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HORIZON HONORS
MIDDLE SCHOOL
EBLAST
3.3.2017

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

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES

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Teams have been formed, funds have been raised now it is time to tie your shoe laces and strut that shift!  Relay For Life is tonight from 5:00 PM to midnight!

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Be sure to check out the Kindness Chain hanging in the Middle School Courtyard.  Our Kindness Chain represents a whopping 550 random acts of kindness that you all completed last week!  What an impressive number!  Way to go, Middle School!
 
An update about the Kindness Challenge:  Since last Friday, 24 names have already been submitted for a chance to win an Italian restaurant-style lunch catered/sponsored by your very own Middle School Student Council!  Keep it up, Middle School!  Your kindness is not going unnoticed!

COURSE SCHEDULING SESSION FOR 2017-2018 THIS WEDNESDAY!
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. At the scheduling meeting you will receive your official 2017-2018 Course Request Form that is color-coded by grade level.

WEDNESDAY, March 8th Student Sessions
8:05 – 8:40 a.m.
7th Grade – Next year’s 8th Graders

8:45 – 9:25 a.m.
8th Grade – Next year’s Freshmen

The Scheduling Handbook and sample Course Requests Form were 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 SPEAKS TO STUDENTS NEXT WEEK
pictured: 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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PIMA AIR MUSEUM FIELD TRIP FOR 8TH GRADE APRIL 5TH
As a part of the Humanities 8 and Humanities 8 Honors classes, all 8th grade students have the opportunity to visit the Pima Air Museum, which houses one of the country’s largest collections of aircraft spanning the entire 20th century.
 
This outstanding museum includes hangars devoted to WWII in the European and Pacific theaters, another hangar dedicated to the development of spaceflight technology, as well as a general hangar focusing on the development of aircraft throughout the 20th century.
 
Outdoors, an airplane yard with over 150 planes, some military, others commercial, allows students to walk up close to each aircraft.
 
All 8th graders will bring home a detailed permission slip, which must be returned, along with payment by Friday, March 10th.  The cost per student is $26, and includes transportation, admission, and a boxed lunch.  Students will need to indicate which lunch option they’d like on their permission form.
 
Parents, if you are interested in joining this trip as a group chaperone, please email Davina Baird directly at davina.baird@horizonclc.org.

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BON VOYAGE!
Be sure to follow Horizon Honors Facebook and the adventures of our students traveling over spring break! Students and staff will be posting photos and travel updates daily on our Facebook page!
  • Middle School Washington D.C. trip leaves Tuesday, March 14th at 12:50 a.m.
  • High School New York and The Arts trip leaves Saturday, March 11th at 10:50 p.m.
Safe travel to all our teachers and students!

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ATHLETICS
THIS WEEK IN MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Monday, March 6th:
  • Girls Basketball @ Away vs. Phoenix Country Day @ 3:30 p.m.
  • Boys Basketball Silver Team @ Away vs. Phoenix Country Day @ 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8th:
  • Girls Basketball @ Away vs. Fountain Hills @ 5 p.m.
  • Boys Basketball @ Away vs. Fountain Hills
    Blue Team @ 4 p.m., Silver Team @ 6 p.m.
Congratulations to all the spring athletes who made the teams during tryouts! Go, Eagles
GIRLS BASKETBALL
Coach Simminger (pictured)
Mackenzie Anderson
Piper Corey
Beautiful Corral
Jadyn Dykstra
Annaliese Hensel
Regina Knight
Jessica Leake
Annette Lee
Riley McPherson
Kendall Santacruz

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BOYS BASKETBALL - SILVER TEAM 
Coach Frith (pictured)
Benjamin Brady
Konner Brockus
Quinn Cook
Aidan Dale
Mateo Gaudette
Benjamin Ger
Caleb Harbertson
Casey Johnson
Joseph Pratt
Krishna Ramani
Ryan Roberti
Mateo Sarmiento

