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9/3 Matador News: Week 4

Upcoming Events

September 4: Labor Day (School Closed)

September 11, 18 and 25: Collaboration Mondays

September 27 : Back to School Night

September 30 : Deadline to Purchase Chromebook Insurance

See the full school calendar.


  • $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

Welcome to Week 4! The end of this week will mark the end of the first grading period. Please make sure you access Infinite Campus to stay updated on all school information. The Infinite Campus Parent Portal online service provides enhanced home-school communication and affords parents timely information concerning your child's schedule, attendance, discipline, assignments and grades.

Infinite Campus is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and may be accessed anywhere with an internet connection. Parents may also opt to receive emails regarding student absences. Parents need only one account per household regardless of the number of children enrolled in the school system. For help logging into Infinite Campus please visit

Athletic Update:

Defense wins Championships! Thats what the Matador defense showed friday night limiting the Chula Vista Spartans to 6 points and revenging the loss from last season. The Matador defense was flying all around and forcing fumbles and containing the spartans quarterback. They even blocked the extra point following their opponents lone touchdown. Shemar Green's 60 yard run in the third quarter gave the matador the lead and they never looked back. The extra point converted by first year kicker Ulices Monje. Santino Pacheco opened the scoring for the evening with a 7 yard pass from Mugabee Miller. The young Matadors limited their mistakes on the field and came out with a huge win and look to carry that momentum next week as they host a conference game versus the Valhalla Norsemen. 
Junior Varsity Football beat Chula Vista 18-15
Freshmen Football beat Chula Vista 24-6

The Volleyball team hosted Kearney in a non league game this week and made quick work of their opponents beating them 3-0. The ladies were able to showcase their offensive powers in game one and never looked back. Miracle Maseuli, Kerri Gordon, Kiara Harrison, Juliette Harris, Nya Maga, Nyssa Maga, Jaquelyn Espinoza, and Karrizma Fairover contributed to the win. Game 2 and 3 were a little closer but showcased some young talent that the Matadors posses. Trinity Thomas, Alissa Laverdiere, and Melina Herrera provided the balance. Their surrounding  cast featured Mia Minjarez, Yvette Andrade, Juana Machado, Jayline Galindez, and Natalie Lopez. The Matadors go the road for their next game Tuesday at Morse. 

The tennis program fought though the heat this week when hosting  Mater Dei on Wednesday. Mater Dei  came out with the victory over the Matadors but felt the heat from our doubles team Kozette Mwangi and Devona Kassab. The ladies game Thursday versus Valhalla was postponed when the heat index reached 106 on the courts. Coach Diane has been pleased with the girls efforts and continues to promote the Matador way.

Junior Varsity lost to Kearny 2-1
Freshmen lost to Kearny 2-1

Looking forward to seeing our Cross Country and Water Polo teams compete in the upcoming weeks.

Keep supporting these student athletes and encourage more to participate. 

See this weeks schedule on the website.

After School Activities Are Up and Running

Our after school programs, including the Matador Tutoring Center (MTC), are all up and running.

MTC is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:15-4:15.  For a complete listing of tutoring subjects and locations, check out the schedule below.

BASE is also open from 12:30-4:30. BASE is a safe space for students to socialize, play games, or get some some homework done in a supervised and fun environment.

There are various other after school activities including:
  • Matador Wrestling
  • Matador Media (come help us make a TV show)
  • School of Rock: Music Production
  • Driver's Education
  • Anime
  • and more coming soon . . .
See the activities page on the website for more information and the activities calendar for a list of activities each day.

Matador Engineering is Off the Ground

Matador Engineering is off the ground and working to build a strong foundation for the future! This week, students built towers out of variant materials to symbolize the importance of a strong foundation and our ability to build a program that will stand up to rigorous testing. Pass or fail, students shared that they learned “Teamwork”, “Communication”, “Collaboration”, and the importance of “Listening to Others” and “Planning”.

This is the power of the experiential learning that is part of Project Lead the Way (PLTW). The PLTW curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning that leads to the application of math and science as students work to solve problems. Following the steps of the design process, students learn to clearly identify and articulate a problem, evaluate possible solutions within the context of parameter constraints, design, build, and test their solutions. The most important lesson may be summarized by Charles, “We learned that we need to make better use of time.” Project Lead the Way works!

“The curriculum,” says Mr. Mumford, “is tricky.” He explains, “I am not teaching engineering, I am allowing engineering to teach students.” The students have the best teacher ever, and it is not Mr. Mumford; it is the Laws of Nature. Build it will not work. Figure out how to make it work...and you learn that nature and her mathematics work!

Eclipse Viewing Party

During the eclipse on August 21st, Mr. Linke and the 9th grade team hosted a viewing party and  invited the entire school to come use solar glasses and viewers to check view the event. It was a fun event, and a great way to build camaraderie and excitement around science. Students and staff were all amazed.

Behind the Scenes at the Pep Rally

Check out this video for an extended view of the Matador spirit that was on display when Fox 5 visited MMHS for a pep rally!

Hydration Stations are Another Way MMHS is Going Green

The new hydration stations are installed for water bottles in the 200 restroom area and the 700 restroom area. These stations will help keep students hydrated and help us reduce waste from plastic water bottles. Students, remember to bring your refillable bottle!

Construction Update