Rougher Roundup Parent Edition

3 Houses - 1 Rougher Family (November 2020 Edition)

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Gratitude to Joy This Thanksgiving

Brene' Brown discusses her parenting manifesto which includes a statement of experiencing joy through practicing gratitude. What a great lesson during this Thanksgiving season! We are talking about serving our community and being thankful. Please join us in those conversations at home.

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Covid-19 Information

Families, please help us keep the ability to continue to attend school to learn and make memories by following these guidelines.

  • Wash hands often
  • Keep students home if they are exhibiting cold symptoms
  • Wear a mask when out in public
  • Maintain safe distance percautions
  • If your student tests positive, please contact the main office at 918-684-3750 and leave a message even if we are on virtual days. Contact your house principal to notify them as soon as possible while traditional school is ongoing.

Invictus (A-G) - Latricia Dawkins -

Reverentia (H-O) - Josh Regnier -

Tempus (P-Z) - Lisa Charboneau -

Note from the Principal

Dear Rougher families,

If you can believe it, we’ve made it through our first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year, and needless to say, it’s a milestone worth celebrating. Our MHS students and staff have shown unbelievable grit and determination in following our healthy school practices by wearing masks, washing hands, practicing social distancing whenever possible and by disinfecting surfaces frequently. I believe it is because of each student, each teacher, each parent and each staff member showing diligence that we’ve managed to make it through the first quarter. I am aware this can change in an instant, but celebrating these small victories is so important and it keeps our resolve going in the right direction.

With that said, we are unfortunately entering cold and flu season in the midst of the pandemic, which means we must continue to protect each other while mitigating the spread of COVID. Thank you for continuing to abide by and promote healthy habits. It’s because of you that we’ve seen continued success both inside and outside of the classroom. MHS was able to safely participate in the Homecoming Coronation on Friday evening. Seeing the smiles on the faces of our students and their friends and families was worth all of the effort that our amazing staff put into the event. The Leadership class at MHS partnered with several community organizations to have a Trunk-n-Treat event in the parking lot of the high school. Having our students serve the youth of our community shows what compassion the students have and we are so very proud of their giving spirit. Our high school has been receiving some positive publicity lately with several wonderful stories and educational spotlights in the Muskogee Phoenix. Please take the time to read those articles and stories. We have great students at MHS and they are having a great year, despite the challenges and we have all of you to thank for that. It has never been a better time to be a Rougher!

Mickey Replogle

Muskogee High School Principal

MHS Important Dates

College and Career Dates

November 9-ASVAB 8:30 SIGN UP HERE

November 6-AP Exam Deadline

November 10-Leadership Lunch with OU in A215 during all lunches

November 10-OK Promise/FAFSA Nites Arrowhead Mall Food Court 5:00

November 17-Leadership Lunch with NSU in A215 during all lunches

November 17-OK Promise/FAFSA Nites Arrowhead Mall Food Court 5:00


November 5- Boys Varsity @ Tulsa Memorial 3:00 p.m.

November 5-9th grade girls @ Union Red 6:00 p.m.

November 5-9th Football @ Sapulpa Blue

November 6-Boys Varsity Basketball @ Poca City 6:30-7:30

November 9-Boys 9th grade Basketball @ Owasso 5:15

November 9-Girls 9th grade Basketball @ Owasso 5:30

November 9-Boys Freshmen Basketball @ Bixby 7:15

November 10-Boys Varsity Basketball vs RLTC Prep 3:00-4:00

November 10-Girls Varsity Basketball @ Norman 4:00-5:00

November 12- Boys Freshmen Basketball @ Union Red 6:00

November 13-Varsity Football 1st Round Playoffs

November 16-9th grade Girls Basketball @ BA Gold 6:00

November 16-9th grade Boys Basketball @ BA Gold 7:00

November 17-Boys Varsity Basketball vs On Point Prep 3:00

November 18-Girls Varsity Basketball @ Coweta Morris 2:30

November 18-Girls Varsity Volleyball vs club practice 6:30

November 19-Boys Freshmen Basketball vs Bartlesville 6:00

November 19-9th Girls Basketball vs Bartlesville 6:00

November 22-Girls Varsity Volleyball vs club practice 1:00

November 24-Girls Varsity Basketball @ Moore/Choctaw 1:00

November 25-Girls Varsity Basketball @ Tahlequah/Ft. Gibson 9:00 a.m.

November 29-Girls Varsity Volleyball vs club practice 1:00


Because of the extended virtual days, picture days have been rescheduled to December.

November 2-6 Band Recording for District and OKMEA

November 12-14 Rotary Little National Speech Tournament November

November 14-Veterans' Day Parade

November 16-Choir Photo Shoot 4:30

November 17-Rose State Jazz Contest

Break and Virtual Days

November 2-6-Virtual Days

November 23-24-Virtual Days

November 25-27-Thanksgiving Break

Jostens will be at the parent night at Arrowhead Mall on November 17th from 5:00-6:30. They will also be at MHS during both lunches on November 20th for parents to make payments on or order senior items.

Sign Up For The PSAT Before December 1

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition where you can potentially get recognition and qualify for scholarships based on your PSAT score. High school students can become eligible for the program by first taking the Preliminary SAT (PSAT)/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). In order to qualify, students must take the PSAT. The testing date is January 26, 2021. The cost of the test is $20. Students must register and pay by December 1, 2020. Should MHS go virtual, students will still be allowed to come on campus to take the exam. There will be NO other opportunities to take this exam this school year.

