GRAFTON – “We are the middies and no one could be prouder,” the Midview High cheerleaders cheer after being named this week’s Fox 8 Cool School. They have much of which to be proud. It begins with students following the school motto: Enter to Learn, Leave to serve. "It means that we are not only completely focused on our education, but also to become well rounded students that will be able to give back to the community,” senior Nick Ferritto said.
Midview High has a reputation of excellence in education. Its "Project Lead the Way" program is nationally certified. Students excel in the STEM classes, like pre-engineering and biomedical science. “We learn a lot of hands on stuff like we did a lot of crime scene analysis in the first quarter and this quarter we are learning more about cells and organic compounds," Junior Kennedy Thomas explained.
Midview offers more than 10 College Credit Plus classes, where students earn both high school and college credits. "I’m in one of those. I am in college English. And, I think that it really helps you get used to college atmosphere and basically college life. And, it gets you ready after high school to go off and actually take those college classes,” senior Hannah Mahaffey added.
More than 100 students take the Air Force Junior ROTC class as an elective, appreciating the importance of discipline and hard work. “Of course, you can learn your mathematics, history, science there in the other classrooms. But, here you're prepared for life. We like to emphasize the three core values of the air force: Service before self. Integrity first. And, excellence in all we do," Junior Alex Trujillo said.
A Digital Arts class and a Mac Lab are new at Midview. "It has over 30 brand new Mac computers with state of the art software that are industry recognized. So, when the students go out into the workforce they actually will be using this same exact software," School Counselor Claire Gonter said.
One more thing to know about Midview High School: the football team is undefeated for the second straight season. There is much excitement about going to the playoffs.