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HORIZON HONORS
HIGH SCHOOL
EBLAST
7.27.2018

RATED AN "A" SCHOOL BY THE AZ DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

STUDENT ACTIVITIES
PERTINENT DATES FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR
  • Monday, July 30th First Day of School – Soarin’ Eagle Day - Report to Blue Day Block 5 Class
  • Tuesday, July 31st AP Virtual Lab Students' Orientation at 3:00 PM in room 109
  • Wednesday, August 1st Senior Parent Orientation – Welcome to Senior Year 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 1st High School Fall Sport Athletic Paperwork Due –  Horizon Honors Athletic Forms
  • Thursday, August 2nd Dual Enrollment Presentation to Students 9:30 to 10:15 am
  • The 2018-2019 High School Student Handbook is now available on our website. Please read the appropriate handbook prior to the first day of school. Remember, students will be required to sign off that they have read the handbook, understand the dress code, technology agreement, and code of conduct.
  •  Student Supply List:  2018-19 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

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Your math class meets daily and is combined with a scholastic lab.  On your schedule, you'll notice room numbers that look different than last year.  This is how you read your room number.  Look at this sample below: 

1(A) 5(A) Algebra 1-2 Hon
Cavaleri, Natalie - Rm: 208 B
 
1(A) 5(A) SLAB Alg 1-2 Hon
Smith, Staci - Rm:  101/121 A

This student has Math/SLAB every day during 1st and 5th blocks.  Room numbers with A next to them are the first part of the class, so this student will attend SLAB the first 45 minutes.  Room numbers with B next to them are the second part of the class, so this student will attend Algebra 1-2 Honors for the second 45 minutes of the class.  Now, look at the SLAB room number more carefully: 

1(A) 5(A) SLAB Alg 1-2 Hon
Smith, Staci - Rm:  101/121 A 

The first room number is where students will go on Silver days for this SLAB, and the second number is where students will go on Blue days.  This student will be in room 101 on Silver Days and in room 121 on blue days.  Questions?  Feel free to ask your math teacher, SLAB teacher or your school counselor.
FALL AUDITION PACKETS AVAILABLE IN THE MEDIA CENTER!

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STUDENT COUNCIL LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!
Do you have Eagle Spirit?  Do you enjoy community service?  Do you like working with others?

We need you to join High School Student Council!

Come to an informational meeting on Thursday, August 2nd @ lunch in Room 105.

Positions available include the Student Body Communications Director and Class Officers for Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores (Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, & Representative).

We’ll see you on August 2nd!

If you have questions, email or visit Mrs. Baird davina.baird@horizonclc.org

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ARE YOU A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT NEW TO HORIZON?
COME JOIN US THURSDAY, AUGUST 10th FOR LUNCH IN ROOM 202

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MAP TESTING
All students in grades 7-10 will be MAP testing August 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  MAP, Measures of Academic Progress, will allow teachers to see details in individual student’s academic progress in Reading, Writing, and Math.  Teachers will then be able to plan instruction to meet individual needs and help students reach their goals. 

MAP testing will occur two times during the school year, and will provide feedback to students and families and allow them to compare scores with previous standardized test scores in the same school year.

Specifically what this means for you right now:

  • Students taking the MAP test need to do their very best as the results will be used to individualize instruction.
  • Students, grades 11-12, will be working silently during their blocks when other students are testing.  Chromebooks may not be available based on testing demands.

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Please check out the many clubs that are available for you to participate in during lunch or after school.  Check out the clubs below that start up the week of August 6th! For more club listings please check out HS Student Activities on our webpage. 

Monday, August 6th
Key Club meets @ lunch in room 103
Origami Club meets after school in room 112

Tuesday, August 7th
HS Gamers meets after school in room 210
Protecting Our Environment (POE) @ in lunch room 109
Spanish Club meets @ lunch in room 215

Wednesday, August 8th
Design, Style & Media (DSM) @ lunch in room 127
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Huddle @ lunch in room 208
High School Student Council @ 2:45 in room 105

Thursday, August 9th
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) @ lunch in room 109
He for She Club @ lunch in room 101
Movie Watchers of America Club @ lunch in room 112
 
Friday, August 10th
Band Council @ lunch in the Band Room
Pre-Med & reSEARCHing for the Cure @ in lunch room 211
Safe Space @ lunch in the College & Career Center (CCC)

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ORIENTATION GUIDES NEEDED
We are seeking to expand our group of fun, energetic, knowledgeable, and reliable 7th through 11th grade students to serve as Orientation Guides to new students and families.  An Orientation Guide’s primary goal is to introduce prospective students and families to Horizon Honors.  Orientation Guides serve as tour guides, shadow partners, info-session ambassadors, and more.  If you have a desire to help new students meet current students and teachers, answer questions, and facilitate discussions, then this could be a great role for you and a way to TAKE ACTION to support others.  Applications will be in the Secondary Office starting Monday, August 6th.  The deadline to return applications is Tuesday, August 15th by 3:45 PM in the front office.  A parent signature is required on the application for submission.

