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HORIZON HONORS
HIGH SCHOOL


9.21.2018

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

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Dual Enrollment class payment is due by Monday, October 1st.  Payments can be made through the Student Information System through the Maricopa Community Colleges at my.maricopa.edu. If you have any difficulties, please contact the dual enrollment staff at dual.enrollment@southmountaincc.edu or call 602-243-8303.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES
LOWEST PRICE ON YEARBOOKS ALL YEAR!
The Horizon Honors Secondary Yearbook is an award-winning book five times over.  Be sure to reserve your copy of the 2018-19 yearbook at Jostens.com now - prices are the lowest that they will be all year!  Don't procrastinate! 

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ATHLETICS
IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE AN EAGLE!  COME AND SUPPORT YOUR TEAMS!
*Dates and times are subject to change.

Tuesday, October 9th:
  • Girls Volleyball Home vs Paradise Honors
    JV Girls 4:00 pm
    Varsity Girls 5:00 pm
Thursday, October 11th:
  • Girls Volleyball @ Bourgade Catholic
    JV Girls 5:00 pm
    Varsity Girls 6:00 pm
  • Co-Ed Swim& Dive @ Florence High School 4:00 pm
Friday, October 12th:
  • Co-Ed Cross Country Titan Invitational @ Crossroads Park TBA

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SPEECH & DEBATE UPDATE
Some members of the Horizon Honors Speech and Debate team attended a novice tournament on Saturday, September 22nd.  Each member competed in multiple rounds of Lincoln-Douglas debate or prose interpretation -- all three of our debaters went 3-2 in five rounds, and our prose interpretation competitor consistently rated Excellent or Good.  Congratulations!

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VARSITY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL UPDATE
The Horizon Honors Varsity Volleyball team is on a roll so far going undefeated in their last four matches defeating Valley Christian, Yuma Catholic, Coronado, and Bourgade Catholic! The Eagles also had matches against Veritas Prep and Odyssey Institute this past week heading into Fall Break. So far this season, Camryn Marshall leads the Eagles with 96 kills, 37 aces, and 116 digs. Jordan Cook has recorded 94 kills and 24 aces. Olivia Moran has recorded 62 kills and 15 blocks, Giorgia Frioli has 48 kills and 16 blocks, Courtney Gertson has 114 digs, Reece Stover has dished out 166 assists followed by Madison Rowlee with 147 assists. Go Eagles!

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COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

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Phoenix Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
Sunday October 14th 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
ASU Memorial Union
1290 S. Normal Avenue
Tempe, AZ
Register: https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All
 
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering Open House
Saturday, October 20, 2018
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
699 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ
Tempe Campus
 
•Learn about admission and scholarship information.
•Discover career paths in chemical and materials engineering.
•Visit Instructional and Research Labs.
 
Register* online: etouches.com/semteopenhouse
*Lunch will be provided for all registered event quest.
 
Greater Phoenix National College Fair
Sunday, October 21st 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Phoenix Convention Center
100 N. 3rd Street
Register:  https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All
 
College and Career Website
http://www.horizonhonorssecondary.org/ccc
 
College Testing:
SAT:  www.collegeboard.org/register
ACT:  www.actstudent.org/start
 
Transcripts
  • Horizon Honors, order through Parchment at parchment.com
  • Dual Enrollment/Concurrent Enrollment
    • Any college agency that holds the credits
      • SMCC, Trine Univ., Rio-The providers that show the college credit
      • Horizon transcripts only have the high school credit
  • Don’t forget to order final transcripts to be sent after graduation through Parchment.
  • Transcript includes weighted and unweighted GPA, class rank, community service and all high school courses and credits.
Test Scores
  • SAT, ACT, AP and sometimes PSAT
    • Needs to be sent directly from the provider agency (College Board or ACT).
NHS SCHOLARSHIPS
High school seniors who are National Honor Society (NHS) members in good standing of an affiliated NHS chapter are eligible to apply for the scholarship. For further information please visit their website at https://www.nhs.us/advisers/the-nhs-scholarship/.  Application dates and deadlines are listed below. For more information please visit their we
 
October 1st:             Application opens.
December 7th:         Deadline to submit applications. After this date, student applications.  No changes may be made.
December 14th:       Deadline for adviser, principal, and faculty recommendations and certifications. Applicants are responsible for verifying that all materials have been submitted.

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SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
This is a unique summer opportunity for motivated Arizona high school students with a strong interest in bioscience, biomedical engineering, environmental health, or biostatistics to work side-by-side with top faculty in University of Arizona laboratories and conduct hands-on research.  For more information about KEYS please visit  website: https://keys.arizona.edu or contact us at either keys@bio5.org or (520) 626-8124.

