SRCA November 2014 Newsletter
Our staff is working diligently to provide our students with 21st Century learning using Common Core Standards with a focus on the 4-C’s: Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking and Creativity. The Admin Team addressed each grade level with our policy assemblies in an effort to continue to keep a positive attitude on campus and to treat each other with respect and dignity.
Our fall sports have done well and will participate in play-off games. We will gear up for winter sports in mid-November. Counselors continue to offer college application labs this month. Any student who would like assistance in completing a college application is welcome to attend any session that is listed below.
After school peer tutoring is available for any student looking for academic help in all subjects on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the library.
The students at Scripps Ranch High School continue to shine in all of their endeavors academically and otherwise. We are proud to report that this year we have twelve National Merit Scholarship Finalists, which is based on a student’s PSAT score. We are also proud to announce that Naya Menezes is one of 30 finalitsts in the 2015 Broadcom MASTERS. Naya was one of over 6,000 nominees nationwide.
The District Attorney’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) resumes this year with its mission to educate and advise the community. It aims to spread general awareness about the needs and challenges of today’s youth and pressing issues affecting young people in San Diego County, resulting in a positive change throughout the community.
As the administrators continue to visit classrooms, we are constantly seeing rigor in the instruction taking place in the classroom. Teachers have been actively engaging all students through effective questioning strategies, in addition to aligning instruction to the new Common Core standards. Our students are being pushed to a higher level of thinking with instruction that encourages them to think differently, on a mature level and to enjoy what they are doing. The commitment and dedication of our staff to continue improving student achievement is remarkable!
Mark your calendars for the following important dates:
· November 2, 4, 9, 16, 18, and 17 - College Application Lab,
2:30 – 3:30 p.m./Room 841
· November 4 - Governance/School Site Council Meeting,
2:45 p.m./Staff Dining Room
· November 11 - Veteran’s Day – No School
· November 14 - Winter sports season begins
· November 23 - 27 - Thanksgiving Break – No School
Be sure to check out the Daily Bulletin as well as other events listed by month in our School Calendar section on our school webpage www.srhsfalcons.org