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HORIZON HONORS
HIGH SCHOOL
EBLAST
1.27.2017

RATED AN "A" SCHOOL BY THE AZ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (2014)

STUDENT ACTIVITIES
REPRESENT!
Horizon Honors will be hosting our 2nd Relay for Life on March 3rd, 2017 from 5pm-midnight! This is a special event put on by the American Cancer Society that raises money to help support cancer research and those affected by the disease. Join us in the fight against cancer! You can create a team with friends or family members, or donate at the following website:  www.relayforlife.org/horizonhonorsaz.  Let’s fight back together!
 
Can’t participate in Relay for Life but still want to make a difference that night?  The planning committee is seeking donations or gift cards to Fry’s, Amazon, or Costco.  Donations can be dropped off in the Secondary Office.

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MODEL UNITED NATIONS
Horizon Honors will participate in its first Model United Nations (MUN) competition at Mesa Community College February 3rd and 4th.  MUN competitions are prestigious academic competitions hosted at universities throughout the country. Students represent a country in a committee of the United Nations. High level debate skills, formal speaking, and negotiation skills are utilized to pass resolutions that improve upon the international response to a current global problem while protecting the interests of the country the students represent. The problems are taken from the current agenda of the UN. The following students will represent Horizon Honors: Cameron Vega, Allison Hale, Nicole Johnson, Mahika Goel, Cameron Noble.Hannah Browning, Kelleigh Hogan. Go Eagles! This event is open to the public. Contact Mrs. Burns at michaela.burns@horizonclc.org for the conference location and competition times.

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Horizon Honors High School Student Council invites you to celebrate Homecoming 2017 with us!  The Homecoming Dance will be hosted at the Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix South Mountain at 10831 S. 51st St. Phoenix, AZ 85044 from 7-11 pm. By purchasing tickets for this event, all students and guests of students agree to the following expectations:
  • No students or guests of students will have accommodations at the venue the day of or after the dance.
  • No students or guests of students will enter the areas of the venue that are designated for hotel guests.  Dance attendees will only use the designated entrance by the tennis courts.
  • Horizon Honors Code of Conduct applies at all times.
Failure to follow these expectations will result in the student and any guest of the student being escorted from the venue, family contacted, and any Code of Conduct consequences as appropriate.

Homecoming Dance tickets will be available for purchase at the door for enrolled Horizon Honor High School students only.  No guests at the door unless already approved with a guest pass on file

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ATHLETICS
THIS WEEK IN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
It's a great day to be an eagle! Please support our teams!
Friday, January 27:
  • HOMECOMING GAMES
    Basketball Home vs. Tempe Prep
    JV Girls @ 4 p.m.
    Varsity Girls @ 5:30 p.m.
    Varsity Boys @ 7 p.m.
Tuesday, January 31:
  • Basketball Home vs. Tempe Prep
    JV Girls @ 3 p.m.
    JV Boys @ 4:30 p.m.
    Varsity Girls @  6 p.m.
    Varsity Boys @ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 2:
  • Varsity Girls Basketball Away vs. Valley Lutheran @ 5 p.m.
Friday, February 3:
  • Basketball @ Away vs. Phoenix Country Day
    JV Boys 4:00 p.m.
    Varsity Girls 5:30 p.m.
    Varsity Boys 7:00 p.m.
SPRING ATHLETICS PAPERWORK & TRYOUTS
Tryouts that begin Monday, February 6th. All participants who turned in their paperwork and fees are cleared for tryouts.

High School Spring Sports
Boys Baseball
Girls Softball
Co-ed Golf
Co-ed Track & Field
Boys Volleyball
Girls Sand Volleyball

BOYS SOCCER
In last Thursday’s game, the boys returned to form with an effortless 9-2 victory over spirited Arete Prep. Ryan Holguin has scored in every game and continued his streak in the opening 5 minutes scoring from close range after an excellent pass from Loren Ferguson. Ryan secured another three goals by the end of the game. Additional scorers included Will Goff (two), Loren Ferguson and Alex Weixler. Perhaps the highlight of the evening was defender Ryan Hickie’s first ever varsity goal.  Throughout the game Arete Prep was unable to stop Horizon’s decisive and clinical passing game.
 
