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Weekly Newsletter – Oct. 8-12

Live Oak Weekly News

Oct. 8 – Oct. 12, 2018

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

LIVE OAK ATHLETIC BOOSTERS MEETING – OCT 9

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7pm for our next LO Athletic Boosters meeting.  We will be discussing our upcoming fundraiser, Stand-Up for Sports, that takes place on Nov. 30th.  We will also discuss other topics related to LO athletics.  All parents are welcome!

SCIENCE CURRICULUM ADOPTION – PRESENTATIONS BEGIN OCT 9

The MHUSD Curriculum Council Science Adoption Task Force will be previewing various curricula as part of the Next Generation Science Curriculum Adoption. Click here for a list of programs (for various grade levels) and their presentation dates.  All presentations are at the District Office and 15600 Concord Circle. All presentations will begin at 3:45. Task force meetingS are open meetings and interested parents are welcome.

SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS: PSAT EXAM – OCT 10
The PSAT Exam is this week!  Get rest and eat well in preparation for the exam.  Good luck!
Sophomores do not need to register or pay.
Juniors: The scores from the PSAT taken during Junior year are considered for the National Merit Scholarship competition. We are still accepting registration and payment of $20 in the ASB Office.

FUNDRAISER AT PANDA EXPRESS – OCT 10

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Live Oak Emerald Regime and Color Guard is hosting a Restaurant Night fundraiser at Panda Express located at 250 Cochrane Plaza, Morgan Hill from 12pm-9pm.  Orders can be made in-store or online.  Twenty percent of event sales will be donated to the LO Emerald Regime and Color Guard.  Click here for the flyer.  Thank you for your support!!

JUNIORS & SENIORS:  IMPORTANT DATES FOR COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS

Oct 24 – Late Registration Deadline for Nov 3 SAT Exam:  It is not too late to register for the Nov 3rd exam.  The late registration deadline for mailed registrations is Oct. 16, and for online or phone registrations is Oct. 24.

Oct 14 – Late Registration Deadline for Oct 27 ACT Exam:  If you haven’t registered for this month’s ACT exam, it’s not too late!  You can register through October 14, however, there will be a late fee.

Oct 27 – ACT Exam:  If you are registered for this exam, continue studying and preparing for this exam.  Click here go to the ACT web site for practice tests and questions.

BAY CRUISE DEADLINES – OCT 10 AND 12

The San Francisco Bay Cruise will be held on Saturday, October 20th.  Deadlines to remember:

Oct 10 – Deadline to submit permission slips (including those for guests):  Live Oak student permission slips and Guest Pass permission slips are available in the ASB Office.  If you are taking a guest, make sure their permission slip and copy of a photo ID (with birth date) is attached to your permission slip as a packet.

Oct 12 – Deadline to purchase tickets:  Tickets are now on sale at the ASB Office.  Cost is now $55 with an ASB card and $65 without.

Questions?  See Pam at the ASB Office.

POINSETTIAS FOR SALE – NOW thru NOV 9

Get a head start on your holiday decorating with gorgeous poinsettias direct from Headstart Nursery’s greenhouses! These beautiful, vibrant poinsettias are the easiest way to get your home or business ready for the holiday season. They also make wonderful gifts. Click here for an order form or click here for a form for multiple orders.  Plants are available for a just $11 per plant or a special discounted rate of $60 per case of 6 plants. Poinsettias are a deep red color. Plants are grown in 6½” pots with festive red pot covers and are sleeved for protection during shipment.  Please plan to pick up poinsettias on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. If you order at least 2 cases, we can deliver them to you.  All proceeds benefit Live Oak High School Home & School Club (HSC).  The HSC raises funds to help pay for programs and equipment which will in turn improve your child’s educational experience.

SHAKESPEARE’S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – OCT 26, 27, NOV 2, 3, 9, 10

The Live Oak Drama Guild presents: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Performances will be held on Oct 26 & 27, Nov 2, 3, 9, and 10, all at 8pm.  This is Shakespeare’s most popular comedy.  On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their friends presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy. Tickets can be purchased on the LO Drama Guild web site.  Questions?  Contact Andrew Cummings at cummingsa@mhusd.org.

2nd ANNUAL STAND UP FOR SPORTS FUNDRAISER – NOV 30

The Live Oak Athletic Boosters are in full swing planning our 2nd annual Stand up for Sports fundraiser.  The Dinner & Comedy Show will be Friday, November 30th, 6-10pm at the Granada Theater. Please email Kristen Schoepe at kristenschoepe@gmail.com if you are able to donate any items or experiences to this event, or to become a corporate sponsor.  Limited amount of tickets still available!!  Cost is $45 a ticket.  The proceeds benefit Live Oak Athletics.  Thank you for your support!

