One week left before spring break and then the end of school will be
here before you know it. Randy Pausch wrote, “Never, ever underestimate
the power of having fun.” Take these two weeks that the students have
off and spend some time having fun. I encourage the students to
recharge since when we come back we will be in state testing, then AP
testing, and then the last stretch before the end of the year, promotion
and graduation. It will come quick.
Some good news for anyone who has been at parent meetings the past two
months: we have been released from being monitored for Norovirus. This
means that all our activities will resume without restriction or extra
screening. We were requiring students to stay home for 48 hours after
symptoms subsided when they had episodes of vomiting or diarrhea. This
is not mandated unless you suspect your student has Norovirus.
Norovirus is a common virus and can still occur. If you suspect that
your student does have the Norovirus, please do keep him/her home for 48
hours as they may still be contagious.
With that said, I wish you all a healthy, happy and fun spring break. Go Sharks!
Members of the Malibu Unification Negotiations Committee (MUNC) will
present their report on financial aspects associated with a proposed
reorganization of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District into
two separate school districts at two community meetings, one in Malibu
and one in Santa Monica.
The Board gave a number of charges to the MUNC when it was formed more
than a year ago. The key objective of concern to the Board of Education
is to eliminate any significant adverse financial effects of a
potential separation on the Santa Monica Unified School District. The
MUNC has addressed the approach it has negotiated in their report and
presentation. The public will have the opportunity to make comments
following the presentation. Both presentations will be the same, so
members of the public may attend either presentation regardless of
community of residence. It is very important for parents and community
members of Santa Monica and Malibu to understand the financial
implications of the proposed separation, or unification, to which it is
legally referred. The School Board will be discussing the MUNC’s report
in April. Details regarding the Committee’s purpose and the Board’s
objectives can be found online, along with the presentation:
LOST AND FOUND: ALL All items will be donated at the end of the week,
before spring break. Check the Lost and Found for any missing items
before the end of the week.
We now have 74% of our Shark Fund Budget covered, with 43% of families having contributed.
you haven't yet donated to the Shark Fund this year, please do so this
week. Remember -- all of your tax-deductible donations stay right here
at MHS. Thank you SO much for supporting our school and all the
valuable programs in Arts, Athletics, “STEM” support, classroom
technology, teacher and student services, and a lot more! To contribute
one time or monthly: www.thesharkfund.org
8TH GRADE PROMOTION: GRADE 8
8th Grade Parents—our promotion is in just a few weeks! We
NEED your help to make this celebration special. Please sponsor or make
a donation of any amount. To find out what we need, follow this link
You can also leave a check made out to “Shark Fund” with 8th Grade
Promotion in the MEMO in the folder at the office labeled “8th Grade
Promotion” Any questions, contact Karin Mihkels at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Kathryn Alice at Kathryn@kathrynalice.com Thank you SO much!
12TH GRADE GRADUATION: GRADE 12
Hello Senior Parents--Before we blink our eyes, graduation will be
approaching us. That said...we NEED your help to make this celebration a
memory of a lifetime for our upcoming graduates. Please, please get on
board and make a donation of any amount to The Shark Fund and specify
that it is for the Senior Graduation or use Pay Pal. The Shark Fund's
P.O. box is 608. Any questions, contact Lynne Daniels /310.720.8222, MommyLynneLynne@aol.com
or Marie Wexler/310.425.9551, MarieWexler27@gmail.com
. Thank you soooo much!
BUY A YEARBOOK: ALL
High School (Grades 9-12) yearbooks can be purchased by going to yearbooksforever.com
The last day to buy a high school yearbook is May 1. 2016-2017 Middle
School Yearbooks are also on sale. Order your MS Yearbook on yearbooksforever.com
or pick up an order form in the Main Office.
THIS WEEK AT MHS
AP TESTING INFORMATION: HS
2017 AP EXAMS ARE FAST APPROACHING! Payment for exams is due by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
The cost is $120 per exam, with a $10 late fee beyond the March 29 due
date. Pay online via the ASB Student Store. Click on that icon on our
website, select College Board Exams under "Departments" on the left,
then choose the exams you're taking. It's easy! Checks payable to MHS or
cash can also be brought to Mary Slawter in the student store. Your
prompt attention to this is much appreciated!
In honor of celebrating diversity and continual inclusion and awareness
for all students, Malibu High School and the GSA Club would like the
opportunity to bring attention the triumphs of the Transgendered
community by inviting guest speaker Gigi Lazzarato- Sundance Film
Festival star from This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous, Youtube Sensation, and Activist
to share her personal journey. Gigi will speak to the Transgender Day
of Visibility (TDOV) and the accomplishments of trans people around the
globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of
the trans community. This opportunity will include a student lead Q
& A coupled with online safety and strategies for dealing with
bullying. We encourage all students to take part in March 30th
during high school Support; however, students who need to work on
tests/homework are encouraged to inform their Support period teacher for
alternative accommodations. The Meet & Greet portion of the
assembly will be filmed. A parent-signed release form MUST be completed
and brought to the assembly for those that wish to partake in the Meet
& Greet portion. These will be available in the Main Office.
POMS MEETING: GRADE 8 AND MS
This month's POMS meeting, scheduled for Friday, March 31 at 8:30am
C19 will include information for grade 8 parents about the transition
to high school. This presentation will include the high school
counselors and athletic director and replaces the originally scheduled
meeting for 8th grade families as part of Open House. We invite all 8th
grade families to attend this month's POMS meeting to get important
information as your student prepares for the next stage of their
SPRING BREAK: ALL
Malibu High School will be closed April 3, 2017-April 14, 2017. School resumes on Monday, April 17, 2017.
