Monday Message: May 22


 

SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS   
 
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WAPO: ALL
More good news to share this morning regarding Malibu High School!  The Washington Post has ranked MHS #531 nationally in its annual Most Challenging Schools list. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/local/high-school-challenge-2017/
 
MUNC PARKING LOT: ALL
No students or parents should be parking in the Methodist Parking Lot.  A specific number of staff are permitted to park in part of the lot but the remaining spaces are needed for the church and their families.  All students should park on campus in the upper lot or on Morning View Drive (Beach Side).  Parents attending events can park on Morning View Drive (School Side) after 8:30am.  The green curb must be cleared for pick up and drop off times.  Thank you for your cooperation.  The modernization project is moving along!
 
CAREER LAUNCH SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM: HIGH SCHOOL
Don’t miss out on this opportunity for your teen to gain “real” work experience and valuable job readiness skills. Summer internships are available through our partnerships with Malibu businesses and surrounding areas. Job Readiness Training covers resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and public speaking skills, and much more! Interns will receive a $200.00 stipend upon completion of the program and a 50 hour internship. Job Readiness Training is offered May 15th - May 26th from 3:00-4:30pm and  June 12th - June 23rd from 10:30am to 12pm. Applications are available at The CLUB and in the MHS Main office. Please call Mayra Herrera at 310.457.2582 for more information.  
 
8TH GRADE PROMOTION: GRADE 8
***ENDLESS SUMMER BEACH PARTY*** The majority of the 8th graders planning to join the celebration at La Costa after the promotion ceremony!  Everyone who has turned in their permission slip is confirmed to attend - and if your child is still on the fence, we will allow for last minute RSVP's - just bring your permission slip to the ceremony and your child can board the bus to the party!   Forms & info can be found here (including a list of our generous sponsors):   follow this  link.   We still have plenty of tickets sponsored, so don't let the $70 ticket fee be a hurdle to attending.   Questions or interest in sponsorships? Contact Karin Mihkels at karmihkels@gmail.com or Kathryn Alice at Kathryn@kathrynalice.com
 
SENIOR GRADUATION: GRADE 12
Attention Senior Parents---Please please send back the RSVP to the grad nite event! Please have you and your senior sign the waiver along with the payment made out to "grad nite" (NOT the Shark Fund) for this monumental evening which is less than a month away. We have a phenomenal celebration planned for the graduates so please try and keep the destination on the hush hush! Thanks very much from The Graduation Committee. Any questions, contact Lynne Daniels MommyLynneLynne@aol.com or MarieWexler27@gmail.com.

THIS WEEK AT MHS
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ARTS ANGELS MEETING: ALL
Arts Angels Meeting: May 24th, 9:00 a.m., Room C19. Please join us for our final meeting of the year!  We'll be discussing next year's goals, and brainstorming ideas to increase accessibility and awareness of the many MHS Arts programs. We will have coffee and snacks!  
 
PTSA HONORARY SERVICE AWARDS: ALL
The annual PTSA Honorary Service Awards ceremony will take place on May 25th from 11:00-1:00 at the Club.  Deserving individuals will be honored for the service and commitment to our students and school community. Please contact PTSA President Melanie Goudzwaard if you have any questions at melanieg@financialseminars.com   
 
SPRING CHOIR CONCERT: ALL
Come join the MHS Choirs on Thursday, May 25th at 7:00pm for our Spring Concert as we celebrate music from many different countries of the world. It will also be an evening to recognize and appreciate our seniors and their accomplishments. We look forward to sharing our hard work and passion for music as we come to an end of a very successful year!  
 
POMS MEETING: MS AND HS
Our final POMS meeting will be held on Friday, May 26 at 9:00am in C19.  In partnership with the PTSA and Shark Fund, the May meeting will be a parent education workshop and is an opportunity for both middle school and high school parents to attend. Titled“How To Survive Your Child’s Teen Years: The Drug Fact Update” Jonathan Scott, from Miles To Go Drug Prevention Education who also presents to our students in grades 9 and 12, will share what he’s learned about the most commonly used prescription drugs available to students and how they are being abused. During this presentation he will explain the current science behind marijuana, medical marijuana (including edibles, sprays, pills and patches) and their impact on the environment, schools, drugged driving and commerce. These Drug Fact Updates will be followed by everyday practical parenting tools to prepare your family for raising the healthy teens and tweens. Everyone is welcome to attend!
 
