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February 4, 2019

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

February 04, 2019

Upcoming Events  
Monday, February 4 Thespian/Theatre fundraiser See flyer in documents folder.
Monday, February 4 Block schedule even classes
Tuesday, February 5 Block schedule odd classes
Wednesday, February 6 Minimum Day
Wednesday, February 6 PTSA Association Meeting 4:30 PM prior to Open House
Wednesday, February 6 Open House, Home Show, and Science Fair 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Friday, February 8 Candyland Dance 5:00 - 8:00 PM in the MUR
Saturday, February 9 STEAM Expo 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Friday, February 15 The Penny Dreadfuls 7:00 PM in the Black Box
Saturday, February 16 The Penny Dreadfuls 2:00 and 7:00 PM in the Black Box
Friday, February 22 Art Festival 6:00 to 9:00 PM in the library, Room 204, and Room 203
Friday, February 22 Dance Concert 7:00 PM in the Black Box Theatre
Saturday, February 23 Dance Concert 2:00 and 7:00 PM in the Black Box Theatre
Friday, February 22 Shakespeare As You Like It 7:00 PM in the PAC
Saturday, February 23 Shakespeare As You Like It 2:00 and 7:00 PM in the PAC
Monday, February 25 Mock Trial competition at Ventura County Superior Court
Tuesday, February 26 Mock Trial competition at Ventura County Superior Court
  Be sure to check the documents folder at the end of this Monday Message for flyers and notices.

Mock Trial

Mock Trial is going to their annual Ventura County Mock Trial competition! They will compete against 34 other schools in Ventura County. The first place school will compete at the state competition in March.

Come support your Mock Trial team in their first rounds on Monday, February 25 and Tuesday, February 26. The rounds begin at 4:00 PM and are held at the Superior Court of Ventura County at 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura.

Contact Mrs. Roth at chelsea.roth@simivalleyusd.org with any questions.

What’s Happening in the Library?

The library received over 125 new books. There are some great contemporary, young adult novels. Several English classes have recently visited the library to “speed date” these books, and they are flying off the shelves.

Keep reading, Troubadours!

Science Fair

Santa Susana High School Science Fair entrants and award winners will show their entries at Open House on Wednesday, February 6. Come see the amazing work done by SSHS students and wish them well in the Ventura County Tournament.


Two of our Robotics Teams will be competing in Bakersfield on Saturday, February 9 and our third Robotics Team will be competing on Saturday February 16 in Compton.

Ethics Bowl

This last Saturday, February 2nd, our Ethics team competed with other Southern California schools in a regional competition about compelling ethical dilemmas. Students have been preparing for this since August, up to 3 hours a week as well as during breaks. They have thoroughly explored the application of ethical frameworks like Utilitarianism, Deontology, and Virtue Ethics in many cases on a range of topics.

They performed remarkably well and competed with the best. We won 2 of 3 rounds.

2019 Competitors:
Howra Alammarah
Kaori Nemoto
Andrew Young
Aleyah Ewing
Fabio Pires
Alicia Griggs
Shadi Azad
Daniel McGreevy
Jackson Martinez

Choir Valentine Grams

SSHS Vocal Music Singing Valentine Grams
Purchase a Valentine gram for your student, a staff member, or anyone you'd like to send some love to!
Please fill out THIS FORM when you purchase the gram.
$1 Paper Gram
$3 Paper Gram with Stuffed Animal
$5 Personalized Video Gram
(Paper grams and stuffed animals available only for people at Santa Susana, video grams are available for anyone).
Personalized Video Grams only on sale till Monday, Feb 11. Video Grams purchased after the 11th will be generic.
Grams will be available for purchase during lunch in the quad and on the student store website starting Monday.


Mark your calendars-Don't Miss out on the Fun!
Saturday February 9, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Looking for Quilt makers to help sew and put together a quilt being designed by Mrs. Hazlewood's Geometry Classes. Please email Mrs. Hazlewood at karen.hazlewood@simivalleyusd.org. Also, please contact Mrs. Hazlewood, if would you be interested or willing to have a booth in the STEAM EXPO to introduce quilting.

