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March 5, 2018

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

March 5, 2018

Food and Drink Deliveries

Please remember, students may not order food or drinks to be delivered to campus by delivery services. Parents, however, are always welcome to deliver food to the main office for their child to collect during passing periods or at lunch.

On behalf of the SSHS staff, thank you for your support in keeping our school safe and for helping us to value instructional time.

West Side Story/East Side Sharky's
Fundraiser and Show

On Saturday, March 10th "jet" over to "Sharky's" for lunch or dinner and our Theatre Dept. receives 20% back! Then, see West Side Story at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, where two of our SSHS theatre alumni are in the cast.

Tickets must be purchased through the Theatre Department by March 6. See Attached Documents Folder below for informational flyer and ticket order form.

Honorary Service Awards

It's that time again to recognize someone for all that he/she does to go that extra mile to help!

The Honorary Service Awards are open for nominations. The nomination form and description of each available award is in Attached Announcements at the bottom of this message. Please take the time to nominate a parent, teacher, or administrator that you feel deserves extra recognition for their involvement in our school community. Nomination forms can be printed, filled out and turned in to the Santa Susana Main Office or you can send an email to Erin Garrett at erin.garrett94@gmail.com with the nomination information.

Nominations are all due no later than Monday, March 12, 2018. The HSA committee will then met to choose those to be honored at the annual banquet this spring.

Comic Con
Senior Project

On March 16, 2018, Santa Susana High School will be having their first Comic Con! This will be held in the MPR from 5 - 8 P.M. We will be having a cosplay contest as well as a panel from members of the entertainment industry. Confirmed so far are:

  • Sound Director, Randy Coppinger
  • Lead Software Engineer of Overwatch, Bill Warnecke
  • Voice of Dr. Krieger of Archer, Lucky Yates
  • Pink Power Ranger, Catherine Sutherland

  • We will also be featuring projects from students 10th to 12th grade throughout the Convention.

    To sign up to have your project displayed or be featured in the cosplay contest, click on the links below.
    Cosplay Link
    Student Project Link

    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 - April 16, 2018 7:00 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.
    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

    Med-X Speaker
    Expert on Youth Sports Brain Injuries

    On March 17, come explore the complexities of the human brain with Dr. Mayumi Prins, as she reveals how technology has transformed the treatment of the body's most intricate organ in a talk titled The Neuroscience of Brain Injuries: How Technology is Shaping the Future.

    Dr. Mayumi Prins is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Brain Injury Research Center of the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also the director of the BrainSPORT program at the Steve Tisch Institute. Dr. Prins specializes in the field of sports medicine and effects of brain injury on the human brain. Dr. Prins will take questions at the end of her talk. The lecture series will also feature seven students from Santa Susana High School who will present research on the influence of technology within the medical field.

    Students, parents, and other community members are all invited to attend. Doors to the SSHS Performing Arts Center will open at 11:00 AM. Admission is free to all attendees.

    at the Studio Movie Grill

    Dearest Middle School Brethren

    Santa Susana High's Film Program is hosting a Filmstock (our version of a student film festival) at 7pm on Thursday, March 29 (evening before Spring Break) at the Studio Movie Grill. We are very excited about this event and would really like to show what we do to the wider community.

    We would appreciate you helping us to get the word out for this event.

    Any middle school student who buys a ticket will be automatically entered into our raffle for tickets to our next Filmstock, movie theater tickets, and more.

    Tickets are $14 and go on sale March 5.

    If you want to buy tickets, bring cash or check to room 604 Monday through Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 PM on SSHS's campus anytime before the show. Act soon, seats are limited!

    Luke Golden
    Film and Video Program Director


    Registration for 2018-2019 is underway.

    Counseling Department Web Page and Contacts


     Seniors are visiting the library during their English class this month to participate in a unique lesson. Since graduation is right around the corner, 12th graders are learning about how to use the distinct and extensive resources they will find at their college library. During this week-long unit, students learn skills, such as: LOC classification, subject area specialists, periodical databases, scholarly research techniques, union catalogs, etc. They also learn how to use several web tools that will help them as they complete college assignments.

    When the unit is complete, students will have created their own Personal learning Space (PLS) for college resources that is housed on a website they have built for college searching. We suggest that you ask your senior about his/her PLS and take a look at the materials they have created during this unit. The seniors are creating some amazine projects.

    College & Career Center

    College Planning During ACE, the college and Career Center is hosting a variety of college planning workshops for 9th - 11th grade students. Topics include: Roadmap to College; Resumes; ACT vs SAT; How to approach Essay & Personal Statements; Open Sessions for Q & A, and more.

    Next Session: Resumes! Creating your resume for college, employment , and scholarships! What should you include, how to format, and more!
    Wednesday, 3/14 (Juniors); Thursday, 3:15 (Freshmen and Sophomores) See flyer in Attached Announcements at the bottom of this message or visit the College & Career Website.

    College Tours
    Free College tours hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley
    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.

    Santa Susana Performing Arts Booster Scholarship
    The SSPAB 2017-2018 school year scholarship application is now available. A copy of the application is in Attached Announcements at the bottom of this message, copies are also available from Mrs Wigdor in the CCC, and posted on Naviance. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 11. Please submit applications to Mrs. Wigdor.

    Contact Mrs. Wigdor in the CCC with any questions.

    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!
      Upcoming Events  
    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
    Thursday, March 8 General Booster Meeting 7:00 PM in the CCC. 2018-2019 Officers will be elected.
    Friday, March 9 Non-student day. All teacher staff development.
    Friday, March 9 SCSBOA Band Festival
    Saturday, March 10 SCSBOA Band Festival
    Friday, March 16 Comic Con 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM in the MPR
    Saturday, March 17 Med-X Speaker Symposium 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM in the PAC
    Saturday, March 17 Talent Show 6:30 PM in the MPR
    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
    Thursday, March 29 Filmstock 7:00 PM at the Studio Movie Grill.
    March 30 - April 6 Spring Break
    Friday, April 20 STEAM Expo

    Join PTSA
    It is that time of the year to decide which college or university you'll be attending next fall. Please join PTSA today 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
    Santa Susana High School PTSA Presents: The No Frills Fundraiser!! We need your help! Let's make this simple so your students don't have to sell anything... We're simply asking for a tax deductible donation of $50 per student (or more, if you are so inclined) in order to provide all of the programs and services that PTSA makes available to our students throughout the school year. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. It is easy to donate, make checks payable to: SSHS - PTSA or visit our sebsite to register and donate.

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    Please email Gail Sarkisian at santasuptsa@gmail.com

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