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February 18, 2019

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

February 18, 2019

Upcoming Events  
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.
Thursday, February 21 Game Night 3:00 PM Room 101
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.

Congratulations Abbe Road Last weekend Abbe Road A Cappella were awarded second place at the International Championship of High School A Cappella (ICHSA) Quarterfinals. They will be moving onto the Semifinal competition in Salem, OR.
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.

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)

Instrumental Music Festival

Help Needed

On MARCH 14th, 15th and 16th, 2019, Thursday thru Saturday, from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., Santa Susana Instrumental Music will be hosting the SCSBOA (Southern California School Band & Orchestra Assoc.) Music Festival at Santa Susana High School. We will host more than 25 middle and high schools from Ventura County and beyond. This is an opportunity for schools to perform for and participate in clinics with esteemed music directors. Santa Susana has proudly hosted this festival for many years, but we can only continue to do so with the help of volunteers. We are especially in need of volunteers on Thursday and Friday to ensure that the festival runs smoothly while school is in session. If you have a few hours to spare, PLEASE contact Elyn Marton @ ElynFMarton@gmail.com or Jennifer Arabian @ jenarabian@sbcglobal.net .

Thank you in advance for your support of our instrumental music students.

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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