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March 17-21, 2014

posted Mar 18, 2014, 7:59 AM by Santana Sultans

2014-15 CHEER: If you are super spirited and love supporting Santana sports, then come out for the Santana Cheer Team.   Information packets are available in Mrs. King’s office and in Mrs. Dunne’s room – 307.  If you are interested, you must also pick up a clearance packet from Mrs. King’s office and get cleared this month.  You must be cleared by finance and applications must be turned in to Mrs. Dunne by Monday, March 31st so don’t delay.

MORP: Do you love the dance?  Then save the date for our MORP dance that will take place from 7:30-10:30 in the gym on Friday, March 28!  MORP is “Prom” backwards, but all that means is all grades are welcome and you don’t need a date.  Come alone or come with friends.  Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 24 and all that week.  Pre-sale tickets will be $8 with an ASB card, $10 without, and $12 for everyone at the door.  You won’t want to miss this awesome dance DJ’ed by SOS Entertainment.

2014-15 ASB: Are you a student leader and interested in being a part of Santana’s ASB for next year?  Applications will be available in the ASB room, VP Office and room 307 starting Monday.  Positions available are:  President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Spirit, Publicity, Concessions, Dances, Assemblies, Historian, Technology and elections.  All candidates must have outstanding citizenship and a GPA of at least 2.0.  A mandatory meeting for everyone interested in running will take place at lunch on Friday, March 28 in the ASB room.  Applications will be due on or before that meeting as well,  If you have any questions, see your ASB Officers or Mrs. Dunne.

BATTLE OF THE SEXES: Who is the better gender?  Girls or boys?  Let’s have a series of games and competitions to figure it out and settle the score.  Join us for Santana’s second annual Battle of the Sexes, a week long of fun lunch activities during March 24-27.  Are you interested in participating?  Sign up with your ASB reps on Monday or in the ASB room after Monday.

BLOOD DRIVE: Thank you to everyone who participated in our March 11th Blood Drive.  Thanks to all of the Santana donors.  The San Diego Blood Bank collected 54 pints of blood that will help in touching the lives of over 162 patients.  Special thanks to Savanah Fenn and the entire Blood Drive committee for their hard work.  We hope to exceed 54 pints next blood drive, so mark your calendars for Friday, May 23 to donate again.

CONSULTANT: A new addition has been made to our online school newspaper called “Consult the Sultan.”  If you need good advice on anything that life may throw at you, write a letter and submit it to Ms. Reyes room in 104.  Do not put your name on it.  A fellow Sultan will respond and post in the newspaper anonymously.  Submit those letters and then check out the response online at  If you can’t get to room 104, the link to the anonymous electronic form is on the Santana Consultant Facebook page or on our school website.

2014-15 YEARBOOK STAFF: Co you like graphic design or photography?  How about capturing actions 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: On sale now until March 1st.  They are $95 in the finance office or online at the Sultan Store.  We sold out last year, so get your soon.

CONGRATULATIONS to the swim team for their victory last Friday against Ramona.  The team got off to a strong start this season and is well on their way to defend their League title.  The swimmers of the meet were Alec Barlow and Morgan Boyce for varsity, Jacob King and Trish Gorton for JV, and Jenni Melton for dive.  Come support the team today at West Hills as they compete in the Grossmont Relay Invitational.

PURPLE TENNIS NATION: What a week for the Purple Tennis Nation!  It started last Saturday with our boys finishing 2nd at the First Serve Tourney in Point Loma.  Our boys then proceeded to sweep Granite Hills, West Hills and Valhalla during a very strong week of play.  The singles were led by Seniors Thomas Tarantino and David Colera who went 12-1 and 10-2 respectively during the week.  Doubles play was dominant too as the Purple Tennis Nation went 25-2 collectively and were led by an undefeated week by sophomores Kyle Breman and Steven Slead.  Great job gentlemen!  See you at lunch.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 1st Place finishers in yesterday’s track meet:  Zach Lewis – 110 hurdles, Brendan Roderick – high jump and triple jump, Victoria Hilke – triple jump, Bri Kruz – high jump and Elizabeth Klein – pole vault.

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.