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March 11, 2019

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

March 11, 2019

Upcoming Events  
Tuesday, March 12 Coffee with the Principal 8:15 AM in the CCC
Wednesday, March 13 Future Troubadour Night 3:30 - 5:30 PM in the MPR
Thursday, March 14 PTSA PI Day event in the amphitheater during lunch.
March 14, 15, and 16 Southern California School Band & Orchestra Assoc. Music Festival at Santa Susana High School
Saturday, March 16 Job & Career Expo at the Boys & Girls Club
Tuesday, March 19 American Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, March 21 Senior Project Day - Minimum Day
Friday, March 22 Talent Show 6:00 PM in the MPR
March 25 - 29 Spring Break
  Be sure to check the documents folder at the end of this Monday Message for flyers and notices.

Congratulations SSHS Mock Trial Team!

After a long year and a lot of hard work, your Varsity mock trial team took home the 3rd place trophy Monday, March 4!!

In addition to winning the 3rd place spot out of 30 teams, we earned 18 individual awards. These awards are the engraved plaques that hang on our "hall of fame" in Room 307. Below are the students who earned individual awards. When you see any of the mock trialers, feel free to congratulate them on a job well done.

3rd place Defense Pretrial: Sabrina Bernaby
1st place Defense Pretrial: Albert Marghitoiu
2nd place Prosecution Pretrial: Sumaiya Akbar
3rd place Defense attorney: Rishab Gupta
2nd place Defense attorney: Nicholas Kim
3rd place Prosecution attorneys: Elisabet Lindskog, Neha Davaluri, and Ariana Horton
1st place witness awards: Paige Barrella as the expert; Nicole Kano and Katherine Curtis as the police officer
2nd place witness awards: Fabio Pires as the defendant, Nicholas Kim as the expert, Lily Ayola and Tashya Vakil as the victim
1st place courtroom artist: Maya Porche
MVP: Julianne Han and Ariana Horton

Help Needed

Any parents interested in helping with senior activities, please come to a meeting this Tuesday evening, March 12, at 6:30 PM in the College and Career Center.


The award-winning SSHS Yearbook is on sale now! Would you like to place an ad in the yearbook? See flyer in the documents folder for more information.

Instrumental Music Festival

Help Needed

On MARCH 14th, 15th and 16th, 2019, Thursday through Saturday, from 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM, 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.

 Call for Speakers

The Distinguished Speaker Series is looking for individuals with a passion for life sciences and technology to audition to present at the Biotechnology Speaker Symposium this April.

Two speakers will be chosen from the auditions to present prior to the keynote speaker, Dr. Carol Curchoe. Those who wish to audition should prepare a five minute presentation relating to biotechnology, specifically history of DNA research, epigenetics, human gene trials, or the GMO controversy. Auditions will be held after school on March 12 in Mr. Lapins Room

Sign Ups: https://bit.ly/2TGKTMg

College and Career - Seniors

See the attached scholarship bulletin for a snapshot of what's available!

Financial Aid Awards-Analyze, Choose, and (potentially) Appeal: Join us Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00pm in the College & Career Center-Come get help deciphering your college financial aid award letters, learn how to compare financial aid awards and when/how it is appropriate to appeal.

Moorpark College Students: Priority registration opens on April 22. Have you completed all the steps to register early? This can help you register for the classes you WANT instead of being stuck with an inconvenient schedule:
- Create application
- Complete Math/English Assessment
- Complete the online orientation

 College and Career - All Students

Boys and Girls Club is hosting the annual Job & Career Expo on Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM.

Come dressed and ready to interview for that summer job, career opportunities (including the FBI), and internships. You will have the opportunity to meet with over 40 vendors for which you can show interest, submit your resume, and maybe even be interviewed on the spot! Bring copies of your resume! Need help? See Mrs. Wigdor in the CCC.

Please contact Mrs. Wigdor for more information.

 Summer School Summer School

Attention all students!! Summer school registration has opened and will remain open until May 1st, so sign up now!

This year summer school will be held at Royal High School from July 1 to July 26 8:00 AM-12:40 PM (with July 4th being a holiday). For more information on what classes you need to or can register for, please speak with your counselor. The summer school website and sign up form can be found at http://simivalleysummerschools.weebly.com/ or on Santa Su's website homepage. We have also attached the summer school flyer of course offerings for your convenience.

PTSA Pi Day Event will include free pies and pie/Pi-related activities in the amphitheater during lunch.

Also, we're asking folks to help donate pies for the event by either visiting or calling Coco's Bakery Restaurant (698 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, tel. 805-526-9122) before March 14th. (See the flyer 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

Attention SSHS Performing Arts Seniors and Families!

Every year the Santa Susana High School Performing Arts Boosters award cash scholarships to graduating seniors within the performing arts departments at SSHS. Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply:
-Has attended Santa Susana High School for at least two years and is a graduating senior.
-Has enrolled in the performing arts department (dance, theatre, instrumental, stagecraft, choir) in which you will apply for at least two years.
-Has an overall GPA of no less than 2.5 and no less than 3.5 cumulative GPA in the performing arts department.
-Parent/guardian/student must be a Santa Susana Performing Arts Booster Member for at least two years as of March 1st, 2019.
-Is in the process of enrolling in, or have been accepted to a junior college, four year university or vocational school.

If you are a qualifying senior and would like to apply for these scholarships, please print out the attached application requirement forms (Located in the documents folder) and submit to Mrs. Wigdor in the College and Career Center no later than Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 by 3 PM. All complete applications received by April 3rd will be reviewed by the SSPAB Scholarship Committee and selected recipients will be announced at the SSHS Senior Awards Ceremony at the end of the school year.

Click here for attached announcements.