April 18, 2019
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to our Costa student athletes on National Signing Day!

One of the most exciting moments for a student-athlete is National Signing Day. Years of hard work have led to this moment, and on April 17th, 7 Costa athletes were honored as they look forward to playing at a collegiate level. They will be playing a variety of sports: rugby, basketball, cross country, track, volleyball and baseball.
Congratulations to our Costa student athletes who signed their NCAA letters of intent. These universities are very lucky to get our Mustangs next year!

Boys Tennis Team clinches
Bay League Champion Title
plus graduating Seniors
are honored!

With a second win against Peninsula, and a win over Redondo on Wednesday, the Varsity team has clinched back to back Bay League Championships with an undefeated record of 6-0 in Bay League and 18-1 overall!

The JV team has also earned the Bay League title with another great season! With a win against Redondo, they will finish undefeated.

On March 28th, the Seniors were celebrated!
We wish them all the best! Read More
Click Here for The Beach Reporter article: Mira Costa Tennis wins Bay League
Boys Lacrosse having an outstanding season !

Mira Costa Boys Lacrosse is ranked #10 in LA, with a current record of 9-2! They have had big wins over Redondo, El Segundo, Santa Monica, and Peninsula. On Thursday they played Pacific Palisades, who is ranked #13, and started strong with a first quarter lead of 10-0. They continued to dominate the game, winning with a final score of 18-4.
The Mustangs are definitely rolling this season, lead by outstanding offense and tenacious defense. The Mustangs are averaging over 14 goals per game. The defense is anchored by Junior Cole Garvey, who has committed to play Division 1 Lacrosse at Bryant, after he graduates from Costa.
Jazz Band, Winterguard, and
Indoor Drumline show amazing success at recent events!

* Jazz Band Judged Superior at Fullerton Jazz Festival!

* Winterguard Final Competition Caps a Great Season!

* Indoor Drumline goes to the Semi-finals!
Mira Costa Softball Tied for
First Place in Bay League!

The softball team lost their first Bay League game to Palos Verdes on Friday 4/12 leaving both teams tied for first place in the Bay League at 4-1 with 3 league games to go, one each against Peninsula, Leuzinger and Redondo. The Mustangs have five games left in the season before CIF playoffs begin on April 30. Read More
Click Here for The Beach Reporter article: Mira Costa Softball holds off Redondo

All Summer School Classes are now open for registration including Flex and Athletics

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 www.mbxfoundation.org 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.

Costa Swim Team dominates against Palos Verdes High School in dual meet!

 Mira Costa dominated against Palos Verdes High School in their second dual meet of the season. Costa swept all events in Varsity and Frosh/Soph. The final score for Girls Varsity was 112 to 58 and Boys Varsity won with 123 to 47. Girls Frosh/Soph finished with 96 to 51 and Boys Frosh/Soph had 111 to 43 points. Way to show up and show them what Costa is all about!
There were also quite a few CIF automatic and consideration times in relays and individual events. Congrats to the following swimmers on auto/con times: Read More

 Jacob Haim competed in two dive meets this season qualifying for CIF. On 3/30 he competed in the Surf City High School Invite in Huntington Beach and placed 3rd with 420.10 points. On 4/13 he competed in the Oaks Christian Cannonball Classic in Westlake Village and placed 1st with a score of 505.65.
Costa Badminton Team hosts successful April tournament!

The MCHS Badminton team hosted a tournament on Saturday, April 13, at the Manhattan Beach Badminton Club. Varsity teams of five local high schools participated in the tournament including Arcadia High, Cerritos High and Long Beach Poly. MCHS varsity team competed well in the tournament and claimed two titles. Both boy’s double and single finals attracted everyone’s attention with their breathtaking intensity and dazing badminton skills. Click Here for results
Girls Lacrosse Update

 Mira Costa’s Girls Lacrosse regular season comes to a close this week with plenty of exciting action before CIF Playoffs begins in two weeks. First up was Senior Night Celebration on Wednesday April 17. Five graduating seniors were honored prior to the Varsity home game against Palos Verdes. The JV game will followed with their own game against PV’s JV squad.
The Varsity team heads off to battle Culver City on Thursday and then both Varsity and JV square off against Redondo on Friday (at Redondo) with the JV game beginning at 4:00 followed by Varsity at 5:30. 
Come cheer on Girls LAX as they make their final push toward the playoffs!
Drama updates plus
The Drowsy Chaperone – opening soon!

