Here are the highlights from the Weekly School Messenger for the Week of October 1st.

Being at school is paramount to earning credits. We have sent out Loss of Privilege letters to those students who are not attending school according to policy. Teachers also have the list of students on Loss of Privilege if you are concerned. Being on this list will affect Homecoming privileges.

All 10th grade students will participate in the PSAT on October 25th for FREE. Any 9th or 11th graders who wants to take the test can participate for a $20 fee and should email Mrs. Chamberlin.

The last face to face Homecoming Dance Meeting will be held on October 5th at 6:30PM in the gymnasium. Ms. Schultz is up to date on sending out codes for those who have completed the online webinar. If you have not received your code, but feel that you have completed the webinar, please email Ms. Schultz. If you need the link to the webinar, please also email Ms. Schultz.

Free injectable flu vaccines will be available for students at MHS the morning of Thursday, October 5th. If you want your child to receive an injectable flu vaccine, please sign & return a flu vaccine consent form before October 5th. The forms are available at the Pasco County School District web site. Many of you did turn these in the first week of school, but if you have changed your mind, we encourage you to fill this out.

Seniors, please make sure that you go to our website and complete the diploma and cap and gown link.

If you drive your child to school and have both a high school and middle school student, please make sure that you drop off the middle school student first, then come to the high school. This will help with some of the traffic issues that we have been having.

We have limited parking spaces so we have opened up all parking lots for student parking.  If you leave campus, you risk losing your spot. Students you must display your parking pass on the rearview mirror in your vehicle or you will receive a school discipline referral.  Consequences for the school discipline referral will include a loss of parking privilege.

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer awareness month. In remembrance of those who have suffered #MustangVolleyball wanted to have a time to honor them as well as those who have survived breast cancer. On Tuesday October 3, 2017 we host Springstead High School in the JWMHS Gym.  We will be giving out Pink Ribbons for those who want to participate. At the gate you can make a donation to the Susan B. Komen Foundation. Cash or checks (made out to Mitchell High School). Also at the gate you can give the name of the person who you would like to remember or the name of the survivor. We will be honoring those people by announcing their names in between the JV and Varsity matches.

JWMHS is accepting donations of gift cards to Walmart, Target, Office Depot, and Staples or any toiletries and extra supplies and non-perishables to send to those affected by the recent hurricanes. Please bring them to the front office.

May we #CommitToExcellence each and every day and show how #ExcellenceNeverStops at JWMHS!

We hope that you have a fantastic week!

Go Mustangs!