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FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL .................Terry Bennett

Parents and Guardians – I encourage each of you to have a conversation with your student regarding their finals. It is very important that they study and prepare to perform at their very best for each of their finals—regardless of what form the culminating exam is in each course. Schedules for finals will be posted on the web site by Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. If your student will be gone, please contact me for prior approval to take finals at a different time. To paraphrase education philosopher Yogi Berra, “School success is 90 percent showing up; the other half is mental.” Maybe that’s an overstatement, but research shows conclusively that attendance is strongly associated with student achievement. Every employer wants employees to show up for work on time and ready to perform their duty. We believe that our focus on attendance not only supports greater student achievement, but also fosters skills necessary for success as a future worker, post-secondary student, and a citizen. In order to meet and maintain AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) the school must have a 92% or better student attendance rate. This percentage is base on excused as well as unexcused absences. It is very important to us that we partner together to have a positive academic and student impact when working with our Mazama families. We are proud of this partnership and understand that it can look differently for each and every family. Finally, as we are in the heart of winter and cold season, please take extra care to stay healthy All of our students need at least 8 to 9 hours of sleep per night. Having a house full of teenagers myself, I understand how difficult that can be, but please remind and encourage them to get the rest they need. Not only will they stay healthier, but they will also do better in school.


WINTER FORMAL January 28, 2012 At the 9th Street Venue from 8 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold during lunch in the north east locker area. $20.00 for a single ticket , $35.00 per couple. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

NO SCHOOL Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 in remembrance of Martin Luther King Day

Like Mazama Vikings on Facebook or become a fan by texting “Like Mazama Vikings” to 32665

A reminder for seniors and their parents/guardians: the Annotated Bibliography is due January 13, 2012. The first physical project progress report is due by February 10, 2012.

A NEW LOOK! Check out the new Mazama Website! It’s got loads of new features like printable forms, teacher blogs and staff email links. It’s a great way to stay in touch with teachers or check your student’s attendance. Don’t delay—check it out today! www.kcsd.k12.or.us, go to schools; click on Mazama


MHS ASPIRE PROGRAM

Sign up for the ASPIRE program and you can receive one-on-one mentoring that will help you with finding scholarships for school, conducting college and vocational school searches, applying to colleges, and finding a career that will best suit your needs. If you would like to become part of this fabulous program and have a mentor, or if you just want to drop by for more information, the ASPIRE Program is located within the Career Center at the Guidance Office. While you are there, look at the wonderful information we have on Colleges and Vocation Schools. Also, don’t forget to check out the scholarship lists to see if you qualify. These lists are updated weekly!

Great Program For You

MHS ASPIRE Program Encouraging Higher Education For Everyone

Your Future Awaits You! Let us help you succeed in your educational goals after high school!

Hey students! Need help finding money for college? How about finding the right school for you? Need help deciding on a career after high school?

MHS ASPIRE Program Can Help!

It’s that scholarship time of year! Be sure to stay updated by checking with your counselor or the Aspire Office.

MHS ASPIRE Program Jon Johnson Program Coordinator 3009 Summers Lane Klamath Falls, OR 97603 Phone: 541-883-5024 Cell# 541-281-0143 Fax# 541-883-5044 KinnanS@kcsd.k12.or.us


MHS ASPIRE PROGRAM

ASPIRE Needs You!

Mazama High School ASPIRE Program is Looking for Volunteers. MHS ASPIRE Program Encouraging Higher Education For Everyone

Can you volunteer one hour a month for the school year?

ASPIRE Volunteers work one-on-one with students helping them with various activities such as finding a col-

lege, applying for

financial aid, and

applying for scholarships. •

ASPIRE works around your schedule!

No education is required to become an ASPIRE Volunteer.

All training is

vided by the ASPIRE Program.

pro-


2012 Valhalla Yearbook Senior Ads A special way to look back on your high school memories and younger days!

Parents: Why not put in a picture of your senior from when they were younger and attach a note of well-wishes for the future? This makes a great graduation gift!

