Gaston Caperton Opportunity Award goes to Anzar
Congratulations for Fall Semester 2016, Straight A's!!
Congratulations to 40 Anzar students who achieved straight As for the Fall Semester! Bravo! (click on the following link to see the list) First semester 2016 straight As.doc
Congratulations! CSF Fall, 2016 - updated Jan. 8, 2017!
Indicating consistent and high quality academic performance, congratulations to the following students for member eligibility for CSF (based on their grades in Fall semester, 2016). CSF is the high school state-wide honor roll program. Click on the following link to see the lists, by grade level. CSF Fall 2016.doc
Order your yearbook online at Yearbook Order Center
Anzar Bell Schedule 2016 - 2017 (it's the same as last year) Bell ScheduleAnzar High School 201516.doc
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.
Congratulations to Winter sports "All League" team members from Anzar!
For Boys' Varsity Basketball - Rex Ward made first team- Congrats!
For Girls' Varsity Basketball - Fatima Gomez made first team - Congrats! Honorable mention goes to Skylar Seyffert, Destiny Hansen, and Rachel Cardini!
For Boys' Varsity Soccer - Oscar Roman and Fernando Barron made first team - Congrats! Cris Cerritos and Nathan Pizana made second team- Bravo!
For Girls' Varsity Soccer - Ronnee Davis, Katia Dizon and Maya Dizon made first team- Congrats! Peyton Masuen, Hailey Kennedy, and Carmen Sahagun made second team - Bravo!
Need Service Learning hours and/or ideas? updated 3/16/17
All parents and students are encouraged to look over the Current Placement Opportunities, found under "Academic Life"/ drop down "Service Learning". Updated 3/16/17
Principal's Corner: March-April, 2017
February and March were super busy months here on campus: a quick review includes 8th grade parent Orientation, the Southern California CalSOAP College trip for juniors, a round of graduation exhibitions on March 16 & 17, a College Fair at Gavilan College/GECA on March 16, a college trip to UCSC on March 16, the long-awaited four-day WASC Accreditation visit, two Saturday Schools, one Booster workday, the Poetry Aloud competition (congrats to Ella DeAmaral), the honoring of Jessica Frausto at the annual Migrant Education conference in Los Angeles, the awarding of the Edu-Grow grant for the Anzar garden, the start-up of the Panetta Lecture Series for our juniors and seniors (see specifics below), a field trip to the Culinary Academy at Cabrillo College, campus visits and assessments for early registrants for both Cabrillo and Gavilan Colleges, and the first annual Awards program for the first semester academic achievements (the room was packed! thanks to all families for a terrific turn-out).
Now we head into the final three months of school, with equally exciting upcoming events scheduled:
-Please put Thursday, May 4 on your calendars, as the Anzar Arts' Showcase evening. From 5 - 7 PM, all parents and community members are invited to enjoy student work and performance on display - Studio Art, Advanced Art, Ceramics, Drama, Photography, Video, and Culinary Arts will all be featured, Open House style. You will be amazed at the quality of the Anzar art program. In addition, the Anzar Boosters will be providing an informal and delicious Chicken Tostada bar, offering several options for either full plates and a la carte, with dining options outside and inside set up for anytime during the evening. See you here!
-ASJUSD Superintendent Michele Huntoon will be hosting a "Superintendent's Coffee Hour" the second Tuesday of the month, beginning with April 11, in our Library, from 7:45 - 9 AM. All Anzar parents are invited to this informal visit time.
-The Sophomore annual overnight Tolerance Trip will take place on Monday and Tuesday, May 15 & 16.
-The Senior Disneyland trip will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 19 & 20.
-Advanced Biology and AP Biology classes will be going kayaking on May 10 (Adv. Bio) and May 24 (AP Bio).
-There will be two rounds of Graduation Exhibitions: April 25 - 28 will be the final senior round, and May 16 - 19 the final junior round.
-The Awards and Scholarship Annual Evening will take place this year on May 24, 2017, at 6:30 PM, in the Gym.
-and finally....Testing! it IS the season. See the following paragraph for those details!
Spring testing at Anzar includes the following:
-the new PSAT for freshmen ("8/9"), given Monday, March 27 on campus.
-ELA (English/Language Arts) and Math Smarter Balanced testing for all juniors (English to be done during English class periods April 4 - 7, and Math to be done during Economics class periods, May 23 - 26).
-A pilot on-line Life Science test for all sophomores, to be given May 4 & 5 in students' Int. Science class periods.
-AP testing: Spanish Language on May 2, AP Biology on May 8, AP Calculus (both A/B and B/C) on May 9, and AP English Language and Composition on May 10.
-lastly: Final Exams for the school will be held June 6 - 8 (seniors will be done with coursework on June 2).
Check out sophomore Arely Campos' article ("Straight from the Hawksnest") in the April edition of the Mission Village Voice. It's a powerful and moving testament to her high school program.
