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Weekly Newsletter Feb. 12 – Feb. 16, 2018

Live Oak Weekly News

Feb. 12 – Feb. 16, 2018

Please go to our web site http://liveoak.mhusd.org for any flyers or additional information on the activities listed below.

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WINTER BREAK NEXT WEEK– FEB 19-23

There will be no classes during Winter Break, Feb. 19 thru 23.  Classes will resume on Monday, Feb. 26.

CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL TEAM!

The CCS (Central Coast Section) has announced the recipients of the 2017-2018 Winter Season Scholastic Championship Team Awards.  These awards recognize the top five Varsity teams in each CCS sport with the highest collective grade point average (GPA) of all teams competing in that winter sport.  The LO girls’ varsity basketball team earned this distinction for their sport with an overall GPA of 3.769, which ranks 3rd among all CCS girls’ varsity basketball teams (125 schools) and 5th among ALL winter sports varsity teams (over 500).  Congratulations, Lady Acorns, for not just getting it done on the court but getting it done where it counts most… in the classroom!

NATIONAL FFA WEEK

This week is National FFA Week (Future Farmers of America) and Morgan Hill FFA is celebrating.  We have spirit days every day of the week and lunch activities in the quad each day!  We hope you’ll be able to join us in the quad for games in your spirit gear!  The themes are:

Mickey Monday​- wear your favorite Disney gear! Tomorrow is…

Tourist Tuesday

Western Wednesday

Dynamic Disney Duo Thursday

Find Your Magic Friday​- wear blue and gold or an FFA t-shirt to support FFA!

STUDENT SPEAKERS CONTEST – FEB 15

The Lions Clubs of California are hosting its 81st annual speech contest and awarding over $103,000 in scholarships to winning students.  Participating students must write their own speech on the following topic:  Integrity and civility play what role in today’s society?  The contest will take place on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7:30pm.  Click here for more information or contact Jeanine at San Martin’s Lions Club, (408)210-5515 or jeanine@garlic.com .

SENIORS:  CASH FOR COLLEGE – FEB 15

Live Oak and Cal-SOAP are hosting a second Cash For College event next Thursday, February 15th from 6-8 pm in the Library. We will have financial aid experts helping our students and their families complete the financial aid applications (FAFSA) and DREAM act paperwork.  We encourage all of our students to submit financial aid application FAFSA or DREAM before the March 2nd priority filing deadline. Computers will be available, but students are encouraged to bring their Chromebooks.  See your counselor to find out what documents to bring with you.

LIVE OAK HIGH SCHOOL 2018 AP EXAM PURCHASE FORM

AP students are expected to take the respective exam for each AP class in which they are enrolled.  The cost of each AP exam is $94 and can be purchased in the ASB office between February 8 – March 28, 2018 (cash, check or credit card will be accepted).  Eligibility for a reduced fee of $53 per exam must be approved by AP Yabrudy prior to payment.  You are responsible for the course(s) you select on your purchase form – please ensure it is correct.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:  ACADEMIC ASSEMBLY – MAR 8

The academic assembly to celebrate our students that received a GPA of 3.0 and above has been scheduled for March 8th.  Stay tuned for more information.

MARDI GRAS DANCE – MAR 9

The Mardi Gras Dance is March 9th. The cost is 20.00 with ASB and 30.00 without. Your guest will get your ASB price. Pick up your Guest Passes and permissions slips in the ASB Office. Dance tickets will go on sale February 26th.  Permission slip and guest pass also available on our web site.

YEARBOOKS ON SALE

Yearbooks are still available for purchase.  Orders can be made at the ASB office or online at https://yearbookordercenter.com/ .  Enter our school code: 7674.  Order yours now before the price goes up to $95!!

