Office 365 Now Available Free of Charge for Every Mason City Student
Mason City Schools is now providing Microsoft Office to students free of charge. With Office 365, students will have access to the latest version of Word, for writing; Excel, for spreadsheets; PowerPoint, for presentations; OneNote, for organization and note taking; and much more.
- Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
- Use with One Drive for automatic device syncing
- Gain valuable skills on the world's most popular productivity software
- Office subscription lasts for as long as your child is a student here and the program continues
Students just need follow these simple steps to get Office:
Parents/Guardians - Update of Communication Preferences Needed
The Mason City Community School District has updated our communication system and it requires that you update your preferences in Powerschool. The new system is an updated version of our current communication software that we use (Power Announcement) and is now called/named Alert Solutions 2. Unfortunately, the preferences you had set up previously do not carry over to Alert Solutions 2 and so you will need to update them.
With the new system, by default, phone call alerts will go to your home phone, work phone(s), and cell phone(s).
Follow the directions in the attached document link at the bottom of this announcement to update your preferences. You will need to log into the Powerschool Parent Portal to make the updates.
IMPORTANT - Preferences can only be updated by logging into Powerschool using either Chrome or Firefox. Internet Explorer will NOT work for this purpose.
Mason City High School
2015 Iowa All-State Music Audition Results
19 students from Mason City High School have attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected to perform at the 2015 All-State Music Festival. The 2015 Festival will celebrate the 69th anniversary of this prestigious event.
District auditions for the 281-piece All-State Band, 201-piece All-State Orchestra and 601-member All-State Chorus were held on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Storm Lake, Hampton, Manchester, Atlantic, Indianola and Washington. Approximately 17% of the students who audition are selected for membership in the All-State ensembles.
Click here to view a list of the Mason City High School audition results and information about the festival and how to order tickets.
Ga-Ga Court New to Mason City Alternative School
Public Notice - School In Need of Assistance 2015-2016 Notice
In August 2015, parents of students attending Harding Elementary and Roosevelt Elementary were notified of the schools' designation as a "School in Need of Assistance," or SINA, under federal guidelines because a portion of our students did not reach proficiency goals on the Iowa Assessments for at least two consecutive years. As a result, our district is required by law to offer the opportunity for supplemental educational services, such as tutoring, to eligible students attending those schools. The district is not required to provide transportation to supplemental educational service locations. Transportation to these sites will be the responsibility of the parent.
The Iowa Department of Education’s list of approved supplemental educational service providers has been mailed to parents of eligible students attending Harding Elementary and Roosevelt Elementary. The list of approved supplemental educational service providers is also available online (click here). Two enrollment periods for supplemental services are offered during the 2014-2015 school year: September 18 – October 1 and October 5- October 15. If you have questions about whether your student is eligible, or about which service might best meet the needs of your child, contact Harding Elementary (641.421.4406) or Roosevelt Elementary (641.421.4415).