Winter Sports began Nov. 2
Practice times for Winter athletics are as follows: Girls' Soccer at 3 PM, Boys' Soccer at 3:30 PM; Girls' basketball from 3 - 5 PM; Boys' basketball from 5 - 7 PM.
December Exhibitions set for December 1 - 4
Click on the link to see the full line-up of the four consecutive days of exhibitions. December 2015 exhibitions.docx
Service Learning Opportunities available now: check out the Service learning page under "Academics...."
Anzar Honored for Excellent Sportsmanship!
The CCS/ CIF Athletic organizations honored Anzar High School for its stellar sportsmanship in 2014 - 2015 - not a single ejection, in any sport, for any athlete, coach or parent! Bravo Anzar athletics and Anzar Hawks!
Anzar Bell Schedule 15 - 16 Bell ScheduleAnzar High School 201516.doc
C.S.F. Anzar Members/ for the Fall of 2015!
This is the high school honor roll, and all students are to be congratulated for their consistent academic effort and dedication. Thank you! CSF Eligibility for Fall.doc
Yearbooks on sale NOW!
All Anzar students and parents are encouraged to check out the new Yearbook page (under "Student Life") for information about 2015 - 2016 yearbooks. It's not too early to order!
New information on athletic ejections, January 2015. See "Athletics" drop down.
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.
Athletic Physicals - RESCHEDULED Date SET: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 5 - 9 PM
$30, paperwork should be filled out ahead of time. Please contact Mike McKinney, A.D., if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience with the re-scheduling of these exams!
Post Season Fall Athletics Kudos!!
1. Congratulations to the Boys' Cross-Country team, who made CCS this year! The race took place on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 10:30 AM in Belmont at Crystal Springs. Angel Garcia will be going to State! (Fresno, the Saturday after Thanksgiving)
2. Kudos to three Anzar football players who distinguished themselves during the season with league awards: Andrew Huaracha/1st team All League, Angel Jimenez/2nd team All League, and Cody Fisher/ MTAL Sportsmanship Award - the only one awarded in the league!
Well done, Anzar athletes! You make us proud!
ALL ANZAR PARENTS: please read!
Anzar participated in the coordinated California Great ShakeOut Earthquake drill - 10/15/15, at 10:15 AM. As part of the de-briefing after the drill, teachers underscored to their classes the importance of updated emergency cards. In the event of a real disaster, students canNOT be released, legally, to anyone not listed on the emergency card. Parents, please help us by making sure that your emergency card is returned to the school, that it is updated to correctly reflect your current situation and wishes, and that your student is aware of who you have listed as emergency contacts. Thank you!
Valedictorian Christopher Inokuchi: check out his speech!
It truly takes a lot to "wow" a high school graduation crowd, but many Anzar staff agree that this is the best graduation speech we've ever heard. We are amazed and impressed at brilliant Christopher Inokuchi's humility and the authenticity of his speech. Enjoy it by clicking on the link: Valedictorian Christopher Inokuchi's graduation speech.docx
Principal's Corner: November, 2015
-The second grading period is completed. Anzar teachers continue to be committed to supporting any and all students who are not currently experiencing academic success in a class/some classes. The primary support we offer takes the form of small group, mandated extra help sessions that take place during Tutorial time on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Any student who has earned an F in a class for this second period will be issued a Mandatory Tutorial Contract or a renewal (Friday, Nov.7, in Advisory time), and will be required to attend Tuesday and/or Thursday tutorial until their grade has improved on a future progress report. Please expect to read and sign such a contract if your student receives an F. Mandatory Tutorial is in effect whether the contracts are returned or not. Attendance is taken; attendance is not optional for students with contracts. Calibration to high school rigor and multiple teacher expectations can often be a bit rocky for freshmen or new students not used to college prep curriculum. All parents should know that Anzar teachers have been and will continue to be exceptionally accessible for extra help and support to all students during Tutorial time. Freshmen advisors are tracking grades and encouraging advisees to seek extra help and get all homework turned in. We care, deeply; let's work together to turn around any habits that are not conducive to good grades. There is a late bus after Tutorial time on Tuesdays and Thursdays, that makes one stop in each community (AR and SJ). It doesn't leave Anzar until somewhere between 3:30 & 3:40 PM. KUDOS to all Anzar students whose grades improved from the first grading period to the second! Keep up the good work!
