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HORIZON HONORS
MIDDLE SCHOOL
EBLAST
11.22.2017

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

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES

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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:  
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 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/

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You're invited to Horizon Honors' third Relay for Life! Relay for Life is an event by the American Cancer Society that raises money for all areas of cancer research, government advocacy, and programs for those currently battling the disease, such as rides to chemo and overnight stays for treatment away from home. The event honors and remembers all those who have been impacted by this disease, and fights back against it! Our event is on March 9th, 2018 from 5pm-midnight, and we need your help now to kick off our fundraising so we can hit our goal of $25,000 raised by that date!
 
How you can get involved:
1. Go to our website: www.relayforlife.org/horizonhonorsaz
2. Sign up on a current team or create a new one with your friends, family, clubs, etc for our event (note: there is a $15 registration fee payable online by credit or debit card for each person)
All students (18 and under) MUST FILL OUT A Youth Waiver (avaliable for printing on the website) and have a team chaperone (there is also a form for that on the website)
These forms must be turned it to the front office before the event or you will not be allowed to enter into the event!
3. There is a 9pm cutoff time for all students 8th grade and younger, or those in high school or adults who have not raised enough money. In order for high school students and adults to stay past midnight, you must raise $25 or more dollars!
4. Start raising money! It is very easy to send emails to friends, family, or anyone you know through the dashboard once you sign up for the event, or host your own fundraisers!
 
If you can't make it to the event, the Event Leadership Team is looking for donations of gift cards from Costco, Fry's, or Target to purchase supplies for the event, which can be brought to the front office, or a monetary donation can be made to the event, a specific team, or a participating student through the website!
 
Thank you so much for your support!

ATHLETICS
NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY:

Horizon Honors Boys Baseball Away vs Fountain Hills 3:30 pm
 
Horizon Honors Softball Home vs Fountain Hills 3:30 pm
 
THURSDAY:
Horizon Honors XC Meet Away @ Fountain Hills 4:00 pm
 
FRIDAY:
Horizon Honors Softball Away @ Paradise Valley Christian 3:45


COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

COMMUNITY SERVICE

LEARN... BELIEVE... DREAM... DARE

MEDIA CENTER

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

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A NOTE ON GRATITUDE FROM MRS. SHAHEEN
Raising Arizona Kids ran an article in their November 2016 edition entitled “Teaching GRATITUDE Beyond Thanksgiving” written by Alexandra Sklar, board president of Families Giving Back.  I really appreciated some of her every day easy examples to implement a powerful practice for children of all ages. 
She states the following, “Why is gratitude so important?  It’s one of the keys to a happy, fulfilled life.  In our fast-paced, often stressful lives, taking time to reflect on the positives can have great physical and emotional benefits.  Recent research by psychology professors Robert A. Emmons at the University of California, Davis, and Michael E. McCullough at the University of Miami found people who regularly practice gratitude feel happier, are more satisfied with life, sleep better, are less stressed, and build stronger relationships.  It’s important to remember that children don’t naturally develop an “attitude of gratitude.”  It’s a skill that must be learned and practiced consistently over time.  Although you might not see progress over night, your continued efforts will pay off in dividends as your children grow to become grateful, happy adults.”
In the article Sklar gave many examples of ways to incorporate gratitude into daily family life.  Here is a quick peak at few of her ideas:
 
Be a Gratitude Model
Children learn by example.  Model it for your children and acknowledge when they express gratitude to encourage them to continue the practice.
 
Teach Basic Manners
It’s never too late.  “Thank you” is a simple way of expressing appreciation.  Written thank yous are also important, and not just for gifts.  Writing notes of appreciation to those important in their lives is a great way to express gratitude.
 
Create a Daily Gratitude Routine
Set aside some time as a family to practice gratitude.  Maybe try for a time around the dinner table or five minutes before bed.  Don’t give up if their responses are simple and focused on material things at first.  With practice and time the answers will gain understanding and depth.
 
Volunteer as a Family
Helping others is a great way to express gratitude for the blessings in your life.  Make family volunteering a year round tradition, not just something at the holidays.  Families Giving Back has volunteer opportunities and meaningful projects that can even be done from home.
 
Start a Family Gratitude Jar
This is a fun project for the holidays or year round.  This can be for the entire family and a great way for parents to model sincere gratitude. Here’s how…
  1. Choose a jar or a container with an opening at the top.
  2. Decorate the container with a quote about gratitude, a holiday theme, or anything you want.
  3. Cut strips of paper to place next to the container.  Place the container, papers, and a pen in a visible location in the house.
  4. Each day, or whenever you choose, have family members write down one thing they are grateful for and place the strip in the container.  At dinner once a week, or another designated time, take turns reading a paper from the container.  The person who wrote the statement can take a moment and share why they wrote it.
CHOIR & GUITAR POINSETTIAS
Order your Holiday Poinsettia from Horizon Honors Music and help us decorate our Concert Stage! Each poinsettia is $10 and can be picked up at the choir concerts or guitar showcase.  Fill out this form and turn it in to the office. Thank you for supporting Horizon Honors Music!

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PARENT PARTNERSHIP

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Designate YOUR 
Arizona School Tax Credit 
to 
Horizon Honors 
at NO extra cost to you!