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The opening of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 academic school year is right around the corner (October 1st)! Get your FAFSA out of the way with College Depot during our College Goal FAFSA event! Feel free to stop by the Burton Barr Central Library anytime between 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6th for free, hands-on FAFSA assistance and Q&A with experts.

Call 602-261-8847 for more information. Click here to register if you would like a text or email reminder regarding the event. For a Facebook reminder, RSVP here.


COMMUNITY SERVICE

LEARN... BELIEVE... DREAM... DARE

MEDIA CENTER

PARENT INVOLVEMENT

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ILP CONFERENCES
Individual Learning Plan Conference (ILP) Days will be school days with early release, followed by ILP Conferences beginning at 1:00 pm.  Horizon Honors Secondary School students will be released at 12 pm with scheduled conferences beginning at 1:00 pm.  Second Quarter ILP Conferences are Thursday, October 11th and Friday, October 12th. Appointment times are 1:00 pm to 6:15 pm.  Students must attend with their parents.  Call the office for an appointment at 480-659-3000.  There will be NO lunch on early release days.
 
SECOND QUARTER ILP CONFERENCES
Please call the office for an appointment at 480-659-3000.
Thursday, October 11th 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Friday, October 12th 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
 
ILP DATES FOR FUTURE PLANNING
Thursday, January 10th 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Friday, January 11th 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Thursday, March 28th 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Friday, March 29th 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

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APPLE RELEASE INFORMATION REGARDING SCREEN TIME CONTROLS
Shared by Delaney Ruston, MD, Screenagers' Filmmaker
Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 12’s new Screen Time, is the feature parents have been waiting for. With it, we have a new tool to help prevent excessive screen time for our youth, as well as ourselves. The tool lets us limit overall time and allow you to limit the time on specific apps. It also does the same for websites and video games. This is a game changer because when these controls are built into the machine itself, it makes it nearly impossible for anyone to find ways around the restrictions on the devices.  Let's start with school hours. Some schools allow students to carry phones and now with Screen Time, it will be possible to have things like Snapchat, Fortnite, and Instagram not be accessible on your students’ iOS devices during school hours.  Screen Time is not just for phones, but also for iPads. While some schools have some controls on them, this new tool will let parents help ensure time grabbers can be prevented during school hours— the parents have to setup Screen Time, the schools do not have access to it controls. Preventing video games and other things from being accessible during school hours helps students focus on their classes.
 
What about how this now helps home life?
The goal of using something like this is to not over-parent, over-control, but to set up systems that help lessen the parent-child conflict. For example, rather than track down your tween to get the phone at, say, 9 pm, the phone can be configured to have all apps go off at 9 pm, including texting.  Step-by-step instructions are included below on how to set this up. You and your child’s devices both have to be set up for this to work.
Even before setting up the system, I really recommend being strategic about how you go about doing this with your youth—minimizing any possible push back.  Consider starting with an evening of talking about all the wonderful things that do happen on screens. It is critical that our kids know that we get it, that we understand that screen time is really cool. When they believe we know there are many great things happening on screens, then they will be more willing to see our efforts to limit constant temptation as help, not punishment.  Another way to minimize the conflict is to start by having them, and yourself, collect data on personal daily use patterns, which Screen Time lets you do. Tracking and discussing use patterns can be an effective way to think about time limits.  
 
Now on to the technical:
All Apple devices that you will be adding restrictions to—iPhones and iPads—need to be updated to iOS 12. Here is a step-by-step guide to walk you through setting up yours and your kids’ devices with these new controls.
Setting up Screen Time on your device:
  • Download iOS 12 on every device you want to manage
  • Go to Settings and select Screen Time to turn it on your device
  • Scroll down to Use Screen Time Passcode - select a passcode that your kids won’t figure out and you will easily remember
  • Go to Downtime and select start and end times - This will block apps you select for the period of time you set
  • Go to App Limits and select app categories you want to limit then set the amount of time allowed. You will be prompted to enter your passcode
  • Go to Always Allowed and select apps you want accessible at all times (could be the phone, FaceTime and messages)
  • Go to Content and Privacy Restrictions - here you can allow or not allow apps to be downloaded and in-app purchases to be made. You can also block specific content here by selecting content restrictions and choosing specific content like movies, TV shows, games, books, etc...
 
