Principal's Paws

Week of March 1st

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2019-2020 Girls Softball

The girls had a great showing this week in the West Texas Classic. We are excited for what looks like a great season to come with a lot of Fantastic Wins.
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Girls Track

GIRLS TRACK: Both Midland High Track teams finish 3rd overall at Don Black Invitational this weekend. Up next West Texas Relays!
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DUAL CREDIT Parent Meetings:


Thursday March 19, 2020 - 6:00-7:00 pm - ATC Blankenship Hall

Tuesday April 21,2020 - 6:00-7:00 pm - ATC Blankenship Hall

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Scholarship Opportunity

If you know of any students who have active parents in the Navy or Marine or they are retired, please have them come and talk to me about applying for scholarships. There are amazing opportunities for our military students to obtain money. The deadline is March 3rd so they do have time.


The College Board partners with scholarship providers connected to the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and PSAT™ 10. Through these partners, students can access over $300 million in scholarship awards. Learn more about scholarships.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen attending post–high school, undergraduate, and career technical education programs.

The foundation is the nation's oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military families, and their mission is to provide scholarship support to every eligible child of a Marine or Navy Corpsmen. In the 2019-20 academic year alone, they awarded over $8.2 million to more than 2,360 students, and will provide a similar level of support in the 2020-21 academic year.

Their scholarships are for students currently pursuing, or planning to pursue, an undergraduate degree or career-focused program. Scholarship awards are need-based, and every eligible applicant receives a scholarship.

The scholarship application for the 2020-21 academic year opened on January 1, 2020, and will close on March 3, 2020. For more information on eligibility or to apply, visit mcsf.org/apply.

Engineering Students...Visit with Texas A&M this week...must sign up with the link below

The CCMR website is up and running. Please check it out for information etc.

Go to Midland High School

Click on Academic Planning

Click on College Career Military Readiness. There you will find everything

I will update this website weekly.

TEXAS A & M will be here on March 5th from 9:00-11:00

This is for JUNIORS AND SENIORS interested in ENGINEERING ONLY!!!! They are also seeing students already admitted. This will be held in the library or auditorium. I will let everyone know. Students need to sign up through the google doc below:

https://forms.gle/k8X1vW2cKK6rdejz7

TAFE is going to State

The Texas Association of Future Educators or TAFE is a co-curricular statewide non-profit student organization created to allow young men and women an opportunity to explore the teaching profession. The organization was established in 1984 to provide the best and brightest high school and middle school students in Texas with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions about pursuing careers in education.

TAFE is sponsored by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals

Midland High School was well represented at the State Teach Tomorrow Summit in McAllen, Texas. Six Midland High students qualified to compete at state. Congratulations to each of these young educators.

Blue Ribbon Award Winner- Abryela Romero

Blue Ribbon Award Winner- Daena Alvarez, Alexandra Felix, Keidy Baray (not pictured)

Red Ribbon Award Winner-Angela Castruita and Jorge Villa

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Drumline and WinterGuard Place at Caprock Competition

The Midland High School Winter Drumline and Winter Colorguards competed in the Caprock Colorguard Contest at Roosevelt HS on Saturday.


The Junior Varsity Winterguard placed 1st in the novice class.

The Varsity Winterguard placed 2nd in the Scholastic A class.

The Winter Drumline placed 3rd in the Regional A class.

Congratulations to all of these students for a great first show! All three groups will perform again next Saturday in Seagraves.

UIL takes 1st place

In UIL news, Olivia Archuletta placed 3rd in Calculator Applications and 4th in Number Sense in the 10th grade division. Angela Dickerson placed 3rd in Current Event and Issues Overall and 1st place in 12th Calculator Applications.
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Texas A&M Scholarship

This is an amazing scholarship opportunity for our students. This will also be on the website. So please help us promote it!


