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Waivers Due Monday, March 23 by 3PM
Waivers are now available for 2015-16 scheduling for students who do not qualify for upper level courses based upon prerequisites. Students who do not meet prerequisites based upon grades from Semester 1 - 2014-15 or a prior semester MUST submit Waiver Form 1 by March 23 in order to be considered for approval to enroll in courses for the 2015-16 school year.
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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Sadie Hawkins Dance
Date: 3/27/2015
Study Zone
Date: 3/28/2015, 8 AM 12 PM
11th Grade Parent Meeting
Date: 3/30/2015, 7 PM
Location: MPR
School Site Council
Date: 3/31/2015, 3:15 PM
Location: Principal's Office
10th Grade Parent Meeting
Date: 3/31/2015, 7 PM
Location: MPR
MBUSD Board Workshop
Date: 4/1/2015, 6:30 PM

Athletic Events

Swimming FS/V
Date: 3/27/2015, 2 PM
Location: South Bay Invitational - Finals @ Mira Costa
Girls V Lacrosse
Date: 3/27/2015, 7 PM
Location: vs Oak Park @ Mira Costa
Boys FS Volleyball
Date: 3/28/2015
Location: Foothill Tournament @ Foothill; Time: ALL DAY
Girls JV Lacrosse
Date: 3/28/2015
Location: Sticks & Stones Tournament @ Trabuco Hills
Girls V Softball
Date: 3/28/2015
Location: Katella Tournament (DH); Location & Time: TBD
Track
Date: 3/28/2015, 9 AM
Location: Mustang Relays @ Mira Costa

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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 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
8th Grade Parent Night/Breakout Sessions
If you could not attend the breakout sessions March 12, click here for a PDF of the presentation. There are extra copies of the handout in the front office.
Sadie Hawkins/Casino Night 2015

Sadie Hawkins/Casino Night 2015 "Sadies by the Sea" at the Portofino Inn!
Friday, March 27 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Click headline for ticket information.
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. Nomination applications are due Monday, March 30th at 4:00 PM.
8th Grade Orientation

8th Grade Orientation Click here for copies of all documents referenced at the February 9 orientation.
Practice ACT at MCHS - May 9
Interested in taking the Practice ACT at Mira Costa on May 9? Register in the CCC during lunchtime starting March 23. Registration is $10 during the week of March 23. Late registration is $15 during the week of March 30. Cash only! We will not be accepting checks. There are limited spots so first come, first serve!
MCHS Aquatics' Jr Lifeguard Conditioning

MCHS Aquatics' Jr Lifeguard Conditioning Three sessions at the Mira Costa pool. Click here for details.
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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.
Costa Dance Team Rocks Regional Competition
Costa's Dance team was outstanding March 15 at their 2nd regional competition!!!
1st Place Soloist, Jazz: Samantha Lonergan
1st Place Soloist, Lyrical: Quinn Gardner
1st Place, Jazz Routine
1st Place, Lyrical Routine
Division Champions, Lyrical
1st Place, Hip Hop Trio
Best Jumps 1st Place: Samantha Lonergan
2nd Place, Best Turns: Samantha Lonergan
3rd Place, Best Jumps: Caprina Benson
and Most Spirited Team!!!
GO COSTA!!!!
Model UN Earns Best School at Berkeley and NY

Model UN Earns Best School at Berkeley and NY Mira Costa was recently named Best School at the Pacific Coast Championships at Berkeley MUN February 27 - March 1. Just days later, Costa won Best School at the National High School MUN conference in New York March 4-7. Top winners in Berkeley: Katie Shalvarjian, Fran Caflisch, Natasha Brunstein, Walker Heintz, Eva Abramson, Tooba Wasi, TJ Ford, Catherine An and Risha Rohera. Top winners at NHSMUN: Momo Bolsajian, Sarah James, Rachel Waxman, Erin Clifford, Louis Yudowitz, Haley Kay and Maggie Hackney.
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