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October 28, 2019

Horizon Honors Theatre Arts Presents "Miss Holmes"
Horizon Honors Theatre Arts Department presents "Miss Holmes" on:
Friday, November 8th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 9th at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 15th at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16th at 7:30 p.m. 

Performances are held in the Horizon Honors Multi-Purpose Room. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or online at https://horizonhonors.org/fees/specialevents. The production includes 45 students from Horizon Honors Secondary School in grades 7-12.

Description of Miss Holmes:
When an anonymous note sends a newlywed wife looking for help, Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police inspector whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. But this Holmes and Watson face far greater challenges than bringing the cunning criminal to justice. Miss Holmes possesses one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation, but she chafes at the restraints imposed upon her by society and family. Dr. Watson struggles to make a difference at the only hospital in London that will hire female doctors. In a time and place where gender roles are rigidly defined, these unconventional women dare to challenge societal norms by providing an unusual, but necessary, service. Inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this theatrical fan fiction shines a new light on favorite characters from the canon, re-examining the Victorian world of Holmes and Watson.

Warning: This production does contain one sound effect of a gunshot. 

Horizon Honors Secondary School serves students in grades 7-12, is graded "A" by the Arizona Department of Education, and is located in Ahwatukee.  
Photo of character "Miss Holmes"



October 16, 2019

Horizon Honors Schools Accepting Lottery Forms for 2020-2021 School Year
Horizon Honors Schools in Ahwatukee are now accepting lottery forms for the 2020-2021 school Year. Lottery Forms must be submitted online at horizonhonors.org by January 20, 2020.

In addition, info sessions and tours are available for prospective families. Reservations are required and available at horizonhonors.org. 

Horizon Honors Schools is an organization of tuition-free, public, charter schools which provide continuous learning, K-12. Located in Ahwatukee, over 1,500 students from cities throughout the East Valley attend the schools. Both Horizon Honors Schools are graded "A" by the Arizona Department of Education.




July 22, 2019

Back to School at Horizon Honors!
Thursday, July 25 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Horizon Honors Elementary School Meet the Teacher
Families will bring their K-6 students to their classrooms to meet their instructors and meet classmates.

Friday, July 26 from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Horizon Honors Secondary School Open House
Students in Grades 7-12 can pick up books, walk their schedules, etc.

Monday, July 29 at 8 a.m. for most grade levels
First day of school!
Kindergarten will not begin until 9 a.m. that day, with a KinderTalk for Kindergarten parents that begins at 9:15 a.m. Students in Grades 7-12 will participate in Soarin' Eagle Day on the first day of school instead of their normal classes. Soarin' Eagle Day includes meetings/activities to learn about their school year, policies, etc.


May 20, 2019

Horizon Honors High School Senior Wins Annual AIA Award
Horizon Honors High School Senior Stephanie Clark, age 18, of Ahwatukee, is the recipient of the 2019 Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) 1A-3A Scholar Activity Award. The award criteria includes academic excellence, involvement in school activities, and community service.

While at Horizon Honors, Stephanie has been involved in several activities, including theatre, spiritline, swim & dive, basketball, and National Honor Society. Stephanie will be attending Arizona State University, majoring in musical theatre.

Photo of Stephanie Clark holding AIA Award


May 17, 2019

Horizon Honors Annual National Geographic Bee Winners 
The winners of the 2019 Horizon Honors National Geographic Bee (Nat Geo Bee) are:
Team: "Thor Magmarock"
Mitran Raja
Kiretan Amin
Brady Mouffe 
Gavin Armbruster
Bradley Wais
Keshav Dubey 

About the Bee: Horizon Honors Schools in Ahwatukee will hold a National Geographic Bee this Friday, May 17 at 8:30 a.m. in the Horizon Honors Gym. Students in Grades 5-8 will compete in small groups and compete for this year's title (and bragging rights!) Over 800 students and staff members (as well as parents) will pack our gym in this fast-paced contest. The National Geographic Bee is used to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world.

