Wildcat Press Newsletter

May 2, 2021 Vol. 38


Principal's Message

Hello Wildcat Pride,

It is truly crazy how fast each week goes by and there seems to be so much left to do to get our students through the end of this crazy year. So excited for the seniors as they enter the last 3 weeks of classes and final 25 days until graduation.

The class of 2021 has left an indelible mark on the world as they have transitioned their way through a pandemic, an election season divided like no other and a social movement, that have completely changed the normal high school experience. They have done it with laughter, tears, frustration and grace. What we have learned from them is that they know how to adapt. The beauty of this is that they are the ones who will decide how we move forward. Just a few of the lessons they have learned are that its not all about me, sometimes I need to sacrifice for others welfare, and that its isn't the loudest or the largest that always win, its those that never give up and persevere.

I cannot wait to see where they go and how they change the world.

Yours in partnership,

Rod Huston


Mesquite High School



MHS Administrative Team!


May Calendar

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  • Student Body President Elections- April 30th- May 14th

  • Teacher Appreciation Week- May 3rd-7th

  • Orchestra Concert- May 6th @ 7pm

  • Band Concert- May 11th @ 7pm

  • Scholarship Night- May 12th @ 6pm

  • Drama Awards Show- May 14th @ 7pm

Student Body Elections: April 30th- May 14th

  • Wednesday- May 5th; Mesquite Student Body President Election during 3rd hour (Seniors do not vote)

  • Friday- May 7th; Formal announcement of Student Body President through announcements

  • Wednesday- May 12th; Mesquite Class Presidents Election during 3rd hour (Seniors do not vote)

  • Friday, May 14th; Formal announcement of each Class President

Teacher Appreciation

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PAWs-atively Awesome


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Kibbles and Bits

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Dates for spring testing will be May 21 - May 27, 2021

Below is a link and schedules for each day


Seniors Corner! Class of 2021!

Cap and Gown

If you have not purchased your caps and gowns, you will need to go to Jostens in person:

Mon-Fri 10 a.m. - 5: p.m.

14827 N. Cave Creek Road

Phoenix, AZ 85032

(602) 765-7337

Online Classes

The final deadline for seniors to complete online asynchronous classes through Global Academy is Friday, May 7th in order to participate in the MHS graduation ceremony. Need help logging in to Buzz to view your student's online course progress? Click here for Buzz help.

Scholarship Night

Hey seniors and families if you have earned a scholarship to any college, university or technical school, please report it to Mrs. Lyman in the career center or their counselor in the office so we can include you in our totals and our scholarship night. Parents if your student received a scholarship of any kind please report it to us, we want to recognize them and include it in our data. We will be having a short ceremony on May 12th in the Auditorium to congratulate them.

Please complete the 2021 Senior Scholarship Survey here.


Wildcat Counseling

MHS AP Exam Schedule and Location

Below are the schedule and room assignments for MHS for students who have registered and paid for AP exams. MHS is only administering exams during the first exam administration (paper and pencil in school). All students taking AP exams (and their parents) should have received an email with their personal AP exam schedule. Students who are taking an online AP class and exam through Global Academy will receive separate AP exam information from Global Academy.
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Is your student on track to graduate?

Check your student's credits and progress by following the instructions below! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your student's counselor.

  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.


Academic Support

Peer Tutoring

PEER TUTORING is available during both lunches on TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS (10:30-11:00 and 11:55-12:25) in the MHS Career Center. No appointment is needed; come on in!

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.



As we enter the final week of the regular season, I wanted to thank all the student-athletes for a great season. They have all represented MHS well and I'm extremely proud of them.

I also wanted to say good luck to our Beach Volleyball team as they begin their playoff run with a home game on Monday vs Mohave. The game starts at 4 and it is FREE to enter so we'd love to see you there.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@MesquiteAthDept) for dates and times of our playoff games. We'll have baseball, beach volleyball, and boys volleyball trying to win state over the next few weeks and we'd love the support.

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Wildcat Wellness

We want YOU to participate!

COVID-19 has dramatically increased the number of children and teens struggling with mental health challenges, and mental health services can’t keep up with the pace. The need to OPEN UP has never been more urgent!

OPEN UP AND LEARN: Check out our incredible week-long schedule of FREE, VIRTUAL EVENTS. From wellness workshops and crafts to dancing, concerts and other live performances, there is something for everyone!

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Mindfulness Groups


UPCOMING PARENT TRAININGS through Prepared Parenting with Dr. Paula McCall


Health Office Hotspot

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