May 2, 2019
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CORRECTION: There are 2 recent CIF playoff corrections:

Softball is today, May 2, at 3:15pm at Notre Dame (SO)

Boys Tennis is Friday, May 3 at 2:30 at Manhattan Beach Country Club

Costa playoffs are this week! Please come out and show your support!

Boys Lacrosse - Thursday, May 2 at 6:00pm @ Loyola

Baseball- Thursday, May 2 at 3:15pm @ Mira Costa v. JSerra

Surf - Thursday, May 2 @
Huntington Beach

Boy’s Tennis- Friday, May 3 at 3:00pm @ Mira Costa against Arcadia

Softball- Friday, May 3 at 3:15p @
Notre Dame/SO

Boy’s Volleyball - Saturday, May 4 at 6:00pm @ Huntington Beach

Girls Beach Volleyball - Saturday, May 4th @ Dockweiler Beach

Swim- Prelims begin Friday, May 3 at 9am and finals are Saturday, 5/4 at 4pm at the Riverside Aquatics Complex at Riverside City College
Costa Boys Lacrosse defeats St John Bosco in first round of playoffs!

Led by stellar defense from Cole Garvey and Derek Svensson, the Mustangs had to fight through double overtime to pull off the victory in Tuesday’s post season tournament game against St. John Bosco. Lucas Menendez came up big with 4 goals and an assist, Nick Butler had 3 goals, to go along with 2 from Josh Maruyama and one from Max Geoghegan, and the biggest of the night from Emmett Read came in double overtime. Read More
Baseball clinches
League title!

Round One of the CIF Southern Section Baseball Playoffs will begin on
Thursday, May 2 at 3:15pm
@ Mira Costa v. JSerra!

Come support Costa Baseball and
cheer them on!

Click Here for The Beach Reporter article
Click Here for The Daily Breeze article
Costa Surf Team clinches
Bay League title!

 Mira Costa Surf Team competed against Redondo Surf Team in the last head to head contest for the 2018-2019 season on Thursday April 18 at Hermosa Beach Pier. Costa came out on top and also clinched the League Championship! Great job Costa! The team was awarded the Championship cup this past Friday night at the High School Awards night held at Hermosa Beach Playhouse. Additionally, a number of Costa seniors were awarded scholarships through the South Bay Boardriders club. Congratulations to all! Read More
Mira Costa Tennis
fired up for CIF!

After winning back to back Bay League Championships, Boys Tennis is ready for their second round match up in the D1 Open Division this Friday, May 3rd at home against Arcadia! Please come out and support Mustang tennis!

Other exciting news from last week: Kyle Sillman is the Bay League Singles Champion and Matthew Poh is the Bay League Singles Finalist. It was a historic match having two Mustangs compete for the championship. Read More
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Indoor DrumLine places 3rd in Championships!

The talented Costa Indoor DrumLine traveled to Azusa Pacific University for the Championships, placing 3rd in their division. Everyone is very proud of their dedication and hard work this season. Well done!
The band musicians will be in the pit orchestra for the musical “The Drowsy Chaperone” There can't be a musical without music, and we’re pleased that so many of the band students are providing the accompaniment in the pit orchestra for the Drama/Tech Dept.’s terrific show “The Drowsy Chaperone”, now playing through next weekend. Read More

Summer School Classes are open for registration.
Traditional, Flex, Cyber High and Athletics.
Space is available in all classes.

Please register for the grade your student will be entering in the fall.
2019 Summer School dates are:

Session 1: Monday, June 17 - Tuesday, July 2
(note classes meet Mon. – Fri. the first 2 weeks)
Session 2: Monday, July 8 - Thursday, July 25 (Mon. – Thurs.)

Academic courses meet from 8 am to 1:30 pm.

Courses and program information is available at under Summer School or by clicking here .
MBX Flex courses are available to students needing a more flexible summer school schedule. Please check our website for more information and available courses by clicking here . Classes can begin as early as June 17 and must be completed by August 9.

Drama Spring production
The Drowsy Chaperone
is now playing!

The Drowsy Chaperone 
Now Playing!
Mira Costa Drama/Tech’s  The Drowsy Chaperone  is now playing in the Mira Costa auditorium, 1401 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach. 
Performance Dates:
Friday, April 26 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, May 2 at 6:30 pm
Friday, May 3 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 4 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Tickets for  The Drowsy Chaperone  are available online  and at the auditorium box office, as well as the MCHS Student Store and these offsite locations: Patterson Cleaners, Dietz Bros. Music, and Tiffany Cleaners:
$18 Adult, $12 Student/Senior. Read More  
Softball Senior Night and
Postseason Play!

 Mira Costa Softball celebrated their two graduating seniors before the final regular season game on April 25. #44 Morgan Ingham and #55 Alani Gasca will both be enrolling at El Camino Community College and everyone is looking forward to watching them continue their softball careers there. As per tradition, their mothers joined them on the field to throw out the ceremonial first pitches. Read More
Costa Boys Volleyball wins Bay League; advance to CIF Division 1 Quarter Finals!

Last week, all three teams beat their Redondo opponents in straight sets. While the undefeated Frosh/Soph and JV teams had locked up the Bay League title before this final match of the regular season, Varsity needed a win to take a share of the title with Redondo, after losing to Redondo in a 5th set tie breaker earlier in the season. With energy high on senior night, Varsity won in decisive fashion, taking Redondo in three straight sets. Read More
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Costa Girls Beach Volleyball finishes another season undefeated!

 The Mira Costa Girls Varsity Beach Volleyball team ended their regular season undefeated with a 3-match win versus a very competitive Redondo Union team last Wednesday, April 24, giving Costa first place seeding going into IBVL Play-offs.
Play-offs and finals will be Saturday, May 4 at Dockweiler State Beach. The girls have to win three more matches to potentially claim their 7th Consecutive IBVL Championship!
Congrats Costa Swim on another successful
Bay League!

