Monday Message: September 11



MONDAY MESSAGE September 11, 2017

 

SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS   

 

WELCOME TO THE 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 Hillary Weissman at hweissman@smmusd.org.  We welcome items from staff, students, parents and the wider Malibu community.

 

TRAFFIC SAFETY, DROP OFF AND PICK UP, PARKING AVAILABILITY: ALL

We are exploring some options with our drop off and pick up to make things run smoother.  

  • Please continue to drop off in front of the school.  

  • Students should use the blue walkway as to not cross over traffic.  

  • You may also use the green curb all along the front of the school if you are continuing down Morning View towards Guernsey Ave.  

  • Please do not U-turn on Morning View.   

  • We still encourage parents and students who drive to school to leave early, pick up late, and plan ahead for traffic.  

  • We will continue to discourage parents from dropping students off on the long drive way but rather in the front of school.  

  • Please remind students to obey posted traffic and speed limit signs when driving in and around campus.  One accident is one too many!

ILLUMINATE PARENT ACCESS CODE: ALL

If you have been unable to login to the Illuminate website to view grades, please reach out to the counselors so that they can provide you access.

PTSA MEMBERSHIP & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: ALL

VOLUNTEER TODAY!  There are several opportunities for parents to stay involved at Malibu High School.  Please follow the link below to see what programs, booster clubs, organizations and activities are available and in need of parent support.  Then join the PTSA!  MHS PTSA provides volunteer and financial support for dozens of academic related programs.  For just $10.00 per person your PTSA membership will help us to continue to provide this much needed support.  Sign up for PTSA membership by clicking on the link below.  You can pay via PayPal at the end of the online form or via check.  Checks payable to MHS PTSA can be dropped off in the PTSA box in the Main Office.  Please include the Member Name on the memo line of the check.   PTSA Volunteer and Membership Form

 

JOIN eMHS: ALL

eMHS is an informal, online forum for all supporters of MHS.  Every member may ask/answer questions, discuss concerns, distribute news and  other material of interest related to MHS.  eMHS's goal is to be useful to the school community and to provide a discussion forum to help make MHS a better school for our students.  You must be a member to email the group.  Click here to join eMHS and then click JOIN THIS GROUP.  To send a message or to reply to any eMHS email, send an email directly to: Malibuhighschool@yahoogroups.com.  Your message will be sent to all members.  Messages may be edited at the discretion of the Moderators. If you have questions, concerns, or need help, email the moderator Gina Odian at ginaodian@gmail.com.

 

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

 

CONSTRUCTION UPDATES
Construction updates from the district can be found here.  The url is http://malibuhigh.org/construction. On the MHS website, click About Us>Campus Modernization/Construction. There is an orange graphic link on the home page too.

THIS WEEK AT MHS 
 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: HIGH SCHOOL
High School Back to School Night
 is September 14th. Back to School Night is our opportunity to share our expectations of your student and for you to know what to expect from us as partners in your student’s learning.  We are proud of the work we do here at Malibu High and look forward to sharing our enthusiasm for the new school year with you.  The event begins with an informal reception at 6:00 p.m. outside the MHS Auditorium, followed by a welcome meeting at 6:30 p.m. and classroom visits at 7:00 p.m.  Parents may park in the student parking lot or on the street.
 

THURSDAY MINIMUM DAY: ALL

Thursday is a minimum day for all due to the high school Back to School Night.  Middle School starts at 8:05 and ends at 12:35 and High School starts at 7:55 and ends at 12:35.

 
 

PLAN AHEAD


REFLECTIONS 2017/18 NATIONAL ARTS COMPETITION: ALL

This year’s theme is “Within Reach.”  Categories include visual arts, literature, photography, music composition, dance, and film.  Entry forms and Rules are available in the Main Office. Entries must be submitted to Sarah Ryan in the library no later than October 13th.

 
NO SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 21: ALL
September 21 is a local holiday.  There will be no school for all students.
 
COFFEE WITH THE COUNSELORS: HIGH SCHOOL
Coffee with the Counselors is a meeting with the three high school counselors.  Each meeting will have a focus and open forum for questions. The first meeting is September 28 at 9AM and will be held in C19, located in the MHS section of Juan Cabrillo.

POMS: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Parents of Middle Schoolers (POMS) is a monthly meeting that gives middle school parents an opportunity to meet with the Mrs. Nickerson and/or Mr. Zaidi.  Each meeting will have an open forum for questions and may also have a focus and/or guest speaker. The first POMS meeting is September 29 at 9AM and will be held in C19, located in the MHS section of Juan Cabrillo.
 
END OF THE FIRST GRADING PERIOD: ALL
The end of the first grading period is September 29. This is a progress report but will help to see how your student is currently doing. Report cards will be mailed home shortly after this date. Please be sure to continue to monitor grades through Illuminate throughout the semester.

  
COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER NEWS


 

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER OFFICE (MS. NGUYEN): SENIORS

As seniors start their final year in high school, there are a few things they will want to plan ahead for.  Many will be applying to colleges this Fall and that process can be overwhelming and stressful.  Students are encouraged to stop by the College and Career office to make an appointment for some assistance/support.

  • SAT - 12th graders may participate in taking the SAT with Essay on October 11th on the MHS campus as part of the school day. Counselor have been in English classrooms having students sign up.  See your counselor if you have questions or concerns. Any senior that wishes to change their testing choice (opt in or opt out) for that day please see. Mr. Sferra. Deadline is Friday, 9-22-2017.

  • Malibu High School will be hosting a one-day SAT Boot camp on Saturday, September 30th from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Local test preparation tutors will be putting on a day of instruction to help students prepare and feel confident for the Fall exams.

