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TRIVOCIS
THREE VOICES…
STUDENTS, PARENTS, FACULTY
MARCH 2013
VOLUME 60, NUMBER 6
MENLO-ATHERTON HIGH SCHOOL
555 MIDDLEFIELD ROAD, ATHERTON, CA 94027
WWW.MABEARS.ORG n (650) 322-5311
To the Menlo-Atherton
Community
The warm weather is emerging, and the midpoint of the spring
semester is rapidly approaching. Spring sports have started, and
the Fashion Show is in full swing. Staying focused—especially
for seniors—is critical to a successful completion of the
school year.
Accreditation
March 17–20, M-A will undergo our six-year accreditation review. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) will dispatch a seven-person team to
review our self-study report, visit all classrooms, and meet with constituency groups.
The school began preparing for the WASC visit last year and has produced a 327page report (posted on our Web site) that includes summaries of the surveys we
administered as well as the results of focus groups, student interviews, and analyses
of key trend data. A report detailing our progress from our 2007 accreditation visit
is also included.
The visiting team will report its findings at the end of its visit on Wednesday, March
20, in the PAC cafeteria at 3 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Snacks will be
provided.
College acceptances
Although final results for the class of 2013 are still some time away, students have
been accepted under early programs to a variety of colleges, including Bucknell,
Brown, Claremont McKenna, Hamilton, Loyola Marymount, New York University,
the University of Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Feeling blue
Beginning this year, we’ve contracted with StarVista to provide mental health services and support to the student body. Housed in the Guidance Office, StarVista
counselors work on-site with students who are challenged in their peer relationships, going through a break-up, or even struggling with parents. Counselors can
also see students experiencing anxiety or more serious depression and at times may
refer the students to outside providers. StarVista takes self-referrals as well as parent
and staff referrals. Anyone in the Guidance Office can direct students to StarVista
staff. Rachael Venezia, our site director, is available at [email protected]
Encourage your child or child’s friends to use StarVista services.
New and noteworthy
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Senior Bernardo Quevedo was named Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year
on February 8 at the organization’s annual event in East Palo Alto.
Calendar Highlights
March 8: Registration deadline for April 13 ACT
March 9: SAT exam; daylight savings time
March 13: Regular class schedule (no block day)
March 15: Wednesday block class schedule
March 25–29: Spring break
April 1: No school
April 5–15: Foundation for the Future online
auction
April 26: Minimum day
Contents
From the principal
Del director
From the PTA/Desde el PTA
Grad Night
Foundation for the Future
Testing update
Información actualizada de exámenes
Parent Education
From the Guidance Office
De la Oficina de la Consejería
Student of the Quarter
SAT prep
From the Career Center
Fall 2012 Honor Roll
Prom 2013
Athletic Boosters
Big Bear Run
Football Bear Bash
Baseball Car Rally
M-A drama: Legally Blonde
Graduation items
Leadership
Menlo Park Library
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Senior Madeline Napel was selected as a candidate for the US Presidential
Scholars Program.
Junior Will Carhart achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in December through
Menlo Park Troop 222.
Matthew Zito, principal
Estimada Comunidad de Menlo-Atherton
El buen tiempo se está asomando y el punto medio del semestre de primavera se
está acercando rápidamente. Los deportes de primavera han empezado y el Desfile de Modas está en plena marcha. Mantenerse concentrado—sobre todo para
nuestros estudiantes de 12º grado escolar—es esencial para terminar el año escolar con éxito.
Acreditación
Del 17 de marzo al 20 de marzo, M-A se someterá a nuestra revisión de acreditación de cada seis años. La Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
enviará un equipo de siete personas a revisar nuestro informe de auto-estudio,
visitar todos los salones de clases y reunirse con grupos de circunscripción.
La escuela empezó a prepararse para la visita de WASC el año pasado y elaboró
un informe de 327 páginas (colgado en nuestra página web) que incluye resúmenes de las encuestas que administramos, así como el resultado de grupos de enfoque, entrevistas de alumnos y análisis de datos clave sobre las tendencias de los
estudiantes. También se incluye un informe de progreso que detalló nuestro progreso desde la visita de acreditación de 2007.
El equipo que nos vendrá a visitar informará de sus conclusiones al final de su
visita el miércoles, 20 de marzo en la cafetería PAC a las 3 de la tarde. Todo
mundo está invitado a asistir. Habrá refrigerios.
Aceptación universitaria
TriVocis
February 2013
Volume 60, Number 6
M-A High School PTA News
17th District PTA
Published monthly by the PTA of
Menlo-Atherton High School
555 Middlefield Road
Atherton, CA 94027
(650) 322-5311
www.mabearspta.org
Principal: Matthew Zito
PTA co-presidents:
Karen Fryling
Brian LaPorte
Articles editor: Jane Aaron
Production editor: Adriana Castro Silva
Calendar editor: Kathleen Balestra
Proofreaders: Jane King, Becca Garcia
Mailing: Nancy Ryde, Corby Locke,
Kelly Muenzen
The purpose of the newsletter is to promote
communication between the administration/
faculty and parents. We welcome all your
comments, suggestions, and articles. The
mention of any business or service in this
newsletter does not imply an endorsement
by the M-A PTA.
Send articles for next issue by Wednesday,
March 6, to [email protected]
Aunque todavía falte tiempo para los resultados finales para la clase de 2013, ya se
han aceptado alumnos en programas de aceptación temprana a una variedad de universidades, incluyendo Bucknell,
Brown, Claremont McKenna, Hamilton, Loyola Marymount, New York University, University of Chicago, University of
Pennsylvania, y más.
Si está de bajón
Este año comenzamos la contratación StarVista para brindar servicios de salud mental y apoyar al cuerpo estudiantil. Situado en la Oficina de Consejería, StarVista trabaja in situ en la escuela con estudiantes que encuentren difíciles sus relaciones
con otros alumnos, que estén experimentando una rotura de pareja, o que estén luchando con sus padres. También se puede hablar con estudiantes que estén experimentando ansiedad o una depresión más grave y a veces pueden ser remitidos a
proveedores externos. Star Vista toma auto-remisiones así como remisiones de padres y plantilla. Cualquiera de la Oficina
de Consejería sabrá dirigir estudiantes a la plantilla StarVista. Rachael Venezia es nuestra directora de StarVista en la escuela
y está disponible en [email protected] Anime a su hijo/a o amigos/as de su hijo/a a utilizar los servicios de StarVista.
Nuevo y digno de notar
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Bernardo Quevedo, estudiante de 12º grado escolar, fue nombrado Joven del Año por el Boys and Girls Club el 8 de
febrero en su evento anual en East Palo Alto.
Madeline Napel, estudiante de 12º grado, fue elegida como candidata para el Programa de US Presidential Scholars.
Will Carhart, alumno de 11º grado, logró el rango de Eagle Scout en diciembre por la Tropa 22 de Menlo Park.
Matthew Zito, director
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From the PTA
Desde el PTA
On January 28 Supreme Court Justice Sonia
Sotomayor spoke in Redwood City as part of her
sold-out national book tour. Principal Zito used
some of his PTA-given discretionary funds to
sponsor twelve of M-A’s top Latina students and
their chaperones (mostly their mothers) to hear
Sotomayor speak. The thank-you notes from
these young women to the PTA tell of being truly
inspired by the first Hispanic and third female
Justice. Bilingual resource teacher Stephen Ready
wrote to the PTA, “It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime event which opened all of the girls’ eyes.”
El 28 de enero la Justicia de la Corte Suprema
Sonia Sotomayor habló en Redwood City a parte
de su gira nacional del libro. El principal Zito usó
parte de sus fondos de la PTA para patrocinar
doce de los mejores Latina estudiantes de M-A y
sus madres para oír el discurso. Las notas de gracias por estas jóvenes a la PTA le dicen que ellas
fueron inspirados por la primera Hispana y tercera justicia. El profesor de recurso bilingue Stephen Ready escribió a la PTA, “Fue un evento
que ocurre una vez en la vida que abrieron todos
los ojos de las chicas.”
Karen Fryling and Brian LaPorte, co-presidents
Karen Fryling y Brian LaPorte, co-presidentes
~ SENIOR CLASS OF 2013 ~ Save the date for
M-A’s Best Grad Night EVER!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Check-in: M-A gym at 7:45 pm
Venue: Top secret!
Return: 3:00 am
There will be little time between the end of the graduation ceremony and check-in.
Please plan your family celebration accordingly!
More details to follow.
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If you haven’t made your 2012–13 gift yet, now’s the time.
Announcing . . .
THE FOUNDATION BOARD 100 for 100 CHALLENGE!
The Board of the Foundation for the Future includes 43 M-A parents just like you.
To show our support and encourage others,
we are jointly pledging a special $100,000 gift
if at least 100 more M-A families make a donation
to the Foundation by Friday, March 8.
To donate online, go to www.mafoundation.org and click on “Donate Now.”
Or mail a check to Foundation for the Future, PO Box 1228, Menlo Park, CA 94026.
Questions? Contact Cindy Folker at [email protected] or (650) 322-5311, ext. 5206.
