Rougher Roundup Parent Edition

3 Houses - 1 Rougher Family (December 2020 Edition)

The Other Christmas Gift

The Gift of Giving

An experiment in generosity that will surprise you. What would you choose? What would your child choose? If they can do this, why can't we?

Note from the Principal

Dear Rougher families,

Many of us celebrated Thanksgiving a bit differently this year. In a year where school looks unlike anything we could have ever imagined, I want to take a moment to show my gratitude and say 'Thanks.' I want to thank all of the parents and guardians for all you are doing behind the scenes to help make this school year happen. Thank you for playing "Teacher" while we are unable to do so. Thank you for taking care of our students and keeping them safe when they are not at school with us. Thank you for urging them to stay on top of their schoolwork when being lazy is an easier option. Thank you for encouraging them to log on and meet with their teachers. Thank you for reminding your student to complete their assignments and turn them in so teachers can monitor their progress.

Teachers, administrators and support staff got into education for a multitude of different reasons. At the top of most lists is a love for students and an intense desire to give students the best opportunities for success. We miss our students and we hope to see them all safe at school again soon. Thank you again for all you are doing.

Mickey Replogle

Muskogee High School Principal

MHS Drama, Speech, and Debate team is in full competition mode...virtually.

6A speech and debate competitions are being held Virtually potentially for the rest of the school year. MHS students are embracing the new challenge of performing for the camera rather than live judges. Acting events have to be recorded and submitted into tournaments, while Extemporaneous & Debate events are being performed live through video conferencing. We have even hosted a virtual tournament sponsored by the Muskogee Rotary Club in November that was virtually attended by more schools than we have had in many years. It is important that we keep these normal events going in abnormal ways. The following are the results from the two Tournaments we have competed at to date.

Dramatic Duets: Isabella Locke & Alexandra Locke

Rose McClure & Jaylee Gridner

Humorous Duets: Elizabeth Schoefield & Haley Dennis

Aubri West & Brylie Mead

Monologue: Rose McClure

Prose: Jaylee Girdner

Student Life Certainly Looks Different!

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Skyleer Onebear Wins The Prize!!!!

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In an effort to stay connected, our student life is innovating ways to connect. This last week, almost 500 students joined in this anti bullying assembly hosted by many big names and faces with a message to stand up for people and to be kind. Skyleer Onebear, junior won the prize. He was afforded the opportunity to choose between a PS5 or a $500 gift card. He chose a gift cards so that he could use it for Christmas!
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Students join us on Friday for this Virtual Assembly!

Parents, our students need interaction and fun! Friday, we are hosting a house game party starting at 12:30. Each house will join at their designated time for a chance to win gift cards, Rougher SWAG, and a GRAND PRIZE they won't want to miss!

House Invictus-12:30

House Reverentia-1:30

House Tempus-2:30

Help us beat our number on last week's virtual assembly!

Feeling Disconnected? Need A Place to Access Guidance Information From Our Fabulous Counselors? Check this out

All of the staff misses getting to be on campus with you, but no one more than our counselors. They are working hard to keep you informed, help in any way, and reach out to you to check on you. In an effort to create a place where you can access handy information about schedules, college and career information, graduation requirements and testing information all in a one stop shop. Check it out!

House Invictus-Mrs. McMurtrey's Virtual Office

House Reverentia-Mrs. Thompson's Virtual Office

House Tempus-Mrs. Slader's Virtual Office (Coming Soon)

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Seniors Make Sure to Get Your School Photo Even if You Have Your Senior Photos Done!

As we adapt to the many changes that we have experienced this year, one of those changes is how we celebrate our seniors in the yearbook. This year, we have elected to ensure that every senior is featured in the Chieftain by featuring our seniors with a photo taken by Ruth Kelly at school during school photos with a creative, unique background. Make sure to dress to impress for your photo.

This decision seeks to accomplish the following things:

  1. Secures that more seniors will have photos available to use by yearbook, graduation committee, and others who seek to feature student senior photos in a variety of creative ways on social media, video for the ceremony, and the yearbook.

  2. The decision also helps students during a time when it is difficult to set appointments for senior photos, because of studios shutting down or not taking appointments for safety reasons.

  3. We are under a time constraint with the yearbook company. Outside photographers may not be able to schedule all of the students needing photographs prior to the deadline.

  4. It also provides a cleaner, crisp look in a much improved yearbook for design purposes.

  5. When there is a standard photo, every student will have a high quality photo in the yearbook when in the past, that wasn’t the case. So much has already been added to the senior section to make our 2020 seniors feel celebrated!

  6. Lastly, in this time of uncertainty, we found last year, collecting pictures made a difficult task. Without a singular source of photo access, there would be more students not featured in the senior slideshow, facebook highlights, and even in the yearbook. This will guarantee everyone’s place in the yearbook.

  7. The team is working on ways to utilize the personalized senior photos in creative ways. More information coming soon.

Seniors Order Your Senior Ads for the Yearbook Now!

Have some great photos you want to showcase for your special senior? Place your order here. Please note that if you place a full page ad, you may have to complete the form multiple times in order to upload all of the photos. The deadline is March 5th. Students may pay for their ads in the MHS Bank before the deadline.

