Rougher Roundup Parent Edition

3 Houses - 1 Rougher Family (October 2020 Edition)

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Note from the Principal

Dear Rougher families,


It is a great day to be a Rougher. I am so pleased with what I get to witness each day at MHS. Students and staff are really starting to settle into the routine of school again. We are so proud of our students and their efforts to make adjustments in the new ways of doing school, while tackling many unforeseen challenges. Wearing masks, social distancing and hand sanitizer are part of everyday life for our students. Though we continue to deal with positive cases of Covid-19, the determination of staff to make school as safe and normal as possible is to be applauded.


We are quite pleased at the academic progress inside our classrooms. Teachers are setting high expectations for students, just as they would in any other year. We’ve heard our students comment on how much they appreciate the standards that are being set in class. One student recently told another “If it was easy, we wouldn’t be learning anything.” Such a wise statement from a teenager.


Please help your students prepare for the upcoming Virtual Week that will take place October 12-14. Teachers will be available to assist students during this time of distance learning, though some staff will also be participating in professional development. I am confident that, through practice, we will see improvement in this aspect of school, just as we have seen elsewhere this year.


Thank you for your continued patience and support as MHS strives to create a positive learning environment for all students.



Mickey Replogle

Muskogee High School Principal

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Keeping Tradition Alive

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Superintendent's Advisory Council Application Open Now

Shared leadership is a hallmark of a great school district. Dr. Mendenhall has made it a priority to connect with students all over the district. As a means to further systemize student leadership, the application for the Superintendent's Advisory Council is open now. The application will be open until October 16th. Students will be notified of their acceptance by October 20th. The first meeting will be at lunch on October 27th.
Apply Now

Click here to begin the application process.

Student Elections Happening Soon

Remind students to check google classroom for information about elections. Deadlines will be approaching the 2nd week of October so be on the lookout.
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Make a Difference! JOIN PTSA

Hello Muskogee High School Parents:



The Muskogee High School - Parent Teacher Student Association is up and going for the 2020-2021 school year. We hope that you plan to renew this year and engage in our fundraising efforts that enable us to continue to support the students, teachers/staff and parents of Muskogee High School.



Click the photo of our brochure to see a brochure with a snapshot of our 2020-2021 school year membership announcements, meeting dates, organizational goals, student/teacher support and outreach, as well as updates about purchasing MPS logo rougher wear.

A solid plan is in place to support Muskogee High School students, parents and educators. Modifications to the plan have been considered with the addition of new administration/staff, school student/teacher safety and the ability to keep our activities simple, fun and effective.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any one of the PTSA officers listed if you have questions.


If you have already renewed your membership to the Muskogee High School PTSA for the upcoming school year – THANK YOU for your continued support!


Note that in the attached brochure is the next member meeting date that has been set for Tuesday, November 17th 2020 beginning at 4:30pm. The format will be Google Meets virtual platform, this will make it very convenient for all members to join in through their phone, computer, chromebook, tablet etc. Details about how to join this virtual meeting will be sent out at a later time closer to the meeting date.



ROUGHER STORE UPDATES!


The MHS PTSA will continue the sale of MPS logo goods and spirit wear at a booth inside Hattie’s House on South Main Street. This includes the replenishment of the logo R.O.U.G.H.E.R. t-shirt and an addition of a new matching face buff, as well as many other clothing items, blankets, collapsible coolers etc. Go take a look…proceeds from the sale of these goods go towards the PTSA programs/activities that help support the school!


Questions, comments, to serve on a committee or assist with an upcoming project, please reach out to Kristy Newell, MHS PTSA President at (918)348-8010 or email mhs.ptsa@roughers.net.



Keep in touch with MHS PTSA - LIKE & SHARE our Facebook page or FOLLOW our Instagram, here are the links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Muskogee-High-School-PTSA-156055571081346/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/muskogeehighptsa/

Notice that your student needs to work on applying for college and FAFSA? Encourage them to join our Leadership Lunch this month with Taylor Banks.

Next Week Is College Application week and we are celebrating with college spirit week. Dress up days are


Monday-Wear your favorite college gear.

Tuesday-Wear your favorite Disney attire.

Wednesday-Wear an outfit representing your dream job.

Thursday-Wear your favorite super hero outfit.

Friday-On Friday's we wear green!


Seniors next week for you is college app week. We want you to start applying to the schools you are interested in attending. If you need an application fee waiver please email or go by and see Ms. Banks.


