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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Speech and Debate Sweet 16

They have done it again!  The students participating in the International Public Policy Forum, otherwise known as the IPPF team, have moved up the bracket one more time.  Now they are in the top 16 in the world!!!

Here is the official email notification: 

"Congratulations! Your team has been named one of the Sweet 16 teams for the 2019-20 Brewer Foundation/New York University International Public Policy Forum (IPPF)!"

Please cross your fingers, hold your breath, do a little dance, if they win this one, they will be heading to New York, to debate on the UN floor!

Please congratulate the following students for their work as a team and their success:
Laiba Bajwa,
Udit Karthikeyan, 
Chandrasekar Kamaraj, 
Megha Nagaram,
Saksham Madaan,
Immanuel Victor,
Anisha Yeddanapudi!!!

Lady Mustangs Soccer to Playoffs!

After taking 3rd place in the league, Mountain House High School Lady Mustang Soccer is heading to the playoffs TODAY, 2/19 at El Camino High School in Sacramento!!!  Let's root for our team as they play tonight at 6 P.M.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Mustang Boys Basketball to the Playoffs

After taking 1st place in the league, Mountain House High School Boys Basketball is heading to the playoffs on Tuesday 2/19 at HOME!!!  Come see our Mountain House High School Boys team as they go up against El Capitan High School from Merced.  Doors open at 6pm and the game starts at 7pm.

MHHS Lady Mustangs Basketball to Playoffs

Mountain House High School Lady Mustangs Basketball team goes to playoffs on February 18th in Fairfield.  After a great season, MHHS's team came in 2nd in the league.  Let's root for our team as they play against Vanden High School tonight at 7 p.m. in Fairfield!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Computer Coding Workshop #4

What:  Coding Workshop #4
Who:  6th - 12th grade
Date:  February 21, 2020
Time:  4 P.M. to 6 P.M.

Come join us for an evening of coding basics, object oriented programming, Python and much more. 

Sign Up HEREhttps://tinyurl.com/MHHSworkshop4

HOSA Area Leadership Competition

The  Mountain House High School HOSA Team traveled to the Wentworth Center in Stockton, CA for the Area Leadership Conference.  “The purpose of HOSA-Future Health Professionals is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program. “ (HOSA.org, 2012).  At the conference students competed in one - two events of their choice.  After competing they attended mini workshops presented by the nursing students from Delta College.  Some of the workshops included professionalism, uniform, STDs, drunk driving, suicide and HIPPA.  The day ended with the closing ceremony with an awards presentation.  Mountain House clearly swept the day.  Below is a list of student placings. 

Career Health Display
2nd Place; Naaz Bangali, Sangini Gatadi
3nd Place: Shefali Suresh, Sruthika Prakash

CPR First Aid
1st Place: Nilasha Krishnamurthy, Emily Tu
2nd Place: Cindy Ta, Rakshaa Venkatraman
3rd Place: Isha Suba, Samah Shaik

Extemporaneous Poster
2nd Place: Chinmayi Mutyala
3rd Place: Elani Khoe

HOSA Bowl
3rd Place: Manas Mantri, Maheep Gill, Satyasree Sanegepalli, Samarth Ramesh

Medical Math
1st Place (tie): Cindy Ta, Bernice Lozada, Aarush Maddela
2nd Place: Sujit Tunuguntla

Medical Terminology
1st Place: Alicia Roice

Prepared Speech
2nd Place: Udaiyaa Bommudurai
3rd Place: Alicia Roice

Researched Persuasive Speaking
1st Place: Nashita Zayn
2nd Place: Sophia Kwok
3rd Place: Eshaal Naveed



Lenaea Theater Festival

Last weekend our MHHS Theater Department had the pleasure of competing in the Lenaea Theater Festival in Folsom,CA. Out 0f 72 schools from all over the west coast and 1,100 participants, we were able to show why Mountain House students are a force to be reckoned with.

Please help me congratulate Maya Fisher and Stevie Siever-Vincenzi for taking home the top spot for et design and Josh Flanagan and Thomas Gustafson for taking home a bronze medal in the duos category.
These are amazing accomplishments for the competition is fierce! All the competitors had a blast and were able to work with professionals in the business. Go Mustangs!

BSU Staff vs. Students Basketball Game

What:  BSU Staff vs. Students Basketball Game
When:  Friday, February 28th
Where:  Large Gym
Time:  5:30 p.m.

The BSU club is hosting their 3rd annual Student vs. Staff Basketball Game Friday February 28th from 5:30 to 7:30. Come on down and cheer on your favorite team!

ASVAB Assessment Sign-Ups

What:  ASVAB Test
Who:  10th-12th grade students
Where:  MHHS
When:  March 19th at 9:00 A.M.

All 10th-12th grade students are invited to take the ASVAB assessment on March 19th at 9:00am at MHHS.

The ASVAB measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success.  Since the ASVAB measures strengths and potential for future success, you don't "pass" or "fail". The results represent how well you have developed your skills in addition to your potential for training.

