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Gaston Caperton Opportunity Award goes to Anzar

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Winter athletics' practices ARE ON!

Practices are as follows:

-Girls' Varsity Basketball practices are at 3:15 PM at Anzar gym. Coach: Mark Cisneros

-Girls' J.V. Basketball practices are at 5:30 PM at the San Juan gym.  Coach: Jamie Hall

-Boys' Basketball practices are at 6 PM at the Anzar gym. Coach: Rance Hodges

-Girls' Soccer practices are at 3:15 PM. Coach: Sam Vasquez

-Boys' Soccer practices are at 3:30 PM. Coach: Raul Vega


Any students or parents who have questions about Anzar winter athletics should direct questions to Athletic Director Mike McKinney in the Library office/ school day hours. Thank you!

Congratulations for Fall Semester 2017, CSF Members and Straight A's from Spring Semester 2017!!

Congratulations to Anzar students who achieved straight As last SpringSemester! Also- congratulations to all 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.doc fall 2017.doc

Anzar Bell Schedule 2017 - 2018 (it's the same as the last two years) Bell ScheduleAnzar High School 201516.doc

Students who are 18 (or almost) take note!

Yearbook Presales

Yearbooks are available for pre-sale for $60. Reserve yours now in the office or online at Yearbook Order Center.

Anzar High School: HOME OF THE HAWKS

Photos provided by Anzar Commercial Photography students.

November/ December exhibition round is set!

Congratulations to the juniors and seniors presenting their exhibition projects on Thursday, Nov. 30; Friday, Dec. 1, Monday, Dec. 4, and Tuesday, Dec. 5. If you click on the link, you'll be able to see the "menu", along with the panels of judges slotted in at this time. Nov and December 2017 exhibition round.docx

Anzar students write about their school - monthly!

Beginning last spring, 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 applaud our students for being able to so keenly articulate their areas of appreciation and awareness.


-Last April, written by (then) sophomore Arely Campos Orta:April Article Arely Campos author.docx

-Last May, written by senior Molly Locsin   May Article Molly Locsin author.msg.docx

-This August, written by rising seniors Ethan Woehrmann and Luis Morales: August Article Luis Morales and Ethan Woehrmann authors.docx

-For September, written by junior Shaylen Dornan: September Article Shaylen Dornan, author.docx

-For October, written by junior Samantha Vanderford: Inside the Hawks Nest- Mock Election Oct 2017.docx

Need Service Learning hours and/or ideas? updated 11/20/17

Ideas for this school year:  Being an Outdoor School counselor during the year, helping winter athletics (basketball snack shack, basketball in-gym help, soccer snack shack), translating classroom materials, creating audio-files, volunteering at the Rock N Run, working on Halloween at Marshalls store, etc.. See the details for all of these under "ACADEMICS" drop down, to "Service Learning". Updated regularly! (sign ups for Soccer Snack Shack and Basketball Snack Shack are on the Principal's office door - self serve for sign ups!)

Principal's Corner: November/December, 2017

Welcome to autumn transitions: from the summer to fall/winter weather, from fall sports to winter sports, from the "beginning of school" feel to the "Oh no! How much time left in this semester?" feel, and the general settling into the groove of this year's teachers and courses. Seniors are busy applying to FAFSA and colleges. Juniors and seniors are busy working on end-of-semester exhibitions. ASB is putting on the most spirited year ever, integrating social and fun events (Spirit weeks, class colors, rallies, club day, dances, competitions and games, etc.) with more serious issue-based activities (DACA presentation 10/20, campus beautification and student body needs discussions, monthly Link Crew workshops with freshmen, monthly articles in the Mission Voice written by rotating students). It has been an amazingly positive start to a school year, and it's the Anzar student body and staff that are responsible for it all.


I'm anxious to make sure that all Anzar parents truly feel invited and needed to participate in several options of parent groups. The primary parent group is the Booster Club. they support ALL activities at the school - academic, social, and athletic.This group REALLY needs lots more participants and volunteers, and you can adjust your participation according to your schedule. Honestly, I can't think of a single reason why every parent wouldn't be eager to join this group. They usually meet the third Tuesday of the month, at 6 PM in the Library. Recently, the Boosters hosted a delicious staff appreciation lunch. They are looking for fresh ideas for a couple major fundraisers for the year. They also sell the HawkWear and the PE clothing for the school (see the article at the bottom of this homepage for the on-line store - Christmas gifts, anyone?!) Please come to the next meeting, November 14 (the third week is Thanksgiving week this month). ELAC is a group for Spanish-speaking parents, and these meetings will be moving from the morning slot designated this year to an evening time again. Parent Angelica Simons and I are planning a new strategy for inviting parents personally, to grow more interest and attendance with this group. Lastly, the Site Council meets monthly, from 4:30 - 5:30 PM on the fourth Wednesday of the month. We have the designated parent member number, but the meetings are open to all to attend. Besides these three parent groups, parents are also invited to assist with athletics, with exhibitions (training for exhibition judges happen throughout the year), with field trips/ transportation, and with service learning opportunities. Don't let your teen tell you that your days of school participation are over! Not true! We need you! We want you to feel welcome and at home on our campus!


