Monday Mesaage: June 5


 

Today, Monday, is a regular 3 o'clock dismissal.  Tuesday through Friday are 12:35 dismissals.
 
SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS   
 
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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE:
Dear Parents and Friends,
This is the last week of school and I feel like I’m on an airplane coming into John Wayne airport, at a very steep angle and fast.  We have a jammed packed week of celebrations (and finals) this week culminating with high school graduation and eighth grade promotion.
 Last week, our baseball team finished out their season with a great showing at CIF semifinals.  While the game did not go in our favor, the team played well and we are all proud of you.  Great season boys!
 The end of school for some means a new chapter coming and for others is just a continuation on their path.  Either way, it is a time to pause and reflect. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.”  -John Lubbock
 
Summer is a great time for rest, rejuvenation and family.  After the tests have been taken, the papers written and the projects turned in, but before we ramp back up for a school year with new goals, celebrate the accomplishments of this year and take time to just be in the moment with our loved ones.
 
Good luck on finals! I hope to see you at the celebrations and have a great summer.
 
Go Sharks!
Cheli Nye, Ed.D.
 
SHARK FUND UPDATE: ALL  
Thank you to everyone who contributed during this school year 2016-2017!   Only one more week to go!!!  However, Shark Fund is still short of its budget for the year and $35,000 more is needed to fully fund all the school programs that depend on your generous donations before school ends on June 9.  All money donated to the Shark Fund stays right at the school – every dollar!  So if you haven’t yet, please contribute now!  We are hopeful that each family will do what they can.  Please go to www.thesharkfund.org  click on  DONATE and enter your credit card, or use PayPal.  Make a one-time contribution or a regular monthly, recurring contribution.  Or mail a check to The Shark Fund, ‪P.O. Box 608, Malibu, CA 90265.  MALIBU HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY AND STUDENTS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!
 

THIS WEEK AT MHS  
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FINAL EXAMS: ALL
Final exams will take place Tuesday, June 6 (Periods 1/4), Wednesday, June 7 (Periods 2 and 5), and Thursday, June 8 (Periods 3 and 6).  Students in grade 8 will complete their period 3 and 6 finals on Friday, June 2nd and complete 8th grade clearance and mandatory promotion practice on June 8.
 
PROMOTION AND GRADUATION: GRADES 8 AND 12
High School Graduation is scheduled for Thursday, June 8 at 2:00pm at the football field.  Carpooling is a necessity.  Entrance is by ticket ONLY! Middle School Promotion will take place Friday, June 9 at 9:00am in the amphitheater.  Carpooling is a necessity. No tickets are required for grade 8 promotion.
 
8TH GRADE PROMOTION: GRADE 8
***ENDLESS SUMMER BEACH PARTY*** Questions or interest in sponsorships? Contact Karin Mihkels at karmihkels@gmail.com or Kathryn Alice at Kathryn@kathrynalice.com
 
SENIOR GRADUATION: GRADE 12
GRAD NITE IS THURSDAY, JUNE 8.  DROP OFF at 7:30 p.m. Sharp in front of MHS (buses will be parked along Morningview). PICK UP at 1:30 a.m. at Ralph’s Parking Lot (Subway end).  Students are NOT allowed to drive themselves to MHS.  Small bags only - as security will search.  No drugs or alcohol, or other liquids, will be allowed on the bus or at the event.  Please bear in mind that it will only take 1 senior to ruin it for the rest of the graduating class. Attire is "Snappy Elegant Casual."  Please abide by the rules so that everyone has a great time and experience. The venue will shut down the event if these terms are not followed and enforced. Any questions, contact Lynne Daniels MommyLynneLynne@aol.com or MarieWexler27@gmail.com.
 
