Students it is getting warm outside! Please make sure you are dressing according to the Meridian Dress Code listed in the handbook.  We are enforcing the school dress code. Please refer to page 33 and 34 of your Student Handbook. Staff are watching. If you are dressed inappropriately you will be sent home to change.


There is a Middle School Track sign-up sheet in the front office. There will be Middle school Boys and Girls Track practice today.


Beginning Monday Yearbook/Media Team will be taking Spirit Week participation pictures in the gym third hour. Those students who are participating in the dress of the day will be called by class to the gym for a brief group picture. Juniors will be taking their picture Tuesday before lunch when Mr. Hight releases them. Class members will be given a point for each day that they participate in the spirit week dress-up. To count in the competition, the students will have to be in their class picture when they are taken in the morning. If someone has a "bonafide" excuse for not being at school when the picture is taken that student can bring their excuse to Dr. Trover to check. A total will be provided to each class on Friday, The class with the highest percentage will be the winner of Spirit week. If you have any questions, please talk to Dr. Trover.


Shine like a Diamond-Monday

Get Rest for Test-Tuesday

Sock it to the Test-Wednesday

Teachers are Your Biggest Fan-Sport or Team Dress-Thursday

Bobcat Spirit-Friday



Attention Jr High and High School Beta Club members: Mrs. Blake needs your hours no later than tomorrow April 13th.


Trainor Ag Products which is located right next door off the interstate is looking for 1 to 2 part-time workers, which would turn into a full-time job if so desired.  Paul Trainor is the contact and can be reached at 618-534-5990


For those senior students who have applied for Scholarships through Shawnee Community College, remember to check your email for notifications of award offers (use the email that you used when you signed up in the scholarship database which may have been your shawneecc email, a personal email, or your High School email).   It is very important to watch your email for these offers!



Ms. Cunningham is taking Senior Pictures and Pictures of other high school students that missed their pictures, next week after school from 2-3 o'clock. Retakes are also available. She is also available for a limited number of students third period. Please let her know in advance. Thank you, Mrs.Trover


8th Grade Promotion is May 22nd at 10 am

12th Grade Graduation is May 22nd at 12 noon


Students: Prom will be held May 8th!

King and Queen Forms can be picked up in the front office (seniors only).

Need a dress, shoes, accessories- go to guidance give your dress and shoe size. Also, check with Ms. Bremer. Guest forms can be picked up in the front office. Prom tickets are $5.00 per person.


Any male student who is going to be 18 or who has already turned 18 need to come to Guidance and see Mr. Hight.


Students anyone 17 years old with transportation: Dip & Dots is hiring for the summer see Guidance for details.


Seniors watch your scholarship deadlines


Students don’t forget to bring your water bottles from home to use and refill here at school. Also, you can only get water from Ms. Blake’s office between passing class or while on your breathing breaks.


8th Graders and Seniors Cap and Gown cost is $30.00. Make checks out to Balfour.


Juniors will be taking the SAT April 13th, 2021 (Be here by 8 am)

April 14th Freshman will take PSAT 8/9

April 15th Sophomores will be taking the PSAT 10

April 22nd Juniors will be testing at SCC.

All Juniors and any Senior who is interested will be taking the ASVAB on April 28th

April 29th Sophomores will be testing at SCC.

Juniors and seniors if you want to practice for taking the SAT go to for study guides.

The last day for Credit Recovery is April 29th.

SENIORS Check your Email Daily- Mr. Hight

Seniors: The guidance has many scholarships:

For example: Rotary Foundation Scholarship

Buffalo Soldiers Scholarship

SIU Credit Union Scholarship

Mediacom Scholarship

NAACP Scholarship

and more…


Seniors create your FSAID. This is a graduation requirement that must be met. After you have created it please print and turn it in to the Guidance Department.



21st Century in various rooms in both buildings

HS Volleyball practice in Elem Gym 4-6 p.m.

MS Girls Baseball practice in HS Gym 2-4 p.m.

MS Boys & Girls Track Practice 2-4 p.m.

HS Baseball Practice 2-4 p.m.

HS Boys & Girls Track practice 2-4 p.m.

HS Softball Practice 2-4 p.m.