With special thanks to the more than 500 M-A families who have already donated
this year to improve the educational experience for all M-A students.
WHAT WOULD CHANGE WITHOUT
THE FOUNDATION?
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Classes would be bigger! Foundation funding this year pays for 43 additional class sections, effectively reducing class size in over 150 English, social studies, math, science and foreign language classes.
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Important electives would not be offered, including AP environmental science, AP French,
journalism, digital photography, choral, orchestra, AP art studio, and leadership.
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Four guidance and college counseling positions would be eliminated or reduced.
EVERY STUDENT BENEFITS
FROM FOUNDATION FUNDING.
PLEASE DONATE TODAY!
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Testing Update
The spring testing season for our students begins in March with the High
School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) being given to all sophomores on Tuesday,
March 12 (English), and Wednesday, March 13 (math).
The school schedule will change slightly for CAHSEE testing, as Wednesday,
March 13, will not be a block day. Instead, all periods from 0 through 6 will
meet that day, with 0 period starting at 7:50 and period 1 at 8:45. The normal
Wednesday block schedule will take place on Friday, March 15, with school
beginning at 9:25 and periods 1, 3, and 5 meeting. Please make a note of this
on your calendar.
For CAHSEE testing, all sophomores will be assigned a room where they
will report by 8:45 am on both testing days. They will be notified of room assignments the week before testing,
and they will go to the same room on both days. Teachers of sophomores will proctor the tests. Because many
classes have mixed grade levels, the impact of testing will be felt throughout the school. Non-sophomore students whose teachers will be proctoring the test will have to report to different rooms during the testing days.
The affected students will be notified in the weeks before testing.
The federal No Child Left Behind legislation establishes testing standards that all schools must meet, including a
minimum attendance requirement of 95%. We therefore expect all sophomores to be at school on March 12
and 13. For the past few years we have been very successful in this—we’ve hit a 99% attendance mark—and we
know we can do the same this year.
In addition, the state imposes performance standards that require over 80% of the students to perform at levels
defined as proficient or advanced. Teachers and students are working hard to prepare for the test, and we need
students to do their best on every question to validate this work.
A letter will be sent to parents of all sophomores explaining CAHSEE testing in more detail, but if there are
specific questions, please contact me at (650) 322-5311, ext. 5112.
Once we finish the March CAHSEE, we begin gearing up for STAR testing in April. We have refined the
schedule a bit, and testing will take place over two weeks only: the weeks of April 22 and 29. More detailed information will be provided in the April issue of TriVocis, but please note that during these two weeks—on
Wednesday and Thursday, April 24 and 25 and May 1 and 2—freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will begin
testing at 8:45 am. There will be no late starts during these weeks. Seniors do not take STAR tests and will have
different starting times on these days: 12:30 pm on April 24, 11 am on April 25 (senior meeting day), and 11 am
on May 1 and 2.
Other important testing dates to keep in mind for the spring include:
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Physical fitness testing during March for all freshmen.
The Early Assessment Program essay test to determine readiness for the California State University system
will be given to all juniors in English classes during March.
AP testing will take place during the weeks of May 6 and May 13.
Final exams for nonseniors will take place the week of June 3.
Steve Lippi, instructional vice principal
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Información Actualizada de Exámenes
Los exámenes de la temporada de primavera para nuestros estudiantes
empiezan en marzo, con el Exámen de Salida (CAHSEE) que será dado a estudiantes del grado diez (10th) el martes, marzo 12 (Inglés), y miercoles, marzo 13 (matemáticas).
El horario escolar será ligeramente cambiado por los exámenes de CAHSEE,
como miercoles, marzo 13 no será un día de periodos extendidos (block day).
En su lugar serán, todos los periodos 0 al 6 ese día, empezando con el periodo
0 a las 7:50 y periodo 1 a las 8:45. Nuestro horario de periodos extendidos de
miercoles con classes solamente de los periodos 1, 3, y 5 será el viernes, marzo
15. Por favor tome nota de esto en su calendario.
Respecto a logisticas de exámenes, todos los estudiantes del grado diez (10th) serán asignados a un salón donde
se reportarán a las 8:45 am los dos días de exámenes. La notificación del salón asignado será distribuida a los
estudiantes del grado diez(10th) una semana antes del exámen, ellos se presentarán en el mismo salón los dos
días. Maestros de estudiantes del grado diez (10th) supervisaran los exámenes. Porque nosotros tenemos
muchas clases que tienen niveles mixtos, el impacto de los exámenes se sentirá a travéz de toda la escuela. Estudiantes que no son del grado diez (10th) quienes sus maestros estarán supervisando los exámenes tendrán que
reportarse a diferentes salones durante los días de exámenes. Notifiación a los estudiantes afectados será distribuida en las semanas previas a los exámenes.
La legislación “No Child Left Behind” promulgada por el gobierno federal ha establecido niveles con respecto a
exámenes que todas las escuelas deben cumplir, incluyendo un mínimo requerido de asistencia de 95%. Nosotros por eso esperamos que todos los estudiantes del grado diez (10th) esten presentes en esos dos días. En
los últimos años nosotros hemos tenido mucho éxito en esto, nosotros hemos logrado un 99% en asistencia y
nosotros sabemos que podemos hacer los mismo este año.
Además de la asistencia el estado ha impuesto niveles de rendimiento los cuales, para el 2012 requiere aproximadamente que el 80% de todos los estudiantes obtenga un rendimiento a niveles de competente o avanzado.
Maestros y estudiantes estan trabajando duro para prepararse para el exámen, y nosotros necesitamos que los
estudiantes hagan su mejor esfuerzo en cada pregunta para validar este trabajo.
Una carta será enviada a los padres de todos los estudiantes del grado diez (10th) explicando el exámen
CAHSEE más detalladamente, pero si tiene preguntas específicas, por favor contacteme al (650) 322-5311, ext.
5112.
Una vez que terminemos el examen CAHSEE de marzo, nosotros empezaremos a prepararnos para los
exámenes STAR en abril. Nosotros hemos cambiado el horario un poco, y los exámenes se llevaran a cabo en el
transcurso de solamente dos semanas: las semanas del 22 de abril y el 29 de abril. Mas información detallada se
va a proveer en la revista TriVocis del mes de abril, pero por favor tome nota que durante estas dos semanas—el
miércoles y jueves, 24 y 25 de abril y el 1 y 2 de mayo—los estudiantes que están en el grado nueve, diez, y once
van a comenzar los exámenes a las 8:45 am. No van a empezar la escuela tarde durante estas semanas. Los
estudiantes del doceavo grado no toman los exámenes STAR, y van a comenzar a diferentes horas durante estos
días: 12:30 pm, 24 de abril; 11:00 am, 15 de abril, 1 y 2 de mayo.
Otras fechas de exámenes importantes para tener en mente en la primavera incluyen:
Ø Salud física (physical fitness) exámenes durante marzo para todos los estudiantes del grado nueve (9th).
Ø El Programa de Evaluación Temprana (Early Assessment Program). Un exámen de composición determinará la preparación para el sistema de la Universidad del Estado de California y se dará a todos los estudiantes
del grado once (11th) durante las clases de Inglés en marzo.
Ø Colocación avanzada (advanced placement). El exámen se llevará a cabo durante las semanas de mayo 6 y
mayo 13.
Ø Exámenes finales para todos los estudiantes que no son del grado doce (12th) se llevarán a cabo la semana
de junio 3.
Steve Lippi, sub-director educativo
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Kelly McGonigal on “Willpower”
Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University and a leading expert in the new field of “science help.” She is passionate about translating cutting-edge research
from psychology, neuroscience, and medicine into practical strategies for health, happiness, and
personal success. Her most recent book, The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It
Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It, explores the latest research on motivation, temptation, and procrastination as well as what it takes to transform habits, persevere at challenges,
and make a successful change.
Dr. McGonigal’s work has been covered widely by the media, including the CBS Evening News,
US News and World Report, CNN.com, O! The Oprah Magazine, Time magazine, USA Today, and the
American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology. She is also a frequent source of expert advice and commentary for media outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post,
the Los Angeles Times, MSNBC.com, Web MD, Time, Fitness, Women’s Health, and more. In 2010
Forbes named McGonigal one of the twenty most inspiring women to follow on Twitter. In 2012
she teamed up with the Oprah Winfrey Network and Superbetter Labs to create an online game
that would spread the benefits of gratitude to millions of people worldwide.
Kelly McGonigal received her PhD in psychology from Stanford University, with a concentration in humanistic medicine. She received a BA in psychology and a BS in mass communication
from Boston University.
Tickets for this event are available at kellymcgonigalmenloatherton.eventbrite.com.
Charlene Margot, program director
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From the Guidance Office
2013–14 registration for classes
Guidance counselors have met with most of their students to register for classes for the 2013–14 academic
year.
Spring registration is very important for the following
reasons:
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The master schedule is largely determined by this registration.
Some classes fill up quickly. There will be less flexibility to make schedule changes later on.
Your student may be assigned to certain intervention
classes to support him or her academically next year.
Please note that in order for students to be placed in AS
algebra II or AS chemistry, they must complete both
semesters of geometry by August 5, 2013.
