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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Cheer Tryouts for 2021-2022

Attention all current and incoming Mustangs.  It's now time for the 2021-2022 MHHS cheer tryouts!  If you like performing in front of your fellow students at rallies and games, as well as cheering on our amazing football and boys and girls basketball teams, then this is the team for you.  Next year we are hoping to continue our new tradition of competing at competitions.  This year we competed virtually and we are hoping next year to compete at live competitions as well.  Please remember that no experience is necessary and we are looking for guys and girls as we have been a coed team in past years. If you are interested, all you have to do is fill out the following brief form to receive a tryout packet via email. The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, May 11th. Here is the link to the sign up form

https://tinyurl.com/mhhs-cheer-21-22

Thank you and hope to see you at tryouts!

Contact Mr. Campos at mcampos@lammersvilleusd.net if you have any questions. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

HOSA Future Health Professionals Parent Meeting


Who: Parents of current HOSA Students or of students interested in HOSA
What: HOSA Future Health Professionals Parent Meeting
When: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7:00PM



“HOSA is a global student-led organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services and several federal and state agencies. HOSA’s mission is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community, through education, collaboration, and experience. HOSA actively promotes career opportunities in the health industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. “ (HOSA.org)


Students who are enrolled (or will be enrolled next year ) in the Biomedical Professional Pathway at Mountain House High School are eligible to join HOSA.  HOSA provides an avenue for students to develop health science knowledge, build leadership skills, improve communication skills and much more.  HOSA is a community within MHHS but also across the state and nation.  A common comment by HOSA students is about how welcoming and friendly students from other HOSA chapters are. 


Our HOSA chapter grows each year and the costs associated with HOSA are also growing.  This year 79 students qualified for the State Leadership Conference competitions.  30 students placed as finalists in an array of events and many earned Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.  We want to provide opportunities for as many students as possible to compete in HOSA competitions and provide additional opportunities for HOSA students to explore biomedical professions and education.  To this end we need parent support to fundraise and to chaperone events.   All parents of current HOSA students (Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors) or future HOSA students please attend the :


HOSA Fundraising/Chaperone Meeting 

Time: May 12, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

https://ucla.zoom.us/j/97282743643?pwd=VUExVTJCd0JhMkVtVHN3SlZleUlMQT09


Meeting ID: 972 8274 3643

Passcode: 871860



Thank you for your support

Kris Olson

Micah Wynn

HOSA Advisors



 

Monday, May 3, 2021

Full Return to School--May 10th


Mountain House High School will be returning to school with all face-to-face students 5 days a week on May 10th.   Please see below for specifics about the return-to-school on Monday, May 10th:


  • All students in the face-to-face or hybrid (OC) program will return to school Monday through Friday.  Please see the Bell Schedule Document for the full bell schedule.  Please note that school will now start at 8:00 A.M.
  • Students in the fully online pathway (OP), which means all their classes are online classes through Edgenuity, will not need to return to campus.  The testing center will no longer be opened, and students will need to schedule assessments with their OP teacher.
  • Students in the hybrid online (OC) classes through Edgenuity will be required to attend class periods if the teacher requests, and anytime the student needs to take a test.   
  • All Students in hybrid online (OC) and fully online classes (OP) through Edgenuity must remember that the end date for these courses is set for 05/21/21.  This means all coursework and the final should be completed by this date.  Students who need an extension should work with their teacher.
  • Students will still be required to sign up for SUCCESS! each day.  Failure to do so will result in an absence.
  • MHHS is still a closed campus, and only students who have signed and returned off-campus privilege forms will be allowed to leave campus.  
  • Students and parents should also check the Bell Schedule Document to review the finals schedule for the last week of school.

As always, our aim is to provide a safe and sanitized environment for our students.  As students return, we will continue to require the wearing of masks, the use of cleaning products, and regular sanitization of shared spaces on campus.  

We look forward to our full return to campus, and encourage you to reach out to us if you have any additional 

Graduation Ceremony 2021

We’d like to thank all of our students and families of the class of 2021.  Your journey has been one for the record books.  While this year has been full of disappointments and missed opportunities, we look forward to salvaging the end of the year with some near-to-normal events.  

