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8/27 matador News: Week 3

Upcoming Events

August 28 : B.A.S.E. after school program begins
                    Staff Meeting @ 1:15 PM

August 29: Tutoring and After School Programs begin August 28th

September 27 : Back to School Night

September 30 : Deadline to Purchase Chromebook Insurance

Game of the Week:

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  • $9.95 Cox High Speed Internet! Did you know your family may be eligible for discounted internet.  See the flyer for details or apply here.
  • Chromebook Insurance for is available for purchase until September 30th. It is $28.95 for a one year plan that can be renewed annually.  Warranty program covers 100% parts and labor, accidental damage, as well as theft. There is no deductible. It is highly recommended. 

Principal's Update

Last week, I had the pleasure of getting my son off to Weber State University (pictured to the left with his college room mate)!  It was both exhausting and exhilarating  While in Utah I pictured our Matadors transitioning to their next step after high school and I thought a lot about all that we do as a school community to prepare students for success.
Aside from the rigorous academic work being done to make sure our students are academically prepared, we are constantly guiding them toward resources. Last year we paid for all of our 9th-11th graders to take the PSAT, a test that measures readiness for college. This year we will pay for all 9th and 10th graders to test. 11th graders can take the test for $15. Seniors can choose to take the SAT and/or ACT. 
The work doesn't stop there, dates for financial aid and college application workshops and information nights from counseling will be published soon. Also, our district is hosting the annual career and college fair on September 30th, 9am-Noon. Look for more information from us on the upcoming Got Plans? event. Please make sure you have liked our Facebook page or follow me on twitter @Drkhedrick for more exciting news about the work being done at Mount Miguel High School.

Athletic Update

Friday Night Lights is back! The morning was kicked off by FOX5San Diego and Heather Lake live showcasing the spirit and pride of the school.  Mount Miguel then hosted a community night prior to kickoff featuring the youth football teams from Los Toros and Skyline, the two leagues providing a majority our players. The game started off quick with Morse jumping out to an early lead and holding off the late surging Matadors to capture the 26-19 victory. It goes without saying the Matadors had their chances. They had 3 touchdowns called back on penalties, which they will have to clean up in order to keep in the race. Mugabe Miller was the offensive showcase of the night scoring 3 rushing touchdowns. Coach McDade applauded the effort of the young team and expects them to bounce back this week in another home game versus Chula Vista. The night ended the east county game of the week with KUSI filming from our school live.

Junior Varsity Football lost to Morse 20-6
Freshman Football beat Morse 12-8.

Girls Golf continues to make strides on the course. Although they did not prevail in their match this week Coach Murphy says the girls are improving and enjoying learning the game. Looking forward to a victory soon. 'The most important shot in golf, is the next one" Ben Hogan.

Girls Tennis took on University City this week at the Matador tennis complex. Without a key component to their team the Lady matadors looked good but lost. Destiny Kassab is holding down the singles number 1 spot with Selena Cuevas number 2. Doubles play is featuring ASB president Kozette Mwangi and Devona Kassab as number 1.  The Lady Matadors look to redeem themselves this week as they take on Mater Dei on Wednesday and Valhalla on Thursday. Come cheer them on.

Girls Volleyball opened their season on Tuesday versus a tough Liberty Charter and West Virginia commit Kristina Jordan. The lady Matadors balance of heart and determination prevailed as the girls beat the visiting team 3-1. They got a strong performance by Captain Miracle Maseuli, Nya Maga, and Kiara Harrison. On Thursday High Tech High CV came to the Mount to take on the Matadors and brought an energetic crowd with them. The visiting Bruins jumped out early thanks to some sloppy play by Mount Miguel but the Matadors seemed to calm down and regain momentum during game 2. Kerri Gordon was the spark in the middle and defensively Karizma Fairover was steller for their comeback. Game 3 was back and forth but came down to High Tech High making fewer mistakes down the end and feeding of the crowds energy. Mount Miguel lost the contest 3-1. They will have another home game Tuesday versus Kearny and look to get back in the win column.

Junior Varsity Volleyball Lost to Liberty Charter 2-1, and High Tech High 2-0
Freshman Volleyball Beat High Tech High 2-1.

See this weeks schedule on the website.

Fox 5 Pep Rally

Fox 5 News joined us for a morning pep rally on Friday morning.  The Matador students and staff showed tremendous spirit!

Education Pathway Students Begin Internships

The Education pathway at Mount Miguel High School prepares students for careers in the field of education. Students in the pathway intern at Avondale Elementary School where they work with teachers to support younger children and gain the skills and knowledge they need to pursue careers education. This week the stellar MMHS pathway students attended their orientation at Avondale.
Mount Miguel students walking over to Avondale Elementary School their first orientation.

The Matador Business Academy Introduces Innovative Teaching Practice

This past week, students in the Matador Business Academy were introduced to Classroom Circles as part of their Restorative Practices curriculum. Restorative practices, which evolved from restorative justice, builds healthy communities, increases social capital, decreases antisocial behavior, repairs harm and restores relationships. (

Student Angeles Contreras said "The circles are a great way for all of us to communicate." 

MBA students building a strong foundation for another great year. 

Construction Update

The foundation of the old 400 building is almost gone as they prep to start construction of the new office and event center.