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March 26, 2018

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

March 26, 2018

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. Med-X Speaker Symposium - March 17, 2018 **Completed**.
  3. 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.
  4. STEAM Expo — April 20, 2018. 4:00 PM to 8:00 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 on each of these events and photographs of last year's events, please check out our website: SSHS Applied Sciences Series

Supplies Needed

The STEM with GEMS club will be making a water bottle rocket to launch at the STEAM Expo. For this project, we are asking for empty two liter bottle donations. If you can donate, please drop off the bottles in Mrs. Hazlewood's room. Additionally, if you would like to participate in building the rocket, please email jpkaur37@gmail.com.

If you would still like to submit a project or volunteer for the STEAM Expo, please fill out one of the following links as soon as possible. The STEAM Expo is going to take place on April 20, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.

Donations of Legos or K'NEX would be appreciated. Please drop off in the office labeled for Mrs. Hazlewood's.

STEAM Expo Project
Steam Expo Volunteer Form

Senior Prom "Written In the Stars" Prom is underway!
Don't forget to purchase your prom tickets!
They are on sale from March 19th to the 29th for $135!

I hope to see you there!

Your Senior Class President,
Michelle Kidess
  Upcoming Events  
Tuesday, March 27 Financial Award Deciphering 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM MUR
Thursday, March 29 Filmstock 7:00 PM at the Studio Movie Grill.
March 30 - April 6 Spring Break
Saturday, April 14 Senior Prom
Monday, April 16 Astronomy Night 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 18 PTSA Association Meeting 5:30 PM in the CCC
Friday, April 20 STEAM Expo
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.


  • Deciphering Financial Awards Letters: analyze, choose, appeal. Tuesday, March 27 in the MUR
    --Find out how to compare financial aid awards to pick your best value school.
    --Learn when it is appropriate to appeal and how to do so.
    --Get insider tips for securing financial aid for every year of college.
  • 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!)

  • Scholarships
    Scholarships for Seniors are really starting to roll in! 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.

    Join PTSA
    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

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