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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Operation Gratitude

What:  Write a letter to Deployed Troops
When:  NOW until October 31st
Where:  Return your letter to the Learning Commons by the deadline
Who:  All students, teachers, staff, and community members

Operation Gratitude sends 300,000+ care packages each year to deployed troops serving in the Air Force, Army, Marines, and Navy who are stationed all over the world.  Of all the items included in these care packages, the most cherished are the personal letters of appreciation!

Our goal is to include several letters and colorful drawings in every care package and tell our heroes "WE CARE!"  Writing a letter is a meaningful way for Americans to show support for all who serve.  It only takes five minutes of your day but will bring lasting joy to the recipients. 

Letter Writing Tips:

  • Start with a salutation, such as "Dear Hero" or "Dear Brave One"...
  • Express your thanks for their selfless service, commitment and bravery.
  • Share a little about yourself:  Family, Hobbies, School, Work, Pets, Travel
  • Avoid writing about politics and religion; however, saying you are praying for them is wonderful.
  • Another topic to stay away from is gun violence, asking how many people they've killed, what it is like to kill, etc.  Please, no drawings of guns or dead people.
  • Please don't date your letters; it can take up to a few months for care packages to be received after they are sent.
  • Adults:  Include your email address if you want the recipient to reply.  Students:  USE FIRST NAMES ONLY and no addresses, please.
  • Can't find the words?  Consider drawing or painting a picture instead; please add a note to kids' drawings with their age if they cannot write.  Please avoid glitter!
  • Please DO NOT put cards or letters in individual envelopes; all letters will go through a screening process.  
For students at the high school, writing materials are available in the Learning Commons.  All letters should be completed and brought to the Learning Commons by October 31st.  Come by and get a lollipop for every letter you write!

Please contact Mrs. Eliasson ieliasson@lammersvilleusd.net for more information.  

For more information about Operation Gratitude, please visit operationgratitude.com



Fall Softball Workouts

What:  Fall Softball Workouts
When:  Sept 18, 20, 24, 25, 27
Time:  4:00 P.M to 5:30 P.M.
Where:  Meet on the outdoor basketball courts near the Softball Field

Come join us for Fall workouts for the upcoming Spring Softball Season!  Workouts are not mandatory for interested players, but anyone interested in playing Softball this Spring is welcome to come.  See you there!


Monday, September 16, 2019

Athletic Events This Week 9/16 through 9/20

Come join us for our athletic events this week.

Monday, Sept. 16
Girls Tennis vs Los Banos 3:30 start time (dismissal 2:30)

Tuesday, Sept. 17
Girls Golf Mid Season Tournament @ Tracy GC 11:00 AM start time (9:45 dismissal)
Water Polo @ Los Banos 3:30 Varsity Girls;  4:30 Varsity Boys  (12:45 dismissal)
Girls Volleyball vs Beyer  4:00 Frosh;  5:00 JV;  6:00 Varsity  (3:15 dismissal - Frosh only)

Wednesday, Sept. 18
Cross Country @ Los Banos  2:00 start time (11:15 AM dismissal)
Girls Tennis @ Beyer  3:30 start time  (1:15 dismissal)
Girls Golf vs Grace Davis 3:30 start time (1:45 dismissal)  

Thursday, Sept. 19
Water Polo vs Beyer  3:30 Varsity Girls; 4:30 Varsity Boys; 5:30 JV Girls; 6:15 JV Boys  (2:15 dismissal)
Girls Volleyball @ Pacheco  4:00 Frosh;  5:00 JV;  6:00 Varsity (1:30 dismissal)

Friday, Sept. 20
Water Polo Varsity Boys @ McNair Tournament  game times 12:50 and 4:10 (10:45 dismissal - Varsity Boys only)
Football @ Grace Davis  5:00 JV; 7:00 Varsity  (2:00 dismissal - JV only)

Saturday, Sept. 21
Water Polo Varsity Boys @ McNair Tournament  game times 8:00 AM and TBA
Girls Volleyball Frosh @ Stockton Classic Tournament (Edison HS)  game times TBA

Friday, September 13, 2019

Winter Sports Conditioning and Tryouts

See below for information about all of our Winter Sports conditioning and tryouts schedules:

Boys Basketball


Girls Basketball


Boys Soccer


Girls Soccer


Wrestling

  • Coach: Tim Cantu, tcantu@lammersvilleusd.net
  • Workouts are starting now and will be held consistently Monday - Thursday from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM, Fridays 3:45PM to 5:00 PM 
  •  Meet in the weight room
  • Practices begin November 4th
  • Wrestling Website 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

MHHS Picture Retakes

What: Picture Retakes
Who: Students who did not take a picture at walk through registration or who would like to take a retake
When: Monday, September 16, 2019
Where: Learning Commons College and Career Center

Lifetouch will be on campus throughout the school day on Monday, September 16, for picture retakes. If you did not have your picture taken at walk through registration, you will need to have your photo taken for the yearbook and your official school ID.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

International Day of Peace--Just Serve!

