San Ramon Valley High School

SRVHS Weekly Bulletin

WEEKLY BULLETIN 2/17/17

Congratulations this week to Kieran Woerner for winning the Danville Sycamore Rotary Speech Contest and to Spencer Corbett for winning the Lions Club Speech contest! Runners up were Mason Banks and Sonja Chen. Each student won a nice cash prize and the winners advance to the next level of competition in the Bay Area.

Junior student Garrett Rivas is organizing a service trip in Cuba this summer! He is looking for student volunteers, who are interested in a very unique, and one of a kind experience. The trip includes volunteer work for a few days in Matanzas, then days spent in Havana, and Varadero having fun and exploring Cuba's rich culture. This a fantastic volunteer opportunity, and a great experience to put on job and college applications. For more information, you can contact him at garrettrivas13@gmail.com

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

Informational Meeting for AP Statistics – for Junior students who are considering enrolling in the course next year

Date: Thursday February 23

Location: D205 (Mrs. Regalia’s Room)

Time: At Lunch

Thinking of taking culinary arts next year but not sure what to expect? Then sign up for our after school cooking class where we’ll be cooking up molten lava cakes!

When:  Tuesday, Feb 28th

Time:  3:30 – 5:00pm

Where:  NSL (down hall from the library)

Cost:  ONLY $5.00

How:  Sign up online at https://sanramon.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=products&grp=70 . Limited spots available - Reserve yours soon!

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)

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

Advanced English Information:

2/23 & 2/24: Adv/AP English Placement Test

The test is after school, proctored by students’ teachers in their English classrooms. Students, please sign-up with your English teacher.

February is a busy month for the Counseling Dept. with upcoming classroom presentations and informational evenings.  Please note the following dates:

 

Transcript Distributions and class presentations:  

Juniors Access:  Feb. 22 & 23

 

On-Line registration instructions distributed: February 28 - Homeroom

On-Line Registration for 2017-18 School Year: March 1 – 12     

 

CollegeConnect:

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) is accepting applications for the second cohort of the CollegeConnect pilot program. CollegeConnect is a unique dual enrollment program offered in partnership with Diablo Valley College (DVC), San Ramon Campus. Through CollegeConnect, High School Juniors may enroll in a shortened high school schedule so that they may attend college courses during their regular school day. Pilot participants receive accelerated learning in the company of other college-bound cohort members, while preserving their high school experience.

CollegeConnect students participate during their 11th and 12th grade years and may fulfill up to the first year of the University of California’s (UC) and California State University’s (CSU) Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements[1].  Essentially, successful students may complete their first year of college by the time that they graduate from high school. For more information, please reference the attachments. (ATTACH FILES)

 

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.

People Magazine Online article just published a video about Pledge to Humanity. Many of the photos are of our SRVHS kids and there is a paragraph about our own student Kailey McKnight. http://people.com/human-interest/california-woman-inspires-teens-all-over-the-world-to-perform-acts-of-kindness/

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

Spirit Awards: Check out the contest Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards with awards totaling $100,000. The grand prize winner will be named America’s Most Spirited High School and will receive $25,000 for their school. This program will reward schools, school groups and individuals who go the extra mile to build school pride, student engagement and community spirit. There are 23 categories that will be awarded in Sport, Spirit, and Achievement. Each winner will receive up to $1,500 in prize money! The Sound of Spirit Marching Band Award, The Spirit Leader Awards and Chorale Achievement Award open November 28 and close December 9. All other categories open on January 23rd and close February 13th. Visit: http://www.varsitybrands.com/awards/2017-categories

Interested in playing Ice Hockey? Consider playing for the Danville Ice Hockey Club! All games are played in Dublin at the Dublin Iceland Arena. If you have any questions, contact Coaches Chris Brown sacbrown2001@yahoo.com or Randy Wheeler rwheeler10@rocketmail.com. (ATTACH SCHEDULE)

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).

 

Congratulations to SRV's men's soccer team for their EBAL championship and for their number 1 seed in the NCS championship tournament.  In addition SRV's women's soccer team quailed as the number 7 in the NCS championship tournament.  Both teams will play in the first round of the NCS championship at SRV on Wednesday, 2/15/17.  The women's team will play at 5:00 p.m. and the men's team will play at 7:00 p.m.  Please come out and support both teams.  Go Wolves!

 

The following students auditioned this past Sunday and were selected to the County Honor High School Jazz Band:

 

  • Andrew Pires (12th) Baritone Saxophone
  • Ethan Pires (9th), Trumpet
  • Caleb Ko (12th), Bass Trombone
  • Neal Hocker (12th), Piano

 

Great News! The SRV Men's Soccer team beat Mt. Eden High 1-0 to advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday, 2/18/17 at 7 p.m. at SRV.  The SRV Women's Soccer team beat Freedom High 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday, 2/18/17 at 7 p.m. at Liberty High in Brentwood.  Please join me in congratulating the players and coaches and plan to support both teams.

 

Stay on top of SRVHS sporting events by downloading the RSchool’s app!!

Here are the steps to download:

 

  1. Go to the Apple Store on your personal device
  2. Type in "RSchool" to find the app
  3. Download the “RSchool” app for free
  4. Open the app
  5. Go to Set Up, pick “California”
  6. Scroll down to “East Bay Athletic League (EBAL)” and select
  7. Find “San Ramon Valley High School” and select
  8. Then the schedule for all SRVHS athletics will be viewable

 

  • If you are interested in swimming or diving for srvhs, please email Coach Heather at swimdive4srvhs.org
  • For more golf information and schedules, click on link! (ATTACH DOC)

 

Are you planning on trying out for a SRVHS Sport? Please reference the attachment for your Teams tryout information. (ATTACH FLYER)

 

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!

 

2017 Building Bridges Event for Incoming Freshmen: February 21st and 22nd from 6:30 – 8:15pm (Campus Life and Academic Information) 8:30-9:00pm (Athletics)

This program is designed to make the transition from middle school to high school as successful as possible. The program consists of a series of informational meetings and activities for our incoming 9th graders and their parents.

 

PARENT NIGHTS TO REMEMBER:

  • February 21, 2017: Dad on Campus: Effective Fathering, a Game Plan for Dads from 7-9pm in the Library
  • March 14, 2017: Dad on Campus: Topic to be determined 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 (7:30am – 3:30pm)

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

Naviance/Family Connection - Naviance is a program used by SRVHS students and school site to assist with College/Career planning, scholarship info and application procedures. www.srvhs.net  (see links on left side)

 

  • Seniors: Use Naviance to update admission decisions, find scholarships (being posted weekly).
  • Juniors: Use Naviance “Colleges Tab” College Research Section (SuperMatch and other tools) to Build Your College List. Add schools to the colleges I’m thinking about tab – when admission reps visit SRVHS you’ll then receive an email alerting you to their visit. Update your activity resume using the Naviance feature (work, volunteer efforts, extra-curricular activities, awards) – many colleges will ask for this information. You may do this in Naviance (or other word processing program). A sample template can be found on C&CC website.
  • Soph/Frosh: Use Naviance to explore careers, career/personality inventories, and to update your activity resume each year (work, volunteer efforts, extra-curricular activities, awards)

 

Upcoming Events

 

Seniors! We are posting new scholarships in Naviance weekly, please review and watch deadlines.

 

  • February 21st - Juniors/Bring your Lunch: Junior timeline ‘overview’ and using Naviance to build your college list – Sign Up on Naviance: Log in, “Colleges Tab” “View All Upcoming Visits (not details)” “Sign Up”
  • February 23rd: Embry Riddle will be here at lunch to meet with students interested in engineering – C&CC.
  • February 28th and 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
  • February 28th: ACT Test Prep Series (1 of 3) begins for interested Juniors. Scroll down to Juniors for more info!
  • March 1st - Mini College Fair for SRVHS parents/students: 6:30-8:00 in the Library! Did you know last year approximately 40% of SRVHS graduates went to school out of state? Meet Regional Admission Counselors from across the country: Hear an overview of why consider an out of state school followed by a mini fair. These are wonderful schools, representing a breadth of majors, who are always seeking California students!

 

Schools attending will include: Colby-Sawyer College, Colorado Mesa, Johnson & Wales, Miami U, Purdue, Sacred Heart, Seton Hall, U of Albany (SUNY), U of Delaware, U of Massachusetts, Lowell, U of Missouri, U of New Mexico, Washington College, Maryland and Washington State University.

 

  • 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.
  • New Date: March 13th – Lunch in C&CC w/Dr. Hocking (orthodontist), learn what it takes to get into this field.
  • March 22nd - Student lunch workshop – Spring break college visits, how to make the most of college tours.

 

Time Sensitive Applications:

 

Junior Boys: Boys State: American Legion: The 2017 California Boys State will be held the week of June 17th to June 24th at Cal State University, Sacramento.  American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high-school students. A participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government, Boys State was founded in 1935 to counter the socialism-inspired Young Pioneer Camps. If this renowned leadership opportunity is of interest to you, come to the College & Career Center to pick up your application or see schoolloop news). Due Date: February 22nd

 

Sophomores: 2017 EDGE Youth Leadership Seminar Application for Nomination by SRVHS

Event: Friday, May 26th  through Sunday, May 28th 2017 at UC Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus. You must be available to attend all three days (note this means missing school Friday, May 26th). If you have a 'zero' period final we may be able to get permission for you to arrive late to EDGE

 

All applications will be reviewed and applicants interviewed by an SRVHS administrative selection committee. Per the program’s instructions, one Sophomore student will be selected as the SRVHS delegate. 

 

EDGE Youth Leadership is an amazing, high-energy experience where students gather with their peers and with leaders in the community to engage in leadership and team building activities. The students explore ideas, expand the breadth of their experiences and challenge themselves and each other to discover how they can make a difference in their own lives, their communities and the world. www.edgeyl.org At EDGE, students: Engage in team building exercises. learn from motivational speakers how to make an impact on their world, participate in communication workshops, improve public speaking skills, perform group skits and cheers, hear from inspiring community leaders, have lots of fun, grow as a leader in many ways, make new friends and join a lifelong network of professionals and passionate individuals

 

You can print an application off of Schoolloop News or stop by the C&CC to pick one up.  Submit completed applications to C&CC by 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27th 2017.

 

Seniors:

 

May 1st is the National Commitment Day to accept your college admission. You have until May 1st to make your decisions.

 

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 Test Prep

 

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.

 

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

 

Upcoming Events - Off Campus

 

Parenting 2017 & Beyond Conference: Dr. Michele Borba is the key note and is an internationally recognized expert on children and family issues and the author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in an All About Me World.

