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In the words of Forrest Gump, “I just felt like running. I never thought it would take me anywhere.” Mica Mountain Cross Country program punched a ticket to go somewhere! The boys' team of Carter Jones, Logan Bonhorst, Connor Grusendorf, Roman Romero, Nate Bersbach, Dakota Zelmanovits, and Carter Cox qualified to race with the best at State. Additionally, the girls' team fought a great team battle and junior Alonna Hannibal qualified as a top finisher to also go to State. See? Running can most definitely take you places!

Shout out to our Senior Jennifer Stulik for running a great season here at
Mica Mountain High School.

•Parents will be requested to go through the following checklist each morning before sending their child to school, self-report symptoms, and keep students at home if any symptoms are present. Students will have the opportunity to make up work or transition to remote learning due to symptoms of COVID-19.

• Daily home health screening PLEASE DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL SICK.

•Please run this wellness checklist EVERY day before sending your student to school.

•Staff will be observing students for signs of illness.
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The Cross Country team invites you, your family, and your friends to join us at the 16th Annual Jingle Trail hosted at Mica Mountain on December 11th!

We have events for everyone!
  • There's a 5k race! 
  • There's a 1-mile walk!
  • There's also Santa's Little Helper 1k! 

Mica Mountain will be hosting a blood drive on November 17th.

If you are 16 or older and are interested in helping this great cause, stop by Mr. Penland's room for more information and a permission form.
How Well-tuned are Your Executive Functioning Skills?
Executive function is a set of mental skills that help us to reach our goals. These skills include effectively utilizing our working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. They help us to manage daily life by following directions, focusing, and handling our stressors and emotions. Students who perform poorly are often thought of as not being skilled in time management or having good organizational or study skills. People are often surprised to learn that many high-performing students may also need help with their executive functioning skills. Students who possess finely-tuned executive functioning skills have the foundation needed to get into college and to experience academic success.
Although these skills don’t evolve naturally with every student, they are skills that can definitely be learned. Organizing, planning, and time management are crucial executive functioning skills. These skills not only help students to develop a disciplined approach to academics, but they also lead to more confidence, better grades, and less stress. Students who practice implementing some of the following suggestions will find that they are more productive and less stressed.
Create a Dedicated Study Time and Create a Weekly Schedule - Set up periods of time devoted only to homework or studying. Find your most productive time of day, a time when you know you’re most efficient. Shut off your phone and email until after your work is done. Don’t allow yourself to be sidetracked during your dedicated study time. Remember to also schedule some time to relax!

Start a Daily To-Do List - Start each day with a list of what you need to accomplish. Put the most important tasks at the top and tackle them first. Gather any items you may need (projects, supplies, forms, etc.). If you don’t complete every item on your list simply add it to the next day’s to-do list. Reward yourself if you accomplish everything on your list!

Set Reminders for Yourself – Use a whiteboard to list your tasks (wipe away each task completed). Use post-it notes. Send email reminders to yourself. Set alarms on your phone. Use the electronic calendar (with reminders) on your computer. Use an agenda and refer to it frequently.

Know Your Personal Limits - Be honest, have you over-extended yourself? It’s okay to say "no”. Don’t allow yourself to get involved in more activities than you can handle, even if your friends are pushing you. Knowing your limits and sticking to them will go a long way in keeping your to-do list a manageable size and keeping your stress levels to a minimum.
Time is one of the most important resources of an active high school student. Students who learn to manage it well often find that they can accomplish more in less time, which permits more free time. More free time allows you to focus, de-stress, make better decisions and take advantage of more opportunities. Good time management can improve many aspects of your life.
Dainah L. Graham
TASA Counselor
If you are interested in participating in basketball, soccer, or wrestling, please make sure you get your registrations done on
Register my Athlete. You can find all the information on our
See Mrs. Smith if you have any questions.
Class of 2022: Ticket to Your Future
  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on October 1st. Go to the official FAFSA website to apply. Funds are limited and the earlier you apply the better the chances for getting money. All collegebound students should apply.
  • Apply to all of your colleges and universities using your SchooLinks account. When you receive your acceptance letter, bring it to your counselor so they can get you on the Wall of the Future and be entered to win an iPad to be given out at Honors Night.
  • All military-bound students bring in your enlistment papers to your counselor so they can get you on the Wall of the Future and be entered to win an iPad to be given out at Honors Night.
Class of 2023: Assessing the Possibilities
  • Log on to your SchooLinks account and be sure you are up to date with your ECAP assignments.
  • Stay active in clubs or sports and start seeking out leadership roles.
  • Communicate with your teachers if you need assistance in any class.
Class of 2024: Focus on the Goal
  • Log on to your SchooLinks account and be sure you are up to date with your ECAP assignments.
  • Focus on your academics and give forth the effort to excel in every class.
  • Communicate with your teachers if you need assistance in any class.

Class of 2025: Make a Commitment to Graduate
  • Log on to your SchooLinks account and be sure you are up to date with your ECAP assignments.
  • Focus on your academics and give forth the effort to excel in every class.
  • Communicate with your teachers if you need assistance in any class.
All Students: If you had a GPA of 3.5 or less at the end of the 1st quarter, raise it by .5 and we will celebrate your achievement at the High five (.5) celebration in January.
Varsity Cheer recently competed at the Desert Kickoff Showcase to open up their first-ever competition season. The team walked away with 2nd place and are hungry for their upcoming AIA competitions.

Our Gameday team will compete at State Qualifiers on Saturday, December 18th with hopes of making it to the State Competition on the same day. Our All-Girl stunt team will attempt to qualify for the State Championship on Saturday, January 15th
It’s hard to believe November is already here and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. In our leadership courses, we often begin the class period with an “Attitude of Gratitude,” where students share what they are grateful for. This month we invite your family to complete another Family Dare, which focuses on being grateful.   

**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.**
Join us for our first-ever live fall fine arts concert on November 8 starting at 6:00pm in the Peak. Empire and MMHS steel drums play together from 6:00pm to 6:40pm; choir from 7:00pm to 7:30pm; MMHS steel from 7:30pm to 8:15pm. You'll hear some island music, classic rock, reggae, pop music, and more. Come see and hear Pan Thunder and Voces Fulminis live in the Peak! The concert is FREE!

Join us for our first live drama show on November 19 at 6:00 pm in the Peak. Robin Hood, with the help of his merry men (which are mostly girls), rob from the rich, give to the poor and save the fair Maid Marian. This comic retelling of the story includes thumb wars, missed cues, slow-motion fights, and hilarious pranks. 

Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for students, and kids 12 and under get in free! Bring friends and family and see who wins! This is the perfect show for both kids and adults!

MMHS Parent Teacher Organization
Thank you to all of the vendors and those who came out to support our First Annual Craft Fair! It was a great success!
Please join us in supporting families in need this holiday season by donating to the Annual Food Basket Food Drive! Donations can be dropped off in the Front Office or made online at Thank you for your support!


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

Find us on Facebook: 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
Thank you to our Student Government for hosting a fun-filled Newcoming Week!!
Daily spirit days, spirit assembly on Friday, announcing our royal winners, and an unforgettable Newcoming Dance.

We hope all our Thunderbolt Staff and Students had an exciting week!!

*Additional photos of Newcoming Spirit Days and Assembly can be found on our MMHS social media accounts.
#mmhsvailaz #theboltsinvail #fearthebolt #thundercountry #boltsup #proud2babolt #mountainstrong #micamountainhighschool
We hope you enjoyed our MICA MOUNTAIN THUNDERBOLT NEWS!!
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