June 13, 2019
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A successful school year comes to a close and
MBX welcomes summer!

A big thank you for supporting MBX through your donations to our booster organizations! Your support allows Mira Costa to offer students amazing sports and extracurricular programs!

We also thank you for enrolling your students in
MBX Summer School, MBX Flex and MBX Summer Athletics.
Your support of these programs allow MBX to enhance
Manhattan Beach Schools through our grants for facility improvements.

Have a wonderful summer!
Spirited Parents’ Softball Tourney Raises Funds for MBX!
The 14th annual Parents’ Softball Classic was held Sunday, June 9, as a benefit for MBX Foundation.

Ten teams representing local schools took the field in a daylong competition. Friends and families came out to root for the teams, enjoying music, burgers and hot dogs from the snack stand, which was open all day.

All teams played at least four games during the day. Four teams made the final playoff round, including American Martyrs, Mira Costa, Meadows and a team called the Founders, coached by Ross Kay, who founded the tournament, and several players who were veterans of the tournament.

In the end, the Founders fell in a close game to Meadows, whose parent team clinched its fifth straight tournament championship. Pennekamp Elementary holds four titles. See more about the tournament in this news story by event sponsor DigMB: “Meadows Takes 5th Straight Softball Title .” Dave Fratello served as director of the tournament, and also sponsored the event through his Edge real estate agency and MB Confidential website.
The day featured good cheer and great sportsmanship. The event raised nearly $20,000 for MBX. Next year is the big 15th annual event!
Costa Band POPS Concert
with Davie Benoit!

 Mira Costa Bands performed with David Benoit. It was a performance for the ages. The concert bands all played for the POPS Concert on May 30th. Jazz pianist and distinguished MCHS alumni David Benoit played with the Jazz Band and brought down the house! Recordings will be made available on the Band website.
Choir performs final concert of the year!

Mira Costa Choirs has come to the end of an amazing year. This past week, the four choirs and two a cappella groups sang their final concert of the year to a large and enthusiastic audience. From Mozart to Mercury, all the choirs sang with artistry, commitment and heart. This concert also honored the graduating seniors. These wonderful people have given so much to the choral department and they will be missed by all. The concert was streamed live on Facebook and can be seen on the Mira Costa Choirs Facebook page. Read More

Shout Out to Costa Choir Alumni: Phoebe Lyons!

Phoebe Lyons graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Boston College with a double major in music and economics. She was awarded the Laetitia M. Blain award for Excellence in Musical Performance. For her senior recital, she sang art songs in five languages, including works by Donizetti, Wolf, and Cuban artists she discovered while studying at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. She will soon begin working at the LA Master Chorale. 
Drama/Tech performs Senior Scenes, final ComedySportz event of the year!

On Wednesday, May 29th, Mira Costa’s Drama/Tech students presented Senior Scenes, a series of short scenes produced and directed by graduating 12th grade drama students. In the weeks leading up to the show, the seniors auditioned, cast, and directed fellow classmates in their scenes from plays and musicals as their final class project. Congratulations to the senior directors for putting together an amazing array of scenes, to the awesome student tech crew for their outstanding technical support, and to the tremendously talented student actors who brought Senior Scenes to life! Read More
Orchestra has successful “Send-Off” Concert!

 Congratulations to the Orchestra students for a grand performance at the Send-Off concert last Thursday! It was a huge success with so many highlights: Mr. Mark McCormick conducted two pieces with the combined Philharmonic and Chamber orchestras; the world premiere piece commissioned by MCHS Orchestras by Niall Ferguson, a former student of Mr. Peter Park; and the solo pieces that received standing ovations performed by sophomore Daichi Horiguchi and senior Kevin Chen! Read More
Costa Softball players volunteer at annual MBX Parent Softball Tournament!

The Mustang softball players had a great day volunteering at the annual MBX Parent Softball Tournament held at Marine Park on June 9. Players and parents manned the check-in table, prepped the fields, organized the volunteers, ran the snack stand and grilled up the delicious bacon burgers donated by Manhattan Meats. A great time was had by all, and congratulations to the Meadows team for their tournament win this year!

And a big congratulations to Piper Neri, Ella Lee and Katie Katsuyama for being named to the 2019 Daily Breeze All-Area softball team!
Boys Lacrosse end of year updates!

Congrats to Cole Garvey who was selected 1st Team All Area, and Lucas Menendez who was selected 2nd Team All Area! What a great season for Boys Lacrosse and we’re looking forward to next year!
Boys Lacrosse also strongly recommends the MBX Summer Program for all returning and incoming players.
Enjoy your summer!
Surf Team competes in upcoming
NSSA National Championships!

 The Mira Costa Surf team will close out the year with the NSSA National Championships this coming weekend June 15-16 at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. The team has multiple athletes competing for the team on Varsity and Junior Varsity levels in both shortboard and longboard. Good luck to all competing, please come support the team and enjoy a day at the beach!
Girls Basketball starts summer workout
to gear up for season!

The Girls Basketball team is having their usual off season work out. They are gearing toward their summer program! They encourage anyone interested in pursuing girls basketball next year to sign up for the Summer Basketball Program through MBX. Have a great summer!

Is your athlete planning on training with a
Mira Costa team this summer?
Don't forget to register for Summer 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.

Does your child need to remediate a class? Registration is still open for traditional, Flex, and Cyber High remediation courses. Information can be found at www.mbxfoundation.org under Summer School or by clicking here .

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.
It's a win-win for all!
The kids have a great time and net proceeds go to MBUSD to support students!

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  nsrosenb@aol.com
Measure EE: Mira Costa Gym Replacement Project Update
through June 5, 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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Jennifer Williams, Executive Director, jennifer@mbxfoundation.org or
Leslie Whittet, MBX.foundation@gmail.com