Midland High School (Midland, Michigan)

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Midland High School
MidlandHighSchoolEmblem.PNG
Chemic Pride...A Very Special Tradition
Address
1301 Eastlawn Drive,
Midland, Michigan, 48642
United States
Coordinates43°37′13.69″N 84°12′45.29″W / 43.6204694°N 84.2125806°W / 43.6204694; -84.2125806Coordinates: 43°37′13.69″N 84°12′45.29″W / 43.6204694°N 84.2125806°W / 43.6204694; -84.2125806
Information
TypePublic High School
Established1872
School districtMidland Public Schools
PrincipalJanet Greif
Faculty200
Grades9, 10, 11 & 12
Enrollment1,800 (2005 est.)
Hours in school day7:40 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Campus size25 acres (10 ha)
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Blue & Gold
         
NicknameChemics
Website
 
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Midland High School
MidlandHighSchoolEmblem.PNG
Chemic Pride...A Very Special Tradition
Address
1301 Eastlawn Drive,
Midland, Michigan, 48642
United States
Coordinates43°37′13.69″N 84°12′45.29″W / 43.6204694°N 84.2125806°W / 43.6204694; -84.2125806Coordinates: 43°37′13.69″N 84°12′45.29″W / 43.6204694°N 84.2125806°W / 43.6204694; -84.2125806
Information
TypePublic High School
Established1872
School districtMidland Public Schools
PrincipalJanet Greif
Faculty200
Grades9, 10, 11 & 12
Enrollment1,800 (2005 est.)
Hours in school day7:40 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Campus size25 acres (10 ha)
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Blue & Gold
         
NicknameChemics
Website

Midland High School is a three-story public high school located in Midland, Michigan. It is the older of two high schools in the Midland Public Schools district, and a member of the Saginaw Valley High School Association.

History[edit]

1909 school building

IB Diploma[edit]

Both High Schools in Midland participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, the most widely recognized pre-university educational program. The challenging academic regimen is especially useful for students planning to study abroad and college admissions officers view the IB Diploma very favorably.

Midland High School

Activities[edit]

Midland High School provides its students with a wide array of extracurricular activities. Among them:

Midland High School athletic logo

Athletics[edit]

The school's athletic director is Eric Albright, also History teacher for upper classmen and Chemic's varsity baseball coach.

Football: Midland High boasts an excellent football program, coached by Eric Methner, along with Assistants Matthew Starling, Pete Welter and Scott Albrecht. Albrecht and Starling are graduates of Midland High. The Chemics have posted consecutive winning seasons for the past 37 years (since 1976), the second longest streak in the history of the state of Michigan. Midland High has also earned eight consecutive playoff berths, and 20 overall since 1983. Since 1950, Midland High has had only 5 losing seasons. The annual Midland High vs. Dow High game is considered one of the biggest high school football games in the state of Michigan, generally drawing around 10,000 spectators. Midland has dominated the series with a 31-10 overall record. The Chemics have two state championships (1957 and 1968), and have made it to the state championship game three times since then (1990, 1993, 2007).

Wrestling: The Chemic wrestling team has won three straight district championships and the school's very first regional championship in 2009.[1] In the first round of the 2008 regional the Chemics were matched up with Davison and lost, a reversal of the 2007 football regional with MHS beating Davison.[2] The 2009 wrestling regional was again a match-up between MHS and Davison. The Chemics win was in turn a reversal of the 2008 football regional with Davison beating the Chemics.[3] The Chemic wrestlers lost 51-12 to Holt High School in the quarterfinal matchup on March 6, 2009 putting an end to their season.[4]

Midland Community Stadium, located on the west end of the MHS campus, was renovated in 2004 with AstroTurf XPe and is the home field of the Chemics' football, track & field and soccer teams. The stadium is also shared with Dow High School as their home field.

 

Fall sports[edit]

  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Girls Swimming/Diving
  • Boys Cross Country
  • Girls Cross Country
  • Pom-Pon great job at state championship
  • Cheer
  • Boys Soccer
  • Boys Tennis
  • Girls Golf
  • Gymnastics**
 

Winter sports[edit]

  • Wrestling
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys Swimming/Diving
  • Pom-Pon
  • Competitive Cheer
  • Hockey
  • Gymnastics**
 

Spring sports[edit]

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Boys Track & Field
  • Girls Track & Field
  • Boys Golf
  • Girls Tennis
  • Girls Soccer

**Recently cut as a sport due to district budget cuts along with various freshman teams.

Newspaper[edit]

Midland High School's journalism curriculum publishes a monthly tabloid newspaper called Focus. The newspaper is run by the school's Advanced Journalism class, run by advisor Jim Woehrle. It typically runs between 16 and 20 pages, including a color front page as well as a center spread. The paper is a member of the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association out of Michigan State University.

Awards: Focus has been awarded the Newspaper Spartan Award, recognizing outstanding school newspapers in the state of Michigan 19 times in the last 20 years. It has also been nominated for, and has won, the National Scholastic Press Association's National Pacemaker Award, most recently in 2007.[6]

School Fight Song[edit]

Sung to the tune of "The Rangers' Song (March of the Rangers)," composed by Harry Tierney for the 1927 Broadway musical Rio Rita.

Chemic Traditions[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wrestling: Midland High 33, Escanaba 29", The Saginaw News, 25 Feb 09, retrieved 25 Feb 09 
  2. ^ 2007 MHSAA Football Playoff Scoreboard, retrieved 25 Feb 09 
  3. ^ 2008 MHSAA Football Playoff Scoreboard, retrieved 25 Feb 09 
  4. ^ MHSAA 2009 Team State Finals Division 1 bout sheet, 7 March 2009, retrieved 7 March 2009 
  5. ^ "Midland HIgh School Athletics Student/Parent Handbook" (PDF). Midland Public Schools. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  6. ^ 2007 NSPA Newspaper Pacemaker Winners, retrieved 05 Oct 10 

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