Bearcat Necessities

9-17-18

 

Due to last Friday’s tragedy we have decided to forgo student celebrations and our usual look back at the week that was. However we did want to send this out to remind folks about some events this week.

Coming Up

  1. Tuesday will be the first Principal Chat of the school year. This is an unstructured time for parents to ask any questions they have for Mr. Crow, and often parents learn a lot from each other as well. This is not a time for concerns regarding any staff members. We will meet from 9AM-10AM in the Staff Lounge.

  2. Curriculum Night is scheduled for this Thursday night. The evening starts with a presentation from the administrative team at 6:15 in the gym. This will be followed by a chance for parents to follow their student’s schedules and hear about each class’s plan for the year. On Tuesday, we will distribute handouts with the schedule for the night where students will write down their schedules and bring them home to their parents/guardians.

Future Events

  1. MSD All-Family Q & A Informational Session regarding emergency protocols will be held at MHS PAC on 9/27 at 6pm. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our Move/Evade/Defend Protocol. All are welcome.

  2. The PSAT/NMSQT will be offered at MHS on Saturday October 13th, 2018. Registration will begin Sept. 10th through October 12th. The cost is $22.00.

  3. Free and Reduced status will change to fully paying for lunches on 10/16/18 unless we receive a current year application. The application is available on the Monroe website under Departments/Food Service. There is also an email referenced on that page you can email the completed application to. You may also pick an application up at any school office. If you have questions please call Tammy Gregory at 306-804-2510.

  4. The final 2018-19 school calendar was approved and finalized version can be found at this link for your convenience.

https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/uploaded/Calendars/2018-2019_FINAL_CALENDAR_-_ENGLISH.pdf

https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/uploaded/Calendars/2018-2019_FINAL_CALENDAR_-_SPANISH.pdf

We will also be sending out hard copies to all families, just as we have done in years past, so be sure to check your postal mail box in the coming weeks!

  1. Each fall we have the opportunity to connect students in need to a great resource called Operation School Bell organized by the Assistance League of Everett. Students who participate will get a one time shopping trip to Fred Meyer for new clothes and shoes of their choosing! This is a big deal for a lot of students in need. Connecting them to this resource can be a huge positive impact for them. Deadline for referrals: Wednesday, October 3rd. Please call Michelle Dickinson at 360-804-4507 with any questions about the program or how you can get connected.

  2. Online Permissions - The District will be sending out reminders to families that have not filled out the online permission. This is done through Family Access and is part of the Enrollment Verification Process. Please make sure this is completed by Oct 1st so your student will not lose computer access in class.

  3. On October 10th, MHS is participating in the Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey. The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks. Tenth and twelfth grade students will be taking the survey and participation in the survey is voluntary. Students’ answers are anonymous.

Counseling Corner:

All schedule change requests have been individually reviewed by Counselors and are now complete.

9-10-18

The Week That Was:

  1. Congratulations to Boys Tennis who started out their year with a 6-0 shutout against Lynnwood.

  2. Girls Soccer also started with a victory, with a 2-1 margin over Meadowdale.

  3. On Friday we had our first assembly of the year and our Leadership Students did a great job of mixing in fun while also covering a couple of themes for the year.

    1. Our ASB theme this year is “Root for Each Other and Watch Each Other Grow.” It is designed to increase togetherness among students.

    2. Our Staff also introduced our plan this year to focus on two questions with each student: What is your Story and What is your Plan? It is important that we understand that each student comes to us with a unique story and we want every student to have a clear plan for when they leave MHS.

Coming Up

  1. We start our normal bell schedules this week. We run a study period schedule (extending 3rd period by 30 minutes) on Tuesday through Thursday. Study Period is designed to give students a chance to work with teachers in classes they may need extra assistance. For these first two weeks, students will be remaining in their third period classes for this time and working on our school wide initiative focusing on their stories and their plans.

  2. Administrators will be visiting third period classrooms this week to go over highlights of the Student Handbook. If you would like to read over the handbook, here is a link:

  3. All of our Athletic Teams get their league schedules underway this week. This includes home matches for:

    1. Boys Tennis, 9/13 at 3:30

    2. Cross Country, 9/13 at 3:45 at Lake Tye Park

    3. Girls Soccer, 9/13 at 7:30

    4. Football, 9/14 at 7:00

  4. Thursday is Picture Day - Students should already have either packets for ordering. If another one is needed, there are extras in the office. Student will need to have the packet ready when their picture is taken. Please note that Picture Day creates our ID pictures and this is an important part of our school safety plan. We will no longer have seniors taking a separate “silly” ID picture.

  5. Thursday Night is our How to Get Into College Seminar at 6:30 in the PAC. This is tremendously helpful event for any Junior or Senior that is considering attending a four-year college.  

Future Events

  1. Curriculum Night is September 20.

  2. The PSAT/NMSQT will be offered at MHS on Saturday October 13th, 2018. Registration will begin Sept. 10th through October 12th. The cost is $22.00.

Counseling Corner:

  1. Hello Bearcats! We hope you are having a great start of the year and are settling in to your classes.  We we will be working on a few remaining schedule change requests through Wednesday. However, we are no longer accepting new schedule change requests. Please continue to check family access to check the status of your request. Changes will be visible immediately. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate all of the requests, but we do our best to ensure students are in the right classes needed for graduation. Have a great year!