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April 16, 2018

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

April 16, 2018


Congratulations Santa Susana High School's students who received awards at the California State Thespian Festival!

Rebecca Radvinski, 1st place in Solo Musical and she was asked to perform her piece in front of the entire festival!
Rebecca Radvinski, 1st place in Showcase.
Nicole Corvi, Rebecca Radvinski, Natalia Enriquez, and Shayna Apelbaum, 2nd place in Showcase.
Shayna Apelbaum, Rebecca Radvinski, and Chloe Kleiman, 3rd place in Showcase.
Janelle Miller, received a scholarship for becoming a Senior Honor Thespian.
Our Thespian troupe also received 8 superior ratings for our performances.

Congratulations to the Santa Susana High School Vocal Ensemble who performed at Carnegie Hall in New York during Spring Break.


Just a reminder that students are to park in the student lot. Students should not be parking in the lot directly in front of the school. This is reserved for Staff. Thank you.

  Upcoming Events  
April 16 - April 19 CAASPP State Testing
Monday, April 16 Astronomy Night 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Thursday, April 19 Minimum Day - Senior Project Presentations in PM
Friday, April 20 STEAM Expo 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 25 Film and Video Program Benefit 6:30 PM in MUR
Friday, April 27 Fiddler on the Roof 7:00 PM in the PAC
Saturday, April 28 Fiddler on the Roof 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the PAC
Friday, May 4 Fiddler on the Roof 7:00 PM in the PAC
Saturday, May 5 Fiddler on the Roof 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the PAC
Wednesday, May 9 PTSA Association Meeting 5:30 PM in the CCC
Friday, May 11 Marvel-ous Dance Concert 7:00 PM in the PAC
Saturday, May 12 Marvel-ous Dance Concert 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the PAC
May 7 - May 18 AP Testing
Friday, May 18 Café Troubadour 7:00 PM in the PAC
Saturday, May 19 Café Troubadour 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the PAC
Friday, May 25 Filmstock 7:00 PM in the PAC
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day - Holiday
Friday, June 1 Senior Picnic
Friday, June 1 Instrumental Concert
Friday, June 2 Instrumental Concert
Tuesday, June 5 Senior Scholarship Night
Thursday, June 7 Graduation
Thursday, June 7 Grad Night
Friday, June 8 Last Day of School - Minimum Day
Astronomy Night

Astronomy Night — April 16, 2018. 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
Astronomy Night will let students explore the field of astrophysics through direct viewing of the night sky with high-power telescopes!

For more information see our website SSHS Applied Sciences Series


STEAM Expo — April 20, 2018. 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
STEAM Expo combines the arts and sciences to highlight the myriad of ways creativity can be applied to STEM. All events are open to the community and we invite everyone to attend!

For more information and photographs of last year's events, please check out our website: SSHS Applied Sciences Series

Film and Video Program Benefit

Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 PM in the MUR. Support the Film and Video Program. Food, Film and Fun! Silent Auction, Raffles and More! $10.00 basic entry. It includes a meal from Viva La Pasta. See Filmstock films you missed! All to benefit the students and their professional dreams.

Fiddler on the Roof

Santa Susana High School's Musical Theatre presents Fiddler On The Roof in the PAC.

Show times:
Friday - April 27 & May 4 at 7:00 PM
Saturday - April 28 & May 5 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Tickets are on sale now.
$18.00 - General Admission
$16.00 - ASB, Children, Seniors
$13.00 each - for Groups of 5+ or Boosters.
Purchase tickets in the Student Store or Online.
For more information see the flyer in the Announcements folder at the end of this email. This is certain to be a fantastic performance! Don't miss it!

Spring Dance Concert

A celebration of Marvel Heroes! May 11 and 12 in the PAC. Tickets go on sale April 27.
For more information visit see the flyer in the Announcements folder at the bottom on this page.

AP Testing Information

We will be holding pre-ID sessions for AP testing the week of April 23 - 27. The schedule is as follows:
Monday, April 23 - students with last name A-C (Room 406 @ 3:05 PM)
Tuesday, April 24 - students with last name D-G (Room 406 @ 3:05 PM)
Wednesday, April 25 - students with last name H-K (Room 406 @ 3:05 PM)
Thursday, April 26 - students with last name L-O (Room 406 @ 3:05 PM)
Friday, April 27 - students with last name P-Z (MUR @ 8:00 AM)

Make up session for students absent on the day of their appointed session:
Monday, April 30 (Room 406 @ 3:05 PM)

Senior Parent
Volunteers Needed

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, there will be a meeting for senior parents who wish to volunteer to help with the Senior Picnic Friday, June 1 and/or Senior Breakfast Friday, June 8.
* When: 6:30 PM
* Where: College and Career Center - located in portable in front of the school.
You are welcome to attend the PTSA meeting which begins at 5:30.
For more information contact the Senior Class Advisor, Francisca Mendoza-Martinet at francisca.mendoza-martinet@simivalleyusd.org

Simi Valley Youth Council

Make a Difference! Applications are now being accepted for the Simi Valley Youth Council.

