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HORIZON HONORS
HIGH SCHOOL
EBLAST
2.24.2017

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

STUDENT ACTIVITIES
COURSE SCHEDULING FOR 2017-2018
We’re approaching that exciting time of year again, scheduling for next school year. There are student sessions all day and evening parent sessions all scheduled for March 8th. You will attend information sessions by grade level following the schedule below.  The 2017-2018 scheduling handbook and a sample course selection sheet will be emailed to you March 1st.  At the scheduling meeting you will receive your official 2017-2018 Course Request Form that is color-coded by grade level.
Thursday, March 8th Student Sessions
9:40 am – 10:40 a.m. 10th Grade – Next year’s Juniors
11:40 am – 12:40 p.m. 11th Grade – Next year’s Seniors
1:10 – 2:10 pm 9th Grade – Next year’s Sophomores
 
The Scheduling Handbook and sample Course Requests Form will be emailed to everyone Tuesday, March 1st, so please take the time to preview these tools and prepare questions for the scheduling information sessions.  All scheduling forms are due by end of day Tuesday, March 28th.   ILP Conferences March 23rd and 24th will include discussions focusing on planning for next year and teacher’s signing off on course request forms where needed.

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HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR - THE VOICE OF TOLERANCE
pictured to the left: Oskar's Holocaust Survivor Life Mask created in 2010
Next month we are privileged to open our doors to Oskar Knoblauch, a 91 year old Holocaust Survivor, who will come to speak with different classes on his life and lessons learned.  What a wonderful opportunity for our children and staff to experience this primary source of history that no textbook or teacher could replace.  The students whose studies are most relevant to this presentation will be the ones attending.  We will videotape and archive his time with us for future generations of students to view.  The events will take place for 8th and 10th grade students on Monday, March 6th 12:30 to 2:00 pm and on Wednesday, March 8th 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. for 11th and 12th grade students.
 
An Additional Opportunity: In the late 1990s Mr. Knoblauch began to leaf through a journal he kept before and during World War II.   Leafing through these pages gave him not only the desire to teach tolerance and respect to young and old audiences alike, but to write his book, “A Boy’s Story – A Man’s Memory Surviving the Holocaust 1933-1945” that was published in 2010. Mr. Knoblauch has supplied us with signed copies of his book that are available for purchase in the front office at the discounted price of $12.00 ($15.95 regular price). We have a limited supply of books so it is on a first come, first serve basis. Cash or checks only will be accepted and please make checks payable to OK Books LLC.
 
To learn more about Oskar Knoblauch please visit The Voice of Tolerance.

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LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES
Come out and hear the Horizon Honors choirs perform selections from movie soundtracks.  Dolce Voce & Magnum Chordum will begin this movie themed concert at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 27, with Bella Voce and Cantabile continuing the entertainment at 7:30 p.m.  To really give you that movie theater feel, Choir Council will be selling bags of popcorn at each concert for $1.  It will be a great celebration of Hollywood music magic!  

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BAND CONCERTS
Come and hear the Horizon Honors Wind Ensemble, Concert and Symphonic Bands perform on Tuesday, February 28th. The bands will be performing a wide variety of music including marches, classical, and programatic music. Intermediate and Symphonic Band will begin their concert at 6 p.m. and the Wind Ensemble and Concert Bands will begin theirs at 7:30 p.m. It will be a wonderful evening of music, so take some time out to come and join us. Hope to see you there!

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DON’T MISS OUT – GET INVOLVED
There’s still time to join Relay For Life and take a stand against cancer!  Cancer touches all of our lives and Horizon Honors is committed to fighting back!
  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

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Your teachers have been dishing out homework, projects, and tests all year long, and now it's your turn to dish it out to them. Students can buy raffle tickets to vote for their favorite teacher to be turned into a sundae and enter to win a chance to decorate him or her with a topping! Tickets ARE $1 for a single ticket or $3 for five tickets. The teacher who gets the most tickets will be turned into a sundae Friday, March 3rd at lunch, with lucky students chosen to put on the toppings!  All proceeds will benefit Horizon Honors Relay For Life.
 
Some of the teachers you can vote for include: Principal Shaheen, Mrs. Owes, Mr. Huber, Mrs. Buttrey, Mrs. Britt, and Mrs. Burns to name a few.  Vote early and vote often!
 
Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 23rd.

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Honor loved ones who have lost the battle to cancer or are still fighting by purchasing and personalizing a luminaria for this year’s Relay for Life. Luminarias are $10 and can be purchased in the Secondary Office from Tuesday, February 21st through Thursday, March 2nd.
RELAY FOR LIFE SPIRIT WEEK 
February 27th-March 3rd
ALL WEEK
Wear you Caps For A Cure if you purchased the pass

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Wednesday, March 1
Dress For A Cause 
Wear color or shirts of what cause is important to you!

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HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE?
We are excited to announce the launch of our new website! The site provides a new “face” for Horizon Honors. Based on feedback from parents and staff, we have chosen a layout that will help you easily access information to support your needs. There are also separate areas for Horizon Honors Elementary School and Horizon Honors Secondary School. Check it out!

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ATHLETICS
THIS WEEK IN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
Tuesday, February 28th:
  • Boys Volleyball @ Home vs. Brophy Prep @ 4:30/5:30 p.m.
  • Boys Baseball @ Away vs. AZ Lutheran @ 4 p.m.
  • Boys Softball @ Away vs. AZ Lutheran @ 4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 1st:
  • Boys Volleyball @ Away vs. Centennial @ 4:30/5:30 p.m.
  • Boys Baseball @ Home vs. Valley Christian @ Papago Baseball Park @ 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 2nd:
  • Girls Softball @ Home vs. Valley Christian @ 4 p.m.
  • Co-Ed Golf Match @ 4 p.m. @ Foothills Golf Club
Friday, March 3rd:
  • Girls Beach Volleyball @ Away vs. Rancho Solano Prep. 2 p.m.
  • Boys Varsity Volleyball Tournament @ AZ College Prep
    vs. Gilbert Varsity @ 12 p.m.
    vs. Brophy Prep. @ 1 p.m.
    vs. Basha Varsity @ 3 p.m.
  • Girls Softball Tournament @ Joy Christian
    vs. Tanque Verde @ 11 a.m.
    vs. Thatcher Varsity @ 1 p.m.
  • Boys Baseball Tournament @ Bourgade Catholic High School
    vs. Mayer Varsity @ 11 a.m.
    vs. Bourgade @ 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 4th:
  • Girls Softball Tournament @ Valley Christian
    vs. Phx Christian @ 11 a.m.
    vs. Pusch Ridge @ 1 p.m.
  • Boys  Baseball Tournament @ Phoenix Christian
    vs. Fountain Hills @  9 a.m.
    vs. Mogollon @ 11 a.m.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL SPRING ATHLETES! GO, EAGLES!
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS VARSITY VOLLEYBALL 
Aidan Barry
Luke Butler
Will Goff
Cruise Klock
Jeremy Kollman
Cody Laflin
Joshua Lesio
Stephen McCollum
Matthew Murphy
Kyle Murphy
Aaron Tam
Trevor Weary
Thomas Henschel

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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS JUNIOR VARSITY VOLLEYBALL
Luke Butler
Brennan Dale
Dacotah Hyde
Cody Laflin
Zachary Lockwood
Stephen McCollum

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COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
SAT & ACT TESTING
SAT Testing Dates
Register at:  sat.collegeboard.org/register
March 11, 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/
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 http://www.horizonhonorssecondary.org/ccc/collegeplanning/events.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
HELP CINDERELLA AFFAIR
Limited time left to drop off your donations of dresses, evening bags, wraps, and jewelry for The Cinderella Affair.  Every girl deserves to feel like a princess!  Help the HS FIDM Club support the Cinderella Affair.  Donations can be dropped off in the Secondary Office until Tuesday, February 28th.

Cinderella Affair provides high school juniors and seniors new and gently-used formal wear absolutely FREE, helping make prom an affordable and memorable event!

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LEARN... BELIEVE... DREAM... DARE

MEDIA CENTER
BOOK FAIR COMING MARCH 6-9!
Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read to our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit the Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits.
 
