San Ramon Valley High School

SRVHS Weekly Bulletin



Transition in Administration:

Mrs. Ramos graciously said goodbye to SRV this past Wednesday, September 20th, when she accepted a position as an Assistant Principal at Iron Horse Middle School. Justin White will be replacing her as SRV’s new Assistant Principal covering students with the last name beginning with Os-Z.


Justin has been an Assistant Principal at Gale Ranch Middle School for the past 4 years.  Justin comes highly recommended from his current Principal and many District Officials.  Justin will take over Dearborn’s responsibilities when he begins.  Listed below is Justin’s biography.

My name is Justin White and I am excited to be joining the San Ramon Valley High School team in my role as Assistant Principal.  I am coming to you from my current role as Assistant Principal at Gale Ranch Middle School where I spent four amazing years.


I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Chico State and my Master’s degree in Education from Stanislaus State.   I taught Special Education, Kinesiology, Physical Education and was an Athletic Director during my first seven years in education.  I have been fortunate to be able to serve in a variety of administrative roles over the past several years in three different school districts such as Program Specialist for Special Education, Child Welfare and Attendance Liaison, Learning Director and Assistant Principal at both the middle and high school levels.


A core belief of mine is that making meaningful connections with each other, students and our community is what builds the solid foundation for the important work that we do.  I look forward to bringing my experience to San Ramon Valley High School and I am excited to work with students, staff and the community that make SRVHS such a great school. 

I currently reside in Danville, CA with my wife, Terra, 6 year old son Jackson and our Weimaraner Harlow.  I spend my spare time hiking with my family in the Marin Headlands and love to golf whenever I can. 


Please join me in giving Justin a warm “OHANA” welcome!


Don't miss the IMPROV show in the PAC 9/21 and 9/22 at 7PM-only $5!


School Picture Make Up Day is this Monday September 25th. Here is the link with information to order school pictures.


Homecoming Dance Tickets Sales:             

The Homecoming Dance will be held in both SRV gyms on Saturday, October 14th from 7:00-10:00PM. You do not need a date to attend. The dance is semi-formal, there will be food, games and a huge dance!  The capacity is limited, so buy your tickets early before we sell out!


Tickets start at $30 with ASB sticker and $40 for non ASB, beginning Monday September 25th on the SRV web store. Prices will increase starting on Wednesday October 4th to $35 w/ASB and $45 without/ASB. Cash sales begin on Monday, October 2nd. See Mrs. Bellamy at LUNCH ONLY in the attendance office. Please remember that you may only buy one ticket per ID card. If you're planning to purchase your SRV date's ticket, you need to have their ID number to purchase their ticket.


Again, you do not need a date to attend.  Sorry, there will be NO GUEST PASSES, as we only have space for SRV students to attend. After October 6th, if tickets are still available the ticket price will increase to $45 w/ASB and $50w/out.  Please remember that you may only buy one ticket per ID card. The Wild Bunch will be giving a portion of every floral sale from Homecoming back to SRV! Check out the attached order form for more information.


Thursday September 28 Recording artist MARTEEN will be here at lunch to perform for SRV. Check out his music on spotify and soundcloud. Follow him on twitter and facebook @MarteenEstevez. He will be taking song requests for his performance in his Instrgram page at  Merchandise will also be available for purchase.


Want to be in the upcoming yearbook? Want to share your summer adventures? Please email Kevin O’Brien at: Include the following: your name, your picture, your friends’ names and what’s happening in the picture. The deadline is 10/20/17.


Reminder:  Any class dropped after Monday, September 25th will appear on the transcript.  Please set up an appointment with your counselor prior to Sept. 25th, if you want to drop a class.


2017-2018 Patriot’s Pen: “America’s Gift to My Generation”

Student Entry Deadline: October 31, 2017

Patriotic Essay Writing Contest Grand Prize: $5,000 Award



Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. We invite you to join the more than 120,000 students who participated last year in this contest. The national winners will receive at least $500. The first-place national award is currently $5,000 plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the winner and a parent or guardian. The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has again approved this contest for its National Advisory List of Contests and Activities.