 
 
PLAN AHEAD
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NO SCHOOL: ALL
Malibu High School will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.  We are grateful to the many who have served our nation and mourn those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our many freedoms, including Army Sgt Robert "Bobby" Ayers III (MHS Class of 2003 ) who died September 29, 2007 in Iraq protecting his fellow soldiers.  The flag pole is named in his memory in the MS quad.
 
SMMUSD SPECIAL BOARD MEETING: ALL
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 6:45 pm in the Malibu City Council Chambers: 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA. This is a rescheduling of a discussion item that originally appeared on the April 20, 2017, board meeting agenda. During this special meeting, the Board of Education will have an opportunity to review and discuss the updated report from the Malibu Unification Negotiations Committee in greater depth and determine next steps.
 
SPRING ORCHESTRA CONCERT: ALL
The final orchestra concert of the year will take place Friday, June 2 at 7:00pm.  Admission is free, please join us to support our wonderfully talented music students.
 
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.
 
SAVE THE DATES: GRADES 8 AND 12
High School Graduation is scheduled for Thursday, June 8 at 2:00pm.  Carpooling is a necessity.  Middle School Promotion will take place Friday, June 9 at 9:00am.  Carpooling is a necessity.
 

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! Some key topics we will focus on:
 
- The Common Application  
- College Essay/Personal Statement
- Naviance set up (letters of recommendation, college list, transcript request)
- How Admission office reviews applications and what they look for
- Financial Aid and Scholarships
- Organization and a College Application Timeline
 
Space is limited. To Sign up, please go here: http://www.malibuhigh.org/collegeandcareercenter
 
 
 SERVICE LEARNING
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All High School students:  Monday, June 5th will be the last day to turn in your service learning hours for the year. If you need help or have any questions, please see Ms. Soloway.

Attention High School Students:
Come get your last minute service hours in!
The 44th Annual Topanga Days Festival is happening Memorial Day Weekend!
Saturday, May 27 - Monday, May 29 at the Topanga Community Center, 1440 N. Topanga Cyn., Topanga.
You must be at least 15 years old to volunteer. Volunteers are needed for four hour shifts over the weekend in a variety of capacities. Please contact Heather Bryant to sign up for a shift (or two!) 818-795-5042 (texting preferred) or email at hbtvproductions@yahoo.com.


COMMUNITY NEWS
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SUMMER WRITING COURSES: (Not Sponsored by SMMUSD/MHS)  If your child needs help in writing, is already good at writing but ready to advance to the next level, needs to prepare for AP classes, or is graduating and moving on to college, UCLA professor Dr. Shelby Popham is offering summer workshops at Palisades Charter High School. Academic Writing I will teach students the 10 Essentials of writing; Academic Writing II will take students beyond these 10 Essentials, teaching them to write confidently and successfully about literature.  Dr. Popham will also be conducting a 2-day workshop for parents:  Helping Your Child Write: 4 Keys to Success.  For details: contact Dr. Popham at popham@humnet.ucla.edu or 310 367-5915.  
 

ATHLETICS INFORMATION
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CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS: GRADES 8-11
We will be holding cheer tryouts in the old gym on May 23-25 beginning at 3:30 to 5:00 for next school year. All 8th graders - 11 graders are welcome to tryout- Please be sure you complete an athletic packet before the tryouts. Athletic packets can be found at http://malibuhigh.org/athletics_faq_forms
 
 
 
SCHOOL CALENDAR
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      Monday, May 15          State of Our School Report

      Monday, May 15 -          8th Grade Exit Interviews

           Wednesday, May 18         
      Tuesday, May 16          Arts Angels Meeting

      Wednesday, May 17          Distirct-wide Art Show

      Thursday, May 18          Band Concert

      Friday, May 19          Athletic Booster Club Meeting

      Friday, May 19          Prom

      Tuesday, May 23          ASB Blood Drive

      Thursday, May 25          Choir Concert

      Thursday, May 25          PTSA Association Meeting

      Friday, May 26          POMS Meeting

      Monday, May 29          No School - Memorial Day

      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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