It’s so crazy that we’re already approaching the end of the first quarter! The first part of this school year has been an absolute blast! Homecoming was a huge success! We appreciate everyone’s willingness to play along and be goofy with us. The participation was at an all-time high - in every aspect (dress-up days, Macho Man, Powder Puff, the assembly, parade, Hoco dance, etc.).
Also, the #TigerKind effort (last week's kindness week) really surprised us. We worried that coming off a busy week of activities and “stuff”, people might not have the energy to be creative and purposeful in actively participating in this focus. In short - WE WERE WRONG! It has been so touching to see the students, staff and community get behind this cause. Our hope is to make it “the way we do business around here”. We strongly feel that by focusing on kindness, the light from these kind gestures will “dispel the darkness” and those unkind behaviors will dissipate.
In a short amount of time, we’ve truly enjoyed connecting with your children and have already had many memorable moments - both socially and academically.
October looks to be a little less hectic, though we begin district competitions for our sports teams. It’s an exciting time of the year! Anyway, here are some of the things coming up for you to be aware of:
October 12 - PSAT
The 2022 PSAT/NMSQT will be taking place on October 12th in the MHHS main gym. Students who signed up for the test will receive an email with more detailed information the first week of October. For any juniors who signed up for the test, please make sure to pay the $20 and bring your receipt to Mrs. Sanchez in the Counseling Center.
October 19 - Senior Assembly:
Representatives from Jostens (our graduation gear and yearbook provider) will be meeting with seniors in the gym during Tutorial (10-10:50) to introduce the caps, gowns, tassels, etc. We will also address them about Senior Project and other pertinent information regarding senior-specific things on the horizon.
Jostens will also be here on Wednesday, 10/26 for most of the day (and during lunch) set up in the foyer to begin taking orders for caps, gowns, etc.
October 20th – Parent / Teacher Conferences
2:00 – 4:00 PM - Teachers will be making parent contacts (via phone call and/or email) and ONLY holding pre-arranged meetings with specific students/parents.
4:00 – 5:00 PM – No conferences (teachers dinner break)
5:00 – 8:00 PM – Conferences in teachers’ classrooms – If you need a map to find your child’s classrooms, please stop by the main office.
***Please remember that these conferences are meant to give you, as parents, the opportunity to check in with your child’s teachers, and meet them face-to-face. Due to the potential demand of teachers meeting with large numbers of parents, we ask that your conversations be kept fairly brief and general in nature. If you feel that you have larger, more specific concerns, please email your child’s teacher(s) and request a separate meeting.
October 21st – No School
Senior pictures with (tux and drape tops) are scheduled for Thursday, November 3rd.
Senior Picture Retakes will be on Tuesday, December 13th.
Please complete your picture orders online at: https://dorianstudio.com/
search/account/2702e679-e381- 47ed-b8b8-81ac6889202c/ if you’d like a hard copy of the order form, they’ll be available at the front office as we get closer to the date.
Attention Prospective College Students: FAFSA Financial Aid Night will be on October 24th @ 6pm in the Career Center (Room A/B) in the annex (see the attached flier).
We are excited to continue the Mountain Home School District Evening School program again this year. This free program is open to all students in grades 9-12 who are in need of credit recovery. If you are unsure if your student needs to make up any credits, please contact their counselor at the high school.
Block 1 classes begin Tuesday, October 25th!
Classes will be offered Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5-7pm. All classes will be held at the Mountain Home High School.
Mrs. Simons, firstname.lastname@example.org: Last Names A-G
Mrs. Riley, email@example.com: Last Names H-O
Mrs. Sanchez, firstname.lastname@example.org: Last Names P-Z
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/
SENIOR CELEBRATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:
ATTENTION: Class of 2023 senior parents! The Senior Celebration Committee is beginning to plan for Senior Celebration and we want to get you connected. Come be a part of this great opportunity to provide our children with a safe fun-filled graduation celebration! Follow the link to join our Facebook group HERE. We will be posting volunteer opportunities and fundraising throughout the year! You can also follow us on Instagram @mhseniorcelebration23. If social media isn't your thing, you can also email us at mhseniorcelebration23@gmail.
com to be added to an email group for info instead. Our monthly meeting will take place on the 3rd Monday of each month in Mrs. Nordin's classroom at MHHS - room 5 (thru main office doors and first hallway on the left).
