San Ramon Valley High School

SRVHS Weekly Bulletin

WEEKLY BULLETIN 3/24/17

Senior Picnic is MOVED to Monday April 17, 2017 at Discovery Kingdom. These tickets were not on sale at registration! The $35 price includes transportation and admission to park. Please click on link https://sanramon.revtrak.net/Senior-Picnic-Discovery-Kingdom#/list to make your purchase. Bring cash for lunch- no outside food allowed in the park (unless you have food allergies). If you have a season pass you can go for free but must reserve a seat on the bus with Mrs. Willford in R16. Cost for Bus only is $10.00. For cash payments, please see Ms. Bellamy. We will meet in front of the Main GYM on Monday April 17th at 8:45 AM, to begin boarding the buses. There will be two sets of departures from Discovery Kingdom. You can sign up to depart Discovery Kingdom at 2:30 PM and should arrive at SRVHS around 3:30 PM, or depart Discovery Kingdom at 3:30 and arrive back to SRV around 4:30PM. Sign up for the time of your bus departure here: https://goo.gl/forms/4YYZlDcANaPKYKK93

Sophomore Cruise Saturday, April 29th - three hours of fun, live DJ, dance and food on a fabulous boat! Check in at SRVHS at 5:00 p.m. Buses return to SRVHS at 11:00 p.m. No backpacks/large bags will be allowed. Ticket price: $120 covers the transportation to SF, 3 hour cruise, entertainment, and dinner. The last day to purchase tickets is April 10! The Web Store accepts electronic checks as well as credit cards. Sorry, no refunds. See also Class of 2019 sweatshirts for sale. Buy it online and it will be mailed to you on time to wear it for the cruise! https://srvhs.itemorder.com/sale. 20% of proceeds go back to the class of 2019. Dress casually, but bring layers - it will get cold! Limited tickets available, based on boat capacity. Buy now! Any questions, email Adriana Chong at: Adriana.home@yahoo.com

THE SRVHS Robotics Club will be attending the FIRST Robotics Silicon Valley Regionals on 3/29 – 4/1 at SJSU! 66 teams from around the world will be in attendance. Good luck Ragin’ C-Biscuits!!

We have a NEW Red Cross Club at SRV! If you are interested in joining the club email srvhsredcross@gmail.com with your name, grade, and cell phone number and you will receive information about the SRV Red Cross Club!

GQ tickets now on sale: It's the happiest show on earth! GQ 2017 is on March 30th at 7PM in the PAC! Tickets are now on sale for $10 at brunch and lunch in R16 until they sell out.

The Danville Closet club is having a sock drive! All socks will go to kids in need at schools all over the Bay Area. The socks can be any color/size, but need to be NEW. They will be donated to kids in need in the Bay Area. Please drop all donations to the Attendance Office.

SRV HUMANITARIAN CLUB SANITARY DRIVE!  Please donate PACKAGED toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby wipes, facial wipes, hand sanitizers, deodorant, etc.  Also, The Humanitarian Club here at SRV is volunteering with the Fesco Emergency Shelter on March 26th. There are flyers saying April 26, but disregard that, as it is on March 26th.

Please volunteer to help the Devil Mountain Run on May 7th, sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4DA5A728AA8-devil2

 

2017 SRVHS PTSA Senior Scholarships: Volunteer Spirit

Any seniors interested in applying for the PTSA's Senior Scholarship for Volunteer Spirit, please complete this application and turn it in to the College and Career Center no later than March 20, 2017. You must submit a letter of reference so don't delay. Questions: contact Alaina Stewart, email4alaina@gmail.com (ATTACH FLYER)

2017 High School Writing Contest: “My Story, My Vision”

Tri-Valley Writers is proud to present our Sixth Annual High School Writing Contest. Open to all students attending high schools in Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and San Ramon.

 Win CASH PRIZES! First Place winners also receive a FREE One-Year membership to CWC Tri-Valley Writers

Submissions: Work may be submitted from February 19 through April 9, 2017. No early or late submissions accepted. Winners announced in early May. Awards Ceremony: Sunday, May 21, 2017 Maximum of two (2) entries per student, in any combination from the categories listed below.

Entry Categories

  • Poetry:Up to 30 lines (title not included)
  • Personal Essay(non-fiction): maximum of 1200 words
  • Short Story: maximum of 1200 words

Entry Instructions

  • Font: Times New Roman or Arial. DOUBLE SPACED (except for poetry).
  • Title: At the top left of each page.
  • Page Number: At the top right of each page
  • INCLUDE SEPARATE COVER LETTER WITH EACH ENTRY, stating: Name, address, phone, email, high school you attend, grade level, age, title of entry and entry category (poetry, essay, short story)
  • No Name on Entry: The student’s name should appear ONLY on the cover letter.
  • No Images: No illustrations, graphics, or photographs.
     

Questions: Email your questions to: contest@trivalleywriters.org. 

 

EASTER DRIVE for St Vincent De Paul: The Pledge To Humanity Club is collecting Easter Goodies for West Oakland’s most needy children!  This collection drive will be for new or used Easter Baskets, empty plastic Easter Eggs, wrapped candy, individually wrapped snacks (cheese crackers, cookies), coloring books & crayons, gently used children’s books.  Dollar stores are an awesome place to pick up donations… or simply looking to clean out your old children’s books, we would love them! Donations can be placed in bins in the school office from now until March 31st or drop them on front porch at 451 Bolla Place Alamo

Bay Area NephCure Walk is an annual event to raise awareness for kidney disease and is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th, from 8:30 -11:30, next to Monte Vista at Oak Hill Park. Wilson Callaway, a student at Green Valley Elementary, was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome a few years ago, and our community has rallied around him. The first walk raised around $25,000, last year's event at Oak Hill raised over $150,000. Sadly, a second student at SRVCA was just diagnosed this year with the same disease. It's hard to believe that our community has two students facing a life threatening disease with no known cure and limited treatment options. NephCure, with the help of communities like ours, is working to change that. The walk is looking for San Ramon students to participate -- as walkers, student liaisons, and in other leadership roles. Here's a link to the SignUpGenius for more info: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C4FACA723A02-bayarea

LOST AND FOUND

The Lost and Found cupboard in Counseling if full of jackets, shoes, lunch bags, retainers, glasses, water bottles, umbrellas….you name it!  All of it will be cleared out and donated right after Spring Break.  Also, Spring Break is a great time to have your child label his/her water bottle, sweatshirt, etc. with his/her name.  If items are labeled, we can reunite them with the owners.

Want a Locker? Download and fill out the Locker Agreement found on the SRVHS website Student Tab (then select Lockers) and drop it in the collection box in the Counseling Office. 24 hours later you can return for your locker assignment.

Congratulations to senior Ryan Helgans for winning the Wildcat Invitational on Monday with a 5 under par round of 66 at the Meadow Club. Ryan’s round helped the golf team place 3rd out of 22 teams. The varsity team is tied for first place at the midway point of the season with a 7-2 record in league. Highlights include victories over defending EBAL champion Foothill at home and NCS champion De La Salle on the road.

Congratulations to the JV golf team for placing 3rd at the Cal JV Tournament last week at The Bridges. Junior Mason Evans placed 6th with a 79 and sophomore Drew Welsch took 8th with an 82. The JV team is 4-2 so far this season.

Congratulations to our SRV Dodgeball teams who both advanced to the Semi Finals last night at the second annual District Dodgeball tournament.

 

Our champion team is: (Team Gray) Holden Canavan, Matt McSweeney, Henry Powell, Brett Tressen (champion 2 years in a row), Billy Facto, JT Carlson, and Cole DeFlores.

 

Our second place team (Team Coral) is: Eric Ficken, Ethan Torneros, Parker Landoff, Dashiell Miner, Josh warren, Jack Sprague, Nicku Patel, Chapman Hennigan.

 

2017 DLS Swim Invitational - Friday & Saturday, March 17th & 18th

 

SRV Swim had an exceptional weekend at the DLS Swim Invitational this past weekend.  Out of 22 participating teams from Northern California, our SRV Varsity Men took FIRST PLACE overall, while our Varsity Women took SECOND PLACE overall.  JV Women also took SECOND PLACE overall.  Combined team scores included a FIRST PLACE for Varsity overall, and a SECOND PLACE for JV overall.

 

First place event highlights include:

 

Varsity Men's 200 Medley Relay (Allen Dempster, Carl Taibl, Harry Flanders, Teagan Cheney) - FIRST PLACE

Varsity Men's 50 Free (Teagan Cheney) - FIRST PLACE

Varsity Women's 200 Free Relay (Charlotte Meier, Alyssa Kjelsberg, Olivia Adey, Alexa Fusari) - FIRST PLACE

Varsity Men's 200 Free Relay (Carl Taibl, Matthew Muaddi, Jack Wilkerson, Spencer Daily) - FIRST PLACE

Varsity Men's 200 Free (Teagan Cheney) - FIRST PLACE

Varsity Men's 100 Free (Teagan Cheney) - FIRST PLACE

Varsity Women's 100 Back (Claire Arkin) - FIRST PLACE

Varsity Women's 400 Free Relay (Charlotte Meier, Alyssa Kjelsberg, Olivia Adey, Alexa Fusari) - FIRST PLACE

Varsity Men's 400 Free Relay (Jack Wilkerson, DJ Davis, Spencer Daily, Teagan Cheney) - FIRST PLACE

 

2017-2018 Performing Dance Class Auditions

Clinics – March 27 – 28, Aux Gym, 3:30 – 5:00pm

Auditions – March 29 – 30, Aux Gym, 3:30 -7:00pm

 

SPIRIT LEADER - CHEER AND POM TRYOUTS:

Mandatory Meeting for both parent and candidate: March 27, 7pm in the Aux Gym

Tryouts: April 10 – 14th

Tryout information packets will be handed out at the meeting. For more information, check out the Spirit Leader website located on the SRVHS webpage under Athletics.

