Wildcat Press Newsletter
Volume 3, Issue 5 ~ August 21, 2022
Hello Wildcat Pride,
First, I want to thank everyone who came out and saw all the cool things our teachers are doing at curriculum night. This week the fall season starts to get rolling as volleyball, badminton and golf all have matches.
I want to compliment our students, as they have really started to show that they are getting back in the groove of attending and participating in school. We are seeing great energy and higher rate of engagement as we begin this school year. StuCo has done an excellent job of working to build school pride. Our hope is that this will be contagious among all of our students, leading more spirit and better grades and engagement all around.
As we hit the four and a half week grade mark on Wednesday, I encourage every student and every parent to take a good look at your grades. This will be a great indication of where you are and what you need to do to improve.
Parents and students if your grades aren't where they should be I want to remind you that, it is not the grade that makes you better. It's the work you put in, the struggle you are willing to endure and grow from. Monty Williams, head coach of the Phoenix Suns has a saying "Everything worth having, everything you want is on the other side of hard." I think it is important that we remember that we are not given anything, we need to earn it. The struggle may be different for all of us, some may struggle with learning, others may struggle with hunger, others with mental health, for many of us the struggle is time and prioritizing to ensure we complete all that is necessary. I want to encourage you to not give up.
Let's have another great week,
Be PAWSitive and Go Cats!
MHS Administrative Team!
Kibbles N Bits
SOS Prevention Program
Please see the attached letter regarding our GPS SOS Prevention Program. If you do not wish for your student to to participate in the program please complete the slip below. Otherwise, we will assume your student has permission to participate.
Our Counseling team just wanted to make sure everyone was assured that if they have reached out or are intending to reach out for academic counseling needs, that they will be getting back to you as quickly as possible. Currently our team is running short staffed, and are diligently working through the email requests that have been sent to them. It may take longer then our standard 24 hour turn around, but they will get back to you.
The Cooking Up Joy Scholarship
The purpose of this unique and fun scholarship offered by Budget Branders is to help students find their passion for cooking food. We're asking students to cook a meal or dish of their choosing and take a photo. Students will send over a photo of their finished dish along with a brief description of what they cooked and why.
Who may apply: You must have a GPA 3.0 or higher
Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Link to Apply:
Game Night T-Shirts!
On Monday, August 22, StuCo will be selling Game Night T-Shirts! These shirts are always a hot item and you don’t want to miss out!
Shirts will be sold in the courtyard during lunch and the cost is $15 cash(credit/debit cards cannot be used to purchase shirts)
See you Monday!
Arizona State University on MHS Campus!
ASU will have representatives from their Teachers College in the College and Career Center on Tuesday, Aug. 23 from 11:30–12:30. Come check out what ASU has to offer!
Senior Parking Spot Painting
Saturday, August 27th Seniors will be at MHS from 7:00am to 12:00 noon to paint their parking spots! Designs have been approved ahead of time by Mrs. Brown or Mr. Swann. This is a great chance for our Seniors to show their creativity and add a small piece of their personal touch to their daily routine.
Cheer Car Wash
Saturday, August 27th, come show your support for the Mesquite High School Cheer Squad and drive off in a squeaky clean car!
Where - 7Eleven located at 785 West Elliot Road in Gilbert
When - Saturday, August 27th from 8:00am to 11:00am
Saturday, August 27th the MHS Choir will spend the day on campus doing various fun activities, getting to know each other and bonding as a unit! They will be here from 8:00am to 1:00pm having a great time and strengthening their bond as a Choir.
Clubs and Activities Fair
Thursday, September 1st will be the MHS Clubs and Activities Fair!
Come by the courtyard during lunch and learn about all the great clubs and activities MSH has to offer! AND, if you have an idea for a new club, there will be an opportunity to share that idea and and learn how to get that club started!
Scenes From Our First Pep Assembly!
Congratulations to all athletes that made it onto a Fall team. We look forward to fun and successful seasons for all of our teams. Please check out the schedule for next week and find a game or two to come out and support our athletes!
Flu Vaccination Clinic
GPS Flu Vaccination Clinics
Please visit our Health Services website on the Employee Hub for details of upcoming free vaccination clinics being held at our schools and district offices for GPS staff in September.