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Weekly Newsletter – Jan. 14-18

Live Oak Weekly News

Jan. 14 – 18, 2019

Go to http://liveoak.mhusd.org for any flyers or additional information on the activities listed below.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: JAN 21 – HOLIDAY, NO CLASSES

There will be no classes on Monday, January 21, in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 22.

JAN 14: CYBER HIGH

Cyber high will resume after school today and will be held from 3:15 to 4:15 Monday through Thursday. Please see your Counselor for any classes you need to make up for graduation or college admission.

JAN 16: PARENT INPUT SURVEY AND FEEDBACK NIGHT

Live Oak is gathering input from students, parents, families, and staff members as part of a self-study about all aspects of our school, including academics, extracurricular activities, athletics, school vision and culture, and much more.  Click here for more information.  YOUR input is critical to this process!   Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 6-7:30pm in the LO Library to learn how your input will be used to help with accreditation and continued improvement planning.  Please take a moment and click here to complete the survey.

JAN 18: EARLY BIRD DEADLINE FOR WINTER FORMAL FORMS

The Winter Formal will be held on Friday, February 1 (NOT Feb. 9).  Qualify for the “Early Bird” raffle by purchasing your tickets from ASB by Friday, Jan. 18.  See more information below regarding the Winter Formal.  Click here for the permission form.  If you are bringing a guest, click here for the guest form.

NEWS FROM THE LO ROBOTICS CLUB

  • We will be holding our 1st Annual Robotics Club Build-A-Thon next Monday, Jan. 21 (school holiday for MLK, Jr. Day).  The Live Oak Nuts and Bolts Robotics team is building FRC Robot for competition and needs your help!  Please sponsor the team by pledging a donation – no amount is too small – to help with parts, equipment, and uniforms. Click here for a pledge form; all forms and checks can be given to a team member or dropped off at the LO Front Office.  Thank you!
  • Many thanks to our awesome mentors Brent Taira and Jim Hanlon and to Theresa Bateman, Lonny Weissman, and Valley Christian High School for their generous donations of materials.
  • Last month the Robotics Club took a field trip after school to a business called Wolfspeed Company, located here in Morgan Hill.  They build semiconductor products for the transportation, industrial, energy, and communications markets.  The Robotics Club students gave a presentation to the employees, then were taken on a tour of their clean room.  They have offered to help the club by sharing their expertise with the students.

JAN 24: 9TH GRADERS – PSAT EXAM

9th grade students:  Your first opportunity to take the PSAT is Thursday, January 24. The PSAT 9 tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT and PSAT/NMSQT but in a way that makes sense for ninth graders. It measures what you are already learning and lets you know what you need to work on most so that you are ready for college when you graduate from high school. The cost is $20. You can sign up for it in the ASB Office

JAN 25: APPLICATION DUE FOR NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

10th thru 12th grade students: 10th-12th grade students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and above are invited to apply for membership to Live Oak High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society. Invitations and applications have been distributed to eligible students via homeroom. For more information, please join the Live Oak NHS Google Classroom (code: cpqbe8e) and/or attend NHS Information meetings at lunch in Ms. Monke’s room (907) on Tues, January 16 and Friday, January 19. NHS applications are due on Friday, January 25, 2019. Good luck, Live Oak scholars!

JAN 29 – FEB 8:  GAVILAN’S HIGH STEP DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM

Students of all grade levels: This is a reminder that Gavilan College is offering its High Step Dual Enrollment Program beginning the week of January 29th. Intro to Administration of Justice will begin on Tuesday, January 29 and Intro to Drone Technology will begin on Thursday, January 31. Please see your Counselor for more information. Last chance to sign up is February 8, 2019 as long as space is available.

FEB 1: WINTER FORMAL (DATE CHANGE) – EARLY BIRD DEADLINE JAN 18

The Winter Formal will be held on Friday, February 1 (NOT Feb. 9), at the Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center from 7pm to 10pm.  All permission slips are available for pick up and are due to the attendance office

by 3:30pm On Wednesday, Jan. 23. Tickets are $30 with an ASB card, $40 without.  Last day to buy tickets from ASB is Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 3:30pm.  Purchase your tickets by Jan. 18 and you’ll be entered into an “Early Bird raffle.  Limited tickets are available, no ticket sales at the door. Last day to purchase is Tuesday Jan. 29th. See more information below regarding the Winter Formal.  Click here for the permission form.  If you are bringing a guest, click here for the guest form.