Summer school
Please remember to visit the Infinite Campus portal site at
http://portal.seq.org to check your student’s academic pro-
gress. If necessary, use this time to consider the options
available to students who need to make up an F or a D
grade. Summer school 2013 will be offered at MenloAtherton High School as follows:
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First session: Monday, June 17, to Friday, July 5.
Second session: Monday, July 8, to Friday, July 26.
Both sessions will be held from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm
Monday through Friday. There is a strict attendance
policy. Please plan your vacations accordingly.
Guidance counselors are registering students for summer
school 2013 if they meet the summer school eligibility criteria. There are multiple summer school options in the
community. Please see the school Web site for more details.
Silvia Torres-Garza, head guidance counselor
Francine Andrade, Laura Duran, Karina Escobar-Weaver,
Jason Kubo, and Lara Sandora, guidance counselors
De La Oficina de Consejería
Inscripción para clases 2013–14
Los consejeros se han reunido con la mayoría de sus
estudiantes para discutir el procedimiento de inscripción y
seleccionar las clases para el próximo año escolar 20132014.
La inscripción durante la primavera es muy importante por
las siguientes razones:
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El número de secciones para las clases que van a ser
incorporadas en el programa general de clases que es
determinado en gran parte por esta inscripción.
Algunas clases se llenan rápidamente. Habrá menos
flexibilidad para hacer cambios en su horario más
adelante.
A su estudiante le pueden asignar ciertas clases de
apoyo para que él/ella tenga éxito académico el
próximo año.
Por favor tome en cuenta que para que los estudiantes sean
colocados en algebra II avanzada (AS algebra II) y
química avanzada (AS chemistry), ellos deben completar
los dos semestres de geometría (geometry) antes de agosto
5, del 2013.
Escuela de verano
Por favor acuérdese de visitar el sitio en el programa
“Infinite Campus” http://portal.seq.org para revisar el
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progreso académico de su estudiante. Si es necesario, use
este tiempo para considerar las opciones disponibles para el
estudiante que necesita repetir una clase en la cual tiene una
calificación F o D. La escuela de verano para el año 2013
será ofrecida en la escuela Menlo-Atherton en el siguiente
horario:
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La primera sesión: lunes, 17 de junio, hasta viernes, 5
de julio.
La segunda sesión: lunes, 8 de julio, hasta viernes, 26
de julio.
Las dos sesiones tendrán clases de 8:00 am hasta la
1:30 pm de lunes a viernes. Hay un reglamento muy
estricto referente a la asistencia. Por favor planeé sus
vacaciones de acuerdo a estas fechas.
Los consejeros están incribiendo a su estudiante para la
escuela de verano 2013 si él/ella cumple con los requisitos
de eligibilidad para la escuela de verano. Hay muchas
opciones para escuela de verano en la comunidad. Por favor
vea el sitio Web de la escuela para más detalles.
Silvia Torres-Garza, encargada del Departamento de
Consejería
Francine Andrade, Laura Duran, Karina Escobar-Weaver,
Jason Kubo, y Lara Sandora, consejeros
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Student of the Quarter
Each quarter M-A staff and students honor students who have been nominated by staff
members for going above and beyond what is expected in and out of the classroom. Although they are nominated for a wide variety of reasons, all the students share one quality:
they are positive role models for their fellow classmates. The students were honored at a
luncheon where they met and got to know one another, received wonderful awards, and
learned what makes each of them worthy of receiving the honor.
The recipients for second quarter 2012–13:
Grade
9
10
11
12
Student
Fernando Gutierrez
Jessica Burgos
Maria Morales Corrales
Samantha Esquivel
Anna (Anya) Kulikov
Apineru Mane
Sergio Rocha Gaeta
Laurent Paiser
Sandra Sanchez
Luz Elicea
Janet Pale
John Messerschmidt
Randy Oliver
Teacher
Ms. Ventura
Ms. Payne
Ms. Andres
Ms. Zwicker-Sobrepena
Mr. Wellington
Mr. A. Stuart
Mr. A. Stuart, Ms. Gill, and Ms. M. Cristerna
Ms. Lee-Gilbert
Ms. Shloss
Ms. L. Rubin
Ms. Todd and Ms. Zwicker-Sobrepena
Ms. Lee-Gilbert
Ms. Otsuka
M-A’s Own PSAT/SAT Prep
Parents of juniors, your students are coming down to the wire! We are enrolling students for the second spring session to prep for the May or June
SAT. The first session this semester has already begun. We offer a fiveweek class, on campus, from 3:30 to 5 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, with
a likely starting date of April 1. Our fee, based on the number enrolled,
ranges from $100 to $225 and includes all necessary materials. (We have
charged the top fee only once in our history dating back to 1980.) Once a
student is seated in the class, the parent or guardian is responsible for the
fee.
We will also have a waiting list for sophomores who have a fall sport that precludes their taking a PSAT prep
just before the PSAT is given next fall. The PSAT happens only once a year, in October, and all juniors ought to
take it as it is aimed at juniors, not sophomores.
For questions or to enroll your student, e-mail [email protected] (preferred) or call (650) 323-4066.
Jane King, director
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Career Center
Winter and early spring are the height of the scholarship season.
One incredibly rewarding part of my job is to connect students
with scholarships for college. What are these scholarships, and who receives them?
In addition to federal, state, and institutional funds (financial aid), our students receive scholarships
from state and national organizations, foundations, and corporations (McDonald’s, PG&E, Comcast,
etc.), from local organizations, foundations, and corporations (Rotary, Kiwanis, Atherton Police,
AAUW, Peninsula College Fund, Pursuit of Excellence, etc.), and even from individuals. Local scholarship opportunities provide the most fertile ground, because our students compete with fewer other applicants.
I am especially excited about scholarships donated by generous individuals within
our community. The donors are not necessarily wealthy people—just people who
would like to make a difference. One M-A grad funded two students with an
$8,000 gift; her father’s company matched it! Another M-A grad offers scholarships each year to students who are committed to social justice. A local couple decided to “give back” to the community where the husband has built a successful
business; that couple has helped M-A grads now for quite a few years with $5,000
scholarships. Yet another local individual designates $500 every year for a student
who plans to become a teacher. Generous local donors offer several $1,000 and
$2,000 scholarships to students who will attend local community colleges. The
M-A Alumni Association offers a scholarship for graduating seniors. Some scholarships come with mentors and follow-up as part of the deal!
Who ends up with the money? The ideal scholarship recipient has the magic combination of low income and high achievement, but students at any point on the family income and GPA spectrum can
end up with scholarships if they are assertive and willing to put in time and energy.
Seniors are aware that I update a list of scholarships each week. The list is posted in the Career Center
and all senior English classrooms as well as on my Web site, and a weekly e-mail through Naviance reminds students about scholarships on the list. Smart seniors check the list weekly. Seniors also know
that I’m glad to review their scholarship applications before they send them.
Students can also be nominated for scholarships by M-A’s Scholarship Committee, which consists of
our six guidance counselors plus teachers from each department and me. This eighteen-person group
meets once a year and confers by e-mail frequently to determine recipients for scholarships that require
school nomination.
Scholarship winners are proudly acknowledged on Awards Night just before graduation.
Alice Kleeman
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Congratulations to M-A’s Scholars!
After every semester, the PTA publishes a list of all the students who achieved academic honors. In the fall 2012 semester,
1,110 of our hard-working freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors made the M-A honor roll, and more than 400
earned Principal’s Distinction! The members of the fall honor roll are listed below by class and by the categories of Principal’s Distinction, Faculty Honors, and Honors.
Congratulations to all the students who have earned academic honors!