There will be small group seminars offered throughout the day. Saturday, Feb. 25th at Dougherty Valley High School, 8:00-3:00. To register and for complete information go to http://srvcpta-ca.schooloop.com/ParentConf2017

 

The Perry Initiative: The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one day, hands on experience for high school and college aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine or engineering. The program will be held on March 25th at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara. Students will hear from leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments. Students must apply for this opportunity and essays are reviewed. Application deadline is February 27, 2017. The application may be found at http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application

 

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 2/10/17

3rd Quarter Progress grades can now be viewed in Infinite Campus.  Grading was optional for students receiving letter grades of A through C and P, and mandatory for grades C- through F.

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

If you are interested in AP Human Geography for next year, there is an informational meeting at lunch on Wednesday February 15 in room R44.

Informational Meeting for AP Statistics – for Junior students who are considering enrolling in the course next year

Date: Thursday February 23

Location: D205 (Mrs. Regalia’s Room)

Time: At Lunch

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)

4th Annual SRVHS Talent Show is on February 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the PAC!  Go to the SRVHS Home Page (http://www.srvhs.net/) to purchase tickets online; adults $10 and students $5.  All proceeds benefit the SRVHS 21st Century Learning Foundation, which funds school technology and learning for teachers and students.

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

Advanced English Information:

2/15:   English 10Adv Info Lunch in the library at lunch

2/16:    English 11AP Info Lunch in D102 at lunch

2/17:    English 12AP Info lunch in D103 at lunch

2/23 & 2/24: Adv/AP English Placement Test

The test is after school, proctored by students’ teachers in their English classrooms. Students, please sign-up with your English teacher.

February is a busy month for the Counseling Dept. with upcoming classroom presentations and informational evenings.  Please note the following dates:

 

Transcript Distributions and class presentations:  

Sophomores Access: Feb. 1 & 2

Freshmen Access: Feb. 15 & 16

Juniors Access:  Feb. 22 & 23

 

AP Night: February 8 @ 6:30pm - Commons

 

To be Sophomore Parent Night: Feb 9 @ 6:30 in the Commons

To be Jr/Sr. Parent Night: Feb. 16 @ 6:30 in the Commons

 

Appointments & drop-ins for Students regarding 2017-18 Course Selections: Feb. 17 – Feb. 28 - Counseling Office

 

On-Line registration instructions distributed: February 28 - Homeroom

On-Line Registration for 2017-18 School Year: March 1 – 12     

 

CollegeConnect:

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) is accepting applications for the second cohort of the CollegeConnect pilot program. CollegeConnect is a unique dual enrollment program offered in partnership with Diablo Valley College (DVC), San Ramon Campus. Through CollegeConnect, High School Juniors may enroll in a shortened high school schedule so that they may attend college courses during their regular school day. Pilot participants receive accelerated learning in the company of other college-bound cohort members, while preserving their high school experience.

CollegeConnect students participate during their 11th and 12th grade years and may fulfill up to the first year of the University of California’s (UC) and California State University’s (CSU) Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements[1].  Essentially, successful students may complete their first year of college by the time that they graduate from high school. For more information, please reference the attachments. (ATTACH FILES)

 

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!

Buy some Valentine candy grams from a Make-A-Wish Club member or Mrs. Willford in R16! A full size bar for $2 or 3 fun size candies for $1 sold 1/20 through 2/14! E-mail  srv.maw@gmail.com if there are questions!

SRV Valentine’s Day Fundraiser: February 14th - 17th Place your order at Pizza Guys to support SRV! Heart shaped pizzas are available. Visit, Call or Order Online! Pizza Guys – Danville (925) 837-3500 179.pizzaguys.com 20% off for the parents and 5% back to SRV!

 

The Art for Charity Club at SRV will be having a Valentine's Day Craft Sale, and all proceeds go to charity. The sale will be at lunch on Monday(2/13) in R-21 at lunch.

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.

People Magazine Online article just published a video about Pledge to Humanity. Many of the photos are of our SRVHS kids and there is a paragraph about our own student Kailey McKnight. http://people.com/human-interest/california-woman-inspires-teens-all-over-the-world-to-perform-acts-of-kindness/

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

Spirit Awards: Check out the contest Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards with awards totaling $100,000. The grand prize winner will be named America’s Most Spirited High School and will receive $25,000 for their school. This program will reward schools, school groups and individuals who go the extra mile to build school pride, student engagement and community spirit. There are 23 categories that will be awarded in Sport, Spirit, and Achievement. Each winner will receive up to $1,500 in prize money! The Sound of Spirit Marching Band Award, The Spirit Leader Awards and Chorale Achievement Award open November 28 and close December 9. All other categories open on January 23rd and close February 13th. Visit: http://www.varsitybrands.com/awards/2017-categories

Interested in playing Ice Hockey? Consider playing for the Danville Ice Hockey Club! All games are played in Dublin at the Dublin Iceland Arena. If you have any questions, contact Coaches Chris Brown sacbrown2001@yahoo.com or Randy Wheeler rwheeler10@rocketmail.com. (ATTACH SCHEDULE)

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).

 

Monte Vista Ticket Sales

Starting on Wednesday February 8th pre-sale tickets will be available for the Monte Vista game on February 14 at Ms. Bellamy’s office. Tickets will be sold during brunch and lunch time only. Adults will be $8.00, students will be $5.00. Tickets are limited and there is a maximum of four tickets allowed per family. Even ASB card holders and Boosters card holders MUST have a ticket. Bring your cards to receive your ticket.

 

Stay on top of SRVHS sporting events by downloading the RSchool’s app!!

Here are the steps to download:

 

  1. Go to the Apple Store on your personal device
  2. Type in "RSchool" to find the app
  3. Download the “RSchool” app for free
  4. Open the app
  5. Go to Set Up, pick “California”
  6. Scroll down to “East Bay Athletic League (EBAL)” and select
  7. Find “San Ramon Valley High School” and select
  8. Then the schedule for all SRVHS athletics will be viewable

 

  • If you are interested in swimming or diving for srvhs, please email Coach Heather at swimdive4srvhs.org
  • For more golf information and schedules, click on link! (ATTACH DOC)

 

Are you planning on trying out for a SRVHS Sport? Please reference the attachment for your Teams tryout information. (ATTACH FLYER)

Parent:

A Spring Sports Parent-Student Meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 15th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Commons for all Student-Athletes selected to participate on a Spring Sports team.  A second meeting will be held at a date to be announced for those teams that have a later try out schedule (Women's lacrosse and baseball).  Any parents and students that have previously participated in the Fall and/or Winter meeting need not attend the general meeting but should plan on attending the individual team meetings to be held by coaches.

 

2017 Building Bridges Event for Incoming Freshmen: February 21st and 22nd from 6:30 – 8:15pm (Campus Life and Academic Information) 8:30-9:00pm (Athletics)

This program is designed to make the transition from middle school to high school as successful as possible. The program consists of a series of informational meetings and activities for our incoming 9th graders and their parents.

 

PARENT NIGHTS TO REMEMBER:

  • February 21, 2017: Dad on Campus: Effective Fathering, a Game Plan for Dads from 7-9pm in the Library
  • March 14, 2017: Dad on Campus: Topic to be determined 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 (7:30am – 3:30pm)

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

Naviance/Family Connection - Naviance is a program used by SRVHS students and school site to assist with College/Career planning, scholarship info and application procedures.

 

 

  • Juniors: Use Naviance “Colleges Tab” College Research Section (SuperMatch and other tools) to Build Your College List. Begin exploring schools, majors, etc.
  • Seniors: Use Naviance to update admission decisions, find scholarships (being posted weekly).

 

Upcoming Events:

 

  • February 14th – Juniors/Bring your Lunch: Junior timeline overview and using Naviance to build your college list – Sign Up on Naviance: Log in, “Colleges Tab” “View All Upcoming Visits (not details)” “Sign Up”
  • February 21st - Juniors/Bring your Lunch: Junior timeline overview and using Naviance to build your college list – Sign Up on Naviance: Log in, “Colleges Tab” “View All Upcoming Visits (not details)” “Sign Up”
  • February 28th and March 21st: Parents: Coffee and College: Join us for a casual college planning overview (timeline, Q&A’s, application differences, etc). A sign up link will be emailed prior to the event.
  • February 28th: ACT Test Prep Series (1 of 3) begins for interested Juniors. Scroll down to Juniors for more info!
  • March 1st – Mini College Fair – SRVHS Library: Meet Regional Admission Counselors from across the country: Why consider an out of state school and mini fair. SRVHS Library: 6:30-8:00
  • 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 7th – Lunch presentation in C&CC – Dr. Hocking (orthodontist) to speak on what it takes to get into the field.
  • March 22nd - Student lunch workshop – Spring break college visits, how to make the most of college tours.

 

Finding Your Fit presentation and DVC Presentation (2.8.17) can be found under SRVHS.net “Counseling” “College and Career” home page.

 

Time Sensitive Applications:

 

Junior Girls: The Girls State Program is a fabulous nonpartisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and principles of democracy in a hands-on structured learning environment. This program is for those girls who have completed their Junior year and is interested in government. This summer you can spend a week at Claremont McKenna learning about the various government processes. Applications are in the College and Career Center and are posted on Schoolloop News. Due date: February 15th at 1:30 to College and Career Center

 

Junior Boys: Boys State: American Legion: The 2017 California Boys State will be held the week of June 17th to June 24th at Cal State University, Sacramento.  American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high-school students. A participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government, Boys State was founded in 1935 to counter the socialism-inspired Young Pioneer Camps. If this renowned leadership opportunity is of interest to you, come to the College & Career Center to pick up your application or see schoolloop news). Due Date: February 22nd

 

Sophomores: HOBY - Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership seminar will be June 9th to June 11th, 2017 in Sacramento and we invite sophomores to apply to be our candidate. Thank you to The Danville Lion Club who will sponsor 2 students for us this year to attend HOBY...typically a $195.00 attendance fee.

 

This program is a life changing 3-day conference that provides delegates leadership development skills with strong focus on community service.  This hands-on program includes critical thinking, mentoring, panel discussions, goal-setting, and project planning activities.  Students learn about individual leadership styles, group dynamics, and leadership in society -- all with a focus on Leadership for Service to their communities.  Students are challenged to make a difference now in their schools and communities, and challenged to perform 100 hours of service within the 12 months following their seminar.

