FEBRUARY 28, 2018

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Traditional Summer School Registration begins March 6th
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MBX Flex has new course options!
MBX is still offering traditional Summer School with all regular course offerings. Registration will open Tuesday, March 6 for seniors, Thursday, March 8 for juniors, Tuesday, March 13 for sophomores, and Thursday, March 15 for Freshmen.
For courses and additional information, click here .

MBX has added new course options at MBX Flex!

MBX Flex now offers Spanish 1, 2, and 3, Biology, Chemistry and Algebra 1 & 2 (remedial only). Registration for all MBX Flex courses is open now.

What is MBX Flex? Does your student want to take summer school but the dates and times of traditional MBX Summer School don’t work for your schedule? Or perhaps your student’s learning style benefits from a more personalized environment? Then MBX Flex is for you.

MBX Flex is “flexible schedule” summer school courses. Students will meet with certificated teachers for approximately 20, 2-hour block sessions for a 2 semester course and 10, 2-hour block sessions for a 1 semester course, plus proctored tests, with the option of 1:1, 1:2, or 1:3 teacher/student ratios. Coursework will be WASC accredited and will be accepted for credit on MCHS transcripts. While schedules are flexible and intended to meet your needs, students electing 1:2 or 1:3 ratios must find their own partners with all partners following identical schedules. Classes can begin as early as 6/18 and must be completed by 8/10.

Registration is open and enrollment is limited. If your desired course is full, please sign up for the "Wait List". MBX will open additional slots pending instructor availability. Note: AM time slots for Modern World History and US History are full. PM time slots are available.

To register and for additional information on MBX Flex, click here .
 Girls Water Polo competes in CIF Semi-Final match!
Girls Water Polo entered the D3 CIF Tournament as #1 in Bay League, and easily defeated their first opponent, Righetti HS, 11-4 in the first CIF game right before break. Mira Costa remained undefeated against Rosary Academy in the Quarter Finals, beating them 8-4, and advanced to the Semi-Finals at Woollett Aquatics Center on Wednesday, 2/21.
Costa Boys Soccer reaches
“Elite Eight” in CIF!
Mira Costa Boys’ Soccer had a “working vacation” last week. The team beat Santiago HS 3-1 in the CIF Division 2 playoffs last Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals. Senior captain Robert Cook had 2 goals and an assist. Senior captain Andrew Fasano was stellar in goal with 8 saves. Senior Michael Antich also scored .
Click Here for Daily Breeze Article on Quarterfinal Game
Costa Rugby season ends in CIF Semi-Final game
The Mira Costa Mustang Rugby team traveled to San Diego for a semi-final match against the #1 seed, St. Augustine Saints, at the Little Q in Qualcomm Stadium. The Saints were playing their first ever playoff match for the 9 year old program. Unfortunately for the Mus­tangs, the Saints came ready to play. St. Augustine played near flawless rugby throughout the match, While they were far from dynamic, they were instead well coached and well disciplined. READ MORE
Boys and Girls Wrestling Team Updates!
Girls Wrestling Team
has best performance ever!

The Girls Wrestling Team finished 25th in State, which is their highest performance ever. In wrestling there are no divisions at State. It is every school that has a team, going for one title. Costa had one state placer, Sasha Medvidovic. She finished 3rd in State with her only loss being to a girl ranked 4th in the nation. Sasha finished with a record of 29-1. In fact she defeated the 9th and 10th ranked in the nation on her journey to 3rd place.  READ MORE
Boys Wrestling
finishes outstanding season!

The Boy’s Wrestling Team had 5 CIF placers last weekend, but unfortunately, none of them were able to get through Master’s and move on to State. Nevertheless, they had a great year as a team. This is only the 2nd time that Costa has had 5 wrestlers qualify for Master’s. The 1st time was in 2015. Two of the Master’s qualifiers are Juniors, Tyler and Jacob Gordon, so the team looks forward to having some very good wrestlers returning next year.
Costa MUN has successful conference in Washington D.C.!








