The Young Women’s Club is honoring Mason Alum Liz Lothrop by selling bracelets to raise money for the Love for Liz GoFundMeCampaign. In 2008, Liz was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Eventually, after all the hard battles that she went through, she entered remission in 2011. Earlier this summer Liz was diagnosed with cancer again and continues to fight while attending Duke University. If you want to donate to Liz, go to the Love for Liz GoFundMe page and donate.
Mason Innovation week
During the week of October 26 - October 31, The City of Mason will celebrate Mason Innovation Week-A weeklong event presented by global automation technology leader Festo.
Throughout the week, Festo Bionic Learning Network representatives will demonstrate bio-inspired robotic animals, the Smart Bird and Bionic Opter to the community.
The Mason Community Center is hosting a kooky spooky JamBOOread. Admission to the event is free. The JamBOOread includes playing Halloween games, listening to spooky stories, and Trunk-n-Treat. Attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite costume on Saturday, October 24th from 6-8 PM. Come if you dare!
Congratulations to the 73 Mason High School students who were recognized as October’s Rotary Royalty by the Mason DeerfieldRotary Club. Four times a year, teachers nominate students who demonstrate one or more of the following criteria: positive attitude and enthusiasm; determination and effort; good attendance; and strong decision-making and choices. All nominees are recognized by Rotary members and presented with a certificate, and one student is randomly selected to attend a Rotary breakfast and receive a $25 Amazon gift card.
During the week of October 19th to the 23rd, Mason schools will collect donations in honor of Make a Difference Day. Each school will collect different items to support families in our community and the homeless of other communities. The Mason High School SIBS and the Spanish National Honor Society will be collecting donations for the Mason Food Pantry. These two clubs are coming together to try and reach the goal of collecting $20,000 for the Mason Food Pantry. Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.
Throughout its nearly 80-year history, Mason Baseball has been paving the way. To honor the program's rich tradition, Mason Baseball and The Home Run Club will dedicate a paver patio honoring past Hall of Fame and Alumni players on October 18 at 2:00pm.
Interested in Shakespeare’s plays? If yes, then join the Shakespeare society. The Shakespeare society discusses all aspects of about Shakespeare's writing. They are currently reading the play Much Ado About Nothing. The next meeting will be on October 13th at Z321 with Mrs.Parkinson. Don’t forget to bring a copy of Much Ado About Nothing! To download a copy of the play, visit the Shakespeare Society’s Edline page for a free ebook copy. Also, for more information, stop by Mrs.Parkinson’s room in Z321.
Mason City Schools is one of two million elementary, middle, and high school students in more than 2,700 schools across the country that takes part of Olive Garden's Pasta For Pennies, a program benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's School & Youth campaign. To support this program, William Mason High School filmed a lip dub (a video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a music video) last week to support Pasta for Pennies. The video will be released mid-January 2016. Great job evyerbody!
To help teachers cope with the end of quarter reports, Teacher Work Day with take place October, 16, 2015. All students should not report to school on this day. Have a great 3 day weekend!
On Saturday, MHS junior Sreeram Venkatarao crushed the U.S. national record for solving the 3x3 Rubik's Cube - and he did it blindolded! It took him only 26.07 seconds - more than a second faster than the previous national record. And that less-than-a-minute time includes the seconds he memorized the puzzle before putting on the eye mask required in the blind solve category of competition. A YouTube video capturing his joy (and spectators' glee) after he broke the record at the national competition in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is captivating.