Panther Newsletter

Daily info for our students and parents 5/27/2020

MHS Daily News and Updates

Please review this letter regarding the pick up of student belongings and the return of school owned property on June 3rd and 4th for students in grades 9-11. Seniors, please ready your graduation document from Mr. Gates for info on your pick up.


SAT UPDATE: College Board has released updated information regarding SAT tests scheduled for June and plans for future testing. Please visit https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates to read the full press release.

Senior Promenade

Please see this PDF for information on the Senior Promenade. There are a lot of details here and even a place for adult volunteers (that don't have current seniors).

Shattered Dreams

Shattered Dreams 2020

Juniors & Parents - Senior Portrait Info

Dear Class of 2021 Seniors and Parents,

It may not seem like it, but it is time to schedule your MISD Official Yearbook Senior Portraits. Ivey Photography is now the official senior portrait photographer for Heritage and Midlothian High Schools. The photos that appear in the yearbook and the official cap & gown photos are taken at Ivey Studio in Midlothian. Portrait sessions begin June 1 and are available Tuesday-Saturday all summer long.

http://iveystudio.com/misd-senior-portraits-2021/

We know the school year for 20-21 has some uncertainty. But we also have seen first hand how important a professional senior portrait can become. Just when you think everything is in front of you, something like COVID-19 takes away the time we took for granted. Suddenly, things we put off for later never happen. Things we wanted to have done, never became a reality. We are honored to create one of the most important portraits of your life. We do not take the responsibility lightly and you are not "just another picture" at Ivey Photography. Midlothian is home to us and we look forward to creating a wonderful experience for you.

Please take a look at the session options we have created and book your session today.

http://iveystudio.com/misd-senior-portraits-2021/

Chris, Brittany, and Nolan

Ivey Photography

http://iveystudio.com/misd-senior-portraits-2021/

972-723-2464

District Daily News


Colleges and universities are hosting a virtual visit series. For the schedule, click: Virtual College Series


Athletic Physicals Information for incoming 6th-12 grade students 2020-21 school year: Due to COVID-19, incoming 7th-12th grade students for Midlothian ISD for the 2020-21 school year will have many changes regarding athletic paperwork and online electronic forms. For more information regarding athletic physicals for the district, please click here. For Spanish click here


ACT Testing Update: ACT released information regarding summer testing dates, fall testing dates, and remote proctoring options for Fall 2020. To see the full press release, visit the ACT Newsroom.


AP Students and Parents, new information has been released from College Board regarding AP Exams. Please review this Exam Day Checklist and Explainer Videos. On May 4th, your child will be able to practice exam submissions through an exam demo. Next week, the AP Review sessions will focus on the exam day experience and sample questions. 48 hours prior to exams, your student will receive an email with their exam ticket. Be sure you check what time the exam starts in our time zone. For more resources, visit the College Board Coronavirus page for the most up to date information.



Please read this letter regarding the semester 2 grade calculations for the 19-20 school year.

GPA and Grading Letter


Please see the information provided regarding AP exams.

AP Exam Letter for Parents


Mentor's Care Podcast

The Mentors Care Podcast posted yesterday hosted by Dena Petty, Mentors Care founder and executive director. Development Coordinator Summer Backstrom co-hosts the podcast alongside Petty.


From College Board: College Board released a new testing date for Saturday, September 26, 2020. This date will be for the SAT only with no SAT Subject Tests™ available. Sunday testing for religious reasons will be on September 27. Registration for the 2020-21 SAT administrations will open the week of May 26.


  • June registrants will be able to transfer their seat to a 2020-21 administration.

  • All other students in the high school class of 2021 who don't have SAT scores will also have early access to register for the August, September, and October administrations. This includes students who had registered for March or May and had their registrations canceled and refunded.


Princeton Review

During this time, Princeton Review has provided students and families more than 60 videos addressing college admissions and test preparation for college entrance exams. The Princeton Review is a great resource as students begin to transition to college. The video topics include:

  • How Are Colleges Handling SAT, ACT and AP Exam Changes

  • What About Cheating on the At-Home AP Exams

  • 8 Things You Need to Know About Taking At-Home AP Exams

  • 3 Things You Need to Know About College Admissions Right Now

  • Social Media and College Admissions

  • General Study and Test Prep Strategies

Additionally, here is the link to the college readiness videos:

https://pardot.princetonreview.com/k12/video-library


Social Emotional Needs

While we prioritize continued academic learning, we also recognize students need emotional support in the coming days and weeks. If your child is, or knows a friend who needs help you can report it anonymously on the District Crisis Link - Please use this as a way to report the following: bullying, personal safety, (If you think this person is in immediate danger please call 9-1-1 immediately), threats against others, or harassment or inappropriate behavior from a staff member/teacher


Additionally, if you or someone you know is in crisis and needs assistance due to emotional distress, suicidal ideation, or is in need of a safe place to talk, please call one of these 24/7 confidential crisis hotlines or visit their websites for more detailed information.

1-800-273-TALK https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1-866-488-7386 The Trevor Lifeline


Crisis Text Line Text “START” to 741-741


Parent & Student Support Hotline

To continue providing at-home support for your student’s instructional needs, technology support or for other questions, please call the MISD parent support hotline at 469-300-4849. Our staff is available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. If the district is experiencing high call volume or its after hours, please leave a voicemail and your call will be answered as quickly as possible. For calls that occur after hours or on the weekend, calls will be returned the following business day.

TSI Testing

We are working on the process of this registration and we should have more information by middle of next week.
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At-Home Learning

Link to MISD At Home Learning Website


  • Set Up Your Canvas Parent Observer Account
Click on this link for instructions on setting up your parent canvas account


  • Digital Library Resources

Our library digital resources are available 24/7! Visit our website or contact the school librarian (julie_post@misd.gs) for more information.

Research Apps & Databases LINK

Sora Ebooks & Audiobooks LINK

Audiobook Sync - free weekly audiobooks LINK

Senior Transcript Request

Follow Us on Twitter

MISD - @MidlothianISD


MHS - @MHSpanthers


StuCo - @midlothianstuco


Media - @midlomedia

Updates in Special Education

The district has put together some important information for parents regarding Special Education. There is a lot of great information here for all parents. Please click the image to enlarge and read.
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