Monday Message: April 30



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MONDAY MESSAGE: April 30, 2018

 

Dear Shark Families and Friends,

 

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and we have so many fantastic teachers to appreciate. Teachers will stay with you for a lifetime.  I have fond memories of my high school Biology and AP Biology Teacher, Mrs. Smith (yes, I had her twice). She helped me develop a passion for environmental science, even back when most had no idea what this was.  Her passion inspired me to minor in Environmental Science in college.

 

Our teachers show not only a deep love for the profession, but also a great commitment to our Malibu community and its children.  I once saw a poster for all the things that a teacher is responsible for in any given day: motivator, inspirational coach, cheerleader, peace keeper, security, counselor, life coach, nurse, custodian, daily reminder, engineer, shoe repairman, etc. And all this on top of teaching 180 students, all with different needs, wants and skills.  Teachers work well past the bell and not just on grading and lessons. The first Turkish president, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk said, “A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.”

 

When it comes to appreciation, what I have treasured most is the hand-written notes that talk about how I impacted a student.  I keep them and from time-to-time go through them. I hope that when I am old, retired and missing the profession I will still have these cards to read through and remember the impact I had on my students’ education and life.  I would encourage your students to write a note to their teachers to tell them the impact they are having on your student’s education and beyond.

 

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams

 

We have finish one successful week of CAASPP testing and we are rounding out the second.  We appreciate our students’ hard work and dedication to these tests.

 

There have been some great things to celebrate this past week.  Our robotics team had the Webster students in awe with their robots as they demonstrated their capabilities.  Mrs. Plaia and the cast of A Delightful Quarantine had marvelous performances this past week. Track and Field had three meets last week and brought home a bagful of medals (I walked in with Ms. Galipeau and she literally had a bag full of medals).  Great job Sharks!

 

Only a few weeks left this year.  Stay focused and Go Sharks!

 

Cheli Nye, Ed.D.

Principal, MHS

 

SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

CAASPP Testing - April 23 - May 4,  and May 22 for Twelfth Grade Science: ALL

Each spring, students in grades three through eight and high school participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

This year, your child will take the following test(s), depending on his or her grade level:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in English language arts/literacy (grades six through eight and grade eleven)

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in mathematics (grades six through eight and grade eleven)

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment in Science (grade eight and grade twelve)

 

The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are online tests that measure what your child knows and is able to do. The tests include many different types of questions that allow students to interact with the test questions. Results help identify gaps in knowledge or skills early on so your child can get the support he or she needs to be successful in school.

California is in the process of implementing the California Next Generation Science Standards. As part of that implementation, students in grades five, eight and twelve will try out a new test called the California Science Test, or CAST.

To learn more about either the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments or the CAST, go to the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding Web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/parentguidetounderstand.asp.

You can look at sample test questions on the practice tests, which can be found on the CAASPP Web Portal at http://www.caaspp.org/practice-and-training/index.html.

 

Announcement for CAASPP by The High School English Department:  11th Grade Students

 

The High School English Department is pleased to announce a grade incentive based on students' performance on the CAASSP test in English Language Arts.  The upcoming tests are an opportunity for students to show how well they have mastered the ELA standards, and the English department would like to reward their hard work.

 

The following grade incentive will apply to students in 11CP English:

     2% added to final percentage for scoring "advanced" on the ELA portion of the test

     1% added to final percentage for scoring "proficient" on the ELA portion of the test

 

For students in 11AP English:

 

     1% added to final percentage for scoring "advanced" on the ELA portion of the test

     0.5% added to final percentage for scoring "proficient" on the ELA portion of the test

 

THE SHARK FUND: ALL

 

CINCO DE MAYO FUN-RAISING PARTY!  Saturday, May 5, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

 

 

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Almost sold out! Purchase now, only forty tickets left!

 

Dinner, Drinks, Dancing to DJ Patsy Palmer, Auction, Shopping — Come out and have fun at a beautiful Malibu home!  All parents and community members invited. Proceeds solely benefit Malibu Middle and High School. Opportunity to purchase one of a kind items, priceless experiences, you do not want to miss this event!