 
PLAN AHEAD
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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MALIBU SUMMER WELLNESS PROGRAMS: ALL
The goal of the Wellness Center is to provide programing and support services that promote healthy social and emotional intelligence and development, well-being, and academic achievement of all youth in the Malibu community. Summer services include individual and group counseling. We are excited to offer a variety of 6-week groups this summer for 6th-12th grade students targeting the following topics: Friendship, Study Skills, Confidence Building, and Transition to middle school or high school.  Groups will meet once a week at the Teen Center's Wellness Center.  To learn more about the summer Wellness program please contact Mayra Herrera, Director of Social and Emotional Wellness, at 310.457.2582 or mayraherrera@bgcmalibu.org.  Read more about the Wellness Center at http://bgcmalibu.org/locations-2/wellness-center/
 
STEM WORKSHOPS AT THE CLUB:  GRADES 6-9
S.T.E.M. Workshops will explore fundamental concepts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through minds-on and hands-on activities. The workshop design allows participants to gain invaluable experience and confidence in the basics of many STEM fields.  WORKSHOP TIMES: (Choose one): Morning Workshop (6th & 7th Grade):  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Lunch:  11:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Afternoon Workshop (8th & 9th Grade): 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Session #1:  Energy, Electricity & the Magic of Electrons: Participants will learn how electrons are used in chemistry and physics to make materials we need and use in our everyday life. Makey Makeys and solar cells made from raspberry juice will be some of the projects that will bring these ideas to life.  Session #2:  Machines, Motors & Making Things Move: Make things move with simple machines and motors.  Taking Session #1 ideas related to energy and electricity to the next level, participants make objects move or do useful work.   Our tools will include a Rube Goldberg machine, a variety of motors, mousetrap cars and Little Bits.  Session #3:  Programming and Robotics: Learn how a autonomous robot moves.  Building on ideas learned from Session #2, participants will learn to program and build a structurally sound robot.  VEX and Lego Robotics kits are some of the tools used during this session.  Contact the Club for more information.
 
 
 
SUMMER INFORMATION
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SUMMER OFFICE HOURS AND BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION: ALL
Malibu High School is open during the summer break. Keep an eye out for the Back to School Summer Email in August. Follow the link below for more information about Back to School Activities. NOTE: Due to construction, the Summer School Offices will be located at Cabrillo, in Room C-18. The MHS School Offices will be located at MHS Room 511.
 
SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION: ALL
Malibu High School offers a number of summer school programs.  For more information, see:  Summer School Information
 
SUMMER READING: ALL
Summer Reading Lists are here. Malibu High School has a required summer reading program.  Click this link for more information.  
 
THE CLUB TEEN CENTER SUMMER PROGRAMS: ALL
The Malibu Boys and Girls Club Teen Center offer a number of summer programs.  You can visit their website at http://bgcmalibu.org/ or click here for more information specifically about their summer programs.

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER NEWS
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Parents of Juniors: College Application bootcamp- Monday August 14th- Wednesday August 16th. Malibu High School is excited to offer this opportunity to help your student prepare for what's ahead in the college and admission process. This bootcamp will be three days from Monday August 14th- Wednesday August 16th from 8:30- 12:30 PM. During this bootcamp, we will offer activities, guest speakers, and materials to get you organized and feeling confident in the college admission process!  Space is limited. To Sign up, please go here: http://www.malibuhigh.org/collegeandcareercenter
 
 
 SERVICE LEARNING
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Attention all High School students, incoming Freshman, and new students:  You can begin (or continue) accruing your Service Learning hours this summer! Each Malibu High student is required to complete a minimum of 80 hours of Service Learning in order to walk with their graduating class. (This breaks down into 10 hours per semester.) Keep track of your hours, dates, organizations served, and contacts which will be put into your Naviance account. Incoming Freshman will be told more information about this learning component during their Freshman Seminar class. In the mean time, please check out the Service Learning calendar on our Malibu High School website. Go to: MHS Student Life>Community Service Learning>CSL Calendar for suggested upcoming events throughout the year. There are also suggested organizations to check out, CSL FAQs, etc., under MHS Student Life.