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YOU can help make a difference at NO extra cost to you.  Donors receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on their Arizona income-tax returns.
Click on the tab below if you plan to give your AZ School Tax Credit to a program NOT designated to a specific student:

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Click on the tab below if you plan to designate your AZ School Tax Credit to a specific Horizon Honors Elementary School student:  ​​

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Click on the tab below if you plan to designate your AZ School Tax Credit to a specific Horizon Honors Secondary School student:

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Single income tax filers can pay up to $200; joint filers may pay up to $400. If you have any questions, contact finance@horizonclc.org.

NOVEMBER
AT A GLANCE
   
November 22
Middle School Pep Rally 1:30 to 2:30 in the MS Courtyard
MS Gamers Club meets 2:40 to 3:40 in room 107
 
November 23-24
Thanksgiving Day Break

November 24
Lunch Orders Due
 
November 27
Origami Club meets 2:30 to 3:30 in room 206
Middle School Spirit Week

 
November 2
8
POE meets during lunch in room 111
Harry Potter Club meets 2:30 to 3:30 in room 102
Middle School Spirit Week
NJHS Daycare Buddies 2:30 – 3:30
 
November 29
FCA Huddle meets during lunch in room 208
MS Student Council meets 2:40 to 3:40 in rooms 107/108
Middle School Spirit Week
 
November 30
Middle School Spirit Week
Project Group 2.0 meets 3:30 – 4:30 PM room 415
NEW CLUB:  Kindness Krew during lunch in room 127

 
DECEMBER
AT A GLANCE
   
December 1
MS Spirit Day
Band Council meets during lunch in Band Room
MS Travel Club for Spring Break Florida meets during lunch in room 107
NJHS Leadership meets during lunch in room 204
MS Baking Club meets 2:30 to 3:45 in room 216
Radio Club meets 2:30 to 3:15 in room 202
Lunch Orders Due
 
December 4
Fiber Arts Club meets during lunch in room 104
Origami Club meets 2:30 to 3:30 in room 206
 
December 6
NJHS meets during lunch in room 204
Harry Potter Club meets 2:30 to 3:30 in room 102
MS Gamers Club meets 2:40 to 3:40 in room 107
 
December 7
Kindness Krew meets during lunch in room 127
Project Group 2.0 meets 3:30 – 4:30 PM room 415
Fall Theatre Arts Studio Production Parent Picture Rehearsal 7:00 to 900 pm in the Multipurpose Room
 
December 8
Secondary Spirit Day:  Studio Show
Choir Council meets during lunch in Choir Room
Radio Club meets 2:30 to 3:15 in room 202
MS Baking Club meets 2:30 to 3:45 in room 216
Fall Theatre Arts Studio Production 3:30 pm & 7:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room
Lunch Orders Due
 
December 9
Fall Theatre Arts Studio Production at 7:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room
 
December 11
Origami Club meets 2:30 to 3:30 in room 206
 
December 12
NJHS meets during lunch in room 204
Protecting Our Environment (POE) meets during lunch in room
Harry Potter Club meets 2:30 to 3:30 in room 102
Salendo & Dolce Voce Choir Concert at 6:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room
Bella Voce & Cantabile Honors Choir Concert at 7:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room
 
December 13
Bella Voce singing at the Capital 9:10 am to 1:00 pm
FCA Huddle meets during lunch in room 208
MS Student Council meets 2:40 to 3:40 in rooms 107/108
 
December 14
Cantabile Honors Chorale singing at the Capital 9:10 am to 1:00 pm
Kindness Krew during lunch in room 127
Project Group 2.0 meets 3:30 – 4:30 PM room 415
 
December 15
Secondary Spirit Day:  Art-Fashion-Art Day
Band Council meets during lunch in Band Room
NJHS Leadership meets during lunch in room 204
Radio Club meets 2:30 to 3:15 in room 202
MS Baking Club meets 2:30 to 3:45 in room 216
MS Travel Club for Spring Break Florida meets during lunch in room 107
Art & Guitar Showcase 6:00 to 8:00 pm HS Courtyard & Multipurpose Room
Lunch Orders Due
 
December 18
Band, Choir & Guitar Pictures
Fiber Arts Club meets during lunch in room 104
Origami Club 2:30 to 3:30 pm in room 206
 
December 19
NJHS meets during lunch in room 204
Harry Potter Club meets 2:30 to 3:30 in room 102
 
December 20
Winter Sports Pictures
MS Gamers Club meets 2:40 to 3:40 in room 107
 
December 21
Secondary Spirit Day:  Ugly Sweater Day
Finals Early Release Day off campus by 1:00 pm
Block 1 Final 8:00 to 9:00 am
Block 2 Final 9:05 to 10:05 am
Block 3 Final 10:10 to 11:10 am
Lunch 11:10 to 11:40 am
Ugly Sweater Contest during lunch
Block 4 Final 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
 
December 22
Secondary Spirit Day:  We’re Not Sweatin’ the Holidays - Wear Your Sweats Day
Finals Early Release Day
Block 5 Final 8:00 to 9:00 am
Block 6 Final 9:05 to 10:05 am
Block 7 Final 10:10 to 11:10 am
Lunch 11:10 to 11:40 am
Block 8 Final 11:45 am to 12:45 pm
 
December 25
Winter Break
 
December 26
Winter Break
 
December 27
Winter Break
 
December 28
Winter Break
 
December 29
Winter Break

​​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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