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
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.
Parent Survey - please let us know what you think!
Anzar has completed a fairly comprehensive Self Study Report as part of the accreditation process. Our visiting team will be here in February, and we'd like to add some Parent Perception data to the Self Study. Please tell us what you think, by taking the survey.
Here is a link for the parent survey: https://goo.gl/forms/ZVcBKy6tS8uetcA43
If you'd prefer a hardcopy survey (or in Spanish), these are available in the front office, and have also been given out to students in Advisory. Please take the survey on-line or return the written survey by Jan. 9, 2017! Thank you so much!
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: December, 2016- January, 2017
Happy holidays to all Anzar families. I join the Anzar staff in wishing you all a joyous time spent with family and friends. Hopefully our students will return to school in January with renewed energy and enthusiasm for learning.
I have delayed updating this column for almost a month. In all honesty, I was unsure about how to articulate the feelings on our campus after the election. It was (and 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, and apologize for delaying addressing this matter here.
-Intersession 2017 promises to be exciting, with numerous new courses offered. In no particular order, the courses include Film as Literature; Intensive Graduation Exhibitions; Dance; Extreme Fitness; Pinterest/Everything Handmade; Game Theory and Design; Art and Nature; College and Career Exploration; Yearbook Camp; Hike, Bike and Walk; and Internships.
-Mandatory Tutorial will continue when Second Semester begins (1/24/17), calibrated from the semester report cards. For this next grading period, we will be contacting all applicable households directly, as we need parental support in getting all students with Mandatory Tutorial contracts to attend with 100% regularity.
-The accreditation work is mostly complete: The Self Study has been submitted to the chairperson of our accreditation team. A couple sets of data will be supplied after the break (some grade data from first semester report cards, and the results of the Parent Survey, for example). Our accreditation visit will take place February 13 - 15th, and I will post the schedule here in this column when the visit gets closer. Thanks again to all the parents and students that assisted in the Focus Group work. As soon as I get the go-ahead, I will provide the entire Self-Study for all Anzar parents and students to read, here on this Home page.
-Winter sports are underway. All Soccer and Basketball players are expected to be at practices daily. See "This week on Campus" for the details on Home Games each week; the calendar has both home and away games.
-This spring, we are offering an Administration of Justice class through Gavilan College, on the Anzar campus, to any 10th - 12th graders, free of charge. Part of the High Step program, this is the 3rd year that Anzar has participated in this opportunity for our students to earn college credit free of charge. The class will be held on Thursday afternoons, from 3 - 6 PM; classroom tbd.
-Coming soon, in January and February: a parent workshop for parents of students receiving 2+ Fs at the first semester; 8th grade parent orientation, Awards program for first semester academic achievement. I will be posting the dates for these both here in this column and on the Calendar, during the latter part of vacation time.
-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! Charlene McKowen, Principal
Senior students and parents: Take Note! updated: 1/20/17
11/30/16 was 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).
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 January to see. Welcome to new CalSOAP advisor Fernando Chavez, who will organize an Anzar FAFSA night if needed, in early February.
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: 1/17- 1/20/17
Monday, Jan. 16 School Holiday - Happy Birthday, MLK.
Tuesday, Jan. 17 Home Girls' and Boys' Basketball games vs. Kirby (G/5:30 PM, B/7 PM)
Weds., Jan. 18 Second Semester schedules will be distributed in the last 10 minutes of school time/ field trip to Admin. hallway
Weds., Jan. 18 CHANGE! Home Boys' Soccer game (Added!) 3:30 PM
Friday, Jan. 20 Last day of Intersession 2017!
No School on Monday, Jan. 23 (Second Semester teacher prep day)
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.)