Bearcat Necessities

5-7-18

Student Celebrations:


The Week That Was:

  1. The Spring Musical had a tremendous debut. The talented cast put forth some amazing performances. It was truly a treat for those who came out to opening weekend.


Coming Up

  1. This is Staff Appreciation Week. Five days really isn’t enough time to truly thank our staff for the amount of work that they put into their jobs. Please consider taking a moment to reach out to a staff member that has helped your student.
  2. AP Testing begins this week. Please help any testers by encouraging them to get a good night’s sleep before the test.
  3. Boys Soccer has a District Playoff game at Lake Stevens on Tuesday Night. And the Wesco League meet for Track is this Thursday (girls) and Friday (boys) also at Lake Stevens.
  4. The Spring Musical, Guys and Dolls, continues its run this Friday. This show will be part of the annual Eye Ear Art Show at MHS. Starting at 5PM there will be an art show of student work and then stick around for the Musical at 7PM. Then on Saturday the Musical continues with a matinee at 1PM and a final show at 7PM.


Future Events

  1. The MSD School Board will be hosting their meeting at MHS at 6PM on Monday 5/14.
  2. The next Principal Chat is on Tuesday 5/15 at 9AM.
  3. Senior Prom is Saturday 5/19. Please remind any students attending that even though it is off campus it is a school event and school rules apply. We don’t want poor decisions on this night to impact students abilities to enjoy all of the other senior activities coming up, including graduation.


Counseling Corner:

Summer School Registration is now available. Forms are available in the Counseling Office or on the Counseling Website.

Fall Running Starts students will register for classes at the colleges soon. After students are accepted they can turn in their Enrollment Verification forms to their Counselors for approval.

Other

Graduation: Saturday, June 9 - Angel of the Winds Arena at Everett - Doors open at 1:45 (Both main and SE entrances).

Students will receive 8 tickets once they complete senior checkout on June 8. Extra tickets may be purchased now - $5 each.

As a service to the families attending the graduation, the arena offers the option of renting a luxury suite for the event.

For more information please contact - Steven Liedlich

Director of Corporate Sales - (425) 322-2626

Steven_Liedlich@comcastspectacor.com

4-30-18

Student Celebrations:

Congratulations to our April Scholars. These students were selected by the staff in our various departments to celebrate their hard work and achievements.

CCR – Zoe Adams

Thaddeus Henshaw

LEADERSHIP – Heide White

Abigail Dayley

COUNSELING – Payton Alesna

Jaedyn Prewitt

LIBRARY – Collin Crow

Isabela Lazaro

SCIENCE – Tatum McGovern

Michelle Ortiz

ART – Grace Kim

Suin Shin

SOCIAL STUDIES – Victoria Magelsen

Kegan Velie

MATH – Cody Stone

Makenna Pratley

PHYSICAL EDUCATION – Ethan Hallett

Maelyn George

ELL – Esterina Wabene

Nicole Guzman

SPORTS MED. – Cara Soules

Peyton Newhouse


The Week That Was:

  1. Our students did a great job finishing up their State SBAC testing last week. All students did a nice job of adjusting to the new class schedules over the two weeks.
  2. DECA returned from Nationals with a School Based Enterprise Gold Level Certification Award.
  3. In Athletics, Girls Tennis and Girls Track each got their first league victory of the year, while Boys Soccer went 2-0 on the week.
  4. On Friday, Monroe sent five ensembles and two soloists to the State Solo and Ensemble Competition. Our small womens ensemble received a score of all ones (the highest score possible). It was a great weekend for Bearcat musicians.


Coming Up

  1. The Spring Musical, Guys and Dolls, begins this Friday. There are 7PM shows on May 4, 5, 11, and 12. And there will be one 1PM show on May 12.
  2. In Athletics both Baseball and Soccer will celebrate their seniors this week at their respective senior night games. Baseball is Monday, 4/30 at 3:45 pm and Soccer is Thursday, 5/3 at 7:15. Congratulations to all of our seniors on a great career at MHS and thank you for your hard work and dedication to the Bearcat athletic program.
  3. Library Book Sale - This week - Wednesday through Friday, May 2-4, the Library will be selling books they have requested to surplus - 1 book for $.50 or 3 books for $1.00. Please come and see what they have to offer.


