sign up for “Parenting in a Pandemic” today and begin working toward completing this engaging new course at your own pace. To sign up, visit: https://ltcillinois.org/events/courses/?_course_audience=parents&utm_source=MagnetMail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=hfricke%40mtpulaski.k12.il.us&utm_content=November+2020_LTC+Newsletter&utm_campaign=November+2020+LTC+Newsletter
5 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
As a reminder, there is no school for students this Wednesday (11/25). This is a Remote Planning Day for teachers. Additionally, there is no school on Thanksgiving (11/26) or this Friday (11/27). Enjoy your Thanksgiving break. Remember to be safe - wash up, mask up, and follow social distancing recommendations.
5 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Burgard
The Building Construction class was been making steady progress on our shed project. Most of the walls are framed, and today we get the deck of the floor installed.
5 months ago, Mr. Burgard
Mr. Burgard
The Woods I classes have done an awesome job on their projects this semester. They’ve put a ton and pride into their work, and I can’t wait to see the final product when they’re all done.
5 months ago, Mr. Burgard
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Thank you to all students and parents who have contributed supplies to our School Store!
5 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Rachel Grunder
We are thankful...en español.
5 months ago, Rachel Grunder
Sarah Farris
HELP WANTED!! Mt. Pulaski High School is in need of a full-time night custodian AND a full-time assistant cook. Both positions include insurance as well as retirement benefits. Interested candidates can see the district page of the website for an application. Applications will be accepted via e-mail to tmorgan@mtpulaski.k12.il.us or mail to Terry Morgan, 206 S. Spring St., Mt. Pulaski, IL 62548. Apply now!
5 months ago, Sarah Farris
Mrs. Fricke
Thanks to Tracy Dyer for taking the 2020-2021 staff photo at MPHS!
5 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Rachel Grunder
Thanks to Ron, the new windows are spot free!!
6 months ago, Rachel Grunder
Mrs. Koehler
I had to say goodbye today to Olivia Cooper. She completed 44 hours of observation with me and now she is ready to move on to her next adventure in her Teacher Education program at Millikin University.
6 months ago, Mrs. Koehler
Mrs. Koehler
8th hour Study Hall participated in the School’s mock election today and received smiley face stickers!
6 months ago, Mrs. Koehler
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Today’s student council held a mock election. Mr. Clark helped us set up an electoral college system which each study hall had a set number of votes depending on its population. President Trump carried nine study halls while Vice-President Biden won in two rooms. Thank you to Mr. Clark and to everyone who voted!
6 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Janette Cooper
Hello and Happy Fall from the Library part of the Media Center. The books are available to be checked out. Mrs. Koehler sent her English classes to check out books last week and today. Happy Reading!
6 months ago, Janette Cooper
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Our MPHS office staff always goes above and beyond, but especially on Halloween!
6 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
English I group work...
6 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Our new collaboration rooms are perfect for small groups!
6 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
English I is enjoying spreading out in the new media center for group work.
6 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mr. Burgard
Today we got the last section of our lumber storage shelves built, making the new storage room complete. There were a lot of Industrial Arts students that had a hand in building them, and their help is greatly appreciated! The new storage cabinets also look great and have allowed us to get everything organized. It’s very exciting to see it all come together!
6 months ago, Mr. Burgard
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
MPHS is planning to go trick-or-treating for canned goods again this year. Help out if you "can"!
6 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mr. Waterkotte
It has taken some doing and creative movement with the COVID restrictions, but we are finally cooking in Nutrition class! Sadly, the students have to wait until they get home to eat anything. The word coming back to me is that everything is delicious!
6 months ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mr. Burgard
Today, this student was able to finish up his project from last spring after our semester was cut short. I’m so glad we’ve been able to get back in the shop to get it done. Nice work!
6 months ago, Mr. Burgard
Mr. Burgard
I’ve been very impressed with the Metals & Welding class this semester. Not only have they shown a great amount of skill, but also an eagerness to improve each day we’ve been to able to work in the shop.
