Dear Shasta Families,
We had a busy week at Shasta this week! From the Spring Fair (organized by Senior Leadership) to Career Day for the 11th and 12th graders to the Spring Space Dance (organized by Sophomore Leadership), the campus was buzzing with activity this week! We want to give a big thank you to all parents, community members, and students who donated time, food, or expertise to help make those events such successes!
Thanks for a great week!
Please visit Summit Shasta on Facebook and follow us on Instagram at @SummitShastaOfficial.
UPCOMING EVENTS- PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS
5/1 – College Case Study Night (see more info below)
5/3 – Shadow Day
5/8 – SPOT Meeting at 6pm
5/8 – Recruitment Open House
Week of 5/14 – AP and SBAC Testing
5/19 – New Family Welcome Brunch from 11am – 2pm
**For a full list of upcoming events, please review our events calendar.**
Bliss Creations Graduation Lei Fundraiser
Graduations are upon us. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to provide graduating students with handmade keepsake leis? We have alternatives to “live” flowers – Bliss Original Creations creates handmade leis from specialty yarns, cording and ribbons. Anyone, including friends and relatives, can purchase it for any occasion. Bliss was started by two Shasta parents and they are incredibly kind to donate some of their profits to our school. Just make sure they mention “Shasta” when ordering. The Class of 2018 will receive 10% of all pre-tax sales! Click this link to check out their many styles and colors. You can order by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or messaging them through Facebook. In addition, Bliss will be on hand at various Shasta events in the next month and you’ll be able to place orders in person.
Improving Bus Transportation to Shasta
Last week, we included a letter from Ryoko Iwase about ways in which we can improve transportation options for our students. Ryoko is still collecting names of any families who would like to advocate for better public transportation options for their students. If you’re interested in having your family’s transportation needs considered in this process, we’re asking that you complete this form by May 1st, so that Ryoko can bring that information to the town hall meeting.
In addition, if you would like to attend the upcoming Sam Trans Town Hall meeting to advocate in person, the dates and times are below:
Parent Education Night: College Case Studies
On Tuesday, May 1, from 6:00-7:30pm, we will hold a parent education night designed to help 9th-11th grade families better understand the college application process. College Case Studies Night is a unique opportunity for all families to engage in the college admissions review process by acting as an admissions committee and examining mock applications. The exercise will help families examine the intricacies of the process and the importance of assembling a strong application. Families will gain insight and understanding as to what is valued in the application. We are excited for an authentic college learning experience! This is an excellent opportunity for our 9th-11th grade families to get a preview and an inside look at the admissions process. Please join us!
Prom and Graduation Websites
In order to streamline communication about prom and graduation, we have created websites to house everything you need to know about each of those events.
June 2nd, 2018
7pm to midnight
For more information, visit the Shasta prom website: https://shastaprom.weebly.com/
June 7th, 2018
For more information, please visit the Shasta graduation website: https://shastagraduation2018.weebly.com
PARENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Teacher Appreciation Week – May 7th – May 10th
Teacher Appreciation Week is soon upon us and we want to do a little spoiling for our wonderful teachers and staff! From May 7 to May 10 we will be hosting a breakfast, a luncheon, and snackables. On Friday we will do a gift card raffle! There are lots of ways to participate. Please go to our link Sign up for Teacher Appreciation Week to sign up. Any questions, please contact Lucricia Delgado at email@example.com
Upcoming SPOT Meeting – May 8th
We’ll hold our last SPOT meeting on Tuesday, May 8th at 6pm. In this meeting, we’ll have a chance to reflect on the year, discuss upcoming changes and additions to our school’s programming, and celebrate the hard work of teachers, parents, and staff. Please join us!
IS YOUR STUDENT INTERESTED IN AN INDEPENDENT STUDY OR INTERNSHIP NEXT YEAR?
Independent Learning gives students an opportunity to participate in full year, year-long internships or independent studies over the course of the 8 weeks of Expeditions. Students in 9th, 10th, and 12th grades can participate in these opportunities with the support of our Expeditions Independent Learning team. (11th graders need to take the required College Readiness course and must be on campus during Expeditions.)
- – Internships are opportunities for students to work in an organization or company (in this case without pay) in order to gain real-life work experience. Past examples include SchoolD, Pets In Need, USGS, Artik Architecture, San Mateo Outdoor Education, Kensington Veterinary Hospital, Sequoia Hospital, Tech Shop, Walden West and Contra Costa College, to name a few.
- – This is a self-directed process. If you want an internship, you have to put in the work to find one (though we are happy to support).
- – Independent Studies are opportunities for students to design a unique course of study aligned to the students academic and career interests. Past examples include Calligraphy, Video Game Design, Japanese Language and Culture, AP Chemistry Prep, and Literary Magazine.
Why pursue an Internship or Independent Study
- – Learn professional workplace skills
- – Explore a career field and deepen your knowledge in an area of study.
- – Apply self-direction in a real-world work environment.
- – Strengthen your college applications
- – Build your professional network
If you think your student might be interested in an internship or independent study, please encourage them to complete this short interest form as soon as possible.
Class of 2018: College Application and Acceptances Updates
As of Thursday, March 29th, 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
- Brandeis University
- Butler University
- CSU Stanislaus
- Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
- Colorado Christian University
- Dominican University of California
- Evergreen State University
- Freed Hardeman University
- Indiana University: Bloomington
- Iowa State University
- Hampshire College
- Humboldt State
- Loyola Marymount University
- Mills College
- New Mexico Highlands University
- Newbury College
- Notre Dame de Namur
- Oregon State
- Pace University
- Portland State University
- Princeton University
- San Diego State University
- San Francisco State University
- San Jose State University
- Sonoma State University
- St. Mary’s College of California
- University of California – Davis
- University of California – Irvine
- University of California – Merced
- University of California – Riverside
- University of California – Santa Barbara
- University of California – Santa Cruz
- University of Colorado – Boulder
- University of Minnesota
- University of Montana
- University of Puget Sound
- University of Southern California, Whittier College
- Willamette University
Baseball and softball are in full swing! All of our schedules, rosters & info will be hosted on MaxPreps. Our school page is:
If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Michael Lofberg, at firstname.lastname@example.org.