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January 22, 2018

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

January 22, 2018

Schedule for the week of January 22 Monday - Even Block Schedule
Tuesday - Odd Block Schedule
Wednesday Minimum Day (12:30 dismissal) Open House/Home Show
Thursday - All Periods (typical Monday schedule)
Friday - Typical Friday Schedule
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/
Peer Tutoring Students at Santa Susana will be tutoring other students for free after school.

Tutoring will take place from 3:00-4:00 in the following locations:
Room 410 — Mondays and Tuesdays
Room 408 — Wednesdays

There is a math/science focus but all subjects are welcome including AP subjects.
Peer tutors wanted! Earn volunteering hours!
STEAM Expo Informational Meeting Wednesday, January 24, 2018 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Please plan on attending this informational meeting if you are interested in participating in the STEAM Expo.
General information about the event
-project submission forms
-volunteer forms
Please contact Jasanpreet Pandher at jpkaur37@gmail.com with any questions.
 Fifth Wall
Senior Project
 "Fifth Wall" will be performing in the PAC Friday, February 2nd at 7PM and Saturday, February 3rd at 7PM. This play is written and directed by Zak Cullen, a senior at SSHS for his senior project. The cast has been working on the play for a year now and are very excited to perform it. Fifth Wall is a love story set in the 80s. The play is free and no tickets need to be purchased. Seats will be on a first come, first serve basis. They will be taking donations during the play and all donations will go towards the Children's Hospital and the Bully Project. See you there!
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, with the exception of the Science Fair judging, are open to the community and we invite everyone to attend! Science Fair projects will be on display the following night at Open House. For more information on each of these events and photographs of last year's events, please check out our website: SSHS Applied Sciences Series
College & Career Center

SAT Prep
Interested in SAT prep, but don't have the time after school or on weekends? Solution: one-hour prep on late start Fridays. 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 SAT pre- and post-tests! There are a limited number of scholarships available for students who cannot afford the cost but want to attend.

College Tours
Free College tours hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley
Pepperdine 2/16/18 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
UCLA 3/9/2018 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tours include a full campus tour, presentation, and a Q&A session. Please see the attached flyers.

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
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  
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 2 Fifth Wall 7:00 PM in the PAC
Saturday, February 3 Fifth Wall 7:00 PM in the PAC
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.