San Ramon Valley High School

SRVHS Weekly Bulletin

WEEKLY BULLETIN 5/19/17

Seniors:

  • Caps/Gowns: BORROWED CAPS/GOWNS will be available for pick up today, Friday May 19th at the Main Office with Ms. Molano during lunch or after school. Please make sure to pick yours up so that you can wear your gown to Baccalaureate. BORROWED CAPS/ GOWN WILL NEED TO BE RETURNED immediately following the graduation ceremony. Instructions for returning will be given at graduation practice. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Molano the Office Manager. 
  • Aloha Rally and Dance Friday May 19: Come to your last SRV rally on Friday May 19th at 1:45 to watch Guy Girl, award presentations, senior slideshow, cheer for a final time with the class of 2017, and more. The Aloha dance will be in the PAC Quad from 8-10:30PM and is free with ASB card or $10 without.
  • Goodbye SRV Staff: Leadership is currently working on collecting staff thank you letters. Any senior can write to any staff member to show their appreciation for impacting their life while here at SRV. Letters can be brought to R16 or emailed to jwillford@srvhs.org. Leadership will organize the letters and distribute them and we would like to collect all letters by May 22, 2017.
  • Pre-Register for your Graduation Photos: Receive 20% off your graduation package of $50 or more just by including your and your parent’s e-mail addresses. See flyer for more details. (ATTACH)
  • Baccalaureate/Senior Reflections Service: The SRV 2017 Baccalaureate/Senior Reflections ceremony is on Sunday May 21st, at The Rock Church (formally known as East Bay) at 4:00PM. This is an inspirational ceremony and an optional event. Seniors are to arrive at 3:30PM and will be directed the to the East Bay Multi Purpose room. The ceremony will take place at 4:00PM in the church sanctuary. Doors for all guests open at 3:30PM. Seniors should wear their gown, caps are ONLY for graduation. The ceremony will last approximately one hour. Address:2615 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA 94506
  • Graduating Seniors who attended Rancho Students: Please join your fellow classmates and Rancho alum for a trip down memory lane as you walk the halls of your elementary school one last time. Seniors should meet on the front lawn in front of the redwood dressed in caps and gowns at 1:15 on May 31st.  We will take a photo before walking through the grade levels where you will be greeted by teachers and students who will wish you well. If your cap is not decorated feel free to bring a sign that lists your future plans.  Important: As always, traffic continues to be horrible at Rancho and pick up time is 1:45 so parents will be congregating. Plan your time accordingly and carpool or walk if you can. There is LIMITED parking in the staff parking lot which you may take advantage of or try your luck on the street. Please contact Sarah Woerner at sarah@gmail.com if you have any questions.
  • Attention SRVHS seniors who attended John Baldwin: On May 31 @ 1:30pm it’ll be your last chance to walk the halls of JOHN BALDWIN as a SRVUSD student.  The students of JOHN BALDWIN will be cheering you on as you prepare for graduation.  You will need to report to JOHN BALDWIN at 115 pm with your cap and gown.  The “parade” through the halls begins at 130 pm sharp.  It is important that we have a head count so PLEASE sign up in R43 with Mrs. Stepp or the student needs to email her at hstepp@srvusd.net. This event lasts no longer than 30 minutes.
  • Attention SRVHS Seniors who attended Greenbrook:  On May 31st @ 1:30pm it’ll be your last chance to walk the halls of Greenbrook as a SRVUSD student.  The students of Greenbrook will be cheering you on as you prepare for graduation.  You will need to report to Greenbrook at 1:15pm with your cap and gown.  The “parade” through the halls begins at 130 pm sharp.  It is important that we have a head count so PLEASE sign up in R43 with Mrs. Stepp or the student needs to email her at hstepp@srvusd.net. This event lasts no longer than 30 minutes.
  • WIFF: The practices will be May 22nd and 23rd from 5:45PM-7:45PM and the game will be Wednesday May 24th, warm ups at 5PM, kick off at 6PM.  All forms and jerseys are in R16.
  • Senior Sunset Wednesday May 31, 7:45PM-8:45PM: A casual time when Senior students come and watch the last sunset together on the stadium field. Bring a blanket, your camera and watch the sunset on SRV with the class of 2017!
  • This year Speech and Debate is selling 3 types of Leis to honor Graduates! If you purchased a Ribbon lei or a Kukui nut lei, starting Wednesday May 17th they are in the office with Candace Molano for pick up, and they will be available at Baccalaureate on Sunday. If they are not picked up by Wednesday May 24th we will deliver to your child’s 4th or 5th period class. Floral leis will be available after Graduation practice in the Main Gym.

 

On May 23rd during our Extended Lunch we will be handing out the 2016-17 Yearbooks in the Commons! Attached is the list we currently have for yearbook distribution. If you are not on the list and believe you purchased a yearbook, please send a copy of the receipt to Ms. Bellamy: mbellamy@srvusd.net

 

If you took an AP test, are a new Staff Choice winner, or have Excellent in Attendance-you have a FREE It’s Its to pick up in the Quad on Tuesday May 23rd ! Not sure check the list! Don’t worry we will also have gluten free ice cream treats for winners with allergies!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IPIDPJeDVCGkb4aBobDtf2HCbtkqDHF_yTIbIdv4FDM/edit?usp=sharing

Support our Save A Smile Club and buy tickets for the “A Taste of Danville” the 22nd Annual Spring Restaurant Walk, this Tuesday May 23 6-8:30PM. Only $25 for 18 amazing restaurant stops throughout downtown Danville. Funds go to Lions club and Save A Smile Club. If you would like to buy tickets come to R16 before school, Brunch, lunch or after school. Cash or check payable to Lions Club.

 

SRV students, please show your support for our TROOPS by wearing jeans on May 25th, and check out our donation page for GI Go by clicking on the link and selecting the amount you would like to donate! Our goal is $100 so let's show our troops some love and exceed our goal! GI Go Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that provides assistance to all military veterans, with a focus on veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, by helping them find employment, access housing, and secure their educational and health benefits. Link: https://gigo.org/teams/srvhswolves

 

On June 10th, former students Zack and Kelly Hennessy will be virtually riding our bikes in rideATAXIA  NorCal to show support for Friedreich's ataxia (FA) research.  FA is a progressive, life shortening neuromuscular disease which affects balance and coordination, energy production, vision, hearing, speech/swallowing, and heart function. It is the most common cause of hereditary ataxia; affecting more than 5000 individuals in the US and >15,000 worldwide. Both of these alumni have the disease.  There is currently no treatment for FA, but we are riding to change that. Funds raised through the rideATAXIA event support the mission of the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)- advancing research to treat and cure FA.  Help us find a cure, or get involved in the ride. You can visit the web address:

http://fara.convio.net/site/TR?px=1062602&pg=personal&fr_id=1391&et=l2GYyCZwdYeCpP5CGZ6qbA&s_tafId=3747. Team Hennessy page visit the web address:

http://fara.convio.net/site/TR?team_id=3756&pg=team&fr_id=1391&et=HwmY4SU9k41Ioj0UZOWJBw&s_tafId=3747

 

Come support Dos Palaís, a village in Haiti! The Free the Children Club is fundraising to build dormitories for children in Dos Palaís who lost their homes due to the earthquake in 2010, and allow them to be close to local schools and get an education. We will be selling handmade bookmarks and jewelry at lunch the week of Monday, May 22 in the kiosk. Everything is $5. We appreciate your support!

 

SRVHS will participate again in the Used School Supply Collection drive during finals week.  There will be rolling bins on campus for students, parents and teachers to put used school supplies in that they no longer need.  These supplies will be cleaned up, organized and distributed to schools in East Contra Costa County.  Plan to look for the bins on May 30 around campus.

 

Attn:  All SRV Athletes (Male and Female) –

Sign out of Team Room lockers by Friday, May 26th. If your sport is still going on, please make other arrangements to secure your equipment elsewhere.

Attn: All PE Students (Male and Female) –

Empty PE lockers out – starting now! Please bring bags from home – they will not be provided. PE Teacher’s will be hosting PE Locker sign out  during PE classes - Wednesday, May 24th and Thursday May, 25th. You are not to leave anything in the locker once your assigned locker has been signed out. Students must be completely cleared out by Friday May 26th

**All items left at the end of the school day, Friday May 26th will be donated**

Thank you,

The PE Department

We have added MORE spots and NEEDSRVHS Parents and Students! We need Graduation Help! June 2 is a big day for our graduating seniors and their families.  There is some prep work that needs to be done to make it a perfect day.  Please sign up below to cut ribbons for reserve seating, or place ribbons on reserved seating prior to graduation. Each one is only a two hour commitment and will help make this day great for all our seniors and their families! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aaea82c7-graduation3

Come out and support the Fair Chance for Special Needs 5K Fun Run on Sunday May 19th. For more details visit fairchancefunrun.com or the attached flyer (ATTACH)

 

Dear Wolves –

 

All library books should be returned by May 21st. We currently have 462 books checked out – they all need to come back in! Please pay your fines – there are 414 students with fines!

 

Thank you from the Library!

 

We need volunteers for the Semper Fi Foundation needs volunteers for the Danville Half Marathon and 10K on May 27th! There are spots from 6AM-2PM. Please check out this link and sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0544afaa2ea20-thedanville

 

ELC Letters are due in the Counseling Office by May 24th! DO NOT MISS THE DEADLINE!

 

Want updates about SRVHS Construction? Visit: http://www.buildsrvschools.org/?p=101

 

Monte Vista will be hosting summer camps for students 6th grade and above to learn

programming and 2Dvideo game design! www.summerofgamedesign.webs.com. See the attached flyer for more details. (ATTACH)

 

LOST AND FOUND: Check the Lost and Found in Counseling for any of your misplaced items

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

Sports:

  • WATCH OUT FOR TRACK, BASEBALL  & SOFTBALL PLAYOFF GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS THROUGHOUT NEXT WEEK

 

Congratulations to the Baseball team for beating MV 6-1 in the semi finals of the EBAL Championships.  Come out and support the team.  We play Granada on Saturday at 2:00 pm at San Ramon Valley for the EBAL Championship.  Tickets can be purchased at the gate. Adults $8.00 and students $5.00. Go Wolves!!!

The high school Mountain Bike State Championship Race was held this past weekend, bring together the top riders from Northern and Southern California. SRV team performances were highlighted by Jaden Davis’s 5th place podium finish in Freshman Boys D1 out of a highly spirited field of 70 young racers.  Our other Freshman Boys did quite well, with Jordan Matlock finishing 24th and Logan Johnson 56thGabriella Dubé fought for  a 12th place finish in the hotly contested JV Girls division of 71 racers.   Sean Wallace rode to a 35th place finish, followed 2 min later by Liam Multhaup at 49th place in JV Boys D1.  The JV Boys D1 was one of the largest divisions on the course, with 93 racers.  Official race results can be found at: https://www.norcalmtb.org/results/17/SRider.pdf

Congratulations to the men’s golf team for placing 4th at the NCS Tournament of Champions on Monday at Chardonnay GC in Napa. The team shot 386 at missed moving on to NorCals by four strokes. It was the second time in the past three seasons the team placed fourth at NCS.