 

The application to be our SRVHS participant may be picked up in the College and Career Center.  Completed applications will be due back to the center by 3:30 p.m., Feb.14th.  Students may then be asked to participate in a follow up interview with Mrs. Ramos on 2/23.

 

Seniors:

 

May 1st is the National Commitment Day to accept your college admission. You have until May 1st to make your decisions.

 

Mills College is still accepting applications. You may use the code FALL2017 to waive the $50 application fee if you are interested in applying!

 

Colorado Mesa University has a four year program and is still accepting applications!

Colorado Mesa also has a partnership with a two year degree option. Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) is a branch of CMU. Both institutions have their own campuses, about a 7 minute drive away. WCCC offers Associate Degrees, technical certificate and professional certificate. Students who attend WCCC have the opportunity to have a traditional college experience by living on campus at CMU, have the ability to join all clubs and organizations, access to free tutoring and academic resources as well as study abroad.

 

WCCC offers a unique program called GOALS (Greater Opportunity for Academic and Life Success). This is an academic support program for students who have been accepted in WCCC to better prepare them for a 4-year program at CMU. GOALS students will take a course in higher education, design to refine skills in test taking, time management, and note taking. GOALS will meet with an advisor every 3 weeks to discuss classes, career paths, and possible degree options. Advisors offer students support and academic resources during their first year. GOALS is a one year program. If students are in good academic standing, they will be eligible to transfer into CMU.

 

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 – Fascinating Theory on Why You Should Be a Big Fish in a Little Pond:

https://youtu.be/3UEwbRWFZVc

 

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.

 

Mid-Year Transcript Requests: From Mrs. Murray (our wonderful registrar!) “First semester grades will post to your transcript on January 12, 2017 creating your Mid-Year Transcript. If the colleges you're applying to need a Mid-Year Transcript, come to the Registrar's Office in Counseling and fill out a Mid-Year Transcript Request form.  DO NOT use Naviance for this purpose - they are not mid-year transcript friendly. 

 

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.

 

Check your college portals and email often after you submit to a college You will receive updates, requests for info, financial aid status and some admission decisions through this portal.

 

JUNIORS Test Prep

 

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.

 

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

 

Upcoming Events - Off Campus

 

Parenting 2017 & Beyond Conference: Dr. Michele Borba is the key note and is an internationally recognized expert on children and family issues and the author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in an All About Me World.

There will be small group seminars offered throughout the day. Saturday, Feb. 25th at Dougherty Valley High School, 8:00-3:00. To register and for complete information go to http://srvcpta-ca.schooloop.com/ParentConf2017

 

The Perry Initiative: The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one day, hands on experience for high school and college aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine or engineering.  The program will be held on March 25th at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara. Students will hear from leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments. Students must apply for this opportunity and essays are reviewed. Application deadline is February 27, 2017. The application may be found at http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application

 

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.

 

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 2/3/17

4th Annual SRVHS Talent Show is on February 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the PAC!  Go to the SRVHS Home Page (http://www.srvhs.net/) to purchase tickets online; adults $10 and students $5.  All proceeds benefit the SRVHS 21st Century Learning Foundation, which funds school technology and learning for teachers and students.

Advanced English Information:

2/15:   English 10Adv Info Lunch in the library at lunch

2/16:    English 11AP Info Lunch in D102 at lunch

2/17:    English 12AP Info lunch in D103 at lunch

2/23 & 2/24: Adv/AP English Placement Test

The test is after school, proctored by students’ teachers in their English classrooms. Students, please sign-up with your English teacher.

February is a busy month for the Counseling Dept. with upcoming classroom presentations and informational evenings.  Please note the following dates:

 

Transcript Distributions and class presentations:  

Sophomores Access: Feb. 1 & 2

Freshmen Access: Feb. 15 & 16

Juniors Access:  Feb. 22 & 23

 

AP Night: February 8 @ 6:30pm - Commons

 

To be Sophomore Parent Night: Feb 9 @ 6:30 in the Commons

To be Jr/Sr. Parent Night: Feb. 16 @ 6:30 in the Commons

 

Appointments & drop-ins for Students regarding 2017-18 Course Selections: Feb. 17 – Feb. 28 - Counseling Office

 

On-Line registration instructions distributed: February 28 - Homeroom

On-Line Registration for 2017-18 School Year: March 1 – 12     

 

CollegeConnect:

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) is accepting applications for the second cohort of the CollegeConnect pilot program. CollegeConnect is a unique dual enrollment program offered in partnership with Diablo Valley College (DVC), San Ramon Campus. Through CollegeConnect, High School Juniors may enroll in a shortened high school schedule so that they may attend college courses during their regular school day. Pilot participants receive accelerated learning in the company of other college-bound cohort members, while preserving their high school experience.

CollegeConnect students participate during their 11th and 12th grade years and may fulfill up to the first year of the University of California’s (UC) and California State University’s (CSU) Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements[1].  Essentially, successful students may complete their first year of college by the time that they graduate from high school. For more information, please reference the attachments. (ATTACH FILES)

Pledge To Humanity Meeting @ Lunch in Aux Gym on Feb3rd in Aux Gym with Special Guest Speaker. Come find out what college admissions officers look for in extracurricular activities.

 

"Rent the Runway San Francisco is pleased to be the go to Prom destination for San Ramon Valley High"

  • Stop by our Showroom and receive 15% off all prom rentals!
  • Rent the Runway carries thousands of dresses and hundreds of designers
  • For more information please contact Shop Manager Sophia Verville, sverville@renttherunway.com

 

February 6-10th is Words Matter Week. This week is dedicated to promoting acceptance and respect through dialogue and activities focused on supporting kindness and discouraging bullying in our school and community today.  The purpose on this PTA program is to spread awareness about the helpful and harmful power of words.

 

Buy some Valentine candy grams from a Make-A-Wish Club member or Mrs. Willford in R16! A full size bar for $2 or 3 fun size candies for $1 sold 01/20 through 02/14! E-mail  srv.maw@gmail.com if there are questions!

Help raise funds for the Class of 2017 Grad Night-Donate clothes and household items on Saturday Feb 4th, bring to the SRV PAC 9AM-3PM. (ATTACH FLYER)

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.

John Baldwin needs camp counselors for 5th grade Walker Creek Feb 6th –Feb 10th .  Contact Kathleen Humphrey at KHumphrey@srvusd.net or call the school for more info 925-855-5200.

 

Spirit Awards: Check out the contest Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards with awards totaling $100,000. The grand prize winner will be named America’s Most Spirited High School and will receive $25,000 for their school. This program will reward schools, school groups and individuals who go the extra mile to build school pride, student engagement and community spirit. There are 23 categories that will be awarded in Sport, Spirit, and Achievement. Each winner will receive up to $1,500 in prize money! The Sound of Spirit Marching Band Award, The Spirit Leader Awards and Chorale Achievement Award open November 28 and close December 9. All other categories open on January 23rd and close February 13th. Visit: http://www.varsitybrands.com/awards/2017-categories

Interested in playing Ice Hockey? Consider playing for the Danville Ice Hockey Club! All games are played in Dublin at the Dublin Iceland Arena. If you have any questions, contact Coaches Chris Brown sacbrown2001@yahoo.com or Randy Wheeler rwheeler10@rocketmail.com. (ATTACH SCHEDULE)

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).

 

Sharks Tickets, Anyone? The SRV Athletic Boosters and Men’s Basketball Program is selling raffle tickets for an opportunity to win 2 tickets to see the exciting San Jose Sharks take on the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, February 4th at 7:30pm! Tickets are just $10 each or 3 for $25 and will be sold at the Men’s Basketball home games this Tuesday, January 24th (vs Foothill) and Thursday, January 26th (vs Livermore). The lucky winner will be drawn at halftime during the Varsity game on Thursday, January 26th – you do not need to be present to win. For advance ticket sales, email traceybennett00@gmail.com or tpisenti@comcast.net.  Better yet, come buy your tickets at the games this week and cheer your Men’s Basketball teams on to victory! Proceeds benefit SRV Athletic Boosters/Men’s Basketball.

 

Help Support SRVHS Athletic Boosters and the Men's Basketball Program!

SRVHS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS/MENS BASKETBALL PROGRAM ON-LINE AUCTION

January 23 10am thru Feb 4th 10pm! We would like to thank the many generous donors who have contributed an array of fantastic items to be auctioned, and we invite you, friends and family of the basketball program, to bid knowing that your purchases will support these student-athletes. If you would like to make a cash donation, please click the red Give button below. Please contact Malia Kenny at malia@yahoo.com or Julie Bowman at bowmanfam@yahoo.com should you have any questions.

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW: http://sanramonvalleyhighschool.schoolauction.net/srvhsbasketball/homepages/show

 

This past weekend the Dance Line team competed at the LA Dance Magic dance convention. Here are their amazing results….

 

Can Can – 1st Place, Platinum Medal, Judges Standing Ovation Award – the owner of the convention told me “when Can Can stops coming to Santa Clara I will stop coming also.” A great compliment!

 

Oblivion – 3rd Place, Platinum Medal, Judges Performance Award

 

Shoulder to Shoulder – Jack Bianchi and Sophie Williams Duet – 1st Place, Platinum Medal

 

(5) Diamond Award for “ongoing commitment to young dancers.”

 

Please congratulate…..

 

Jack Bianchi

Sarah Havey

Lauren Liao

Emily Miller

Morgan Murphy

Isabel Nieman

Megan O’Grady

Maggie Pasqualina

Cayla Quinn

Brielle Strom

Jessie Tabor

Katelyn Thornburg

Julia White

Sophie Williams

Tessa Wolfgram

 

National Letter of Intent Signing

 

Student-athlete

Sport

School

Jacob Wright

Soccer

College of the Holy Cross

Charlotte Meier

Swimming

UC San Diego

Rachel Murphy

Soccer

Chico State

Riley Moore

Soccer

Columbia Basin College

Jack Mortensen

Soccer

St. Mary's College

 

Stay on top of SRVHS sporting events by downloading the RSchool’s app!!

Here are the steps to download:

 

  1. Go to the Apple Store on your personal device
  2. Type in "RSchool" to find the app
  3. Download the “RSchool” app for free
  4. Open the app
  5. Go to Set Up, pick “California”
  6. Scroll down to “East Bay Athletic League (EBAL)” and select
  7. Find “San Ramon Valley High School” and select
  8. Then the schedule for all SRVHS athletics will be viewable

 

  • If you are interested in swimming or diving for srvhs, please email Coach Heather at swimdive4srvhs.org
  • For more golf information and schedules, click on link! (ATTACH DOC)

 

Are you planning on trying out for a SRVHS Sport? Please reference the attachment for your Teams tryout information. (ATTACH FLYER)

 

Parent:

2017 Building Bridges Event for Incoming Freshmen: February 21st and 22nd from 6:30 – 8:15pm (Campus Life and Academic Information) 8:30-9:00pm (Athletics)

This program is designed to make the transition from middle school to high school as successful as possible. The program consists of a series of informational meetings and activities for our incoming 9th graders and their parents.

