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Next week is our district-wide Performance Task.  Last year was the first year that we gave the Performance Task as a local assessment of how our students are doing with literacy.  This year we will give the Day 1 Activity in social studies classes on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The Performance Task is on Thursday.  It takes about two and a half hours to do the entire Performance Task, however it is not timed so you can have more time to finish if you need it.


Things you need to know:

  • The schedule for Thursday is different than any of the other schedules we have so you are going to want to take a look at it. You absolutely need to bring your fully charged chromebook or laptop next week and especially on Thursday so you can take the Performance Task.
  • You will get a ticket to put into a lottery bucket for prizes if you:

1) Bring a fully charged laptop

2) Earn a score of 3 or 4 on the performance task this year

3) Do better than you did last year on the performance task 


Save the Date! Cash for College Night is February 9th in P-4 at 6 pm. Buffy Tanner from College Options will be here to explain the financial aid process and the FAFSA. This important financial aid application is due by March 2nd and can be filed even if your parents haven't completed their taxes yet. 


MSHS Bears YouTube News Channel

Check out the MSHS Bears YouTube Weekly News Channel for the latest updates to student body news.


Day on the Snow 2016

Mount Shasta High School Peer Tutoring Program

Mount Shasta High School now has a peer tutoring program in place for all subject areas.  If you would like your student to work with a tutor, we will match the student with a tutor who has the skills and schedule that will work for your family. Please indicate the subject areas for which you are seeking tutoring.  In order to sign up, contact me by email or phone at: Randi Greenspan  School phone:  (530) 926-2614.

This program will run for the full school year. In addition, after-school tutoring for math will be held on Mondays for one hour in Mrs. Greenspan's room (room 9). The Tuesday after-school tutoring will no longer be offered

MSHS Facebook Emergency Notification Page

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"Mt. Shasta High School Emergency Notification Page"

This page is to inform parents and students of late starts, early releases or school closures due to weather or other emergencies.

Winter Weather School Closure and Late Start Information

As we head into the winter months we'd like to remind you about our processes for school closures or late school starts.  We do our best to contact parents when we know a school start is delayed due to weather as well as when we must close school early due to weather or power outages. 


Our first choice is to use our updated Parent Connect autodialer.  It allows us to make automated calls and automated emails to your primary phone listed in the school database and the email that is on record.  We also post information on the high school web page, send a message via our Mt. Shasta High School Emergency Notification Facebook page, and notify local radio stations.  Sometimes we are limited due to our own technology and power issues so we get information out as many ways as possible. 


If for some reason we need to close school once school has already begun, we will make every attempt to let the public know in advance.  School closures are coordinated through the district office and transportation staff; if it starts to look dangerous for bus transportation or if electricity is off for an extended period of time we officially close school.


We all know that the roads can be icy, snowy, and often dangerous during our winter season.  Please take your time and get your children to school safely, you are important to all of us!

Homecoming 2015

Siskiyou Union High School District Noted as Top 10 Best in California

Siskiyou Union High School District is one of the top 10 Best School Districts for your Buck in California according to a analysis.  The analysis included affordability of the area, test scores, class size, and college readiness. Siskiyou Union is ranked up there with Davis, Palo Alto, Scott Valley, and Shasta school districts. Congrats!

Mount Shasta Students Score High on SAT and AP Tests!

Mount Shasta seniors continue to score higher than schools in the rest of California on both Advanced Placement tests and SAT college placement tests.  32% of the seniors took SAT tests last year with an average score of 1543—better than the average California score of 1492.  Good going Bears! SAT measures student knowledge of mathematics, critical reading, and writing.  The maximum possible score is 2400. 

A quarter of the juniors and seniors at Mount Shasta High School took Advanced Placement tests last year.  The Average score for Mt. Shasta students was 3.2 compared to the state average of 2.87.  A score of 3 or higher can earn college credit for students.  AP exams give high school students the chance to engage in challenging curriculum and earn college credit.  Mount Shasta high school offers multiple Advanced Placement courses in English, science, math, art, music, Spanish and psychology.



MSHS Recognized for California Distinguished High School Award

Mt. Shasta High School has been recognized as a California Distinguished High School for 2013 -2016. This is a great reflection of the dedication to excellence, hard work, and persistence of our students and staff!  MSHS is one of 218 middle schools and high schools throughout the state that earned this special distinction. Way to go Bears!

PROUD to be a MSHS Bear!!


Homework Hotline!

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Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA.  offers students free phone tutoring. If you are struggling in Math or Science give them a call and get some help.  Click here for the website where you can get more information and the toll-free number.

Free Tutoring Help

Today: 2/9/16
6:00 PM Cash 4 College

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