Kim Reed, PTA liaison
Honor Roll for Fall 2012
Class of 2013 Principal’s Distinction (GPA 4.0 and above)
Alexander Aguiar, Anne Altman-Merino, George Baier, Temuulen Bat-Enkh, Trent Benedick, Sofia Blixt, Samantha
Bloom, Thomas Bucka, Gabrielle Busque, Danbi Byun, Emily Carlson, Jeremy Chow, Stephen Chu, James Cogan, Ethan
Cohen, Kevin Cole, Chase Connell, Erin Cox, Ross Dairiki, Zachary Deal, Lauren Diamond, Katelyn Doherty, Bianca
Corine Doronila, Amal Duriseti, Luz Elicea-Reyes, Hannah Ellefritz, Gabriel Estacuy, Xin Fang, Jennifer Feldis, Justine
Ferry, Tyler Finn, Jenna Fox, Madison Frame, Alexander Freeman, Peter Freschi, Emma Fronberg, Juei-Yun Fu, Nimsi
Garcia Sandoval, Meredith Geaghan-Breiner, Valerie Giordano, Dana Gornick, Fiona Gutierrez-Dewar, Julia Hafer, Risa
Hammel, Aliya Hasoon, Katherine Hayse, Connor Hegarty, Harrison Holland-McCowan, Katherine Holliday, Nicholas
Hug, Marina Ikeno, Maya Israni, Maria Jelvis, Sarah Katz, Erika Keer, Brian Kelley, Michelle Kenney, Radhika Khatod,
Casey Kiyohara, Caitlyn Lanigan, Erin LaPorte, Thomas Liggett, Connor Lindquist, John Lovegren, Nina Lozinski,
Katrina Lytle, Roger Macfarlane, Anthony Marin, Nolan Martin, Sean McBirney, Suzanna McMurtry, Francesca Meffert,
Samuel Melville, Rebecca Milman, Flint Mitchell, Clark Moore, Daniel Moritz-Rabson, Kathleen Muenzen, Brooke
Muschott, Madeline Napel, Karly Newman, Alexa Ng-Quinn, Gabriela Nighan, Ana Nolasco, Zoe Nuyens, Nicholas
O’Farrell, Rino Oguchi, Blake Olsen, Julia Olson, Evan Perkins, Jacob Pfau, Danielle Pintz, Benjamin Prudhomme,
Megan Rash, Erika Rasmussen, Emilia Reed, Campbell Roellig, Victor Saldivar-Bucio, Daniella Sanchez, Marino Santos
Gutierrez, Jenna Scandalios, Matthew Schertler, Brittany Scheuch, David Schmitt, Xueying Shen, Steven Shimbo, Elena
Siegel, Allison Silverman, Andrea Simes, Sean Smith, Payton Smith, Olivia Solomon, Jacob Solomon, Maxwell SpielmanSun, Alison Spindt, Amanda Stahler, Patrick Summers, Jenna Swartz, Christina Takayama, Taylor Tam, Samuel Tasch,
Dana Thomas, Paul John Titterton, Karin Vaughan, Sara Vitale, Elissa Webb, Ryan Wentz, Benjamin Wiener, Vanessa
Wijaya, Megan Wiseman, Nicole Wong, Katharine Woods, Jonathan Zdasiuk
Class of 2013 Faculty Honors (GPA 3.5–3.99)
Johnathan Adams, Anna Argente, Connor Arrington, Noemi Arroyo, Maggie Asher, Brittney Badduke, Olivia Baker, Noa
Barak, Francisco Barragan Ayala, Hanna Berggren, Cassandra Bethel, Thomas Bonham, Diana Boyle, John Boyle,
Cameron Carlomagno, Mariana Carmela Chahrouri, Elizabeth Cruz, Anna de Benedictis, Madeline Dutton-Gillett, Jenna
Ebert, Sara Fallon, Scott Fleishman, Niesha Ford, Sandra Garcia-Fraire, Ani Ghazarossian, Charles Grose, Andres
Hernandez, Maria Hernandez Noriega, Michael Hohl, Eduardo Jimenez Gonzalez, Andrew Kemp Dahlberg, Kotaro
Kihira, Simone King, James Kollar-Gasiewski, Phillip Korolog, Jeremmie Lai, Matthew Lee, Vincent Leoni, Elizabeth
Lipps, Alexia Lopez Reyes, Alexia Lozano Villalon, Jennifer Macias-Castro, Alexis Magana, Katherine Mahler, Laura May,
Arielle McMahon, Viridiana Meraz Cambron, Gilbert Mesec, John Messerschmidt, Mele Moimoi, Jason Mouchawar,
Jacqueline Navarro, Neeka Nazhand, Melissa Nuckolls, Jonathan O’Farrell, Joe Ochoa, Erendira Parra, Yazmine Patino,
Francelli Payan-Mofin, Vivian Qiu, Bernardo Quevedo, Monika Richardson, Sergio Rodriguez Reyes, Antonella Salerno
Silva, Richard Sarwal, Breanna Sevy, Michael Sheffield, Peter Siegler, Benjamin Smith, Lauren Smith, James Tedesco,
Rodrigo Torres Zarate, Andrew Uphoff, William Wells, Kennedy Wilkerson, Jacob Wilkins, Joshua Williams, Gabriella
Zanutta, Sylvia Zasslow
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Class of 2013 Honors (GPA 3.0–3.49)
Marcos Amaral, Julieta Arreola, Daisy Baires-Lucas, Sharef Beckum-Swearington, Spencer Bonham, Pedro Bonilla Falla,
Christopher Brody, John Carmichael, Kathryn Carruthers, Angel Cuschieri, Alejandra Duran, Hernan Espinal-Velasquez,
Ashley Fajardo, Ilaisaane Fakalata, Faauli Fanuatanu, Pelenaise Filiai, William Fuller, Jamar Gaddis, Nicholas Gallagher,
Kenia Galvez, Everlin Garcia, Delia Garcia, Cynthia Garcia Villalobos, Stephanie Garcia-Palacios, Liliana GaribayGonzalez, Brenda Godoy Deras, Jacqueline Gonzalez, Kevin Gutierrez, Patrick Hilligoss, Jacquelyn Krantz, Kira Lober,
Rolando Magana-Martinez, Luisa Magdaleno Pantoja, Luis Martinez Aparicio, Elvia Mendoza, Daisy Menjivar Armas,
Jonathan Morataya, Kyla Moss, Nicholas Mullen, Keifer O Hara, Victor Ortega Lucio, Janet Pantoja, Jason Paulin, Leticia
Pena Garcia, Rafael Peralta-Prado, Juan Perez, Brizzia Reyes Tapia, Miguel Rico, Veronica Robles, Peter Roumeliotis,
Christopher Scherm, Olivia Schmidt, Monroe Scott-Flores, Julio Soto Arzate, Cassie Stansberry, Johnny Taione, Aracely
Teran-Aguilera, Surafael Tewolde, Matthew Tinyo, Jesus Vargas Lozano, Felix Velazquez, Yasary Villalobos, Kristen
Wong
Class of 2014 Principal’s Distinction (GPA 4.0 and above)
Sarah Alvarado-Quintanilla, Erik Amundson, Saniya Bonde, Royce Branning, Hans Brouwer, Madison Burger, Camilla
Calmasini, Samuel Calvert, Sofia Caryotakis, Sarina Chaiken, Joanne Cho, Andrew Connell, Adam Cook, Jasmine Cordoba
Perez, Eduard Cornew, Thomas Cornew, Annalise Deal, Andrea Del Val-Suarez, Paul DeTrempe, Tessa Dignum, David
Dillon, Devan Dutta, Kelley Eason, Connor Foody, Taylor Fortnam, Rachel Freed, Jill Galbraith, Mark Gerhart, Robert
Gordan, Emily Grose, Markus Guegler, Sarah Hagadone, Emma Heath, Amir Heidari, Jessica Heilman, Helmi Henkin,
Samantha Henze, Dimitri Herr, Sarah Hoover, Lisanne Horwitz, Nicholas Ivy, Kelley Jones, Ursula Jongebloed, Aaron
Katzman, Brian Keare, Katherine Kelly, Paulina King, Sabrina Kinney, Sophia Kivelson, Kimberly Klustner, Koto Kuboi,
Angela Lai, Nicholas Landolfi, Virginia Lane, Charlotte Lee, Liviera Leebong, Riley Lico, Jordan Long, Kevin Magana, Kai
Mashima, Andrew Mathews, Leo McCabe, Marilena McCarty, Ruth McGee, Duncan McGinnis, Linus Meyer-Teruel,
Ariana Meyers, Marleyna Mohler, Everett Moiseff, Scott Morris, Ryan Mostofi, Nicole Mouchawar, Amanda Muir,
Spencer Murphy, Michael Noel, Laura Nunez, Elizabeth Ocon, Zoe Pacalin, Christopher Peck, David Perez, Charlotte
Philp, Zachary Plante, Madeleine Pont, Daniel Propp, Joseph Rabinovitsj, Andreas Ralston, Cybele Reed, Georgia Reid,
Annika Roise, Madeleine Rostami, Harrison Shane, Sierra Sheeper, Elizabeth Shelton, Jackson Sheppard, Aditya Sinha,
Morgan Smith-Boeck, Eric Snyder, Elizabeth Sommer, Grant Stewart, Julia Stoner, Jesse Strober, Thomas Suesser, Quinn
Sweetnam, Patrick Tam, Valerie Taylor, Kindle Van Linge, Sabiha Viswanathan, Nathaniel Walker, Danielle Walsh,
Kristen Walsh, Hailey Warren, Joshua Weiner, Lisa Willis, Austin Wilson, Tiffany Yang, Nicole Zanolli
Class of 2014 Faculty Honors (GPA 3.5–3.99)
Louisa Aaron, David Addicott, Chad Allen, Kailin Ambwani, Wesley Arrington, Robert Barry, Jacob Bassin, Coral Brady,