2017-2018 Voice of Democracy: “American History: Our Hope for the Future”

Student Entry Deadline: October 31, 2017

Patriotic Audio Essay Competition Grand Prize: $30,000 Award



Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, American History: Our Hope for the Future. 


Congratulations Jasmine Steele, National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist!

Last year, approximately 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Jasmine is 1 of approximately 16,000 students being recognized as a National Merit Semi-Finalist because she scored in the top 1% of the PSAT. Jasmine is eligible to be selected as a National Merit Finalist later this year. Congratulations to Jasmine for this prestigious accomplishment!


Congratulations Sherry Chiang, Hanh Do, Lauren Gerhart, Scott Hostelley, Jenna Liu, Sonam Lobsang, Samuel Morgan, Annie Pollak, Braeden Pugh, Mia Ransweiler, Caroline Reiser, Justin Rueb, Corinne Smith, Alden Tackett and Justine Wong on being Commended Nation Merit Students!


About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for demonstrating outstanding potential for academic success. They have been placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).


Saved by the Ball! SRV Kickball is coming! Captains meeting will be in R-16 on Friday (9/22). Game play begins September 25th at lunch. The tournament will consist of 8 teams broken into two pools of play. Each team is guaranteed 3 games of play.  The best two teams from each pool after Wednesday (9/27) will play in the Semifinals on Thursday (9/28). Thursday is single elimination play to determine the finals on Friday (9/29) All games played on the baseball outfield and stadium field at lunch.


CSF applications for the Fall 2017 Semester are now open! This semester, all applications will be online. The application link is: Applications will close Friday, September 29th at 11:59pm. Instructions for how to get a link for your current transcript will be on the Google Form. You will be notified of your application status by September 29th. If you are accepted, we will send you a link to the SRV Webstore where you will purchase your semester membership for $8. For freshman applicants: As eligibility is based on the previous semester’s grades, freshmen are not eligible to apply until the spring, unless the student was in CJSF for three semesters in middle school. (Students must provide a copy of the CJSF membership certificate or diploma that has the CJSF seal for consideration.) Please email us at with any questions you may have. We are happy to help.


Calling all Montair Alumni - please come and help us for our annual Fall Carnival at Montair Elementary on Sunday, October 8th from 11:30am-4:30pm.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Every School Day Counts! September is Attendance Awareness Month and at SRV we are going to see which SRV class (2018, 19, 20, 21) can have the least school-wide tardies! The class that collectively has the least amount of tardies the week of September 18-22 will win a class sweet treat prize the following week! So get to school on time and show your teachers that every school day counts! Questions email


The annual district College Fair is on Wed., Oct, 25 @ Monte Vista this year.  The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and all students and families are invited. No preregistration is necessary. 



Practice SAT on sale now at the web store  ($35). REGISTER TODAY--SPACE IS VERY LIMITED!!! Open to all grade levels. Registration closes Friday. Taking the PSAT is the ONLY WAY YOUR STUDENT WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP.

A free study guide download is available at If you registered for the PSAT, pick up your PSAT Study Guide in the Attendance Office today!


Students if you still have a textbook for a class you dropped, please turn it in to the Textbook Office during brunch or lunch



The senior portrait deadline for the yearbook is December 1st.  Appointments are filling up fast so call Studio One Photography at 925-519-7155, for your booking ASAP


Remember to have your Student ID card in your possession at school at all times. Also, you must have your ID to attend any athletic event (Home or away). If you lose your ID card, you can get a replacement from Ms. Bellamy. Replacement cost is $10.00


Tech Help - If any students need to check out a Chromebook or need additional tech help, please stop by the Tech Room in the Admin Building at brunch, homeroom, Access, lunch, or after school.


A few upcoming events we wanted to make the community aware of, check out the info for these great fundraising events for SRV!

