Panther PRESS

Weekly News & Information for Panther Families

Week of September 25, 2023

A message from Dr. Rodgers

Hey Panthers! 🐾

Last night's football game was an extraordinary showcase of Panther pride and unity, as our students came together with class and school spirit that define the #MHSmomentum. Not only did the Panthers shine on the field, but our band, cheerleaders, flag runners, pantherettes, and student section exemplified sportsmanship, respect, and unwavering support. Our student section was full of spirit and did so with true class!! Check out the pictures below of our theater and choir students who stayed late after the game to pick up ALL of the trash on the Home Side of the stadium! We applaud our dedicated coaches, supportive parents, and our entire student body for creating an environment where excellence, class, and unity thrive. Let's carry this spirit forward, making every day a testament to the characteristics that make us proud Panthers!

Go 2 and Go Panthers!

Amanda Rodgers, Midlothian High School Principal

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Capturing Kids Hearts Family Newsletter

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Student Council Dress Up Days

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Get your Yearbook!!

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Upcoming Events and Activities

Friday, September 22nd: Volleyball vs. Burleson Centennial

Friday, September 22nd: Cross Country Meet

Saturday, September 23rd: Tennis vs Tyler Legacy @ Wills Point High School

Saturday, September 23rd: MHS Swim in LD Bell/Heritage @ TCC NE Campus

Tuesday, September 26th: Volleyball vs. Heritage @ MHS

Tuesday, September 26th: Tennis vs. Burleson @ MHS

Wednesday, September 27th: Picture Day (THIS IS A CHANGE FROM 9/29/23)

Wednesday, September 27th: Ag Heart of Texas Livestock Show

Thursday, September 28th: Freshman and JV Football

Thursday, September 28th: Senior Meeting @ MHS @ 5:30pm followed by Scholarship Night

Friday, September 29th: "Wrangle the Roos" Spirit Day

Friday, September 29th: Varsity Football @ Killeen

Friday, September 29th: Volleyball @ Mansfield Summit

Friday, September 29th: Cross Country Meet

Saturday, September 30th: Tennis vs. Ennis @ Ennis

Saturday, September 30th: MHS Swim @ Arlington ISD Athletics Department

Wednesday, October 4th: Homecoming Parade

Friday, October 6th: Homecoming Football Game vs. Granbury

Saturday, October 7th: Homecoming Dance

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Information from the Counselors

Attention Students: Please accept the Counseling Canvas Course. If you need an invitation resent, please email

Attention Dual Credit Students: Mrs. Rollinson will be here at MHS this week to advise upper-level Dual Credit students.

Attention Senior Parents: Counselors will be holding a Senior Parent meeting on Thursday, September 28th to discuss valuable information for their senior year and planning for life after high school. Please see the flyer below.

Seniors: Counselors will be coming to your history classes this week to discuss important topics for senior year and planning for life after school. Please check your email consistently throughout this school year and be sure to pay particular attention when the counseling team sends you information. Counselors will be verifying your credits and sending you communication this fall about your remaining requirements for graduation. Please pay attention to any requests the counselors may have.

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College and Career Center

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Monthly Celebrations and Recognitions

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Senior Project Graduation

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MISD Athletics

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For more information on the clear bag policy, as well as prohibited items, please visit the MISD Athletics website.


MHS Student and Parent Resource Site

THEPanther is the Student and Parent Resource Site for all things MHS! It is a one-stop shop for all links and resources to help navigate MHS. If there is something in particular that you would like to see added to the site, please partner with one of the campus administrators.
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How to Create a Parent Observer Account in Canvas

23-24 Bell Schedule

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If your child is going to be out all day, coming to school late or leaving early, please email the attendance clerk. You may also email any doctor notes to them.

When a student checks out with attendance and then returns to school at a later time, that student will need to check back in through the attendance office before resuming their normal schedule.

Students cannot be released by a phone call.

Email or call the Attendance Clerks for any assistance needed!

