Congratulations to Prom King Kameron White and Prom Queen Trinity Vaughn!!!!!

Attention Students: 16 years and up: If you are interested in maintenance work at Meridian this summer. Please sign-up in Guidance.

 On Wednesday, May 12th when we have a ½ day of classes we will hold an athletic awards program for athletes who finished the season as a member of their respective teams. High school athletes report to the high school gym at 8:30 am. Do not be tardy. We have 40 minutes to disperse the high school awards. Middle school athletes should report to the gym at 9: 50 am or the presentations of awards by their coaches. Pictures may be taken of those players who were all-Conference selections – please remain after the session if you were an all-Conference choice of opposing coaches.


Attention:  There is a Jr. High Boys Basketball Sign-Up sheet in the front office for the 2021-2022 school year.


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.


The High School Media Team is taking preorders for the 2020-2021 Yearbook. You may pick up a yearbook form any time. If ordered by May 15th, the 2020-2021 Yearbook preorder cost will be $15. The price will be more after that date.  Please give the form and $15 to Dr. Trover in Room 21 or turn the form and money into the High School Office. Checks can be made to Meridian High School Yearbook.


Today at 9:00 am: High School Beta Club, Middle School Beta Club, HS Student Council and National Honor Society will take pictures.


Students do not hang on the bars on the tent outside you will be reprimanded if caught doing so.


Students: Anyone interested in summer school can pick up permission forms in the front office.


Possible Jobs: Conservation Department: See Guidance

Possible Jobs: Shawnee Development Council: Ages- 16-24 WIOA Program- See Guidance

Apprenticeship Opportunity: Land Surveyors: See Guidance

 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

Students 16 or older new CTE offerings at Shawnee College next year: See Guidance 

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



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.


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.


Seniors:  If you want to go on the senior trip sign-up in the Guidance Office.



Century 21 in various rooms in both buildings

MS Track @ A-J Regional bus leaves @ 7:45 am

HS Baseball vs Dongola first pitch at 4:30 p.m.

HS Softball at Dongola bus leaves Olmsted 3:00 p.m.