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HORIZON HONORS
HIGH SCHOOL
EBLAST
2.10.2017

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 CINDERELLA AFFAIR
Every girl deserves to feel like a princess!  Help the FIDM Club support the Cinderella Affair. Drop off your donations of dresses, evening bags, wraps, and jewelry in the Secondary Office today through February 28th. 

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HORIZON HONORS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2017 SENIOR TRIP
DEPOSITS DUE FEBRUARY 24th
 
Dates:
  • Leave Horizon Honors around 8 a.m.* on Thursday, June 1, 2017
  • Return to Horizon Honors around 11a.m.* on Friday, June 2, 2017
*times are tentative; more accurate times will be given closer to the event
 
Payment Information:
  • Total cost will be determined after deposits have been paid (we need to calculate based on the number of people going), but it should be roughly $150-$180.
  • $100 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT DUE FEBRUARY 24, 2017. **
  • THIS IS A HARD DEADLINE.  NO NEW SIGNUPS WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER THIS DATE. 
  • Payments can be made in the Secondary Office.
  • Balance of payment (roughly $50-$80) due by April 7, 2017.  Balance payments are nonrefundable after this date.
**Deposit payments can be cash or check only.

ATHLETICS
THIS WEEK IN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
STATE BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS! Come out and support our boys and girls basketball teams!

Friday, February 10:
  • Varsity Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Benson High School @ 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 11:
  • Varsity Boys Basketball @ Home vs. St. John’s High School @ 2:30 p.m.

BASKETBALL PLAYERS & COACH RECOGNIZED!
Congratulations to Pilar Rivera and Kenzie Knippers for being 2 of the 6 members named to the 2A Metro East First Team for Girls Basketball.  Congrats to Krista Santacruz and Addie Martin for being named to the Honorable Mention Team!

Congratulations to Kevin Kim, Conner Frith, and Jared Gates for making the 2A Metro East First Team for Boys Basketball.  Congrats to Cruise Klock and Stephen McCollum for making the Honorable Mention Team.  Additionally, Kevin Kim was named Region Offensive Player of the Year and Coach Steve Currier was named Region Coach of the Year.  

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BOYS SOCCER STATE TOURNEY RECAP
Horizon Honors Boys made history by becoming the first soccer team to advance beyond the first round of the playoffs with last Friday’s win against American Leadership Academy (ALA). With several players falling victim to the flu bug circulating the team, Horizon dominated from the start and scored their opening goal 15 minutes into the game. Aden Molinar scored his first high school goal with his head from close range after a long throw from Ryan Holguin. Despite the dominance Horizon Honors could not capitalize on possession and gave up a soft goal midway through the second half to send the game into overtime. With 8 minutes left, Will Goff soared like an eagle to power home the winning header following a Kieran Andrew cross. The result was well deserved given the grit and resolve the boys displayed throughout the game.

Unfortunately, the following day Northwest Christian edged out Horizon Honors of the state championship at the quarter final stage. The team started the game well with crisp and patient passing combinations that surprised and stretched their athletic opponents.  Horizon Honors' fortune this season with injuries ran out this game.  Loren Ferguson left the game after 15 minutes with a bad ankle sprain, this combined with an injury to Garret Armstrong leading up to NW’s second goal and Anders Vidarsson, meant that already tired players had to find additional energy reserves to survive.  The team was eventually out muscled by a big and physical NW team, and went into the break 2-0 down.

In the second period, not only did the boys find the energy reserves to compete they dug deep to dominate much of the second half, their efforts were richly rewarded when Loren playing his final high school game summoned up the courage to reenter the game. He had an instant impact and scored perhaps the goal of the season with a 40 yard rocket with ten minutes left.  The impetus the goal gave those tired legs was immense and Horizon created three additional scoring opportunities, but could not capitalize on their dominance as time expired on their season. 
FAN GEAR NOW AVAILABLE
Go to https://www.bsnteamsports.com/ and enter in the code from the flyer below to order your new Horizon Honors Fan Gear!  

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COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
DEADLINE TODAY FOR 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. 

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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.

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COLLEGE EVENT
We have partnered with the College of Engineering to host an exclusive event for our Phoenix students! Students and families will be able to learn more about our 14 engineering degree programs, hear from current UA engineering students, ways to get involved with the UA and engineering, and engineering admissions. Students will also have the opportunity to speak with our College of Engineering Dean, UA Admissions, and UA Honors College! Be sure your student secures their spot at: engr.arizona.edu/phoenix
  
Event Details:
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2016
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: University of Arizona, Phoenix Biomedical Campus
Virginia Piper Auditorium
600 E Van Buren Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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 - DATE CHANGE!
Please join us Thursday, February 16th 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.