NEWS FOR SENIORS AND THEIR PARENTS

  • Senior Raffle: We kicked off our Senior Raffle today. All seniors should have received a packet containing information regarding the raffle along with raffle tickets to sell   This is an opportunity for you to raise money for your Grad Night and get your entry ticket paid for at the same time!  Here’s how it works:  Seniors sell raffle tickets for $10 each to friends, families, neighbors, anyone they know.  There are great prizes to win – outdoor grill, outdoor fire pit, 5-drawer tool center, and so much more!  As a reward for the seniors, for every 12 tickets they sell, they get entered into a student raffle (for seniors only) for a chance to win their own prizes:  a ticket to the senior Disney trip, a 2018 yearbook, tickets to beach day, and so much more!  There are also prizes for top sellers.  Sell a booklet of 12 tickets and get into Grad Night for free.  So sell, sell sell!!
  • Disney Trip: Seniors, cost for the trip is $250, all payments due by the end of March 2018. You can pay in full or start making payments now through the ASB office.  For more information, stop by the ASB office.
  • Naviance: Log on to Naviance (http://www.naviance.com) for a wealth of information regarding college preparedness:  links to college web sites, scholarships, self-assessment surveys, deadlines, planning tools, info on college visits at Live Oak, and so much more.  Every senior at Live Oak has an account. 

NEWS FROM THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

  • Girls Basketball, Senior Night, Feb 15: Join us Thursday, Feb 15, as our Acorns play against Evergreen Valley in their last game of the regular season.  If they win their game Tuesday, Feb. 13, they will be playing Evergreen Valley for the League Championship.  JV game starts at 5:30pm, varsity starts at 7pm.  It is also Senior Night.  Let’s pack the house and give a big send off for our seniors:  Marisa Chu, Cameron O’Connell, Jennifer Poonia, and Grace Smith.  Go Acorns!
  • Badminton Match, Feb 13: Badminton has a match Tuesday, Feb 13, against Valley Christion.  Go Nuts!

NEWS FROM ATHLETIC BOOSTERS

  • We are actively seeking SPONSORSHIPS and donations of raffle/silent auction items. Please email us if you are able to help: liveoakathleticboosters@gmail.com . Thanks for your support!

NEWS FROM THE MH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • Changes to the Science Program: Click here for an information sheet regarding Governing Board changes to our Science program.
  • State Standardized Testing: Click here for an information letter regarding this year’s state standardized testing.

NEWS FROM THE COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

  • Scholarship Opportunities for 2018 through the Silicon Valley Community Foundation:  The Silicon Valley Community Foundation offers more than 40 different scholarships for graduating seniors.  Awards range from $1000 to $40,000, some are one-time awards, others are renewable.  Students may be eligible to receive multiple scholarships.  Application deadline for most applications is February 23, 2018.  For more information, go to http://siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships.  You can also call 650-450-5487or email scholarships@siliconvalleycf.org
  • Santa Clara University (SCU) Engineering Programs:  Sophomores and Juniors:  If you are interested in learning more about the field of engineering, SCU is offering a program which brings high school students to SCU’s campus to participate in interactive engineering workshops offered by their faculty.  The program, called the Summer Engineering Seminar (SES), is completely free of charge to participants and allows them to stay on campus for the five-day residential program. Application deadline is March 2, 2018. Click here for more information and the application.
  • Students Rising Above (SRA), deadline Mar. 4: Attention Juniors – The Students Rising Above organization is looking for juniors that have demonstrated strength of character in the face of challenging odds.  They are “dedicated to impacting the future through the cultivation of extraordinary youth.”  They select mostly from low-income households or students that rise above tremendous difficulties such as poverty, homelessness, neglect, violence and addiction.  Application for this deadline is Mar. 4th.  For more information click here to go to their web site or click here for the application.
  • Tutoring Mon thru Thu: Free tutoring is offered from 3:10pm to 4:30pm in all subjects.
  • Scholarships: Log on to Naviance (http://www.naviance.com) to view the many scholarships that are offered throughout the year.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

February:

15 – Student Speakers Contest

15 – Cash for College, 6-8pm, LO Library

15 – Girls Basketball (Senior Night) vs Evergreen Valley, JV at 5:30pm, Varsity at 7pm

19-23 – Winter Break, no classes

March:

8 – Academic Assembly

9 – Mardi Gras Dance

 

ORGANIZATION DATE TIME LOCATION
athletic boosters Feb 13 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
Band boosters Mar. 7 7:30pm-8:30pm Band Room
ELAC Feb 12 6:30pm-7:30pm Career Center
grad night TBD 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
H&SC Mar 1 8:45am-10am Library Conf. Room
mh ffa alum assoc. TBD 6:00pm-7:00pm Room 551
SSC Mar 12 9:00am-10:30am Library Conf. Room