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Gaston Caperton Opportunity Award goes to Anzar

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Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks are available NOW in the front office!

$70 - cash or check

Don't wait! We will sell out!
 

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

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!

Anzar High School: HOME OF THE HAWKS

Photos provided by Anzar Commercial Photography students.

Need Service Learning hours and/or ideas? updated 6/11/17

Students, are you looking for summer service hours AND a fun placement? If so, call Luck Library at 623 4687, and volunteer to work at the Artists-Writers Summer Camp in the mornings. Click on the following link for a description of what you will be doing! 2017 Volunteer Summer Camp Job Description.pdf

Principal's Corner: June and summer, 2017

Happy summer to all Anzar families and community!

Summer Information: Summer School is underway, with Principal Braithwaite and teachers Mr. Huneywell, Mr. Wilkinson, Ms. Miller and Mr. Graybill. Anzar Registrar and Secretary Lou Eberhardt will be working from 7:30 - 2:30 PM through June 26. Please make sure that you catch her before she leaves for the month of July, if you need an official transcript or a work permit. The office will be completely closed during the last two weeks of July, when summer school is over. All students can expect to receive their schedules in the mail at the end of June. Link Crew happens Aug. 14, school starts Aug. 17.

 

The year in review:

What a busy busy year it was! For starters, we had ten new teachers this past year, and this alone was an exciting challenge - to orient, integrate, support, mentor and reflect, in a meaningful and consistent manner throughout the year, as a staff. And we made it intact! The staff as a whole looks forward to next year, with a less steep learning curve. Speaking of teachers, we say a heartfelt goodbye to English teachers Rosemary Lopez and Vanessa McCroskey - Rosemary has moved to the SLO area due to a new job for her spouse, and Vanessa is taking another year of Leave of Absence, on behalf of her toddler son. We will miss both amazing teachers deeply.

 

The Accreditation process kept all stakeholders extremely busy all fall - students, parents, staff alike participated in surveys, multiple Focus Group meetings, and interviews and additional meetings during the February accreditation team's visit. While it was a ton of extra work, it was a focused way of pulling together our parent, student and staff groups into a streamlined cycle of inquiry, based on data and primary source feedback. We are so appreciative of all who participated.

 

This year, we participated in several new and several repeat programs: GraniteAcademy offered 7 Anzar students internships in their year-long program; Gavilan College offered an Administration of Justice class on campus free of charge and for college credit to our students; we took first place again in the county's Poetry Aloud competition (way to go, Ella De Amaral!); we participated in the Panetta Lecture Series; the Tolerance Trip was- as always- hugely impactful for our sophomores; Anzar juniors participated on the week-long CalSOAP February college tour; Advanced and AP Biology classes went kayaking; several other college trips happened for just our students; Culinary Arts toured and lunched at the Cabrillo Culinary Arts program restaurant, by invitation. We were the appreciative recipients of an IBM Community grant (for new routers for classrooms) and an Edu-Grow grant (for repair and maintenance of the garden). Intersession 2017 went off without a hitch, a truly pleasurable way to return to school after the winter break. This marked the first year for our UC-approved Ceramics class, under the fine tutelage of Teacher of the Year Emily Scettrini-Tinajero. Culinary Arts took a new route this year with multiple guest chefs throughout the year, steered by new instructor Lara Hollinger. Anzar students have begun to write regular throughtful, content-rich articles in the Village Voice- special kudos to Arely Campos and Molly Locsin to date.

 

This year, we began the practice of honoring academic achievement mid-year, with a packed Library for our first evening. We also re-started the practice of hosting an Arts Showcase Evening in the spring. The Boosters helped with both events, providing refreshments for the first and hosting a chicken tostada bar fundraiser for the second. Both were 100% feel-good evenings, and we are excited about integrating them again next year. For the 8th grade scheduling and registration visits at Aromas and San Juan Schools, this year we incorporated mostly student-run presentations, which definitely improved the quality of the visits. Visitation days for both schools' 8th graders were very smooth and positive this year, as well. We are looking to extend these Anzar student leader ventures out to the communities next year, and plan to host several presentations for middle school parents, with intentional improved outreach.

 

ELAC will have meetings in the mornings next year, in hopes that changing the timing from evening will garner more attendance. Site Council 'graduated' several parents this year, and we will be looking for at least 2 new parents next year - please consider this once-a-month opportunity. It is an easy way to stay very connected with the school and its programs. The Boosters have been blessed with another year of President Nancy Offermann at the helm - the 2016 Philanthropist of the Year pulls through for another quality term. We are in dire need of a Football Coach for the upcoming season - the posting has been up since last November, tons of networking has happened with all districts and schools surrounding us- we won't be able to carry a program without a coach. Please contact A.D. Mike McKinney if you have any ideas on this front.

 

Lastly: BRAVO to the Class of 2017! This class, which has been small throughout its district-tenure, consisted of 55 graduates. They pulled in over $22,000 in scholarships at the Scholarships/Awards Evening, and that does not take into account some of the amazing packages they  have received from their respective colleges. Valedictorian Taylor Vollin (click on the link to read Taylor's speech! taylor vollin graduation speech.docx) and Salutatorian Myriam Arias gave speeches at graduation, along with Maddy Hendricks, Connie Rubio, Daniel Arellano, and Jacob Avila. The graduation ceremony was spectacular, without a single glitch, and we thank all staff and students involved with the practices, the running of the music and sound system, the parking, and the inside ticket-taking and seating. Thank you to CamFlor for the flowers and to the Boosters for the refreshments. Kudos to the wonderful senior parents who organized and executed a delicious senior lunch, complete with gift bags for each graduate. We are especially proud of the fact that the Class of 2017 rose WAY ABOVE previous years' classes and did not torture us with a senior prank nor a senior ditch day. We are so appreciative of their thoughtfulness and and maturity on this front. We, the Anzar staff, sincerely wish them the best in their futures. Go Hawks! And happy summer to all.

 

  Charlene McKowen, Principal

This Week on Campus: 6/12 - 6/26/17

        It's not too late to buy a yearbook! $70 in the office for immediate service!

Weds., June 14                 Summer School Starts

       Office hours are 7:30 - 2:30 PM until June 26. All students who still need to return books, return uniforms/athletic equipment, and make athletic donations are encouraged to do so before June 26. Thank you!

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.)