Wildcat Press Newsletter

May 23, 2021 Vol. 41

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Principal's Message

Hello Wildcat Pride,


Finally! The last week of school is here and graduation is right around the corner. Our Seniors finish on Tuesday, we are very proud of them and the crazy four years they have had. Everyone else finishes on Thursday and then at 7 PM on Thursday night we will send the Mesquite High Class of 2021 into the world. The ceremony is limited seating so if you do not have a wrist band, you will not be admitted.


As we head to summer, I want to encourage everyone to be safe, get a break and have some fun. To our seniors we cannot wait to see how you will effect and change this world for the better, please remember that falling down is not the end, just a new place form which to start, with experience. To our underclassmen, we are so excited to get you back in the fall and hopefully have at least a somewhat more typical year. We have grown as teachers and staff and cannot wait to help you reach your goals. Come back ready to work hard, have fun and grow every day.


See you all soon!




Rod Huston

Principal

Mesquite High School

@MHSAZ_Principal

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MHS Administrative Team!

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May Calendar

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GRADUATION INFORMATION

IMPORTANT

**IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND PRACTICE THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 27TH, YOU WILL NOT RECIEVE YOUR WRISTBANDS NEEDED FOR GRADUATION**

Graduation Line Lists

SENIORS: PLEASE CHECK OUT THE GRADUATION LINE LISTS POSTED ON THE B & G FOOD COURTS AS WELL AS THE LIBRARY WINDOWS.

Graduation Tickets

Each graduate will be given six (6) wristbands to hand out to whom they please the morning of May 27th during practice. This is the current board decision and there are no exceptions. We will not be able to give any extra and we will not be a clearing house for students who may not use all six. As a reminder this number is subject to change in either direction based on the board and current health and safety reminders. Masks are required at the graduation ceremony for participants and guests.


Please see the senior newsletter for all pertinent information regarding graduation

Official Transcripts

If you need your official high school transcript sent anywhere, you will need to submit your transcript request through Parchment here: https://www.parchment.com/u/registration/4824/account

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UPCCOMING EVENTS

  • 1/2 DAY RELEASE @ 11:20AM ON 05/26-05/27
  • Graduation Practice - May 27th @ 7am
  • Graduation- May 27th @ 7 pm

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PAWs-atively Awesome

Spanish National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

On May 21st 2021, 15 new members were inducted into the Spanish Honor Society.

The new inductees who were present and can be seen in the picture are: Kenia Granillo (senior), Hussein Harb, Bianca Hernandez (senior), Mikayla Kuenning, Nicholas Mitich, Cecilia Moreno, Kari Peterson (senior), Hope Ruiz (senior) and Kathryn Tomah. Absent inductees: Brandon Audia (senior), Josiah Norris, Elizabeth Lopez Salazar, Madisen Rowley, Ariel Watson and Keilyn Wollangk.


A big shout-out goes to the following graduating Spanish Honor Society members who helped conduct the ceremony: Abbie Pinti (current president), Bianca Murillo (current vice president), Mallory Dolan (current secretary), Emma Besirevic, Sabrina Farias and Saraya Hammond.


The following members completed four years of Spanish and received an honor pin from the Society to wear on their stole: Abbie Pinti, Mallory Dolan, Emma Besirevic, Sydney Christensen, Shawn Davis, Brendon Audia and Kathryn Tomah, pictured below with Doctora Laczko.

BASEBALL 4A STATE CHAMPIONS

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HEALTH OFFICE HOTSPOT: MEDICATION PICK-UP

There are many students who have medication in the Health Office, whether it be prescribed medication, over-the-counter medication, and/or diabetic supplies. This medication MUST be picked up by AN ADULT no later than Tuesday, May 25th at 2:30PM. We cannot send any medication home with the student. If this is NOT picked up before Tuesday, the 25th, it will be THROWN AWAY. It will NOT be kept in the Health Office for next school year. We know that medication can be expensive. Please make every effort to come pick up your student's medication in the Health Office PRIOR to the 25th of May.


Have a happy, healthy, and safe summer vacation. We'll see you in August!!!!

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END OF SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULE - EACH LINK IS CLICKABLE AND PRINTABLE

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Wildcat Counseling

Summer School

GPS summer school is filling up fast! Summer school provides in-person and online learning opportunities for GPS students to take courses for initial or repeat credit. If you would like to register for a summer school course, please contact your counselor. Registration and payment secures your spot in the summer school class. After your counselor submits a summer school recommendation, please be sure to register and pay for the summer school class(es) as soon as possible! Click here for the GPS summer school website.


Do you know the credits you need to graduate? Review your credit check through Infinite Campus by following these instructions:

  1. Log into Infinite Campus
  2. Click on “Academic Plan”
  3. Click on “Progress Report”
  4. Select “Detail” and check the “Select All” box
  5. Click “Generate Report

Have you submitted your FAFSA yet?

If you haven't submitted your FAFSA yet, you could miss the opportunity to take advantage of Federal grants, work-study funds, and loans to continue your education. Don't wait any longer! Complete the FAFSA® form.

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Academic Support

Need to bring your grades up?

Attend NHS peer tutoring if you need extra help during these final weeks! Peer tutoring is offered during lunches (10:30-11:00 and 11:55-12:25) in the Career Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 21st.

Assignment Tracker

Click here for an Assignment Tracker to list your missing assignments/quizzes/tests and catch up in your classes (you will need to make a copy of the Assignment Tracker in order to enter your information, or you can print a copy).

Counselor Appointments

If you would like to schedule an appointment with your School Counselor, Mrs. Mims (Social Worker and Mental Health Counselor), Mrs. Lyman (College and Career Center Coordinator) or Ms. Martinez (Chandler-Gilbert Community College Counselor), please complete this form: https://forms.gle/mkd149bYYK3n6PtE8. There are also QR codes posted around the school for you to scan to schedule an appointment.

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MESSAGE FROM OUR ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

We made it through one of the most unusual years in education ever. In the athletic world, we had delayed starts, a Winter season cancellation only to be reversed a few days later, athletes competing in masks, getting quarantined, and weekly schedule changes but we made it through (and I've got a few gray hairs to prove it!). I wanted to recap some highlights of a great season in athletics and I'm already looking forward to doing it all again in the fall.


2 State Championships

1 Individual State Champion

3 Region Championships

2 Final Four appearances

10 of 12 teams qualified for the playoffs!

5 of 8 teams had athletes qualify for state!


All-Region: 69 recognized as all-region; 5 Defensive Players of the Year; 2 Offensive Players of the Year; 4 Region Players of the Year; 2 Coaches of the Year


All-Conference: 15 recognized as all-conference; 2 Coaches of the Year; 1 Offensive Player of the Year; 1 Conference Player of the Year


Thank you all for your support of our student-athletes!

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Wildcat Wellness

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SAFETY AND SECURITY

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