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April 4 - 8, 2016

posted Apr 1, 2016, 9:29 AM by Santana Sultans


LIBRARY NEWS: Sadly and disappointingly, the library has had to restrict its access this last week because of repeated and increasing incidences of food vandalism.  Some Sultans have lost their sense of respect and appreciation for this facility, so we have had to close off access to the back area of the library which limits our space availability to only 55 students.  Please keep in mind that the library is used, not only by hundreds of Sultans on a daily basis, but also by community members, visiting guests, and parents.  The conditions of the library reflects our school pride.  We will open for regular business on Monday until the need to restrict access arises again, which hopefully it will not.  But that is up to you, sultans.  Remember to stay classy Sultans!

ECOLOGY CLUB: A reminder to anyone who is concerned about the environment and wants to get involved, the Ecology Club meets on Wednesdays at lunch in room S8.  We always welcome new people and new ideas.

TRAVEL CLUB: We have returned from our 14 day trip to Italy and Greece.  The trip was awesome and unforgettable!  Now, we are setting our sights on Northern Spain for 2017, which promises to be another “Trip of a Lifetime”!  We have 10 people already signed up for that trip, so don’t be left behind.  For more information, see Mr. Martinez in room 705.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following track athletes for their finishes in the Mt. Carmel National Invitational on Saturday:  Jake Kitten – 5th in Shot Put, Victoria Hilke – 3rd in Pole Vault, Janice Deguerio – 3rd in the 800m, Kibrom Elias – 2nd in the 1600m, and Bri Kruis – 1st in the High Jump.

ALSO, CONGRATULATIONS to the men’s and women’s track teams for their victories over Grossmont yesterday.  1st Place finishers were:  Gkhara Newkirk, Moriah Davis, Raquel Barriga, Jaqueline Quinones, Brooke Shibley, Ashtyn Cooper, Sarah Shoudy, Victoria Hilke, Bri Kruis, Vincent Velletta, Daniel Wilcox, Kevin Kelly, Kibrom Elias, Jacob Lindahl, John Lockmann, Adam Childress, Jake Kitten and John Bobof.  Great job tracksters!

SANTANA SOFTBALL went 3-0 this week with home runs from Madison Mendez and Mackenzie Bennett and highlight defensive plays from Alexys Barry.  Getting the wins in the pitching circle were Sophia Martorana and Madison Mendez.  We have a home game today against Monte Vista.  Come out and show your support!


ZOMBIE CLUB: If you want to survive the Zombie Apocalypse, come join the Zombie Club every Wednesday’s at lunch in Ms. Chandler’s room, S7.  New members are welcome.  We are all infected.

READING CLUB: Meets in the library every Friday at lunch.  If you enjoy a good read and sharing your love for literature, come join us.

KEY CLUB: Want to make quality friends and become more involved in school activities while earning your volunteer hours?  Thursday’s at lunch in Room 107.

A.C.E.: Santana’s Architecture, Construction, and Engineering after school program also known as ACE meets Wednesday’s in 802, right after school at 2:00.  Students who join ACE will have an opportunity to earn high dollar scholarships for participating.  To learn more, come to the meeting or see Mr. Kay for more information.

PEACE COUNCIL: Wednesday’s at lunch in room 105.  We focus on building a better Santana community, community service, and fun activities.  New members are welcome!

SCIENCE FICTION CLUB:  The Sci-Fi Club is open to all on Wednesday’s at lunch in room 207.  The Sci-Fi Club is a fun place to hang out and eat your lunch.  We will be discussing the new Star Wars Battle Front game.

ECOLOGY CLUB:  The Ecology Club meets Wednesdays at lunch in room S8.  Everyone is welcome and we are always looking for new ideas for helping the environment and new people to get involved.  Of course we also want to have fun so join us next week for one of infamous team games.  There will be prizes.

THE COLOR SPECTRUM CLUB is your Santana LGBT club and meets Thursdays at lunch in room 402.  We invite you to come and hang out, learn about LGBT issues, meet new friends, and help us plan some fun and exciting events.

CHRISTIAN CLUB: Every Thursday at lunch in room 704.

ART CLUB: Wednesdays at lunch in Room 703. No experience necessary and all are welcome.  The more the merrier!

ROBOTIC’S CLUB is meeting in room 307 on Wednesdays to get ready for the competition season! If you would like to be a part of the San Diego and Las Vegas regional competitions, come by and sign up! Build season starts in January and we will be practicing designs and fundraising in December.