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Gaston Caperton Opportunity Award goes to Anzar

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7:30 AM - 1:30 PM,

through the end of Summer school on July 20.

Summer Football conditioning

Football conditioning is on! 6:30 - 8:30 AM, Monday - Thursday. Contact Coach Kollin or AD McKinney if questions.

SARC report just approved by the School Board 1/24/18

The School Accountability Report for last year was just approved by the ASJUSD School Board on January 24, 2018. Click on the following link to view it in its entirety: 16.17 Anzar SARC.pdf

This report can also be found under "OUR SCHOOL", where it will  be published for the next year.

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!

Photos provided by Anzar Commercial Photography students.

ANZAR HIGH SCHOOL - Home of the Hawks

Anzar HS Awards and Scholarships Evening

It was an amazing evening of celebration - May 23, 2018. Over 80 course awards were given out to students of all grade levels; Leadership was honored; Seal of Biliteracy and Golden State Merit Scholars were recognized; graduation cords were given out to seniors who qualify for Lifetime CSF membership, who finished their exhibitions a semester early, and who received a score of "3 with distinction" on an exhibition. The Valedictorian (Skylar Seyffert) and Salutatorians (Luis Morales Aguirre and Destiny Hansen) were announced. Lastly, $33,300 was given away in scholarships to deserving Anzar seniors. Bravo for all the hard work that was represented in all of those awards and recognitions!

Anzar Salutes the Class of 2018

Heartfelt congratulations to the Class of 2018! The graduation ceremony on June 14 was awesome! We wish these graduates the very best in the years to come.

     The Class of 2018 has chosen to attend the following institutions in the fall; BYU Provo, Cabrillo College, CIT/San Jose, Clovis Community College, CSU Chico, CSU East Bay, CSU Fresno, CSU Humboldt, CSU Los Angeles, CSU Monterey Bay, Gavilan College, Golden West College, Hartnell College, Monterey Peninsula College, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC Santa Barbara, Whatcom Community College, along with the Army and the Navy.

      In addition, the Class of 2018 was accepted to the following institutions: Art Academy of SF, Art Institute of SF, BYU Idaho, Cal Poly/SLO, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Long Beach, CSU Sacramento, CSU Sonoma, CSU Stanislaus, Northern Arizona State University, San Diego State University, SF State, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Santa Cruz, and the University of Portland.

      Study hard, do good work, make good choices, and don't forget the EPERRs - they will carry you far in college!

This Week on Campus: let's take a break for summer!!

Weds., June 20                  Summer School started!

Friday, July 20                    Regular Summer School ends!

Tuesday, July 24                 ELEVATE Math summer program ends!

Weds., July 25                    Abbreviated Office Hours begin - closed at 2:30 PM

Friday, Aug. 10                   Link Crew LEADERS' training in the AM

Monday, Aug. 13                Link Crew! (9th grade orientation) at 8:30 AM

Thursday, Aug. 16              School starts!

          Have a wonderful summer!


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.)

Anzar students write about their school - monthly! Updated 6/19, 2018

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

-For February, written by senior Ethan Woehrmann: Marchintersession article.docx

-For June, written by rising senior Arianna Valencia: Anzar Article - June 2018.docx

Principal's Corner: June, 2018

What a busy spring it has been! I'd like to review Anzar news here, as we wind down the school year. A couple fun events to splash into headlines- Teacher Christina McCawley has had a strapping nine pound plus baby boy, George Jr.  Thank yous to long-term super sub Larissa Webb, who is finishing out the school year for Ms. McCawley's Science classes. AND Teacher Greg Braithwaite has won the 2018 10k Fiesta Run Sponsored by the San Juan School Home and School Club.


Next, some important dates and events to review:

  • The annual Awards and Scholarships evening took place (Weds.) May 23, at 6:30 PM in the Gym. Students in grades 9 - 12 received course awards, chosen by the teachers of the courses. In addition, seniors were awarded graduation cords; special recognition for Seal of Biliteracy, CSF LIfetime membership, Interact pins, and Golden State Merit Scholars; Valedictorian and Salutatorian introductions; and, of course, the scholarships that were awarded to many of our seniors. All students receiving awards were sent invitations in the mail.
  • Graduation: Thursday, June 14, 2018; at 5 PM in the Gym. Entry was by ticket only; each senior received nine tickets, as per the size of the class and the Gym capacity. Senior advisors distributed the tickets in the fourth week of May.
  • Weds., May 23, at 4:30, the Anzar School Site Council held its last meeting of the year, hosting the second district AdHoc Committee meeting, open to any and all wishing to attend. School Board trustees Colby and Guaracha asked for this joint meeting, to insure active participation from the Anzar Site Leadership group, in regards to the administrative transition that will happen in the coming two years, with my pending retirement. Normally Site Council meetings are just one hour - we extended this month's meeting some, but were done by 6 PM, due to the 6:30 Awards event in the Gym.
  • Summer School began on June 20. Angela Oliveira has taken over as Summer School Principal this year, as veteran SS Principal Greg Braithwaite handed over the reins after over a decade of fabulous administrator service. Anzar teachers Robert Huneywell, Debra Miller, Larissa Webb and Christina McCawley are teaching this summer, joined by San Juan teachers Jacob Wilkinson and Teri Marshall. The district is piloting an ELEVATE math program for two classes of summer school, one for district rising 8th graders and one for rising 9th graders.

