Extended semester a success at MHS


Marshalltown High School staff who instructed during the extended semester in June include, from left, Rob Griffin, Mary Borton, Lynne Diggins, Nancy Sills, Laurie Rink, Peter Nieland, Rebecca Erickson and Scott Johannes. The staff would tally semester credits earned by students, with a final figure expected to be more than 200.

The three-week extended semester summer program at Marshalltown High School has been a success with more than 200 semester credits earned by students.

The summer program is a way for students to catch up on credits. More than 170 MHS students from every grade level took advantage of the opportunity as several staff kept the instruction going from June 11 to 29.

“It’s just really rewarding to know that we are helping students,” said MHS teacher and program facilitator Laurie Rink. “It could be the difference between graduating and not graduating for some.”

Those students who were able to earn their diploma through this program will graduate in a special ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 29 at the Orpheum Theater.