What:  International Day of Peace and Annual Day of Service
When:  September 21, 2019
Time:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Who:  ANYONE!

Mountain House High School is encouraging students, clubs, organizations, and citywide clubs organizations and groups to get in the spirit of the 37th Annual International Day of Peace and volunteer with friends, family, neighbors, teammates, co-workers, faith groups, scout troops, leaders and others for the Annual Day of Service. 

Saturday, September 21st is the annual day of service, and 3 large-scale service projects have been planned for our area.  We encourage all who can participate to sign up and provide community service on this day. 

How do you sign up?  It's EASY!

  1. Visit www.justserve.org
  2. Search "Tracy, CA," and choose "within 25 miles," then "show all"
  3. Choose an Annual Day of Service opportunity (multiple posts that include planting sod plugs, sorting toys, food, and books, or digging, carrying, mulching and landscaping)
  4. Click "Check it out," then "Volunteer"
Join us in celebrating the International Day of Peace by volunteering as an individual, or as a group.  Remember, all service hours can count towards MHHS students' 40-hour community service requirement.


Mustang Ladies Tennis Opens with a Bang

The Lady Mustangs Girls Varsity Tennis opened WAC league play with a dominating performance over the Lady Spartans of Grace Davis High School.  Not only did the Lady Mustangs win all 9 matches, but we also won 7 of the matches 6-0, 6-0.  In the end, the Mustangs won a total of 108 games vs 4  games for the Spartans.
Player of the Match goes to #2 singles Sana Patel whose powerful forehand continues to destroy any opponent that gets in her way.  Next up for the Mountain House is a home match against Johansen on Wednesday 9/11.  Match will start at 3:30 pm.

MHHS Baseball Blaze Pizza Fundraiser


The Mustang baseball program is holding our first fundraiser night of the school year on Wednesday, September 18 from 4:00-9:00 PM at Blaze Pizza in Tracy. Blaze will be donating 20% of the proceeds back to our program. If you are able to attend, please bring the flyer (or show it on your phone), and come enjoy some pizza. Feel free to distribute the flyer to anyone you wish. Thanks in advance, and go Mustangs!

Parent Canvas Training: School Site Council

What:  Parent Canvas Training
When:  Thursday 9/12/19 at School Site Council
Who:  ALL parents and students interested
Where:  Learning Commons
Time:  7:00 P.M.

The first School Site Council meeting of the year will focus on a training for parents and students on Canvas, our school's learning management system.  Parents will learn how to set up their account, navigate their student's schoolwork, set up alerts and notifications, and become more a part of their student's academic life.  

In addition, our school site council will report on campus safety issues, our plans for English Language Learners at our school, and the district's funding priorities.  This meeting is a great time to both learn and provide input about the school and its governance.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Monday, September 9, 2019

Spirit of Community Awards 2020

Are you a student who is looking to make a big difference in the world and in your community through volunteerism?  If you are, we encourage you to apply for the 2020 Spirit of Community Awards.  Your application makes you eligible to be recognized here in Mountain House as a local Honoree and qualifies you to be entered into the State and National Recognition of this prestigious award.  During the National recognition event in Washington D.C., America's top 10 youth volunteers of the year will be named by a selection committee and will receive a $5000 scholarship, and $5000 to give to a non-profit organization of their choice.

If you have participated in community service activities over the past year and would like to fill out an application visit nassp.org/spirit and fill out the online application by the deadline on November 5, 2019.  Local Honorees will be identified by the end of November and will be eligible to go on to the state-level honors.  State-level honorees will be announced in February of 2019 and will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. next spring for four days of special recognition events.


We look forward to congratulating our local honorees here in Mountain House very soon!

SUCCESS! Attendance

What:  SUCCESS! Attendance input into Aeries
When:  Starting TODAY 9/9/19

This school year our school has adopted a new tool called "Flex Time Manager" for students to be selected or sign up for SUCCESS! sessions based on student needs.  As such, all activities students sign up for will result in attendance being taken for ALL SUCCESS! activities, including extended lunch. 

Now that we have spent the first grading period learning how to use our new system, we have worked out the kinks, and all attendance taken starting this week will be input into our Aeries attendance system.  This means that students MUST be marked present for SUCCESS!, or they will be considered absent, and disciplinary consequences will apply.  Students should be sure to check their Flex Time Manager each day to make sure they know where to be each day during SUCCESS!

