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Gaston Caperton Opportunity Award goes to Anzar

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January "Mini" round of exhibitions set for January 19, 2018

Eight Anzar seniors will be presenting exhibitions at 8:15 and 9:15 AM on Friday, January 19, 2018. Click on the link to see the line-up.January mini-round of exhibitions.docx

Winter athletics' practices ARE ON!

Practices are as follows:

-Girls' Varsity Basketball practices are at 3:15 PM at Anzar gym. Coach: Mark Cisneros

-Girls' J.V. Basketball practices are at 5:30 PM at the San Juan gym.  Coach: Jamie Hall

-Boys' Basketball practices are at 6 PM at the Anzar gym. Coach: Rance Hodges

-Girls' Soccer practices are at 3:15 PM. Coach: Sam Vasquez

-Boys' Soccer practices are at 3:30 PM. Coach: Raul Vega


Any students or parents who have questions about Anzar winter athletics should direct questions to Athletic Director Mike McKinney in the Library office/ school day hours. Thank you!

Congratulations for Spring Semester 2018, CSF Members and Straight A's from Fall Semester 2017!!

Congratulations to Anzar students who achieved straight As last semester! Also- congratulations to all Anzar students who qualified for CSF based on their grades last fall (high school honor roll).  Bravo! (click on the following link to see the list)  CSF Spring, 2018 Anzar members.docx

Parents/families of these amazing scholars: come celebrate with us on Weds., Feb. 28, 2018!

Anzar Bell Schedule 2017 - 2018 (it's the same as the last two years) Bell ScheduleAnzar High School 201516.doc

Students who are 18 (or almost) take note!

Yearbook Presales

Yearbooks are available for pre-sale for $60. Reserve yours now in the office or online at Yearbook Order Center.

Anzar High School: HOME OF THE HAWKS

Photos provided by Anzar Commercial Photography students.

Anzar students write about their school - monthly! Updated 12/22, 2017

Beginning last spring, the Mission Village Voice has featured a monthly article written by students, about aspects of an Anzar education and the Anzar experience. In case you missed them, you can catch up here, by clicking on the following links. We applaud our students for being able to so keenly articulate their areas of appreciation and awareness.


-Last April, written by (then) sophomore Arely Campos Orta:April Article Arely Campos author.docx

-Last May, written by senior Molly Locsin   May Article Molly Locsin author.msg.docx

-This August, written by rising seniors Ethan Woehrmann and Luis Morales: August Article Luis Morales and Ethan Woehrmann authors.docx

-For September, written by junior Shaylen Dornan: September Article Shaylen Dornan, author.docx

-For October, written by junior Samantha Vanderford: Inside the Hawks Nest- Mock Election Oct 2017.docx

-For November, written by junior Shaylen Dornan: Shaylen Dornan Nov Article.docx

-Also in November, written by freshman Xavier Guaracha: Xavier Guaracha Youth Commission article.msg

Need Service Learning hours and/or ideas? updated 1/8/18

Ideas for this school year:  Being an Outdoor School counselor during the year, helping winter athletics (basketball snack shack, basketball in-gym help, soccer snack shack), translating classroom materials, creating audio-files, etc.. See the details for all of these under "ACADEMICS" drop down, to "Service Learning". Updated regularly!

Principal's Corner: January/February, 2018

Happy New year! I trust the winter break was enjoyable, and on behalf of the Anzar staff, I wish all students and families a wonderful spring semester.

Some Anzar updates from the past month include two rounds of graduation exhibition presentations, facility repair of the portables that face the front of the school, completed applications to four year universities by many seniors, and the beginning of a Winter Athletics season for basketball and soccer (robust with six teams this year instead of just four - both boys and girls basketball have junior varsity programs this year). In addition, we had a smooth completion of the first semester with final exams. Intersession scheduling and second semester scheduling were completed, with an Intersession "preview day", before winter break.


Busy ASB (student government) activities have included:

  • Spirited rallies, spirit weeks, and lunchtime activities
  • Movie nights
  • a beautiful Winter Ball
  • Santa stockings for all current resident children at Chamberlin's in Hollister - each Anzar advisory personalized at least one stocking.

We welcome several new Anzar staff members: CalSOAP Advisor Jessamyne Saenz, night custodian Isaiah Gaytan, and English teacher Annie Hoggatt, who will be teaching three English 9 classes this spring. We also welcome counselor Leonor Cruz's new baby Olivia to our extended Anzar family!


In conjunction with Gavilan College, we are offering an Administration of Justice class tuition-free to Anzar students this spring, to be held on Thursday afternoons from 3 - 6 PM, beginning on February 1. The after-school Woodworking class, open to both students and community members, will again be offered this spring by instructor Dan Faurot Daniels, on Tuesdays. Watch for start date and details on this home page!


There are several important upcoming parent workshops and events scheduled. I am particularly proud of Anzar teachers, who make it a point to participate actively with all of these evening events.

