January 18th, 2023
Quote of the day: “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a
shadow. “ ~Helen Keller
We will have an early dismissal on Wednesday, January 18 th at 11 am for
School Improvement day!
Attention ALL SENIORS & 8 th GRADERS: The cap, gown, and tassel is $34. The deadline to pay is March 31 st .
Seniors and their Parents: FAFSA Night here at Meridian will be on Thursday, January 26 th
from 4-6 p.m. Parents will need to schedule an appointment. Please have your parent call to
schedule an appointment with Ms. Regina in the guidance department if you need to complete
The Homecoming game is Feb 10 th . The homecoming dance is Feb. 11 th from 6-8.
Also, if someone is interested in running for Homecoming Class Attendants please see
Mrs. Ruiz. If any SENIOR is interested in running for Homecoming King and Queen,
please come see Mrs. Ruiz.
HS Girls Basketball for Wednesday has been moved to Charleston; bus will leave the
school at 4:45 p.m.
Attention 6 th Grade Girls: There a sign-up sheet for a new program called Global Girls. Any
6 th grade girl who is interested in signing up or for more information, please see Ms. Breanna
Wyatt at the Elem.
Students in grades 4-11 interested in trying out for the 2023-24 Middle School and High School
cheer squads, should pick up an application in the office the week of January 10th thru 18th . All completed and signed forms should be returned to the office by 10 am Wednesday, January 18th . Current physicals should be in on file in the nurse’s office by Friday, January 20th.
On Thursday, February 9th we will have a “Celebration of Excellence” sponsored by the
Meridian Basketball team and the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America:
recognizing African Americans central and critical role in United States history, present day
achievements and accomplishments. Time: 6-8 p.m. in the Meridian Gym. The attire is Black
and White cost is $25.00. See Mrs. Bartlett or Mr. David Davis for more information
Entertainment: Live band, Singing, Poetry reading, and more. Dinner will be served
(Choice of Turkey or Chicken/ sides/Dessert)
There is a High School Track and Field Sign-up sheet in the front office any questions.
Attention Students: NO students should be on the stage unless you have permission to do so.
Senior Scholarship Opportunities!
Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarship is available in the guidance office. The
deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 15th .
The Buffalo Soldiers Scholarship is available in the guidance office. The deadline to
apply for this scholarship is Friday, March 17th .
William Fred Hannan Scholarship is available in the guidance office. The deadline to
apply for this Scholarship is March 31st .
SIU Credit Union Scholarship is available in the guidance office. It is a 1,000-dollar
scholarship opportunity. Deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 31, 2023
Township Official of Illinois Scholarship is available in guidance. It is a 2,000 – dollar
scholarship opportunity Deadline to apply for this scholarship is March 1, 2023.
Save the Abandoned babies Foundation Scholarship 1,000 dollars--See guidance if
PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) Scholarship is available in the guidance