March 7, 2019
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Costa Girls Soccer team
makes school history!

The Mira Costa Girls Varsity Soccer Team made school history by being the first team to reach the Regional State Final this past Saturday. They played against a very tough West Hills team in pouring rain. Although they lost 2-1, it was a well fought game with tremendous attendance from the Mira Costa students and families This season will go down as one of the best for the soccer program. The girls will end with a overall record of 27-3-3.
Congrats to Costa Girls Soccer team on an outstanding season!
Click Here for The Beach Reporter article: Mira Costa girls soccer team finished most successful season in school history
Costa Girls Water Polo season ends with tough loss in
CIF Championship overtime!

The Mira Costa Girls Water Polo team played for the CIF championship against Oaks Christian. The game was the closest of the season with play going into 3 overtime periods before Oaks took the title with a sudden death goal. The teams were remarkably evenly matched and showed a very strong defense game. Oaks played an aggresive field defense, limiting Costa’s strong shooting game, while Costa’s strong goal defense stopped most of Oaks’ scoring attempts. On the offensive side both teams were again evenly matched with Oaks taking the early lead 4-2 at the half, but, in the second half, Costa played to their long shots to neutralize Oaks’ field defense and brought the game even 7-7 at the end of regulation play Read More .
Costa Ruggers Battle in
Las Vegas
International 7s

 The Mira Costa Ruggers found more success on the second day of the tournament. The Boys Green side opened play against the British Columbia Elite. Captain Evan Anderson opened the scoring with a nifty 26 meter run & converted the kick for a 7-0 lead. Unfortunately, the boys from Canada managed to put up 2 late scores to defeat Costa 7-14. The last match was against Southeast (United States). The boys gave up an early Try but it was pretty much all Costa after that as Aiden Martinez found the Try Zone, Evan Anderson converted. Read More





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.

Cheer Teams compete in Orlando, Florida!

Costa Cheer Team had a successful trip to The National Cheerleading competition in Orlando Florida. Both JV and Varsity made it to the semifinals. At the event, there were 900 cheer teams from across the country competing. Congrats to both Costa Cheer Teams!
Costa Boys tennis team wins the second annual
Golden State Classic!

On Friday, March 1st, In the first round of the Golden State Classic tournament @Menlo-Atherton High School, the Mustangs defeated Menlo-Atherton 5 to 1.  In singles, Tim Dzhurinskiy (MC) won 6-2; Kyle Sillman (MC) won 6-1; and Matthew Poh (MC) won 6-1. In doubles, Ethan Han/Max Wuelfing (MC) won 7-5; and Tanner Chen/Kelly Giese (MC) won 6-3. Read More
Click Here for the Beach Reporter article: Mira Costa boys tennis team wins Northern California tournament (photo by The Beach Reporter)
Girls Lacrosse kicks off season with Rose Bowl Challenge!

 Girl’s Lacrosse officially kicked off the season with the Rose Bowl Challenge in Pasadena this past Saturday. Despite some challenging weather and field conditions, Varsity secured a third place finish and JV showed great potential in the games that they played including one against a Varsity team. Read More
Costa Boys Volleyball defeats Santa Barbara
in first preseason match!

Mira Costa Boys Volleyball started the season by defeating Santa Barbara High School in the first road trip (and match) of the season. Frosh/Soph and JV won in straight sets. Varsity, got the win, 3 games to 1. The Varsity line-up for all four sets included junior Jack Walmer as setter, senior Thomas Kretschmer and sophomore Ben Coordt as outside hitters, senior Ethan Young as opposite, juniors Dain Johnson and Austin Wills at middle, senior Will Bond as libero, and junior Matt Montag as serving specialist. Read More
Don’t miss these exciting Drama events coming up!
Mira Costa High School Drama/Tech Department presents  The Drowsy Chaperone
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.  The Drowsy Chaperone  is playing April 26th-May 4th 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
Costa Surf works hard with
challenging winter conditions!

