June 1st, 2018
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Track and Field sends 2 athletes to the CIF State Championships!
Mira Costa will be sending 2 athletes to the CIF Track & Field State Championships this year after outstanding performances at the CIF Southern Section Masters Championships on Saturday May 26th. Moving on to State are 3200M runner Xavier Court and Pole Vaulter Brigette Grau.

Senior Xavier Court ran the race of his life to shave almost 3 seconds off his previous PR and take the Gold medal and title of CIF masters Champion. His time of 9:01.78 was a new Mira Costa record and he took the title from his distance coach Jeff Atkinson who set a time of 9:03.7 back in 1979. It was a thrilling race finish with Xavier accelerating away from the pack.

Junior Brigette Grau cleared the highest Girls Pole Vault height of the meet with 12’5” but came in 2nd with 1 more attempt overall. This is Brigette’s 3rd time into CIF’s and 2nd time competing at the State Meet. She has had a consistent year with 10 jumps of 12’0” or over this season and is all set to peak at the end of the season. Her goal is to clear 13 feet and medal at State. Read More
Click Here for The Beach Reporter article: "Redondo Union, Mira Costa track stars advance to state meet"
Click Here for The Beach Reporter Article: "Mira Costa, Redondo Union athletes compete at CIF Finals"
MBX Summer School
MBX Flex Registration
Still thinking about registering for summer school? Sign up today!
Space is available in most classes!
Summer School dates: Monday, June 18 – Thursday, July 26 (6 weeks)

Click Here  for info on Summer School!
Click Here  to register for Summer School!

Don’t forget to sign up for Summer Athletics.
Click on a sport for detailed information about summer practice, tryouts and highlights of the season!

Pole Vault
Girls Volleyball (by tryout – exact schedule is TBD, tentatively July 23 – August 24)

To register  CLICK HERE .

Is organizing a summer carpool making you crazy?
Try ZiiP Shuttle Transport for
Summer School and Summer training!

ZiiP, a locally owned company, can provide transportation via passenger van to and from Mira Costa as well as MBMS for summer basketball practice. Routes and stops are being formed now. Prices and additional info can be found on the ZiiP WEBSITE .  ZiiP uses fully certified drivers, and has been approved by MBUSD to be used district-wide.
Questions? Contact Geraldine at geraldine@goziip.com.

Congratulations to all 2018 Graduating Seniors!
G.R.A.D. NITE is on June 14, 2018
Parent Volunteers needed!

We desperately need parent volunteers! We have opportunities for both check-in volunteers and overnight chaperones. This is an amazingly fun volunteer activity! Please consider being a part of it.
GRAD NITE ensures all of our seniors have a safe and fun end to their high school years!

Contact GRAD Nite Co-Chairs Christine Rawson ( christine411@gmail.com ) and Erika Langetieg ( elangetieg@gmail.com ) if interested.

To confirm your student’s registration,  Click here  to visit the G.R.A.D. NITE website to see “Who’s In!”

S eniors who qualify for scholarship – please check with your guidance counselor for registration information

Please review “RULES” for GRAD Nite on the website:  GRAD Nite

An Amazing
Boys Tennis Season Comes to an End!

The Mira Costa Boy’s Tennis season came to an end last Friday at the SoCal Regionals, finishing 3rd with a close loss to Peninsula. Three players will continue on in CIF individuals, Evan Fortier in singles and Matthew Poh and Kyle Sillman in doubles.
Players pictured in photo (from left to right):  Matthew Poh, Ben Choromanski, Ron Mitzutani, Ethan Han, Jon Scalibrini, Evan Fortier, Tim Dzhurinskiy, Kyle Sillman, Nick Darrow, Julien Lilla, Shant Samuelian
Click Here for The Beach Reporter article: "Mira Costa boys tennis team reaches final four at CIF State Regional"
Click Here for The Beach Reporter article: "Mira Costa boys tennis qualifies for state regional tourney"
Girls Beach Volleyball wins its second
California State Interscholastic Beach Volleyball Championship!
The Mira Costa’s girls beach volleyball team won its second California State Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League championship after defeating Laguna Beach 3-0. The teams representing Costa in the State Finals were: Piper Monk/Maya Harvey, Kate Reilly/Olivia Bakos, and Lily Snyder/Leah Unger
The victory is the 87th consecutive win in six years for the team under head coach Eric Fonoimoana.
Congrats on another outstanding season!
Click Here for The Beach Reporter article: "Mira Costa girls beach volleyball team wins back-to-back state titles"
Concerts end the year on a high note for MCHS Bands!
Join the MCHS Bands program for their last performance of the 2017-2018 year.