Muskogee High School Crowns All School King and Queen In Face of Football Game Being Canceled

Homecoming looked different this year, but school spirit was not in short supply. Students elected house attendants for the first time and 12 clubs, organizations, and fall sports teams so more students have an opportunity to be involved. The school body elected Hannah Cawthon, attendant for softball and Senecca Collins, attendant for football as the Fall All School King and Queen.
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Superintendent's Honor Recognition

Student's Student Recognition caravan concluded October 27, 2020. Students and staff enjoyed apple cider and pumpkin muffins to celebrate. These students would have been recognized during the spring Superintendent's Banquet, but due to the COVID-19 that banquet was unable to be held. Instead, Dr. Jarod Mendenhall, Superintendent of Muskogee Public Schools, along with Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kim Dyce, traveled across the district to recognize these OUTSTANDING students.

Superintendent's Advisory Council Selected and Kicked Off

October 27th marked the first meeting of the Superintendent's Advisory Council for the 2020-2021 school year. The council is made up of twenty-four 9th thru 12th graders who submitted an application, essay, and a letter of recommendation. The council enjoyed pizza while they discussed the new House system, electives, helping incoming freshmen become more involved and connected to school life, concurrent enrollment, and ways to highlight the excellence in Muskogee Public Schools.

Superintendent's Advisory Council Members:

Annebelle Czaruk

Kyran English

Bobby Felts

Ryan Fullerton

Miles Givens

Attie Jamison

Landren Martin

Abby Mix

Klaire Newell

Phuong Nguyen

Blake Simmons

Micah Stafford

Aspen Stewart

Cherish Thompson

Ellaina Watson

Aubri West

Graci Wilkerson

Sudent Council and Class Officers Elected

Muskogee high school elected officers to help guide leadership, work on special projects, and guide student activities. Here is the list of elected student leadership.

Student Council Leadership Board

Cherish Thompson and Annebelle Czaruk

Senior Class Officers

President-Blake Simmons Vice President-Kylie Gioletti

Treasurer-Abby Mix Secretary-Isabella Locke

Reporter-Grace King Parliamentarian-Catori Roberts

Sergeant at Arms-Phuong Nguyen

Representatives: Annika Kerns, Aspen Stewart, Raney Sumpter, Troy Buckhanan, Kyran English, and Cade Seabolt

Junior Class Officers

Co-Presidents-CJ Brooks and Gracie Whitaker Secretary-Kate Hewitt

Reporter-Amy Nguyen Sergeant at Arms-Jesus Guerrero

Representative: Grace Lynch

Sophomore Class Officers

President-Ahmari Conard Vice President-Aubri West

Treasurer-Brylie Mead Sergeant at Arms-Madison Torres

Parliamentarian-Stephanie Castillo

Representatives: Jace Speir, Kiara Williams, and Claire Rosson

Freshmen Class Officers

President-Patrick Williams

MHS Needs Your Help

Little Nationals,” the oldest speech tournament in Oklahoma, was inspired eighty-three years ago by Bruno Jacob , a senior student at Ripon College In Wisconsin. In the fall of 1947,in conjunction with the Muskogee Rotary Club, J.W. Patterson of Muskogee High School put Jacob’s plans into effect to establish what was to be the largest tournament in the U.S. Hence Mr. Jacob dubbed it “Little Nationals” in 1951.

Mr. Patterson headed Muskogee’s tournament until he left to obtain his doctoral degree and became the chairman of the department of speech at the University of Kentucky. Under the direction of Joan Murray, “Little Nationals” became a qualifying tournament for Oklahoma schools in 1970. The 2020 “Little Nationals” is under direction of Mrs. Penny McGill and Sponsored by the Muskogee Rotary Club.

Muskogee High Is COMMITTED to Serving the Community

This year, advisory is critical part of our school structure. Every Wednesday, students have a teacher in their house as their advisory class where they work on ICAP, teambuilding, social emotional learning as well as service projects. This last Wednesday, we focused on how each advisory group could serve the community. Many groups have already selected how they will serve, and parents are always welcome to help. Mrs. Broyles advisory group has elected to collect and create Thanksgiving baskets for families in need.

National Honor society will be collecting some pantry items for the Gospel Rescus Mission in need of these specific items.

200 Pie Crusts

200 packs of rolls

400 packets of Gravy

200 boxes of tea

Deadline is November 19. If you would like to help donate, send some of these items to Mrs. Craft.

In Need?

If you and your family are in need for the holiday season, click here to let us know so our Muskogee Family might find a way to assist.

Make a Difference! JOIN PTSA

Hello Muskogee High School Parents:

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, November 17th 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.


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

Keep in touch with MHS PTSA - LIKE & SHARE our Facebook page or FOLLOW our Instagram, here are the links:



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MHS Student life will be offering monthly leadership sessions to inform students of positive habits, skills, and opportunities that arise for every individual. If you (a parent) would like to present on a profession, topic, or skillset, please reach out to Mrs. Menefee at
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Leadership Lunch with OU

Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 11:30am

Leadership Classroom during all three lunches

Grab lunch and join us in the leadership classroom for a conversation with OU about admission and college readiness.

Muskogee High School Provides a Safe Place to Trick or Treat

Muskogee High School leadership class, Muskogee Brick Optimist Club, Mary Lou Whitby Guild #2, and PHA partnered to provide over 2400 bags of candy to thousands of Muskogee children on Halloween ensuring a safe and fun experience for the Muskogee community.
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Follow us on Instragram

Don't Miss a Moment

In an effort get more of our Rougher All Stars out there, we have revitalized our instagram presence. Please follow us @the_rougher_life. If you capture some great Rougher moments, tag us in them so we can share.

Student Life Highlights

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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.