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SENIOR PICTURES
Seniors!  Southwest Portraits is the only studio authorized to photograph seniors for the 2018-19 school yearbook.  Schedule your appointment online at Southwest Portraits or by calling 480-222-1199.  Deadline is August 25th.  You are not under any obligation to purchase senior portraits here, only to get your yearbook picture taken.  Southwest Portraits is located at 40 West Baseline Road, Suite #118 in Tempe.

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YEARBOOKS ON SALE!

TheHorizon Honors Secondary Yearbook is an award-winning book five timesover.  Be sure to reserve your copy ofthe 2018-19 yearbook at Jostens.comnow - prices are the lowest that they will be all year!  Don't procrastinate! 

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ATHLETICS

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COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

COMMUNITY SERVICE

LEARN... BELIEVE... DREAM... DARE

MEDIA CENTER

PARENT INVOLVEMENT
PARENT REMINDERS
NEW SIGN IN/SIGN OUT PROCEDURES
Horizon Honors Schools is excited to announce that we are using the Raptor Visitor Management System to strengthen campus safety for our entire community. Part of keeping our community safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times, and the Raptor system will allow us to do that.  The Raptor system will better allow us to screen visitors in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff. For details, click here.

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HOW HORIZON HONORS COMMUNICATES DURING EMERGENCIES
In the event of an emergency, Horizon Honors will communicate with families the following ways:
  • Automated phone message
  • E-mail
  • Text message
  • Website update
  • Mobile App Alert
  • Social media post
Please do NOT attempt to communicate via phone, text or email with your child or the schools during a school emergency.

Updating Your Contact Information
In order to receive emergency communications from Horizon Honors, families should check contact information on file annually, and contact the school immediately when there is an update.


Text Messaging
In the event of an emergency, we will send messaging to all phone numbers and e-mail addresses on file in PowerSchool for every student. We will also send text messages to all cell phones on file that have opted in to receive these messages. Parents and guardians MUST follow the process to opt-in prior to message sending in order to receive notifications.
  • To opt in to text messaging, send a text message “YES” to 67587. Please note that your cell phone number must already be on file in Powerschool before you opt in to text messages.
  • To opt out of text messaging, send a text message “STOP” to 67587.
Reporting a Concern
Horizon Honors offers an electronic form for students, parents and community members to anonymously report threats or suspicious activity, 24/7 called "Quick Tip." Users can upload files, including photos/screenshots. Quick Tip is another important tool in keeping our community safe. Quick Tip is available via the Horizon Honors app or on this online form.

The Mobile App
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
VOLUNTEER/SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES
An important component of College, Career, & Life is to understand the ins and outs of post-secondary academics and employment.  Mrs. Britt is looking for speakers to present on a variety of topics for her CCL course.  If you would be willing to come talk to classes, please contact her at christi.britt@horizonclc.org to set up a time.  Examples of topics are:
 

Career Pathways - what it's like to be a ______?

Academic Success - preparing for college

College options - how do you plan for the future?

Experiential life skills - vehicle maintenance, first aid, self-defense

Finances - taxes, building credit, etc.

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PARENT PARTNERSHIP

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You won't want to miss the first Coffee Connection of the school year! On Friday, August 3rd at 8:15 a.m. both new and returning parents are invited to join us in the Media Center to meet other parents from your child's classes and much more! Coffee and goodies will be provided.