Mira Costa Surf continues to work hard through the challenging conditions Mother Nature has dealt them. With the continuing rain, and less than ideal water conditions, many of the surf contests have had to be rescheduled. NSSA state competition did take place this past weekend in Cardiff.  Read More
The Girls Beach Volleyball Season has begun!

 Interest in Beach Volleyball continues to grow. 70+ girls tried out for a final roster of 52 girls. For the first time, there are three teams registered for league competition. Varsity, JV, and Frosh/Soph.
On February 10, Mira Costa Beach hosted several area schools for the 5th Annual Mira Costa Pairs Tournament. Costa teams had success in all divisions, and the pair of Natalie Myzkowski and Kate Reilly, won the top prize, keeping the Legacy Trophy at Costa for another year! Read More
Costa Softball updates!

The Costa Varsity softball team kicked off their season splitting a doubleheader with Cypress on February 12.
JV field improvements are completed and the team has a great field with new dugouts and backstop to host their home games
Unfortunately, the rain has postponed a few of the early season games, but the updates season schedule for both Varsity and JV is online  Click Here  for info Please come support us at our home games!
March updates for Orchestra!

 Orchestra and Band students are busy preparing for the 4th Annual Eclectic Ensembles concert on Friday, March 22nd. This is always a great evening of live music, food and fun with the Mira Costa performing arts community. Join us from 6-7pm for $5 pizza by the slice and dessert and coffee, and then come to the Small Theater from 7-9pm for an eclectic evening of live music from some of the best musical ensembles at Mira Costa. Read More
Costa Swim team starts season with South Bay co-ed relay Invite!

The Mustangs raced this Saturday in the rain and toughed it out through the cold and back to back swims. The team showed up with good enthusiasm and swam their best considering the conditions. After only two weeks of training for many swimmers, the team looked strong and unified in new suits and caps.

  The frosh-soph team seemed to be killing it, winning the 8 by 50 backstroke relay, and getting second place overall out of the 8 teams that were there . Read More
Don’t miss out on Choir’s upcoming events!

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
Shout out to Costa Graduate Gymnast Chelsea Shu

Chelsea graduated from Costa in June 2015. She is currently a senior at Cal Berkeley and on the Women's Gymnastics team. She recently came in clutch with a career-high 9.90 on beam for the event title at OSU!
Calling All Summer Campers!

Summer will be here before you know it, and MBX has great news.
When you’re making your summer plans be sure to consider one of the many programs being offered by MBX/ MBUSD at Pennekamp, Robinson and MBMS.

Returning from previous summers are Steve and Kate, Galileo, reDiscover, Planet Bravo and TGA Tennis. But that’s not all! There are also new exciting options offered by some of the favorite after school providers, and truly something for everyone entering grades
K through eight.
Check it out at MBX Foundation:  Click Here
Click 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.
Costa hosts new athletic complex
ground-breaking ceremony!
On Friday, February 15 th the successful demolition of the Costa gym, and the beginning of the construction phase was celebrated!  The celebration was open to the public and attended by the several school district officials, city council members, school board members and many others.  The next on-site event will be the ribbon-cutting in the fall of 2020!
Click Here to see video of demolition
Click here to see details for the new complex.
Own a part of our Costa history. Be a part of our future.
Relive and retell the glorious moments celebrated in Fisher Gym with custom items crafted from the game-used court. Proceeds help purchase new school equipment.
Mira Costa’s Fisher Gym was home to more than 65 years of accomplishments. Now for a limited time, you can own part of this historic court and keep the memories alive for generations to come. Just like the moments that happened on court, no two items are exactly alike. Plus, each item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity with a diagram detailing its location on the court. Proceeds benefit Mira Costa High School and help purchase new gym equipment for new generations of athletes.
Click Here  for Details
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.
Support Performing Arts Mom's Night Out at the
Comedy Night on March 13!
Click here to purchase from Band
Click Here to purchase from Choir
Click here to purchase from Drama/Tech
Click here to purchase from Orchestra
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