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Weekly Newsletter Mar. 5 – Mar. 9, 2018

Live Oak Weekly News

Mar. 5 – Mar. 9, 2018

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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.


There will be an Academic Awards Assembly on Thursday, March 8, to recognize those students that received a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the 1st semester of this school year.  The schedule is as follows:

–          Students that received a GPA of 3.0 – 3.49:  9:15am in the large gym

–          Students that received a GPA of 3.5 and above: 10:45am in the large gym (time corrected from last week’s newsletter)

For those attending the 9:15 assembly, please join us for refreshments–hosted by the Home & School Club–in the small gym immediately following the assembly.


Each semester at the Academic Awards Assembly, the Home & School Club hosts refreshments in the small gym after the early (9:15) assembly.  We need volunteers for setup, serving, and cleanup as well as food and beverage donations.  We would appreciate if you can help in any way.  Please click here to sign up with Sign-Up Genius.  Questions?  Email  Thank you!


Due to lack of interest, the Mardi Gras Dance that was scheduled for this Friday, 3/9, has been canceled.  Sadie Hawkins Dance will be on April 13th after break. Plan ahead and get your guest passes processed. Permission slips will be available soon. There will be a limited amount of tickets sold.


Find your favorite senior and purchase a raffle ticket.  Tickets are $10 each.  Click here to view the flyer.  Prizes include a portable BBQ grill, outdoor patio fire pit, outdoor bistro set, Craftsman 5-drawer roller tool cart, Le Pooch dog grooming, USS Hornet Family Tour package, gift certificates and packages to local restaurants and businesses, and so much more!!  Buy your raffle tickets now!


In an effort to maximize ticket sales, the Grad Night Committee has signed up for time to sell raffle tickets outside TJ Maxx this weekend, March 10 & 11, from 9am-5pm and possibly Safeway (TBD).  We are looking for volunteers to help sell tickets and raise funds to help pay for grad night.  If you can help, please click here to volunteer through SignUp Genius.  Questions? Email  We appreciate your support!


Click here for detailed info and photos

  • This past Saturday, Morgan Hill FFA took our three Career Development Event Teams to our first FFA Field Day of the season at UC Davis.
    • Our Meats Judging Team for the field day was made up of all first-time competitors in this competition: Emily Van Boening (11), Serena Wood (10), Bella Boynton (11) and Sarah Leal (12). As a team, they placed 9th overall.
    • The Floriculture Team for the field day was made up of all first-time competitors in this competition: Emily Clausen (11), Marlena Dominguez (10) and Mia Dominguez (9). The team did not place in the top 20 (of over 60 teams) but are looking forward to more opportunities in the future.
    • The Vet Science Team for the field day was made up of all first-time competitors in this competition: Cara Fisher (12), Julie Muzzi (11) and Sean Hwang (9). At the competition, Julie Muzzi was the high individual on the team.
  • On Saturday, February 10th, Morgan Hill brought 17 amazing students to the FFA Super Saturday Speaking Competition at San Benito High School in Hollister. Here, each of our students competed in one of six different competitions. They competed against contestants from Gilroy FFA, Hollister FFA, Sobrato FFA, and Campbell FFA. The results are below (Students in bold will be moving on to the Regional Competition in March):
    • Prepared Public Speaking: Sarah Leal (7th place)- speech on climate wise agriculture; Madelyn Guinn (2nd place) – speech on legalization of cannabis affecting cut flower industry; Emily Van Boening​ (8th place)- speech on labor housing in the Ag Industry
    • Extemporaneous Speaking: ​Julie Muzzi (3rd place)
    • Impromptu Speaking: Joey Richmond; Serena Wood (5th place)
    • Creed Speaking: Dominic Bettancourt; Avery Yakich; Jacquelyn Badillo (5th place) 
    • Project Competition:Gracie Dudek​ (1st place) – presentation on educational mini-horse shows that she plans and implements
    • Job Interview Competition: Gabe Milos (6th place), Shelby Andrade, Thomas Emerton, Savannah Pacheco, Emily Clausen, Lindsey Hillesland, Shae Urbina


