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HORIZON HONORS
HIGH SCHOOL
EBLAST
10.27.2017

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

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

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Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize winning Harvey is the story of Elwood P. Dowd, who insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarrassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium. The search is on for Elwood, who eventually arrives at the sanitarium of his own volition, looking for Harvey. But it seems that Elwood and his invisible companion have had a strange influence on everyone they’ve encountered.   This classic comedy is delightful for all ages.

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Throughout the month of November, Horizon Honors Secondary School will be participating in Collect for Cures, a national campaign to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). We are joining over 27,000 schools across the nation to make a difference and raise as much money as we can to help find a cure for blood cancer! 
 
Each 3rd block class will have a Collect for Cures box and will compete to raise the most money through the month of November. You can get involved by putting money, your spare change, directly in the box in your classroom or donate by participating in one of our fundraisers throughout the month. Horizon Honors also has its own online giving page that students, parents and faculty can share with friends and family:   
http://events.lls.org/pages/az/Horizon-Honors-School-2018   
 
At the end of the month, the top fundraising 3rd block class will receive lunch catered by Olive Garden. The competition runs from November 1st through November 30th.
 
Thank you in advance for helping LLS to create a world without blood cancers! For more information on the Collect for Cures program, please visit http://www.studentseries.org/
PRICE INCREASES TOMORROW!
Follow the Jostens.com link to order your 2017-18 Horizon Honors Secondary School yearbooks today!  

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MUN Club will participate in its first competition of the year in the Model United Nations Conference at Westwood High School, 945 W. Rio Salado Parkway in Mesa on Saturday, October 28th.  

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ATHLETICS

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All paperwork and online fees must be turned in before you can be cleared for tryouts.
SWIM TEAM
On Thursday, October 26th, The Horizon Honors Swim Team participated in the "Last Chance Meet" at Phoenix Country Day School.  This meet presented the last opportunity for our swimmers to qualify for the state meet.  We will find out this weekend if anyone has qualified.  Yesterday at the meet, these swimmers set personal records:  Nicole Leake and Nik Dave in the 50 Free, Max Allen in the 100 Free, and Caileigh Burdette in the 500 Free.  All of the coaches are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication everyone has put into the season.  Go Eagles!

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VARSITY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The Varsity Girls Volleyball team defeated Miami High School on Thursday by a score of 3-0.  The win advances the Eagles to the AIA State Championships which will be played on November 3rd and 4th at Arcadia and North High Schools in Phoenix.  The bracket reveal show is Saturday, October 28th, at 4 p.m. and can be view at www.azpreps365.com.  

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JV GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
The JV Eagles also took down Chandler Prep 2-0 (25-19, 25-23). Breanne O’Meara recorded five kills, Courtney Gertson had four kills, and Tessa Cummings recorded 12 digs. Reece Stover dished out 17 assists! The JV Eagles finish their season 10-7 overall! We are so proud of the JV Eagles and their dedication to the program!

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COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

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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.
TEMPE SISTER CITY EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Juniors - 2018 Youth Ambassador Exchange Program
Tempe Sister Cities is now accepting applications for the 2018 Summer Student Exchange Program. High school juniors who are residents of Tempe are eligible to spend part of their summer participating in a reciprocal homestay exchange program in one of Tempe's sister cities around the world. Upon returning to the U.S., Youth Ambassadors share Phoenix’s culture with their foreign counterpart. Interested Tempe resident students can pick up a packet in the College and Career Center or access the application online at www.tempesistercities.org.  Deadline for applications is December 15th.

MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Maricopa Community College is coordinating a college-wide event in partnership with the My Brother's Keeper initiative, on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm at Phoenix College. The fair will consist of college, career, employer, and community resources and opportunities. Area universities will also be on-site for degree and transfer exploration. This event is FREE!
 
To register, go to maricopa.edu/explore and complete the online form. For questions, please email us at exploring.possibilities@domail.maricopa.edu.

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UA ENGINEERING PREVIEW NIGHT
College of Engineering students and staff will be in Phoenix at the UA Phoenix Biomedical Campus for an Engineering Preview Night on Tuesday, November 14th.  There will be breakout sessions for students and parents, plus questions and answers with the deans.  Please visit https://slate.admissions.arizona.edu/register/coepreview1114 to register.

