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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.
Class of 2014 Forever!

Class of 2014 Forever! With a gift of $20.14 or more, seniors or their parents can help make sure that the great schools they remember stay great. The Class of 2014 Fund is the first of its kind; a special fund to honor and celebrate the Mira Costa class of 2014. Click here for more info.
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.
Costa Named CBEE Honor Roll School!

Costa Named CBEE Honor Roll School! For four years in a row now, California Business for Education Excellence has recognized Mira Costa High School for demonstrating consistent high levels of student academic achievement. The honor roll also includes measures of college readiness. Congratulations, Mustangs!
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Make-Up Pictures
Date: 9/22/2014, 7 AM 2:30 PM
Location: Auditorium Lobby
College Knowledge Night
Date: 9/22/2014, 7 PM
Location: Auditorium
Ed Council
Date: 9/23/2014, 2:15 PM 3:45 PM
Location: GO Conf Rm
Local Holiday - No School
Date: 9/25/2014
End of 5 weeks
Date: 9/26/2014
Mandatory Staff Development
Date: 9/26/2014
Location: No Students

Athletic Events

Girls JV Golf
Date: 9/22/2014, 2:45 PM
Location: vs North Torrance @ Chester Washington
Cross Country - All Levels
Date: 9/23/2014, 2:45 PM
Location: League Meet # 1 @ Polliwog Park
Boys V/JV/FS Water Polo
Date: 9/23/2014, 3 PM
Location: vs Palos Verdes @ Mira Costa
Girls V/JV Tennis
Date: 9/23/2014, 3 PM
Location: vs Palos Verdes @ MIra Costa
Girls JV Golf
Date: 9/24/2014, 2:45 PM
Location: vs North Torrance @ Victoria
Girls V/JV Tennis
Date: 9/24/2014, 3 PM
Location: vs Palisades @ Mira Costa

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CSF Membership Drive
California Scholarship Federation membership drive is 9/15 - 10/1. Click here for more information.
PSAT Registration
Mon., 9/15 through Fri., 9/19 at lunch by the cafeteria. $25.00. Checks made payable to MCHS.
9th Grade Parent Meeting
If you weren't able to attend the Freshman parent meeting on 9/8, click here for the PowerPoint presentation.
10th/11th Grade Parent Presentation
Please click here for important information regarding your Sophomore and Junior Mustangs!
12th Grade Parent Meeting
If you missed the Senior parent meeting on 9/11, click here for the presentation and a calendar of important dates for 12th graders!
Manhattan Beach Education Foundation

Manhattan Beach Education Foundation Why does Mira Costa consistently rank among the best high schools in California? The difference is you. The difference is MBEF. Click here for their inspirational 2014 video.
Community Coffee with the Principal
Come meet Dr. Dale in a casual atmosphere and hear about what's going on at Mira Costa. No agenda -- just bring yourself and whatever's on your mind. Click here to sign up.
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Mira Costa musician featured as a soloist with the Beach Cities Symphony

Mira Costa musician featured as a soloist with the Beach Cities Symphony Alex Luo, a freshman violinist and member of the Mira Costa Symphony, was one of four musicians selected to perform a featured solo with the Beach Cities Symphony Orchestra in late May. Through the “Artist of the Future” Competition organized by the South Bay chapter of the Music Teachers’ Association of California, Alex competed against some of the most talented student musicians from across the South Bay, spanning both the instrumental and vocal categories. According to Mr. Park who attended the concert, “Alex was the hit of the night. Getting to play a solo with an orchestra is a huge honor that only comes by every so often. He pulled off his performance with excellent skill, command, and artistry.” Congratulations Alex!
Congrats to Costa's Swim Team for finishing strong
Our Costa Swim Team finished CIF strong this year.
Congratulations to our 2014 California Scholarship Federation Life Members!
Click here for a complete list of those students who will be this year's seal bearers at graduation.
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