 

PARENT NIGHTS TO REMEMBER:

  • February 21, 2017: Dad on Campus: Effective Fathering, a Game Plan for Dads from 7-9pm 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

 

Spring Golf Parents-Athletes Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 15 at SRV commons, 7 p.m.

 

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

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

Naviance/Family Connection - Naviance is a program used by SRVHS students and school site to assist with College/Career planning, scholarship info and application procedures.

 

  • Juniors: Use Naviance “Colleges Tab” College Research Section (SuperMatch and other tools) to Build Your College List. Begin exploring schools, majors, etc. 
  • Seniors: Use Naviance to update admission decisions, find scholarships (being posted weekly). 

 

Upcoming Events

 

  • February 8th – Seniors: Diablo Valley College Presentation: application/admission process. SRVHS Library, access period. Students: sign up on Naviance, bring confirmation page signed by your access teacher. It’s almost time to apply!
  • February 14th – Juniors: Using Naviance to Build Your College List (supermatch/colleges I’m applying to) – Sign Up on Naviance to attend this lunch workshop. Bring Your Lunch.
  • February 21st - Juniors: Using Naviance to Build Your College List (supermatch/colleges I’m applying to) – Sign Up on Naviance to attend this lunch workshop. Bring Your Lunch.
  • February 28th and March 21st: Parents: Coffee and College: College plng discussions, Q&A with parents. Sign-ups will be posted two weeks prior to the gathering.
  • February 28th: ACT Test Prep Series (1 of 3) begins for interested Juniors. Scroll down to Juniors for more info!
  • March 1st – Mini College Fair: Meet Regional Admission Counselors from across the country: Why consider an out of state school and mini fair. More info to follow: tentative time: 6:30-8:00 – SRVHS Library.
  • 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 7th – Lunch presentation in C&CC – Dr. Hocking (orthodontist) to speak on what it takes to get into the field.
  • March 22nd: Student lunch workshop – Spring break college visits, how to make the most of college tours.

 

Finding Your Fit (1.18.17) presentation can be found under SRVHS.net “Counseling” “College and Career

 

Time Sensitive Opportunities:

 

Junior Girls: The Girls State Program is a fabulous nonpartisan program that teaches young women responsible citizenship and principles of democracy in a hands-on structured learning environment. This program is for those girls who have completed their Junior year and is interested in government. This summer you can spend a week at Claremont McKenna learning about the various government processes. Applications for this opportunity are in the College and Career Center on the square table. Due date: February 15th.

 

Junior Boys: Boys State: American Legion: The 2017 California Boys State will be held the week of June 17th to June 24th at Cal State University, Sacramento.  American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high-school students. A participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government, Boys State was founded in 1935 to counter the socialism-inspired Young Pioneer Camps. If this renowned leadership opportunity is of interest to you, come to the College & Career Center to pick up your application or see schoolloop (posted under on Schoolloop News).

 

Sophomores: HOBY - Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership seminar will be June 9th to June 11th, 2017 in Sacramento and we invite sophomores to apply to be our candidate. Thank you to The Danville Lion Club who will sponsor 2 students for us this year to attend HOBY...typically a $195.00 attendance fee

 

This program is a life changing 3-day conference that provides delegates leadership development skills with strong focus on community service.  This hands-on program includes critical thinking, mentoring, panel discussions, goal-setting, and project planning activities.  Students learn about individual leadership styles, group dynamics, and leadership in society -- all with a focus on Leadership for Service to their communities.  Students are challenged to make a difference now in their schools and communities, and challenged to perform 100 hours of service within the 12 months following their seminar.

 

The application to be our SRVHS participant may be picked up in the College and Career Center.  Completed applications will be due back to the center by 3:30 p.m., Feb.14th.  Students may then be asked to participate in a follow up interview with Mrs. Ramos on 2/23.

 

Seniors:

 

May 1st is the National Commitment Day to accept your college admission. You have until May 1st to make your decisions.

 

Scholarships! Check Naviance for scholarship updates. The scholarship list indicates scholarships that have come through C&CC and there is also a link for a national scholarship database.

 

Colorado Mesa University has a four year program and is still accepting applications!

Colorado Mesa also has a partnership with a two year degree option. Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) is a branch of CMU. Both institutions have their own campuses, about a 7 minute drive away. WCCC offers Associate Degrees, technical certificate and professional certificate. Students who attend WCCC have the opportunity to have a traditional college experience by living on campus at CMU, have the ability to join all clubs and organizations, access to free tutoring and academic resources as well as study abroad.

 

WCCC offers a unique program called GOALS (Greater Opportunity for Academic and Life Success). This is an academic support program for students who have been accepted in WCCC to better prepare them for a 4-year program at CMU. GOALS students will take a course in higher education, design to refine skills in test taking, time management, and note taking. GOALS will meet with an advisor every 3 weeks to discuss classes, career paths, and possible degree options. Advisors offer students support and academic resources during their first year. GOALS is a one year program. If students are in good academic standing, they will be eligible to transfer into CMU.

 

University of New Hampshire has extended their application deadline to 3/1!

 

Considering Community College? Las Positas and DVC will be here in Jan. 31st and Feb. 8th.  Check Naviance and attend info session for enrollment information.

 

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 – Fascinating Theory on Why You Should Be a Big Fish in a Little Pond:

https://youtu.be/3UEwbRWFZVc

 

College Deferrals: If you applied Early Action and have been “Deferred” be sure to follow the ‘next step instructions’ provided by your college so that your application remains active under Regular Decision. Many strong candidates may be deferred as colleges continue their commitment to provide equity through the admission process to all students applying and allowing equal access. Deferred candidates are equally considered with those applying under regular decision.

 

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.

 

Mid-Year Transcript Requests: From Mrs. Murray (our wonderful registrar!) “First semester grades will post to your transcript on January 12, 2017 creating your Mid-Year Transcript. If the colleges you're applying to need a Mid-Year Transcript, come to the Registrar's Office in Counseling and fill out a Mid-Year Transcript Request form.  DO NOT use Naviance for this purpose - they are not mid-year transcript friendly.  

 

Scholarships – The number of active scholarships in Naviance is growing! Watch Deadlines! Go to Naviance “Colleges” “Scholarship List.” New scholarships include:  PTA Scholarships, San Ramon Valley Republican Women; GE Ronald Reagan, Jackie Robinson Foundation, eScholarships for service to LGBTQ, Blackhawk Women’s Scholarship, Assistance League of Diablo Valley (financial need and foster youth), SRVHS Alumni Foundation.

 

Regularly check your college portal and email after you submit to a college. You will be asked to set up an account  for most colleges you apply to. You will receive updates, requests for info, financial aid status and some admission decisions through this portal.

 

JUNIORS Test Prep

 

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. 

 

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

 

Upcoming Events - Off Campus

 

Educational Summit: First Generation, African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Student and Families:

 

  • Cal State East Bay: February 4th from 9-1:00. See School Loop News for Flyer and additional information. A cash for college workshop will also be available.

 

Girls Lead The Way: High School Girls Leadership Conference to guide young women towards a future in STEM: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado. February 11th, 2017. For more information: https://commerce.cashnet.com/swe_mep

 

The Perry Initiative: The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one day, hands on experience for high school and college aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine or engineering.  The program will be held on March 25th at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara. Students will hear from leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments. Students must apply for this opportunity and essays are reviewed. Application deadline is February 27, 2017. The application may be found at http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application

 

Job Board and Volunteer Opportunities: We have new job opportunities on school loop news and on the job board in the C&CC.  HS Mixers is seeking interns from our area and the City of Dublin is hiring for over 100 positions for their new aquatic complex “The Wave”. They will host a job fair on 1/28 from 2:00-5:00 at Dublin Senior Center.

 

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.

 

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 1/27/17

The Black Light Winter Rally is Friday February 3rd we will celebrate our Winter Sports, class competitions, comrades cheer, and MUCH MORE!

 

February is a busy month for the Counseling Dept. with upcoming classroom presentations and informational evenings.  Please note the following dates:

 

Transcript Distributions and class presentations:  

Sophomores Access: Feb. 1 & 2

Freshmen Access: Feb. 15 & 16

Juniors Access:  Feb. 22 & 23

 

AP Night: February 8 @ 6:30pm - Commons

 

To be Sophomore Parent Night: Feb 9 @ 6:30 in the Commons

To be Jr/Sr. Parent Night: Feb. 16 @ 6:30 in the Commons

 

Appointments & drop-ins for Students regarding 2017-18 Course Selections: Feb. 17 – Feb. 28 - Counseling Office

 

On-Line registration instructions distributed: February 28 - Homeroom

On-Line Registration for 2017-18 School Year: March 1 – 12     

 

CollegeConnect:

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) is accepting applications for the second cohort of the CollegeConnect pilot program. CollegeConnect is a unique dual enrollment program offered in partnership with Diablo Valley College (DVC), San Ramon Campus. Through CollegeConnect, High School Juniors may enroll in a shortened high school schedule so that they may attend college courses during their regular school day. Pilot participants receive accelerated learning in the company of other college-bound cohort members, while preserving their high school experience.

CollegeConnect students participate during their 11th and 12th grade years and may fulfill up to the first year of the University of California’s (UC) and California State University’s (CSU) Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements[1].  Essentially, successful students may complete their first year of college by the time that they graduate from high school. For more information, please reference the attachments. (ATTACH FILES)

Pledge To Humanity Meeting @ Lunch in Aux Gym on Feb3rd in Aux Gym with Special Guest Speaker. Come find out what college admissions officers look for in extracurricular activities.

 

"Rent the Runway San Francisco is pleased to be the go to Prom destination for San Ramon Valley High"

  • Stop by our Showroom and receive 15% off all prom rentals!
  • Rent the Runway carries thousands of dresses and hundreds of designers
  • For more information please contact Shop Manager Sophia Verville, sverville@renttherunway.com

 

February 6-10th is Words Matter Week. This week is dedicated to promoting acceptance and respect through dialogue and activities focused on supporting kindness and discouraging bullying in our school and community today.  The purpose on this PTA program is to spread awareness about the helpful and harmful power of words.