6 months ago, Mr. Burgard
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mark your calendar for this year's Halloween Movie Double Feature! It will take place Friday 10/30 at 7:00 PM. We're planning to project our movies onto the shed behind the school this year, so dress warmly and bring a lawnchair (and maybe a pile of blankets!). There is no cost for this event. Student council will be choosing the movies tomorrow, and we will announce them next week. Since we must limit our event to 50 students, we do ask that you sign up in the office to receive a ticket.
6 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Students, start planning your costumes for this year's costume contest! Categories include scariest, funniest, group, inflatables, character/historical figure, impression, and best overall. Send a photo of you (or you and your group) to me by Tuesday 10/27 since our contest will be virtual this year. Plan on wearing your costume to school on Friday 10/30 whether you enter the contest or not!
6 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Miss Hinson
Seniors tomorrow is the SAT. You need to be here by 7:45am. Be sure to bring a calculator and eat a good breakfast.
6 months ago, Miss Hinson
Miss Hinson
Our last FAFSA Completion Night is tonight. There are seats available still so if you are needing help with your FAFSA, you are encouraged to attend. We can only have 10 people, so please let Miss Hinson know if you want to attend. 6:30pm in Mrs. Myers room.
6 months ago, Miss Hinson
Janette Cooper
Yearbook Crew will be getting their Business Ad Assignments today. They are eager to sell an Ad. We currently have 28 students who are participating with Yearbook Crew this year. I am excited to have such a large group and look forward to helping them achieve their goals.
6 months ago, Janette Cooper
Miss Hinson
Seniors and parents-Next Wednesday the 14th is SAT day! We will be testing in the New Gym (Multipurpose Room). Students need to be at school by 7:45 so we can start testing promptly at 8am. Testing will last until 12:15-12:30 and students will be dismissed once the entire testing time is completed. Bring your own calculators. If you have questions, contact Miss Hinson
6 months ago, Miss Hinson
Mr. Waterkotte
Last night MPHS FCCLA had our first chapter meeting! This year it was virtual and we joined 170 other members from around the state via Zoom to interact with the State Officers, brainstorm plans for the upcoming year, and compete in a statewide pumpkin decorating contest. There were three categories in the contest; painted, carved, and state officers. MPHS had representation in all three categories. We also have the state winners in carved and state officer. Way to go guys!
6 months ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Miss Hinson
Our second FAFSA Completion Night is tonight at 6:30 in Mrs. Myers room. We do have spots available if anyone is needing to attend. Parents and Students-please have your FSA ID made PRIOR to attending tonight. Let Miss Hinson know if you need to attend or if you have any questions!
7 months ago, Miss Hinson
Miss Hinson
Our first FAFSA Completion night is tonight at 6:30pm in Mrs. Myers room. If you would like to attend tonight and have not signed up, let Miss Hinson know. You will need to bring - Social security numbers (students and parents/guardians) - 2019 Tax information (parent and student-if applicable) - Driver’s License numbers (student and parent/guardian) - Record of assets - Month and Year of marriage, separation, divorce, or other changes in marital status
7 months ago, Miss Hinson
Miss Hinson
Our first FAFSA Completion night is this Thursday, October 1st at 6:30pm at MPHS! We will be holding a completion night on October 5th and 8th as well. Reminder-if you plan on attending you MUST sign up with Miss Hinson as spaces are limited. Contact Miss Hinson ASAP at mhinson@mtpulaski.k12.il.us if you want to attend
7 months ago, Miss Hinson
Rachel Grunder
Using our new technology to be sure to reach all of our Toppers in Spanish classes
7 months ago, Rachel Grunder
Janette Cooper
The Library Books are back!! The books were in storage with our good friends at the Farmers Bank of Mt. Pulaski since May of 2019. Thanks to all the volunteers that helped get them back into our building. Let the unpacking begin!! Life Without A Book Is Like An Unsharpened Pencil - It Has No Point
7 months ago, Janette Cooper
Mrs. Fricke
Great day out on the course for our Hilltopper Golf Team!
7 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Janette Cooper
PROM GLASS ANNOUNCEMENT Simple Moments become Precious Memories.... Nothing Simple about Prom of 2020 Coronavirus made it gray But don't be sad, we have a gift for you to remember the day that was taken away.... 16 oz pint glass - available to Class of 2020 for pick up at the office. Please inform Sarah or myself that you are wanting the glass by Oct. 1st. After Oct. 1st all other MPHS students during 19/20 will be allowed to get one.