Please nominate the Educator of the Quarter - the deadline is fast approaching (Oct. 14). Nominations are quick and can be done by any of our students, colleagues, and/or patrons.
A cool opportunity that will take place here in town is also on the horizon. “Supporting Military Children through School Transitions: Foundations” takes place on 10/25.
As always, please check the following platforms for updates and information:
MHHS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.
MHSD (District) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.
We thank you, as always, for your partnership and support. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us anytime.
Take care everyone!
It is kindness week at MHHS! We would like to challenge our students and staff to take some time to do something kind for someone. These don't need to be huge acts. It can be as simple as opening a door for someone or giving a compliment. If you see an act of kindness or someone does act of kindness towards you, feel free to share it on your social media page with the #TigerKind. Our hope is that this will inspire more acts of kindness in our school and community!
Anyone interested in the Out of the Darkness Walk on Saturday Oct 8, for suicide awareness and prevention. Sign up in room M this week.
Attention Artopians get those Kindness Bingos into Ms. Raub for prizes!!!
Evening School is back! If you are behind in credits and want to make up a class, this is a great way to get caught up. Classes begin October 24th. See your counselor ASAP to get more information & to sign up.
Students! Come get your pictures at the office. Please pick them up ONLY during lunch and after school.
ASB stickers are BACK! Come to the office to get yours!
Our Marching Band will be heading to their first competition of the season tomorrow at Kuna High School, you can purchase tickets for the event at the gate of Kuna Stadium for $10. The band performs at 2:00 pm. Good luck Tigers
Tonight is Senior night for the volleyball girls against Jerome @6:30. If you would like to show your support to our volleyball team they are selling volleyball t-shirts for $15. Stop by rm 39 to pick one up.
The Sunshine Crew is holding a competition to see if you can guess the teacher of the week! Last week's teacher was Mrs. McDonald! Find the bulletin board at the junction of sophomore and junior hallway to cast your vote for this week's teacher of the week!
Do you plan on playing girls basketball this season? Want some info? Come to a quick meeting today at the start of lunch in room 13. Can’t wait to see you there!
Attention all HOSA students, see the board in room M to sign up for activities through October.
Seniors! There are three scholarships available: Wendy Heisman High School Scholarship Due October 18th, Coca-Cola Scholarship Due October 31st and Elks Most Valuable student Due November 14. You can find the applications on Naviance. If you have any questions you can see Mrs. Hopkins in the guidance office
Juniors and Seniors are you interested in attending one of the nation's premiere student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities? Then sign up today to tour Utah State University on October 20th. The first 50 students, juniors and seniors, that sign up and submit their permission slips will have an opportunity to tour USU's main campus, South Farm, Aviation, and Technical Education departments. See Mrs. Corder in room A/B for more information.
There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in joining Scream Team on Wednesday, October 5 in room 22 right after school.
Don’t miss out on the 100th edition of the Mountain Home High School Yearbook! The 2022-2023 yearbook is on sale now at: www.jostens.com. If you purchase your yearbook from now until October 28th, the cost is fifty dollars. After October 28th, the price will go up to sixty dollars. Yearbooks will only be available for pre-purchase until March 1st. No extra yearbooks will be ordered.
Attention all students interested in Model U.N.! There will be an important information meeting on Wednesday, October 5th in room 36. Please attend or contact Ms. Amy if you are interested in competing.
Remember we are Tigers. At MHHS, We honor Tradition, We practice Integrity, We value Grit, We strive for Excellence, We represent, We seek Service opportunity.