SLOHS Connect – December 20, 2013


From the desk of Leslie O’Connor, Principal (Friday, December 20, 2013):

¨ Did you know that our Robotics team under the guidance of Jan Fetcho competed in a tournament in   Bakersfield? Two of our robots, 920A (Diana Chiu, Greg Waddell, Kaz Bishop,& Cole Coward) and 920E (Austin Wright, Joey Arhar, & Andrew Hibble) competed against each other in the quarter finals. Team 920E went on the semi-finals, finishing well. Team 920E won the Build Award for their “Craftsmanship & Construction” of the robot. Team 920A earned the right to go to the state tournament by winning the Design Award for the best “Engineering Process and Documentation” among the 48 robots at the tournament. Congratulations to these two groups of hardworking students!

¨ Did you know that our amazing Counseling Department hosted 95 parents for the CSU Parent Application Workshop and 135 parents for the UC Application Workshop this fall? They assisted 126 students in completing their applications for 4- year universities. They also assisted our 2 National Merit Finalists and 3 Hispanic Scholarship Students with their apps. Our Counseling staff continues to do amazing things for our students; thank you!

¨ Did you know that sophomore Bella Stenvall was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for completing 100 hours of service for Big Brothers Big Sisters?  Bella was given a certificate signed by the president. This is her second year mentoring her “Little Sister” through the program. In addition to acting as a “Big” every Thursday after school, Bella also volunteers at the Winter WonderSLO fundraising and ice skating event, and she participated in the 2013 Bowl for Kids’ Sake campaign. Well done Bella!

¨ Did you know that Molly Maguire &  Holland Boege were recently selected to 1st team for the All

County Volleyball Team? We are very proud of these wonderful student-athletes.

¨ Did you know that Cuesta College is offering the PROMISE Scholarship to all SLO County 2014 high school graduates?  This new scholarship pays for all fees for the Fall 2014 Semester.  To qualify for the PROMISE Scholarship a student must; apply to Cuesta for Fall 2014, complete a FAFSA and complete the Cuesta PROMISE Scholarship Application…all no later than March 2nd , 2014.

¨ Did you know that The SLOHS Counselors will be presenting “The College Admissions Process” for our parents of 11th graders on Wednesday, January 15th at 7pm in the SLOHS Cafeteria?  Be sure to attend to hear all about required testing, course requirements and helpful planning tips!

¨ Did you know that we will host the 1st Annual Alex Maier Memorial Fun Run on January 25th, 2014 on the SLOHS campus? For more information and to register please visit :

¨ A variety of pre-break activities occurred this week with the Band and Choral groups serenading through campus on Friday. This is what makes SLOHS special!

¨ What a wonderful performance last night from our Choir under the direction of Mrs. Pitcairn-Glimpse. The student performers rocked the building. Thank you parents for being in attendance.

Please have a safe, and happy holiday with friends and family

See you in 2014!