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HORIZON HONORS
HIGH SCHOOL
EBLAST
8.11.2017

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

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SPIRIT STORE IS OPEN! ORDER BY 8/20!
Need fan gear? No problem. Spirit items ordered will arrive 2-3 weeks after the store closes on August 21st.  Orders will NOT be accepted after 11:59 pm on August 20th.  For every purchase, one dollar is donated to Horizon Honors. Do not delay -- order your swag today!

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DON’T MISS OUT ON THE LOWEST PRICE OF THE YEAR!
Follow the Jostens.com link to order your 2017-18 Horizon Honors Secondary School yearbooks today!  


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Please check out the many clubs that are available for you to participate in during lunch or after school.
 
Friday, August 11th
Pre-Med Club and reSEARCHing for the Cure will be meeting in room 211 to plan for the upcoming blood drive being held at Horizon in the Multipurpose Room on August 29th.
 
Monday, August 14th
Fiber Arts Club @ lunch in room 105
Key Club Leadership Team meets @ lunch in room 103
Wilderness Club meets @ lunch in room 109
 
Tuesday, August 15th
National Junior Honor Society (NHS) @ lunch in room 209
 
Wednesday, August 16th
Model United Nations Club (MUN) @ lunch in room 112
HS Student Council meets after school in room 105

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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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PICTURE DAYS THIS WEEK!

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SENIOR PICTURES
Seniors!  Southwest Portraits is the only studio authorized to photograph seniors for the 2017-18 school yearbook.  The deadline to schedule an appointment has been extended to Saturday, August 12th.  Please call 480-222-1199 to schedule your appointment today.  There will also be a walk-in day on Saturday, August 19th for pictures.  You are not under any obligation to purchase senior portraits here, only to get your yearbook picture taken.  If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Britt christi.britt@horizonclc.org.

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HORIZON HONORS APP!
Brand new for the 2017-2018 school year, we are proud to offer the Horizon Honors Schools mobile app! This is a one stop shop for school information and news when you are on the go! Find the link to order lunches, call in your child's absence, receive important alerts in the event of an emergency, and much more!

One important area in the app is called "Quick Tip." This is allows students and other community members to anonymously report a concern or problem to their school principal. Users can upload files, including photos/screenshots. Quick Tip is another important tool in keeping our community safe.

We strongly suggest that not only parents download the app, but students with smart phones also download it. The app is available for both Apple and Android smartphones by searching for "Horizon Honors" or using the following links:

Apple Store - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/horizon-honors/id1228842419?mt=8
Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.relianceco.cma.horizonclc&hl=en

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ATHLETICS
HORIZON HONORS HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES THEIR CHAMPIONS! RSVP TODAY!

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COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

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The Perry Initiative is seeking applicants for our Phoenix program. Participants should be women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering.  We would very much appreciate if you could pass this information along to any high
Additional information can be found on our website: www.perryinitiative.org
 
The application may be accessed directly using the following link: http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application/

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COMMUNITY SERVICE
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
All high school students are encouraged to log 40 hours of community service per school year.  Get a jumpstart on your Community Service hours this year!  Find something you enjoy doing, sign up with your family or friends and have some fun!  Hours completed with a scout or church youth group counts too. 
 
Please check out our Horizon Honors Secondary Community Service website at:  http://horizonhonorssecondary.org/studentinterests/communityservice

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Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization committed to feeding starving children.  Volunteers hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children.  Meals are then shipped to nearly 70 countries throughout the world.  Students under 18 require parent/adult participation.  This is fun, team-building opportunity suitable for the entire family or team.  There are many shifts available.  Sign up is direct and convenient

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LEARN... BELIEVE... DREAM... DARE
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR AGES 13 to 18!
Are you a teen who loves the arts and would like to further develop your leadership skills?  Then you need to apply for the Chandler Center for the Arts Youth Advisory Council (YAC).
 
Through an application and interview process, up to 15 students will be selected to serve as a YAC member. They will be engaged in experiential 3-hour sessions from October - March that will provide hands-on real world leadership situations of a Performing Arts Center.  Teens will complete the program with increased knowledge of: career opportunities, financial responsibility, leadership skills, small and large group dynamics, public relations and marketing.
 
If interested, more Information and the online application is at: https://chandlercenter.org/connecting-kidz/youth-advisory-council/youth-advisory-council-program
 
Application deadline 5 pm on September 8th and interviews will be held on September 13th.  Students may bring their letters of recommendation to the interview.

MEDIA CENTER
The Media Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily for 7th - 12th grades ONLY.
Secondary students have access to computers, tables, textbooks and fun/choices books.
 
After school students are expected to be working on school work or reading a book.  The Library needs to remain a quiet/studious place for all.
 
The Community Room is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for students who need to get their wiggles out in a cool place.
 
Feel free to reach out to Mrs. Duet with any questions pertaining to the Media Center.

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PARENT INVOLVEMENT
ILP CONFERENCES
At Horizon Honors we value the student-parent-teacher triangle.  This partnership helps our students reach their potential.  Parent involvement is key and can be established during the ILP (Individual Learning Plan) conferences as you review your child’s progress and set goals for the quarter. The plan will cover topics, tasks, and learning outcomes your child will be expected to achieve by the end of the quarter. The written list of goals will serve as both a visual indicator of progress and an agenda for the conference.  Students do not attend school on ILP Conference days, but rather are expected to attend the conference.  The first ILP Conferences are August 17th and 18th.  Appointments can be made by calling 480-659-3000 or stopping by the Secondary School Office.
 
