Summer Sports Camps in Agoura

Challenger Sports Soccer Camp
Brookside Elementary School
June 17 – 21
Half day and full day options for ages 4-18
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Oak Park/Agoura Sports Camp
Register Now For Summer 2013!
Boys & Girls Ages 4-13
June 17-August 2
8-12 am or 8-3 pm
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Basketball in Agoura
Advantage camps offers two sessions.
July 22-26 and Aug. 19-23
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$265 for all 5 days. $195 for 3 days
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Soccer camp at Oaks Christian School
Boys and Girls age 5-14.
Sessions are: June 24-28, July 15-19, July 22-26 and July 29-Aug. 2.
Hours: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$275 per session
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Get your State Park/Beach Pass

Do you visit California State Parks frequently? If so, you might want to think about getting an annual park pass. If you hit the beach often during the summer and you like to park in the lot, even the higher price pass may be worth it.
The Golden Poppy pass is $125 and covers entrance to some State Parks. You can see the list HERE.

But if you go to Malibu Lagoon, Leo Carrillo, Malibu Creek State Park or Will Rogers SB, you might want to grab the Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass for $195. It covers vehicle entrance at most of your California State Parks and Beaches. If you visit more than 17 times in a year (I know we do) then it is worth it.

Get your passes HERE

You can also grab an annual boat pass for $100

Agoura Varsity Baseball Defeats Notre Dame

Score was AHS 12, Notre Dame 5. More detailed stats here: http://www.gamechanger.io/game-51917e9cba14f60b325a7373 Go Chargers!

Hazardous Waste Disposal Coming June 9

The City of Agoura Hills offers some hazardous waste disposal in the City Hall parking lot the first Saturday of most months. However, the items accepted are limited.

Acceptable Items: used oil; oil filters; anti-freeze; car batteries; latex paint (water based only).
Unacceptable Items: stains; varnish; enamel paints (oil based), pesticides, household batteries.

There is a more complete disposal event at the Lost Hills Landfill on June 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

THINGS WE WANT YOU TO BRING…

Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Paint, Paint Thinner.
Turpentine, Cleaners with Acids or Lye.
Pesticides and Herbicides.
Household and Car Batteries.
Old Computers and Television Sets.
Sharps or Used Needles.
Expired Pharmaceuticals and Mercury Thermometers.

THINGS WE DON’T WANT YOU TO BRING…

Explosives, Ammunition or Radioactive materials.
Waste from Businesses will NOT be accepted.
Trash or Old Tires.
White Goods such as Washers, Stoves, Refrigerators or Air Conditioners.

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My husband will be there for the food, me for the jazz

This weekend Conejo Creek Park North (the one with the ducks behind the library) will welcome the California Jazz and Wine Fest, pairing wine/beer tastings and gourmet food with live music.

Proceeds from the festival, which takes place May 19 from 1 – 6 p.m., support high school music programs in the Conejo Valley.

Some Agoura Hills businesses will represent: The LAB Brewing Co., Brendan’s Pub, Sheraton Agoura Hills, Jinky’s Cafe and Cielo Farms.

Professional jazz and blues musicians will perform, as well as the jazz ensembles from Agoura High and Westlake High.

Tickets are $55 — no one under 21 admitted
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Great Summer Theatre Camp Deal!

I just have to post this deal because it seems too good to pass up.
The cool folks over at ConejoDeals.com have posted a great deal for a week of Children’s Musical Theatre Summer Camp in Agoura.
This full day program (9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) would normally cost you $299, but you can get it from Conejo Deals for only $89!
Each week will have a new theme, such as Wicked, Rent, The Wiz, and Peter Pan.
You can get the deal HERE

Volunteer Opportunities for Agoura Teens and Tweens

This summer there are lots of chances for your teen or tween to give back to our wonderful community.

Check out the teen page here

There are chances to volunteer for movies in the park, concerts in the park, rec club and tiny tot camp.

Applications must be returned no later than June 7.

Agoura Hills on Twitter

Did you know the city of Agoura Hills has a fairly active Twitter account? I didn’t until just now.  Check it: https://twitter.com/CityAgouraHills

Free Movie in the Park Tomorrow!

Don’t forget about the free screening of The Lorax at Reyes Adobe Park
tomorrow night. These free movie events — which will happen a few more times over the summer — are always fun. Come early to grab your spot, and then toss around a football or frisbee. Before you know it the sun will sink below the horizon, a big screen will suddenly appear and The Lorax will begin to explain to you why we should take care of our planet.
Refreshments can be purchased for a very reasonable price.

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What’s Going on Agoura High?

I know I am seriously spoiled to live in an area that is overflowing with top public schools. But when I see that my local high school is tracking way behind its peers, I can’t help but feel a little disappointed and a lot curious.

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Newsweek recently released its ranking of the nation’s top 2,000 high schools, and Agoura High came in at number 1240. I didn’t have any context for that number, so I looked up other schools and was shocked (and feeling a bit green) to see the results.

Westlake High School: #184
Oak Park High School: #188
Newbury Park High School: #192
Calabasas High School: #295
Thousand Oaks High School: #624
Agoura High School: #1240

So AHS is in the top 2,000, but why is it so far down the list?

Here’s how Newsweek reached it’s numbers — the list takes six components into account:
Graduation rate (25%), college acceptance rate (25%), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25%), average SAT/ACT scores (10%), average AP/IB/AICE exam score (10 percent) and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5%).

So let’s see how those numbers play out.
Westlake High has a graduation rate of 97%, Number of AP/IB tests given per student was 0.9, 95% college bound, Average SAT score 1760, Average AP score 3.8. Newsweek score 3.44

Let’s look at AHS
Graduation rate is 99%, AP/IB tests taken per student was 0.4, 94% college bound, average SAT 1712, Average AP score was missing and the newsweek score was 2.9

A better comparison would be with Thousand Oaks High, which had numbers virtually identical to AHS — the only difference being that they included an average AP score, which was 3.4, to give them a Newsweek score of 3.17.

I didn’t take any AP math classes, but I’m thinking our score should be closer to the T.O. High score, unless, of course, all of our Chargers failed the AP tests.

After going through the data, I feel a little bit better about my Alma Mater. You know what made me feel even better? Looking at last year’s list and seeing AHS at #517. Last year AHS included its average AP score, which was 3.5.

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