Oliver Bucka, Charles Cain, William Carhart, Angelica Cervantes Ochoa, Asenette Chapa Espino, Jessica Cuevas, William
Davis, John Donahue, Esteban Figueroa, Alex Freeman, Katelyn Gaherty, Jordan Good, Nikhil Goyle, Jenna Griffin,
Christopher Guizar-Rodriguez, William Hanley, Michael Hansen, Grant Henninger, Guadalupe Hernandez, Yesenia
Hernandez, Rosemary Hernandez, Brandon Hernandez Pantoja, James Hoffman, Meghan Hom, Amanda Hutchison, Paul
Iwashita, Brian Jaggers, Thomas Johnson, Grant Johnson, Carson Kelley, Megan Kilduff, Jonathan Lam, Mattias LangeMcPherson, Lindy LaPlante, William Lee, Colin Martell, Lukas Mckay, Bryant Menjivar-Pena, Amir Moazami, Brett
Moriarty, Lauren Nathan, Andrew Nisbet, Tera Noguchi, Caleb O’Neel, Jonathan Oppenheimer, Anton Paquin,
Samantha Parish, Ivana Petani, Havens Ratchye, Joel Reynada, Luisa Rodriguez Parra, Sandra Sanchez-Jimenez,
Christopher Sandoval, Xochilt Silva, James Smith, Talmai Soto, Sophia Spurlock, David Stern, Cayla Stillman, Samuel
Stroud, Emily Sykes, Karina Torres Maldonado, Sophie Tregon, Griffin Waymire, Sianna Zelaya
Class of 2014 Honors (GPA 3.0–3.49)
Alexandra Aranda, Andrew Aufdemberge, Forrest Baffico, Veronica Barraza-Ramirezm, Russell Bernardom, Thomas
Berquist, Christopher Blank, Joshua Buttram, Leland Callahan, Elizabet Cano Rodriguez, Constance Carrasco, Angelica
Causor, Juana Cerna, Maria Laura Correa Martinez, Sally Nhi Dang, Olivia Del Rosso, Matthew DeTrempe, Selena Diaz,
Olivia Dobberstein, Lissette Espinoza Garnica, Cecilia Estrada Perez, Mark Evans, Emma Farrington, Rachel Fosnaugh,
Nicholas Fratt, Nicholas Garcia, Samantha Gardiner, Michelle Gonzalez, Carla Gonzalez Pacheco, Gabriela Grant, Laura
Guizar Sanchez, Sugey Hernandez-Santos, Ricardo Herrera, Nicholas Hidalgo, Yuzuri Hikita, William Hooper, Catalina
Huerta, Ernesto Jasso, Hana Kazarian, Megan Kurtz, Nicholas Lee, Diana Luviano Lopez, Virginia Magana-Fierro, Noah
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Malkary, Kevin Maravilla, Anna McDermott, Zoe McKenna, Nitza Nava Prado, Janet Ochoa, Daniela Ortega, Adriana
Ortiz, Spiro Papadakis, Katherine Patch, Tatiana Pauga, Jorge Peraza-Vasquez, Kendall Peters, Raquel Rodriguez
Escobedo, Steffan Salas, Louis Sanchez, Ricky Sandoval-Lopez, Nicholas Schlein, Noah Schneider, Jonathan Simonian,
Komal Singh, Nadia Solis, Wesley Soriano, Raymond Taione, Christopher Tam, Naomi Tovar Bedolla, Joana VelazquezMagana, Steve Villalobos-Cuellar, Patrick Viruel, Henry Walker, Anders Ward, Juan Alfonso Yap, Ryan Young, Angelica
Zapata, Jacob Zarling, Jordan Zuk
Class of 2015 Principal’s Distinction (GPA 4.0 and above)
Miranda Alfano-Smith, Thomas Andreae, Samantha Andrew, Naomi Baer, Natalie Baker, Danielle Balestra, Maya Barak,
Cassidy Barman, Matthew Baszucki, Sophia Bock, John Chitouras, Ryan Cole, Kodiak Conrad, Monica Culhane, Anna
Dailey, Rajan Dutta, Victoria Ellis, Marta Fatica, Jacob Feiler, Lauren Feldis, Benjamin Flanagan, Jacqueline Foody, Hayley
Fryling, Taylor Fryling, Samantha Gaston, Eliza Gutierrez-Dewar, Zoe Hafter Manza, Annie Harrier, Caroline Hayse,
Henry Hilton, Sarah Howell, Inga Hwang, Alexander Iyer, Ryan Jacquemet, Whittaker Jellins, Holden Kardos, Emily
Katz, Caroline Kelly, Daniel Kollar-Gasiewski, Tyler Koo, Monica Krantz, Donald LaHaye, Daniel LaPorte, Kendall Lee,
Oren Lenchner, Salina Manibog, Steven McColloch, Ilya Mednick, Healey Montague Alamin, Justin Onodera, Nathan
Orttung, Alyssa Ostrow, Laurent Paiser, Talbott Paulsen, Erin Perrine, Anne Perrone, Cathrine Petersen, Olivia Pintz,
Nicolas Plume, Gianna Prainito, Elizabeth Purpura, Kimberly Railey, Zachary Rash, Anastasia Roumeliotis, Kate Rumann,
Rebecca Schena, Elana Schulman, Sarah Scoffone, Stewart Shaffer, Kiera Shepard, Devon Smith, Sally Stevens, Corey
Stoesser, Kaitlin Tavarez, Amara Trabosh, Ashley Utz, Laura Vila Casielles, Blanca Vina Patino, Sabina Vitale, Matthew
Vollrath, Oscar Volpe, Brooke Warren, Carolyn Watson, Katherine Webb, David Weindorf, Megan Wiebe, Katrina
Wijaya, Gordon Williams, Hannah Wilson, Amanda Wiseman, Thomas Yu
Class of 2015 Faculty Honors (GPA 3.5–3.99)
Jose Archundia Adriano, Alexander Argente, Deniz Bayrakeri, Sophia Bercow, Rex Bressler, Anastasiya Brice, Julie Burke,
Renee Butler, Claire Carruthers, Kaitlyn Cheng, Shaan Chilukuri, Marie-Agnes Claverie, Brian Coggins, Gabriel Cohen,
Alice Coleman Stavridou, Morgan Corona, Thalia Cruz-Vargas, Kristin Cwirla, Sarah Dairiki, Peter Diller, Nicholas
Feeley, Brandon Fischer, Nina Fox, Ina Franke, Jackson Fuson, Ashley Garcia, Francesca Gilles, Zachary Goland, Erin
Goode, Sarah Goodman, Hannah Grossman, Christine Guenin, Caroline Hodes, Elisabeth Holliday, Colin Hug, Fiona
Jackson, Ydalise Jacob Reyes, Alexander Jin, Roman Joustra, Simran Kashyap, Ryan Kessler, Hanna Kiani-Shabestari,
Madelyn Kim, Alaina Kleck, John Knox, Arnaud Laprais, Emmett Lee, Isis Lemus, Chloe Lete, Amelia Mahoni, Louise
Mathevon, Sabrina Mathews, Ryan McCutcheon, Matthew McGarry, Emma McLeod, Paul Messerschmidt, Sage Miner,
Natalie Montoya, Misato Muraoka, Paige Muschott, Whitney Nelch, Taylor Noble, Zachary Novak, Clayton Olsen, Emma
Osterberg, Chloe Owen, Theodore Paris, Losehina Pohahau, Ashley Richardson, Ian Robinson-Lambert, Michelle
Rodriguez Escobedo, Adam Scandlyn, Ajay Shah, Taylor Shen, Sara Solomon, James Steere, Shea Summers, William
Sutton, Amelia Tiemannl, Alondra Torres Vargas, Michelle Tu, Peyton Uphoff, Laila Volpe, Adam Weiss, Holly Wenzell,
Erin White, Alexander Witham, Connor Woods, Yesenia Zamora, Matthew Zarate Enriquez
Class of 2015 Honors (GPA 3.0–3.49)
Arash Afsarifard, Shannon Aguiar, Josue Aguilar, Uriel Alcala, Lindsay Andrew, Mariela Arceo Madriz, Grace Baker, Jason
Blazensky, Natasha Bock, Carlos Cabello-Santos, Victoria Canny, Yisel Cisneros Rumbo, Bernardino Cisneros Vera, Adan
Cordova Avalos, Maria Diaz Cardenas, Preston Dominguez Marsh, Joseph Ellefritz, Amanda Esquivel, Miles Evans,
Jonson Farrow, Gillian Ferrer, Wesley Fischer, Eliza Fitz, Jose Galvan, Casey Gernaat, Valeria Gonzalez, Chloe Green,
Diamond Hawkins, Carolyn Hunt Gonzalez, Alexandra Iverson, Michael Jacome, Yesenia Jimenez Gonzalez, Jacob
Killelea, Oscar Koister, Edward LaHaye, Eric Levenson, Caroline Liese, Yunuen Lopez Garcia, Jose Lopez-Ramirez,
Madeleine Maibach, Cameron Malloy, Apineru Mane, Alan Martinez, Kevin Martinez, Osvaldo Mendoza Naranjo,
Madison Mesec, Mayra Millan Perez, Sergio Morelos Bejines, John Mulhern, Kyoko NakanoGo, Taryn O’Hara, Jesus
Ortega, Lesber Paramo, Daniel Pedreiro, Jose Luis Pena Espinoza, Ricardo Pena-Romero, Juan Perdomo Cruz, Grace
Poat, Everth Reyna Iberico, Sergio Rocha Gaeta, Ian Rosenfeld, Karissa Salinas, Daniel Salz, Kasra Sheik, Brian Snyder,
Max Sonderby, Jhovany Soria, Tatyana Spears, Nicholas Stoner, Johnny Tran, William Tully, Margaret Vannini, Sharon
