We did it!!!!
The Macomb School Board voted unanimous to approve an Agriculture Education Program for the 2015-2016 school year on November 17, 2014. Check out this article from the McDonough County Voice!
Why do we need Agriculture Education at MHS?
Our community has a lot of employment opportunities in the Agriculture industry; and we want to provide our students with a convenient on-site educational experience that will prepare our future graduates for these careers.
We also know that because science is such an important part of a student’s high school curriculum, adding in several agriculture classes that students can take to expand their knowledge in plant and animal science will potentially influence and encourage a college and career path post-high school.
A full-time agriculture education program at MHS will also allow the district to have an active FFA Chapter. This extracurricular opportunity will grow our students into professional leaders, speakers, and businessmen; plus provide scholarships, networking, and experiences that will plant a seed for each member’s future.
Courtesy of Illinois Farm Bureau
The Macomb Agriscience Association will be conducting an informational meeting for all parents that have children that will be in grades 9th-12th on Tuesday, December 9 at 5:15pm in the MHS library.
The purpose of the meeting is to present the benefits of students taking Ag classes as well as the benefits of being involved in FFA.
The meeting will conclude by 6:00pm, in time for parents of 8th graders to attend the high school course planning meeting.
Please spread the word! Thank you!