Full Page with up to 20 photos-$100

Half Page with up to 10 photos-$50

Quarter Page with up to 5 photos-$25

Business Card Size with up to 3 photos-$15

MHS Important Dates

College and Career Dates

December 10-Josten's on campus to collect in person cap and gown orders


December 8-Girls and Boys JV and Varsity Basketball @ Sapulpa

December 10-Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball @ Tahlequah

December 11-Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball @ Tahlequah

December 11-Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Mid American Nationals

December 12-Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball @ Tahlequah

December 12-Boys Varsity Wrestling @ Mid America Nationals

December 14-9th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball @ Sand Springs

December 15-Boys and Girls JV Basketball vs Sand Springs

December 15- Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball vs Sand Springs


December 8-Superintendent's Advisory Council

December 9-Chick-Fil-A Leader Lab

COMING SOON-Do Good December Project

December 11-House Game Parties starting at 12:30




December 14-Freshmen Picture Day

December 15-Sophomore Picture Day

December 15-Choir Concert

December 16-Junior and Senior Picture Day

December 17-High School Band Concert


December 21-January 1

Interested in Getting Involved?

If your student is wanting to get involved, but just doesn't know how, check out our newly updated student life pages here.


Jostens will be on campus this Thursday for students to come order/pay for cap & gown. This is a new cap & gown from the previous years; therefore, students can't use family/friends old cap and gown.


MHS Cafeteria

Caps and Gowns are $46.88 with tax. You can order online HERE.

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Congratulations Muskogee High School All State Choir

Muskogee High School is pleased to congratulate the following students for earning places in the Oklahoma Junior High and High School All-State Choirs to be held virtually in January 2021. These students began preparing for state-wide auditions with rehearsals beginning in July. Students participated in two rounds of auditions during the fall semester to make the final cut for participation in the choirs. Students will now learn additional music, participate in virtual rehearsals, and record virtual choir performances. Students are under the direction of Teresa Pointer, Chelsea Arnold, and Dana Lane.

OkCDA All State Junior High Choirs

Landon Casey - Muskogee High School

Kate Fullerton - Muskogee High School

Allee Phillips - Muskogee High School

Asritha Yarrozu - Muskogee High School

OkMEA HS All State Choirs

Gracie Dunn - Muskogee High School

Lyndsey Eckerson - Muskogee High School

Maida Escobar - Muskogee High School

Paige Gallaway - Muskogee High School

Hayley Hitt - Muskogee High School

Christopher Jones - Alternate - Muskogee High School

Dakota Jones - Muskogee High School

Mijoi Large - Muskogee High School

Isabella Locke - Muskogee High School

Rosie McClure - Muskogee High School

Annie Miller - Muskogee High School

Abby Mix - Muskogee High School

Markaela Nicholson - Muskogee High School

Davin Wilson - Muskogee High School

Muskogee High Is COMMITTED to Serving the Community

Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy is working on a Caring for Those Who Care event in December in their annual Do Good December project. Stay tuned for details.
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In Need?

If you and your family are in need for the holiday season, click here to let us know so our Muskogee Family might find a way to assist.

Make a Difference! JOIN PTSA

Hello Muskogee High School Parents:

The Muskogee High School - Parent Teacher Student Association is up and going for the 2020-2021 school year. We hope that you plan to renew this year and engage in our fundraising efforts that enable us to continue to support the students, teachers/staff and parents of Muskogee High School.

Click the photo of our brochure to see a brochure with a snapshot of our 2020-2021 school year membership announcements, meeting dates, organizational goals, student/teacher support and outreach, as well as updates about purchasing MPS logo rougher wear.

A solid plan is in place to support Muskogee High School students, parents and educators. Modifications to the plan have been considered with the addition of new administration/staff, school student/teacher safety and the ability to keep our activities simple, fun and effective.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any one of the PTSA officers listed if you have questions.

If you have already renewed your membership to the Muskogee High School PTSA for the upcoming school year – THANK YOU for your continued support!


The MHS PTSA will continue the sale of MPS logo goods and spirit wear at a booth inside Hattie’s House on South Main Street. This includes the replenishment of the logo R.O.U.G.H.E.R. t-shirt and an addition of a new matching face buff, as well as many other clothing items, blankets, collapsible coolers etc. Go take a look…proceeds from the sale of these goods go towards the PTSA programs/activities that help support the school!

Questions, comments, to serve on a committee or assist with an upcoming project, please reach out to Kristy Newell, MHS PTSA President at (918)348-8010 or email

Keep in touch with MHS PTSA - LIKE & SHARE our Facebook page or FOLLOW our Instagram, here are the links:



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In an effort get more of our Rougher All Stars out there, we have revitalized our instagram presence. Please follow us @the_rougher_life. If you capture some great Rougher moments, tag us in them so we can share.

Muskogee High School Student Life Snap Shots

Muskogee High School

Muskogee High School exhibits an environment in perfect unison with Muskogee Public Schools’ mission. The Muskogee Way; Every Heart, Every Mind, Every Day! Where educators, students, parents, and the community work collaboratively to achieve the highest academic standards. MHS strives to provide a multi-faceted culture where all stakeholders are physically and emotionally safe, allowing them to achieve their maximum potential and where student success is geared to the needs of an ever-evolving global society in which they live. Through these efforts, we work continuously to create a premier learning community for the 21st century and beyond.