Senior Ryan Helgans shot 75 and placed 8th overall and tied as the third low individual. He lost in a six-man playoff for the final two individual spots to move on to NorCals. Senior Cole de Flores shot 77, followed by rounds of 78 from seniors Chase Wickman and Jack Burkland, and junior Mikey Burkland. Junior Jackson Heitt shot 82.

A congratulations to Emily Reed and Nicholas Chan. Both divers have moved on to the State Championships in Diving. Emily placed 2nd and Nicholas placed 3rd in the North Coast Section Championships this past Thursday. Great Job and good luck at State.

Dear Families,

On Thursday, May 25, 2017 during lunch, SRVHS will be holding a College Athlete Luncheon for the 2016-17 school year sponsored by Athletic Boosters and Leadership.  All student-athletes who are going on to play college athletics regardless of division are invited to attend. In order to recognize all of the eligible students, I am reaching out to parents and coaches of students of the class of 2017 to gather information. Please send me an email message with your student's name, the name of the college, and the sport they will be playing by Monday, May 8th, 2017 at gochs@srvusd.net so that we may include your student in the SRVHS event.  Thank you.

Mr.Ochs

SUMMER CAMPS 2017: San Ramon Baseball is excited to offer summer camps for various age groups.  Camps will include instruction in all areas of baseball.  All camps will also include Baseball Olympics with prizes.  All participants will also receive a San Ramon Baseball T shirt.

WEEK #1: June 26Th- June 30th (9am-12pm). This camp is for 4th, 5th and 6th graders

WEEK #2: July 24th- July 29th (9am-12pm).  This camp is for 7th, 8th and incoming freshman

The goal of this program is to help players develop and improve their baseball skills, as well as enhance their overall strength and quickness.  Instruction/training will cover: throwing, hitting, fielding, pitching, and baseruning.  Please contact Coach deClercq if any scheduling conflicts occur. Please bring glove, bat, baseball pants, hat, and water.

The price for the program is $200.00 which includes:

1)       Baseball skills instruction.

2)       Baseball Olympics and prizes.

3)       SRV Baseball t-shirt.

Please see the baseball website for more information.

The men's basketball program will be providing open gym opportunities on Mondays (6:30am - 7:45am) and Wednesdays (7:00am - 8:30am). This will be held in the main gym and it is open to anyone. Please contact Coach Botteen if you have any questions.

Parent:

 

Graduation Information!

  • Practice for all seniors will begin in the Aux Gym at 8:30AM on Friday June 2. After check out, report to the Main Gym for Graduation practice.  If you do not attend the mandatory practice you will not be in the Graduation ceremony.
  • Graduating students are to return to the SRV for the commencement ceremony at 5:15PM and report to the Main Gym. The Graduation ceremony is on the Stadium Field at 6PM. and usually lasts about 90 minutes.  The gates for bleacher seating will open at 4:30PM. The gates for field seating will open at 5:00PM. The ceremony starts at 6:00 PM and lasts about 90 minutes. Grad Night check-in begins at 8:30PM.
  • Golf carts will be running before and after graduation shuttling the disabled to their seats.  Drop off is in the front of the pool, and you can park in that lot if you have a handicapped placard.  If there is no parking in that lot, they can drop off their disabled family members and then go park.  The golf carts will take people directly to the stadium. 
  • Grad Night Check in is at 8:30 PM. GRAD NIGHT Questions? Or if you have paperwork or sign up questions email Julie Macholz, juliemac4@gmail.com  Or visit the Grad Night webpage on the SRVHS site:
    http://www.srvhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=208808&type=d&pREC_ID=1016152

 

Volunteers needed to help Textbook Clerk check-in and shelve textbooks and novels during Finals Week!

 

Please use this SignUp Genius link if you can help. Thank you! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4caaac2fa02-2016172

 

Danville Square (Trader Joe's center) has requested that parents refrain from dropping off and/or picking up students in the shopping center parking lot and that students refrain from parking at the center during school hours.  Those in violation may be subject to tow.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

 

PARENT NIGHTS TO REMEMBER:

  • May 26th, A Period Finals Breakfasts served prior to first class of each day in senior lot and in front of D hall.
  • May 30th - June 1st Finals Breakfasts served prior to first class of each day in senior lot and in front of D hall.

 

JUNIOR PARENTS - YOUR HELP NEEDED NOW!! 

  1. JUNIOR PARENT RESPONSIBILITY - Work Site Clean-Up and Tear down of Grad Night 2017 

Mark your calendars - Work Site Clean-Up: May 27th at 12pm and May 30th at 9am; Tear DownJune 3rd at 7amJunior Parents are responsible for Grad Night 2017 work-site clean up and take down of Grad Night.  We need 100 Junior Parent Volunteers with trucks and tools to tear down and move everything.  This is a big undertaking and we need your help!  Grab friends and a coffee and come out and help!  Sign up here:   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a48a5a82f4-junior3

  1. Storage Space - We need space to store grad night 2018 items from June 3 through February 2018. Our first choice  would be like to find a vacant commercial space, if possible. Please be on the look out for vacant space and check on availability. We currently have two 40 foot storage containers on campus to store the materials we salvage from Grad Night 2017, but that is not enough.  Second choice would be to purchase two more storage units, but we need somewhere to store them.  If anyone has space on their property to temporarily place containers, please contact Shelley Clark at sclark@westcaltech.com
  2. Needed - A Committee of Parents to help find storage space now and work site when time comes.

Optimally this would include four or five people who have ties to commercial real estate or strong community ties they can call on to help find these spaces. We need work space in the Fall/Winter preferably along the Walnut Creek/Dublin corridor big enough to accommodate the building of all the sets and facades for Grad Night 2018 and to include a bathroom. 

 Should you have any questions at all about Grad Night 2018 storage space and/or volunteer opportunities, please contact Shelley Clark at sclark@westcaltech.comStay tuned for more information on Grad Night 2018 and upcoming meetings. 

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 and Career:

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

 

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

 

Seniors

 

You should have completed a final SRVHS exit survey the Week of May 15th in Naviance.  The District requires this be completed prior to graduation. When completing the survey, be sure to request your final transcript be sent to the college you are attending (step #6 on the survey).  All colleges request a ‘final transcript’ so be sure your request is input.

 

JUNIORS:

 

ACT/SAT Testing: If you haven’t done so already, you should consider taking the ACT or SAT in June. Sign up now at www.collegeboard.org (SAT) or www.act.org.

 

Academic Boosters will be posting a TEST PREP calendar for 2017-2018 later this month. They sponsor college education workshops, SAT and ACT mock test prep opportunities, college essay writing workshops and more throughout the year.  Stay tuned and look to sign up for practice opportunities during your senior year.

 

College Applications 2017-2018:  College and Career will send information to all of our Junior’s at the end of the school year regarding the upcoming college admission process and what items you can work on, or explore, over the summer months. We’ll be clearing outdated information and will be moving the class of 2018 into the Senior position. Over the summer, the srvhs/counseling/college and career center is a good reference for college information you might be looking for.

 

Common Application Essay Questions: To see the 2017-18 essay prompts for the Common Application and to see which colleges utilize the Common Application for college submission go to: http://www.commonapp.org/whats-appening/application-updates/common-application-announces-2017-2018-essay-prompts

 

UC Insight Questions for the UC applications: Check for Updates: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/personal-questions/index.html.  See the UC personal insight worksheet for writing tips!

 

Great resource with summer essay webinars: http://www.collegeessayguy.com/

General Information and Events

 

Summer Camps: Exploring Careers at DVC: Earn college credit while having fun. For high school students entering grades 10, 11 and 12.  Programs include Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing (June 12-16), Hospitality and Culinary, Environmental Science (June 19-23), Business (June 27-July 1) and Technical Arts (July 31 – August 4th).  Go to www.dvc.edu/careerpathways for more information. Registration begins soon.

 

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

 

SRVUSD College Fair:  October 25th at MVHS. Details to follow.

 

The Perry Initiative: Women in Medicine or Engineering: 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 October 28th, 2017 at the University of California San Francisco. Students will hear from leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments. Students should be women in grades 10 and up.  Students must apply for this in advance. The deadline is September 28th, 2017. The application may be found at http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)

 

What Your College Application Decisions Won’t Tell You

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

 

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

https://youtu.be/3UEwbRWFZVc

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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 5/12/17

Seniors:

  • Caps/Gowns: BORROWED CAPS/GOWNS will be available for pick up on Friday May 19th at the Main Office with Ms. Molano during brunch, lunch or after school. Please make sure to pick yours up so that you can wear your gown to Baccalaureate. BORROWED CAPS/ GOWN WILL NEED TO BE RETURNED immediately following the graduation ceremony. Instructions for returning will be given at graduation practice. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Molano the Office Manager.
  • Aloha Rally and Dance Friday May 19: Come to your last SRV rally on Friday May 19th at 1:45 to watch Guy Girl, award presentations, senior slideshow, cheer for a final time with the class of 2017, and more. The Aloha dance will be in the PAC Quad from 8-10:30PM and is free with ASB card or $10 without.
  • Goodbye SRV Staff: Leadership is currently working on collecting staff thank you letters. Any senior can write to any staff member to show their appreciation for impacting their life while here at SRV. Letters can be brought to R16 or emailed to jwillford@srvhs.org. Leadership will organize the letters and distribute them and we would like to collect all letters by May 22, 2017.
  • Pre-Register for your Graduation Photos: Receive 20% off your graduation package of $50 or more just by including your and your parent’s e-mail addresses. See flyer for more details. (ATTACH)
  • Baccalaureate/Senior Reflections Service: The SRV 2017 Baccalaureate/Senior Reflections ceremony is on Sunday May 21st, at The Rock Church (formally known as East Bay) at 4:00PM. This is an inspirational ceremony and an optional event. Seniors are to arrive at 3:30PM and will be directed the to the East Bay Multi Purpose room. The ceremony will take place at 4:00PM in the church sanctuary. Doors for all guests open at 3:30PM. Seniors should wear their gown, caps are ONLY for graduation. The ceremony will last approximately one hour. Address:2615 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA 94506
  • Graduating Seniors who attended Rancho Students: Please join your fellow classmates and Rancho alum for a trip down memory lane as you walk the halls of your elementary school one last time. Seniors should meet on the front lawn in front of the redwood dressed in caps and gowns at 1:15 on May 31st.  We will take a photo before walking through the grade levels where you will be greeted by teachers and students who will wish you well. If your cap is not decorated feel free to bring a sign that lists your future plans.  Important: As always, traffic continues to be horrible at Rancho and pick up time is 1:45 so parents will be congregating. Plan your time accordingly and carpool or walk if you can. There is LIMITED parking in the staff parking lot which you may take advantage of or try your luck on the street. Please contact Sarah Woerner at sarah@gmail.com if you have any questions.
  • Attention SRVHS seniors who attended John Baldwin: On May 31 @ 1:30pm it’ll be your last chance to walk the halls of JOHN BALDWIN as a SRVUSD student.  The students of JOHN BALDWIN will be cheering you on as you prepare for graduation.  You will need to report to JOHN BALDWIN at 115 pm with your cap and gown.  The “parade” through the halls begins at 130 pm sharp.  It is important that we have a head count so PLEASE sign up in R43 with Mrs. Stepp or the student needs to email her at hstepp@srvusd.net. This event lasts no longer than 30 minutes.
  • Attention SRVHS Seniors who attended Greenbrook:  On May 31st @ 1:30pm it’ll be your last chance to walk the halls of Greenbrook as a SRVUSD student.  The students of Greenbrook will be cheering you on as you prepare for graduation.  You will need to report to Greenbrook at 1:15pm with your cap and gown.  The “parade” through the halls begins at 130 pm sharp.  It is important that we have a head count so PLEASE sign up in R43 with Mrs. Stepp or the student needs to email her at hstepp@srvusd.net. This event lasts no longer than 30 minutes.
  • WIFF: The practices will be May 22nd and 23rd from 5:45PM-7:45PM and the game will be Wednesday May 24th, warm ups at 5PM, kick off at 6PM.  All forms and jerseys are in R16.
  • Senior Sunset Wednesday May 31, 7:45PM-8:45PM: A casual time when Senior students come and watch the last sunset together on the stadium field. Bring a blanket, your camera and watch the sunset on SRV with the class of 2017!
  • This year Speech and Debate is selling 3 types of Leis to honor Graduates!

