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Monday, January 14, 2019

Senior Panoramic Picture is THIS WEEK!

Senior Panoramic Picture will be taken this week on Thursday the 17th during Advisory.  Don't miss this opportunity to be in the Panorama, and to order your copy!  Be here and be ready during your Advisory class to go to the stadium to take the picture!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

MHHS Spring Sports Schedules

MHHS Announces our Spring Sports conditioning and try-out schedule.  Don't miss out on your opportunity to try out for our Baseball, Softball, Boys Golf, Track & Field, Swimming, Boys Tennis and Boys Volleyball teams.  See below for the upcoming Schedules:

Baseball
Coach:  Stephen Gatehouse
email:  sgatehouse@lammersvilleusd.net
Conditioning Begins:  January 28, 2019
Tryouts:  2/4, 2/5, and 2/6

Softball
Coach:  Michael Leach
email:  mleach@lammersvilleusd.net
Player Meeting:  January 10th 3:45 P.M. in weight Room
Conditioning Begins:  January 14, 2019
Tryouts:  2/4, 2/5, and 2/6

Boys Golf
Coach:  Mitch Crossley
email:  mcrossley@lammersvilleusd.net
Conditioning Begins:  February 5, 2019
Tryouts:  2/5 and 2/6

Track & Field
Coach:  TBA  (contact LeVinia Woods for information)
email:  lewoods@lammersvilleusd.net
Conditioning Begins:  TBA
Tryouts:  2/4, 2/5, and 2/6

Swimming
Coach:  Alison Ordner
email:  aordner@lammersvilleusd.net
Conditioning Begins:  January 8, 2019
Tryouts:  2/4, 2/5, and 2/6

Boys Tennis
Coach:  TBA (contact LeVinia Woods for information)
email:  lewoods@lammersvilleusd.net
Conditioning Begins:  TBA
Tryouts:  2/4, 2/5, and 2/6

Boys Volleyball
Coach:  Charles Schallhorn
email:  cschallhorn@lammersvilleusd.net
Conditioning Begins:  January 9, 2019 in weight room
Tryouts:  2/4, 2/5, and 2/6

Monday, January 7, 2019

Student Film Festival Poster Contest Winner

Please join MHHS in congratulating our student Atharva Sompura who entered his artwork in the 4th annual Student Film Festival Poster Design Contest at the Grand Theater in Tracy.  The artwork you see here in this post is the winning design, and represents the second MHHS student who has won this contest in the four years that the contest has been run.  Atharva will receive a $500 scholarship prize for his work.
Congratulations!

Crab Feed

What:  Athletics Boosters Crab Feed
When:  February 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Where:  Elks Lodge, Tracy
Cost:  $55 per ticket ($45 Early Bird special through January 11th)
Now is the time to purchase your tickets for the 4th annual Athletics Boosters Crab Feed!  This is the once a year not-to-miss event of the year.  Join us for all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad, and dessert.  There will be a raffle and auction at the event, and reserved tables are available. 

Purchase your tickets TODAY online here (processing fee applies for online purchase): 



UC Berkeley Summer Design Academy

UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design has just opened their applications for the embARC Summer Design Academy  This is a four-week program, held on the UC Berkeley campus, and offers rising juniors and seniors (current sophomores and juniors) with an interest in architecture and design an opportunity to immerse themselves in design studio culture and the college experience, develop a design portfolio to use for college applications, work in a team with peers who have similar interests, and earn an official UC Berkeley transcript. Tuition scholarships and on-campus housing are available.

Current Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in this program should visit the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design Summer programs application website by clicking HERE

National Youth Science Camp Opportunity--SENIORS ONLY

The California Department of Education has announced open applications for the 2019 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC).  This camp is for high-achieving, science oriented students and is a residential science education honors program for two graduating students from each state.  This program is offered at NO COST to participants.  All educational and recreational programming as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage are provided free of charge to the delegates.

This year's NYSC is held in the Monongahela National Forest near Bartow in the Eastern mountains of West Virginia.  Delegates will participate from June 27, 2019 through July 20, 2019.  Only two students per state are eligible, so interested students must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Must be a CURRENT high school Senior.
  • Must demonstrate superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics and/or the sciences.
  • Must demonstrate an application of leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in school and community activities.
  • Must demonstrate skills and achievement outside the realm of science and outside the realm of academic pursuits.
  • Must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics
We encourage any interested student who meets these criteria to apply.  The deadline for the application is Wednesday, February 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  
The link for the online application is here:  https://nysf.smapply.io/ 

We would love for some MHHS students to apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Winter MAP Testing

Wednesday, January 9th is the date for our triannual MAP testing.  All students at MHHS engage in this testing, and scores for MAP testing are sent home to students and parents to review.  Students in Lammersville Unified are MAP tested three times a year, and test scores can be compared from year to year from Kindergarten through 12th grade.  The scores represent a steady progression of academic abilities, and is a good way to gauge student success on important future tests like SAT, ACT, AP, and state CAASPP and science CAST testing. 

Due to the security of the test, ALL STUDENTS are required to bring their school issued Chromebook CHARGED and ready to go for the day of testing.  Typically, students should be able to complete the full testing by the early release time of 1:30 P.M.  Students who do not complete the testing before this time will be allowed to stay and complete the tests by the end of the school day.  Students who miss the testing window will be required to make-up the test. 

If you have any questions about the January MAP testing, please contact our Vice Principal responsible for Assessment, Jessica Libbee at jlibbee@lammersvilleusd.net.