 

Limited tickets, purchase now before they’re gone! Price is only $125.

 

Purchase tickets HERE: https://thesharkfund.kindful.com/?campaign=293926 or go to www.thesharkfund.org. Or mail a check to: The Shark Fund, P.O. Box 608, Malibu, CA 90265

 

SPONSORS NEEDED:  Add a donation when you purchase tickets to help cover costs so all proceeds go toward the important programs at MHS. For more info on sponsoring this party, please contact Tami Gordon at 310-405-9049 or mhsfundraiserparty@gmail.com.

 

AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED:  Please contact Nanette McNulty at 310-951-3616or mhsfundraiserparty@gmail.com to donate auction items. All items appreciated, large and small (vacation homes, event tickets, sports memorabilia, gift certificates, etc.)

 

Thank you for supporting Malibu High School!

 

High School Summer School - summer school begins on Monday June 18th and ends on Friday July 20th.  Applications are available from your counselor. Deadline to submit your paperwork is Friday, May 4th.  Students are required to attend summer school if they received a FAIL grade at semester 1 or 2. It is highly recommended to attend if students have any 'D' grades at semester 1 or 2 to maintain four year college eligibility.  

 

SENIOR END OF YEAR MEETING - A mandatory all class meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:50AM in the auditorium. End of year activities will be discussed.

 

Independent Study PE - Middle and High School applications are available for the 2018-2019 school year from your students counselor.  They are due no later than Friday, May 4th.

 

2017-2018 High School Yearbooks on sale NOW: HIGH SCHOOL

 

High School Yearbooks on sale now!  yearbooksforever.com

Middle School: 8th Grade Parents

By now your child should have given you the 8th Grade Promotion Party packet. If your child have not given it to you or if they lost it, please contact the committee and we will forward you electronic copy.

As a reminder, please send in your child’s reply to their 8th Grade Promotion beach Party event! Please have your child return RSVP with check payable to The Shark Fund and give to Mr Larsen or the admin office.

THIS WEEK AT MHS

Monday - Friday:  CAASPP Testing for grades 6-8 and 11.

 

PLAN AHEAD

Parent Education: ALL

 

 

  • MAY 9, Cabrillo MPR, 6:30pm Beyond Meditation: Evidence-Based Models to Help You Remain Calm and Peaceful​ with Kamakshi Hart, Child Psychotherapist

 

 

  • MAY 25, MHS Room C19, 9 am to 10:30 am: Where’s the Party with Jonathan Scott from Miles to go Drug Prevention Education:

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER NEWS/COUNSELING

 

Important dates:

 

Seniors: May 1 is National Reply date for colleges. Please make sure you have submitted your enrollment deposit to the college you are attending in the Fall.

 

Save the date: May 23 is Senior Awards Night. Invitations will be mailed to parents of students who will be receiving an award the first week of May.

 

SERVICE LEARNING

All High School Students need to update and log in their Service learning hours into Naviance. Remember, 80 hours are required to walk with your graduating class. If a student completes double their required amount, the student will graduate with Service Learning Honors. Juniors must log in a minimum of 50 hours by May 1 in order to be able to attend Prom. Seniors must log in at least 70 hours by May 1 for Prom.  Also, in order to receive Service Learning Honors, Seniors must submit their hours by May 1st as well!

Please see Ms. Soloway if you have any Service Learning questions or need help navigating Naviance; additionally, Ms. Soloway can be reached at bsoloway@smmusd.org.  Her office hours are:

  • Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm in room 101B. (same office as the College and Career Counselor).

Students: Please check out the MHS Service Learning Calendar to find Service Learning opportunities.  There you will find events for each month that you can click on to find out all the details. This calendar is regularly updated, so please use this handy tool and check it out!  Additionally, there is a Community Service Learning bulletin board located outside in the Cafeteria area, where you will find posters, flyers, and other pertinent Service Learning information.  You can access the calendar by going to the MHS Website Homepage:

  • Go to: MHS STUDENT LIFE > COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING > CSL CALENDAR

SERVICE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: HIGH SCHOOL

The Malibu Festival is happening at Juan Cabrillo Elementary school Sunday, May  6. Come get your Service Learning hours by volunteering at this local event which helps support our Malibu schools. From 9:00 am - 11:00 am help set up, from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm help with the festival, and from 4:00 pm - until, help break down and clean up. Come for any part of this day to volunteer! This is a family-friendly event for all ages.For more info contact Margaret Franco at magfranco1@aol.com.