  • Senior Raffle Has Begun: Sell, sell, sell! – Seniors, sell those raffle tickets, to friends, family, neighbors, and businesses!!  Sell 12 tickets and get in free (T-shirt included); your name will also be entered into a student raffle for every 12 tickets sold!  Prizes will be given to the top 3 seniors that sell the most tickets.  Additional tickets to sell will be available every day in front of the ASB Office where we will also collect any money for tickets sold.  Click here for more information.
  • Parents of Seniors: Raffle – The Senior Raffle is an opportunity for your senior to raise funds for THEIR OWN Grad Night celebration. Encourage them to sell 12 tickets to get into Grad Night for free!  Encourage them to sell more to ensure they have a lot of fun activities for Grad Night!
  • Preferred Parking on Graduation Day – Passes for preferred parking are now on sale for $25 a space. Preferred parking is located in the Student Parking Lot and includes spaces in front of the tennis courts and extend to the football field.  Purchase yours now, there are a limited number of spaces, first come first served.  Click here for the order form or pick one up at the ASB office.  NOTE:  There will be several slots in Preferred Parking reserved as disabled parking for those with the proper DMV tags; a golf cart will be available to shuttle guests that park in these slots.  Cost is $25 per parking space.  There will be disabled parking available in the Staff Parking Lot, however they ARE NOT ‘Preferred Parking’, therefore open to the general public. 
  • Lei Orders, deadline May 18: 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 18, 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 1451, Morgan Hill, CA
  • Mushroom Mardi Gras Scholarship Deadline, Mar. 16: he deadline for turning in applications for the Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Scholarships is March 16. If you turned in a common scholarship application, you do not have to turn in this application. Applications may be picked up in the counseling office or they are posted on the Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras website.
  • Scholarships: Apply, apply, apply! – It’s never too late to apply for scholarships.  Scholarships are offered year-round.  Visit our web site for a list of many scholarships available.  There are so many more if you do your research on the internet.
  • 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 ( 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.


Spring Sports:  Spring sports are in full swing!  Go to our web site for the latest schedules and support our Acorn athletes.  Go Nuts!

  • Congratulations, Javier Torres: Congratulations to Javier Torres who this weekend went 4-2 in the California State Wrestling Tournament and finished in the top 12 in the state.  Great job, Javier!


Parents of Athletes:  Please help!  The Live Oak Athletic Boosters is in danger of dissolution if we cannot obtain additional volunteers.  With over 350 athletes at Live Oak, we estimate that there are close to 700 parents of athletes.  If a small number of you can commit to helping Boosters stay alive, it would mean a lot to our sports teams (and your kids!).

  • For this year and next, we are in need of committee members to help with our Stand up for Sports fundraiser.  Please email Kristen Schoepe at kristenschoepe@gmail.comif you are interested.
  • We need to fill the following board positions for 2018-2019: President, V.P, Apparel, Fundraising.  Please email Tirina Barnes at mrsbarnes88@gmail.comif you are interested. No experience required!  We will help you get started!
  • Every sport needs a Booster representative to attend Booster meetings the second Tuesdayof each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Live Oak Library and report information back to team parents and coaches.  Representatives should attend meetings throughout the year, not just when your sport is in season.  You do not need to be a rep or a coach to attend Booster meetings.  Everyone is welcome!


  • Tutoring Mon thru Thu: Free tutoring is offered from 3:10pm to 4:30pm in all subjects.
  • Scholarships: Log on to Naviance ( to view the many scholarships that are offered throughout the year.



8 – Academic Assembly


athletic boosters Mar 13 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
Band boosters Mar 7 7:30pm-8:30pm Band Room
ELAC Mar 12 6:30pm-7:30pm Career Center
grad night Apr TBD 7:00pm-8:00pm Library
H&SC Mar 29 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