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Welcome to the 2021-2022 Mica Mountain High School’s Fall sports season!
-Football - Spirit Line - Volleyball - Cross Country - Swim -
Any student interested in trying out for a Mica Mountain sports team must complete your registration online using RegisterMyAthlete at
RegisterMyAthlete provides a one-stop solution for students, parents, coaches, and administrators.

Questions regarding Athlete Registration please contact Athletics Secretary Terri Smith
WHEN: August 18th and August 19th

WHERE: The Peak

HOW: Pictures will be during student's English Class.

  • Students that do not have an English class please contact Ms.Mari to schedule a time.

MMAC - Mica Mountain Athletic Complex Info.

Thank you for helping us maintain a safe environment. Please follow the rules:

  • No re-entry
  • Clear bag policy
  • No bags or purses larger than
5in. x 7in.
  • No outside drinks, coolers or containers.

• Unopened bottled water is permitted

Thank you for your cooperation.

If you have questions regarding Athletes please contact Assistant Principal
Creativity through Imagination is just getting started and it's not too late to join. 

No artistic talent is required, just a desire to be innovative and creative in a safe environment. Open Studio is Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch with weekly meetings on Fridays during lunch in room 511, we will be doing some after-school meetings for larger projects, dates and times are TBD. Contact Mrs. Amy Kuhn or Ms. Sharon Newman for more information. 
The counseling department was excited to officially launch its new traditions of Commitment to Graduate this past week.
On Wednesday they had the official Graduation Gown signing assembly for the Class of 2022, and their Tassel is Worth the Hassle assembly for the Class of 2023.
Gown Signing
Tassel is Worth the Hassle
On Thursday they introduced the Class of 2024 and 2025 to Commitment to graduate traditions by hosting the Key to My Success Assembly for the Sophomores and The Banner signing and C2G wrist band celebration for the Freshmen.
Key to My Success
The Banner Signing C2G Wrist Band Celebration

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Happy New School Year! As we begin our new school year we encourage you to have meaningful conversations with your students. In our Leadership class your student will be introduced to Character Dares as an actionable way to teach abstract concepts, values and traits of character to life. Here at Mica Mountain, we believe character is a set of skills and all skills require practice. This month we invite your family to complete the Family Dare. Each Dare utilizes the C.A.R.E model, (Conversation starters, Acts of kindness, Recreation and rest, and Expression of love) and lets you know what the area of focus is. I Dare you and your family to complete the challenge!

**As a reminder, each Dare utilizes the C.A.R.E model, (Conversation starters, Acts of kindness, Recreation and rest, and Expression of love) and lets you know what the area of focus is.** 

Have you recently lost a water bottle or items on campus?

Please make sure to check the lost and found located in the front office.
College Bound Bolts

How To Have a Great School Year
Great school years don’t just happen; they require planning and hard work. Some of the keys to high school success involve getting adequate rest, developing good organizational skills, getting help as needed, reaching out to others, and being involved. Having goals and a plan will help students to make a great school year a reality.
For many active high school students, getting adequate rest seems impossible. Students should strive for at least eight hours of sleep and learn to prioritize and manage time. Well-rested students experience less stress, are more alert, and tend to perform better in school. Students can manage the demands of their schedules better by making a schedule and attacking important tasks first. Students should also seriously evaluate their extracurricular activities. Students often mistakenly believe that involvement in lots of activities will make them appear more attractive to college admissions personnel. No one can do it all and this type of all-or-nothing thinking can be destructive and lead to unnecessary stress. In contrast, it is much better to engage in fewer activities and do them well.
Another important key to school success is the development of good organizational skills. Goals should be set for each week, the school year, and for post-high school as well. Colored binders or folders for each class helps students to keep their classwork organized. In order to remain on schedule with assignments, maintain a weekly and monthly class calendar. It is also an excellent idea for students to utilize various tools to remain on track. They can maintain a written agenda, or set reminders for deadlines on their cell phones or laptops. A small whiteboard at home can help students check off daily tasks and prepare for the next day. Mini goals should be set for things like preparing for standardized tests and completing college admissions requirements and career preparation tasks.
It is important to pursue extracurricular interests in high school and Mica Mountain High School has many clubs and teams from which to choose. High school is the time for students to try new activities and sort out their interests and passions. By getting involved in activities, students can make friends and work on developing important social and leadership skills. It is also a great way to connect with teachers and other adults outside the classroom, which is helpful when students need to obtain recommendation letters for college and jobs.
Having a plan “A” is important, but having a plan “A” and a plan “B” is better. Students should be sure to meet with their counselor for assistance with setting goals and establishing step-by-step plans to achieve their goals. Counselors can help to ensure that students are on the right track to achieve their post-high school pursuits.
These techniques will help students get in gear for the school year, regardless of their current grade level. By utilizing these strategies students can have a smooth, successful year that can help them to thrive educationally and professionally. Don’t just have a good year, have a great year!
Dainah L. Graham, M.S., M.Ed.
TASA Counselor
Please join us for our FIRST Official MMHS PTO FUNdraiser Tailgate Party of the Year @ ARBY'S Old Vail on FRIDAY, AUGUST 13th, 4:00-8:00 pm.
Donations gladly and thankfully accepted the entire day and evening! Thank you Arby's Old Vail and Jami Salyer and Old Vail Crew! 

