Warrior News

A Weekly Newsletter for Warrior Families and Students

October 23, 2020

What an action packed and exciting week here at MHS! Our chemistry classrooms were flooded with a wave of students in tie dyed apparel to honor Avagadro’s number. Of course they did because who doesn’t want to celebrate the number of units in one mole of any substance? This is just one example of the countless ways our students demonstrate their incredible commitment to learning and growing. It is so awesome to have a school culture where students take such pride in their learning.


Please be sure to keep watching and cheering on all of our Warriors in action. After having our first ever individual state champion in girls tennis, our entire team will battle tomorrow in an effort to win our first ever girls tennis team state championship. Additionally, good luck to all of our other fall sports teams in action who continue on their own paths to earning the right to compete for State Championships; boys and girls cross country, boys soccer, girls swimming and diving, and boys and girls volleyball.


Lastly, please take some time this weekend and watch our first ever virtually produced MHS Choir concert. These students have worked incredibly hard and we are excited for their opportunity to showcase their amazing talents. BRAVO to these amazing Warriors!

The concert can be viewed via this youtube link:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcoEZ-IJ490hCNUxHSI14zyHeX1zOZssL


Thank you for your continued support and partnership.


Have an awesome weekend and GO WARRIORS!

Todd Irvine

Principal

Think Pink Day October 26, 2020, Breast Cancer Awareness

FBLA is Hosting a Crayon Drive

Hello Warriors! November 2nd to November 13th FBLA will be hosting a crayon drive. Boxes and bins can be found throughout the school, where you can drop off your old crayons. These crayons will be donated to The Crayon Incentive. This organization takes old crayons to recycle and gives them to children in hospitals. Make sure to bring old crayons to donate!


To learn more about The Crayon Initiative to learn more click here.


I also have a link to The Crayon Initiative's promotional video that you can include if you like. This is the link: The Crayon Initiative Story I was wondering if this could be in your newsletter until the drive ends. Then on the last day, November 13th, we can let everyone know how much we were able to collect. If you want to edit or make any changes feel free and let me know if you have any questions.

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COLLEGE GOAL WISCONSIN

College Goal Wisconsin helps students put their hands on money for college by accessing federal and state financial aid. The statewide program is designed to assist students and families in the timely completion of their Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). College Goal Wisconsin will take place virtually on the following dates:

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Wednesday, November 4 and 11, 2020

ALL EVENTS START PROMPTLY AT 6 P.M.


The agenda for the evening:

5:50-6:00 p.m. Log in to the FAFSA completion event

6:00 p.m. The FAFSA completion event begins with a short presentation on tips to complete the FAFSA

6:30 p.m. Families can ask questions and receive individual assistance to complete the FAFSA

Click here to register for an event

After you register you will be emailed a link and instructions the day of the event to connect to the Zoom meeting.

Students should attend the virtual FAFSA completion event with a parent or guardian if possible. If a parent can’t attend, the student can attend on their own. Please have the following specific materials available that evening to complete the FAFSA. Independent students should bring their own income and asset information.

Planning for Post-Secondary Options Virtual Event

On Wednesday, November 11th, MHS will be hosting a Planning for Post-Secondary Options virtual event. This event and information are intended for current junior students and their guardians. Our senior students and guardians are invited to attend the event as well. The virtual event will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. Students and families will learn about the post-secondary planning process. This is an excellent opportunity to gain insight on how to best plan and organize the college application process and explore post-secondary options. We will have Admission Representatives from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Carroll University, Waukesha County Technical College, and MHS’s Jim Michlig to detail our CONNECT Academy and Internship opportunities. To receive a link to the virtual event, please complete the registration that will be emailed the week of November 2nd.


ACT

The ACT is postponing the section-only testing that was planned to start this September in order to increase testing capacity for those who need to take the full ACT test. At this time, ACT is planning for section retesting to be available later in 2021 but will continue to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 on test center capacity to prioritize safe and equitable access to testing.

Please see dates below. Registration deadlines are well in advance of the test date: Register Here

PLEASE NOTE: All juniors will take the ACT during the school day on March 9th. Students will register at school as a group. There is no cost to take the ACT on this date.

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Getting into the Trades: Youth Career Cluster Chats

WRTP│BIG STEP is offering virtual sessions called Getting into the Trades: Youth Career Cluster Chats. These sessions will highlight the various construction skilled trades pathways and what is required for an apprenticeship in these crafts.

Each session will feature an overview of the identified trades with a chance to hear from representatives working in the industry. We encourage students to sign up for as many or as few sessions that interest them. They can register to receive a recording if the time doesn’t work with their school schedule to attend “live.” The Zoom registration link can be found through the below links or by going to wrtp.org/events.


Click links below to register for the sessions or access a recording of the sessions.

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Congratulations MHS Warriors Tennis

MHS Science Club

On Thursday, the MHS Science Club braved the cold and the rain to harvest nearly 20 pounds of native prairie seed at Engel Conservation Area! Afterward, members enjoyed carving some pumpkins!

MHS Athletic Teams Rank #1

October is Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose. Bullying can also take place through technology, known as cyberbullying. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles (https://youth.gov/feature-article/national-bullying-prevention-month).


What should your child do if they feel they are being bullied?

1. Tell the aggressor to stop.

2. Tell an adult about the situation.


Bullying that occurs at school can be reported to any adult in the building. It can be reported anonymously through a note or in person. It can also be reported through email, social media apps or to the following numbers:


Crime Stoppers of Waukesha County

App is P3

1-888-441-5505

Speak Up Speak Out Wisconsin

App is SUSO

1-800-697-8761

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When and How to Notify MNS About COVID-19

PLEASE NOTIFY MNS IF ANY STUDENT OR STAFF MEMBER EXPERIENCES THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS OR STATUS USING THIS FORM.

THIS FORM MAY BE USED BY ANY FAMILY MEMBER, STAFF MEMBER, OR STUDENT.


COVID-19 Symptom or Status Notification

MNS Events Spectators Information

Please review this Letter