FAFSA Opens today. Next Tuesday Ms Banks & Mr Mabe will be at Arrowheadmall in the food court from 5:00-6:30 if you or your parents need help filling out FAFSA. They will also be assisting 8th-10th students who need to sign up for Ok Promise

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MHS Student life will be offering monthly leadership sessions to inform students of positive habits, skills, and opportunities that arise for every individual. If you (a parent) would like to present on a profession, topic, or skillset, please reach out to Mrs. Menefee at sheril.morgan@roughers.net.
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Leadership Lunch

Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 11:30am

Leadership Classroom during all three lunches

Grab lunch and join us in the leadership classroom for a mini session on relevant topic for every leader and their future.

HOUSE COMPETITION ALERT

The House with the highest percentage of parents and teachers joining PTSA will get 100 House points toward the ROAD Royalty cup! House Reverentia has won the opportunity to be the DJ of the cafeteria the first full week in October with the highest attendance rate. As of right now, House Tempus is leading the hunt for the ROAD Royalty Cup, but don't count Invictus House and House Reverentia out. The next opportunity to earn points is during College Spirit Week, so dress up! Every day, each house will be able to earn points for dress up days. There will also be a competition for the house with the most seniors to complete FAFSA and then the most seniors to complete a college application.

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Register to Vote

If students are 18 or will be 18 on or before Nov. 3rd , they may come to the media center and register to vote during lunch or a break. Citizens MUST register to vote BEFORE October 8th in order to vote in the election November 3rd.
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Follow us on Instragram

Don't Miss a Moment

In an effort get more of our Rougher All Stars out there, we have revitalized our instagram presence. Please follow us @the_rougher_life. If you capture some great Rougher moments, tag us in them so we can share.
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Important Dates at MHS

October 1- Cross Country Meet

October 1- Softball (Senior Night) 5-6 p.m.

October 1- Volleyball @ Skiatook 6 p.m.

October 1-9th grade Football vs Sapulpa


October 2-Football @ Sand Springs


October 4-FFA showing at the Tulsa State Fair


October 5-ACT Registration Deadline

October 5-JV Football vs Sand Springs

October 5-Wear college shirt day for house points


October 6-Leadership Lunch A215 (FAFSA)

October 6-FAFSA Night at the Mall for parents 5:00-6:30

October 6- Wear your favorite disney attire for house points

October 6 Chick-Fil-A Leader Lab 3:30-6:30

October 6-Volleyball vs Owasso 6:30


October 7-Wear an outfit reflecting your career path for House Points


October 8-Volleyball vs Claremore 6 p.m.

October 8-9th Football vs Sand Springs

October 8-Dress like your favorite superhero for house points

October 9- Football vs Bartlesville (Senior Night)


October 10-Band Competition in Beggs


October 12-Football vs Putnam City (Little Roughers Night)


October 12-Virtual day (Parents use this day to meet with teachers virtually.) (House with the most parent contacts win 200 points)


October 13-14-Virtual days and professional development with the first and last hour times available for student and parent communication.


October 15-16- Fall Break


October 19-JV Football vs Broken Arrow


October 20-Choir Clinic 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.


October 22-23 Duncan Pig Sale


October 23-Football vs. Bixby (Hall of Fame)


October 26-Wear house colors for house points

October 26-JV Football @ Bixby


October 27-Wear gear to represent your favorite team for house points

October 27-Yukon Band Competition


October 28-Wear clothes representing a role in the family for house points. (See flyer above)


October 29-Wear pj's and dress comfy for house points

October 29-FFA Coronation @ 5:30

Pie Auction @ 6:30

October 29-9th Football vs Booker T. Washington


October 30-Wear Rougher Gear for house points

October 30-Football vs. Bixby (Homecoming)


October 30-Lunch and 5th-7th Homecoming Tailgate Alley

THE HOUSE WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF PARTICIPATION in College Spirit Week and Homecoming WINS 500 POINTS!!!!!!

Student Life Highlights

Muskogee High School

Muskogee High School exhibits an environment in perfect unison with Muskogee Public Schools’ mission. The Muskogee Way; Every Heart, Every Mind, Every Day! Where educators, students, parents, and the community work collaboratively to achieve the highest academic standards. MHS strives to provide a multi-faceted culture where all stakeholders are physically and emotionally safe, allowing them to achieve their maximum potential and where student success is geared to the needs of an ever-evolving global society in which they live. Through these efforts, we work continuously to create a premier learning community for the 21st century and beyond.