For further information in regards to the ASVAB please visit this link: https://www.asvabprogram.com/student

All students interested in taking this test will need to sign up by clicking here. The deadline to sign up will be 2/18/2020.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Letterman Jacket Event

Have you earned a High School Letter Patch from sports or other activities on campus?  Unsure of how or where to get your patch sewn onto a letterman jacket?  Mountain House High School has partnered with JacketBack Embroidery in Livermore as a provider of high quality letterman jackets and embroidery.  While you can go to anyone for this service, the Livermore location is close, local, and has all of our school colors and options on file.

JacketBack has decided to run a Letterman Jacket "Pop-up Shop" here on campus at MHHS on Wednesday, February 26th from 4 pm to 6 pm.  If you sign up for the pop-up shop, you receive a $30 discount off of the Standard Letter Jacket package.

Sign up today for your appointment by clicking here:  https://tinyurl.com/mhhs-jacketback

Friday, February 7, 2020

Winter Percussion and Winter Guard

Last week, Winter Percussion and Winterguard traveled to Enochs High School in Modesto for their first competition.  We are happy to report that Winter Guard placed 2nd and Winter Percussion placed 1st in their respective competitions.  What a great way to start the season this winter!  Join us in congratulating our students for their accomplishments.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Academic Block Award

Many of you are familiar with the Block Letter Patch that is obtained by students after they are involved in participating in a Varsity Sport at our High School.  These patches are typically sewn onto a letterman jacket or sweater so that students can show their school pride, and show the pride of their accomplishments that include other pins, patches and awards they receive throughout high school. 

What you probably don't know is that students can also receive a Block Letter Patch for their academic achievements.  Students who consistently obtain a 3.5 GPA or higher and participate in other activities like leadership, community service, sports, or academic teams can be eligible for this award as well.  Obtaining a Block Letter during high school represents a significant achievement on one or more areas of curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. 

Students who wish to obtain their Academic Block Letter should review the criteria for the block letter and determine if they meet all of the criteria for the block letter.  The criteria for the block letter can be found on our website under the "Academics" heading.  For your convenience, the link can be found HERE.  https://tinyurl.com/mh-block-info

Once you review the criteria, please follow the link on the web page to fill out the application to receive your block letter.

The first time students are eligible to apply for the academic block letter is after their Sophomore (10th grade) year.  


Biomed Students Learn about Robotic Surgery

On January 30, 2020 students from the Biomedical Professional Pathway learned about cutting edge technology at the Tracy Sutter Community Hospital.  Tracy Sutter Community Hospital has invested the the da Vinci surgical system from Intuitive.  “The da Vinci surgical system provides a surgeon an advanced set of instruments to use in performing robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. The term “robotic” often misleads people. Robots don’t perform surgery. The surgeon performs surgery with da Vinci by using instruments that he or she guides via a console.  The tiny wristed instruments move like a human hand, but with a greater range of motion. The da Vinci vision system also delivers highly magnified, 3D high-definition views of the surgical area. The instrument size makes it possible for surgeons to operate through one or a few small incisions.” (Intuitive, 2020).  The accuracy that the system improves outcomes for patients including shorter hospital stays, decreased pain and few complications.

In addition to learning about the systems students were able to operate a demonstration system.  They controlled the system to manipulate the robotic instruments within a simulated abdomen.  It  was an amazing opportunity. 

To the right is an image of a student operating the system controls and viewing the 3D high definition views of the “surgical area”.

Crab Feed and Auction

What:  Athletics Boosters Crab Feed
When:  Saturday, March 7, 2020
Time:  Doors open 6 P.M., Dinner at 7 P.M.
Where:  Tracy Portuguese Hall
Cost:  $55 per ticket
Now is the time to purchase your tickets for the 5th 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 is a Tri-Tip option for those who do not eat Crab.  There will be a raffle and auction at the event.
Even if you do not have a student-athlete, this is a great way to support Mountain House High School.

Purchase your tickets TODAY online here:  http://mhhsboosters.wixsite.com/website or by contacting mhhsboosterclub@gmail.com


Early College Pathway Information Meeting

What:  Early College Pathway Meeting
Who:  All 8th grade students and parents
When:  Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Time:  6:00 P.M.
Where:  MHHS Learning Commons

Attention all 8th grade students and parents!

The MHHS Early College Program is a partnership between Delta College and Mountain House High School. This program will help our students gain experience in taking college level courses, earn dual credit for classes taken at Delta, earn a high school diploma, and earn either the IGETC transfer pattern of courses for a state university or an associate's degree while in high school.

MHHS is hosting an information meeting on February 25, 2020, at 6:00 pm, in the MHHS Learning Commons for any 8th grade student/parent interested in this program.  At the meeting you will learn about the program, receive application materials, and learn about the expectations of being an Early College student. 

Here are the requirements to apply to the Early College Program at MHHS:

  • Students must apply during their 8th grade year
  • Score of 230 or above on the Winter MAP Math Test
  • Score of 220 or above on the Winter MAP ELA Test
  • 3.0 GPA on 2nd trimester report card
  • Recommendation form from two current core teachers
  • Student and Parent Essays
  • Students must be enrolled in Math 2 or Math 2H in 9th grade
  • Students must identify a professional pathway to pursue at MHHS


We look forward to seeing you on February 25th at 6:00 P.M.