On Monday, the team played their hardest soccer game of the season against Santa Cruz Valley. They raced off to an excellent start scoring three in the opening 15 minutes. Will Goff scored two followed with a penalty from Ryan Holguin. From that point on however the boys were forced to raise their game to another level as Santa Cruz increased their physicality eventually scoring a goal with 10 minutes left in the half.
 
Horizon Honors for the third consecutive game started the second half slowly, giving up a goal in the opening five minutes before conceding the equalizer with 20 minutes left in the game. Fortunately top scorer Ryan Holguin struck an unstoppable shot from 30 yards out giving Horizon a permanent lead. Spencer Brown was outstanding in the goal helping to secure the victory.
 
Freezing rain and gales tested the boys resolve to dig deep to claim a richly deserved win.  Go, Eagles!

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GIRLS SOCCER
The team rallied to defeat North Point Prep 3-0 in last Monday’s game.  In the first half Kaitlyn Isom scored the first goal of the game followed by Mirjam Werther scoring her first goal this season! Kaitlyn followed up in the second half scoring another goal.  Zerai Price defended the goal deflecting many of the opponent’s attempts while Tori Farhar held down field defense with Abby Brislan and Madeline Carrasco.  Way to go Eagles!
 
The next day the girls secured another victory against Santa Cruz Valley with Kaitlyn Isom’s hat trick game performance.  Kaitlyn scored the first goal at the beginning of the first half followed by two more.  Tori Farhar, yet again, held down their offense while Zerai Price was stellar in the goal blocking many attempts.  The opposing team was shut out with the final score 3-0.  Go, Eagles!

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COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) TESTING REGISTRATION
Any student who is in an AP course and plans on taking the AP test must register and pay for the exam in the Secondary Office. The cost for each AP Test is $3. The deadline to register is Friday, February 10th.

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SAT & ACT TESTING
SAT Testing Dates
Register at:  sat.collegeboard.org/register
March 11, 2017 (register by February 10, 2017)
May 6, 2017 (register by April 7, 2017)
June 3, 2017 (register by May 9, 2017)

ACT Testing Dates
Register at: http://www.actstudent.org/regist/
February 11, 2017 
April 8, 2017 (register by March 3, 2017)
June 10, 2017 (register by May 5, 2017)

COLLEGE WORKSHOPS
Further information, locations and registration links are available on our website at www.horizonclc.org/ccc/events.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Helping others is a great way for students to gain self-confidence, learn a skill and feel like they belong to a bigger community.  There are many ways to get involved in your community and give back.  Periodically we will highlight organizations that are seeking help.  If you are interested please follow the links provided.  If additional ideas are needed the Media Center is a great resource.

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Feed My Starving Children - FMSC.ORG 
FMSC is a Christian non-profit organization committed to providing food security to children around the world.  This volunteer opportunity is a fun, fast paced team building activity of hand- packing meals specifically formulated for malnourished children.  Meals are shipped to nearly 70 countries throughout the world.  Students under 18 require parent participation.  Get a group together and have fun!
 
St. Mary’s Food Bank – FIRSTFOODBANK.ORG
Did you know one volunteer shift with a group of 30 can provide more than 17,000 meals for those in need?  Imagine what donating a few hours of time could mean when a family, a group of friends or a club joins the effort for an afternoon to pack, sort and distribute emergency food boxes at locations in Phoenix or Surprise. Groups must call 602-343-3134 to make a reservation. Individuals can register to volunteer online. 

