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HORIZON HONORS
HIGH SCHOOL
EBLAST
9.15.2017

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

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES

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The Power of Yet
Hi, my name is Mrs. Wallace, and I’m the academic advisor for grades 7-9.  My office is located in the College & Career Center, which can be found on the south side of the Media Center.  My colleague, Mrs. Collins, shares an office with me.  She is the school counselor for grades 10-12.  Often you will find us working with students on their emotional needs, academic needs, college needs or scheduling needs.  Each year we pick an endeavor on which to build our focus.  This year, as an offshoot of Mrs. Shaheen’s theme of “Grit”, we are focusing on the “Power of Yet” and fostering a growth mindset.  So, what exactly does that mean?

How many times have you become frustrated over a concept that you can’t quite figure out?  Have you come home upset because you did not make the team or earn the award?  Have ever felt dismayed because you had a struggle in a friendship?  Even though these things might be frustrating or disappointing at the time, it is important to recognize that being able to pick yourself up after a disappointment builds grit.  It builds resilience.  It builds a more effective future adult.

Why does this matter now?  Colleges and employers are reporting that recent graduates are less and less able to bounce back after disappointments and minor setbacks, thus setting them up for lack of success in college and the workforce.  But, how can we change the course of this pendulum?
Change your mindset.  Instead of quitting after a minor setback, look at how you might tackle your goal differently.  What steps can you change?  (Have you ever heard the saying “Keep doing what you’re doing, and you’ll keep getting what you’re getting”?)  Most importantly, don’t give up.  Notice how the “Power of Yet” changes your outlook.  Try telling yourself, “I don’t know how to do this problem….yet.”  “I am not getting this…yet.”  “I can’t do this…yet!”  You’d be surprised how changing your mindset can change your life.

I’m going to leave you with this famous quote from one of the best professional athletes of all time, Michael Jordan:  “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.  I’ve lost almost 300 games.  Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed.  I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life.  And that is why I succeed.”  Did you know that Michael Jordan did not make the high school varsity basketball team when he first tried out as a sophomore?  His understanding of the “Power of Yet” is what contributed to him making the varsity team his junior year and subsequently his highly successful career as a professional basketball player.  How can the “Power of Yet” help you to reach your goals?
NEW HIGH SCHOOL CLUB
Do you consider yourself a writer? Have you been looking for a chance to perform your poetry or works? If so, join the Free Write Club! Its a place for writers to come together, read each others works, have open mics, and even compete in poetry slams outside of school. We meet every blue Friday in Mrs. Kingman's (room 112) and it's open to all! No previous writing experience required!  Our first meeting will Friday, September 22nd.

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ENROLL TODAY! PRICES INCREASE AFTER SEPTEMBER 30TH!

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NHS Mark Your Calendar For Great Opportunities
Be sure you and your parents register to participate in the college admission planning webinars, offered exclusively to NHS and NJHS members and their parents/guardians.  Click here for more information.

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DON’T LET THE LOWEST PRICES OF THE YEAR SLIP AWAY!
ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY.
Follow the Jostens.com link to order your 2017-18 Horizon Honors Secondary School yearbooks today!  

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ATHLETICS

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THIS WEEK IN HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
 
Tuesday, September 19:
Girls Volleyball Away vs Tempe Prep
JV 4:00 pm/Varsity 5:00 pm
 
Thursday, September 21:
Girls Volleyball Away vs Phoenix Country Day
JV 4:00 pm/Varsity 5:00 pm

Congratulations to our Varsity Eagles for taking home another victory with a win on Wednesday, September 6th against the Thatcher Eagles 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-19). Cici Collins made her debut with 7 kills and 10 digs, Erica Kendree also recorded seven kills, and Liv Moran followed up with six kills. Gabby Castronova tallied 10 digs and Alexa Marshall dished out 26 assists! The Eagles improve to 3-1 overall!

