Summit Shasta Bulletin: April 1st, 2018

Summit Shasta Bulletin: April 1st, 2018

Dear Shasta Families,

On Friday, our students wrapped up the third round of their Expeditions classes this year. There were amazing projects happening all around campus to culminate these two weeks of classes! In Visual Arts, students presented murals they had created for teachers and staff. Students planned and sought feedback from their faculty ‘clients’ and designed murals to capture important aspects of their client’s identity. Below, you can see two groups with their teacher clients and completed murals.

In Cooking, students learned how to cook breakfast and brunch foods and then prepared a meal and invited friends and staff to eat with them. In Game Programming, students coded and tested their own computer games and shared them with peers. Wilderness journeyed all the way to Death Valley to camp and hike in nature, as you can see below!

We were so excited to see so many students actively and enthusiastically engaged in their Expeditions learning. You’ll be able to see much more of their work from these classes at our Celebration of Learning on June 6th.

This week, students in 9th – 11th grades will journey out on Study Trips to college campuses around our state. We cannot wait to help them continue to envision their college dreams coming true as we tour private schools, UCs, and CSU campuses around California. These trips are an incredible opportunity for students to learn more about college options and a unique part of the Shasta student experience. We look forward to them every year!

Thanks for a great week!


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4/2 – 4/3: ELPAC testing for select students
4/5 – 4/7: 9th – 11th Grade Study Trips
4/9 – 4/13 – NO SCHOOL – Spring Break
4/17 – SPOT Meeting
4/17 – Recruitment Event #10
4/19 – Shadow Day

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



Please Take Our Parent Survey!

Currently, Shasta has 40% parent participation. Our goal is 70%! Please help us reach that by completing our short 2017-2018 Parent Survey today! Shasta believes in listening to your voice to better understand what is working for you and your child and where you feel there might be room for improvement. This year’s survey should only take ten minutes of your time, but will greatly benefit our school. Your voice is incredibly important to our school, and we truly value your input and time.


DEADLINE APPROACHING – Order Your Yearbook Now

Yearbooks are now ready to pre-order. Click here to pre-order your own 2017-2018 yearbook! The deadline for ordering a yearbook is April 11th!


Order Your Yearbook Now

Yearbooks are now ready to pre-order. Click here to pre-order your own 2017-2018 yearbook! The deadline for ordering a yearbook is April 11th!


Please Donate – Science Needs to be Seen and Experienced

From our Biology teacher, Mr. Lee:
Shasta Biology students have spent the year learning about the various aspects of life science from natural selection to cells to ecosystems. I would love to end the year with a fetal pig dissection to apply what they have been learning about into a very hands-on experience. As this is not directly a part of the curriculum, the materials need to be fund raised so students can have this experience that is a rite of passage for Biology students.

Please donate to our end of year dissection. Any donation goes a long way!
Dissecting Fetal Pigs: A Rite of Passage for Biology Students
Your support would mean so much to my students. In return, you’ll get awesome photos of your gift in action!

Please Share – Seeking Career Day Participants

At the end of April, we will be hosting a Career Day to help our students explore potential job and career options as they plan for their futures. We are looking for people to present about their career!

Please consider volunteering or sharing the following blurb with your social networks or at your job.

My child’s school, Summit Shasta High School, will be hosting a Career Day on April 20th and 27th, and we are looking for folks with interesting careers to come out and speak on a panel! We hope to expose students to the basics of careers in as many different fields as possible, get them excited, and help them understand the myriad opportunities open to them.

The panel will take place from 1:30-3:30 and will culminate in a “meet and greet” session for the kids to practice their networking skills. We’d finish up (with big thank yous!) by 4 p.m.

If you are available and interested in sharing about your career path with high school students, please complete a short form (available at with your information.


Senior Deadline #2

This Friday marks our second senior trip eligibility deadline. All seniors must be on track in ALL Power Focus Areas in order to continue to be eligible for the senior study trip in May. Please reach out to your student’s mentor if you have any questions. We look forward to supporting all seniors in reaching this goal!




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
  • 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 Cruz
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Montana
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Whittier College
  • Willamette University



Sports Information

Baseball and softball are in full swing! Congrats to both teams on quite a few hard-fought games over the past week! Below is the girls’ softball team after their first win!

All of our schedules, rosters & info will be hosted on MaxPreps. Our school page is:,ca)/home.htm or just click here!

If you have any questions, please contact our Athletic Director, Michael Lofberg, at