Warrior News

A Weekly Newsletter for Warrior Families and Students

May 1, 2020

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Hey Warrior Nation,


Who else is excited for this beautiful, sunny Friday and the first day of May! I think we had our fair share of April showers. Now, it's time to get to the May flowers. Who doesn’t love May flowers, right? Something about the brilliant colors and fresh scents that spark an air of hope and better days ahead.


Though we may have to wait a bit yet to see full bloom, don’t underestimate your ability to brighten the world and create a huge ripple of renewed hope. Please consider taking some time this weekend to pick up your phone and connect with a friend or family member you haven’t spoken to in a while. I think it is safe to say that all of us are struggling in some way shape or form with the challenges of COVID-19. A positive call to someone you care about can make a positive impact.


Along those same lines, next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. If a teacher has made a positive impact in your life or the life of your student, please consider sending them a positive message. I can promise you that messages of this nature mean more to the heart of an educator than you could ever imagine.


One final request. Our survey on virtual learning is being shared in this newsletter and via Infinite Campus today. All students will also receive the survey in an email. Please take a few minutes of your time and let us know how things are going. Your feedback and the feedback from our students will be extremely helpful to us as we plan to make these remaining weeks the best they can be for all involved.


Stay strong Warrior Nation! Be the sunshine and make some flowers! WE GOT THIS!


Todd Irvine

Virtual Learning Survey

Hello Warrior Families! We are several weeks into our virtual format and we are interested in collecting your perspective on how distance learning is going so far. Our main goal is to ensure that great learning continues to happen and that we are supporting our student’s social-emotional needs. Your participation in this brief SURVEY will help to guide our next steps in our continuous improvement process. Thank you for your time and feedback.

Student's Personal Item Pickup Schedules

Compliance with Governor Evers orders regarding school closures for the remainder of the 2019-20 year has created the opportunity for our custodial crew to begin early cleaning and work within Muskego High School. As a result, all items belonging to students, including locker contents, will be available on the following date below.


If you are sick, please do not attend pickup events.


Gym Lockers: Available for in building pickup on May 8. Sign up here. Students who have belongings in a locker room will need to know their locker combination and the location of the locker. 10 students will be allowed in the building at a time. Salentine Locker Room enter Door 19. North Gym Locker Room enter Door 10. Students are expected to follow social distancing guidelines, should only enter the locker room, and should refrain from visiting other areas in the building. Locks will be cut off lockers that are not cleaned out and the contents will be donated.


Hallway Lockers: Available for curbside pickup on May 28 and May 29. All locker contents will be 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.

Sign Up Sheet Coming Soon!

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Class of 2020 Speaker Competition

Hey Seniors! Do you have a great message that you would like to share with your classmates at our graduation ceremony? If so, consider joining 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. 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


Cap and Gown Pick-up

DATE: May 5, 2020

TIME: 1:00-4:00 PM

WHERE: CAFETERIA DOORS - DOOR 16

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ACT Update

As CDC and local guidelines for safety allow, ACT will offer its June and July national test dates as scheduled and will additionally provide makeup test dates for June and July. The makeup test date for the June 13 national test date will be June 20, and the makeup test date for the July 18 test date will be July 25. Students may also make free test date changes from the June to the July national test date.


In addition to the three previously planned fall test dates on September 12, October 24 and December 12, ACT will also offer a remote proctoring option for the ACT test in late fall/early winter 2020, allowing students to take the test at their home on a computer. ACT will launch the test-at-home option as part of its national testing program. Fee waivers are available through your school counselor, if needed.


Please note: Students interested in taking the June ACT test need to register by May 8 at www.act.org

AP Update

Please see important AP testing information found HERE in the 2020 AP Testing Guide. It is important you review the information prior to exam day as it includes information regarding preparation for the AP exam, the AP exam e-ticket, understanding the test day experience, information on exam scores, and ensuring students do not encounter any technical difficulties.

Information from Student Services

May is Mental Health Awareness month and our Student Services team will communicate with students through videos, messages of support, and resources to help support students virtually during this time. We understand that isolation can increase feelings of sadness and anxiety and would like to remind students that we are still available to “Meet” and support them. Please reach out to any of our team members if you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s mental health. Our team can also provide resources for therapists in the community that can meet virtually. Stay well, safe, and we look forward to seeing our students in-person next school year!


This message will be sent to all students as well as the video with Michael Phelps discusses how he overcame his suicidal thoughts and his coping strategies.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and your Student Services team would like to remind you of the importance of seeking help if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or experience suicidal thoughts. 17% of adolescents struggle with a mental health condition (NAMI.org). During these times of social isolation, it is important to utilize the resources available to you. Your Student Services team is available through email, phone, or Google Hangout. Remember now more than ever that you are not alone and we are together in this. #onewarrior.


Every week for the month of May your Student Services team will send you a video, message, or tip to inspire and remind you that there is hope as we navigate these challenging times together.


Michael Phelps video

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Wisconsin State Honors Choir for 2020

Muskego has 7 students who have earned membership in the

Wisconsin School Music Association

Congratulations!

Jared Gibson (10)

Lawrence Hapeman (11)

Megan Lambrecht-Scasny (11)

Cayman Alatalo (10)

Amelia Milton (10)

Anna Milton (10)

Isabella Parr (11)

FBLA Achievement

Congratulations Faith Kierzek on achieving the Business Achievement Award - American Level!
Congratulations to Betsy Kirsop for being the SECOND student in MHS history to be selected for one of the twenty statewide scholarships from The Wisconsin Association of Cheer and Pom Coaches!
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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.

School Lunch Update

Food Service Update Week of May 4

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


Lunch order form week of 5/4

Bulk a la carte sales pickup 5/7


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


Chrissy Koerner
Food Service Director
chrissy.koerner@muskegonorway.org
262-971-1790 x4522