Reduced Prices! 1/8 Page: $30 1/4 Page: $50 Half Page: $95 3/4 Page: $140 Full Page: $180 Contact Miss Schmidt for details: SchmidtL@kcsd.k12.or.us 541-883-5024


Attention All Students and Parents Yearbooks are on Sale!

Cost: $60.00 See our bookkeeper, Mrs. Rajnus, to pay for your yearbook or send in a check with the form below: Add $5.00 for a spring CD

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Name:______________________________________ Number of Yearbooks/CD’s:_____@$60.00/$65.00 Amount Enclosed:____________________________


Why Choose Formal Driver Education(instead of having Uncle Bill teach your kid to drive?)

Students who take a formal driver education course in addition to driving with parents are nearly 3 times LESS likely to be involved in fatal or injury crashes. New drivers who are on the road with a friend in the car are 100% more likely to be in a crash than new drivers who are alone. With three friends in the car, a new driver if 400% more likely to be in a crash. Why? Friends are major distractions, and new drivers need to focus on the complicated task of driving. Crash statistics for teen drivers in Klamath Falls are rising—they were up 15% last year, while the number of crashes in other parts of the state are falling. The primary difference is the lack of availability of driver education in Klamath County. (Until Klamath Drives comes to town!) The ODOT-approved Driver Education curriculum is of such high quality that states including Washington, North Dakota and even Hawaii are seeking to emulate the improved crash statistics we are achieving. Klamath Drives is owned and operated by one of the ODOT team of trainers, so families can be assured of a quality course. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers ages 15 – 20. Teen drivers make up only 6% of all drivers, but they account for 12.9% of all fatal crashes. 16 year olds have almost ten times the crash risk of drivers between the ages of 30 – 59. Violent Crime vs. Crashes in the US (as of 2006) 1 Murder every 31 minutes

1 fatality every 12 minutes

1 assault every 37 seconds

1 injury every 12 seconds

1 violent crime every 22 seconds

1 property damage crash every 8 seconds

1 property crime every 3 seconds

1 law enforcement reported crash every 5 seconds


Basketball vs Hidden Valley Home VB - 8:00 JVB - 5:00 JV2B - 6:30 VG - 6:30 JVG - 5:00

24 BBX Practice 3:30-5:30 GBX Practice 5:30-7:30

31 Basketball vs North Valley Home VB - 8:00 JVB - 5:00 JV2B - 6:30 VG - 6:30 JVG - 5:00

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BBX Practice 3:30-5:30 GBX Practice 5:30-7:30

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GBX Practice 3:30-5:30 BBX Practice 5:30-7:30

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FREE Youth Softball Clinic Grades 3rd – 8th 9:30-10:30am in Gym

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Middle School Basketball Tournament

FREE Youth Softball Grades 3rd - 8th 9:30-10:30am in Gym

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Basketball vs North Valley Away VB - 8:00 JVB - 5:00 JV2B - 6:30 VG - 6:30 JVG - 5:00

GBX Practice 3:30-5:30 BBX Practice 5:30-7:30

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GBX Practice 3:30-5:30 BBX Practice 5:30-7:30

BBX Practice at Brixner 2-4

Middle School Basketball Tournament All day

Basketball vs Ashland Home BV - 3:30 JVB - 2:00 JV2B - 2:00 Away VG - 3:30 JVG - 2:00

Point Basketball @ Henley VB - 8:00 JVB - 3:30 JV2B - 4:00 at Jr High VG -6:30 JVG - 5:00

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BBX Practice at Brixner 10-12

WR – High Desert

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WR at Basin Best at Henley

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Basketball vs Phoenix Home VB - 8:00 JVB - 5:00 JV2B - 6:30 VG - 6:30 JVG - 5:00 13 Basketball @ KU VB - 8:00 JVB -5:00 JV2B - 6:30 VG - 6:30 JVG -5:00

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Basketball vs Eagle Point Home VB - 5:30 JVB - 2:00 JV2B - 3:30 VG - 3:30 JVG - 2:00