 

SRVHS Parents and Students! We need Graduation Help! June 2 is a big day for our graduating seniors and their families.  There is some prep work that needs to be done to make it a perfect day.  Please sign up below to cut ribbons for reserve seating, or place ribbons on reserved seating prior to graduation. Each one is only a two hour commitment and will help make this day great for all our seniors and their families! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aaea82c7-graduation3

 

Come out and support the Fair Chance for Special Needs 5K Fun Run on Sunday May 19th. For more details visit fairchancefunrun.com or the attached flyer (ATTACH)

 

Dear Wolves –

 

A friendly reminder, that all library books should be returned by May 21st. We currently have 462 books checked out – they all need to come back in! Please pay your fines – there are 414 students with fines!

 

Thank you from the Library!

 

For those interested in joining the SRV Red Cross Club, we are sad to say that we will not be starting any events for this school year. However, if you plan on joining next fall, email us at srvhsredcross@gmail.com with your name, grade, and cell phone number, so we have a general headcount. If you can, get a head start on the registration process for next year. Go to https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/ to apply to become a volunteer.

    • There will be a requirement to submit two forms with participant and parent/guardian signatures:
  1. Download and print these forms.
  2. Fill them out and have them signed.
  3. Take photos of each, and upload them to your computer.
  4. Email the photos to our official Red Cross coordinator at spencer.jensen@redcross.org, with a statement that you wish to become a registered Red Cross volunteer under the SRV Red Cross Club.

 

SEMPER FI FOUNDATION: Serving the needs of severely wounded Marines and their families. www.semperfifoundation.org. SATURDAY MAY 27, 2017 8:00 a.m. Race Start Time. Run along the Iron Horse trail-Race Start/End - 655 Old Orchard Road, Danville, CA (LDS Chapel off of Sycamore Valley Road) Registration is now open! Register online at www.danvillemarathon.com GIVEAWAYS: All runners will receive a runner’s medal and event t-shirt! Must be registered by May 10, to be guaranteed a medal and t-shirt, water, fresh fruit and muffins available.

 

ELC Letters are due in the Counseling Office by May 24th! DO NOT MISS THE DEADLINE!

 

  • The Humanitarian Club here at SRV is volunteering with the Fesco Emergency Shelter and needs your help! Please donate PACKAGED hand sanitizers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, hand wipes, face wipes, and deodorants. Please bring all items to the Attendance Office

Want updates about SRVHS Construction? Visit: http://www.buildsrvschools.org/?p=101

 

Traffix Busing Passes

The TRAFFIX bus program is entering its 8th year of service, providing safe, convenient and affordable transportation for students. The program has helped reduce the number of vehicle trips during school pick-ups and drop-offs and significantly reduces the carbon footprint in Danville and San Ramon every year.

Parents are saving time and money and kids love riding the bus. This helps your student build confidence and independence while doing a great service to our community in getting cars off the road during rush hour.

For the 2017-2018 School Year, the SR-21 bus will serve San Ramon Valley High School.

Passes for the 2017 - 2018 school year go on sale on April 24th and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  The price for a discounted TRAFFIX Bus Pass is $240 – that’s just $1.33 per day for every day of the school year.

After June 15th, bus passes will be sold at the Regular Rate of $310. But, don’t wait! The bus at San Ramon Valley High is expected to sell out. Visit http://RideTRAFFIX.com to purchase your pass starting April 24th.

Questions? Call 925-866-8739 or email manager@ridetraffix.com.

 

LOST AND FOUND: Check the Lost and Found in Counseling for any of your misplaced items

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

Dear Families,

On Thursday, May 25, 2017 during lunch, SRVHS will be holding a College Athlete Luncheon for the 2016-17 school year sponsored by Athletic Boosters and Leadership.  All student-athletes who are going on to play college athletics regardless of division are invited to attend. In order to recognize all of the eligible students, I am reaching out to parents and coaches of students of the class of 2017 to gather information. Please send me an email message with your student's name, the name of the college, and the sport they will be playing by Monday, May 8th, 2017 at gochs@srvusd.net so that we may include your student in the SRVHS event.  Thank you.

Mr.Ochs

Congratulations to senior golfer Chase Wickman for advancing to the 2017 California State Amateur  Championship next month at the Olympic Club. Chase shot a 4-under par 68 on Monday at Mira Vista CC to tie for second in the qualifier. The top seven players in the field advanced to the championship.

A big shout out to the Men’s Volleyball team! They have advanced to the next round of the NCS playoffs with a 3-0 victory over College Park. Their next game will be @ James Logan high School this Friday starting at 7:00pm. Go Wolves!!

SUMMER CAMPS 2017: San Ramon Baseball is excited to offer summer camps for various age groups.  Camps will include instruction in all areas of baseball.  All camps will also include Baseball Olympics with prizes.  All participants will also receive a San Ramon Baseball T shirt.

WEEK #1: June 26Th- June 30th (9am-12pm). This camp is for 4th, 5th and 6th graders

WEEK #2: July 24th- July 29th (9am-12pm).  This camp is for 7th, 8th and incoming freshman

The goal of this program is to help players develop and improve their baseball skills, as well as enhance their overall strength and quickness.  Instruction/training will cover: throwing, hitting, fielding, pitching, and baseruning.  Please contact Coach deClercq if any scheduling conflicts occur. Please bring glove, bat, baseball pants, hat, and water.

The price for the program is $200.00 which includes:

1)       Baseball skills instruction.

2)       Baseball Olympics and prizes.

3)       SRV Baseball t-shirt.

Please see the baseball website for more information.

Snack Shack will be OPEN at BOTH JV and Varsity Women’s Lacrosse home games for players and fans to grab dinner/drinks/snacks! Look for the dates each week when they play at home. The following link below is to SRV's athletic calendar for all our sporting events for the week: http://www.ebalca.org/public/genie/1040/school/422/

Congratulations to the Men’s Golf Team for qualifying for the NCS Championships on May 15th at Chardonnay GC in Napa. The team placed fifth at the EBAL Championship on Monday at Stonebrae CC with a score of 398. Senior Ryan Helgans placed 7th in the tournament with a 2-over 74 and earned first-team All-EBAL honors. Junior Mikey Burkland placed 8th with a 75 and earned second-team All-EBAL honors. Senior Chase Wickman also earned second-team All-EBAL.

The team also beat Dougherty Valley on Tuesday, 179-198, and finished the regular season 14-4 in league. Cole de Flores was the medalist with a 1-under 33, followed by Jack Burkland and Jackson Heitt’s 35s, Ryan Helgan’s 36 and Chase Wickman’s 40.

The JV team beat Dublin 231-262 on Wednesday and finished the season 8-6. Mason Evans led the team with a 42, followed by Jake Van Wart’s 45, Luke McHargue’s 47, Graham Myers’ 48 and Sam Sotelo’s 49.

The men's basketball program will be providing open gym opportunities on Mondays (6:30am - 7:45am) and Wednesdays (7:00am - 8:30am). This will be held in the main gym and it is open to anyone. Please contact Coach Botteen if you have any questions.

Parent:

 

Graduation Information!

  • Practice for all seniors will begin in the Aux Gym at 8:30AM on Friday June 2. After check out, report to the Main Gym for Graduation practice.  If you do not attend the mandatory practice you will not be in the Graduation ceremony.
  • Graduating students are to return to the SRV for the commencement ceremony at 5:15PM and report to the Main Gym. The Graduation ceremony is on the Stadium Field at 6PM. and usually lasts about 90 minutes.  The gates for bleacher seating will open at 4:30PM. The gates for field seating will open at 5:00PM. The ceremony starts at 6:00 PM and lasts about 90 minutes. Grad Night check-in begins at 8:30PM.
  • Golf carts will be running before and after graduation shuttling the disabled to their seats.  Drop off is in the front of the pool, and you can park in that lot if you have a handicapped placard.  If there is no parking in that lot, they can drop off their disabled family members and then go park.  The golf carts will take people directly to the stadium. 
  • Grad Night Check in is at 8:30 PM. GRAD NIGHT Questions? Or if you have paperwork or sign up questions email Julie Macholz, juliemac4@gmail.com  Or visit the Grad Night webpage on the SRVHS site:
    http://www.srvhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=208808&type=d&pREC_ID=1016152

 

Volunteers needed to help Textbook Clerk check-in and shelve textbooks and novels during Finals Week!

 

Please use this SignUp Genius link if you can help. Thank you! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040a4caaac2fa02-2016172

 

Danville Square (Trader Joe's center) has requested that parents refrain from dropping off and/or picking up students in the shopping center parking lot and that students refrain from parking at the center during school hours.  Those in violation may be subject to tow.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

 

Get Involved in the SRVHS Community Next Year

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

 

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

 

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

 

PARENT NIGHTS TO REMEMBER:

  • May 16th, Tuesday, 7p-9p, in the Library: Dad on Campus with Tim Barley: Preparing your Children for College Questions, please contact Wes Clark at wac627@yahoo.com
  • May 19th, Friday, 7:30a-9a, in the Quad: Dad's End of Year Coffee
  • May 26th, A Period Finals Breakfasts served prior to first class of each day in senior lot and in front of D hall.
  • May 30th - June 1st Finals Breakfasts served prior to first class of each day in senior lot and in front of D hall.

 

JUNIOR PARENTS

Please mark your calendars to attend Grad Night 2018 meeting on Monday, May 15th at 7pm in the SRVHS Library! Come to the meeting!

  • If you want to Pitch a Theme!
  • If you want to Vote on the Theme!
  • If you want to Design a Grad Night room!
  • If you want to hear more about Open Positions!
  • If you want to help find a Work/Storage Site!

This is your chance to help make your student's Grad Night experience one they will never forget!   We look forward to seeing you there!

JUNIOR PARENTS - YOUR HELP NEEDED NOW!! 

