FAFSA workshop options! Mandatory for first-time senior parents!
All senior parents must complete the FAFSA. Options:
1. San Benito High School 1/14/16 (Thursday), Rooms 222 (Sp) and 206 (Eng.), 6 - 8 PM.
2. Gilroy HS 1/20/16 (Weds.), Library 6:30 - 8:30 PM
3. Christopher HS 1/21/16 (Thurs.), 6 - 8 PM
4. Sobrato HS 1/27/16 (Weds.), Library 6 - 8 PM
Please contact our office if you have any questions.
Intersession Course Descriptions
Click on the following link to read descriptions of the course options for Intersession 2016 Anzar Intersession Courses initial pitches 2016.doc
CSF Spring 2016 Eligibility 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
Click on the link to see the full line-up of the four consecutive days of exhibitions. December 2015 exhibitions.docx
Service Learning Opportunities available now: check out the Service learning page under "Academics...."
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
C.S.F. Anzar Members/ for the Fall of 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 Eligibility for Fall.doc
Yearbooks on sale NOW!
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 early to order!
New information on athletic ejections, January 2015. See "Athletics" drop down.
Students who are 18 (or almost) take note!
Register to vote! http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/reigster-vote-buttons/
Anzar High School: HOME OF THE HAWKS
Photos provided by Anzar Commercial Photography students.
This Week on Campus: 2/1/16 - 2/5/16
Tuesday, Feb. 2 Mandatory Tutorial after school/ bring back signed contracts!
Weds., Feb. 3 Home Boys' Soccer game vs. Trinity 3:30 PM
Thursday, Feb. 4 Mandatory Tutorial/ bring back signed contracts!
Thursday, Feb. 4 Home Girls' Soccer game vs. York 3:30 PM
Friday, Feb. 5 Home Boys' Soccer game vs. York 3:30 PM
Friday, Feb. 5 Home Boys' and Girls' Basketball games vs. Kirby 5:30/Boys & 7 PM/ Girls
Saturday, Feb. 6 Super Saturday - 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM for attendance recovery AND Work Day athletic subsidy
PARENTS! PLEASE NOTE! School Loop is not up to speed yet..........
All Anzar students and families should be aware that as of Weds, Feb. 3, School Loop is still NOT aligned with second semester accuracy for classes and grades. We sincerely apologize for the delay with this. The glitch is not on our end, and we will continue to patiently work with the company to get our second semester classes fixed. Please contact teachers or the office directly if you have specific questions or concerns about your student's performance in a class or about specific assignments.
Saturday School program begins February 6!
All Anzar families should be advised that Saturday School will be offered once a month this spring, beginning with Saturday, February 6. Running from 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM, this new program allows any Anzar students that have 4 or more periods of absence on their record, to re-gain an entire day's worth of attendance.Students will participate in a variety of pre-arranged activities, ranging from make-up work to service hours' opportunities to support with senior tasks like applying for scholarships and finishing exhibitions to a fitness workout, etc. A full description of program has been reviewed in every Advisory, and invitations have been given out to many students who could benefit from decreasing the number of absences on their record. There are extra "invitation"/ explanations in the front office (round counter). Please contact the office if you have any questions. Of most urgent interest should be seniors, whose springtime activities (including graduation) are attendance-dependent.
8th Grade Parent Orientation: Weds., Feb. 10
Anzar families and friends with 8th grade students are cordially invited to the annual 8th grade parent orientation on Weds., February 10, 2016. There is a school tour beginning at 6 PM sharp, with the orientation program beginning at 6:30 PM, in Room 206. This program is designed specifically for parents, NOT students, and will give an overview of school programs, academic and behavioral expectations, curricular insight, and sample 9th grade schedules. Teachers will be present, translation will be part of the program, and there will be time to ask questions. Don't miss it!
Valedictorian Christopher Inokuchi: check out his speech!
It truly takes a lot to "wow" a high school graduation crowd, but many Anzar staff agree that this is the best graduation speech we've ever heard. We are amazed and impressed at brilliant Christopher Inokuchi's humility and the authenticity of his speech. Enjoy it by clicking on the link: Valedictorian Christopher Inokuchi's graduation speech.docx
Principal's Corner: January, 2016
Happy New Year to our Anzar students and families! I sincerely hope that the three weeks of vacation time and the holiday season were a joyous and relaxing time for everyone.
-We returned to school on January 11 with Intersession 2016. Enthusiasm and energy are high for both teachers and students! This year, students are enrolled in the following classes: Alternative Art, Exploring Computers, Everything Handmade/ Pinterest, Extreme Fitness, Intensive Grad Ex., CSI Anzar/Forensic Studies, Woodworking/Construction, Russian, Intensive Baking, Dance, Rock Star 101, and The Science Fiction Experience. In addition, some students are dedicated to Internships during these two weeks. Six of the classes are team-taught by two instructors, which offers an additional bonus for enrolled students. Intersession is worth 3 units of study, and will end on Friday, January 22. It's a wonderful way for students to have the opportunity to take an elective class that is wildly different than anything in their regular course of study. Please read the course descriptions in the box in the left-hand column of this Homepage if you want to know more about the specific courses.
-Monday, January 25 is a semester work day for teachers (no school), and the second semester classes will begin on Tuesday, January 26th. Students will receive their second semester schedules on Wednesday, January 20, before they leave campus for the day.
-January and February are busy months here at the high school. In addition to Intersession and the second semester start-up, we host two important parent workshops. On Wednesday, January 27, at 6 PM in our Library, we will host Improving Student Academic Success sessions for the parents of students who earned two or more F grades on their first semester report card. The intent of this workshop is to build the necessary foundation to be able to work together, parents and school, to change bad habits and poor academic performance into a more successful venture. These parents will all be receiving individualized invitations to attend. The second parent workshop is for 8th grade parents, on February 10th, at 6 PM also, in Room 206. This 8th Grade Parent Orientation will offer these parents the desired information regarding their student's first year in high school next year. Both workshops will be bilingual, have students and teachers present, and be as interactive as possible. There will be time for questions and campus tours. Please contact the office if you have any questions about either of these workshops.
-Senior parents are (still!) encouraged to stay abreast of important information, dates and deadlines, and events. College application to four-year institutions is complete, along with College Fair visits.The window for FAFSA is now open and it's crucial for families to be aware of all deadlines. This home page, "the week at a glance", the calendar all stay up-to-date with events. The Yearbook page (under "student life") gives information about senior portraits and yearbook purchase and ad options. Senior advisors should be contacted directly with any specific questions. Scholarships are flowing in at a more rapid pace; the updated attachment can be found in "Resources and Opportunities" page. PLEASE stay tuned daily/weekly for college information.
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
Senior parents take note! Several issues, updated 1/13/16
1. Scholarship opportunities are being updated regularly. Please open the attachment in "Resources and Opportunities"/Scholarships.
2. The yearbook page is up and running, under "Student Life". On this page, you can find tons of information about senior portraits and senior ads (in addition to info about the yearbook!)
3. Please be informed that the school/district will automatically upload all seniors' GPAs for CalGrant and financial aid purposes, unless parents prefer to "opt out". Please call the school office and speak to secretary/registrar Lou directly if you choose to opt out, OR if you have any questions about this. Thank you!
4. Senior Portraits for the yearbook needed to be chosen by Dec. 4. Seniors were advised of this multiple times during Advisory. The yearbook staff will select any senior portraits for the yearbook for families that have not done so already. Photos are available for purchase, as well, with many different types of packages available. Please contact Stephanie Jones directly (link on homepage) if you have any questions.