CLASS OF 2015 COMMENCEMENT

Horizon Honors High School Graduation
Tuesday, May 26 at 6 p.m.
Doors open 5 p.m. Tickets required.
Sun Valley Community Church – Tempe Campus
6101 S River Drive
Tempe, AZ

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TWO SCHOOLS. ONE AMAZING EDUCATION.

Horizon Honors Elementary

  • Grades K-6
  • AZ Dept. of Ed. “A” Rated School
  • Multi-Age & Ability-Level Groupings
  • Performing Arts Program
  • Daily P.E.
  • Multiple After School Enrichment Clubs

Horizon Honors Secondary

  • Grades 7-12
  • U.S. News & World Report “Best High School”
  • Daily Beast “Top High School”
  • AZ Dept. of Ed. “A” Rated School
  • Honors & University Preparatory Focus
  • A.P. & Dual Enrollment Courses
  • Comprehensive Arts & Athletics Programs

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

May  2015
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  • Spring Drama Production: "The Pajama Game"

    Starts: 3:30 pm

    Ends: 5:30 pm, May 1, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

    Description: A union strike at a pajama factory generates plenty of steam heat in this toe-tapping comedic love story. Conditions at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle for love. "The Pajama Game" is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway." "The Pajama Game" features Beth Heaton as Babe Williams, Sean McElrath as Sid Sorokin, Joey Vitagliano as Vernon Hines, Bennett Wood as Prez, and Amanda Clark as Gladys Hotchkiss.

    Join the fun in the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory on Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, May 1st and Saturday May 2nd at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale in the Elementary and Secondary Offices; student tickets are $5 and adults are $10.

  • Spring Drama Production: "The Pajama Game"

    Starts: 7:30 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm, May 1, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

    Description: A union strike at a pajama factory generates plenty of steam heat in this toe-tapping comedic love story. Conditions at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle for love. "The Pajama Game" is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway." "The Pajama Game" features Beth Heaton as Babe Williams, Sean McElrath as Sid Sorokin, Joey Vitagliano as Vernon Hines, Bennett Wood as Prez, and Amanda Clark as Gladys Hotchkiss.

    Join the fun in the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory on Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, May 1st and Saturday May 2nd at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale in the Elementary and Secondary Offices; student tickets are $5 and adults are $10.

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  • Spring Drama Production: "The Pajama Game"

    Starts: 3:30 pm

    Ends: 5:30 pm, May 2, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

    Description: A union strike at a pajama factory generates plenty of steam heat in this toe-tapping comedic love story. Conditions at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle for love. "The Pajama Game" is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway." "The Pajama Game" features Beth Heaton as Babe Williams, Sean McElrath as Sid Sorokin, Joey Vitagliano as Vernon Hines, Bennett Wood as Prez, and Amanda Clark as Gladys Hotchkiss.

    Join the fun in the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory on Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, May 1st and Saturday May 2nd at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale in the Elementary and Secondary Offices; student tickets are $5 and adults are $10.

  • Spring Drama Production: "The Pajama Game"

    Starts: 7:30 pm

    Ends: 9:30 pm, May 2, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

    Description: A union strike at a pajama factory generates plenty of steam heat in this toe-tapping comedic love story. Conditions at the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7 ½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle for love. "The Pajama Game" is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway." "The Pajama Game" features Beth Heaton as Babe Williams, Sean McElrath as Sid Sorokin, Joey Vitagliano as Vernon Hines, Bennett Wood as Prez, and Amanda Clark as Gladys Hotchkiss.

    Join the fun in the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory on Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, May 1st and Saturday May 2nd at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale in the Elementary and Secondary Offices; student tickets are $5 and adults are $10.

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  • Staff Appreciation Week

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, May 9, 2015

  • Elementary Wellness Week #4

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, May 9, 2015

    Description: Horizon Honors Elementary School will be participating in Wellness Week the week of May 4th. This is our last Wellness Week of the school year. Recent studies show that time spent in physical activity in school helps children reach national fitness levels and can help students achieve more in the classroom. Children who are active and fit have better test scores than those who are less fit and inactive.

    The physical activity theme for this week is the importance of practice. Practice helps with improving a particular skill; the more we keep trying the more we will improve that skill. So, play lots and you will learn lots!