Group Photo of the Nat Geo Bee Winner



May 15, 2019

Horizon Honors Class of 2019 Graduation 
- 103 Graduates 
- $3.1 million in scholarships 
- 89% college bound, 6% trade/vocational school, 3% workforce, 1% military, 1% gap year 
- 23 Graduates have attended Horizon Honors Schools since Kindergarten! 

Ceremony: 
Horizon Honors High School Commencement 
May 28, 2019 at 6 p.m. 
Mountain Park Church 
16461 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ 85048 
TICKETS REQUIRED 

Valedictorians:
Kate Wilson  attending Purdue University majoring in Industrial Engineering 
Burke Wood  attending University of Arizona, majoring in Environmental Studies 

Salutatorian: 
Rebecca Ger  attending University of Arizona, majoring in Biomedical Engineering 



April 20, 2019

Horizon Honors Middle School Students Give Back
Horizon Honors Middle School students participated in a second annual service learning day on Thursday, April 18 from 8:15-10:30 a.m. The day of service was organized after a large group of student expressed a desire to make a difference in their community. Sessions were planned to help students find their voices and activate a passion for service and all 280 students participated. Students choose which session they want to attend:

Project Linus - Create no-sew fleece blankets that are given by first responders and hospitals to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or need the gift of a blanket to snuggle with during a difficult circumstance.

Comfort For Critters - Create no-sew fleece blankets and toys that are given to the Phoenix Humane Society to use to comfort the animals in shelters waiting to be adopted.

Cardz For Kidz - Create large, over the top, inspiring homemade cards that will be delivered to hospitalized or traumatized children across the globe by the Cardz For Kidz organization.

Pinwheels For Peace - Create decorative pinwheels with messages of peace to place around the community as a part of the International Peace project. A simple visual reminder of all about kindness and peace in our world.

Kindness Bracelets - Create friendship style bracelets that will be used by the Kindness Krew to support kindness initiatives in our elementary school.

Stress Relievers - Be a part of the solution and help a friend by creating easy assembly stress relieving objects to be used in the counseling office by students needing that type of a break in their day.

Finding Your Voice AND Letting Your Voice Be Seen For Finding Your Voice - Letters of Change, Support, or Gratitude: Receive support as you learn how to write an appropriate letter to your legislators, Governor, President, or the CEO of a corporation. Your opinion matters and should be heard. OR Write letters/create cards of support or gratitude to others who are making a difference in the world. This could be someone local like a parent, teacher, youth pastor, police officer, firefighter, etc. or someone far away who is making a difference by their actions.

Letting Your Voice Be Seen - Positive Messages: Create positive messages of self-worth, kindness, or grit to be displayed about the school. Design your own or use preprinted options. Make positive messages a part of our school’s daily experience. Kindness Rocks!!!!!!!: Create positive messages of self-worth, kindness, or grit by painting river rocks to be shared about the school and in the community. Make positive messages a part of our school’s daily experience.

Care Mats - Turn plastic grocery bags into weather resistant mats for the homeless - requires cutting strips, rolling and knotting plarn, and learning to crochet. Highly encouraged for students with crocheting skills.

Goodies For PAWS (Allergy Alert - peanuts) - Assemble ingredients, roll, cut, and bake dog treats for PAWS - Pound Animals Worth Saving.

Group of middle school students at desk with yarn completing service project


February  15, 2019

Delgado-McCollum Breaks Total Career Points Record
Horizon Honors High School Senior and Ahwatukee resident Stephen Delgado-McCollum broke the Horizon Honors Basketball record for total career points, ending the season with 1, 431 points. The previous record holder, Taylor Hudzinski, is now a teacher at Horizon Honors Schools! Delgado-McCollum was surprised at a pep rally in January with the news he had broken the record.

Photo of Stephen Delgado-McCollum holdioong basketball, two other student athletes in background


February 8, 2019


Horizon Honors Middle School Softball are League Champions!
The Horizon Honors Middle School Softball Team won the 2018-2019 Cactus Christian Schools League Championship earlier this week against Fountain Hills. 

The teams they play, including Valley Christian, are listed here:
https://www.cactuschristianschoolsleague.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=737


Photo of Horizon Honors Middle School Softball Team with championship plaque


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