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January 29, 2018

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

January 29, 2018


There will be no block schedule days the week of January 29.
Monday through Thursday are on Monday/Tuesday schedule.
Friday is a regular Friday schedule.

PSAT: Understanding Your Scores

Did you take the PSAT in October? Do you want to gain insight into what the scores mean and how to use your scores to prepare for the SAT?

Please join us at this evening event on Wednesday, January 31st from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM in the MUR where you will receive a hard copy of your PSAT scores and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Grief & Loss
Counseling Groups
 In response to the emotional needs of our students, the Counseling Department will be providing short-term (8-week) groups on Grief and Loss, beginning in February. If you have a student to refer to these groups, please email your Counselor directly. The Counseling Department will then meet with each student individually to discuss this opportunity and provide parental consent forms for their participation.
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!
 Fifth Wall
Senior Project
 Fifth Wall will be performed 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
Flyer and ticket form in the attachments folder.
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. **Completed**.
  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
 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
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.

College Planning Workshop: Roadmap to College
Get help planning a timeline and a "to-do" list for college. Help ease that anxiety by preparing yourself for all the tasks you'll need to complete by your senior year. This workshop is geared towards Juniors, but Freshmen and Sophomores are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, January 31 3:00 - 4:00 PM in the College & Career Center.

Contact Mrs. Wigdor in the CCC with any questions.

  Upcoming Events  
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.