SLOHS Connect – December 13, 2013

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From the desk of Leslie O’Connor, Principal (Friday, December 13, 2013):

THIS WEEK:

¨ Kudos to all the students from Ag. and International club who participated in the Downtown Christmas parade. Our drum line and band were terrific leading the parade.

¨ The Jazz Band performance at the Madonna Inn was warmly received by all in attendance. It was wonderful to see and hear from our student performers.

¨ There was standing room only at the Band Concert. Band Director Sharon Jeskey does an amazing job preparing our students for their performances.

¨ Ag. Teacher Anna Bates was recognized by the SLCUSD Trustees & Dr. Eric Prater for her award as Santa Lucia ROP Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to Anna on her outstanding achievement.

¨ Art teachers Deborah Sanz & Cherie Jones presented at the recent School Board meeting on their       respective projects. Deborah presented on her students’ “Memory Project” and Cherie gave the Board an insight into Tiger News Network. Their students would be very proud of these two gifted educators.

¨ Thank you Dr. Rita Delkeskamp for leading another informative ELAC parent meeting this week.

¨ Winter Sports are in full flight. We had key victories for Girls’ & Boys’ Basketball and Soccer and Girls’ Water Polo. Our wrestlers continue to train and work hard. They have quickly become one of our most improved programs on campus under the leadership of Coach Brandon Drucker. Go Tigers!

¨  Special praise to our English teachers: James Bruce, Craig Stewart & Scott Nairne for leading our staff TCT on how to improve writing across the curriculum. We will continue the conversation next week at TCT.

¨ SATURDAY, December 14  @ 7 PM. COFFEE NIGHT sponsored by the Theatre Department is a Variety Show with a Disney theme. Coffee and goodies will be available during intermission. Admission to the show is $5 for students/ $7 for adults.

NEXT WEEK: Academic Excellence Certificates will be distributed to students in their 2nd period classes.

¨ MONDAY: TCT will be in J-2 for staff. School starts at 9:30 AM.

¨ MONDAY: School Site Council will meet in the library at 6:30PM. We will review the School Safety Plan and receive feedback from the group on last week’s Back To School Night. Please join us!

¨ THURSDAY: The Winter Choral Concert will be at 6:30 pm at the United Methodist Church on Johnson Ave.  It will feature all three choirs from SLOHS as well as the choir from LAMS.

¨ FRIDAY: Last day of school before Winter Break. If you are traveling please stay safe and have a wonderful time with friends and family. School will reopen on Monday, January 6. First period will start at 9:30AM.

¨ PARENT SURVEY- If you haven’t had an opportunity to take part in the parent survey, it is not too late. Please copy the following link into a web browser. We appreciate all feedback received.

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