Future Events

  1. Two weeks of AP Testing will begin on May 7th.
  2. May 7th also starts Staff Appreciation Week.


Counseling Corner:

  • Summer School Registration is now available. Forms are available in the Counseling Office or on the Counseling Website.
  • Fall Running Start students will register for classes at the colleges soon. After students are accepted they can turn in their Enrollment Verification forms to their Counselors for approval.

Other

As the weather turns sunny, please have a chat with your student about our school dress code to make sure that they are in compliance.

Freedom of expression applies to student dress and appearance, provided it does not cause a disruption to the educational process. Students must remember that some clothing is not appropriate for school. It is understood that individual teachers, in consultation with the school administrator, may restrict appearance and attire with special consideration for safety and health issues. Some articles of clothing, typically a baseball hat or accessories, may be confiscated. Attire will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by administration. Students could be asked to change their clothes or wear another shirt over any inappropriate clothing, If a student continually refuses to comply with the dress code, more severe disciplinary action will be implemented.

Students are expected to be appropriately dressed at school. We have found that students’ behavior is often a reflection of what they wear. Dress and appearance must not present health or safety problems or cause disruption. Students are expected to come to school/school activities appropriately dressed. All students must wear shirts and shoes at all times. Students who do not meet these standards will be asked to return home to correct the problem. Clothing that carries a sexual, vulgar or offensive message, or references the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, weapons, or gang affiliation will not be permitted. This includes graphics, insignias, and flags (i.e. confederate flag or swastika). Undergarments are not to be visible. Exceptionally short or tight skirts/shorts are not allowed. No bare shoulder tops, bare backs, or bare midriffs are allowed. Hooded sweatshirts are to be worn with the hood down while in the building. Sunglasses, masks, face paint, or other face coverings are not appropriate for school. It is understood that individual staff members, in consultation with a school administrator, may restrict appearance and attire with special consideration for safety/health, modesty/decency, and instructional issues. Administration has the authority to make changes at any time to the above dress code based on either safety, health, and instructional reason.


4-23-18

The Week That Was:

  1. Testing got off to a solid start with 10th graders completing the English Language Arts portion of the SBAC. Next up is Math this week. See below for more details on testing and the Late Start Schedule for this week.
  2. A group of Freshmen had a great multi-day visit to Mt Rainier where they were able to see the 9th grade science curriculum in real world scenarios.
  3. On Wednesday the Senior Class had a meeting where they learned about the calendar leading up to graduation.
  4. On Saturday Night, our Broadway Cabaret Night was a huge success. The performances were amazing and we can’t wait to see many of these same performers light up the stage in Guys and Dolls in two weeks.
  5. Over the weekend our Sports Medicine Team participated at the State Championships and had a really good showing. The team finished 7th in the Large School Division (out of 22). Individual medal winners included:
    1. Maleah Minch 3rd place Anatomy and Physiology out of 85
    2. Madison Pierce also 3rd place Anatomy and Physiology out of 85
    3. Eileen Worcester 5th place Exercise Physiology out of 87
    4. Jada Vignos 20th in Varsity General out of 267
    5. Cara Soules 9th place CPR out of 91
    6. Sarah Reeves 9th place Medical Terminology out of 84

Winning posters:

  1. Jaclyn Ngo, Peyton Newhouse- Medical Procedure.
  2. Ele Zarkades, Savannah Thoma - Leadership

Two student were also chosen to serve on the Student Officer Board next year:

Arianna Hunt, and Madeline Gamble


Coming Up

  1. Wednesday is Administrative Professionals Day. Please join us in celebrating and thanking our wonderful Office Staff for the tremendous work that they do.
  2. The District Wide STEM Expo is this Wednesday in the Gym from 5-6:30.

Future Events

  1. Library Book Sale - Next week - Wednesday through Friday, May 2-4, the Library will be selling books they have requested to surplus - 1 book for $.50 or 3 books for $1.00. Please come and see what they have to offer.
  2. The Spring Musical, Guys and Dolls, will run May 4, 5, 11, and 12.


Counseling Corner:

  • Ms. Stevens will be presenting, "How to Find the College That's Right For Me" during study time on Wednesday, April 25th. This is geared towards Juniors. Sign-ups are in the Counseling Office.
  • The 2018 Sno-Isle summer school application window is now open and spots are filling quickly. Students can earn .5 elective credit by attending this program. To apply visit:snoisletech.com.