2020 Midland A&M Club Scholarship application

This is for incoming freshman in the Fall of 2020

The Scholarship is $1500.00 per semester for Four years totaling $ 12,000.00

They will award the Scholarship on April 21st at our annual Muster dinner

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MIDLAND YOUNG LEADERS CHALLENGE

Do you know a soon-to-be senior that's ready to take their leadership skills to the next level? A nomination could earn you a $150 or $100 Amazon gift card! The Midland Young Leaders Challenge is looking for the best of the Class of 2021 for a unique opportunity to hear from leaders and compete for college scholarships. The teacher, counselor, or principal who nominates the student who wins the 4-Star award will receive a $150 gift card, and whoever nominates the student who wins the speech competition will receive a $100 gift card. This could be a life-changing experience for a student on the cusp of greatness! The deadline to apply is Monday, March 30th, so encourage a student you know to apply today!

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Ready to see Midland College?

Seniors currently enrolled in Ms. Lozano or Coach Wolfle's Personal Financial Literacy classes are invited to visit the Midland College campus on Thursday, March 19th. We will sit-in on a college lecture, speak with scholarship representatives, walk the campus and enjoy a complimentary lunch. If you are interested in participating, please complete the form below from Midland College.

Interested in Visiting UT Austin?

Interested in exploring the UT Austin campus to see what they have to offer or St. Edwards University? Please complete the survey using the QR code below asap and we will contact you to let you know what is required in order to participate in this college visit. Start off your Spring Break on your future college campus! Please contact jeanette.lozano@midlandisd.net with any questions. Spaces are limited.
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Course Registration for next year

We again will be using the online program Schoolinks to have our students selected courses for next year. Below is a link to the Schoolinks site. Counselors are continuing registration with juniors this week and will begin working with the current 10th graders next week. You may go into the site now to begin the process and work with your child at home. I am also including a copy of our course card. This is a helpful guide to assist you with knowing what is offered at MHS and what elective course your child should take.

Course Registration Video

Below is a link to a video we have made to help you understand how to use our course card in conjunction with Schoolinks to register for next year.
Midland High School Registration For 2020-2021
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College Prep Courses

I really want to highlight our College Prep series of courses listed below. This next year we are adding AP research for our 10th grade students. This is a fantastic course to help students be truly prepared for their AP courses. While we are offering it to 10th graders, any student may take it. We have had Senior Seminar for two years now and this next year we will add Junior Seminar. Both of these courses will help your child navigate getting into college or the post-secondary school of their choice. It will help them apply for FAFSA, which will be a graduation requirement for current juniors and will help the apply to colleges and for scholarships. Trust me as a parent, you want your child to get this kind of help. It is a complicated process to get into college and there are all kinds of free monies available if you have the time to apply. We will do that for you by helping your child in these courses.
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What's Your Plan and Student Scheduling

This is the MISD page that will give you detailed information about what your child should be doing at each grade level from 6th grade to graduation. This information is very detailed and helpful. As you are helping your child register for courses for next year.

Apply Midland

TRANSFER REQUESTS

A reminder for all employees who are also parents: If your student is a transfer for this school year, they will need to submit a request for transfer again for the 2020-21 school year. This can be done through our new Apply Midland portal, at midlandisd.net/apply.


The application window for transfers and schools of choice begins tomorrow, January 21, and runs through February 29.

EOC Retest Scores are in Parent Portal

You may now access your students scores on the internet. This is a quick and easy process using the link below. When you click on the link, you will see the picture below and it will give you step-by-step directions to access your child's scores. We will also be calling students down on Tuesday to let them know their scores and next steps based on their success or the need to take the test again. We will also be talking to seniors about alternative assessments for English 1 and 2 should they still need to pass one or both of those exams.
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Herff Jones

Our representative for Herff Jones is Mr. Mark Harris. He has worked with MHS seniors for years and is very responsive to your needs. Please use the link below for contact information and online orders.
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Text your teacher from Skyward

You can now email your child's teacher directly from Skyward. If you do not have a Skyward account, we will be happy to help you get started. This will allow you to monitor your or your child's grades and attendance and look at specific assignments. See the image below.
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