  1. JUNIOR PARENT RESPONSIBILITY - Work Site Clean-Up and Tear down of Grad Night 2017 

Mark your calendars - Work Site Clean-Up: May 27th at 12pm and May 30th at 9am; Tear DownJune 3rd at 7amJunior Parents are responsible for Grad Night 2017 work-site clean up and take down of Grad Night.  We need 100 Junior Parent Volunteers with trucks and tools to tear down and move everything.  This is a big undertaking and we need your help!  Grab friends and a coffee and come out and help!  Sign up here:   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a48a5a82f4-junior3

  1. Storage Space - We need space to store grad night 2018 items from June 3 through February 2018. Our first choice  would be like to find a vacant commercial space, if possible. Please be on the look out for vacant space and check on availability. We currently have two 40 foot storage containers on campus to store the materials we salvage from Grad Night 2017, but that is not enough.  Second choice would be to purchase two more storage units, but we need somewhere to store them.  If anyone has space on their property to temporarily place containers, please contact Shelley Clark at sclark@westcaltech.com
  2. Needed - A Committee of Parents to help find storage space now and work site when time comes.

Optimally this would include four or five people who have ties to commercial real estate or strong community ties they can call on to help find these spaces. We need work space in the Fall/Winter preferably along the Walnut Creek/Dublin corridor big enough to accommodate the building of all the sets and facades for Grad Night 2018 and to include a bathroom. 

 Should you have any questions at all about Grad Night 2018 storage space and/or volunteer opportunities, please contact Shelley Clark at sclark@westcaltech.comStay tuned for more information on Grad Night 2018 and upcoming meetings. 

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

 

The McClaskey Family

301 Del Amigo Road

Danville, CA 94526

 

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

 

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

 

Seniors

 

All seniors will complete a final SRVHS exit survey the Week of May 15th in Naviance. During this time, students will request to have their final transcript sent to the college they are attending. All colleges request a ‘final transcript’ so be sure your request is input.

 

JUNIORS:

 

ACT/SAT Testing: If you haven’t done so already, you should consider taking the ACT or SAT in June. Sign up now at www.collegeboard.org (SAT) or www.act.org.

 

Academic Boosters will be posting a TEST PREP calendar for 2017-2018 later this month. They sponsor college education workshops, SAT and ACT mock test prep opportunities, college essay writing workshops and more throughout the year.  Stay tuned and look to sign up for practice opportunities during your senior year.

 

College Applications 2017-2018:  College and Career will send information to all of our Junior’s at the end of the year regarding the upcoming college admission process and what items you can work on, or explore, over the summer months. We’ll be clearing outdated information and will be moving the class of 2018 into the Senior position. Over the summer, the srvhs/counseling/college and career center is a good reference for college information you might be looking for.

 

Common Application Essay Questions: To see the 2017-18 essay prompts for the Common Application and to see which colleges utilize the Common Application for college submission go to: http://www.commonapp.org/whats-appening/application-updates/common-application-announces-2017-2018-essay-prompts

General Information and Events

 

Freshman and Sophomores interested in pursuing a medical career. San Ramon Regional Medical Center is looking for committed volunteers for their year round volunteer program.  SRVHS has 4 positions to fill. See schoolloop news for more detailed information or stop by College and Career to pick up an application. Deadline for submission is May 15th.

 

Summer Camps: Exploring Careers at DVC: Earn college credit while having fun. For high school students entering grades 10, 11 and 12.  Programs include Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing (June 12-16), Hospitality and Culinary, Environmental Science (June 19-23), Business (June 27-July 1) and Technical Arts (July 31 – August 4th).  Go to www.dvc.edu/careerpathways for more information. Registration begins soon.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)

 

What Your College Application Decisions Won’t Tell You

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

 

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

https://youtu.be/3UEwbRWFZVc

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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 4/28/17

Student Recognition:

I would like to take this time to acknowledge Lauren Wallace for being recognized as a Semper-Fidelis All American. This award is given out by the United States Marine Corps to students that never give up by facing life’s battles with conviction and determination to succeed. Lauren was chosen based on her strong spirit, academic accomplishments and excellence in extracurricular activities. She will be receiving an all- expense paid trip to attend the Battles Won Academy held in Washington D.C. On behalf of San Ramon Valley Athletic Department we would like to congratulate Lauren Wallace on this terrific honor.

 Thank you

 Mr. Greg Ochs

A.D. San Ramon Valley High

  • SRVHS Parents and Students! We need Graduation Help! June 2 is a big day for our graduating seniors and their families.  There is some prep work that needs to be done to make it a perfect day.  Please sign up below to cut ribbons for reserve seating, or place ribbons on reserved seating prior to graduation. Each one is only a two hour commitment and will help make this day great for all our seniors and their families! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aaea82c7-graduation3
  • You’re invited to the GRAND OPENING CEREMONY for the new Shell Circle K!  Saturday May 6,2017, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, 811 Camino Ramon. See flyer for more details.
  • Did you know that 1 million teens experience homelessness in the US every year? Their most requested item is a pair of jeans. SRV is holding a Teens for Jeans drive from  5/1 through 5/12. Please drop off your gently used jeans to the labeled bin in the attendance office. Thanks for supporting this worthy cause. Questions? Contact Collin O'Grady at cojogrady@gmail.com
  • For those interested in joining the SRV Red Cross Club, we are sad to say that we will not be starting any events for this school year. However, if you plan on joining next fall, email us at srvhsredcross@gmail.com with your name, grade, and cell phone number, so we have a general headcount. If you can, get a head start on the registration process for next year. Go to https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/ to apply to become a volunteer.
    • There will be a requirement to submit two forms with participant and parent/guardian signatures:
  1. Download and print these forms.
  2. Fill them out and have them signed.
  3. Take photos of each, and upload them to your computer.
  4. Email the photos to our official Red Cross coordinator at spencer.jensen@redcross.org, with a statement that you wish to become a registered Red Cross volunteer under the SRV Red Cross Club.

 

SENIORS:  Your caps and gowns will be delivered on Monday, May 8th during brunch and lunch in front of the Cafeteria.  This is the ONLY delivery day so all seniors must pick up their cap and gown at this time.

 

The Teen Party Scene, What Every Parent Needs to Know & How You Can Help Keep Your Kids Safe

When: 7-8:30pm on Wednesday May 3rd

Where: SRVHS Library

 

The San Ramon Valley Instrumental Music Program received tops honors at the recent regional music festival this past weekend:

Our Orchestra and Advance Symphonic Band each received a “Unanimous Superior” Award by earning top rating assessments from all 4 Adjudicators!  They qualify (again) for the State Music Festival.

Our Concert Band earned 3 “Superior” rating assessments in Performance and an “Excellent” rating assessment in Sight Reading – The highest scores for an intermediate wind ensemble!

This is proof that hard work and collaboration pays off.  Our students learn more at this festival than through any other event during the school year.  It is a privilege and pleasure to work with these students.

Spring Dance Show: “Days of our Lives”

April 28th at 7pm in the PAC. General Admission $10.00 Tickets will be available for pick up the night of the show. https://sanramon.revtrak.net/Spring-Dance-Show-Days-of-Our-Lives#/list

Class of 2017

  • NEW DATE: SRV Senior Decision Day is Thursday May 4th at Lunch in the Main GYM. Please break out those t-shirts for your next journey and proudly wear them on May 4th!

 

CHP START SMART TEEN DRIVING SAFETY PROGRAM (ATTACH FLYER)

For Teens and their Parents

When: Tuesday, May 9, 2017: 7p.m. – 9p.m. Arrive at 6:00p.m. to try the driving simulator!

Where: San Ramon Valley High School Performing Arts Center

501 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Danville, CA 94526

 

Summer School forms are now available.  Students needing academic remediation in courses already taken within SRVUSD with a resulting grade of F or D are eligible for this summer school.  The current classes offered are English 9, 10, 11; World Geography; World History; US History; Biology; Algebra 1; Geometry, Algebra 2; and Spanish 1.  To obtain a summer school application, a student needs to make an appointment to see his/her counselor.  Completed forms are due to the Counseling front desk no later than May 5th and this form requires a parent, student, and counselor signature.

 

  • The Humanitarian Club here at SRV is volunteering with the Fesco Emergency Shelter and needs your help! Please donate PACKAGED hand sanitizers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, hand wipes, face wipes, and deodorants. Please bring all items to the Attendance Office

Youth Citizens Police Academy

Danville-area teens are invited to take part in a program aimed at providing them with the background and information to understand the role of law enforcement and how they can help keep their community safe. The Danville Police Department is proud to offer a Youth Academy to current San Ramon Valley High School and Monte Vista High School students. The purpose of the youth academy is to increase youth’s understanding of police officers and their mission through hands-on training and education. The intent of the program is to acquaint youth with law enforcement’s role in the criminal justice system and provide an increased understanding of the tasks police face in their daily work. This is a great opportunity for high school students who are either interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or seek an understanding of law enforcement’s role in society.

 

Students will learn through a series of practical hands-on and classroom exercises, with topics that will include: Officer Safety building searches, officer use of force, arrest and control, handcuffing, traffic enforcement, high risk traffic stops, search and seizure, criminal law and crime investigation, force option simulator and patrol vehicle driving simulator. 

 

The Youth Police Academy is scheduled for June 5- 9, 2017. 

Please fill out and return the Youth Police Academy Application as soon as possible as space is limited!

 

Application deadline is May 5, 2017.

Youth Police Academy Application http://www.danville.ca.gov/YouthPoliceAcademy/

 

Want updates about SRVHS Construction? Visit: http://www.buildsrvschools.org/?p=101

 

Traffix Busing Passes

The TRAFFIX bus program is entering its 8th year of service, providing safe, convenient and affordable transportation for students. The program has helped reduce the number of vehicle trips during school pick-ups and drop-offs and significantly reduces the carbon footprint in Danville and San Ramon every year.

Parents are saving time and money and kids love riding the bus. This helps your student build confidence and independence while doing a great service to our community in getting cars off the road during rush hour.

For the 2017-2018 School Year, the SR-21 bus will serve San Ramon Valley High School.

Passes for the 2017 - 2018 school year go on sale on April 24th and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  The price for a discounted TRAFFIX Bus Pass is $240 – that’s just $1.33 per day for every day of the school year.

After June 15th, bus passes will be sold at the Regular Rate of $310. But, don’t wait! The bus at San Ramon Valley High is expected to sell out. Visit http://RideTRAFFIX.com to purchase your pass starting April 24th.

Questions? Call 925-866-8739 or email manager@ridetraffix.com.

Attention SRVHS seniors who attended JOHN BALDWIN:  On May 31 @ 1:30pm it’ll be your last chance to walk the halls of JOHN BALDWIN as a SRVUSD student.  The students of JOHN BALDWIN will be cheering you on as you prepare for graduation.  You will need to report to JOHN BALDWIN at 115 pm with your cap and gown.  The “parade” through the halls begins at 130 pm sharp.  It is important that we have a head count so PLEASE sign up in R43 with Mrs. Stepp or the student needs to email her at hstepp@srvusd.net. This event lasts no longer than 30 minutes.

Attention SRVHS Seniors who attended Greenbrook:  On May 31st @ 1:30pm it’ll be your last chance to walk the halls of Greenbrook as a SRVUSD student.  The students of Greenbrook will be cheering you on as you prepare for graduation.  You will need to report to Greenbrook at 1:15pm with your cap and gown.  The “parade” through the halls begins at 130 pm sharp.  It is important that we have a head count so PLEASE sign up in R43 with Mrs. Stepp or the student needs to email her at hstepp@srvusd.net. This event lasts no longer than 30 minutes.

