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March 24-28, 2014

posted Mar 21, 2014, 9:01 AM by Santana Sultans   [ updated Mar 24, 2014, 7:14 AM ]


ATTENTION SENIORS: The senior class photo will be taken on Wednesday April 2nd, don't miss school or you'll miss out.

CHEER: If you plan to try out for the Santana Cheer Team, the deadline to sign up is fast approaching.  Applications and clearance are due to Mrs. Dunne by Monday, March 31, which is in just over one week.  Remember, there is a mandatory meeting for all candidates and their parents on Wednesday, April 2 at 6:00 in room 804.

ASB: Are you a student leader and interested in being a part of Santana’s ASB for next year?  Applications are available in the ASB room.  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 executive officers or Mrs. Dunne.

BATTLE OF THE SEXES: Join us for Santana’s second annual Battle of the Sexes, a week long of spirit days and fun lunch activities next week.  For Monday, boys dress up as robbers and girls as cops.  Tuesday,  boys dress up as cowboys and girls as Indians. Wednesday is opposite day.  Thursday, boys dress up as GI Joes and girls as Barbies.  On Friday, we will have an ultimate Battle of the Sexes Spring Assembly where boys were blue and girls wear pink and sit on opposite sides of the gym.  If you’re interested in playing any of the lunch games, stop by the ASB room.

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.

BOYS TENNIS: Do you believe in miracles?  The mighty Purple Tennis Nation has done it again winning a match for the ages last night.  Back to back wins against the teams in the league have landed our boys atop the league all by themselves.  The team was led this week by junior singles phenom Tyler Hodges and the sophomore doubles tandem of Steven Slead and Kyle Breman.  The JV Nation continues to roll as well as they pushed their record to 7-2 on the season. 

SWIM: The Swim Team is off to a great start this season.  Last week the team competed in the West Hills relay meet and many swimmers had best times at the meet.  The swimmers of the meet were Keenan Nordeen and Jenna Paige for varsity and Stefan Kleinheinz and Miranda Dickerson for JV.  Come support the team today at 4:30 at our pool as they take on Christian.

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.

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.