April 4, 2019
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Costa Choirs selected to perform at
California Choral Director’s Association
State Conference
On March 13-16, Choral Union traveled to San Jose, California for the fourth annual California Choral Director’s Association (CCDA) State Conference. Out of 40 choirs who auditioned, they were one of eight choirs selected from across the state to perform at this conference. The venue was stunning! The performances were held in the St. Joseph Basilica in downtown San Jose, one of the most wonderful spaces in which to sing. They were the featured concert Thursday night and opened the concert. Their program was eclectic, elegant and tugged at the heart. Additionally, they solicited the help of Billy Rugh, a famous Los Angeles choreographer who has choreographed for television, movies, and the Angel City Chorale which appeared on America’s Got Talent last summer. Billy staged and choreographed two of the selections specifically designed for this unique basilica, which is in the round. The choreography was stunning, as was the performance of Choral Union. The choir received an immediate standing ovation and rave reviews. Congratulations to Choral Union and their wonderful performance at the CCDA State Conference!
Costa Drama/Tech wins multiple awards at Fullerton Theatre Festival!

Congratulations to Mira Costa Drama/Tech for taking home awards in several categories at the Fullerton College High School Theatre Festival which took place Mar. 22nd-23rd. Costa competed against dozens of schools in a wide range of theatre competitions, including tech Olympics, musical theatre scenes, monologues, comedic and dramatic scenes, and comedy improv. Click Here for awards
Costa Bands attend
Southern CA School Band and Orchestra Association Festival!

 Last week all three concert bands went to the SCSBOA festival at Santiago HS in Corona.
The Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble received Superior ratings, while the Symphonic Band came back with an Excellent rating.
Congratulations everyone for a job well played!

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 MUN April updates!

Mira Costa MUN students have just returned from three of the final four travel conferences of the year. A select group of students were chosen to compete in Baltimore at the Johns Hopkins University Model United Nations Conference (JHUMUNC) on February 7-10. Shortly after, a group of Costa students headed to the Berkeley Model United Nations conference (BMUN LXVII) on March 1-3. This was followed by a group which headed to New York the following week from March 6-9 to compete at the National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) conference in New York. Read More
Costa Orchestra hosts successful Eclectic Ensembles!

Last Friday, the MCHS Small Theater came alive with a variety of memorable, entertaining and skillful performances! A truly eclectic and exquisite evening filled with beautiful performances and camaraderie.
Congratulations to all the talented student performers who always manage to wow the audience. And a big thank you to the Eclectic Ensemble Committee, and all the parents who volunteered their time, and to everyone who donated items for the raffles and dessert. We could not have pulled off this evening without your efforts.
Several fun pictures of this evening are available to view on our website, click  HERE  for photos.
Costa Softball remains undefeated in Bay League!

 Mira Costa Softball has been on a roll in the last two weeks, winning 9 of their last 11 games. They lead the Bay League with a 3-0 undefeated record.
After Spring Break, there are three remaining regular season home games. Read More
Click Here for Daily Breeze article: Mira Costa Softball wins a pair at the La Mirada tournament.
Costa Softball Alumni continue playing
at collegiate level!
 Costa Softball Alumni have been tearing it up on the field too! There are quite a few Mustang alums currently playing at the collegiate level, and it’s fun to see them on the field together when they face-off against each other for their College teams.
  • Brittany Werre (2015) University of Washington
  • Kasey Hutton (2015) Long Beach State
  • Haley Marschall (2016) UC Riverside
  • Emily Eudy (2017) Santa Clara
  • Jamie Hoffman (2017) Babson
  • Elliott Estes (2017) Houston Baptist
  • Katie Gould (2018) Washington University in St. Louis
  • Serena Ponciano (2018) New York University
Costa Boys Volleyball defeats Loyola!

On March 22, Mira Costa Boys Volleyball, currently ranked 6th in the CIF Southern Section, faced off against 4th-ranked Loyola in the annual cross-town match up. With over 2,000 spectators filling the stands, Costa Varsity defeated Loyola in four sets. After dropping the first set, Costa went on to win the next three. Costa JV and Frosh/Soph also won, giving Costa a clean sweep against their rivals. Read More
Click Here for Daily Breeze article: Mira Costa Boys volleyball thrills home crowd with upset of Loyola
Costa Boys Tennis defeats Redondo and are currently
3-0 in Bay League!