 

Do you volunteer, have decent grades, and want to join a club with the potential of getting scholarships and graduation bonuses?

APPLY to San Ramon Valley’s California Scholarship Federation

Application is completely online and takes only 5 minutes.

→ goo.gl/3ggFDE ← (Application ends January 27th at 11:59pm)

What is CSF?

A nationally recognized academic club that emphasizes community service. CSF provides students with a variety of volunteer activities in which they can participate.

How do I Apply?

Fill out the online application with transcript and pay $8/semester once you are accepted.

What are the Benefits?

Students who are active in CSF for 4+ semesters during high school will receive a cord to wear at graduation, a lifetime member seal on their diplomas, and “active” members are eligible to apply for the CSF scholarships during their senior year.

What do I do in CSF?

Members of CSF are required to attend monthly meetings. Active membership requires that students participate in at least two CSF sponsored events each semester.

When and Where are the Meetings?

CSF meetings for the 2016-2017 school year are held in the auxiliary gym every third Tuesday at lunch. The dates are February 21, March 21, April 18, and May 16.

More questions? Visit goo.gl/4Tzes7 or email srv.csf@gmail.com. Advisor: Ms. Budhabhatti

Buy some Valentine candy grams from a Make-A-Wish Club member or Mrs. Willford in R16! A full size bar for $2 or 3 fun size candies for $1 sold 01/20 through 02/14! E-mail  srv.maw@gmail.com if there are questions!

Help raise funds for the Class of 2017 Grad Night-Donate clothes and household items on Saturday Feb 4th, bring to the SRV PAC 9AM-3PM. (ATTACH FLYER)

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.

John Baldwin needs camp counselors for 5th grade Walker Creek Feb 6th –Feb 10th .  Contact Kathleen Humphrey at KHumphrey@srvusd.net or call the school for more info 925-855-5200.

 

In January the Pledge To Humanity Club is collecting new or gently used art supplies and games for a Summer Camp for Special Needs Teenagers (Collection will be the month of January, there will be a bin in the school office labeled “PTH Art/Game Collection for Special Needs Camp.” Art Supplies Needed: Colored Pencils, Charcoal Pencils, Pastels, Shading tools, Erasers, Markers, Crayons, Adult Coloring Books, Simple Coloring Books, Sketch paper, construction paper, Beads of all sorts (including alphabet beads), strings for creating necklaces. Basic Board & Card Games (nothing too sophisticated): ideas: Uno, Jenga, Playing Cards, Connect Four, Apples To Apples and basic games that are not too challenging.

Spirit Awards: Check out the contest Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards with awards totaling $100,000. The grand prize winner will be named America’s Most Spirited High School and will receive $25,000 for their school. This program will reward schools, school groups and individuals who go the extra mile to build school pride, student engagement and community spirit. There are 23 categories that will be awarded in Sport, Spirit, and Achievement. Each winner will receive up to $1,500 in prize money! The Sound of Spirit Marching Band Award, The Spirit Leader Awards and Chorale Achievement Award open November 28 and close December 9. All other categories open on January 23rd and close February 13th. Visit: http://www.varsitybrands.com/awards/2017-categories

Interested in playing Ice Hockey? Consider playing for the Danville Ice Hockey Club! All games are played in Dublin at the Dublin Iceland Arena. If you have any questions, contact Coaches Chris Brown sacbrown2001@yahoo.com or Randy Wheeler rwheeler10@rocketmail.com. (ATTACH SCHEDULE)

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).

 

Sharks Tickets, Anyone? The SRV Athletic Boosters and Men’s Basketball Program is selling raffle tickets for an opportunity to win 2 tickets to see the exciting San Jose Sharks take on the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, February 4th at 7:30pm! Tickets are just $10 each or 3 for $25 and will be sold at the Men’s Basketball home games this Tuesday, January 24th (vs Foothill) and Thursday, January 26th (vs Livermore). The lucky winner will be drawn at halftime during the Varsity game on Thursday, January 26th – you do not need to be present to win. For advance ticket sales, email traceybennett00@gmail.com or tpisenti@comcast.net.  Better yet, come buy your tickets at the games this week and cheer your Men’s Basketball teams on to victory! Proceeds benefit SRV Athletic Boosters/Men’s Basketball.

 

Help Support SRVHS Athletic Boosters and the Men's Basketball Program!

SRVHS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS/MENS BASKETBALL PROGRAM ON-LINE AUCTION

January 23 10am thru Feb 4th 10pm! We would like to thank the many generous donors who have contributed an array of fantastic items to be auctioned, and we invite you, friends and family of the basketball program, to bid knowing that your purchases will support these student-athletes. If you would like to make a cash donation, please click the red Give button below. Please contact Malia Kenny at malia@yahoo.com or Julie Bowman at bowmanfam@yahoo.com should you have any questions.

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO PREVIEW: http://sanramonvalleyhighschool.schoolauction.net/srvhsbasketball/homepages/show

 

Congratulations to SRV Danceline and Can Can for their incredible work at the Hollywood Connection Dance Convention-Competition: Can Can – 1st place Titanium plus the Spotlight Award for being the Judge’s favorite. The number Two Weeks – 2nd place Gold Medal, and the dance “Oblivion” earned a Gold Medal.

 

Wednesday February 1st is our Winter National Day of Intent Lunch Ceremony. The following students will be signing at lunch in the Main Gym for NLI Day on 2/1.

 

Student-athlete

Sport

School

Jacob Wright

Soccer

College of the Holy Cross

Charlotte Meier

Swimming

UC San Diego

Rachel Murphy

Soccer

Chico State

Riley Moore

Soccer

Columbia Basin College

Jack Mortensen

Soccer

St. Mary's College

 

Athletic Applications for Spring Sports can be turned into the AD Office (located near Attendance) during lunch and after school until February 1st.  Please see the Athletic Website (http://www.srvhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=361930&type=d&pREC_ID=1094847) for more details.

 

Stay on top of SRVHS sporting events by downloading the RSchool’s app!!

Here are the steps to download:

 

  1. Go to the Apple Store on your personal device
  2. Type in "RSchool" to find the app
  3. Download the “RSchool” app for free
  4. Open the app
  5. Go to Set Up, pick “California”
  6. Scroll down to “East Bay Athletic League (EBAL)” and select
  7. Find “San Ramon Valley High School” and select
  8. Then the schedule for all SRVHS athletics will be viewable

 

  • Men’s Lacrosse is having a Tryout Information Meeting on Tuesday January 31st at Lunch in R22
  • There will be a mandatory Men’s Golf Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 1st in room D206 immediately after school. The meeting should take about 30 minutes. Everyone planning to try out for the team this season needs to be in attendance. Clearance and code of conduct forms will be collected at that time. Please contact Coach Barr with any questions at bbarr@srvusd.net.
  • There will be a Track & Field Informational Meeting next Wednesday, Feb. 1st during lunch in the Yoga room (in Auxiliary Gym). Anyone thinking of participating should attend!
  • The Women's Lacrosse program will be having a meeting on 2/1 at lunch in the aux gym to discuss tryouts dates and times.

 

Are you planning on trying out for a SRVHS Sport? Please reference the attachment for your Teams tryout information. (ATTACH FLYER)

 

Men’s Volleyball Open Gym Calendar

  • The open gym for Men’s Volleyball (sponsored by the SRV Men’s Volleyball program) will take place in the Aux Gym on January 26th and February 3rd. The information can also be found on the Men’s Volleyball webpage. Please contact Coach Bauhs if you have any questions! Click here for schedule.

Parent:

2017 Building Bridges Event for Incoming Freshmen: February 21st and 22nd from 6:30 – 8:15pm (Campus Life and Academic Information) 8:30-9:00pm (Athletics)

This program is designed to make the transition from middle school to high school as successful as possible. The program consists of a series of informational meetings and activities for our incoming 9th graders and their parents.

 

PARENT NIGHTS TO REMEMBER:

  • February 21, 2017: Dad on Campus: Effective Fathering, a Game Plan for Dads from 7-9pm 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

 

Spring Golf Parents-Athletes Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 15 at SRV commons, 7 p.m.

 

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

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

Naviance/Family Connection: Major Exploration/Scholarships/College/Career Planning: Naviance is a program used by SRVHS students and school site to assist with College/Career planning, scholarship information and application procedures. There are links to college search programs, aggregate college data on SRVHS, and links to colleges. 

 

Freshmen: All freshmen have visited the C&CC, been provided log in information, have been introduced to the activities resume for updating activities, awards, extracurricular, community service, work history, etc throughout their high school years. Many colleges ask for an activities resume and by updating this each year, your student will have one less thing to do when they are completing college applications. 

 

Freshman also completed a Do What You Are survey to help them begin thinking about their strengths, personality preferences and how these things may connect to potential majors/careers/college interests. Log on with your freshmen and you can review their ‘full report’ with them.  Parents should also have their own log in information (sent in December). If you are unable to log in, drop us an email and we can update your access.

 

Upcoming Events

 

  • January 31st - Seniors: Las Positas Presentation: application/admission processes at 10:15 in the C&CC. Sign up on Naviance.
  • February 8th – Seniors: Diablo Valley College Presentation: application/admission process. SRVHS Library, access period. Students: sign up on Naviance, bring confirmation page signed by your access teacher.
  • February 14th – Juniors: Using Naviance to Build Your College List (supermatch/colleges I’m applying to) – Sign Up on Naviance to attend this lunch workshop. Bring Your Lunch.
  • February 21st - Juniors: Using Naviance to Build Your College List (supermatch/colleges I’m applying to) – Sign Up on Naviance to attend this lunch workshop. Bring Your Lunch.
  • February 28th and March 21st: Parents: Coffee and College: College plng discussions, Q&A with parents. Sign-ups will be posted two weeks prior to the gathering.
  • February 28th: ACT Test Prep Series (1 of 3) begins for interested Juniors. Scroll down to Juniors for more info!
  • March 1st – Mini College Fair: Meet Regional Admission Counselors from across the country: Why consider an out of state school and mini fair. More info to follow: tentative time: 6:30-8:00 – SRVHS Library.
  • 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 22nd: Student Lunch workshop – Spring break college visits, how to make the most of college tours.

 

Finding Your Fit (1.18.17) presentation can be found under SRVHS.net “Counseling” “College and Career

 

Time Sensitive Opportunities:

Junior Boys: Boys State: American Legion: The 2017 California Boys State will be held the week of June 17th to June 24th at Cal State University, Sacramento.  Junior boys are invited to apply to be the SRVHS delegate! 