One of these events is our graduation ceremony for the class of 2021.  We are proud to announce that we are planning our in-person graduation ceremonies in the high school stadium “The Range” on June 4, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.  Our graduation ceremony will be carefully planned to ensure all safety protocols established by the California Department of Public Health are followed by all participants.  As a school and district, we will make every effort to create an atmosphere of celebration and normalcy as our Seniors graduate and move on to college, careers, and beyond.  


Guidelines that will be followed include the following:

  • All participants will be required to wear a face covering.

  • Only 3 members of each household may attend

  • No out-of-state or out-of-country attendees unless proof of vaccination is provided

  • Social distancing must be maintained

  • Attendees are not to be permitted if they or any family member has COVID related symptoms.


We urge all families to remember that CDPH guidance could change the structure of the ceremony, increase or decrease in capacity, or even face cancellation depending on COVID case rates and tier changes.  Please be assured that we will be working to do all that we can to ensure a safe and enjoyable graduation ceremony for all.


We look forward to inviting our Mustang Ohana back to campus to celebrate this significant milestone in the lives of our Seniors.


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Attention incoming Juniors and Seniors

If you are going to be a Junior or a Senior at MHHS next year, you could be the next great addition to LINK Crew next year.

LINK Crew is a group of upperclassmen that help incoming students (particularly incoming 9th graders) transition into life at our High School. We host fun events like Orientation, Tailgate Parties, Freshmen only rally, Pumpkin Painting, Hot Cocoa Study Sessions, and more.

Being a part of this group is a time commitment.  You will be responsible for attending our "May Day" event (part of your training in May), Summer training (typically a week or so before school starts), and all of our events we host. You do get 25 community service hours for your time in helping make our school an awesome place to be!

So, if you would like to be a part of this fun group, please apply by filling out this Form. It is due on Friday 4/30.

4th Quarter Progress Report Posted

The 4th quarter progress report of the 2020-2021 school year at MHHS has been completed, and student grades for the 4th quarter progress report are now available.  Students and parents should be able to access their report card grades by logging in to the Aeries Portal HERE.  Students and parents should be aware of the following in relation to their quarter report card:

  • Quarter Progress Grades are not "official" grades as they are NOT included on the permanent student transcript
  • Quarter Progress Grades give you a good idea of student mastery of concepts at this time.
  • This is the LAST progress report card before the end of the semester when permanent grades are recorded.

As always, parents and students who are concerned about their grade at this time should contact their teachers to talk about how they might be able to improve their performance and demonstrate mastery of skills and concepts in their classes.


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Mountain House High School--Top Ranked

Mountain House high school has been ranked as one of the top ranked high schools in the United States and in the state of California.  For more specific information about our ranking, we encourage you to visit U.S. News and World Report's Education Rankings Website HERE.  

Each year, U.S. News and World Report ranks high schools across the nation and in our state.  The organization ranks each school out of the 26,407 high schools across the nation and the 3892 high schools in the state.  Their rankings are based on each school's performance on state assessments, and how well they prepare students for college.  If you are interested in how they rank schools, CLICK HERE for more information. 

Friday, April 23, 2021

Taylor Yuki--Baseball Scholarship

Please join us in congratulating Senior Taylor Yuki.  Taylor has committed to Menlo College in Atherton, California on a partial athletic scholarship to study and play on the Oaks' intercollegiate baseball team. He signed his letter of intent today. 

Taylor has been a four-year letterman in baseball for Mountain House, appearing at seven different positions on defense and pitching out of the starting rotation since he was a sophomore. As of April 19, Taylor has played 49 varsity baseball games, with a career batting average of .344 (44 hits), 29 runs, 21 runs batted in, 15 stolen bases, and has struck out 68 hitters in 51 2/3 innings on the mound, giving up just 41 hits.





Teacher Feature: Renee Mendez

 


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Summer School Peer Tutors

We are accepting applications for peer tutors for Summer School this year. In being a peer tutor, you will meet with students who are working through classes in Edgenuity. You will be going over concepts, explaining the instruction, and reviewing examples to increase understanding. We are offering classes in all subjects and you will have the option to select classes that you feel comfortable with to assist these students.

