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Monday, January 27, 2020



Vision Statement

 “Mira Costa is a community of learners where each member

has the opportunity to achieve academic, creative,

personal, and social excellence.”

Monday, January 27, 2020                                                                                                                                                       Regular Schedule


MON 1/27 – FRI 1/31 Art Week (installation of artwork in Room 60 all week): TODAY, 1/27 – Button Making in Room 62 at lunch; Tuesday, 1/28 – AP Studio Art Info Session in Room 62 at lunch and Coterie & Muscle performances in Room 2 at lunch; Wednesday, 1/29 – Screen-printing in Room 62 during Office Hours and AP Art History Info Session in Room 109 at lunch; Thursday, 1/30 – Media Arts Open House in Room 108 at lunch, AP Music Theory Info Session in Room 51 at lunch and Movie Night in Room 109 at 5 pm; Friday, 1/31 – Art in the East Quad at lunch

TODAY 1/27 Talent Show Dress Rehearsal at 3 pm in the Auditorium; Girls’ Beach Volleyball Tryouts (see below)

TUE 1/28 MBX Summer School FAQ Night from 6:30 to 7:30 pm (location TBD)

WED 1/29 Office Hours/2nd Period Drill Schedule; Freshmen Donut Day during AM Office Hours outside the Cafeteria; Girls’ Beach Volleyball Tryouts (see below)

THU 1/30Talent Show at 7 pm in the Auditorium

FRI 1/31 Deadline to Request a Mid-Year Report from Counselor; Orchestra Rotary Solo Competition Finals from 5 pm to 8 pm in the Auditorium

SAT 2/1 Progress Report Grades Visible in Aeries; Winter Formal at the Westdrift Hotel, 1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA from 7 to 11 pm


·         MCHS 7th Annual Black History Month Assembly – Teachers, bring your 2nd period classes to the Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 8:40 am for a voluntary assembly with special guest Byron Scott, formerly of the LA Lakers. Please RSVP to jallen@mbusd.org if you plan to bring your students.


·         Students who have excused periods (other than zero period): Spring semester off-grounds stickers will be available this week in the main office at snack, lunch, or after school ONLY. You MUST have a current school ID to get a sticker, and you must get a new sticker for the spring semester.

·         Help the Homeless – Please consider donating to help the homeless through the Los Angeles Mission and Troop 4833: Clothes (tube socks, shirts, pants, diapers, shoes, pajamas, etc.) and toiletries (toothpaste/toothbrushes, wet wipes, shampoo/conditioner, brushes, etc.). Collection boxes in the Admin Office through February 14.

·         The Neptunian Woman’s Club is sponsoring its 41st Student Art and Photography Contest for grades 9 -12. Deadline for submission to Ms. Gardner in the Admin Office is Friday, Feb. 28 before 3:00 pm. An awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, Mar. 15 at 1:00 pm in the Neptunian Clubhouse, Manhattan Beach. Applications are in the Admin Office or with any Art teacher. For further information or questions, please contact Ms. Teresa White at t.a.white3@verizon.net.

·         The Playa Vista Optimist Club is looking for entries for the Optimist International 2019-2020 Essay Contest. The local award for the winning essay is $200, plus a medallion. The winner will then advance to our District Contest, where the first-place winner will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship and a plaque, which is presented at a special District Awards luncheon. This is an excellent opportunity for your students to express themselves in a written essay. See your English teacher or the links at bottom of this online bulletin for rules and application forms. Application deadline is Jan. 31.

·         Freedom4U 2020 Annual Youth Photography Contest open to 11- to 18-year-olds in the South Bay/Harbor Areas. What will you create? Win cash prizes, certificates and merchandise, awarded by professional judges to 3 winners in these categories: Reflection, Find Your Voice, Nature, People, Teen Life, and Sports. Winning photos to be announced at a public reception on Feb. 28 at Paul’s Photo in Torrance. Winners will be notified via email. Enter at Freedomcommunity.com, $5 entry fee.

·         This week is Art Week! Come to Room 60 to see an installation of artwork all week. See the CALENDAR section above for a list of daily activities that showcase Costa Arts.


·         Girls’ Beach Volleyball has tryouts TODAY and Wednesday, Jan. 29. Please pre-register on the Beach VB website, www.miracostabeachvolleyball.com.


·         Come celebrate Chinese/Lunar New Years with the Asian American Club during lunch on Wednesday, 1/29 in Room 48! Everyone is welcomed!

·         Thank you to all who donated food during our food drive. We were able to deliver over 500 pounds of food to local food banks and pantries. Our next volunteer event is on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank from 9 am to noon. We will be sorting food. No experience is necessary, and you will receive three hours of community service credit. For more information or to sign up, please go to the South Bay Food Initiative website at www.southbayfoodinitiative.com.

·         Join Heart Club! We meet Fridays at lunch in Room 56. All are welcome.

·         Auditions for the AIDS Benefit are TODAY, 1/27 and Tuesday, 1/28. Come to the Drama Room 1 to sign up for a time slot!


·         You did it! You finished your first semester of high school! Come get your donut on Donut Day to celebrate with your Link Leaders on Wednesday, Jan. 29 during AM Office Hours outside the Cafeteria. Meet your link leader at your designated group number. Forgot your group number? Check your @mbusdapps email!


·         Schedule a one-on-one appointment with one of our credentialed college counselors. Call 310-318-7337 ext. 5253 or email cschiraldi@mbusd.org to schedule your appointment.

·         College Representative Visits in the CCC – If visit is during class please get teacher permission to attend. This is an opportunity to learn about your schools of interest and meet the admission counselors. View all visits and sign up to attend on NAVIANCE. Please bring your school ID.

o   Wednesday, 1/29 El Camino College: 9:51 – 10:40am Assessment Workshop; 10:45-11:20am and 12:00-1:30pm appointments (Sign-up in the CCC); 11:20am – 12:00pm drop-in questions. 

·         SENIORS

Mid-Year Reports: Some colleges require students to submit a mid-year report (transcript) of their first semester senior grades. If a college you have applied to requests your mid-year grades, please complete the form linked below and give it to your counselor (in-person*) by January 31!

*Your mid-year report will not be sent if you do not deliver the form to your counselor in person!

**Note: Not all colleges require a mid-year report or transcript. Please check with each college (check your portals and emails for midyear report requests) before submitting the Mid-Year Request to your counselor. If you are unsure if your colleges need a mid-year report, please stop by the CCC. https://www.miracostahigh.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=349757&type=d&pREC_ID=759392

·         Juniors: BOEING SUMMER INTERNSHIP open to JUNIORS only (Class of 2021). Mira Costa High School Juniors have a unique opportunity to participate in a highly selective summer internship at Boeing. If you are interested in applying, it is mandatory that the student and a parent attend the information session on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 5:30pm in the CCC. It is required that you sign up on Naviance.

·         Test Prep Resources are listed on the MCHS website→College Tab→Testing or use the link: http://www.miracostahigh.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=349909&type=d&pREC_ID=759631

·         Summer ProgramsIt’s not too early to start looking at Summer Programs   Check out our summer program webpage. Go to the MCHS websiteCollege TabJobs & InternshipsSummer Programs or use the link:  https://www.miracostahigh.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=349754&type=d&pREC_ID=759373