Happy Friday Cougar Families!
Teacher and Staff Appreciation week is next week! We are excited to celebrate and honor the service of our teachers and staff. We want to thank our friends at Summit Church and our fabulous PTO for helping us schedule an appreciative event each day of the weei.
Reminder to our families that we are hosting a luncheon for our teachers and staff on Tuesday, May 9 in front of our school. We will have a modified schedule on Tuesday that will provide a longer lunch so our staff can enjoy their lunch comfortably and with the company of their colleagues. School will still start and end at the same time.
We are dedicating May 11 as Thankful Thursday. As important members of our learning community we encourage you to take part and share a thankful message to a teacher or staff member who has had a positive impact on your student and family. Please use this form to participate in Teacher and Staff Appreciation week’s Thankful Thursday and we will deliver your message to its recipient on May 11.
Our 2022-23 Golden Apple winner Ms. Amber Brown was honored this week at the Honoring Excellence in Education Awards at West Hills High School. What makes the Golden Apple Award Special is that it is voted on by the student body. Ms. Brown is an amazing teacher and contributor to our community and I am proud of our student body for awarding such a deserving teacher.
Less than five weeks left in the 2022-23 school year!
Have a safe and awesome weekend!
- Friday, May 5th: Progress Reports & ASB applications are due
- May 8th - May 12th: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
- May 16th - May 18th: Senior Interviews. May 16th and 18th are minimum days.
- Wednesday, May 17th: School Site Council @ 3:45pm and Governing Board @ 5pm
- Thursday, May 18th: Dance Show
- Friday, May 19th: Blood Drive 8:30am-2pm
- Friday, May 19th: Senior Only Assembly
- Tuesday, May 23rd: Spring Picture Day for 9th-11th Grade
- Wednesday, May 24th: Advanced Dance Tryouts
- Friday, May 26th: Senior Send-Off Assembly
- Saturday, May 27th: Prom
- Monday, May 29th: Memorial Day - No School
- Tuesday, May 30th: Coffee with the Principal @ 8:30am
- Wednesday, May 31st: Virtual Coffee with the Principal @ 5pm
- Wednesday, May 31st: Senior Awards
- Thursday, June 1st: Yearbook Distribution
- Friday, June 2nd: Senior Sunset
- Saturday, June 3rd: Baccalaureate
- Wednesday, June 7th: Last Day of School - Minimum Day
- Wednesday, June 7th: Senior Breakfast & Graduation Practice
- Thursday, June 8th: Class of 2023 Graduation @ 6pm
- Friday, June 9th: Grad Nite
While we haven't quite wrapped up the current school year, it is time to begin thinking about the 2023-24 year and who will fill our PTO Board positions. If you would like more info on how to get involved in our SCHS Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), send a message to PTO@schscougarrs.org. We are a friendly group and welcome all interested volunteers! Our nominations for 2023-24 thus far are:
President - Jessica Gonzalez
Vice President - Maria Ostroski
Secretary - VACANT
Treasurer - Lorena Malloian
Hospitality Chair - Melissa Vaughn
Volunteer Chair - Fernanda Gutierrez
Social Media Chair - Sara Lucero
Membership Chair - VACANT
Fundraising Chair - VACANT
Auditor - VACANT
Parliamentarian - VACANT
Class of 2024 Liaison - Jessica Gonzalez
Class of 2025 Liaison - VACANT
Class of 2026 Liaison - VACANT
Class of 2027 - VACANT
TASTE OF THE TOWN (TOT) - Planning Meeting
Join the SCHS Athletic Boosters, SCHS PTO and the Class of 2024 in planning the 9th Annual SCHS Taste of the Town event taking place on 09/22/23. To ensure a fun and successful event, we would love for you to be part of the planning process. No prior experience required...just a desire to help out, meet other SCHS families and support our amazing students. The next planning meeting is on Tuesday, 05/16/23, at 6:15 p.m. in Room K-105. Stop by or drop in via Zoom (Meeting ID: 837 7276 7146; Passcode: 462322) to learn more about this fundraiser and how you can contribute.
