A Weekly Newsletter for Warrior Families and Students
April 5, 2019
Dear Warrior Students & Families,
Our 9th and 10th graders will be completing the ASPIRE test this week. The ASPIRE test helps students to identify academic strengths and areas for potential improvement. The ASPIRE also helps students and districts monitor student progress toward meeting the college readiness benchmarks associated with the ACT. Additionally, students performance on the ASPIRE is one of the criteria utilized by the Department of Public Instruction in scoring the performance of Muskego High School on the state’s School Report Card. Please know that giving your best effort helps to ensure that Muskego will continue on with the great reputation that we have. Good luck and GO WARRIORS!
Talk with your student about staying focused while driving and encourage them to visit the Distracted Driving Awareness table in the Cafeteria next week during their lunch hour.
Spring Break is April 19-26
School resumes April 29
April 9 - 10
9th & 10th Graders will be testing.
Check out the full calendar on our website HERE.
Class of 2019 Student Graduation Speaker
New for the class of 2019, there will be an opportunity for any student to compete to present Address to the Class at our graduation ceremony. Any current senior interested in competing must sign up with Mr. Irvine by May 1st. Interested students will then present their 3-5 minute speech to a selection panel on Friday, May 3rd. The student selected by the committee will be notified on Monday, May 6th.
Private College Week - July 8-13, 2019
Organizational Workshop - April 8
Tips for Homework
Research shows homework is shown to be most beneficial at the high school level. Parental involvement with homework can create a positive impact on achievement. General expectations include 10 minutes of homework per grade level (1st grade=10 minutes).
Relay the importance of homework: Homework is an important part of school (builds responsibility and time management skills)
Provide support when needed (helpful to have a parent nearby when the student is completing work)
Refrain from doing the student’s homework for them (student needs to master the skills while the parent has already attained them)
Establish a clear homework routine (time, materials, location)
Supervise but do not micromanage
Help and assist with an organizational system
Look to others for help (e.g., teacher or student services)
Help them establish clear communication channels with teachers (do you need to email or talk to them in person?)
Reference: Dawson, P. (2010) Homework: A Guide for Parents. www.nasponline.org
Julia Rutkowski, School Psychologist, M.S., E.d.S. (S.M.A.R.T. Warrior Mentoring Program)
100 years from now, the #WisconsinCivicsGames question of "who was in the inaugural state championship" will include Muskego High School as half the answer. Congratulations to Kevin LaGrow, Ryan Leifer, Isaac Ozolins, and Colbey Kuchler for their second place at the Wisconsin Civics Games state finals!
Congratulations Dakota for being awarded the 2019 Personal Achievement Award from the WCASS (Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services). This award is in recognition of his student leadership and contributions to the school community!
Good luck to our forensics team that will be competing at the WFCA State Forensics Tournament at DeForest High School on Saturday, April 6, 2019