There will be Late Starts (9:05 a.m.) on 3/26, 4/2 and 4/9.
There will be no classes on Monday, March 24.
Registration materials were sent home in February. If you have not registered, please return the completed John McCarthy form and pay the $400.00 registration fee. A $50.00 late fee will be applied after May 1, 2014.
Financial Aid and FACTS
The deadline for financial aid was March 14. In order to receive financial aid families must register for the 2014-2015 school year and be enrolled with FACTS
. As previously noted, to accommodate families, FACTS monthly payments will change to an 11 month cycle for the 2014-15 school year.
Please remember to complete your 2014 satisfaction surveys
. The surveys will remain open through Wednesday, March 19. Engagement and satisfaction with Mount Carmel are extremely important to the implementation of our five-year strategic plan and the continued success of our mission. Thank you in advance for sharing your valuable feedback
with Mount Carmel High School!
Attention junior parents: the ACT testing is taking place Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 7:30 a.m. If your son hasn’t registered, please visit www.actstudent.org to register.
In July, 2013, Illinois passed the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, becoming the final state to permit the concealed carry of firearms. Under the law, even individuals with a permit to carry concealed weapons cannot carry such weapons into schools. Accordingly, we posted signage approved by the Illinois State Police to designate that no concealed weapons will be permitted on the premises. We are required to post these signs. We also remain committed to the safety and security of our families. Please contact us with any questions.
Senior Grades and Discipline Points
Seniors must pass ALL classes each trimester of senior year to be eligible for graduation. Seniors who fail classes will not be allowed to walk in the Graduation Ceremony on May 25, 2014. Seniors who have over 10 discipline points will not be allowed to participate in Graduation unless they have worked their points down. Please check the school reports regularly to make sure your son is staying focused in the 3rd Trimester.
Plan to attend conferences on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the Cacciatore Athletic Center. With the up-to-date information provided by Parent Portals, grade reports will NOT be printed for the conferences. Please check the Portal before attending (or access grades using a smart phone.) A few computer stations will be available for parents who need to access grades before the conferences.
College Readiness Testing
Freshman, sophomores and juniors will take the final CRS testing for this school year on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Students who are absent will be required to make up the test on Saturday, May 3, at 8:00 a.m., and a $15 make up fee will be charged. Seniors will participate in the annual alumni career day. All students will be dismissed by 12:15 p.m.
Study Habits and Grades
Students can face many distractions as they attempt to study: phones, computers, music, texting, TV, etc. It is important for your son to have a quiet setting while he does his homework. On average, he should be studying (reading, reviewing notes, completing assignments) between 90-120 minutes per night. By routinely setting aside this block of quiet study time each night, your son’s academic performance will improve. Depending on your son, you may need to help him develop this discipline of study.
NHS Induction Ceremony
The Induction Ceremony for the National Honor Society will be held on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Mount Carmel High School, in the Purdy Commons.
The History Fair continues following their research in Trimester II, 20 US History students competed in the History Fair Regional competition at IIT on 8 March. Students who competed successfully have advanced to the City-wide History Fair Finalists’ Competition on Monday, 28 April, at UIC. Scholarships, prizes and other recognition will be earned at this level of the competition as well as the chance to advance to the Illinois State History Exposition in May.
Nick Iosue Outstanding Grammar School Teacher Award
Nominations for the Nick Iosue Outstanding Grammar School Teacher Award must be submitted to the Mount Carmel School Office no later than Friday, March 28. To submit a nomination, freshmen and/or freshmen parents should complete the nomination form distributed through Freshmen Theology classes and attach an essay (no more than 250 words) detailing how your nominee fits the award criteria. The award will be presented at Mount Carmel's Honors Banquet on Thursday, May 8.