LEARN... BELIEVE... DREAM... DARE
This past weekend Horizon Honors' Model UN club competed in its first MUN conference. Cameron Vega and Cameron Noble excelled in small group negotiations called caucusing. They were able to build winning coalitions to support their alliance's resolutions. Cameron Vega also distinguished himself on his research papers, barely missing out on a distinguished delegate award. Naya Johnson fearlessly joined the fray delivering strong opening speeches and responding to questioning by other delegates with authority. Allison Hale, Mahika Goel, Hannah Browning did an excellent job contributing to their group's resolution.

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KEY CLUB
Key Club members attended a training session last Saturday at Power Paws Assistance Dog.  Power Paws provides highly skilled training dogs to children and adults with disabilities.  The students that attended this training are now qualified to participate in future Power Paws sponsored events.

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MEDIA CENTER

PARENT INVOLVEMENT
TEXTS DURING EMERGENCIES
During an emergency situation, Horizon Honors will communicate the following ways:
  • email to parent and guardian emails addresses on file
  • automated phone call to parent and guardian phone numbers on file
  • text message to parent and guardian cell phones on file
In order to receive text messages, you must OPT IN. We will only use text messages in the event of an emergency. To receive emergency text messages, please send a message of YES to 67587. 
REMINDER: NO ANIMALS ON CAMPUS
Our pets are members of our family! However, please remember that school policy only allows for service animals on campus. Please leave your pet family members at home. We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you!
CHAPERONE A FIELD TRIP
Biology 2 classes will be traveling to Schnepf Farm on Thursday, February 23rd and we need four parent volunteers to help us out for the day.  Parents will need to drive themselves to and from the Farm, but will not need to purchase an entry ticket. Please contact Laura Owes at laura.owes@horizonclc.org by Friday, February 17th at 3:45 p.m. if you are interested.  Volunteer spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.  Thank you for your help!
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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PARENT PARTNERSHIP

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LAST CHANCE! CONTEST ENDS MARCH 31ST!
Horizon Honors is in 18 place of 25 schools but there is still time move to 1st Place details below. Help us earn up to $3,000! Contest is ending next month. If you have receipts from May-March turn them into the Chandler Fashion Center Guest Services!

How do I credit my receipts for my school?
It's easy to help your school win $300 to $3,000. Just shop at Chandler Fashion Center Just log receipts at the Chandler Fashion Center Guest Services desk  by 3/31 or drop off original receipts to school offices by 3/10 before break. Bring your receipts to Guest services, located on the upper level across from Barnes & Nobles to earn five points per dollar spent. You may also bring receipts to the Chandler Management Office for validation, located in the food court by Paradise Bakery (follow the hallway to the fourth door on the right). The Management Office is open Mon- Fri 8:30-5:30 p.m.

View the current School Cents flyer in a pdf format.

Ongoing Bonus Points Offers
Mall Gift Card: Buy a Mall Gift Card and Earn 1,000 Bonus Points. Available at Guest Services. Terms and conditions apply to Gift Card use.
LUNCH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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SCHOOL LUNCH ORDERS DUE TODAY!

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FEBRUARY
AT A GLANCE
     
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 last day to donate
 
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
Key Club Phoenix Rescue Mission Community Service in Community Room 2:45 – 5:00 PM
 
February 17
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 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
Relay For Life Spirit Week:
Warm Up Monday - dress in warm up clothes to get warmed up for Relay!
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
Relay For Life Spirit Week:
Fight For Your Future - dress as your future dream job!  


​​For a full list of Secondary School activities, check out the Events Calendar.
MARCH
AT A GLANCE
     
March 1
Relay For Life Spirit Week:
Wear color or shirts of what cause is important to you!
MUN – Model United Nations meets at lunch room 112
Student Council meets after school room 105

March 2
Relay For Life Spirit Week:
Paint yourself in purple, the color for all cancer.
Art Club meets at lunch in the Art Room
Film Club meets at lunch room 115


March 3
Relay For Life Spirit Week:
Dress up with your team to get excited for relay!
*Exclusive out of dress code day for students on a Relay For Life Team.
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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