-Senior parents are encouraged to stay abreast of important information, dates and deadlines, and events. The window for 4-year colleges and universities is now open (CSUs 10/1/15 and UCs 11/1/15), the second local College Fair is Nov. 5 (see calendar/ bus transportation available!), and it's crucial for families to be aware of all deadlines. This home page, "the week at a glance", the calendar all stay up-to-date with events. The Yearbook page (under "student life") gives information about senior portraits and yearbook purchase and ad options. Senior advisors should be contacted directly with any specific questions. There will be a FAFSA (financial aide) workshop on December 7 for all senior parents to attend. There is a "senior support" session arranged with food for Monday, Nov. 9 after school (staffed by senior advisors and CalSOAP advisor) from 2:45 PM - 7 PM. PLEASE stay tuned daily/weekly for college information.
-The first (small) graduation exhibition round took place Thursday Nov. 5, after school. This was a "warm up" for the enormous December round, that takes place the first week of December. Congratulations to Manuel Aguilar, Lorena Garcia, Jenique Ruiz, Sergio Jimenez, Austin Arabia, Josiah Martinez, and Isabel Cuellar for being ready early this semester!
-Anzar hosted the second annual educator conference, on November 11, 2015. "Teachers Inspiring Teachers" is the theme, and we are excited to be encouraging and fostering the networking of so many different teachers in our surrounding area districts, in addition to our own district. A percentage of proceeds will benefit a local Veteran's group, in honor of Veteran's Day.
-November is full of activities: 1.) the CHP are presenting "Driving Safety" session to each grade level cohort during Advisory time+ on Mondays (seniors already had their presentation first, in October). 2.) The ASVAB (Career comprehensive inventory assessment) is being offered to interested juniors and seniors on November 20/ free. 3.) 9th and 11th graders took the Healthy Kids survey (opt out option) and the results of this survey will be shared with all Anzar families here on this Website when they come back to us later in the school year. 4.) Picture Re-takes happened on Nov. 3 5.) UC Davis visited Anzar on Nov. 4, with a 9 AM presentation in Room 103 for any interested juniors or seniors.
-Several school efforts bear recognition this month: 1.) Third year Native Speaker Spanish Anzar students are serving as bilingual teachers to 8th grade Spanish speaking students at both Aromas and San Juan Schools, teaching lessons solely in Spanish every Wednesday afternoon. Modeling some sophisticated instructional practices, it's a pleasure to see these young adults giving back to their communities in such a tangible way. 2.) ASB has fostered an extra amount of school spirit this fall, already running two Spirit Weeks, two dances, stellar lunchtime music on Fridays, and the best rally EVER on 10/30 (kudos to Jacob Fuentez for a successful lip-sync contest). 3.) The Anzar garden crew is prepping healthy amounts of organic produce for sale every Wednesday. Anzar families are invited to take advantage of this deal - it's the tail end of tomatoes and squash and beans, but there is ready-to-cook stir fry for sale every week, greens of all sorts, and broccoli and cabbage coming in strong. The sale cart is self serve and ready in the office by 11:30 AM. 4.) the Photography students' work is featured in the photos on this homepage - you'll see stunning skill and keen aesthetics (kudos to instructor Stephanie Jones). 5.) The newly-formed Creative Writing club will be putting itself solidly on the map by hosting the county's Poetry Slam in late January. Stay tuned for more details on that exciting new venture! 6.) INTERACT (the Rotary-sponsored service club) is newly-energized this year, meeting weekly on Wednesdays, and planning a number of projects for the year 7.) The Government students are experiencing politics in action, as they parallel November national election campaigns with their own. Every day Anzar teachers and students are doing amazing things in class: highlighting just a few here feels almost unfair! I honor the high level of engagement exhibited daily by both students and staff on the Anzar campus.
-Upcoming in November for all students: registration for second semester classes (this will happen in Advisory; many students 9/10 will have no changes at all, and many juniors will only have the switch from Government to Economics) AND Intersession sign ups (also to happen in Advisory, with a preview day to follow shortly thereafter).
-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! Charlene McKowen, Principal
Senior parents take note! Several issues, updated 11/22/15
1. The yearbook page is up and running, under "Student Life". On this page, you can find tons of information about senior portraits and senior ads (in addition to info about the yearbook!)
2. Mandatory for all Senior Parents: FAFSA workshop, 6 PM, in the Anzar Library, on December 7.
3. Please be informed that the school/district will automatically upload all seniors' GPAs for CalGrant and financial aid purposes, unless parents prefer to "opt out". Please call the school office and speak to secretary/registrar Lou directly if you choose to opt out, OR if you have any questions about this. Thank you!
4. Senior Portraits for the yearbook need to be chosen by Dec. 4. Please see the directions either on the yearbook page, in the email sent to you by Secretary Lou Eberhardt the week of November 16, or on the hardcopy sheet given to all seniors. Photos are available for purchase, as well, with many different types of packages available.