From the Desk of Russ Booth
October 1, 2022
Good evening MHS families,
As we move into October, I continue to be excited about the great things going on at MHS. We had our first Unified basketball game of the season on Friday. Our kids played great and we had a great student section in the stands cheering on their classmates. The football team won again, with player of the game honors going to Colin McCarthy. Our band also enjoyed a busy week taking home 1st place honors at their competition last weekend and performing at the Big E this weekend. Our students continue to exhibit great support for their classmates throughout the building and in their extracurricular activities. I'm proud of our students for the way they are bringing the idea of R.S.V.C into their day-to-day activities and look forward to sharing more great examples in the future.
Please read through the newsletter for important information and opportunities.
Financial Aid Night
McLean Hospital Webinar
Freshmen Class of 2026 Signs of Suicide (SOS) Curriculum
The School Counseling staff will continue the implementation of the Signs of Suicide curriculum through 9th grade English classes this week and will conclude on Friday, October 7th.
A letter was mailed home in August to parents/guardians about the initiative and provided families an opportunity to opt out if they have concerns. The presentation includes an overview of the the connection between mental health issues, depression and suicide, a video presentation, discussion and the screening. Students will be introduced to the ACT acronym (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) and know that the staff are also familiar with the program and available to help.
This is an important part of our curriculum and helps to provide students with a common language and avenues for support for themselves or to help a friend in need.
Parent Conferences Update
The 2023 Yearbook is now on sale! Order now and save! Books are on sale for $65 until Halloween, October 31. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com (school number 5468)
Senior portraits and blurbs are due by October 31st. Please go to the yearbook tab on the MHS website for more information and links for submitting.
We have several old yearbooks available for sale! If you're interested contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leaders in Youth Mental Health Series: Parent Options
Please use the link above to access information on future webinars.
Business Scholarship Competition Opportunity
Each year, Knowledge Matters runs the All-Access Virtual Business Scholarship Challenge. It's a competition based on a simulation in the family of products they offer. It runs for just 2 weeks and scholarship awards range from $3,000 to $500. You may play as many times as you'd like to earn higher and higher scores! Students do NOT need to be a senior to participate.
- When: October 11th - 21st, 2022
- What: students will log on and compete.
- Why: Top winners of the competition will receive sizable scholarship awards from Knowledge Matters.
- First place winner - $3,000
- Second place winner - $2,000
- Third place winner - $500
Registration is now open! To register, go to the Knowledge Matters site and login with your existing account or create a new one. ADD a new course with this course key: ZE6CV6
If you have any questions, please see Ms. Collins in 113 or send her an email (email@example.com).
Russ Booth - Principal
Abigail Barlas - Assistant Principal, Student Support Services
Matthew McGuire - Assistant Principal, Grades 10 & 12
Ellen Noto - Assistant Principal, Grades 9 & 11
Timothy Tichacek - Assistant Director, Special Education
Tim Selmon - Athletic Director