Panther Newsletter

Daily info for our students and parents 5/11/2020

District Daily News

**NEW**

Good afternoon Seniors,
Reminder: Our Senior class meeting is tomorrow at 4:00. Please check your email for the invitation to the Zoom webinar. The link below will show you how to join the meeting.
https://youtu.be/x5Lnx5l2KwA


**NEW**
ACT Testing Update: ACT released information regarding summer testing dates, fall testing dates, and remote proctoring options for Fall 2020. To see the full press release, visit the ACT Newsroom.


AP Students and Parents, new information has been released from College Board regarding AP Exams. Please review this Exam Day Checklist and Explainer Videos. On May 4th, your child will be able to practice exam submissions through an exam demo. Next week, the AP Review sessions will focus on the exam day experience and sample questions. 48 hours prior to exams, your student will receive an email with their exam ticket. Be sure you check what time the exam starts in our time zone. For more resources, visit the College Board Coronavirus page for the most up to date information.



Please read this letter regarding the semester 2 grade calculations for the 19-20 school year.

GPA and Grading Letter


Please see the information provided regarding AP exams.

AP Exam Letter for Parents


Physicals

Our Midlothian ISD physicals which were planned for Saturday, May 16th, are cancelled. More information will be coming soon concerning athletic paperwork for the 2020-21 school year.


Mentor's Care Podcast

The Mentors Care Podcast posted yesterday hosted by Dena Petty, Mentors Care founder and executive director. Development Coordinator Summer Backstrom co-hosts the podcast alongside Petty.


From College Board: College Board released a new testing date for Saturday, September 26, 2020. This date will be for the SAT only with no SAT Subject Tests™ available. Sunday testing for religious reasons will be on September 27. Registration for the 2020-21 SAT administrations will open the week of May 26.


  • June registrants will be able to transfer their seat to a 2020-21 administration.

  • All other students in the high school class of 2021 who don't have SAT scores will also have early access to register for the August, September, and October administrations. This includes students who had registered for March or May and had their registrations canceled and refunded.


Princeton Review

During this time, Princeton Review has provided students and families more than 60 videos addressing college admissions and test preparation for college entrance exams. The Princeton Review is a great resource as students begin to transition to college. The video topics include:

  • How Are Colleges Handling SAT, ACT and AP Exam Changes

  • What About Cheating on the At-Home AP Exams

  • 8 Things You Need to Know About Taking At-Home AP Exams

  • 3 Things You Need to Know About College Admissions Right Now

  • Social Media and College Admissions

  • General Study and Test Prep Strategies

Additionally, here is the link to the college readiness videos:

https://pardot.princetonreview.com/k12/video-library


Social Emotional Needs

While we prioritize continued academic learning, we also recognize students need emotional support in the coming days and weeks. If your child is, or knows a friend who needs help you can report it anonymously on the District Crisis Link - Please use this as a way to report the following: bullying, personal safety, (If you think this person is in immediate danger please call 9-1-1 immediately), threats against others, or harassment or inappropriate behavior from a staff member/teacher


Additionally, if you or someone you know is in crisis and needs assistance due to emotional distress, suicidal ideation, or is in need of a safe place to talk, please call one of these 24/7 confidential crisis hotlines or visit their websites for more detailed information.

1-800-273-TALK https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1-866-488-7386 The Trevor Lifeline


Crisis Text Line Text “START” to 741-741


Parent & Student Support Hotline

To continue providing at-home support for your student’s instructional needs, technology support or for other questions, please call the MISD parent support hotline at 469-300-4849. Our staff is available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. If the district is experiencing high call volume or its after hours, please leave a voicemail and your call will be answered as quickly as possible. For calls that occur after hours or on the weekend, calls will be returned the following business day.

P.A.W. Week

It’s time for PAW week again, Panthers! Last year your StuCo started an incredible week of events and opportunities to give back to our community. Just because we aren’t together doesn’t mean we can’t continue to give back.


Here’s how you can join Student Council and give back:

Monday - write a card, note, or text to any essential worker showing you are grateful and you care about them

Tuesday - Takeout Tuesday! Grab curbside takeout from any of the restaurants listed on this flyer.

Wednesday - curbside donation drop offs to Manna House from 9 am - 3 pm. There are a lot of families in need of food during this time and Manna House helps to provide for them.

Thursday - show your immediate family that you care by doing something around the house without being asked to do it.

Friday - Take out Friday! Once more, grab lunch, dinner, or a sweet treat from one of our Midlo restaurants.


With each of these, make sure to snap a picture and post it on social media tagging @midlothianstuco and @midlomedia. Also, use the hashtag #MHSPawWeek. We can’t wait to see our Panthers At Work.

MHS Scholarship Form

Seniors, if you have received a scholarship award or offer, please complete the form below. You can complete the form in this newsletter and hit submit at the bottom. Please contact Mrs. Oliver with any questions (becky_oliver@misd.gs). All submissions are needed by May 18th.


If you cannot access the form below, please use this link:

https://forms.gle/2W2oWEEyRPbqKyLB6

MHS Daily News and Updates

SAT UPDATE: College Board has released updated information regarding SAT tests scheduled for June and plans for future testing. Please visit https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates to read the full press release.

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At-Home Learning

Link to MISD At Home Learning Website


  • Set Up Your Canvas Parent Observer Account
Click on this link for instructions on setting up your parent canvas account


  • Digital Library Resources

Our library digital resources are available 24/7! Visit our website or contact the school librarian (julie_post@misd.gs) for more information.

Research Apps & Databases LINK

Sora Ebooks & Audiobooks LINK

Audiobook Sync - free weekly audiobooks LINK

Senior Info

Scholarship Awards

We will be having our scholarship awards event online this year. It will still be held on May 21st. Make sure to fill out the form above if you've received a scholarship. Stay tuned for more information.


Scholarships

Please check Naviance daily for updated scholarships. We have changed a few applications to online instead of delivery to Mrs. Oliver, College/Career Center. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact her at becky_oliver@misd.gs.


Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines:

  • Navarro - due 5/29 online

  • We have extended the date of the ATPE scholarship until May 18th. ATPE is a scholarship offered for those students pursuing a degree in education.


Panther News

Panther News - 5/8/20

Scholarship Signing - Zoe Boldt

Zoe Boldt Signing

Scholarship Signing - Kaylie Vasil

Kaylie Vasil - Signing

Follow Us on Twitter

MISD - @MidlothianISD


MHS - @MHSpanthers


StuCo - @midlothianstuco


Media - @midlomedia

Updates in Special Education

The district has put together some important information for parents regarding Special Education. There is a lot of great information here for all parents. Please click the image to enlarge and read.
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Questions? Comments?

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