A Weekly Newsletter for Warrior Families and Students
October 16, 2020
Greetings Warrior Families and Friends,
It was another exciting week to be a Warrior! Some of our fall sports seasons are winding down and once again our Warrior student athletes are proving to be some of the best in the state! On that note, good luck to our girls tennis team as they battle for team state championship title this Saturday! Many of our other fall sports have a few weeks left in their seasons so keep cheering on our Warriors.
Additionally, if you haven't had a chance to see it yet, check our live streamed home athletic events produced by our new Digital Mass Media class. You will need to purchase a ticket to view these events but the quality of the productions has been incredible. More information including a schedule of upcoming events can be found on our Activities page by clicking on the Just A Game Live link.
Lastly, please take a moment this weekend to again talk with your student(s) about how incredibly proud we all are of them. All of the changes and uncertainties of this time can truly weigh on the hearts and minds of our teenagers. Whether it be from concerns about health, potential quarantine, social pressures, or the countless other unique stressors of this unprecedented time, know that we understand this is a difficult time to be a teenager. If you sense your student(s) is struggling for any reason, please reach out to us. We have an outstanding staff that genuinely cares and we are ready to support in any way needed.
Have an awesome weekend and GO WARRIORS!
News & Announcements
On Tuesday, October 20th, students will be participating in a lesson that covers the topics of anxiety, depression, and suicide awareness/prevention. Through this lesson, students will demonstrate the ability to problem-solve, engage in help-seeking behaviors, and learn about related mental health resources. Students will be equipped with the signs and risk factors often associated with people who are contemplating suicide or having suicidal thoughts, and how to seek help. Students will complete an exit survey that will ask them if they need to be seen by someone on our Student Services team. Student Services staff members will respond to the exit survey responses based on urgency. Please feel free to contact Student Services with any concerns you may have about your student.
Girls Lacrosse Information
We will hold an information meeting within the next few weeks. At this meeting we will discuss start dates, creating uniforms, logistics, etc. For questions, please contact the Activities Office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Planning for Post-Secondary Options Virtual Event
On Wednesday, November 11th, MHS will be hosting a Planning for Post-Secondary Options virtual event. This event and information are intended for current junior students and their guardians. Our senior students and guardians are invited to attend the event as well. The virtual event will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. Students and families will learn about the post-secondary planning process. This is an excellent opportunity to gain insight on how to best plan and organize the college application process and explore post-secondary options. We will have Admission Representatives from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Carroll University, Waukesha County Technical College, and MHS’s Jim Michlig to detail our CONNECT Academy and Internship opportunities. To receive a link to the virtual event, please complete the registration that will be emailed the week of November 2nd.
The ACT is postponing the section-only testing that was planned to start this September in order to increase testing capacity for those who need to take the full ACT test. At this time, ACT is planning for section retesting to be available later in 2021 but will continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 on test center capacity to prioritize safe and equitable access to testing.
Please see dates below. Registration deadlines are well in advance of the test date: Register Here
PLEASE NOTE: All juniors will take the ACT during the school day on March 9th. Students will register at school as a group.
Resume Workshop Opportunity
Student Services and our Connect Program will be offering a Resume Workshop for all students. This opportunity will offer the chance to create a resume, learn how to modify your resume for a job you would like to pursue in the near future, as well as tips on how to make your resume appealing for possible future careers. Additionally, this is an opportunity for students to compile and organize their experiences to be used, not only in developing a resume, but in a future job, career, college, and scholarship applications down the road. Limited space is available!
Getting into the Trades: Youth Career Cluster Chats
WRTP│BIG STEP is offering virtual sessions called Getting into the Trades: Youth Career Cluster Chats. These sessions will highlight the various construction skilled trades pathways and what is required for an apprenticeship in these crafts.
Each session will feature an overview of the identified trades with a chance to hear from representatives working in the industry. We encourage students to sign up for as many or as few sessions that interest them. They can register to receive a recording if the time doesn’t work with their school schedule to attend “live.” The Zoom registration link can be found through the below links or by going to wrtp.org/events.
Click links below to register for the sessions or access a recording of the sessions.