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3rd Annual Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame

3rd Annual Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Seven outstanding Mira Costa graduates were honored on Friday, October 3rd for their positive contributions to society. Inductees were featured at assemblies and at the half-time ceremony at Friday night's football game. Click headline to read about this distinguished group.
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!
Mira Costa’s “Peter Pan” Takes Top Honors for Best Musical at The Jerry Herman Awards at the Pantages Theater

Mira Costa’s “Peter Pan” Takes Top Honors for Best Musical at The Jerry Herman Awards at the Pantages Theater At the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, the Mira Costa Drama Department took home the award for Best Musical for “Peter Pan.” Mira Costa also won for Best Ensemble/Chorus, Best Musical Direction, and Best Lighting Design. Costa received nominations for Best Technical Crew, Best Costume Design, and Best Orchestra. Junior Julia McDermott was one of three female Best Actress finalists out of 32 actresses, one from each participating school. The cast of Peter Pan was also chosen as one of just four schools to perform a song on stage during the awards show, and they received a special award for Audience Choice for Performance of the Night. Celebrity judges and presenters at the event included Cathy Rigby, Shirley Jones, Richard Chamberlain, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn and Ben Vereen. Vereen presented Mira Costa with the night’s top award.
Mira Costa Named One of 3 GRAMMY Signature School Gold Recipients ... in the Nation!

Mira Costa Named One of 3 GRAMMY Signature School Gold Recipients ... in the Nation! The GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Signature Schools program recognizes public high schools across the U.S. that are providing excellent music education programs for their students. We are so proud of our music teachers and students for this incredible achievement. Click headline to read the GRAMMY Foundation press release.
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AP Exam Registration
Date: 1/27/2015
Location: @ Lunch in Student Store
Mid-Way Day
Date: 1/27/2015
Location: Sess. 1: 8:00-9:10 Per. 2 (attendance): 9:15-9:30 Sess. 2: 9:36-10:51 Snack: 10:51-11:06 Sess. 3: 11:12-12:22 Dismissal: 12:22 pm
AP Exam Registration
Date: 1/28/2015
Location: @ Lunch in Student Store
AP Exam Registration
Date: 1/29/2015
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Harvard MUN
Date: 1/29/2015
Location: Boston, MA
MCHS Talent Show
Date: 1/29/2015, 7 PM
Location: Auditorium

Athletic Events

Boys FS/V Soccer
Date: 1/27/2015, 3 PM
Location: vs Redondo @ Mira Costa
Girls FS Basketball
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Girls FS/V Soccer
Date: 1/27/2015, 3 PM
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Girls JV Basketball
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Girls V/JV/FS Water Polo
Date: 1/27/2015, 3 PM
Location: vs Palos Verdes @ Mira Costa
Boys FS Basketball
Date: 1/27/2015, 4:30 PM
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El Camino Assessment Testing
If you’ve applied to El Camino College you can complete your assessment testing at MCHS on January 29th in room 241. Testing starts at 11:25am and lasts approximately 3 hours. Please bring your El Camino I.D. number.
GIRLS BEACH VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS
Mon., January 26 & Wed., January 28 - 3:30 to 5 PM
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SIGN UP FOR MID-WAY DAY ONLINE!
Click this headline for the link to online Mid-Way Day class registration. Be sure to check the entire schedule prior to signing up ... and sign up for all three (3) sessions! School dismisses at 12:22 pm on Mid-Way Day.
Permit Applications for 2015-16
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AP Exam Registration
January 26 - 30 at lunch in the student store ($96 fee per exam).
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Phoebe Lyons Wins NATS Western Region

Phoebe Lyons Wins NATS Western Region Costa senior Phoebe Lyons participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Western Regional Final Sunday, January 18 and won in the Upper High School Classical Women Category. Phoebe will now be going to the NATS Finals to compete on July 7, at University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Founded in 1944, NATS is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and nearly 30 other countries. Congratulations, Phoebe!
2014 Dodgeball Champions

2014 Dodgeball Champions Congratulations to Kevin's Warehouse, this year's undisputed MCHS Dodgeball Champions! Bringing home the trophy for Kevin's Warehouse: Trevor Franklin, Reese Alexiades, Dylan Tyrer, Rollie Nichols, Jackson Michalski, Ty Conrad and Tommy Bothwell.
SCVA Honor Choir Selections
Four choir students were selected for the Southern California Vocal Association Senior High School Honor Choirs: Andrew Anton, Kayla Elson, Owen Konsmo, and Antonio Sellitto. Congratulations to these fine students for being selected for these exceptional SCVA Honor Choirs.
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