Service Excellence

2016-2017 School Year

Scout Renovates MI Environmental Study Area

Troop 43 Scout Samuel Kachur renovated the Mason Intermediate Environmental Study Area with encouragement from MI Math and Science teacher Maddy Rossetti. Since the school did not have funds for the repair of the ESA, Sam raised the funds for the project by doing stadium clean up after MHS football games for two years.

Mason Intermediate fifth-graders
in Andrea Castner and Maddy Rossetti's classes sold blankets to Comet football fans during the October 21 game versus Princeton High School in order to raise money for the Dragonfly Foundation of Mason.

Fridays in Western Row teachers Whitney Young and Corri Doenckec’s classrooms are dubbed ‘Friendship Fridays’ to help students when social and emotional issues arise. 

Students and staff throughout the Mason City School District celebrated and honored Veterans with parades, letters, breakfasts, songs, and more on November 11.

MECC first grade teachers Holly Burgess, Michelle Jarmon, BJ Smallwood, and Erin Smith came up with the concept of the Buddy Bench ​when discussing just how important it is to teach ​children ​social skills that will last a lifetime.

Over 100 area senior citizens braved the cold to celebrate the holidays with their neighbors at Western Row Elementary on December 13.

 No One Eats Alone at MMS

On February 10, Mason Middle School students joined kids from across the nation to celebrate national No One Eats Alone Day in an effort to make everyone feel included.  When students walked into the cafeteria they were greeted by smiling faces, pumping music, dancing and a conga line that encouraged students to let down their guard and get to know someone new.

The Mason Comet Dazzlers gave basketball fans a whole lot to cheer about on Feb 3. MHS Varsity cheer coach Pansy Sagle created the inclusive cheerleading squad for Mason Intermediate School, Mason Middle School and Mason High School students. 

The Mason High School and Sycamore High School Girls Basketball Teams declared their last game of the season the Live for Liz game. The goal was to raise money for a research grant to honor MHS Class of 2013 graduate Liz Lothrop. The event raised $9,000 for Cancer Free Kids in Lothrup's name to benefit research towards pediatric cancer. 

Mason Intermediate sixth graders on Team Patriots held their annual Penny War February 27-March 3 to raise money for Crohn’s Research at Children’s Hospital.

Mason Intermediate Raises Over $10K for LLS; Honors 7 Community Heroes

Leukemia and Lymphoma have hit too close to home for many in the Mason City Schools community. Members of Mason Intermediate School’s Team Innovation, Team Quest and Team Venture recently honored their friends and heroes who have battled blood cancer by raising $5,121.85 in just five days while participating in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student Series Program, Pennies for Patients​. The Teams even set a record for money raised in one day by collecting $833.81 on March 3.

Kaleab Jegol, a Mason High School student from Ethiopia, is passionate about social justice. Jegol "fights for children and families who don't have a voice, in America and around the world" -- and his advocacy and fundraising efforts are making a difference.  

Two Mason High School students were recently honored for their inspirational stories of philanthropy and desire to help others with the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Human Relations Award. Chris Allgor was the 2017 junior winner from Mason High School and Alyssa Brooks, was a senior finalist from Mason High School.

Seventeen members of the William Mason High School Class of 2017 were honored for their decision to serve their country during a Blue Star Ceremony in the school’s auditorium on May 15.

K-Kids Give Back to the Community

K-Kids, a service club affiliated with Mason Kiwanis for fifth and sixth graders at Mason Intermediate, completed more than ten community service projects during this past school year. These projects included a cash drive for the Mason Food Pantry, which raised more than $1400. Students also made fleece blankets for the Interfaith Hospitality Network, and winter themed place mats for senior citizens at Otterbein community. 

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