 

Parent:

 

Get Involved in the SRVHS Community Next Year

The SRVHS PTSA has been supporting our school for over 60 years by providing volunteer support, parent education, and funding for important programs and events that benefit our entire learning community.  We are only able to accomplish this with the help and guidance of parent volunteers.

 

In the upcoming year in particular we have many open positions, including President, Executive Vice President, and Recording Secretary as well as many committee chair positions.  Certain positions require more time than others, but there truly is something for everyone’s schedule. Volunteering in the PTSA is a great way to be “in the know” about what’s going on at SRVHS, to hear from our administration and teachers each month and provides a valuable service to our student community. Get involved and make a difference!

 

If you are interested in joining PTSA, please contact Stacey Vorous at svorous@comcast.net or Chantal Colman at chantal@colman.ca . PTSA needs you!

We are looking for some parents who can help with SRV Junior Prom Check in/Bus loading at SRV. Parents do not need to be parents of SRV Juniors. Time is 5-7PM on Saturday March 25th. If you are interested please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0948A9AE2FAAFB6-parent 

PARENT NIGHTS TO REMEMBER:

  • March 28, 2017: Parent Resource Night presented, “Why So Stressed?” by Mark Wollan from 7p-9p in the Library.
  • April 13, 2017: Parent Ed: State of the School presented by Ruth Steele from 7p-9p in the Library.
  • April 25, 2017: Brown Bag: State of the School presented by Ruth Steele from 7p-9p in the Library.

 

Flower Power - Class of 2018 Fundraiser

It is winter time and the forecast is enough water to give us beautiful gardens this summer.  Why not buy some bulbs or plants to get your garden ready and help support the Class of 2018!  Our fundraiser runs through May 1, 2017.  Your purchase gives 50% back to the Class of 2018 and you get something beautiful in return! Just click on the link below to see what they have to offer.

Flower Power Link:  Season Ended | Flower Power Fundraising

 

Senior Class collecting empty ink cartridges. Please drop off in the Main Office with Ms. Molano or mail to:

 

The McClaskey Family

301 Del Amigo Road

Danville, CA 94526

 

College & Career Center (C&CC) Regular Hours M-Th (7:30 – 3:30)

 

Visit our website for comprehensive college information: www.srvhs.net  “Counseling” “College and Career” including a College Planning Timeline and a Naviance 4 Year Planning Timeline.

 

Upcoming Events

 

  • March 25th and 26th: SAT 2 day Bootcamp: see Academic Boosters (srvhs.net; academics; academic booster)
  • March 27th OR March 28th – Essay Writing for the ACT or SAT see Academic Boosters (srvhs.net; academics; academic booster)
  • April 9th: UC Davis High School Pre Health Symposium from 8:00 – 4:00 UC Davis. Space is limited and tickets are $25.00. Register at: http://prehealthconference.ucdavis.edu/highschoolsymposium/index.html
  • April 11th – SRVHS Job Fair – lunch. We are partnering with the Town of Danville (and some local employers) to host a lunch job fair for summer employment. Stay tuned for more information
  • May 6th – WACAC College Fair at St. Mary’s College: 1:00 - 4:00

 

Admission Rep College Visits in C&CC (sign up on Naviance)  If you’ve been admitted to these schools OR are a junior interested in these schools, please sign up to learn more from college admission representatives, ask questions, show interest, etc. If an event is happening during a class period, rsvp, print your confirmation sheet, ask your teacher to sign it as your ‘pass’ to leave class and bring it with you to the visit.

 

  • US Marines (3/28 at 12:45)
  • California Baptist (3/29 at 9:00)
  • Colorado Mesa (3/30 at 9:00)
  • US Airforce (4/19 at 12:55)
  • Montana State (5/2 at 12:45)
  • University of Kansas (5/4 at 2:15)

 

WACAC College Fair at St. Mary’s College – May 6th from 1-4:00. Over one hundred colleges will be available to speak with. Pre-registration is suggested so that colleges can scan your barcode and f/u easily with you afterwards.  Stay tuned for registration information when it becomes available and for a list of attending colleges. 

 

Seniors

 

There are currently 513 colleges still accepting applications with several deadlines closing April 1st.  Some schools remain open until spots are filled. Confirm deadlines on the college website but if you are still considering options go to: http://www.collegesimply.com/guides/application-deadlines/

 

Sample of schools still accepting include (Colorado School of Mines, Colby Sawyer, U of Oklahoma Norman, Clemson, U of Arizona, Boise State, University Nevada Reno, Minneapolis College of Art and Design)

 

If you are a senior still looking for the right college and you have a passion for Business, VAPA or Film, Direct Admit Nursing (with a new simulation lab) to name just a few of the 250 majors they offer, take a look at Long Island University, Post. This 4,000 student campus in beautiful long island (only 45 minutes from NYC) has many accolades, great school spirit, and provides wonderful personal attention, merit scholarships and experiential learning for its students. http://liu.edu/post or email our rep Melissa Coggins at coggins@liu.edu

 

May 1st is the National Commitment Day to accept your college admission. You have until May 1st to make your decisions.  You should only commit to one school and after you commit let others know you will not be attending.

 

Please Update your Naviance Portals with admission and commitment decisions: As you receive college notifications, please update your Colleges I’m Applying to List with admission status. It is helpful for us to know how things are going and to follow admission trends for our SRVHS students. Juniors are currently building their lists and it is helpful to know what is happening with our Seniors.

 

CSU Bound: Csu’s require students meet a guideline for their placement into Math and English. Some students may be exempt based on SAT/ACT scores, CAASP scores, and/or based on SRVHS coursework.  If a CSU has indicated that you need to complete this requirement, be sure to follow up accordingly and completing testing by the deadlines posted.

 

Scholarships – The number of active scholarships in Naviance is growing! Watch Deadlines! Go to Naviance “Colleges” “Scholarship List.” New scholarships include:  Danville Rotary, Montair Elementary Alumni, SRVHS PTA, Alumni, Academic Boosters, Stone Valley Middle School, and many more! This is a link to view scholarships we’ve posted as well as a link to a national scholarship database.

 

JUNIORS:

 

Test Optional Schools: 925+ accredited colleges and universities that do not use ACT/SAT scores to admit substantial numbers of students into bachelor-degree programs: Learn more at: http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional

Academic Boosters is offering ‘Essay Writing for the ACT or SAT’. Learn essay structure, brainstorming, outlining and timed practices for the ACT or SAT essay portion of the exam. Sign up at www.srvhs.net “academics” “academic boosters” “test prep”. 

Offered: 3/27 from 6-8:00 (ACT) and 3/28 from 6-8:00 (SAT). Cost is $55.

ACT/SAT Testing: If you haven’t done so already, you should consider taking the ACT or SAT this spring. Sign up now at www.collegeboard.org (SAT) or www.act.org (sign up early, seats do fill and you want a close test site if possible).

 

Academic Boosters hosts various vendors throughout the year to help support test preparation opportunities for the ACT and SAT.  March events (dates noted under events) include an ACT or SAT mock test; a 2 day SAT bootcamp, and an ACT or SAT writing session to learn how to best respond to the test essay section. For more information and to sign up for events go to: http://www.srvhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=60963&type=d&pREC_ID=112934

 

Academic Boosters will be adding a new vendor to their schedule: Revolution Prep.  As a thank you, they have sent the following: A $250 gift card to be used toward any Revolution Prep program. Gift card can be applied toward a Spring ACT/SAT programs, but must be redeemed by April 15, 2017. Gift Card #7250846523905732

Free AP, ACT, PSAT/SAT Testing Resource: The Contra Costa Library (http://ccclib.org) has test preparation materials! Under “For Students” section on the bottom left of the screen click “middle/high school tab” On Education and Homework Help click “college” and then “exam guides.” On exam guides scroll to the blue box “databases” and click ‘testing and education resources”.  The high school section has a link to advanced placement exams. The College Prep Tools has PSAT, SAT and ACT testing resources that includes practice tests. 

 

Visit the College and Career Center to check out test prep books, pick up practice test booklets and additional materials.

 

General Information and Events

 

Oregon Private College Week July 24-July 28: Twelve private colleges will host concurrent tours and info sessions July 24-28th. Tour at least 4 institutions during this week and receive application fee waivers for any Alliance member college or university. Go to www.oregonprivatecolleges.com. Schools include: Willamette, Warner Pacific, U of Portland, Reed, Pacific, Northwest Christian, Marylhurst, Linfield, Lewis & Clark, George Fox, Corban, Concordia. 

 

Blackhawk Museum is offering their volunteer program again this year. See schoolloop news for posting and a copy of the flyer with additional information.

 

Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities for 2017 offered to high school students: The Rochester Institute of Technology publishes a list each year of science (mostly paid) internships for high school and college students – go to - https://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/summer.htm

 

Job Board and Volunteer Opportunities: We have new job opportunities on school loop news and on the job board in the C&CC.  Opportunities range from office work, retail work and babysitting jobs.

 

Work Permits: Stop by and pick up a work permit form once you secure a job. Students, parents and employers need to sign the form. Once the form is complete, drop it in the basket and we’ll create a work permit. Stop back by the next day to pick up your form (Fridays p/u in Counseling).  Work permits may also be issued at the SRVUSD District Office.

 

Resources We Love -  in addition to Naviance/Family Connection!

 

What Your College Application Decisions Won’t Tell You

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patrick-oconnor/what-your-college-applica_b_6309996.html

 

Malcolm Gladwell Zeitgeist 2013 –Theory on Why You Should Be a Big Fish in a Little Pond:

https://youtu.be/3UEwbRWFZVc

 

For college essay information: http://www.collegeessayguy.com/

For college research, financial aid info, etc. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

Virtual tours (gives you a quick idea different campuses and their admission info): www.youniversitytv.com 

Colleges that Change Lives: https://ctcl.org/category/college-profiles/ (college search tab)

College Scorecard: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

 

Books

  • Students: 2017 Fiske Guide to Colleges, Book of Majors Book, K-L Learning Resource
  • Parents: Admission Matters by Springer, Reider and Morgan (a wonderful overview of the admissions process in its entirety),  College Match by Antonoff (worksheets to guide decisions) and Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be (Bruni)

 

Military - http://todaysmilitary.com/  and GAP year: https://usagapyearfairs.org/fairs/  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Wise (swise@srvusd.net) and Mrs. Smit (asmit@srvusd.net)

Stop by to see us or send us an email for the quickest response.