7 months ago, Janette Cooper
Sarah Cooper
Both the MPGS and MPHS Boosters will have an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 16th at 6:30pm at PizzaMan in the party room.
7 months ago, Sarah Cooper
Janette Cooper
Extra Hilltop Yearbooks are available to purchase. Anyone wishing to purchase a 2019/2020 yearbook may do so by contacting Mrs. C at jcooper@mtpulaski.k12.il.us Yearbooks are $45 cash or check payable to MPHS - memo - yearbook.
7 months ago, Janette Cooper
Mrs. Fricke
Great first week at MPHS!
7 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Janette Cooper
Some of our Seniors are enjoying the new space during their speech class.
7 months ago, Janette Cooper
Sarah Farris
Superintendent Lamkey has a request for all of our community to help bridge our past to our future. He is looking for photos of past community school buildings (Elkhart Grade & High Schools, Mt. Pulaski Grade & High Schools, as well as Chestnut, Lake Fork & Cornland Schools. Depending on what pictures are available, we hope to incorporate the old pictures in the construction. If you have pictures available for reproduction or possibly to loan, please contact Superintendent Lamkey at 217-792-7221 or at flamkey@mtpulaski.k12.il.us.
7 months ago, Sarah Farris
Mr. Burgard
This past week I was able to get a new set of tool storage cabinets assembled and installed in the shop’s new storage room. They look great and should help keep everything much more organized. Many thanks to the custodial staff that leant a helping hand!
8 months ago, Mr. Burgard
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Bye bye portable building. We had some good times!
8 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Way to represent MPHS, Rylan Lindley!
8 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Fricke
The Hot Spot order is going in today! If you haven't registered, we need to know if you need a hot spot, if your student will attend remotely or in-person, if your student intends to purchase lunch/breakfast daily, and if your child needs transportation. You can email your answers to these questions to hfricke@mtpulaski.k12.il.us. You can also call the grade school office (since the HS doesn't have phones) at 217-792-7220. We need this information ASAP! Also, you will still need to visit the correct office to turn in registration paperwork.
8 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Just waiting on furniture and students!
8 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
It’s moving day at MPHS!
8 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Fricke
Reminder: If you need registration paperwork, it is available at the grade school between 8 AM and 3 PM this week. Enter the front door and it's on a table just inside the lobby. Registration is this Thursday and Friday at the grade school gym from 3 PM until 8 PM - and on Saturday from 9 AM until 1 PM. Please read through the registration article for specific details: https://www.mtpulaski.k12.il.us/article/283330?org=cusd23
8 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Yearbook Pickup for anyone who ordered a Yearbook last school year - Monday, August 17, from 5pm - 7pm @ MPHS parking lot/Waterkotte door area
8 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Yearbooks have arrived! Class of 2020 are able to pick up in front of Farmer’s Bank today from 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Classes of 2021, 2022 & 2023 will be able to pick up next week (time and place to be determined).
9 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Miss Hinson
The class of 2021 will take the SAT on October 14th during the school day. This test is paid for by the state, so there is no charge for our students. This test replaces the SAT they normally would have taken during their Junior year. More information will be provided as we receive it. I hope you all are doing well!
9 months ago, Miss Hinson
Miss Hinson
Class of 2021 and 2022, if you are planning on taking Dual Credit Speech or English for the 2020-21 school year you must complete the online application for Lincoln College. The link was emailed to all the juniors and seniors with all of the information. If you have questions, please contact Miss Hinson
9 months ago, Miss Hinson
Mr. Siebert
MPHS Soccer Open Fields Set to Begin Tomorrow! This is a FANTASTIC way to check out if soccer is for you (no commitment/no pressure). We will only meet Monday this week (5:30-7:00pm), as coach is leaving town Tuesday. We will resume again the following week (meeting Mon, Tues, and Thurs evenings at 5:30-7:00). These days and times may change down the road to accommodate schedules better. While these are not required practices, they are very important for both recruits and returning players Please make every effort to attend. Players, your parents will need to fill out a release form (which I will try to get you early, but will also have at the field). Bring water. If you are unable to attend but interested, or if you have any other questions - email coach: rsiebert@mtpulaski.k12.il.us
10 months ago, Mr. Siebert
Ryan McVickers
MPHS/MPGS Softball Camp Information
10 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Congratulations to the following Toppers for being selected for publication by the American Poetry Foundation: 2020 graduate Reggie Fairchild; senior Rylan Lindley; and sophomores Mallory Shehorn, Jayda Allspach, Jackson Fricke, Jesse Carter, Justin Maas, Elizabeth Reynolds, Keyleigh Stewart, and Ethan Payne!