 

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high-school students. A participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government, Boys State was founded in 1935 to counter the socialism-inspired Young Pioneer Camps.

 

At Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, Boys State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs. If this renowned leadership opportunity is of interest to you, come to the College & Career Center to pick up your application or download it below (posted under on Schoolloop News).

 

Seniors:

 

Colorado Mesa University has a four year program and is still accepting applications!

Colorado Mesa also has a partnership with a two year degree option. Western Colorado Community College (WCCC) is a branch of CMU. Both institutions have their own campuses, about a 7 minute drive away. WCCC offers Associate Degrees, technical certificate and professional certificate. Students who attend WCCC have the opportunity to have a traditional college experience by living on campus at CMU, have the ability to join all clubs and organizations, access to free tutoring and academic resources as well as study abroad.

 

WCCC offers a unique program called GOALS (Greater Opportunity for Academic and Life Success). This is an academic support program for students who have been accepted in WCCC to better prepare them for a 4-year program at CMU. GOALS students will take a course in higher education, design to refine skills in test taking, time management, and note taking. GOALS will meet with an advisor every 3 weeks to discuss classes, career paths, and possible degree options. Advisors offer students support and academic resources during their first year. GOALS is a one year program. If students are in good academic standing, they will be eligible to transfer into CMU.

 

University of New Hampshire has extended their application deadline to 3/1!

 

Considering Community College? Las Positas and DVC will be here in Jan. 31st and Feb. 8th.  Check Naviance and attend info session for enrollment information.

 

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 – Fascinating Theory on Why You Should Be a Big Fish in a Little Pond:

https://youtu.be/3UEwbRWFZVc

 

College Deferrals: If you applied Early Action and have been “Deferred” be sure to follow the ‘next step instructions’ provided by your college so that your application remains active under Regular Decision. Many strong candidates may be deferred as colleges continue their commitment to provide equity through the admission process to all students applying and allowing equal access. Deferred candidates are equally considered with those applying under regular decision.

 

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.

 

Mid-Year Transcript Requests: From Mrs. Murray (our wonderful registrar!) “First semester grades will post to your transcript on January 12, 2017 creating your Mid-Year Transcript. If the colleges you're applying to need a Mid-Year Transcript, come to the Registrar's Office in Counseling and fill out a Mid-Year Transcript Request form.  DO NOT use Naviance for this purpose - they are not mid-year transcript friendly.  

 

Scholarships – The number of active scholarships in Naviance is growing! Watch Deadlines! Go to Naviance “Colleges” “Scholarship List.” New scholarships include:  PTA Scholarships, San Ramon Valley Republican Women; GE Ronald Reagan, Jackie Robinson Foundation, eScholarships for service to LGBTQ, Blackhawk Women’s Scholarship, Assistance League of Diablo Valley (financial need and foster youth), SRVHS Alumni Foundation.

 

Regularly check your college portal and email after you submit to a college. You will be asked to set up an account  for most colleges you apply to. You will receive updates, requests for info, financial aid status and some admission decisions through this portal.

 

JUNIORS

  • Lunchtime sessions are posted above and more will be added as needed!
  • Boys State Application for interested Junior boys. See time sensitive opportunities above!

 

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

 

ALL STUDENTS

 

Check Naviance Enrichment for Program Information Updated All Year

  • FIDM: Immersive Summer Program – 4 sessions in Southern and Northern California
  • Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre College Program (Game Academy, Art, Drama, Music, Design)
  • USC Summer Programs for High School Students (Over 20 courses)

 

Upcoming Events - Off Campus

 

Educational Summit: First Generation, African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Student and Families:

 

  • Cal State East Bay: February 4th from 9-1:00. See School Loop News for Flyer and additional information. A cash for college workshop will also be available.

 

SRVEF is hosting Imagineering: Exploring the Wonders of Stem! Karen Mendoza, retail operations for Nintendo is the keynote. January 28th 9-1:30. Open to student’s grade 4-12. The keynote is followed by many classes (grade specific). Go to: http://www.srvef.org/imagineering/imagineeringday.aspx for more information and to register.

 

Girls Lead The Way: High School Girls Leadership Conference to guide young women towards a future in STEM: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado. February 11th, 2017. For more information: https://commerce.cashnet.com/swe_mep

 

The Perry Initiative: The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one day, hands on experience for high school and college aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine or engineering.  The program will be held on March 25th at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara. Students will hear from leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments. Students must apply for this opportunity and essays are reviewed. Application deadline is February 27, 2017. The application may be found at http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application

 

Job Board and Volunteer Opportunities: We have new job opportunities on school loop news and on the job board in the C&CC.  HS Mixers is seeking interns from our area and the City of Dublin is hiring for over 100 positions for their new aquatic complex “The Wave”. They will host a job fair on 1/28 from 2:00-5:00 at Dublin Senior Center.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

[1] The total number of college credits earned may vary based on your student’s initial course placement, participation in summer courses and receiving passing grades in all classes.

 

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WEEKLY BULLETIN 1/19/17

February 6-10th is Words Matter Week. This week is dedicated to promoting acceptance and respect through dialogue and activities focused on supporting kindness and discouraging bullying in our school and community today.  The purpose on this PTA program is to spread awareness about the helpful and harmful power of words.

 

Do you volunteer, have decent grades, and want to join a club with the potential of getting scholarships and graduation bonuses?

APPLY to San Ramon Valley’s California Scholarship Federation

Application is completely online and takes only 5 minutes.

→ goo.gl/3ggFDE ← (Application ends January 27th at 11:59pm)

What is CSF?

A nationally recognized academic club that emphasizes community service. CSF provides students with a variety of volunteer activities in which they can participate.

How do I Apply?

Fill out the online application with transcript and pay $8/semester once you are accepted.

What are the Benefits?

Students who are active in CSF for 4+ semesters during high school will receive a cord to wear at graduation, a lifetime member seal on their diplomas, and “active” members are eligible to apply for the CSF scholarships during their senior year.

What do I do in CSF?

Members of CSF are required to attend monthly meetings. Active membership requires that students participate in at least two CSF sponsored events each semester.

When and Where are the Meetings?

CSF meetings for the 2016-2017 school year are held in the auxiliary gym every third Tuesday at lunch. The dates are February 21, March 21, April 18, and May 16.

More questions? Visit goo.gl/4Tzes7 or email srv.csf@gmail.com. Advisor: Ms. Budhabhatti

Buy some Valentine candy grams from a Make-A-Wish Club member or Mrs. Willford in R16! A full size bar for $2 or 3 fun size candies for $1 sold 01/20 through 02/14! E-mail  srv.maw@gmail.com if there are questions!

Help raise funds for the Class of 2017 Grad Night-Donate clothes and household items on Saturday Feb 4th, bring to the SRV PAC 9AM-3PM. (ATTACH FLYER)

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.

The audition date for the 4th Annual SRVHS Talent Show has been changed to Tuesday, January 24th, beginning at 3:15pm in the Instrumental Music Room. Applications must be turned into Michele Bellamy, Fiscal Analyst, by Lunch, Friday January 20th! Cash Prizes for the top 3 winners! All proceeds benefit the SRVHS 21st Century Learning Foundation – the Foundation that funds school technology and learning for teachers and students.

Textbooks from semester one World Geography, American Government, Economics, Street Law & Psychology are now overdue.  If you still have your semester one textbook from these courses, please turn it in to the Textbook Office ASAP. We have students in these courses for semester two waiting for you to turn your book in.

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

John Baldwin needs camp counselors for 5th grade Walker Creek Feb 6th –Feb 10th .  Contact Kathleen Humphrey at KHumphrey@srvusd.net or call the school for more info 925-855-5200.

 

In January the Pledge To Humanity Club is collecting new or gently used art supplies and games for a Summer Camp for Special Needs Teenagers (Collection will be the month of January, there will be a bin in the school office labeled “PTH Art/Game Collection for Special Needs Camp.” Art Supplies Needed: Colored Pencils, Charcoal Pencils, Pastels, Shading tools, Erasers, Markers, Crayons, Adult Coloring Books, Simple Coloring Books, Sketch paper, construction paper, Beads of all sorts (including alphabet beads), strings for creating necklaces. Basic Board & Card Games (nothing too sophisticated): ideas: Uno, Jenga, Playing Cards, Connect Four, Apples To Apples and basic games that are not too challenging.

Spirit Awards: Check out the contest Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards with awards totaling $100,000. The grand prize winner will be named America’s Most Spirited High School and will receive $25,000 for their school. This program will reward schools, school groups and individuals who go the extra mile to build school pride, student engagement and community spirit. There are 23 categories that will be awarded in Sport, Spirit, and Achievement. Each winner will receive up to $1,500 in prize money! The Sound of Spirit Marching Band Award, The Spirit Leader Awards and Chorale Achievement Award open November 28 and close December 9. All other categories open on January 23rd and close February 13th. Visit: http://www.varsitybrands.com/awards/2017-categories

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).

 

 

Athletic Applications for Spring Sports can be turned into the AD Office (located near Attendance) during lunch and after school until February 1st.  Please see the Athletic Website (http://www.srvhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=361930&type=d&pREC_ID=1094847) for more details.

 

Stay on top of SRVHS sporting events by downloading the RSchool’s app!!

Here are the steps to download:

 

  1. Go to the Apple Store on your personal device
  2. Type in "RSchool" to find the app
  3. Download the “RSchool” app for free
  4. Open the app
  5. Go to Set Up, pick “California”
  6. Scroll down to “East Bay Athletic League (EBAL)” and select
  7. Find “San Ramon Valley High School” and select
  8. Then the schedule for all SRVHS athletics will be viewable

 

The will be a mandatory baseball meeting for any player not playing a winter sport, Tuesday January 24th after school at the baseball field.  The meeting should last 30min.

 

The SRV Mountain Bike Club is hosting an all girl’s skills clinic and ride for beginners on Saturday, January 21st from 9am to 12pm.

Learn more at:  

 https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1WzGaBE21a5A3hRBS_53jXQQ0ZirvCMIZO7o7En22vg/edit

Registration:

 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PgzXkxkoPG2QCWulbl7kDbxAIZieciO0RB0GPCWWakA  

 

SRV Men’s Lacrosse is showing Warren Miller’s epic ski and snowboarding film Here, There & Everywhere on January 19th at 7pm in the PAC.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.srvlax.com

 

Men’s Volleyball Open Gym Calendar

  • The open gym for Men’s Volleyball (sponsored by the SRV Men’s Volleyball program) will take place in the Aux Gym on January 26th and February 3rd. The information can also be found on the Men’s Volleyball webpage. Please contact Coach Bauhs if you have any questions! Click here for schedule.