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BOYS BASKETBALL - BLUE TEAM 
Coach Ledford (pictured)
Raj Bhakta  
Tommy Billings
Sam Brooks
Ian Day
Carson Gylling
Corey Holloway
Robert Hoye
Jeffrey Hsu
Noah Kahsay
Gabriel Kwan
Luke Lemme
Jaxon McNaughton
Ty Vijums
Mohammed Zourab

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CO-ED SPIRITLINE 
Coach Drozdowski (pictured)
Julian Byford
Kendall Cosgrove
Ally Jones
Paris McFadden
Alexa Monsalvo
Maritza Ramirez
Lia Rao
Brianna Reinhart
Mylia Rice
Skylar Schuh
Anissa Villalobos
Sydney Wolf

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BOYS SOCCER MEETING FOR 2017-2018
There will be an informational soccer meeting for 8th grade boys entering high school next year as well as current high school boys who are interested in playing soccer next school year.  The meeting is Wednesday, March 8 during lunch in the Weight Room. No matter what your skill level this meeting is for you!

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COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

COMMUNITY SERVICE
EASTER BASKET COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT APRIL 3RD!
On Monday, April 3rd please help Key Club assemble 100 Easter baskets for Kindergarten through 5th grade students at Murphy Elementary School in Phoenix.  Key Club will purchase the Easter baskets but donations are needed to help fill them.  Please bring items to fill baskets.  Suggested items to bring: personal hygiene items (hotel size), plastic eggs filled with candy or individually wrapped candies (no chocolate please), crayons/markers, coloring books, small stuffed animals, goldfish, nail polish, small toys, bracelets, etc.  You may drop off donations items to the Media Center.

Basket assembly will take place in Room 105Monday, April 3rd 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.  For further information please contact Mindy Duet.

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LEARN... BELIEVE... DREAM... DARE

MEDIA CENTER
BOOK FAIR NEXT WEEK!
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 ON WEDNESDAY
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 p.m. session is for parents of 6th graders who will be attending 7th grade and the 6:30 p.m. 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 were sent March 1st via your child’s email and are on the Horizon Honors Secondary School website in the College and Career Center section.
 
WEDNESDAY, 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 23rd or Friday, March 24th?  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, March 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 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 – 7:15 p.m. as well as Friday, March 24th from 7:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

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Remember ILP Conferences March 23rd and 24th 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, prepare middle school age students for computer based testing, review curriculum without disrupting the regular course curriculum, 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.
 
Wednesday, April 19th
8:00 – 10:30 AM - Math & Language Arts Cumulative Review and Computer Based
                                  Test Taking Strategies
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
8:00 – 10:30 AM - 8th grade AIMS Science Test
                               - 7th grade Math & Language Arts Cumulative Review and Computer
                                    Based Test Taking Strategies
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 
8:00 – 10:30 AM - Math & Language Arts Cumulative Review and Computer Based
                                    Test Taking Strategies
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 
8:00 – 10:30 AM - Students not in math courses listed below – Math & Language Arts Cumulative Review
                                  and Computer Based Test Taking Strategies
                                - 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

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WORK WITH US! HORIZON HONORS IS HIRING TEACHERS!
Horizon Community Learning Center ​is hiring 2017-2018 teachers and various grade levels. 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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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.

LUNCH ORDERS DUE TODAY!

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MARCH
AT A GLANCE
  
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.
Choir Council meets at lunch in the Choir Room
Radio Club meets 2:30 – 3:15 PM room 202
Origami Club meets 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM room 203
Book Fair setup
Relay for Life 5:00 pm to midnight

Lunch Orders Due

March 6
NJHS Daycare Buddies 2:30 – 3:30
Honors Symphonic Band Performing at Area Concert Festival 8:00 am to 2:45 pm
Book Fair
Guest Speaker Oskar Knoblauch, Holocaust Survivor, 12:30 to 2:00 pm for 8th 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
Book Fair
Student Course Selection meeting 8:05 – 8:40 a.m. for 7th grade entering 8th grade
Student Course Selection meeting 8:45 – 9:25 a.m. for 8th grade entering 9th grade
 
8th grade boys interested in playing high school soccer next year invited to the informational meeting during lunch in the weight room


