POWDER PUFF: Your Class of 2017 would like to recognize two specific groups in our school at this time of the school year. First of all, congratulations to our outstanding athletics teams for wrapping up yet another phenomenal year of competing…but wait, there’s still another important athletic competition left in the school year, Powder Puff. This year our school is bringing back the all girls, juniors vs. seniors, flag football game. Boys can be involved also, as cheerleaders! The game will be held on our home turf Friday, May 20th at 7:00 pm. Only upperclassmen girls can participate in the game along with junior and senior boys who will be cheering them on. So, if any of you juniors and seniors are interested, you must come to the meeting next Tuesday, May 10th in Mrs. Bachmann’s room, 306. Not only will you find out more details about this event, but there are waivers and information for you, so make sure to stop by.
GRADUATION LEIS: Congratulations to all the seniors who have almost finished their high school years at Santana. If you would like to graduate with a beautiful Hawaiian lei, make sure to pick up information in Mrs. Thompson’s room, 108, or Mrs. Bachmann’s room, 306. They will be on sale for only $20. You must order them by June 1st. Make sure you’ll be looking spiffy on graduation day with your lei and thank you for supporting the Junior Class.
BLOOD DRIVE: ASB’s last Blood Drive on the year is next Thursday, May 12th, in the dance room. There are permission slips available in the library, in attendance and in Mrs. Elliott’s art room, 702. White permission slips are for 17 and 18 year olds, the green or yellow slips are for 15 and 16 year old. All permission slips must have a parent’s signature, even 18 year olds. To help with appointments, write your student ID and preferred appointment time on the slip. Permission slips will be accepted no later than Wednesday, May 11th.
CLASS OFFICE: Interested in running for Class Office? It’s not too late to sign up in ASB. Class elections will be held Monday through Wednesday, May 23rd through the 25th. If you are currently a freshman and would like to run, we only have one signed up, so stop by room 504 today. A mandatory meeting for class office elections will be held next Wednesday to officially apply for office. Stay tuned for more details.
DODEGEBALL TOURNAMENT: The Five D Dodgeball Tournament is swiftly approaching. ASB will be hosting the Dodgeball Tourney on Wednesday, May 25th in the gym at 3:30. If you are fast on your feet, can throw with precision and are great at avoiding flying objects at your head, then the Five D Dodgeball Tourney was made for you. It’s not too late to pick up packets for your team. Teams must consist of 6 players. You must have a name, uniforms, a signed district waiver, and admission fees of $5 per player or $30 per team. The top two teams will go on to the District Tournament. If you would rather watch the tournament, tickets will be only $3. We will be announcing the Class Office winners during the tournament.
SUMMER SCHOOL applications are now available on the website and on the attendance counter. First come, first serve and spots are limited.
PROM GUEST PASSES are available in Mrs. King’s office. If you are taking someone that does not attend Santana, you must fill out this guest pass, have it approved by Mrs. King, and take it to the finance office when you buy your Prom bid. All guests that are 21 and older must be seen by a Vice Principal. Make sure you pay your fines!
SENIOR BANNERS: Attention Seniors: If you were accepted to a four year college or have signed with the military, purchase your banner today. They will be displayed in the library and at graduation. If will be yours to keep after graduation. See Mrs. Erpelding in room 313 today.
PEER MEDIATION: Attention Sultans – Are you a good listener? Do you like helping friends resolve conflict? If you do, please consider applying for the Santana High School Peer Mediation Program. We will train you to be a peer mediator on campus to help other students resolve conflict. Applications are available now with Mrs. Spenny in the guidance office. Applications are due by May 18th at 3:00 pm. Don’t delay, get your application today!
GIRL’S SOFTBALL: Santana’s softball team beat Valhalla this week by a score of 13-3. The Sultans were powered by three home runs from Mackenzie Bennett, Madison Mendez and a grand slam and 6 RBI’s from Cassidy Matthie. Also on her 17th birthday, Rachel Wilson chipped in with 4 RBI’s. Joining on the hit parade were Lexi Chavarin and Sophia Martorana with Brittany Munday scoring three times.
THE PURPLE TENNIS NATION had an active last few weeks. Our JV team took down both the singles and doubles championships in the Grossmont Conference tournament. Congratulations to Skyler Kaufman who won the singles championship and to our doubles champions Drew Cantin and Michael Danis. The Varsity boys now head into their tourney where Bryce Chung and Alex Campbell have been named 1st team all-league and Jon Huson, Eric Gomez and Adam Schumann received 2nd team honors. Good luck gentlemen and see you at lunch for team voting and banquet information.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS:
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.