 Congrats to Costa on another successful Bay League. This was a very good meet for many of the athletes and there were lots of second swims in the A final, as well as some good time drops between the prelims and finals. Overall Mira Costa took 3rd place, but they were very close behind Peninsula in 2nd. Awesome job to the boys Frosh/Soph team for taking 1st place and for having an overall great season this year! Read More
Boys Golf finishes season at top of Ocean League!

 Both the Varsity and the JV teams finished at the top of the Ocean League, the Costa Boys’ Golf division! The Varsity team finished 8-0, once again undefeated. The JV team also did exceedingly well with a 7-0 finish. Both team results are in addition to top-3 finishes by various members of the Varsity team at the Aliso Niguel Invitational and Oak Park Invitationals, and by members of the JV team at the Ayala Spring Classic and Servite Tournaments. Read More
Costa Ruggers Finish Season vs. Australia!

The Mira Costa Ruggers finished up their International portion of their 2019 season by taking on an All Star side from New South Wales, Australia. The Cockatoos showed up already having badly beaten two very good Canadian teams and were looking for more success in the South Bay as they took on the Mustangs.
Rugby congratulates player Slade Gordon!

 Congratulations to Slade Gordon who recently committed to Lindenwood University, ranked #3 in the Nation. Slade, 2019 Costa Backs Captain will play Center for the Lions. Slade becomes the 3rd Costa Rugger in the past 3 years to earn a scholarship to play Rugby. Well done Slade!
Congrats to Jahlani Tavai
on NFL Draft!

 Congratulations to the first Rugby Team Captain, Jahlani Tavai, for being drafted 43rd overall in the NFL Draft. No doubt Jahlani would rather be playing rugby, but the NFL does pay pretty well. We are proud of you! Jahlani led the first ever Costa Rugby team to a State Championship! That team went 11-0 on the year and crushed Dana Hills 45-10 in the Championship match. Jahlani completely dominated the opposition.

The Mustang Football Family is proud to congratulate Jahlani Tavai on being drafted to the Detroit Lions! Way to go Jahlani!

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Girls Lacrosse finishes season and
look forward to celebrating!

The Lady Mustangs, who were ranked #16 in Division 1, went up against a very tough #1 seed Redondo Union on Tuesday. Despite their valiant effort, Mira Costa fell to Redondo to end this year’s playoff run.
The end of season banquet will be held on May 21st at the Belamar Hotel and tickets can be purchased  here .
Cyber Security Club updates!

 The Mira Costa Cyber Security Club has been involved in many different competitions and events this year, and they still have many great events happening throughout the spring and into the summer.
Students are currently competing in the following events. Read More
Look what’s coming up with
Costa Orchestra!

Don’t miss the Costa Orchestra Spain Send-off Concert, “Costa en Espana” on Thursday, June 6!
Click Here  for details.

Orchestra is selling H2GO Water Bottles! These stylish H2GO water bottles come in an array of fun colors and would make the perfect End of Year gifts! Click Here to get yours today! Contact Janet Wyse with any questions. Read More

Choir April Updates!

Thank you for all the clothing donations!
On Saturday, April 13th, the Mira Costa Choir Department held its annual spring collection drive, collecting gently used clothing, shoes, hats, gloves, belts, purses, bags, luggage, drapes, table linens, and stuffed animals. These items were bagged up and given to Clothes for the Cause, who in turn, will pay the Choir Dept. for every bag collected! The funds that were raised will be used to pay for the many choir activities throughout the year.
Thank you to all who supported this wonderful fundraiser by cleaning out your closets and dropping off your gently used items! A special thank you to the parent and student volunteers who helped on Saturday, and to Kimberly Konis, our Fundraising Chair!
Summer Fun On Our Campuses?

When you're planning activities for your family, don't forget to check out the wide variety of MBX summer camps being held at Robinson, Pennekamp, and MBMS!
* Do you like to cook?
* Tinker and Build?
* Play Tennis?
* Bake bread?
* Be a Jr. architect or engineer?
* Expand your computer skills?
* Create fashion?
* Or, learn to ride a bike? 
Have some "funstruction" with favorite elementary and secondary teachers!
Spend a week with popular after school providers and previous summer camps There is truly something for everyone entering grades K-8.
Click Here to check out all the options. Click on summer camps.
If you have questions or want to discuss a specific camp,
contact Nancy at n
Measure EE: Mira Costa Gym Replacement Project Update
through May 1, 2019!
Now that the concrete footings for Zone A have been completed, the underground sewer system and electrical rough in for this portion of the building is underway.
The concrete and rebar crews are busy excavating the footings and installing the rebar prior to the upcoming concrete footing pour at the Pavilion Gym, which is at the Southeast end of the building.

Click Here to see video of demolition
Click here to see details for the new complex.
Costa Booster Club Fundraisers!
Important Notice Regarding Team Sponsorships
Sponsorships of Mira Costa athletic teams and visual and performing arts organizations are only available through MBX Booster Clubs. This includes the sale of banners, branded merchandise, distribution of promotional materials, publishing game calendars and more.

It has come to our attention that several companies are approaching local businesses and representing themselves as selling sponsorships that say they benefit Mira Costa athletics. These are not authorized representations and NO funds from these activities are received by Mira Costa High School or the teams they say they are representing.

If you or your business are approached, please contac t J ennife r Williams HERE. We can verify the validity of the opportunity and direct you to the appropriate booster officers.
To subscribe or submit stories and photos for our next newsletter, please contact:

Jennifer Williams, Executive Director, or
Leslie Whittet,