If you have not picked up AZ Merit scores they will be available in the front office during ILP Conferences.
 
Thursday, August 17th 10:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Friday, August 18th 7:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 19th 10:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Friday, October 20th 7:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Thursday, January 11th 10:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Friday, January 12th 7:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Thursday, March 29th 10:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Friday, March 30th 7:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Friday, June 8th 7:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

LAST CHANCE FOR DIRECTORIES!
Submissions for these directories are due TODAY, August 11th.
PARENTS OF THE CLASS OF 2018
Personalize a special spot in the 2018 yearbook for your soon to be graduate.

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HORIZON HONORS IS HIRING!
We are looking for Club Horizon Team Leaders! Team Leaders must be 18 years of age, a high school graduate, and enjoy working with and supervising students in Grades PreK-6. Team Leaders provide fun and engaging activities while keeping our students safe. Hours of operation are 6:15 to 8 a.m. and 2:30 to 6 p.m. This job is perfect for college students! Apply today at horizonclc.org/contact/careers

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​​COMMUNICATIONS DURING AN EMERGENCY
Last week we had our first fire drill of the school year! It's important that everyone in our community understands what to do in case of an emergency.

In the event of an emergency, Horizon Honors will communicate with families the following ways:
  • Automated phone message
  • E-mail
  • Text message
  • Website update
  • Mobile App Alert
  • Social media post
Please do NOT attempt to communicate via phone, text or email with your child or the schools during a school emergency.

To receive text messaging during an emergency, parents and guardians MUST follow the process to opt-in prior to message sending in order to receive notifications.
  • To opt in to text messaging, send a text message “YES” to 67587. Please note that your cell phone number must already be on file in Powerschool before you opt in to text messages.
  • To opt out of text messaging, send a text message “STOP” to 67587.

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PARENT PARTNERSHIP
SCHOOL LUNCH ORDERS DUE TODAY!

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DON'T MISS IT! RSVP TODAY!

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JOIN US AT THE STAFF APPRECIATION COMMITTEE MEETING!
Thursday, August 31 at 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the Parent Partnership Office

The Staff Appreciation Committee goal is to make ALL of the Horizon Honors staff feel appreciated! 
  • This committee is volunteered driven. A fun group that plans special things throughout the year for our entire staff community
  • The committee will decide on how to allocate the budget for the year, come up with the ideas and implement them
  • Volunteers help make it happen, so there are plenty of ways to get involved 
  • Committee members are also responsible for selling refreshments at the 2017-2018 Spring Fling 
Unable to make the meeting, please let me know so that your input can be included. Email if you plan to attend or cannot make the meeting but want to be involved at kasi.knutson@horizonclc.org.

AUGUST
AT A GLANCE
     
August 11
Band Council meets during lunch in Band Room
reSEARCHing for the Cure & Pre-Med Club will meet during lunch in room 102
Ping Pong Club meets after school in Middle School Courtyard
High School Fall Athletics Tryouts
Co-Ed Cheer Tryouts 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Middle School Courtyard
Swim & Dive Tryouts 6:00 to 7:30 AM meet at the Ahwatukee Swim Club
Cross Country Tryouts 6:00 to 7:30 AMFamily Directory Form Due
Lunch Orders Due

August 14
Fiber Arts Club meets during lunch in room 104
Key Club Leadership meets during lunch in room 103
School Improvement Team Parent Applications Available

August 15
National Honor Society (NHS) meets during lunch in room 203
Orientation Guide Applications due by 4:00 PM
School Picture Day for 7th through 11th grades
Co-Ed Cheer Tryouts 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room

August 16
Model United Nations (MUN) Club meets during lunch in room 112

August 17
No School ILP Conferences
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 21
Key Club meets during lunch in room 103

August 22
Orientation Guide Training #1 during lunch
Protecting Our Environment (POE) during lunch in room 111
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AT A GLANCE
      
August 23
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) meets during lunch in room 127
High School Student Council Elections
Orientation Guide Training #2 during lunch

August 24
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) meets during lunch in room 109
He for She Club meets during lunch in room 101
No Place for Hate meets during lunch in room 127
Student Council meets after school in room 105
Orientation Guide Training #3 during lunch

August 25
Spirit Day:  Safari Friday
Band Council meets during lunch in Band Room
reSEARCHing for the Cure meets during lunch in room 102
Ping Pong Club meets after school in Middle School Courtyard
School Improvement Team Parent Applications Due
High School Welcome Back Dance 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room
Lunch Orders Due

August 26
High School Student Council Training Retreat 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room

August 28
Fiber Arts Club meets during lunch in room 104
Key Club Leadership meets during lunch in room 103

August 29
National Honor Society (NHS) meets during lunch in room 203
Pre-Med Club Blood Drive 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

August 30
Model United Nations (MUN) Club meets during lunch in room 112

Community Forum 6:00 to 7:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room

August 31
Art Club meets during lunch in room 122
Film Club meets during lunch TBA
Student Council meets after school in room 105

​​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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