It’s almost time for opening night! The first showing of Mira Costa Drama/Tech’s spring musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, is coming up on Friday, April 26th, 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
Discount pre-sale tickets are now available online through April 26th at 3 pm  Click Here  to purchase.
Pre-sale tickets: $15 Adults; $10 Students/Seniors 65+ ($1 additional fee for credit card purchases).
Tickets also are available at the MCHS Student Store and at our offsite locations (Patterson Cleaners, Dietz Bros. Music, and Tiffany Cleaners) through April 26that 3 pm (cash or check only, payable to MBX).
p  lus Senior Scenes, Comedy Sportz, and Drama I and II Showcase. Read More

Costa Boys Volleyball is 8 and 1 in League Play;
faces Redondo on April 23!

 CIF Southern Section’s #3 Costa boys volleyball defeated Palos Verdes, Peninsula, and Leuzinger in recent league play, making Costa’s only defeat in the Bay League against #2 ranked Redondo in its first meeting of the season. This sets up the Redondo game on April 23 to determine if Costa shares the Bay League title with Redondo or comes in second.

The Redondo game has been moved to El Camino College to accommodate the expected crowd for this perennial crosstown rivalry. Boys Volleyball will also be celebrating its senior night, with senior night festivities starting around 7:15pm and the game at 7:30.
Go Costa!
April updates for Costa Choirs!

 Thank you to all for 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.
Girls Beach Volleyball remains undefeated!

Mira Costa defeated Pali on Saturday, April 13 to log their 91st consecutive match victory!
Costa Ruggers play at the birthplace of Welsh Rugby

 The Mira Costa Mustangs traveled to Lampeter, Wales, which is the site of the birthplace of the rugby in Wales. The Mustangs took to the same pitch which saw the first match ever played in Wales, in 1875! To add more to the flavor the boys woke up to a light snowfall which by game time had turned to hail and freezing rain. Some of the Costa boys had never even see snow be­fore let alone played in it. Read More
Congrats to Costa's outstanding
Boys Basketball players!

Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors and to Lucas Hobbs for being selected as 1st Team All Bay League / 2nd Team All Area and to Henry Householter for being selected as 2nd Team All Bay League! 

Also a special shout out to Carson Carey, who has committed to playing at the next level at the University of Puget Sound! Go Mustangs!
Costa Track and Field April Updates!

Costa Track and Field have competed in the Meet of Champions, Woodbridge Invitational, South Bay Championships, and the Arcadia Invitational. Click here for results
Costa Visual Arts presents
19th Annual All Media show!

Join your favorite student artists at the 19th Annual ‘All Media Show’ on May 3 from 4-7pm at Resin Studio in Hermosa Beach.
For 19 years, MCHS Visual Art students have held an annual “All Media Show” for their “best-of-the-best” portfolio works – a stunning collection that is a full year in the making. Now the MCHS Art Department and booster club (9X12Fund) have partnered with South Bay magazine, the South Bay Artist Collective, and Resin Studio, to proudly present an event to celebrate the best Mira Costa Youth artists. This fun event is FREE and open to the entire community.
* Professional artists/photographers judging panel
* People’s Choice Award – $250 Cash Prize and 1 year Collective Membership
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 srosenb@aol.com
Measure EE: Mira Costa Gym Replacement Project

Approximately 400 cubic yards of concrete was placed in the footings on Wednesday
at the North end of the Mira Costa High School New Athletic Complex. 
April 17, 2019
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.
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Jennifer Williams, Executive Director, jennifer@mbxfoundation.org or
Leslie Whittet, MBX.foundation@gmail.com