Velazquez Roman, Kyrie Vesely, Cristian Villalobos Maldonado, Nataly Vuong, Alexander Wait, Katherine Wilcox, Isian
Zarate
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Class of 2016 Principal’s Distinction (GPA 4.0 and above)
Demetri Alfano, Madeleine Baier, Julie Bailard, Molly Baxter, Robert Beardsley, Jack Beasley, Jaya Blanchard, Joshua
Bogomilsky, Kyle Bryan, Vincent Busque, James Calhoon, Daniel Chaiken, Natalie Chan, Celina Chow, Leah Chueh,
Noemie Cloutier, Matthew Conn, Kevin Conrad, Annalisa Crowe, Catherine DePuy, Clara Dewey, Nicholas Donahue,
Alexandra Ebrahimi, Thomas Evans-Barton, Alexa Finn, Christian Fioretti, Lucas Fioretti, Max Fors, Stella Fors, Laura
Fovinci, Reed Fratt, Alexander Friedman, Thomas Fuller, Yiran Gao, Beethoven Gerber, Gabriella Giordano, Jonathan
Goldsmith, Helen Gordan, Echo Hansen, Blake Henry, Benjamin Hickman, Matthew Johnston, Gunnar Jongebloed, Jorja
Kahn, Benjamin Katz, Emma Kaufman, Molly Kearnan, Amanda Kelly, Jennifer Kelly, Alexandra Kemp Dahlberg,
Matthew Kenney, Ritwik Kesavath, Alexander Kim, Lauren Koenig, Kyle Kranen, Anna Kulikov, Vera Kulikov, Eric
Laderman, Elizabeth Lahey, Robert Lane, Jeong Soo Lee, Todd Lehman, Abigail Lindquist, Alexandra Lobdell, Kasey
Love, Robert Macdonald, Matthew Marianacci, Chloe Mauvais, Sarah McLeod, Leila Milanfar, Talia Missan, Danielle
Mitgang, Marina Moore, Julia Moreton, Ethan Oro, Alden Perrine, Holly Pounders, Jeffrey Propp, Jordan Prudhomme,
Patrick Quinn, Christina Ralston, Elizabeth Rau, Kelsey Reed, Nishant Relan, Benjamin Roisen, Jason Saltzman, Amanda
Scandalios, Bastian Schuele, Mason Seymour, Cameron Sheppard, Natalie Silverman, Miranda Simes, Theresa Siri,
Caroline Sobek, David Sobek, Benjamin Spindt, Margaret Sten, Brooke Stenstrom, Jack Tedesco, Kelsey Tonsfeldt,
Cosmo Van Hoff, Lucia VinaPatino, Kathleen Weiner, Ilana Winawer, Talya Zalipsky
Class of 2016 Faculty Honors (GPA 3.5–3.99)
Emily Addicott, Orbelina Alvarado Carranza, Aubrey Anderson, Joseph Baran, Katherine Beebe, Elena Belk, Sofia Bergmann, Veronica Bliss, Saghi Bonakdar, Stephen Carhart, Lorenzo Carlos Garcia, Alexander Carlson, Sarah Carlson, Shaun
Carter, Jonathan Cogan, Leanna Collins, James Connolly, Christopher Crevelt, Drake Dahl, Natasha De La Fuente, Iker
Del Val-Suarez, Montserrat Diaz, Andrew Dignum, Kyle Dixon, McKenna Drevno, Dominic Duarte, Mitchell Eisenstat,
Ari Eisner, Samantha Esquivel, John Fenstermaker, Mostyn Fero, Osilio Florese, Zoe Ford, Elena Fox, Sydney Frame,
Sophie Frank, Thatcher Freeman, Justin Friedsam, Julia Geaghan-Breiner, Tonya Goltsev, Jackson Goudey, Spencer
Gran, Jack Gray, Fernando Gutierrez, Ricardo Guzman, Lucy Hall, Julius Henkin, Viena Hoffmann, Olivia Jackson,
Danny Keane, Alazie Keaton, Jaimie Kirkpatrick, Delilah Kline, Kathryn Kramer, Mary Lane, Trevor LeFebvre, Simran
Lubana, Kosema Mahoni, Tatum Maines, Logan Maines, Bevin Martin, John Maxwell, Taylor Mendiola, Noah Milman,
Kathryn Mohr, Elizabeth Muenzen, Austin Muschott, Deisy Narvaez Garcia, Paloma Nava-Salazar, Patrick Nelson,
Sophia Nikravesh, Nicholas Olson, Sharon Ontiveros Cuevas, Sienna Pallesen, Cynthia Pantoja Arteaga, Dante Paquin,
Martin Payne, Philip Phan, Alexander Pinto, Jorge Pont, Jack Posthauer, Cole Quinn, Sarah Reichow, Jonathan Retterer,
Quinn Rowland, Gabriel Saldivar, Gabriel Schacter Brodie, Beverly Shane, Madelyn Shapiro, Sana Sheikholeslami, Kevin
Shimbo, Sequoia Snow, Mary Steben, Ariel Sullivan, Nikolai Tarran, Ethan Tasch, Carolina Tellez, Claire Thomas,
Marielle Turkowski, Nicolas Turner, Aria Turner, Andrew Voss, Ashley Wall, Eloise Walne, Luke Williams, Sofia Willis,
Rebekah Wong, Henri Wood, Claire Elizabeth Woodell, Madeline Worden, Jennifer Zamora Flores, Omar Zehzouhi
Zaghloul, Julian Zucker
Class of 2016 Honors (GPA 3.0–3.49)
Allison Aber, Luis Acosta-Linares, Jose Arias, Kathryn Bariteau, Jesus Barragan Ramos, Mathilde Berthier, Chaeli Blunt,
Molly Briggs, Lauren Bruce, Jessica Burgos, Gregory Carlson, Jessica Carrera Cervantes, Maritza Casillas, Jocelyn Cauich,
Rajnal Chandra, Henry Choi Freeman, Sergio Chombo Rodriguez, Austin Cole, Trudy Conrad, Joselinne Cruz Santizo,
Jonathan Danner Jennings, Andrea Deal, Luis Del Rosario, Daniel Estrada, Tara Fahimi, Brooke Faulkner, Leslie Felix
Bastidas, Melissa Galvez Angel, Bernando Garcia Infante, Jermaine Garner, Marcus Gershenberg, Isabelle Goitia Jensen,
Lesly Gopar Chavez, Jacob Greenwald, Patrick Hansen, Rachel Heinen, Monique Hill, Jamie Himler, Ryan Honig,
Christian Huhn, Kevin Jiang, Aliza Katzman, Sabrina Keating, Kailen Kershner, Anfisa Kupriyanova, Ellen LeMieux,
Cecelia Lizana, Zoe Lober, Hailey Lofgren, Olivia Luna, Alexis Lupian, Joseph Martin, Alejandro Martinez, Elizabeth
Medina, Marcus Moimoi, Nathaniel Montes, Maria Morales Corrales, Jael Naranjo Zavala, Cassandra Pelayo, Jocelyn
Prieto Garcia, Evan Reed, Ellington Rice, David Richardson, Natasha Rios, Brenda Rodriguez, Emma Roellig, Elton
Rosicki, Ryan Russell, Shauna Sabet, Madeleine Samuelian, Erik Shelton, Noah Shermis, Kelly Siegel, Kyle Smith, Arin
Spanner, Benjamin Stanley, Julia Suesser, Christina Tausinga Ardoin, Lopeti Tautua’a, Christopher Tinsley, Jessica Troxel,
Juan Vargas, Justin Verbo, Tristan Verghese, Adrian Villa, De Eris Washington, Gabrielle Westfield, Nalani Williams,
Jessica Zamora
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Prom 2013
Friday, April 5, 8:00 pm to 12:00 am
San Francisco Galleria
All students
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Ø This is a formal dance so students should dress appropriately.
Ø Doors close at 9:00 pm and reopen at 11:30 pm.
Ø No backpacks and/or bags; however, there is a coat check if necessary.
Ø All students will be checked prior to entry.
Ø Students should arrange for their rides to pick them up by 12:00 am. Students not picked up by 12:30 am will be charged cab fare
to their homes.
Ø Absolutely NO tickets sold at the door!
Ø School policies will be enforced.
Ø Photos will be available at the dance.
Ø No dancing in the elevators—they can break.
TICKET PURCHASES: No refunds!
PAL ONLY
March 4, 5, and 8
(M, Tu, F)
March 11, 12, and 15
(M, Tu, F)
Mar. 18, 19, and 22
(M, Tu, F)
April 1 and 2
(M, Tu)
FINAL DAY
TO BUY TIX
April 3 (W)
Singles: $50
Singles: $60
Couples: $110
Singles: $70
Couples: $130
Singles: $80
Couples: $150
Singles: $85
Last chance to purchase a
ticket with a guest pass and
the final day that we will
accept checks!
M-A singles and couples
tickets ONLY
M-A singles tickets ONLY
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All students purchasing tickets during first-week ticket sales must have PAL sticker. These are single tickets only!
There will be a $10 fee if you want to exchange a ticket for any reason after purchasing it.
Ticket sales will conclude promptly at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, April 3. Absolutely NO tickets will be sold at the door!
