Rougher Roundup Parent Edition
3 Houses - 1 Rougher Family (September 2020 Edition)
Note from the Principal
I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know how excited and impressed the MHS administrators are at the success of our first weeks of traditional school, E-Learning and Virtual Learning . Our students showed up the first week excited to see each other and their teachers along with being considerate of others by wearing masks. We spent the first few days getting to know each other in the classrooms and building those valuable relationships that will carry us throughout the year. The first week of virtual learning was equally successful, though we encountered a few more challenges. We are hearing about some technology issues and we are working diligently to solve those problems.
We want all parents and students to know that we value the educational process and we will work with each student individually to make this year a success. The best way to gather information on any issue would be to first speak to your student about the details. You can then contact the teacher and finally reach out to the office staff if you still haven't found a solution to your problem. Our teachers are actively learning many of the new features of distance learning. Though some have previous experience at this teaching method, most are learning the program for the first time. Any patience and understanding you can give to our teachers is greatly appreciated.
Also, please remind your students to bring their mask to school each morning. Students were provided 3 masks during the first days of school and must bring their own mask to school with them each day. Thank you for your assistance in keeping your student and others safe.
Our students have been anxious and are excited to be participating in athletics, fine arts and other activities. Though many of these activities may look a bit differently this year, please watch the calendars and find ways to support all of our students in their endeavors. Your support is greatly appreciated and helps show our students just how much we care about everything they do.
Muskogee High School Principal
We Will Not Forget
Flags for Every Life Lost on 9-11
For the past two years, students have planned a memorial to remember the date that will forever echo in our nation's history. This year, the Young Republicans and Democrats worked together. Special thanks to the leadership of Blake Simmons and Kyran English, presidents of the two organization as well as the adult leaders, Jennifer Kilgore and Jack Reavis. Thank you for setting an example for us all.
Students Worked Well Into the Night
Despite the virtual week, the Young Republicans and Young Democrats banded together to remember a day in our history that changed so much in our lives. To honor the American lives lost 19 years ago, Muskogee students placed 2,997 American flags for each life. One stands by itself though, that is to remember our very own, MAJ Ron D. Milam, an accomplished Muskogee alumni who was killed in the Pentagon. A sincere thank you to everyone who helped and to Avery Frix for donating the flags last year.
Setting Us Apart
While the community joined us in respecting the day in our history, a special guest joined us from the softball tournament. A veteran from the Navy, Michael Monday became emotional at the work of our students to remember the day as well as those who fight to keep us all safe. It is moments like these that always make us proud to be Roughers! Click on any of the photos to see the news report on the MHS 9-11 Memorial.
Flags for Every Life Lost on 9-11
Students Worked Well Into the Night
Setting Us Apart
Make a Difference! JOIN PTSA
Hello Muskogee High School PTSA Past Members:
The Muskogee High School - Parent Teacher Student Association is up and going for the 2020-2021 school year. We hope that you plan to renew this year and engage in our fundraising efforts that enable us to continue to support the students, teachers/staff and parents of Muskogee High School.
Click the photo of our brochure to see a brochure with a snapshot of our 2020-2021 school year membership announcements, meeting dates, organizational goals, student/teacher support and outreach, as well as updates about purchasing MPS logo rougher wear.
A solid plan is in place to support Muskogee High School students, parents and educators. Modifications to the plan have been considered with the addition of new administration/staff, school student/teacher safety and the ability to keep our activities simple, fun and effective.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any one of the PTSA officers listed if you have questions.
If you have already renewed your membership to the Muskogee High School PTSA for the upcoming school year – THANK YOU for your continued support!
Note that in the attached brochure is the next member meeting date that has been set for Tuesday, September 15th 2020 beginning at 4:30pm. The format will be Google Meets virtual platform, this will make it very convenient for all members to join in through their phone, computer, chromebook, tablet etc. Details about how to join this virtual meeting will be sent out at a later time closer to the meeting date.
ROUGHER STORE UPDATES!
The MHS PTSA will continue the sale of MPS logo goods and spirit wear at a booth inside Hattie’s House on South Main Street. This includes the replenishment of the logo R.O.U.G.H.E.R. t-shirt and an addition of a new matching face buff, as well as many other clothing items, blankets, collapsible coolers etc. Go take a look…proceeds from the sale of these goods go towards the PTSA programs/activities that help support the school!
Questions, comments, to serve on a committee or assist with an upcoming project, please reach out to Kristy Newell, MHS PTSA President at (918)348-8010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep in touch with MHS PTSA - LIKE & SHARE our Facebook page or FOLLOW our Instagram, here are the links:
Does Your Student Want to be Apart of Making a Difference? Join Chick-Fil-A Leader Lab
Notice that your student needs to work on writing an email? Encourage them to join our Leadership Lunch this month.
Monday, Sep. 21st, 11:30am
Leadership Classroom during all three lunches
HOUSE COMPETITION ALERT
The House with the highest percentage of parents joining PTSA will get 100 House points to the ROAD Royalty cup! This week, House Invictus won the opportunity to be the DJ of the cafeteria this week with the highest attendance rate. As of right now, House Tempus and House Invictus are neck and neck for the ROAD Royalty Cup, but don't count House Reverentia out. News coming soon about the house competitions. NEXT BIG EVENT, the Hometown Hope Run. Register here: https://www.i40raceservice.com/events. Find the event, and use the code mhs for a discount and to track the number of students who participate. Discount is good for students, staff, and famililes. All MHS entries count to the house competition.
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Important Dates at MHS
9/21-E-mail Like a Boss (All Lunches in the Leadership Class)
Register for October ACT by September 25, 2020
Alternative Reading Test
9/22 9:30 am-11:20 am in the Little Theatre
For more information, see Ms. Hayes
FCCLA Blood Drive
September 22, 2020 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Fine Arts Lobby
ONE BIG EVENT
9/26 Hometown Hope Run for the Gospel Rescue Mission
Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy Application Deadline
9/15 - 9th vs. Sand Springs @ 4:30
9/15 - J.V. vs. Sand Springs @ 5:30
9/15 - Varsity vs. Sand Springs @ 6:30
9/17 - 9th vs. Bartlesville @ 7:00
9/18 - Varsity vs Coweta @ 7:00
9/25 - Varsity vs. P.C. West @ 7:00
9/28 - J.V. vs. Union @ 6:00
THE HOUSE WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF PARTICIPATION in the ONE BIG EVENT WINS 100 POINTS!!!!!!
Muskogee High School
Muskogee High School exhibits an environment in perfect unison with Muskogee Public Schools’ mission. The Muskogee Way; Every Heart, Every Mind, Every Day! Where educators, students, parents, and the community work collaboratively to achieve the highest academic standards. MHS strives to provide a multi-faceted culture where all stakeholders are physically and emotionally safe, allowing them to achieve their maximum potential and where student success is geared to the needs of an ever-evolving global society in which they live. Through these efforts, we work continuously to create a premier learning community for the 21st century and beyond.