Happy Friday Cougar Families!
It has been an exciting week on campus inside and outside the classroom. Grades close today for the quarter three progress reports so the energy inside the classroom has been noticeably more focused. Outside the classroom we are coming to the end of a highly successful winter sports season. We are Grossmont League Champions in Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, and Girls Water Polo. Our Competitive Cheer team are CIF Champions in the Co-Ed division and our Girls Wrestling team are CIF Runners Up. Congratulations and thank you to all of our winter athletes, coaches, and parents for supporting our teams.
We also hosted our annual Open House last night (2/9/23). Open house is for our future cougars and marks the first official Steele Canyon experience for many families and students. Hundreds of families were on campus taking student-led tours and learning about the practices and programs that make Steele Canyon the best place to learn and work in the county. We are expecting a full ninth grade class so please be sure to remind your friends and family that all new students must submit an Intent to Enroll Online Application to be entered into our lottery. The lottery takes place on February 24 and we will notify all families of their enrollment status by email that afternoon.
It is wonderful to be a Cougar and we are looking forward to welcoming the class of 2027 in the coming weeks and months!
Have an awesome 3 day weekend!
Rah! Rah! Cougars!
- Saturday, February 11th: Winter Formal
- Monday, February 13th: Lincoln Day, No School
- Tuesday, February 14th: PIQE will resume @ 9:30am
- Wednesday, February 15th: School Site Council @ 3:45pm in the staff lounge
- Wednesday, February 15th: Governing Board Meeting @ 5pm
- Wednesday, February 15th: FAFSA financial workshop @ 5pm
- Monday, February 20th: President's Day, No School
- Tuesday, February 21st: PIQE
- Tuesday, February 21st: Start Smart @ 6pm in the library
- Wednesday, February 22nd: Open Enrollment for 2023-2024 CLOSES (11:59pm)
- Friday, February 24th: SCHS Lottery (11am)
- Saturday, February 25th: FAFSA Workshop - Lunch Provided (last one)
- Monday, February 27th: Airbands
- Tuesday, February 28st: PIQE
- Tuesday, February 28th: Coffee with the Principal @ 8:30am in the Staff Lounge
- Wednesday, March 1st: Virtual Coffee with the Principal @ 5pm on zoom
Steele Canyon High School PTO
We had a great time meeting prospective students and families at Open House! Always a pleasure to share about the countless opportunities for students to learn, grow and thrive at Steele Canyon High School.
Reminder that we are currently looking for individuals interested in filling our PTO Board positions for the 2023-24 school 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 email@example.com for more information or to set up a time to discuss. PTO runs solely on volunteers, and we need you!
CLASS OF 2023
Thank you to the families who joined us in person and online for Tuesday's Senior Committee meeting! Additional information will be shared about each of the senior events scheduled over the next several months and you will have an opportunity to help out as needed. If you missed the meeting, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org of your interest to help with Senior Baccalaureate, Senior Awards, Senior Breakfast, Grad Nite at Disneyland and any other senior activities the graduating class.
GRAD NITE AT DISNEYLAND - JUNE 9TH
We are finalizing transportation options and pricing for our Class of 2023 graduates to attend Grad Nite at Disneyland on June 9th! Ticket sales have been postponed to Wednesday, February 22nd, and Wednesday, March 1st, before school (8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.) in the Quad. The ticket price will include the Disneyland Resort Park Hopper, Grad Nite Private Party Experience at Disney California Adventure Park, and transportation to/from Disney.
Our SCHS AIRBANDS competition is on Monday, February 27 at 7pm in the gym.
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS are $5, can be purchased at the Finance Office starting on Feb. 22, or at the door the night of the event. You will be able to watch the competition sitting in the gym bleachers.
VIP TABLES are $120/table and seat 8 people. VIP tables go on sale starting Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8:30am. Bring cash or checks made payable to “SCHS Airbands,” to Chelsea Yoshinaga in Room F106. Your guests get to enter through the VIP area entrance, sit right up front, and enjoy complimentary coffee, water & snacks, while watching the competition. Don’t miss out!
We are thrilled to be able to give the student airbands groups the opportunity to compete for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place on stage Monday, Feb. 27 in the gym. We will also enjoy special performances from Scratch and his crew, & your very own SCHS Staff. Come out and support your Cougars! We hope to see you there for this fun, family friendly, Steele Canyon event!
When scheduling your classes for next year, think about taking a CTE Pathway where you learn skills for the following professions and beyond
National Honor band/orchestra
Congratulations to Ryan Govers who represented Steele Canyon at the National Honor band/orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York this past weekend! After auditioning against other trombone players in the country he was selected to play Berstein's Overture to Candide and Shostakovich's Symphony Number 5.
Steele Canyon ofrece 2 talleres completamente en español para nuestros padres latinos a las 9:30 a.m. y 6 pm. atraves de Zoom.
Acompaneños a nuestro taller de PIQE Socio Emocional los martes a las 9:30 a.m. donde aprendara estrategias para apoyar a su estudiante con sus emociones, confianza en si mismos y como guiarlos a tomar decisiones responsables.
En el taller PIQE Acceso Auna Educacion Superior a las 6pm aprendera sobre los requisitos de graduacion y de admision a la universidad, ayuda financiera para el colegio/universidad y mas.
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Swim Team early am practices
Gymnastics Tryouts are happening Next week on the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th with mandatory parent meeting on Saturday!
YEARBOOK DEADLINES & INFORMATION
SENIOR ADS (TRIBUTES) (DEADLINE MARCH 3)
The senior ad deadline is quickly approaching! This is an important time to show your appreciation for your SENIOR in a lasting and meaningful way. Once you create your tribute to your senior, it will live on every time someone opens their yearbook. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED.
YEARBOOK PURCHASE INFORMATION
Yearbook purchase costs and deadlines can be found HERE TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK (You can also purchase a yearbook at the finance office or the webstore.) We sold out of the 2022 yearbook, so make sure you order as soon as you are able!
FAME THE MUSICAL
Don't miss the Steele Canyon Players and Instrumental Music Department's Spring Musical, FAME THE MUSICAL, March 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 @ 7PM, and March 18 @ 2PM, in our very own Steele Canyon Theatre! Reserve your TICKETS today: $10 reserved seats online, $15 at the door. Thank you for supporting the arts! We can't wait to see you in our audience!
Attention All Seniors - Planning to Attend Cuyamaca or Grossmont in Fall 2023!
Griffin-Coyote Connection 2023 Fall Workshop is right around the corner.
Griffin-Coyote Connection is a program designed to provide high school seniors with the resources and services they need to smoothly transition from high school to Cuyamaca and Grossmont Colleges. It is a series of three workshops where a team of staff members and counselors will walk you through the enrollment process step by step. You must sign up in Naviance in order to participate.
For more information see Mrs. Cook
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.