Please support SRVHS Choir Program San Ramon Voices by eating at Panera in Alamo on Wednesday, Sept 27th from 4 pm to 8 pm. Address: 215 Alamo Plaza, Alamo


Collection Drive for Foster Kid Teens (Ages 12-18yrs): Did you know that most foster kid teens have to use a black plastic garbage bag to carry their few personal belongings from place to place?  The SRVHS Pledge To Humanity Club is organizing a collection drive so that foster kid teens can receive their very own bag filled with critical items they need.  These special bags (called “Comfort Cases”) include NEW items which we will be collecting during until the end of September in the SRVHS Attendance office (look for PTH bin) and at Alamo Smiles. We already have plenty of backpacks but are still in need of any of the following items if you would like to donate to this great cause: (new items only please): Hair Brush, Adult Size Fuzzy Socks, toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant, disposable razors, acne face wash,  hair bands, travel size hair gel, quart size ziplock bags.


Help SRV show our love to the victims of Hurricane Harvey! Please join us the week of 9/25-9/29 to help support the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  During this week, there will be four cups for each grade per classroom.  This coin drive will include sabotaging, which means that quarters, dimes, and nickels represent negative values for the class cup that you put the money in. Dollar bills and pennies add to your class's total amount.  Feel free to sabotage other classes by putting silver coins in their cups!  The entire class (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior or Senior class) will receive an ice cream treat at lunch! Who are we giving to? All the funds will go directly to victims or organizations that are giving 100% to residents! We are working closely with alumni and families we have connections with in Texas and the SRVHS Concert Choir is busy organizing the upcoming humanitarian friendship tour to Houston in April, 2018!  The choir will also working on bringing supplies to schools in need.



The Run for Education, formerly “Primo’s Run,” has been a tradition in the San Ramon Valley for 34 years. Our 10K, 5K Timed, 5K Fun Run Walk and Mini Run are the primary fund-raising activities for the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes education in our community in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.


Together with our 34 affiliates, we raise more than 7 million dollars a year to support our underfunded schools. Visit to register!


SRVHS Alumni Association is selling this

San Ramon Valley High School Centennial Book which Celebrates 100 Years of the high school’s clubs, sports, culture and student life!


What’s inside this 70 + page hardcover book?


  • All the history of SRVHS – What it was and What it is today


  • Color and b/w photos showcasing the SRVHS campus, events, and students over its 100 year life


  • SRVHS notable alumni and achievements


  • Reflections from teachers and staff on the 100 years of SRVHS


Where can I purchase a book?


  • Pay $10, cash or check payable to SRVHS Alumni Association. Book pick up is at SRVHS; see (Principal's Secretary M – F 8:00 am.-3:30 pm)


  • Can’t make it to the school? You can make arrangements to pick up at my house.  Just email me.


  • If you want the book to be mailed to you or sent as a gift, then send a check to SRVHS Alumni Association, 501 Danville Blvd., Danville, CA 94526.

Cost is $14.  Please include the shipping address.


Book sales proceeds go directly to SRVHS Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Thank you for your support,

Karin Raitz
SRVHS Alumni Director



Tier 2 for lockers begins on the 1st day of school. 

Tier 2 includes

  1. Students who want to share a locker (no more than 2 students per locker)
  2. Students who want their own locker

Students can leave their signed Locker Agreement in the drop box on the counter in the Counseling Department.  Locker Assignments can be picked up from the same location 2 business days later.  Lockers are available on a first come first served basis until we run out.

The locker coordinator is Mrs. Riley (Counselor Tech)

Seniors (2018), Juniors (2019), Sophomores (2020): Please stay informed about school and class events! Enroll in the class texting service! Here is how: Just text to 40404: Follow @TextSRV19" (use correct number for your class 18, 19, 20) and only one space is between follow and @. For Class of 2020 text to 40404: Follow @SRVCLASSOF2021 (only use one space in between Follow and @). If you don't want twitter SPAM, text Discover OFF when you are enrolled.




