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April 11 - 15, 2016

posted Apr 8, 2016, 7:31 AM by Santana Sultans   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 7:40 AM ]


ADMISSIONS MEETING: Seniors – If you’ve been accepted to San Diego State University for the fall of 2016, there will be an admissions meeting on Wednesday, April 13th during period 5 in the library.  If you plan on enrolling at SDSU you need to attend.

PAY IT FORWARD: Do you want to give someone a big smile?  A new club called “Pay-It-Forward” is making letters full of nice, happy comments and hiding them around school on Tuesday.  If you find one, please keep the blue letter and replace it with your own positive words of wisdom and re-hide it.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Sydnie Brown. 

DESSERT CONCERT: The Santana Music Department is hosting its 10th Annual Dessert Concert next week on Thursday, April 14th at 6:30 pm in our gym.  This is an informal concert of student acts from all three of disciplines, Guitar, Choir, and Band.  Come out and support our student musicians and enjoy a dessert.  There is a $3 donation at the door, and as always, kids 10 and under are free.  We look forward to seeing you there.

DISTRICT SOLO ENSEMBLE: Sophomore flute player, Noel Bessette, will be performing tomorrow at the Grossmont District Solo and Ensemble Festival at Valhalla High School.  This is an annual event that celebrates the talented musicians in our district and the talented students in the middle schools.  Noel will be playing sections from Ralph Vaughn Williams “English Folk Song Suite”.

LIMITED LIBRARY ACCESS: Sadly, despite attempts to appeal to a sense of respect and good judgment, food trash was again found in the back area of the library the third day it was made available to open student use.  Due to this development, the back area will again be closed for student access for 5 school days.  The library will be open ONLY for quiet work, reading, and printing.  A total of 50 seats are available in the middle, quiet reading areas, and computer stations.  No casual hanging out or video games will be allowed to make sure we can accommodate any student who needs to use the library for school work.  I am sorry for any inconvenience, but as I said before, it is up to you to rise to this expectation of behavior.  Be Classy!

CSF:  Applications for this semester will be accepted in room 208 starting Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 22.  The deadline will be April 22 at lunch.  The dollar dues are also needed with the application.  You may pick up applications in the library or room 208 beginning on Monday. 

YEARBOOK: Calling all Sultans! Do you like graphic design, photography or working behind the scenes in a creative environment?  If so, consider joining the Yearbook Staff.  We are accepting applications for the fall now.  This will earn you a varsity letter, look good on college applications, and you will get great job/work experience.  Visit room 401 or go to the school website and under the student tab select the yearbook link and apply online.

SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP AND CAREER NIGHT: Attention all students – Are you interested in receiving a scholarship to college worth as much as $200,000?  Do you want to make the military your career?  If so, please plan to attend the All U.S. Services Scholarship and Career Night.  All military academies will be there as well as all university ROTC programs.  If will be on Friday, April 22 from 5-8:00 pm at San Diego Community College District – Cesar E. Chavez campus at 1901 Main St., San Diego, CA  92113.  See Mrs. Spenny for additional details.  See you there!

DANCE TEAM AUDITIONS ARE HERE!  If you are interested in being a part of our Dance Team pick up an application from Mrs. Spenny in the guidance office or download one at .  Auditions will be held on Saturday, April 30th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE: The Hispanic business Student Association (HBSA) at San Diego State University is hosting a high school conference that will take place on Saturday, April 9th at SDSU from 8:30 am -4:00 pm and would like to invite you to this free event that aims at motivating and empowering students to pursue a higher education.  The conference will include a variety of workshops including:  admissions, financial aid, study abroad, student panels, and the Education Opportunity Program (EOP).  For more information, please see Ms. Bingham in the administration office.  

ASVAB: The Armed Services Vocational Battery career test will return to Santana on April 28th.  If you would like to retake this test to improve a previous score, or take it for the first time, please sign up with Mr. Rose in room 303 or Mr. Barry in room 304. 

CONGRATULATIONS to Marco Gonzales for winning the Huntington Library’s Langston Hughes Poetry Contest.  Marco will represent the D-Fab program next week in Pasadena when he presents his poem as part of the Langston Hughes project presentation.  Way to go Marco! 

T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST: The PTSA T-Shirt Design Contest deadline has been extended to Friday, April 15th.  Please be sure you submit a black and white drawing to Mrs. Smith in Attendance.  Don’t miss your chance to win a $100 gift card.


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.