Men's Volleyball pre-season meeting to be held at lunch time on Thursday, January 26th in Old Staff Lounge. Anyone interested in trying out for the Men's Volleyball teams are encouraged to attend.  Information will be available on requirements to try out, try-outs schedule and expectations.  Freshmen and sophomores are particularly encouraged to attend and try out for the teams. No prior volleyball experience is required to be selected for a team.

 

Parent:

PARENT NIGHTS TO REMEMBER:

  • February 21, 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

 

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

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

Naviance/Family Connection: Scholarships College/Career Planning: Naviance is a program used by SRVHS (link found on our home page at srvhs.net) to assist with College/Career planning, scholarship information and application procedures. There are links to college search programs, aggregate college data on SRVHS, and links to colleges. 

 

Upcoming Events

 

  • January 23rd - Marine ROTC College & Career: Bring your lunch to learn more!
  • January 24th - Freshman health classes will visit C&CC to learn about Naviance.
  • January 25th and Feb 22nd – Juniors: Bring your lunch to C&CC to ask questions and learn about items to be thinking about this spring regarding college admissions.
  • January 31st – Las Positas Presentation: application/admission processes at 10:15 in the C&CC. Sign up on Naviance.
  • February 8th – Diablo Valley College Presentation: senior application and admission process. SRVHS Library, access period. Students: sign up on Naviance, bring confirmation page signed by your access teacher.
  • February 28th and March 21st: Parents: Coffee and College: College plng discussions, Q&A with parents. Sign-ups will be posted two weeks prior to the gathering.
  • March 1stMini College Fair: Meet Regional Admission Counselors from across the country: Why consider an out of state school and mini fair. More info to follow: tentative time: 6:30-8:00 – SRVHS Library.
  • March 22nd: Student Lunch workshop – Spring break college visits, how to make the most of college tours.

 

Finding Your Fit (1.18.17) presentation can be found under SRVHS.net “Counseling” “College and Career” or

http://www.srvhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=57682&type=d&pREC_ID=653925

 

Feb/March/April: We will be hosting student lunch sessions for Creating your College List and Coffee-n-College chats for parents to join us for informal college discussions/questions/etc.

 

Time Sensitive Opportunities:

 

John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek is seeking student volunteers. Freshman (over 14 ½), Sophomores or Juniors may apply.  Pick up a Pre-Candidate Questionnaire Application in the College and Career Center (on the small square table). Completed pre-candidate applications are due to The College & Career Center, by end of lunch on Wednesday, January 25th! If your pre-candidate application is selected, you will be notified (via school loop mail) to pick up additional ‘official’ paperwork on Thursday, January 26th. The remaining paperwork is due to the C&CC by 3:00 on February 1st.

 

John Muir Hospital typically recruits new volunteers twice a year. The commitment is one 3 hour shift per week year around. There are 2 open spots for SRVHS. Students must have room in their personal schedule to accommodate a regular 3hr (same time/same day) volunteer commitment all year round, and must be able to attend a mandatory orientation held at John Muir Hospital on March 25th (8:45-3:30).  A parent must accompany the student volunteer for part of the morning.

 

Junior Boys: Boys State: American Legion: The 2017 California Boys State will be held the week of June 17th to June 24th at Cal State University, Sacramento.  Junior boys are invited to apply to be the SRVHS delegate! 

 

American Legion Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high-school students. A participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government, Boys State was founded in 1935 to counter the socialism-inspired Young Pioneer Camps.

 

At Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, Boys State activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs. If this renowned leadership opportunity is of interest to you, come to the College & Career Center to pick up your application or download it below (posted under on Schoolloop News).

 

Seniors:

 

Considering Community College? Las Positas and DVC will be here in Jan. 31st and Feb. 8th.  Check Naviance and attend info session for enrollment information.

 

What Your College Application Decisions Won’t Tell You

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

 

College Deferrals: If you applied Early Action and have been “Deferred” be sure to follow the ‘next step instructions’ provided by your college so that your application remains active under Regular Decision. Many strong candidates may be deferred as colleges continue their commitment to provide equity through the admission process to all students applying and allowing equal access. Deferred candidates are equally considered with those applying under regular decision.

 

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.

 

Mid-Year Transcript Requests: From Mrs. Murray (our wonderful registrar!) “First semester grades will post to your transcript on January 12, 2017 creating your Mid-Year Transcript. If the colleges you're applying to need a Mid-Year Transcript, come to the Registrar's Office in Counseling and fill out a Mid-Year Transcript Request form.  DO NOT use Naviance for this purpose - they are not mid-year transcript friendly.  

 

Scholarships – The number of active scholarships in Naviance is growing! Watch Deadlines! Go to Naviance “Colleges” “Scholarship List.” New scholarships include:  PTA Scholarships, San Ramon Valley Republican Women; GE Ronald Reagan, Jackie Robinson Foundation, eScholarships for service to LGBTQ, Blackhawk Women’s Scholarship, Assistance League of Diablo Valley (financial need and foster youth), SRVHS Alumni Foundation.

 

Regularly check your college portal and email after you submit to a college. You will be asked to set up an account  for most colleges you apply to. You will receive updates, requests for info, financial aid status and some admission decisions through this portal.

 

JUNIORS

 

We will be hosting Finding Your Fit lunch sessions for Juniors and morning coffees for parents. See Upcoming Events (above)

 

Boys State Application for interested Junior boys. See time sensitive opportunities above!

 

Juniors should be thinking about taking the ACT or SAT this spring. You can sign up now through the test organization ACT.org or Collegeboard.org. If students have questions, stop in to talk with us.  For practice or “Mock” test opportunities, check out the Academic Boosters calendar for upcoming dates and to register. 

 

http://www.srvhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=60963&type=d&pREC_ID=502209

 

Mock ACT or Mock SAT: January 28th 9:00 – 1:00.  Academic Boosters will host a mock full length ACT and SAT session for juniors wanting to practice, understand, and build stamina for upcoming official test dates.  See www.srvhs.net “Academics” “Academic Boosters” then click the Test Prep Tab on the right to sign up.

 

ALL STUDENTS

 

Check Naviance Enrichment for Program Information Updated All Year

  • FIDM: Immersive Summer Program – 4 sessions in Southern and Northern California
  • Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre College Program (Game Academy, Art, Drama, Music, Design)
  • USC Summer Programs for High School Students (Over 20 courses)

 

Upcoming Events - Off Campus

 

Educational Summit: First Generation, African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Student and Families:

 

  • Cal State East Bay: February 4th from 9-1:00. See School Loop News for Flyer and additional information. A cash for college workshop will also be available.

 

SRVEF is hosting Imagineering: Exploring the Wonders of Stem! Karen Mendoza, retail operations for Nintendo is the keynote. January 28th 9-1:30. Open to student’s grade 4-12. The keynote is followed by many classes (grade specific). Go to: http://www.srvef.org/imagineering/imagineeringday.aspx for more information and to register.

 

Girls Lead The Way: High School Girls Leadership Conference to guide young women towards a future in STEM: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado. February 11th, 2017. For more information: https://commerce.cashnet.com/swe_mep

 

The Perry Initiative: The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one day, hands on experience for high school and college aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine or engineering.  The program will be held on March 25th at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara. Students will hear from leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments. Students must apply for this opportunity and essays are reviewed. Application deadline is February 27, 2017. The application may be found at http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application

 

Job Board and Volunteer Opportunities: We have new job opportunities on school loop news and on the job board in the C&CC.  HS Mixers is seeking interns from our area and the City of Dublin is hiring for over 100 positions for their new aquatic complex “The Wave”. They will host a job fair on 1/28 from 2:00-5:00 at Dublin Senior Center.

 

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.

 

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 1/13/17

The audition date for the 4th Annual SRVHS Talent Show has been changed to Tuesday, January 24th, beginning at 3:15pm in the Instrumental Music Room. Applications must be turned into Candace Molano, Office Manager, by Lunch, Friday January 20th! Cash Prizes for the top 3 winners! All proceeds benefit the SRVHS 21st Century Learning Foundation – the Foundation that funds school technology and learning for teachers and students.

Textbooks from semester one World Geography, American Government, Economics, Street Law & Psychology are now overdue.  If you still have your semester one textbook from these courses, please turn it in to the Textbook Office ASAP. We have students in these courses for semester two waiting for you to turn your book in.

The SRV College and Career Center will be hosting a Gap Year - Study Abroad Mini Fair with three organizations on Tuesday January 17 during lunch.  The organizations include:

  •         Global Citizen Year
  •         Experiment in International Living
  •         Rustic Pathways

 

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

John Baldwin needs camp counselors for 5th grade Walker Creek Feb 6th –Feb 10th .  Contact Kathleen Humphrey at KHumphrey@srvusd.net or call the school for more info 855-5200.

 

In January the Pledge To Humanity Club is collecting new or gently used art supplies and games for a Summer Camp for Special Needs Teenagers (Collection will be the month of January, there will be a bin in the school office labeled “PTH Art/Game Collection for Special Needs Camp.” Art Supplies Needed: Colored Pencils, Charcoal Pencils, Pastels, Shading tools, Erasers, Markers, Crayons, Adult Coloring Books, Simple Coloring Books, Sketch paper, construction paper, Beads of all sorts (including alphabet beads), strings for creating necklaces. Basic Board & Card Games (nothing too sophisticated): ideas: Uno, Jenga, Playing Cards, Connect Four, Apples To Apples and basic games that are not too challenging.

Spirit Awards: Check out the contest Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards with awards totaling $100,000. The grand prize winner will be named America’s Most Spirited High School and will receive $25,000 for their school. This program will reward schools, school groups and individuals who go the extra mile to build school pride, student engagement and community spirit. There are 23 categories that will be awarded in Sport, Spirit, and Achievement. Each winner will receive up to $1,500 in prize money! The Sound of Spirit Marching Band Award, The Spirit Leader Awards and Chorale Achievement Award open November 28 and close December 9. All other categories open on January 23rd and close February 13th. Visit: http://www.varsitybrands.com/awards/2017-categories

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).

MV Basketball Ticket Sales: Pre-sale tickets have started for the MV game that is on January 17th . The tickets will be sold during brunch period, lunch time and after school until 3:30 p.m. There are limited numbers available.