Post inauguration, it still is a fragile and emotional time for many - there is much uncertainty for the future with many of our students and their families, for a number of very tangible reasons. The potential loss of freedoms directly affects a significant portion of our student body, and I have felt and heard palpable fear. While we actively and regularly teach our students to explore multiple perspectives and listen well to each other, the differences in reaction to the election results among students definitely had the potential to divide our campus. We DO have to learn to get along, to agree to disagree if that's the best we can do, and to honor and respect each other. It's a delicate balance that we will strive to accomplish as the year progresses. I'm proud of our students to date. This pride now extends to our School Board and district as well, as the ASJUSD Board voted to approve the resolution for Sanctuary Status for our district's schools at their last Board meeting on March 22, 2017. The Anzar staff applaud our Board for their forward thinking and their willingness to put students and families first.
Congratulations to Anzar's Teacher of the Year, Ms. Emily Scettrini- Tinajero. Ms. Scettrini teaches Studio Art, Advanced Art, and Ceramics, along with co-advising a junior Advisory with Ms. Oliveira. Ms. Scettrini is an amazing artist herself, currently enrolled in the prestigious MFA program at San Jose State University. As a gifted artist, Ms. Scettrini has mastered both the art AND the science of unlocking and demystifying the skills and creativity development of her students. (Come see for yourself on May 4!!).
-The 2017 Panetta Lecture Series began again in March, with the over-arching theme this year: "The Trump Presidency and the Future of America." Our students will continue to participate this year, as they have for the last 6 years. Specific upcoming lectures include: April 3- "The Economy - Trade, Jobs, Taxes and Immigration"/ Carly Fiorina and Robert Reich. May 29 - "Our Democracy - Parties, Politics and Governing"/ Donna Brazile, David Gergen, and Bill Kristol. June 5- "The World - Terrorism, Russia, China, Populism and Cybr"/ Madeleine Albright.
-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! And please: if you haven't already done so, join the Boosters! Their next meeting will be April 25; they have two fundraisers happening in May and can use help and support!
Charlene McKowen, Principal
Senior students and parents: Take Note! updated: 3/10/17
Updated Scholarships: Scholarships for 2017.doc
This dedicated space IS FOR YOU! Please check it as often as you need, and definitely every time there is a new update (see title).
Any Anzar senior planning on attending a Community College next year - early assessment dates are scheduled already for Gavilan College (March 9) and Cabrillo College (Feb. 27- "running start").
FAFSA, were due March 2.
The Disneyland Grad trip is on! It will take place May 19 - 20 (Friday/Saturday). All seniors attending the trip needed to have a final payment of $110 in to Lou in the front office by March 8. Non-refundable for obvious reasons.
Senior Portraits have happened here on campus for all seniors. These pictures will go into the yearbook for all, with boys wearing a button-down shirt and tie, and the girls the graduation black drape.The photographer took 5 different shots of each student. As of 11/28/16, the senior portraits are available for viewing! Follow these directions: Go to www.SherylBjornPhotography.com. Select "All Photos". Scroll down and select your school's gallery, or use this link: http://www.sherylbjornphotography.com/f623873603. To access your private gallery, you will need your student ID number. Ordering info is located in the gallery. Any questions can be directed to Sheryl Bjorn, the Photographer, at 831 - 229 - 1733. All seniors were sent this information by Ms. Jones, the Yearbook Advisor, before the end of the first semester.
This Week on Campus: 3/27- 4/1/17
Monday, March 27 PSAT for registered freshmen
Tuesday, March 28 Tuesday Mandatory Tutorial, 2:40 -3:05 PM
Tuesday, March 28 Home Baseball game vs. Marina 4 PM
Weds., March 29 Site Council Meeting 4:30 PM Library
Weds., March 29 Cheer Practice (for Sat. tryouts) 2:15 - 4:30 PM Gym
Thurs., March 30 GraniteAcademy day for interns
Thurs., March 30 Home Softball Game vs. Marina 4 PM
Thurs., March 30 Thursday Mandatory Tutorial, 2:40 - 3:05 PM
Thurs., March 30 Cheer Practice (for Sat. tryouts) 3 - 6 PM
Thurs., March 30 "Administration of Justice" Gavilan High Step class 3 PM Rm. 202
Friday, March 31 All School Rally/ Advisory time
Friday, March 31 MORP dance "A Night at the Magic Kingdom" 7 - 10 PM Gym
Saturday, April 1 Cheer Tryouts 9 AM - 2 PM Gym
New Hawk Spirit Wear items available!
The Anzar Booster Club has some new Hawk Spirit Wear: scoopneck ladies tee $12, crewneck unisex tee $10, yoga pants $28 (approved for Fitness class wear), crewneck sweatshirts $38, and Hooded sweatshirts $40 (check out this link)
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.)