Wildcat Press Newsletter
Volume 3, Issue 9 ~ October 30, 2022
Well it took almost 3 years, but I finally sent the wrong newsletter to the wrong group. Now you got to see what I send to the faculty each week...
Here is the actual Wildcat Press for the week - sorry for the confusion.
Good Evening, I hope everyone is doing well and had a nice weekend. It's that crazy time in Arizona when you have to get up and turn on the heat, then shut the heat off and open the doors and windows before the afternoon when you close them and turn the air back on. The beauty of our amazing state!
I want to take a couple of minutes to thank our staff and students for all of the hard work they have been putting in. The Wildcat staff continues to amaze me as they work to get better everyday. Not only do they do their very best, but they continue to search out and attend professional development opportunities that will help them make our students better learners and thinkers. They are not resting on what has always worked, because what has always worked doesn't anymore. Our students continue to give effort every day. They continue to ask us to just give them the answers as well, however that's not how we do things at MHS. We want to challenge your student, we want them to learn to work hard and value the knowledge they gain. So when the work doesn't look the same or your student seems to be struggling, that is good, it means they are learning. If they need help see the tutoring schedule below, check out our 24/7 online tutoring at NetTutor or wherever else you can find the knowledge you need to solve the problem.
As the witching hour (Halloween) is upon us, please make sure all our children are safe out there. Then we move into the season of giving, first giving thanks and then presents. I want to ask that you remember to show your families that it isn't about the money, but the thought and meaning. If you look at this weeks quote it will remind you that don't wait for what you have to give to be enough. Give what you have and when combined with others, we meet the needs of the most.
Please have a great week and thanks for sharing your kids with us, we are truly blessed by them.
MHS Administrative Team!
Kibbles N Bits
Track or Treat photos
Tuesday November 1st -
First Day of Indian Heritage Month
Evit Tour, Career Center Field Trip 9am-12pm
FFA Fundraiser BBQ 6:00pm, G Food Court
Possible Volleyball Playoff Play-in game @ high seed
Wednesday November 2nd - Early Release @ 1:20pm
GPS Job Fair @ HHS from 4-6pm
Fr. Football @ Horizon 6:00pm
Thursday November 3rd -
ASU College of Health Solutions in the Courtyard 11:30-12:30pm
Choir Cafe Night 7-9pm in the Cafe'
Friday November 4th -
Varsity Football @Horizon 7:00pm
Saturday November 5th - GPS Learners Market, Park University 7:45am-4pm
Wrestling Booster Car Wash - 7-12pm at 7-Eleven
Monday November 7th - National School Psychology Week
Tuesday November 8th - Grand Canyon Visit in the Courtyard 11:30am
Wednesday November 9th - Early Release 1 hour
Fr/SO Football @ Campo Verde 6:00pm
MHS FAFSA Night 6-8pm in the College & Career Center
Thursday November 10th - Campus Leadership Meeting 11:30, Lecture Hall B
MHS Cheer Booster Fundraiser @ MOD Piza 11-11pm/Cooper and Warner
MHS Varsity Football vs. Campo @Home 7:00pm
Friday November 11th- Veteran's Day-Holiday
Thank you to all the Veteran's that have served!
Positive messages from Dude Be Nice this week
Career Center Scholarships
The Thiel Scholarship
Founded by technology entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel in 2011, the Thiel Fellowship is a two-year program for young people who want to build new things.
Award Details: $100,000 - 30 awards (Deadline: December 31, 2022
Who May Apply: Be under the age of 22 and be interested in designing and building things.
Deadline Details: December 31,2022
Applications can be found by going to:
Dorrance Scholarship Program
Award Details: $12,000 for four years
Who May Apply; First Generation College Students
Deadline Details: February 1, 2023
Link to Apply: www.dorrancescholarship.org
Wildcat Marching Band/Rainer Classic
Over the fall break, the Wildcat Marching Band had a very successful fall band camp that concluded with the return of the AzMBA Rainer Marching Classic Marching Band Competition. The Rainer Classic is held in memory of former music director Chris Rainer, an inspirational and beloved teacher who passed away due to a tragic accident. We honor his memory by recognizing excellence and would like to congratulate the following 2022 winners:
Pride of Sunrise - Sunrise Mountain High School - 1st Place Division AAA
Marching Huskies - Hamilton High School - 1st Place Division AA
Wildcat Marching Band - Mesquite High School - 1st Place Division A
That's Right! Congratulations to the 2022 Wildcat Marching Band on earning 1st place in our division!
AP Exam Registration
The deadline for AP registration, without a $40 late fee, is approaching! Please take the time to make both your college board account and then officially register to take the exam through total registration. Just creating a college board account does not guarantee you a test.
If you are in need of financial assistance, please visit Mrs. Brown's office. She can help you identify pathways forward.
Monday is Halloween and we know that students may want to come to school in a costume. If a student wears a costume to school, there are some guidelines to follow -
1 - No masks/face coverings
2 - No weapons
3 - Follow school dress code as far as body coverage is concerned
If you chose to wear a costume, please use common sense and make sure it is school appropriate :)
Colleges On Campus
The following colleges will have representatives on campus to provide valuable information about their institutions.
Thursday, November 3rd - ASU Health Solution
Tuesday, November 8th - Grand Canyon University
FFA BBQ Fundraiser
FFA will be hosting their annual BBQ Fundraiser on Tuesday, November 1st. Come on out to support the FFA and indulge in some delicious BBQ!
Cafe Choir Night
Come listen to the melodic sounds of the amazing MHS Choir as they perform a variety of songs that highlight their polished skills!
Where - MHS Cafeteria
When - Thursday, Nov. 3rd from 7:00 - 9:00pm
On Tuesday, November 1st, 10th graders from Mesquite will have the opportunity to visit EVIT from 9:00am-12:00pm and see all the wonderful opportunities available! Please see Mr. Hutchins in the Counseling Department for more details.
MHS Musical Auditions
Tuesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 3rd Mesquite Drama Club will be holding auditions for their upcoming musical - Twelfth Night. Auditions will be held each day from 3-6pm. Performers should have a monologue and song prepaid(2 minutes total)
There are flyers up around campus with a QR code to sign up for auditions!
Wednesday, November 2nd there will be a FAFSA Presentation for the seniors from 8:30-10:00am in the College and Career Center.
Season to Season
As we start practice and tryouts for the winter season, I want to wish all of our student athletes best of luck. I also want to take a minute to say thank you to the student athletes that represented us this fall. In some cases we may have fallen short of our goal in the Wins column, however I think overall we became better. The beauty of High School sports is the the goal of everyone is to strive to win, to do our very best. If we fall short on the scoreboard, but do these things and it doesn't go our way we should still hold our heads high. Only one team goes home at the end of the season winning their last game. We are earning our share of those, but it is a new process every year and I think we upheld these standards this fall.