       The spring months have been busy and engaging for Anzar students! TRIPS have included the Tolerance Trip/ Los Angeles for sophomores, the Physics class trip to the Mystery Spot and the Boardwalk, two Cal-SOAP-sponsored college trips, assessment and campus visits to both Gavilan and Cabrillo Colleges, and the senior trip to Universal Studios Grad Night. TESTING has included the caassp English/Language Arts tests for juniors, the new Science on-line test for both juniors and seniors, SAT tests off-campus, AP tests in Spanish Language, English Literature, and Calculus. The juniors still need to take the caassp math assessment, scheduled for the last week in May. SPECIAL ACTIVITIES have included the fabulous Prom, a spring spirit week, student elections, the March 14 organized walk-out assembly, multiple Saturday Schools, Softball/ Baseball/ Track and Field seasons, the second annual Anzar Arts Showcase, AnzarPalooza, and the Drama evening performances. There is still another school dance scheduled, to close out the year in high spirits, as well as a first-annual senior Grad Evening planned after graduation by senior parents. And the EXHIBITIONS this spring: goodness! Beginning in March, three huge rounds of student presentations have occurred, with over 130 student presentations happening in two and a half months. This has kept teachers and students extremely busy, and we are also very grateful for the constant support of our trained judges, who so faithfully step forward every time we ask! Greg Braithwaite trained two new cohorts of judges this spring, and we warmly welcome them into the Anzar exhibition family. Lastly, extra OPPORTUNITIES available to the Anzar community this year have included the Panetta Lecture series, the Gavilan Administration of Justice class, and the after-school Woodshop class.

        This was the time of year when seniors made their final decisions about colleges and universities for next year. This process is often bittersweet for students who have been accepted into their "dream" schools and yet cannot always find the means to attend. We congratulate ALL of our seniors, and encourage them to retain their confidence in self as they calibrate their plans to the junior college that makes the most sense for them, and to never ever think less of themselves for the decisions that are necessary. We believe in you, and there are many different routes to the ultimate destinations that you need to keep in your sights at all times!

           This is also the time of year when we say GOODBYE to staff who we know will be leaving us next year, and to welcome new staff that have already been hired for next year. Teachers Mark Graybill and Darby Begeman will both be moving out of California next year, teacher Maya Gomez will be on a one-year maternity leave-of-absence, Resource Specialist Danny Guzman will be taking a break from teaching next year, and most recently, 18-year Anzar veteran teacher Greg Braithwaite will be leaving to teach at another high school. We welcome English teachers Annie Hoggatt and Michelle Beske to our staff, along with Resource Specialist Susanna Langstaff, History teacher Tyler Wilken, and Spanish teacher Donna Garcia. As our remaining Math position fills, I will edit this portion of the article and include the happy news. We wish all departing "Anzar family members" the best of luck: you WILL be missed.

            Registration and scheduling for next year is well underway. Both Aromas and San Juan Schools' 8th graders had presentations of program and scheduling logistics in their classrooms, with a visiting group from Anzar (myself, Outreach Director Angela Oliveira, and Anzar students Natalia Carrillo, Christopher Winterbottom, David Cardenas, Addam Banuelos, Jonathan Rocha, Ashley Curayag, Cassidy Vierra, and Arely Campos.) Visitation Day also took place when the middle schools were finished with their testing. Schedules will go out in the mail to all 2018 - 2019 students in the last week of June.

            As always, I welcome your questions, comments and concerns. Please don't hesitate to contact me directly. I will be around for the remainder of June before some vacation time kicks in.


Charlene McKowen, Principal

Summer School - Important information!

Summer School begins Weds., June 20.

Dates: -Sem. 1/ June 20 - July 5 (No School July 4th)

            -Sem. 2/ July 6 - July 20

(ELEVATE Math program is a four-week math program for rising 8th and 9th graders, also offered here at Anzar-see special info for those dates, but also starts June 20)


Timing:  8:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Principal: Angela Oliveira


Bus pick up: Aromas School (7:25 AM sharp)  and San Juan Ball Park (7:43 AM sharp). Drop off at same spots.

If your student is not yet signed up for Summer School, but based on grades, SHOULD attend, it's not too late! Either call or come in to enroll (some space limited, but worth a try!)