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GUEST PASSES
Guest passes are available in room B21 and on the M-A Web site.
A guest pass may accompany only a couple’s ticket purchase, NOT a single’s ticket.
A completed guest pass with a copy of the guest’s picture ID is required at the time of purchase.
Students should plan ahead. If they need a guest pass and want to get a ticket before the price goes up, they are responsible for
getting the signatures in time. NO EXCEPTIONS!
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AT THE SITE
Once students enter the Galleria, they are not permitted to leave and re-enter.
All M-A students and guests MUST HAVE PICTURE ID in order to be admitted.
Doors will close at 9:00 pm. Students should make dinner reservations with this in mind.
DRESS CODE
This is a formal occasion—no jeans, polo shirts, or tennis shoes.
THE ADMINISTRATORS WILL TURN STUDENTS AWAY IF THEY ARE DRESSED INAPPROPRIATELY!
If students question whether something they plan to wear will be acceptable, they should check it with the AVP’s office prior to
the dance.
BREATHALYZERS AND OTHER INFO
School code and California state law prohibit the possession or use of alcoholic beverages or drugs by students. There will be a
Breathalyzer at the check-in table, and students suspected of having used any illegal substance will be tested. Any student who is
found to have used or to be in possession of any illegal substance will be escorted from the event. Parents/guardians will be notified and will be asked to pick up the student.
Ø In addition, students will be subject to further action by the administration, which may include being prohibited from participating in other activities.
Ø NO SMOKING will be allowed by anyone in attendance.
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PLEASE ACT RESPONSIBLY AT PROM!
Directions: From the peninsula and highway 101, take the Vermont St. exit. Turn left on Vermont. Continue three blocks, turn right
on 15th St. and then left on Kansas St./Henry Adams St. The Galleria is at 101 Henry Adams St.
Parking: Parking is available across from the Galleria building, on the street, and in several lots throughout the Design District. Students should bring money to pay for parking!
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Boosters grant record amount
Thanks to the generosity of the supporters of the Menlo-Atherton Athletic Boosters, the group was able to
grant more than $120,000 in coaching stipends, uniforms, and sports equipment to our 2012–13 athletic teams.
The Boosters met in January and approved more than $50,000 in requests, including seven coaches, uniforms
for two teams, and additional equipment for eight teams.
As always, these grants are possible through generous donations and sponsorship of the Big Bear Run. This
year’s run will take place May 5, and you still have time to have your family or company included in our list of
sponsors. See the article on the next page. Visit m-aboosters.org/donor-level-and-benefits for more information.
M-A athletes commit to colleges
Menlo-Atherton had its share of athletes announcing their college commitments on Letter-of-Intent Day,
Wednesday, February 6. Those Bears included Dana Gornick (Cal Poly–SLO, soccer), Evan Perkins (Princeton,
football), Ali Spindt (UCSB, volleyball), Laura May (Cal, crew), Emily Carlson (Claremont McKenna, lacrosse),
Brian Kelley (Trinity College, soccer), and Katelyn Doherty (Bowdoin, volleyball). Congratulations to these and
the many other athletes who will continue their athletic careers after they graduate.
Winter sports wrap-up
Congratulations to the hard-working athletes on all the winter sports teams! The season ended with several
teams qualifying for the PAL and CCS playoffs:
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Boys’ basketball qualified for both the PAL and the CCS tournaments. They fell to eventual PAL champion
Westmoor in the first round and fought hard before coming up short to Wilcox in the first round of the
CCS.
Girls’ basketball defeated Independence in the first round of the CCS before falling to Milpitas. They finished fifth in the PAL.
After finishing fourth in the PAL, the girls’ soccer team hosted a CCS game for the first time in eighteen
years. They defeated Leland and will meet Woodside in the next round.
The boys’ soccer team also finished fourth in the PAL. They entered the CCS ranked twelfth and lost to
Mountain View in round one.
The wrestling team sent seven teammates to the PAL finals, and five qualified for CCS, with one qualifying
as an alternate. Congratulations to Austin Wilson (who finished first in his weight class), Sam Stroud (second), James Smith (third), Josh Buttram, (third), Donald LaHaye (third), and Hector Santana (fourth).
Winter Sports Awards Night, March 6
The Menlo-Atherton Athletic Boosters cordially invites all winter sports athletes, their
families, and fans to the Winter Sports Awards Night on Wednesday, March 6, in the
Performing Arts Center beginning at 7 pm. This entertaining event honors all winter
sports athletes for their season accomplishments and is highlighted by the popular
M-A sports slide show. Don’t miss it!
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8th Annual Big Bear Run
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 9:00 am
Last Call for Sponsors!
March 15 Deadline to Be on Banners and T-Shirts
The Big Bear Run is more than a 5k race. It is a fun-filled community event and the core fundraiser
for Menlo-Atherton athletics. Gathering families, neighbors, students, athletes, and businesses together, the race focuses on our common goal of supporting our school and sending the word out to the
community that the Bears mean business! Celebrating our eighth annual race this year on Sunday, May
5, we anticipate well over 1,200 registered participants, making the Big Bear Run one of the community’s most popular events.
Every year, M-A Athletic Boosters grants over $90,000 to fund the basic needs of teams and support
more than nine hundred committed student-athletes. This effort ensures that our diverse student body
benefits from an excellent education in and out of the classroom. Last year, the Big Bear Run raised
enough money to purchase $36,000 in uniforms, $30,000 in basic equipment and training supplies, and
$62,000 in coaches’ stipends. Without this baseline support, the continuity of these enriching athletic programs will be compromised. The Big Bear Run fills the gap between basic state funding and
the reality of our athletes’ promise.
Please join the Boosters and go to m-aboosters.org to make a donation and become a Big Bear Run
Sponsor. We are currently looking for corporate and family sponsors, with a March 15 deadline for
sponsors’ names to be on banners and T-shirts. Details on sponsorship levels are outlined on the next
page. Contact Marci Coggins at [email protected] for more sponsorship information. Contact Big
Bear Run cochairs Dana Hayse ([email protected]) and Diana Holliday ([email protected]) for
event questions
Thank you to all the families who have already generously donated! Any contributions made from August 1, 2012, to May 5, 2013, will be counted as donations to the 2013 Big Bear Run with full sponsorship benefits.
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2013 BIG BEAR RUN SPONSORSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITS
Platinum sponsor—$5000
Ø Platinum sponsor name/logo on event banners displayed across Santa Cruz Avenue in downtown
Menlo Park and Marsh Road and Middlefield in Atherton.
Ø Platinum sponsor name/logo on all race bibs given to race participants.
Ø Recognition in M-A’s monthly newsletter, TriVocis, which reaches over 1,500 homes.
Ø Most prominent placement of your name/logo on banners on perimeter of M-A campus.
Ø Most prominent placement of your name/logo on popular race day T-shirts, posters, and publicity.
Ø Opportunity to distribute promotional materials/samples on race day.
Ø Five free entries for participants in the race and five free T-shirts.
Ø Reserved parking space at M-A on race day.
Gold sponsor—$2500
Ø Recognition in M-A’s monthly newsletter, TriVocis, which reaches over 1,500 homes.
Ø Prominent placement of your name/logo on banners on perimeter of M-A campus.
Ø Prominent placement of your name/logo on popular race day T-shirts, posters, and publicity.
Ø Opportunity to distribute promotional materials/samples on race day.
Ø Four free entries for participants in the race and four free T-shirts
Ø Reserved parking space at M-A on race day.
Silver sponsor—$1000
Ø Recognition in M-A’s monthly newsletter, TriVocis, which reaches over 1,500 homes.
Ø Placement of your name/logo on banners on perimeter of M-A campus.
Ø Your name/logo on popular race day T-shirt, posters, and publicity.
Ø Opportunity to distribute promotional materials/samples on race day.
Ø Three free entries for participants in the race and three free T-shirts
Bronze sponsor—$500
Ø Recognition in M-A’s monthly newsletter, TriVocis, which reaches over 1,500 homes.
Ø Your name/logo on popular race day T-shirt, posters, and publicity.
Ø Opportunity to distribute promotional materials/samples on race day.
Ø Two free entries for participants in the race and two free T-shirts
Family sponsor—$250
Ø Recognition in M-A’s monthly newsletter, TriVocis, which reaches over 1,500 homes.
Ø Your name on the popular race day T-shirts given to all participants.
Ø One free entry for participant in the race and one free T-shirt.
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M-A Football Bear Bash
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The Sequoia Room at Burgess Park
7:00 – 11:00 pm
Join us for an evening of local
brews, friends and fun as we
raise money for M-A Football!
Dance to DJ Jeff as he rocks the
house, nibble on delicious food
by Renee Moore of the famous
M-A Snack Shack and party in
support of your M-A Bears!
Tickets $100 per person.
Adults only.
Buy tickets online at
http://www.menloathertonfootball.com/
Or mail your check to
MA Football Assoc.
350 La Mesa Dr.
Portola Valley, CA 94028
M-A Football is proud to lead the renovation of the M-A weight room for all Bear athletes.
Help us raise the big bucks we need to make it happen and have a blast doing it!
