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On Friday August 26, the Sidewinders played at NFL Yet in the first game of the season. The boys clawed a 26-20 victory, and while it was not a blowout game, the team worked well together under the leadership of Coach Maynard. Mrs. Zordani, several teachers, and many supportive parents and students attended the game. Mrs. Osterberg and her new cheerleading squad were also on hand to provide some team spirit to the crowd.
The boys returned to school Monday excited about the win, and ready for the next games ahead. This victory is but one of many, but it was definitely a good start to the season! Join us this coming Friday as we challenge Peoria Accelerated High School!
If you are a morning student who goes to four periods or a night student who starts third period, chances are you need a ride to or from school. The city of Avondale presents the ZOOM bus! A direct route stops right by Estrella High School for the convenience of our students. The ZOOM bus operates between 5:30 am to 8:30 pm weekdays and only costs $0.50 per trip. For students who are looking to graduate on time, and in some cases, early, this is a small price to pay and much better than walking several blocks in 120 degree weather!
Check out Avondale's website for more information about the ZOOM bus, or feel free to ask the front office for more information.
After the first week, the English department took a bus of students to Bookman’s Entertainment Exchange and Half-Priced Books.
The English department incorporates projects which require students to choose novels to read and research about. At Bookman's, students were able to purchase novels that they could use for these projects. In addition, they were encouraged to look at books that might help in a future career, or even ones that cater to hobbies like cooking or art.
"We are hoping to repeat the trip each block for the first flex day", wrote Mrs. Manning. Bookman’s also has a teen reading program. For every 10 books that a student reads and writes a summary for, the program awards students between the ages of 13 to 17 with free books.
Students returned to campus, each with a brown bag in hand sharing with other teachers and administrators what they had seen and purchased. Trips like these are Estrella High School's way of helping students build a personal library on a budget as well as foster an excitement for reading.
Tomorrow, August 19, is another flex Friday. Don't forget to make those absences up! Stay on top of your flexing and make sure you come the same week as your absence to ensure you get full credit for your work. Don't need to flex? Come anyway and use the time for extra tutoring and quiet time to get work done. Check the back of the main office for your pickup stop and time if you are riding the bus. We look forward to seeing you here!
Does your car say 'Wash Me'? Have the past few monsoon storms left your car muddy? Come down to Estrella High School tomorrow, Friday August 19 and support our cheerleaders by having your car washed for $5! Your car will thank you so will we! Help the cheerleading squad raise money for uniforms and trips and make your car sparkle. Extra donations are appreciated. Tell everyone to come to Estrella High School!
Are you outgoing and energetic? Do you have an electric personality? Estrella High School wants you on the Cheer Team! See Mrs. Osterberg in room 108 for information on tryouts, practice times, and other requirements. Show your school spirit and cheer our teams to victory!
The first week of school is already passed. The 2011-2012 school year has a lot in store for students including sports, clubs, and new electives. This year Estrella High School will be including co-ed soccer and cheer. Classes and workshops are geared towards helping students get some extra preparation for the coming AIMS exams. The teachers and staff and eager to make this school year a success for all students.
Start this school year off on the right foot. Be sure to talk to your credits councilor to check on your graduation date, see what credits you still need, and participate in some community service. Help us make this year the best!
Classes for the 2011-2012 school year begins on August 8. We are currently enrolling students. The main office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Morning and afternoon classes are available, but spaces are filling up. Free transportation is offered, as well as free lunch for ALL enrolled students.
We look forward to seeing you!