The Pops Concert will be on Thursday, May 31st at 7 PM in the MCHS Auditorium. Featuring all of our Concert Ensembles as well as our award winning Jazz Band, this crowd pleasing concert will feature music from “Jurassic Park”, “The Incredibles”, “My Neighbor Totoro”, “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas” among others. Admission is $10 (free for students with ID and senior citizens). Read More
Surf Team looks forward to upcoming NSSA National Championships!
The Mira Costa Surf Team has won it’s South Bay league again and is preparing for the NSSA National Championships June 16 and 17 at Salt Creek in Dana Point.
They will be entering a Varsity and a JV team that will be facing the best of the best from Orange county, San Clemente, San Diego, Florida, New Jersey and Hawaii in a format that features 6 boys and 2 girls short boarding and 1 boy long boarding.
Sophomore Diver, Jacob Haim, places 5th at State Championship!
Jacob Haim competed in the State Championship up in Clovis on Friday and placed 5th out the top 27 boys in the state. Only the top 6 made the podium so it was an honor to receive a medal.
Latest News from Drama & Tech
Jerry Herman Awards: The Nederlander Organization has announced its nominees for the 7th Annual Jerry Herman Awards, a celebration of achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles, taking place on Sunday, June 3rd, 7 pm, at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, Hollywood. Mira Costa’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying! has received five nominations:
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Technical Crew
Best Staging/Choreography
Best Supporting Actress – Sabrina Harris
Choir Updates!

On May 18, the Mira Costa Men’s Choir participated in the LA Master Chorale High School Chorale Festival. This event is one of the most impressive of the year. With over 900 singers from 30 high schools singing in Walt Disney Concert Hall, our singers were given a chance to experience one of the world’s most famous concert halls, sing exceptional choral repertoire and work with professional choral conductors. Read More
CIF individuals 2018 results!

Congrats to the Badminton Team on an outstanding season and the following CIF Individual results:
* Lulu Yu & Moose Cohn placed 2nd overall in Mixed Doubles.
* Scarlett Luo placed 2nd overall in Girls Singles.
* Alisa Chen placed 7th over in Girls Singles
* Henry Yu & Tiger Hao placed 6th overall in Boys Doubles.
Costa Hockey team wins season final game and heads to playoffs!
Mira Costa’s hockey team came from behind last week to beat the Manhattan Beach All-Star team 3-2!
Noah Jamani scored two goals and Anna Gallagher scored 1.
The team has a playoff game on May 30th at Toyota Sports Center against El Segundo.
The Mira Costa hockey team will be saying goodbye to seniors Malcolm Bohan, Roberto Kampfner and Ty Dillman after this season.

Media Arts is excited to become the latest member of the MBX family!
Founded by Media Arts Department chair, Michael Hernandez 19 years ago, the program encompasses the nationally award-winning Broadcast Journalism and Cinematic Arts classes.

Find out more about how your students can become part of the Media Arts Program.

Click Here for Michael Hernandez
Click Here for Mustang Morning News
Click Here for Documentaries
Click Here for info to join Media Arts
Click Here for MBX Media Arts Booster Club
Students in these classes produce the Mustang Morning News and host the international South Bay Student Video Festival. They also have attended international documentary trips to Cuba and Vietnam, and next year to Cambodia. Alumni have attended the top film and journalism schools in the country including USC, NYU, LMU, Northwestern and Emerson.

Costa Girls Water Polo presented with trophy!
The Mira Costa Girls Water Polo team earned the 2017-2018 Bay League Championship Title during their season.
The girls were undefeated in the Bay League and this month Kelly Kemp presented them with the trophy.
Sophomore Leigh Lyter received the Bay League’s Most Valuable Player.
Boys Basketball team enjoys a Dodger game!
The Boys Basketball team enjoyed an evening out at a Dodgers game!
They are currently off-season, and working hard on their Spring training!
They are also busy promoting their Boys Basketball summer camp
( click here for info ) and their 6th Annual Charity Texas Hold ’em Poker Tournament ( click here for info ).
Go Mustangs!
Summer Rugby in action!
Rugby tournaments will continue through the summer! Please come enjoy an afternoon watching a rugby game and cheering for Costa!
Click here for schedule and information

Here are some good options that support the Booster Clubs:

Support La Vista and purchase from downtown MB Subway on the last Sunday of the month. Just mention La Vista to receive credit.





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