A Weekly Newsletter for Warrior Families and Students
Greetings Warrior Families and Friends,
Yes, Spring Break was great, but it was awesome to again have our classrooms and hallways filled with the energy and excitement that 1600+ teenagers bring to school everyday. Our return from break also signifies that we are entering the final stretch, the fourth quarter. Though it may seem hard to believe, we only have a little over eight weeks remaining in the 2020-21 school year. This realization hits our seniors hard. Conversations about graduation and the next phase of life really begin to sink in. Talk of “this will be our last time…” begins to echo in our hallways and our classrooms. It truly is an emotional and powerful journey. What our seniors begin to realize is that life goes fast and opportunities are not as unlimited as we might have imagined. Each day brings the gift of opportunity but we must choose to capitalize on it. The start of the final quarter of the school year is the perfect time to review goals and make adjustments where necessary. Let’s all do what we can to make these remaining weeks of the school year be the absolute best that they can be and finish the year out like Warriors!
Parent Satisfaction Survey
Huge THANK YOU to the over 450 parents/guardians who completed this survey. Creating opportunities for feedback on the work we do is essential to our goal of being the district of choice. Please know that all of the feedback provided will be thoroughly reviewed by our building leadership to create specific goals and action steps to improve the work we do. Your voice and comments are truly valued and appreciated. Thank you for your partnership.
Continue the Conversation
The methods of use for various drugs and nicotine continue to evolve. Please take a moment to read this brief product alert shared with us by Your Choice - Prevention Education.
NEW THC Product Alert: THC Strips
Do you remember those breath strips that were very popular a few years ago? They dissolved on your tongue and were a quick and discreet way to freshen up your breath? A similar product is making waves on the cannabis scene - THC strips. According to an article by the Honest Marijuana Company, THC strips are "used as an inconspicuous way to get a dose of THC anytime, anywhere." The article states that THC strips are the latest trend with cannabis users and a quick internet search confirms that many companies are jumping on this trend. Famed comedian, actor, and marijuana rights activist, Tommy Chong, even has his own brand of cannabis-infused strips. According to his website, the strips take about 5-15 minutes to take effect and are the "healthiest" option on the market. Why is this concerning? This is an extremely discreet way to ingest THC and serves as a good reminder to us all that marijuana is not the same as it was 10, 15, or 20 years ago. It is important for parents and educators to stay up to date on the current drug trends, especially as they are evolving so rapidly! If you are concerned that your child may be experimenting with THC but aren't sure due to the discrete nature of these products, a great way to find out is by drug testing. Your Choice sells surface THC tests and drug tests. Find out more here!
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Tuesday, April 13 Freshman and Sophomores ASPIRE Testing
Testing will take place for ALL Freshmen and Sophomores on Tuesday, April 13. Testing will take all day. Juniors and Seniors will not attend school this day but will be assigned learning activities. Freshmen and Sophomores who are full-time virtual students will also be testing on this day.
Room assignments were emailed to all students on Thursday, April 8th. Room assignments are also posted outside Student Services.
4/13-Virtual Learning day for Juniors and Seniors
Be a Warrior101 Mentor
Seniors: Sign up for our Warriors Senior Spotlight!
We love highlighting students and their postsecondary plans! Seniors were sent an email so that we can highlight them on our MHS Student Services Twitter account. We will post the picture they email us with their plans for next year. Link to sign up is here
Learn about the Out of State College Experience
The Wisconsin Association for Admissions Regional Professionals (WAARP) is hosting a virtual event on April 13th at 7:30pm. Some of the participating universities are University of Nebraska, University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and Michigan Technological University. Current students from these institutions will share their experiences on why they decided to attend a college/university out of state, tips & tricks on how to be successful as an out of state student and will answer your questions. You can register for the event here.
Pre-College & Career Programs and Camps
Check out College and Career exploration summer programs/camps opportunities on our Pre-College & Career Programs and Camps website.
Virtual College Fair with Wisconsin Education Fairs (WEF)
This college fair will allow students and families to:
Explore approximately 100 postsecondary institutions
Experience virtual campus tours and get additional information at your convenience
Search for colleges by programs, size, location using our filter options
Watch videos and download materials helpful in your decision process
Schedule meetings and interviews with admissions representatives
Chat live with admission representatives from 3 to 5 pm (2/10/21, 3/10/21, 4/11/21)
Join an interactive financial aid session from 5 to 6 pm (2/10/21, 3/10/21, 4/11/21)
The virtual fairs are offered monthly from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., followed by 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. interactive financial aid presentation.
· Wednesday, February 10th
· Wednesday, March 10th
· Sunday, April 11th
Use this Link to Register and for more information.
Students can meet with a Career Coach from WCTC
Students have the opportunity to speak to a Career Coach from WCTC virtually every other Thursday. The Coach can speak to students about all options/paths available after high school, not just about technical college options. If you would like your high school student to speak with a Career Coach to help create a plan for their future education or career let your School Counselor know or your student can come to Student Services to sign-up for a meeting.
Congratulations Jared Gibson!
WarriorBots March Update
The Chairman’s Award, Game Design, Innovation Challenge, Dean’s List, and Infinite Recharge at Home groups each participated in their presentations and interviews. Each group expressed that they were happy with their interviews. Groups wrote down the questions they were asked to prepare for interviews and talking with judges in future seasons.
The skills competition group also submitted videos of their best runs. They got the highest possible score on the accuracy challenge, involving shooting balls from different distances. They also submitted very high scores for the hyperdrive, a series of teleoperated driving courses, and autonav, a series of autonomous driving courses. We have attached a couple of the submitted runs.
Thank You to Our New Sponsors This Month