Monday Message: May 14



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MONDAY MESSAGE: May 14, 2018

 

SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

District Wide Art Show: ALL

 

District Arts Show, Wednesday, May 16th 5-8 pm.  Santa Monica Art Studios, 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica

 

The following photography & digital design students will have work on display:

 

Asher Andrus,Kieren Andrus, Annie Armitage,Katie Aryeh, Lewis Baron, Paige Barrett,Josie Bassett, Sophie Bassett, Adina Berg, Landon Brewster, Mario Calderon, Frankie Churchill, Bennett Cohen, Luca Damian, Katie Davis, Nina Delaney, Carson Dohan, Chloe Dyne, Raphael Elardo, Sohrob Eslamieh, Nathan Fagan, Maggie Flores, Mia Foster, Maeve Gilleran, Will Guthrie, Hannah Hannley, Marcel Hurtubise, Simon Johnson, Ryan Kassoy, Lana King, Sydney Leib, Brent McKeever, David Monte de Oca, Chloe Ossorio, Hunter Nelson , Hunter Pearson, Menachem Rabinowich, Max Roth, Kristina Schmidt, Sophie Spivack, Shaila Sundher, Sophia Williamson, Luke Wong

 

PTSA Honorary Service Awards and Brunch on Thursday May 24th at 11 AM: ALL

Location: Boys & Girls Club

 

This is the culminating event of the school year where PTSA honors school and community members for their service to the Malibu community. The incoming PTSA executive board will also be introduced.

 

From the office of our School Psychologist - May is Mental Health Matters Month:ALL

 

Learning about mental health promotes understanding, advocacy, and increased access to supports.  Malibu High School is dedicated to promoting mental health in our school and in our community.
 

Did you know half of us will have a mental health challenge over the course of our lifetime? Yet research shows that many people -- particularly young people -- wait a long time to get help due to fears of being labeled or stigmatized. One in five teens and young adults live with a mental health condition, with 50% of them developing by age 14.  The fact is with support and appropriate treatment people with mental health challenges can, and do, get better.
 

Stop the Stigma.  Learn how you can start with a 3 question, multiple-choice quiz at:
 

http://www.curestigma.org
 

Start the Conversation with a tip sheet of what to say to talk openly and honestly with others who need you to listen at:
 

https://www.eachmindmatters.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/3.-Say-This-Not-That-Tip-Sheet.pdf
 

Learn more about Mental Health at:
 

https://www.eachmindmatters.org/
https://www.nami.org/

 

Announcing the FloWater Prize Drawing Winner: ALL

 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the FloWater fund at the Shark Fund Cinco de Mayo fun-raiser party. You helped to raise an additional $3,490 in designated funds to provide ongoing access to filtered water for our students and school staff. Everyone who donated $100 or more was entered in a drawing to win a Winery Tour and Tasting Experience at Nan Helgeland’s Martian Ranch and Vineyard in Santa Ynez…and the winner is: Kristin Kohn! Congratulations, Kristin, and thank you, all, for supporting environmental efforts at MHS! For more on Malibu resident and winery owner Nan Helgeland, check out this article: https://awomensthing.org/blog/woman-in-wine-nan-helgeland-martian-vineyard/

 

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

 

High School yearbooks are no longer available on yearbooksforever.com.

They will soon be available at the Malibu High School Student Store.

Please have your child listen to announcements, for when they become available.  

 

Middle school Yearbook: Middle School:

The Middle School Yearbooks are here!  All pre-paid yearbooks can be picked up outside the Student Store during lunch on Monday May 14th and Tuesday May 15th. The remaining available yearbooks will go on sale for $50.00 each on Wednesday thru Friday May 16th-18th.  After that they will be available in the Student Store while supplies last.

Middle School: 8th Grade Parents

8th Grade Promotion Beach Party

You still have time to RSVP and send in your child's permission slip to our 8th Grade Promotion Beach Party. We've extended the deadline to May 25th.   Please contact Remy Carroll at tennischik@earthlink.net or download the rsvp and permission form (Attached to this email). Please have your child bring the check payable to The Shark Fund and the signed forms to the administration office or at Mr. Larsen's classroom.  Thank you and we hope that your child can join the rest of their 8th grade class in this planned event celebration.

Middle School: 8th grade Beach Party Sponsors Needed:

ALMOST THERE! It is hard to believe the 8th graders will be starting high school.  To mark the special occasion, many fun events are being planned.  We are attempting to keep the cost low and underwriting will greatly help to offset the cost of these events.  A donation of any amount is appreciated. Donors and Sponsors will be listed in the 8th Grade Promotion Program.

Please fill out form attached to this email and leave in the box labeled 8th grade Promotion in the main office.  Your donation is tax deductible to the full extent permitted by the law.  You will receive an acknowledgement letter to confirm your donation. Thank you.

THIS WEEK AT MHS

May 14 - 18: AP Testing

 

Thursday:  HS Orchestra Concert

 

Thursday: ELAC

 

Friday: PROM

 

PLAN AHEAD

Parent Education: ALL

 

  • 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:

 

Save the date: May 23 is Senior Awards Night. Invitations for parents went out today. Invites for students will be passed out in class tomorrow, Tuesday, May 8th.

 

SERVICE LEARNING

ALL SENIORS: Your Naviance account must be updated and complete with at least 80 hours of Service Learning logged in by Friday, June 1st for graduation!!

All other High School Students, as well as hours accrued over the summer by incoming 9th graders, can log in their Naviance hours at any time. Even over the summer!

CSL Honor Students are invited to a pizza luncheon on Wednesday, May 15 during lunch in Mr. Mayle’s room, 206. Please come by for pizza and to pick up your Service Learning Honors medallion to wear at graduation!

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

Baja Build The second Baja Build of the school year is happening the weekend of May 27 - May 28. Get 24 hours of Community Service by attending this weekend event in Mexico. Please go to Malibu Presbyterian’s website for all the information to join this overnight trip and to register. http://www.malibupres.org/baja.

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

"BEYOND ENOUGH" Teen Girl Empowerment Conference - May 20th at A.C. Stelle Middle School Campus in Calabasas: ALL

 

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:

May 19, 2018

Track and Field

All

CIF Finals

Cerritos College

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR

 

Date

Event

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 Pennant Celebration During Lunch

May 23

High School Pep Rally

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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