 

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WEEKLY BULLETIN 3/17/17

ATTENTION SENIORS:  Graduation announcements were delivered by Jostens on Wednesday, March 15th. If you were unable to pick yours up, please see Ms. Molano is the Main Office!

Senior Picnic is on Monday April 17, 2017 at Discovery Kingdom. These tickets were not on sale at registration! The $35 price includes transportation and admission to park. Please click on link https://sanramon.revtrak.net/Senior-Picnic-Discovery-Kingdom#/list to make your purchase. Bring cash for lunch- no outside food allowed in the park (unless you have food allergies). If you have a season pass you can go for free but must reserve a seat on the bus with Mrs. Willford in R16. Cost for Bus only is $10.00. For cash payments, please see Ms. Bellamy. We will meet in front of the Main GYM on Monday April 17th at 8:45 AM, to begin boarding the buses. There will be two sets of departures from Discovery Kingdom. You can sign up to depart Discovery Kingdom at 2:30 PM and should arrive at SRVHS around 3:30 PM, or depart Discovery Kingdom at 3:30 and arrive back to SRV around 4:30PM. Information to follow. Questions jwillford@srvusd.net

Robotics Club will be competing at the FIRST Robotics San Francisco Regional Competition on March 16 – 19 at St. Ignatius Prep School  and the FIRST Robotics Silicon Valley Regional Competition on March 29 – April 1st at San Jose State University. To see the challenge requirements go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMiNmJW7enI.  If you are in the city please stop by! Here's a list of the students who are attending the SF Regional Robotics Competition this coming week: Mari Bray, Henry Helstad, Tyler Sasaki, Ethan Castillo, Nathan Wright, Dallin Stewart, Zachary LeClaire, Bennett Rousseau, Cameron Meek, Radhika Gawde, Ariela Castillo, Wajiha Syed, Remy Feru, Nicholas Combs, and Jason Bleasdell.

Sophmore Cruise

Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2017.

Time: Check in at SRVHS by 4:30 pm, (buses departing at 5:00 and returning approximately 10:45). The Cruise departs at 7:00 pm and returns at 10:00 pm. 
Three hours of fun, live DJ, dance and food on a fabulous boat! Check in at SRVHS at 5:00 p.m. Buses return to SRVHS at 11:00 p.m. No backpacks/large bags will be allowed. Ticket price: $120 covers the transportation to SF, 3 hour cruise, entertainment, and dinner. The last day to purchase tickets is April 10! The Web Store accepts electronic checks as well as credit cards. Sorry, no refunds. See also Class of 2019 sweatshirts for sale. Buy it online and it will be mailed to you on time to wear it for the cruise! https://srvhs.itemorder.com/sale. 20% of proceeds go back to the class of 2019. Dress casually, but bring layers - it will get cold! Limited tickets available, based on boat capacity. Buy now! Any questions, email Adriana Chong at: Adriana.home@yahoo.com.

We have a NEW Red Cross Club at SRV! If you are interested in joining the club email srvhsredcross@gmail.com with your name, grade, and cell phone number and you will receive information about the SRV Red Cross Club!

SRV HUMANITARIAN CLUB SANITARY DRIVE!  Please donate PACKAGED toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby wipes, facial wipes, hand sanitizers, deodorant, etc.  Also, The Humanitarian Club here at SRV is volunteering with the Fesco Emergency Shelter on March 26th. There are flyers saying April 26, but disregard that, as it is on March 26.

2017 SRVHS PTSA Honorary Service Award Nomination: Please take a minute to say “thank you” to someone special who serves the youth of SRVHS.  Anyone who has contributed in an outstanding way to the welfare of the youth, whether within or outside of the realm of PTSA, is eligible.  Submit this short nomination form (or use this word doc) to Alaina Stewart at email4alaina@gmail.com no later than Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (ATTACH FILE)

This is an IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING ONLINE COURSE SELECTION FOR 2017-2018!

The Online course selection portal is open through March 19th. Instructions and course selection forms for grades 9-11 were distributed during Homeroom on March 7th. The hard copy (color coded by grade) needs to be turned in to the student’s Access/Homeroom teacher by March 21st.  All students (grade 9-11) need to both register online as well as turn in the hard copy.

Yearbook is in need of MV sporting events for the rivalry page in the yearbook. If you have pictures or more questions, please email them to sr.mmulholland@students.srvusd.net

Legally Blonde, The Musical 
OMG, like you totally have to see Legally Blonde the Musical, on stage at SRV’s Performing Arts center March 22-24. Like, are you interested in going? You can totally buy tickets at Webstore! https://sanramon.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=69

2017 Junior Prom, themed “Beauty and the Beast.” The event will take place on March 25, 2017at the Scottish Rite Center.

Please volunteer to help the Devil Mountain Run on May 7th, sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4DA5A728AA8-devil2

Advanced Placement Exam Online Registration: This site is for students who are completing an AP Class and are preparing to take the AP Exam. The deadline for registration is 11:59 pm, Friday, March 17th. Select the exams you plan to take, and note the date/time of each exam. If there is a conflict, the student must see Ms. Keith by March 10th. Please make your selection carefully as all refunds/adjustments will be subject to a 5% processing fee and must be requested before March 10th. No refunds or adjustments will be honored after the March 10th date. Please follow the link to purchase: https://sanramon.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=11

Order Junior Prom flowers! Very unique custom designs to match your date. All types of flowers used. A portion of the proceeds go to SRVHS.Pick your flowers,pick your ribbon. Be one of a kind! Gigi McClaskey: 925-989-2706, gigi@thewildbunch.flowers, www.thewildbunch.flowers

 

2017 SRVHS PTSA Senior Scholarships: Volunteer Spirit

Any seniors interested in applying for the PTSA's Senior Scholarship for Volunteer Spirit, please complete this application and turn it in to the College and Career Center no later than March 20, 2017. You must submit a letter of reference so don't delay. Questions: contact Alaina Stewart, email4alaina@gmail.com (ATTACH FLYER)

2017 High School Writing Contest: “My Story, My Vision”

Tri-Valley Writers is proud to present our Sixth Annual High School Writing Contest. Open to all students attending high schools in Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and San Ramon.

 Win CASH PRIZES! First Place winners also receive a FREE One-Year membership to CWC Tri-Valley Writers

Submissions: Work may be submitted from February 19 through April 9, 2017. No early or late submissions accepted. Winners announced in early May. Awards Ceremony: Sunday, May 21, 2017 Maximum of two (2) entries per student, in any combination from the categories listed below.

Entry Categories

  • Poetry:Up to 30 lines (title not included)
  • Personal Essay(non-fiction): maximum of 1200 words
  • Short Story: maximum of 1200 words

Entry Instructions

  • Font: Times New Roman or Arial. DOUBLE SPACED (except for poetry).
  • Title: At the top left of each page.
  • Page Number: At the top right of each page
  • INCLUDE SEPARATE COVER LETTER WITH EACH ENTRY, stating: Name, address, phone, email, high school you attend, grade level, age, title of entry and entry category (poetry, essay, short story)
  • No Name on Entry: The student’s name should appear ONLY on the cover letter.
  • No Images: No illustrations, graphics, or photographs.
     

Questions: Email your questions to: contest@trivalleywriters.org. 

 

Rent the Runway would love to extend an exclusive promotion to attendees of San Ramon Valley High's Prom-- 15% off rentals in-store at their San Francisco location.
Rent the Runway allows you to rent designer dresses and accessories for a fraction of the retail cost. They carry over 400 brands and have options ranging from casual to black tie. Their new 
San Francisco store, located on the 5th floor of Neiman Marcus Union Square, carries a rotating selection of inventory from their website where you browse & try-on styles, can schedule an appointment to work one-on-one with a stylist, and pickup/drop-off your order. Please email sophia.verville@renttherunway.com with any questions and to reserve your appointment. For 15% off, please mention our school to an associate. We look forward to seeing you soon!

If you want a Kelly Hoover Retirement shirt, we have a variety of sizes that can be bought in R16. They are $15. All proceeds will go toward a retirement gift for Kelly Hoover.

In case you are planning your calendar for next year, SRV Homecoming 2017 will be the week of October 9-14.

EASTER DRIVE for St Vincent De Paul: The Pledge To Humanity Club is collecting Easter Goodies for West Oakland’s most needy children!  This collection drive will be for new or used Easter Baskets, empty plastic Easter Eggs, wrapped candy, individually wrapped snacks (cheese crackers, cookies), coloring books & crayons, gently used children’s books.  Dollar stores are an awesome place to pick up donations… or simply looking to clean out your old children’s books, we would love them! Donations can be placed in bins in the school office from now until March 31st or drop them on front porch at 451 Bolla Place Alamo

Get your auction paddle ready to join Teen Esteem and emcee Mark Ibanez for a fun-filled dinner and live auction event!   All proceeds support Teen Esteem's work to educate and empower students and parents in the Tri-Valley.  For more information or to purchase your tickets, please visit https://teenesteem.org/2017auction

Bay Area NephCure Walk is an annual event to raise awareness for kidney disease and is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th, from 8:30 -11:30, next to Monte Vista at Oak Hill Park. Wilson Callaway, a student at Green Valley Elementary, was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome a few years ago, and our community has rallied around him. The first walk raised around $25,000, last year's event at Oak Hill raised over $150,000. Sadly, a second student at SRVCA was just diagnosed this year with the same disease. It's hard to believe that our community has two students facing a life threatening disease with no known cure and limited treatment options. NephCure, with the help of communities like ours, is working to change that. The walk is looking for San Ramon students to participate -- as walkers, student liaisons, and in other leadership roles. Here's a link to the SignUpGenius for more info: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C4FACA723A02-bayarea

Want a Locker? Download and fill out the Locker Agreement found on the SRVHS website Student Tab (then select Lockers) and drop it in the collection box in the Counseling Office. 24 hours later you can return for your locker assignment.