Book Fair dates: March 6th – 9th
Shopping hours: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm daily
Special activities:  5:00 to 8:00 pm during Elementary Summatives
 
You can also download the Book Fair app to help you find the right books for your child. For more information, visit: scholastic.com/apps/bookfairs
 
If you are unable to attend in person, we invite you to visit our online book fair through March 18th.  Purchases will be shipped directly to Horizon with FREE shipping!  All purchases benefit HCLC.

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PARENT INVOLVEMENT
PARENT COURSE SCHEDULING SUPPORT MEETINGS FOR 2017-2018
It’s that exciting time of year again, scheduling for next school year. Student information sessions run all day, but the parent sessions are in the evening on March 8th in the Community Room.  The 5:30 PM session is for parents of 6th graders who will be attending 7th grade and the 6:30 PM session is for current secondary parents. We hope many of you take advantage of these evening sessions with our entire student support team.  All scheduling materials will be available March 1st via your child’s email and the Horizon Honors Secondary School website in the College and Career Center section.
 
Thursday, March 8th Parent Sessions – Community Room
5:30 p.m. 6th Grade Parents for Next Year’s 7th Graders
6:30 p.m. Current Secondary Parents for Next Year’s 8th – 12th Graders

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COURSE SELECTION SHEETS SIGNED AT ILP CONFERENCES
Are you signed up for an ILP Conference on Thursday, March 24th or Friday, March 25th?  This is a very important time to meet with teachers, plan for next year, and get your Course Request Form signed to turn in by the end of the day on Tuesday the 28th.  Contact the front office to set up an appointment time.
 
The office is ready to assist you in setting up your ILP time for 4th quarter if you have not done so already.  Please call (480) 659-3000 and select a meeting time for you and your child.  ILPs will be held Thursday, March 23rd with conference appointment times available 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 pm – 7:15 p.m. as well as Friday, March 23rd 7:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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Remember ILP Conferences March 24th and 25th will include discussion focused on planning for next year and teacher’s signing off on course request forms.  All scheduling forms are due by end of day Tuesday, March 28th.  Your Horizon Honors Secondary student support team looks forward to assisting each of you through the registration process for the 2017–2018 school year!
 
Secondary Student Support Team
Mrs. Cynthia Shaheen, Secondary Principal
Mr. Scott Gotham, Secondary Assistant Principal
Mrs. Kathleen Patterson, Secondary Master Teacher
Mr. Paul Schneider, Secondary Master Teacher
Mrs. Erin Collins, Counselor Grades 10 – 12
Mrs. Heather Wallace, Student Advisor Grades 7 

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ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL DAY SCHEDULE – TESTING – MARK YOUR CALENDAR
In an effort to support our students to perform at their best, Horizon Honors is implementing some changes to our test taking procedures.  More will be shared as we get closer to the testing window, but one change that will impact all students is an alternative schedule we will be following for four days.  This schedule will allow us to test our students only in the morning blocks when they are most ready to perform, minimize the impact on instructional days, and allow for technology to be available for both testing and classroom use.  Please read each day carefully to understand how your schedule will be affected.  Accommodations will be made for students who, because of carpools or other circumstances, need to be on campus prior to 10:30 a.m. and are not testing.  A study location will be available to them.

​Wednesday, April 19th 
Non-testing seniors do not report to school until 10:30 AM
8:00 – 10:30 AM - End Of Course Testing – Writing 9th gr, 10th gr, 11th gr
10:33 – 11:24 AM - Block 1 & Brief Announcements
11:24 – 11:54 AM - Lunch
11:57 – 12:46 PM - Block 2
12:49 – 1:38 PM - Block 3
1:41 – 2:30 PM - Block 4

Thursday, April 20th
Non-testing students do not report to school until 10:30 AM 
(some 9th gr, most 10th gr, all 11th & 12th gr)
8:00 – 10:30 AM  - AIMS Science Test - All Students in Biology and Honors Biology
                                and some identified sophomores contacted by Mr. Gotham
10:33 – 11:24 AM - Block 5 & Brief Announcements
11:24 – 11:54 AM - Lunch
11:57 – 12:46 PM - Block 6
12:49 – 1:38 PM - Block 7
1:41 – 2:30 PM - Block 8

