A Weekly Newsletter for Warrior Families and Students
September 25, 2020
Greetings Warrior Families and Friends,
What an awesome week! MHS was buzzing with excitement both inside and out. It is so energizing to watch and listen to our Warriors as they engage in great learning opportunities in our classrooms and through our co-curricular opportunities. We can’t say enough how incredibly proud we are of their mindset as we have managed countless adjustments to our school year. We have awesome students!
As we look to the week ahead I hope you are as excited as I am for Homecoming Week! Yes, things will be different than in years past, and our Student Council has been working incredibly hard to create meaningful experiences and celebrations to keep the school spirit and Warrior Pride high. Additional details of these events will be shared below.
We want every student to be a part of these events and we need your continued support. If your child is sick, please have them stay home. Your support in adhering to all of the mitigation measures in place is essential to our ability to stay safe so we can stay open.
Have an awesome week and GO WARRIORS!
Virtual Club Fair
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 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.
- September 23, 2020: Electricians
- September 30, 2020: Cement Masons, Iron Workers and Roofers
- October 7, 2020: Laborers and Operating Engineer
- October 14, 2020: Plumbers and Sprinkler Fitters
- October 21, 2020: Sheet Metal and Steam Fitters
- October 28, 2020: Bricklayers, Tilesetters, and Carpenter
- November 4, 2020: Heat and Frost Insulators, Painters, and Glaziers
HUSCO Virtual Career Tour
Husco is providing a virtual career tour. This is a great event for students thinking of going into manufacturing or mechanical engineering. Husco has potential internships and scholarship reimbursement programs.
Husco is a locally owned company specializing in high performance hydraulic and electro-mechanical components. Who has over 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing components for Automotive and Off-Highway applications.
Click HERE for registration information.
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 7, 14, 21, and 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
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.
Muskego High School will be offering the PSAT for Juniors on Wednesday, October 14th. The PSAT is for students who will be going on to take the SAT, which may be required for some out of state schools. A complete list of U.S. Colleges that use the SAT results can be found on the College Board website. Students may also take the PSAT to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship if their scores qualify for recognition into the program. More information about this scholarship can be found at nationalmerit.org. Your student will also have an opportunity to take the Practice ACT for free on September 9th. Students must register for the PSAT HERE by Wednesday, September 30th. The exam has a $17 fee that will be added to the student’s account at the time of registration.
Financial Aid Night Presentations
Senior families this opportunity is for YOU! This year the Financial Aid Night presentations will be offered in a live webinar format on four different dates. We are fortunate to, again, partner with Carroll University’s Financial Aid Office to provide information regarding how to prepare for and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The dates below also include the link to the webinar presentation. This option will include a question/answer option via chat:
*If you have further financial aid related questions you can contact the college/university financial aid office directly or contact your student’s school counselor for additional resources and support through this process.
ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
Muskego High School will be offering the ASVAB to any interested junior or senior. The test will be administered the morning of Thursday, October 15th at Muskego High School. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-choice test, administered by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command, used to determine qualification for enlistment in the United States Armed Forces. Although the test is administered by the military, it is not (and never has been) a requirement that a test-taker with a qualifying score enlist in the armed forces. The ASVAB measures eight content areas: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Mathematics Knowledge, Electronic Information, Auto and Shop Information, and Mechanical Comprehension. Any interested junior or senior should contact their School Counselor.
Student Services Tips/Resources
September is National Suicide Prevention Month which creates an opportunity to provide resources and highlight important information.
Misconceptions about suicide
Young children don’t die by suicide.
Suicide is on the rise for young kids aged 5-12.
Talking about suicide increases the chance of it.
Research shows this is false.
Suicide happens without warning.
There are often clues.
People who take their own lives are selfish.
People who die by suicide often just want their suffering to end.
High achievers aren’t at risk.
Sometimes holding yourself up to high standards can feel like a lot of pressure.
Recommendations for home
Promote Mental Health in your home.
Maintain a positive relationship with your child.
Promote positive problem-solving and coping skills
Support your child’s connections with positive and healthy peer groups and other adults.
Ensure Student Services team member at the school is aware of any suicdial risk factors or warning signs.
Secure ongoing supports for yourself and your family.
Congratulations to seniors Lawrence Hapeman and Linzy Mahoney for their high achievement on the PSAT! Lawrence is recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist scoring in the top 1% of the 1.5 million students who took the PSAT and Linzy has been recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student scoring in the top 3% of the 1.5 million students who took the PSAT. Great job, Lawrence and Linzy!