Candyland Dance

February 8th 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the MUR

$7 with ASB
$10 without ASB
$20 at the door

Children's Theatre Presents

The Penny Dreadfuls
In the Black Box
February 15, 7:00 PM
February 16, 2:00 and 7:00 PM

The Penny Dreadfuls is a fast paced, darkly comic play reminiscent of Dickens' "Oliver Twist". The Penny Dreadfuls are orphans and runaways who spend their nights and days working for the dastardly Professor as pickpockets and thieves. But these smart children have got far more than mischief up their sleeves and, as in the Dickens' novel, all villains get their due!

Booster pre-sale for begins on Monday, January 28 in the student store. General sales begin in store and online on Friday, February 1. This performance is in the Black Box Theatre and seating is first come, first serve. VIP seats are being offered for $20 each and include a reserved seat in the first 4 rows plus 2 free concessions. VIP seats must be purchased in the student store and are not available for purchase the day of the performances.

Remaining ticket prices are as follows:
Adult: $12
Senior (55+)/Child (12-): $10
ASB: $10 (limit one)
Booster: $8 (limit one)
Matinée: $8
Group of 5 or more: $8

Choir and Instrumental Music Fundraiser

Choir and Instrumental music are having a fundraiser starting on Monday 1/28/2019. Mixed Bag offers tote bags, and kitchen gadgets Orders can be placed with a student or on line January 28th through Feb 8th. www.mixedbagdesigns.com/santa-susana-high-school See the flyer in the attached documents folder.

Troubadour Classic Theatre Company presents
William Shakespeare's: As You Like It

As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle's court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. In the forest, they encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveler Jaques who speaks many of Shakespeare's most famous speeches (such as "All the world's a stage", "too much of a good thing" and "A fool! A fool! I met a fool in the forest"). Jaques provides a sharp contrast to the other characters in the play, always observing and disputing the hardships of life in the country.

Performance Dates:
Friday, February 22nd @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 23rd @ 2:00 and 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices:
Tickets will go on sale in store and online to the general public on Friday, February 8th.
$10 General admission
$5 Student, Senior, Child, Booster

The SSHS Dance Department presents

Level II Dance Concert
Elevate: Stories of Empowerment

Performance Dates:
Friday, February 22nd @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 23rd @ 2:00 and 7:00 PM
Black Box Theatre
Ticket Prices:
Tickets will go on sale in store and online to the general public on Friday, February 8th.
$13 General admission
$11 ASB Evening(one ticket only) $11 Senior, Child
$8 Booster Evening (one ticket only)
$8 ASB / Booster Matinée (unlimited tickets)

College and Career - Seniors

Seniors! Whether you are attending a 4-year or 2-year community college, or thinking of attending a vocational school, please make sure to apply for the FAFSA no later than March 2nd. Even if you don't think you will qualify, this is a way that colleges will consider you for need, merit, or other institutional aid and can help you qualify for the federal loans that generally have a better rate than the private loans you may need.

MOORPARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE PREVIEW DAY-FRIDAY, MARCH 1st: Field trip for to explore MPCC, create an education plan to help you graduate with your AA in 2 years, hear from a financial aid representative and engage with a student question and answer panel. MPCC is providing all students in attendance with lunch. Please see Mrs. Wigdor in the College & Career Center for forms-space is limited.

 College and Career - All Students

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 March 1 (see attached flyer for schedule of classes). 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.

Please contact Mrs. Wigdor with any questions.


PSAT Scores are in!
If you took the PSAT in October please stop by the counseling office, at lunch or after school, to pick up your score report.


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 PTSA Senior Graduate Scholarships, students must be a member for 2 years.

SSHS PTSA Presents: The No Frills Fundraiser!! We're simply asking for a tax deductible donation of $50.00 per student (or more, if you are so inclined!) in order to provide all of the programs and services that PTSA makes available. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. It is easy to donate, make checks payable to: SSHS-PTSA or visit our website to register and donate.

Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SantaSusanaHighSchoolPTSA/
For questions or concerns, please email Gail Sarkisian at santasuptsa@gmail.com

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