COMMUNITY SERVICE
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER EVENTS
Don’t miss an opportunity to volunteer for the 30th Annual MS WALK on Saturday, November 4th. The start and finish is located at 1600 N. Priest Dr. Tempe, AZ. The walk  takes place through the Phoenix Zoo and Papago Park 5:00 am to 1:00 pm (you may come later or stay all day!).  Team Horizon will assist with set-up, registration, kid-zone, water tables (costumes/themes are fun), cheer squad and clean-up. Stop by Ms. Duet’s desk in the Media Center to sign up!

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LEARN... BELIEVE... DREAM... DARE
Over fall break, Horizon Honors Senior Cameron Klein participated in his swearing in ceremony for the United States Marine Corps. His ship date is July 23rd when he will be off to San Diego for boot camp. Congratulations, Cameron!

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Horizon Honors Senior Zachary Lockwood earned the rank of Eagle Scout after presenting his Eagle Scout Project at a Scout Board of Review on September 26th.  Zach’s year-long project “Helping Give to the Homeless,” entailed collecting donations of hygiene as well as first aid items from the community and local businesses. He gathered enough supplies to fill over 260 backpacks which he organized, and then distributed with the help of other Horizon Honors students and Boy Scout Troop 17, to Phoenix’s homeless at Lodestar Day Resource Center. If you would like to help the homeless, here is Lodestar’s website.   Again, our congratulations to Zachary for his achievement of being awarded Boy Scouts highest rank, Eagle Scout. 

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MEDIA CENTER

PARENT INVOLVEMENT
PARENTS: DON'T MISS THIS!
Horizon Honors is thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.

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WHEN: November 16th, 2017
TIME: 6 to 8:30 PM
WHERE: Horizon Honors Multi-Purpose Room
PARENTS/GUARDIANS ONLY! 
COST: FREE! Limited space. 

Age-based discussions will be offered immediately after the screening.

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it.

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FRIENDS INTERESTED IN HORIZON HONORS? 
Horizon Honors Schools are now accepting Lottery Forms for the 2018-2019 school year. Lottery Forms must be submitted by January 19, 2018.

In addition, an info session will be held for families interested in the 2018-2019 school year on Tuesday, November 14 at 6 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room.Families will meet administrators and faculty, hear a brief history of the schools, enjoy displays and demonstrations of student projects, and get questions answered. Reservations are required.

Please visit our 2018-2019 enrollment website for information on completing the Lottery Form, reserving a spot for the Info Session, and scheduling a tour!

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PARENT PARTNERSHIP
LUNCH ORDERS DUE TODAY!

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OCTOBER
AT A GLANCE
      
October 27
Lunch Orders Due
Secondary Spirit Day:  Fancy Friday to 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
Ping Pong Club meets after school in the MS Courtyard
 
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 pictures during lunch in gym
Key Club pictures during lunch in gym
Origami Club pictures during lunch in gym
Wilderness Club pictures during lunch in gym
Pre-Med Club pictures during lunch in gym
reSEARCHing for the Cure Club pictures during lunch in gym

 
October 31
Senior Jostens Orders Collection during lunch in HS Courtyard
HS Gamers Club pictures during lunch in gym
Free Write Club pictures during lunch in gym
NHS Club pictures during lunch in gym
POE Club pictures during lunch in gym
Ping Pong Club pictures during lunch in gym
Trigonometry Mid-Term @ Rio Salado 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

NOVEMBER
AT A GLANCE
  
 November 1
Be A Leader Foundation Club pictures during lunch in gym
FIDM Club pictures during lunch in gym
FCA Huddle pictures during lunch in gym
MUN Club pictures during lunch in gym
HS StuCO pictures during lunch in gym
High School Winter Athletic Tryouts
 
November 2
Art Club pictures during lunch in gym
Film Club pictures during lunch in gym
GSA Club pictures during lunch in gym
He for She Club pictures during lunch in gym
Movie Club pictures during lunch in gym
NPFH pictures during lunch in gym
Band Council pictures during lunch in gym
Choir Council pictures during lunch in gym
High School Winter Athletic Tryouts
 