If you, as a parent, have any concerns about your student's progress or performance in specific classes, you are warmly invited to contact the teacher directly, via School Loop. Anzar teachers encourage the direct approach and love to keep communication open and thriving. In addition, your student's Advisor can help navigate any issues that have parents stumped as to whom to contact. Lastly, I am always open toand interested in communicating with you, whether it comes to me directly from you or as a "cc" on a LoopMail to a teacher. We are all here for the same reason: the success and safety of your students. Let us know what is on your mind.


A recap of other activities on campus this fall include: the after-school Woodshop class on Tuesday for community members, the PSAT for 10th and 11th graders, a successful fall athletics program (Football, Varsity and JV Volleyball, Cross-Country, and Cheer), several new clubs, a Drama class field trip to a San Benito Stage production, a Haunted House three days, a mini-round of early bird exhibitions on Nov. 2, a robust judges' training at the end of September, Link Crew participation with the San Juan School Trunk or Treat event, a Homecoming Dance, a Movie Night, a Senior Work Day in the Library on Oct. 28, a LAN party, a ShakeOut Earthquake drill, a smooth emergency afternoon evacuation with no power/water conditions, and multiple other fundraisers for athletic teams and ASB Classes.


Mandatory Tutorial: all parents, please note that if your student has received an F grade in a class, on a progress report, he/she has a Mandatory Tutorial contract issued to them, and is responsible for attending Tuesday or Thursday or both tutorial sessions. Formal attendance is taken and the time is mandatory. This extends to some D grades as well, according to the comments/ requests that the teacher has put in the "comments" section of the progress report. There is a place for both the parent and the student to sign on the contract, but it is in effect whether or not the signed contract is returned. If you have any questions about this, please contact Secretary Lou, at 623 - 7660; she has a master binder and can tell you exactly what your student's contract requires. Each grading period allows for a fresh start.


All parents should take extra care to follow the December Final Exams Schedule closely for their students, making sure that there is focused studying taking place in the weeks beforehand, and monitoring School Loop grades and performance regularly. In addition, parents of exhibition students should make sure that they are aware of the calendar due dates, and not hesitate to contact advisors, coaches,and Grad Ex teachers with any questions. As a reminder, this year, for the first time, there are no classes for the entire Thanksgiving week.


Here's hoping for a smooth end of semester for all! Happy Thanksgiving!  


Charlene McKowen, Principal

For all seniors and Senior parents- updated 11/19/17

1. CSU and UC applications are due Nov. 30, 2017. Fixed deadline! Tons of help available for all seniors with senior advisors and Fernando Chavez, CalSOAP advisor (works full days on Tuesdays and Thursdays).


2. Senior Portrait information can be found on the Yearbook page.


3.Did you miss the Financial Aide workshop here at Anzar on Thursday, 10/5? CalSOAP also offered workshops at San Benito HS - 10/10, Gilroy HS - 10/11, Live Oak HS - 10/12, Christopher HS - 10/18, and Sobrato HS - 10/19. Currently, 20% of all Anzar seniors/families have their FAFSA applications submitted and complete, the highest percentage in the CalSOAP consortium! Bravo to these families. For the rest of our families, please let us know if you need assistance.The entire application process takes between 30 & 45 minutes, and CalSOAP Fernando Chavez is happy to help with applications on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Bring your 2016 tax forms and your social security card or number.


4. The Scholarship information for 2017 - 2018 has begun: check the updated listings under "Resources"/ Scholarships.

This Week on Campus: Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, 2017

Monday, Nov. 20 - Sunday, Nov. 26 - full week off from classes/ Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, Nov. 27             2nd sem. scheduling begins today- Advisory; Freshmen Link Crew activity today

Monday, Nov. 27             Home Girls' Bball game vs. LCP  6 PM  (varsity only)

Tuesday, Nov. 28            Intersession 2018 course descriptions handed out in SSR/H

Tuesday, Nov. 28            Mandatory Tutorial

Tuesday, Nov. 28            Home Boys' Soccer game vs. King City   3:30 PM

Tuesday, Nov. 28            Woodworking class after school    4 - 6 PM

Weds., Nov. 29               Site Council meeting  4:30 - 5:30 PM  in the Library

Thursday, Nov. 30           Intersession 2018 course selections made in SSR/H (5 top choices)

Thursday, Nov. 30           Mandatory Tutorial

Thursday, Nov. 30           Graduation Exhibitions start today 2 PM - 6 PM

Friday, Dec. 1                 Graduation Exhibitions this afternoon 2 PM - 6 PM

Friday, Dec. 1                 Movie Night #2 in the Gym  doors open at 5:30 PM, DOUBLE FEATURE tonight!


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.)