Making Tracks Towards Excellence
Mulberry High School serves just over 1000 students in the greater Mulberry area. The faculty and staff at MHS are dedicated and determined to provide a rigorous and relevant education to Mulberry's high school-aged students. Winners are We....Mulberry!
Financial Aid Information Evening
On Tuesday, December 2nd, Mulberry High School will be hosting a Financial Aid Information Evening. This will be held in the Auditorium, beginning at 6:00pm. Presenters include: Stephanie Rosh, CEPF, from the Office of Student Financial Assistance; Susan Copeland from the Polk Education Foundation; SGT. Jennifer Bock from the United States Marines; Polk State College Office of Financial Aid; Keiser University Office of Financial Aid; Florida Memorial Office of Financial Aid; and Laquieria Nottage, Director of Secondary Guidance, Polk County School Board. Important information will be shared, so all parents are encouraged to attend!
Congratulations to Jessica Lawhorn!
Jessica Lawhorn has been recommended and accepted into the Honors Orchestra for the state of Florida. Congratulations, Jessica, on this special recognition and achievement!
Polk All-County Band News
Thirteen Mulberry High School band students auditioned for the Polk All-County Band this past week. The results are in and with over 400 student auditions county-wide, MHS had 8 students selected to participate. Congratulations to Raymond Woodruff, Joe Lewis, Carlee Taphorn, Tyrese Miller, Tabitha Castillo-Bardales, Jessica Lawhorn, and Joshua Lawhorn on this HUGE achievement!
Congratulations to Shaila Warren!
This past Thursday, Shaila Warren signed a letter of intent to play softball for The University of New York at Buffalo. Shaila will be receiving a full scholarship. Congratulations, Shaila! We wish you much success!
Congratulations to Alyssa West!
Alyssa was chosen to represent Mulberry High School at the annual Youth Appreciation Week program, sponsored by the Lakeland Optimist Club. Alyssa was chosen due to her outstanding academic record and her involvement in the community service program. She attended a recognition program on Monday, November 17th. Way to go, Alyssa!
Free and Reduced Price Meal Application
The School Nutrition Department will offer families the option of applying for free and reduced price meals through an on-line application. Paper applications will still be available for families who do not have internet access. On-line applications will greatly reduce the time that teachers and staff spend handling paper applications as well as the expense of printing. Most importantly, students will be approved for meal benefits much quicker.
Yearbook 2015 is now Available for Pre-Order!
The Panther Yearbook staff is currently prepping this year's exciting new Yearbook, and now is the perfect time to pre-order and reserve your own copy at the cheapest price available!
From now until November 2, Yearbooks will be available to Pre-Order for just $65 dollars. After November 2, prices will go up ten dollars.
Get your book for the cheapest price today! Pre-orders can be made directly from Mr. Oxford in room C-2, and you can order online or by phone!
1-866-287-3096 (Toll Free! M-F 8am-5pm Central)
School Order Number: 15665 (Make sure to have this number handy when ordering by phone or email!)
There are several different packages available! Visit the Yearbook Order Center website or contact Mr. Oxford if you are interested or have questions.
Athletic Eligibility Forms
Preparticipation Physical Evaluation-EL2 and the Consent/Release from Liability Certificate-EL3. These two forms required by the FHSAA before a student-athlete can participate in any type of conditioning, workout, practices or contests are only available at each high school in the office of the athletic director. These two forms must be turned in directly to the Athletic Director. These forms contain additional statements which are specific to the School District of Polk County which require the signatures of the parent/guardian and student-athlete. For that reason, please do not download the EL2 and EL3 forms from the FHSAA website.
The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal
Parents can now access their student's information from any computer with an internet connection. The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal allows parents to check current grades, obtain immunization status, learn if their child had any recorded discipline or attendance issues throughout the day, check their child's current lunch account balance, and even see what their child purchased in the lunchroom - all before their child comes home from school. Click here for more information on this service!
- November 24-28 - Thanksgiving Holidays
- December 19 - Last School Day before Winter Break
- December 22-January 2 - Winter Holidays
- January 5 - Students Return after Winter Holidays
- January 15 - End of 1st Semester, Last Day of 2nd Grading Period
- January 16 - Teacher Work Day, Student Holiday
- January 19 - School Holiday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day