10 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Ryan McVickers
Parents and girls interested in playing basketball- please join “MPHS GIRLS BASKETBALL” on team app. Here you will find important information for summer open gyms and schedules during the season. Please email Coach McVickers with any questions or concerns. rmcvickers@mtpulaski.k12.il.us
10 months ago, Ryan McVickers
Mrs. Fricke
Immunizations are available by appointment at our local health department.
10 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Rachel Grunder
Felicidades a Jaycee Doerr—-our FIRST senior from the class of 2021 to earn her Seal of Biliteracy! 💜💛👏🏼👏🏼
10 months ago, Rachel Grunder
Mr. Burgard
Today the top trim was finished up, completing this set of shelves that the Industrial Arts students built for the Market on the Hill Coop grocery store. I can’t wait to see them filled with groceries soon!
11 months ago, Mr. Burgard
Mrs. Fricke
The High School office will be closed on Friday, May 29, and Monday, June 1, due to construction.
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Waterkotte
Congratulations to Colton Hagan on being elected to serve as a 2020-2021 FCCLA State Officer!
11 months ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Congratulations to COLTON HAGAN for being chosen as a semifinalist in the annual IFI Father’s Day essay contest!
11 months ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mr. Burgard
If any students are wanting to get their woodworking projects home before break, please contact me. I will bring them to the cafeteria on your scheduled day to pick up school supplies. Checks can be made payable to MPHS.
11 months ago, Mr. Burgard
Mrs. Fricke
Seniors, Senior Parents, & Community Members: Due to the weather, the senior car parade today is being moved to 7:00 PM today. According to several weather apps, the rain is expected to stop around 4:30 PM. Seniors should line up between 6:40 PM and 6:50 PM in the high school parking lot. We apologize for any inconvenience this time change may cause your family.
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Football Cheerleading Tryout Information
11 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Rachel Grunder
Another WooHoo!! Victoria earned her Seal of Biliteracy today! 💜💛 Felicitaciones, Victoria.
11 months ago, Rachel Grunder
Rachel Grunder
Viva, Bryson...our latest Seal of Biliteracy Topper! 💜💛
11 months ago, Rachel Grunder
Rachel Grunder
The class of 2020 has been rocking the Seal of Biliteracy! Last year, Emma earned hers. Felicidades, Emma!!💜💛
12 months ago, Rachel Grunder
Rachel Grunder
As a junior, Autumn earned her Seal of Biliteracy! Felicidades, Autumn💜💛
12 months ago, Rachel Grunder
Rachel Grunder
Felicidades a Elaine!—-another Topper Seal of Biliteracy recipient!! 💜💛Vivan los Toppers💜💛
12 months ago, Rachel Grunder
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Braydin Lanners
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Trent Otto
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Emma Otto
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Joey Davis
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Nigel Adams
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Joshua Stroud
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Beth Fairchild
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Aaron Davis
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Kaden Mott
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Isabella Wade
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Cassidy Walton
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Taylor Trimmer
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Jamee Letterle
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Bailey Leete
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Victoria Hernandez
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Madison Blaum
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Teagan Wyss
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Blake Bryant
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Special thanks to MPHS freshman, Kaleb Hild, for this video showing daily construction progress. This is a daily compilation of photos he took from the Band room windows during school. https://youtu.be/LKI9G8kCRNQ
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Elaine Aylesworth
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Roman Howe
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Amelia Kuhlman
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Normally this would be our FFA Week, but due to the situation we cannot enjoy the week as planned. This Friday, May 1st, the Mt. Pulaski FFA would love for our students to participate in the “Drive your Tractor to School Day.” This is a tradition every year! Anyone who decides to participate can drive their tractors around the school from 7:45 AM until 8:00 AM. Please, do not pull into the parking lot. If you are wanting to do this you must contact Mr. Allen to let him know. Only licensed drivers are allowed to participate.