LEARN... BELIEVE... DREAM... DARE
Congratulations to these outstanding Horizon Honors students.  We are so proud of you!
  • Principal’s Honor Roll acknowledges a 3.5 G.P.A. and above; Eagle Honor Roll acknowledges a 3.0 – 3.499)
  • Only students with permission for names to by published are listed.​

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MEDIA CENTER
REQUIRED READING MATERIAL
If you need to purchase required reading books for any of your classes, Changing Hands Bookstore has a list of all of the required material for the entire school year and offers a % discount.  Just let them know at the checkout desk.  Barnes & Noble also have a copy of the list and will order the books into the store for your convenience.

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PARENT INVOLVEMENT
JOIN US TONIGHT
Please come and join in the festivities at the Homecoming Tailgate tonight from 4 to 8:30 p.m. in the Larry Pieratt Activity Center (gym).  The Hot Cookie and Cheese, Love, and Happiness trucks will offer a delicious variety of food and treats. Not only is this a great opportunity to socialize and dine with other Horizon Honors families, but also an opportunity to experience the spirit and enthusiasm of our school. 
BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Our next Scholastic Book Fair is March 3rd through March th.  If you are interested in helping out, please visit SignUp.com link to reserve your volunteer spot.  We would love to have you come and help students find great books, count pennies, and find prices.  Please contact Mindy Duet if you have any questions.

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GRADUATION SPEAKERS
If you have been asked to speak for a 2017 graduate, it's time to set up an appointment to be filmed!  Appointments can be made through the Secondary Office (480-659-3000), and are available during the dates and time below.
 
Friday, January 6:  8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Monday, January 9:  8 – 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 23:  11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday, March 24:  8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
 
For questions or information on filming your own video, please contact christi.britt@horizonclc.org.

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IMPORTANT MOUNTAIN PARK CHURCH PARKING LOT CHANGES START MONDAY!
Beginning Monday, January 30, the parking lot at Mountain Park Community Church will be changing. Some of their permanent, paved parking spaces will be available for our use.

​Effective January 30:
  1. All drivers must enter via Frye Road near the east side of our campus. This is an ENTRANCE ONLY.
  2. Drivers will continue one way as they travel through two parking areas (see red arrows on map.) Areas in green with parking spots on the map are available for our use.
  3. Drivers must exit via 48th Street. This is an EXIT ONLY. Drivers may turn right (north) onto 48th Street. You may be cited by Phoenix Police Department if you turn left when you exit the lot.
  4. Crosswalks to campus are available on the west and east side of our campus. See the yellow areas on the map for locations. All crosswalks will be staffed during drop off and pickup times. For the safety of all community members, please ONLY cross to campus in crosswalks.
  5. Please do not walk in any dirt/landscaping areas on church property.
We appreciate Mountain Park Community Church and their efforts to provide ample parking for our community while they continue building construction.

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PARENT PARTNERSHIP
SCHOOL LUNCH ORDERS DUE TODAY!

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JANUARY
AT A GLANCE
 
January 27

Spirit Week Whiteout Day
Pre-Med Club meets at lunch room 211
Ping Pong Club 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard
Homecoming Tailgate Party 4:00 – 8:30 PM
Homecoming Pep Rally 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the gym
Choir Council meets at lunch in the Choir Room
School Lunch Orders Due

January 28

Homecoming Dance Four Points Sheraton 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
 
January 30

Key Club meets at lunch room 103

January 31
Gamers Club meets at lunch room 112
POE – Protecting Our Environment Club meets at lunch room 109
Relay for Life Leadership Team meeting 2:45 – 3:30 PM room 101
FEBRUARY
AT A GLANCE
     
February 1
FIDM Club meeting at lunch room 127
FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club meets at lunch room 208
Student Council meets after school room 105
Boys Volleyball tryout informational meeting during lunch in room 1 
 
February 2
He For She Club meets at lunch room 101
GSA – Gay-Straight Alliance meets at lunch room 109
 