  • Weds., January 31, a parent workshop entitled "Improving Student Academic Success" will be held. This workshop will be mandatory for parents of students earning two or more semester F grades, and all will be invited personally.
  • Weds., Feb. 7 an 8th grade parent orientation program will be held. Invitations will be mailed to all district 8th grade families.
  • On Weds., Feb. 28, a celebration event for all first semester (Honor Roll) CSF members will be held on campus. All these families will be mailed an invitation. Please click on the following link to see the lists of students by grade level. CSF Spring, 2018 Anzar members.docx

Intersession 2018 is currently underway, with the following courses being offered this year:

Art and Nature Film as Literature

There's No Place Like Om- Yoga

CSI Anzar
Space, Planets and Beyond Woodworking
Sports Camp College and Career Explorations
The Culture of the Sword Intensive Grad Exhibition
Leadership Yearbook


Internships are also available to students during Intersession. Monday, January 22 is a mid-semester teacher workday (no classes), and the second semester begins on Tuesday, January 23.


Anzar parents PLEASE join the Boosters! They need many more members to do everything that they want to do. In the immediate future, they will be hosting a staff appreciation lunch on Monday, January 22, and planning their next fundraiser, as well. They have moved the January 16 meeting date to Tuesday, January 23, at 6:00 PM in the Anzar Library. Please come!


Please don't hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns about Anzar program or protocols. I deeply appreciate parental honesty and direct approach with me, when questions arise. I hope to see every single one of you in the upcoming month, whether it be a athletic home games/matches, at the Booster meetings, or at one or more of the upcoming parent workshops.


Mandatory Tutorial: all parents, please note that if your student has received an F grade in a  semester class, he/she will have a Mandatory Tutorial contract issued to them, and is responsible for attending Tuesday or Thursday or both tutorial sessions. Formal attendance is taken and the time is mandatory. This extends to some D grades as well, according to the comments/ requests that the teacher has put in the "comments" section of the progress report. There is a place for both the parent and the student to sign on the contract, but it is in effect whether or not the signed contract is returned. If you have any questions about this, please contact Secretary Lou, at 623 - 7660; she has a master binder and can tell you exactly what your student's contract requires. Each grading period allows for a fresh start.


Charlene McKowen, Principal

For all seniors and Senior parents- updated 12/18/17

1. CSU and UC applications were due Nov. 30, 2017. Fixed deadline! Tons of help was available for all seniors with senior advisors and Fernando Chavez, CalSOAP advisor (works full days on Tuesdays and Thursdays).


2. Senior Portrait information can be found on the Yearbook page.


3.Did you miss the Financial Aide workshop here at Anzar on Thursday, 10/5? CalSOAP also offered workshops at San Benito HS - 10/10, Gilroy HS - 10/11, Live Oak HS - 10/12, Christopher HS - 10/18, and Sobrato HS - 10/19. Currently, 20% of all Anzar seniors/families have their FAFSA applications submitted and complete, the highest percentage in the CalSOAP consortium! Bravo to these families. For the rest of our families, please let us know if you need assistance.The entire application process takes between 30 & 45 minutes, and CalSOAP Jessamyne Saenz is happy to help with applications. Bring your 2016 tax forms and your social security card or number.


4. The Scholarship information for 2017 - 2018 is well underway: check the updated listings under "Resources"/ Scholarships.


5. Gavilan Assessment for Anzar seniors will take place on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 9 AM. Cabrillo Running Start visit day is currently being negotiated by Senior Advisor Greg Braithwaite.

This Week on Campus: January 16 - 19, 2018!

                             Happy New Year to all Anzar families and students!

(No Tutorial for these two weeks)

Monday, Jan. 15           No school today - MLK holiday

Tuesday, Jan. 16          Boys' Soccer vs. York  3:30 PM

Tuesday, Jan. 16          Girls' Basketball: Pacific Point JV at 4 PM, Kirby Varsity at 5:30 PM

Tuesday, Jan. 16          Boys' Basketball: Varsity 7 PM vs. Pacific Point

Weds., Jan. 19             All students receive schedules for second semester

Thursday, Jan. 18         Boys' Soccer vs. PCS  3:30 PM

Friday, Jan. 19              Last day of Intersession 2018 today

Friday, Jan. 19              Mini-round of Exhibitions   8:15 & 9:15 AM

(No school on Monday, Jan. 22 - Teacher workday, mid-semesters. Second semester starts Tuesday, Jan. 23)


The Anzar Booster Club has a new online store! Please check it out asap for both PE (Fitness) clothes AND some new Hawk Spirit Wear!  Booster On-Line Store


You can support the AHS Booster Club by shopping online through Amazon's Smile program. Just type in this link  https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-0611617 and log into your account. When you shop, be sure the items you are purchasing are Smile eligible and Amazon donates a portion of your purchase to us. Please share the link with your friends and family.  (Hardcopy order forms also available in the office.)

Widespread Flu Alert - Please read! 1/12/18

The school district and Anzar high school request that all students and parents read the following, regarding the startling influenza spread right now- la segunda esta escrita en espanol: favor de leerla.  Widespread Influenza Activity School Health Advisory20180111 vFinal.pdf    

Spanish Widespread Influenza Activity School Health Advisory 20180111vFinal.pdf