MHHS Health EXPO

What:  MHHS Health EXPO
When:  February 2, 2019, 10am-2pm
Where:  MHHS Large and Small Gym

Join us for the 3rd annual Mountain House High School Health EXPO.  Expo will take place in the large and small gym and is sponsored by the MHHS HOSA club.  Come see vendors, health displays, get health assessments, attend our industry panel discussion, see student displays and speeches, and watch our students as they compete in student skills competitions.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Happy Kwanzaa

We would like to wish all of our students and their families who celebrate Kwanzaa in the Mustang and Mountain House Community a Happy Kwanzaa celebration.
This time of year some of our African American students and their families celebrate Kwanzaa.  Kwanzaa this year starts on December 26th and lasts for 7 days.  During this yearly holiday, some African American families celebrate their cultural heritage and traditional values of the African American community. 
Happy Kwanzaa to our students and families!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas

We would like to wish all of our students and their families who celebrate Christmas in the Mustang and Mountain House Community a Merry Christmas.
This time of year our Christian students and their families celebrate Christmas.  This traditional religious holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ has also become a cultural celebration for people of other cultures and faiths where gifts are exchanged, Santa Claus comes to visit, and friends and family get together to socialize and reconnect.  Mountain House High School wishes a Merry Christmas to our students and families!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

UOP v. BYU Basketball Game Tix on Sale

Looking for a great gift for your holidays?  MHHS Athletic Boosters is selling tickets to the UOP versus BYU men's basketball game on January 3rd at UOP.  Purchase your tickets HERE, or find a basketball team mom during basketball games!  Purchase tickets for your family and participate in a fun event over the winter break!  Tickets are $17.00 each.


Winter Break

As the first semester of the 2018-2019  school year comes to a close, we want to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season, and a restful Winter Break.  Students, teachers, and parents have all worked very hard over the past semester to learn, teach, play, and support one another in the pursuit for knowledge.  The faculty and staff at Mountain House High School want to remind you that starting at 3:00 P.M. on Friday the 21st of December, the school will be closed.  We will remain closed for the duration of the winter break and will reopen on Monday, January 7, 2019.  This also means that teachers, faculty, and staff may not be available by phone, or email until we reopen our offices in January.  Please be patient with us as we all take a well deserved break over the next two weeks.  We encourage you and your family to do the same as we gear up for our second semester. 

We want you to be aware that we are mindful that emergencies can happen over winter break.  If you have a  crisis or emergency situation here are some important numbers:

San Joaquin County Sheriff: 911 or 209-468-4421, Non-emergency: 209-468-4400

San Joaquin County Behavioral Health Services (Mobile Crisis): (209) 468-8686

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Online Chat: https://tinyurl.com/lifelinesupport

Have a Happy Winter Break!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Finals Schedule

It's that time of year again.  FINALS ARE HERE!  Please be aware that the finals schedule will be in effect for Wednesday through Friday the 19th-21st of December.  Please follow the finals bell schedule below. 

Students with Flex periods during 1st, 4th or 6th periods do not need to be on campus during their Flex period.  Likewise, students who have a 3rd, 5th or 7th period will finish their day at Brunch on the corresponding finals day.  Students who have a 2nd period Flex must remain on campus.  Students may be on campus during any of their Flex periods if they so choose, but all Flex period rules apply. 

HAPPY FINALS!

Finals Bell Schedule (Semester 1:  December 19th-21st, Semester 2: May 22nd-24th)
Day 1 (Dec 19th& May 22nd)


Period
Start
End
1st
8:00 AM
9:45 AM
Brunch
9:45 AM
9:55 AM
2nd
10:00 AM
11:45 AM
Lunch
11:45 AM
12:15 PM
3rd
12:20 PM
2:05 PM  
Day 2 (Dec 20th & May 23rd)


Period
Start
End
4th
8:50 AM
10:35 AM
Brunch
10:35 AM
10:45 AM
5th
10:50 AM
12:35 PM
Day 3 (Dec 21st & May 24th)


Period
Start
End
6th
8:50 AM
10:35 AM
Brunch
10:35 AM
10:45 AM
7th
10:50 AM
12:35 PM

Monday, December 17, 2018

Speech Debate Tournament

Please help us in congratulating the following ... after a grueling weekend, with hundreds of competitors, about 1200, we have the following victories to celebrate ...

  1. Mrs. Garcia and Mrs. Lohmann maintained heroes status with the speech and debate team as they traveled with them to help judge and support the world of words! YAY ... awesome support staff and super cool peeps! 
  2. Young debaters flourished and were able to break out of the preliminary rounds and get into double octos, then octos, then quarters  (Which is a fancy way to say the top 14 of the tournament)... way to go: Aashril Shazar  & Dhruva Kolikineni!!!  As a side note, Aashril took 9th speaker for the entire tournament, which is saying something, that means against the entire field of competitors, regardless of his rank, his speaking was among the best! YAHOOOOO!!! 
  3. Speech students and funny guys also did well ... please congratulate: Mohaned Ali He took 9th place over all and made it to the semi finals &  Brianna Do made it to finals and took 7th place overall!! 

It was a rather difficult weekend, late nights and really early mornings and lots of driving and these kids still rocked!!!

Proud to be a Mustang ...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

MHHS Winter Concert

We would like to invite you to join us for the Mountain House High School Music Department Winter Concert being held on Friday, December 14th @ 7PM in the MHHS Theater. General Admission is $6.00 and Children under 3 are free. We hope you can join us for a night of music featuring our award winning Band, Choir, and Orchestra programs. Tickets will be sold at the door.