SLOHS Connect, February 14, 2014


From the desk of Leslie O’Connor, Principal, February 14, 2014

¨ Mock Trial update: This week our team lost a hard fought contest against Templeton High School. Senior Brendan Bych was awarded Most Outstanding Opponent by the opposing team and Omar Rahim was recognized as “best witness.” Jenny Grady (our pretrial attorney) deserves special praise for an outstanding performance in this semi- final round. Thank parents, students and staff for their support of this outstanding program.

¨ Congratulations to our FFA Students who recently competed in the Sectional Speaking Contests: Benjamin Peterson (1st), Luke O’Leary (2nd) and Joelle Lewis (4th) in Prepared Speech. Jessie Judge & Aidan Munoz Christian (2nd) in Job Interview. Impromtu Speech Amber Bjerre (2nd) and Extemporaneous Speech: Mara Basich Pease (1st), Evan New Schmidt (2nd). The Advanced Parli-Pro Team Was Second at the Modesto Parli-Pro Invitational with Luke O’Leary, Joelle Lewis & Aidan Christian-Munoz all awarded High Debate Awards.

¨ Winter Sports are nearing an end this week. Come out and cheer on the Girls & Boys Soccer teams tonight as they continue to battle for a PAC-7 title. Games are 5PM and 7PM.

¨ Special praise for Girls’ Varsity Basketball for battling back from a 35-14 half-time deficit to win 44-43 to keep their
playoff hopes alive against St. Joe’s.

¨ Kudos to the SLOHS Band members who were part of the County Honor Band’s performance at Cal Poly.

¨ It was standing room only in the SLOHS Theatre for the production of “The Shadowbox”. Well done to our amazing director Kate Stephens all the actors involved.

¨ Congratulations to our Choir for an outstanding performance at the Winter Pops show. Thank you to all the parents and staff members who were in attendance.

¨ Thank you to the Music, Art, & Drama Depts. for organizing an entertaining VAPA week of lunchtime activities and for the VAPA assembly today.

¨ MONDAY, Feb 17th—NO SCHOOL in observance of President’s Day. Enjoy!

¨ TUESDAY: Band Boosters Meeting Tuesday, February18th — 6pm in the Band room.

¨ TUESDAY: BOYS STATE Applications DUE to Ms. Martin in the Career Center

¨ TUESDAY: English Language Parent Committee ( ELAC) meeting in the school library at 6:30PM. All parents are
welcome to attend.

¨ FRIDAY: Parent Principal Advisory will meet in the Career Center from 8:30-10:00AM. Come grab a cup of coffee with the Principal Leslie O’Connor and chat about our school. All parents are welcome to attend

¨ Students may continue to apply for the many SCHOLARSHIPS offered by our Community. Check out the School website under Counseling/ Financial Aid & Scholarships. CUESTA APPLICATIONS for a free first semester at CUESTA are due March 2nd! ( You must also apply for FAFSA!)

¨ Parents mark your calendar for the Winter All Sports Award Banquet on Monday,

Enjoy your holiday weekend!