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Madisyn Watkins
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Autumn Benhart
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Claire Coogan
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Cody Brady
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Austin Killion
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Leah Beckers
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Brandon Kretzinger
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Brandon Batchelder
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Makayla Stewart
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Drew Dyer
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Paige Stewart
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Bryson Beccue
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Rachel Grunder
Another senior earned their Seal of Biliteracy today: congrats to Isabella Wade! Felicidades 💜💛
12 months ago, Rachel Grunder
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Dustin Murphy
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Rachel Grunder
The Let’s Get Moving Challenge has been going well! Here’s some of the activities that we’ve been doing to GET MOVING!
12 months ago, Rachel Grunder
Mrs. Fricke
Join us in a celebration of our graduates!
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Dawson Combs
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Chloe Przykopanski
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Todd Kelly
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Class of 2023 - You should have received this information from Jostens if you ordered a class ring. Make sure you pay online in advance. No payments will be accepted at pick up.
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Emma Aylesworth
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Due to the construction, the HS Office has been relocated to the classroom by the SW parking lot entrance. The temporary phone number is 792-7276. Mr. Morgan is in from 8 AM until noon on weekdays if you need to contact him at the office.
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Reagan Kirk
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Maddie Roberts
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Thomas Stauffer
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Kaylee Wilham
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Here's a few images from the tour of the new construction taken prior to the Board meeting last night. Photos are courtesy of CORE Construction.
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Zac Hinds
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Madison Abner
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Face Covering Information
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Senior Profiles - Olivia Cooper
12 months ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Burgard
Today some of the grocery shelves the Industrial Arts classes built for the Market on the Hill were completed (minus some trim) and moved into the store. Thanks to all the students that had a hand in this project! We can’t wait to see these shelves stocked with groceries in a few weeks!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Burgard
Mrs. Fricke
Lunch Menu Tournament Winner!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
HS Students have voted and we are down to the championship round of our Lunch Menu Tourney! Students will get a final email tonight to vote for the winner. You must vote by 3 PM on Friday, 4/17. Here's the bracket as it currently stands:
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Tomorrow starts the Semifinal Round of our Lunch Menu Tourney. All students will get an email with the new survey tonight, so check your email to participate! Here's the bracket as it currently stands:
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Rachel Grunder
LET'S GET MOVING, HILLTOPPERS! Tired of sitting around? Need a challenge to get you motivated? C'mon, Hilltoppers...LET'S GET MOVING! Here's the scoop: between now and May 5th, you're invited to join a group of other Hilltoppers (staff, students, family members) in setting personal goals, taking steps each day to meet them, and then accomplishing them! Your goal can be anything you want it to be---we ask for 1 thing only: that whatever activity you choose to do, you choose to do it for 55 minutes. [get it? May 5th...55 minutes!] So, your Let's Get Moving goal could be: I want to walk more. Or, I want to jog. Or, I want to ride my bike. Or, I want to Zumba. Or, I want to use my kickboxing bag...for the first time! Or, a combination of any of those, for example. Just train for it to last for 55 minutes on May 5th starting at 5:00pm and going until 5:55pm. The link to learn more and to join: https://forms.gle/1oVANvp9Y3Mif85Z6
about 1 year ago, Rachel Grunder
Mrs. Fricke
Tomorrow starts round 2 of our Lunch Menu Tourney. All students will get an email with the new survey tonight, so check your email to participate! Here's the winners of round 1.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Miss Hinson
I hope everyone is doing well. If anyone is struggling with their mental or emotional health right now, please go to my teacher page, click on MPHS Counseling Dept, and utilize some of resources listed in the announcements. These resources are for children, teens, and adults.