SRVHS Athletic Hall of Fame


This year the SRVHS Alumni Association is hosting the Athletic Hall of Fame on October 12, 2017 at the Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville.  Please consider attending this fun evening, listening to all of the inductee’s adventures and accomplishments from High School to present. Additional information is available on the attached flyer.  


We need SRV to travel to CAL High for the BIG Football game this Friday at 7PM! Comcast is televising Sept 22nd SRV at Cal Football game. The broadcast airs on Saturday Sept 23 at 6:00 pm on Comcast Channels 104 and 819. Help us show our green and gold spirit in the stands!


Here is the GoFan online ticket sales link for this week’s game vs. San Ramon Valley High School, Get your tickets for the football game in advance online here


Vote for the high school Game of the Week and we'll feature highlights of the winning matchup this Friday night on the 10 O'Clock News. Vote here:


A special thanks to the SRV community for all of your donations at the varsity football game last Friday for St. Jude's Children Hospital. We exceeded our $1,000 goal and we reached a total of $1,088! We are also happy to report that .83 cents of every dollar raised goes directly toward research and patient care to help find a cure for children's cancer….We would also like to say a special thanks to the Juniors who raised the most money during our Dollar Drive at lunch! Thank you again to everyone who contributed!


Social Media Post for Gameday (Just copy & paste)

Get your tickets for the football game in advance online here


1st Annual SRVHS Mattress Fundraiser 

When: Saturday November 1st

Time: 10am-5pm

Where: SRVHS Main Gym


Women's Soccer:  There will be a mandatory meeting on Thursday September 28th in the Aux gym at lunch. Important season information will be distributed.


Woman's Basketball Open Gym Calendar

  • The Fall open gym calendar for Women’s Basketball (sponsored by the SRV Women’s Basketball program) is here. The information can be found on the Women’s Basketball webpage. Please contact Coach John if you have any questions! Click here for schedule. (ATTACH FLYER)


High School Athlete Heart Screening Program (ATTACH FLYER)

See flyer for more details.




Senior Class collecting empty Original manufacturers ink cartridges. All sizes!  Check with your employer, family & friends. 

Please drop off in the Main Office with Ms. Molano or drop them off at my house. 

Diane Thompson 

359 Liverpool Street 

Danville 94506 


Flower Power - SRVHS Class of 2018 Fundraiser

It is a perfect time to order your bulbs for beautiful flowers in the spring and summer months. 

Please consider supporting the class of 2018 by purchasing bulbs through Flower Power. We get 50% back of all money spent on purchases!  Just click on the link below to see what they have to offer.

Thank you!

Flower Power Links:


San Ramon Valley High School Student Assistant Principal Assignments 2017 - 2018

A – GI                                   Jamie Keith                     Email:

GL – OR                               Megan Keefer                E-mail:

OS – Z                                  Justin White                  E-mail:


Attention senior families! Congratulate your senior and express your love and pride with an ad in the 2018 yearbook! You can find additional information about how to create and submit your ad in the flyer below. Senior ads are accepted on a space-available basis. When space runs out, or we reach our plant deadline (November 17th), we can no longer accept ads. Submit your ad early to guarantee your space! If you have any questions please contact the yearbook advisor, Jill Winkler at


Danville Square (Trader Joe's center) and Garden Creek Townhomes have requested that parents/student refrain from dropping off/ picking up and parking in these locations during school hours.  Those in violation may be subject to tow.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

WOLVES Water Bottles will be selling for $20 outside the Commons during Back to School Night!  All proceeds go to benefit Grad Night 2018.


Del Amigo Parking

There will no longer be access to drive thru or drop off students in the Del Amigo parking lot due to their Transition programs. The programs have bus transportation for their students, and additional parking and traffic will congest their small lot making it impossible the buses to drop off. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.


