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Weekly Newsletter – Mar. 18-22

Live Oak Weekly News

March 18-22, 2019

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

Now thru MAR 28: TRAFFIC DISRUPTION

Santa Clara Valley Water District will be doing work in our area between 8am and 4pm, February 28 and March 28, 2019. This will mostly affect parents, students, and staff who typically use either Half or Hill Roads to get to Live Oak HS. However, all students and parents are advised to plan extra time to get to and from Live Oak, as construction projects are likely to result in traffic delays. As traffic delays are not an excuse for late arrival to school, please be sure to allow plenty of extra time for your commute to school for the next 3-4 weeks. Thank you for your understanding, and we are sorry for the inconvenience to Live Oak student and families.

MAR 22:  ALL SCHEDULES ARE FINAL FOR 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

All students have met their counselors to register for next school year’s classes.  Parents should have received next school year’s schedules in the mail for their students.  If you find any errors or wish to discuss the schedule, please see your student counselor.  All schedules are final as of March 22ndClick here for guideline information.

MAR 25:  DEADLINE FOR SENIOR TRIBUTE ADS

Senior parents:  This is the absolute, last deadline to submit tribute ads for your seniors and have them included in the yearbook.  Honor your seniors, recognize their accomplishments!  Simply click here to get started and enter “7674” for the school code. 

MAR 25: DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR AP EXAMS – SIGN UP NOW!

Students, if you signed up to take any AP exam via the Google Form AP Exam Registration – reminder: payment is due in the ASB office by Monday, March 25th. Students who requested a fee waiver were notified by email if the waiver was approved. Look for an email from Ms. Diaz. It is not too late to sign up for an exam, click here for the Google Form. If payment is not received by March 25th, AP exams will not be ordered for you!!  Click here for the AP Exam Schedule: dates and times

FIND YOUR FAVORITE SENIOR AND BUY A RAFFLE TICKET!

Time is running out!  Buy a raffle ticket for $10 each!  Support the Class of 2019 and a chance to win a great prize!    Prizes include San Jose Sharks tickets, Clos LaChance Winery VIP Tasting & Tour for 6, Aly Rose Photography session, Cherisse’s Hair Salon Haircut & Style, gift certificates and packages to local restaurants and businesses, and so much more!! 

APR 5: DEADLINE TO APPLY – FBI SAN FRANCISCO TEEN ACADEMY

Juniors and Seniors:  The Teen Academy, to be held at Louis B. Mayer Theater, Santa Clara University, on May 7, allows high school students in 11th or 12th grade an opportunity to look into today’s FBI during a 6 to 8 hour block of instruction and demonstration.  Students are provided with several presentations on topics, including Cyber, Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Organized Crime, Evidence Response Team, Computer Forensics, SWAT, and the day to day operations of a typical FBI office.  To apply click the link: https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/fbi-san-francisco-teen-academy-application-2019.pdf/view  Questions?  Contact the LO Counseling Office, 408-201-6100.

APR 8: PARENT INFO NIGHT – WEED, VAPE, AND TRENDS

The Gilroy Police Department School Resource Officers are hosting an informational meeting to provide parents with current information regarding clothing trends, marijuana, vaping, and current drug laws.  The meeting will be on Monday, April 8 at 7pm, at the Gilroy Police Department, 7301 Hanna Street, Gilroy.  Please RSVP as seating is limited: CSP@cityofgilroy.orgClick here to view the flyer.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: APR 18 – COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL

If you missed last week’s Coffee with the Principal, be sure to make time for next month’s gathering in the LO Library.  Take the opportunity have a cup of coffee and a chat with the Dr. Reitano, ask her any questions you may have regarding Live Oak. 

NEWS FROM THE ROBOTICS CLUB

Mar 23 – Next Competition:  The Nuts & Bolts Robotics Club is competing next Saturday, March 23, at the FIRST Monterey Bay Regional Robotics Competition at Seaside High School. Here’s the link to the website: FIRST Monterey Bay Regional.  Please come cheer us on!

FFA FUNDRAISER – DRIVE THRU BBQ

Starting next week, FFA will be selling tickets for their Drive Thru BBQ.  Tickets are $45 each and pick-up will be on May 2nd.  All profits go back to the FFA program or classroom.  Ask any FFA member for tickets.  Questions?  Contact Ms. Jorgenson at jorgensonn@mhusd.org .

CERTIFICATES FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Students, if you received a GPA of 3.0 or higher and were unable to attend the Academic Assembly on Feb. 26th, please stop by the ASB office to pick up your certificate.

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS:  SAT PREP

SAT prep courses are available in March and April; stop by the Counseling Office for more information.

