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Senior Final Round of Exhibitions: April 28 - May 1

Check it out by clicking on the link! Lots of seniors are presenting this round, several multiple times.Senior round exhibitions April May 2015.docx

2014 - 2015 Anzar Student-Parent Handbook14 - 15 Anzar Handbook.doc

Anzar Bell Schedule 14 - 15Bell ScheduleAnzar High School 2014-15.doc

C.S.F. Anzar Members/ Spring 2015!

This is the high school honor roll, and all students are to be congratulated for their consistent academic effort and dedication. Thank you!CSF Spring 2015-2.doc

Congratulations! Straight As!

Congratulations to the following students for earning straight As at the first semester: Sarah Beatie, Kristen Chatley, Destiny Hansen, Chris Inokuchi, Hailey Kennedy, Jenique Ruiz, Jessica Sanchez, Nicholas Sandberg, Skylar Seyffert, Elleni Velasquez, Robert Vivian, Taylor Vollin, and Christopher Winterbottom. Thank you for the dedication and commitment that it took to achieve this!

You can see the complete CSF (high school honor roll) listing in the box above this one, for Spring, 2015.

PROM 2015 tickets now on sale!

Beginning May 4, tickets are now on sale, at a very low price for this first week: $20/ person, $35/ couple. Don't delay; get in on the amazing deal! Guest passes available and required for non-Anzar dates.

New information on athletic ejections, January 2015. See "Athletics" drop down.

Anzar High School: HOME OF THE HAWKS

(all photos courtesy of Anzar Photography students and instructor Nick Lovejoy)

Principal's Corner: April, 2015

Welcome to Spring at Anzar! In addition to the update articles and event dates on this homepage, please be aware of the following timely Anzar news:

This first week back from Spring Break marks a week in which we are holding an Attendance Challenge! Can Anzar achieve 100% attendance? Please make sure your student comes to school every day this week, and see "This Week at Anzar" for incentives. Thanks for helping!

-April and May are incredibly busy months at Anzar, with two events in particular that all Anzar families should know about and participate in:

1.) On April 25 (Saturday), Anzar hosts its first annual conference. Conference sessions are designed for both educators and parents, and we sincerely hope that many of our district's  parents (kindergarten through 12th grade!) will be interested and attend. Of special interest to parents are the sessions that address "Owning the future of your student's education" (facilitated by ASJUSD Superintendent Ruben Zepeda), the college overview session ("Differences among Higher Education Systems"), the ROMPE session, the graduation exhibition judges' training session (no time like the present to get trained!), and any session about math (the new Common Core math approaches are so very different from anything any of us parents ever experienced in school, and even quite different from anything that our older sons/daughters experienced - it can only be helpful to have it demystified and illustrated first-hand for parents to "get it"). The full descriptions of all conference sessions can be found by clicking on the "Conference April 25th" drop down in the upper left-hand corner of this home page. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Anzar office.

2.)  Highly touted and a beloved Anzar tradition for over a decade, the Boosters' annual Crab and Pasta Dinner/ Silent Auction Event is set for May 9, 2015. This is the Boosters' primary fundraiser for the year, and they rely on the proceeds from this one event to at least partially fund the following at Anzar: subsidies for each of the Anzar's 14 athletic teams, the sophomore Tolerance Trip, staff appreciation lunches, new (used) bleachers, snacks for freshman orientation (Link Crew), campus improvements (tables and benches this year), and other requests as made. The tickets for this event are $40/adult, and that promises all-you-can-eat crab, multiple pasta dishes, salad, bread, strawberry shortcakes, with coffee and drinks. Anzar students bus the tables and keep the crab flowing; you can't beat the uninterrupted service! The Gym is filled with incredible deals for the vibrant Silent Auction, and year after year, every attendee goes home happy! (Sh! it's a perfect Mother's Day present, and/or the best shopping venue imaginable for last minute Mother's Day gifts!) Tickets are selling quickly, and there is indeed a cap. Don't delay; call the front office today to reserve your tickets! (623-7660/ Lou)

- Spring sports are in full swing! : Come to Hawks' home softball and baseball games, and don't forget about Track, Swim and Golf, as well. See updated games/matches listed on the School Loop (website) calendar on this home page.

-The 2015 Leon Panetta Lecture Series is underway, in its 18th year, and Anzar is again involved. This year's theme is The Test of Leadership in 2015 - Critical Issues that Can Unite or Divide America. The first lecture happened on March 23, centered around the focus issue of energy; both student and chaperone attendees gave rave reviews.  The second lecture takes place April 20, focused on the issue of race relations in the U.S. Juniors and Seniors are invited in their Social Science classes to take advantage of this opportunity; it's free.

