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Weekly Newsletter Sep. 18 – Sep. 22

Live Oak Weekly News

Sep. 18 – Sep. 22, 2017

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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ATTENTION SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS:  PSAT TEST on Oct. 11
Sophomores:  The PSAT test takes place on Oct. 11.  No need to register.
Juniors:  You must take the PSAT on Oct. 11 to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Please register in the ASB office; the cost is $25.00.  Deadline to register is Thursday, Sep. 21.

GOODWILL FUNDRAISER – Sep. 30
The Home & School Club will have a Goodwill Trailer parked at Live Oak on Saturday, Sep. 30 from 9am to 3pm.  Help the H&SC earn funds by filling up the trailer with your donations of unwanted or unneeded items from your house.  Sorry, no furniture accepted.

STUDENTS – NO FAST FOOD ORDERS DURING SCHOOL
Students, just a reminder that any food ordered from fast food restaurants or pizza places and delivered to Live Oak are not allowed and will be turned away.

STUDENT PARKING
If you received a citation for parking without a permit, that citation will be waived if you pay for a parking permit at the ASB office.  Regular permits are $30 and preferred parking permits are $60.

PLEASE PICK UP SCHOOL PICTURES
If you ordered school pictures they are now available at the ASB office for pick-up after school, during brunch, and during lunch.  Make-up session is Tuesday, September26th.

BUY YOUR ASB CARD
Buy your ASB card in the ASB office during brunch, lunch, or after school. Cost is $25 and allows you free entry into league games as well as $10 discounts on school dances.

YEARBOOKS FOR SALE
Yearbooks are now on sale for $75 with an ASB card.  Prices go up Sept. 30th.  You can visit http://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and enter the school code “7674”.

NEWS FOR SENIORS AND THEIR PARENTS

  • Financial Aid – Parent Information Night:  Live Oak’s Counseling Team and Cal-SOAP will be hosting a Financial Aid Parent Information Night on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6pm in the LO Library.
  • Yearbook Ads:  Parents, design your Senior Tribute Advertisements for the yearbook NOW!  Deadline is Nov. 7.  Go to http://www.yearbookordercenter.com/  Our school code is “7674”.

SHOPPING WITH SCRIP GIFT CARDS
The holidays are approaching and it’s never too early to start shopping for loved ones.  Use gift cards to give as gifts or to buy gifts.  Scrip is a gift card program where the Home & School Club can get a percentage back of the total value of gift cards purchased.  This money in turn is used to support the Live Oak teachers and students with equipment, supplies, and programs.  For example, you buy a $100 gift card to Macy’s at face value, and Live Oak gets $10 back.  Go toshopwithscrip.com to see what businesses participate in the Scrip program.  Set up an account (enrollment code:  52D36A3B48166) and purchase gift cards online or fill out the order form on our web site.  Click here for more information.  Questions?  Contact Paula at 408-778-3666 or scotneycastle@charter.net .  Thanks for your support!

NEWS FROM THE LO SAFE AND SOBER GRAD NIGHT COMMITTEE
To parents of all grade levels, help us keep the Grad Night tradition alive by supporting our fundraisers!
GoFundMe – Tell your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to support this special night that celebrates the Class of 2018 by visiting our GoFundMe page.  Spread the word!  Click here or go to the web site https://www.gofundme.com/logradnight and make your donation today!
Levi Stadium – We are in full swing of recruiting volunteers to help work a food booth or beer stand.  If you are interested, email logradnight@yahoo.com .  Seniors can help as well!

NEWS FROM LIVE OAK’S MORGAN HILL FFA
The Morgan Hill FFA was represented at the Santa Clara County Fair and we are very proud of our student participants:

  • Natasha Pyke: 1st place Novice Goat Showmanship, 3rd place Novice Round Robin
  • Ellie Fisher: 1st place Novice Beef Showmanship, 1st place Advanced Beef Showmanship, Champion Market Steer, Reserve Supreme Champion Market Steer, 1st place Novice Round Robin
  • Geno Beltran: 2nd place Advanced Beef Showmanship, 1st place Advanced Round Robin, 1st place Advanced Hog Showmanship
  • Kylee Beltran: Champion Market Hog, Champion Unregistered Breeding hog, 4th place Advanced Hog Showmanship
  • Isabella Boynton: 5th place Advanced Hog Showmanship
  • Thomas Emerton: 1st place Novice Hog Showmanship, 5th place Novice Round Robin
  • Katie Boynton: 2nd place Advanced Lamb Showmanship
  • Bethany Pyke: 1st place Novice Horse Showmanship, 5th place Novice Round Robin, 2nd place Novice Hog Showmanship, 6th place Advanced Hog Showmanship

Our students also participated in the Santa Clara County Fair in August and were just as successful.  All the exhibitors did an amazing job and did well in their classes.  Exhibitors included:  Goats: Jack Calvetti, Alyssa Gaeta, Lindsey Hillesland, Maria Lopez, Natasha Pyke; Sheep: Katie Boynton, Marlena Dominguez, Alaina Hendron, Julie Muzzi, Nathan Shebib, Serena Wood, Justin Curl, Geno Beltran; Steers: Kayla Fewkes, Ellie Fisher, Kylee Beltran, Geno Beltran, Cory Carlson; Hogs: Bella Boynton, Gracie Dudek, Tommy Emerton, Miya Hillesland, Gabe Milos, Bethany Pyke, Lucy Robles, Geno Beltran.  Highlights from this show:

