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2022 YEARBOOKS ON SALE
Don't miss out on your chance to order a copy of the 2022 Mica Mountain High School Yearbook " Voltage." It's the best way to remember this year's events, classmates, and friends.

Yearbooks are on sale for $ 75.00
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For questions please contact Yearbook Advisor Juanita Mari.
CHEMISTRY CLUB
COUNSELING CORNER
In order to be prepared for life beyond high school, we are here to guide you towards that success. Mica Mountain High School is a C2G school. We are committed to graduating every student so when they leave they are prepared for their future.

Class of 2025: Your theme for the year is to Make a Commitment to Graduate. We had a banner signing assembly and C2G bracelet ceremony last month. One way to begin making a commitment to graduate is to focus on getting good grades and being involved in school. To help motivate you with this, every student should create a Raise.me account and begin earning Micro-Scholarships that will grow over time as you earn more grades and participate in more activities. Go to your Counselor course on Schoology for directions on how to set up your account and begin earning scholarships.

Class of 2024: Your theme for the year is to Focus on the Goal. Your goal is to graduate to your future. The sophomore year of high school is critical. Students are no longer a freshman but are also not upperclassmen, so a student tends to be less engaged. It is also the year where you get to explore your options with three electives. To stay focused on your goals, create or update your Raise.me account. Create one and update your grades and accolades from freshmen year. Go to your Counselor course on Schoology for directions on how to set up your account and begin earning scholarships.

Class of 2023: Your theme for the year is to Assess Your Possibilities. As upperclassmen you are focusing your sites on your future beyond high school… college, career, military, trade schools, etc. PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests will be taken. It is your final transcript you will be sending to colleges next fall, so academic rigor and good grades are important. In order to improve your chances for admission to colleges, it is important to keep track of your grades and accolades. Raise.me is the perfect way to do this. If you transferred from Cienega, you have a Raise.me account. Log on to that account and update your high school to transfer you to Mica Mountain. If you do not have an account, create one and update your grades and accolades from freshmen year. Go to your Counselor course on Schoology for directions on how to set up your account and begin earning scholarships.

Class of 2022: Your theme for the year is Ticket to the Future. Your ticket to your future is your diploma. High school graduates earn 20% more than those who don’t graduate. Only 10% of the U.S. jobs are open to non-graduates, and a diploma is required for military service. Apply for colleges this fall and complete the FAFSA beginning October 1st. In order to improve your chances for admission to colleges, it is important to keep track of your grades and accolades. Raise.me is the perfect way to do this. If you transferred from Cienega, you have a Raise.me account. Log on to that account and update your high school to transfer you to Mica Mountain. If you do not have an account, create one and update your grades and accolades from freshmen year. Go to your Counselor course on Schoology for directions on how to set up your account and begin earning scholarships.

FBLA CLUB
97% of employers surveyed said that soft skills were either as important or more important than hard skills." If you are interested in exploring a career in business, competing in business events against other schools in the state, or you are interested in figuring out what hard and soft skills are, join the first FBLA. Contact Nicole Liljegren for more information.

CHARACTER CORNER
Can you believe that we have already been in school for 6 weeks! This month in our leadership classes we are discussing the power of intentionality and influence. We all have the ability to influence others but we must be intentional with our actions. Therefore, we challenge your family to be intentional with each other by completing the Family Dare, Quality Catch Up. 

Remember 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. 
CROSS COUNTRY
Your Mica Mountain Cross Country team has been running through
rain-soaked paths, trails, and are excited for what's next. After establishing a solid weekly training regimen including two days of strength training, the team is on the cusp of starting their season strong. Cross Country, often abbreviated as "XC" involves racing distances from 2.75-3.1 miles. Unlike running on a track, terrain varies dramatically from one course to the next. A skill the team has been developing is reading course maps from some of their future races. The team is currently developing their home course at Mica and have improved several parts of it recently. A new "Rolling Hills" section resides behind the visitor bleachers on the east end of campus and involves 3 hills of varying height and incline/decline. The project was brought to life by generous donations from Vulcan Materials just east on Valencia and the work of an Eagle Scout project within the district. Additionally, there is "Thunder Hill" on the Southwest end of campus that is rather challenging to say the least. Athletes are getting more comfortable running both directions on the hill, although they don't necessarily love it. A path covered by trees lines the western part of the course and the team recently trimmed areas to make it a bit easier for safe passage. The team's first home meet is on September 22nd with Tanque Verde and Palo Verde and will begin at the Mica Track at 4:30pm. Come cheer them on as they attempt to set the very first course records! Follow the team @micamountaincrosscountry
DIAPER DRIVE
MAKE A DIFFERENCE....
Help Us Cover Our Bottoms!!
Last year the Vail School District collected 114,00 for the Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona. With an even greater need this year, we hope to collect even more!!
September 7th - September 17th

Accepting ALL SIZE DIAPERS (preemie - adult)

Diapers can be dropped off at the Front Office or CLICK HERE to make a monetary donation.
College Bound Bolts

How to Build an Outstanding High School Transcript

Your transcript is one of the most persuasive components provided in the college application process. A transcript provides colleges with a snapshot of how students have spent their time in high school. Transcripts include a complete list of courses completed, indicators of academic rigor, and one of the most significant gauges of college success, a student’s grade point average (GPA). Transcripts play a major role in the admissions process, because this one document answers most admissions officers’ questions about students’ academic performance and interests, spanning four years.

