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HORIZON HONORS
HIGH SCHOOL
EBLAST
11.3.2017

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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SCHOOL EVENT FUNDRAISERS
NOVEMBER 6th – 8th @ LUNCH
HIGH SCHOOL COURTYARD

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NEW CLUB
Calling Skeptics and Believers to the Paranormal Investigation Club! Come join us on Monday, November 6th! We will meet Silver Mondays in room 122 to talk about myths, legends, and the unknown. You don't have to believe in ghosts, but if you're even slightly interested, please come check it out! Our first meeting will cover what we plan to do and we take suggestions from you.

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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/

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ATHLETICS

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COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
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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College Rep on Campus
Northern Arizona University college representatives will be on campus during lunch in room 127 on Tuesday, November 7th.  Come see what NAU has to offer!
PARENT UNIVERSITY
Most college-readiness measures (such as SAT/ACT scores, GPA) are collected towards the end of a student's high school career when little time remains to correct the course.  Now is the time to start thinking about it and planning for the future!  Parents of 7th, 8th and 9th graders, join us on Wednesday, November 8th at 6pm in the MPR for our Parent University:  Early College Planning 101.  We will go over some key points to help get you started for planning for your child's college experience.

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Accuplacer Test:
Students taking Advanced Composition Honors wanting dual enrollment college credit will need to take a placement test called the Accuplacer.  South Mountain Staff will administer the Accuplacer at Horizon Honors on November 7th at 9 am in the media center. 
 
Students will need to register prior to the test on the SMCC website and obtain a STUDENT ID NUMBER.  Information about getting your STUDENT ID NUMBER will be handed out this week in your Advanced Composition Class.   Please bring the STUDENT ID NUMBER number and your Horizon Honors Picture ID to the testing session in order to take the Accuplacer. Students who arrive at the testing session without an STUDENT ID NUMBER or Picture ID will not be permitted to test. Students unable to attend the testing session will need to go to the SMCC testing center to take the Accuplacer and then give Mrs. Driggs a copy of your testing scores.
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.
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.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS IS SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!
November 24th for setup and November 25th for event.
For more information or to signup go to http://www.folaz.org/ or contact Mrs. Duet at mindy.duet@horizonclc.org.

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SALVATION ARMY
The Salvation Army has many wonderful volunteer opportunities available the next couple of months.  To learn more or to sign up for a shift please visit https://phoenixsa.volunteerfirst.org and make a difference in the lives of others.

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LEARN... BELIEVE... DREAM... DARE

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The MUN Club participated in its first competition of the season at the Westwood Model United Nations Conference on Saturday.  The students worked in committees to draft and pass resolutions to real world problems representing different countries.
 
Congratulations to Nicole Johnson for receiving an award for Best Policy Statement.  Great job, Eagles!
VETERANS DAY 2017
Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to honor the bravery and service of all U.S. veterans, past and present.  Many of our Horizon Honors families have family and loved ones who have or are currently serving in the military.  We also have several alumni in the service at this time.  Please take a moment to thank a couple of veterans who have served our nation and now serve our school community every day.  
  • Mr. Scott Gotham, Master Teacher, served 4 1/2 years in the Army as a Chemical Operations Specialist.
  • Mr. Marty Sprinzl, HS Physics and Chemistry Teacher, served as a US Navy submarine officer and weapons officer with nuclear power training during the cold war. 

MEDIA CENTER

PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Parent Education Opportunities
We have two tremendously important parent events coming up in November, as well as a time for your voice to be heard about parent needs.
 
November 8th 6 PM College 101: Early Planning – Target Audience: Parents of 7th – 10th graders – see separate article
 
November 16th 6 PM Screenagers – A documentary and round table discussion particularly impactful for parents of 7th – 12th graders (students will view this documentary Nov. 22) – see separate article
 
November 7th Secondary School Improvement Team Survey on Parent Education Needs sent to you via email.  Please take a moment (about 5 minutes) to complete the survey regarding topics of interest for parent education for this year and future year.  Thanks!

