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January 15, 2018

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

January 15, 2018

SSHS Vocal Music's Winter Concert
Come join the Vocal Music program for a concert full of Peace, Brotherhood and Harmony.
January 19th at 7:00pm and January 20th 2:00pm and 7:00pm.
Tickets are available through the student store.
SSHS Choir Fundraiser The SSHS Choir Department is selling Cords of Steel, 6 foot long charging cables wrapped in steel that work for both Lightning (Apple products) and micro USB (non-Apple products). The Cords are $20 and can be purchased from any Choir student. More information on the product can be found at http://www.cordsofsteel.com/
Swing is the Thing! The Santa Susana HS Performing Arts Boosters Present the first Annual Swing Night!
Featuring the talents of the Choral, Dance, Instrumental Music, Theater, and Tech Departments.

Friday, February 9, 2018. SSHS MUR 6:00 - 9:30PM
Come one, come all and dress up in whatever period swing attire you fancy!
  • Karl Hunter from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Stephen Spencer from Post-Modern Jukebox
  • SSHS Jazz Combo & Big Band
  • Moorpark College Jazz Band
  • SSHS Choral soloists
  • SSHS Dance Dept Dancers
  • SSHS Theater MC Hosts
  • SSHS Stagecraft/Tech
    Evenings Events
    6:00 PM Spaghetti Dinner in MUR *Music from the SSHS Jazz Combo
    7:00 PM Clear tables for Dance Floor featuring the SSHS Jazz Big Band & Guests
    8:00 PM Moorpark College Big Band
    8:45 PM Combined SSHS and Moorpark College Jazz Bands Finale
    9:00 PM Encore

$20 for Spaghetti Dinner & Dance
$10 for Dance (no food)
Tickets are available in Room 702 (Mr. Theisen/Instrumental Music) and at the door!
Concessions at event
Instrumental Music Presents
Chamber Night
 Come see an evening of entertaining and educational Instrumental Music! Tuesday evening, January 23rd for SSHS Instrumental Music's first annual Chamber Night. Many small group performances will be taking place from 5:00-9:00 PM held in the Black Box, Activity Room, Library, and Choir Room. A list of who will be performing and where, will be located at the concession stand, (featuring hot chocolate, hot coffee, and desserts) right in the main quad outside the IM Room (702). Best of all, ATTENDANCE IS FREE, come and enjoy!
Applied Science Series  This year, SSHS will be hosting its first Applied Science Series to show case student achievements in the STEM field through research projects and presentations.
    There are four events:
  1. The Science Fair - January 23, 2018. The Science Fair is a competitive exhibition of student works and will be part of the Ventura County Science Fair.
  2. Astronomy Night - March 17, 2018. Astronomy Night will let students explore the field of astrophysics through direct viewing of the night sky with high-power telescopes.
  3. Med-X Speaker Symposium - March 17, 2018. The Med-X Speaker Symposium will feature presentations from future innovators who are using their education to change the field of medicine as well as a keynote speaker from the medical profession.
  4. STEAM Expo - April 20, 2018. 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 on each of these events and photographs of last year's events, please check out our website: SSHS Applied Sciences Series
 Science Fair Judges Wanted  If you are interested in being a volunteer judge for the SSHS Science Fair on January 23, please contact Kai Chorazewicz at kac2234@gmail.com for more information. Judges should have a background in Science or Engineering or a career in one of these disciplines.
 College & Career Center

Interested in SAT or ACT prep, but don't have the time after school or on weekends? Solution: one-hour prep on late start Fridays after Winter Break. ACT prep begins Friday 1/19; SAT prep begins Friday 2/23. The classes are offered at a discounted rate of $369 and are run through Tried & True Tutoring on SSHS campus in the College & Career Center. The price includes materials and full-length mock ACT/SAT pre- and post-tests! There are a limited number of scholarships available for students who cannot afford the cost but want to attend.

Harvard, Berkeley, or Bust-The Highly Selective College Admissions Process. Presented by a former admissions officer for Cal Tech, UCLA, and the University of Chicago. Simi Valley Unified District Wide Event. Tuesday, January 17, 6:00 PM Simi Valley High School MPR.

Contact Mrs. Wigdor in the CCC with any questions.

 Mock Trial Fundraiser  Mock Trial is selling "World's Finest Chocolates " in Room 307. Come and get your chocolate (crisp, dark, milk, caramel, or almond) for $1/bar after school. The money goes to fund the Mock Trial competition held at the Ventura County Courthouse at the end of February. All chocolates are available while supplies last.
 Art Festival
Senior Project
 Santa Susana will be hosting their first Art Festival February 2, 2018, in the Santa Susana Library. It will be showcasing art, music, and poetry created by the students of Santa Susana High School. We are looking for any Santa Susana High School students that would like to enter their original artwork to be presented in the Art Festival.
    The categories are:
  • Paintings - oil, acrylic, and watercolor
  • Graphics - drawing, pastels, and printmaking
  • Photography
  • Mixed Media and Assemblage
Artwork must be ready to hang, with the entry form attached to the back of the art. It is preferable if the art is matted. The minimum size must be 5"x7" and a maximum size (with mat) of 16"x20". Art work will be accepted from November 14, 2017 to January 19, 2018 in Room 112 during school hours. Students will have the option of selling their artwork. Artwork that is not for sale should be marked NFS on the entry form. All other works will sell for listed price and the proceeds will go to the Art Department of Santa Susana High School. For more information contact Mrs. Cherbak-Boyd at yvonne.cherbak-boyd@simivalleyusd.org
 Work Permits  Students need to have a minimum GPA of 2.0, maintain a 90% attendance rate, and have six or fewer periods of truancy. More information available on the CCC Work Permit page. Contact Mrs. Wigdor in the College & Career Center with any questions.
  Upcoming Events  
Wednesday, January 17 Harvard, Berkeley, or Bust: College Admission Process 6:00 PM SVHS MPR
Friday, January 19 Harmony - SSHS Vocal Music's Winter Concert
7:00 PM in the PAC
Saturday, January 20 Harmony - SSHS Vocal Music's Winter Concert
2:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the PAC
Tuesday, January 23 Chamber Night
5:00PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, January 23 Science Fair
Wednesday, January 24 Minimum day - 12:30 PM dismissal
Wednesday, January 24 Open House 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Home Show
Science Fair
Wednesday, January 31 Coffee with the Counselors
Topic: "Developing Emotion Regulation Skills"
  • Parents Session at 8:00 AM
  • Students Session during ACE
Located in the Counseling/CCC Building.
Friday, February 2 Art Festival
Friday, February 9 Swing is the Thing - Dinner Dance
6:00 - 9:30 PM in MUR
Tickets available in advance from Mr. Theisen Room 702 or at the door.
Saturday, March 17 Astronomy Night
Saturday, March 17 Med-X Speaker Symposium
Friday, April 20 Steam Expo
Click here for attached announcements.