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On Wednesday, September 6th the JV Eagles claimed their first win against Thatcher 2-1 (25-22, 23-25, 15-11). Breanne O'Meara and Tessa Cummings each had three kills and Allison Hale recorded two kills and two blocks! The JV Eagles are now 1-3

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COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
College representatives will be on campus during lunch in room 127 on the following dates:
 
Wednesday, September 20th - Grand Canyon University
Wednesday, September 27th - University of Arizona
 
The College & Career Center (CCC) offers many services to our students to help them meet their potential in high school and beyond.  Please visit our College & Career website @ http://horizonhonorssecondary.org/ccc or drop by to see what we’re all about.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE
Need some ideas for Community Service projects?
At the Horizon Honors Secondary webpage, there are many opportunities available to pick something that you are interested in doing.  Sign up with family or friends and have fun while helping others.  Don't forget to take your Community Time Sheet to get signed by a supervisor while helping!
 
Check out our Horizon Honors Secondary Community Service website today at:  http://horizonhonorssecondary.org/studentinterests/communityservice

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LEARN... BELIEVE... DREAM... DARE
On September 11th a few of the Key Club students helped pack 96 boxes of food! That will provide 20,736 meals for hungry children in the Philippians.  Great job to an amazing group of Horizon Honors Key Club students!

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Congratulations to our School Leaders!
2017-2018 Student Council
 
Student Body President - Nikhil Dave
Student Body Vice President - Ryan Hickie
Student Body Secretary-Treasurer - Kate Wilson
Student Body Communications Director - Rebecca Hamby
Student Body Spirit Ambassadors - Stephen McCollum, Bianca Pizorno
 
Senior Class President - Arianna Drapkin
Senior Class Vice President - Noe Ramirez
Senior Class Secretary/Treasurer - McKenna Dunn
Senior Class Representative - Jenna Clark
 
Junior Class President - Burke Wood
Junior Class Vice President - Pilar Rivera
Junior Class Secretary/Treasurer - Angie Morin
Junior Class Representative - Naomi Sanders
 
Sophomore Class President - Jordan Cook
Sophomore Class Vice President - Caileigh Burdette
Sophomore Class Secretary/Treasurer – Xin Hwei Lim
Sophomore Class Representative - Marisela Rivera
 
Freshman Class President - Matt Mouffe
Freshman Class Vice President - Piper Corey
Freshman Class Secretary/Treasurer - Olivia Doyle
Freshman Class Representative - Elisabeth Fear


MEDIA CENTER

PARENT INVOLVEMENT
2018-2019 CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE
Several families have asked for the 2018-2019 school calendar. You can find it on our website here!
DON'T FORGET TO DOWNLOAD OUR APP!
Have you downloaded the Horizon Honors app yet? It 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 grandparents, care givers, and 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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PARENT PARTNERSHIP

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SCHOOL LUNCH ORDERS DUE TODAY!

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SEPTEMBER
AT A GLANCE
     
September 15
College Spirit Week:  Wear purple for GCU Day
Band Council meets during lunch in Band Room
reSEARCHing for the Cure meets during lunch in room 102
Lunch Orders Due
PSAT Registration Deadline

September 16
Costco School Event 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Set Construction 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

September 18
Fiber Arts Club meets during lunch in room 104
Key Club Leadership meets during lunch i
n room 103
Origami Club after school in room 206
 
September 19
NHS meets during lunch in room 203
Grand Canyon University “Get on the Bus” field trip

September 20

MUN Club meets during lunch in room 112
Student Council meets after school in room 105
Grand Canyon University representative during lunch in room 127
 
September 21
Art Club meets during lunch in room 122
Film Club meets during lunch in room 115
 
September 22
Choir Council meets during lunch in Choir Room
Pre-Med Club meets during lunch in room 102
Lunch Orders Due
HS Free Write Club meets during lunch in room 112

September 23
Set Construction 8:00 AM to 4
:00 PM
 
September 25
Key Club meets during lunch in room 103
Origami Club after school in room 206
 

