A Weekly Newsletter for Warrior Families and Students
June 5, 2020
Hey Warrior Nation,
Can you believe that the last week of the 2019-20 school year is upon us? What a journey it has been. The last several weeks our students and families have reminded me of the power of perspective as they shared stories of gratitude amidst the challenges that COVID 19 has brought. It was inspiring to hear so many Warrior families finding strength and courage in the face of so many challenges.
This week again, I found my spirits lifted by the character and the courage of our students as they asked questions and struggled to make sense of the hurt and chaos in our nation. Through these conversations I found myself drawn to one of my favorite Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotes, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Having conversations about race, injustice, and inequity can be challenging to say the least, but it is essential that we do so. The genuine care and thoughtfulness articulated by many of our students in these conversations was nothing short of inspiring. Truly listening to a different perspective and seeking to understand are powerful skills that can help to create a foundation of trust to build upon in any conversation. As challenging as these times are for communities across our nation, my interactions with our students remind me that there is great hope for our future. A future that is more inclusive and filled with greater equity, and hopefully, love.
Let’s make our final week together count! Rally together as a family and talk about the difficult issues of racism and injustice. Rally together to learn about other perspectives. Rally together and commit to demonstrating more of the care, compassion, and the love that makes our community a special place. Rally together and finish out our school year like WARRIORS!
Final Exam Schedule
To avoid conflicts with students who have multiple classes in the same content area we will again be holding our final exam schedule by the hour of the class. The schedule will be as follows:
Tuesday, June 9th.
Period 1 Exam - 10:50-12:00.
Period 2 Exam - 12:30-1:40
Period 3 Exam - 1:50-3:00
Wednesday, June 10th
Period 4 Exam - 10:50-12:00.
Period 5 Exam - 12:30-1:40
Period 6 Exam - 1:50-3:00
Thursday, June 11th
Period 7 Thursday, June 11, 10:50-12:00
Exam Make-Up 12:00-3:00
Friday, June 12th
No School for Students
TEXTBOOK & EQUIPMENT RETURN - JUNE 10, 11, 12 - YEARBOOK PICKUP
Yearbooks will also be available for pickup during these scheduled times.
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
1. Enter the parking lot from Racine Ave and follow the traffic flow to the Salentine Gym
Doors 17 & 18. Click HERE for map.
2. Have all of the items in a paper or plastic bag labeled with each individual student's first and last name.
3. Staff will collect the items from your vehicle.
Infinite Campus will remain open for students and families to review throughout the exam week. Our staff continues to work with many students as they make a push to raise their grades and turn in late work. Please keep in mind that it may take some time for late work to be graded and entered into Infinite Campus. Finals grades will be posted by 3:00 p.m on Monday, June 15th. Thank you for your patience and support as we strive towards a strong finish.
As the date approaches a link will be shared via Infinite Campus Messenger and there will be a banner on the Muskego High School webpage with the link to view the event. The video will premier at 10:30 am on June 13th. We encourage our entire Warrior Nation to tune in to listen to the inspiring words of student and faculty speeches and to watch our graduates cross the stage.
To our seniors and their families, please remember that though we may be separated physically, our entire community stands with you and is incredibly proud of all you have accomplished throughout your journey.
The final message in the virtual ceremony will be from our Student Council Vice President Rabia Ahmed and will include the cue to move the tassel from the right side to the left. Our hope is that all seniors can do this together at this time. Please capture this symbolic event with pictures and videos and share them with us via social media or email. Let’s show the world our Warrior Pride and appreciation for the class of 2020!
Class 2020 Photos
If you are interested in having conversations about race, justice, and inequality with your child, the following resources may be helpful:
National Geographic: Talking to kids about race
Dr. Howard Stevenson-Clinical Psychologist, Professor: Talking To Children After Racial Incidents
American Psychological Association: APA Talking To Children About Discrimination
Today’s Parent: 27 Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About Racism
Parent ToolKit: How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racism
Parent Frequently Asked Questions
Please continue to review our parent FAQ document periodically as it is updated as new information becomes available. There is currently new information regarding our districts planning for reentry to school in the fall. You will also find the most recent update from the Waukesha County Health Department that increased the number of people allowed for large gatherings up to 100 people.
Congratulations to senior Annicka Graves on her plan to attend Ohio University! Annicka plans to major in Forensic Chemistry.
Congratulations to senior Lindsey Evenson on her plan to attend and competitively swim at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. Lindsey plans to major in Athletic Training.
Congratulations to senior Travis Brent on his plan to attend UW-Platteville to study mechanical engineering and to play football for the Pioneers.
Congratulations to senior Mason Lobner on his plan to attend Louisiana State University and study Entrepreneurship!
Congratulations to senior Jacob Chavez on his plan to serve our country by joining the U.S. Air Force.
Congratulations to senior Julia Wendland on her plan to attend the University of Iowa to major in Neuroscience on the Pre-Med track and minor in Spanish.
WarriorBots Informational Meeting
We are the Muskego High School robotics team, the WarriorBots.
We would like to invite you to our virtual information night on
June 11th, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 PM.
Learn more HERE
The mechanical team started to design a t-shirt cannon robot and had some team members make prototype cannons. They also talked about what improvements could be made to this year’s robot to be ready for the off-season and next year. The team got together and wrote down everything they could about the robot, so that it can be published in a robot write-up later.
The electrical team talked about electrical components that they can use for future seasons. They also discussed techniques that anyone on the team needed help with. This included soldering and crimping wires. They plan to continue learning about skills that they think would be important for when the team can get back to working in person.
The programming team worked on how to organize the public code and how to organize the code for the build season. During the next month, they will be coding the practice bot to practice and improve their programming skills.
The social media team has been working hard to post more often. They honored our seniors in their senior spotlight posts and have been working to show the team meetings over video chat. They have also been working on online fundraising ideas.
WIAA Scholar Athlete Program to air on Fox Sports Wisconsin Sunday May 24
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Recognition
The following Muskego High School students won Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in 2020:
American Visions and Voices Nomination: Bella Goldstein
Gold Key: Rabia Ahmed, Ellia Catania, Jared Gallo, Bella Goldstein, Seth Haag, Lawrence Hapeman, Paige Jahnke, Clayton Jahnke, Megan Lambrecht-Scasny, Liz Lintonen, Linzy Mahoney, Anoushka Prasad, Lucia Rutkowski, Julia Wendland
Silver Key: Rabia Ahmed, Sam Bartoszek, Luke Foye, Madison Haupert, Stephanie Kinzel, Andy Li, Ellie Maday, Sarah Makinen, Jenna Niemiec, Michelle Pan, Abby Sajdak, Isabella Seitz, Lindsey Strom, Julia Stuller
Honorable Mention: Julia Davis, Madison Haupert, Sarah Makinen, Michelle Pan, Isabella Seitz, Reissa Snider, Julia Wendland
*Several students won more than one award for submitting multiple pieces.
Read more about the Scholastic Art Writing Awards HERE.