THUNDERBOLT
NEWS
March 2021
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CTE-CULINARY STAFF BREAKFAST
Thank you to our Culinary Instructor Mrs. De La O for providing our Mica Mountain Staff with a pancake breakfast and our clerical staff for serving.
CARE DOX INFORMATION
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Below is a letter from the Vail School District Office regarding information about CareDox.

CHEER 2021-2022
Please fill out the form below if you are interested in tryouts out for the 2021-2022 Thunderbolt Cheerleading Team.

SPED DESTRUCTION NOTICE
It’s that time of year again! 

Please run the following notification in your next school newsletter. Feel free to use the same blurb you’ve used in the past with the date of destruction to be June 1, 2021. I’ve attached what we’ve posted on the distict website under Special Education if you’d like to use it. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week! Thank you! 

The Vail School District Special Education Office is in the process of destroying SPECIAL EDUCATION records for students who withdrew, transferred or graduated from high school four or more years ago. We are required to notify parents or students, if they are 18 years or older, to give them an opportunity to review the records before they are destroyed. If you believe that you or your child might have Special Education records and would like to review them, please contact Cindy Cahill at 879-2051 or email at cahillc@vailschooldistrict.org   

Otherwise, records are due to be destroyed on June 1, 2021.


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COUNSELING CENTER
• Pre-Registration for the 21-22 School Year is complete for the classes of 2024, 2023, and 2022. Emails to students who have not yet completed this process have been sent to remind those students to complete this process. The next steps involved includes building the master schedule and loading students into classes. Schedules will be available to students this summer, most likely after July 1st.
 
• The official rollout of SchooLinks was a huge success. Many students have completed the required components of their annual Education Career Action Plan (ECAP). The next step in this process is to get parents logged on so they too can have access to helping our students prepare for their college and career plans upon graduation.
 
Parents of AP students. The College Board will be administering in-person paper and pencil tests May 4th – 14th on campus in a classroom. A test will be ordered for every student who plans on testing or has paid for their test by May 4th. If the student does not take the test during this window an online version of the test will be ordered and those tests will be taken at home remotely between May 18th and May 28th.

YEARBOOKS ON SALE
Don't forget to purchase your yearbook. Only 100 copies left!!

Did you miss picture day? Picture day make-up dates below:

On-Campus Students: Thursday, March 25th, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Brick-to-Click Students: Friday, March 26th (by appointment) information to signup will be emailed out soon.

ENGLISH CLASS 6 FEET APART
During picture day Mrs. Chevraux's class periods took Thunderbolt 6 feet apart photos and class photos.
CHARACTER CORNER
Spring Break will soon be upon us and this quote by Anamika Mishara seems to be fitting as we venture into a new season, “March is an example of how beautiful new beginnings can be.” 
In our leadership classes, our students understand that grit is created through adversity. As we enter the month of March we know that new adventures await. I encourage you and your family to take some time during break and “catch up.” We Dare you to spend quality time as a family and get emotionally recharged. 

**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.** 
College Bound Bolts
Pre-college Summer Programs
 
It’s time to start planning for summer, particularly pre-college summer programs. Why look into summer programs now? Many application deadlines for summer programs range from January through April.
 
Pre-college summer programs offer high school students a one-week or longer “college” experience. Many pre-college programs offer students the opportunity to live in a dorm and complete one or more rigorous classes and get a sense of what college is like. As a result of the pandemic, this year will be different because many of these programs will be offered in a virtual format. These programs not only teach students new information and skills, but they can also make students more attractive candidates for admission into top-tier schools. A few of the benefits of pre-college summer programs are opportunities to experience on-campus life, opportunities to experience real college classes, opportunities to examine potential majors. Taking college courses in a pre-college summer program can help students decide whether or not a specific field of study is a good fit.
 
A Sampling of Pre-college Summer Programs
 
University of Arizona
College of Science
Their summer programs include a range of science and math-focused camps and workshops. Many of these programs are traditional, week-long day camp experiences on the UA campus. Some of their premier summer camps take advantage of our close proximity to the UA's world-class telescope facilities on Mt. Lemmon. Programs are designed to provide campers with hands-on research experiences.
 
College of Medicine
Med-Start is a summer program for Arizona high school students interested in medicine, health care, or the health sciences. The program is six weeks long and takes place during the summer between your junior and senior years. Med-Start is held on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson
 
College of Engineering
Summer Engineering Academy
SEA attendees: Get hands-on experience through mailed activity kits. Work with UA professors and graduate students on design projects. Meet mentors, and learn about engineering degrees, careers, and research. Learn safely from their homes about engineering while interacting with University of Arizona faculty, staff, and students - while making lifelong friends.
 
Out of State
 
The opportunities for summer enrichment are boundless!


Dainah L. Graham
TASA Counselor

VOLUNTEER CORNER
Thank you to our Bolt PTO, parents, and community members for the most delicious staff luncheon last month! We loved it! Thank you for your kind and generous support of our staff! 

Congratulations Blessings to our Volunteer of the Year, Mrs. Nancy Davis! Mrs. Davis is our PTO president and assists our site council, as well as assisting with new teacher interviews. Thank you Mrs. Davis for all your sweet support and the gift of your time! We appreciate YOU!!! 

Please watch your emails for another exciting way to support our students, staff, Fine Arts, Athletics, MMHS clubs, groups, and PTO during our Inaugural Thunderbolt Golf Tournament in April.  
We're having a fabulous silent auction and will hold drawings throughout our golf event. This is where you come in and can help us to be creative, fun, and successful. 

We are looking for Golf tee, hole, and patio sponsors for our tournament, as well as donations for our silent auction and drawings. The PTO will be sending out a sign-up genius soon for those of you that wish to contribute to our themed gift baskets and gift card tree for the silent auction and drawings. Please contact me or Mr. Hassey if you'd like to make a donation, contribution, or become a Thunderbolt Golf Sponsor. We have completely SOLD OUT of our foursomes, what a wonderful problem to have! We are so excited and thrilled with the response to our first golf tournament! WOW! 

Thank you for your kind consideration. Please contact me with any questions at burtona@vailschooldistrict.org or (520) 879-3811. 

MMHS Parent Teacher Organization
Happy March!
Staff Luncheon
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our staff luncheon. MMHS Staff were appreciative and enjoyed it! As always, we are so grateful for your support!

Congratulations from MMHS PTO!
Congratulations to Mica Mountain Teacher of the Year, Sharon Newman, and Support Staff of the Year, Chris Rich! Thank you for all you do!

Upcoming Meetings:
April 6, 2021, 6 PM
May 4, 2021, 6 PM via Zoom

Upcoming Opportunities to Support MMHS PTO:
Popcornopolis Fundraiser
Coke Rewards
Fry’s Community Rewards More information to follow…

Become a Member!
Family + Community: $10
MMHS Staff: $5

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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