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Please Pledge Today

Please Pledge Today Thank you to the families who have already donated to the Annual Appeal!
If you have not had the opportunity to contribute, we look to you, our amazing families, to reach our goal of 100% participation this year. Your meaningful donation to our schools helps supplement scant state funding. California is 49th in the country in per pupil funding. In 2014 we received $6,500 from the state, per pupil. After your support, we were able to spend close to $8,400. While this is still dismal when compared to New York’s $19,550 per pupil, your support makes a huge difference in the education our children receive. Please donate to MBEF on or before November 6th by clicking here.
Your participation allows us to continue funding reasonable English class sizes, a science lab assistant, a librarian, 7 counselors, specialists focused on math, technology and writing instruction, and so much more. Without your investment, none of this is possible.
So please, join us on Pledge Day. Every donor and every gift is important, so please give what’s right for your family. Your contribution can make a world of difference for our schools and our community.
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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PSAT Test Results Distribution
Students may pick up their PSAT test results during snack and lunch in the CCC.
MID-WAY DAY IS COMING!
Get excited for our 3rd annual day where students become teachers and vice versa! Do you have a special talent or passion? Click here for more information on how YOU can teach your peers on Mid-Way Day January 27, 2015!
Winter Choir Concert

Winter Choir Concert If you could not attend the Choirs' Winter Concert 12/17, you may view it at: www.livestream.com/miracostahighschoolauditorium
MBEF Hosts: College Admission Testing - Jan. 20 in the Auditorium
Adam Ingersoll will share up-to-date insights on the SAT, ACT, testing timelines and more. Don't miss this fact-filled evening hosted by MBEF. Parents and students are welcome; admission is free. Click headline for details.
Community Coffee with the Principal

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.
Register to Vote!

Register to Vote! Almost 500 Costa students will be eligible to vote by the time they graduate in June. Click the flag to access the online voter registration application.
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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.
Young Arts Finalist Darynn Dean

Young Arts Finalist Darynn Dean Darynn Dean was selected as a Young Arts Finalist and will be traveling to Miami, Florida, to participate in the National Young Arts Week January 4-11, 2015. She will participate in master classes in the area of Vocal Jazz. This nationally recognized programs offers exceptional educational opportunities and scholarships for the finest high school talent. Additionally, for the second year in a row, Darynn has been selected to sing in the GRAMMY All-Star Vocal Jazz Ensemble. She is one of eight singers, one of two altos, chosen nationally to participate in this ensemble and perform during the GRAMMY week festivities, including singing at the closing party the night of the GRAMMY Awards. Congratulations to Darynn!
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