Setting up Screen Time on your kids’ devices:
  • Make sure all devices (iPhones and iPads) have iOS 12 downloaded
  • Make sure all devices are set up on Family Sharing with you as the organizer and that Screen Time is turned on in Family Sharing
  • One adult in the family—the family organizer—can set up Family Sharing for the group from their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Then an invitation is sent to the individual members. They need to accept the invitation.
  • Every person in your group will need a distinct Apple ID.
  • Once you’ve setup your family, you’ll see them in Screen Time settings. Tap on your child and walk through the setup assistant to turn on Screen Time for them.
  • Go to Settings and scroll down to Screen Time
  • Scroll down to Use Screen Time Passcode
  • Enter a Passcode that your kids won’t figure out and you will easily remember
  • Turn on Share Across Devices
  • Select child’s device (devices need to be set up on Family Sharing and signed into iCloud)
  • Go to Downtime and select start and end times - This will block apps you select for the period of time you set
  • Go to App Limits and choose categories of apps you want to limit then set the amount of time allowed. You will be prompted to enter your passcode
  • Go to Always Allowed and select apps you want accessible at all times (could be the phone, FaceTime and messages)
  • Go to Content and Privacy Restrictions —here you can allow or not allow apps to be downloaded and in-app purchases to be made. You can also block specific content here by selecting content restrictions and choosing particular content like movies, TV shows, games, books, etc.

PARENT PARTNERSHIP

SEPTEMBER
AT A GLANCE
  
September 28
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)

OCTOBER
AT A GLANCE
October 1
Fall Break
Dual Enrollment Payment is due
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 2019-20 academic year opens
 
October 2
Fall Break
 
October 3
Fall Break
 
October 4
Fall Break
 
October 5
Fall Break
Lunch Orders Due
 
October 8
Fall Break
 
October 9
Fall Break
 
October 10
Fall Break
 
October 11
First Day of Second Quarter
Early Release Day:  Students must be off campus by 12:15 PM
ILP Conferences 1:00 to 7:00 PM
 
October 12
Early Release Day:  Students must be off campus by 12:15 PM
ILP Conferences 1:00 to 7:00 PM
Lunch Orders Due
 
October 13
Design, Style & Media Photo Shoot
 
October 15
Spring Break Travel Clubs ½ payment due
Key Club Leadership meets during lunch in room 122
Wilderness Club meets during lunch in room 109
 
October 16
HS Spirit Day:  Dig Pink
Gamers meets after school in room 210
Harry Potter Club meets 2:45 to 3:45 in room 102
 
October 17
Be A Leader Foundation Club meets during lunch in room 102
MUN Club meets during lunch in room 210
Student Council meets after school in room 105
Guest Band Clinician: Brian Murphy 8:30 am to 10:30 am in the Band Room
 
October 18
Anime & Manga Club meets during lunch in room 217
Art Club meeting during lunch in room 122
Kindness Krew meets during lunch in room 127
Movie Watchers Club of America during lunch in room 210
Wilderness Club departs for Catalina Island
 
October 19
Free Write Club meets during lunch in room 210
National Honor Society (NHS) meets during lunch in room 209
Safe Space Club meets during lunch in College & Career Center (CCC)
Lunch Orders Due
 
October 20
Fall Drama Production Set Construction 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Media Center
 
October 22
Key Club meets during lunch in room 122
PSAT:  Pre-Administration Meeting @ 2:45 location TBA
Guest Band Clinician: Brian Murphy 8:30 am to 10:30 am in the Band Room
 
October 23
PSAT:  Pre-Administration Meeting at 2:45 pm location TBA
Pre-Med Club Blood Drive 8:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room
Gamers meets after school in room 210
Harry Potter Club meets 2:45 to 3:45 in room 102
Protecting Our Environment (POE) meets during lunch in room 109
Spanish Club meets during lunch in room 215
 
October 24
High School Winter Athletics Paperwork Due
PSAT Testing 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the gym
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
 
October 25
Jostens Sophomore Ring Presentation at 8:10 am in the gym
Choir Council meets during lunch in the Choir Room
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
 
October 26
Jostens Senior Presentation at 8:10 am in the gym
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
 
October 27
Fall Drama Production Set-up 8:00 am to 9:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room
MUN Competition @ Westwood High School 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

October 29
High School Winter Athletics Tryouts Begin
Key Club Leadership meets during lunch in room 122
Wilderness Club meets during lunch in room 109
 
October 30
Gamers meets after school in room 210
Harry Potter Club meets 2:45 to 3:45 in room 102
 
October 31
Student Council Fundraiser:  Donut Day @ 7:55 am in the High School Courtyard
Be A Leader Foundation Club meets during lunch in room 102
MUN Club meets during lunch in room 210
Student Council meets after school in room 105
Guest Band Clinician: Brian Murphy 8:30 am to 10:30 am in the Band Room


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

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