Fill out our peer tutor application HERE: https://tinyurl.com/mhhs-peer-tutor-2021 ALL applications need to be submitted by Friday, May 7th. You will receive an email if you were selected by Wednesday, May 12th.

To fully commit to being a peer tutor, you will need to be available to be in school every Wednesday and Friday (9-11) from June 9th to July 14th. If you are doing the math right, that means a total of 24 hours of community service that you have the potential to earn!

We look forward to having you assist us during Summer School 2021!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Mountain House High School Student Takes Science and Engineering Awards

Jacqueline Prawira has taken her learning from Mountain House High School and built upon it in some amazing ways.  Read her scientific developments and her resulting successes below. 

Cyclo.Plas: Jacqueline developed a thin, plastic-like film from fish scales inspired by her diet and trips to the fish market. It has tensile strengths comparable to Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and is capable of biodegrading, which is an improvement over LDPE plastic.  This project recently won first place in the Environmental Science category at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS).  Jacqueline Prawira received a $12000 scholarship. 

Cyclo.Plas 2: This project was inspired by the pandemic and the 3D-printed face shield operation Jacqueline conducted.  When Jacqueline selected PLA filament as a bioplastic to make the face shields, she found that PLA waste can only be composted in industrial composting facilities.  Unfortunately, none are available in our area.  Additionally, PLA waste is not easily recycled, meaning it accumulates in landfill/environment like other plastics.  Jacqueline believes that we shouldn’t have to choose between the health of our community and the health of our environment.  So she developed compostable materials using biomimicry of the fish scale waste composition with the goal of replacing single-use plastics including non-medical PPE.  Jacqueline liaised with Mr. Mario Cuellar from Hitachi and Dr. Karl Weiss from Arizona State University to remotely access a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) to view and refine the structure of her engineered materials.  Jacqueline’s bioengineering accomplishments are an important step forward in reducing waste and the prevalence of plastics/ microplastics in our environment.  

Jacqueline presented Cyclo.Plas 2 at the SacSTEM Regional Science Fair, winning first place in the Sustainable Technology Category and the Grand Award (Top Project at the Fair).  She qualified for and presented at the state level (results are still pending).  As the Grand Award winner at the Regional Science Fair, Jacqueline has been named a finalist for the 2021 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).  This is her second year competing at ISEF.  At ISEF 2019, Jacqueline won second place in the Material Science category and was awarded a $1500 scholarship and special awards from the National Security Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency.  Jacqueline was the first student from Mountain House High School to ever compete at ISEF.  This year her brother Jordan, who is also a Grand Prize Winner, is attending and competing at ISEF this coming May 16-21, 2021. 


Monday, April 19, 2021

Robotics Team Interest Meeting


What:  Robotics Team Interest Meeting
When:  Wednesday, April, 21, 2021
Time:  6:00 P.M.

Do you enjoy building things?  Interested in learning how to design, build and program robots and compete against other schools? Join the robotics club! Fill out the interest form and join the meeting on Wednesday night the 21st of April to learn more about how you can be a part of the Robotics team next year.

Architecture, Construction, Engineering Mentor Program

What:  ACE Mentor Program Interest Meeting
When:  Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time:  6:00 P.M.

All students, ESPECIALLY Engineering students should join the ACE Mentor Program Interest Meeting on Thursday, April 22, 2021.  This program will be available to all students next year, and has the potential for scholarships and internships in our area with Architecture, Construction, and Engineering partners.  
Meet our new Engineering teacher for next year, and learn how you can be a part of this mentorship program in the coming years.

Register your interest in this meeting by filling out the form so we know that you're coming:  tinyurl.com/mhhs-ace-mentor-signup

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

College Planning Workshops 2021

What:  College Planning Workshops 
When:  Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Who:  All Students and Parents
Each year, Mountain House High School runs a series of college workshops to help students as they prepare themselves to apply for college at the beginning of their Senior year.  This year's workshops are going virtual, and are available starting at 6:00 P.M. on April 13, 2021.  Visit this link to find links to virtual presentations tonight:  https://tinyurl.com/MHHSCollegeWrkShp2021

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