Mountain Home High School

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  • Happy February!

    Well, it seems like we’re heading into the busiest part of the school year - lots of things on the horizon.  Winter sports are wrapping up - we’ve got district and state tournaments in the near future!  The daylight is hanging around a little longer - I love it when things begin to warm up!  

    Here are some things to have on your radar for the month of February: 

    Feb. 2 – Teacher Work Day – No School 

    Feb. 7 - Winter Sports/College Signing Pep Assembly - This assembly will take place during Tutorial and will run about an hour (10:00 - 11:05 AM).  Parents of signees, please check in through the main office.  

    Feb. 7 - Higher Education Day – this will take place during 6th period (1:15 - 2:45 PM).  Various colleges will be here at MHHS sharing information to all current 11th graders. 

    Feb. 14 - Valentines Day - Please understand that the office cannot house balloons, flowers, etc. Please make arrangements to have those exchanges outside of school.  We have a few simple exchanges available through our student council that can be done here at school.  Thanks for your cooperation..

    Feb. 15 - 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 will have a dinner break during this hour)
    • 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.

    EARLY RELEASE BELL SCHEDULE FOR 2/15: 

    • 1st Period: 7:50 - 8:30
    • 2nd Period: 8:35 – 9:15
    • 3rd period: 9:20 - 10:00
    • 4th period: 10:05 - 10:45
    • Lunch: 10:45 -11:15
    • 5th Period: 11:20 – 12:00
    • 6th Period: 12:05 – 12:45
    • 7th Period: 12:50 - 1:30 

    *Buses arrive at 1:30 PM. 

    Feb. 16 – NO SCHOOL (Teacher Compensation Day)

    Feb. 19 – Presidents Day – NO SCHOOL 

    Feb. 27 - Blood Drive (more info to come in a Blackboard message)

    Mar. 1 - Sweethearts Dance - MHHS Gymnasium 8-10 PM

    Counselors Corner:

    MHHS Counselors:

    Mrs. Simons, simons_nm@mtnhomesd.org: Last Names A-G

    Mrs. Riley, riley_bm@mtnhomsd.org: Last Names H-O

    Mrs. Sanchez, sanchez_md@mtnhomesd.org: Last Names P-Z

     

    IDAHO LAUNCH (Next Steps Idaho): 

    • Contingent Awards
      • The First round of Contingent Awards has been sent to students. They have until January 15, 2024 to accept their offer by logging in to Scholarship Idaho. 
        • If your Counselors have Counselor Suite access they will be able to view the students who received the Contingent Awards with their counselor login.
      • The second round of Contingent Awards will go out no later than March 31, 2024 and the third and final round of Contingent Awards will go out no later than May 31, 2024. 
      • Final award offers will be made no later than the end of June 2024.  
    • Extension Requests – please remind students that the statute does indicate they must attend their education or training program the Fall after their graduation; in this instance, that is Fall 2024. 
      • Extension requests for the Fall 2024 will be accepted for the following reasons:  
        • Religious Service 
        • Military Service 
        • Volunteer Service 
        • Health/Medical Issues 
        • Program Waitlist 
      • Students will be prompted to upload documentation that supports their extension request – please know that they can confirm they understand and the system will let them accept the contingent offer with an extension and upload the documentation at a later date. 
    • Program/Institution Updates –  please see the attached document that shares information on how to do this.
    • Career Pathway Plan – for those of you whose district is using the Next Steps Idaho for the Career Pathway Plan requirement please see the attached document for instructions on how to access.
    • Idaho LAUNCH Website – We are excited to share that we have updated the Idaho LAUNCH website with additional resources 

     

    EMPOWERING PARENTS GRANT PROGRAM INFO:

    This program allows needy parents to access school-related resources for their children who are currently in grades K12. 

    Accepting 2023-24 Applications

    The Empowering Parents Grant Program Launched the 2023-24 Grant Application this past November. We have received over 17,000 applications. $28.9 million dollars is available for grant awards this school year. We will continue to accept and verify applications until all of the grant funding is distributed. Parents are encouraged to apply now using the following link:: https://idaho.us21.list-manage.com/track/click?u=49038044fd1914af520f9639a&id=d5f3b3dafb&e=a3cffec34a

     

    SCHOOL  PULSE:

    “School Pulse” is our positive mental health opt-in program that we recently launched here at MHHS. If you're interested, and would like to subscribe to learn more, text "SchoolPulse" to 1-888-737-8089 or opt-in via email at schoolpulse.org/

     

    Other Announcements:

    SENIOR PROJECT INFO: 

    Seniors: Remember that the first two elements for your senior projects are due on March 6th.  Please make sure you finish the REFLECTION PAPER and RESUME and turn them in to your Tutorial Teacher (do it before the date so you can rest easy).  Here is the direct link to the Senior Project outline: https://www.mtnhomesd.org/domain/119

     

    Homework Club/Math Tutoring is up and running!  Mr. McLean, Mrs. Dubois and/or Mrs. Miles will be in Room 31 from 3-4 PM, Mon-Thurs every week to help students get a little more support.  Please utilize this awesome program to keep those grades up!  Note: transportation will not be provided.

     

    CANVAS information:

    Canvas continues to be our platform for student work, grades, checking missing assignments, etc.  If you are still not signed up under your child’s account, please feel free to do so.  The following link is a step-by-step slideshow that will guide you through the process (one is in English, the other in Spanish):  

    Slide Deck Link

    Slide Deck Translated to Spanish

     

    MHAFB Corner:

    Please nominate the Educator of the Quarter - the deadline will be near the end of the 3rd Quarter (around March 13).  Nominations are quick and can be done by any of our students, colleagues, and/or patrons.  

     

    To the world, they might be just a teacher, but to their students they are a hero.

     

    Our MHAFB School Liaison, Domineek Haag, will come by our school sometime that week to pick up any physical nomination forms that are submitted to the office. If you need to, you can email completed forms directly to her at domineek.haag.2@us.af.mil


     

    As always, please check the following platforms for updates and information:

    MHHS Website: https://www.mtnhomesd.org/mhhs

    MHHS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MHHSOfficial/

    MHSD (District) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Mountain-Home-School-District-193-688092921378593/

    Happy Leap Year February! 


    Mr. Gunderson - Principal MHHS 

     

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Facts and Figures

  • 1901 Old yearbooks indicate that the first students to graduate from a school known as Mountain Home High School was in 1901.
  • 1905 In about 1905, a new brick schoolhouse was completed. This two-story building housed the elementary grades on the first floor and the high school classes on the second. It was located on 4th East Street between Jackson and 2nd North (currently the Middle School PE field). It was demolished in 1964.
  • 1926 On the same block a new building was built for the High School in 1926. This building, which is currently Bennett Mountain High School, was MHHS until 1954.
  • 1954 The current High School building is located on 11th East between 2nd South & 4th South. Over the past 60 years it has had several additions built.
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