March 21, 2019
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Costa Track and Field
have strong performances as season begins!
Mira Costa Track and Field has started the season with some strong performances and a new school record! Sophomore Cormac Carew ran 1:58.53 for the new 800m Sophomore School Record! Amari Fraser has also been a stand out in the 100M and 300M Hurdles with several 1st Places. The Pole Vault Team is enjoying some early successes as well. 
Click here for results from the first 4 meets!
Costa Softball Team faces
tough competition in preseason!

Since the season started the Mustangs have competed in two tournaments and faced tough non-league opponents. Varsity is 5-9 and have their first Bay League game on Wednesday 3/20 vs Palos Verdes at Mira Costa. JV is 2-2-1. Read More
Costa Baseball starts off strong for all teams!

 Mira Costa Baseball starts the season strong with winning records at all three levels.
Varsity  7-3 (2-0 Bay League)
JV         8-2 (2-0 Bay League)
Frosh  12-0
All teams play Tuesday, Friday and Saturday this week.
Click here  for schedules and rosters, and for pics and highlights, follow us on Twitter at @costa_baseball and Instagram @costabaseball.
Click Here for Daily Breeze article: Christian Bodlovich on the mound and timely hitting is the perfect recipe for Mira Costa’s win over Palos Verdes





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.

Cyber Security Club Update

The Mira Costa Cybersecurity Club took two teams to compete at the California Mayors Cyber Cup at Long Beach City College. This was their first year competing in the event and the teams shined with 2nd and 5th place finishes. Their accomplishments have led them to being invited to the California Cyber Innovation Challenge held at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo over the summer. We are so proud of these students and the growth they have made over the last few years!
Winterguard triumphs at competition!

The talented Costa Winterguard took first place in their division at a local competition at Paramount High School. Their performance of “The ancient pond of koi and crane” won praise and helped cement their strong record. Way to go Winterguard !

 The Varsity Beach Volleyball team opened their 2019 season with their new Head Coach, Nancy Mason Reynolds on March 9th at Dockweiler State Beach. The Sandy Stangs racked up their 88th & 89th consecutive match victories with wins against Santa Monica High School and Pacific Palisades High School!
Costa Boys Volleyball 8-2 in the season, 1-0 in Bay League

Big Loyola game on
Friday, March 22!

Mira Costa Boys Varsity attended the annual Best of the West Tournament in San Diego on March 8th and 9th. Best of the West is an invitation-only tournament considered the top tournament in California, perhaps the nation. Costa won their pool on Friday to remain in the Gold Division going into play-offs on Saturday. They made it to the semi-finals where they were matched up against last year’s Best of the West champion, Newport Harbor.
Girls Lacrosse season starts strong
plus LAX Team Store is open!

Another great week for Girls Lacrosse starting out with a powerful win against Peninsula by Varsity with a 16-11 win on Wednesday, which was followed by a tough loss against powerhouse Palos Verdes on Friday by a score of 18 to 8. The Lady Mustangs bounced right back on Saturday with a thrilling overtime win against Palisades Charter 11-10
Costa Swim Team has outstanding performances at Mt SAC!
Mt. SAC was a huge success! Both Varsity and JV crushed it on Friday and Saturday and Mira Costa truly left their mark on this meet. With 35 teams competing, Boys Varsity finished in 8thplace and Girls Varsity finished in 12th place with limited swimmers and competitors in relays. The Friday prelims was a very long meet session, but everyone did pretty well with finding their events and staying positive. Luckily, there was an arsenal of subway sandwiches and other snacks and water to keep us happy. Read More
Costa Football players recognized at National Football Scholar Athlete banquet!

Congratulations to our Mustang players Jordan Corral, Nick Carpino, Koda Thormodsgaard and Slade Gordon who were honored at the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Banquet! They were recognized for their sacrifice and dedication to the game of football, education, family and community.
Costa Ruggers Preparing for Wales, United Kingdom Tour!

 The Mira Costa Ruggers have been working hard after a great trip to the Las Vegas In­ternational 7s Tournament for their upcoming tour of Wales. The boys will compete in 3 match­es against the Rugby- loving Welsh. They’ll tour London before heading to Wales. In Wales they’ll see the sights, visit with the great Welsh people, tour Principality Stadium where Wales just defeated Ireland in a huge Six Nations match. Read More
Boys Tennis is 2-0 at start of Bay League!

In a Bay League match between the #3 ranked Panthers and the #4 ranked Mustangs, the Mustangs prevailed 11-7. In singles, Matthew Poh (MC) won three sets 6-2, 6-2, and 6-3; and Tim Dzhurinskiy (MC) won three sets 6-2, 6-3, and 6-2. In doubles, Max Weulfing/Ethan Han (MC) won two sets 6-4 and 6-1; and Nick Darrow/Kyle Sillman (MC) won three sets 6-3, 6-4, and 6-4. Read More
Click Here for Easy Reader article: Mira Costa boys set for tough Bay League tennis schedule

Orchestra earns “Unanimous Superior” rating plus prepares for
Eclectic Ensemble
on Friday!

Congratulations to the Mira Costa Orchestras for their performances last Saturday at the SCSBOA festival at Santa Ana High School. All three ensembles earned a “Unanimous Superior” rating for both their concert program and sight reading. This is the highest possible rating, reserved only for the truly exceptional music groups! Bravo to the musicians of the Philharmonic, Symphony and Chamber Orchestras! Read More
Badminton Team ready to begin season!

The badminton tournaments and games begin in March. The team has played two school matches and one Varsity tournament and one JV tournament so far. Both Varsity and JV teams have competed well and won both competitions with other schools convincingly. As season goes on, players are getting better and better; and look forward to more exciting matches and wins. Read More
Don’t miss Drama’s Dessert Theater on Friday,
plus more upcoming events!

Mira Costa Drama/Tech’s Dessert Theatre is happening Thursday, March 21st, at 7 pm in the MCHS Small Theatre. It’s a fabulous preview of theatre competitions!

Don’t miss Mira Costa Drama/Tech’s spring musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. Read More 
MCHS Choirs present
The Cathedral Concert on
Tuesday, March 26th!

The Mira Costa Choir Department presents its annual Cathedral Concert on March 26, 2019, at 7:30 pm at American Martyrs Church, 624 15th Street, Manhattan Beach. Participating Mira Costa Choirs are Vocal Ensemble and Choral Union. Choir families, friends, and community members are all invited to attend this wonderful celebration of choral music. Read More
Exciting Summer Options for All Grades 


Summer planning is underway and MBX/MBUSD are making many programs available to incoming K-8th graders on several campuses. Returning with rave reviews from previous summers are Steve and Kate, Galileo, reDiscover, Planet Bravo and TGA Tennis.

But... that’s not all! Some of your favorite after school providers are offering programs in art/engineering/architecture, culinary and cooking delights, weeks of fun academic activities, and Tinkering projects. And, especially for aspiring bicycle riders, Pedalheads Bike Camp is joining the roster.

Check it all out at MBX Foundation, Click Here then cllick on Camps and take a look at the specifics as well as links to enrollment.

Any questions, feel free to contact Nancy Rosenburg, MBX Summer Program Coordinator 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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Jennifer Williams, Executive Director, jennifer@mbxfoundation.org or
Leslie Whittet, MBX.foundation@gmail.com