Wildcat Press Newsletter
Volume 3, Issue 7 ~ September 18, 2022
Welcome to Homecoming week!!
If you have not already please encourage your student to participate in the spirit days, attend the events, the football game and the dance. They may or may not remember how to diagram a sentence or find the length of the hypotenuse in an isosceles triangle. They will remember the moments they spend with there friends at events like these.
We are coming up on the end of the quarter. Please make sure your students know that if their teacher accepts late work, make up work or do-overs, they need to get it done by next Friday, September 23rd or make other arrangements with their teacher. Quarter grades will be posted on September 30th. We will then be on a two week fall break. Students will return to school on October 17th.
If your student was struggling at the last grade check, you may have received an invitation from the district to attend the intercession recovery program at Gilbert High. I cannot stress enough how important this is for students who are struggling, particularly freshman. Please if you were invited make arrangements for your student to be able to attend.
This is one of those things that I know may effect your family vacation or maybe your student just doesn't want to go. I know how difficult that fight can be and what a pain it is to argue with a teenager. However once you get them going and on the right track, it should be one of those things where they realize how much of a benefit it is. It's like working out, the first few times it's hard to make yourself go and it hurts the next few days. Once you get into the routine and start seeing results, you cannot imagine not doing it.
Have a great week and GoCats!!
MHS Administrative Team!
Events Happening This Week At MHS
Monday Sept 19th -
Girl's Volleyball vs. Deer Valley~Home 4:00 FR, 5:00 JV, 6:00 V
Spirit Day-Pop Star/Rock Star Day (Come dressed as your favorite Pop/Rock Star)
Tuesday Sept 20th -
Arizona College Fair in the MHS Courtyard 11:30am-12:30pm
Bahama Bucks STUCO Fundraiser-865 S. Cooper Rd. 11:00am-10:00pm
Badminton vs. AZ College Prep~Home 4:15pm
Spirit Day-Mack and Brady (Come with a friend dressed as a famous Duo)
Wednesday Sept 21st - Early Release Wednesday Schedule
Josten's Cap and Gown Order 11:00am-12:00pm
Homecoming Activity Night! - Student parking lot and courtyard area 6:00pm-9:00pm
Freshman Football vs. Gilbert High~Home 6:00pm
Spirit Day-Coolest Cats in Town (Wear our favorite Blue Mesquite gear)
Thursday Sept 22nd - Hispanic Heritage Speakers 8:30am-10:30am
Boy's and Girl's Swim and Dive @Flagstaff
Badminton vs. Casteel~Home 4:15pm
Spirit Day-Back in Time (Wear 80's/90's gear)
Friday Sept 23rd - Assembly Schedule
Homecoming Assembly 10:53-11:39am
NHS Fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Awareness MHS Football Field 7:00-9:00pm
FFA Sonic Card Fundraiser MHS Football Field 7:00pm-9:00pm
MHS Football vs. Gilbert High 7:00pm @ MHS
Spirit Day-Cruisin' for a Bruisin' vs. Let's Go Surfin' (Come dressed as a biker or surfer)
Tuesday Sept 27th-
Orchestra Concert 7:00-9:00pm-Auditorium
FCA Dodgeball Game 5th lunch in the Mini Gym
Universal Technical Institute Campus Visit 11:30am-12:30pm in MHS Courtyard
Boys Golf @Western Skies 3:00pm
Badminton @ Campo Verde 4:00pm
Girls Volleyball @ MHS vs. St. Mary’s 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm
Wednesday Sept 28th- Early Release Schedule PLC
EVIT Presentation for Sophomores in the Auditorium 8:30am-10:30am
MHS Pom Mod Pizza Fundraiser 10:30am-10:00pm
Girl’s Volleyball @ GHS 4,5,6:00pm
Boys & Girls Soccer - Open Field 4 pm on practice fields.
Thursday Sept 29th-
Hispanic Heritage Speakers 8:30am-10:30am
SRP Presentation 7:30am-3:00pm in Lecture Hall B
MHS Choir Rehearsal and Concert 7:00pm-9:00pm Auditorium
Boy’s Golf @ Apache Creek 3:00pm
Boy’s Swim & Dive @ McClintock High 3:30pm/4:00pm
Badminton vs. Tempe High 4:15pm
Friday Sept 30th - Half Day Schedule - Grading
FFA Kickoff 7:00pm-9:00pm - FFA Classroom, Shop and Patio
Girl’s Volleyball @ Bell Bank Park 10:00am
Football @ Perry High 7:00pm
Kibbles N Bits
Thank you to Ms. Ubrig and her students from Islands Elementary!
We are so grateful at Islands to Ms. Ubrig and your wonderful choir for joining us today for our 9/11 ceremony. Your students were very inspirational to ours and Ms Ubrig is an awesome collaborator to make an event where HS students and Elementary students have the opportunity to make music together. Today was very powerful for all who were in attendance. Here are a few photos from the day. Kudos to you and your team!
