Purposeful, Engaging, and Respectful: Ingredients for Academic Achievement for All
A Message from Our Principal
Dear Marauder Families,
The digital world can be a place of connection and innovation. Social media allows teens to build social networks, interact with others across geographic barriers, and provides entertainment and self-expression. However, social media use can also negatively impact self-image and distract from true connection. What can parents do to keep our young people safe in a constantly evolving digital world? We hope you will join us here at Mingus Union High School on Saturday, December 10 at 10:30 a.m. for a presentation on “The Dangers of Technology and Social Media” from our partners at MatForce. Join us to learn more about how we can help the students we love to balance social media and real-life connection.
It’s hard to believe that we are close to the end of the first semester! Final exams take place on December 15 and 16. If your student is going to miss a final, please coordinate a makeup plan with the classroom teacher. As a reminder, each passing grade equals one high school credit. Credits are required to graduate high school, and receiving even one F can disrupt a student’s graduation trajectory. If you have questions about credits or your student's progress, please reach out to your student’s advisory teacher or counselor. We are always happy to help.
Student council is hosting the first annual Holiday Bash, with proceeds benefiting young people in our community. There will be a gingerbread house building contest, craft stations, a movie, and all-around festive fun. Student council is also collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. If you would like to donate, please bring your donation to the front office.
As we close one year and open another, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing us the privilege of educating your Marauder. We value each and every one of our families and cannot express gratitude enough for your ongoing support. We hope you have a beautiful holiday season and a happy New Year. Go Marauders!
Principal and Treasure Hunter
Mingus Union High School