Summit Shasta Bulletin: 2/11/2018

Summit Shasta Bulletin: 2/11/2018

Dear Shasta Families,

Every Friday, mentor groups come together as a community to participate in a circle where students share life stories, current emotions, and successes and challenges from the week. We believe that allowing students to connect with one another on this level builds important bonds and strengthens mentor group connections. While Shasta dedicates itself to preparing your students academically for college, our vision also pushes us to prepare Shasta students to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. This time in mentor groups helps students develop important social-emotional skills, build relationships across lines of difference, and learn to share emotions and empathize with others. On Friday morning, a few mentor groups took advantage of the beautiful weather and held their circles outside.

We strongly believe that mentor groups are an aspect of our community that sets Shasta apart from other high schools. We are excited about the social and emotional growth our students are making and cannot wait to see the amazing young people they become!

Thanks for a great week!
Ava

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UPCOMING EVENTS- PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS

2/13: SPOT Meeting #6 – Parent Education Night – Digital Safety Presentation
2/15: Shadow Day #10
2/15: Senior Night for Basketball (home game)
2/19: President’s Day – NO SCHOOL
2/20 – 2/24: Ski Week – NO SCHOOL
3/1: Graduation Committee Meeting @6pm

**For a full list of upcoming events, please review our events events calendar.**

 

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Parent Education Night – Tuesday, February 13th at 6pm

Please save the date for the next SPOT meeting at 6 PM on February 13th. Vivienne Pustell, the Director of Digital Safety, will lead a presentation on technology in our schools. The presentation will focus on some of the main challenges facing students in their digitally connected lives (relating to things like social media, screen time, FOMO, etc), cover the basics of privacy and consent for students, discuss pros and cons of the digital life, and some potential approaches for parents to take in moderating and discussing it with their kids. Vivienne will also share what Summit is working on in relationship to digital safety and culture, as well as share resources that parents can draw on. We hope you can join us!

 

Graduation Ticket Orders Due on Friday, February 16th

Graduation details are here! Please check your student’s Progress Report (mailed home this week) in for the Ticket Order And Contribution Form. We are also linking it here (Spanish version here). It is important that we receive responses from each Senior family as this will help us with how you want your student’s name to appear on the diploma and how many tickets you need for graduation. Donations are also needed to make this a great event. Please send in your form as soon as possible so we can begin our planning. Ticket orders are due by the end of the day on Friday, February 16th!

 

Parent Education Night – Tuesday, February 13th at 6pm

Please save the date for the next SPOT meeting at 6 PM on February 13th. Vivienne Pustell, the Director of Digital Safety, will lead a presentation on technology in our schools. The presentation will focus on some of the main challenges facing students in their digitally connected lives (relating to things like social media, screen time, FOMO, etc), cover the basics of privacy and consent for students, discuss pros and cons of the digital life, and some potential approaches for parents to take in moderating and discussing it with their kids. Vivienne will also share what Summit is working on in relationship to digital safety and culture, as well as share resources that parents can draw on. We hope you can join us!

AP Order Forms Due on Friday, February 16th

All juniors and seniors will register to take at least one AP test this May! Registration is happening now – students have received order forms and directions from their mentors. All juniors must turn in their AP order forms to Ms. Pattabiraman and all seniors must turn in their AP order forms to Ms. O’Connor. In addition, any sophomores or freshmen who want to register to take an AP test can do so by getting an order form from Ms. Escobar in the office. Summit Shasta will pay for one AP test for juniors and two AP tests for seniors. All additional tests cost $93 (there is a fee reduction available for students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch). You can see a list of all AP tests offered this May here.

 

 

COLLEGE CORNER

Class of 2018: College Application and Acceptances Updates

As of Friday, February 9th, 100% of the senior class has applied to at least one four year college or university! In addition, we are very excited to share that fifteen seniors have already been accepted into the following colleges and universities:

  • Arizona State University
  • Butler University
  • CSU Stanislaus
  • Evergreen State University
  • Iowa State University
  • Hampshire College
  • Humboldt State
  • Mills College
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • Newbury College
  • Notre Dame de Namur
  • Portland State University
  • Princeton University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Sonoma State University
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Puget Sound

 

SHASTA ATHLETICS

Senior Night for Basketball – This Thursday, February 15th

Please join us for senior night and the final home basketball game of the season! Next Thursday, February 15th, our boys and girls basketball teams will play Mid Peninsula at the gym next door. Come celebrate our senior athletes and all of their hard work!

Announcement for Soccer Fans

In the sport of soccer a disturbing trend involving the fans is raising its ugly head again. This is not just an isolated case where I can single out a set of schools but is ranging up and down the Section. The fan practice of yelling in unison a derogatory slang word whenever a goalie takes a goal kick, as exhibited at some professional and club soccer games. This is not acceptable and does not fit within the sportsmanship guidelines or appropriate demeanor for an educationally based athletic event.

I realize that many of you have addressed this with your fans and have achieved success in some cases, but once a game is in progress and these practices begin it is very tough to control.
This practice needs to stop. If you would make another concerted effort to educate your fans prior to the games on what is acceptable behavior and what is not, this would be appreciated.

On our end, when the Section playoffs come around if this behavior is exhibited our first step will be to address the administrator and in conjunction with CCS Staff communicate to the crowd that this is not acceptable. If this behavior does not cease, then in the next round spectators from the team that moves forward, may not be allowed into the game.

I know this is not what any of us would like to happen, but we need to get the attention of the fans and educate them on the acceptable behavior at a high school contest.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Duane Morgan
CCS Commissioner

 

Winter Sports Competition Continues

Winter sports are in full swing with games for soccer and basketball every single week! All of our schedules, rosters & info will be hosted on MaxPreps. Our school page is:
http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/summit-shasta-black-bears-(daly-city,ca)/home.htm or just click here!

If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Michael Lofberg, at mlofberg@summitps.org.