Panther Newsletter

Weekly News & Information for Panther Families

Week of October 18 - October 23

HOMECOMING WEEK!

Click below for all of the details about MHS Homecoming 2021!

https://www.smore.com/gdceu

Week of October 18 - October 23

Monday 10/18- HoCo: Western Dress Up Day; School Board Meeting- 5:30 pm @ L.A. Mills Administration Building; Final day of HoCo Door Decorating


Tuesday 10/19- HoCo: Pajama Dress Up Day; Fall Choir Concert- 6:30 pm; Volleyball @ Cleburne HS


Wednesday 10/20- HoCo: Red, White and Blue Dress Up Day; Community Pep Rally- 6pm @ MISD Multipurpose Stadium


Thursday 10/21- HoCo: Formal Wear Dress Up Day


Friday 10/22- HoCo: School Spirit Dress Up Day; Homecoming Football Game vs. Legacy HS @ MISD Multipurpose Stadium- 7pm kickoff


Saturday 10/23- HoCo Dance- 7-10 pm- MHS Cafeteria ($10 tickets); Swim @ Keller Invitational; Band @ Area Competition (Birdville)



Other Important Upcoming Dates:

10/26- Picture Makeup Day

11/1- Student Holiday

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Congratulations to the MHS Cross Country teams!

Varsity Girls are 4 Peat district champs!
JV Girls are 4 Peat district champs and went undefeated this year!
Varsity Boys finished 3rd place!
JV Boys finished 2nd place!

Both varsity teams will advance to regionals!

National Digital Citizenship week

The week of October 18 - 22 is National Digital Citizenship week. Digital citizenship is about so much more than just being safe online. Similar to traditional citizenship, digital citizenship refers to how we use our digital devices to participate in and contribute to digital communities and spaces. Talk to your students about being informed, civil participants in online communities, and about the responsible and safe use of technology.

For more information about digital citizenship, https://www.iste.org/explore/infographic-im-digital-citizen

For more resources about teaching your children how to be good digital citizens, https://www.misd.gs/departments/department-of-learning/mpowered/digital-citizenship

Info from Mrs. Wolf, MHS College/Career Liaison

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PARKING!

This weekend was the first painting weekend for the senior reserved parking spots. I am attaching a map that shows where all reserved spots are located.


We will begin enforcing the reserved parking for seniors who purchased a spot when students return to school on Wednesday, October 13th. Even if a spot has not yet been painted, it has been paid and reserved so do not park in it.


If you park on the north end (by cafe & practice football field), your best bet is to park in the large parking lot. All close-up student parking has been paid for and reserved by seniors.


If you park on the south end (by the Ag/Band entrance), your best bet is to park in the large lot closest to the Arena and Roesler fieldhouse. All student parking spots closest to the Ag building, Blue Gym, and English hall doors have been purchased by seniors.


Please review the maps if you have any questions.

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Event Attendance


MHS Community-


We enjoy having great crowds at student events such as concerts, sporting events, and performances to support our Panthers . We would like to take a moment to remind students that attendance at after school events is a privilege and we expect the following expectations are met:


1. Student spectators in attendance at events have their school ID with them at all times.


2. Student spectators adhere to the MISD student code of conduct at all times and conduct themselves in a way that is respectful to themselves, others, and the facilities.


3. Student spectators are to be picked up and depart MISD property within 30 minutes of the conclusion of the event. Any student waiting on a ride after an event is to wait in the area designated by the administrator on duty. This is to ensure all students are supervised while waiting for a ride. Students who are not picked up within 30 minutes of the conclusion of the event are subject to having event attendance privileges removed for a period of time.


Thank you for making our events spirited and safe for all!

REMINDER: Student Attendance at Football Games

REMINDER: If you come to the varsity football game at the MISD Multipurpose Stadium on Friday night and you do not come with your parents, you must enter through gate B and you must show your MHS ID to be let in. If you do not present your MHS ID with your ticket, you will be turned away at the gate.
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AP Exam Registration

Advanced Placement Exam Registration


Taking the Advanced Placement exam is an important part of all AP courses. Midlothian High School desires that all students take AP exams for the AP classes that they have taken. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class. Additionally, MISD is excited to offer a reduced fee for AP exams for the 2021-2022 school year.



Dates and Deadlines:

  • Students taking AP exams at MHS must register and pay for exams on the Total Registration website. Regular registration is open from October 1st - 29th, 2021.

  • Late registration for all fall semester and year-long courses will incur an additional $15 fee and will run from October 30th, 2021 through November 5th, 2021. There will be no registration for fall semester or year-long courses after Nov. 5th, 2021.

  • For spring-only courses, the regular registration deadline is February 25th, 2022. Late registration (with an additional $15) fee runs from February 26th, through March 4th, 2022 this is ONLY for spring-only courses. There will be no registration after March 4th, 2022.


Procedures:

  • For 2021 AP Exams, the cost is $35 per exam.

  • Students who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch will have the exam fee waived.

  • Register & pay for AP exams at www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/444750

  • Students will have the ability to pay the exam fee online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit or debit card on hand before beginning registration.

  • Before we can order AP exams, all students must also “enroll” for their AP exams with the College Board. At the end of the registration process with Total Registration, students will be provided with information and a link to complete the enrollment process with the College Board. Please complete this final step right after registering/paying with Total Registration to guarantee the AP exam(s) will be ordered.

  • Please contact sabra.golden@misd.gs if you have any questions regarding registration.


AP Exam Refund Policy:

  • Students who cancel an exam by November 14th, 2021 are entitled to a refund of the $35 exam fee (fall semester and year-long courses only).

  • Spring-only exams can be cancelled for a refund through March 4th, 2022.

