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Tickets to the MHS Prom cost $25 per person and are available to purchase online from Friday, April 16, to Friday, April 23, by credit card payment only. To pay with cash or check, students should visit the Activities Office next week.

MHS Senior Prom to Admit Juniors

Waha Siddiqui and Grace Taylor 2 days ago

When Elizabeth Bleyer, junior, found out the MHS Senior Prom, was opening up to juniors this afternoon, she was quick to log onto her computer and purchase a ticket. “I was really upset when I first...

Linked Crew has already been implemented in other schools around the district including Lafayette high school, and has done well in getting students involved and acclimated to high school.

M-Crew Aims to Help Incoming Freshmen

Marin Ellington , Co-Sports Editor 3 days ago

Incoming freshman, Megan Lawson is nervous about starting high school next year, but a newly available resource at MHS is calming some of her fears. The Linked Crew organization works to make the transition...

Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles attends the Nov. 5 Board of Education (BOE) meeting last year. In a letter to the RSD community, Dr. Miles said his retirement is a bittersweet transition as his 26-year career in public education concludes.

Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles Announces Retirement

Lauren Pickett, In-Depth Editor April 10, 2021

Editor's Note: On April 8, Dr. Mark Miles informed the Board of Education of his intent to retire as the superintendent of RSD at the conclusion of this school year.  Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles...

The first testing window will take place from Friday, April 16, to Friday, April 30. The second testing window will take place from Monday, May 10, to Friday, May 21.

Virtual Students Take In-Person EOCs

Rutaiba Siddiqui, Social Media Editor April 9, 2021

This April marks the beginning of the first spring End of Course (EOC) exam testing window since COVID-19 hit.  From Friday, April 16, to Friday, April 30, Biology, Algebra II and English II classes...

On Tuesday, April 6, the next Board of Education (BOE) election will officially be held, with two spots up for re-election. 

Seven candidates have filed to run for the spots on the BOE, which has seven incumbent members currently. The Messenger interviewed all of the candidates to see why they decided to run for the BOE.

Meet the Candidates: BOE Election 2021

Zara Tola, Copy Editor March 30, 2021

The College Board’s Communications department announced that SAT Subject
Tests and the SAT with the essay will be discontinued. According to The College Board, they have been working to provide as many
opportunities as possible for students in the Class of 2022 to take the SAT this year.
Seats that would have gone to students taking Subject Tests will now go to students who
want to take the SAT.

Sayonara Subject Tests

Sophia Wasson, Staff Reporter March 24, 2021

The College Board’s Communications department announced that SAT Subject Tests and the SAT with the essay will be discontinued.  Paula Ake, college and career counselor, said SAT Subject Tests were...

Due to COVID-19 modifying the schedule for the school year, changes have been made to the content being taught in AP government classes.

AP Government Classes Not Focusing on Comparative Government due to COVID-19

Marin Ellington, Co-Sports Editor March 24, 2021

Lauren King, junior, had been excited to take an AP government class since freshman year when her teacher mentioned she would thrive in an advanced social studies class. The course functions as essentially...

Jordan Shelton, language arts teacher, recievces the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine after traveling to Sikeston, MO.

MO Teachers Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Grace Taylor, Social Media Editor March 24, 2021

Missouri plans to enter into Phase 1b Tier three of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution process on March 15. This phase will vaccinate essential workers, which includes K-12 teachers.  “The sooner...

Steven Schmitt, math teacher, teaches his AP Calculus class. All AP classes will only be offered in person for the 2021-2022 school year.

RSD To Limit Courses Offered Online In The 2021-2022 School Year

Aarushi Bute, News Editor March 19, 2021

For the 2021-2022 school year, online courses will be conducted completely asynchronous on an RSD made platform with RSD teachers. Lessons will be pre-recorded with one-on-one Zoom calls with students...

Turning on cameras during Zoom meetings can be harmful to the environment, emitting a minimum of 150 grams of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere per hour. Popular apps, such as Netflix and TikTok, also contribute to the growing amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

The Internet and Your Carbon Footprint

Liza Cooper, Staff Reporter March 14, 2021

Since the beginning of school in August, each MHS student has spent a minimum of 224 hours on Zoom, emitting the equivalent amount of CO2 that almost 4 gallons of gasoline would produce. For every hour...

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