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February 5, 2018

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

February 5, 2018


2018 Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Bruce Nebens! He has been selected Teacher of the Year by a committee representing the Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties' engineering societies. He will be honored February 23, at their yearly banquet. We are proud and honored to have Mr. Nebens as part of Team Troubadour!

NCWIT Aspirations Award
Samika Karthik, a junior at Santa Su, has been selected as a 2018 National Honorable Mention recipient of the National Council of Women in Technology. We are proud and inspired that Samika has received this honor!

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!
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.
Simi Valley Youth Summit

Students, make a difference in your community by sharing opinions and working towards solutions about issues you care about at the annual Simi Valley Youth Sumit! The Summit will be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 2:45 PM. Your attendance is approved as school business by the School District. The day will be filled with fun activities for teambuilding and leadership development. Plus you'll have the opportunity to speak with influential community leaders about the issues YOU care about! Breakfast and a catered lunch will be provided.

Register online at www.simivalley.org/YouthSummit or pick up an application in the front office. You must register before Wednesday, February 21, 2018 for this FREE summit. Space is limited to the first 170 students, so don't delay and register today!

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.

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.

"Developong Emotion Regulation Skills"
Rescheduled event (from 1/31 to 2/8) due to the Road Show. It will be held in the Activities Room during ACE (9:45 - 10:35).

Happy National School Counseling Week
The 2018 National School Counseling Week, "School Counselors: Helping Students Reach for the Stars," will be celebrated from Feb. 5 - 9, 2018, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

Help SSHS celebrate by encouraging your student to come to our office to fill out the attached NSCW poster that asks, "My school counselor helps me reach the stars by..." There is a national competition and we'd love to enter some fun pictures and videos from SSHS!

Counseling Department Web Page and Contacts

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.

  Upcoming Events  
Monday, February 5 Pathways 6:00 PM at the Reagan Library & Muesum
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.
Friday, February 16 -
Monday, February 19
No School
Friday, February 23 Secret Garden 7:00 PM Blackbox Theater
Saturday, February 24 Secret Garden 2:00 and 7:00 Blackbox Theater
Friday, March 2 Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor
7:00 PM in the PAC
Friday, March 2 My Story - Dance Level II 7:00 PM in the Blackbox Theater
Saturday, March 3 Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor
2:00 PM and 7:00 Pm in the PAC
Saturday, March 3 My Story - Dance Level II 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the Blackbox Theater
Saturday, March 17 Astronomy Night
Saturday, March 17 Med-X Speaker Symposium
Friday, March 23 Animal Farm 7:00 PM in the PAC
Saturday, March 24 Animal Farm 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the PAC
March 30 - April 6 Spring Break
Friday, April 20 Steam Expo
Click here for attached announcements.