Warrior News

A Weekly Newsletter for Warrior Families and Students

February 12, 2021

Hello Warrior Nation

Happy almost Valentine’s Day! I hope that February is going as well for you and your family as it has been for us here at MHS. Everywhere you look, exciting things continue to happen all over the place. Currently, multiple Warrior clubs are demonstrating their commitment to our community and making a difference in the world through various fundraisers, clothing and food drives. In the athletic realm, our Warriors continue to shine at the state level in multiple sports including boys swimming, boys and girls ski racing, and boys wrestling. Additionally, I can’t wait for the official release of the amazing musical production our students are currently working diligently on. It is going to be incredible! All of this and countless others not mentioned are prime examples of our young adults strengthening their skills and demonstrating to the world what it means to be a Warrior.


On another note, huge thank you to the over 400 parents who have already completed the MNSD Parent Satisfaction Survey. Your feedback is extremely important to our continued growth and success. If you have not done so already, please take a few minutes of your time to complete this survey linked here: MNSD Parent Satisfaction Survey. Whether you feel like things are going great, just okay, or really in need of improvement, we need you to share your experience. Constructive feedback is truly an essential component to our continuous improvement process. We are incredibly proud of our high school and we want to do everything we can so every family feels the same way. This survey will close on Wednesday, February 17th.


Thank you for your continued support and partnership in the amazing journey that high school is. We would not be the incredible high school we are today without you!


Have an awesome weekend and GO WARRIORS!

Principal

Todd Irvine

Have “THE” talk

Stories continue to surface surrounding the increase of substance use in teens as a result of the various challenges and stressors experienced throughout this pandemic. Complicating matters further has been the increase in the ability for minors to gain access to vaping devices containing nicotine or THC through online ordering. The teenage years have always been a complicated time but now more than ever we need to continue to have conversations with our kids about stress management, mental health, and healthy life decisions. These conversations are so important and should happen with regularity. If you would like to discuss potential talking points to utilize with your kids please feel free to reach out to any member of our Student Service or Administrative teams. Also, feel free to take a look at the American Lung Association webpage for some great insights on the dangers of vaping and strategies to help teens quit.

Winterizer Silent Auction

Join us for our Winterizer Silent Auction! This Silent Auction will open from February 15th - February 19th. Our annual Warrior Winterizer Fundraiser is to help support student activities/athletics at the high school. These funds help support our programs, facilities, and growth in HS Activities/Athletics. We value the support of our Muskego community and encourage you all to bid on items!

What's Happening at MHS

Snowcoming Dress up Week
  • Monday - Mountain Monday, dress like a lumberjack/jill or Yeti/Sasquatch
  • Tuesday - Toddler Tuesday, Dress in your pj's or onesie
  • Wednesday- White Out Wednesday - All white!
  • Thursday - Throwback Thursday - 80's Neon or Ski Wear
Upcoming Important Events:
  • Complete MNSD Parent Satisfaction Survey, The survey will be open until February 17.
  • Register for Summer School. How-to-Register and the Summer School calendar, click here.
  • No School Friday, 2/19, Professional Development Day
  • Remote Learning Day Monday, 2/22, Deep Cleaning in buildings
  • March 2nd ACP Day
  • Parent-Teacher Conference March 4, Look for a Sign-Up Link emailed next week!
  • Junior ACT Testing Day March 9

Registration for 2021 Muskego High School Summer

Registration for 2021 Muskego High School Summer courses through Infinite Campus ends today! Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in our exciting summer programming. For complete information, including How-to-Register and the Summer School calendar, click here.


Please contact Jessica Prokop, Summer School Principal, at jessica.prokop@muskegonorway.org (262-971-1790 ext. 4521), or Rissa Bong at rissa.bong@muskegonorway.org (262-971-1790 ext. 4509) with any questions.

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UW-Madison Pharmacy Career Exploration Day - February 27, 2021

This event is a great opportunity for you to learn about the variety of exciting career paths available to PharmD graduates. In addition, attendees will:

  • Get their pharmacy career-related questions answered by practicing pharmacists during our Pharmacist Panel

  • Learn what pharmacy school is really like during breakout sessions with current PharmD students

  • Find out how UW-Madison's PharmD experiential learning opportunities prepare students for their desired career

  • Event Time: 9:30AM - 12:00PM CST

Use this Link to Register for the event.


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Juniors Feb 23 - Pre-Test and Registration for ACT Exam

On February 23, all Juniors will be completing the Pre-Test and Registration information for the ACT Exam. This Pre-Test and Registration must e completed to be eligible to take the actual ACT Exam on March 9th.


The Junior Class will be split into three (3) sessions in the PAC to support social distancing 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-R)
  • Transition: 9:45am - 10am
Session C: 10am - 11am (Last names S-Z)

Students must bring a CHARGED chromebook.



  • Full-time Virtual students will be provided with a link to join any session virtually.
  • Students will need a code to create their MyACT account. This code will be provided at the registration session.
  • All Juniors will take the actual ACT Exam in school on Tuesday, March 9th. Details will be provided as the date approaches.


ACT Prep Opportunities

There are numerous ACT Prep Opportunities listed on our website. Please click here

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Ms. Gilmore's AP Biology class experimented with certain marine organisms that can do bioluminescence. A gene from a jellyfish was introduced into the bacterial cells. When the bacterial cells used that gene, they were able to make the jellyfish glowing fluorescent protein. The gene was also under regulation, so it could be turned off and on. Only when the sugar arabinose was in the medium in the Petri dish did the bacteria turn that gene on. So, no sugar, no glowing protein produced. Super cool!

MHS Forensics team for placing 1st in the Large Team Division

Congrats to the entire MHS Forensics team for placing 1st in the Large Team Division online at Union Grove this past Saturday!

Congratulations to our Warrior FBLA members who competed at the FBLA Regional Leadership Conference! Muskego earned 3rd place overall as a chapter!

Gymnastics Team won both JV and Varsity Conference Championships!

The JV with a 130.125 and the varsity with a 146.675, which is the highest score in the state this season so far.

Individual winners from Muskego high school include:

JV competition

  • Noelle Walechka conference vault champion and 3rd on bars
  • Stephanie Torres 2nd on vault and 5th on beam
Varsity competition

  • Therese Missian 2nd on beam 9.375 and floor 9.5
  • Izzy Wong conference bars champion 9.25
  • Hannah Martini conference vault champion 9.35
  • Emilie Rochon conference floor champion 9.575
Congrats to all the team members on a great conference meet!

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Lunch Option for Staff & Students

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

When and How to Notify MNS About COVID-19

PLEASE NOTIFY MNS IF ANY STUDENT OR STAFF MEMBER EXPERIENCES THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS OR STATUS USING THIS FORM.

THIS FORM MAY BE USED BY ANY FAMILY MEMBER, STAFF MEMBER, OR STUDENT.


COVID-19 Symptom or Status Notification

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)