March 7, 2023

CONGRATULATIONS, Meridian High School Boys Basketball Team on your
accomplishments in the sectionals tournament. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU ALL FOR

Quote of the day-  Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.— Maya Angelou

CONGRATULATIONS to Cole Kaufman, Evaden Crecelius, and Rahhem Glover they are our
Top ASVAB scorers. JOB WELL DONE!!!

IAR Spirit Week:
 Tuesday (03/07): Slam Dunk the Test!! Wear your favorite team gear.
 Wednesday (03/08): Put On Your Thinking Caps!! Wear a hat.
 Thursday (03/09): Shine Bright for the Test!! Wear Neon/Bright colors.
 Friday (03/10): Pajama Day!! Relax and do your best.

Congratulations to the High School Scholar Bowl on a Great Season, please
bring you scholar Bowl shirts to Ms. Regina in the Guidance office.

On Wednesday, March 8th, ALL 8th graders will be going on a field trip to SCC called
“Welcome to the Real World,” departure will be at 8:30 am and we will return at 1:30 pm. We
will eat lunch at SCC.

On Thursday, March 9th ALL sophomores will be going to SCC to take the Accuplacer test.
We will return before lunch.

On Monday, March 13th, ALL 6th graders will be attending the “Building Bridges” field trip
with Men of Power, Women of Strength. We will return between 3-3:30 pm.
March 13th-17th the SMILE Illinois Mobile Dental clinic will be in our district for dental

Senior Scholarships that are due on March 15th are Buffalo Soldiers MC Scholarship, Illinois
Sheriffs’ Association Scholarship, and Hayden Farm Scholarship, please bring them to guidance.

Friday, March 17th is the end of the 3rd quarter. Students make sure you have all assignments
and projects completed and turned in to your teacher. Finish 3rd quarter strong!!!

On Monday, March 20th, Upward Bound will be here during the lunch blocks.

Student Parent Transition Night will be held March 20th from 6 pm-8 pm in the High School
Gym. Please come out and speak with Representatives from Local and State Colleges, Local and State Universities, Local 318 Operators Union, and others.

Juniors and any Seniors who have not taken the SAT, the SAT is coming up. However, you can
practice for the SAT on Khan Khan Academy is a free and personalized SAT
practice program that allows you to practice anytime. Our test date is for SAT is Wednesday,
March 22nd.

On Wednesday, March 29th, we will have an early dismissal at 11 am for School Improvement

Attention ALL SENIORS & 8th GRADERS: The cap, gown, and tassel is $34. The deadline is March 31st.

Any staff or students interested in working this summer for the Ullin Summer League as an
umpire, please contact Tanner Crow at 618-306-3910.

Any Seniors who has not completed their FAFSA need to make an appointment with Tammy
Capps at Shawnee Community College.

Attention Students:
NO students should be on the stage unless you have permission to do so.

Senior Scholarship Opportunities!

All local and national scholarship have been distributed to seniors, if you need them they will be
in the Guidance office and the Meridian website under Guidance. Please watch for deadline

Today, March 7th, there will be High School Baseball practice IMMEDIATLEY after school,
so any students wishing to participate needs to attend