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February 6, 2017

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

February 6, 2017


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  Visit Santa Susana High School at: sshs.simivalleyusd.org

 Happy Anniversary, Santa Su!

This Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 we will be hosting a science fair, a hands-on STEAM Expo, a distinguished speaker series, an art show, and performances. These events are free to the community. Also, thank you to the YMCA, who will be barbecuing for us. Please support our school by joining us in the festivities!

  Astronomy Night

On Feburary 10, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm the Ventura County Astronomical Society is hosting an Astronomy Night on the basketball courts at SSHS . Viewers will be able to "experience a rare and subtle Penumbral Lunar Eclipse in the early evening." The VCAS volunteers will bring their own amazing high-powered telescopes. Be sure to ask questions and learn about our night sky!

 Distinguished Speaker Series

 Dr. S. George Djorgovski, Caltech Professor of Astronomy and Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research, Director of the Center for Data-Driven Discovery, and Director of the Meta-Institute for Computational Astrophysics, will head the list of speakers scheduled for Santa Susana High School's 20th Anniversary Celebration weekend Saturday, February 11. The talk entitled "Astronomy in the Time Domain: From Killer Asteroids to Giant Black Holes," is scheduled for noon in the school's Performing Arts Center. Dr. Djorgovski is currently the author and co-author of several hundred scientific publications, covering the fields of astrophysics, cosmology, and computational science, and is a celebrated international speaker.

 Also included in the day of speaker talks is Christine Reusch, an engineer representing Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's office, presenting a talk titled "Engineering and Creating a Sustainable Future." Mrs. Reusch is also a Board Member for the Society of Women Engineers, Ventura Chapter. The day, which features a number of other speakers, including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professionals, school alumni, and senior student researchers, celebrates the school's 20 years with the general theme "What does Creativity look like in the STEM Fields.?"

 All of the weekend's events are free to the community. Students, parents, and other community members are all invited to attend. Seats for the talks are limited and cannot be reserved in advance.

 See the attached flier for the day's schedule.

 Moorpark College Preview Day Field Trip

Attention Seniors! If you are planning to attend Moorpark College next year there will be a Preview Day Field Trip on February 10, from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. This field trip will allow you to tour the campus and explore various programs that Moorpark College offers. You will also have the opportunity to start creating an educational plan. If you are interested and need a permission slip, please see Ms. Thompson. Space is limited.

 SAT Prep

Interested in SAT prep, but don't have the time on weekends? Solution: One-hour prep on late start Fridays beginning Friday, 2/17! The class costs $369 and is run through "Tried & True Tutoring." Includes materials and an online, full-length practice test!
See attached flier for more information.

 Practice SAT/ACT

Simi Valley High School PTSA is offering a Practice SAT/ACT test on February 18 at Simi Valley High School. Cost $15.00

 ASB Dance

A Night in Wonderland
Dance February 17th 6:00 - 9:30 pm.
Ticket sales Feb. 1st - Feb 16th, $8 with ASB and $10 without.
Feb. 17th $15.00 at the door.
Guest passes available, but must be turned in no later than Feb. 16th.

Papa John's Pizza Fundraiser!

When ordering make sure to say you are with Santa Susana High School and provide your school's code. Code is SSHSPJCA.
  SSHS will receive 20% of your order and you will receive 20% off!
Your participating stores are:

2202 Tapo St, Simi Valley (805) 584-1700

1308 Madera Rd, Simi Valley (805) 584-8500

See the attached flier for more information.

 Join PTSA

Are you a PTSA member? You can still join PTSA today and help support the programs, events and activities that SSHS PTSA provides. Membership is only $6 per person. Please visit our website, PTSA Website for more information and to sign up using a credit card. Remember, in order to qualify for Senior Graduate Scholarships, students must be a member for 2 years.

 PTSA Fundraiser

It is not too late to donate to SSHS PTSA through the No Frills Fundraiser!! We need your help! Let's make this simple so your students don't have to sell anything..... We're simply asking for a tax deductible donation of $50.00 per student (or more, if you are so inclined!) in order to provide all of the programs and services that PTSA makes available to our students throughout the school year. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. It is easy to donate, make checks payable to: SSHS-PTSA or visit our website to register and donate, PTSA Website

 AP Testing

AP Tests will be in May this year. See the attached schedule for more information.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, February 7 What: AP Parent Information Night.
When: 6:00 pm.
Where: The MUR.
Thursday, February 9 What: General Booster Meeting - next year's executive board nominations to be taken and announced.
When: 7:00 pm.
Where: College and Career Center
Friday, February 10 What: Moorpark College Field Trip
When: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Where: Moorpark College
Friday, February 10 What: Astronomy Night.
When: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.
Where: SSHS Basketball courts.
Friday, February 10 and Saturday February 11 20th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, February 16

What: Senior Dinner.
When: 5:30 pm
Where: MPR
Cost: $15.00 (Purchase tickets by Friday 2/10/17)

Friday, February 17 What: A Night in Wonderland.
When: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm.
Where: SSHS Center Quad