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Scripps Ranch High School
SRCA April 2017 Newsletter

            March was an exciting month at Scripps Ranch High School.  Winter Sports came to an end with many teams advancing to playoffs.  Congratulations to the Women’s Basketball and Men’s Soccer teams for playing in the CIF Championship games. We are so proud of all of our student athletes! The Falcon Playhouse presented “Chicago” and did a fantastic job.  Our incredibly talented band and choir hosted their annual Spring Concert.  Mock Trial came in first place and is continuing on to the State competition.  Science Olympiad placed at the regional competition and will go onto State in April.  Joydeep Dutta, Pia Kapoor, and Athena Chua participated in and took first through third place in the Student Essay Contest sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library.  The AFJROTC Cyber Patriot Team will be competing in the National competition in Baltimore in April.  The AFJROTC Academic Team received word of their eligibility to compete in Washington D.C. at the end of June.  The students at SRHS continue to excel in all they do.  In addition to all of this, our students continued to meet and exceed expectations in the classroom. 

            Annual testing will begin at the end of April and continue through May.  Students in Grade 10 will take the NCLB test in Science at the end of April, while students in Grade 11 will take the SBAC tests in Math and English at the end of May.  AP exams will be administered May 1-12, to students who are enrolled in AP classes and who have purchased AP exams.

Assessment

 Students Tested

Subject(s)

Testing Windows*

Smarter Balanced Field Test (SBAC)

11

ELA and Math

May 22-25

Grade Level Science (NCLB)

10

Science

May 31 – June 10

AP Testing

AP Students

AP Subjects

May 1 – May 12

The next few months are crucial for students and the school as we maintain our Distinguished School honor.  Stay focused—we’d like to remain number one in the district! Students are encouraged to eat a healthy breakfast, stay well rested and do their best on their exams.  Due to tighter security measures cell phone use is prohibited in the classroom. 

Our Spring Sports are well under way.   With the dedication of our student athletes, parents and our coaches, we hope to have an outstanding spring season.  Please come out and support Scripps Ranch High School Athletics.

I want to express my continued gratitude to all of our students, coaches, faculty/staff, and parents who dedicate their time and commitment to our extra-curricular programs.  Because of these individuals our students are afforded opportunities to make a connection to our school and the chance to develop important life-long skills such as teamwork, commitment, dealing with uncertainty, asking questions, and learning the importance of sustained effort.  

            Lastly, I would like to give an update about our school budget for next year. Headlines and social media paint a very dismal picture for the school district budget. The good news is that Scripps Ranch High School is in good fiscal health!  Our school has been operating with a very lean operating and office team for several years. We have also benefited greatly from tremendous parent support, and I thank you for that. This will become even more important as we look to purchase supplies next year. Please know our students are our priority and having them not feel the budget pinch is our constant goal. 

Calendar for April

April 7                         Minimum Day
April 13 & 14              Falcon Playhouse  – Theatre, 6:00PM
April 20 & 21              Falcon Playhouse  – Theatre, 6:00PM
April 26                       Powder Puff Game – Stadium, 5:30PM 

Please refer to our website, www.srhsfalcons.org, for upcoming events, announcements, and school information.  Go Falcons!!

Sincerely,

Ann Menna

 

Principal