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

 

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

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

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

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

Entry Categories

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

Entry Instructions

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

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

 

LOST AND FOUND: Check the Lost and Found in Counseling for any of your misplaced items

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

Dear Families,

On Thursday, May 25, 2017 during lunch, SRVHS will be holding a College Athlete Luncheon for the 2016-17 school year sponsored by Athletic Boosters and Leadership.  All student-athletes who are going on to play college athletics regardless of division are invited to attend. In order to recognize all of the eligible students, I am reaching out to parents and coaches of students of the class of 2017 to gather information. Please send me an email message with your student's name, the name of the college, and the sport they will be playing by Monday, May 8th, 2017 at gochs@srvusd.net so that we may include your student in the SRVHS event.  Thank you.

Mr.Ochs

Snack Shack will be OPEN at BOTH JV and Varsity Women’s Lacrosse home games for players and fans to grab dinner/drinks/snacks! Look for the dates each week when they play at home. The following link below is to SRV's athletic calendar for all our sporting events for the week: http://www.ebalca.org/public/genie/1040/school/422/

Alexa Fusari sets a new SRV Women’s Pool Record in the 50 Free with a 23.89 at the

SRV vs. Cal High Dual Meet on Thursday, April 13th

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On Saturday, April 22nd SRV Men’s Varsity Swim powered their way to another 1st place team finish in Palo Alto at the 2017 Sectional Challenge while SRV Women’s Varsity Swim took 3rd place.

Event Highlights from the Challenge Include:

Varsity Men’s 200 Medley Relay (Allen Dempster, Harry Flanders, Spencer Daily, Jack Wilkerson): 1st

Varsity Men’s 200 Free -Teagan Cheney: 1st, Spencer Daily: 3rd

Varsity Women’s 50 Free - Alexa Fusari: 1st    

Varsity Men’s 50 Free - Jack Wilkerson: 3rd

Varsity Men’s 100 Fly – Spencer Daily: 2nd, Harry Flanders: 3rd

Varsity Women’s 100 Free – Alexa Fusari: 1st, Charlotte Meier: 2nd, Alyssa Kjelsberg: 3rd

Varsity Men’s 100 Free – Teagan Cheney: 1st

Varsity Women’s 200 Free Relay (Charlotte Meier, Emma Psomas, Alyssa Kjelsberg, Alexa Fusari): 2nd

Varsity Men’s 200 Free Relay (Matt Muaddi, DJ Davis, Spencer Daily, Teagan Cheney): 1st

Varsity Women’s 100 Back – Charlotte Meier: 2nd

Varsity Men’s 100 Back – Allen Dempster: 1st

Varsity Women’s 400 Free Relay (Charlotte Meier, Megan Wayman, Alyssa Kjelsberg, Alexa Fusari): 1st

Varsity Men’s 400 Free Relay (Spencer Daily, DJ Davis, Jack Wilkerson, Teagan Cheney): 1st

Congratulations to the men's golf team for beating Foothill 192-198 at Castlewood on Tuesday to complete the season sweep of the defending league champions. it was the first time in at least 14 years the team has won at Castlewood. Ryan Helgans led the team with an even par 35. Chase Wickman, Jack Burkland and Mikey Burkland all shot 39s, while Cole de Flores and Jackson Heitt shot 40s.

The team improved to 13-3 in league with a 180-219 victory over Livermore at Crow Canyon on Thursday to remain one game behind first place Amador. Mikey shot a 1-under 34, followed by Cole Halversen's even par 35,  Ryan and Chase's 36s, Jack's 39 and Ryan Burr's 42.

The JV team improved to 7-5 with a 206-215 win over Foothill at Crow on Tuesday. Drew Welsch led the team with a 3-over 37, followed by Jack DeBeneditti and Graham Myers' 41s, Luke McHargue's 43, Mason Evans's 44 and Jake Van Wart's 45.

The men's basketball program will be providing open gym opportunities on Mondays (6:30am - 7:45am) and Wednesdays (7:00am - 8:30am). This will be held in the main gym and it is open to anyone. Please contact Coach Botteen if you have any questions.

Parent:

 

Danville Square (Trader Joe's center) has requested that parents refrain from dropping off and/or picking up students in the shopping center parking lot and that students refrain from parking at the center during school hours.  Those in violation may be subject to tow.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

 

Get Involved in the SRVHS Community Next Year

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

 

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

 

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

 

PARENT NIGHTS TO REMEMBER:

  • May 11th, Tuesday, 7p-9p, in the Library: Empty Nesting for Moms and Dads with Risa Nye
  • May 19th, Friday, 7:30a-9a, in the Quad: Dad's End of Year Coffee
  • May 26th, A Period Finals Breakfasts served prior to first class of each day in senior lot and in front of D hall.
  • May 30th - June 1st Finals Breakfasts served prior to first class of each day in senior lot and in front of D hall.

 

JUNIOR PARENTS - YOUR HELP NEEDED NOW!! 

  1. JUNIOR PARENT RESPONSIBILITY - Work Site Clean-Up and Tear down of Grad Night 2017 

Mark your calendars - Work Site Clean-Up: May 27th at 12pm and May 30th at 9am; Tear DownJune 3rd at 7amJunior Parents are responsible for Grad Night 2017 work-site clean up and take down of Grad Night.  We need 100 Junior Parent Volunteers with trucks and tools to tear down and move everything.  This is a big undertaking and we need your help!  Grab friends and a coffee and come out and help!  Sign up here:   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a48a5a82f4-junior3

  1. Storage Space - We need space to store grad night 2018 items from June 3 through February 2018. Our first choice  would be like to find a vacant commercial space, if possible. Please be on the look out for vacant space and check on availability. We currently have two 40 foot storage containers on campus to store the materials we salvage from Grad Night 2017, but that is not enough.  Second choice would be to purchase two more storage units, but we need somewhere to store them.  If anyone has space on their property to temporarily place containers, please contact Shelley Clark at sclark@westcaltech.com
  2. Needed -  A Committee of Parents to help find storage space now and work site when time comes.

Optimally this would include four or five people who have ties to commercial real estate or strong community ties they can call on to help find these spaces. We need work space in the Fall/Winter preferably along the Walnut Creek/Dublin corridor big enough to accommodate the building of all the sets and facades for Grad Night 2018 and to include a bathroom. 

 Should you have any questions at all about Grad Night 2018 storage space and/or volunteer opportunities, please contact Shelley Clark at sclark@westcaltech.comStay tuned for more information on Grad Night 2018 and upcoming meetings. 

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

 

The McClaskey Family

301 Del Amigo Road

Danville, CA 94526

 

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

 

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

 

Upcoming Events

 

  • Seniors: Scholarship Deadlines: There are several local scholarships that are offering multiple awards. Get your applications in as deadlines are approaching. Check Naviance for a complete list: California Scholarship Federation (CSF), SRVHS Noia Freitas scholarship, Majmundar kids, T-bird football and cheer and more.
  • April 29th – NACAC College Fair – See Naviance for information.
  • May 1st: National Decision Day. Seniors must commit to their college/university by this date and by the time allocated by their college. Be sure to check your portal for specific college information/deadlines.
  • May 4th – Leadership will host a celebration for Seniors and all of their post SRVHS plans during lunch.
  • May 4th – University of Kansas (admitted students OR students interested in KU) – see Naviance to sign up.
  • May 6th – WACAC College Fair at St. Mary’s College: 1:00 - 4:00 – Preregistration is recommended but not required.

 

WACAC College Fair at St. Mary’s College – May 6th from 1:00-4:00. A GREAT event for students to talk to admission representatives from around the country.  Bring your questions and research opportunities.  Breakout sessions on specialized topics will be offered.  See the website for additional information (link below). Over 190 colleges will be present. Pre-registration is suggested so that colleges can scan your barcode and f/u easily with you afterwards. 

 

For Information and to register: https://www.wacac.org/college-fairs/wacac-fairs/

 

To access the East Bay College Connection college planning guide (a great resource) go to:

https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/files/2017%20EBCC%20guide%20final.pdf

 

Freshman and Sophomores interested in pursuing a medical career. San Ramon Regional Medical Center is looking for committed volunteers for their year round volunteer program.  SRVHS has 4 positions to fill. See schoolloop news for more detailed information or stop by College and Career to pick up an application. Deadline for submission is May 15th.

 

Seniors

 

Please Update Naviance with admission and commitment decisions: Please update your Colleges I’m Applying to List with admission status. It is helpful for us to understand admission trends for our SRVHS students.

 

May 1st is National Commitment Day. You must commit to a college no later than May 1st (and each college may have a different ‘time stamp’ for when this must be completed). Check your college for specific time regulations.

  • Let the colleges know if you will NOT be attending and thank them. Some colleges have a link you can click on to decline. For others, you can simply email their admissions department and let them know.
  • Once you have committed, sign up immediately for housing (make a deposit) and orientation day.
  • Leadership is celebrating your commitments on Thurs, May 4th (new date). Celebrate, wear your shirts, hats, pins or anything you might create to celebrate your path forward (2-4 year schools, gap year, military, work decisions). 

                      

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

 

JUNIORS:

 

ACT/SAT Testing: If you haven’t done so already, you should consider taking the ACT or SAT in May or June. Sign up now at www.collegeboard.org (SAT) or www.act.org (sign up early, seats do fill). Fall 2017 test dates will be posted soon.

 

Sophomores

The counseling staff visited sophomores in access this week to ensure they have log in information to their Family Connection/Naviance account and to provide them time to complete a Do What You Are Assessment. This is our college and career planning database with great tools and resources. The Do What You Are Assessment provides students with an insightful report which shares information such as strengths, opportunities, college satisfiers, etc. You may log into Naviance with your account or with your student to view his/her full report.

 

General Information and Events

 

Freshman and Sophomores interested in pursuing a medical career. San Ramon Regional Medical Center is looking for committed volunteers for their year round volunteer program.  SRVHS has 4 positions to fill. See schoolloop news for more detailed information or stop by College and Career to pick up an application. Deadline for submission is May 15th.

 

Summer Camps: Exploring Careers at DVC: Earn college credit while having fun. For high school students entering grades 10, 11 and 12.  Programs include Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing (June 12-16), Hospitality and Culinary, Environmental Science (June 19-23), Business (June 27-July 1) and Technical Arts (July 31 – August 4th).  Go to www.dvc.edu/careerpathways for more information.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Resources We Love  - Naviance! Have you logged in? A plethora of resources are available.

 

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

https://youtu.be/3UEwbRWFZVc

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Books

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

 

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 4/21/17

Next week we will hold a makeup Pre-Admin Meeting in the Commons during Access on Wednesday, April 26th for those who did not attend one of the two sessions this week (75 students still need to attend).  If a student cannot attend this makeup session, please contact Ms. Keith to arrange an alternate time.  Pre-Admin is required for all students taking AP exams.

Class of 2017, Senior Ball "Alice In Wonderland" May 13, 2017 7:30-11:30 Academy of Sciences San Francisco

SENIORS, Class of 2017 Purchase Your Senior Ball ticket here (if you are a SENIOR).

