Phoenix Flyer

November 2020

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SAHS Students Represent at Extracurricular Meeting

San Antonio Students Gemma Villa Ledezma, Sam Matthias, Jeovany Chavez and Osmar Arango participated in a Board of Education meeting about extracurricular activities. The meeting was to brainstorm ideas to bring small groups of students back to school safely. Some ideas suggested were sports, art and study groups. During an all school assembly Ms. Lofton said that the four students represented San Antonio really well, adding, "I'm super proud of you." Mady Cloud, a member of the School Board said, "It was really inspiring."
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Congressman Jared Huffman Joins SAHS Zoom

Jared Huffman joined San Antonio, Vally Oaks, Sonoma Mountain and Carpe Diem for an assembly on Friday, October 2nd. Huffman serves the 2nd Congressional District of California with spans from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border. Students asked questions about the election, climate change and homelessness. This was Huffman's second time speaking to San Antonio High School; he also visited in 2018.

The North Bay Construction Corps

The North Bay Construction Corps is a great opportunity for students who are interested in the construction industry or trades. Students who are interested in applying should ask their teachers early for recommendation letters. Application for Construction Corps due: December 4, 2019

Students Volunteer for Una Vida

Alvaro Bernal and Jose Villegas have been volunteering for Una Vida during the Covid-19 crisis. Una Vida, a non-profit founded by Lynne Moquete, a Casa Grande teacher, provides food for families in need.

Jose Villegas says "I think community service is a great experience. You learn how to deal with real life problems. You also have to be leader and show people you are there to work and not mess around. People will then look up to you and follow your footsteps. I think it is something great that Ms. Moquette has done for the community. To organize this is crazy, especially during a whole pandemic. Props to her!"

For information about volunteering, donating or receiving free groceries:

Alebrijes in Spanish Native/Heritage Speakers and Multi-Cultural Lit

by Mrs. Burroughs

“Alebrijes, Alebrijes, Alebrijes!” Every animal was shouting louder and louder. While Pedro Linares was in bed, unconscious with a high fever, he dreamed he was walking in a strange place resembling a forest. Suddenly, rocks, clouds, and animals turned into bizarre creatures; he saw a donkey with butterfly wings, a rooster with bull horns, a lion with an eagle head, and they were shouting the word: “Alebrijes”.

Instead of celebrating the Day of the Dead (“muy triste” for the circumstances surrounding this year), my students from Spanish Native/Heritage Speakers and Multi-Cultural Lit classes researched the biography of Pedro Linares, (1906-1992), learned about the festivities surrounding Alebrijes, and created their own Alebrije. My students were excited about learning about this famous Mexican artisan and his world-renowned Alebrijes. The students said that they saw the Alebrijes in the movie Coco, but now they know how the Alebrijes originated. Here are some of my students’ artwork.

Art Corner

Alumni Profiles

Mentor Opportunity

Aaron Solorio is offering to mentor 5 or 6 students. Solorio is a Chicano, first-generation, student currently studying Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Solorio was born and raised in Sonoma County, but his family migrated from Michoacán, Mexico. He grew up in Petaluma and Cotati/ Rohnert Park and was pushed out to El Camino High, the local continuation high school in Rohnert Park. After graduating in 2012 he spent several years away from education. In 2015 he enrolled at SRJC and credits the mentors and support systems for helping him stay successful. He is on track to graduate from Berkeley in May 2021. As a former continuation school student he is hoping to share his life experience and the value of education to several students at San Antonio High School.

Happy Birthday!

Ochoa, Danae 10/11

Rivas, Eric X 10/13/2002

Miller, Rowan C 10/16/2003

Villegas Torres, Jose J 10/18/2003

Barreto Lopez, Viviane P 10/30/2003

Barahona Marroquin, Esteban R 11/2/2003

Wittmann, Joshua J 11/4/2003

Basaldva Villanueva, Maritza 11/24/2003

Williams, Brandon M 11/30/2004