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M-A Drama Goes Blonde This Spring!
Based on the hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde, the Musical is a singing and dancing Broadway sensation.
This feel-good musical comedy had its pre-Broadway tryout in San Francisco and in April 2007 moved to the
Palace Theatre. During its first year in New York, Legally Blonde, the Musical earned seven Tony nominations, ten
Drama Desk nominations, and an Outer Critics Circle Award.
Don’t miss this production starring Hanna Berggren, the 2012 best-actress winner in San Jose Stage’s Top
Honors competition for high school musical theater.
Legally Blonde, The Musical is a family-friendly show appropriate for ages twelve and up.
Performance dates
March 15, 16, 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 pm
Matinee March 16 at 2:00 pm
Graduation Items for the Class of 2013
Attention, class of 2013 and the people who love them! This is a big year—eighteen years in the making. There’s a lot to
do, and a lot of fun to be had.
Jostens
Jostens has made it easy for graduates to make sure their big day—and their entire senior year—is as memorable and as
fun as possible. Seniors still needing to purchase caps and gowns should pick up a late order packet from room B21 or the
front office; it is also available online. All completed forms and fees need to be mailed in to Jostens directly. Don’t delay!
April 1 is the deadline for late orders. Most items will be delivered to the school with the exception of rings. Caps and
gowns will be distributed on Super Senior Monday in May, and all other items will be available upon delivery in the spring.
Find everything to help your student celebrate graduation and enjoy a year like no other today at www.SFgrad.com!
Leis and bouquets
Make the day even more special by giving your graduate a special lei or bouquet. You may place orders online
(kahunaflowers.com/order/my-grad-flowers) or mail your complete form and fee to Kahuna Flowers. The prices are as follows,
but please take a look at your options at the Kahuna Flowers Web site.
Traditional lei: Orchid leis have become bestsellers at graduations over the last several years. Single lei $25. Complementary to both boys and girls, single leis add color and style to graduation. Double lei $35. Our bestseller, the double lei offers twice as many flowers, is slightly larger, and is very popular among boys.
Rose bouquet: Show your grad some love with this awesome gift celebrating his or her accomplishments. Each set
comes individually wrapped and tied with a bow. It will be on hand during the ceremony. Half dozen $20. Full dozen $30.
Kukui lei: In Hawai’i the kukui nut is a symbol of enlightenment, protection, and peace. Now you can express these
meanings to your graduate with a kukui lei. Single lei $20.
School-colored lei: School-colored leis are very popular at graduations. Complementary to both boys and girls. Single lei
$25. Double lei $35.
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Leadership
Rally: Our winter/spring rally was a huge success! Students showed their pride by dressing up for spirit days,
taking part in noontime events, and getting involved in our rally. It was great to see the student body come together and show their Bear Pride and M-A Spirit.
Sophomores: The freshman/sophomore committee organized Club Rush on February 8. We hold the event
twice a year to give all active clubs the chance to attract potential members and to provide the student body with
a way to become more involved in campus life at M-A. After our successful spring Club Rush, the committee
has started fundraising and planning service events to give back to our community and raise money for the
freshman and sophomore classes.
Juniors: The junior class is putting together the annual International Festival, whose participants will include
diverse M-A students and clubs. We also look forward to hosting an informal on-campus dance in May, which
will help raise funds for Prom 2014 as well as other class of 2014 activities such as Senior Week.
Seniors: Hey, Mama and Papa Bears! Leadership’s
Senior Committee has been busy with the upcoming
M-A Fashion Show, fundraising events, and Prom.
Our last fundraiser at Amici’s went well and earned
M-A a total of $378 for upcoming senior events.
Right now, we are working on Prom at the San Francisco Design Center. Be sure to let your student know
that prom sales start on March 4.
Book Sale
The Friends of the Menlo Park Library will be hosting a book sale on Saturday, March 2, from 10:00
am to 2:00 pm. Books of exceptional quality for the
entire family will be featured in two rooms at the
Arrillaga Family Recreation Center, located across
the library parking lot and next to the gym.
Photo: Betsy Snow
open during library hours. It is restocked daily with
books for all ages and interests. All proceeds benefit
the Menlo Park Library and Belle Haven Library.
Book Club for Teens
Art and collectibles, biography, children’s, cooking,
fiction, history, literature, mystery, religion and philosophy, science fiction, and young-adult books will
be included along with a variety of other subjects.
Prices start at $.50 for mass-market paperbacks and
$1 for trade and hardcover titles.
The library’s book club program for ages 12 to 18
returns for the spring. Meeting dates are on Saturdays, March 2 and April 20, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.
Teens vote for the book the club will read and then
meet again to talk about it over food. Book options
are wide open, and we encourage teens to bring
their book suggestions to the first meeting. The
Friends of the Menlo Park Library will provide free
books and snacks to participants.
If you cannot attend this sale, please drop by the
Friends Bookstore located inside the library and
To register for the book club, please e-mail Irish
Atajar at [email protected]
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TriVocis Calendar—March 2013
Monday
Tuesday
February 25
26
Last day to drop a
second-semester
class
EL parent meeting;
6:00 pm; M-A PAC
cafe
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
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AP test registration;
lunch; M-A PAC lobby
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AP test registration;
lunch; M-A PAC lobby
March 1
2
March TriVocis
published
SUHSD board
meeting; 5:30 pm
Community College
Night; 6:00 pm; M-A
PAC cafe
4
5
6
7
8
9
Prom tickets on sale
through April 3
PTA general meeting;
8:45 am; M-A PAC
cafe
Winter Sports Awards
Night, 7:00 pm; M-A
PAC
“The Willpower
Instinct" with Kelly
McGonigal; 7:00 pm;
M-A PAC
Registration deadline
for April 13 ACT
SAT exam; 8:00 am
14
15—Wednesday
block class schedule
today (periods 1,3,5)
11
EL parent meeting;
6:00 pm; M-A PAC
cafe
April TriVocis article
deadline
12
13—No block class
schedule; regular
class schedule
CAHSEE testing
(English), mandatory
for 10th grade
CAML math contest;
lunch
EL Parent meeting;
6:00 pm; M-A PAC
Cafe
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Foundation for the
Future board meeting;
7:00 pm; library
EL parent meeting;
6:00 pm; M-A PAC
cafe
CAHSEE testing
(math), mandatory for
10th grade
SDMSC meeting;
7:45-9:00 am; staff
center
Foundation for the
Future challenge grant
deadline. Please donate to help M-A win
$100,000!
(mafoundation.org)
Middle College fall
2013 application
deadline
WACS presentation;
3 pm; PAC cafe
Big Bear Run sponsorship deadline
National Honor
Society induction
ceremony; 5:00 pm;
library
Spring musical,
Legally Blonde; 7:30
pm; M-A PAC
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First day of spring!
SUHSD board
meeting; 5:30 pm
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Spring musical,
Legally Blonde; 7:30
pm; M-A PAC
Spring musical,
Legally Blonde; 7:30
pm; M-A PAC
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Spring break—no
school
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Spring break—no
school
Daylight savings time
begins tonight at 2:00
am—move clocks one
hour later!
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Spring musical,
Legally Blonde; 2:00
pm and 7:30 pm; M-A
PAC
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April TriVocis
published
Spring musical,
Legally Blonde; 7:30
pm; M-A PAC
25
Spring break—no
school
26
Spring break—no
school
27
Spring break—no
school
30
Note: TriVocis calendar items are current as of February 24. For the most current, updated information about M-A
events, please check the M-A Bears Web site at www.mabears.org and the weekly newsletter, BearNotes. Submit calendar
entries by e-mail to [email protected]
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Menlo-Atherton High School PTA
17th District of California PTA
555 Middlefield Road
Atherton, CA 94027
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
U.S. POSTAGE PAID
PERMIT NO. 43
MENLO PARK, CA
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TRIVOCIS
Articles editor: Jane Aaron
Production editor: Adriana Castro Silva
Calendar editor: Kathleen Balestra
Mailing: Nancy Ryde, Corby Locke, Kelly
Muenzen
Proofreaders: Jane King, Becca Garcia
Next submission deadline: March 6, 2013
Next publication date: March 20, 2013
Send article submissions to
[email protected]
Send calendar entries to
[email protected]
This issue was mailed and a PDF version posted online at
www.mabearspta.org on February 27, 2013.
FUTURE EVENTS
April 1: No school
April 5: Junior/Senior Prom; 8 pm to midnight; SF Galleria
April 5–15: Foundation for the Future online auction
April 22–May 3: STAR testing (more details in the April TriVocis)
April 25: M-A Open House
April 26: Minimum day
May 5: 8th Annual Big Bear Run supporting all M-A athletic teams; 9:00 am
May 6–17: AP Exams
May 27: Memorial Day—no school
June 6: M-A class of 2013 Graduation and Grad Night; last day of school
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR RECEIVING TRIVOCIS !
A copy of TriVocis is sent via USPS mail only to households who do not have an e-mail address in the Infinite Campus system.
Households with an e-mail address in the Infinite Campus system will receive an alert each month with a link to the new TriVocis.
Please e-mail [email protected] with any questions.
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