about 1 year ago, Miss Hinson
Mrs. Fricke
HS Students: Get in on the Lunch Menu Tournament! Check your email for directions on how to participate! https://youtu.be/p7OziLfn6vs
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
All offices are closed today due to the power outage. Offices will reopen at 8 AM on Tuesday, April 14.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
High School Winter Sports pictures are in. Pick up will be from 10 AM until noon on Thursday, April 9, and Tuesday, April 14. To pick up, go to the southwest entrance in the back parking lot. Call the office at 217-792-3209 to tell them whose pictures you are picking up and the pictures will be brought to you at that entrance. Questions/comments? Call the office at 217-792-3209.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Rachel Grunder
We missed our big culture credit project fair, but some are still completing theirs. Looking good, mis hijos🥳
about 1 year ago, Rachel Grunder
Mrs. Fricke
Bricks delivered to the construction site today!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Burgard
Although I greatly miss the students and working in the shop, it’s great to see them apply their skills at home. This freshmen has been working on fabricating a hitch to be mounted on the back of a John Deere Gator. Nice work!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Burgard
Rachel Grunder
¡Olé! Teagan Wyss just earned his Seal of Biliteracy!! Congrats, Teagan.
about 1 year ago, Rachel Grunder
Miss Hinson
SENIORS--if you have scholarship applications that you need to turn in still let me know. If you are still wanting to apply for some scholarships I can email the application to you--just let me know!
about 1 year ago, Miss Hinson
Miss Hinson
Students and parents, If you have any questions or need anything I am available through email and Zoom (video chat). I hope everyone is staying safe (and sane)! :)
about 1 year ago, Miss Hinson
Mrs. Fricke
Staying Connected: Pics of What We're Doing At Home
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Social Distancing: Here's what it means.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Waterkotte
Nutrition students work on garnishing, making apple swans at home, on day 1 of the outage.
about 1 year ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mrs. Fricke
With so many uncertainties for all of us, we do not want providing food for our families to be another. Many of our circumstances are changing quickly (jobs, childcare, finances). So, lets continue to work together to get through this! The local churches and community have come together in this time to help one another. Many people have donated food and money to help meet needs. If you are in need of food, we want you to have it! TODAY, food will be available from 3-7 p.m. at the front of the Mt. Pulaski Christian Church Family Life Center (114 N. Lafayette). Just pull on up near the doors, pop your trunk, and I (Casey McCormick) will come out alone and figure out how we can meet your family’s needs. We’ll get you on your way as quickly as possible. If you need food, but this time doesn’t work, please contact me (Casey McCormick) at 217-331-8471 to make arrangements to get you what you need. It would be best to get this food into your hands as quickly as possible, as we don’t know what restrictions will be implemented next.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Due to growing concerns over Covid19, Mt. Pulaski Schools will be operating on a half day schedule releasing students at 11:30 AM. Any families choosing to keep their students home from school today will receive an excused absence with no consequences, including high school students seeking to not take finals. Teachers will have home instruction packets available for student pick up by the end of the school day today. The building will be open during the rest of the week from 8 AM to 1PM daily for families to pick up student supplies and resources. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Per the guidance of the State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Carmen Ayala, ALL in-person school-sponsored activities that were scheduled during the statewide school closure are suspended until school resumes. This includes athletic contests and practices, meetings, award ceremonies, athletic/FFA banquets and events, and other evening events at the schools.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Teachers are busy planning at home activities for the upcoming weeks for students. Expectations will be communicated with students tomorrow. Realizing some parents will choose not to send their children to school tomorrow, these expectations will also be emailed to all parents. If you are a parent that does not utilize TeacherEase, you need to call the school office tomorrow to get your information added to the system in order to receive school emails. HS office: 217-792-3209 GS office: 217-792-7220
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Know the signs. Stay home and contact your doctor if you experience these symptoms.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
Governor Pritzker has announced the closure of all Illinois schools from Tuesday, March 17, 2020, through Monday, March 30, 2020. Mt. Pulaski schools will be in session this Monday, March 16, 2020. School will resume on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Check out Mr. Lamkey’s vlog regarding this closure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qyuRVwZrog&feature=youtu.be Decisions regarding activities and events will be announced on Monday, March 16, 2020. We understand you may have questions and want more information. We are working diligently to gather and disseminate information as quickly as possible. The safety of our staff and students of highest priority.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
The school play is still on for tonight! The curtain opens at 7 o’clock.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
“Peter and the Starcatcher”
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Come see “Peter and the Starcatcher” at the Family Life Center tonight at 7:00 or tomorrow at 5:00!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Rachel Grunder
Juniors creating Newscasts in Spanish 3
