A Weekly Newsletter for Warrior Families and Students
March 19, 2021
Greetings Warrior Families and Friends,
Another awesome week in the books filled with great learning and more accolades for Warriors. Our Warrior forensics team continues to shine in their competitions and we recently learned that five of our swimmers earned Academic All-State Honors! Huge shout out to Nolan Anderson, Hudson Arney, Aiden Barich, Brandon Boyer, and Caleb Boudreau for their excellence in the sport while maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA. Thank you for exemplifying what it means to be a Muskego Warrior!
Don’t forget to dedicate time this coming Friday to engage in our first-ever virtual career fair. So many awesome community business partners and career areas stepped up to create this experience for our students. Our hope is that this event will help to provide yet another piece of the puzzle for our students as they seek to find a meaningful and fulfilling career path. Additional details on the format and accessibility of the career fair will be shared out early next week. Please watch for the email and Infinite Campus Message.
As always, thank you for your continued partnership and support on the awesome journey through high school. Your willingness to show up, cheer on, or sometimes even just the time you spend listening to the “drama” of teenage life makes all the difference. Yes, sometimes teenagers aren’t great at showing it, but please trust me, it matters to them and it does make a difference!
Have an awesome weekend and GO WARRIORS!
Continue The Conversation
Earlier this week I was able to participate in a webinar that focused on the impacts of marijuana on teens. The information shared was both helpful and incredibly alarming. The manner in which teens are consuming drugs and controlled substances continues to change rapidly, as do the products available. In hearing that nicotine and marijuana products are a billion-dollar industry, this trend begins to make more sense. One of the most unsettling things shared in this webinar was the development of Delta-8, an emerging drug trend across the nation. Delta-8 is a product derived from THC that has a similar impact on the user. Unfortunately, the modified chemical composition of Delta-8 allows the product to skirt around drug laws in most states, including Wisconsin. Currently, Delta-8 has no age restrictions to purchase and is legal across the country. Legislators are aware of this issue and are working to amend the outdated laws. Delta-8 can be found in a variety of forms but is most frequently found in gummy products and vape liquids (see image below). Please, continue to talk with your teens about healthy decisions and the risks associated with vaping and/or consuming controlled substances. Keep an eye out for significant changes in behavior, decrease in motivation, mood swings, and/or a drop in performance in school or other pastimes your teen enjoys. If you have any questions about this topic please feel free to reach out to any member of our student service or administrative teams. Thank you for continuing to talk about this with your kids!
2021 Prom Details
Prom 2021 will take place on SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2021 at the Brookfield Conference Center, 325 S Moorland Road in Brookfield. This year’s theme is Mama Mia. Each student wishing to attend Prom must thoroughly read the policies and sign the attached contract. Muskego High School Prom Policies & Contract 2021
There will be no transportation provided this year
A message from our Student Council - View Prom Details HERE
Prom is just around the corner. Here are 7 Tips For Parents on Prom Night to Keep Your Child Safe from Clear Sky Recovery.
1. Get all the details.
2. Be involved in the planning.
3. Know the transportation plan.
4. Check in frequently with regularly scheduled check-ins.
5. Have a talk about making good choices.
6. Trust your gut.
7. Try to stay up until they come home.
For the full article, click this link:
Waukesha County Technical College’s (WCTC) Open House
Waukesha County Technical College’s (WCTC) Open House will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 in a virtual/online format. Similar to the fall online open house, instructors and depts. will be doing live presentations, Q&A’s, and lab video walk-throughs to highlight careers/programs. Details can be found via this link: https://www.wctc.edu/about/visit/open-house.php
Students can meet with a Career Coach from WCTC
Students have the opportunity to speak to a Career Coach from WCTC virtually every other Thursday. The Coach can speak to students about all options/paths available after high school, not just about technical college options. If you would like your high school student to speak with a Career Coach to help create a plan for their future education or career let your School Counselor know or your student can come to Student Services to sign-up for a meeting.
Seniors: Sign up for our Warriors Senior Spotlight!
We love highlighting students and their postsecondary plans! Seniors were sent an email so that we can highlight them on our MHS Student Services Twitter account. We will post the picture they email us with their plans for next year. Link to sign up is here
Virtual Career Fair
On our district Blue Day, Friday March 26th, students will have the chance to learn about different careers as well as discovering opportunities to take advantage of while in high school by attending our Virtual Career Fair. Students will hear from some of our high school counselors, business partners, current students, and college representatives. Jeff Peterson, co-owner of Geneva Supply and Interstate Music and founder of Biztank, a non-profit organization, will be our keynote speaker. Students will take part in a reflection activity during the April ACP lesson on April 6th after attending the virtual career fair.
Click HERE for Career Fair Agenda