Spirit Gear/Class T-shirts:

If you did not pick up your spirit gear at Wolf Pack days go to Total Threads 181 Hartz Ave, Danville for pick up (they are open during and after school hours).

 

Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support SRV Women's Varsity Softball. Come into the Chipotle at: 33 Railroad Avenue in Danville on Friday, March 17th between 4:00pm and 10:00pm. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the SRV cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to SRV Women's Varsity Softball.

The San Ramon Valley Mountain Bike Club fielded 18 racers at the challenging Laguna Seca course this past weekend. 

Team performances were highlighted by two podium finishes, Gabriella Dubé earned  2nd place in JV Girls, and Jaden Davis 3rd place in Frosh Boys D1.   Other top ten finishes included Grant Stone at 10th in Varsity Boys, Christina Adams at 10th in JV Girls, Sean Wallace at 6th and Griffin Kuhnsman at 8th in JV Boys D1, and Jordan Matlock at 7th and Logan Johnson at 10th in Frosh Boys D1.  Each lap was about 5 miles long with 875 ft of climbing.  As a team, San Ramon Valley earned 3832 points, earning a 4th place out of 6 D1 teams. Official race results can be found at https://www.norcalmtb.org/results/17/RiderSC2.pdfCONGRATULATIONS to all riders for a job well done!

SPIRIT LEADER - CHEER AND POM TRYOUTS: Mandatory Meeting for both parent and candidate: March 27, 7pm in the Aux Gym

Tryouts: April 10 – 14th

Tryout information packets will be handed out at the meeting. For more information, check out the Spirit Leader website located on the SRVHS webpage under Athletics.

 

Parent:

 

Get Involved in the SRVHS Community Next Year

The SRVHS PTSA has been supporting our school for over 60 years by providing volunteer support, parent education, and funding for important programs and events that benefit our entire learning community.  We are only able to accomplish this with the help and guidance of parent volunteers.

 

In the upcoming year in particular we have many open positions, including President, Executive Vice President, and Recording Secretary as well as many committee chair positions.  Certain positions require more time than others, but there truly is something for everyone’s schedule. Volunteering in the PTSA is a great way to be “in the know” about what’s going on at SRVHS, to hear from our administration and teachers each month and provides a valuable service to our student community. Get involved and make a difference!

 

If you are interested in joining PTSA, please contact Stacey Vorous at svorous@comcast.net or Chantal Colman at chantal@colman.ca . PTSA needs you!

We are looking for some parents who can help with SRV Junior Prom Check in/Bus loading at SRV. Parents do not need to be parents of SRV Juniors. Time is 5-7PM on Saturday March 25th. If you are interested please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0948A9AE2FAAFB6-parent 

PARENT NIGHTS TO REMEMBER:

  • March 28, 2017: Parent Resource Night presented by Mark Wollan from 7p-9p in the Library.
  • April 13, 2017: Parent Ed: State of the School presented by Ruth Steele from 7p-9p in the Library.
  • April 25, 2017: Brown Bag: State of the School presented by Ruth Steele from 7p-9p in the Library.
  • April 27, 2017: Dad on Campus: Topic to be determined from 7p-9p in the Library.

 

Flower Power - Class of 2018 Fundraiser

It is winter time and the forecast is enough water to give us beautiful gardens this summer.  Why not buy some bulbs or plants to get your garden ready and help support the Class of 2018!  Our fundraiser runs through May 1, 2017.  Your purchase gives 50% back to the Class of 2018 and you get something beautiful in return! Just click on the link below to see what they have to offer.

Flower Power Link:  Season Ended | Flower Power Fundraising

 

Senior Class collecting empty ink cartridges. Please drop off in the Main Office with Ms. Molano or mail to:

 

The McClaskey Family

301 Del Amigo Road

Danville, CA 94526

 

College & Career Center (C&CC) Regular Hours M-Th (7:30 – 3:30)

 

Visit our website for comprehensive college information: www.srvhs.net  “Counseling” “College and Career” including a College Planning Timeline and a Naviance 4 Year Planning Timeline.

 

Upcoming Events

 

  • March 18th – Mock ACT or Mock SAT see Academic Boosters (srvhs.net; academics; academic booster)
  • March 21st at 8:30 - Parents: Coffee and College: Join us for a casual college admissions overview: understanding the application timeline and differences between UC/CSU/Private/Common Application, Q&A’s especially geared around information for rising Seniors. Sign Up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dada92ba13-college
  • March 22nd - Student lunch workshop – Spring break college visits, how to make the most of college tours.
  • March 25th and 26th: SAT 2 day Bootcamp: see Academic Boosters (srvhs.net; academics; academic booster)
  • March 27th OR March 28th – Essay Writing for the ACT or SAT see Academic Boosters (srvhs.net; academics; academic booster)
  • April 11th – SRVHS Job Fair – lunch. We are partnering with the Town of Danville (and some local employers) to host a lunch job fair for summer employment. Stay tuned for more information
  • May 6th – WACAC College Fair at St. Mary’s College: 1:00 - 4:00

 

Admission Rep College Visits in C&CC (sign up on Naviance)  If you’ve been admitted to these schools OR are a junior interested in these schools, please sign up to learn more from college admission representatives, ask questions, show interest, etc. If an event is happening during a class period, rsvp, print your confirmation sheet, ask your teacher to sign it as your ‘pass’ to leave class and bring it with you to the visit.

 

  • Northern Arizona University (3/20 at 11:00)
  • University of Nevada Reno (3/21 at 1:30)
  • Long Island University (3/23 at 9:45) – admission rep and director of business school
  • Maryville University (3/23 at 2:15)
  • US Marines (3/28 at 12:45)
  • California Baptist (3/29 at 9:00)
  • Colorado Mesa (3/30 at 9:00)
  • US Airforce (4/19 at 12:55)
  • University of Kansas (4/4 at 2:15)

 

WACAC College Fair at St. Mary’s College – May 6th from 1-4:00. Over one hundred colleges will be available to speak with. Pre-registration is suggested so that colleges can scan your barcode and f/u easily with you afterwards.  Stay tuned for registration information when it becomes available and for a list of attending colleges. 

 

Seniors

 

There are currently 513 colleges still accepting applications with several deadlines closing April 1st.  Some schools remain open until spots are filled. Confirm deadlines on the college website but if you are still considering options go to: http://www.collegesimply.com/guides/application-deadlines/

 

Sample of schools still accepting include (Colorado School of Mines, Colby Sawyer, U of Oklahoma Norman, Clemson, U of Arizona, Boise State, University Nevada Reno, Minneapolis College of Art and Design)

 

May 1st is the National Commitment Day to accept your college admission. You have until May 1st to make your decisions.  You should only commit to one school and after you commit let others know you will not be attending.

 

Update your Naviance Portals: As you receive college notifications, please update your Colleges I’m Applying to List. It is helpful for us to know how things are going and to follow admission trends for our SRVHS students. Juniors are currently building their lists and it is helpful to know what is happening with our Seniors.

 

 

CSU Bound: Csu’s require students meet a guideline for their placement into Math and English. Some students may be exempt based on SAT/ACT scores, CAASP scores, and/or based on SRVHS coursework.  If a CSU has indicated that you need to complete this requirement, be sure to follow up accordingly and completing testing by the deadlines posted.

 

Scholarships – The number of active scholarships in Naviance is growing! Watch Deadlines! Go to Naviance “Colleges” “Scholarship List.” New scholarships include:  Danville Rotary, SRVHS PTA, Alumni, Academic Boosters, Stone Valley Middle School, ABC Scholars, and many more! This is a link to view scholarships we’ve posted as well as a link to a national scholarship database.

 

JUNIORS:

 

Test Optional Schools: 925+ accredited colleges and universities that do not use ACT/SAT scores to admit substantial numbers of students into bachelor-degree programs: Learn more at: http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional

ACT/SAT Testing: If you haven’t done so already, you should consider taking the ACT or SAT this spring. Sign up now at www.collegeboard.org (SAT) or www.act.org (sign up early, seats do fill and you want a close test site if possible).

 

Academic Boosters hosts various vendors throughout the year to help support test preparation opportunities for the ACT and SAT.  March events (dates noted under events) include an ACT or SAT mock test; a 2 day SAT bootcamp, and an ACT or SAT writing session to learn how to best respond to the test essay section. For more information and to sign up for events go to: http://www.srvhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=60963&type=d&pREC_ID=112934

 

Academic Boosters will be adding a new vendor to their schedule: Revolution Prep.  As a thank you, they have sent the following: A $250 gift card to be used toward any Revolution Prep program. Gift card can be applied toward a Spring ACT/SAT programs, but must be redeemed by April 15, 2017. Gift Card #7250846523905732

Free AP, ACT, PSAT/SAT Testing Resource: The Contra Costa Library (http://ccclib.org) has test preparation materials! Under “For Students” section on the bottom left of the screen click “middle/high school tab” On Education and Homework Help click “college” and then “exam guides.” On exam guides scroll to the blue box “databases” and click ‘testing and education resources”.  The high school section has a link to advanced placement exams. The College Prep Tools has PSAT, SAT and ACT testing resources that includes practice tests. 

 

Visit the College and Career Center to check out test prep books, pick up practice test booklets and additional materials.

 

General Information and Events

 

Oregon Private College Week July 24-July 28: Twelve private colleges will host concurrent tours and info sessions July 24-28th. Tour at least 4 institutions during this week and receive application fee waivers for any Alliance member college or university. Go to www.oregonprivatecolleges.com. Schools include: Willamette, Warner Pacific, U of Portland, Reed, Pacific, Northwest Christian, Marylhurst, Linfield, Lewis & Clark, George Fox, Corban, Concordia. 