    The nutrition themes for Wellness Week 4 are limiting foods high in fat and know that water is an important nutrient. Wednesday is “Eat Well Wednesday” and you can reinforce the nutrition information that your child learns by helping him or her eat foods that a low in fat and always sending a water bottle to school with them. During Wellness Week 4, your child will perform a variety of activity breaks in the classroom and we will culminate our week with our “Get Fit Friday” Dance Jam activity. Join us on Friday, May 8th at 8:15 a.m. as we take part in a Dance Jam routine in the Larry Pieratt Activity Center.

  • AP Chemistry Exam

    Starts: 8:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 4, 2015

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  • AP Calculus AB & BC Exam

    Starts: 8:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 5, 2015

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  • AP Literature Exam

    Starts: 8:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 6, 2015

  • National Honor Society Induction

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm, May 6, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

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  • National Junior Honor Society Induction

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm, May 7, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

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  • AP U.S. History Exam

    Starts: 8:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 8, 2015

  • Middle School Social

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm, May 8, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

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  • BOGO Book Fair

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, May 14, 2015

    Location: Media Center

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  • AP Government Exam

    Starts: 8:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 12, 2015

  • Grade 4 Human Growth & Development Parent Meeting

    Starts: 3:30 pm

    Ends: 4:30 pm, May 12, 2015

  • Horizon Ukes & Art Club Presentation

    Starts: 4:00 pm

    Ends: 5:00 pm, May 12, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

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  • AP Statistics Exam

    Starts: 12:00 pm

    Ends: 4:00 pm, May 13, 2015

  • Grades 5-6 Ice Cream Social

    Starts: 5:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 13, 2015

    Location: Elementary Courtyard

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  • AP World History Exam

    Starts: 8:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 14, 2015

  • Melody Makers & Orffesrta Concert

    Starts: 4:00 pm

    Ends: 5:00 pm, May 14, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

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  • Secondary Yearbook Distribution

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, May 16, 2015

  • Elementary Transition Adventure

    Starts: 8:00 am

    Ends: 8:40 am, May 15, 2015

  • Senior Luncheon

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 pm, May 15, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

  • Art Show & Guitar Showcase

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm, May 15, 2015

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  • Transition Lunch Day

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, May 19, 2015

    Description: 6th Grade will go to Middle School lunch at 10:55 a.m.
    4th Grade will go to 5-6 lunch at 12:05 p.m.

  • Wind Ensemble & Concert Band Concert

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 18, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

  • Symphonic Band Concert

    Starts: 7:30 pm

    Ends: 8:30 pm, May 18, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

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  • School Board Meeting

    Starts: 5:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 19, 2015

    Location: Main Office

  • Secondary Dual Enrollment Parent Meeting

    Starts: 5:00 pm

    Ends: 6:00 pm, May 19, 2015

    Location: Rooms 121 & 122

    Description: The Secondary Leadership Team has finalized the dual enrollment agreement between Trine University and Horizon Honors High School. We believe our students and families will be pleased with the opportunities Trine University will bring to Horizon Honors next year and in the future as we continue to build the relationship and course offerings.

    Students will receive their Horizon Honors Course Verification Form and Honors/AP Agreement in classes May 18th or 19th. Eligible students will also receive dual enrollment information for the courses listed in the table below. Along with the Course Verification Form and Honors/AP Agreement, Dual Enrollment registration materials must be returned by Wednesday, May 27th.

    Please join us! A parent information session will be held Tuesday, May 19th at 5 p.m. in Rooms 121 & 122. At the meeting we will discuss the enrollment process, registration materials, the pros & cons of dual enrollment, and the dual enrollment versus AP examination question.

  • Dolce Voce & Magnum Chordum Concert

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 19, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

  • Bella Voce & Cantabile Honors Concert

    Starts: 7:30 pm

    Ends: 8:30 pm, May 19, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

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  • Lunch Orders Due

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, May 21, 2015

    Description: HCLC has partnered with orderlunches.com to provide a secure, fast, and easy-to-use online ordering system that allows parents to view our lunch menu, order, prepay and manage student lunches on the web. This is the new way ALL lunch orders will be processed.

