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February 11, 2019

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

February 11, 2019

Upcoming Events  
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
Tuesday, February 19 PTSA Pizza Fundraiser. See flyer in document folder for details.
Thursday, February 21 20th Anniversary Filmstock 7:00 PM at Studio Movie Grill in the Simi Valley Town Center.
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
Wednesday, February 27 College Admissions: Harvard, Berkeley...or Bust! 6:00 PM in the MUR
  Be sure to check the documents folder at the end of this Monday Message for flyers and notices.

Purchase Your AP Exam

Students who plan to take an AP Exam this year should visit the student store, either in person or online, to purchase their exams. All tests purchased through February 18th will be $94 each; after February 18th the cost will be $99 per test. The deadline to purchase all testing is March 8th. If your child receives free or reduced lunch, please have them see Mrs. Fernandes as soon as possible for special paperwork.

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.

Academic Decathlon
Congratulate Santa Susana's Academic Decathlon Team.

This year the team consisted of 10 students from 9th - 11th grade:
Bryson Xiao
Sai Kacham
Adrean Pokala
Arjun Damerla
Shreya Agarwal
Rohan Saklani
Sahil Plaha
Vani Raja
Zack Goldman
Kelly Deen

We won 11 medals in the categories of Essay, Interview, Music, Social Science, Art, Science, Math, and Economics in the white division. Students competed against 20 schools and 32 teams in their individual GPA categories.

Bryson Xiao won 1st place in Science, Essay, and Social Science, 2nd place in Math and Economics and scored the Highest overall points for Santa Susana High School.

Vani Raja won 2nd place for Art.

Zack Goldman won 2nd in Economics.

Kelly Deen won 2nd in Music.

Sahil Plaha won 3rd in the Interview.

Rohan Saklani won 3rd in Mathematics.

Sai Kacham won 3rd in Mathematics and won the Team Spirit Award.
Congratulations to the Santa Susana HS Robotics Club

There is more good news coming from our very own robotics club!

1351X, one of the three teams from SSHS Robotics Club, has qualified for the California State Championship!

Two teams participated in the competition in Bakersfield, on Saturday, February 9. 1351Z, one of the two new teams formed this year, qualified for the elimination round and reached the Round 16. 1351X, allied with a team from Bakersfield High School, beat out 35 other teams from all across central and southern California to win the competition!

In addition to winning tournament champions, which qualified the team for the state level competition, 1351X also received the Build Award for the most sophisticated build design and presentation to a panel of judges. 1351X will be returning to Bakersfield on March 2 to compete for a chance to participate in VEX Worlds, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Our third team, 1351Y, is competing next Saturday in Compton, CA.

We are proud to represent Santa Susana High School again.

Mihir Shah
SSHS Robotics Club

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.

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

Theatre Department Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

Nothing says I love you like a dozen sweet glazed donuts from Krispy Kreme and you get a sweet deal too. Purchase a dozen donuts for only $10 now through Feb. 19th and our Thespian members will deliver them to you at school on Feb. 21st.

Orders may be placed with any Thespian member or given to Mrs. Albertson in the Black Box theatre. Please contact Shari Henderson (slh.scola@gmail.com) with any questions.

Thanks for supporting the theatre department.

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.


Local scholarships are starting to arrive! Additionally, we are launching the first ever Universal Scholarship Packet for Seniors! Students can apply for multiple local scholarships with one application. The student is responsible for submitting one completed packet (including supplementals) per scholarship. This will be available to students beginning on Friday, February 15. Please access under "Universal Scholarship" in Naviance. The form is fillable!

 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.

College Admissions: Harvard, Berkeley...or Bust! Guiding students to build a smart college list. Hear about how the nation's most selective colleges make decisions from pools full of the most qualified applicants from a veteran college counselor and former admissions officer for the University of Chicago, Caltech, and UCLA. Learn what students do to set themselves apart and how to begin the task of compiling your college list.

Please contact Mrs. Wigdor for more information.

 Counseling Office

If you took the PSAT last October you must stop by the counseling office at lunch, ACE, or after school to pick up your score report.


Pizza Night! Family Fundraiser
Where: Toppers Pizza Place - 2408 Erringer Road, Simi Valley
When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
3:30 - 9:00 PM
What: Toppers Pizza will donate back 20% of pre-tax sales generated by our group!
Be sure to take a flyer located in the documents folder below.
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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