 

Co-op/Internships and Summer Research Opportunities for 2017 offered to high school students: The Rochester Institute of Technology publishes a list each year of science (mostly paid) internships for high school and college students – go to - https://people.rit.edu/gtfsbi/Symp/summer.htm

 

Job Board and Volunteer Opportunities: We have new job opportunities on school loop news and on the job board in the C&CC.  Opportunities range from office work, retail work and babysitting jobs.

 

Work Permits: Stop by and pick up a work permit form once you secure a job. Students, parents and employers need to sign the form. Once the form is complete, drop it in the basket and we’ll create a work permit. Stop back by the next day to pick up your form (Fridays p/u in Counseling).  Work permits may also be issued at the SRVUSD District Office.

 

Resources We Love -  in addition to Naviance/Family Connection!

 

What Your College Application Decisions Won’t Tell You

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patrick-oconnor/what-your-college-applica_b_6309996.html

 

Malcolm Gladwell Zeitgeist 2013 –Theory on Why You Should Be a Big Fish in a Little Pond:

https://youtu.be/3UEwbRWFZVc

 

For college research, financial aid info, etc. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

Virtual tours (gives you a quick idea different campuses and their admission info): www.youniversitytv.com;  

Colleges that Change Lives: https://ctcl.org/category/college-profiles/ (college search tab)

College Scorecard: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

 

Books

  • Students: 2017 Fiske Guide to Colleges, Book of Majors Book, K-L Learning Resource
  • Parents: Admission Matters by Springer, Reider and Morgan (a wonderful overview of the admissions process in its entirety),  College Match by Antonoff (worksheets to guide decisions) and Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be (Bruni)

 

Military -  http://todaysmilitary.com/  and GAP year: https://usagapyearfairs.org/fairs/  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Wise (swise@srvusd.net) and Mrs. Smit (asmit@srvusd.net)

Stop by to see us or send us an email for the quickest response.

 

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WEEKLY BULLETIN 3/10/17

ATTENTION SENIORS:  Your graduation announcements will be delivered on Wednesday, March 15th during Brunch and Lunch in front of the Cafeteria.  This is the only delivery day so all seniors must pick up their graduation announcements at this time. 

Senior Picnic is NOW on Monday April 17, 2017 at Discovery Kingdom. The $35 price includes transportation and admission to park. Please click on link https://sanramon.revtrak.net/Senior-Picnic-Discovery-Kingdom#/list to make your purchase, all ticket sales will close on Thursday April 13th. Bring cash for lunch- no outside food allowed in the park (unless you have food allergies). If you have a season pass you can go for free but must reserve a seat on the bus with Mrs. Willford in R16. Cost for Bus only is $10.00. For cash payments, please see Ms. Bellamy. We will meet in front of the Main GYM on Monday April 17th at 8:45AM, to begin boarding the buses. There will be two sets of departures from Discovery Kingdom. You can sign up to depart Discovery Kingdom at 2:30PM and should arrive at SRVHS around 3:30PM, or depart Discovery Kingdom at 3:30PM and arrive back to SRV around 4:30PM. Questions jwillford@srvusd.net

 

Sophmore Cruise

Date: Saturday, May 25th, 2017.

Time: Check in at SRVHS by 4:30 pm, (buses departing at 5:00 and returning approximately 10:45). The Cruise departs at 7:00 pm and returns at 10:00 pm. 

In addition to cruising the Bay, the night will include great food, a DJ,green screen photo booth, poker tables and more! Dress is casual, but bring layers for the weather on the Bay. Tickets WERE NOT PREVIOUSLY SOLD AT REGISTRATION.  Please follow the link to make your purchase on-line
https://sanramon.revtrak.net/Sophomore-Cruise#/list . Last Day to purchase tickets is 4/14/17. Sorry, no refunds.  

2017 SRVHS PTSA Honorary Service Award Nomination: Please take a minute to say “thank you” to someone special who serves the youth of SRVHS.  Anyone who has contributed in an outstanding way to the welfare of the youth, whether within or outside of the realm of PTSA, is eligible.  Submit this short nomination form (or use this word doc) to Alaina Stewart at email4alaina@gmail.com no later than Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (ATTACH FILE)

This is an IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING ONLINE COURSE SELECTION FOR 2017-2018!

The Online course selection portal is open through March 19th. Instructions and course selection forms for grades 9-11 were distributed during Homeroom on March 7th. The hard copy (color coded by grade) needs to be turned in to the student’s Access/Homeroom teacher by March 21st.  All students (grade 9-11) need to both register online as well as turn in the hard copy.

Yearbook is in need of MV sporting events for the rivalry page in the yearbook. If you have pictures or more questions, please email them to sr.mmulholland@students.srvusd.net

Legally Blonde, The Musical 
OMG, like you totally have to see Legally Blonde the Musical, on stage at SRV’s Performing Arts center March 16-18, and 22-24. Like, are you interested in going? You can totally buy tickets at Webstore! https://sanramon.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=69

2017 Junior Prom, themed “Beauty and the Beast.” The event will take place on March 25, 2017at the Scottish Rite Center. Tickets will available for purchase at the Webstore starting Monday February 27th and will close on Thursday March 16th!! Please follow the link to purchase: https://sanramon.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=12

Please volunteer to help the Devil Mountain Run on May 7th, sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4DA5A728AA8-devil2

Have some staff you appreciate? What about students who really define our Community Values? Any parent superstars that need recognition? Well it is Round 4 of the SRVHS Community Values Awards! Please use this form to nominate staff, students or parents that you think deserve to be recognized for the positive things they do at SRVHS. Each Month we will be recognizing 4 staff members, 2 students and 2 parents. Here is the voting link https://docs.google.com/a/srvusd.net/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfggQTjUt9CGThLxQeNEUF2R1Idim6HNgRm4w31Kx9iX8gZIA/viewform

Advanced Placement Exam Online Registration: This site is for students who are completing an AP Class and are preparing to take the AP Exam. The deadline for registration is 11:59 pm, Friday, March 17th. Select the exams you plan to take, and note the date/time of each exam. If there is a conflict, the student must see Ms. Keith by March 10th. Please make your selection carefully as all refunds/adjustments will be subject to a 5% processing fee and must be requested before March 10th. No refunds or adjustments will be honored after the March 10th date. Please follow the link to purchase: https://sanramon.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=11

Order Junior Prom flowers! Very unique custom designs to match your date. All types of flowers used. A portion of the proceeds go to SRVHS.Pick your flowers,pick your ribbon. Be one of a kind! Gigi McClaskey: 925-989-2706, gigi@thewildbunch.flowers, www.thewildbunch.flowers

 

RACE TO NOWHERE @ MV March 15 at 6pm in Theater

Vicki Abeles, Creator of the film, will be with us to facilitate discussion!

 

Race to Nowhere is a call to action for families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.

Sponsor: Monte Valley High School PTA

Tickets: FREE Tickets

"Culture changing" Rachel Simmons, Author, The Curse of the Good Girl, "A growing grass-roots phenomenon." Washington Post, "Must see movie" NY Times

"Another inconvenient truth" George Lucas Educational Foundation, "Compelling" Diane Ravich, Author, The Death and Life of the Great American School System

 

For information about the film visit www.RaceToNowhere.com

 

San Ramon Valley High School Fundraiser! Help support SRVHS’s Class of 2020! Tuesday, March 14th, 2017. Mention San Ramon Valley High School when placing your order and Vitality Bowls will donate 20% of Proceeds To The Class Of 2020! Vitality Bowls-Danville 190 Hartz Ave.

 

Support the SRV Lacrosse this Saturday at Primos in Danville! Mention SRV Men’s Lacrosse when you are ordering food at Primos Saturday March 11th either at the restaurant or take out and 20% of food sales will go back to the men’s lacrosse program. Thank you Primos! GO WOLVES!

2017 SRVHS PTSA Senior Scholarships: Volunteer Spirit

Any seniors interested in applying for the PTSA's Senior Scholarship for Volunteer Spirit, please complete this application and turn it in to the College and Career Center no later than March 20, 2017. You must submit a letter of reference so don't delay. Questions: contact Alaina Stewart, email4alaina@gmail.com (ATTACH FLYER)

2017 High School Writing Contest: “My Story, My Vision”

Tri-Valley Writers is proud to present our Sixth Annual High School Writing Contest. Open to all students attending high schools in Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and San Ramon.

 Win CASH PRIZES! First Place winners also receive a FREE One-Year membership to CWC Tri-Valley Writers

Submissions: Work may be submitted from February 19 through April 9, 2017. No early or late submissions accepted. Winners announced in early May. Awards Ceremony: Sunday, May 21, 2017 Maximum of two (2) entries per student, in any combination from the categories listed below.

Entry Categories

  • Poetry:Up to 30 lines (title not included)
  • Personal Essay(non-fiction): maximum of 1200 words
  • Short Story: maximum of 1200 words

Entry Instructions

  • Font: Times New Roman or Arial. DOUBLE SPACED (except for poetry).
  • Title: At the top left of each page.
  • Page Number: At the top right of each page
  • INCLUDE SEPARATE COVER LETTER WITH EACH ENTRY, stating: Name, address, phone, email, high school you attend, grade level, age, title of entry and entry category (poetry, essay, short story)
  • No Name on Entry: The student’s name should appear ONLY on the cover letter.
  • No Images: No illustrations, graphics, or photographs.
     

Questions: Email your questions to: contest@trivalleywriters.org. 

 

Rent the Runway would love to extend an exclusive promotion to attendees of San Ramon Valley High's Prom-- 15% off rentals in-store at their San Francisco location.
Rent the Runway allows you to rent designer dresses and accessories for a fraction of the retail cost. They carry over 400 brands and have options ranging from casual to black tie. Their new 
San Francisco store, located on the 5th floor of Neiman Marcus Union Square, carries a rotating selection of inventory from their website where you browse & try-on styles, can schedule an appointment to work one-on-one with a stylist, and pickup/drop-off your order. Please email sophia.verville@renttherunway.com with any questions and to reserve your appointment. For 15% off, please mention our school to an associate. We look forward to seeing you soon!

