Newsletter from the President & Principal

Announcements

Registration for the 2017-2018 Academic Year
All families have been asked to register via our new tuition system, Smart Tuition. An email with a link has been sent to all families. The $400 Registration Fee is due when completing your account set up through Smart. The deadline to complete this process was 04/25/2017. If you have not yet completed registration we encourage you to do so immediately so we may finalize your enrollment. Please email mkattan@mchs.org if you have not received your link or if you have any questions.

Summer Construction Projects
Over the summer the classrooms on the 2nd floor of the main building will be renovated. Part of the renovation project will require the abatement of asbestos that is sealed behind walls, ceilings, and flooring. The notice of our abatement plan can be accessed at here.

Vaccination Requirement for Seniors
The Illinois Department of Public Health requires all students entering the 12th grade to show proof of recent meningococcal conjugate vaccination. There are two ways to meet this mandate: Students may have 2 doses, one after their 11th birthday and one prior to senior year, or one dose after age 16. Acceptable documentation includes:

  • A letter/note signed by your health care provider identifying the date the MCV was administered.
  • Printout from your provider's electronic medical record that indicates the vaccine was administered.
  • Current Certificate of Child Health Examination form, specifying the date the MCV was administered. 

Records can be sent to Mount Carmel in the following ways:

  • Mailed to Mount Carmel High School, Attention Records.
  • Uploaded on the Mount Carmel High School website by clicking here.
  • Email the scanned records to mhogan@mchs.org
  • Fax to 773-359-0517

International Travel Opportunities in 2018
Two teachers will be sponsoring European travel opportunities in 2018. Mr. Mota (amota@mchs.org) will be traveling to Spain and Portugal over Easter Break and Mr. Sweany (ssweany@mchs.org) will be traveling to Paris, Florence, and Rome in June. If interested, please contact these teachers for more information.

Math Placement Testing - FRESHMEN ONLY
Students who seek placement in Honors Geometry must pass an Honors Algebra I exam. This test will be administered on Tuesdays: June 20, June 27, and July 11. No pre-registration is needed. Students should come to the school office by 9:00am with pencils and calculators on any of the testing days.

August Orientation Nights
Parents and students are required to attend the designated Orientation Night in August.
Seniors: Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 5:00 PM.
Freshmen & Transfer Students: Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 5:00 PM. To reduce time standing in lines, make plans to take care of financial, and transportation matters during the summer office hours (Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-1:00 PM).

For Sophomores and Juniors:
Currently, there is no formal orientation program for sophomores and juniors scheduled in August. Please take care of school items over the summer: order clothing, arrange transportation, buy books. Class schedules will be emailed.



IMPORTANT LINKS FOR NEXT YEAR

Bring your own device 
Uniforms and Spirit Shop
2017-2018 Booklist 
Required Summer Reading and Assignments
Register for Transportation



SUMMER HOURS

Academic Offices: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Advancement, Enrollment, and Business Offices: Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 3:00 pm 


 

2017-2018 IMPORTANT DATES

View all dates at www.mchs.org/Calendar

Friday, June 23: Expedition MC, 9 AM - 2:30 PM (FRESHMEN ONLY)
Monday-Thursday June 26 - July 7: Academic Readiness Seminar, 8:30 AM - 11:35 PM (FRESHMEN ONLY in Foundations and McDermott-Doyle Program)
Tuesday, Aug 15: Senior Orientation, 5:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug 16: Freshmen Orientation, 5:00 PM
Friday, Aug 18: Freshmen ½ Day, 8:00 AM-Noon
Monday, Aug 21: First Day of Classes, 8:05 AM
Monday, Sept 4: No School
Saturday, Sept 9 - Sunday, Sept 10: Freshmen Overnight, 5:30 PM - 10:00 AM
Sept 19-22: Freshman Impact Week
Wednesday, Oct 4: CRS Testing, 12:15 dismissal; Parent-Teacher Conferences, 2-6 PM
Monday, Oct 16: No School
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Nov 8, 9, & 10: Trimester I Exams
Friday, Dec 22: 12:15 PM dismissal, Christmas Break begins
Tuesday, Jan 9: Classes Resume, 8:05 AM
Wednesday, Jan 17: CRS Testing, 12:15 PM dismissal; Parent-Teacher Conferences, 2-6 PM
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Feb 21, 22, & 23: Trimester 2 Exams
Thursday, March 29: Easter Break
Monday, April 8: Classes Resume, 8:05 AM
Wednesday, April 18: CRS Testing, 12:15 dismissal (No Parent-Teacher Conferences)
Tuesday, May 22: Graduation
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, May 30, May 31 & June 1: Trimester 3 Exams
Friday, June 1: Last day of school


 

IMPORTANT ATHLETIC DATES

Freshmen summer football: Parent Meeting Monday, July 10, 3:00 PM
Freshmen summer football team camp: July 10-13 & July 17-20, 4:00-8:00 PM (arrive, 3:30 PM)
Varsity-Sophomore summer football team camp: July 5-7, July 10-13 and July 17-21, 7:00 AM
Varsity team overnight: Thursday, July 20

Most fall sports begin official practice before school begins. Please note the following dates:

First practice for freshman football: Monday, August 7, 4:00 PM
First practice for varsity-sophomore football: Tuesday, August 8, 9:00 AM
First practice for golf: Wednesday, August 9 Tryouts at Glenwoodie Country Club, 6:00 AM
First practice for soccer: Wednesday, August 9-11 (varsity tryouts: 8:00 AM- 10:00 AM at Haggerty Field; freshmen/sophomore tryouts 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at Haggerty Field)
First practice for cross country: Wednesday, August 9, 9:00 AM at Mount Carmel