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MHS Senior 2017 Final Transcript Request



"Where the Tradition Began" is more than just a catchy motto at MHS. It is a function of MHS'  place in the history of Mesquite, Texas. In March of 1901, the citizens of Mesquite voted to  create the Mesquite Independent School District. The first school was established at the  current site of MHS in 1902 with an enrollment of approximately 200 students. A new high  school was built on the property in June of 1923. MHS was officially recognized as an  accredited high school in June of 1924 by the Texas State Department of Education, thus  allowing its students to attend Texas colleges and universities without having to take remedial  coursework. Additional expansions occurred during 1938 and 1939 as a part of the Works  Progress Administration created by President Roosevelt. A historical marker can be found at  the street side of L. building and an WPA placard can be found on the outside of the art room  to mark these significant events in MHS' history.

MHS students became known as "Skeeters" in 1944. This was a simplification of the traditional "Mesquiters" which had been the previous mascot name for the school. 1954 marked a significant change at MHS when the district relocated all its other existing grade levels to other sites within the city and the campus was solely dedicated to high school education. Integration of the school began in 1964 when area African-American students were allowed to enroll at MHS for the first time. During 1966, a six phase renovation project plan was began. The final phase of construction was completed in 1999.

Throughout this time there has been one existing standard with the community of Mesquite, Texas and that is the excellence that is Mesquite High School. MHS is a school of first: first high school graduates, first high school band, first accredited school, and first to win a state championship. This dedication to excellence is a byproduct of MHS' motto "Where the Tradition Began."

MHS School Song & Fight Song

School Song

Singing glory to the maroon and white
To the colors that are always bright.
Though the odds against us heavy
We will always prove our might.

And remember dear old MHS
And we'll always keep it at its best.
Down the corridor of years,
We'll remember joys and tears
Singing glory to the maroon and white
Singing glory to the maroon and white.

Fight Song

Yea Skeeters, fight on, Down'em boys
Every loyal fan's behind you, hit your stride.
Go teach the (       ) to behave,
Send those (       ) to a watery grave.
And if a man starts to weaken, that's a shame
The SKEETERS pluck in grit
and write their name in crimson flame.
So fight on, fight on, fight on team,
Remember to fight and to win team
So go, roll to victory, hit your stride,
Your Texas football pride,