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Gaston Caperton Opportunity Award goes to Anzar

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SARC report just approved by the School Board 1/24/18

The School Accountability Report for last year was just approved by the ASJUSD School Board on January 24, 2018. Click on the following link to view it in its entirety: 16.17 Anzar SARC.pdf

This report can also be found under "OUR SCHOOL", where it will  be published for the next year.

Congratulations for FALL Semester 2018, CSF Members from Spring Semester, 2018!!

Congratulations to Anzar students who qualified for CSF based on their grades last spring (high school honor roll).  Bravo! (click on the following link to see the list)  CSF spring 2018.doc (DOC)


Anzar Bell Schedule 2018 - 2019 (it's the same as the last three years) Bell ScheduleAnzar High School 201516.doc

Students who are 18 (or almost) take note!

Register to vote! 

(not a link here) use: https://registertovote.ca.gov/



Football and Volleyball Practice times

Fall Athletes - it's time again to be at practice daily, on time or early.

Volleyball: Monday - 3:15 - 5:30 daily 

Football: Monday - 3:15 - 5:30 PM daily

Cross-Country: tbd

Contact Coach Kollin or AD McKinney if questions.

Photos provided by Anzar Commercial Photography students.

ANZAR HIGH SCHOOL - Home of the Hawks

Service Learning Placement Opportunities all year long

Please look under "Academics: Service Learning" for updated placement opportunities that are available to Anzar students.

Seniors and Parents of Seniors: Pay attention to this column, all year long!

Of special interest to seniors and their families right now: (this will be updated all year long)


-CSUMB college trip on 9/21 Friday. FREE! After the campus tour, there will be a special CSU application workshop

-Financial Aide Parent Night for all seniors and parents - bilingual! Free!  Thursday, 9/27, in the Library and computer lab- 6 PM 

      **This is for all seniors - no matter what kind of college/schooling they will be doing next year!!**

-CASH for COLLEGE for all seniors and parents - bilingual! Free!  Tuesday, October 9, 5 PM

All-School Pictures are next Tuesday, Sept. 18

All Anzar students are invited to have their school pictures taken - it's required for school picture identification cards, and then optional for a package. Photo packages will be given out on Thursday, Sept. 13, during Advisory time.

District Bus Pass information


The Anzar Booster Club has a new online store! Please check it out asap for both PE (Fitness) clothes AND some new Hawk Spirit Wear!  Booster On-Line Store


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.)

Anzar students write about their school - monthly! Updated 9/19, 2018

Beginning spring 2016, the Mission Village Voice has featured a monthly article written by students, about aspects of an Anzar education and the Anzar experience. In case you missed them, you can catch up here, by clicking on the following links; we will keep one year's worth of articles in the line-up. We applaud our students for being able to so keenly articulate their areas of appreciation and awareness.


-For November 2017, written by junior Shaylen Dornan: Shaylen Dornan Nov Article.docx

-Also in November 2017, written by freshman Xavier Guaracha: Xavier Guaracha Youth Commission article.msg

-For February 2018, written by senior Ethan Woehrmann: Marchintersession article.docx

-For June 2018, written by rising senior Arianna Valencia: Anzar Article - June 2018.docx

-For September 2018, written by senior Arely Campos:Sept 2018 Arely Campos.docx (DOCX)

-For October 2018, written by junior Gianna Hebert: Oct 2018 article Gianna Hebert Junior Year at Anzar High.docx (DOCX)

Principal's Corner: September, 2018

Welcome Back to school! I hope it was a satisfying and positive summer for all students and families. I look forward to an amazing 2018 - 2019 school year with you all, and before you read any further, please put Sept. 5 on your calendar for Back to School Night.


We welcome several new staff members to the Anzar family this fall: Math teacher Mark Friedley, Spanish teacher Donna Garcia, English teacher Michelle Beske, History and ESL teacher Tyler Wilken, and Resource Specialist Susanna Langstaff. English teacher Annie Hoggatt, who was with us part-time last year, joins us full-time this year and will also be teaching Drama. Lou Eberhardt, our amazing School Secretary and Registrar, will be returning to Aromas School this year, after helping hire and train her awesome replacement, Thalia Bozarth.