March 9
Project Group 2.0 meets 3:30 – 4:30 PM ro
om 415
Book Fair

March 10
NJHS Leadership Team meets at lunch room 204
Band Council meets at lunch in the Band Room
MS Travel Club during lunch room 110
Radio Club meets 2:30 – 3:15 PM room 202
Origami Club meets 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM room 203
Book Fair cleanup

March 13
Spring Break

March 14
Spring Break

March 15
Spring Break

March 16
Spring Break

March 17
Spring Break

March 20
Spring Break

March 21
Spring Break

​March 22
Spring Break


March 23
Secondary ILP Conferences

March 24
Secondary ILP Conferences
Junior High All-State Choir Festival at Show Low High School
Lunch Orders Due

March 25
Junior High All-State Choir Festival at Show Low High School
Set Construction 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

March 27
Fiber Arts Club meets at lunch room 104

March 28
Performing Arts Exhibition 2:30 to 3:30 in the Multipurpose Room

March 29
Gamers Club meets 2:40 – 3:40 PM room 107
Performing Arts Exhibition 2:30 to 3:30 in the Multipurpose Room

March 30
Performing Arts Exhibition 2:30 to 3:30 in the Multipurpose Room
Project Group 2.0 meets 3:30 – 4:30 PM room 415

March 31
Choir Council meets at lunch in the Choir Room
Radio Club meets 2:30 – 3:15 PM room 202
Origami Club meets 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM room 203
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.
APRIL
AT A GLANCE
  
April 1
Set Construction 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

April 3
Phoenix Rescue Mission Easter Basket Community Service 2:30-4:30 PM room 103

April 4
POE – Protecting Our Environment Club meets at lunch room 109

April 5
8th grade Humanities field trip to Pima Air Museum 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Student Council meets after school rooms 107/108
Performing Arts Exhibition 6:00 – 9:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room

April 6
Project Group 2.0 meets 3:30 – 4:30 PM room 415
Secondary Parent University – Early College Planning 101 MPR 6 PM

April 7
Band Council Meeting at lunch in Band Room
Radio Club meets 2:30 – 3:15 PM room 202
Origami Club meets 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM room 203
Lunch Orders Due

April 8
Set Assembly 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

April 10
Fiber Arts Club meets at lunch room 104

April 11
FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club meets at lunch room 208

April 12
Gamers Club meets 2:40 – 3:40 PM room 107

April 13
Project Group 2.0 meets 3:30 – 4:30 PM room 415

April 14
Choir Council meets at lunch in the Choir Room
Radio Club meets 2:30 – 3:15 PM room 202
Origami Club meets 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM room 203
Lunch Orders Due


April 15
Spring Musical Parent Workshop 1:00 to 4:00 PM

April 18
MS AZ Merit Writing 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
POE – Protecting Our Environment Club meets at lunch room 109

April 19
Alternative School Day Schedule
MS Test Prep Math & ELA 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Student Council meets after school rooms 107/108

April 20
Alternative School Day Schedule
Project Group 2.0 meets 3:30 – 4:30 PM room 415
Cinderella Parent Picture Performance 5:30 in the Multipurpose Room

April 21
Band Council Meeting at lunch in Band Room
Radio Club meets 2:30 – 3:15 PM room 202
Origami Club meets 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM room 203
Spring Production Cinderella 7:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room
Lunch Orders Due

April 22
Cinderella performance at 7:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room

April 24
Fiber Arts Club meets at lunch room 104

April 25
FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club meets at lunch room 208

April 26
Alternative School Day Schedule
Gamers Club meets 2:40 – 3:40 PM room 107

April 27
Alternative School Day Schedule
No Place for Hate during lunch in room 127
Project Group 2.0 meets 3:30 – 4:30 PM room 415

April 28
Choir Council meets at lunch in the Choir Room
Radio Club meets 2:30 – 3:15 PM room 202
Origami Club meets 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM room 203
Cinderella performance at 3:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room
Cinderella performance at 7:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room
Lunch Orders Due

April 29
Cinderella performance at 3:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room
Cinderella performance at 7:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room

April 30
Set Strike 1:00 – 4:00 PM

​​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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