This historical record of grades and coursework is the main document colleges use to determine if a student is a good fit for their school. College admissions personnel want to see if students are prepared for the rigors of college. They do this by examining the rigor of courses students have taken in high school as well as the caliber of the grades earned. They look for indicators like honors and advanced placement and/or dual enrollment courses. With the amount of emphasis placed on the high school transcript, it is in the student’s best interest to make the transcript look as good as possible. By following these steps, students can develop a transcript that will make a great impression.
 
Make a plan
Freshmen should work towards establishing a four-year plan for high school. Start by following the graduation requirements. Then look for avenues to demonstrate academic rigor. If you excel in a particular subject, plan to take honors or advanced placement courses in that area. If you are beyond freshman year, you can still make a plan and show improvement.

Demonstrate Interests
Make room in your schedule to include courses of interest. You may be an artist, play an instrument, sing, have athletic abilities, or have an interest in a particular career and technical skill. During your exploration, try to show progress. You can do that by completing a specific CTE sequence of courses through certification, or by taking a fine art or foreign language through the advanced placement level.

Check Your Transcript Regularly
The first time you review your transcript should not be when you are applying to colleges. By regularly reviewing your transcript you can identify problems early. You will be able to see if your grades are trending downwards, if you are challenging yourself with rigorous courses, or if an off-campus course that you took has been added to your transcript. Another good reason to check your transcript is to compare what’s on your transcript to the entering freshman requirements of your chosen college.
Although there are several factors about students that are evaluated in the admissions process and the transcript is often the first and most important component. If you make a good academic plan and perform well, your transcript can help open many post-secondary doors for you.

 
Dainah L. Graham, M.S., M.Ed.
TASA Counselor
VOLUNTEER CORNER
Thank you for supporting our first MMHS PTO fundraiser at Arby's Old Vail! It was a BLAST and so successful thanks to all of YOU! What a wonderful night spent getting to know our families! Thank you!  

We are looking for volunteers to help with our PTO Popcorn Booth during home football games. Click on the link to sign up now. https:// www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4bacaf22abf58-mmhs3



Please be sure to complete your 
ONLINE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and AFFIDAVIT. Click here vailschooldistrict.org or open your smartphone camera and scan the QR CODE below to be taken directly to the district website. Questions, call me (520) 879-3811 or email me at burtona@vailschooldistrict.org
Easy instructions CLICK HERE. 


Thank you for volunteering the gift of your time! Mica Mountain loves our BOLT Volunteers! 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
~ FALL BAZAAR ~
Mica Mountain's 1st Annual Arts & Craft Fall Bazaar 
Saturday, October 30th, 9 am - 2 pm

If you own a local business and would like to consider being a vendor for our First Annual Mica Mountain PTO Arts and Crafts Fall Bazaar, please contact Tameika Symonds directly at (520) 784-1606 or tmpsymonds@gmail.com.



Happy Fall...trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!


Mica Mountain High School is pleased to announce our 1st Annual Fall Bazaar. The cost is $25 for each 10x10 booth space. Food truck space is available for $50. All application fees benefit MMHS PTO which supports our staff, students, and our community. Your entire family is welcome to attend!!
MMHS Parent Teacher Organization
If you would like to assist with our Staff Luncheon and football game sales, please visit the sign-ups listed below! Thank you for your continued support!
Upcoming Events:
September 7th: PTO Meeting, 6 PM
September 15th: Conference/Staff Luncheon
October 7th: PTO Meeting, 6 PM

STAFF LUNCHEON:
If you would like to donate to our Staff Luncheon, please sign up here:

Football Game Volunteers:
If you would like to volunteer to help PTO sell popcorn and water this football
season, please sign up here:

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
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 smile.amazon.com.

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
mmhspto@vailschooldisctrict.org. 
MMHS DIRECTORY
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
Principal
Nemer Hassey

Secretary
Chris Rich 879-3806

Assistant Principal
Jay Campos

Athletic Director
Whitney Holland 879-3813

Secretary
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!!
Mica Mountain High School | 520-879-3800 |10800 E. Valencia Road Tucson, Arizona 85747