Daily info for our students and parents 5/21/2020
MHS Daily News and Updates
Seniors! It's time to view your scholarship awards ceremony. We are so proud of you and all your accomplishments! Congratulations!
SAT UPDATE: College Board has released updated information regarding SAT tests scheduled for June and plans for future testing. Please visit https://pages.collegeboard.org/sat-covid-19-updates to read the full press release.
Juniors & Parents - Senior Portrait Info
Dear Class of 2021 Seniors and Parents,
It may not seem like it, but it is time to schedule your MISD Official Yearbook Senior Portraits. Ivey Photography is now the official senior portrait photographer for Heritage and Midlothian High Schools. The photos that appear in the yearbook and the official cap & gown photos are taken at Ivey Studio in Midlothian. Portrait sessions begin June 1 and are available Tuesday-Saturday all summer long.
We know the school year for 20-21 has some uncertainty. But we also have seen first hand how important a professional senior portrait can become. Just when you think everything is in front of you, something like COVID-19 takes away the time we took for granted. Suddenly, things we put off for later never happen. Things we wanted to have done, never became a reality. We are honored to create one of the most important portraits of your life. We do not take the responsibility lightly and you are not "just another picture" at Ivey Photography. Midlothian is home to us and we look forward to creating a wonderful experience for you.
Please take a look at the session options we have created and book your session today.
Chris, Brittany, and Nolan
District Daily News
**NEW**Colleges and universities are hosting a virtual visit series. For the schedule, click: Virtual College Series
**NEW** Athletic Physicals Information for incoming 6th-12 grade students 2020-21 school year: Due to COVID-19, incoming 7th-12th grade students for Midlothian ISD for the 2020-21 school year will have many changes regarding athletic paperwork and online electronic forms. For more information regarding athletic physicals for the district, please click here. For Spanish click here
ACT Testing Update: ACT released information regarding summer testing dates, fall testing dates, and remote proctoring options for Fall 2020. To see the full press release, visit the ACT Newsroom.
Please read this letter regarding the semester 2 grade calculations for the 19-20 school year.
Please see the information provided regarding AP exams.
Mentor's Care Podcast
From College Board: College Board released a new testing date for Saturday, September 26, 2020. This date will be for the SAT only with no SAT Subject Tests™ available. Sunday testing for religious reasons will be on September 27. Registration for the 2020-21 SAT administrations will open the week of May 26.
June registrants will be able to transfer their seat to a 2020-21 administration.
All other students in the high school class of 2021 who don't have SAT scores will also have early access to register for the August, September, and October administrations. This includes students who had registered for March or May and had their registrations canceled and refunded.
During this time, Princeton Review has provided students and families more than 60 videos addressing college admissions and test preparation for college entrance exams. The Princeton Review is a great resource as students begin to transition to college. The video topics include:
How Are Colleges Handling SAT, ACT and AP Exam Changes
What About Cheating on the At-Home AP Exams
8 Things You Need to Know About Taking At-Home AP Exams
3 Things You Need to Know About College Admissions Right Now
Social Media and College Admissions
General Study and Test Prep Strategies
Additionally, here is the link to the college readiness videos:
Social Emotional Needs
While we prioritize continued academic learning, we also recognize students need emotional support in the coming days and weeks. If your child is, or knows a friend who needs help you can report it anonymously on the District Crisis Link - Please use this as a way to report the following: bullying, personal safety, (If you think this person is in immediate danger please call 9-1-1 immediately), threats against others, or harassment or inappropriate behavior from a staff member/teacher
Additionally, if you or someone you know is in crisis and needs assistance due to emotional distress, suicidal ideation, or is in need of a safe place to talk, please call one of these 24/7 confidential crisis hotlines or visit their websites for more detailed information.
1-866-488-7386 The Trevor Lifeline
Crisis Text Line Text “START” to 741-741
Parent & Student Support Hotline
To continue providing at-home support for your student’s instructional needs, technology support or for other questions, please call the MISD parent support hotline at 469-300-4849. Our staff is available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. If the district is experiencing high call volume or its after hours, please leave a voicemail and your call will be answered as quickly as possible. For calls that occur after hours or on the weekend, calls will be returned the following business day.
Please check Naviance daily for updated scholarships. We have changed a few applications to online instead of delivery to Mrs. Oliver, College/Career Center. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines:
Navarro - due 5/29 online
We have extended the date of the ATPE scholarship until May 18th. ATPE is a scholarship offered for those students pursuing a degree in education.
- Set Up Your Canvas Parent Observer Account
- Digital Library Resources
Research Apps & Databases LINK
Sora Ebooks & Audiobooks LINK
Audiobook Sync - free weekly audiobooks LINK