Warrior News

A Weekly Newsletter for Warrior Families and Students

April 12, 2019

Dear Warrior Students & Families,

Today brought a powerful reminder of the importance of community and the impact of social media. In case you have not had the chance to view it, here is the message that was shared earlier today via Infinite Campus:

This morning MHS Administration was made aware of a social media post that raised concern and needed to be immediately investigated. In partnership with the Muskego Police Department the social media post referencing a school shooting was quickly investigated. Per the investigation, Muskego Police Department deemed that our students and Warrior Community are not at risk and remain safe.


School safety is our highest priority. I am proud of how quickly our students responded and shared information with adults in our building. As unfortunate as today’s events are, it can create a powerful opportunity to reinforce some important messages with your students:


  1. If you hear something concerning, say something immediately to an adult. Muskego is a very safe place because we all work together. Any concern will always be fully investigated.


  1. Think before your post. Social Media is far more powerful than most young adults realize. What is posted is permanent and the minute you share an image electronically, it can be shared far beyond your intended audience. Additionally, you are not afforded the ability to share context or intent. Social media posts can have life altering consequences and we all need to remind our young adults the importance of appropriate language and content with our posts.


  1. As a reminder, whether a student perceives making a threat as a joke or not a big deal, making a threat on a school could result in suspension, expulsion, and/or being charged as an adult with a felony. According to State of WI statue 947.015: “Whoever intentionally conveys or causes to be conveyed any threat or false information, knowing such to be false, concerning an attempt or alleged attempt being made or to be made to destroy any property by the means of explosives is guilty of a Class 1 felony.” Thank you for taking a moment to have this discussion with your students.


Thank you for your continuous support. Muskego High School is an outstanding place because of the students and families we work with.


As you have the opportunity to process through this event with your son or daughter, please know that we are open to answering any additional questions that may arise. Additionally, if you have any suggestions, concerns, or feedback please reach out as well.


Sincerely,

Todd Irvine

Principal

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Every 24 seconds in the United States, a crash is caused by distracted driving. Enlist the help of your passengers to avoid distraction and ALWAYS speak up as a passenger if your driver is distracted!


Talk with your student about staying focused while driving and encourage them to visit the Distracted Driving Awareness table in the Cafeteria this week during their lunch hour.

Private College Week - July 8-13, 2019

With 24 colleges to choose from, the opportunities are plentiful. Tour a campus, talk to admission and financial aid advisors, meet professors, see a residence hall, eat the food, and meet current students. With special events all week, Private College Week is a great time to plan your visit. Click here for more information.

Academic Career Planning Update

On Tuesday, April 2nd all MHS students participated in our third Academic and Career Planning activity. Students had the opportunity to further discuss grit and how it pertains to their postsecondary plans. Seniors also had the chance to make videos providing valuable advice to future Warriors. We look forward to continuing the ACP journey into next year!

Preventing Youth Suicide

Student Services is presenting lessons on suicide prevention and depression to 9th-grade Health classes on 4/16. Please reference Preventing Youth Suicide resource if you have any concerns regarding your child. Please reach out to Student Services if you notice any signs or have concerns. For immediate concerns please seek help immediately.


Class of 2019 Student Graduation Speaker

New for the class of 2019, there will be an opportunity for any student to compete to present Address to the Class at our graduation ceremony. Any current senior interested in competing must sign up with Mr. Irvine by May 1st. Interested students will then present their 3-5 minute speech to a selection panel on Friday, May 3rd. The student selected by the committee will be notified on Monday, May 6th

Muskego Power

This course is designed for students who want to improve muscular strength, endurance levels, and/or the ability to compete in areas that require physical and mental excellence. The program will include instruction in muscular strength, endurance training, flexibility, speed development, and cardiovascular endurance. Other concepts covered include learning to compete, working as part of a team, and achieving success, all while having a great attitude.


PROGRAMMING LEVEL

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM GRADES 9-12

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM GRADES 7-8

Course Dates: June 17- July 26 (No classes on Fourth of July)

Cost: $10


Smartphone Time and Teens

Time magazine recently published this article on Smartphones and Mental Health in Teens

Best Buddies Friendship Walk

Best Buddies is a student run organization that pairs students with intellectual and developmental disabilities with their peers in order to establish mutually beneficial friendships. This event is a great way to fundraise support for the Best Buddies Chapters at the high school.


Click HERE for more information or visit HERE to donate or register to walk!


When: May 4th at 9:00am

Where: Manpower Group in Milwaukee

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This past Saturday the MHS Forensics team competed at the WFCA State Forensics tournament in DeForest. Over 1000 students competed in a wide variety of acting and speech categories. CONGRATS to Humza Siddiqi for earning a Semi-Finalist Medal in Extemporaneous Speech! Next, 15 team members will compete and wrap up the season at the WHSFA State Tournament in Madison this coming Saturday! Good Luck Speech Warriors!


The following AP Psych students are competing in the 2nd Annual Muskego High School Psych Bowl Competition this Sunday. Good Luck to Nicole Doerr, Kate Sperka, Anoushka Prasad, Olivia Hauboldt, Nicole Walechka, Ross Baldwin, Jenni Rowe, Mohammad Mirzaei, Lizzy Brandes!


Congratulations to the FBLA students for their participation at the State Leadership Conference and congratulations to those advancing to Nationals.


Congratulations to our Spring athletes and here's to a great season!