Milpitas High School

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SAY SOMETHING WEEK! Nov. 29 - Dec. 3, 2021


This week is Say Something Week! The Say Something program teaches students, teachers and staff to recognize signs when students need help and encourages them to Say Something. This proven, life-saving program will help keep each other and our MHS community safe.


There are three easy steps to Say Something:

  1. Recognize The Signs - Learn about different types of warning signs or threats and how to spot them, especially on social media

  2. Act Immediately, Take It Seriously - Understand strategies to take action and overcome potential barriers to being an "upstander" rather than a "bystander."

  3. Say Something - Learn how to intervene by telling a trusted adult or using an anonymous reporting system.


MHS will be hosting numerous activities and events throughout the week to communicate the steps to being an upstander. Homeroom teachers will train students to download the new Anonymous Reporting System app. Click to expand and check out the schedule below:

Monday:

Recognize the different warning signs or threats and how to spot them. Warning signs can include things such as thoughts, feelings, actions, and behaviors. Here are some warning signs:

  1. Suddenly withdrawing from friends, family, and activities,

  2. Bullying, especially if targeted towards differences,

  3. Excessive irritability, lack of patience, or becoming angry quickly


Tuesday:

Pledge and submit photos to @mhstrojans or through the google form (tinyurl.com/saysomethingweek). Receive 5-star points for participating!

A given outline: I will say Something because…


Wednesday:

Wear green in support of mental health awareness. Five-star points will be given out to those who have participated! Launch SS-ARS App in Homeroom Advisory period.


Thursday:

Download the 5-Star App and the Say Something App to receive 5-star points and candy. Take action and become an "upstander rather than a "bystander."


Friday:

Checkered Day supports the importance of checking in with one another or checking in with a teacher, friend, or someone you don't know. Five-star points will be given out to those who have participated!

CONGRATULATIONS! MHS Marching Band & Colorguard

Marching Band and Colorguard places 2nd in Class 4A at WBA Regional Championship

Our MHS Marching Band and Colorguard placed 2nd at the Western Band Association (WBA) Regional Championship with a score of 84.50 (Class 4A). This is the first time our school has placed in a WBA Championship of this level and the highest score our school has received in WBA (79.80 in 2010). Congratulations to our band students, directors, staff, band boosters, community volunteers and supporters for this achievement and a successful marching band season!

Check out their championship performance on YouTube:

MHS META at 2021 WBA Regionals

WBA Regional Championship results can be found here:

WBA Regional Championships Scores



JOIN US! After School Learning Support

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays - 3:45-4:45pm - MHS Library

Students - do you need help with your assignments or just a quiet place to study? Our teachers and staff are here to help after school! Come to the library on the days and times above and get your work done with the help of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies teachers, support staff, and peer tutors. Bilingual Spanish support also available.

IMPORTANT: Warning about Ongoing Social Media Challenges

Expand to read a message from Principal Rojas.

Attention MHS Community,


Social media is a powerful tool that when used in productive ways can be beneficial in a variety of manners for our learners, staff members, families, and community.


Unfortunately, a recent trend challenging students to destroy bathrooms has shown us the negative side of social media, influencing our younger generations to participate in destructive and harmful behavior. Just as we curbed that trend, a new social media challenge for October is directing students to slap school employees on the backside.


This is a very serious offense, and if a student is caught reportedly assaulting staff members, or found to be stealing, being in possession of stolen items, or damaging school property, we will implement a range of disciplinary actions that may include suspension, recommendation for expulsion, criminal charges, loss of privileges, and reimbursement for damages and stolen property.


We encourage you to speak with your child today about the negative impacts of social media challenges, as well as to monitor your child’s social media activity. Here are a few resources:


We consider MHS to be our second home, as we hope you all do as well, and that means we are a school family who respects one another, collectively cares for our learning spaces, and supports one another. Please have that conversation with your child, so we can continue to move forward together in a positive direction.


In community,


Francis Rojas

Principal

Building our Future - MHS Measure AA Bond Projects

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2021-2022 Bell Schedule.pdf

MHS is Hiring!

We are in need of the following staff at MHS:

  • Additional Health Clerk

  • Special Education Paraprofessionals (classroom aides)

  • English Teacher

  • Spanish Teacher

Please check out our MUSD Job Postings and apply!

MHS Back-to-School Night Videos

Welcome Video from

MUSD Board President Chris Norwood

President Norwood MHS BTSN.mp4

Welcome Video from

MHS Principal Francis Rojas

2021-22 BTSN Rojas.mov

AB 104 Information

Exemption for 2020-2021 Juniors and Seniors of District Graduation Requirements | AB 104 Bill Information

The law requires that high school students who were in their third or fourth year of high school during the 2020-2021 school year, and who were not on track to graduate in four years, may be exempt from our district’s graduation requirements that exceed statewide requirements. It also requires high schools to provide credit recovery support for these students, including the option to retake courses, or to enroll in a fifth year of high school, to complete state graduation requirements.


Milpitas Unified School District will contact students eligible for this exemption.

Process for K-11 Students to Request to Repeat the 2020-2021 Grade | AB 104 Bill Information

This law provides a process for parents and guardians to request that their student repeat the grade they were enrolled in during the 2020-2021 school year. Parents and guardians of students who were in grades Kindergarten – 11 in the last school year would be eligible to make this request if their student received a D, F, or No Pass grade for at least one-half of their coursework in the 2020-2021 school year. This request would trigger a personalized consultation with representatives of the district to review and discuss all learning recovery options and supports that the student could access.


How to apply: Parents/Guardians may submit a written request through the Milpitas Unified School District Learning and Development Office by completing this form (Español / Tiếng Việt). The district will schedule a consultation within 30 days of submitting the form.

Schedule An Appointment With Your Counselor (1).pdf
2021-22 MHS Course Catalog PDF 1_26_21.pdf

This site is designed to provide parents/guardians resources & support our students with their social-emotional needs.

Library News


MHS Students & Teachers!

Did you know that you can now get free ebooks and audiobooks from our school library? It’s easy! Just download the free Sora app and borrow digital books with your MUSD user ID and password. You can enjoy on all major devices and tablets. Go to the MHS Library website for instructions on how to sign in. You need to select Santa Clara County Shared Digital Collection and then add MUSD to your library.

Download the free Sora app from the Apple App story, Google Play Store or visit https://www.overdrive.com/apps/sora/ and enjoy anytime, anywhere on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Also, the best news yet: NO LATE FEES!

MHS Social Media Team

"Led by our amazing librarian, Ms. Joy Kim, the MHS Social Media team is dedicated towards connecting Trojans, building community, and promoting awareness. The two main projects the team produced are a compilation of students reading book videos on a Google Site, and MHS' very own Podcast! With distance learning, it has been challenging for many to have access to books, which is why creating videos that parents, teachers, and students can access was a beneficial cause. Along with that, the Podcast team is using their platform to amplify Trojan voices to put a spotlight on students who are creating businesses, sparking change, and simply going through this challenging time. We hope to expand our reach in the future, and keep making change in our community. You can access these amazing videos and impactful student voices on their Google Site! You can also check out their Instagram handles! @trojanslibraryteam @mhs.podcast "

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Milpitas High School

1285 Escuela Parkway, Milpitas, CA 95035

phone : 408.635.2800 | fax : 408.635.2851


The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (BP 0410)

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information:

For complaints regarding Title IX for Staff, Assistant Superintendent, Human Relations , Jonathon Brunson, jbrunson@musd.org .

For complaints regarding Title IX for Students, Director, Student Services, Carla Crenshaw, ccrenshaw@musd.org.