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Online Course Request Window Will Open to Next Year's Sophomores After School on Friday, April 17
The online scheduling window will open to next year's sophomores (current 9th graders) after school on Friday, April 17th. The window will open after school for next year's freshmen on the following Monday, April 20th.
2015-16 Mira Costa PTSA Executive Board slate
See PTSA Executive Board positions and names.
2015 Mira Costa Distinguished Alumni Awards

2015 Mira Costa Distinguished Alumni Awards Nominations are now being accepted for 2015 Mira Costa Distinguished Alumni. Click headline for details. Nominations are due May 15, 2015. Questions? mchsdistinguishedalumni@mbusd.org
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. A big THANK YOU to all who have donated to the 2014-15 Annual Appeal Campaign. Mira Costa is a better place thanks to your ongoing support!
MC Cross-Country Coach Renee Williams-Smith Named Inspiring Coach of the Year

MC Cross-Country Coach Renee Williams-Smith Named Inspiring Coach of the Year Brooks Running Company honored Costa's Renee Williams-Smith with their 2014 Inspiring Coach of the Year award after she received over 45,000 votes from current and former athletes, parents, fellow coaches, faculty and community members. Renee ran cross-country as a Mira Costa student decades ago long before there was a girls' program. She's being honored for her inclusive coaching philosophy and her steadfast commitment to daring girls to strive for greatness. Williams-Smith works tirelessly to create an atmosphere where teammates become family and young athletes evolve into passionate lifelong runners. Congratulations, Coach!
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Online Course Selection Open - Class of 2019
Date: 4/20/2015
Location: PowerSchool
School Board Student Rep Interviews
Date: 4/20/2015, 3 PM 5 PM
Location: Principal's Office
AP Exam Pre-Administration Session
Date: 4/20/2015, 7 PM
Location: Library
In 'N' Out Honor Roll Lunch
Date: 4/21/2015, 12:21 PM 12:51 PM
Location: Admin Plaza
Scholar Quiz sign-ups - Seniors
Date: 4/21/2015, 12:21 PM 12:51 PM
Location: Mustang Mall
ASB Commissioner Interviews
Date: 4/21/2015, 3 PM 6 PM

Athletic Events

Boys V Volleyball
Date: 4/18/2015
Location: Santa Barbara Tournament @ Santa Barbara; Time: ALL DAY
Badminton V
Date: 4/18/2015, 7:30 AM
Location: Cerritos High School Tournament @ Cerritos High School (12500 183rd St)
Boys FS Baseball
Date: 4/18/2015, 11 AM
Location: Gahr Tournament @ Paramount
Boys V Tennis
Date: 4/18/2015, 11 AM
Location: vs Santa Barbara @ Santa Barbara
Boys FS Baseball
Date: 4/18/2015, 2 PM
Location: vs Paramount @ Mira Costa - Marine Park
Boys JV Baseball
Date: 4/18/2015, 2 PM
Location: vs Long Beach Poly @ Long Beach Poly

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Online Course Request Window Will Open to Next Year's Sophomores After School on Friday, April 17
The online scheduling window will open to next year's sophomores (current 9th graders) after school on Friday, April 17th. The window will open after school for next year's freshmen on the following Monday, April 20th.
AP Review Sessions
Many teachers hold AP review sessions. Click here for a calendar showing dates and times of those sessions.
SCHOLAR QUIZ IS COMING! Sign ups begin Tuesday!
Scholar Quiz will take place 5/26 - 6/2. Registration begins Tuesday and will be spread over 4 days. All sign-ups in the Mustang Mall at lunch:
Tues., 4/21 : seniors only
Wed., 4/22 : juniors & seniors
Thurs., 4/23 : sophs, jrs & srs
Fri., 4/22 : frosh, sophs, jrs & srs
Click headline for the sign-up form.
Online Course Selection Instructional Video Now Available
A brief instructional video to introduce you to basics of selecting next year's courses online through the student or parent portal of PowerSchool is now available.
MCHS Drama Dept Presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

MCHS Drama Dept Presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie" Don't miss our spring production of the tap-dancing musical comedy "Thoroughly Modern Millie"! Click headline for ticket and other info.

Fri., 4/24 at 7:30 pm
Sat., 4/25 at 7:30 pm
Wed., 4/29 at 4:00 pm
Thurs., 4/30 at 6:30 pm
Fri., 5/1 at 7:30 pm
Sat., 5/2 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Grade Level Guidance Meetings
If you could not attend your grade level meeting, click here for a PDF of the evening's presentation.
PreAdministration Session for AP Exams
Students who are signed up to take an AP exam must attend one of the sessions. During the session, pre-administration for the AP exam will be completed. If student does not participate in one of the sessions they will not be able to take any AP exams. All sessions except for 4/22 in the Library.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 – 7:00 am
Monday, April 20, 2015 – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – 3:30 pm*
*in Small Theater
School Site Council Nominations for 2015-16
Do you have an interest to be more involved at Mira Costa? Consider being a part of School Site Council. Click here for more information.
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Mustang Salute

California All State Honor Choir

California All State Honor Choir Andrew Anton, Kayla Elson, and Antonio Sellitto were selected to the 2015 California All State Honor Choir. In late March, our Mira Costa singers joined with 130 others from around the state for a weekend of intensive rehearsals, culminating in a beautiful concert. Congratulations to our outstanding singers.
Costa Orchestra student selected to tour Japan
Congratulations to Moses Aubrey who was one of only fifteen musicians selected to receive a full scholarship to tour Japan for a joint youth orchestra program exchange! Facilitated by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, student musicians from the U.S. performed with the Soma Children’s Orchestra & Chorus, including a combined open rehearsal with Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the LA Phil. The selection process included a written application and essay, as well as an interview and solo audition for a panel of five music judges. Moses is currently a senior and serves as the principal bassist of the Mira Costa Symphony Orchestra. Click this headline to read more about the LA Phil’s collaboration in Japan.
Mira Costa musician wins National Finals Chamber Strings Competition!

Mira Costa musician wins National Finals Chamber Strings Competition! Leonard Chong, senior violinist and concertmaster of the Mira Costa Symphony Orchestra, recently performed at the Music Teachers National Association Performance Competition in Las Vegas, NV. Competing in the Chamber Music Strings category, Leonard was joined by his brother and Mira Costa alum Erick Chong on cello, along with pianist Isabella Ma. To qualify for the National Finals, contestants had to advance from the state and regional division rounds. As the 1st place winner, Leonard’s trio received a $3,000 prize, as well as the distinction of being the first group from California since 2003 to advance to the finals round, let alone winning the competition.
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