On February 12th, a delegation of 20 students from Mira Costa Model United Nations traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend NAIMUN at Georgetown University. The trip began with a team building exercise around D.C. and Georgetown, taking the students to sights including the White House, the Washington Monument, and the U.S. Capitol. 3,300 delegates from around the country attended NAIMUN.
Don’t miss out on these exciting upcoming Drama events!
Mira Costa Drama/Tech’s Dessert Theatre is happening Thursday, March 22nd, at 7 pm in the MCHS Small Theatre. It’s a wonderful preview of theatre competitions — everything from Tech Olympics to musical theatre scenes to monologues, dramatic scenes, and comedy improv — that students will be taking to the Fullerton High School Theatre Festival. Tickets are $7 at the door.

Get Ready for Eclectic Ensembles!
Join us for the 3rd annual Eclectic Ensemble Fundraiser dinner and performance for the MCHS Orchestra and Band programs on Friday, March 23rd from 6pm to 9pm. This exciting event features a tasty dinner from Buca di Beppo and Fritto Mistom as well as lively and unexpected musical offerings from Band and Orchestra students.

The SCSBOA Orchestra Festival will be held at Long Beach State on Tuesday March 20, 2018. The orchestra students are busy preparing for it and hope to achieve unanimous superiors across the board READ MORE
Mira Costa Baseball starts season with six wins!
Mira Costa Baseball chalked up six wins this weekend over West Torrance with doubleheaders at all three levels. The games marked the season opener for the Program which was elevated to Division 1 in 2018. Head Coach Keith Ramsey looks to continue the success of Mira Costa Baseball as he moves into his second season this spring.
Click here  for schedule and Program information.
Girls Basketball team finishes season, looks ahead!
The girls’ basketball season has come to a close. Unfortunately, Varsity Girls lost in the first round of the CIF playoffs against Lynwood. They fought hard but were unable to come out with a win. It was hard to see the seniors play their last high school game since starting at Costa four years ago. We wish them good luck as they embark on the next chapter of their life. The team and coaches will honor them and the rest of the girls basketball program at the annual basketball banquet on March 16th.  
February updates for Costa Choir!
Mira Costa Choirs Present The Cathedral Concert
Please mark your calendars and join us for the Cathedral Concert, featuring Mira Costa’s Vocal Ensemble and Advanced Women’s Chorale, and welcoming the Biola University Chamber Singers.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
7:00 pm
Sanctuary of St. Cross Episcopal Church

Costa Surf Team remains undefeated!
Mira Costa Surf Team is competing in the CA State Championship in San Diego this weekend. They are going into this championship undefeated!
The Captains, Ryan Ulrich and Lauren Friedrich recently represented Mira Costa along with state and local officials in an effort to make surfing the official sport of California
Don't miss the All-District Bands Festival this
Thursday at MCHS Auditorium!
The All-District Bands Festival will be on Thursday, March 1st at 6:30 in the MCHS Auditorium. This concert will feature students from all the band programs in the district: elementary schools, MBMS and all the concert bands at the high school, as well as the Jazz Band and Marching Band. It is such an exciting concert and shows our talented students growth from their early beginnings to the accomplished musicians they become with the support of our district’s music programs.
Badminton Team looks forward to first tournament!
For the past four weeks, both Varsity and Junior Varsity teams have been working hard to get ready for the 2018 season.
The first Varsity Tournament is this weekend, March 3rd, at Acardia High.
Also, Mira Costa will be hosting its own Tournament on March 9th and 10th. A total of five high school teams will be competing at  Manhattan Beach Badminton Club . Please come to cheer for us!
Finally, a big “Thank You” to all families making generous donations.

Mira Costa High School G.R.A.D. NITE is June 14, 2018!
Tickets:  Have you purchased your Grad Nite ticket yet?
As of February 1st, there are 204 seniors on the “ Who’s In ” list!
If you haven’t purchased your senior’s ticket or need to complete registration forms,

Non-senior parents : Join us to celebrate the graduates in this fun, pay-it-forward event. Please contact G.R.A.D. NITE Co-Chairs, Christine Rawson  christine411@gmail.com or Erika Langetieg  elangetieg@gmail.com  for volunteer details.
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Mustang Youth Track Meet on March 11th



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