Cost: $105.00 (No Refunds) 
https://sanramon.revtrak.net/Senior-Ball#/v/Senior-Ball-Ticket-SENIORS-ONLY-1

If you are bringing a NON SRV Guest, Please see Ms. Bellamy with your completed guest pass, at LUNCH or BRUNCH to purchase the ticket IN PERSON beginning April 20th.

Submit your guest paperwork to your Assistant Principal for approval.

ALL ATTENDEES to Senior Ball, must have a valid ID.

You are not issued a ticket to the Ball. Your names will be on a list and you MUST have your student photo ID to check in. Everyone will be scanned to enter the Academy of Sciences. This pertains to both SRV and Non-SRVHS guests.

 

Spring Dance Show: “Days of our Lives”

April 26th, 27th and 28th at 7pm in the PAC. General Admission $10.00 Tickets will be available for pick up the night of the show. https://sanramon.revtrak.net/Spring-Dance-Show-Days-of-Our-Lives#/list

Class of 2017

  • Men's Wearhouse will be at San Ramon Valley High School to book your tuxedo or suit rental for Senior Ball! Thursday, April 27, 2017 and Friday, April 28, 2017 in the Quad during lunch. Please be prepared to put down a minimum $20 deposit at time of fitting. Cash or Credit Card payments only please.
  • Junior and Senior Women: want to play Women’s Intramural Flag Football?! AKA WIFF! There is a MANDATORY meeting for all Junior and senior players on Tuesday April 25th at Lunch in R16. The practices will be May 22nd and 23rd and the game will be Wednesday May 24th.  All other information and forms will be given at the Lunch meeting.
  • NEW DATE: SRV Senior Decision Day is Thursday May 4th at Lunch in the Main GYM. Please break out those t-shirts for your next journey and proudly wear them on May 4th!

 

CHP START SMART TEEN DRIVING SAFETY PROGRAM (ATTACH FLYER)

For Teens and their Parents

When: Tuesday, May 9, 2017: 7p.m. – 9p.m. Arrive at 6:00p.m. to try the driving simulator!

Where: San Ramon Valley High School Performing Arts Center

501 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Danville, CA 94526

 

Summer School forms are now available.  Students needing academic remediation in courses already taken within SRVUSD with a resulting grade of F or D are eligible for this summer school.  The current classes offered are English 9, 10, 11; World Geography; World History; US History; Biology; Algebra 1; Geometry, Algebra 2; and Spanish 1.  To obtain a summer school application, a student needs to make an appointment to see his/her counselor.  Completed forms are due to the Counseling front desk no later than May 5th and this form requires a parent, student, and counselor signature.

 

  • The Humanitarian Club here at SRV is volunteering with the Fesco Emergency Shelter and needs your help! Please donate PACKAGED hand sanitizers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soaps, hand wipes, face wipes, and deodorants. Please bring all items to the Attendance Office

Youth Citizens Police Academy

Danville-area teens are invited to take part in a program aimed at providing them with the background and information to understand the role of law enforcement and how they can help keep their community safe. The Danville Police Department is proud to offer a Youth Academy to current San Ramon Valley High School and Monte Vista High School students. The purpose of the youth academy is to increase youth’s understanding of police officers and their mission through hands-on training and education. The intent of the program is to acquaint youth with law enforcement’s role in the criminal justice system and provide an increased understanding of the tasks police face in their daily work. This is a great opportunity for high school students who are either interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or seek an understanding of law enforcement’s role in society.

 

Students will learn through a series of practical hands-on and classroom exercises, with topics that will include: Officer Safety building searches, officer use of force, arrest and control, handcuffing, traffic enforcement, high risk traffic stops, search and seizure, criminal law and crime investigation, force option simulator and patrol vehicle driving simulator. 

 

The Youth Police Academy is scheduled for June 5- 9, 2017. 

Please fill out and return the Youth Police Academy Application as soon as possible as space is limited!

 

Application deadline is May 5, 2017.

Youth Police Academy Application http://www.danville.ca.gov/YouthPoliceAcademy/

 

Attention Rising Juniors and Seniors! Do you love SRV? Do you love working with your peers? Do you see yourself as a mentor? Do you want to help incoming freshmen connect with their new home? Then you should apply to be a Link Crew leader for next school year! Application is due by April 15 and you must also ask one teacher on campus for a recommendation Application Link: https://goo.gl/forms/Sg8ezA8zEQ6UuEIA2 Questions? Contact Mrs. Agostino, Mrs. Neach, or Mrs. Brahmst.

 

Sign-up for the Ultimate Frisbee Lunch Tournament! Games will be held on April 24, 25, 27 & 28 @ Lunch on the football field! 10 people per team, 5 play at once, 8 teams allowed. $5 per person, t-shirts provided! Details on the rules will be reviewed after sign-ups at a captains meeting, date to be determined. Once the tournament is finalized, we will collect payment.  Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e49abad2ca64-ultimate/

 

Want updates about SRVHS Construction? Visit: http://www.buildsrvschools.org/?p=101

 

Traffix Busing Passes

The TRAFFIX bus program is entering its 8th year of service, providing safe, convenient and affordable transportation for students. The program has helped reduce the number of vehicle trips during school pick-ups and drop-offs and significantly reduces the carbon footprint in Danville and San Ramon every year.

Parents are saving time and money and kids love riding the bus. This helps your student build confidence and independence while doing a great service to our community in getting cars off the road during rush hour.

For the 2017-2018 School Year, the SR-21 bus will serve San Ramon Valley High School.

Passes for the 2017 - 2018 school year go on sale on April 24th and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  The price for a discounted TRAFFIX Bus Pass is $240 – that’s just $1.33 per day for every day of the school year.

After June 15th, bus passes will be sold at the Regular Rate of $310. But, don’t wait! The bus at San Ramon Valley High is expected to sell out. Visit http://RideTRAFFIX.com to purchase your pass starting April 24th.

Questions? Call 925-866-8739 or email manager@ridetraffix.com.

 

Attention SRVHS seniors who attended JOHN BALDWIN:  On May 31 @ 1:30pm it’ll be your last chance to walk the halls of JOHN BALDWIN as a SRVUSD student.  The students of JOHN BALDWIN will be cheering you on as you prepare for graduation.  You will need to report to JOHN BALDWIN at 115 pm with your cap and gown.  The “parade” through the halls begins at 130 pm sharp.  It is important that we have a head count so PLEASE sign up in R43 with Mrs. Stepp or the student needs to email her at hstepp@srvusd.net. This event lasts no longer than 30 minutes.

Attention SRVHS Seniors who attended Greenbrook:  On May 31st @ 1:30pm it’ll be your last chance to walk the halls of Greenbrook as a SRVUSD student.  The students of Greenbrook will be cheering you on as you prepare for graduation.  You will need to report to Greenbrook at 1:15pm with your cap and gown.  The “parade” through the halls begins at 130 pm sharp.  It is important that we have a head count so PLEASE sign up in R43 with Mrs. Stepp or the student needs to email her at hstepp@srvusd.net. This event lasts no longer than 30 minutes.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Entry Categories

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

Entry Instructions

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

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

 

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

LOST AND FOUND

The Lost and Found cupboard in Counseling if full of jackets, shoes, lunch bags, retainers, glasses, water bottles, umbrellas….you name it!  The week of April 17 – 21 will be your last chance to check for your lost items in the Lost and Found.  The L & F will be cleared out the week of April 24th.

 

Snack Shack will be OPEN at BOTH JV and Varsity Women’s Lacrosse home games for players and fans to grab dinner/drinks/snacks! Look for the dates each week when they play at home. The following link below is to SRV's athletic calendar for all our sporting events for the week: http://www.ebalca.org/public/genie/1040/school/422/

The men's basketball program will be providing open gym opportunities on Mondays (6:30am - 7:45am) and Wednesdays (7:00am - 8:30am). This will be held in the main gym and it is open to anyone. Please contact Coach Botteen if you have any questions.

Come out and support our Danville Ice Hockey Club Team! All games are played in Dublin at the Dublin Iceland Arena. Their next game is tonight at 8:45pm! If you have any questions, contact Coaches Chris Brown sacbrown2001@yahoo.com or Randy Wheeler rwheeler10@rocketmail.com

  • 21-Apr-17 (Friday) – 8:45PM vs Granada
  • 22-Apr-17 (Saturday) – 4:45PM vs Monte Vista
  • 26-Apr-17 (Wednesday) – 7:00PM vs Amador

Please help support the Men’s JV and Varsity Tennis fundraiser by purchasing customized Wolves socks by Strideline.  Socks are $16 each. Contact any JV or Varsity Tennis team member or contact Amy Vassel at 510.759.9139 or avassel@mac.com.  These make great gifts for incoming 9th graders!!  See attached flyer.  (ATTACH FLYER)

Parent:

 

Danville Square (Trader Joe's center) has requested that parents refrain from dropping off and/or picking up students in the shopping center parking lot and that students refrain from parking at the center during school hours.  Those in violation may be subject to tow.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

  • ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT!! ONLINE AUCTION SUPPORTING BASEBALL & SRVHS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS CLOSES SATURDAY AT 9PM. The Baseball online auction closes this Saturday! New items have been added, and there are still great prices for sporting events, getaways, jewelry, gift baskets, wine, sports memorabilia, professional services, parties and more!! Check out the website at the link above to participate in the bidding. Questions? Contact Julie Bowman at bowmanfam@yahoo.com or Kim Grubaugh at kimgrubaugh@gmail.com. http://sanramonvalleyhighschool.schoolauction.net/baseballauction/homepages/show
  • SUPPORT THE SRVHS MEN’S LACROSSE PROGRAM:  On-Line bidding started and will run thru April 28th 10pm knowing that your purchases will support these student-athletes. Our Luau Dinner Live Auction will take place April 29th at 6:30pm $65 a ticket includes: Hawaiian Food, Live Hawaiian Music and Hula Dancing at the Kenny Hula Hut in Alamo. Online auction and tickets can be viewed here Questions contact Malia at maliakenny@yahoo.com Happy Shopping! http://sanramonvalleyhighschool.schoolauction.net/lax2017/

 

 

ATTENTION PARENTS OF FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS:  

If you want to see the additional classes, staffing for the College and Career Center, College Test Prep Classes, after school tutoring, after school library hours and the other programs made possible by the Academic Boosters to continue next year, we need you to volunteer NOW!!!!!

 

We desperately need three parents to volunteer as next year’s Academic Booster President, Vice President and Treasurer as soon as possible.  The parents currently holding these positions will no longer have students attending SRVHS after June.  Funding commitments to the district must be made by our final meeting of the school year, scheduled for 10:00 am Monday, May 15.  Without these positions filled, the Academic Boosters organization cannot function and no commitment can be made.

 

  • President – The President is primarily responsible for presiding at the five Academic Booster Meetings per year, attending monthly Booster Council Meetings with the Principal, representing AB at the PTSA meetings, working with the Treasurer and other board Members on the budget, providing AB communications to the parent community and coordinating AB’s booth at registration.  This position requires about 3 to 10 hours per month.  
  • Vice President– The Vice President shares tasks with and assists the President as needed.  This position requires about 3 to 5 hours per month. 
  • Treasurer - The Treasurer position, ideally held by someone with accounting experience, is responsible for disbursing funds, keeping records of all accounts and transactions and preparing financial reports for the bi-monthly meetings.  This position typically requires about 4 hours per month. 

