Mauna Kea Student of the Week:
Josefina Campos Flores for having a great attitude, asking lots of good questions and having stellar scores in Science.
Samantha Long: For starting off the semester strong and for always having a positive attitude.
Spencer Owen: For always coming to class prepared and for positive classroom engagement.
Note to all Juniors, Seniors and their Parents:
Please note that there is a date change for this year's prom. Prom will now be on Saturday, April 29, 2023. More information and details to follow in the coming weeks.
Attention all sophomores. If you are interested in taking AP US History next year, you are invited to attend an informational meeting in Mr. Gibson's classroom (K-15) during lunch on Tuesday February 7th. Current AP US History students will be presenting and taking any questions you have about the class. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Gibson. May the Force be With You.
CSF- will be meeting this Tuesday (02/07) at lunch in the CCC. Please join the official CSF Google Classroom using code xarx67r for updates and details.
Calling ALL DRAGONS!!!! Give your sweetheart, bestie, secret crush and/or favorite teacher or staff a sweet treat for Valentine's Day. The Interact Club is EXCITED to be hosting the Valentine's Candy Grams Fundraiser. For 50 cents you can have a handwritten note and chocolate delivered to anyone on campus. The Candy Grams will be sold Feb 8th thru Feb 10th at lunchtime and hand delivered on February 14th during school. All money raised will be donated to a local charity. Come see us during lunch Feb 8-10 to participate. See Kate Jernigan and Livi Harb with any questions.
Come to the Sweetheart Dance on Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 7pm to 9:30pm in Golton Hall.
Tickets will be on sale at lunch in front of the dragon starting Monday, 1/30 through Friday, 2/6. The last day to purchase a ticket will be Friday, 2/6 at 3pm. No Exceptions. Tickets will NOT be sold the week of the dance nor will they be sold at the door. You must be in good standing to purchase a ticket and attend the dance so if you are not currently in good standing, you have this week and next week to attend detentions.
Ticket prices are $8 with an ASB sticker or $10 without an ASB sticker. Students may pay in cash, with Venmo or with Apple Pay. Please note that using Venmo or Apple Pay comes with an additional 75 cent service fee.
If students would like to bring a guest from another school, the Guest form may be picked up at the front office or in Room J-9 or downloaded from this LINK. Note that the guest form must be turned into the office no later than Wednesday, 2/8 and that guests must be approved by administration before the ticket can be purchased. Guest forms required both the guest's parent's and principal's signature.
For information, eligibility and registration requirements for sports, please visit our SVHS Athletics web page.
Go Fan Digital Ticketing - Tickets for all home games for Winter sports can be purchased using this link. In addition, all VVAL schools use Go Fan and tickets for away games can be found on this link as well. To purchase tickets, go to https://gofan.co/app/school/CA23061.
Track & Field - We are excited to announce John Litzenberg as our Track & Field head coach. Anyone interested in track & field this Spring should attend a meeting on Monday, February 6 at the start of lunch in Pfeiffer gym. The first practice will take place after school on Monday, February 6. Please make sure to attend and make sure to register and get cleared on athleticclearance.com.
Boys Volleyball - We are excited to announce David Vigil as our boys volleyball coach. Anyone interested in playing volleyball this Spring should attend a meeting on Tuesday, February 7 at the start of lunch in Room K12. Coach is currently working on a practice/game schedule. Please make sure to attend and make sure to register and get cleared on athleticclearance.com
SVHS Swimming- Starts Monday Feb 6th! All athletes are welcome to try it out at our new, state-of-the-art pool.
Weekly practice schedule:
Mondays 3:30-4:15 weight room and 4:30-5:30 swimming
Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 swim
Wednesdays 2:30-4:00 swim
Thursdays 3:30-4:15 weight room; 4:30-5:30 swim
Fridays 3:30-5:00 swim
For more information email Coach Jane email@example.com or come by the pool after school.
Spring Break Water Polo - please see information below.
Open Head Coaching Positions
Anyone interested should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Any questions, please contact Mike Boles email@example.com
Dear Students & Families - It is that time of year! Over the next two months, counselors will be helping students select their course requests for the upcoming school year. We wanted to share the process, timeline, and materials with you so that you can review them together as a family. Please click here for more information.
Dear SVHS Community,
Wellness Staff would like to call your attention to Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month this February. As a school community, let's stay informed about the signs of teen dating violence and know where to turn if you suspect yourself, a friend, or a family member is experiencing dating violence.
Dating violence is never okay in any form. There are many forms of violence to be aware of:
Physical abuse - unwanted and intentional contact with someone's body or something close to their body with the intent to harm.
Emotional and verbal abuse - non-physical behavior such as threats, insults, humiliation, intimidation, isolation, or social media monitoring.
Sexual abuse - force or coercion to perform unwanted sexual acts.
Digital abuse - using social media or texting to intimidate, stalk, or harass someone.
Stalking - when someone follows you or harasses you, causing fear and uncertainty.
For more information on types of abuse, you can visit www.loveisrespect.org
It’s important to be aware of signs someone may be a victim of dating abuse. If you have a friend you suspect is experiencing signs of abuse, here are some tips on how you can help them:
Reach out to them and ask if they need help or support. Ensure they’re safe when communicating your concerns, and let them know you are there for them when they need someone.
Listen to them. Let them share their story and remind them it’s not their fault.
Tell a trusted adult. Sometimes, looking out for your friend means letting an adult know something is wrong and allowing them to step in and help.
If you, a friend, or a family member is experiencing abuse, please reach out to a school counselor, wellness staff, or other trusted adult. You can also seek support through these resources:
Family Justice Center: https://www.fjcsc.org/ 707-565-8255
YWCA Domestic Violence Hotline: 707-546-1234
Verity Rape Crisis Hotline: 707-545-7273
February is JOB SHADOW month! (Get it....shadow, like the groundhog?). Want to spend part of a day exploring a career or business you're interested in? If so, fill out this Job Shadow Questionnaire: Job Shadow Interest Questionnaire (see Mrs. Swanson if questions!)
North Coast Builders Exchange Construction Corps, an after-school, 3-month basic construction training program for senior students. The program meets Saturdays from 8 AM to 4 PM in April and May., followed by a two-week paid internship or boot camp in June. Every year, nearly all Corps members who want to work in construction are offered a job at the graduation ceremony and interview event on the last day of Boot Camp. Applications are due February 10th!
Sonoma Ecology Center is accepting applications for the Spring Enviroleaders program! Information and applications here: https://sonomaecologycenter.org/enviroleaders/ Applications are due February 12th! (Or find the Enviroleaders table in front of the library on Feb. 1st at lunch!)
Transcendence Theater is looking for interns for its summer program. Application and information can be found here: https://transcendencetheatre.org/community/arts-education/interns-and-apprenticeships/
Have you recently started a job? Don't forget, you need a work permit! Come to the CCC to pick up a work permit application! Are you looking for a part-time job? Check out the "Job Opportunities" link on the CCC webpage! If you currently have a work permit issued this year, don't forget the 1st grading period ends this week! All work permit holders' grades will be checked to make sure you have a 2.0 or better GPA and no Fs, otherwise you might lose your work permit!