Montgomery High Aztec Update

Aztec Pride- The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence

December Edition


We at MOH wish all of our Aztec Family a joyous and safe holiday season. This is a great time of year to reflect upon what are the most important things in our lives!!

The last day of school before the Winter Break is December 19. School resumes on January 13.

Aztec Girls' Volleyball Team Dominates League Again!

The Aztec girls' volleyball team again dominated the South Bay League and won the championship for the second year in a row as they had a perfect league record of 6-0. Their overall record was 22-7, and unfortunately suffered a first-round CIF playoff loss against Mira Mesa. Congratulations to the Aztec girls volleyball team and Coach Isaia on another spectacular season!

Are You College Ready???

On Wednesday, November 19 Montgomery High principal Tom Rodrigo and MOH counselors held a parent and student meeting in our new gym to discuss the key factors that determine whether or not our students are ready for college.

The first thing that was discussed was everyone committing to a pledge that "All students will graduate from high school well prepared for college and the workforce." Mr. Rodrigo emphasized how important it is for all students to complete A-G requirements. The A-G requirements involve students taking all the high school courses that will qualify them for acceptance in California State Universities and the University of California system.

He also discussed the importance of students being enrolled in courses like AVID and Advanced Placement which prepare students for the level of rigor they will be expected to meet in college.

One of the most critical and less known factors of whether a student will be successful or not in college is based upon whether or not they have completed a FAFSA application since cost is the reason most often cited by qualified students for choosing not to go to college. Lower income students have a 122% higher chance of persisting in their college career than their low-income peers who do not file a FAFSA. Mr. Rodrigo shared that according to a conservative estimate that in the state of California $500,000,000 is never claimed as a result of qualified students not submitting their FAFSA.

He also emphasized how important it is for students to do well on the SATs and ACTs since scores on these exams and other factors can help students avoid having to take remedial courses in college.

So are you college ready? If you wish to get more information about being college ready, please feel free to email Mr. Rodrigo or your student's counselor.

Important Dates To Remember

End-of-Course Exams- December 16-18

Early Release Days- December 16-19 with a 1:00 dismissal

December 19- End of First Semester. Progress Reports will be mailed home.

Winter Break- December 22-January 12


So as not to disrupt the learning process, beginning second semester our staff will not be paging students to pick up lunches, money, or any other items that have been dropped off by parents or guardians in the main office. If your child forgets items at home, please notify them to pick them up in the main office. Students should be made aware of any doctors' or personal appointments before the students arrives at school that day.

MOH Drama Class Presents "Hollywood Scenes"

The MOH drama class will present scenes from Hollywood past, present, and future. Performances will be on December 4, 5, and 6 at 7 PM and Saturday, December 6 at 5 PM in the MOH Aztec Theater.
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Aztec Update is written and designed by Mr. Rodrigo and Mrs. Estrada