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October 30, 2017

Santa Susana High School - Monday Message

October 30, 2017

   
 Spirit Days Red Ribbon Week October 30 - November 3

Monday, 10/30 Wear red in honor of Red Ribbon Week. - vampire red
Tuesday, 10/31 Halloween costume - scare drugs away
Wednesday, 11/1 Blackout drugs - wear black
Thursday, 11/2 Turn your back on drugs - backwards day
Friday, 11/3 Knockout drugs - pajama day
 Jostens  Jostens is going to be on campus this week to take orders for senior student's needs for graduation this year as well as ring orders for Juniors. They can assist you in ordering the Official SSHS Graduation Announcement, their cap & gown, senior accessories, senior rings, class tags, and class jewelry for the seniors as well as jewelry orders for juniors.

Jostens will be here on the following days:
Thurs. Nov. 2nd A-M Lunch @ Outside Main Office
Fri. Nov. 3rd N-Z Lunch @ Outside Main Office
Sat. Nov. 4th 11am - 12:30pm @Outside Main Office

You can also order online at Jostens.com by Nov. 4th for group savings! There is also a special promo offered to juniors that you don't want to miss.
See the attached flyers for more details.
Flyer for Class of 2018
Flyer for Class of 2019
 Reflections Winners  Relfections winners from Santa Su

Visual Arts: Olivia Andazola, Ariyaki Tripathy, and Christian Wirth
Photography: Max Titcomb
Dance Choreography: Presley Hawk
Music Composition: Sai Kacham, Daniela Craven
Literature: Muttahar Sadiqain, Chandni Sakthi (2 entries)
 Theatre Program Fundraiser  Theatre is having a Panda Express fundraiser at the store in the Regal Plaza on Halloween (10/31). Pick up your flyer in the Black Box.
 Fall Ball  This year's Fall Ball is on November 17 at the Autry Museum. The theme is An Evening in the Enchanted Gardens. Tickets go on sale October 9 in the Student Store.
A permission slip is needed to purchase Fall Ball Tickets.
October 23 - November 3: $70 with ASB and $75 without ASB
November 6 - November 10: $75 with ASB and $80 without ASB
November 13 - November 14: $80 flat rate
Senior Portraits  Seniors and Senior Parents: The last day to take Senior Portraits for the yearbook is Friday November 3rd. Please schedule an appointment directly with O'Connor Brothers photography at (805) 306-9542.
 ASVAB  Santa Susana High School will be administering the ASVAB assessment instrument, which is a part of the Career Exploration Program (CEP) on 11/3/17 at 9:00 AM. This test is a valuable tool to help your student with his/her future educational and career plans. It assesses the student's aptitude and pairs it with their interests, then compares the two to develop a list of possible careers. Sign up in the College & Career Center. Please contact Mrs. Wigdor if you have any questions.
 Holiday Boutique  Calling all vendors. Musical Theatre and Vocal Music are hosting a holiday boutique on Dec 2nd in the MUR. If you are interested in being a vendor please contact Laurie Harrison at tangomomma1@gmail.com
 Scholarship Search  Open to all grades with an emphasis for 11th - 12th grade students. Thursday, 11/2 at 6:00 PM in the SSHS MUR-Demystifying the Process & Expectations: In this workshop we will show students how to search for applicable scholarships and get the best monetary return on their investment of time. Learn how to set automated searches, get tips on completing scholarship applications and write effective essays.
 "World's Finest" Chocolates Fundraiser Mock Trial is now selling "World's Finest" Chocolates to help support our team that is competing in the World Championship in New York the week before Thanksgiving.  Last year we won second place, and we are excited to compete again this year.  Each chocolate bar is $1 each and 50% of the proceeds go directly to the Mock Trial club to help pay for flights, hotels, and all necessary items while we are there.  There are five different kinds of chocolate bars: milk chocolate with caramel, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, milk chocolate with almond, and milk chocolate crisp.  If you're interested in buying these chocolates, please stop by room 307 after school to buy a bar from Mrs. Roth. 
 High School 101
Navigating Your Way
 Monday, November 6 at 6:00 PM in the MUR. This is a District-wide event for students in 8th and 9th grade and their families. We will cover a variety of topics, including: Pathways & Exploration, Naviance for college & career planning; A-G and other college eligibility; getting involved in your school and in your community; SAT & ACT; scholarships - applying as early as 13 years old.
 SSHS
Performing Arts Boosters
 The Santa Susana Performing Arts Boosters is a volunteer organization that meets monthly to support all students in the arts participate and develop their talents. Boosters are entitled to Booster only early access to ticket sales before they go on sale to the general public and a $5 off discounted ticket for each of our performances. Go to SSPAB to learn more.
 Join PTSA - Support SSHS   Join PTSA today and support the programs, events and activities that SSHS PTSA provides.  Please visit our website for more information and to sign up using a credit card.
Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SantaSusanaHighSchoolPTSA/
For questions or concerns, please email Gail Sarkisian at santasuptsa@gmail.com
Learn about our No Frills Fundraiser at our website where you can register and donate.
 Annual City Wide
Volunteer Fair
 Annual Volunteer Fair: Building Compassion Through Volunteering
Thursday, November 2, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM At the Simi Valley Public Library - Community Room.

Looking to give back to your community? 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 on a regular basis or on special projects. This is for teens and adults. For a complete list of participating organizations, visit the Library website calendar or simivalley.org/volfair.
 For the Troops  The Care and Share Committee, sponsored by the Santa Susana High School PTSA, will be holding a Care Package Donation Drive and Card Signing Event Wednesday, November 1 - 3, to benefit For The Troops.

Specific items are being collected to be included in packages to mailed out to troops serving all over the world. See this flyer for details.
  Upcoming Events  
Wednesday, November 1-3 PTSA - For the Troops donation drive
Thursday, November 2 Scholarship Search - 6:00PM in the MUR
Friday, November 3 ASVAB assessment
Friday, November 3, 7:00PM
Saturday, November 4, 2:00PM and 7:00PM
Play Production Presents "Our Town" in the Black Box Theatre
Monday, November 6 High School 101 - 6:00 in the MUR.
Friday, November 17 Fall Ball at the Autry Museum
Click here for attached announcements.