Warrior News

A Weekly Newsletter for Warrior Families and Students

May 15, 2020

Hey Warrior Nation,

We have received many questions regarding the implications of the Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday that struck down the stay-at-home order. While restrictions on businesses and gatherings have been lifted for the time being, the ruling does not affect current school closures in the state. We continue to consult with the Waukesha Department of Health regarding how the ruling may affect other district programming and events in the future. We will keep you posted as we receive updated information.

These are challenging times for everyone for countless different reasons. However, it is in times like these that I continue to be inspired by our Warrior community and its’ response to adversity. These are times when our true character can shine.

Groups like our WarriorBots worked countless hours for months and months--fundraising, designing, building, and working to be prepared to compete in state and national competitions--only to have all of it canceled by this pandemic. Yet, like Warriors do, they bounced back. Rather than dwelling on what was lost, they focused their energies on how they could help. The team shifted its focus to designing and crafting ear saving devices that work with face masks to help out our front line responders. To date, they have created and donated over 800 of these devices to local police, fire, and health care providers. We should all be proud of our Warriors leading and serving the community around them.

The spirit of the Muskego Warriors is strong. It’s the countless number of students who have volunteered to serve as peer tutors to help fellow classmates who have struggled with the transition to virtual learning. It’s the students and families who continue to find ways to serve our community and classmates through food donations and providing child care. It’s the people who have created and shared positive and uplifting videos. It’s the people who take the time to make a call to a relative, a friend, or a classmate just to check on them and lift up their spirits. It’s the Warriors who continue to spread kindness through painted rocks, random sidewalk chalk art, and simple, kind emails.

It is all of these actions and more that remind me that we are not defined by the adversity, missed opportunities, and challenges we face. We are defined by how we respond to them. It is for this reason that I am once again incredibly proud to be a part of the Warrior community. It is indeed a great day to be a WARRIOR.

Warrior Nation, stay strong, stay positive, and continue to show the world what it means to be a Warrior. These are challenging times but we will get through them together. We are Muskego Strong and WE ARE WARRIORS.

Take care, stay healthy, and stay MUSKEGO STRONG,

Todd Irvine

Hallway Locker Pickup May 29

Items from students hallway locker will be available for curbside pickup on May 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. all locker contents have been transferred to a plastic bag and labeled with the student's name. If your student chose to house items in a friend's locker, you will need to contact the friend to reclaim those items.

1) Please enter the parking lot from Racine Ave and follow the traffic flow to the Salentine Gym Doors 17 & 18. Map HERE

2)Please have a sign with the student's full name, in large, dark lettering, in the car window.

3) Staff will bring the bag to your vehicle.

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Commencement Ceremony

  • Here is our current plan for our Class of 2020 commencement and celebration activities. We continue to monitor many factors and are prepared to make adjustments if the opportunity arises.

Scholarship Recognition

Seniors who are receiving any athletic, academic, music, leadership, etc. scholarships from colleges, or scholarships from community organizations, parent's employers, and other donors are encouraged to submit a Scholarship Awards Form found here by Tuesday, May 19th. The scholarship information collected from this form will be included in the commencement program. Please contact your student's school counselor if you have any questions.

Senior Class Address

Hey Seniors! Only one week left in our competition! Do you have a great message that you would like to share with your classmates at our graduation ceremony? If so, consider joining in the Class of 2020 Class Address speaker competition. Any interested student will need to submit a video of their 3-5 minute speech to Mr. Irvine by noon on May 22nd. These video’s will be scored by a panel of MHS staff and the winner will deliver their speech as part of our commencement ceremony. Additional instructions can be found here. If you have any questions please email Mr. Irvine.

Warrior Senior Spotlight

MHS School Counselors are continuing to highlight our awesome seniors on Twitter. We want all post-secondary plans to be represented and celebrated! Several emails were sent out to the Class of 2020, but we also encourage you to remind students to sign up for a specific date through the link Warrior Senior Spotlight. And please follow us @MHSStuServices

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Muskego High School Forensics

This past week the MHS Forensics Team competed in the WHSFA Online Speech Competition!

Earning "Exceptional Performance" (Top Honor) and Large Gold Medals:

  • Ellie Catania
  • Ellie Shelton
  • Lucia Rutkowski
  • Tori Mazurkiewicz
  • Sydney Prunuske
  • Lauren Maher
  • Rebecca Hebert
  • Kate Olson
  • Sabrina Hebert

Earning "Distinctive Performance" and Gold Medals:

  • Lawrence Hapeman
  • Kiya Wadsworth
  • Isabella Parr
  • Jezaray Ganas
  • Ben Williams
  • Ana Maupin
  • Leksy Hansen
  • Liz Lintonen
  • Emma Dietzler
  • Ava Keller
  • Tori Burany
  • Trinity Slavik

Earning "Admirable Performance" and Silver Medals:

  • Braden Sardina
  • Zoe Zillgitt

Plus the following 3 students had PERFECT SCORES:

  • Ellie Shelton
  • Sydney Prunuske
  • Rebecca Hebert!

Round 3 of the WFCA State Tournament concluded earlier Thursday.

The following students have now advanced to Semi-Finals!

  • Trinity Slavik
  • Ellie Catania
  • Ellie Shelton
  • Rebecca Hebert
  • Lauren Maher
  • Sydney Prunuske

This is the MOST students we're had advance to Semi-Finals in the past several years!!!!

Great job and Good luck to all of our Speech Warriors!

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Parent Resources

Make sure to review the Parent FAQ document frequently where you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions during this time. Updates will be highlighted in blue throughout the upcoming weeks. Along with the Parent FAQ document, our student services staff have created a presentation to provide resources on how to help your children cope with mental health. You will find fact sheets as well as age-specific information in the presentation.

District Lunch

Please remember to order early so we can prepare the correct amount of food.

Lunch order form 5/18/20

Bulk a la Carte Pickup 5/21/20

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or special accommodations!

Chrissy Koerner
Food Service Director
262-971-1790 x4522