Athletic Events This Week 9/9 through 9/13

Come join us for our athletic events this week!

Monday, Sept 9
Girls Golf vs Lathrop/Los Banos  2:30 start time (1:15 pm dismissal)
Girls Tennis @ Grace Davis  3:30 start time  (1:15 pm dismissal)
Water Polo vs Inderkum  Girls Vars 3:30; Boys Vars 4:30; Boys JV 5:30; Girls JV  6:15 (2:15 pm dismissal)

Tuesday, Sept 10
Water Polo vs Grace Davis  Girls Vars 3:30; Boys Vars 4:30; Boys JV 5:30 (2:15 pm dismissal)
Girls Volleyball @ Johansen  Frosh 4:00; JV 5:00; Vars 6:00  (1:45 pm dismissal)

Wednesday, Sept 11
Girls Tennis vs Johansen  3:30 start time  (2:15 dismissal)

Thursday, Sept 12
Water Polo @ Johansen Girls Vars 3:30; Boys Vars 4:30; Girls JV 5:30; (1:15 pm dismissal)  
Girls Volleyball @ Los Banos  Frosh 4:00; JV 5:00; Vars 6:00  (1:30 pm dismissal) 

Friday, Sept 13
Football @ Kimball  JV 5:00; Vars 7:00 (3:00 dismissal - JV only)

Monday, August 26, 2019

Day of Service: JUST SERVE!

COMMUNITY SERVICE ALERT FOR STUDENTS!

Did you remember that you need to have 40 hours of community service logged by the time you graduate?  That's 10 hours of community service for each year that you attend MHHS!

Did you know that the City of Tracy is holding a Day of Service on September 21st, with multiple opportunities for individuals and clubs/organizations to sign up for?

Did you know that MHHS uses the website justserve.org to post and direct students to community service opportunities in our area?

Go online RIGHT NOW to sign up for this community service opportunity, and other opportunities that are posted on a regular basis.  Here's how:

  • Go to justserve.org
  • Click "sign in/register" at the top of the screen to create your account or sign in.
  • Search for our zip code "95391" in the search bar
  • Change the search radius to 25 miles to get the best results for our area.
  • Click on the volunteer opportunity that interests you most.  Look for the posts that say "Day of Service"  The opportunities include planting Sod at the sports part, landscaping a berm along a street in Tracy, or sorting toys and books for Brighter Christmas. 

Sign up with your friends and family, or sign up with your club or school organization, and make a community service day out of it. 

NEW--Double Block Early-Release Days

What:  NEW Early Release Double Block
When:  Thursday/Friday, 8/29-8/30

You'll notice something different about many of the early release days at MHHS this year.  In past years, early release days necessitated us to shorten each of the 7 periods in the day to 31 minutes, giving students and teachers very little time to interact on early release days.  This school year, early release days are going to change to a two-day block-period style schedule.  This new block schedule model will allow teachers to have a longer period of time to spend with each class, increasing the ability to provide effective instruction in an extended class period.  Additionally, on these early release days, teachers will have the opportunity to engage in two days of additional professional development and planning in the afternoons.  Students will see their teachers once over these two early-release days.

Our first Double Block Early Release Schedule will be this week on the 29th and 30th of August.  Please refer to our Early Release Schedules on the Bell Schedule Document available on our website HERE.

Athletic Events This Week 8/26 through 8/30

Come join us on campus and off-campus for this week's Fall Athletic Season. Check out our Athletics Calendar HERE for the full season of events, and see below for this week's sporting events.

Monday, August 26th
Girls Golf vs Johansen/Los BaƱos (Tracy Golf Course)  2:30 pm start time
(student-athletes dismissed at 1:15 pm)
Girls Volleyball Foundation Game vs Kimball (Varsity Only)  7:00 pm start time

Tuesday, August 27th
No events scheduled

Wednesday, August 28th
Girls Tennis vs Tracy 3:30 pm start time
(student-athletes dismissed at 3:00 pm)
Boys Water Polo Scrimmage vs Freedom 4:30 pm start time

Thursday, August 29th
Girls Volleyball @ Orestimba  Frosh/Soph 4:00 pm, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:00 pm
(student-athletes dismissed at 1:45 pm)

Friday, August 30th
Football vs East Union  JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 7:00 pm
Girls Volleyball @ Kimball Frosh/Soph 4:00 pm, JV 5:00 pm, Varsity 6:00 pm
(student-athletes dismissed at 2:30 pm)
Water Polo vs Pittsburg (Varsity Only)  Girls 4:00 pm, Boys 5:00 pm
(student-athletes dismissed at 3:00 pm)

Saturday, August 31
JV Girls Volleyball Tournament @ Orestimba  Times TBA