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HORIZON HONORS
HIGH SCHOOL
EBLAST
2.3.2017

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

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

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LET’S MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER
Last year Horizon Honors was proud to join American Cancer Society and host our first-ever Relay For Life.  This school year, we hope to build on last year’s success, and show our commitment to our community by fighting back against cancer.

​Join us in this fight Friday, March 3rd from 5 pm-midnight.  Help us remember those we have lost to the disease, raise funds to aid cancer research and those who are diagnosed, and celebrate those who have emerged victorious in their battle with cancer.

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WHAT HAPPENS AT RELAY FOR LIFE?  
Relay For Life is a community event where we are able to come together and recognize how cancer has touched each of our lives.  Participants form teams or register individually to show our committed efforts to fighting back against cancer.  Each participant fundraises through an online fundraising page, with all the proceeds going to American Cancer Society.
 
Throughout the event, each team needs to have a representative walking the track, symbolizing the cancer does not stop and neither will we.  Some of the highlights of the event include a lap for survivors and caregivers, a luminaria ceremony, where we recognize those we have lost or why we are walking to help the  fundraising efforts, live music, entertainment, and games that will allow us to continue to bond as a community.

Participants who are younger than high school will be invited to join in the fun until 9 p.m. After 9 p.m. those who are in high school or older and have raised at least $25 will be able to stay at the event until midnight.

 
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
  1. Join or start a team and fundraise through the online fundraising page.  Registration is simple at relayforlife.org/horizonhonorsaz.  If you raise at least $100 you will earn a fantastic Relay For Life t-shirt to commemorate your efforts and fighting back against cancer.
  2. Serve as a chaperone for a student team.  Serving as a chaperone does not stop you from joining another team, but does give a little extra responsibility to your role that night as a go to person for the students you are chaperoning.  Every student team needs a chaperone who is at least 21 years of age.
  3. Give to the cause.  Support a team or individual through giving at a fundraising page, which can be accessed at relayforlife.org/horizonhonorsaz.  If you would rather donate through goods, we are in need of the following items, which can be dropped off in the front office with Mrs. Shaheen:
    1. White paper lunch bags for luminarias
    2. Gift cards to Fry’s, Amazon, or Costco
TAKE ACTION AND MAKE AN IMPACT!
Respectfully,
The Horizon Honors High School Student Council
Relay For Life Student Executive Committee

LOOKING FOR CANCER SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS
Horizon Honors will be hosting our first ever Relay For Life Event on Friday, March 3, 2017. Relay For Life is a way for our whole Horizon Honors community to come together to bring hope to cancer survivors and their loved ones, honor cancer victims who have passed, and raise money to fight the disease.  Our school has been affected by this diseases numerous times, so it hits right at home. That is why we are eager to make this event the best it can be. In order for that to happen, we need cancer survivors to participate in the Survivor’s Lap at the event and caregivers for loved ones who have battled or are currently battling cancer to take their lap too! To sign up as an individual or to join a team, go to www.relayforlife.org/horizonhonorsaz.
If you or someone you know has or has had cancer, and would like to join us on this evening of hope, please contact our People Lead, Burke Wood at burke.wood@student.horizonclc.org. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask!

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HELP US COMPETE
The Model United Nations Club is organizing a fundraiser to help send students to the MUN competition in March at the University of Arizona in Tucson. We are collecting donations to give to Goodwill Industries. Goodwill will pay us by the pound for donations. Please empty your closets and garages and bring donations to the front office beginning Monday, February 6th through Friday, February 10th during office hours, 7:45 am - 4:30 pm. Please support our scholars in this amazing academic competition!

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HOMECOMING RECAP
Homecoming 2017 was spectacular! Thank you to everyone who participated!
  • The pep rallies were a ton of fun! Click here for all the photos!
  • The games were packed! 
    JV Girls - LOST 17-31
    Varsity Girls - WON 41-34
    Varsity Boys - WON 64-31
  • Game attendees enjoyed the food trucks!
  • The High School Homecoming Dance broke attendance records!
  • Homecoming King is Zane Greenawalt, Homecoming Queen is Krista Santacruz​

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ATHLETICS
PLAYOFFS ARE HERE!
It has been a great season for our boys’ and girls’ basketball teams as well as the boys’ soccer team.  Please come out and support your teams during the state playoffs.  
THIS WEEK IN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
It's a great day to be an eagle! Please support our teams!