FEB 12:  ROCK THE MOCK

The annual Rock the Mock event, put on by Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 during 2nd and 3rd periods.  Students will have the opportunity to gain information and practice on the areas of resume building, first impressions, career attire and have a “mock” interview with business leaders from the area.  Please have students register through www.naviance.comfor the event and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Assistant Principal, Tanya Calabretta.

FEB 26:  ACADEMIC ASSEMBLY

Mark your calendar:  There will be an Academic Assembly on Tuesday, Feb. 26 to recognize those students that achieved a GPA of 3.0 and above last semester. More info to follow closer to the event date.

FEB 26 thru MAY 14: PARENT PROJECT

“Because the tougher it gets to be a kid… the tougher it gets to be a parent!”  Parent Project® is offering a set of 12 classes to be held on Tuesdays from Feb 26 thru May 14 that empowers parents and transforms teens.  The classes will be held from 6pm-9pm at the Morgan Hill Police Department.  If interested, contact Jessica Swift at 408-201-6068 or swiftj@mhusd.org.  Click here for more information.

NEWS FOR SENIORS AND THEIR PARENTS

  • Universal Studios Hollywood tickets are on sale now at the ASB office. Price is $150 and limited tickets will be sold. Last day to purchase is Friday, April 5th. Payments can be taken, come to the ASB Office to discuss it. Click here for a permission form or pick on up at the ASB Office.
  • Forms to order your caps and gowns are in the ASB office.  Don’t forget to order; prices will be going up soon!
  • Seniors, be sure to keep your information updated on Naviance:  enter the names of the colleges you are considering, have applied, to, and have been accepted to.  The counselors will use this information to better assist you plan for your future.
  • Apply for financial aid to help pay for your college.  Completing the FAFSA form is free; complete your form today!  If you missed the Financial Aid Informational Night at Live Oak, click here to view the presentation. 
  •   See below for any upcoming college visits. Seniors must sign up before the deadline using Naviance.

NEWS FROM THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

NEWS FROM THE LO ATHLETIC BOOSTERS

Parents:  Email your child’s game/event updates, along with a photo/video to be highlighted on our Facebook page. In addition, if any of our student athletes have something above and beyond happening regarding athletics, we’d love to hear about it!  Email information to liveoakathleticboosters@gmail.com

STUDENTS RISING ABOVE

11th grade students:  If you have overcome obstacles that are not of your own making, are low-income or living on government assistance, and are committed to earning a college degree from a four-year institution, apply for the Rising Stars Program to receive personalized mentoring support, financial assistance, and college and career guidance.  Click here for more information or go to their web site for a link to the application.  All applications are due by March 4.

UC BERKELEY’S embARC SUMMER DESIGN ACADEMY

11th and 12th grade students:  UC Berkeley is offering a 4-week summer program to those students interested in architecture and design.  They will immerse themselves in design studio culture, develop a design portfolio they can use for college applications, work in a team with peers, and earn a UC Berkeley transcript.  Tuition scholarships and on-campus housing are available.  Applications are now being accepted; scholarship application is due Apr. 1 and program application is due May 1Click here for more information.

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER NEWS

DATES TO REMEMBER:

January:

– 16 – Parent Input Survey and Input Night, 6pm, LO Library

– 18 – Early Bird deadline for Winter Formal permission forms

– 21 – Robotics Club Build-A-Thon, 9am, Room 556

– 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; No Classes

– 24 – Freshmen: PSAT Exam

February:

– 1 – Winter Formal

– 12 – Rock the Mock

– 26 – Academic Assembly

ORGANIZATION DATE TIME LOCATION
athletic boosters Feb. 12` 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
Band boosters Jan 15 8:00pm-9:00pm Band Room
ELAC Feb. 11 6:30pm-7:30pm Room 904
grad night Jan 28 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
H&SC Feb 14 8:45am-10am Library Conf. Room
mh ffa alum assoc. Feb 6 6:00pm-7:00pm Room 551
SSC Feb 11 9:00am-10:30am Library Conf. Room