  • Morgan Hill FFA: 1st place Market Pen of Three for Goats
  • Natasha Pyke: 2nd place Novice Goat Showmanship
  • Katie Boynton: 1st place Advanced Sheep Showmanship
  • Justin Curl: 1st place Novice Sheep Showmanship
  • Geno Beltran: 2nd place Advanced Hog Showmanship; 1st place Advanced Beef Showmanship

NEWS FROM THE ATHLETIC BOOSTERS

  • Fall Sports in Full Swing!  Come out and support our Live Oak athletes during fall sports.  This includes girls and boys cross country, girls field hockey, football, water polo, girls golf, girls tennis, and girls volleyball.  Go Nuts!
  • Open Positions:  We are looking for help in the following areas; please consider volunteering. To learn more, email liveoakathleticboosters@gmail.com :

o   Fundraising chair (restaurant nights, sponsorships, etc.)

o   Co-Vice President (shadow position with current VP)

o   South Valley Wine Auction volunteers – this is our biggest fundraiser scheduled for March 23, 2018; monthly meetings start soon.

o   End of Year BBQ coordinator

o   Car Stickers Sales

o   Team Representatives

o   Tax preparer – volunteer or paid position

  • Monthly Meetings:  Next year we will have many open positions as our current Board members have seniors that are graduating.  Please attend our monthly meetings to find out about the many ways you can support our athletic program.  Our next meeting is on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7pm in the Live Oak Library.
  • Amazon Smile:  Use Amazon Smile to make Amazon purchases and a portion of what you spend will be donated back to the Live Oak Athletics program.  Simply place your order by logging on to Amazon throughhttps://smile.amazon.com, select “Live Oak High School Athletic Booster Club Inc” as your charitable organization, and shop as you normally do!
  •  “Stand Up for Sports” Event, Dec. 1:  Save the date!  The Live Oak Athletic Boosters is hosting a “Stand Up for Sports” event featuring dinner and comedy at the Granada in Downtown Morgan Hill.  All proceeds will support the sports teams of Live Oak.  More information to come!

NEWS FROM THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

  • September Athletic Events:  Click here for a listing of this month’s athletic events.
  • Girls Basketball:  All girls interested in trying out for the team, please come to open gym Monday and Tuesday5:30-7pm.
  • Cross Country:  Congratulations to the Cross Country Team for a great performance at the Early Bird Invitational.  Audrey Reed took first place in the freshmen girls race and Kaylah Grant took 3rd place in the senior girls class.  Great job, Acorns!
  • Football:  On Wednesday, Sep. 13th the varsity football team gave back to the community of Morgan Hill.  The team attended El Toro Elementary School.  With the help of their principal, Mr. McDonald, and their staff, they worked with their students in the classroom and out on the playground.  Students from both schools enjoyed their time together!
  • Football – Live Oak Touchdowns Against Cancer:  In support of Child Cancer Awareness Month, every touchdown scored by the Live Oak High School varsity football team during their game against Westmont on 9/22 and against Piedmont Hills on 9/29 will directly benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the fight against childhood cancer.  We are inviting our fans to go to https://pledgeit.org/tac17-live-oak-acorns and pledge a donation for every touchdown we score on September 22 and 29.  Share this link with family, friends, coworkers, and social media.  Thank you for your support with this worth cause!

NEWS FROM THE COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER

  • Job Search:  Looking for a job?  There is a Job Board in the College and Career Center.  It’s updated weekly, so check it out!
  • Tutoring:  Starting September 5th, free tutoring is available at the College and Career Center, from 3:10pm to 4:30pm.  Cal-SOAP offers tutoring in all subjects Mondays thru Thursdays.  Mr. Lattig tutors Math on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • College Visits at Live Oak:  The following colleges will be visiting Live Oak to give a presentation which is open to all students.  If you are interested, please sign up via Naviance to get a pass BEFORE attending the presentation.  All presentations will be held at the Science Lecture Hall unless otherwise noted.  Students without a pass will not be allowed to attend!  Questions?  Stop by the counseling office.

 

COLLEGE DATE & TIME DEADLINE TO SIGN UP
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) Thu. Sep. 21, 10am Sep. 19
University of Southern California (USC) Thu. Sep. 28, 1:30pm Sep. 26
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles Thu. Oct. 5, 9:30am Oct. 3
Santa Clara University (SCU) Tue. Oct .10, 10:36am Oct. 8
San Jose State University (SJSU) Tue. Oct. 24, 1:10pm Oct. 22
University of San Francisco (USF) Mon. Oct. 30, 9:30am Oct. 28
University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Mon. Nov 13, 9:30am Nov. 11

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

September:

– 21 – Juniors: last day to sign up for PSAT

– 30 – H&SC Goodwill Fundraiser

 

ORGANIZATION DATE TIME LOCATION
ATHLETIC BOOSTERS Oct 10 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
BAND BOOSTERS Oct 4 7:30pm-8:30pm Band Room
ELAC Oct 9 6:30pm-7:30pm Career Center
GRAD NIGHT TBD 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
H&SC Sep 28 8:45am-10am Library Conf. Room
MH FFA ALUM ASSOC. TBD 6:00pm-7:00pm Room 551
SSC Oct 9 9:15am-10:30am Library Conf. Room