A Weekly Newsletter for Warrior Families and Students
October 30, 2020
It was another spooktacular week to be a Warrior! Last weekend our Warriors won their first ever girls team STATE CHAMPIONSHIP! Our football program continues to defend the longest winning streak in the state. Additionally, last night our Girls Volleyball and Boys Soccer team won exciting battles and advanced to Sectional Finals tomorrow. On top of that, Boys Volleyball begins their journey to state tomorrow as well. What could make your Saturday even more exciting? How about watching our girls Cross Country team compete at the WIAA State Meet for a chance to win an incredible 3rd straight championship. Good Luck to all of our amazing Warriors! Our Warrior Nation believes in you!
On another note, we would like to recognize all of our students currently learning virtually. We know the experience with virtual learning brings many different challenges and we want you to know how much we miss you here! Whether it is from a county ordered quarantine or a family choice due to safety reasons, every one of our students learning virtually is important to us. If any unforeseen challenges are arising, please feel free to reach out to our Student Services or Administrative teams. We are here to help in any way that we can.
We thank you for your continued support and efforts to stay safe so that we can stay open.
Have an awesome weekend and GO WARRIORS!
Congratulations MHS Warriors Tennis State Champs
Practice ACT Results
Earlier this school year all 11th graders completed the Practice ACT examination. This assessment provides important information in the areas of English, Reading, Math, and Science. This assessment also provides information on college preparedness in those areas.
In the next few weeks, your student will receive their test results during their English class. Students will have their original question booklet (it was shared via Google Drive) as well as their answer documents. Additionally, classroom teachers will take time to help students to explain the results and help students to understand their results and some steps they can take to improve. Classroom teachers will also take time to help students reflect and set academic goals.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your student's teacher or counselor. We believe the information from this important test, paired with a great plan, and plenty of hard work will lead to success for your child.
Earlier this school year all 9th and 10th graders completed the PreACT examination. This assessment provides important information in the areas of English, Reading, Math, Science and is a predictor of future ACT test scores. Additionally, the PreACT gives information about STEM preparedness and career interests.
In the next few weeks, your student will receive their test results during their English class. Students have their original question booklet as well as their answer document. Some class time will be used to explain the results and help students to understand their results and some steps they can take to improve. Additionally, classroom teachers took time to help students reflect and set academic goals.
Students will be bringing this document home. Please take some time to discuss the report with them as this document provides a wealth of information. It can help identify strengths, areas of opportunities, and even provides some suggestions. We believe that this activity can be the cornerstone of reflection to guide course selection, career planning, and important learning choices in the coming years.
Using Your PreACT Results (link) is a document that will help to further guide discussions at home around this assessment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact student's teacher or counselor. We believe the information from this important test, paired with a great plan, and plenty of hard work will lead to success for your child.
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 (9/16/20, 10/7/20, 11/8/20)
Join an interactive financial aid session from 5 to 6 pm (9/16/20, 10/7/20, 11/8/20)
The virtual fairs are offered monthly from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., followed by 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. interactive financial aid presentation.
· Sunday, 11/8
Use this Link to Register and for more information.
COLLEGE GOAL WISCONSIN
College Goal Wisconsin helps students put their hands on money for college by accessing federal and state financial aid. The statewide program is designed to assist students and families in the timely completion of their Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). College Goal Wisconsin will take place virtually on the following dates:
Wednesday, November 4 and 11, 2020
ALL EVENTS START PROMPTLY AT 6 P.M.
The agenda for the evening:
5:50-6:00 p.m. Log in to the FAFSA completion event
6:00 p.m. The FAFSA completion event begins with a short presentation on tips to complete the FAFSA
6:30 p.m. Families can ask questions and receive individual assistance to complete the FAFSA
After you register you will be emailed a link and instructions the day of the event to connect to the Zoom meeting.
Students should attend the virtual FAFSA completion event with a parent or guardian if possible. If a parent can’t attend, the student can attend on their own. Please have the following specific materials available that evening to complete the FAFSA. Independent students should bring their own income and asset information.
Planning for Post-Secondary Options Virtual Event
On Wednesday, November 11th, MHS will be hosting a Planning for Post-Secondary Options virtual event. This event and information is intended for current junior students and their guardians. Our senior students and guardians are invited to attend the event as well. The virtual event will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Students and families will learn about the post-secondary planning process. This is an excellent opportunity to gain insight on how to best plan and organize the college application process and explore post-secondary options. We will have Admission Representatives from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Carroll University, Waukesha County Technical College, and MHS’s Jim Michlig to detail our CONNECT Academy and Internship opportunities. To receive a link to the virtual event, please complete the registration that will be emailed the week of November 2nd.
Upcoming Blue Days
November 23rd and 24th are scheduled to be virtual “Blue Days” for all MHS students. During these two days, student services will be offering virtual workshops for all juniors and seniors! Topics will include, but are not limited to, post secondary planning, opportunities while in high school, college and career exploration, CONNECT Academy, and stress management. Students were sent a survey to sign up for the sessions they are most interested in attending and will be sent a google meet link to participate virtually on these days. All students will also be provided with an ACP activity that allows them to create their own stress-management plan.
Getting into the Trades: Youth Career Cluster Chats
WRTP│BIG STEP is offering virtual sessions called Getting into the Trades: Youth Career Cluster Chats. These sessions will highlight the various construction skilled trades pathways and what is required for an apprenticeship in these crafts.
Each session will feature an overview of the identified trades with a chance to hear from representatives working in the industry. We encourage students to sign up for as many or as few sessions that interest them. They can register to receive a recording if the time doesn’t work with their school schedule to attend “live.” The Zoom registration link can be found through the below links or by going to wrtp.org/events.
Click links below to register for the sessions or access a recording of the sessions.
Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin (GCAW) Awards
Students are nominated by GCAW member coaches if they meet the following criteria:
1) A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25
2) participation in at least 75% of their team’s varsity matches
3) Are in grades 10-12
MHS would like to congratulate the following students
- Leah Minchk of Muskego High School is an Academic All-State honoree for the recently concluded 2020 girls’ golf season, receiving a designation of High Honors.
- Allison Church of Muskego High School is an Academic All-State honoree for the recently concluded 2020 girls’ golf season, receiving a designation of High Honors.
- Audra Hutchins of Muskego High School is an Academic All-State honoree for the recently concluded 2020 girls’ golf season, receiving a designation of Honors.
October is Bullying Prevention Month
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. Bullying can also take place through technology, known as cyberbullying. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles (https://youth.gov/feature-article/national-bullying-prevention-month).
What should your child do if they feel they are being bullied?
1. Tell the aggressor to stop.
2. Tell an adult about the situation.
Bullying that occurs at school can be reported to any adult in the building. It can be reported anonymously through a note or in person. It can also be reported through email, social media apps or to the following numbers:
Crime Stoppers of Waukesha County
App is P3
Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin
App is SUSO
FBLA is Hosting a Crayon Drive
Hello Warriors! November 2nd to November 13th FBLA will be hosting a crayon drive. Boxes and bins can be found throughout the school, where you can drop off your old crayons. These crayons will be donated to The Crayon Incentive. This organization takes old crayons to recycle and gives them to children in hospitals. Make sure to bring old crayons to donate!
To learn more about The Crayon Initiative to learn more click here.
I also have a link to The Crayon Initiative's promotional video that you can include if you like. This is the link: The Crayon Initiative Story I was wondering if this could be in your newsletter until the drive ends. Then on the last day, November 13th, we can let everyone know how much we were able to collect. If you want to edit or make any changes feel free and let me know if you have any questions.