Please read the highlights from the Weekly School Messenger call for the Week of November 3rd!

We would like to highlight our students, faculty, and staff for the wonderful things that they do that perhaps we do not know about. If you would like to recognize a student or faculty and staff member for being #MustangSTRONG, please visit our website and click on Magnificent Mustangs on the left hand side of the page under Important Links. Tell us about the great things that our Mustang faculty, staff, and students are doing so that we can recognize them. It can be for something at school, in the community, or in the classroom. No achievement, act of kindness, or thank you is too small. You can also use this link to thank one of our Mustang faculty, staff, or students for their contribution and work to you and our community. We are excited to learn of all of the excellence being displayed by our Mustang faculty, staff, and students!

Recognize our Magnificent Mustangs here!

Congratulations to our Marching Mustangs for earning a Superior rating at this weekend’s MPA. If you haven’t heard the Marching Mustangs perform their show Wild and Free, you are missing out! Our NJROTC placed 3rd at the Lake Howell meet this weekend as well!

Congratulations to our Boys Swimming and Diving team for winning the District Title and for the Girls Swimming and Diving team for being the Runner Up in the District.

We also want to congratulate the back to back to back to back to back champions Mustang Football on winning their 5th District Title in a row. We will have a home game this Friday against Seminole Ridge. Because this is a State Series Playoff game, we will not be able to accept any passes except the FHSAA passes. Ticket prices are also higher.

If you are not satisfied with your grades there is still time to improve! We suggest the following ways to improve your grades and learning:

  • Ask questions during class, especially if you don’t understand.
  • Attend academic lunch.
  • Attend small group tutoring with your teacher before or after school (schedule this with him or her in advance).
  • Put a study group together of students in your classes.
  • Do your homework and study each night for at least 10 minutes per class the content that you worked on in class that day.
  • Email your teacher to find out what work you are missing and how you can work with your teacher.
  • Find out what remediation and grade improvement options your teacher has for you, especially on tests and quizzes.
  • Schedule a parent/teacher/student conference in person or on the phone.
  • Finally, do not give up! Struggling is ok as long as you continue to do something about what you have to work on.

The Senior Panoramic picture will be taken of the Class of 2020 on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 8:30 a.m. Seniors off campus during first period are permitted to attend the Senior Panoramic. PHSC absences are NOT excused and should be arranged in advance with PHSC professors. There is no such thing as an SRA in college.

Want a senior dedication page in the 2020 yearbook? Contracts and photos must be turned in by Dec. 13. See the Senior Dedication information on the school website for details.

Stampede Senior Dedication Page information

The last day to get senior portrait taken on campus is Dec. 13th. Seniors must call Gigante for an appointment at 813-907-1078. Dec. 14th is the deadline for senior portraits to be taken at school or in their studio.

Seniors, if you have not entered your cap and gown information, as well as how you want your name to be written on your diploma, please go to the link on our website to do this! Remember that Senior Fees are $100 and can be paid online via Rycor.

The Yearbook price goes up on Jan. 1st. Buy yours now for $80 in room 517 or on Rycor.

Club picture day is Jan. 22. Save the date! More details will be provided closer to the event.

We are collecting canned and boxed food for Thanksgiving! Please bring in items to your RANCH class for families less fortunate during the Holiday season. We are also still collecting socks for different local charities. Socks are being collected in RANCH classes! We will need socks for all ages, including babies, children, teenagers, and adults. Please consider donating to this worthy cause for those less fortunate.

We are currently in cold & flu season. Symptoms of the flu may include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue. If your student becomes sick with flu-like symptoms, please contact your health care provider as soon as possible. Flu prevention steps include frequent handwashing, staying away from people who are sick and coughing or sneezing into your elbow to avoid contaminating your hands and the things you touch.

The best way to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy during flu season is to:

  • get the flu vaccine
  • contact your health care provider if you or your student are experiencing flu-like symptoms
  • keep sick family members home and
  • follow your physician’s guidance on treatment.

With everyone’s help, we may avoid a flu outbreak at Mitchell High School.

Students, please remember that #MustangsRiseAbove and make good choices about alcohol, drugs, and vaping! THINK before you POST. Remember that what has been posted cannot be unposted. Also, just be nice. It really is that simple.