September 26
HS Gamers Club during lunch in room 112
Protecting Our Environment (POE) during lunch in room 111
 
September 27
FCA Huddle during lunch in room 208
Student Council meets after school in room 105
University of Arizona representative during lunch in room 127
 
September 28
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
Secondary Spirit Day:  Music Day in support of band and choir
 
September 29
Band Council meets during lunch in Band Room
reSEARCHing for the Cure meets during lunch in room 102
Lunch Orders Due


September 30
Set Construction 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
OCTOBER
AT A GLANCE
  
October 2
Fiber Arts Club meets during lunch in room 104
Key Club Leadership meets during lunch in room 103
Wilderness Club meets @ lunch in room 109
Origami Club after school in room 206
Fall Book Fair
 
October 3
NHS meets during lunch in room 203
Fall Book Fair
 
October 4
High School Spirit Day:  Dig Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness
MUN Club meets during lunch in room 112
FIDM Club during lunch in room 127
Student Council meets after school in room 105
Fall Book Fair
 
October 5
Art Club meets during lunch in room 122
Film Club meets during lunch in room 115
Fall Book Fair
 
October 6
HS Free Write Club meets during lunch in room 112
Choir Council meets during lunch in Choir Room
Pre-Med Club meets during lunch in room 102
Mainstage Theatre Arts Production sets up 2:30 to 9:00 pm
 
October 7
NHS Volunteer at Run for Ryan House 5:00 am to 10:00 am
 
October 9
Fall Break
 
October 10
Fall Break
 
October 11
Fall Break
 
October 12
Fall Break
 
October 13
Fall Break
 
October 14
Fall Break
 
October 15
Fall Break
 
October 16
Fall Break
Main Stage Production Tech Rehearsal
 
October 17
Fall Break
Main Stage Production Tech Rehearsal
 
October 18
Fall Break
Main Stage Production Tech Rehearsal
 
October 19
ILP Day 10:15 a.m. – 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Main Stage Production Tech Rehearsal
 
October 20
ILP Day 7:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Main Stage Production Tech Rehearsal
Lunch Orders Due
 
October 23
First Day of Second Quarter
Key Club meets during lunch in room 103
Origami Club after school in room 206
PSAT Pre-Administration Session 2:30 to 3:30 in room 205 (today or Tuesday)
 
October 24
HS Gamers Club during lunch in room 112
Protecting Our Environment (POE) during lunch in room 111
PSAT Pre-Administration Session 2:30 to 3:30 in room 205
 
October 25
PSAT Testing 8:00 am to Noon in the Larry Pieratt Center (gym)
FIDM Fashion Club meets during lunch in room 127
FCA Huddle during lunch in room 208
Student Council meets after school in room 105
High School Winter Athletic Paperwork Due
 
October 26
Senior Presentation from Jostens 8:10 am in the gym
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
Mainstage Production Parent Picture Rehearsal at 5:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room
 
October 27
Lunch Orders Due
Secondary Spirit Day:  Celebrate Theatre Arts
Sophomore Ring Presentation from Jostens 8:10 am in the gym
Band Council meets during lunch in Band Room
reSEARCHing for the Cure meets during lunch in room 102
Cantabile Honors Choir at AMEA Choral Festival 7:30 am to 2:30 pm
Harvey Opening Night 7:00 to 9:00 pm
 
October 28
Westwood High School MUN Competition 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Harvey 7:00 to 9:00 pm
 
October 30
High School Winter Athletic Tryouts
Fiber Arts Club meets during lunch in room 104
Key Club Leadership meets during lunch in room 103
Wilderness Club meets during lunch in room 109
Origami Club after school in room 206
 
October 31
Senior Jostens Orders Collection during lunch in HS Courtyard
NHS meets during lunch in room 203


​​For a full list of Secondary School activities, check out the Events Calendar.

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16233 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Office: 480.659.3000
Attendance: 480.659.3062
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