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September 12-18, 2014

posted Sep 12, 2014, 10:10 AM by Santana Sultans   [ updated Sep 12, 2014, 10:11 AM ]

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. 

SPIRIT WEEK: Next week is Spirit Week.  Be sure to dress up:

Monday – America Monday - wear your red, white and blue.

Tuesday – Class Color Day – Wear your class colors for the Welcome Back Assembly: Seniors – Red, Juniors – Orange, Sophomores – Blue and Freshmen – Green.

Wednesday – Wild West Wednesday – Yee Haw!

Thursday – Triplet Day – Dress in three’s.

Friday – Make it Rain, wear your Purple Rain t-shirts or dress in purple.

There is a Homecoming Court application meeting on Monday in the ASB room (504).

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  Your work permit is no longer valid.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.

YEARBOOK PHOTOS: Do you have photos of yourself on summer vacation?  We would like to reflect all types of summer vacations from those of you that stayed local to those of you that were lucky enough to travel.  Please submit photos for possible use directly to and enter in school code ‘Santana’ or visit the yearbook website.

YEARBOOKS are now on sale for the lowest prices of the year.  We sold out two years in a row, so reserve yours today.  Visit the yearbook website for more information.

SENIOR ADS are available now.  Please see the yearbook website or finance office for more details.  Hurry, these are only available until December.

JV ACADEMIC LEAGUE: There is a JV Academic League informational meeting this Monday, September 15th during lunch in room 310 for all new and returning players.  Academic League is a team competition where your knowledge is tested in the areas of math, science, art history, English, geography, world history, and current events.  Our team competes against all other school in the Grossmont District.  If you think you have what it takes, come to the meeting and get more information.

YOUTH CHOIR OF SAN DIEGO: Do you have the desire to be a part of something greater than yourself?  Do you have a desire to serve your community in a bigger way?  Do you have a passion to sing?  If so, you would be a great fit for the Youth Choir of San Diego.  The San Diego Youth Choir of San Diego is a new community youth choir bringing together students from all across San Diego County.  You’ll have a chance to meet new people, travel to exciting places, dialogue with community leaders and sing with some of the best musicians in San Diego County.  Best of all it’s FREE.  That’s right, FREE!  All you need to do is show up.  If this sounds interesting to you, please come today for a short information session in room 602 to meet the director, Jason Prater.  You don’t wan to miss this Santana.  This is a chance of a lifetime and we are looking forward to partnering with you.  Be there, room 602, today!

DANCE TEAM: Sultans, we are looking for dancers!  Dance Team auditions are coming up, no experience needed and it’s free.  See Mrs. Wilkerson-Spenny in the guidance office for an application.  Auditions are on September 16 and 18.  Coach Sam would also like to congratulate our dance team for taking top honors at camp.  We took home the 2014 Team Award for being the best team at camp; we earned 2 silver awards for having awesome routines and a team technical growth award.  A special congrats to office Erin Broderick for receiving the All-American Best Dancer at camp and team captain, Brielle Wilkerson, for receiving an All-American Best Dancer and Top Gun Best Hip Hop Dancer at camp.  Way to go!

THE CLEAN WATER CLUB meets today and every Friday at lunch in room S-8.  You can learn more about our club and some of the activities coming up, such as a beach clean-up for community service and a La Jolla kayak trip.  If you are interested in the ocean or ocean activities, want to help the environment, and want to help make the world a better place, come check out our club and talk to Mr. Henning for more information.

SCI-FI CLUB: The future is around the corner and the Sci-Fi Club is back to bring it closer to the present.  Anyone interested in joining can come to room 207 at lunch on Wednesday.  We hope to see you in the future.

SEE MRS. THOMPSON live in the KUSI News Studio talking about her new novel, ‘MIRROR X’, this Saturday at 8:45 am.  On Sunday, she will be signing ‘MIRROR X’ at Warwick’s book store in La Jolla from 12-2:00 pm.  Come by and give her your support.  If you’re looking for a new twist on a dystopian future and a compelling read, ‘MIRROR X’ is the book for you.

VIDEOGRAPHERS NEEDED: Mrs. Barelka needs videographers periods 2 or 3 and 5 as aides.  If you have a hole in your schedule for that period, please see Mrs. B in room 208.

BUTTER BREADS: The Band and Colorguard are selling Butter Bread breakfast breads until September 26th.  These are delicious and you won’t want to miss out.  The cost is $14 and $6 of that goes to the Santana Band and Colorguard program.  Please see any band or guard student for information or stop by and see Mr. Stalmann in room 602.

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

INTERESTED IN MEDICINE? Any junior and senior who is interested in the field of medicine, there is a summer forum group opportunity this year.  Please see Mrs. Barelka in room 208 for more information by next Friday, September 19th.

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.

DRAMA CLUB: Attention theater and drama peeps – Come one, come all to room 104 at lunch on Mondays.  Drama Club is open to anyone and activities include field trip to the Old Globe, lunch time games and hopefully rehearsals for a winter and spring show.  See Mrs. Garrison in room 104 for more details.  See you next Monday.

KEY CLUB: Do you like giving back to the community?  Do you enjoy volunteering?  Join Key Club.  Our first meeting is Thursday the 18th at lunch in room S-2.

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!

THE PURPLE TENNIS NATION had another outstanding week as our ladies pushed their win streak to 4 games.  In singles, sophomore Melody Benjamin had an undefeated week and doubles were led by Nevada Hutt and Sarah Morgan and the new starters Ella Montouri and Rhianna Marchand.  The JV Nation remains undefeated on the season at 6-0.  Bailee Hunter has been leading the charge as she jumps back and forth from Varsity to JV.  Remember that we have a lunch time meeting today.  Way to go ladies!