Congratulations to Mr. Andrew Laverty who was received a Stanford University certificate for exceptional teaching recognizing his dedication as an educator and a mentor from a former student who wrote “he works tirelessly to improve each student not only as an academic but also as a friend, a helper and a citizen.”
Congratulations to Gerrardo Baltierra, Jamie Binns, and Allison John who were named to the 2013-2014 National Hispanic Recognition Program Student Award Roster. This year the NHRP has recognized about 5,300 Hispanic/Latino students selected from a pool of over 259,000 who took the 2012 PSAT/NMSQT/PAA. Congratulations to Annie Xu who earned the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT college admission and placement exam. Congratulations to M. Evan Wildenhain and William Hang for attaining a perfect score on the SAT college admissions placement exam. I’d like to thank their parents and teachers for all the support they have given to these students to help them succeed.
The Dingeman/SRCA Scholarship Committee is please to announce the 2013-2014 recipients of the $1,000 each scholarship towards college. They will receive their official recognition at the June Seniors Awards Night and also be profiled on the SRCA Facebook page. They are: Andrew Erickson, Ali Hoffer, and Jacob Todd.
Along with maintaining our academic level, we are urging parents to make sure their students arrive to school on time! Having students in class on time, ready to learn, continues to support their academic achievement. Safety concerns continue to arise during the rush hours of school so once again, we are asking everyone to do their part and make safety a priority.
Our fall sports had a very strong finish to their seasons and several teams and/or individuals competed in the CIF Finals. These accomplishments are a reflection of the commitment and dedication from our student-athletes, parents, community members, coaches and volunteers. Congratulations to all our students who participated and benefited from our fall sports program. Our winter sports, which include boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, girls’ water polo, and wrestling started November 16th. Teams are preparing for pre-season tournament play so check our website (www.srhsfalcons.org) for upcoming games and contests.
Students and teachers in our Visual and Performing Arts program are making final preparations for the holiday season and upcoming concerts. I want to personally encourage you to attend one of these events and get into the holiday spirit. The Band and Choir Winter Concert is scheduled for December 18th and the Orchestra Winter Concert is the next night, December 19th. Again, please check our website for updates and times of these upcoming VAPA events.
Mark your calendar for the annual “Falcon Night” scheduled for January 16th in the gymnasium from 6 – 8PM. Our incoming Falcon Families will have the opportunity to learn about the wonderful curricula we have at our site along with the other programs that make high school so memorable. We are looking forward to meeting our future Falcons!
December 6 – Minimum Day – classes end at 11:30 a.m.
December 12 – Financial Aid Workshop
December 16-20 – ASB Spirit Week
December 18 – Band Winter Concert
December 19 – Orchestra and Choir Winter Concert
December 23 – January 3, 2014 – Winter Break
January 6 – School re-opens and classes resume
Finally, I want to wish each and every family a restful and enjoyable winter break. Time spent with family and friends is priceless. School will be closed from December 23rd until January 5th. We will re-open on Monday, January 6th. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your students and the Scripps Ranch Community.
Ann Menna, Principal