If you want a Kelly Hoover Retirement shirt, we have a variety of sizes that can be bought in R16. They are $15. All proceeds will go toward a retirement gift for Kelly Hoover.

In case you are planning your calendar for next year, SRV Homecoming 2017 will be the week of October 9-14.

EASTER DRIVE for St Vincent De Paul: The Pledge To Humanity Club is collecting Easter Goodies for West Oakland’s most needy children!  This collection drive will be for new or used Easter Baskets, empty plastic Easter Eggs, wrapped candy, individually wrapped snacks (cheese crackers, cookies), coloring books & crayons, gently used children’s books.  Dollar stores are an awesome place to pick up donations… or simply looking to clean out your old children’s books, we would love them! Donations can be placed in bins in the school office from now until March 31st or drop them on front porch at 451 Bolla Place Alamo

Get your auction paddle ready to join Teen Esteem and emcee Mark Ibanez for a fun-filled dinner and live auction event!   All proceeds support Teen Esteem's work to educate and empower students and parents in the Tri-Valley.  For more information or to purchase your tickets, please visit https://teenesteem.org/2017auction

Bay Area NephCure Walk is an annual event to raise awareness for kidney disease and is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th, from 8:30 -11:30, next to Monte Vista at Oak Hill Park. Wilson Callaway, a student at Green Valley Elementary, was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome a few years ago, and our community has rallied around him. The first walk raised around $25,000, last year's event at Oak Hill raised over $150,000. Sadly, a second student at SRVCA was just diagnosed this year with the same disease. It's hard to believe that our community has two students facing a life threatening disease with no known cure and limited treatment options. NephCure, with the help of communities like ours, is working to change that. The walk is looking for San Ramon students to participate -- as walkers, student liaisons, and in other leadership roles. Here's a link to the SignUpGenius for more info: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C4FACA723A02-bayarea

Want a Locker? Download and fill out the Locker Agreement found on the SRVHS website Student Tab (then select Lockers) and drop it in the collection box in the Counseling Office. 24 hours later you can return for your locker assignment.

Spirit Gear/Class T-shirts:

If you did not pick up your spirit gear at Wolf Pack days go to Total Threads 181 Hartz Ave, Danville for pick up (they are open during and after school hours).

 

  • For more golf information and schedules, click on link! (ATTACH DOC)

 

The Wolves Club Ice Hockey team will have their 1st game of the season this Sunday March 12th versus Dublin High School, 7:45pm at the Dublin Iceland arena. Admission is FREE! We hope to see you there!

Congratulations to the Men’ Tennis team for a terrific performance on Thursday. The Varsity boys defeated a tough MV squad 5 -4 and the boy’s JV finished out the night with a score of 5 – 2 victory over MV. Great Job!!

Help Support SRV’s Softball Team! The Women's Softball team will be having a Chipotle Fundraiser on Friday, March 17th from 4pm -10pm. Please come and support your fellow wolves!! (ATTACH FLYER)

 

Max Preps/NFCA Players of the Week for February 20-26, 2017

Congratulations to Casey Overfield- She hit 700 (7 for 10) and tossed a no hitter in helping the wolves start 2017 with three victories. She has been named Max Preps / NFCA player of the week. Additionally she swiped five bases and went 3 for 4 with three runs and two RBI’s in a 6-2 victory over Deer Valley.

 

SPIRIT LEADER - CHEER AND POM TRYOUTS: Mandatory Meeting for both parent and candidate: March 27, 7pm in the Aux Gym

Tryouts: April 10 – 14th

Tryout information packets will be handed out at the meeting. For more information, check out the Spirit Leader website located on the SRVHS webpage under Athletics.

 

Parent:

 

Get Involved in the SRVHS Community Next Year

The SRVHS PTSA has been supporting our school for over 60 years by providing volunteer support, parent education, and funding for important programs and events that benefit our entire learning community.  We are only able to accomplish this with the help and guidance of parent volunteers.

 

In the upcoming year in particular we have many open positions, including President, Executive Vice President, and Recording Secretary as well as many committee chair positions.  Certain positions require more time than others, but there truly is something for everyone’s schedule. Volunteering in the PTSA is a great way to be “in the know” about what’s going on at SRVHS, to hear from our administration and teachers each month and provides a valuable service to our student community. Get involved and make a difference!

 

If you are interested in joining PTSA, please contact Stacey Vorous at svorous@comcast.net or Chantal Colman at chantal@colman.ca . PTSA needs you!

 

PARENT NIGHTS TO REMEMBER:

  • March 14, 2017: Dad on Campus: "What Every Dad Needs to Know” from 7p-9p in the Library (ATTACH FLYER)
  • March 28, 2017: Parent Resource Night presented by Mark Wollan from 7p-9p in the Library.

 

Flower Power - Class of 2018 Fundraiser

It is winter time and the forecast is enough water to give us beautiful gardens this summer.  Why not buy some bulbs or plants to get your garden ready and help support the Class of 2018!  Our fundraiser runs through May 1, 2017.  Your purchase gives 50% back to the Class of 2018 and you get something beautiful in return! Just click on the link below to see what they have to offer.

Flower Power Link:  Season Ended | Flower Power Fundraising

 

Senior Class collecting empty ink cartridges. Please drop off in the Main Office with Ms. Molano or mail to:

 

The McClaskey Family

301 Del Amigo Road

Danville, CA 94526

 

College & Career Center (C&CC) Regular Hours M-Th (7:30 – 3:30)

*We will be closed Wednesday 3/15 attending a College Admissions Conference

 

Visit our website for comprehensive college information: www.srvhs.net  “Counseling” “College and Career” including a College Planning Timeline and a Naviance 4 Year Planning Timeline.

 

Upcoming Events

 

  • March 13th – Interested in dental/orthodontia for a career? Join us in the C&CC w/Dr. Hocking (orthodontist), learn what it takes to get into this field, ask questions, bring your lunch.
  • March 18th – Mock ACT or Mock SAT see Academic Boosters (srvhs.net; academics; academic booster)
  • March 21st at 8:30 - Parents: Coffee and College: Join us for a casual college admissions overview: understanding the application timeline and differences between UC/CSU/Private/Common Application, Q&A’s especially geared around information for rising Seniors. Sign Up at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dada92ba13-college
  • March 22nd - Student lunch workshop – Spring break college visits, how to make the most of college tours.
  • March 25th and 26th: SAT 2 day Bootcamp: see Academic Boosters (srvhs.net; academics; academic booster)
  • March 27th OR March 28th – Essay Writing for the ACT or SAT see Academic Boosters (srvhs.net; academics; academic booster)
  • April 11th – SRVHS Job Fair – lunch. We are partnering with the Town of Danville (and some local employers) to host a lunch job fair. Stay tuned for more information
  • May 6th – WACAC College Fair at St. Mary’s College – 1:00 – 4:00

 

Spring College Visits in C&CC (sign up on Naviance and confirm dates)If you’ve been admitted to these schools or are interested in these schools for the future, please sign up to learn more, ask questions, etc. If an event is happening during a class period, be sure to print your confirmation sheet, ask your teacher to sign it as your ‘pass’ to leave class and bring it with you to the visit.

 

  • Auburn University (3/16 at 9:45)
  • US Navy (3/16 at 12:55)
  • Northern Arizona University (3/20 at 11:00)
  • University of Nevada Reno (3/21 at 1:30)
  • Long Island University (3/23 at 9:45) – admission rep and director of business school
  • Maryville University (3/23 at 2:15)
  • US Marines (3/28 at 12:45)
  • California Baptist (3/29 at 9:00)
  • Colorado Mesa (3/30 at 9:00)

 

WACAC College Fair at St. Mary’s College – May 6th  from 1-4:00.  Over a hundred colleges will be available to speak with, answer questions, pick up materials, etc. Pre-registration is suggested so that colleges can scan your barcode and f/u easily with you afterwards.  Stay tuned for registration information when it becomes available and for a list of attending colleges. 

 

Seniors

 

There are currently 562 colleges still accepting applications with 49 having admission deadlines closing within the next thirty days.  Some schools remain open until spots are filled. Confirm deadlines on the college website but if you are still considering options go to: http://www.collegesimply.com/guides/application-deadlines/

 

May 1st is the National Commitment Day to accept your college admission. You have until May 1st to make your decisions.  You should only commit to one school and after you commit let others know you will not be attending.

 

Update your Naviance Portals: As you receive college notifications, please update your Colleges I’m Applying to List. It is helpful for us to know how things are going and to follow trends for our SRVHS students.

 

Scholarships – The number of active scholarships in Naviance is growing! Watch Deadlines! Go to Naviance “Colleges” “Scholarship List.” New scholarships include:  SRVHS PTA, Alumni, Academic Boosters, Stone Valley Middle School, and many more! This is a link to view scholarships we’ve posted as well as a link to a national scholarship database.

 

JUNIORS:

 

ACT/SAT Testing: If you haven’t done so already, you should consider taking the ACT or SAT this spring. Sign up now at www.collegeboard.org (SAT) or www.act.org (sign up early, seats do fill and you want a close test site if possible).

 

Academic Boosters hosts various vendors throughout the year to help support test preparation opportunities for the ACT and SAT.  March events (dates noted under events) include an ACT or SAT mock test; a 2 day SAT bootcamp, and an ACT or SAT writing session to learn how to best respond to the test essay section. For more information and to sign up for events go to: http://www.srvhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=60963&type=d&pREC_ID=112934

 

Academic Boosters will be adding a new vendor to their schedule: Revolution Prep.  As a thank you, they have sent the following: A $250 gift card to be used toward any Revolution Prep program. Gift card can be applied toward a Spring ACT/SAT programs, but must be redeemed by April 15, 2017. Gift Card #7250846523905732

Free AP, ACT, PSAT/SAT Testing Resource: The Contra Costa Library (http://ccclib.org) has test preparation materials! Under “For Students” section on the bottom left of the screen click “middle/high school tab” On Education and Homework Help click “college” and then “exam guides.” On exam guides scroll to the blue box “databases” and click ‘testing and education resources”.  The high school section has a link to advanced placement exams. The College Prep Tools has PSAT, SAT and ACT testing resources that includes practice tests. 

