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The MHS Newspaper for May is now available.
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The 2014 Girls and Boys Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball and Camp of Champs information is now available. The baseball camp has been rescheduled for tomorrow, 6/10 through Thursday 6/12 with the same times.
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Mabank High School’s CNA Students To Participate in Certification
Mabank High School’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) students, in partnership with TVCC and Mabank Nursing Home, have successfully completed TVCC’s Nurse Aide for Healthcare Workforce Education course along with 40+ hours of clinical work experience. Students are scheduled to finalize their credentials and participate in their CNA certification written and skills exam this summer. MHS’s CNA students are under the instruction of Mrs. Robin Thornton. Over the past four years the program has experienced incredible success with CNA certified students being employed at nursing homes throughout the Cedar Creek area.
Mabank High School Student First to Earn ASE Certification in 9 Areas.
Joel Chappell, Senior at Mabank High School and 4th year Automotive student, is the first to earn Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in the following 9 areas: Suspension & Steering, Brakes, Electrical Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Automotive Transmission & Axel, Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train, and Maintenance Light Repair. ASE student certification is the first step in building a career as a service professional in the automotive industry and will assist Joel as he continues to pursue his career goal of becoming an aircraft engineer. MHS Automotive is under the instruction of Mr. Leonard Eason.
Mabank High School Students First to Earn Floral Design Certification.
Four Mabank High School Floral Design students are the first to earn Floral Design Certification industry credentials from the Texas State Floral Association (TSFA). Requirements for the certification include enrollment and completion of the yearlong Texas Education Agency approved floral design curriculum and passing a TSFA approved written exam and the design of two floral pieces in a timed setting. The TSFA certification program allows school districts the opportunity to provide more value to their diploma and helps provide young, enthusiastic floral designers to meet the retail florist needs. The students (pictured in the photo gallery above), under the instruction of Ms. Casey Brinlee, are Peyton McFaul, Mackenzie Fowler, Maddison Park, and McKenzie Allen.
Mabank FCCLA students host the annual Valentine's Day Senior Prom for Cedarview Assisted Living Home.
Since 2010 the Mabank FCCLA group has hosted a Valentine’s Day Senior Prom for the Cedarview Assisted Living home. Tonya Walker, activity director, was contacted about doing the dance on February 13, 2014. Our chapter continued the tradition by giving a Valentine Senior Prom for the residents at Cedarview assisted living home. We welcomed all community members that were interested in participating. Residents were escorted by the family members as well as other students from Mabank High School. Refreshments, decorations, make up and clothing were provided by the Mabank FCCLA chapter and some community members. King- Tonie Callison and Queen- Adelle Rowan, were chosen by the residents that night. All residents, community members, and FCCLA members had a great time dancing the night away. If you have any questions about this event or the MHS FCCLA chapter, contact Barbara Jedlicka at 903-880-1600.
Mabank High School Business Professionals of America win big at Waco competition.
The Mabank High School Business Professionals of America chapter competed at Midway High School in Waco, Texas, on Saturday, January 18. In regional competition, junior Bre Holcomb placed 1st in Medical Office Procedures; junior Taylor Childers won 3rd in Interview Skills; senior Veronica Rivera won 2nd in Prepared Speech and senior Austin Trosino placed 1st in Fundamental Spreadsheet. The teams of Austin & Veronica placed 2nd in Administrative Support Team and Taylor, Bre, juniors Bailey Rhodes & Reni Adhikari won 3rd in Presentation Management Team. Students placing 1st or 2nd in judged events and 1st through 3rd in production events will advance to the state competition. In Open Events, Mabank students also placed: Austin Trosino 1st in Administrative Office Procedures; Veronica Rivera 1st in Marketing, Management & Human Resources, 2nd in Parliamentary Procedures & Presentation Management Concepts and 3rd in Business Systems. The Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference will be held in Houston March 5-8. Sponsors of this Career & Technical Student Organization are Shela Koskelin and Cris Cary. If you would like more information regarding this student organization, contact Shela Koskelin at 903.880.1600.
What is Dating Violence?
Dating violence refers to any kind of abusive act in a dating relationship. It is most obvious when physical or sexual abuse is involved, but also includes verbal abuse, threats and extreme possessiveness. At its core, dating violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors that one person uses to control another in a relationship.
The statistics are alarming. Statewide surveys of 16 to 24-year old Texans by the Texas Council on Family Violence show:
• 75% either have personally experienced dating violence or know someone who has.
• 50% have personally experienced dating violence.
Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 1.866.331.9474 TTY 1.866.331.8453 Live chat at www.loveisrespect.org
Dating Violence Legal Line 1.800.374.HOPE
For more information about Teen Dating Abuse, go to www.texasadvocacyproject.org
For additional information about Choose Respect, go to www.chooserespect.org.
Mabank High School Panther yearbook
The Mabank High School Panther yearbook will be in all color this year! All books must be pre-ordered as only a limited number of books are being ordered. There will be no books available in May for purchase. Buy your yearbook online at www.yearbooksforever.com or at MHS in the yearbook room. Contact Ms. Cris Cary (903-880-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions regarding book orders or advertisement sales.
Teens Against Bullying
Bullying is an issue that touches almost everyone, and the time is now for a new way of thinking about this age-old issue. Teens Against Bullying is a movement, a cause, a place where you and teens everywhere can take powerful action against bullying. WhyTeens Against Bullying? Whether bullying happens to you or you witness it, you are not alone and you are not powerless. Created by and for teens, Teens Against Bullying.org has amazing videos, cool blogs, and powerful ideas to help you stand up to bullying. Join the Movement! When you support Teens Against Bullying, you:
*Empower teens everywhere to stand up to bullying!
*Create the momentum that makes a better world!
*Make your voice heard around the nation!
The new bell schedule has been posted. You can access the updated schedule from Quicklinks or the link below.
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