November 3
Ping Pong Club meets 2:30 to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard
High School Winter Athletic Tryouts
Mainstage Production:  Harvey at 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room
Lunch Orders Due
 
November 4
Mainstage Production:  Harvey at 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room
reSEARCHing the Cure: Phoenix 2017 MS WALK
 
November 6
Key Club meets during lunch in room 103
Origami Club meets 2:30 to 3:30 pm in room 206
Relay for Life Leadership meeting 2:45 to 3:45 pm in room 101
 
November 7
HS Gamers Club meets during lunch in room 112
Paranormal Investigation Club meets during lunch in room 122
Protecting Our Environment (POE) meets during lunch in room 111
Northern Arizona University Representative will present during lunch in room 127
Performing Arts Exhibition Auditions 2:30 to 4:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room
 
November 8
FIDM Club during lunch in room 127
FCA Huddle during lunch in room 208
Student Council meets after school in room 105
Performing Arts Exhibition Auditions 2:30 to 4:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room
Parent University:  College 101 Early Planning 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room
 
November 9
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) meets during lunch in room 109
He for She Club meets during lunch in room 101
HS Movie Watchers Club of America meets lunch in room 112
Performing Arts Exhibition Auditions 2:30 to 4:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room
Secondary Spirit Day:  Camo Day to Honor Our Veterans
 
November 10
Veteran’s Day No School
Lunch Orders Due

 
November 13
Key Club meets during lunch in room 103
Origami Club 2:30 to 3:30 pm in room 206
Relay for Life Leadership meeting 2:45 to 3:45 pm in room 101
 
November 14
HS Gamers Club meets during lunch in room 112
Protecting Our Environment (POE) meets during lunch in room 111
NHS Community Service: Feed My Starving Children (FSMC)
2018-2019 New Family Info Session 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room
 
November 15
GCU Health Science STEM Field Trip 6:15 AM to 1:45 PM
FIDM Club meets during lunch in room 127
FCA Huddle meets during lunch in room 208
Student Council meets after school in room 105
Performing Arts Exhibition 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room
Secondary Spirit Day:  Celebrating Music
 
November 16
High School Lunch with the Principal in room 101
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) meets during lunch in room 109
He for She Club meets during lunch in room 102
HS Movie Watchers Club of America during lunch in room 112
Parent Screening of Screenagers 6:00 to 8:00 pm
 
November 17
HS Spirit Day
Band Council meets during lunch in Band Room
reSEARCHing for the Cure meets during lunch in room 102
Ping Pong Club meets 2:30 to 3:30 pm in MS Courtyard
High School
Sadie Hawkins Dance 7:00 to 10:00 PM location?
Lunch Orders Due
 
November 20
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 2:30 to 3:30 pm in room 206
 
November 21
Secondary Spirit Day:  Bands & Musical Instruments
NHS meets during lunch in room 20
Concert Band & Symphonic Honors Concerts 7:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room
 
November 22
9th & 11th Graders attend "Screenagers" 8:05 to 9:30 am in the Multipurpose Room
7th & 12th Graders attend "Screenagers" 9:40 to 10:55 am in the Multipurpose Room
8th & 10th Graders attend showing of "Screenagers" 11:40 am to 1:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room
Be A Leader Foundation Club meets during lunch in room 102
MUN Club meets during lunch in room 112
HS Pep Rally 1:30 to 2:30 pm in the gym
Student Council meets after school in room 105
 
November 23-24
Thanksgiving Day Break

November 24
Lunch Orders Due
 
November 27
Key Club meets during lunch in room 103
Origami Club meets 2:30 to 3:30 pm in room 206
Relay for Life Leadership meets 2:45 to 3:45 pm in room 101
 
November 28
HS Gamers Club meets during lunch in room 112
Protecting Our Environment (POE) meets during lunch in room 111
 
November 29
FIDM Club meets during lunch in room 127
FCA Huddle meets during lunch in room 208
Student Council meets after school in room 105
 
November 30
GSA meets during lunch in room 109
He for She Club meets during lunch in room 101
HS Movie Watchers Club of America meets during lunch in room 112
Culinary Arts:  Feed My Starving Children 8:30 am to 12:15 pm


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

Horizon Honors Secondary School
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16233 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Office: 480.659.3000
Attendance: 480.659.3062
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