Calling all volunteers and potential volunteers! Please sign up and get cleared to volunteer, chaperone or drive. Current volunteers must keep valid insurance and driver’s license on file with Be A Mentor ( New to SRVHS? Be sure to add our school to your list of volunteering locations. Contact Trish Theobald at with any questions.


If you did not join Athletic Boosters at registration it is not too late to join now and get your Athletic Boosters Cards before the big games!


Click here and purchase today!


Important Dates to Remember:

  • Tuesday, October 17th, 7pm-9pm Parent Ed: Drug Awareness in the Library presented by Kyle Rhoton
  • Wednesday, October 25th, 7pm-9pm Dads On Campus (DOC): TBD in the Library presented by TBD
  • Thursday, October 26th, 11:30am-12:30pm Brown Bag Lunch: Drug Awareness in the Library presented by Kyle Rhoton


College and Career Center

Center Hours:  Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 3:30pm

Explore our “College & Career Center” pages for the most up to date college research and application information and procedures.  Access these pages from the school website, and click on the yellow C & CC button in the middle of the home page.  Tabs you can access include grade level college information, a 4 year college planning timeline, financial aid information, military and international college information, college planning tools.


Upcoming Events


Financial Aid Information Night - Tuesday, Sept, 26 @ 6:30p in the SRVHS Commons.  

Learn about financial aid available for college.  This overview will include information on Federal Aid (FAFSA), CA state aid (CA Grants), college based scholarships and more.  This event is targeted for BOTH students and their parents.  The presenter will be from a local private college.  


CSU (California State University) College Fair in Santa ClaraWed., Sept . 27, 6-8:30 p.m.  All 23 campuses will be there.   Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara.


U.S. Service Academy Night – Thursday, Sept. 28 @ 6-8 p.m. @ DVC in Pleasant Hill. (Diablo Room, 3rd floor of the HFS Building), 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill.  Learn about the 4 year education at the U.S. Service Academies from the Congressional staff in Mark DeSaulnier’s office.  RSVP to or call 925.933.2660.


College 101 for Senior Parents in the College and Career Center on Tues., Oct. 3 from 1:45 to 3 p.m.– This will be a follow up workshop to the 9/19 counselor parent night and we will provide an overview of the application process and answer questions.  SAVE THE DATE!  (Registration information will be posted on school loop and the website by Sept. 25.  Please sign up to reserve your spot as space will be limited).


Out of State (mini) College Fair – Wed., Oct. 18 @ Lunch for students.  This fair will be open to parents from 11:40 to 12:25 and will begin with a brief overview of the virtues of going to college out of state (and, yes, it can be less expensive than a CA public school!).   Parents, please register via this link to reserve your spot.


SRVUSD College Fair - Oct. 25 @ 6:30-8:30p at Monte Vista. Chat with college representatives and learn more about college options.  Military representatives will be available as well.




See our postings on the College and Career Center page of the SRVHS website for tips on college research and applications.  Start/continue making your ‘college lists’ and enter in Naviance.  Research your college options.  Note application deadlines and requirements, organize your acquired information, manage your time!   Seek out answers to your questions…we are here to help! 


The Counselor’s “Senior College Application Workshop” presentation for Parents workshop took place on 9/19/17.  The presentation power point can be found on the school website, click on “counselors”.


College Applications:  Our Counselors also went into Senior English classrooms and discussed transcripts, provided an overview of the college application Naviance process, and counselor and teacher recommendations. Please ask your student about this.


College Essays/Personal Insight Questions.  Be sure you answer the questions to add value to your application in your responses.  Share about you what an application reader may not glean from your application without this personal side of you.  See School Loop for some resources to help you begin or enhance your writing process.



College Admissions Test Prep and Parent Education Nights:  The SRVHS Academic Boosters organization offers many test prep and application workshops.  View the details and REGISTER on the SRVHS website by clicking on the yellow "Booster Groups" button, then clicking on "Academic Boosters".   


