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April 9, 2018

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

April 9, 2018

   
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Congratulations Santa Susana High School's Ventura County Science Fair Winners!

Sasha Avakyan, 9th grade - 1st Place for Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences. Sasha has qualified for the State's science fair!
Adrean Pokala and Nikita Pokala, 9th grade - 4th Place for Engineering.
Benjamin Simpson, 10th grade - 4th Place for Mathematics, Computer Science, and Electronics.

Spanish Club Fundraiser  Tonight, April 9 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Simi Valley Chipotle. 50% of proceeds will go to the SSHS Spanish Club. Just be sure and tell the cashier that you are there for the SSHS Spanish Club Fundraiser.
  Upcoming Events  
Tuesday, April 10 Triumphant Troubadour Awards 6:00 PM in the MUR
Saturday, April 14 Senior Prom
Monday, April 16 Astronomy Night 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Thursday, April 19 Minimum Day - Senior Project Presentations in PM
Friday, April 20 STEAM Expo 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Friday, April 27 Fiddler on the Roof 7:00 PM in the PAC
Saturday, April 28 Fiddler on the Roof 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the PAC
Friday, May 4 Fiddler on the Roof 7:00 PM in the PAC
Saturday, May 5 Fiddler on the Roof 2:00 PMand 7:00 PM in the PAC
Wednesday, May 9 PTSA Association Meeting 5:30 PM in the CCC
May 7 - May 18 AP Testing
Friday, May 18 CaféTroubadour 7:00 PM in the PAC
Saturday, May 19 Café Troubadour 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM in the PAC
Friday, May 25 Filmstock 7:00 PM in the PAC
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day - Holiday
Friday, June 1 Senior Picnic
Friday, June 1 Instrumental Concert
Friday, June 2 Instrumental Concert
Tuesday, June 5 Senior Scholarship Night
Thursday, June 7 Graduation
Thursday, June 7 Grad Night
Friday, June 8 Last Day of School - Minimum Day
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 7:00 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

STEAM Expo
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

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.

Seniors
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
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!

PTSA

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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Questions or concerns
Please email Gail Sarkisian at santasuptsa@gmail.com

Simi Valley Public Library

Simi Valley Public Library Bookmark Design Contest
  As part of "Summer At Your Library," the public is invited to use their imaginations and show their creativity by submitting a design for a new bookmark using one of two themes, "Reading Takes You Everywhere!" or "Happy 5th Anniversary to the Library!"
  One winner will be chosen in the following categories: Ages 3-7, 8-11, 12-14, 15+. Winners will have their design produced and given out to the public, beginning in June. Winners will be announced at a special concert June 11th at 6:00 p.m. Designs are due at the Library by May 2nd. No late entries will be accepted. Additional submission forms may be downloaded from the library's website.

Annual Teen Summer Volunteer Fair
-- Thursday, April 26, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Simi Valley Public Library - Community Room.
  Looking to give back to your community this summer? Not sure which organizations have volunteer opportunities? Start your search at the City of Simi Valley's Second Annual Volunteer Fair at the Simi Valley Public Library. Talk to representatives from 25 local nonprofits about volunteering during the summer and on a regular basis, or on special projects. No reservations required to attend. Drop in anytime during the Fair. Click for more information.

Click here for attached announcements.