Happy Friday Cougar Families!
Congratulations to all of our Cougars for completing the first full week of the spring term! It was great to see so many parents join us yesterday evening for Curriculum night. We hope you had a welcoming experience meeting the teachers and getting to know about all of the fascinating learning opportunities our students are about to engage in.
I want to remind everyone that we have Monday off as we observe the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK Day is a national day of service and is often described as a “day on, not a day off.” Please find some time to be of service this weekend in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Have a fun and safe three day weekend!
SCHS Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
Thank you to all the families who stopped by our SCHS PTO table during Curriculum Night! It was great to meet you and share info about what we do. If you did not have a chance to stop by and join PTO, you can do so by visiting our website. Keep in mind that all membership dues are invested right back into our Cougar students, staff and community!
While 2023 has only just begun, it's never too early to begin thinking about the future and who might make up our 2023-24 PTO Board! Several parents with graduating seniors will be moving on in June, so we want to ensure a smooth transition for the coming year. The following positions are available: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, Parliamentarian, Membership Chair, Volunteer Chair, Fundraising Chair, Hospitality Chair, Social Media Chair, and Grade Level representatives. If you would like to learn more about the time commitment and responsibilities of any of these positions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to set up a time to discuss. Another way to learn more about the positions is to join us at our monthly PTO meetings. Our next meeting is on February 10th at 5 p.m. in the Staff Lounge. PTO runs solely on volunteers, and we need you!
Red Cross Club and ASB students are working together to bring Blood Drives back to Steele Canyon! We have one coming up on Thursday, January 19 from 8:30 am - 2 pm. Donors must be 17 or older and can include a student, parent, or staff member.
Step 1: Choose an appointment time
*Note: No athletes can donate with games that day (wrestling)
Steele Canyon Players' Drama Club
The Steele Canyon Players' Drama Club have just wrapped up the 2nd issue of The Players' Post - a digital newsletter in an effort to inform you about "happenings" in the theatre department at SCHS. Thank you for taking the time to read what our team has shared, and for the continued support you all provide.
Student Art Show at Foothills Gallery
Congratulations to the following studenfs for being included in the Foothill's Art Association's Grossmont Union High School District Art Show!
Jaime Del Rio
Kali Jo Yoder
If you would like to see the show or attend the reception (Monday Jan 23rd 5:30-7:30) see the flier below.
Financial Aid Workshops - Still, need to complete your FAFSA?
You have until March 2, 2023 to apply but you should complete it earlier. The earlier you get it done, the more financial aid that is available to you. Don't forget this is a requirement to be eligible for a Cal-Grant and graduation.
We have two workshops scheduled this month. They will be presented by Grossmont College staff. There is a 50-person maximum per session. Students, please RSVP in Naviance under FAFSA!
Gymnastics will have its required preseason meeting on Thursday Jan 12th at lunch in Coach Tyler’s Room
SCHS Girls Beach Volleyball Fundraiser
If you like Krispy Kreme Doughnuts you can help the Girls Beach Volleyball Team. We receive 50% of the proceeds and you will get a bit of a discount per dozen purchased. Thank you so much for any help you can provide! It is good for any Krispy Kreme .
Sports, Sports, and More Sports!
Red is away, blue is home! Rah Rah Cougars!
Applications are now OPEN for this year's TEDxKids@ElCajon!
They are looking for student speakers and performers for their event on May 6, 2023! This year's theme is ME, HERE, NOW. Making a difference HERE and NOW, starting with ME.
Please share applications with students who are interested. If you know of a student or group, please encourage them to apply!
Speaker and Host Application (due February 24)
Performer Application (due February 15)
You are cordially invited to the Winter Formal: A Night in the Bayou
- February 11th @6pm-10pm
- Paradise Point
TICKETS: Available in the Finance Office Dec. 12 - Feb. 8
- Dec 12 - Jan 6: $45 w/ an ASB card and $55 w/out
- Jan 9 - Jan 27: $55 w/ an ASB card and $65 w/out
- Jan 30 - Feb 8: $65 w/ an ASB card and $75 w/out
January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month
San Diego has one of the highest rates of sex trafficking of children in the nation.
90% of high schools across San Diego County reported cases of sex trafficking.
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery, where people are sold as property.
The average age of entry into commercial sexual exploitation is 16 years old.
Here are some links to resources and more information:
We Are Hiring!
The following position/s are currently open and posted at Steele Canyon High School. If you would like to apply for a position or know someone who would be a great fit for our Cougar family, please access our current job posting(s) on the EDJOIN website HERE
Drive Safe - the Cougar Way
Friendly reminder to drive cautiously as you enter and exit the campus. Campus Supervisors are here to keep the traffic moving - please follow all traffic directions from security personnel. Reminder that we do not provide access for cars at the back of the school during the school day.