Scenes from MHS this past week!
PSAT/NMSQT Testing Opportunity- October 25th
Mesquite High School will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT on Tuesday, October 25th. The PSAT test is administered once a year, there are no alternate or make up dates offered by the school.
For more information about the PSAT, please visit: College Board PSAT information
The test is designed for sophomore and junior students. Sophomore students do not need to register or pay. All Sophomores will be registered for free, however, Junior students must register and pay the $25 testing fee. Junior students who test and get a qualifying score may be eligible for the National Merit Scholarship. Please make the payment in the bookstore.
Registration is open until September 20 and will close at 4:00 pm on that day. Please register ASAP to secure your spot. Here is the link to register: https://user.totalregistration.net/PSAT/030157
Please consider signing up early to ensure this testing opportunity for your child is available.
Location: Mesquite High School
Time: 7:30am - noon
Sign up: 9/1/2022 to 09/20/2022
PSAT Registration link: https://user.totalregistration.net/PSAT/030157
Hispanic Heritage Speakers
The College and Career Center will be hosting speakers for Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday September 22nd and Thursday September 29th.
Presentations will be from 8:30am-10:30am and promise to be both informative and inspiring!
Colleges On Campus -
The following colleges will have representatives on campus to provide valuable information about their institutions.
Monday, Sept. 19th - Park University
Wednesday, Sept. 21st - University of Arizona
Thursday Sept. 29th - Grand Canyon University
Arizona College Fair!
Tuesday, September 20th representatives from various colleges across the great state of Arizona will be set up in the courtyard during lunch ready to answer questions and share valuable information!
Need help writing a resume for a job? Need to learn what a resume is? Are there different types? Do I need one? What information should I put on my resume? All of these questions and more will be answered at our Resume Workshop held on Wednesday, September 21st from 9:00am-9:30am in the B Lecture Hall! This is a great opportunity to get expert help in building your resume!
Seniors Cap and Gown Ordering
Jostens will be on campus for seniors to order their Cap and Gown for Graduation! Jostens will be set up in the courtyard during lunch, come place your orders!
Homecoming Ticket Sales and Spirit Week!
Monday, September 12th begins the sale of Homecoming Tickets on gofan.co
Ticket prices are as follows -
Sept. 12/13/14 - $35
Sept. 15/16/17/18 - $40
Sept. 19/20/21 - $50
Sept. 22/23 - $55
Ticket sales end at Midnight, September 23rd. Tickets CANNOT be purchased the day of Homecoming or at the door.
Each day of Homecoming week will have a different dress up theme related to the overall Homecoming Theme of Teen Beach Movie! Dress up and show your Mesquite pride!
Monday September 19th - Pop Star/Rock Star Day (Come dressed as your favorite Pop/Rock star)
Tuesday September 20th- Mack and Brady (Come with a friend dressed as a famous Duo)
Wednesday September 21st- Coolest Cats in Town (Wear our favorite Blue Mesquite gear)
Thursday September 22nd- Back in Time (Wear 80’s/90’s gear)
Friday September 23rd- Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ vs Let’s Go Surfin’ (Come dressed as a biker or surfer)
Each day there will be games and activities during lunch in the cafeteria and/or courtyard!
Wednesday, September 21st - Homecoming Spirit Night!
Come join us for a full night of fun! We will start in the parking lot where there will be a food truck in the parking lot and students will have the opportunity to show their strength in a Car Smash! After the car has been through the Malachi Crunch, we will head into the courtyard for an outdoor showing of “Teen Beach Movie”. It’s sure to be a great night for all!
Mesquite HS will be holding our Homecoming Dance in the Gym from 7:00pm-10:00pm on Saturday, September 24th! Come dressed to impress and have a fun filled night at the Teen Beach Movie themed dance! It’s sure to be fun for all who attend!
The Mesquite Orchestra will be performing in the auditorium on Wednesday, September 27th at 7:00pm. Come out to support our Orchestra and hear some fantastic music!
Our Wildcat voices will be on display Friday, September 29th at 7:00pm in the auditorium! Come support our Choir as they share their beautiful voices and fill the air with listening pleasure!
East Valley Institute of Technology
EVIT will be on campus Wednesday, September 28th to speak with our Sophomores about all the exciting programs and opportunities they have to offer! The presentation will take place in the auditorium from 9:00-9:30am.
Team of the Week
This week I wanted to highlight our football team who has started the season going 1-1. Led by new coach Vance Miller along with captains PJ Jones and Eric Rodriguez, our boys are excited about the season and looking to make another playoff appearance. We invite all of you out to our next home game, on September 23rd as we take on Gilbert High for our Homecoming game! We will have a tailgate before the game in the parking lot with food, music, and fun. Tickets for the game can be purchased at GoFan.co