Other

As the weather turns sunny, please have a chat with your student about our school dress code to make sure that they are in compliance.

Freedom of expression applies to student dress and appearance, provided it does not cause a disruption to the educational process. Students must remember that some clothing is not appropriate for school. It is understood that individual teachers, in consultation with the school administrator, may restrict appearance and attire with special consideration for safety and health issues. Some articles of clothing, typically a baseball hat or accessories, may be confiscated. Attire will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by administration. Students could be asked to change their clothes or wear another shirt over any inappropriate clothing, If a student continually refuses to comply with the dress code, more severe disciplinary action will be implemented.

Students are expected to be appropriately dressed at school. We have found that students’ behavior is often a reflection of what they wear. Dress and appearance must not present health or safety problems or cause disruption. Students are expected to come to school/school activities appropriately dressed. All students must wear shirts and shoes at all times. Students who do not meet these standards will be asked to return home to correct the problem. Clothing that carries a sexual, vulgar or offensive message, or references the use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, weapons, or gang affiliation will not be permitted. This includes graphics, insignias, and flags (i.e. confederate flag or swastika). Undergarments are not to be visible. Exceptionally short or tight skirts/shorts are not allowed. No bare shoulder tops, bare backs, or bare midriffs are allowed. Hooded sweatshirts are to be worn with the hood down while in the building. Sunglasses, masks, face paint, or other face coverings are not appropriate for school. It is understood that individual staff members, in consultation with a school administrator, may restrict appearance and attire with special consideration for safety/health, modesty/decency, and instructional issues. Administration has the authority to make changes at any time to the above dress code based on either safety, health, and instructional reason.


LATE START SCHEDULE:

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR TESTING STUDENT ARRIVES BY 7:45.

Juniors and Sophomores taking the Smarter Balanced tests should arrive for 7:50 am start time. Buses will run at regularly scheduled times.

  • Students who ride the bus and are not participating in testing will report to the Commons area for supervised study assistance during the testing time.
  • Students will not be permitted to use cell phones during testing.
  • Bring a book to read if students finish early as they are not permitted to leave testing room except at designated breaks.
  • All students will attend classes beginning at 11:25 am.
  • Students will be released at 2:20 pm.
  • Please help your student prepare for these important days by ensuring he or she gets plenty of rest the night before and starts the day with a healthy breakfast!


4-18-18

Student Celebrations:

Spring Break had us forget to recognize our March Outstanding Scholars. These students were selected by the staff in our various departments to celebrate their hard work and achievements.

Art – Davis Shipman

Isabelle DiMonda

Leadership – Brent Pratley

Sophia Barber

English – Luis Zizumba Gayoso

Sara Hemingway

CCR – Loagan Stephenson

Madisen Palomares

Sports Med – Arianna Hunt

Madison Pierce

Counseling – Payton Leidholm

Gannon Goering

Math – Jonathon Ngo

Olivia Noble

Physical Education – Jeremy Fox-Guynn

Rosalba Perales

9th Gr. Humanities – Maria Lee

Logan Wolfe

Library – Sofia Melnichuk

Joseph Buenaventura

ELL – Jacqueline Alcala

Marco Madrigal-Martinez

Social Studies – Madeline West

Alex Christen

Drama - Alexandra Morrow

Kylie Niemi

Science – Nathan Hastings

Anasztazia Ritzie

Main Office – Victor Garcia

SPECIAL REMINDER: On Friday, School ends at 2:20. This is the only week of the school year without an early dismissal on Friday.

The Week That Was:

  1. It didn’t happen last week but that was when we were informed that our Jazz Choir actually placed first in the Large School Division at the Clackamas Vocal Jazz Festival in March. Apparently award mix-ups don’t only happen at the Oscars. In addition, bassist Natalee Boone was named the Most Outstanding Instrumental Musician in the Festival and four Bearcats won Outstanding Soloist Awards.