February 3
Band Council meets at lunch in the Band Room
reSEARCHing The Cure Club meets at lunch room 209
HS Ping Pong Club 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm location TBA
MUN Club Mesa Community College MUN Conference
Lunch Orders Due

Ping Pong Club 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard

 
February 4
MUN Club Mesa Community College MUN Conference 8:45 AM to 5:30 PM
 
February 6
Gamers Club meets at lunch room 112
Key Club Leadership Team meets at lunch room 103
Wilderness Club meets at lunch room 109
Fiber Arts Club meets at lunch room 104

High School Spring Athletics Tryouts Begin
 
February 7
National Honor Society meets at lunch room 209

Relay for Life Leadership Team meeting 2:45 – 3:30 PM room 101
 
February 8
MUN – Model United Nations meets at lunch room 112
Student Council meets after school room 105

HS NY Travel Meeting:  Exploring the City Part 2 at lunch room 101
 
February 9
Art Club meets at lunch in the Art Room
Film Club meets at lunch room 115
 
February 10
Pre-Med Club meets at lunch room 211
Choir Council meets at lunch in the Choir Room
Lunch Orders Due

Ping Pong Club 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard
 
February 11

Set & Costume Construction for Cinderella 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

February 13
Key Club meets at lunch room 103

 
February 14
Gamers Club meets at lunch room 112

POE – Protecting Our Environment Club meets at lunch room 109
Relay for Life Leadership Team meeting 2:45 – 3:30 PM room 101


February 15
FIDM Club meeting at lunch room 127
FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club meets at lunch room 208
Student Council meets after school room 105
 

February 16
He For She Club meets at lunch room 101
GSA – Gay-Straight Alliance meets at lunch room 109

Cantabile Honors Chorale In-House Field Trip in Choir Room 8:30 – 9:30 AM
 
February 17
Band Council meets at lunch in the Band Room
reSEARCHing The Cure Club meets at lunch room 209

Key Club Phoenix Rescue Mission Community Service in Multipurpose Room 2:45 – 5:00 PM
Ping Pong Club 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard
Lunch Orders Due

February 20
Presidents Day (NO SCHOOL)
 
February 21
Gamers Club meets at lunch room 112

POE – Protecting Our Environment Club meets at lunch room 109
Relay for Life Leadership Team meeting 2:45 – 3:30 PM room 101

February 22
FIDM Club meeting at lunch room 127
FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club meets at lunch room 208
Student Council meets after school room 105
 
February 23
He For She Club meets at lunch room 101
GSA – Gay-Straight Alliance meets at lunch room 109
HS Lunch with the Principal room 101
New York Pre-Departure Meeting Student & Family rooms 101/102 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

No Place for Hate Coalition Meeting room 127
 
February 24
Band Council meets at lunch in the Band Room
reSEARCHing The Cure Club meets at lunch room 209

Ping Pong Club 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard
Lunch Orders Due
 
February 25

Set & Costume Construction for Cinderella 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
 
February 27
Gamers Club meets at lunch room 112
Key Club Leadership Team meets at lunch room 103
Wilderness Club meets at lunch room 109
Fiber Arts Club meets at lunch room 104
Secondary School Improvement Team meeting 4:00 – 5:00
Secondary School Relay for Life Spirit Week
Dolce Voce & Magnum Chordum Concert in the Multipurpose Room 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Bella Voce & Cantabile Honors Chorale Concert in the Multipurpose Room 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
 
February 28
National Honor Society meets at lunch room 209
Intermediate Band & Symphonic Honors Band Concert in the Multipurpose Room 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Concert Band & Wind Ensemble Concert in the Multipurpose Room 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Relay for Life Leadership Team meeting 2:45 – 3:30 PM room 101

​​For a full list of Secondary School activities, check out the Events Calendar.

Horizon Honors Secondary School
Horizon Honors High School
​Horizon Honors Middle School

16233 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Office: 480.659.3000
Attendance: 480.659.3062
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