Programmatic changes at Anzar are fairly minimal this year: Gavilan's Administration of Justice class will be offered on Tuesday afternoons instead of Thursdays (beginning August 28), Advanced Studio Art will be offered as its own course this year (instead of combined with beginning Studio Art classes), and the exhibition program has been realigned over the summer to provide juniors and seniors with more opportunities for choices, to further insure that they are able to stick with their passions in their research and projects. Thanks to a one-time "College Readiness Grant", the following will be funded in the upcoming school year: extended Library hours around exhibition due dates (similar to last year), a subsidized SAT-prep course for Anzar students (Saturdays), and six subsidized college field trips (one in the spring for freshmen, two for both sophomores and juniors -one each semester, and one in the fall for seniors). The fall trips are already scheduled: Santa Clara/ San Jose State for sophomores, UCSC for juniors, and CSUMB for seniors.


Summer School 2018 was run by first-time Summer School Principal Angela Oliveira and was very smooth. District teachers participating were Robert Huneywell, Debra Miller, and Christina McCawley (Anzar), Jacob Wilkinson and Teri Marshall (San Juan), and Larissa Webb (ASJ at-large). Bravo to all students who successfully completed Summer School and recovered credits, got ahead on exhibition projects, worked for service learning hours, and/or prepared for the transition from middle school to high school.


Besides hosting Summer School, summer was a very busy time around campus this year. Anzar custodians Mike O'Connor and Isaiah Gaytan worked hard all summer long to prepare the campus for the return of students. All classrooms were prepped, floors polished and carpets cleaned, and lots and lots of swallow nest/residue clean-up happened. ASB met during the summer a couple times, for pro-active planning. Link Crew (freshmen orientation) leaders train on Friday, August 10, and the new freshman class will have its orientation on Monday, August 13, all morning long. Anzar teachers met regularly throughout the summer- planning curriculum, evaluating and revising the exhibition program, and working on calendars and due dates and protocols for the year. Anzar fall athletics are underway, with Volleyball and Football practices in swing daily. Planning for a successful 2018 - 2019 school year feels tight and organized!


Anzar High School is an amazing place and this is my last year before retirement. As mentioned last spring in this column, I'd like to spend this year reflecting on several Anzar programs and philosophies - how they came to be, changes over the years, and what they have meant to me, personally. Please take note of these "Feature Spots" columns on this Home Page, which will change each time this column changes. This month, I will feature 1) the Anzar garden and 2) the Anzar Service Learning program.


As always, please do not hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of our school. I honestly welcome your concerns, your feedback, your insights. I hope and expect to meet all of you at some point in the year, at any combination of the following: Back to School Night (a MUST! 9/5!), the joint Superintendent Chats (monthly), ELAC, Boosters, Site Council, and athletic events.


Charlene McKowen, Principal

This Week on Campus: Sept. 24 - 28, 2018

Monday, Sept. 24         Lunch: Chicken Tamale or Deli Sandwich/ salad bar & fruit

Monday, Sept. 24         Return San Benito County Health paperwork to period 5 teacher

Monday, Sept. 24         Garden Club - 2:40 in garden!

Tuesday, Sept. 25         Juniors UCSC field trip permission slip due today! (for trip-10/1/18)

Tuesday, Sept. 25         Lunch: Mini corn-dogs or deli sandwich/ salad bar & fruit

Tuesday, Sept. 25         Tutorial after school! 2:40 - 3:05 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 25         Gavilan Administration of Justice class 3 PM

Tuesday, Sept. 25         Home Volleyball game vs. NoMoCo  (jv/ 5 PM, Varsity/ 6:30-ish)

Weds., Sept. 26            Make-up Pictures today

Weds, Sept. 26             Lunch: Breaded chicken or Deli Sandwich/ Salad bar & fruit

Weds, Sept. 26             School Site Council meeting   4:30 PM/ Library

Thurs., Sept. 27            San Benito County Health  screenings today- Vision, Hearing, Dental &/or Scoliosis (permission slips and medical information required ahead of time)

Thurs., Sept. 27            Lunch: Spicy Chicken sandwich or cheeseburger/ salad bar & fruit

Thurs., Sept. 27            Club Day today!!

Thurs., Sept. 27            Tutorial after school! 2:40 - 3:05 PM

Thurs., Sept. 27            Financial Aide workshop for senior parents  6 PM  Library & Computer Lab

Friday, Sept. 28            Health Screenings again today (see Thurs. description)

Friday, Sept. 28            Lunch: Pizza factory/ salad bar & fruit