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Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2014

posted Sep 26, 2014, 8:33 AM by Santana Sultans


WELCOME BACK DANCE: The Welcome Back dance is tonight in the gym from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm.  Tickets are still on sale at lunch, $8 with an ASB card, $10 without and $12 at the door.  Buy your tickets now.

HOMECOMING: Bright lights, big city – Homecoming is in Vegas, baby!  Some important dates for homecoming are:  Tuesday, September 30th – our first homecoming assembly.  If you are running for court, be at the gym at 10:00 am.  Friday, October 10th – the second homecoming assembly, the Homecoming Game against Monte Vista, and the Homecoming Dance.

THE SENIOR/FACULTY BASKETBALL game is next Thursday, October 2nd at 7:00pm.  Players need to be there at 6:30.  Tickets are $3.

FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS: The results for Freshman Class Office are:  President – Cam Kane, Vice President – Jaylin Blue, Secretary – Ben Sampson, Treasurer – Josh Boyle, Activities – Fattema Almaei and Jessica Roshnow, and Publicity – Avery Uribe and Ali Parsons.

GOT PLANS? Don't miss our Career/College Fair for 9th-12th students and their parents. It's SATURDAY, October 11th, from 1 to 4 pm at CUYAMACA College. This is our BIGGEST career and college event, and it's for students preparing to go directly into the work force, military, career & technical school, 2 year college or 4 year college/university. You can choose from many workshops to help you prepare for life after high school. Students from the entire district will be there... but what's most important - will YOU be there?

ALL STUDENTS, grades 9 through 12 – We would love to get your input.  This year we are going through a school review to maintain our WASC accreditation.  Here’s an opportunity for you to speak out, get involved, and be a part of making Santana an even better place.  We are looking for students and parents to join our focus groups to help point out where we are succeeding and where we still need to improve.  See Mrs. Ruff in the guidance office to get more information or to sign up.  Santana needs your input!

MULTICULTURAL DANCE AUDITIONS: Sultans: Mrs. Wilkerson-Spenny is looking for dance groups for the Multicultural Assembly or solo dancers.  If you have a cultural dance that we should consider putting in the assembly, please see me in the guidance office.  There will be an audition prior to being accepted into the assembly.

ATTENTION ALL COUPLES: If you are interested in being interviewed or photographed on the couple’s page in the yearbook, please stop by room 1410 at lunch.

YEARBOOKS: Get your yearbook for the lowest price of the year, only $85; sale ends October 1st.  Senior memory ads are also on sale and discounted now.  See the yearbook website for more information.  You can purchase an ad for as low as $30.

SENIOR PICTURES: It’s time to get photographed for the yearbook.  Make your appointment with Boyd Anderson now.  Visit or call to make an appointment ASAP.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following cross country medalists in last Saturday’s Mt. Carmel National Invitational:  Vincent Velletta, Zane Moore, John Lockman, Matt D’Angelo, Jamie Macdonald and Janiece Deguerio. 

BOYS BASKETBALL: There will be a meeting in the gym today at lunch for anyone interested in playing boys’ basketball.

BOYS WATER POLO: There will be Varsity Boys’ Water Polo meeting at lunch today in room 111.

GIRLS SOFTBALL: There will be a softball meeting Tuesday, September 30th at lunch in room 304.

STAND UP: Are you tired of being bullied or teased and don’t know what to do?  A new group called Stand Up is being organized to address this issue.  This group will introduce strategies to stand up to bullying and different ways to make the situation better, including empowering students to feel more confident in speaking up for yourself and others you may see being targeted.  For more information, please see Mr. Anderson in the counseling office.

GOT LAW? Interested in a career in law enforcement?  The US Border Patrol Explorer program allows students ages 14-20 to participate in training with law enforcement professionals where student learn skills to be better prepared for a career in law enforcement.  You must have a “C” average, and have no significant criminal background.  For more information about the program you can come to the counseling center where information will be posted on the guidance office information board.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following Cross Country runners for winning medals at the Rancho Bernardo Invitational:  Jennifer Cruz, Jamie McDonald, Brooke Randall, Zane Moore, and Vince Velletta.  A special congrats to Janice Deguerio for coming in first out of 93 runners.

PARKING PERMIT: Just a reminder - If you are driving to school, you must obtain a parking permit from Mrs. King in the Vice Principal’s Office.  If you received one last year and still have the sticker on your car, you must pick up a form and renew your permit. 

WORK PERMITS: All Work Permits from last school year and over the summer expired on Monday, September 8.  If you are still employed and you haven’t already completed a new work permit application, you must do so.  Your work permit is no longer valid.  Please come by and see Mrs. Bingham for a new application and to ask questions.

PEACE COUNCIL: Join Peace Council and make a difference.  Meetings are Wednesdays at lunch in room 105.

BOOK CLUB: Hello Sultan Readers!  If you enjoy reading and would like to share your love of books with other Sultans, join Santana’s Book Club every Friday at lunch in the library.  Bring your lunch and the love of literature.

ZOMBIE CLUB: If you want to survive the zombie apocalypse, come to room S-7 every Wednesday at lunch in Ms. Chandler’s room.  Don’t be left for dead.  We are all infected!

KEY CLUB: If you enjoy volunteering and like having fun, join Key Club.  We meet every Thursday in S2.  If you are interested, please come next week so we can include you in our Six Flags plans.

CLEAN WATER CLUB: This is a reminder to the Clean Water Club and anyone else who would like to check it out that we meet today and every Friday at lunch in room S8.  You can learn more about our club and some of the activities coming up such as community service opportunities and a kayak trip to La Jolla.  If you are interested in the ocean and want to learn how you can help the environment and make the world a better place, come join us or talk to Mr. Henning for more information.

HAKUNA MATATA!  Do you love Disney?  Are you interested in going on the 2014 Disneyland trip?  Come join Santana’s very own Disney Club.  We meet every Tuesday at lunch in Mr. Reilly’s room.