LIVE OAK FAMILIES:  SUPPORT THE CLASS OF 2019 ON GOFUNDME

Help our Live Oak seniors raise money for Grad Night.  You can easily make a donation through Live Oak Safe and Sober Grad Night GoFundMe page.  Click here to donate and for more info.  Tell your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers, near and far.  Any amount, no matter how great or small, is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for your support.

NEWS FOR SENIORS AND THEIR PARENTS

  • https://liveoakgradnight.com/  Click on this link for information on the Senior Raffle currently going on.  This site has all information regarding Live Oak Safe and Sober Grad Night. 
  • Seniors sell those raffle tickets, to friends, family, neighbors, and businesses!!  The more you sell, the less you pay for Grad Night!  Sell 12 tickets and get in free!  Prizes for seniors that sell the most tickets!  Get more tickets to sell during lunch at the ASB office.  Click here for more info.
  • Senior Raffle – This is the last week for your seniors to sell tickets to raise funds for Grad Night!  12 tickets sold will allow your senior to get into the party FREE This is an opportunity for your senior to raise funds for THEIR OWN Grad Night celebration.  Sell tickets to family, friends, relatives, and neighbors.  Click here for more info.
  • Click here to help Grad Night with a donation, no matter how big or small.  Our goal is to raise $10,000. Tell your friends, family, and coworkers!
  • These must now be purchased online at https://www.herffjones.com/.  Cost is $50.
  • The Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras will award 60 scholarships this year to seniors through their annual Scholarship program. You must apply online at https://www.mhmmg.org/scholarships.html or contact info@mhmmg.com. Deadline is March 22, 2019. Questions?  Call 408-779-1786. NOTE:  This scholarship is no longer part of the Live Oak Common Scholarship Application.  You must complete their application.
  • Senior Tribute Ad Deadline EXTENDED! – Senior Parents, the Senior Tribute Ad deadline for the yearbook has been extended to Mar. 25.  Don’t miss this opportunity to honor your senior in the yearbook.  Design your Senior Tribute ad by going to the web site http://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ .  Our school code is 7674.  This is the final deadline for the Tribute Ads!!!
  • Tickets are on sale now at the ASB office for the senior trip to Universal Studios Hollywood. 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 one up at the ASB Office.
  • Purchase a beautiful lei for your graduate to celebrate their special occasion!  Click here for an order form or pick one up at the ASB Office.   Orders must be received by Friday, May 10, 3:30pm.  Payments (if by check, made payable to LOSSGN) can be dropped off at the ASB office or mailed to Live Oak Grad Night, PO Box 26, San Martin, CA  95046.
  •   Senior Awards Night – Mark your calendar.  More information to follow.
  • Universal Studios Hollywood Trip – More details on the trip to follow.
  • California offers eligible California residents the California College Promise Grant, covers the cost of tuition.  For eligibility requirements, online application, and information about California community colleges, click here.  If you do not see your community college on the list of online applications, call the college directly.
  • Apply for financial aid to help pay for your college.  Completing the FAFSA form is free; deadline to complete the FAFSA is June 30.  Also, scholarships are offered year-round so check out Naviance for scholarship information or do your research online. 
  •   See below for any upcoming college visits. Seniors must sign up before the deadline using Naviance.

NEWS FROM THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

Click here to go to the Live Oak Athletics web site.

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER NEWS

  • UC Berkeley’s embARC Summer Design Academy (11th and 12th Graders):  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.
  • Tutoring at Live Oak:  Free tutoring is available before and after school, Mondays thru Thursdays, in the Counseling Office.  This service for our students is sponsored by Cal-SOAP.
    • Andrew Welch, a Live Oak alum (2018), is now a freshman at the University of Nevada – Reno and participates in their ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corp) program.  He will be here on March 26th, 3rd period at 10:36am in the library, to talk about the ROTC program as well as other opportunities that the UN-Reno has to offer.  Sign up to attend using Naviance.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

March:

Now thru Mar 28 – Traffic disruption

25 – AP Exam registration and payment due

April:

8-12: Spring Break, No School

18: Coffee with the Principal, 8am, LO Library

April 26-May11 – Musical:  The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

June 10 – July 26 – Summer Enrichment Program (http://www.bgclub.org, click here for more info)

ORGANIZATION DATE TIME LOCATION
athletic boosters Apr 9 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
Band boosters Apr 16 8:00pm-9:00pm Band Room
ELAC Apr 15 6:30pm-7:30pm Room 904
grad night Mar 25 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
H&SC Apr 18 8:45am-10am Library Conf. Room
mh ffa alum assoc. TBD 6:00pm-7:00pm Room 551 – parents Science Lecture Hall – students
SSC Apr 15 9:00am-10:30am Library Conf. Room