CAASPP STATE TESTING: GRADES 6-8, 10, 11
Students in grades 6-8 and 11 will take CAASPP state testing for English April 17-21
, immediately upon returning from spring break. Students in grades 6-8, and 11 will take CAASPP state testing for Math April 24-28
. Students in grade 8 and 10 will also take a pilot Science test between April 24-28
are publicizing these dates early because of their proximity to spring
break. Daily attendance is important every day including these state
Students are encouraged to bring their own headphones during testing dates.
ARTS ANGELS MEETING: ALL
The next Arts Angels meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at 8:30am and not the 18th as originally scheduled.
ISPE APPLICATIONS DUE: GRADES 6-11
Independent PE forms for high school and middle school are
now available in the main office! High school applications are blue and
middle school applications are lilac. Applications are due by April 21!
Please turn in applications to Mr. Neier's mailbox in the main office.
Applications will not be accepted after the April 21 deadline.
12 ANGRY AMERICANS: ALL
The High School Theater Department will present, "12 Angry Americans" on April 27, 28, 29 at 7:00pm and April 30 at 2:00pm
"On a hot summer day after a long trial, a jury must decide whether a
16-year-old boy is guilty of murdering his father. The jury votes 11-1
that the boy is guilty of the crime, but laws in the United States
require a unanimous vote by all 12 jurors in order to pass judgment.
Tempers flare as the eleven jurors try their best to convince the 1
dissenter to come around to their side. As the evidence is re-examined,
however, new uncertainties come to light, forcing everyone to truly
question if there is in fact some measure of "reasonable doubt". Twelve
Angry Americans, written by Reginal Rose adapted from his 1954 teleplay
of the same title, is a heightened courtroom thriller that puts you on
the edge of your site while powerfully exploring what it means to live
in a democracy."
SAVE THE DATES: GRADES 8 AND 12
High School Graduation is scheduled for Thursday, June 8 at 2:00pm
. Carpooling is going to be a necessity with the large construction project. Middle School Promotion will take place Friday, June 9 at 9:00am
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER NEWS
ALL STUDENTS: March is College Madness Month.
Every Monday, show your college spirit by wearing a t-shirt or sweat shirt.
Every Wednesday: College Workshopsin the College and Career center during support.
: Senior Checklist & Open forum with College Counselor (Seniors)
The Zanmi Club t-shirt Drive continues through next week! Please be sure
to do some Spring Cleaning and bring your unwanted but usable t-shirts
to school next week. (Colorful and/or patterned fabric is also
welcomed.) The second period class who brings in the most t-shirts will
get a Lily's Breakfast Burrito party!
ALL H.S. Students: Your WOLF Camp applications are due next Thursday,
March 30. Please drop completed applications off at the Main Office of
Juan Cabrillo Elementary School.
Sign up to volunteer for the Dole Great Race of Agoura Hills which takes
place at various Agoura locations. The dates of the events are March
30, 31, and April 1. To register go to: volunteer.greatrace.run.
SUMMER ADVENTURE: The Summer Adventure Registration is
open! Our amazing summer program for elementary aged students will run
from June 19 through July 21, 2017. Early Bird Registration: Only $525
for five weeks. Come for all five weeks, or pay by the week. Childcare
is available before and after for an additional fee. A new theme each
week! Movers, Shakers, Gizmo Makers; Nature Gone Wild; Pop Culture
Explosion; Lights, Camera, Action; Global Food Frenzy. Visit us at summer-adventure.org
CLIMATE CALLING MEDIA FESTIVAL: Students in all levels of education are
welcome to participate in Pepperdine University's upcoming Climate
Calling Media Festival . This festival accepts all forms of media, film,
digital art, photos, etc, that share a story about any aspect of
climate change, challenges, solutions, effects, and many more topics.
More information is available at: https://ccmediafest.wordpress.com/
A SPECIAL SCREENING: NO LETTING GO: The city of Thousand Oaks Libray on Monday, April 24, 2017 6:00-8:00pm
in the Grant R. Brimhall Library will host a screening of “No Letting
Go.” It is a dramatic, independent feature film adapted from the
award-winning short film, ILLNESS, and based on the real-life story of
producer and co-writer Randi Silverman and her family. The film is a
heartfelt look at one family’s journey to understand and to cope with
the erratic behavior and emotional instability of their middle son. The
producers of No Letting Go have partnered with The Youth Mental Health
Project, a nonprofit organization seeking to promote awareness and
understanding of the mental health of children, adolescents, and young
UPCOMING HOME GAMES: ALL
|Lacrosse vs. Cate
|Boys Tennis vs. Nordhoff
|Baseball vs. Santa Paula
|Swimming, Girls vs. La Reina
3:00pm @ Home
|Boys Volleyball vs. Nordhoff
JV 4:00pm, Var 5:00pm
|Boys Tennis vs. Cate
|Track vs. Foothill
|Baseball vs. Santa Paula
| more games
|| Friday, March 31
|| POMS Meeting
|| Monday, April 3 -
|| Spring Break
|| Friday, April 14
||Saturday, April 8
|| ACT Test Date (not at MHS)
||Monday, April 17
|| Roads to Respect Workshop...
|| State Testing
||Tuesday, April 18
|| Coffee with the Counselors
||Tuesday, April 18
|| Arts Angels Meeting
||Friday, April 21
|| Athletic Booster Club Meeting
||Friday, April 21 -
|| Orchestra Competition
|| Saturday, April 22
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