 

Please call/text the current president Paula Moore and VP Jacqueline Bennett for more details at 925-548-3970 or 925-549-1911. For more information about the Academic Boosters, visit our website at srvhs.net/ab or send us an email at srvhsab@hotmail.com.   

 

Get Involved in the SRVHS Community Next Year

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

 

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

 

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

 

PARENT NIGHTS TO REMEMBER:

  • April 25th, Tuesday, 12p-1p in the Library: Brown Bag: State of the School presented by Ruth Steele
  • May 11th, Tuesday, 7p-9p, in the Library: Empty Nesting for Moms and Dads with Risa Nye
  • May 19th, Friday, 7a-9a, in the Quad: Dad's End of Year Coffee
  • May 26th, A Period Finals Breakfasts served prior to first class of each day in senior lot and in front of D hall.
  • May 30th - June 1st Finals Breakfasts served prior to first class of each day in senior lot and in front of D hall.

 

Flower Power - Class of 2018 Fundraiser: Buy some bulbs or plants to get your garden ready and help support the Class of 2018!  Our fundraiser runs through May 1, 2017.  Your purchase gives 50% back to the Class of 2018 and you get something beautiful in return! Just click on the link below to see what they have to offer.

Flower Power Link:  Season Ended | Flower Power Fundraising

 

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

 

The McClaskey Family

301 Del Amigo Road

Danville, CA 94526

 

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

 

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

 

Upcoming Events

 

  • Scholarship Deadlines - Athletic Boosters, Danville Chamber of Commerce, Rancho Romero Alumni, SRVHS Noia Freitas scholarship, T-bird football and cheer deadlines are approaching. See Naviance for info on scholarships and deadlines or stop by C&CC.
  • April 24th – SRVHS Quad – Military representatives from the various branches will be available during lunch in the quad for students who want to come over and speak to them about Military options post SRVHS.
  • April 27th – University of Cambridge: Come learn about going to school abroad: 8:30-9:30 – sign up on Naviance.
  • April 29th – NACAC College Fair – See Naviance for Information
  • May 6th – WACAC College Fair at St. Mary’s College: 1:00 - 4:00 – Preregistration is recommended but not required.

 

WACAC College Fair at St. Mary’s College – May 6th from 1:00-4:00. A GREAT event for students to talk to admission representatives from around the country.  Bring your questions and research opportunities.  Breakout sessions on specialized topics will be offered.  See the website for additional information (link below). Over 190 colleges will be present. Pre-registration is suggested so that colleges can scan your barcode and f/u easily with you afterwards. 

 

For Information and to register: https://www.wacac.org/college-fairs/wacac-fairs/

 

To access the East Bay College Connection college planning guide (a great resource) go to:

https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/sites/default/files/attachments/files/2017%20EBCC%20guide%20final.pdf

 

Freshman and Sophomores interested in pursuing a medical career. San Ramon Regional Medical Center is looking for committed volunteers for their year round volunteer program.  SRVHS has 4 positions to fill. See schoolloop news for more detailed information or stop by College and Career to pick up an application. Deadline for submission is May 15th.

 

Seniors

 

Please Update your Naviance Portals with admission and commitment decisions: Please update your Colleges I’m Applying to List with admission status. It is helpful for us to understand admission trends for our SRVHS students.

 

Community College – Apply now: If you are considering DVC, Las Positas or other community college the time to apply is now. Log on to their website and begin the enrollment process. We also have information in the College/Career Center.

 

May 1st is National Commitment Day. You must commit to a college no later than May 1st (and each college may have a different ‘time stamp’ for when this must be completed). Check your college for specific time regulations.

  • Let the colleges know if you will NOT be attending and thank them. Some colleges have a link you can click on to decline. For others, you can simply email their admissions department and let them know.
  • Once you have committed, sign up immediately for housing (make a deposit) and orientation day.
  • Leadership is celebrating commitments on May 5th. Come celebrate at lunch, wear your shirts, hats, pins or anything you  might create to celebrate your path forward (2-4 year schools, gap year, military, work decisions). 

                      

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

 

JUNIORS:

 

ACT/SAT Testing: If you haven’t done so already, you should consider taking the ACT or SAT in May or June. Sign up now at www.collegeboard.org (SAT) or www.act.org (sign up early, seats do fill). Fall 2017 test dates will be posted soon.

 

The counseling staff visited Junior’s in access this week to ensure they have log in information to their Family Connection/Naviance account and to provide them time to explore colleges. This is our college and career planning database with great tools and resources. Students were provided time to add to their “Colleges I’m thinking about list” and to work on their activities resume and/or complete their Do What You Are or Career Interest Profile.  

Sophomores

 

Academic boosters is offering a MOCK (unofficial) Combo ACT/SAT for sophomores. The combined SAT/ACT test gives sophomores a chance to learn about each of the tests and begin thinking about whether they have a preference for one test over another.  It’s a great way to get your feet wet for upcoming testing which will typically take place during the Junior year as well as providing a sense of the type of questions and test format for each.   

 

Date: April 29th – 9:00 to 1:00. For more information on this and to sign up go www.srvhs.net “academics”  “academic boosters” or copy/paste the link below. 

http://www.srvhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=60963&type=d&pREC_ID=112934

 

General Information and Events

 

Freshman and Sophomores interested in pursuing a medical career. San Ramon Regional Medical Center is looking for committed volunteers for their year round volunteer program.  SRVHS has 4 positions to fill. See schoolloop news for more detailed information or stop by College and Career to pick up an application. Deadline for submission is May 15th.

 

Summer Camps: Exploring Careers at DVC: Earn college credit while having fun. For high school students entering grades 10, 11 and 12.  Programs include Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing (June 12-16), Hospitality and Culinary, Environmental Science (June 19-23), Business (June 27-July 1) and Technical Arts (July 31 – August 4th).  Go to www.dvc.edu/careerpathways for more information. Registration begins soon.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

What Your College Application Decisions Won’t Tell You

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

 

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

https://youtu.be/3UEwbRWFZVc

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Books

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

 

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 4/14/17

Summer School forms are now available.  Students needing academic remediation in courses already taken within SRVUSD with a resulting grade of F or D are eligible for this summer school.  The current classes offered are English 9, 10, 11; World Geography; World History; US History; Biology; Algebra 1; Geometry, Algebra 2; and Spanish 1.  To obtain a summer school application, a student needs to make an appointment to see his/her counselor.  Completed forms are due to the Counseling front desk no later than May 5th and this form requires a parent, student, and counselor signature.

 

Youth Citizens Police Academy

Danville-area teens are invited to take part in a program aimed at providing them with the background and information to understand the role of law enforcement and how they can help keep their community safe. The Danville Police Department is proud to offer a Youth Academy to current San Ramon Valley High School and Monte Vista High School students. The purpose of the youth academy is to increase youth’s understanding of police officers and their mission through hands-on training and education. The intent of the program is to acquaint youth with law enforcement’s role in the criminal justice system and provide an increased understanding of the tasks police face in their daily work. This is a great opportunity for high school students who are either interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or seek an understanding of law enforcement’s role in society.

 

Students will learn through a series of practical hands-on and classroom exercises, with topics that will include: Officer Safety building searches, officer use of force, arrest and control, handcuffing, traffic enforcement, high risk traffic stops, search and seizure, criminal law and crime investigation, force option simulator and patrol vehicle driving simulator. 

 

The Youth Police Academy is scheduled for June 5- 9, 2017. 

Please fill out and return the Youth Police Academy Application as soon as possible as space is limited!

 

Application deadline is May 5, 2017.

Youth Police Academy Application http://www.danville.ca.gov/YouthPoliceAcademy/

 

Attention Rising Juniors and Seniors! Do you love SRV? Do you love working with your peers? Do you see yourself as a mentor? Do you want to help incoming freshmen connect with their new home? Then you should apply to be a Link Crew leader for next school year! Application is due by April 15 and you must also ask one teacher on campus for a recommendation Application Link: https://goo.gl/forms/Sg8ezA8zEQ6UuEIA2 Questions? Contact Mrs. Agostino, Mrs. Neach, or Mrs. Brahmst.

 

Let’s stay “Forever Young,” at the SRV Father Daughter Dance! April 14 is the annual SRV Father Daughter Dance and we want to see your best retro attire! Tickets will be on sale AT THE DOOR! The dance is on Friday, April 14th from 7:30-9:30PM. We will be playing a variety of music to please all generations. Tickets are $20 per family at the door, and all age female siblings are also welcome!  

 

Sign-up for the Ultimate Frisbee Lunch Tournament! Games will be held on April 24, 25, 27 & 28 @ Lunch on the football field! 10 people per team, 5 play at once, 8 teams allowed. $5 per person, t-shirts provided! Details on the rules will be reviewed after sign-ups at a captains meeting, date to be determined. Once the tournament is finalized, we will collect payment.  Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e49abad2ca64-ultimate/

 

Want updates about SRVHS Construction? Visit: http://www.buildsrvschools.org/?p=101

 

Traffix Busing Passes

The TRAFFIX bus program is entering its 8th year of service, providing safe, convenient and affordable transportation for students. The program has helped reduce the number of vehicle trips during school pick-ups and drop-offs and significantly reduces the carbon footprint in Danville and San Ramon every year.

Parents are saving time and money and kids love riding the bus. This helps your student build confidence and independence while doing a great service to our community in getting cars off the road during rush hour.

For the 2017-2018 School Year, the SR-21 bus will serve San Ramon Valley High School.

Passes for the 2017 - 2018 school year go on sale on April 24th and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  The price for a discounted TRAFFIX Bus Pass is $240 – that’s just $1.33 per day for every day of the school year.

After June 15th, bus passes will be sold at the Regular Rate of $310. But, don’t wait! The bus at San Ramon Valley High is expected to sell out. Visit http://RideTRAFFIX.com to purchase your pass starting April 24th.

Questions? Call 925-866-8739 or email manager@ridetraffix.com.

 

Attention SRVHS Seniors who attended Greenbrook:  On May 31st @ 1:30pm it’ll be your last chance to walk the halls of Greenbrook as a SRVUSD student.  The students of Greenbrook will be cheering you on as you prepare for graduation.  You will need to report to Greenbrook at 1:15pm with your cap and gown.  The “parade” through the halls begins at 130 pm sharp.  It is important that we have a head count so PLEASE sign up in R43 with Mrs. Stepp or the student needs to email her @ hstepp@srvusd.net. This event lasts no longer than 30 minutes.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Entry Categories

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

Entry Instructions

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

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

 

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

LOST AND FOUND

The Lost and Found cupboard in Counseling if full of jackets, shoes, lunch bags, retainers, glasses, water bottles, umbrellas….you name it!  The week of April 17 – 21 will be your last chance to check for your lost items in the Lost and Found.  The L & F will be cleared out the week of April 24th.