about 1 year ago, Rachel Grunder
Mr. Burgard
These Intro students were willing to take a break on their own projects yesterday to help out with the grocery shelves for the Market on the Hill. They did a great job of working together to get a lot accomplished in a short amount of time!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Burgard
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Come see how Peter Pan got to Neverland, how Captain Hook lost his hand, how that croc started ticking, and how the Lost Boys got lost! Friday at 7pm and Saturday at 5pm at the Family Life Center. Tickets are available at the door, and doors open a half hour before the show. See you there!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mr. Waterkotte
FCCLA hosted the Spring Blood Drive today and collected 31 units of blood to benefit those in Central Illinois! Way to go MP students, staff, and community!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mrs. Fricke
If you haven't driven by the high school lately, here's some photos of the progress, courtesy of CORE Construction.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Five days until opening night! Come see us Friday at 7:00 or Saturday at 5:00 at the Family Life Center! Tickets are $5 at the door.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Rachel Grunder
Manos a la obra: hands at work! Seniors doing a great job at getting creative! 💜💛💜💛
about 1 year ago, Rachel Grunder
Rachel Grunder
Spanish 4 wrapped up their Spanish Civil War unit with a mock trial, more interviews of Spaniards, & an art project.
about 1 year ago, Rachel Grunder
Sarah Farris
Mt. Pulaski Schools conducted a “lockout” in both schools by request of the Mt. Pulaski Police Department due to a local incident. The “lockout” has been lifted and both schools are once again operating as usual. The local incident had no connections with the schools; the lockout was a precaution for student and staff safety.
about 1 year ago, Sarah Farris
Mrs. Koehler
"Topper Express" coffee puts a little pep in my step!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Koehler
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Peter and the Starcatcher
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Peter and the Starcatcher
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Fun times at play practice!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Tonight was our last rehearsal in the cafeteria before we move to dress rehearsals on the stage at the Family Life Center! Mark Friday 3/13 on your calendar for Peter and the Starcatcher!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Rachel Grunder
Spanish 2 students visited with Hilltopper alumna, Alec Hayes, yesterday. She introduced us to her coworker, Gabriela, who took questions about the Dominican Republic. It was fun to connect with both of these lovely ladies.
about 1 year ago, Rachel Grunder
Mrs. Fricke
Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, and Cheerleading pictures will be taken tomorrow, March 5, during school hours. Athletes need to bring their uniforms to school. Order forms and payments are due at the time the picture is ordered. Athlete didn't bring home a form? You can order online using the code 48546F at www.inter-state.com/order
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Terry Morgan
In just a few days, the next phase of the high school construction project begins. Yesterday, all students were asked to clean out their PE lockers. Today, the last of the furniture is being moved out of Mr. Deibert’s office. Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, March 4, the locker rooms will be closed for the reminder of the school year. Demolition will begin on Thursday and the asbestos abatement will begin on Monday, March 23. This is a very exciting time at Mt. Pulaski High School. We look forward to new locker rooms in the fall.
about 1 year ago, Terry Morgan
Mrs. Koehler
Devin volunteered for the daunting task of organizing the National Geographic magazines in chronological order. Thanks, Devin!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Koehler
Mrs. Fricke
The 11th Annual MP Table Tennis Tournament will be held at MPHS on Saturday, March 21. Lunch will be provided by the MPHS Honor Society for $7 per person. Entry forms are due by Wednesday, March 18, 2020! Questions? Contact the tourney director, Ron McCarty, at 217-791-3558.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Miss Hinson came to English III this week to talk about preparing for the SAT and to English IV to give interview tips.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
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about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Fricke
Toppers are Regional Champs! They took the W against Warrensburg Latham 60-67. Toppers advance to the Sectional at Danville Schlarman on Tuesday, 3/3, @ 7 PM. Go Toppers!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Waterkotte
MPHS students collected 127 pounds of soda/pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Illinois! Way to go students!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mrs. Fricke
Wondering what it looks like on the inside of the construction fence? Here's some images from CORE construction from February 11.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Lambert
Students created play posters in the Computer Graphics class.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Lambert
Mrs. Fricke
Varsity Topper Scholastic Bowl finishes the regular season with an 18 & 3 record!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Burgard
Finished product of this student’s unbelieva-bowl lathe work!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Burgard
Mrs. Fricke
Congratulations to Autumn Benhart - February Senior-of-the-Month!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Ryan McVickers
MPHS boys basketball final Mt Pulaski - 53 Hartsburg - 38
about 1 year ago, Ryan McVickers
Rachel Grunder
Spanish 4 students are conducting a 4 day video chat marathon with Spaniards, as we hear first-hand stories about their country’s civil war. Today, we heard from José & Santiago
about 1 year ago, Rachel Grunder
Sarah Farris
Regional Boys Basketball games are still on for 6:00 & 7:30 tonight!!