Academic Boosters Mock SAT or Mock ACT – The next mock ACT or mock SAT sponsored by Academic Boosters and Revolution Test Prep is Saturday, Sept. 30th. To sign up, or for more information on additional opportunities, please go to  and click in the center of the page on Booster Groups – Academic Boosters – Testing Seminar Schedule.




College/Vocational Visits to SRVHS.  We are scheduling  visits daily and all are posted on the COLLEGES page of the student’s’ Naviance portal under “college visits”.  Some upcoming  visits include:  Cal Lutheran, U of Colorado  - Colorado Springs, John Hopkins U, Pepperdine U,  Northwestern U, Syracuse U, Whittier College, Western Oregon U, U of Connecticut, Denison U, U of San Francisco, Purdue U and several UC’s.  Attendance is limited so sign up early!


Regional College Visits.  Many colleges cannot visit every high school, so often hold regional visits in a single Bay Area location (i.e. a hotel).  If there is a particular college you wish to learn about, be sure to search the college’s website for regional events.  We post what we learn about on school loop but there are many other colleges who do not notify us.  See college websites for details on their events! 


Other Fall College Fairs!  (details on School Loop)

  • California State University (CSU) College Fair at Santa Clara Convention Center on 9/27, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • STEM College Fair, @ Santa Clara Convention Center, Oct. 8, 1-4 p.m.
  • Out of State College Fair at SRVHS.  10/18 during lunch. 
  • SRVUSD College Night at Monte Vista High School, 10/25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Visual and Performing Arts Fair at the San Francisco Conference Center, 11/1, 7-9pm.


Job Board & Work Permits!  Stop by the center to check out our job board.  We are receiving new postings each day.  Work permit applications are available in the C/Career Center on the front desk.  We process them M, T, W and Th and completed permits may be picked up during office hours. On Friday, they may be picked up in Attendance.  Permit applications dropped off on Thursday after lunch, will be ready on Monday.     


Thank you,

Mrs. Wise ( and Mrs. Schratz (

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


What’s Up!?

Saturday September 23rd

Open Pole Vault Pit @1pm @SRVHS

TBA- Women’s JV volleyball tournament 8:30am @DVHS

TBA- Varsity Cross Country Pacific Tiger Invitational


Monday September 25

Kickball @lunch

Student 2 Student Lunch in R16

Homecoming Tickets on Sale @ Webstore beginning TODAY! (1) Ticket per ID #

School Picture Make Up Day 7:30am-1:30pm in the Old Staff Lounge (located in Admin Building)


Tuesday September 26

Kickball @lunch

Club Advisor Lunch Meeting in R16

Women’s Varsity Golf 3pm vs. Cal High

All Women’s Volleyball 4pm, 5pm, 6pm vs. Monte Vista @SRVHS

Women’s Varsity Tennis 4pm @Dougherty Valley

Women’s JV Tennis 4pm @SRVHS


Wednesday September 27

Kickball @lunch


Thursday September 28

Kickball @lunch

Marteen concert @lunch in Quad

Women’s Varsity Golf 3pm vs. Dougherty Valley @Blackhawk Country Club

All Women’s Volleyball 4pm, 5pm, 6pm @Cal High

Women’s Varsity Tennis 4pm vs. Monte Vista @SRVHS

Women’s JV Tennis 4pm @Monte Vista

Freshman Football 5:30pm vs. Granada @SRVHS

Men’s Varsity Water Polo 6pm vs Campolindo @SRVHS


Friday September 29

Kickball @lunch

JV Football 4:30pm @Granada

Women’s Water Polo 5pm -Sacred Heart

Varsity Football 7pm @Granada


Saturday September 30

TBA- Women’s JV Water Polo @Alhambra High

Women’s JV Volleyball Tournament 8:30am @SRVHS

TBA- Women’s Freshman Volleyball Tournament

Women’s Frosh & JV Volleyball Tournament 8:30am

TBD- Varsity Cross Country Scott Bauhs Invitational @ 8:30am


Sunday October 1

Run for Education