  • Malibu High School will be hosting a Practice SAT/ACT exam on Saturday, September 23rd from 9:00am - 1:00pm. Taking full-length practice tests under timed conditions is essential and gives you a real-time snapshot of their testing performance. Plus, if your student is still deciding which exam to take, either the SAT or ACT, this Practice test could help them understand which exam would be a better fit. Sign-ups and more information are on our website: http://www.malibuhigh.org/collegeandcareercenter.

 

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB INFORMATION: HIGH SCHOOL

Welcome to the New 2017-2018 Academic School Year! I am very excited to share with you the various SAT and ACT resources available at Malibu High School. These opportunities are available for all students; however, some resources are free of cost for all Goals for Graduation students. You can sign up online on the College and Career tab on the Malibu High School website or on the following link:  https://goo.gl/forms/MSknWeJALHtNlhlh1  You can also obtain a SAT fee waiver to take the exam from Ms. Nguyen for the SAT test dates below.  Goals for Graduation is a program in collaboration with Malibu High School to serve the students and we are here to support you.

 

SAT Boot-Camp at MHS

- Fall: 9/30/17

- Spring: 3/3/18

Cost: Free for Goals for Graduation students

 

ACT Boot-Camp at MHS

- Fall: 10/21/17

- Spring: 2/3/18

Cost: Free for Goals for Graduation Students

 

SAT and ACT Practice Exams

Date: September 23rd

Cost: $20

 

2017-2018 SAT Dates (Remember you have to register about 1 month in advance!)

- Fall Dates: Aug 26th, Oct 7th, Nov 4th, Dec 2nd

- Spring Dates: March 10th, May 5th, June 2

 

 SERVICE LEARNING


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).
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 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: 
  • MHS STUDENT LIFE > COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING > CSL CALENDAR
Volunteer Opportunities
 - Coastal Clean Up Day is Saturday, September 16 from 9:00am - 12:00pm.  This event takes place at several beaches in Malibu and Santa Monica.  Visit healthebay.org to register and receive more information.  Help and support keeping our beaches clean.



COMMUNITY NEWS


INTERSCHOLASTIC EQUESTRIAN TEAM: ALL

IEL (Interscholastic Equestrian Team) will hold its kick off meeting on Monday September 11 at 6PM.  The team is open to riders grades 6-12.  The shows, season and registration will all be explained at this mandatory meeting for riders and their parents.   Dinner will be served. Please rsvp to gm@wmeentertainment.com for details.  Thanks and look forward to starting the season.

Gaby Morgerman | WME GMorgerman@wmeentertainment.com  310.859.4161


ATHLETICS INFORMATION




UPCOMING GAMES

 Mon, Sep 11 Girls Volleyball, FS vs. Hueneme
4:00pm @ Hueneme
Mon, Sep 11 Girls Volleyball, JV vs. Hueneme
5:00pm @ Hueneme
Mon, Sep 11 Girls Volleyball, Varsity vs. Hueneme
6:00pm @ Hueneme
Tue, Sep 12 Girls Volleyball, FS vs. Fillmore
4:00pm @ Fillmore
Tue, Sep 12 Girls Volleyball, JV vs. Fillmore
5:00pm @ Fillmore
Tue, Sep 12 Girls Volleyball, Varsity vs. Fillmore
6:00pm @ Fillmore
Tue, Sep 12 Boys Water Polo, JV vs. Foothill
4:15pm @ Home
Tue, Sep 12 Boys Water Polo, Varsity vs. Foothill
3:15pm @ Home
Wed, Sep 13 Boys Water Polo, JV vs. Cate
4:15pm @ Cate
Wed, Sep 13 Boys Water Polo, Varsity vs. Cate
3:15pm @ Cate
Thu, Sep 14 Girls Volleyball, FS vs. Carpinteria
4:00pm @ Home
Thu, Sep 14 Girls Tennis, Varsity vs. Simi Valley
3:00pm @ Home
Thu, Sep 14 Girls Volleyball, JV vs. Carpinteria
5:00pm @ Home
Thu, Sep 14 Girls Volleyball, Varsity vs. Carpinteria
6:00pm @ Home
Thu, Sep 14 Boys Water Polo, Varsity vs. Malibu Varsity Tourn.
TBA @ Home
Fri, Sep 15 Football, Varsity vs. Big Bear
6:30pm @ Home
Fri, Sep 15 Boys Water Polo, FS vs. Santa Barbara FS Tourn.
TBA @ Santa Barbara
Fri, Sep 15 Boys Water Polo, Varsity vs. Malibu Varsity Tourn.
TBA @ Home
Sat, Sep 16 Boys Water Polo, FS vs. Santa Barbara FS Tourn.
TBA @ Santa Barbara
Sat, Sep 16 Boys Water Polo, Varsity vs. Malibu Varsity Tourn.
TBA @ Home

 
 

SCHOOL CALENDAR


 

  Wednesday, September 13  No Block Schedule
  Wednesday, September 13  Freshmen Welcome Lunch
  Thursday, September 14  No Block Schedule
  Thursday, September 14  Minimum Day
  Thursday, September 14   8th Grade Dialogue
  Thursday, September 14  ELAC Meeting
  Thursday, September 14  Back to School Night - High School
  Friday, September 15  8th Grade Dialogue
  Wednesday, September 20  No Block Schedule
  Wednesday, September 20  Goals for Graduation
  Thursday, September 21  No School - Local Holiday
  Thursday, September 28  Coffee with the Counselors
  Friday, September 29  POMS Meeting
  Friday, September 29  End of 6-Week Grading Period
  Saturday, September 30  Senior Deadlines for Yearbook
  Tuesday, October 3  Financial Aid Night
  Thursday, October 5  Fall Choral Concert




 

Maturity - Humanity - Scholarship
 
 
 
 
 
 

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