    TO ORDER LUNCHES:
    Go to https://horizonclc.orderlunches.com – (please bookmark this page)
    Click on “Register”
    School Password is: HCLC1

    For additional information and details, check out this blog post with all the info! - http://www.horizonclc.org/blog/exciting-changes-to-the-hclc-lunch-program

  • Beginning Band Concert

    Starts: 5:00 pm

    Ends: 6:00 pm, May 20, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

  • Intermediate Band Concert

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, May 20, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

  • Eagle Echoes & Horizon Harmonies

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm, May 20, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

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  • Senior Final Exams

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, May 23, 2015

  • Athletics Physicals

    Starts: 2:30 pm

    Ends: 4:30 pm, May 21, 2015

    Location: Main Office

    Description: Get your student's sports physicals done here at school! Physico will be conducting sports physicals on Thursday, May 21 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Secondary Office. Cost is $25 cash or money order (no check, please.) Sign up for an arrival time online at physico2go.com. Also, go to physico2go.com/forms to download the Preparticipation Evaluation Form and the Consent Form. Complete the forms and send them
    with your student on the clinic date. Wear glasses or contacts if you have them! Walk-ins are welcome as time permits.

  • "The Masque" An Evening of Theatre

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 9:00 pm, May 21, 2015

    Location: Multi-Purpose Room

    Description: The Horizon Honors Drama Class students will be presenting an evening that showcases the monologues, scenes, critical skills, and theatrical designs they have been working on this school year. The Masque: An Evening of Theatre will be Thursday, May 21st, performances will start at 6 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room, with seating and browsing opening at 5:45 p.m. Performances and presentations will include students from the Drama 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6 Honors classes. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Last Day of School - Seniors

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, May 23, 2015

  • Battle of the Books

    Starts: 8:30 am

    Ends: 10:30 am, May 22, 2015

    Location: Larry Pieratt Activity Center

  • 8th Grade End of Year Celebration

    Starts: 10:30 am

    Ends: 3:00 pm, May 22, 2015

    Location: Main Event Entertainment, 8545 South Emerald Drive, Tempe, AZ 85284, United States

    Description: We are so excited to announce the first Horizon Honors 8th Grade Celebration event at Main Event in Tempe! We want this to be a special time to make memories for our 8th Grade students before they move on to all of their wonderful high school experiences. We have changed venues and will be providing a more inclusive experience for our 8th Grade students. Specific information will be given out the week of April 20 regarding this year’s celebration. Please look for a permission slip and information sheet from your 8th grader sometime that week. General information about this year’s celebration is as follows:
    Where: Main Event Entertainment (8545 S. Emerald Dr., Tempe, AZ 85284)
    Date: May 22
    Time: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (depart HCLC @ 10:30 a.m., return @ 3 p.m.)
    Who: 8th Grade students ONLY
    Cost: $30 (payable to the front office after April 20 until May 8 at 3:45 p.m.)

    Permission slips will be passed out the week of April 20.
    Permission slips and money/fee due back to the secondary front office May 8 by 3:45 p.m. (no slips and money will be accepted after this date)
    Students will be given a wristband that will allow them to bowl, do gravity ropes, play pool, and play laser tag. Students will also be given a “game card” that they can use to play the arcade games… although they will not be issued any tickets from arcade games. In addition, students will receive a ticket for 2 slices of pizza and a soda from the food venue at Main Event. Students will not need to bring their lunch, but they can bring extra money for extra items at the venue.

    More information will be given as the event gets closer, but questions can be directed to Mrs. Holweger or Mrs. Owes.

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  • Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, May 26, 2015

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  • Class of 2015 Commencement

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 9:00 pm, May 26, 2015

    Location: SVCC-Tempe, 6101 S River Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283, United States

    Description: Tickets required. Doors open at 5 p.m.
    6101 S River Drive
    Tempe, AZ

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  • Kindergarten Summative

    Starts: 5:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm, May 27, 2015

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  • Grades 1-2 Summative

    Starts: 5:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm, May 28, 2015

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  • Drama in Our Schools In House Performances

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, May 30, 2015

    Location: Our Schools In House Performances

  • Elementary Yearbook Distribution

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, May 30, 2015

  • Showbiz Performance

    Starts: 5:00 pm

    Ends: 6:00 pm, May 29, 2015

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(480) 659-3000 – Phone
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16233 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048