Thursday, 3/28/19
Mira Costa 16
Redondo 2
In singles, Max Weulfing (MC) won three sets at love 6-0, 6-0, and 6-0; Kelly Giese (MC) won one set 6-1; Tanner Chen (MC) won two sets 6-1 and 6-3; and Noah Daniels (MC) won one set 6-0. In doubles, Matthew Poh/Kyle Chen (MC) won two sets 6-0 and 6-1; Kyle Sillman/Noah Gonalons (MC) won two sets 6-2 and 6-1; Nick Darrow/Ethan Han (MC) won two sets 6-2 and 6-1; Nick Samuelian/Zach Wohl (MC) won one set 6-2; Vikram Arora/Arya Samimi (MC) won one set 6-4; and Luca Langella/Viraj Arora won one set 6-4.
Record: Mira Costa 15-1(Bay League 3-0) Read More
Click Here for The Beach Reporter article: Mira Costa boys tennis rises in poll, top team in Bay League
Costa vs. Palos Verdes Swim Meet highlights!

Last Thursday, the Mustangs had their first duel meet of the 2019 season against one of their biggest rivals, Peninsula High School. Costa had nearly a full sweep, winning boys frosh-soph (115-39 points), girls frosh-soph (95.5-58.5 points), and girls Varsity (87-83 points). The score was very close for the boys Varsity with the final point total at 88-82 for Peninsula. In the words of Varsity captain, Colin Le, Varsity boys showed an “A+ effort.” Read More
Costa Surf April updates!

Costa Surf Team competed in its first contest within the past few months on Thursday before Spring Break. It was an excellent showing by all athletes involved. The Costa vs El Segundo High School contest took place at Costa's home break, 26th Street Manhattan Beach. The conditions started out challenging and increased in difficulty as the winds came up in the later heats. Costa dominated, winning every single one of the 7 heats.
The fun continued on Friday night when many members of the Costa Surf team boarded a flight bound for Nicaragua and Casa La Barra Surf Resort. The waves in Nicaragua started out in the 6-8 ft. range and have been challenging and fun! The team even got in a soccer game with the locals. They will return later this week.
Girls Lacrosse update plus UCLA vs USC club teams play at Waller stadium this Saturday!

The Girl’s Lacrosse team lost a close game last Wednesday at Peninsula 9-12 to take their overall record to 5-6.
Upcoming games include April 10 @ Birmingham and April 12 at Glendale High School.
Also a reminder that Senior Night is their final home game on April 17th against Palos Verdes.

Additionally, the UCLA and USC Women’s Club Lacrosse teams will be squaring off this coming Saturday April 6 at noon in Waller Stadium. Everyone is welcome to attend this high-level contest on Saturday!
Costa Ruggers making news in the United Kingdom!

The Mira Costa Mustangs landed in London, England and after a brief tour of the city they traveled to Carmarthen, Wales to play 3 matches in 5 days. The first match saw the Mustangs taking on the Carmarthen Quins. The Quins have been playing rugby since 1875 and have a thick history of success. The match was played in the Carmarthen Velodrome which was opened in 1900 and is the oldest concrete Velodrome in Europe. Read More
Shout out to Costa and MC Cross Country
Alum Jenna Tong!

Class of 2012 Costa Alum, Jenna Tong, recently completed the LA marathon and placed 9th overall in the Open category and 3rd in her age group of 25-29.
She posted a time of 3:06:06 at a pace of 7:06 per mile.

Congrats to Jenna, and all her hard work and dedication!
La Vista travels to NY for the
Columbia Scholastic Press Association Convention!

Eight editors from La Vista traveled to New York for four days to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Spring Convention. Students attended sessions and panels surrounding different aspects of newspapers such as writing and design, and met with other students from publications across the country.

Manhattan Beach Odyssey of the Mind* teams excel at Southern California State tournament!

The Southern California State tournament for  Odyssey of the Mind  took place on Saturday, March 23. The top 2 teams from each Divison/Problem are invited to World Finals. Due to Odyssey’s tremendous growth, this was the first year California has been split into NorCal/SoCal tournaments Read More

*Odyssey of the Mind is an MBX School Connected Organization
Looking for a Summer Camp?
When you’re planning activities for your family, don’t forget to check out the wide variety of summer camps being held at Robinson, Pennekamp, and MBMS!

There is truly something for everyone entering grades K-8. Learn to ride a bike, practice tinkering techniques to create projects, become a Jr Architect or Engineer, play tennis, or have a week of high quality technology with Planet Bravo. And much more!
Check out all the options at  mbxfoundation.org . Click on summer camps.
Have questions or want to discuss a specific camp, contact Nancy at  nsrosenb@aol.com .
Measure EE: Mira Costa Gym Replacement Project
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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