Monday Message: September 25


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MONDAY MESSAGE September 25, 2017

 

 
SCHOOL NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

THE SHARK FUND "GIVING WEEK" IS HERE! : ALL

 

Giving week is Sunday, Oct. 1 - Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017

 

The Shark Fund's “GIVING WEEK” is our BIG Fall outreach focused on raising much-needed funds for all MHS enrichment programs. We hope EVERYONE will give something during this week to help us reach our goal of 100% participation. 

 

These funds are needed for this school year and will go directly toward:  

  • Arts Angels - Supporting Music, Visual, and Performing Arts
  • ABC (Athletic Booster Club) - Supporting all of our great Sports Teams 
  • Teacher & Student Support Services 
  • 21st Century Classrooms
  • STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness, Prevention &  Counseling…. and so much more

Contribute during GIVING WEEK and be entered in the daily raffle for each day’s contributors, with a Grand Prize sweepstakes at the end of the week!

This is THE week when EVERYONE is encouraged to contribute in order to fund our programs for the year.  We are requesting $2,000 (about $175 per month), however all levels are important. Help us reach our goal of having every family make a contribution of any amount.

 

GET READY TO MAKE GIFT! THANK YOU!

Click here to view last year’s video featuring MHS students, teachers and parents filmed by the Shark TV team:  https://vimeo.com/189261616 

To contribute:  www.thesharkfund.org

 

 

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.

 

 

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 
 
 
 
 
COFFEE WITH THE COUNSELORS: HIGH SCHOOL
Coffee with the Counselors is a meeting with the three high school counselor.  Each meeting will have a focus and open forum for questions. The first meeting is September 28 at 9AM and will he held in C19, located in the MHS section of Juan Cabrillo.  Our guest speaker is the Director of Undergraduate Admissions from Cal Lutheran University and he will give you his insights on College Admission, highly selective colleges, and how colleges review their applicant pool.  Don't miss out!

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 foum 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 our cove on the Juan Cabrillo Campus.
 
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. Please be sure to continue to monitor grades through Illuminate throughout the semester.

SENIOR DEADLINES FOR YEARBOOK SUBMISSIONS 2018SENIORS

Senior Baby Pictures, Senior Reflections, Siblings Page AND  Headshot Quotes are due September 30th. Please be aware that the Yearbook Class works on deadlines imposed by our publisher, our deadlines below are not flexible. Questions may be directed to: cbowman-smith@smmusd.org. Click for more information. 

PLAN AHEAD


7TH GRADE FIELD TRIP

The 7th grade field trip is coming up on October 10, 2017. This will be a day spent at Camp Hess Kramer, led by Fulcrum Adventures, that will consist of a ropes course, rock climbing wall, and many other games and team building activities.   More information will be given out during Ms. Galipeau's class.    Forms and payment are due by Tuesday, October 3.  Contact Ms. Andino at mandino@smmusd.org for more information or to request a scholarship.  Your 7th grader will not want to miss out on this exciting day with their classmates! >Click to Download Field Trip forms.

 

PSAT: SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS

On Wednesday, October 11, all sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT. Sophomores will test in the upper gym and juniors will test in the lower gym. Arrive by 7:50, and testing starts at 8:00 sharp. Testing is free for sophomores; juniors pay $35 online by going to malibuhigh.org, ASB Student Store, and type in PSAT in the search bar. Deadline for juniors to pay is Friday, October 6. Students bring two #2 pencils, a calculator, and snacks/lunch.

 
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.

 

  
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.

  • 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.

 
Former USC Admission Counselor: Seniors
A former admission counselor at USC will be on campus to review your college essay and provide feedback!  If you would like your essay to be reviewed, sign up for an appointment.

 

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

 

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

- Fall Dates: 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

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES: HIGH SCHOOL

Come volunteer at the XTERRA Point Mugu Trail Race this Sunday, October 1 at Point Mugu State Park in Malibu.  Shifts start at 5:30am - 8:30am and run through 11:30am.  Shifts are two to five hours long.  Please go to the CSL Calendar on the MHS website to sign up and for more information.  Volunteers will be offered breakfast and a volunteer T-shirt!  If you come from a club with tenor more students, this event will donate $10 per volunteer to your club or organization.  For more information contact Matt Sills (818) 445-7186.

 

COMMUNITY NEWS


 
 
ATHLETICS INFORMATION



UPCOMING GAMES
 
Tues, Sep 26  Girls Tennis V  vs. Foothill  Home game
Fri, Sept 29 Football V vs. St. Monica @ St. Monica
Tues, Oct 3 Girls Tennis V vs. La Reina Home game
Wed, Oct 4 Water Polo V Villanova Home game
Thurs, Oct 5 Girls Volleyball All Fillmore Home game
Fri, Oct 6  Water Polo JV/V Cate Home game
Fri, Oct 6 Football V Riverside Prep Home game

SCHOOL CALENDAR

 
  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
  Tuesday, October 10  7th Grade Field Trip
  Tuesday, October 10  Arts Angels Meeting
  Wednesday, October 12   PSAT for all 10th and 11t.h Graders
  Tuesday, October 17  Coffee with the Counselors
   Wednesday, October 18  Goals for Graduation
   Thursday, October 19  Great ShakeOut - Earthquake Drill
   Thursday, October 19  ELAC Meeting
 

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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