GUEST SPEAKERS NEEDED - SHARE YOUR PROFESSION
Career Exploration Month for middle school is coming up in February, and we are looking for guest speakers who would like to come talk about their careers.  What better place to start than right here at home?  If you or someone you know would be willing to speak to our wonderful middle school students about your career (past or present), please let us know! 
 
The presentations will occur during the students' lunchtime on various days in February.  Guest speakers should plan to arrive to the Secondary Office by 10:45 a.m. on the day they're scheduled.  (Lunch is from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)  Guest speaker presentations should be about 10-15 minutes in length and include what the career is about, why it was chosen, the education needed to pursue the career, personality traits that make it a good career for you, anything else you feel the students need to know, etc.  The rest of the time (5-10 minutes) will be for student questions. 
 
After polling the students, we are looking for people who can talk about the following areas:
 
Medical Field, including doctors, nurses, veterinarians
Business Field including finance, accounting, management
Law/Legal System, including lawyers, police officers, police investigators, forensics, etc.
Arts/Performing arts, including acting, art, music, technical etc.
Education Field
Service industries, including cosmetology, automotive, agriculture
Military
Engineering, including computer, architectural, robotics, NASA
Sciences, including forensics, marine biology, astronomy, anthropology, psychology, genetics
Writing, including Journalism and Authors
Technology, including Graphic Design and IT
 
Please respond by emailing Mrs. Wallace at heather.wallace@horizonclc.org with the following information:  your name, your contact phone number and e-mail, the specific career you would like to speak about, and any scheduling restrictions for the month of February.  If we get more than one response for a particular career, we will hold a lottery.  Once a schedule has been made, Mrs. Wallace will reach out to you to let you know your scheduled day and any other information you need.
 
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration!

PARENT UNIVERSITY
Most college-readiness measures (such as SAT/ACT scores, GPA) are collected towards the end of a student's high school career when little time remains to correct the course.  Now is the time to start thinking about it and planning for the future!  Parents of 7th, 8th and 9th graders, join us on Wednesday, November 8th at 6pm in the MPR for our Parent University:  Early College Planning 101.  We will go over some key points to help get you started for planning for your child's college experience.
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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DID YOU MISS SCHOOL PICTURE DAYS?
School Pics will host a special picture day on Saturday, November 11th at their studio for students who missed school picture days. To RSVP, please call the studio directly at 480-664-1820, so they can collect information to prepare their camera files.

PARENT PARTNERSHIP
LUNCH ORDERS DUE TODAY!

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NOVEMBER
AT A GLANCE
      
​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
School Event Fundraiser: Soda, Nachos & Cotton Candy sale during lunch in HS Courtyard
NEW CLUB:  The Paranormal Investigation Club meets during lunch in room 122

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
School Event Fundraiser: Soda, Nachos & Cotton Candy sale during lunch in HS Courtyard
Representative from Northern Arizona University will be on campus during lunch in room 127

​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
Be A Leader Foundation Club meets during lunch in room 102
School Event Fundraiser: Soda, Nachos & Cotton Candy sale during lunch in HS Courtyard
 
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
School Event Fundraiser: Otter Pop sale during lunch in HS Courtyard
 
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
Spanish 1-2 Field Trip to Tumi Peruvian Restaurant 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
School Event Fundraiser: Otter Pop sale during lunch in HS Courtyard
 
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
Spanish 1-2 Field Trip to Tumi Peruvian Restaurant 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
NHS: Collect for Cures Snow Cones

NOVEMBER
AT A GLANCE
  
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
School Event Fundraiser: Otter Pop sale during lunch in HS Courtyard
 
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 in the Multipurpose Room
School Event Fundraiser: Otter Pop sale during lunch in HS Courtyard
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
NHS: Collect for Cures Snow Cones
 
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
HS Hawaii Travel Club meeting during lunch in room 101
 
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
NHS: Collect for Cures Snow Cones
 
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
Horizon Honors High School
​Horizon Honors Middle School

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