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HORIZON HONORS
MIDDLE SCHOOL
EBLAST
7.28.2017

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

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SHARE YOUR FIRST DAY PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
We would love to see your first day of school photos! Please share them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (hashtag #horizonhonors)! You can also e-mail them to news@horizonclc.org.

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES

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Please check out the many clubs that are available for you to participate in during lunch or after school.  Clubs start the week of August 7th!

Tuesday, August 8th

Protecting Our Environment (POE) @ in lunch room 111
 
Wednesday, August 9th
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Huddle @ in room 208
 
Friday, August 11th
Band Council @ lunch in the Band Room
Radio Club after school in room 202
Origami Club after school in room 203


MAP TESTING
All students in grades 7-10 will be MAP testing August 3rd, 4th and 7th.  MAP, Measures of Academic Progress, will allow teachers to see details in individual student’s academic progress in Reading, Writing, and Math.  Teachers will then be able to plan instruction to meet individual needs and help students reach their goals. 

MAP testing will occur two times during the school year, and will provide feedback to students and families and allow them to compare scores with previous standardized test scores in the same school year.

Specifically what this means for you right now:
  • Students, grades 7-10, will be testing during their Scholastic Lab Thursday, August 3rd through Monday, August 7th.  They will not be able to use the time for homework.
  • Students taking the MAP test need to do their very best as the results will be used to individualize instruction.
  • Scholastic Lab students, grades 11-12, will be working silently during their blocks when other students are testing.  Chromebooks may not be available based on testing demands.

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ORIENTATION GUIDES NEEDED
We are seeking to expand our group of fun, energetic, knowledgeable, and reliable 7th through 11th grade students to serve as Orientation Guides to new students and families.  An Orientation Guide’s primary goal is to introduce prospective students and families to Horizon Honors.  Orientation Guides serve as tour guides, shadow partners, info-session ambassadors, and more.  If you have a desire to help new students meet current students and teachers, answer questions, and facilitate discussions, then this could be a great role for you and a way to TAKE ACTION to support others.  Applications will be in the Main Office starting Monday, August 7th.  The deadline to return applications is Tuesday, August 15th by 4PM in the front office.  A parent signature is required on the application.

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ATHLETICS
  • Middle School athletic paperwork is due Wednesday, August 9th. 
  • Tryouts begin on Monday, August 14th. 
  • All paperwork and fees must be turned in before you can participate in tryouts.      
  • Middle School Fall Sports offered: Girls Volleyball, Co-Ed Soccer. 
  • All paperwork required to try out for a sport is available for pick up in the front office.

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

COMMUNITY SERVICE

LEARN... BELIEVE... DREAM... DARE

MEDIA CENTER

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

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Snapchat – Please read this note from Mrs. Shaheen if your child has an account
 
Snapchat has recently launched an update called “Snap Map,” a location feature that allows children to share their current location.  This raises some big concerns for parents who know that location services can be dangerous and worries for our teens who do not realize the risks.  "Snap Map" essentially allows you, the user, to see where your friends are posting their images and videos on a live map.  The basic setting allows anyone who is in your Snapchat friend list to see you - which for many teens are people they've never met in real life.  I was able to pinpoint the location of a staff member to the very building he was located in within a very large apartment complex. 
 
You can easily "opt-out" by enabling "Ghost Mode" which means that no one can see your location. Steps to enable:
 
1.     Pinch on the photo-taking screen
2.     Click the gear to go to settings
3.     Tap the "Ghost Mode" button. 
 
Hope this helps to keep our children safe.

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PARENT PARTNERSHIP
LUNCH ORDERS DUE TODAY!

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New and returning parents: Come and meet other Horizon Honors parents at our Coffee Connection. The first one of the school year is scheduled for Friday, August 4th  at 8:15 a.m. in the Media Center. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents from your child’s class/grade and more! Coffee and goodies will be provided.

JULY & AUGUST
AT A GLANCE
  
July 28
New Student Orientation 7th – 12th grades 8:30 to 9:30 AM in the Multipurpose Room
Secondary School Open House 9:00 to 11:00 AM
Secondary School Open House 1:00 to 3:00 PM

July 31
First Day of School:  Soarin’ Eagle Day
Fall Theater Audition Packets Available

August 2
Student Council meets after school in rooms 107/108

August 3
Instrument Night Rental 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room

August 4
Lunch Orders Due

August 7
Auditions for Fall Drama Productions 2:45 to 6:00 PM in rooms 101 & 102
Orientation Guide Applications Available in the Front Office

August 8

Auditions for Fall Drama Productions 4:00 to 6:00 PM in rooms 101 & 102
Protecting Our Environment (POE) during lunch in room 111

August 9
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Huddle meets during lunch in room 208
Auditions for Fall Drama Productions 2:45 to 6:00 PM in rooms 101 & 102
Middle School Fall Athletic Paperwork Due
Lunch for Middle School students new to Horizon 11:00 to 11:30 in room 202

August 11
Band Council meets during lunch in Band Room
Radio Club meets after school in room 202
Lunch Orders Due
Family Directory Form Due
Carpool Directory Form Due

August 14
Fiber Arts Club meets during lunch in room 104
Middle School Fall Athletics Tryouts
School Improvement Team Parent Applications Available

August 15
Middle School Fall Athletics Tryouts
Orientation Guide Applications due by 4:00 PM
School Picture Day for 7th through 11th grades


AUGUST
AT A GLANCE
  
August 16
Middle School Gamers Club after school in room 107
Middle School Fall Athletics Tryouts
Middle School Student Council Elections

August 17
No School ILP Conferences
Middle School Fall Athletics Tryouts
ILP Conferences 10:15 AM to 2:30 PM & 4:30 to 7:15 PM
Band and Choir Uniform Fittings in Band Choir Rooms

August 18

No School ILP Conferences
ILP Conferences 7:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Band and Choir Uniform Fittings in Band Choir Rooms
Fall Drama Productions Retreat 2:00 to 8:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room
Lunch Orders Due


August 22
Orientation Guide Training #1 during lunch

August 23
Orientation Guide Training #2 during lunch
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Huddle meets during lunch in room 208

August 24
Orientation Guide Training #3 during lunch
No Place for Hate meets during lunch in room 127

August 25
Band Council meets during lunch in Band Room
Radio Club meets after school in room 202
School Improvement Team Parent Applications Due
Lunch Orders Due


August 28
Middle School Spirit Day
Fiber Arts Club meets during lunch in room 104

August 29
Middle School Spirit Day

August 30
Middle School Spirit Day
Middle School Gamers Club after school in room 107

August 31
Middle School Spirit Day
Community Forum 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room

​​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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