about 1 year ago, Sarah Farris
Ryan McVickers
MPHS boys basketball final MP - 75 AO - 46
about 1 year ago, Ryan McVickers
Ryan McVickers
Congratulations to Brandon Kretzinger on reaching 1,000 points!!
about 1 year ago, Ryan McVickers
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Freshman analyzed and evaluated the rhetorical strategies used in this year‘s Super Bowl commercials as a kick-off (see what we did there?!) to our rhetoric unit.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Fricke
Another frigid day, but the sun is shining and progress continues at the construction site!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Burgard
The freshmen recently finished their first woods project, which is a cutting block made from scrap wood. They did a great job!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Burgard
Mr. Waterkotte
Students working on their interior design projects.
about 1 year ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Play practice is going well! “Peter and the Starcatcher” opens Friday 3/13. Mark your calendars!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mr. Pluhm
Music Appreciation class works to make every student a musician.
about 1 year ago, Mr. Pluhm
Rachel Grunder
Interactive Classroom Activities in the Spanish Classrom
about 1 year ago, Rachel Grunder
Mr. Burgard
The first grocery shelf for the Market On The Hill is nearly complete. Students in multiple Industrial Arts classes have been helping out with this project and are making steady progress.
about 1 year ago, Mr. Burgard
Mr. Waterkotte
Nutrition 2 students made hamburgers today and used the new air fryers to make homemade french fries.
about 1 year ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Rachel Grunder
On Friday, we learned first-hand about Argentina from our guest speaker, Ivan. It was a pleasure hearing about his country’s culture and history from this very pleasant Lincoln College soccer player and jazz band member.
about 1 year ago, Rachel Grunder
Mrs. Koehler
This is the view we have of the construction; the Multi-purpose gym is coming together quickly!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Koehler
Mrs. Koehler
Words of wisdom
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Koehler
Mrs. Koehler
The Dual Credit English Composition 102 class working on their APA Research Papers
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Koehler
Mr. Burgard
We started building shelves for the Market on the Hill grocery store today. We will be making six shelving units for dry groceries, as well as three produce stands. The students and I are excited to start this big community project!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Burgard
Mr. Waterkotte
FCCLA members hosting Section 6 Meeting at the FLC.
about 1 year ago, Mr. Waterkotte
Mrs. Fricke
Juniors and Seniors listened to true, tall tales about Abraham Lincoln today ~ courtesy of his former law partner, Billy Herndon (portrayed by "Fox" Ellis).
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mr. Burgard
Lots of projects taking shape in the Woodworking classes!
about 1 year ago, Mr. Burgard
Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Due to construction, MPHS does not have a school library this year, so we’ve been going to the public library as well as borrowing books via inter-library loan (thanks, Mrs. C.!). The freshman classes took advantage of today’s gorgeous weather to walk to the public library.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Jamie Selinger
Mrs. Fricke
8th Grade students are visiting elective classes at MPHS this morning to make scheduling decisions for their freshman year!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
There’s some 3D printing going on today in the Industrial Arts classroom.
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
Mrs. Fricke
The Driver’s Ed. students are excited to get some driving practice on the snowy roads this morning!
about 1 year ago, Mrs. Fricke
MP Tech. Admin.
It may be cold outside, but the walls are going up on the new building!
over 1 year ago, MP Tech. Admin.