JULY & AUGUST
AT A GLANCE
  
July 27
Fall Play Audition Packets Available in the Media Center
Secondary School New Student Orientation 8:30 to 10:30 AM in the Multipurpose Room
Secondary School Open House 9:00 to 11:00 AM & 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Lunch Orders Due


July 30
First Day of School:  Soarin’ Eagle Day – start in block 5

July 31
AP Virtual Lab Student Orientation at 3 pm in Room 109

August 1
High School Fall Sports Athletic Paperwork Due
Parent University:  Welcome to Senior Year 6:00 to 7:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room

August 2
South Mountain Community College Dual Enrollment Presentation 9:30 AM in the Multipurpose Room
HS Student Council Election Information Meeting during lunch in rooms 109/110
Instrument Rental Night 5:00 to 7:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room

August 3
Lunch Orders Due

August 6
High School Fall Sports Tryouts
Orientation Guide Application Available in the Secondary Office
Key Club meets during lunch in room 103
Origami Club meets after school in room 112
Fall Drama Production Auditions 2:45 to 6:45 PM in room 110

August 7
HS Gamers meets after school in room 112
Fall Drama Production Auditions 4:30 to 6:30 PM in room 110
Protecting Our Environment (POE) meets during lunch in room 109
Spanish Club meets during lunch in room 215

August 8
Design, Style & Media Club (DSM) meets during lunch in room 127
Fall Drama Production Auditions 4:30 to 6:30 PM in room 110
FCA Huddle meets during lunch in room 208
Student Council meets after school in room 105

August 9
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) meets during lunch in room 109
He for She Club meets during lunch in room 101
Kindness Krew meets during lunch in room 127
Movie Watchers Club of America during lunch in room 210

August 10
High School Students New to Horizon lunch in room 202
Fall Drama Production Team Meeting 2:50 to 5:40 PM in rooms 109/110
Fall Drama Production Parent meeting 5:30 PM in rooms 109/110
Band Council meets during lunch in Band Room
Pre-Med & reSEARCHing for the Cure meets during lunch in room 211
Safe Space Club meets during lunch in College & Career Center (CCC)
Lunch Orders Due

August 11
Fall Drama Production Retreat 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room
Carpool Directory Submissions Due
Family Directory Submissions Due

August 13
Key Club Leadership meets during lunch in room 103
Origami Club meets after school in room 112

August 14
School Picture Day
NHS meets during lunch in room 209
HS Gamers meets after school in room 210
High School Travel Trip Meeting 7:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room
Spanish Club meets during lunch in room 215

August 15
School Picture Day
Orientation Guide Application Due
HS Student Council Fundraiser:  Donut Day 7:30 am to 7:55 am in the HS Courtyard
Be A Leader Foundation Club meets during lunch in room 102
MUN Club meets during lunch in room 112
Student Council meets after school in room 105
AUGUST
AT A GLANCE
 
August 16
Early Release Day:  Students must be off campus by 12:15 PM
ILP Conferences 1:00 to 7:00 PM
Band & Choir Uniform Fittings 1:00 to 6:00 PM in the Band & Choir Rooms

August 17
Early Release Day:  Students must be off campus by 12:15 PM
ILP Conferences 1:00 to 7:00 PM
Band & Choir Uniform Fittings 1:00 to 6:00 PM in the Band & Choir Rooms
Lunch Orders Due


August 20
Key Club meets during lunch in room 103
Origami Club meets after school in room 112

August 21
HS Gamers meets after school in room 210
Protecting Our Environment (POE) meets during lunch in room 109

August 22
HS Voting for Student Council E-Ballots
Anatomy Class Field Trip:  Bodies Revealed 8:15 am to 1:00 PM
Design, Style & Media Club (DSM) meets during lunch in room 127
FCA Huddle meets during lunch in room 208
Student Council meets after school in room 105

August 23
HS Voting for Student Council E-Ballots close at 3:30 PM
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) meets during lunch in room 109
He for She Club meets during lunch in room 101
Kindness Krew meets during lunch in room 127
Movie Watchers Club of America during lunch in room 210

August 24
Spirit Day TBA
Band Council meets during lunch in Band Room
Pre-Med & reSEARCHing for the Cure meets during lunch in room 211
Safe Space Club meets during lunch in College & Career Center (CCC)
Welcome Back Dance 7:00 to 10:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room
Lunch Orders Due

August 27
Key Club Leadership meets during lunch in room 103
Origami Club meets after school in room 112

August 28
NHS meets during lunch in room 209
HS Gamers meets after school in room 210
Orientation Guide Training during lunch in room 208

August 29
Orientation Guide Training during lunch in room 208
Be A Leader Foundation Club meets during lunch in room 102
MUN Club meets during lunch in room 112
Student Council meets after school in room 105

August 30
Kindness Krew meets during lunch in room 127
Orientation Guide Tour Training 11:08 AM to 12:08 PM in room 208

August 31
Choir Council meets during lunch in Choir Room
Free Write Club meets during lunch in room 210
Safe Space Club meets during lunch in College & Career Center (CCC)
Lunch Orders Due

​​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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