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May 16-22, 2014

posted May 16, 2014, 7:58 AM by Santana Sultans


REGISTRATION: All 9-11 graders should have received your next year’s registration packet in your 3rd period class.  If you did not receive one, please see Mrs. King in the Vice Principal’s office.  You will all be returning these packets on Wednesday, May 21st or Thursday, May 22nd, whichever day you have your social science class.  You will also be taking your picture for your next year’s ID card.  Please make sure you give these packets to your parent(s) to look over carefully and fill out and sign the paperwork inside. 

NATIONAL ANTHEM:l Are you a senior?  Would you like to sing the National Anthem at either graduation or senior awards?  Auditions will take place on Wednesday, May 21st at lunch in the gym.  Please submit your name to Ms. Bingham no later than Tuesday, May 20 and practice, practice, practice. 

Three weeks ago Santana’s engineering team comprised of Eric Marx, Peter Franchak, and Evin Killian camE in first place in the San Diego Regional Project Lead the Way Design Challenge competition.  Tomorrow this team will be competing for the State Championship.  Wish these guys luck as they try to become the best engineering trio in the state.

BLOOD DRIVE: The last blood drive of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, May 27th.  If you are 17 or 18, sign up with your ASB reps during period 5 or at lunch next Wednesday.  17 year olds need permission slips signed by parents.

JAMBA JUICE is coming to Santana.  Bring $4 to lunch next Wednesday to buy a Jamba Juice smoothie.  Strawberry Whirl and Mega Mango will be offered.  What a tasty way to beat the heat. 

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB?  Judy Veterinary Clinic is seeking someone energetic and enthusiastic for a kennel cleaning job, Monday thru Friday afternoons starting at minimum wage.  Job consists of vacuuming, mopping, laundry, cleaning cages and dog runs, cleaning up after animals, dishes, dusting, etc.  Please contact Charlene at Judy Veterinary Clinic at 619-449-3500.

SENIOR PROM: Attention Senior Class – Prom is around the corner.  The theme this year is ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ held downtown at the Bristol Hotel.  Tickets will be on sale starting Monday.  For a couple tickets will be $90 without and ASB card and $80 with an ASB card.  For an individual a ticket will be $60 without an ASB card and $50 with an ASB card.  They are available at the finance office and will be sold through June 4th, so hurry and pick yours up soon.

RECYCLE: You have probably noticed the large, blue recycling containers around campus.  Please recycle your cans and bottles.  Funds earned will help the Clean Water Club provide water filters to families in Fiji who do not have clean, safe water to drink.  You will be helping our environment, and helping people to be free of sickness and disease.  It’s worth taking the few extra steps to the recycling bin.  And, if you would like to help with our efforts or know more about the Clean Water Club, join us on Fridays at lunch in room S8.

CONGRATULATIONS to the swim team for their outstanding win against El Capitan last Friday.  The boys won their 6th consecutive league title, and the girls won their 2nd consecutive league title.  Both teams were undefeated in league, and the boys remained undefeated for the entire season.  The swimmers of the meet were Adi Dinescu and Jett Pettus.  Congratulations to the Sultan divers for their sweep of the league championship meet.  The boys, Chase Webster, Jake Bachofner, and Nick Royers placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and the girls, Brooke Abrantes, Bree Murphy, and Tommie Post placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.  The swimmers were also busy at the League Championship preliminaries.  The team is set for the finals scheduled for this Saturday at Monte Vista at 9:00 am for varsity and noon for JV.  Swimmers and divers, please turn in your banquet money by Wednesday, May 21st.  Good luck!

CONGRATULATIONs to Andy Cornish for being named Grossmont Valley League’s Player-of-the-Year for boys’ golf.  Andy competed in a nine hole playoff at Barona Creek Golf Course against El Cap’s number one player.  Andy holed a spectacular bunker shot for 25 yards away which helped seal the deal as he defeated his opponent by one stroke.  Wish Andy luck as he competes in CIF in the upcoming weeks.

CONGRATULATIONS to our Purple Tennis Nation CIF qualifiers – In singles both Tyler Hodges and Thomas Tarantino will be playing in the tourney of the best of the best.  In doubles play we qualified 2 teams.  Congratulations to seniors Spencer Ford and Tyler Espinola and sophomores Steven Slead and Kyle Breman.  Good luck gentlemen!  All Purple Tennis Nation members have a mandatory meeting today at lunch for team voting.

WATER POLO MEETING: There will be a boys’ water polo meeting in room 111 today at lunch.  Anyone interested in playing water polo next fall needs to attend.

SATURDAY SCHOOL: All Students – this is a friendly reminder that there is Saturday School this Saturday from 8:00 am –noon. 

WORK PERMITS: Are you going to need a work permit?  The front office will be closed during Spring Break and no one will be available to process work permits during that time.  Student, please plan accordingly and submit your work permits with enough time to be processed before Spring Break.

STAND UP TO BULLYING:  A new group is being organized and students participating in this group will learn strategies for standing up to bullying and different ways to make the situation better and to become empowered.  This group is part of an action research study being completed by Ms. Crandall as part of her Master’s program in School Counseling at USD.  Participation in the group is voluntary and students can join the group based on interest.  All students are free to end their participation in the group at any time, with no negative consequences if they no longer wish to participate.  For more information, please see Ms. Crandall in the counseling office.

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.