To prepare for the upcoming Sadie Hawkins Dance, Horizon Honors High School will be having a spirit week starting on Monday November 13th. Please join us in participating and showing our Horizon Honors Eagle Spirit.


Friday, November 17th
7-10pm in the Multipurpose Room
$10 at the door – be sure to bring your ID!
Guest Passes are available in the front office.
Dress in your favorite, school appropriate semi-formal clothing for music, snacks, and dancing.





Throughout November, Horizon Honors Secondary School is 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.  Get involved by putting your money, your spare change, directly in the box in your classroom or donate by participating in one of the many fundraisers throughout the month. Horizon Honors also has its own online giving page that students, parents and faculty can share with friends and family:  
At the end of the month, the top fundraising 3rd block class will receive lunch catered by Olive Garden. The competition runs through the end of this month.
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/

The Horizon Honors Spirit Store Closes on Friday, November 10th!
Please click on ad to view store.







The Horizon Honors Eagles Varsity Volleyball team wrapped up their season last Friday. They had a very successful season with an overall record of 35-5 and 8-2 in the 2A Metro East Region. The Eagles won the Wolves Classic Invitational, the PCDS Desert Classic, and the Black Canyon Invitational going undefeated in all three tournaments. This was also a record-breaking season for some of our Eagles. Alexa Marshall holds the Season High Assists record with 916 assists and Cici Collins is the Season High Kills leader with 316 kills. Erica Kendree is 2nd in Career Digs recording 982 digs throughout her 4 seasons and Liv Moran is 2nd in Season High Blocks tallying 77 blocks. The Eagles finish their season ranked #2 in the state and just fell short to a very tough Tempe Prep team in the Quarterfinals of the State Tournament. We are so proud of the hard work that our players have put in throughout the season and we are ready to make it back to the State Championships next season!
2A Metro East All Region Recognitions
Congrats to our Eagles for receiving these awards! All of the coaches in the region chose these players.
All Region 1st Team
Cici Collins
Liv Moran
All Region 2nd Team
Erica Kendree
Gabby Castronova
Alexa Marshall
Honorable Mention
Camryn Marshall


The JV Eagles finished their season on a five game winning streak ending their season with a record of 10-7. The Eagles battled through many injuries and illnesses this season, and managed to show lots of hard work, dedication, and passion. The team improved greatly throughout their season including their skills, teamwork, trust and communication. Thank you to all of our friends and families for their continued support, we couldn’t do it without you.


A special shout out to sophomores William Osborn and Nicolas Vela, and freshmen Julianna Monaco, Cosmos Quigley and Connor Hardin for your hard work this season.  Running distance takes dedication and perseverance!  We look forward to next year.

SPOT 127, KJZZ’s youth media center, empowers teens to find their voices and engage with their communities through photo, audio and video storytelling. We are an innovative educational outreach initiative aimed at low-income and at-risk high school students ages 14-18 in the metro Phoenix area. Our free in-school and afterschool programs and summer camps provide mentoring and instruction in multimedia production.
We offer paid internships for participants interested in multimedia journalism beginning at age 16. All student-produced stories are distributed on our website, on social media, as well as on KJZZ 91.5 FM’s local news programming.  For further information or to apply please visit https://spot127.org/.


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.
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 is an important part of Horizon Honors. Service to others and character-building lessons help students develop social excellence. When students participate in community service projects, their world view becomes challenged and diversified.  Pleaser visit our webpage to explore the many possibilities to serve your community.
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.


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.


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. 


Parent Education Opportunities
Don’t miss these parent events. Learn more and share your voice.
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!

New Concerns For Parents and Educators
A new e-cig vaping device that looks like a USB flash drive is rapidly becoming popular on high school and college campuses around the country. The Juul vaporizer, which charges when plugged into a laptop, is small enough to fit inside an enclosed hand. Students can fill the devices with marijuana, THC, a homemade substance, or Juul-issued flavor “pods,” which can deliver more than double the nicotine — and nicotine buzz of other vaping products. Juul devices and pods can be ordered online from the company’s website where kids simply lie about their age and use a prepaid debit card.  Please see the accompanying pictures of the devices.



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
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!
Horizon Honors is thrilled to present SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.


WHEN: November 16th, 2017
TIME: 6 to 8:30 PM
WHERE: Horizon Honors Multi-Purpose Room
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.

Check out the trailer here:



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!



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.



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
The Paranormal Investigation Club during lunch in room 122
Sadie’s Spirit Week: Crazy Socks
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
Sadie’s Spirit Week: Twin Day
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
Sadie’s Spirit Week: Tourist Day
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
Sadie’s Spirit Week: Neon Day
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
Sadie’s Spirit Week: Disney Day
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
The Paranormal Investigation Club during lunch in room 122
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
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16233 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048
Office: 480.659.3000
Attendance: 480.659.3062

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