Tuesday Modified Schedule
Tuesday will have a modified schedule to accommodate Teacher Appreciation week. Be sure to thank a teacher!
Due to AP Testing the Library will have limited access. If students are having Chromebook issues you may send them to us during these days and times:
- Tues, May 9th - 12:30pm through the End of School
- Wed, May 10th - 8:30am through 11am
- Thurs, May 11th - 12:30pm through the End of School
We will be holding a blood drive on Friday 5/19 from 8:30am-2:00pm. Help save a life!
You are invited to the upcoming dance showcase entitled "Legends: A Tribute to..." on May 18th at 7pm! Our talented dancers have been working hard to bring this show to life and we cannot wait to share it with you.
To purchase tickets for the showcase, there is a presale option for $10 per ticket. This is a great opportunity to save some money and secure your seats before the event. Tickets will also be available at the door for $15 per ticket, but we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to avoid any delays or lines at the door.
Broadway San Diego Awards
An Afternoon with Dean Chisnall Returns
An Afternoon with Dean Chisnall Returns on Saturday, May 20! We are excited for this special opportunity to have professional London stage actor, Dean Chisnall, return to our “house!” The afternoon will involve a Q & A with Mr. Chisnall and solo performances by Mr. Chisnall himself. Additionally, theatre and music students will have a special opportunity to share the stage with Mr. Chisnall in a couple performances that afternoon.. Lastly, there will be several opportunity drawings which will include a “Desserts with Dean” date Saturday, May 20th after the show for 2 winners (and the one special guest each winner invites)! A complimentary ticket will be reserved for each of our music and theatre students since they will be performing. Parents, family, and friends, please reserve your tickets HERE today! They will surely sell out fast!
Sports, Sports, and More Sports
Red is away, blue is home! Rah Rah Cougars!
Athletes of the Month
Athletes of the Month for March:
Lillian Cook- Junior Track and Field
Chase Rehurek- Junior Tennis
Athletes of the Month for April:
Nicoletta Burkhardt- Junior Track and Field
Juan Pablo Arrendondo- Senior Track and field
Congratulations student athletes!
The 2023 season was one of rainouts and rescheduling but the ladies of Steele Canyon Beach Volleyball came through it winning a share of the league title and a playoff berth. Unfortunately the girls lost in the first round to Canyon Crest Academy but the girls played hard and kept the matches close. The program grew leaps and bounds this year having 30 plus girls come out and practice and compete. Coach Holland is looking forward to continuing to grow the program with next year brinning the added benefits of being a full sport at Steele Canyon.
Spring $5 Dress Sale
Once again we are so excited to be able to offer opportunities for high school staff, students and their families to attend our Spring $5 Dress Sale Fundraiser! 100% of the proceeds will go towards supporting our future prom dress giveaways! If you know anyone who needs a dress for an upcoming event, or would just like to come shop to support us, please feel free to share and post the attached flyer everywhere that teens and staff might see it.
Our store is absolutely full to the brim with dresses for formal, cocktail, bridal, Mother of the Bride, costume, business and dressy casual events, and more! (We also have specially priced bridal and Quince dresses.)
$5 Dress Sale Fundraiser (Open to the Public - Must RSVP to attend on Eventbrite)
Saturday, May 6th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM &
Sunday, May 7th 10 AM - 4:00 PM
(Last entry for each day is at 3:30 PM)
All guests who would like to shop on any of our dress sale days will need to individually register. Attendees may register directly at https://ppsddresssalefundraiser.eventbrite.com.
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at our dress store! We are located at Westfield Mission Valley Mall. We are next to DXL Men’s Store, and directly across from LensCrafters and Phenix Salon. Our closest anchor store is Macys Home Store. Park in underground parking level D and walk up the ramp. Our dress store will be on the left.
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.