The faculty, staff, and School Advisory Council of Mitchell HS want to ensure that our parents and students understand the expectations for special events, which follow our district student code of conduct while on or off campus. We’ve scheduled many meetings for your convenience to review important information and answer your personal questions.  We want all of our Mustangs to enjoy these events, make memories, and stay safe. Parents who wish to have their students attend one or more of our dances this year are strongly encouraged and can opt to attend ONE of our face-to-face meetings or participate in an online podcast alternative.  Participation in one of the meetings will certainly set your child up for success this school year. The information will also be one of the topics incorporated into assemblies and our new homeroom (or RANCH) activities with students during the school day.
 
The face-to-face meetings will last approximately one hour, while the online presentation will take approximately one hour and thirty minutes. We’ve partnered with MADD to design the presentation, and both formats will include the following topics:
¥ Dance Behavior Expectations
¥ Dance Dress Code
¥ Logistics and Guest Requests
¥ Positive Choices
¥ Drug & Alcohol Abuse
¥ Parenting Solutions
 
Finally, we would be remised to not share with our Mustang community that we have had an increase in the number of incidents that include the use of alcohol and drugs, particularly at dances and other special events. Our student’s safety is our top priority.
 
Face-To-Face meetings will be held during the following times:
¥ August 8th at 10AM in the JWMHS Cafeteria (during Registration/Orientation Day)
¥ August 8th at 11AM in the JWMHS Cafeteria (during Registration/Orientation Day)
¥ August 31st at 6:30PM in the JWMHS Gym
¥ September 5th at 6:30PM in the JWMHS Gym
¥ September 12th at 6:30PM in the JWMHS Gym
 
For those interested in completing the online podcast option, please contact Ms. Schultz to receive the instructions for accessing the presentation, or to discuss any questions or concerns that may require further accommodation.  We welcome the opportunity to work with our parents, guardians, and families regarding this expectation as we believe in the value and importance of this discussion and information included in these presentations.
 
If you are not planning on attending Homecoming but will attend other dances, we will be offering more of the sessions both face-to-face and via online podcasts throughout the school year, specifically before the Winter Ball and Prom.
 
If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Ms. Jessica Schultz, the principal of JWMHS.
 
Thank you,
Jessica R. Schultz
Principal