Upcoming Service Learning opportunities:

Cinemalibu - Despicable Me:  Saturday, June 17- Malibu Bluffs Park - 5:30 - 8:30 pmCome volunteer at this free outdoor movie event! The movie begins at sunset, but volunteers should arrive by 5:50 pm. There'll be special guests, food trucks, giveaways, and a play area.  Please register with the City of Malibu: malibucity.org/teens

Adopt-a-Park: Saturday, June 24- 9:00 am - 12:00 pm- Legacy Park, Malibu
Come help keep Malibu Parks clean and beautiful. Water and snacks will be provided! Please register with the City of Malibu: www.malibucity.org/teens.

Cars and Coffee is ongoing and happens every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month!!: Malibu Bluffs Park- 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month- 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Assist with directing cars in the parking lot, set-up, clean-up, and taking photos.  Please register with the City of Malibu at malibucity.org/teens or contact Kristin Riesgo at 310-456-2489 ext. 350

Malibu Senior Center - this is on going every Friday (call for dates): Malibu City Hall, 23815 Stuart Ranch Road- Fridays, 10am - 12pm
Assist Seniors at the Computer Workshop: assist participants with their laptop, tablet, phone, etc. such as downloading apps, creating an email, sending photos, etc. Please register with the City of Malibu at malibucity.org/teens
or contact Kristin Riesgo at 310-456-2489 ext. 350

DEPART FOUNDATION is looking for summer interns who want to help open up and run their exhibition at the Malibu Country Mart, beginning June 29. The contemporary art show will use surfing as its central theme. Anyone who is interested in art and especially those who are proficient in basic design, Photoshop, etc., are encouraged to participate for service learning hours. Please contact Paul Young, Depart Foundation Exhibition Manager at 323-377-1102 or email at: young.paul@yahoo.com.


COMMUNITY NEWS
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CORNUCOPIA MALIBU FARMERS MARKET:  You Shop — They Give! Shop at the Cornucopia Malibu Farmers’ Market all summer long and support Malibu schools!  The Malibu Farmers’ Market is open every Sunday, 10am-3pm, rain or shine. By shopping at the market, you are supporting The Cornucopia Foundation, and, in turn, supporting the Malibu schools. The Cornucopia Foundation has supported important programs like Wolf Camp, elementary programs, Boys and Girls Club college visits, environmental education, and hydration stations.
 
 

ATHLETICS INFORMATION
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CONGRATS BASEBALL: Congratulations to the Varsity Baseball Team who beet Barstow High School 11-1 at home last week and advanced to the CIF-SS Division 6 Semifinals.  The team traveled to Moreno Valley last week at lost 6-4, one game short of the championship.  The semi-final appearance is one of the best, if not the best, seasons a baseball team has ever had for Malibu High.  We are proud of you!
 
CONGRATS CLAUDIA:  Claudia Lane advanced from last weeks CIF-SS Masters meet to the State Championship meet in Clovis this weekend in the 3200m event.  We just received word that Claudia Lane won the 3200m event at the CIF State Championships!  She had a time of 10:07:32.  The state title comes after winning state and nationals in cross country earlier this year.  This is a huge accomplishment and the Malibu High community is extremely proud of Claudia!  Go Sharks!
 
 
SCHOOL CALENDAR
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      Wednesday, May 31          Senior Finals

      Thursday, June 1          Senior Finals

      Friday, June 2          Orchestra Concert

      Saturday, June 3          SAT Test Date (not at MHS)

      Tuesday, June 6          Spring Finals 1 & 4

      Wednesday, June 7          Spring Finals 2 & 5

      Thursday, June 8          Spring Finals 3 & 6

      Thursday, June 8          Graduation

      Thursday, June 8          Grad Night 2017

      Friday, June 9          Promotion

      Friday, June 9         Last Day of School

      Friday, June 9          8th Grade Promotion Party

      Saturday, June 10          ACT Test Date (not at MHS)

 
Maturity - Humanity - Scholarship
 
 
 
 
 
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