-The ASJ Community School Foundation is hosting their annual Barbeque and Live/Silent Auction on April 18. This group raises money that funds special projects at all three district schools, in addition to giving Anzar seniors $6,000 in scholarships annually. Tickets are $45/ person, and inquiries should be made at the district office at this late date: 623 4500. The evening begins at 5 PM with a social hour and music/entertainment.

-All parents should be aware that College Field trips have been planned and scheduled for each grade level. Juniors already visited UCSC in March, sophomores will tour CSUMB on April 20, and freshmen will tour San Jose State University on that same day.

-April 18 marks the next Booster-sponsored Work Day, for students interested in athletic subsidies and/or Service learning hours. Any interested students should sign up on the Principal's office door.

-Any Anzar students or parents interested in service learning opportunities or scholarships (seniors) should remember to regularly check the updated  listings of both, on their respective pages of this website.

-Testing at Anzar: the spring will bring three types of tests to Anzar this year - (1) All juniors will be required to take the Smarter Balanced tests in English (ELA) and Math; these are the new Common Core-aligned tests that were first piloted last year. This testing will take approximately 8 hours in total, and will be given over several days' time, in two separate weeks. Juniors will practice both types of tests in their advisories before taking the actuals; about 75% of this test is done online. (2) All sophomores will take a 45 minute Life Science test in their Science class (paper/pencil test)  (3) All juniors and seniors enrolled in AP courses will take their Advanced Placement exams in early May. A schedule will all the tests included will be posted as a link on this Homepage by April 18. Parents should be assured that all Anzar teachers are actively involved in the thoughtful education and preparation of their students for these tests.

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. I love meeting and talking with you!   Charlene McKowen, Principal

Attention Seniors! Did you order Your CAP and GOWNS? If not, you've missed the extended deadline. See your Advisor immediately! (gowns available for borrowing, at no cost, in the office)

Yearbooks on sale; Yearbook Ads on sale

Yearbooks can be ordered on-line at Jostens.com.   The yearbooks are now $60 until June. If students or parents prefer hardcopy orders, that can be done in the office. In addition, 1/4, 1/2 and full page ads can be ordered this fall for next spring's yearbook edition.  Prices are 1/4 - $50, 1/2 - $100, and Full Page - $150.  Yearbook ads are a great way to celebrate student success and milestones and reflect on the person your student has become. It's also a great way to garner recognition for your place of employment/ business. Visit jostensadservice.com to create your recognition ad.

Mandatory Tutorial: contracts revised, beginning Tues. May 5th!

When students are not achieving academically, we want to make sure that we, as a school, have formal interventions in place to support all students sufficiently. Any student that received an F in a class on their fourth grading period progress report must attend Mandatory Tutorial in that class on either Tuesday or Thursday, as assigned. All said students will have Mandatory Tutorial contracts in place by the first Tuesday of the new (and last) grading period post grades, which is Tuesday, May 5. They are intended to be signed by students and parents, but are enforced whether or not the original contract is returned signed. Students are eligible to pop out of M.T. at the next grading period, if they are then passing the class. Not intended to be seen as punishment, rather M.T. is set up to support and assist the failing students individually. Please call the office if you have any questions about this. Attendance is mandatory for contracted students; it is still part of the school day.

Charlene McKowen, Principal

Lourdes Eberhardt, School Secretary

Greg Braithwaite, Admin Support

Keith Williams, A.S.B. Director

This Week on Campus:

     5/04 - 5/09/2015

Monday, 5/04: Life Science tests make-up tests for 5 sophomores today (in office)

Monday, 5/04: All seniors planning on attending Gavilan College next year who haven't yet applied, DO SO TODAY!

Monday, 5/04: All Juniors participate in "Classroom Activity" Smarter Balanced Test part 1 (of 3) in English class period

Tuesday, 5/05: New Mandatory Tutorial contracts take effect/ begin today.

Tuesday, 5/05: AP Calculus test (A/B & B/C)- Gym- 7:50 AM to 1 PM.

Tuesday & Weds., 5/05 & 6: All juniors take "Performance Task" S.B. test part 2 (of 3) in English class period: Computer Lab

Thursday, 5/07: AP Spanish Language test - 7:50 AM to 1 PM.

Thursday & Friday, 5/07 & 8: All juniors take S.B. part 3 test in English class period: Computer Lab

Thursday, 5/07: Home baseball & softball games vs. Trinity (added to schedule) at 4 PM

Saturday, 5/09: Crab/ Pasta Feed & Silent Auction: 5 PM in the GYM: All Anzar families encouraged to come! Super fun!