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2 GBX Practice 3:30-5:30 BBX Practice 5:30-7:30

1 WR vs Henley Home 5:30 & 7:00

February, 2012


College/University Entrance Exams Attention College Bound Juniors: Mazama H.S. (school code: 380-562) Practice Tests are available on-line and from the counseling office SAT 2012 www.collegeboard.org Test Dates

Registration Deadline

Closest Test Center

March 10

February 10

Mazama H.S. (code: 38235)

May 5

April 6

Tulelake H.S. (code: 05749)

June 2

May 8

Mazama H.S. (code: 38235)

ACT 2012 www.act.org Test Dates

Registration Deadline

Closest Test Center

April 14

March 9

OIT (code: 034840)

June 9

May 4

OIT (code: 034840)


Mazama High School “Student of the Month” We are proud to announce our “Students of the Month” for November & December. Our students are nominated by staff members and then chosen after being reviewed by the Student of the Month Committee. The committee uses criteria such as attendance, grades, positive involvement at Mazama and the testimonial from the nominating staff member to choose our winners. Congratulations to these very deserving students.

NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

DECEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

12TH GRADE Courtney Fine Joseph Castor

12TH GRADE Jordan Yarbro Cary Havird

11TH GRADE Darian Hamilton Jonathan Reynoso

11TH GRADE Shelby Wilkerson Tyler Moreland

10TH GRADE Kayla Pershall Michael harris

10TH GRADE Caila Shoras Dyllon Bachtell

9TH GRADE Amber Balkwill Campbell Hill

9TH GRADE Jordan Ford Jeffery Meeds


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Sprint now has the ability to block texting and driving. The program is called “Sprint Drive First”. It costs $2 a month for parents to enable it, but basically if the phone moves faster than ten miles an hour the texting is disabled during that time. Check out their web site.

Mazama Football team is planning to go to Gold Beach football camp again this summer June 16-21st, 2012. Cost will be approx. $150.00 so please start saving now. We must pay in full by May 15th, 2012. Any questions call or e-mail Mazama H.S. & contact Coach Mathis.

January 19th @ 6pm there will be a Senior Parent Meeting in the library.

MAZAMA SENIOR PAUL ADAMS DISTRICT AND STATE CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPION Mazama senior Paul Adams concluded his final cross country season at Mazama High School by winning the Skyline District Cross Country Championship in Grants Pass and by winning the 4A State Cross Country Championship in Eugene. On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, Paul won the Skyline District Championship with a time of 15:43 to win by 15 seconds over the second place finisher. Ten days later on a rainy November 5th Saturday in Eugene, Paul followed up his district win with another outstanding performance to win the 4A State Cross Country Championship with a time of 15:48 on a much tougher course. In winning the Oregon State title, Paul became Mazama’s first ever State Champion in Cross Country. As a result of his performance, Paul also earned a trip to the Nike Border Clash, which is a race in which the top runners in Oregon race against the top runners in Washington at Nike’s World Campus in Beaverton. Congratulations to Paul for all of his success this past season, which is a testament to his hard work and dedicated effort.


Late Start Dates and Bell Schedule Late start days are on the following Tuesdays for the remainder of this school year (DON’T FORGET & DON’T BE LATE! PLEASE POST ON YOUR REFRIGERATOR) DATES:

January February March April

Bell Schedule:

10, 17,24,31 7, 14, 21, 28 6, 13 3, 10, 17, 24

EARLY BIRD PERIOD 1 PERIOD 2 BREAK PERIOD 3 PERIOD 4 LUNCH PERIOD 5 PERIOD 6 PERIOD 7

8:20 – 9:00 9:05 – 9:45 9:50 – 10:30 10:30 – 10:45 10:50 – 11:30 11:35 – 12:18 12:18 – 12:50 12:55 – 1:35 1:40 – 2:20 2:25 – 3:05


MHS Jan 2012  

Newsletter for Mazama High School

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