A Weekly Newsletter for Warrior Families and Students
January 8, 2021
Greetings Warrior Families and Friends,
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break and found ways to safely connect to celebrate with family and friends. The New Year often brings time for reflection. For many, it is understandable to look back at 2020 with frustration, disappointment, and angst. However, it is my hope that we are intentional in our efforts to recall the good that occurred as well. Truly, there are countless things to be celebrated in what has been accomplished and overcome throughout this very unique stretch of time. Please take a moment with your student and remind them how proud you are of them for managing the countless changes and opportunities 2020 brought.
As I look back on 2020, I find myself yet again inspired by the resilience of young adults, the power of community, and the impact of a staff that truly loves the work they do. I am truly grateful to be a part of the Warrior Family and the amazing school we have.
The New Year traditionally also brings a time for goal-setting. With the end of the first semester only two weeks away, it is a great time to set a goal for a strong finish. Make the most of our last full week of classes and get prepared for finals week! Let’s commit to giving our absolute best and get 2021 off to an awesome start.
Day One - January 19
- Period 1-5 is Regular Class Schedule 7:25 - 12:35
- Period 6 will be 12:40-1:10 (shortened class)
- Period 7 - EXAM 1:15-2:25
Day Two - January 20
- Period 1 EXAM 7:25-8:35
- Period 2 EXAM 8:45-9:55
- Period 3 EXAM 10:05-11:15
Day Three - January 21
- Period 4 EXAM 7:25-8:35
- Period 5 EXAM 8:45-9:55
- Period 6 EXAM 10:05-11:15
Friday, January 22, No School - Professional Development Day.
Monday, January 25 - Planned Remote Learning Day, Students attend virtually
New Lunch Option for Staff & Students
Wednesdays starting 1/13, Taher will be offering made to order salads or sandwiches. Offerings will rotate weekly. You can pre-order HERE and have your lunch delivered to your lunchroom. Week one will be made to order salads! Please order by 8am on Wednesday! Questions? Email Chrissy.Koerner@muskegonorway.org
Classroom Mask Message
In an effort to promote healthy mitigation behaviors, we provide periodic reminders to students. On Tuesday, January 12, teachers will read this brief message about proper mask-wearing in their 5th-period classes. Thank you for your support and partnership as we Stay Safe to Stay Open.
Northwestern Mutual Annual Actuarial Science Career Day Hosted @ MHS
Summer CNA Program at WCTC available!
Contact Mr. Michlig with any questions
The True Facts about College Athletic Recruiting
College Athletic Recruiting: Everyone wants to give advice and everyone believes they know all the answers!
Finally, a program that does just that! It gives the answers in a straightforward, no nonsense 50-minute presentation via Zoom in the comfort of your home.
This virtual event is designed for every high school parent and their student-athlete. If your son or daughter truly has aspirations to play at the college level, this is a "can't miss" event. You must register online here for this FREE EVENT:
"The Realities of College Athletic Recruiting"
Presented by Jack Renkens
Sponsored by the Classic 8 Conference
Monday, January 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Zoom Registration Link: https://bit.ly/CLASSIC-8-CONFERENCE
Former college coach and recruiting expert, Jack Renkens has helped thousands of families around the country head down the right path of finding scholarships. Often it's down a path they didn't know existed.
Any doubts or reservations about attending? Simply check the Recruiting Realities website at www.recruitingrealities.com.
Juniors - ACT March 9
All Juniors will take the ACT in school on Tuesday, March 9th. The test itself will continue to be on paper on March 9. Details will be provided as the date approaches.
On FEB 23, all Juniors will be completing the Pre-Test and Registration information for the ACT.
- This year, registration will be completely online in 3 sessions in the PAC.
- Full-time virtual students are welcomed to come in during one of the sessions below, or they can live stream (link will be provided).
- There will be safe distancing in the PAC for about 130 students, so the Junior class is divided as follows:
Session A: 7:25 - 8:30am (Last names A-I)
Transition: 8:30 - 8:45am
Session B: 8:45 - 9:45am (Last names J-P)
Transition: 9:45am - 10am
Session C: 10am - 11am (Last names S-Z)
ACT Prep Opportunities
There are numerous ACT Prep Opportunities listed on our website. Please click here
Virtual College Fair with Wisconsin Education Fairs (WEF)
This college fair will allow students and families to:
Explore approximately 100 postsecondary institutions
Experience virtual campus tours and get additional information at your convenience
Search for colleges by programs, size, location using our filter options
Watch videos and download materials helpful in your decision process
Schedule meetings and interviews with admissions representatives
Chat live with admission representatives from 3 to 5 pm (2/10, 3/10, 4/11)
Join an interactive financial aid session from 5 to 6 pm (2/10, 3/10, 4/11)
The virtual fairs are offered monthly from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., followed by 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. interactive financial aid presentations.