Last Name A- La = and 469-856-5123

Last Name Le - Z = and 469-856-5122


It is imperative that students are in class on time for each period throughout the school day. In order to receive credit for the class, students must be in attendance for 90% of the class period. If a student is late more than 10 minutes to class, the tardy will change to an absence for that class period.

At MHS we will be using a consistent system to monitor, address, and communicate tardies to parents/guardians.

When the tardy bell rings, teachers will shut their doors and they will be locked for the instructional block. If a student is tardy (10 minutes or less), they will:

  • Go to the nearest Tardy Kiosk located in their hallway.
  • The student will scan their Student ID and a tardy slip will be printed.
  • On the printed slip, it will notify the student of the number of tardies they have received and issue a consequence If needed (determined by the matrix listed below).
  • The parent/guardian will receive an email and text (optional) notifying them of the tardy and the assigned consequence.

The Tardy Matrix is listed below with details regarding the Disciplinary action taken for tardy accumulations. This will be the primary source of communication from MHS regarding tardies.

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Remember it is mandatory for students to wear their ID on all MISD campuses. If they forget their ID, they will need to get a temporary ID for the day ($1). If they lose their permanent ID, they can purchase a new one for $3. Holders and Lanyards are each $1. We will not issue a new ID Badge without payment.

Dress Code

Thank you for your support as we continue to enforce the MISD Dress Code and ID requirements on campus. The vast majority of our students are in compliance and we are very appreciative!

Common dress code infractions we continue to see are rips in jeans that were higher than fingertip length and crop tops. These are in violation of the MISD Dress Code.

Students are expected to follow the MISD Dress Code linked below:

If a student is found to be out of dress code, they will be sent to their Assistant Principal (AP). If the student can correct the issue, they will be allowed to return to class. If the issue cannot be corrected, disciplinary action will be taken.

If a student is late to class because they are out of dress code and are trying to correct the issue, they will be counted tardy.


All students & staff members need a parking pass to park on MISD property. See Brett Ratzlaff to purchase a parking pass. Student parking passes are $45.00. Citations for not having a parking pass will start on Monday, August 21st.

Reminder: Food Deliveries Not Accepted

As a reminder: Students are not permitted to have food delivered by third-party vendors or services (Ex: UberEats, DoorDash, Chick-fil-A Delivery, Papa Johns).

We only permit students to have food delivered by a parent or guardian reflected on their Skyward account. Parents or guardians can only bring food for their student(s).

Thank you for your cooperation!

Student Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Student safety is our top priority!

Please take a few moments to view the maps below which show the drop-off and pick-up locations/routes for the 2023-2024 school year. Please pay particular attention to the entrance and exits for each parking lot.

AM Drop-off

Students can be dropped off in the North and South Parking Lot in the morning. They will enter the building through either Door 29 (Cafeteria) or Door 37 (Auditorium).

If a student arrives after 8:30 am and does not drive, they should enter at Door 1/Main Entrance.

If a student arrives after 8:30 am and they drive themselves, they should enter at Door 37.

PM Pick-up

Students can be picked up after school in the North Parking Lot or the Front Drive/Rotunda area only. There is no student pick-up in the South Parking Lot.

Thank you for your help in keeping our campus safe and efficient!

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MISD Visitor Procedures

MISD Visitor Procedures

MISD prioritizes the safety and security of our staff and students. We ask our MISD visitors to help us in the effort to keep kids as safe as possible. MISD appreciates your patience as we follow these procedures. To learn more about campus security and visitor guidelines, visit

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Free & Reduced Priced Lunches

Does your student qualify for free or reduced price lunches? If so, please visit the link below to complete the application so your student can receive this assistance this school year.

Additionally, there are other benefits that students can receive if they are part of this program including SAT fee waivers, college application fee waivers or assistance, and more!

Questions? Comments?

If there is anything you would like to see in the newsletter that you do not, please let us know!