Saddlerock Gardens is looking for some gardening volunteers to help weed, tend, and grow food on this 1,000 acre ranch in the mountains of Malibu. Come Wednesday, May 9 and or Wednesday, May 23 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm and get your hands dirty! Saddlerock Gardens is located at 31727 Mulholland Hwy., Malibu. for more info contact Marguerite Nesteruk at marguerite@saddlerockgardens.org.

Cars and Coffee is an ongoing event and happens every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at Malibu Bluffs Park from 7:00 am - 9:00 am. Help with directing cars in the parking lot, set-up, clean-up, and taking photos. Please register with the City of Malibu, malibucity.org/volunteer.

Every first Friday of each month come volunteer at the Topanga Community Center to help serve dinner to The Sage Senior citizens.  Come help from 2:30 pm - 5:530 pm to set up, prep food, serve food and beverages, socialize with Seniors, and help and clean up. Topanga Community Center, 1440 N. Topanga Cyn. Blvd., Topanga 90290. For more information please contact: Karen Dannenbaum: 310-738-0100 or see Ms. Soloway.

Hand in Hand is an ongoing event that happens every Thursday during the School Year. You may come any Thursday from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm at the Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue, 24855 Pacific Coast Highway. Hand in Hand is an after school inclusion program. Be a peer buddy for teens and young adults with special needs. Join them for cooking, crafts, music, games, yoga, etc. It's something different each week.  For more info contact: Janet Ettenger at yocheved57@aol.com or call 310-435-6543.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Please Join the Malibu Special Education Foundation for our monthly meeting:  an evening of Support and Advocacy.  Held in a relaxing home environment, we offer support for parents of children with special needs who struggle with figuring out the special education system, finding developmentally appropriate support for their child, and how best to function at home and at school.  Bring your questions and answers. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Please RSVP to msefbu@gmail.com

Share Your Views and Help Shape the Future of the Malibu Library at the Library Needs Assessment Town Hall Meeting on May 9: ALL

The City of Malibu and the County of Los Angeles are holding a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the future needs and services of the Malibu Library as part of the Library Needs Assessment on Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 PM at Malibu City Hall. The City and County are currently conducting the Library Needs Assessment to evaluate library services and community needs as part of the development of a long-range plan for the Malibu Library. The results of a recent online community survey about the Malibu Library needs and services will be presented during the Town Hall Meeting. The public will have the opportunity to ask questions and share additional thoughts on library collections, programs, services, and facilities, which will be incorporated into the Needs Assessment. In 2005, the City and County of Los Angeles Public Library conducted a Malibu Library Needs Assessment to determine the library service goals and enable the County Library to provide services more closely tailored to the community’s needs. A new Needs Assessment is being prepared in 2018 to update the community's goals for the Malibu Library in order to determine future enhancements that will meet those goals.

No RSVPs are needed. For more information, visit MalibuCity.org/LibraryNeeds or call 310-456-2489 ext. 254 or email EShavelson@MalibuCity.org.

 

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2018 Summer S.T.E.M. Workshops at the Boys and Girls Club:

 

 

For more information please contact the Boys and Girls Club: http://bgcmalibu.org/contact-us/

 

Wellness Center at the Boys and Girls Club: ALL

 

It’s a New Year at the Wellness Center! We have new group and class offerings, a larger staff of clinicians and a great new facility. We opened our doors this past Fall, hoping to help students at all four campuses of the Malibu public schools. Increasing feelings of anxiety, depression, hopelessness, and family conflict is experienced by many of our students.  Here is a list of some of the free programs we have at the Wellness Center to help right here on campus, during or after the school day:

 

 

Wellness Wednesday at the Club: Mindfulness Yoga - ALL

 

Did you know you cannot be stressed and relaxed at the same time? Come find out more about this at Mindfulness Yoga, which starts next week at the Boys & Girls Club on Wednesday’s from 4-4:45pm. You must be a Boys & Girls Club Member to take the class, but once you are the class is free. Sign up now at front desk of the Boys & Girls Club before all the spaces fill up!