 

Visit the College and Career Center to check out test prep books, pick up practice test booklets and additional materials.

 

Job Board and Volunteer Opportunities: We have new job opportunities on school loop news and on the job board in the C&CC. 

 

Work Permits: Stop by and pick up a work permit form once you secure a job. Students, parents and employers need to sign the form. Once the form is complete, drop it in the basket and we’ll create a work permit. Stop back by the next day to pick up your form (Fridays p/u in Counseling).  Work permits may also be issued at the SRVUSD District Office.

 

Resources We Love -  in addition to Naviance/Family Connection!

 

What Your College Application Decisions Won’t Tell You

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patrick-oconnor/what-your-college-applica_b_6309996.html

 

Malcolm Gladwell Zeitgeist 2013 –Theory on Why You Should Be a Big Fish in a Little Pond:

https://youtu.be/3UEwbRWFZVc

 

For college research, financial aid info, etc. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

Virtual tours (gives you a quick idea different campuses and their admission info): www.youniversitytv.com;  

Colleges that Change Lives: https://ctcl.org/category/college-profiles/ (college search tab)

College Scorecard: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

 

Books

  • Students: 2017 Fiske Guide to Colleges, Book of Majors Book, K-L Learning Resource
  • Parents: Admission Matters by Springer, Reider and Morgan (a wonderful overview of the admissions process in its entirety),  College Match by Antonoff (worksheets to guide decisions) and Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be (Bruni)

 

Military -  http://todaysmilitary.com/  and GAP year: https://usagapyearfairs.org/fairs/  

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Wise (swise@srvusd.net) and Mrs. Smit (asmit@srvusd.net)

Stop by to see us or send us an email for the quickest response.

 

 

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WEEKLY BULLETIN 3/2/17

This is an IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING ONLINE COURSE SELECTION FOR 2017-2018!

Online course selection dates have been changed to March 8th  through March 19th in order to make sure that we have everything accurately set up for course registration. Instructions and course selection forms for grades 9-11 will be distributed during Homeroom on March 7th. Instructions and course selection forms have already been distributed to 8th grade students at Building Bridges Nights.

Yearbook is in need of MV sporting events for the rivalry page in the yearbook. If you have pictures or more questions, please email them to sr.mmulholland@students.srvusd.net

1Closet Sorting Event on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 10am-2pm. Hyatt House, 4545 Chabot Road, Pleasanton. COME HELP SORT TEEN CLOTHING DONATIONS TO BE DONATED TO TEENS IN NEED IN OUR COMMUNITY! Snacks, Lunch and Drinks provided for all volunteers-Thank you! Carly Glasson, Director and Riley Glasson, Executive Director

Legally Blonde, The Musical 
OMG, like you totally have to see Legally Blonde the Musical, on stage at SRV’s Performing Arts center March 16-18, and 22-24. Like, are you interested in going? You can totally buy tickets at Webstore! https://sanramon.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=69

2017 Junior Prom, themed “Beauty and the Beast.” The event will take place on March 25, 2017at the Scottish Rite Center. Tickets will available for purchase at the Webstore starting Monday February 27th!! Please follow the link to purchase: https://sanramon.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=12

Please volunteer to help the Devil Mountain Run on May 7th, sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4DA5A728AA8-devil2

Have some staff you appreciate? What about students who really define our Community Values? Any parent superstars that need recognition? Well it is Round 4 of the SRVHS Community Values Awards! Please use this form to nominate staff, students or parents that you think deserve to be recognized for the positive things they do at SRVHS. Each Month we will be recognizing 4 staff members, 2 students and 2 parents. Here is the voting link https://docs.google.com/a/srvusd.net/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfggQTjUt9CGThLxQeNEUF2R1Idim6HNgRm4w31Kx9iX8gZIA/viewform

Advanced Placement Exam Online Registration: This site is for students who are completing an AP Class and are preparing to take the AP Exam. The deadline for registration is 11:59 pm, Friday, March 17th. Select the exams you plan to take, and note the date/time of each exam. If there is a conflict, the student must see Ms. Keith by 3/10/17. Please make your selection carefully as all refunds/adjustments will be subject to a 5% processing fee and must be requested before 3/10/17. No refunds or adjustments will be honored after the 3/10/17 date. Please follow the link to purchase: https://sanramon.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=11

Order Junior Prom flowers! Very unique custom designs to match your date. All types of flowers used. A portion of the proceeds go to SRVHS.Pick your flowers,pick your ribbon. Be One of a kind! Gigi McClaskey: 925-989-2706, gigi@thewildbunch.flowers, www.thewildbunch.flowers

 

San Ramon Valley High School Fundraiser! Help support SRVHS’s Class of 2020! Tuesday, March 14th, 2017. Mention San Ramon Valley High School when placing your order and Vitality Bowls will donate 20% of Proceeds To The Class Of 2020! Vitality Bowls-Danville 190 Hartz Ave.

 

Upcoming Community Service Opportunities:

We walk to end drunk driving. WALK LIKE MADD is your chance to do something about drunk driving in our community. WHEN MARCH 4, 2017 WHERE DUBLIN HIGH SCHOOL WHAT TIME 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. You can help MADD eliminate drunk driving by signing up for a Walk Like MADD event near you as a walker, team captain, or volunteer. You can even be involved without attending the event by signing up as a virtual walker or making a donation to another walker or team. Sign up here and get more info!

http://www.walklikemadd.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=750

 

2017 SRVHS PTSA Senior Scholarships: Volunteer Spirit

Any seniors interested in applying for the PTSA's Senior Scholarship for Volunteer Spirit, please complete this application and turn it in to the College and Career Center no later than March 20, 2017. You must submit a letter of reference so don't delay. Questions: contact Alaina Stewart, email4alaina@gmail.com (ATTACH FLYER)

2017 High School Writing Contest: “My Story, My Vision”

 Tri-Valley Writers is proud to present our Sixth Annual High School Writing Contest. Open to all students attending high schools in Danville, Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and San Ramon.

 Win CASH PRIZES! First Place winners also receive a FREE One-Year membership to CWC Tri-Valley Writers

Submissions: Work may be submitted from February 19 through April 9, 2017. No early or late submissions accepted. Winners announced in early May. Awards Ceremony: Sunday, May 21, 2017 Maximum of two (2) entries per student, in any combination from the categories listed below.

Entry Categories

  • Poetry:Up to 30 lines (title not included)
  • Personal Essay(non-fiction): maximum of 1200 words
  • Short Story: maximum of 1200 words

Entry Instructions

  • Font: Times New Roman or Arial. DOUBLE SPACED (except for poetry).
  • Title: At the top left of each page.
  • Page Number: At the top right of each page
  • INCLUDE SEPARATE COVER LETTER WITH EACH ENTRY, stating: Name, address, phone, email, high school you attend, grade level, age, title of entry and entry category (poetry, essay, short story)
  • No Name on Entry: The student’s name should appear ONLY on the cover letter.
  • No Images: No illustrations, graphics, or photographs.
     

Questions: Email your questions to: contest@trivalleywriters.org. 

Wheelchair awareness week is coming March 6-10th!

We have an optional assembly during access-fantastic speakers kile Josh Berger (Kevin Laue’s good friend), Alysia Kezerian and Kevin O’Brien! If you are interested in attending special access passes will be created for the day. scheduled for Sign up a wheelchair for a day and experience www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090D4BAFA72DA1FC1-borrow  

Sign up for our first annual 3 on 3 Wheelchair Basketball Game!

March 7th from 6-9PM SRV will run a wheelchair basketball tournament in the main gym to help fundraise for BORP (Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program) Teams of 4, and 3 players play at a time. Prizes and Food provided to teams. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4bafa72da1fc1-wheelchair

Rent the Runway would love to extend an exclusive promotion to attendees of San Ramon Valley High's Prom-- 15% off rentals in-store at their San Francisco location.
Rent the Runway allows you to rent designer dresses and accessories for a fraction of the retail cost. They carry over 400 brands and have options ranging from casual to black tie. Their new 
San Francisco store, located on the 5th floor of Neiman Marcus Union Square, carries a rotating selection of inventory from their website where you browse & try-on styles, can schedule an appointment to work one-on-one with a stylist, and pickup/drop-off your order. Please email sophia.verville@renttherunway.com with any questions and to reserve your appointment. For 15% off, please mention our school to an associate. We look forward to seeing you soon!

If you want a Kelly Hoover Retirement shirt, we have a variety of sizes that can be bought in R16. They are $15. All proceeds will go toward a retirement gift for Kelly Hoover.

In case you are planning your calendar for next year, SRV Homecoming 2017 will be the week of October 9-14.

EASTER DRIVE for St Vincent De Paul: The Pledge To Humanity Club is collecting Easter Goodies for West Oakland’s most needy children!  This collection drive will be for new or used Easter Baskets, empty plastic Easter Eggs, wrapped candy, individually wrapped snacks (cheese crackers, cookies), coloring books & crayons, gently used children’s books.  Dollar stores are an awesome place to pick up donations… or simply looking to clean out your old children’s books, we would love them! Donations can be placed in bins in the school office from now until March 31st or drop them on front porch at 451 Bolla Place Alamo

Bay Area NephCure Walk is an annual event to raise awareness for kidney disease and is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th,  from 8:30 -11:30, next to Monte Vista at Oak Hill Park. Wilson Callaway, a student at Green Valley Elementary, was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome a few years ago, and our community has rallied around him. The first walk raised around $25,000, last year's event at Oak Hill raised over $150,000. Sadly, a second student at SRVCA was just diagnosed this year with the same disease. It's hard to believe that our community has two students facing a life threatening disease with no known cure and limited treatment options. NephCure, with the help of communities like ours, is working to change that. The walk is looking for San Ramon students to participate -- as walkers, student liaisons, and in other leadership roles. Here's a link to the SignUpGenius for more info: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C4FACA723A02-bayarea

The following varsity wrestlers qualified and competed in the two day prestigious NCS tournament last weekend:  Kole Cooper, Grant Mills, Casey Cox, Kyle Parco and Brandon Julien.  Brandon medaled with a 7th place finish out of 40 wrestlers.  Kyle received top honors with a gold medal for 1st place and earned a coveted position to wrestle at the state tournament this coming weekend.  