  Simi Valley residents who will be in 7th through 12th grade during the next school year and would like to learn about and become involved in their local City government are invited to apply for the Simi Valley Youth Council. Youth Council members are appointed by the City Council to research and advise the City on youth-related issues. The meetings are held at 5:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month during the school year at City Hall.
  To apply for Youth Council, submit an online application by visiting Youth Council Application or call Kristin Tignac at 805-583-6766. Applications are due Friday, April 20th.
  To learn more about the Youth Council, follow them on their new Instagram page @simivalleyyouthcouncil.

Peer Tutoring SSHS Students tutoring other students free after school 3:00 - 4:00 PM.

Room 410—Mondays and Wednesday
Room 408—Tuesday

Peer tutors wanted! Earn volunteering hours!
College & Career Center

College Planning [FREE WORKSHOP] During ACE, the College and Career Center is hosting a variety of college planning workshops for 9th - 11th grade students. Click here for dates & workshop topics.

As your acceptances start rolling in, please make sure to let the counselors know! We want to celebrate with you! Additionally, you can fill out a card in the CCC for EACH of your acceptances! That information will go on our "ACCEPTED" map bulletin board! (community college, trade school, and military count, too!)

Please keep checking Naviance and the Scholarship page on the College & Career Center Website for up-to-date info. Many of the local scholarships award at least one to each high school in Simi Valley! Your student could be one of them! Scholarship List

Contact Mrs. Wigdor in the CCC with any questions.

SSHS Performing Arts Boosters

  The Santa Susana High School Performing Arts Center is selling theatre seat sponsorships for the auditorium. For $150 your name or the name of a loved one will be on a plaque on a seat in the SSHS Performing Arts Center building. For an order form, see Attached Announcements at the bottom of this message.
  There are only 35 seat plaques available. Hurry, before they're gone!


Student Testing Support
  PTSA would like to support our 11th grade students during state testing, April 16 - 19. Students will be testing 2 hours a day, and we would like to support them with small bottles of water, a fruit, and a granola bar (without nuts) each day of testing.
  Please help us by donating small bottles of water and granola bars (without nuts). We would appreciate donations from all parents. For more information and to donate, please contact Danielle Riggen, 805-587-6545.

Please join PTSA and help support the programs, events, and activities that SSHS PTSA provides. Membership is only $6 per person. Please visit our 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.

No Frills Fundraiser
We need your help with the No Frills Fundraiser, so your students don't have to sell anything! Just make a 100% tax deductible donation of $50 per student (or more) in order to provide all of the programs and services that PTSA makes available to our students throughout the school year. Make checks payable to: SSHS - PTSA or visit our website to register and donate.

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Please email Gail Sarkisian at santasuptsa@gmail.com

Simi Valley Public Library

Simi Valley Public Library Bookmark Design Contest
  As part of "Summer At Your Library," the public is invited to use their imaginations and show their creativity by submitting a design for a new bookmark using one of two themes, "Reading Takes You Everywhere!" or "Happy 5th Anniversary to the Library!"
  One winner will be chosen in the following categories: Ages 3-7, 8-11, 12-14, 15+. Winners will have their design produced and given out to the public, beginning in June. Winners will be announced at a special concert June 11th at 6:00 p.m. Designs are due at the Library by May 2nd. No late entries will be accepted. Additional submission forms may be downloaded from the library's website.

Annual Teen Summer Volunteer Fair
-- Thursday, April 26, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Simi Valley Public Library - Community Room.
  Looking to give back to your community this summer? Not sure which organizations have volunteer opportunities? Start your search at the City of Simi Valley's Second Annual Volunteer Fair at the Simi Valley Public Library. Talk to representatives from 25 local nonprofits about volunteering during the summer and on a regular basis, or on special projects. No reservations required to attend. Drop in anytime during the Fair. Click for more information.

Click here for attached announcements.