 

Want to see the exciting Harlem Globetrotters? The Men’s Basketball Program is selling tickets for an opportunity to win a Luxury Suite for 20 people plus 4 parking passes at Oracle Arena on Saturday, January 21st at 7pm! [Food and beverages not included but can be purchased separately.]  Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50. Winner will be drawn at halftime during the Varsity basketball game vs. Cal High on Friday, January 13th – you do not need to be present to win. For advance ticket sales, email tpisenti@comcast.net  or wdpearce@comcast.net, or join us at the game on the 13th! Tickets will also be sold during the women’s basketball games at SRV on Tuesday, January 10th.  Proceeds will benefit SRV Athletic Boosters/Men’s Basketball.

 

Athletic Applications for Spring Sports can be turned into the AD Office (located near Attendance) during lunch and after school until February 1st.  Please see the Athletic Website (http://www.srvhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=361930&type=d&pREC_ID=1094847) for more details.

 

Stay on top of SRVHS sporting events by downloading the RSchool’s app!!

Here are the steps to download:

 

  1. Go to the Apple Store on your personal device
  2. Type in "RSchool" to find the app
  3. Download the “RSchool” app for free
  4. Open the app
  5. Go to Set Up, pick “California”
  6. Scroll down to “East Bay Athletic League (EBAL)” and select
  7. Find “San Ramon Valley High School” and select
  8. Then the schedule for all SRVHS athletics will be viewable

 

SRVHS wrestler, Kyle Parco placed 6th in the 2017 Doc Buchanan Wrestling Invitational held in Clovis, CA the weekend of January 7thThis prestigious tournament was comprised of 101 teams from California and across the USA totaling 468 wrestlers in all weight divisions.  Kyle (2nd from left  on the podium in the attached photo) represented SRVHS in the 126 lb. weight division.(ATTACH PHOTO)

 

The SRV Mountain Bike Club is hosting an all girl’s skills clinic and ride for beginners on Saturday, January 21st from 9am to 12pm.

Learn more at:  

 https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1WzGaBE21a5A3hRBS_53jXQQ0ZirvCMIZO7o7En22vg/edit

Registration:

 https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PgzXkxkoPG2QCWulbl7kDbxAIZieciO0RB0GPCWWakA  

 

SRV Men’s Lacrosse is showing Warren Miller’s epic ski and snowboarding film Here, There & Everywhere on January 19th at 7pm in the PAC.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.srvlax.com

 

Anyone interested in trying out for the men’s golf team next month should attend a mandatory meeting at lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 18th in Room D206. Players will be provided with important tryout information. Please contact Coach Barr if you are unable to attend at bbarr@srvusd.net.

Men’s Volleyball Open Gym Calendar

  • The open gym calendar for Men’s Volleyball (sponsored by the SRV Men’s Volleyball program) will take place in the Aux Gym from 7:30-9:30pm on Tuesday nights. The information can also be found on the Men’s Volleyball webpage. Please contact Coach Bauhs if you have any questions! Click here for schedule. (ATTACH FLYER)

Parent:

PARENT NIGHTS TO REMEMBER:

  • January 18, 2017: Mom’s and Dad’s Night on College Survival presented by Susan Wise and Alida Smit from 7p-9p in the Library.
  • February 21, 2017: Dad on Campus: Topic to be determined from 7p-9p in the Library.

 

 

A Parent’s Guide to Head Lice : Easy Steps to Control Head Lice (ATTACH LETTER/FLYER)

 

Are you looking for a way to dispose of the old electronic equipment?  Do you have an old computer or cell phone at home that you would love to get rid of? The Environmental Engineering (E2) program is holding our annual Electronic Waste Recycling event to raise money for the program. It will be held on Saturday, January 14th from 9am – 4pm in the parking lot in front of the PAC. This is a fund raiser for the E2 program. We will be accepting cell phones & printer cartridges for free. Laptops, televisions, monitors, and flat screens have a handling fee of $5 - $30. Other electronics including CPUs, printers, VCRs, stereos, speakers, copiers, fax machines and keyboards can be recycled for a small fee ($5ea). Shredding is also available for $10/banker box. Note: In addition to this one day event, we continue to collect old cell phones year round. If you have one, just put it in Ms. Egan's box.

 

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

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

Naviance/Family Connection: Scholarships College/Career Planning: Naviance is a program used by SRVHS (link found on our home page at srvhs.net) to assist with College/Career planning, scholarship information and application procedures. There are links to college search programs, aggregate college data on SRVHS, and links to colleges. 

Upcoming Events

  • January 17th – Study abroad, international education and GAP year mini fair: Three organizations: Global Citizen Year, Rustic Pathways and Experiment in International Living will attend: Lunch time: (Quad weather permitting) or College and Career Center.
  • January 18th – PTA parent night. Topic: College Strategies – Finding Your Fit. Library 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Smit and Mrs. Wise will present.
  • January 23rd - Marine ROTC College & Career: Bring your lunch to learn more!
  • January 24th - Freshman health classes will visit C&CC to learn about Naviance.
  • January 25th – Juniors: Bring your lunch to C&CC to ask questions and learn about things to be thinking about this spring regarding college admissions.
  • January 31st – Las Positas presentation covering application/admission processes at 10:15 in the C&CC. Sign up on Naviance.
  • February 8th – Diablo Valley College presentation covering senior application and admission process. SRVHS Library, access period. Students: sign up on Naviance, bring confirmation page signed by your access teacher.
  • March 1stMeet Regional Admission Counselors from across the country: Why consider an out of state school and mini fair. More info to follow: tentative time: 6:30-8:00 – SRVHS Library.

 

Feb/March/April: We will be hosting student lunch sessions for Creating your College List and Coffee-n-College chats for parents to join us for informal college discussions/questions/etc.

Seniors:

Considering Community College? Las Positas and DVC will be here in Jan. 31st and Feb. 8th.  Check Naviance and attend info session for enrollment information.

What Your College Application Decisions Won’t Tell You

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

College Deferrals: If you applied Early Action and have been “Deferred” be sure to follow the ‘next step instructions’ provided by your college so that your application remains active under Regular Decision. Many strong candidates may be deferred as colleges continue their commitment to provide equity through the admission process to all students applying and allowing equal access. Deferred candidates are equally considered with those applying under regular decision.

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.

Mid-Year Transcript Requests: From Mrs. Murray (our wonderful registrar!) “First semester grades will post to your transcript on January 12, 2017 creating your Mid-Year Transcript. If the colleges you're applying to need a Mid-Year Transcript, come to the Registrar's Office in Counseling and fill out a Mid-Year Transcript Request form.  DO NOT use Naviance for this purpose - they are not mid-year transcript friendly.  

Scholarships – The number of active scholarships in Naviance is growing! Watch Deadlines! Go to Naviance “Colleges” “Scholarship List.” New scholarships include:  PTA Scholarships, San Ramon Valley Republican Women; GE Ronald Reagan, Jackie Robinson Foundation, eScholarships for service to LGBTQ, Blackhawk Women’s Scholarship, Assistance League of Diablo Valley (financial need and foster youth), SRVHS Alumni Foundation.

 

Regularly check your college portal and email after you submit to a college. You will be asked to set up an account  for most colleges you apply to. You will receive updates, requests for info, financial aid status and some admission decisions through this portal.

Send your ACT (act.org) or SAT (collegeboard.org) scores to the colleges you are applying to.

JUNIORS:

We will be hosting Finding Your Fit lunch sessions for Juniors and morning coffees for parents. Watch upcoming events for dates above as we begin to roll those out in the next few weeks.

Juniors should be thinking about taking the ACT or SAT this spring. You can sign up now through the test organization ACT.org or Collegeboard.org. If students have questions, stop in to talk with us.  For practice or “Mock” test opportunities, check out the Academic Boosters calendar for upcoming dates and to register. 

http://www.srvhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=60963&type=d&pREC_ID=502209

Mock ACT or Mock SAT: January 28th 9:00 – 1:00.  Academic Boosters will host a mock full length ACT and SAT session for juniors wanting to practice, understand, and build stamina for upcoming official test dates.  See www.srvhs.net “Academics” “Academic Boosters” then click the Test Prep Tab on the Right to sign up.

ALL STUDENTS:

Check Naviance Enrichment for Program Information Updated All Year

  • FIDM: Immersive Summer Program – 4 sessions in Southern and Northern California
  • Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre College Program (Game Academy, Art, Drama, Music, Design)
  • USC Summer Programs for High School Students (Over 20 courses)

 

  • January 31st: Las Positas College will visit the C&CC. If you are considering LPC, sign up on Naviance and attend presentation for enrollment information or to learn more about what LPC offers.
  • February 8th: Diablo Valley College will visit (presentation in the library) during advisory. If you are considering DVC next year, please attend this presentation for enrollment information. Sign up on Naviance, print your confirmation page and bring this pass ‘signed’ by your advisory teacher to the library.
  • March 1stMeet Regional Admission Counselors from across the country: Why consider an out of state school and mini fair. More info to follow: tentative time: 6:30-8:00.
  • Feb/March/April: We will be hosting student lunch sessions for Creating your College List and Coffee-n-College chats at 8:30 for parents to join us for informal college discussions/questions/etc. More to come.

 

Upcoming Events - Off Campus

Educational Summit: First Generation, African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander Student and Families:

  • Cal State East Bay: February 4th from 9-1:00. See School Loop News for Flyer and additional information. A cash for college workshop will also be available.

 

SRVEF is hosting Imagineering: Exploring the Wonders of Stem! Karen Mendoza, retail operations for Nintendo is the keynote. January 28th 9-1:30. Open to student’s grade 4-12. The keynote is followed by many classes (grade specific). Go to: http://www.srvef.org/imagineering/imagineeringday.aspx for more information and to register.

Girls Lead The Way: High School Girls Leadership Conference to guide young women towards a future in STEM: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado. February 11th, 2017. For more information: https://commerce.cashnet.com/swe_mep

The Perry Initiative: The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one day, hands on experience for high school and college aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine or engineering.  The program will be held on March 25th at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara. Students will hear from leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments. Students must apply for this opportunity and essays are reviewed. Application deadline is February 27, 2017. The application may be found at http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application

Job Board and Volunteer Opportunities: We have new job opportunities on school loop news and on the job board in the C&CC.  HS Mixers is seeking interns from our area and the City of Dublin is hiring for over 100 positions for their new aquatic complex “The Wave”. They will host a job fair on 1/28 from 2:00-5:00 at Dublin Senior Center.

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.

Thank you,  

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

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