May 31, 2019
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Costa Boys Volleyball Team is Regional State Finalist!
Ranked #2 in the nation!

Mira Costa Boys volleyball lost in the Division 1 CIF-SS Final to Newport Harbor, but marched toward a re-match in the Regional State Championships.

In the Regional State Championships, Costa first defeated Westview from San Diego in the quarter-finals. Next Costa faced Palisades Charter at Pali in the semi-final. Pali has been the team to watch this season, with many believing they could win it all. However, Costa played an “epic” match, according to long-time Costa coach Mike Cook, to take Pali in three straight sets.

This set up the Costa-Newport re-match, this time on Newport’s home court, in front of a raucous crowd of Newport fans. Costa easily took the first set, but Newport came back strong, winning the next three sets and taking the match.

In all, Costa Boys Volleyball ends the season as the Bay League Champions on all three levels, Division 1 CIF-SS runner-up, Division 1 CIF Regional State runner-up, and the #2 team in the nation (based on Max Preps ranking).
Last Drama ComedySportz takes place
tonight - Friday, May 31st!

 The last ComedySportz match this year will take place on Friday, May 31st at 7 pm in the MCHS Small Theatre.
It will be Costa Seniors vs. Alumni! Tickets $5 at the door. Please join us for this year’s final ComedySportz event!
Costa Surf concludes season and looks ahead to NSSA Nationals on June 16!

The Mira Costa Surf team concluded Mens shortboard heats on Wednesday, May 15. Costa had 2 seniors make the Mens Shortboard finals! Congratulations to Alex Fry for placing 3rd and Zach Rosenberg for finishing in 2nd!  Great job everyone!
With the conclusion of All-Stars, the final surf contest the athletes will compete in this year is NSSA Nationals held on Fathers Day weekend at Salt Creek Beach. Come cheer on the athletes and enjoy a day at the beach!
Softball honors players at
end of year banquet!

The Mustang Softball Team celebrated their 2019 season on May 28 with an end of season banquet at Lido restaurant in Manhattan Beach. The coaches presented individual awards to both Junior Varsity and Varsity players.
Varsity Offensive Player of the Year: Ella Lee
Varsity Defensive Player of the Year: Jenna Ortega
Varsity MVP: Piper Neri
Varsity Rookie of the Year: Amanda Siegel
Most Improved Varsity Player: Alani Gasca
JV Offensive Player of the Year: Holly Misely
JV Defensive Players of the Year: Emma Gonosey and Malia Hara
JV MVP: Brooke Erickson
JV Coaches Award: Katrina Wianecki
Congrats to Costa Choirs!

 Congratulations goes out to the Mustang Chorale for winning the Men’s Choir category at Music in The Parks at Disneyland!

Congratulations to Costa Chorale for winning the Women’s Choir Category and winning Best Overall High School Choir in the competition!

These were both wonderful choirs this year and everyone is very proud of their accomplishments!

Mark your calendar and don’t miss this opportunity for an evening of beautiful music! Grammy Award Winning Mira Costa Choirs present their annual spring concert, SING WITH HEART, on Tuesday, June 4th at 7 pm.
Mira Costa High School Auditorium $10 suggested donation at the door / Students and Seniors are free. Read More
Boys Golf celebrates outstanding season and
recognizes players at banquet!

Mira Costa Boys golf had a fantastic season, winning the Ocean league for both Varsity and JV. Mira Costa took all six Varsity Ocean League spots to advance to the CIF individuals. In order of placement: Aidan Oliver (1st, 71/78), Max Huggins (78/74), Tanner Stewart (78/77), Tim Zimmer (78/78), Philip Wandel (83/78), And Travis Riker (81/80). Both Varsity and JV had undefeated seasons in the Ocean league. In the JV Championship Steven Waki (78) and Anders Olsen (78) got first and second places respectively by card-off. Read More
Costa Track & Field Freshman qualifies for State meet and Team celebrates season!