· Wednesday, February 10th
· Wednesday, March 10th
· Sunday, April 11th
Use this Link to Register and for more information.
Early College Credit Program
Early College Credit Program (ECCP) allows a student in grades 9-12 to apply to enroll in a UW System institution or a participating private/nonprofit institution of higher education (IHE), to take one or more courses up to 18 credits, for which the student may earn high school credit and post-secondary credit. Students must meet certain criteria. The website with FAQs and more information can be viewed here. For more information about ECCP in the UW System, please click here. For more information about ECCP in the WAICU (Private Colleges & Universities), please click here. The deadline for submitting completed ECCP applications for Fall Semester 2021 is March 1, 2021.
Start College Now
Start College Now allows a student in grades 11-12 to apply to enroll in a Wisconsin Technical College, to take one or more courses up to 18 credits, for which the student may earn high school credit and post-secondary credit. Students must meet certain criteria. For more information on Start College Now, please click here. For information about Start College Now and Waukesha County Technical College please click here. The deadline for submitting completed Start College Now applications for Fall Semester 2021 is March 1, 2021. Students cannot be enrolled in both ECCP and Start College Now at the same time.
MHS Ski Race Team Highlights!
This month, the Mechanical Team fixed the previously bent intake on the main robot. They also started to redesign/prototype a new color wheel mechanism for better use and efficiency. The new mechanism can be used on either the 2020 robot or the 2021 robot. They also started to look at a new design for intake on the main competition bot for 2021.
This month, the Electrical Team finished work on the redesign of the spark board which they used to test the motors they have. They have also finalized the design and are now working on building a spinning sign that the team can bring to competitions and show our team spirit.
This month, the Programming Team worked on the practice bot’s drive system. On the main bot, they wrote a new code for the drive system. They tried out curve drive compared to the usual tank drive to see if people would have more success driving the robot. They also continued to teach new members the basics of code with the practice bot and with parts of the main bot.
The Business Team worked to continue getting sponsors. They also finished the Adopt A Robot Part fundraiser and were very successful. The business team continued teaching the whole team business and how to do different tasks like replying to sponsors, following-up with sponsors, sending out sponsor emails, and writing the Chairman’s essay.
This month we spoke with one of the seniors of the team Kenny Mies.
What is your role on the team?
I am a mechanical lead.
Why did you join robotics?
I joined for more experience in a engineering work environment.
What is your favorite part of robotics?
My favorite part of robotics is hanging out and bouncing around. It is always good to hear other people's thoughts and see if they’re good or not.
What have you learned from robotics?
One thing I have learned from robotics is improved social skills, hands-on skills, using machines, and making friends. Most importantly, getting ready for the real world.
What are your plans after high school?
I plan to go to college for engineering.
What is your favorite Christmas cookie?
Peanut Butter Blossom.
Update: Classic 8 Winter Home and Away Sport Contests
Our schools continue to be open and our curricular co-curricular activities are operational under our local health department guidelines. However, it is important to draw our families' attention to an overriding principle. Although we love to see our whole community at each of our district's events; during this unprecedented time, we are asking our families to operate under a singular school community and singular family mindset when attending events. Essentially, keeping each school's events to just that school's clientele and only the families with active participants or performers in the event.
Update: Classic 8 Winter Home and Away Sport Contests
Beginning January 7, 2021, the Classic 8 has issued a revision to the Winter Sport Spectator Guidelines.
Home spectators remain at 4 immediate family members per participating athlete. NEW: Visiting spectators are limited to 2 immediate family members per visiting participating athlete.
Still in effect:
Admission to all Classic 8 contests are not open to the general public, students, and staff.
An appropriate mask/face covering, as directed by Gov. Evers, must be worn at all times.
For away contests, please consult our Activities website, 1Warrior.org, or the opponent's home website for streaming links.
We recognize that many of our students' support systems are their family members and it means a great deal to our students to have their closest advocates in attendance supporting their athletic, musical, and leadership endeavors. We are excited to see our students in their winter season performances, competitions, and school community-building events! (For additional information: MNS Non-Essential Spectators @ Events - Winter Season)