Wildcat Press Newsletter
Volume 3, Issue 12 ~ December 11, 2022
Let me start with a thank you for all the hard work that has been put in this semester. We are in the final few days, just this week and finals on Dec. 19 & 20 left. I hope we are all putting in the time to finish strong. Parents please know that in core academic courses, Math, English, Science and Social Studies, all students will have a cumulative final exam. Encourage them to spend some time studying and reviewing this week. These exams help us to determine our next steps as we continue to try and improve our curriculum and instructional practices.
As we close out this semester and since this will be the last Wildcat Press of 2022, let me wish all of you the happiest of holidays and an exciting new year. When we reflect on 2022, we will find some great successes and some areas in which we would like another chance. We cannot fix the mistakes of our past, we have to look forward and make the most of our new opportunities. Please take the time to look for the new doors that are opening for you and step into them with excitement, courage and tenacity. If each of us strives to make 2023 better for ourselves and better for our community, this should be the best year ever.
If you have not already done so, I encourage you to make a tax credit donation to Mesquite High School. You can donate to the general account or you can focus it on an activity in which your student participates. Go to https://www.gilbertschools.net/taxcredit to find out more information and donate. The Beauty of this is that it lets you put your tax dollars into your school! You get every dollar back in your refund, or a full credit if you owe.
Have a great break and the happiest of holidays and we'll see you in 2023, The year of the Wildcat!
MHS Administrative Team!
12/13 - Band Concert 7:00-9:00pm
Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Campo 7:00pm
FFA Alumni Meeting 6:30pm, Room G122
Sports Med to tour GCU 8-1:00pm
12/14 - Early Release Schedule
Wrestling Match 4:00-6:00pm vs. Marcos, Cortez and Coronado @MHS
12/16 - Holiday Choir Concert 7:00pm
Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Seton 7:00p
12/19 Half-Day final exams please see the schedule below
12/20 Half-Day final exams please see the schedule below
Winter Break 12/21-School Resumes 1/4/22
Kibbles N Bits
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Meeting
There will be a Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting on Tuesday, December 13th during 5th hour in room G209.
Winter Finals: December 16th, 19th, and 20th.
This year, our district has moved to district wide finals for English, math, science and social studies. To ensure the final integrity, any students who will not be in attendance, will need to make it up after winter break. A grade change will be assessed once they have made it up.
If you know your student is going to be out please reach out to Mrs. Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foot Locker Scholarship
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes: The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes program honors student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills in sports, in their schools, and within their communities.
Award: $20,000 - 20 Awards
Deadline: January 30, 2023
Be entering college in the Fall of 2023 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree or two-year or four-year community college.
Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community based sports.
Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win).
Go To Link To Apply: https://www.footlockerscholarathletes.com
Winter Wonderland - Fun for Everyone
Candy Cane Gram Sales
The Mesquite Life Skills/Friends Club will be selling Candy Cane Grams in the courtyard Dec. 5th-Dec. 15th during lunch! The Candy Grams will then be delivered to the recipient on Friday, Dec. 16th during school. Buy some candy grams and show the special people in your life how much they mean to you!
Come join the fun as the MHS Band performs a variety of songs that are sure to fill your heart with holiday joy! The show will take place in the Mesquite auditorium on Tuesday, December 13th beginning at 7:00 pm!
The Mesquite High School Choir will fill the air with songs and sounds of joy! Come listen to a blend of beautiful voices on Friday, December 16th at 7:00 pm. The show will take place in the auditorium and then move to the cafeteria afterward for some light refreshments.
Wrestling placed 3rd out of 33 teams in the Jerry Benson Classic! Three Wildcats placed 1st, one 2nd, two 3rd place finishers and a 4th and 5th in their respective weight classes. All that hard work is paying off early for our Cats!
NCAA ELIGIBILITY WEBINAR
If your student is wanting to play a sport in college, it's important to know the NCAA requirements early on. Use the QR Code below to sign up for this informational webinar.