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HORIZON HONORS
MIDDLE SCHOOL
EBLAST
9.28.2018


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

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STUDENT ACTIVITIES

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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.

There are no scheduled Middle School games during Fall break.  But practices will resume beginning Monday, October 8th.
  • Co-Ed Soccer will practice Tuesday, October 9th and Wednesday, October 10th.
  • Girls Volleyball will practice Monday, October 8th and Wednesday, October 10th.

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CO-ED SOCCER UPDATE
Middle School soccer suffered their first loss against Gilbert Christian 1-0 on Friday, September 21st.  Adrian Suljuzovic played a great defensive game in the goal.
 
The following Monday the team came out victorious in a nail biter against Valley Christian with a 2-1 win. Carter Kappes scored the first goal with an assist from Jackson Walsh. Dan Stedman solidified the win with a second half penalty kick.

GIRLS SILVER TEAM VOLLEYBALL UPDATE
The Girls Silver Volleyball Team played Rancho Solano Tuesday, September 25th.  The Eagles defeated the Mustangs 25-14, 25-10.  Jade Collins led the team in serving with three aces.  Evelyn Streit had a run of eight serves Reilly Feller had seven and  Gianna Palmieri and Alexis Gephart had a run of five each.  The team was led in kills by Evelyn Streit, Jade Collins, Allyssa Gauer each with three.

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

COMMUNITY SERVICE

LEARN... BELIEVE... DREAM... DARE

MEDIA CENTER

PARENT INVOLVEMENT
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
Baking Club @ 2:45 in room 216
Band Council @ lunch in the Band Room
Radio Club @ 2:45 in room 202

OCTOBER
AT A GLANCE
 
October 1
Fall Break
 
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 15
Spring Break Travel Clubs ½ payment due
 
October 16
Critical Thinking Club meets 2:45 to 3:15 pm in room 108
Harry Potter Club meets 2:45 to 3:45 in room 102
NJHS meets during lunch in room 204
 
October 17
Gamers Club meets 2:45 to 3:45 in room 107
 
October 18
Kindness Krew meets during lunch in room 127
Project Group 2.0 meets 3:30 to 4:30 in room 415
 
October 19
Baking Club @ 2:45 in room 216
Radio Club @ 2:45 in room 202
Lunch Orders Due
 
October 20
Fall Drama Production Set Construction 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Media Center
 
October 23
Critical Thinking Club meets 2:45 to 3:15 pm in room 108
Harry Potter Club meets 2:45 to 3:45 in room 102
Protecting Our Environment (POE) meets during lunch in room 109
 
October 24
FCA Huddle meets during lunch in room 208
Student Council meets 2:45 to 3:45 in rooms 107/108
 
October 25
8th Grade Human Growth & Development Parent Meeting at 6:00 in room 202
Choir Council meets during lunch in the Choir Room
Kindness Krew meets during lunch in room 127
Project Group 2.0 meets 3:30 to 4:30 in room 415
 
October 26
Baking Club @ 2:45 in room 216
Band Council @ lunch in the Band Room
Radio Club @ 2:45 in room 202
Lunch Orders Due
 
October 27
Fall Drama Production Set-up 8:00 am to 9:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room
 
October 30
Critical Thinking Club meets 2:45 to 3:15 pm in room 108
Harry Potter Club meets 2:45 to 3:45 in room 102
NJHS meets during lunch in room 204
 
October 31
Gamers Club meets 2:45 to 3:45 in room 107
Student Council meets 2:45 to 3:45 in rooms 107/108


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
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