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March 31 – April 4, 2014

posted Mar 30, 2014, 10:30 PM by Santana Sultans   [ updated Mar 30, 2014, 10:31 PM ]


NOMINATING CONVENTION: Save the date!  Monday, April 7 is the annual ASB Nominating Convention.  This year’s theme is “Swim in the Ocean, Diver Under the Sea, Santana’s Nom con is the place to be!”  If you have been selected as a period 2 delegate, remember you will have to check in at 7:15 on April 7 and that you should dress according to the Under the Sea theme. 

TALENT SHOW: It’s that time of year for our Spring Talent Show.  Drama Club is producing it, but it is open to the whole school.  No tryouts necessary.  Just come Monday at lunch to room 104 to sign up.  Acts could include singing, playing music, monologues, scenes, dancing and comedy skits.  If you want in the show, the meeting on Monday, March 31 at lunch in room 104 is mandatory.  Talent show is tentatively scheduled for May 1st.

PEER MEDIATORS: Attention Sophomores and Juniors – the deadline to turn in peer mediation applications has been extended to March 31st.  If you got an application and still want to apply, turn in your application to Mrs. Wilkerson-Spenny ASAP.  If you did not get an application and want to become a peer mediator, see Mrs. Wilkerson-Spenny in the guidance office today.


To the Santana Gymnastics Team for a greet meet on Tuesday.  JV and Varsity took first against Grossmont.  JV gymnasts, Baylee Barker, Ella Montouri, Kylie Brees, Hailey Duncan, Janelle Saenz and Haley Mitchell all took places and ribbons.  Varsity gymnasts, Lashay Sawyer, Selina Wade, Kylee Riccardi, Maddie Duncan, Elyse Frakes, Alex Lamora and Brielle Wilkerson took places and ribbons.  Be sure to stop by our next meet on April 1st at West Hills to cheer us on.

Congratulations to the following track athletes for medaling in last Saturday’s invitational:  Zach Lewis, Taylor Estes, Janice Deguerio, Sandra Ahnee, Aaron Miranda, Derek Halloway and Victoria Hilke.  Great job tracksters!

The Purple Tennis Nation continues to roll.  They swept in both matches this week running their win streak to 8 games.  The team won 33 out of 36 sets during the week.  Way to go gentlemen!

Congratulations to the swim team for their big win against Christian last week.  The team dominated the meet with outstanding swims by all.  The swimmers of the meet were Brett Stangle and Katie Galarneau for varsity and Lea Furtado and Logan Clement for JV.  Sydney Ancira was the diver of the meet.  The boys remain undefeated this season, and the girls have only lost one meet by 1 point.  The team takes on West Hills today at West Hills at 4:30.

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.

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.

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.