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Gaston Caperton Opportunity Award goes to Anzar

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Volleyball Practice for July, 2016

Any interested girls can come play volleyball from 6 - 8 PM in the Anzar Gym every Tuesday and Wednesday through July 23. Any girls interested in playing for a team in the fall should make this a priority if possible.

Freshman Orientation 2016 : Link Crew

Monday, August 15, from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM! Don't miss this mandatory new freshman orientation. Run by older Anzar students, the morning will be spent with fun activities and discussions to help make your four years at Anzar a success, from the start! Come in comfortable clothes (for the activities) and with a positive attitude! Your Links will provide the rest. Please leave all electronics and valuables at home. Flier sent home in late June to all rising freshmen households, including transportation information for the day.

School Accountability Report (SARC)

2014-2015 School Accountability Report available for viewing at:  2014 2015 SARC for Anzar.pdf

CSF and Straight A's!

Congratulations to the listed students for making CSF (high school statewide honor roll), and in addition, to those earning straight A's for the fall semester of 2015! Bravo!   CSF Eligibility for Fall.doc

Anzar Honored for Excellent Sportsmanship!

The CCS/ CIF Athletic organizations honored Anzar High School for its stellar sportsmanship in 2014 - 2015 - not a single ejection, in any sport, for any athlete, coach or parent! Bravo Anzar athletics and Anzar Hawks!

Anzar Bell Schedule 15 - 16  Bell ScheduleAnzar High School 201516.doc

Yearbooks still on sale!

All Anzar students and parents are encouraged to check out the new Yearbook page (under "Student Life") for information about 2015 - 2016 yearbooks. It's not too late to order- there are still a few books left. $70/ cash or check required at this point.

Students who are 18 (or almost) take note!

Anzar High School: HOME OF THE HAWKS

Photos provided by Anzar Commercial Photography students.

Principal's Corner: June/July, 2016 (updated 7/8/16)

This school year certainly flew by! Please use this article as a summary of important information at the end of this school year here at Anzar High School.


-The mighty Class of 2016 graduated on June 9. The graduation ceremony was individualized, with each of the 84 graduates being honored and applauded for their completion of the rigorous Anzar course of study. The crowd was enthusiastic, and especially moving this year was this class' obvious deep appreciation for their teachers. All the student speakers incorporated this theme somewhere in their speech. Student speakers included Nat Hsia-Coron, Keeley Shearer, Marin Medina Salinas, Lizbeth Vital, Isabel Tamayo, and Michelle Serna. We are so proud of each and every one of our graduating seniors.

 

Some special honors within this class include Valedictorian Nathaniel Hsia-Coron and Salutatorian Carly Offermann. The criteria for Valedictorian and Salutatorian are highest GPA, with at least one AP class and at least one "3 with distinction" score on an exhibition. Nat is headed to UCSC next year, and Carly will be at Northern Arizona University. The Class of 2016 will also be attending Azusa Pacific University, BYU/Idaho, CSUMB, Cru Institute Barber College, De Anza, FIDM/LA, FIDM/SF, Gavilan, Hartnell, MPC, Northern Arizona State, Sacramento State, San Diego State, San Francisco State, Santa Barbara City College, Sonoma State, Southern Assembly of God University, UCLA, UC Riverside, UCSC, University of Nevada/Reno, and Washington State University.

 

You can look at the program by clicking on the link that follows.  Grad Program 2016 June6Draft.docx

 

-This school year marked some special achievements for Anzar, as we were awarded two honors: CA State Honor Roll and the Gaston Caperton Award. Both awards reflect stellar student achievement results in a number of areas, with special focus on targeted traditionally under-represented students. I applaud the amazing Anzar teachers for their success in making their rigorous college prep curriculum accessible and engaging to all students in their classes. These awards are a culmination of so many years of hard work, and BRAVO!

 

-As happens at all schools, there is always an ebb and flow of teaching staff, keeping our Anzar staff refreshed and dynamic. I personally recognize that new horizons and challenges are exciting and healthy for teachers, and as such, I'm happy for them and sincerely appreciative of their years of commitment to Anzar. That said, some leave-takings do indeed leave huge holes in our hearts. This year, we say goodbye to teachers Adam Causey, Debra Miller, Heather McMillin, Chris Wardlaw, Luis Espinoza, Vicki Morris, Linda Hanks, and Keith Williams. With the same heartfelt appreciation, we warmly welcome new Math teacher Mark Graybill, English teacher Katie Deckelmann, Science teacher Stelvia Locci-Chambless, Spanish teacher Maya Gomez, and Resource Specialist Danny Guzman. We still have a bit more hiring to do before we are fully staffed. Teacher Stephanie Jones will be in charge of ASB for 2016 - 2017.

 

-Summer School kicked off on June 15. Secretary/Registrar Lou Eberhardt will be back in the office the last week of July. Student schedules and some information was sent out in the second half of June, after the first mailing of the report card. I had a drop-in day on July 7, from 11 AM - 4 PM, to make changes/ discuss options/ answer questions, etc. And as always, please don't hesitate to contact me directly through School Loop if you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of the school and/or this month's information here. While I'll be out of town a couple times this summer, I will make it a priority to connect with you immediately upon return. I love meeting and talking with you!   Charlene McKowen, Principal

Students give some personal insights on the graduation exhibition process....

Question to period 2 grad ex class, spring 2016: What did you learn about yourself through/from the exhibition process?

*I learned that if I push myself to do something and believe in myself, that I can get things done.

*I learned that I'm a good presenter, that I write with clarity, that I'm an effective worker when I'm my own boss, and that I'm a very independent worker.

*I learned that I can do these things. I have more confidence. I feel like things will be easier for me, knowing I finished something I thought was impossible.

*I learned that I'm a great presenter and that I have a desire to help others.

*I gained a new perspective on my possible future path, and I have acquired a better interpretation of my action so far in life.

*People found my passion very inspiring and are surprised by how willing I am to talk about my past.

*I learned that I can stand up to challenges and overcome them.

*During the PG/SL, I learned that 1) I don't like writing about myself, and  2) I also learned what I want to do in college.

 

Superb reflections!

This Week on Campus:

It's summer! Take a break!

 

Summer school begins on June 15

 

Schedules Drop in day: July 7, 11 AM - 4 PM

 

Link Crew orientation for freshmen: Aug. 15