Wednesday, April 26th 
Non-testing seniors do not report to school until 10:30 AM
8:00 – 10:30 AM - End Of Course Testing – Language Arts 9th gr, 10th gr, 11th gr
10:33 – 11:24 AM - Block 5 & Brief Announcements
11:24 – 11:54 AM - Lunch
11:57 – 12:46 PM - Block 6
12:49 – 1:38 PM - Block 7
1:41 – 2:30 PM - Block 8

Thursday, April 27th
Non-testing students do not report to school until 10:30 AM 
(students in math courses not listed below)
8:00 – 10:30 AM - End Of Course Testing – Mathematics All Students in Algebra 1-2,     
                                Algebra 1-2 Honors, Geometry, Geometry Honors, Algebra 3 – 4, 
                                and College Algebra Honors    
10:33 – 11:24 AM - Block 1 & Brief Announcements
11:24 – 11:54 AM - Lunch
11:57 – 12:46 PM - Block 2
12:49 – 1:38 PM - Block 3
1:41 – 2:30 PM - Block 4
HORIZON HONORS ELEMENTARY IS HIRING!
Horizon Community Learning Center ​is hiring 2017-2018 Grades K-6 teachers. Join a dynamic school team and help students achieve their best. Our students are high-achieving, engaged, motivated, and expect quality instruction from their teachers. We are part of a family-oriented community which is highly involved and greatly values education. For more info, visit http://www.horizonclc.org/contact/careers


PARENT PARTNERSHIP

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COMING SOON
Spring Fling Carnival
Friday, March 31st

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LAST CHANCE! CONTEST ENDS MARCH 31ST!
Horizon Honors is in 23 place of 25 schools but there is still time move to up details below.
 HELP OUR SCHOOL EARN UP TO $3,000!

Contest is ending this month. If you have original  receipts from May-March turn them into the Chandler Fashion Center Guest Services!

EXTRA BONUS POINTS The Month of MARCH!
  • SHOP/ Earn TRIPLE points for all receipts logged in March from these selected stores: Build A Bear Workshop, Children’s Place, Claire’s, Cotton On, crazy 8, Disney Store, Fuzziwigs Candy Factory, Gap, GameStop, Gymboree, icing, LEGO® Store, Loft, New York and Company, XXI Forever. 
  • EAT/ Earn DOUBLE points for all receipts logged in March from Chandler Fashion Center eateries & restaurants Receipts may be dated since May 1, 2016 or later and logged by March 31, 2017 to earn bonus points. 
  • PHOTOS/ Earn 1,000 points when you buy an Easter Bunny photo package The Easter Bunny arrives March 22 and will visit through April 15. Log your Easter Bunny photo package receipt before the end of March to earn 1,000 bonus points. 
  • MUSIC/ Earn 1,000 points per person by attending a new concert series on the lawn area in the Chandler Village every Friday in March and April from 6:30-8:30. There will be a table to sign-in at each night to earn the points, just mention you are with Horizon Community Learning Center.

How do I credit my receipts for my school?
Bring your receipts to Guest services, located on the upper level across from Barnes & Nobles to earn five points per dollar spent. You can drop receipts off in the school offices prior to deadline.
You may also bring receipts to the Chandler Management Office for validation, located down the hallway by Paradise Bakery. The Management Office is open Mon- Fri 8:30-5:30.
SCHOOL LUNCH ORDERS DUE TODAY!

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FEBRUARY
AT A GLANCE
      
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
Relay For Life Team Captain’s meeting 4:30 to 5:30 pm in room 101
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
Dish It Out -- Relay For Life Fundraiser in the high school courtyard 11:00 to 11:30 am
Lunch Orders Due

March 6
Book Fair
Honors Symphonic Band Performing at Area Concert Festival 8:00 am to 2:45 pm
Guest Speaker Oskar Knoblauch, Holocaust Survivor, 12:30 to 2:00 pm for 10th grade students in the Multipurpose Room.

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
Guest Speaker Oskar Knoblauch, Holocaust Survivor, 9:30 to 11:00 am for 11th and 12th grade students in the Multipurpose Room
Student Course Selection meeting 9:40 am – 10:40 a.m. 10th grade entering 11th grade
Student Course Selection meeting 11:40 am – 12:40 p.m. 11th grade entering 12th grade
Student Course Selection meeting 1:10 – 2:10 pm 9th grade entering 10th grade

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
horizonclc.org


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