The 2018-19 Track & Field Season has drawn to an end. Mira Costa was thrilled to have one athlete, Freshman Dalia Frias, make it to State this year! The team looks forward to her next 3 seasons as a Mustang!
Coach Renee said “ Dalia put in the kind of gutsy performance we have come to expect from her in her heat at the state meet. She ran a 4:56 mile, which earned her 6th in her heat. The 5 top finishers in her heat advanced to the finals. She was 14th overall out of 28 competitors, which is a great performance. As the only female from the South Bay to make it to the state meet, she made us all very proud.” Read More
Click Here for The Beach Reporter article: Redondo, Mira Costa track athletes finish out season at state meet
Click Here for The Beach Reporter article: Two athletes to represent Redondo Union, Mira Costa at state track meet Friday
Congrats to Costa Beach Volleyball Assistant Coach Karissa Cook and Costa Alum Jace Pardon!

 Congrats to Costa Beach Volleyball Assistant Coach, Karissa Cook and Costa Alum, Jace Pardon who won their very first AVP Tournament in Austin, TX on May 19!
Way to go!

Jace Pardon (left) and Karissa Cook (right)
Orchestra ends year with upcoming Spain send-off Concert, “Costa en Espana”!

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.
MB schools compete in the
Odyssey of the Mind World Finals!

The Odyssey of the Mind World Finals took place this past week from May 22 - May 25 at Michigan State University. It was the largest tournament to date with 899 teams attending from 20 countries and 40 states. Competitors qualify by placing 1st or 2nd for their problem division in their State or Country Championship Tournaments; so the caliber of teams attending World Finals was very high (China's Country Championship Tournament alone hosted over 600 teams).
Manhattan Beach qualified 4 teams to represent SoCal that all placed within the top half of their respective fields. Read More

Still Thinking About Registering for Summer School?
Registration is Open.
Space is Available.
Traditional, Flex, Cyber High and Athletics.

All athletes participating in summer training programs must be registered before June 17.

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.


Mira Costa High School’s G.R.A.D. Nite is an all-night party of thoroughly extravagant proportions thrown each June exclusively for the graduating class. The party is substance-free and provides a safe environment for the current graduating class to celebrate together one last time.  Attendees are bused to a secret, private venue where they may participate in games, music, dancing, and many other surprise activities.
Click Here  for information
Here Comes Summer!
Check out the Awesome MBX Camps for your family and friends!

Summer Line Up: June through August

"Oldies but Goodies" returning camps:
Steve and Kate, Camp Galileo, Planet Bravo, TGA Tennis, re-Discover Tinkering Camp 

New to MBX camps :
Kinder Readiness, Camp Rad, Pedalheads, Jr. Architects and Engineers, STEM is Fun!, LIFT Summer Cooking, Book-a Roos

Just Added:  
Summer Reading Book Club  for incoming 6th and 8th graders. Spend three meetings with your peers and MBUSD Literacy TOSA, Michelle Syverson, facilitating the discussion. You will read two of the summer books and be on top of your game in the fall. 

Steppin' up to Second:  Here's an opportunity to start second grade with confidence! This class is being offered by one of Pennekamp's fabulous teachers, Donna Barney.

Check this out: It's a win-win for you and MBUSD
Camp Galileo is thrilled to announce a brand new School Rewards program. Throughout the month of May, Galileo will donate $25 to MBUSD for every family that enrolls at Camp Galileo or Galileo Summer Quest. Plus, you’ll get $50 off camp with code SchoolRewards. This special partnership opportunity ends May 31. Click Here to learn more and enroll today.

Click Here to find all of the information and links to enrollment. Look under Summer Camps. A week or more of fun is just a click away. If you have questions or would like to discuss a specific camp, please contact Nancy at
Measure EE: Mira Costa Gym Replacement Project Update
through May 31, 2019!
Click Here to see video of demolition
Click here to see details for the new complex.
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.
Costa Booster Club Summer Camps!
Costa Booster Club Fundraisers!
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