        

Want a Locker? Download and fill out the Locker Agreement found on the SRVHS website Student Tab (then select Lockers) and drop it in the collection box in the Counseling Office. 24 hours later you can return for your locker assignment.

Spirit Gear/Class T-shirts:

If you did not pick up your spirit gear at Wolf Pack days go to Total Threads 181 Hartz Ave, Danville for pick up (they are open during and after school hours).

 

  • For more golf information and schedules, click on link! (ATTACH DOC)

 

Women's Varsity Lacrosse will have (4) home games this year and the Snack Shack will be OPEN at BOTH JV and Varsity games for players and fans to grab dinner/drinks/snacks! 

Here are the dates:  *Both JV at 5:30pm and Varsity at 7:00pm

  • Friday, March 3 vs. Cal High
  • Friday, March 10 vs. Carondelet
  • Friday, March 31 vs. Granada
  • Friday, April 21 vs. Livermore

SRV’s Mountain Bike Team fielded 17 racers for our first NorCal MTB HS League race of the season at Fort Ord’s East Garrison on Saturday, Feb 25. Team performances were highlighted with two podium finishes:  a 2nd place finish by Gabriella Dubé in JV Girls, and a 3rd place finish by Jaden Davis in Frosh Boys D1.  Other top ten finishes included Grant Stone’s 9th place finish in Varsity Boys, Alec Wooldridge in 6th, Sean Wallace in 8th, and Griffin Kuhnsman in 10th place in JV Boys, and Jonathan Gruver in 7th place in Frosh Boys. These are all hotly contested races with many of the competitors coached professionally, and our riders did exceptionally well.  The coaches are especially proud of our six Freshmen Boys for doing so well in their first NorCal Race. Congratulations to ALL racers for an outstanding job earning the team a 4th place finish overall!

Parent:

 

Get Involved in the SRVHS Community Next Year

The SRVHS PTSA has been supporting our school for over 60 years by providing volunteer support, parent education, and funding for important programs and events that benefit our entire learning community.  We are only able to accomplish this with the help and guidance of parent volunteers.

 

In the upcoming year in particular we have many open positions, including President, Executive Vice President, and Recording Secretary as well as many committee chair positions.  Certain positions require more time than others, but there truly is something for everyone’s schedule. Volunteering in the PTSA is a great way to be “in the know” about what’s going on at SRVHS, to hear from our administration and teachers each month and provides a valuable service to our student community. Get involved and make a difference!

 

If you are interested in joining PTSA, please contact Stacey Vorous at svorous@comcast.net or Chantal Colman at chantal@colman.ca . PTSA needs you!

 

PARENT NIGHTS TO REMEMBER:

  • March 14, 2017: Dad on Campus: "What Every Dad Needs to Know” from 7p-9p in the Library.
  • March 28, 2017: Parent Resource Night presented by Mark Wollan from 7p-9p in the Library.

 

Flower Power - Class of 2018 Fundraiser

It is winter time and the forecast is enough water to give us beautiful gardens this summer.  Why not buy some bulbs or plants to get your garden ready and help support the Class of 2018!  Our fundraiser runs through May 1, 2017.  Your purchase gives 50% back to the Class of 2018 and you get something beautiful in return! Just click on the link below to see what they have to offer.

Flower Power Link:  Season Ended | Flower Power Fundraising

 

Senior Class collecting empty ink cartridges. Please drop off in the Main Office with Ms. Molano or mail to:

 

The McClaskey Family

301 Del Amigo Road

Danville, CA 94526

 

College & Career Center (C&CC) Regular Hours M-Th (7:30 – 3:30)

 

Visit our website for comprehensive college information: www.srvhs.net  “Counseling” “College and Career”. 

Upcoming Events

 

  • March 4th – Teen Job/Career Fair – 12:00-4:00 Alcosta Senior and Community Center: Town of Danville, Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon will be hiring students. See Schoolloop News to download a flyer! Or stop in C&CC.
  • March 4th – Alternative to College Fair – hosted by Holden High School, Fusion Academy and Prepare to Bloom. Explore additional paths beyond typical two and four year college options. The event is free for families and is being held from 12-3:00 at the Lakeside room at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek. Questions call: 650-888-4575
  • March 13th – Lunch in C&CC w/Dr. Hocking (orthodontist), learn what it takes to get into this field.
  • March 21st - Parents: Coffee and College: Join us for a casual college planning overview: understanding the application timeline and differences between UC/CSU/Private/Common Application, Q&A’s especially geared around information for rising Seniors. Sign Up at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4dada92ba13-college
  • March 22nd - Student lunch workshop – Spring break college visits, how to make the most of college tours.
  • April 11th – SRVHS Job Fair – lunch. We are partnering with the Town of Danville (and some local employers) to host a lunch job fair. Stay tuned for more information
  • May 6th – WACAC College Fair at St. Mary’s College – 1:00 – 4:00

 

Spring College Visits in C&CC (sign up on Naviance and confirm dates)If you’ve been admitted to these schools or are juniors interested in these schools, please sign up to learn more, ask questions, etc.

  • Washington State University (3/8 at 12:55)
  • United States Navy (3/15 at 12:55)
  • Auburn University (3/16 at 9:45)
  • US Navy (3/16 at 12:55)
  • Northern Arizona University (3/20 at 11:00)
  • University of Nevada Reno (3/21 at 1:30)
  • Maryville University (3/23 at 2:15)
  • US Marines (3/28 at 12:45)
  • California Baptist (3/29 at 9:00)
  • Colorado Mesa (3/30 at 9:00)

 

Seniors

There are currently 562 colleges still accepting applications with 49 having admission deadlines closing within the next thirty days.  Some schools remain open until spots are filled. Confirm deadlines on the college website but if you are still considering options go to: http://www.collegesimply.com/guides/application-deadlines/

May 1st is the National Commitment Day to accept your college admission. You have until May 1st to make your decisions.  You should only commit to one school and after you commit let others know you will not be attending.

Update your Naviance Portals: As you receive college notifications, please update your Colleges I’m Applying to List. It is helpful for us to know how things are going and to follow trends for our SRVHS students.

Scholarships – The number of active scholarships in Naviance is growing! Watch Deadlines! Go to Naviance “Colleges” “Scholarship List.” New scholarships include:  SRVHS PTA, Alumni, Academic Boosters, Stone Valley Middle School, and many more! This is a link to view scholarships we’ve posted as well as a link to a national scholarship database.

JUNIORS:

If you haven’t done so already, you should consider taking the ACT or SAT this spring. Sign up now at www.collegeboard.org (SAT) or www.act.org (sign up early, seats do fill and you want a close test site if possible).

ACT seminar - Prep for the official ACT test with this 3 session program.

  • Tuesday February 28th at 3:30pm-5:30pm or 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Tuesday March 7th at 3:30pm-5:30pm or 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Tuesday March 14th at 3:30pm-5:30pm or 6:30pm-8:30pm

 

Attend all 3 sessions, all sessions will be in Room D103 at SRVHS - OFFICIAL ACT NOT INCLUDED

To sign up go to the Academic Boosters drop down on the school website and refer to list on the right.  Or use this link:

http://www.srvhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=60963&type=d&pREC_ID=1075301

Free AP, ACT, PSAT/SAT Testing Resource: The Contra Costa Library (http://ccclib.org) has test preparation materials! Under “For Students” section on the bottom left of the screen click “middle/high school tab” On Education and Homework Help click “college” and then “exam guides.” On exam guides scroll to the blue box “databases” and click ‘testing and education resources”.  The high school section has a link to advanced placement exams. The College Prep Tools has PSAT, SAT and ACT testing resources that includes practice tests. 

Visit the College and Career Center to check out test prep books, pick up practice test booklets and additional materials.

Job Board and Volunteer Opportunities: We have new job opportunities on school loop news and on the job board in the C&CC. 

Work Permits: Stop by and pick up a work permit form once you secure a job. Students, parents and employers need to sign the form. Once the form is complete, drop it in the basket and we’ll create a work permit. Stop back by the next day to pick up your form (Fridays p/u in Counseling).  Work permits may also be issued at the SRVUSD District Office.

Resources We Love -  in addition to Naviance/Family Connection!

What Your College Application Decisions Won’t Tell You

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patrick-oconnor/what-your-college-applica_b_6309996.html

Malcolm Gladwell Zeitgeist 2013 –Theory on Why You Should Be a Big Fish in a Little Pond:

https://youtu.be/3UEwbRWFZVc

For college research, financial aid info, etc. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/

Virtual tours (gives you a quick idea different campuses and their admission info): www.youniversitytv.com;  

Colleges that Change Lives: https://ctcl.org/category/college-profiles/ (college search tab)

College Scorecard: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Books

  • Students: 2017 Fiske Guide to Colleges, Book of Majors Book, K-L Learning Resource
  • Parents: Admission Matters by Springer, Reider and Morgan (a wonderful overview of the admissions process in its entirety),  College Match by Antonoff (worksheets to guide decisions) and Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be (Bruni)

 

Military -  http://todaysmilitary.com/  and GAP year: https://usagapyearfairs.org/fairs/  

Thank you,

Mrs. Wise (swise@srvusd.net) and Mrs. Smit (asmit@srvusd.net)

Stop by to see us or send us an email for the quickest response.