February 8, 2015
Good Morning Q Nation,
I am incredibly blessed to lead the greatest high school in the universe! We had a super productive week: 8th Grade Expo, Electives' Fair, Parent Empowerment Academy, Saturday Advanced Placement classes, financial aid workshop and the announcement of our new head football coach. Serra High School is quickly becoming a school of choice, the place where students come first!
Dr. Vincent Mays
Serra High School
|WEEK IN REVIEW|
|Serra High School Offers a Variety of On Line Courses|
Through a generous grant from the Department of Defense, all high schools are able to offer on line classes to students in SDUSD. In addition to the traditional classroom setting, students may supplement course offerings from UC a-g enrollments through Ihigh Virtual Academy. In this model, students have an "on line" highly qualified teacher with whom they interact in the virtual setting. Additionally, each school site, has a "mentor" who assists students with navigating the on line coursework and provides proctoring for midterm and final exams.
|Ms Stroubakis' marine scientists strategize effective oil spill clean up|
On January 28th, students in Marine Science were challenged with the objective of cleaning up an oil spill, simulating the task biologists and environmental scientists experienced in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Within this Unit of Study, students explored the causes and effects of events such as oil spills and contaminations. Given ordinarily household items (toothpicks, pieces of sponge, styrofoam, wood stirrer, cotton ball, etc.) these young Serra scientists were challenged to design different devices to most effectively clean up a marine oil spill.
|Circle of Friends: Where all students are included and welcome!|
At Circle of Friends
our mission is to establish an environment of inclusion for teens and young adults with developmental disabilities in a high school setting and within their community. The club focuses on the acceptance of people with disabilities through relationship building with non-disabled peers. These friendships allow students with special needs the opportunity to acquire, practice and improve social and conversational skills in a natural environment.
|Key Club Continues Charitable Work|
Each year, the Serra High School Key Club heads up a worthy fundraising project. It is entitled "Pasta For Pennies" and it presented by the Olive Garden. Since 1994, students and educators throughout the United States and Canada have raised more than 233 million dollars in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) mission to cure blood cancers and improve the lives of patients and their families. Boxes will be located in each teacher's classroom where students can collect coins and other donations and put them in their classroom's box. Every penny counts!!
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|Serra Soccer Player Receives MaxPreps/NSCAA High School State Player of the Week|
Maxpreps, the online high school sports leader and The National Soccer Coaches Association of America team up to honor the Nation's best athletes. The NSCAA used the results and statistics provided by MaxPreps to select one boy and one girl Player of the Week in each state across the country. Victoria Davis of Serra High School receives the award for the week of December 29 - January 4, 2015.
Principal Dr. Vincent Mays and Athletic Director Jonn Pisapia presented Victoria with her award patch and certificate by as her team and coaches surrounded her on the stadium field.
Congratulations Victoria on your accomplishment, you earned it!
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