2014 - 2015 Anzar Student-Parent Handbook14 - 15 Anzar Handbook.doc
Anzar Bell Schedule 14 - 15Bell ScheduleAnzar High School 2014-15.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!
Stay tuned for January publication of the CSF (high school honor roll) Eligibility List, based on First Semester Grades.
Intersession 2015 A Rousing Success
The following classes were taught in January 2015: Alternative Art, Extreme Fitness, Intensive Grad Ex., Intensive Baking, CSI Anzar-Forensic Science, Rock Star 101, Russian, Immersion into the Supernatural, Pinterest, Disaster Preparedness, Dance, Construction, Cyber High, and Internships. Each class was worth 3 units and lasted for nine days. Met with enthusiasm and super high engagement, highlights include a lunchtime Dance class flash mob, a Rock Star 101 performance (the best ever!), "found nature" art projects all over campus, new benches, a garden shed, and dugout benches constructed, numerous field trips and guest instructors, delicious baked goods and creative DIY projects, and tons of interesting other class outcomes and products. Kudos to the Anzar teachers who create all the curriculum on their own time, and work so hard to offer these engaging electives to the student body. Video instructor Nick Lovejoy is once again creating a video documentation of this year's classes, which will be posted on this website when completed. In addition, look for some photos of our students helping out in Aromas and San Juan classrooms as interns, on the Service Learning web page.
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: February, 2015
Welcome to the second semester! In addition to the update articles and event dates on this homepage, please be aware of the following timely Anzar news:
- Winter sports are deep into the season and experiencing a boom in spirited fans and excitement. The gym has been packed for the last three home basketball games, and the teams' excellent play deserves the accolades! Come check out a basketball and soccer game for yourself.
- The Anzar family welcomes Miles Causey to the world- Science and Health teacher Adam Causey, his wife and their twin three year-olds have a new healthy addition to their family. The Anzar family also offers enthusiastic congratulations to Counselor Leonor Cruz and Teacher and coach Mike Dixon, on their engagement.
-Congratulations to senior Abel Campos, for winning First Place! Statewide in the State Migrant Logo contest.
- The Anzar Boosters are earnestly seeking new members. We hope to channel some of the athletic parent enthusiasm in the gym straight into the next Boosters' meeting. Please come! (the third Tuesday of every month, at 5:30 PM, in the Library)
- Teachers Adam Causey and Angela Oliveira will be spearheading a new PR campaign during this spring semester, with the goal of raising awareness and understanding of what we represent and what we have to offer here at Anzar. Improved outreach is a priority. You'll see an explanation of some of these efforts coming soon on this homepage.
-8th Grade Parent Orientation is coming up on February 11, a Wednesday, at 6 PM sharp in Room 206. Translation and tours will be available, in addition to the regular program.
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. I love meeting and talking with you! Charlene McKowen, Principal
FAFSA window: Jan. through MARCH 2 - Don't Delay! Help is available daily in the Cal-SOAP office
Sophomores Remediate and Review
All Anzar sophomores will take the California High School Exit Exam on February 3 (Tuesday) and February 4 (Wednesday). Tuesday is English/Language Arts and Wednesday is Math. Top score for each test is 450; 350 (78%) is considered "passing", and 383 (85%) is considered "Proficient". In December, all sophomores took Practice Tests, and the results indicated that many sophomores could benefit from remediation and review. This has been happening via two on-line Cyber High review courses that align with the exit exam content. During Intersession, participating sophomores (59 in all) devoted an hour and a half each day to this review work. This will continue during the beginning of the second semester up until the test, during Tuesday and Thursday after school Tutorial time. Some advisors may also choose to devote advisory or SSH time to this endeavor, and ALL students should continue the review at home as well, if they have internet access. We are very proud of the devotion and focus exhibited by the sophomores who reviewed during Intersession. All students should aim for a "Proficient" score, and those who achieve it will be duly rewarded (stay tuned for details on that!).
Please join the Mighty Anzar Boosters! Check out the recent letter from President Ami Villa on the link "RESOURCES..."
Booster-sponsored Work Day coming up 2/7/15, Saturday
All Anzar students and parents are invited to participate in a Booster-sponsored Work Day. This is the perfect opportunity for athletes and their families to have team donation goals subsidized ($10/hr worked, per person), but any and all Anzar families are welcome to join the efforts to beautify and improve campus. Several construction projects are being finished, there are painting and gardening projects, and tons of opportunities for other less-skilled tasks! 8 AM - 1 PM, with light snacks provided. (There is a home basketball game afterwards; what could be a better reward??!)