Wildcat Press Newsletter
Volume 3, Issue 14 ~ January 15, 2023
I hope you all are enjoying this three day weekend and are remembering the many things that Dr. King fought for and alliterated in his words.
I was reminded this week in a couple of instances that Dr. Kings fight is portrayed as being for racial equality. However, he also espoused justice for the poor, the unseen and the forgotten. All of these should speak to us today. What he did not champion was himself or selfishness. One of the things that I think we need to speak more often of is doing the right thing. We are all able to think and form opinions. This does not mean we all agree. However, even when we disagree, we have choices. We do not have to convince someone to think as we do, it takes even greater courage to examine our own beliefs and challenge them against another. As true human citizens this can do two things, it can cause us to grow and change or it strengthens and legitimizes our own position. We are currently at a place where what our kids see through TV, social media and in many homes is not a free exchange of ideas, but rather a standing opinion that is not to be challenged. I think some of this is because like a selfie (that we take a hundred times to look perfect) we don't want anyone to see our flaws. We believe that if we stand steadfast this shows strength, if we are unwavering in our belief people will see us as smart, unfortunately in some cases this has become true. We are approaching a place where we are beginning to argue right and wrong based on a position of personal strength, as opposed to what is right and good for the majority. We have lost our path, and instead of seeing others and their ideas and opinions as a plus, we use them as a divisor of hate. As Dr. King said "The time is always right to do the right thing." One of the things our kids tell us often when they are caught up in something they shouldn't have been doing, is that they don't want to be a "snitch". This epitomizes what I am speaking of: When did we go so haywire that protecting those that are doing wrong, hurting others and breaking rules and laws, became better than helping those that need it and protecting those that are weaker than us. Let's all work together to find the common ground that lets us be a society of strength, wellness and compassion.
I have said this before and the data backs it up. Whether you think they do or they don't, you kids hear you and they listen. Take time everyday to see what is happening in their lives. Make them talk and listen with you even for 15 minutes. Share with them the things that are important. Talk with them about grades, drugs, money and being kind. Then have your actions back that up. We hear often that actions speak louder than words. Words, followed by action, speak loudest.
We have quite few games this week come out and see our kids do their thing. Also please encourage your students to attend GloCo Friday.
Have a great week.
MHS Administrative Team!
1/16/23 - No School in observance of MLK Day
1/17/23 - Spirit Week - Adam Sandler Day
Varsity Boy's Soccer vs. Gilbert @MHS 5:00pm
Varsity Girl's Soccer vs. @Gilbert 7:00pm
Varsity Boy's Basketball @ Saguaro 7:00pm
1/18/23 -Early Release @ 1:20pm
Spirit Day - BBQ Dad vs. Soccer Mom
Mr. MHS tryouts 11:30-12:30 B112
Boy's & Girl's Wrestling @Marcos De Niza 4:00pm
1/19/23 -Spirit Day - Cold Front vs. Heat Wave
Varsity Girl's Soccer vs. St. Mary's @MHS 6:00pm
Varsity Boy's Basketball @Arcadia 7:00pm
Girl's Varsity Basketball @MHS vs. Arcadia 7:00pm
1/20/23 - Assembly Schedule today
Spirit Day - Sports Jersey Day
Stuco Hot Chocolate Sales 7:00am Courtyard
GLOCO Assembly 10:30am
GLOCO Dance 9:00-11:00pm in the Mini Gym
Boy's Basketball vs. Marcos De Niza @MHS 7:00pm
1/24/23 - Boy's Varsity Soccer vs. Seton @MHS 4:00pm
Girl's Varsity Basketball vs. St. Mary's @MHS 5:30pm
Girl's Varsity Soccer vs. Seton @MHS 7:00pm
Boy's Varsity Basketball @ St. Mary's 7:00pm
1/25/23 - 1/2 day release at 11:30am
Varsity Wrestling @MHS 4-6pm
GPS Job Fair @ Highland High School 4-7pm
1/26/23 - Boy's Varsity Soccer @Saquaro High School 6-8pm
Girl's Varsity Soccer vs. Saguaro @MHS 6-8pm
Girl's Varsity Basketball @Seton 7-9pm
1/27/23 - Girl's Varsity Basketball @Saguaro 7-9pm
1/28/23 - MHS 25 year Alumni Celebration in the Main Gym and Cafe' 1-3pm
1/30 - U of A visit in the Courtyard 11:30-12:30pm
Boy's Varsity Soccer vs. Arcadia @MHS 6-8pm
Girl's Varsity Soccer @Arcadia 6-8pm
Girl's Varsity Basketball @Arcadia 7-9pm
Boy's Varsity Basketball vs. Arcadia 7-9pm
1/31 - Chipotle Fundraiser for Boy's Volleyball @ 1084 S. Gilbert Road 4-8pm
Kibbles N Bits
The Richard G. Zimmerman Scholarship is named for a long-time National Press Club member who died in 2008 and endowed a scholarship in aid of high school seniors who wish to pursue a career in journalism. Recipients receive a one-time scholarship of $5,000.
Award Details: $5,000
Be a high school senior class of 2023 in the process of applying for admission to an accredited college or university in the U.S.
Have a 3.0 grade-point average or higher.
Plan to pursue a career in journalism.
Deadline Details: February 15, 2023
Registration is Here!
On January 11th, students returning for the 2023-2024 school year were given a presentation about High School registration in their 'Paws and Reflect' Advisory Period. (Please see the video below.) That same day they were given a registration packet, that included the elective courses that they may sign up for. Selecting elective courses are not guaranteed, which is why we ask for every student to fill in at least TWO alternative selections. Additionally, some courses may require teacher initials for their recommendation, so make sure to help ensure the students are acquiring those initials.
These packets will need to be submitted to their English teacher by January 20th. Each student will then meet with their counselor through their English course. Those dates will be announced in their English class in the near future.
If you have any questions regarding this process feel free to reach out to your students Academic Counselor.
LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING AT MHS!
Student Council is sponsoring GloCo Spirit Week Tuesday, January 17th-Friday, January 20th. The theme for each day is…
Tuesday: Adam Sandler - Oversized T-shirts and big basketball shorts
Wednesday: Bar B Q Dad vs Soccer Mom - Dress like parents :)
Thursday: Cold Front vs Heat Wave - Beach Wear vs Ski Gear
Friday: Jersey Day - Wear your favorite sports jersey
Come join us Friday, January 20th for the GloCo Assembly! This will be a great way to get hyped for the basketball game that night and then the GloCo Dance immediately following the game!
Friday, January 20th Mesquite High Student Council is bringing back the Gloco Dance! Come ready for some neon lit fun in the mini gym immediately following the boys Varsity Basketball game. The Game begins at 7:00pm and the dance starts at 9:00pm in the mini gym. Tickets are $10 on GoFan!
Special Events This Week
*Come on out Tuesday for both boys & girls varsity soccer as we take on Gilbert HS. We will have free admission for all MHS students! Boys play at 5 and girls at 7 pm.
*Thursday is Senior Night for girl's soccer as they take on St. Mary's at 6 pm. Come out and celebrate our four Seniors with us.