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March 15, 2015

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Greetings Q Nation,

We had another awesome week!

Field HockeyThe Field Hockey team was honored on Tuesday, March 10th by Superintendent Cindy Marten and SDCS Board of Education. Our young ladies ended the season with a 26-1 record and the CIF Division 2 Championship. I want to personally thank the following individuals:

Coach Laurie Berger - CIF Field Hockey Coach of the Year,
Coach Elizabeth Ward
and Coach Kari Keivens.
DP ConcertI want to give a big shout out to our music teacher, Brad Pulverenti. Our joint "Extravaganza Orchestra Concert" with De Portola on Wednesday night was spectacular!
Finally, below you will find some general information regarding the California High School Exit Exam.  Teachers and Administrators have been speaking and working with your 10th Graders to inform them of the upcoming exam and what to expect on those days.  March 17th & 18th, the CAHSEE will be given to all 10th Grade students and all 11th & 12th Grade students who still need to pass one, or both, sections of the exam.
 

Please speak with your student about getting a good nights’ rest on Monday & Tuesday and eating a healthy breakfast each morning. We want our young people ready to give it their best.

State law requires students in California public schools to pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to receive a high school diploma. Education Code sections 60850 and 68051 authorized the development and implementation of the exam.

The purpose of the CAHSEE is to improve student achievement in high school and make sure students who graduate from high school can demonstrate competency in English language arts and mathematics.

The CAHSEE is divided into two parts: English Language Arts and Mathematics. The questions address important state content standards that a High School Exit Examination Standards Panel, appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, felt students should master to graduate from high school.

The English language arts section addresses state content standards through Grade 10. It consists of multiple-choice questions and a writing task. The reading portion of the exam covers vocabulary, informational reading, and reading literature.

The mathematics portion of the test addresses state standards from Grades 6 through 8, including algebra. It consists of multiple-choice questions that cover number sense, algebra and functions, measurement and geometry, and probability and statistics.

Students who do not pass the CAHSEE in 10th grade have additional opportunities to retake the exam during 11th grade and at least three opportunities in 12th grade. Only the part(s) not passed must be taken again. In addition, school districts are required by law to provide supplemental instruction aligned to state academic content standards for students who do not pass the exam.

All students who have not passed CAHSEE by the end of grade 12 are encouraged to continue their education and avail themselves of all remediation opportunities, including those the district makes available for intensive instruction and services after grade 12.

I want to thank all of our faculty and staff members for preparing the ”Greatest Students in the Universe” for college and the world of work.

Have a great week!

Dr. Vincent Mays
Principal
Serra High School

 

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WEEK IN REVIEW

CHP

 

Start Smart Driving Class

You want to drive and your parents want you to be safe! We've got the answer and it's right here at Serra! On Saturday, March 14th from Noon to 2 pm, CHP Officer Sanchez presented the Start Smart Driving Class--and it was FREE!

 
new cartsNew Fleet of Golf Carts Keep Serra Students Safe

Prop S funds provide greater safety for all students!

The arrival of Serra High Schools new golf carts has given our school the ability to move a bit more quickly around campus.

Serra's campus is spread out over 110 acres. That's a lot of ground to cover! Golf carts are needed on campus for greater access to the surrounding school areas before, during and after school. It also allows quicker access to the various campus locations in case of an emergency.

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new cartsStay Up to Date on the Latest Serra Scores and Stats

The Athletic Section of the Serra web site now links directly to MaxPreps. MaxPreps is a professional-grade communications tool designed to share schedules, results, rosters, and detailed player stats.

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peas

Serra Green Garden Club is Growing

Serra High School's after school Garden Club meets regularly to tend the walled garden behind the 200 building. The club is made up of students who want to improve the environment and nutrition through holistic gardening.

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iHigh

 

Serra High School is Part of an Award Winning Online Program

San Diego Unified School District's IHigh Virtual Academy proudly received the Classroom of the Future Foundation's Achieve Award for its online, college-prep high school program. The program not only serves iHigh's own fulltime student body, but also makes online courses available to all other high schools in the district. The dual enrollment model enables military transfer students, student with medical issues, student athletes, and students involved in a variety of other extracurricular activities have a more flexible schedule for completing their coursework.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Tuesday
3/17/15
Wednesday
3/18/15
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Tuesday
3/17/15
PTO Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Room 231)
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Thursday
3/19/15
Parent Empowerment Academy
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (Media Center)
Internet Safety & Cyber Bullying: What Parents Need To Know
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Saturday
3/21/15

Saturday Student Empowerment Academy (Saturday School)
8:00 AM- NOON (Bungalows)
Students must sign up no later than noon on Friday 3/20.
 

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Saturday
3/21/15
SHS Wind Ensemble @ SCSBOA Spring Concert Festival
7:30 AM- 11:30 AM (University City High School)
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Saturday
3/21/15
AP Science Saturday NMSI Academy
8:00 AM- 3:00 PM (700/800 Building)
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Saturday
3/21/15
Serra Spring Cheer Clinic
9:00 AM- 3:40 PM (Media Center)
$30 registration. Great learning experience for all trying out for Cheer.
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Saturday
3/21/15
SAT Prep For 8th and 9th Graders
8:30 AM- 12:30 PM (Media Center)
Cal-Soap will present a free workshop for 8th and 9th grade students on SAT
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Saturday
3/21/15
SHS String Orchestra @ SCSBOA Spring Concert Festival
11:00 AM- 5:00 PM (University City High School)
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Monday
3/23/15
SAT Prep For 11th Graders
2:30 PM- 4:00 PM (Media Center)
Free workshop for 11th grade students on prepping for the SAT
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Monday
3/23/15
9th/10th Grade At-Risk Parent Night
6:00 PM- 7:30 PM (Media Center)
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Wednesday
3/25/15
SAT Prep For 11th Graders
2:30 PM- 4:00 PM (Media Center)
Free workshop for 11th grade students on prepping for the SAT
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Thursday
3/26/15
Parent Empowerment Academy
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (Media Center)
Stubstance Abuse & Mental Illness in Teens
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Monday
3/30/15-
Friday
4/3/15
Spring Break
School Resumes on Monday, April 6, 2015
 
For a complete list of upcoming Serra events visit our online calendar.
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