•   January 12, 2018
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    In This Issue
    Principal's Message
    Presidents' Message
    Calendar at a Glance
    College and Career
    MHS Sports
    Quick Links
    Principal's Message TopOfPage 
    Dear Miramonte Community,
    Next week we will be moving into finals and closing out our first semester. As your students hunker down to study this weekend, remind them of these important tips:
    1. Sleep. The data on this is pretty shocking (and probably makes us all wonder how much better we could have been as college students without pulling all-nighters). Our kids need to ensure that they get the rest their brains need before coming to final exams.
    2. Exercise. Taking a break over the weekend to get in a walk, or a run, or a soccer game can help alleviate stress and make brains ready to absorb new information.
    3. Eat. Breakfast before finals is a must. Make sure your students are fueled to do their best.
    There is nothing extraordinary here. We all know that these are good practices. But, in the midst of a stressful situation (finals qualify), it can be hard to remember.  Let's all help our kiddos take care of themselves this next week!
    Julie Parks, Principal 
    925-280-3980 Ext. 3201 
    Follow us on Twitter @MiramonteHS
    Presidents' Message
    Dear MHS Families,
    We hope your Miramonte student was able to take advantage of the three Exam Jam study sessions that were held this past week to help students prepare for winter finals. Thank you to Jeanette Chang and her team of volunteers who provided healthy snacks to fuel the study sessions.
    Please note that our Parents' Club meeting is one week later this month. Our January meeting will be held on January 24, 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 221. As always, everyone is invited to attend and hear the latest and greatest from Principal Parks.
    Winter Ball is fast approaching on January 27. Buy tickets here. Don't miss out on the fun!
    Nicole Radlow & Tricia Young, MHSPC Co-Presidents

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    Calendar at a Glance
    15 No School; Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    16-19 First Semester Final Exams
    22 No School; Teacher Work Day
    Spring Sports Night, 5:30 p.m. reception, 5:45 p.m. program; Cafeteria
    24 Parents' Club meeting, 9:30-11:00 a.m.; Room 221 
    27 Winter Ball, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    28 Boosters Club Mardi Gras Madness, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; MCC
    1 Open House, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
    5 Boosters Club meeting, 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Library  
    Public Speaking Showcase, 7:00-9:00 p.m.; MHS Theater 
    The Boosters Mardi Gras Madness Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, January 28at the Moraga Country Club. Please join us from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to kick start 2018 and help keep our student athletes in the green!   
    Want to get involved or have items for the auction? Contact Eric Scaff.

    Click here to join Boosters and support our athletes in 2018!  
    Our 501(c)(3) number is 94-2768877.  
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    Happy 2018! Mark your calendars early to see the students of Miramonte showcase their talents in a wide array of performances slated for this year. Event details will be provided closer to the date.
    February 2                  Shakespeare Showcase 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    February 8                  Public Speaking Showcase 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    February 28                District Band Concert 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    March 9,10, and 16    Musical 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    March 17                    Musical 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
    May 2,3,4, and 5        Spring One Act Plays 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    May 19                       Musical Theater Broadway Showcase 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    May 24                       Spring Pops Concert 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    June 1                        Spring Instrumental Concert 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    June 2                        Drama Awards Night
    EFO proudly supports the vibrant Visual and Performing Arts programs at MHS.

    January 14: National Portfolio Day at the California College of the Arts, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco. Tours and presentation from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Portfolio Review from 12:00-4:00 p.m.
    January 31: Sergeant Cronkhite will be here during Academy to talk about Navy ROTC Scholarships that provide $250,000 that could lead to opportunities as an officer in either the Marines or Navy.
    Test Prep:
    ACT Comprehensive Course: Eight-week course beginning February 13 after school from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The cost of the class is $399 with the discount code MiramonteS17. Need-based scholarships are available to families. Click here to enroll.
    SAT/ACT Combo Mock Exam: February 3 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The cost is $25.
    Questions regarding the test prep opportunities above? Call Tried & True Tutoring at 747-444-9907. 
    Follow us on Twitter @MHSCounsel
    College and Career 
    Registration: Registration for next year's classes will begin after finals.This is our busiest time of the year, and we will not be able to have in-office appointments with families who want to discuss classes for next school year. We will, as always, be available by phone and email to answer these questions! Counselors will be available for students to ask specific registration questions during lunch in the quad onJanuary 29, 30, 31, and February 2, and 6. Counselors will also be holding a Q&A session at Open House on February 1. If your student already has a question regarding classes for next year, finals week is a great time to drop in and ask!

    Juniors: Registration begins on January 24 and classes are due in the computer by February 5.
    Sophomores: Registration begins on February 2 and classes are due in the computer by February 9.
    Freshmen: Registration begins on January 31 and classes are due in the computer by February 8.
    Seniors: If you applied to a Common App school, you must order a mid-year transcript on the Web Store. All Common App schools require mid-years so they can see your first semester grades. Even students who have already been accepted EA or ED to a Common App school must submit mid-years. If you are unsure about whether or not you need to submit one, please email your counselor. When ordering mid-years, please indicate in the box on the Web Store that you are buying a mid-year transcript, so we know to hold off on sending until first semester grades have posted.
    Juniors & Cal Grant: If you are a junior and would like to OPT-OUT of having your information submitted to the state for a Cal Grant, please drop by counseling to collect the opt-out form. Just as a reminder to all students and parents: we cannot email unofficial transcripts. If you need a copy of an unofficial transcript, please drop into counseling and we will print one for you free of charge!
    Follow us on Twitter @connecttheMATS
    MHS Sports 
    Come and support the JV Boys soccer team tonight at 5:00 p.m. against Concord High. The game will be played at City Park in Pittsburg. If you can't make it that far you have another chance to support them on Monday at 2.30 p.m. playing at Campolindo
    Miramonte's Spring Sports Night will be held on Tuesday, January 23, in the MHS Cafeteria. The evening will start at 5:30 p.m. with a reception, and the program and sport-specific, breakout meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. Come hear about baseball, cheer, lacrosse, softball, swim and dive, boys' tennis, track and field, and boys' volleyball. Below is a list of the breakout meeting locations.
    • Baseball @ Room 431
    • Boys Golf - No Meeting
    • Boys Lacrosse @ Room 443
    • Girls Lacrosse @ Room 445
    • Swimming @ Theater
    • Softball - No Meeting
    • Boys Tennis @ Room 442
    • Track & Field @ Cafeteria
    • Boys Volleyball - No Meeting

    Calling all swimmers! Mats Swimming starts in early February. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the first swim team meeting for both new and returning swimmers on Tuesday, January 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the MHS Cafeteria (note the date change from the 24th). The meeting will be part of the Spring Sports Night program. If you are not a returning swimmer and are interested in joining the team, please email mats.swim2017@gmail.com so that we can keep you apprised of the schedule and upcoming events.
    Boys' Lacrosse Parent Meeting: All new and returning players' parents should plan to attend the Spring Sports Night on Tuesday, January 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the MHS Cafeteria. We will have a lacrosse parents team meeting as a part of that evening program. New players are welcome! If you are new and interested in joining the team, please email Connie Essabhoy so that we can keep you apprised of the schedule and upcoming events. 
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