Friday, February 3:
  • Basketball @ Away vs. Phoenix Country Day
    JV Boys @ 4 p.m.
    Varsity Girls @ 5:30 p.m.
    Varsity Boys @ 7 p.m.
  • Boys Soccer vs. American Leadership Academy @ Red Mountain Soccer Complex @ 3 p.m.
Saturday, February 4:
  • Boys Soccer Playoffs @ Red Mountain Soccer Complex @ 11:00 a.m. 
  • Boys Basketball Playoff games (TBD)
  • Girls Basketball Playoff games (TBD)
BOYS SOCCER
In last Thursday’s game, the boys concluded their best regular season finish in school history with a 3-0 victory over the feisty Benjamin Franklin. The record of 10 wins, one loss and a tie accurately reflects the dominance Horizon has had for much of the season.

One again, Will Goff and Ryan Holguin (two) scored goals. Features of the game were the numerous passing combinations that confused and stretched a hard working Benjamin Franklin team. The midfield led by Daniel Haros and Loren Ferguson were unstoppable.  Their decision making facilitated the possession dominance, and limited the opponents to a few breakaway opportunities.

Today Horizon Honors will begin its postseason games with a first round tie against American Leadership Academy.  Kickoff is at 3 p.m. at the Red Mountain Soccer Complex in Mesa.  If they win they will play Saturday at 11 a.m. at the same location.

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SPRING ATHLETICS TRYOUTS
February 6th sports tryouts begin.  All participants who turned in their paperwork and fees are cleared for tryouts.

SPRING SPORTS TRYOUTS SCHEDULE
Boys Baseball 

Monday - Friday from 3-6 p.m. @ Desert Foothills Park
Depart from church parking lot @ 2:50 p.m.
Students must be picked up from Desert Foothills Park @ 6 p.m.

Boys Volleyball - TBD

Girls Softball 
Monday - Friday from 3:30 - 6 p.m. on the HCLC Field

Girls Sand Volleyball 
Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. @ Pecos Park
Depart from church parking lot @ 3:15 p.m.

Track & Field 
Monday & Tuesday meet at Pecos Park by Sand Volleyball Courts 5:45 - 7 a.m.
Wednesday
5:45 - 7 a.m. @ HCLC Weight Room  
Thursday meet at Pecos Park by Sand Volleyball Courts 6:15  - 7 a.m.
Saturday 8-10 a.m. location TBD

Golf
Monday - Friday 3 - 4:30 p.m. @ The Foothills Golf Club
Depart by the vans @ 2:45 p.m.


COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
DID YOU GET A SCHOLARSHIP TO NAU?
Seniors who have been awarded a scholarship at NAU will need to have their unofficial transcripts forwarded to the NAU Scholarship Office by Friday, February 10th. Send Mrs. Collins an email by Thursday if you want your transcript forwarded to NAU for scholarship verification.
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 $93. The deadline to register is Friday, February 10th.

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MEDIA SUMMER CAMP SEEKS HIGH SCHOOL INNOVATORS
Future journalists, game developers and other creative high-school students here is a wonderful opportunity to work with entrepreneurs, technologists, journalists and professors to create new ways of storytelling in the ever-changing media world by participating in the first ever High School Media Innovation Camp.

Participants will live on the Arizona State University downtown Phoenix campus June 18-30 and will get to experiment with 360-degree and virtual-reality technology, news games and news apps.  Campers will develop a project and pitch their idea to a panel of judges at the end of the two weeks. The winners will get an opportunity to continue to work with professionals at ASU, The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com or the USA Today Network.

Interested students should fill out an application and provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or adviser familiar with the student's creative abilities. A recent photograph and high-school transcript are also required. There is no age requirement to apply, but preference will be given to sophomores, juniors and seniors. The application deadline is March 24. Selected students will be notified by late April.

Camp programming costs, food and housing will be covered by The Arizona Republic's Media in Education program.  Students are responsible for covering incidentals. 

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High school juniors and seniors are invited to attend Grand Canyon University's sixth annual Forensic Science Day Tuesday, March 7th.
• CHECKOUT fingerprint & handwriting analysis
• HEAR from subject matter experts in forensic science & other STEM fields
• OBSERVE blood spatter reconstruction
• PARTICIPATE in a crime scene competition
• TOUR human anatomy & DNA labs
• WATCH live police dog demonstrations
• LEARN more about GCU's new STEM programs

Important Dates to Remember
• Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017: Deadline to register online*
• Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017: Deadline to submit completed permission forms*
For more information visit Forensics Science Day or call 602-639-6678.   *Registration is on a first come first serve basis until full.  Students are responsible for their own transportation.
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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Volunteer Opportunity on Campus
Please join us Friday, February 17th in the Multipurpose Room from 2:30 to 5:00 pm to make sandwiches, decorate lunch bags, write inspirational messages and pack them all together for the Phoenix Rescue Mission.  Preparing a batch of sack meals is a quick and easy way to help our homeless population stay fed, safe and healthy. So bring a friend and come help for a bit or the entire shift.  Key Club provides all items needed for this event.  Contact Mindy Duet if you have any questions.

Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research – SSBTR.ORG
The Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research Walk-a-thon will be Saturday, February 25th 12:00 to 3:00 pm at Saguaro High School, 6250 N. 82nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ.  This student run event serves as a way to raise support for brain tumor research through soliciting donations and enhancing community and corporate involvement.

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

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COMMENDED STUDENTS IN THE 2017 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLASHIP PROGRAM
Mrs. Cynthia Shaheen, the principal of Horizon Honors High School announced today that Kelleigh A. Hogan, Trevor C. Tam, and Cameron J. Vega have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC.  “These students represent a valuable resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.  We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

Congratulations Kelleigh, Trevor, and Cameron.
This past weekend, fifteen band and choir students auditioned to participate in the North Central Regional Music Ensembles.  Freshmen Tara Murphy and Gavin Chaston both made it into the Regional Choir and will be performing in the festival on February 17th and February 18th at Camelback High School.  Congratulations for all your hard work and preparation!

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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
LOOKING FOR CANCER SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS
Horizon Honors will be hosting our first ever Relay For Life Event on Friday, March 3, 2017. Relay For Life is a way for our whole Horizon Honors community to come together to bring hope to cancer survivors and their loved ones, honor cancer victims who have passed, and raise money to fight the disease.  Our school has been affected by this diseases numerous times, so it hits right at home. That is why we are eager to make this event the best it can be. In order for that to happen, we need cancer survivors to participate in the Survivor’s Lap at the event and caregivers for loved ones who have battled or are currently battling cancer to take their lap too! To sign up as an individual or to join a team, go to www.relayforlife.org/horizonhonorsaz.
If you or someone you know has or has had cancer, and would like to join us on this evening of hope, please contact our People Lead, Burke Wood at burke.wood@student.horizonclc.org. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask!

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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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PARENT PARTNERSHIP
SCHOOL LUNCH ORDERS DUE TODAY!

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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

Key Club Power Paws Training in Scottsdale 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
 
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
MUN Club Goodwill Donation Drive
 
February 7
National Honor Society meets at lunch room 209

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

MUN Club Goodwill Donation Drive
 
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

MUN Club Goodwill Donation Drive
 
February 9
Art Club meets at lunch in the Art Room
Film Club meets at lunch room 115

MUN Club Goodwill Donation Drive
 
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

MUN Club Goodwill Donation Drive

 
February 11

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

February 13
Key Club meets at lunch room 103

Relay for Life “Crush Cancer” Crush Soda fundraiser

​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

Relay for Life “Kiss Cancer Goodbye” Hershey’s Kisses fundraiser

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

Relay for Life “Cancer Sucks” Tootsie Pop fundraiser

 
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.
MARCH
AT A GLANCE
     
March 1
Secondary School Relay for Life Spirit Week
MUN – Model United Nations meets at lunch room 112
Student Council meets after school room 105

March 2
Secondary School Relay for Life Spirit Week
Art Club meets at lunch in the Art Room
Film Club meets at lunch room 115


March 3
Secondary School Relay for Life Spirit Week
Pre-Med Club meets at lunch room 211
Choir Council meets at lunch in the Choir Room
Ping Pong Club 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard
Book Fair setup
Relay for Life 5:00 pm to midnight
Lunch Orders Due

March 6
Book Fair
Honors Symphonic Band Performing at Area Concert Festival 8:00 am to 2:45 pm

March 7
POE – Protecting Our Environment Club meets at lunch room 109
Book Fair

March 8
FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club meets at lunch room 208
Student Council meets after school room 105
Upcoming 8th through 12th grade parent meeting 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Book Fair

March 9
He For She Club meets at lunch room 101
GSA – Gay-Straight Alliance meets at lunch room 109
Book Fair

March 10
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
Book Fair cleanup

March 13
Spring Break

March 14
Spring Break

March 15
Spring Break

March 16
Spring Break

March 17
Spring Break
MUN Conference at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ

March 18
MUN Conference at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ

March 20
Spring Break

March 21
Spring Break

March 22
Spring Break

March 23
Secondary ILP Conferences


March 24
Secondary ILP Conferences
Lunch Orders Due

March 25
Set Construction 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

March 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

March 28
National Honor Society meets at lunch room 209
Performing Arts Exhibition 2:30 to 3:30 in the Multipurpose Room

March 29
MUN – Model United Nations meets at lunch room 112
Student Council meets after school room 105
Performing Arts Exhibition 2:30 to 3:30 in the Multipurpose Room

March 30
Art Club meets at lunch in the Art Room
Film Club meets at lunch room 115
Performing Arts Exhibition 2:30 to 3:30 in the Multipurpose Room

March 31
Choir Council meets at lunch in the Choir Room
Pre-Med Club meets at lunch room 211
Ping Pong Club 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard
Spring Fling 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Lunch Orders Due

​​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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