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Wednesday, February 26, 2020



Vision Statement

 “Mira Costa is a community of learners where each member

has the opportunity to achieve academic, creative,

personal, and social excellence.”

Wednesday, February 26, 2020                                                                                     Office Hours/2nd Period Drill Schedule

Period 0                 7:00 - 7:55
Period 1                 8:00 - 8:40
Period 2/Drill        8:46 - 9:51
AM Office Hours  9:51 - 10:36
(English, Social Science, VAPA, Foreign Language)

Period 3                 10:42 - 11:22
Lunch                     11:22 - 11:52
Period 4                 11:58 - 12:38
PM Office Hours 12:38 - 1:23
(Math, Science SpEd, PE)
Period 5                 1:29 - 2:09
Period 6                 2:15 - 2:55


TODAY 2/26Office Hours/2nd Period Drill Schedule (see website); NEW Deadline for purchasing spring-semester AP Human Geography, AP Microecon &/or AP Gov Exams at cost online at the Webstore or on campus at the Student Store (see below STUDENT INFO)

THU 2/27 – FRI 2/28NEW Deadline for late purchasing AP Human Geography, AP Microecon &/or AP Gov Exams online (additional fee – see below STUDENT INFO)

THU 2/27Freshman 4-Year Planning Meetings with the Counselors in the CCC (during certain English classes); All-District Choir Build-a-Bridge Concert from 6 to 8 pm in the Auditorium; Welsh National Rugby Team visits/practices on the West Field at 4:30 pm

FRI 2/28 Freshman 4-Year Planning Meetings with the Counselors in the CCC (during certain English classes)

MON 3/2 Freshman 4-Year Planning Meetings with the Counselors in the CCC (during certain English classes); Physical Fitness Testing (attached schedule)

TUE 3/3 PTA Council Meeting at 8:30 am to 1 pm in the Small Theater; Freshman 4-Year Planning Meetings with the Counselors in the CCC (during certain English classes); Physical Fitness Testing (attached schedule); 9th Grade Parent Meeting (current) 6 to 7 pm in the Auditorium

WED 3/4Office Hours Schedule; Coffee with the Principal at 7:30 am in the Admin Office; Physical Fitness Testing (see website for schedule)

THU 3/5 PTSA Meeting at 11:30 am to 1 pm in the GOCR; Freshman 4-Year Planning Meetings with the Counselors in the CCC (during certain English classes); Physical Fitness Testing (attached schedule)

FRI 3/6 Freshman 4-Year Planning Meetings with the Counselors in the CCC (during certain English classes); Physical Fitness Testing (attached schedule); Scheduling Screencast Goes Live; ComedySportz Match at 7 pm in the Small Theater

SAT 3/7 Campus Beautification Sponsored by PTSA and ASB from 9 am to 1 pm, meet at Room 41 in the morning



·         Please release the following students this week:

o   TODAY 2/26Baseball (Varsity) at 12:45 pm

o   THU 2/27Girls’ Lacrosse (Varsity/JV) at 12:21pm (see emailed list of names)

o   FRI 2/28 Baseball (F/S) at 12:45 pm; Baseball (Varsity) at 1:45 pm; Boys’ Lacrosse (JV/V) at 1:00 pm                               

·         Student of the Year nominee votes are due to Mr. Beaumont by Friday, 2/28 at 3 pm. Snail mail or email OK.


·         Physical Fitness testing for all 9th graders takes place from March 2 through March 13. Please see the *below/attached schedule. For questions, email Ms. Anderson at danderson@mbusd.org.

·         Anyone interested in a Safari in South Africa during Spring Break 2021, please come to an informational meeting in Mr. Chow’s Room 47 during lunch on Friday, 2/28.

·         This weekend the World Rugby 7’s arrives in Los Angeles. This tournament represents the 16 best countries in the world. Mira Costa High School is honored to host a visit from the National Team of Wales on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 4:30 pm on the West Field (Meadows Street access) at MCHS. Please pass the info along to family and friends to watch the Welsh team practice for the upcoming HSBC games scheduled for this weekend.

·         Students: Do NOT park your bicycles or skateboards on handicap access ramps. Use the bike racks only for this purpose. Bike racks are located throughout the school, including by the Admin parking lot, near the softball field, near the Auditorium, and near the History Building. We want our campus to be a welcoming and accessible place for all. Security will be standing by the access ramps. Students seen parking bikes or skateboards on the ramps will receive disciplinary consequences.

·         NEW DEADLINE: Students enrolled in AP Human Geography, AP Microeconomics, or AP Government during Spring Semester should now pay their Exam Fees. TODAY is the last day for regular pricing. You can pay online through the ASB Webstore, https://mchswebstore.myschoolcentral.com/. You can also pay in person at the ASB Store on campus during Snack and Lunch TODAY.

Late Purchasing NEW DATES: Thursday, Feb. 27 and Friday, Feb. 28, students may purchase spring-semester AP Human Geography, AP Microeconomics, or AP US Government Exams for an additional $15 per exam, totaling $114 each. For more details, see the announcement featured on the MCHS Website.

·         Campus Beautification Day is Saturday, March 7 from 9 am to 1 pm. Come spruce up the Costa campus! Meet at Room 41 in the morning.

·         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 more info, contact Teresa White at t.a.white3@verizon.net.


·         Are you a writer, poet, musician, artist, filmmaker, etc.? Do you want to be PUBLISHED?! Submit your work to Papercut, Mira Costa’s Literary and Art Magazine! Email submissions to papercutmiracosta@gmail.com, and/or join us for weekly meetings Mondays at lunch in Room 207!

·         Thank you to all our volunteers! We have donated over 2,500 volunteer hours to local food banks and soup kitchens. Our next volunteer event is on Saturday, Feb. 29 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: www.southbayfoodinitiative.com.


·         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.

    • TODAY, 2/26El Camino College 9:51am – 11:15am and 12:00pm – 1:30pm, sign up for appointments in the CCC, Lunchtime Drop-ins welcome from 11:20 – 11:50am.
    • Thursday, 2/27Hawaii Pacific University at 9:00am.

·         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