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

Congratulations to the men’s golf team for completing a season sweep of De La Salle with its 181-184 win on Tuesday at Crow Canyon. This marks the first time the team has swept De La Salle since it joined the league in 2009. Jack Burkland led the team with an even par 34, followed by Ryan Helgans and Cole de Flores’ 36s, Mikey Burkland’s 37, and Chase Wickman and Jackson Heitt’s 38s.

The team also shot a season-low 176 at Crow on Thursday to beat Granada, improving to 11-2 in league and remaining in a first place tie with Amador. Ryan Helgans led the team with a 1-under 33, followed by Cole de Flores’ 34, Chase Wickman’s 35, Jackson Heitt’s 36, and Jack and Mikey Burkland’s 38s.

The JV team improved to 6-4 with its 218-243 win over Dublin on Tuesday at Crow. Drew Welsh led the team with a 40, followed by Rico Guevara and Sam Sotelo’s 44, and Graham Myers and Luke McHargue’s 45.

Snack Shack will be OPEN at BOTH JV and Varsity Women’s Lacrosse home games for players and fans to grab dinner/drinks/snacks! Look for the dates each week when they play at home. The following link below is to SRV's athletic calendar for all our sporting events for the week: http://www.ebalca.org/public/genie/1040/school/422/

The men's basketball program will be providing open gym opportunities on Mondays (6:30am - 7:45am) and Wednesdays (7:00am - 8:30am). This will be held in the main gym and it is open to anyone. Please contact Coach Botteen if you have any questions.

SRV’s Mountain Bike team had incredible weather luck this past weekend at the NorCal South Conference race at Granite Bay (on the shores of Folsom Lake) with a cool beautiful blue sky Sunday, perfect for racing. Team performances were highlighted by three podium finishes and two firsts!!  Gabriella Dubé blasted her way to a 1st place finish in JV Girls and  Jaden Davis rocketed to 1st place in Frosh Boys D1, followed closely by Jonathan Gruver in 3rd place.  Other top ten finishes included Jordan Matlock in 8th place in Frosh Boys D1 and Griffin Kuhnsman in 9th place in JV Boys D1.  The coaches were especially proud of our strong Freshmen Boys showing, who finished 1st, 3rd, 8th, 12th (Logan Johnson), and 17th (John Arado).   Official race results can be found at https://www.norcalmtb.org/results/17/RiderSC4.pdf

Come out and support our Danville Ice Hockey Club Team! All games are played in Dublin at the Dublin Iceland Arena. Their next game is tonight at 6:30pm! If you have any questions, contact Coaches Chris Brown sacbrown2001@yahoo.com or Randy Wheeler rwheeler10@rocketmail.com

  • 19-Apr-17 (Wednesday) – 7:00PM vs Granada
  • 21-Apr-17 (Friday) – 8:45PM vs Granada
  • 22-Apr-17 (Saturday) – 4:45PM vs Monte Vista
  • 26-Apr-17 (Wednesday) – 7:00PM vs Amador

Please help support the Men’s JV and Varsity Tennis fundraiser by purchasing customized Wolves socks by Strideline.  Socks are $16 each and can be purchased from any JV or Varsity Tennis player.  Socks will also be sold at home matches on 3/29 and 3/30 and 4/11 and 4/13 between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.  Go Wolves! (ATTACH FLYER)

Parent:

 

Danville Square (Trader Joe's center) has requested that parents refrain from dropping off and/or picking up students in the shopping center parking lot and that students refrain from parking at the center during school hours.  Those in violation may be subject to tow.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Grad Night Fundraiser: Bring donatable goods (not furniture)

Location: In front of PAC

Date: Sat. April 15th 9AM-3PM

Volunteers needed as well! Please follow the link if you are interested in helping!                    Help this Saturday! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b44a4ac29a13-grad

Help Support SRVHS Athletic Boosters and the Baseball Program Today - New Items Added!!!

The on-line auction supporting SRVHS Athletic Boosters and the Baseball Program is open through April 22 at 9PM! Please check out the website at: SRVHS Baseball Online Auction Homepage to view the amazing items that have been donated by many generous supporters! From tickets to desirable sporting events, weekend getaways, wine excursions, sports memorabilia and local business items, there is something for everyone! We invite the entire SRVHS community to bid knowing that your purchases will support SRV's student-athletes. Please contact Julie Bowman at bowmanfam@yahoo.com  or Kim Grubaugh at kimgrubaugh@gmail.com  if you have any questions. Thank you for your support, and Happy Shopping!

 

 PLEASE JOIN US IN SUPPORTING SRVHS Class of 2020

April 18, 2017

(All Day, Dine-In, Take-Out or Delivery)

 

Mountain Mike’s Pizza

130 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA

(Located Near SRVH School)

925-552-7071

 

Present or mention this flyer and 20% of your order *will be donated to support SRVHS 2020. *(Alcohol and Buffet not included)

 

THE MORE WE EAT THE MORE WE RAISE! Invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers.

Invitations must be presented or mentioned when order placed.  Other restrictions may apply, Not valid with other discounts.

 

ATTENTION PARENTS OF FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS:  

If you want to see the additional classes, staffing for the College and Career Center, College Test Prep Classes, after school tutoring, after school library hours and the other programs made possible by the Academic Boosters to continue next year, we need you to volunteer NOW!!!!!

 

We desperately need three parents to volunteer as next year’s Academic Booster President, Vice President and Treasurer as soon as possible.  The parents currently holding these positions will no longer have students attending SRVHS after June.  Funding commitments to the district must be made by our final meeting of the school year, scheduled for 10:00 am Monday, May 15.  Without these positions filled, the Academic Boosters organization cannot function and no commitment can be made.

 

  • President – The President is primarily responsible for presiding at the five Academic Booster Meetings per year, attending monthly Booster Council Meetings with the Principal, representing AB at the PTSA meetings, working with the Treasurer and other board Members on the budget, providing AB communications to the parent community and coordinating AB’s booth at registration.  This position requires about 3 to 10 hours per month.  
  • Vice President– The Vice President shares tasks with and assists the President as needed.  This position requires about 3 to 5 hours per month. 
  • Treasurer - The Treasurer position, ideally held by someone with accounting experience, is responsible for disbursing funds, keeping records of all accounts and transactions and preparing financial reports for the bi-monthly meetings.  This position typically requires about 4 hours per month. 

 

Please call/text the current president Paula Moore and VP Jacqueline Bennett for more details at 925-548-3970 or 925-549-1911. For more information about the Academic Boosters, visit our website at srvhs.net/ab or send us an email at srvhsab@hotmail.com.   

 

Get Involved in the SRVHS Community Next Year

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

 

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

 

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

 

PARENT NIGHTS TO REMEMBER:

  • April 25th, Tuesday, 7p-9p in the Library: Brown Bag: State of the School presented by Ruth Steele
  • May 11th, Tuesday, 7p-9p, in the Library: Empty Nesting for Moms and Dads with Risa Nye
  • May 19th, Friday, 7a-8:30a, in the Quad: Dad's End of Year Coffee
  • May 26th, A Period Finals Breakfasts
  • May 30th - June 1st Finals Breakfasts

 

Flower Power - Class of 2018 Fundraiser: Buy some bulbs or plants to get your garden ready and help support the Class of 2018!  Our fundraiser runs through May 1, 2017.  Your purchase gives 50% back to the Class of 2018 and you get something beautiful in return! Just click on the link below to see what they have to offer.

Flower Power Link:  Season Ended | Flower Power Fundraising

 

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

 

The McClaskey Family

301 Del Amigo Road

Danville, CA 94526

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

 

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

 

Upcoming Events

 

  • Scholarship Deadlines: Seniors – Academic Boosters, Athletic Boosters, Danville Chamber of Commerce, Rancho Romero Alumni, Stone Valley Middle School scholarships deadlines are approaching. See Naviance for information and to print a scholarship application (or stop by C&CC)
  • April 18th – Seniors College Decision Discussion: 12:45-1:30 (min day) in College and Career (see below)
  • April 24th – SRVHS Quad – Military representatives from the various branches will be available during lunch in the quad for students who want to come over and speak to them about Military options post SRVHS.
  • April 27th – University of Cambridge: Come learn about going to school abroad: 8:30-9:30 – sign up on Naviance.
  • April 29th – NACAC College Fair – See Naviance for Information
  • May 6th – WACAC College Fair at St. Mary’s College: 1:00 - 4:00 – Preregistration is recommended but not required.

 

WACAC College Fair at St. Mary’s College – May 6th from 1:00-4:00. A great event for Juniors and Sophomores to talk to admission representatives from around the country.  Bring your questions and research opportunities.  Breakout sessions on specialized topics will also be offered.  See the website for additional information (link below).

 

Over one hundred colleges will be present. Pre-registration is suggested so that colleges can scan your barcode and f/u easily with you afterwards.  For Information and to register: https://www.wacac.org/college-fairs/wacac-fairs/

 

Seniors

 

Seniors: Are you having difficulty making your college decision? Come to the College and Career Center after school (minimum day) on Tuesday, April 18th from 12:45-1:30 to hear from Decide Consultants. Bring your lunch to learn some quick strategies for decision making, the benefits of owning your decision and the reality of, and planning for, the trade-offs you may make in the process.  Sign up on NAVIANCE so we have an idea of how many students are coming.

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

 

Community College – apply now: If you are considering DVC, Las Positas or other community college the time to apply is now. Log on to their website and begin the enrollment process. We also have information in the College/Career Center.

 

Four Year Decisions

  • Do the math!  Financial Aid Award letters should be in hand or on your portal.  If you completed the FAFSA, this information will show you the total Cost of Attendance (COA) and outline how the University suggests you may pay for it (scholarship, grants, student or parent loans, work study, etc.). You will have the option to accept or decline each of the line items presented.  For questions on this, stop by the College and Career Center after break and we can provide guidance.
  • May 1st is National Commitment Day. You must commit to a college no later than May 1st (and each college may have a different ‘time stamp’ for when this must be completed. Check your college for specific time regulations.
  • Let the colleges know if you will NOT be attending and thank them. Some colleges have a link you can click on to decline. For others, you can simply email their admissions department and let them know.
  • Once you have committed to your college, sign up immediately for housing (make a deposit) and orientation day.

                      

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

 

 

JUNIORS:

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Sophomores

 

Academic boosters is offering a MOCK (unofficial) Combo ACT/SAT for sophomores. The combined SAT/ACT test gives sophomores a chance to learn about each of the tests and begin thinking about whether they have a preference for one test over another.  It’s a great way to get your feet wet for upcoming testing which will typically take place during the Junior year as well as providing a sense of the type of questions and test format for each.   

 

Date: April 29th – 9:00 to 1:00. For more information on this and to sign up go www.srvhs.net “academics”  “academic boosters” or copy/paste the link below. 

http://www.srvhs.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=60963&type=d&pREC_ID=112934

 

General Information and Events

 

Summer Camps: Exploring Careers at DVC: Earn college credit while having fun. For high school students entering grades 10, 11 and 12.  Programs include Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing (June 12-16), Hospitality and Culinary, Environmental Science (June 19-23), Business (June 27-July 1) and Technical Arts (July 31 – August 4th).  Go to www.dvc.edu/careerpathways for more information. Registration begins soon.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

What Your College Application Decisions Won’t Tell You

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

 

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

https://youtu.be/3UEwbRWFZVc

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Books

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

 

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.