  • Any late fees incurred with exam registration are non-refundable.

  • You will be liable for the unused exam fee if you do not take your test.


SSD Policy:

  • Students with disabilities seeking testing accommodations (who aren’t yet approved through the College Board) need to submit their request with Mrs. Golden.

The deadline for requesting testing accommodations is January 18th, 2022.



If you have questions about AP courses or exams, please contact your student's AP course teacher, your student's counselor, or Stephanie Martinez, MHS Associate Principal.

Information from Counselors

Junior Parents and Students please click on this link below for more information regarding Automatic Admission into the University of Texas.


https://tea.texas.gov/about-tea/news-and-multimedia/correspondence/taa-letters/the-university-of-texas-at-austin-automatic-admission-policy-2



The Counseling Department will be meeting with Freshmen this week in English classes to go over important information this year and help them be successful.


If your student(s) have not completed the Panorama survey please be sure they do so ASAP.


The Counseling office has sent out Senior Letters to students and parents. Please have the student and/or parent reach out to their counselor with any questions.

Homecoming Community Pep Rally!

Midlothian High School invites you to our 2021 Homecoming Community Pep Rally on Wednesday, October 20th at 6:00 pm at the MISD Multi-Purpose Stadium. All are welcome to attend!


We are excited to involve our elementary and middle school campuses in a red wagon parade during the pep rally. It will be an exciting evening of celebration of MHS homecoming for the entire community. We hope you join us!

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Order Your Yearbook!

C H E C K I T O F F

YOUR LIST


Order your student a yearbook today. You can check it off your to-do list and take advantage of the lowest pricing of the season.


ORDER NOW. PAY LATER.


Choose J-Pay™ to easily and affordably spread the cost of your purchase over three payments.* No Interest. No Fees. No Stress.


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STAFF SPOTLIGHT!!

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GENERAL INFORMATION:

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MISD COVID Tier System

To access the MISD COVID Dashboard, please click the link below:


https://www.misd.gs/about/covid-19/covidtier


Specific information about mitigation efforts are available at this link.



If you have questions about COVID or need to report a COVID positive result for your student, please reach out to our MHS nurse, Abby Pate at abby.pate@misd.gs

PARKING PERMITS!

All students & staff members need a parking pass to park on MISD property. See Kevin Melton in room 708 to purchase a parking pass. Student parking passes are 45.00. Citations for not having a parking pass will start on Tuesday, August 31st.

FOOTBALL TICKETS!

There will be no paper tickets being sold during pre-sale or at the gate. No cash sales. All ticket sales will be online. We will have someone at the gates selling tickets but it will be a credit card transaction only.

Student Attendance at Football Games

REMINDER: If you come to the varsity football game at the MISD Multipurpose Stadium on Friday night and you do not come with your parents, you must enter through gate B and you must show your MHS ID to be let in. If you do not present your MHS ID with your ticket, you will be turned away at the gate.
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Skyward Grades

If you are interested in learning how to view your student's grades in Skyward, please check out the short informational video linked below.


https://youtu.be/Pok7svOET6w

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STUDENT INFORMATION:

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NO DELIVERIES FOR STUDENTS VIA DELIVERY SERVICES

Students can only have food/drinks delivered during their lunch time. No deliveries from Doordash, Grubhub, Pizza Places, ETC. Any deliveries will be refused and sent back.

Attendance

If your child is going to be out all day, coming to school late or leaving early, please email the attendance clerk. You may also email any doctor notes to them.


Last Name A- La = Sandy.Heit@MISD.GS, 469-856-5123


Last Name Le - Z = Karen.Girman@MISD.GS, 469-856-5122

IDs For Every MHS Student

Each student must wear a school ID every day at school.

If lost, a replacement can be provided for $5.00.


Replacement ID's can be purchased in the Main Office or Room 815.


Wear IT, Don't Carry IT

Parking Permit

When you pick up your permit, you are required to bring your valid drivers license AND proof of insurance and payment of $45 by cash or check. Checks payable to Midlothian High School and include the signers drivers license number and date of birth.

How to Set Up Your Parent Observer Account in Canvas

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We need your help!

The Counseling Department is continuously looking to improve the way we meet our students’ needs and the feedback from students and parents/guardians is critical. We would like your assistance in creating and planning our programs. Please complete this needs assessment survey to help us best help your students. If you would like to review our current programs and services, we invite you to visit our MHS Counseling page on the MHS website. We appreciate your input.

2021-2022 MHS Counseling Needs Assessment (Student)

2021-2022 MHS Counseling Needs Assessment (Parent/Guardian, English)

2021-2022 MHS Counseling Needs Assessment (Parent/Guardian, Spanish)

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Follow Us on Twitter

MISD - @MidlothianISD


MHS - @MHSpanthers


StuCo - @midlothianstuco


Media - @midlomedia

Project Graduation

Project Graduation is a parent-run organization that is separate from the school. They host events to celebrate seniors throughout the entire school year.


If you would like to receive communication directly from Project Graduation, please see the form below.


MHS will not communicate for Project Graduation after the start of school so be sure to sign up for communication if you would like to stay in the loop.

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Questions? Comments?

If there is anything you would like to see in the newsletter that you do not, please let us know!

Counseling Department Needs Assessment

The Counseling Department is continuously looking to improve the way we meet our students’ needs and the feedback from parents/guardians is critical. We would like your assistance in creating and planning our programs.


Please complete this needs assessment survey to help us best help your students. If you would like to review our current programs and services, we invite you to visit our MHS Counseling page on the MHS website. We appreciate your input.


2021-2022 MHS Counseling Needs Assessment (Parent/Guardian, English)

2021-2022 MHS Counseling Needs Assessment (Parent/Guardian, Spanish)