High school hosts science night

The Mineral County High School gym transformed into a giant Hawthorne Elementary School science workshop, as students and parents browsed through teacher-table sites that created air gliders, showed centrifugal force, rocketed a balloon on a string, showed coded symbols and microwaved soap into a foaming lather with the expansion of molecules. Family focus groups and… [More…]

Summer school classes offered at MCHS

While MCHS graduates and others have been marking the calendar days until school is out on June 1, others have been planning a comprehensive summer school for local students. Emerging 7th graders (current 6th graders) and all junior high/high school students will be given an opportunity to participate in a three-week summer school beginning on… [More…]

Serpent athletes honored

A full evening of accolades, awards and recognition filled the room as this end-of-the-year High School Sports Banquet celebrated the 2016-17 participants. With the Mineral County Booster Club hosting the evening and a Burke’s BBQ Taco Bar dinner being served, many families enjoyed the festivities of honoring the student athletes attending. As the Booster Club… [More…]

Volunteers sought for Challenge Day at MCHS

Submitted by: Kathy Trujillo Students at Mineral County High School and preparing to “be the change” at the Challenge Day Assembly scheduled for Thursday, June 1. Organizers are hoping that the last day of the 2016-2017 school year will be one of the best days. The Challenge Day Program is designed to unite the members… [More…]

Mineral County High students get ‘bite of reality’

In an age when students are appearing less than prepared for the truth of life’s practical expenses, Financial Horizons Credit Union and many from their local Board of Trustees, along with community volunteers, joined to bring the “Bite of Reality” program to the Mineral County High School students again this year. With an outstanding and… [More…]

High school holds career fair

As this year’s High School Career Fair unfolded, the gym was full of professionals with handouts and give-a-ways, all arranged to guide and clarify some potential goals toward a bright future. Meshanna Huntley, the Gear-Up Coordinator, was on hand to coordinate the day’s informative presentation, which was open to the public. Countless hours had been… [More…]

Local 4-H students attend national conference in D.C.

Mineral County High School seniors Kylie Berginnis and Brooke Sasser were recently selected to attend the National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C. from March 25-30. As part of the newly established Mineral County Community/Leadership 4-H club, Berginnis and Sasser took part in putting together briefings and roundtable discussions on important social and economic issues that… [More…]

MCHS students learn what life is like as a teenage parent

In the Human Development class at the Mineral County High School, three students sat with their babies – patting and rocking them, changing diapers and feeding them. These students were participating in the Real Care Program which involves taking an electronically programed, life-like baby into your care from Friday at 8 a.m. to Monday at… [More…]

Lady Serpents Taylor McFalls named Player of the Year

Mineral County High senior Taylor McFalls was named Player of the Year in the 1A Western Conference for the 2016-17 season. McFalls averaged 15.8 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Lady Serpents. Her sister, Tiera McFalls, was also honored for her great season and was named to the 1st team all-conference.… [More…]

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