September 2016 - Mayo News

September 2016 - Mayo in the News
Posted on 09/28/2016
Magnet Fair
ACT 1 on 1 Workshop
On September 14, the school sponsored a 1 on 1 ACT Workshop for approximately 35 students getting ready to take the ACT.  They learned strategies for test taking and worked on some sample practice questions.  After talking with a student, Judson Greene, he said "I feel really confident about taking the ACT in the near future".
Parent Teacher Conferences
The first Parent/Teacher Conferences were held on September 15 & 16.  Mayo had approximately 69% of our parents show up for conferences with teachers.  Here's Mrs. Doke in a conference with one of her parents.

District Magnet Fair
On September 22 May High School for MST was represented at the District Magnet Fair held at Hartsville Middle School.  This is recruiting season and we're hard at work.  A shout out to the Mayo Student Ambassadors (pictured above) who helped with the recruiting at the Magnet Fair.  THEY ROCKED!  Kudos to Pheonix Phame for performing and doing an awesome job.  In addition to the Student Ambassadors, we want to extend a big thank you to Ms. O'Donnell for serving as the Magnet Fair Coordinator, Mr. Cook, Mr. Davis, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Blankenship, Mrs. Lunn, Miss Long, Miss Knight, and Mrs. Thompson for being there to help with the recruiting.

Visit from the Living Arts College
A representative from the Living Arts College of Raleigh, NC visited the Mayo campus on Friday, September 23.  They visited with students and classes interested in a major in game design, photography, interior design, media design, filmmaking, or audio design.  This was a great opportunity for our students to show off their portfolios to the representatives for admission/scholarship opportunities. 

STEAM Career Fair 
Kudos to our first STEAM Career Fair held on Wednesday, September 28 at Mayo High School for MST.  It was sponsored for all 304 students by our Mrs. Davis, our Career Specialist.  Mrs. Davis pulled this together and did a great job.  About 17 career representatives in the Pee Dee and surrounding areas set up displays and talked with interested students as they made the rounds to the different tables to the different representatives identifying their career interests, job titles, job duties, education, training, salary ranges and if internships or apprenticeships were offered.  The students also enjoyed the advertising favors the representatives passed out.  Several representatives and students said they were eager to do this again next year.  It was truly a great success.  The business representatives had a great time and were very complimentary of our students!

Beta Club & NHS Inductions
 NHS & BETA induction
Congratualtions to the new inductees of the National Beta Club and National Honor Society.  National Beta Club inducted 43 new members and their advisors are Mrs. Miles and Mrs. Lunn.  This is the 20th year anniversary for our Beta Club charter.  The National Honor Society inducted 29 new members and their advisors are Mrs. Thompson and Mrs. Patrick.  We had a great turnout last night.  Kudos to the advisors for making it a wonderful program.  Special thanks to St. John's Elementary for allowing us to use their auditorium. 

STEM Premier Rollout
Kudos to the senior class for doing a great job with the STEM Premier rollout on Monday, September 26.  Both presenters were very complimentary of our seniors.  Underclassmen rollout next week through the English classes.  There will be an official press release soon.  We are the featured school!
See You At the Flagpole
 On the morning of Wednesday, September 28, Mayo students gathered around the flagpole in front of the school uniting themselves in prayer.  All around the globe, in every time zone, students gathered at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities.  SYATP is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for their generation.
On Friday, September 30 the Mayo Chorus and Pheonix Phame members presented a short acoustic concert in the Learning Commons.  Here's Alexandria and Landen performing solo parts.  This was held during lunch and it was called 'Unplugged'.  Students were charged a small admission fee. 
 We had the opportunity to host the Frances Marion University admissions department on our campus on September 29.  Several of our seniors were interviewed and admitted to the college that day.  It was a privilege to have them on our campus for the day.  Here's one of our finest Seniors during his interview.