AUSSIES: Would you like to make an international friendship? The Australians are coming to Santana in April and will have planned activities Monday through Friday until 5:00 pm. Those interested in more information on hosting one for just a week, see Mrs. Lelevier in room 308.
ATTENTION SENIORS: Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges are now accepting applications for the Fall Semester. Visit their websites to complete their online application. Once your complete the application, you will still need to sign up for an assessment and new student orientation in order to get priority registration for your classes.
Peace week and the Pi Day Auction are coming soon, the first week of March. Start saving your change, looking under couch cushions, and car seats; get ready to bid on the opportunity to throw a pie at one of your teachers.
SPIRIT WEEK: Have some fun and dress up for next week’s Spirit Week. Tuesday is “Puppy Love” – dress up like an animal, Wednesday is “My Other Half” – dress up as twins with someone or a group), Thursday is “Lov-ER Day” – dress up in anything that ends in an –er, and Friday is “Stoplight Day” – dress in green if you’re single, yellow if you’re talking and red if you’re taken. As with all spirit days, our school dress code is still enforced so dress appropriately.
MR. SANTANA: We’re looking for junior and senior boys to participate in our first ever “Mr. Santana” Pageant. Could it be you? Applicants should be confident, fun, and know how to put on a good show. If you’re interested, pick up an application from the ASB room or Mrs. Dunne in room 307. A mandatory meeting for all interested guys will take place at lunch on Wednesday, February 12 in the ASB room.
DISTRICT AIRBANDS: Do you like to lip sync and perform? Would you like to be a part of a big lip sync number that will compete against other schools at the District Airbands competition? If you are interested in taking part, see Mrs. Dunne in room 307. There will be an informational meeting at lunch on Thursday, February 14 in room 307.
SENIORS: Want to be in the yearbook? We are taking your candid’s to be included in the senior section next Wednesday at lunch. Just visit room 501 and take a candid with your friends or on your own, but you may only be in one photo. It is totally free and easy, so get yourself in the yearbook.
ART SHOW: The Art, Clay, and Photography classes will be exhibiting work at the Santee Visions Art Show. It will take place today from 6-8:00 pm at Pathways church at the corner of Mast Blvd. and Carlton Hills Blvd.
KEY CLUB FUNDRAISER: Next Wednesday join Key Club in a fundraiser for the eliminate project. During lunch go to the large quad to buy a snow cone for $1 to help eliminate tetanus in 3rd world countries.
SOFTBALL: Tryouts begin on Saturday, February 22nd at 9:00 am. This is for both JV and Varsity. You must be cleared in order to practice.
BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL: Tryouts will be Saturday, February 22nd from 7:00 – 8:45 am in the gym. You must bring proof that you are cleared through the finance office in order to participate.
GYMNASTICS: Would you like to be a part of the gymnastics team? Tryouts are coming up and we encourage anyone wanting to be on the team to come to tryouts. We start on February 22nd. Pick up a tryout flyer in the guidance office with Mrs. Wilkerson-Spenny.
BASEBALL: All players interested in trying out for baseball need to attend an informational meeting next Wednesday, February 12th at lunch in the gym. The first day for tryouts at all levels will be Saturday, February 22nd. Any questions stop by and see Coach Barry in room 304.
HELPING HANDS: The Helping Hands Club asks that you wear BLUE on February 21st. That’s 2 weeks from today. Blue means standing up to bullying. Also, please come and join us on Thursdays in Mr. Johnson’s room, 207.
CLEAN WATER CLUB: This is a reminder that the Clean Water Club meets each Friday at lunch in Room S-8. And, please keep recycling your cans and bottles in the tan containers in your classroom. Your recycling helps to provide clean drinking water for families in Fiji and around the world. Thank you.
CONGRATULATIONS: Drew Summy and Krystal Chung, SDSU Merit scholarship award winners. This scholarship was designed exclusively for high achieving, local San Diego students who will enroll at San Diego State University for fall 2014. It recognizes and awards qualified applicants with funding that may exceed the cost of SDSU's tuition and fees for all four years of undergraduate education. The academic benchmarks to even be eligible for this scholarship are quite high, so this really is a testament to all of their hard work and accomplishments. Congratulations Krystal Chung and Drew Summy.
PEACE WEEK: Peace Week is almost here. With that in mind, I would like to invite you to participate in our door decorating contest! Teachers, administrators, and staff are invited to participate! You may choose any period that works for you. The more doors, the more festive! Let me know what door (office, room #). If you don’t want to decorate, maybe I can persuade you to be a judge (you will have photos of all doors sent to you via email). Thank you, Ms. Sciacqua-Smith.
WORK PERMITS: If you are currently employed you MUST have a valid work permit on file. If you are under 18 years of age and working without a work permit both you and your employer are breaking the law! Please stop by and see Ms. Bingham in the front office to pick up a work permit application.
SPORTS CLUB: Love sports? Join us every Wednesday at lunch for Sports Club. Look for the sign in front of the gym entrance for the weekly sport.
PARKING STICKER: If you drive your car to school, you must obtain a parking sticker from Mrs. King. Pick up a green application in her office, fill it out, have your parent sign it, and bring it back to her and she will give you a parking sticker. Campus Supervisors will be issuing citations if there is not a sticker on your vehicle.
PEER SUPPORT: Attention students – Are you in conflict with someone on campus? Do you need to resolve an issue with someone else? Maybe you just need someone to talk to? Have you witnessed others around you drinking, smoking, bullying, and cheating on tests? Peer supporters have been trained to help you through those difficult times and teach you how to step up and stand up for what’s right. Peer supporters can also help you and your friend in conflict resolve your issues and find peace again. If you are in need of any help, stop by the guidance office and fill out a peer supporter referral form. Peer supporters are here to help you everyday.
SULTAN SCHOLARS: The first fine list is out for 2014 and posted in the library. Even if you think you have no fines, come in and check it out just to make sure. Remember, the fine list covers all fines including sports equipment, textbooks, library fines, and lost PE locks. Seniors, you especially should clear your account of all fines. Come to the library for any questions.