**Parents/Community Volunteers/Volunteer Coaches**

Please go online ANNUALLY to complete your volunteer or volunteer coach application at or scan the QR Code.
Easy instructions CLICK HERE. 
~~~~COMING SOON~~~~Volunteers Needed~~~~ 
Check your emails for some fun and fabulous sign-ups! We'll need parent and community support for our popcorn sales nights at home football games, volunteers to help with our staff luncheon in September, donations of food and drinks, holiday decorators, and much more! 

Thank YOU to those of you that have already joined our Mica Mountain PTO! Woohoo!!! Your family, community, corporate, or staff membership/sponsorship goes a long way in supporting our teachers, students, and staff throughout the entire school year! Bless you and thank YOU! 
MMHS Parent Teacher Organization
It’s been a busy and great start for our MMHS PTO! We enjoyed meeting so many wonderful families during check-in week, the beautiful Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, and a fantastic first meeting. Thank you for making our Membership Drive a great success! So far, we are proud to have 100% participation from staff, 209 families, 13 community members, and three corporate sponsors: Rita Ranch Automotive and Tire, CORE Construction, and Swaim Associates Architects. We could not do this without you! The support is outstanding! 
Upcoming Events:
August 13th: Arby’s Fundraiser, 4-8 PM September 7th: PTO Meeting, 6 PM September 15th: Conference/Staff Luncheon 

Opportunities to Support MMHS PTO:
Here are THREE EASY WAYS to support our PTO! The funds we receive directly benefit Mica Mountain, allowing us to help and give back to our amazing students and staff!

Coke Rewards: Search MICA MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL at Scan or enter product codes from all of your favorite Coca-Cola products to earn cash rewards donated directly to MMHS PTO. 

Fry’s Community Rewards: Group NPO #NF341 or search MICA MOUNTAIN PTO at program
Shop at Fry’s and swipe your V.I.P Card and Fry’s sends us a check! Be sure to enroll your Fry’s card for Community Rewards to benefit MM PTO. Re-enrollment is required each school year starting Aug. 1st! 

Amazon Smile: or search MICA MOUNTAIN PTO. All you have to do is shop at our unique link listed above or search MICA MOUNTAIN PTO when you shop at 

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Mica Mountain PTO for information on how to join, meetings, news, and check out our current Thunderbolt Jewelry Fundraiser! For questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at
Front Office - 879-3800

Attendance - 879-3803

Spirit Store - 879-3824

Registrar - 879-3812

Health Center - 879-3810

Tech. Office - 879-3807

Office Manager
Sandra Mooney 879-3805

Director of Communications
Juanita Mari 879-3808
Nemer Hassey

Chris Rich 879-3806

Assistant Principal
Jay Campos

Athletic Director
Whitney Holland 879-3813

Terri Smith 879-3814

CLICK HERE to contact a Thunderbolt Staff Member
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We hope you enjoyed our MICA MOUNTAIN THUNDERBOLT NEWS!!
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