Gaston Caperton Opportunity Award goes to Anzar
Congratulations! CSF Fall, 2016
Indicating consistent and high quality academic performance, congratulations to the following students for member eligibility for CSF in the Fall 2016 semester (based on their grades in Spring, 2016). CSF Eligibility for Fall.doc
School Accountability Report (SARC)
2014-2015 School Accountability Report available for viewing at: 2014 2015 SARC for Anzar.pdf
CSF 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 2016CSF Fall 2016 Members.docx! Bravo!
Pre-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.
December 2016 Graduation Exhibitions
From Tuesday Nov. 29 through Friday December 2, forty-eight juniors and seniors presented their graduation exhibitions to panels of trained judges, in various classrooms (5 presentation happening simultaneously each hour, in different classrooms) after school. Please click on the link to see which students presented, and the line up of issues/ titles. The Anzar community is always invited to come be a part of the audiences for these presentations, and we thank all of the community judges who participated this time! Anzar High School Graduation Exhibitions.doc
Principal's Corner: November, 2016
-October, the only month of the school year without a single holiday or break, has drawn to a close, and what a month! Mandatory Tutorial began in October, the first Saturday School was held, we gave the PSAT to sophomores and juniors, we hosted a bilingual Financial Aid evening for Anzar junior and senior parents, we held a graduation exhibition judges' training, the entire student body participated in the Mock Election, the Drama class went on a field trip to see "Damn Yankees", ROMPE program at San Juan School began, and the Accreditation process Focus Groups met and worked diligently for a three-hour work session. During October, the College Fairs and Ca$h for College (hands-on FAFSA individualized support) events began for our seniors, their families, and the college-curious. Formal senior portraits (shirt/tie and drapes) were taken on campus for all seniors, for the yearbook. In addition, we had a hugely busy month for home volleyball and football games. The homecoming and spirit week that ended the month off was extra energetic, with daily themes and activities, an all-school rally, an "after party" (dance) after the Homecoming football game, and class T-shirt sales. These T-shirts were designed by a student in the respective class. We'll post these designs for all to see on the ASB/Student Life page in the upcoming week. To top off this busy month, Anzar experienced both power and internet outages in the last week of the month, and managed to pull through with grace under pressure. If you inadvertently missed something in October that you have questions about, please don't hesitate to contact me directly, through this website's loop mail feature. And now begins November, the month for reflection and giving thanks for what we have.
-Mandatory Tutorial continues, calibrated from the second batch of progress report grades. This second grading period ended October 28, but grades won't be posted/available/sent home until the end of the first week of November, as teachers were completely blocked from entering grades during the time the Internet was down.
-The accreditation work continues: next up is a survey for parents, students, and staff. Students will begin taking the survey on-line, the first week of November. Parents will have options, in English, and hardcopy in Spanish. Stay tuned for details for the parent survey. Incredible appreciation and kudos go out to parents Norma Aceves, Moira Casey, Nathalie Hendricks, and Angelica Simons for Focus Group participation; same to students Ryan Grimshaw, Destiny Hansen, Luis Morales, Skylar Seyffert, Isabelle Preciado, and Ethan Woehrmann, and Board member Jennifer Colby.
-Nov. 3 marks the day of the first round of graduation exhibitions, which will be closely followed by an enormous 4-day round in December. Anzar High School Graduation Exhibitions.doc
-Winter sports season begins, with official practices approved for October 31! All Soccer and Basketball players are expected to be at practices daily. See "This week on Campus" for the times of the first week of practices.
-Senior parents need to know that college application season is upon us. PLEASE make sure to stay abreast of the regularly-updated "Senior Parents" articles on this homepage. All seniors continue to be given the comprehensive information necessary for UC application, CSU application, and for Community College application. The Parent Information night on October 13, at 6 PM in the Anzar Library was hosted in both English and Spanish, in adjoining rooms. All senior parents should be filling in the FAFSA NOW, if they haven't already. Support is available at the numerous Ca$h for College workshop dates posted.
-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! (next meeting Nov. 16, 6 PM: note date change!) Charlene McKowen, Principal
Senior students and parents: Take Note! updated: 11/29/16
11/30/16 is the deadline for applications for UC and CSU campuses!!
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). This first link gives all of the financial aid and college application information/dates for the fall. Specifically: FAFSA info, College app. info, Ca$h for College (=hands-on FAFSA workshops), College Fairs, and the dedicated Anzar Parent Financial Aid night, which took place on Oct. 13. If you missed this presentation, we have hardcopies of the powerpoint that we can send home. Just let your senior's advisor know, please. Please refer to the link/info, as parents will need to decide for the College Fairs and Ca$h for College which larger high school in the general area to attend, and/or which date works best for your family. CALSOAP fall 2016 events.doc
The first FAFSA workshops (Ca$h for College) have already happened. All senior parents/families must fill out the FAFSA. We can offer an additional workshop just for Anzar parents if there is interest; we will poll senior advisories in the first weeks of December to see.
The Disneyland Grad trip is on! It will take place May 19 - 20 (Friday/Saturday). The senior class will be fundraising some for this venture, with the Winter Ball serving as the primary fundraiser to lower the costs for all seniors. All seniors attending the trip must have a deposit of $75 in to Lou in the front office by January 13 in order to reserve their spot. 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 have been sent this information by the Yearbook Director, Stephanie Jones, already. They need to choose which photo they would like to go in the Yearbook. This will be re-iterated in senior advisories, as well.
This Week on Campus: 12/5 - 12/9/16
Spirit Week This Week! Dress up! Represent with School Spirit!
Monday, Dec. 5 Spirit theme: Comfy Day
Tuesday, Dec. 6 Spirit theme: Fancy Day
Weds., Dec. 7 Spirit theme: Twin Day
Weds., Dec. 7 Home Girls' Soccer game vs. Greenfield 2:15 PM
Weds., Dec. 7 Home Boys' Soccer game vs. Greenfield 4 PM
Thursday, Dec. 8 Granite Academy today, for participating interns
Thursday, Dec. 8 Spirit theme: Holiday Dress Up Day
Thursday, Dec. 8 Intersession Preview Day during SSR/SSH time!
Thursday, Dec. 8 Home Girls' Soccer game vs. CEIBA 3:30 PM
Friday, Dec. 9 Deadline for Intersession 2017 - INTERNSHIP paperwork
Friday, Dec. 9 Spirit theme: School Spirit (class T-shirts or school colors)
Friday, Dec. 9 Home Boys' Soccer game vs. Marina 3:30 PM
Friday, Dec. 9 Home Girls' Basketball game vs. Pacheco High 6 PM
Friday, Dec. 9 Home Boys' Basketball game vs. CEIBA 7:30 PM
Final Exams are next week! Altered Schedule for Monday, Dec. 12 (periods 4, 5 & 6 only)
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.)