Coming Up

  1. Tonight the Community Coalition will be showing the film "Angst" at the Galaxy 12 Monroe. This is a great opportunity and part of our ongoing safe and connected in Monroe conversation. Tickets are free, but space is limited.
  2. Testing Information--See Below for more details on testing and the Late Start Schedule for this week.
  3. Our next Principal Chat will be held this Tuesday at 9AM here at the High School.
  4. There will be a senior meeting on Wednesday, April 18 during Study Period as we begin the countdown to graduation.
  5. On Thursday, 19 Bearcats will be heading to the State Sports Medicine Competition.
  6. On Friday, eight DECA Bearcats will be heading to the International Conference and Competition in Atlanta.
  7. On Saturday join our talented Bearcats at Broadway Cabaret Night in the Performing Arts Center at 7PM.

LATE START SCHEDULE: PLEASE ENSURE YOUR TESTING STUDENT ARRIVES BY 7:45.

Juniors and Sophomores taking the Smarter Balanced tests should arrive for 7:50 am start time. Buses will run at regularly scheduled times.

  • Students who ride the bus and are not participating in testing will report to the Commons area for supervised study assistance during the testing time.
  • Students will not be permitted to use cell phones during testing.
  • Bring a book to read if students finish early as they are not permitted to leave testing room except at designated breaks.
  • All students will attend classes beginning at 11:25 am.
  • Students will be released at 2:20 pm.
  • Please help your student prepare for these important days by ensuring he or she gets plenty of rest the night before and starts the day with a healthy breakfast!

Counseling Corner:

  • April 18th during Study Time there will be a Summer Job Search Workshop in the library.
  • On April 24th our Career Center will be hosting the ASVAB. This career exploration aptitude test is a great opportunity to discover career ideas after high school.

4-9-18

The Week That Was:

  1. We hope that everyone had a wonderful break and were able to recharge for the stretch run to June.
  2. Before the break our Instrumental Music program put on a terrific concert on Tuesday night.
  3. Students registered for their 2018-2019 classes.
  4. The baseball team moved into the state rankings at #10 last week and posted a pair of victories over Kamiak.

Coming Up:

  1. Seniors - For those of you who have already ordered your caps and gowns, National Achiever will be here during lunches on April 9 and 10 to hand them out. Senior parents, make sure that your student has purchased their cap and gown for graduation. If you have any questions or can't remember if you have ordered or not, please contact National Achiever directly:

https://www.nationalachiever.com/

National Achiever Services/Herff Jones

13027 Bothell Everett Hwy Ste. E

Everett, WA, 98208

425-357-1338

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

  1. The next Bearcat Pride meeting is this Wednesday at 7PM in the Library.

Future Events:

  1. Monday April 16 the Community Coalition will be showing the film "Angst" at the Galaxy 12 Monroe. This is a great opportunity and part of our ongoing safe and connected in Monroe conversation. Tickets are free, but space is limited.

To see the film trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6jmIvebR_U

To register for tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/angst-for-one-night-only-tickets-44769155750?aff=es2

2. There will be a senior meeting on Wednesday, April 18 during Study Period as we begin the countdown to graduation.

3. 4/16, 4/17, 4/23, 4/24 SBAC Late Starts: We will be having a late start of 3 hours for all students not testing. 10th graders and most 11th graders will show up on time to begin testing at 7:50am. There will only be one lunch from 10:50-11:20. At 11:20, all other grades are expected to report to their 1st period classes. 11th grade students who need to test will be notified.

LATE START SCHEDULE:

  • Juniors and Sophomores taking the Smarter Balanced tests should arrive for 7:50 am start time. Buses will run at regularly scheduled times.
  • Students who ride the bus and are not participating in testing will report to the Commons area for supervised study assistance during the testing time.
  • Students will not be permitted to use cell phones during testing.
  • Bring a book to read if students finish early as they are not permitted to leave testing room except at designated breaks.
  • All students will attend classes beginning at 11:25 am.
  • Students will be released at 2:20 pm.
  • Please help your student prepare for these important days by ensuring he or she gets plenty of rest the night before and starts the day with a healthy breakfast!

Counseling Corner:

  • Running Start - If you are interested in Running Start, or maybe have some questions, be sure to attend a Running Start Information Session at the Community College of your choice. Did you already attend one? Be sure to go online to look up their application process and follow their steps. Now is the time to prepare for the Fall.
  • The 2018 Sno-Isle summer school application will open on April 16, 2018 at 4PM. Be ready to log-in and apply for the class you want! Classes fill quickly on a first registered, first filled basis. There are no interviews for summer school. Transportation is NOT provided for summer school. Lunch is included. More details to come soon!