THE MHS BUFFALO BULLETIN

Week of September 24- October 1

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A NOTE FROM MRS. CURLEY...

This week is COLLEGE APP WEEK!!! Students and staff can wear their favorite college shirts all week, to help us promote college app week.


Morning Procedures:


*Start and End times for this year will be 7:45 a.m.- 3:05 p.m. Our first bell rings at 7:40.

We will open our doors at 7:00 a.m. for any parent needing an earlier drop off.


*Parents and Students please watch the attached video links in blue, for the new drop off and pick up procedures at MHS, along with a map of the directions. **NOTE: (There are two different videos, one for student drop off, and one for student drivers) Freshman students will need to be dropped off in front of MHS, and enter in at the Lucy Smith Center. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will come in the main building, and go in the main cafeteria.


A grab and go breakfast will be provided in each area for any student wanting breakfast.


If you are a band student (this semester during marching season only) breakfast will be served at the Fine Arts Building at 8:25 a.m.


Student Drop Off:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GW5nMnKqPplZPUbDCwzpnyNf8-UqgnOZ/view?usp=sharing_eil_se_dm&ts=62faa325



Student Drivers:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JwD56sQyAEkRZc8tTviux6jgQrEPzdQp/view?usp=sharing_eil_se_dm&ts=62faa303



Daytime Procedures:


* All students must remain on campus between start and end times. Parents that need to check their student out of school must come in the main office. Make sure to have a driver's license in hand, and complete the proper check out, by using our kiosk system. This is for the safety and security of all.


*Students are not allowed to leave campus for lunch unless parents personally come into the office and sign out the student using the kiosk, and upon return to campus sign in using the kiosk (no phone calls).


*Students that are attending college concurrent classes, KTC etc. may leave during those times if we have the proper documentation from EOSC, or KTC for each semester. Students that do this must stay in those classes for the whole semester, or will be required back on MHS campus if dropped. Student drivers that are in 8th hour athletics, may leave campus after 7th hour, to drive to their designated location for sports. Buses will provide transportation for any other student that needs a way to get to those locations.


* This year at MHS, we ask that students bring clear water bottles only. No other food or drinks will be allowed during class time and in the hallways. We will allow clear water bottles with water though, so students can stay hydrated. We have water bottle refilling stations located throughout the school for the students' convenience. (No outside food or drinks)


*Please look over the new 2022-2023 McAlester Public Schools parent/student handbook (link below in blue). New policies are in place. Such as, cell phones, dress code, attendance etc.


Handbook:

McAlester 2022-2023 Parent/Student Handbook



Attendance Matters:

Research proves that attendance is vital and plays a pivotal role in the academic success of students.

*For students that are chronically absent, our CAT TEAM (Chronic Absentee Team) will be making visits to homes of students with 7 or more absences. It is state law that students are to miss no more than 9 days a semester, absences exceeding this number are reflective on the school's State Report Card, and will be referred to the District Attorney. It will also result in a no credit for the class.

Research shows there is a direct correlation between student's attendance and academic achievement in school.

We thank you in advance for helping us ensure your child's academic success.


If you have any questions please call our McAlester High School office at 918-423-4776.



M aintain an atmosphere of respect


H old yourself accountable


S trive for excellence



Have a BUFFALO Day!

Krista Curley

Principal

ATTENDANCE DOES MATTER!

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES :

ACADEMIC TEAM - Thursday, September 29 @ Red Oak


BAND - Saturday, September 24 -Band and Guard Contest - ALlLDay @ Owasso

BAND - Saturday, October 1 - Band and Guard Contest - ALL Day @ Broken Arrow


CHOIR - Tuesday, September 27th - ALL-DISTRICT CHOIR AUDITIONS in Durant


SOFTBALL - Monday, September 26 vs. Glenpool (A) V/JV 5:00

SOFTBALL- Tuesday, September 27 vs. Whitesboro (H) JV/V 5:00


VOLLEYBALL- Monday, September 26 - Skiatook Tournament (A) TBA - 9TH GRADE ONLY

VOLLEYBALL- Friday, September 30 vs. Skiatook Tournament (A) TBA - JV ONLY


FOOTBALL - Monday, September 26 vs. Durant (A) 9th Grade @ 6:00, & JV @ 7:00

FOOTBALL - Friday, September 30, vs. Del City (A) 7:00 - BLACK OUT GAME

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UPCOMING EVENTS:

September 26th -30th - COLLEGE APP WEEK


September 28th - See you at the Pole


September 28th - GEAR UP TRIP - Juniors and Seniors

October 5th - GEAR UP TRIP - Juniors and Seniors


September 30th - FLU Clinic at MHS from 9-11 for students and staff
*If interested in a flu vaccination, you must fill out the consent form in the MHS Office


October 3 - FASFA DAY - MHS College & Career Center - 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


October 11 - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30-9:30

October 12-14 - FALL BREAK


October 19 - Langston University High School Tour - Sign up forms will be in the office. See Ms. Ros Jones for more details


October 24-28 MHS BOOK FAIR

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McAlester High School Internship Program

On Thursday, September 22nd, seven MHS intern students, along with Coach Dixon, and Mrs. Meadows traveled to Tulsa to tour the Channel 6 Newsroom. They met with the Channel 6 News Cast, and one of our own, Alan Crone, a long time meteorologist with News Channel 6, and a McAlester High School Graduate. It was a GREAT experience for all.
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