 

Brent’s Club - Drug Prevention and Intervention Group: ALL

 

Brent’s Club Topics Include Coping with Stress, Social & Emotional Wellness,  Drug & Alcohol Prevention and Education, Life Skills, College & Career Goals:

 

ATHLETICS CALENDAR

 

Date:

Sport:

Level:

Opponent:

Location:

Apr 30, 2018

Boys Volleyball

Varsity

Nordhoff

Home

May 1, 2018

Swimming

All

League Prelims

TBA

May 1, 2018

Softball

Varsity

Carpinteria

Carpinteria

May 1, 2018

Boys Tennis

Varsity

Finals

Pepperdine

May 2, 2018

Baseball

Varsity

Grace Brethren

Grace Brethren

May 2, 2018

Baseball

JV

Grace Brethren

Home

May 3, 2018

Swimming

All

League Finals

TBA

May 3, 2018

Softball

Varsity

Bishop Diego

Home

May 3, 2018

Golf

Varsity

St. Bonaventure

River Ridge

May 3, 2018

Track and Field

All

League Finals

Carpinteria HS

May 3, 2018

Boys Tennis

Varsity

Finals

Pepperdine

May 4, 2018

Baseball

JV

Grace Brethren

Grace Brethren

May 4, 2018

Baseball

Varsity

Grace Brethren

Home

May 7, 2018

Baseball

Varsity

Dunn

Home

May 9, 2018

Softball

Varsity

Grace Brethren

Home

May 12, 2018

Track and Field

All

CIF Prelims

Carpinteria HS

May 19, 2018

Track and Field

All

CIF Finals

Cerritos College

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

Date

Event

May 2

Senior Meeting - Period One

May 2

Malibu Special Education Foundation Monthly Meeting

May 5

SAT not at MHS

May 5

Shark Fund - Fun-Raising Fundraiser

May 7

Parent Ed. Meeting

May 8 - May 18

AP Testing

May 11

Community Service Presentation

May 13

Mother’s Day

May 17

HS Orchestra Concert

May 17

ELAC

May 18

PROM

May 21 - May 25

8th Grade Exit Interviews

May 22

CAASPP Science Test  for Seniors

May 22

Solo Small Ensemble Concert

May 22

Senior Lunch Pennant Celebration

May 23

High School Pep Rally

May 23

Senior Athlete Lunch

May 23

Goals for Graduation

May 23

Senior Awards Night

May 24

10th Grade Field Trip to Wende Museum

May 24

Band Concert

May 24

PTSA

May 25

Drug Ed event with Jonathan Scott

May 25

Decades Day

May 28

Memorial Day

 

MONDAY MESSAGE: ALL

The Monday Message is a weekly email created for parents and includes school news, announcements, a calendar and details about upcoming events.  The Monday Message is sent via email to all parents on Monday mornings and posted online at http://malibuhigh.org/news_monday_message.  If you are not receiving this message via email, please contact Laurie Morgan at lmorgan@smmusd.org to be added to our mailing list.  We are always looking for ways to improve school-to-home communication.  If you have any suggestions and/or would like something included in the Monday Message, please email Nauman Zaidi at Nzaidi@smmusd.org.  We welcome items from staff, students, parents and the wider Malibu community.

 

MHS ONLINE DIRECTORY: ALL

SECURE, Automated Directory for MHS Families, Faculty and Staff.  This online directory is available from your home computer and your smartphone via the app My School Anywhere.  Stay connected to other MHS families and faculty via online and your phone.  Access to the directory will be granted ONLY to MHS Parents, Faculty and Staff.  Click on the link below to add your information.  You choose what information you want to input and display.  If any contact info changes throughout the school year, just log on and update your information as needed.  Once your information has been accepted and confirmed you will be sent a separate link and temporary password to access the directory.  Any questions please contact Ali Thonson at athonson@mac.com.  JOIN TODAY!!!  Online Student/Staff Directory

 

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