ACADEMIC CERTIFICATES IN ASB OFFICE

PARENTS: If you have a student in Grades 10, 11, or 12 that received a GPA of 3.0 or above at the end of the semester last school year and did not attend last month’s Academic Assembly, please have them pick up their certificate from the ASB office.

CAMP EVERYTOWN – ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Attention all Sophomores and Juniors: Camp Everytown, a leadership and social awareness camp, is now accepting applications for this semester’s camp on October 31st through November 3rd. See Mr. Nguyen in room 903, Daniella Schlaefli, Owen Ekstrom, or Shelby Andrade of the senior class for more information.

YEARBOOKS ON SALE

Yearbooks are on sale; cost is now $85.  Purchase can be made at the ASB Office.  Make check payable to “Live Oak High School”

NEWS FOR SENIORS AND THEIR PARENTS

  • SAT and ACT Exams: The next SAT test date is Nov 3, and the next ACT test date is Oct 27.  Go to the SAT web site or ACT web site for test dates and deadlines.
  • Cash for College, Oct 16: Cal-SOAP and the counseling team are hosting a Cash for College event 6:00pm in the LO Library.  Come receive individual assistance filing out the FAFSA or the Dream Act.
  • Out of State College Fair, Oct 18: 2pm -4pm LO Small Gym
  • Herff Jones to visit students, Oct 23: A representative from Herff Jones will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 23, to visit seniors in their classrooms and discuss the process for ordering graduation announcements, senior rings, and caps and gowns.
  • Herff Jones in LO Library, Oct. 30, 31: A representative from Herff Jones will be in the LO Library on Oct 30 and 31 to take orders and answer any questions regarding the graduation announcements, senior rings, and caps and gowns.
  • Deadline for The Common Scholarship Application, Nov 16: Once submitted, this LO High School application automatically makes you a candidate for many local scholarships without the need to apply for each individually.  Click here for the application which will also be available on Naviance.  For more information see Arron Thomas at the Counseling and Career Center.
  • Yearbook Ads, deadline is Dec 19: Parents, design your Senior Tribute Advertisements for the yearbook NOW!  Deadline to submit your ad is Dec 19.  Go to http://www.yearbookordercenter.com/  to create your senior ad.  Our school code is “7674”.
  • College Visits: There are several college visits coming up (see below).  Seniors must sign up before the deadline using Naviance.

NEWS FROM THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT

  • Athletes Signing Up for Winter Sports: Please register online at http://www.athleticclearance.com Once you log in, you will have access to the forms you need to get clearance for participation in sports at Live Oak.  The forms include the Athletic Participation Form, Concussion Form, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Form.
  • October Athletic Activities: Click here or go to our web site for a listing of this month’s sporting events.

COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER NEWS

  • Tutoring, Monday thru Friday: Free tutoring is offered to all students in all subjects at the College & Career Center.  Tutors are available Monday thru Thursday 7:40am-8:05am, during brunch during lunch (except Tuesdays), and 3:15pm-4:30pm.  Tutors are available on f Fridays by appointment only.
  • College Visits at Live Oak: Seniors:  the following are colleges that will have representatives at Live Oak.  Please sign up to attend using Naviance.
COLLEGE DATE/TIME SIGNUP BY
Grand Canyon University Oct 11, 1:10pm Oct 5
Baylor University Oct 12, 9:12am Oct 5
U.S. Navy Oct 23, 9:12am Oct 17
ASVAB Testing Oct 25, 8:10am Oct 22
San Jose State University Oct 25, 1:10pm Oct 15
University of California, Santa Barbara Oct 26, 9:12am Oct 16
University of the Pacific Nov 1, 1:10pm Oct 22

DATES TO REMEMBER:

October

– 10 – Soph/Jrs:  PSAT Exam

– 10 – Deadline to submit permission forms for Bay Cruise

– 10 – Restaurant Night for LOER&CG at Panda Express, 250 Cochrane Plaza, 12-9pm

– 12 – Deadline to purchase tickets for Bay Cruise

– 17 – Club Food Night – originally 10/17, postponed to a later date

– 20 – Bay Cruise, 5pm-1am, San Francisco

– 26, 27 – LO Drama Guild presents:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 8pm

Nov

– 2, 3, 9, 10 – LO Drama Guild presents:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 8pm

ORGANIZATION DATE TIME LOCATION
athletic boosters Oct 9 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
Band boosters Oct 16 8:00pm-9:00pm Band Room
ELAC Oct 8 6:30pm-7:30pm Room 904
grad night Oct 15 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
H&SC Oct 11 8:45am-10am Library Conf. Room
mh ffa alum assoc. Nov 7 6:00pm-7:00pm Room 551
SSC Oct 15 9:00am-10:30am Library Conf. Room