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April 7-11, 2014

posted Apr 8, 2014, 12:30 PM by Santana Sultans


BATTLE OF THE SEXES: If you didn’t attend last Friday’s assembly, you missed a close competition.  By the end of the event, boys and girls were tied 5 to 5, but boys took home the win this year by being louder in the Scream-Off.  Will the boys defend their title next year or will the girls win in 2015? 

NOMINATING CONVENTION: The ASB event you’ve being waiting for has finally arrived!  This Monday is Non Com “Under the Sea”.  If you were selected to a period 2 delegate, you should have received a salmon-colored notice with all the necessary info for Monday.  If you didn’t, see Mrs. Dunne.  A reminder to all campaign managers and add-on delegates that your blue excuse form is due by the end of today to Mrs. Dunne.  Candidates, remember that your video is due by the end of today, and that booth set-up time is 3:30-5:30 tomorrow.  Delegates, remember that you must be checked in to the gym before 8;15 am on Monday and that you will be attending period 6 & 7 after lunch.

GOT FINES?: Hello Sultan Scholars!  Another friendly reminder to come into the library and check the latest “Fine” list.  We just posted the one leading into April, so come in and make sure you do not have any fines for the library, textbooks, sports, or anything else.  Seniors, time is running out, so you need to make sure and clear your accounts of any fines.  If you have questions, please come in and see Mrs. Teschler.

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.

PEER TUTOR: If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor and you speak a second language, see Ms. Jacoub in room 103.  You can earn 5 elective credits and tutor fellow students on campus.

DANCE TEAM: Dance Team auditions are coming!  If you would like to be a part of the JV or Varsity dance team, pick up an application in Mrs. King’s office or download an application at .  Both JV and Varsity practice over the summer, goes to camp, and all teams perform at games, assemblies, pep rallies and attend competition.  Being on the team is free and varsity dancers can earn a varsity letter.  Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity.  Auditions are May 5th -7th and you must attend everyday.

MINI CHOIR CONCERT: The Santana Choir will be giving a mini-concert next Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Music Room – 602.  The concert will last about 30 minutes and includes some individual performers.  For those music students who still need to attend their second semester concert, this is an excellent way to do so.  Admission is free!

WINTERGUARD: The Santana Winterguard team scored a season high 2nd Place finish at last weeks San Diego Invitational at Del Norte High School.  The Santana Music Department is very happy for the team.  Keep up the good work ladies and gentlemen.  Congratulations to team coach, Alexis Anderson and assistant Christian Rhodes for the fine showing.  Wishing the team best of luck this coming weekend.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Santana Gymnastics team for a great meet on Tuesday.  JV and Varsity took 2nd place against West Hills.  The following JV girls took places and earned ribbons:  Baylee Baker and Ella Montour.  The following Varsity girls took places and earned ribbons:  Madeline Duncan, Lashay Sawyer, Brielle Wilkerson and Elyse Frakes.  Be sure to stop by our next meet on Tuesday, April 8th at Grossmont and cheer us on as we defend our league champion place.

CONGRATULATIONS to the swim team for another outstanding week.  The boys’ team remains undefeated with their big win against West Hills last week and the girls continue to improve their times and both teams are on the road to defending their League titles.  The swimmers of the meet were Evin Killian and Rhianna Marchand for varsity, Hayden Clement and Karli Marino for JV and Tommie Post for dive.  Come support the team this week and they start League competitions with Mr. Miguel at Mt. Miguel this afternoon at 4:30.

CONGRATULATIONS to Bri Kruis for coming in 2nd in the high jump at the Mt. Carmel National Invitational Track Meet last Saturday.  The Sultan boys and girl’s varsity and JV track teams swept yesterday’s meet against El Cajon.  The following individuals earned 1st place honors:  John Lockman, Gerardo Calvillo, Brandon Glasgo, Brendan Roderick, Andrew Wilson, Janice Deguerio, Taylor Estes, Victoria Hilke, Bri Kruis and Samantha Smith.  Way to go tracksters!

BOYS TENNIS: The mighty Purple Tennis Nation locked up at least a tie for another league championship by running their win streak to 10 straight this week.  Our boys beat El Capitan 15-3 on Tuesday and took down Monte Vista 12-6 last night.  Singles player of the week was David Colera who won 4 or 5 and the sophomore duo of Steven Slead and Kyle Breman continue to roll, winning all 5 of their matches this week.  Great job gentlemen….see you at lunch!

YEARBOOK: Do you like graphic design or photography?  How about capturing action sports or events?  Or maybe you like talking to people and getting the inside scoop.  If so, consider joining the Yearbook staff.  We are accepting applications for the fall now.  Visit room 501 or go to the school website, under the student tab select the Yearbook link and apply online.

Yearbooks are on sale now until Sunday, April 20th.  The cost is $95 in the finance office or on the Sultan Store.  We sold out last year, so get yours soon.

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.

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.

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.

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.