Santan Quarterly Report
Keep Calm & Storm On!
Letter from the "Editor"... Mrs. Kowalinski
Dear Santan Parents & Students:
Welcome to 4th quarter! I wanted to share with the students and families at Santan Junior High that I am retiring this year after 40 wonderful years in education. It has been an incredible honor to be at Santan Junior High over the past 14 years. I have been very blessed with an awesome staff, intelligent and caring students, and a supportive community. Over the next few weeks, I will be introducing you to your 2020-21 new principal. Our district, teachers, parents and staff have been part of the interviewing process and I have the utmost confidence that someone wonderful will be selected. Thank you all for many, many great years at our wonderful school!
Please note that State Testing begins immediately upon our return from Spring break.
AzMERIT State testing begins March 30th and goes through April 1st. AIMS Testing for 8th Grade Science will be March 26th . We continue to work really, really hard to ensure the best education for your child. I simply cannot express the importance of your child being here everyday during the testing week! Please schedule (or reschedule) any appointments that interrupt the learning environment especially during the weeks of testing. Please know, if your child is taken out during of a test that is started, they will not be able to complete it. Our students are very excited about showing you all they have learned this year via the state tests. Thank you so much for all you do with this important school-home relationship.
TAX CREDIT - Santan Junior high received over $58,400 in tax credit donations this year. On behalf of the students, staff, and administration, thank you very, very much. Because of your generosity, students are afforded many wonderful opportunities to participate in clubs, sports, and extra-curricular activities. It is a wonderful way to support your school and get a great tax write off at the end of the year! For more information, visit our school web site and click onto “Tax Credit Form”.
BOOSTERS – our wonderful Boosters welcome new parents to join us the 2nd Tuesday of each month to help us plan our student events, fund raisers, and teacher support programs. Please join us on April 13th and May 11th in the Large Conference Room at 9:15 AM or email our Booster's president, Deb Georgvich at email@example.com. This is a great way to show your support to our teachers, students and school!
We have so much to look forward to during 4th quarter! Look for dates coming home for our National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony, Student Council elections, Stormin' Scholars, 8th grade semi-formal dance, 4th quarter sports, and much, much more! Check out our website for the posting of dates and other important information.
Have a terrific 4th quarter to our Santan families!
BJ Kowalinski, Santan Jr. High Principal
Santan Jr High Policies
Checking Students Out of School
To maintain student safety and security, a parent/guardian will be required to present a picture ID before picking up a student.
WE DO NOT DO CALL AHEADS, for our students at any time. We do this for the safety of the student and the timeliness of your arrival/departure of the student.
Please note that students will not be released to anyone not listed on their emergency cards.
Door Dash, Grub Hub, Student Orders
To maintain student safety and security, we do not allow Door Dash, Grub Hub type food orders to our campus. Students may not order to have anything dropped off at school and will not be able to pick it up in the front office. The front office will not accept orders and will send the carrier back to the restaurant.
CUSD NIGHT OF RECOGNITION
The following Santan Jr. High staff members and student were recognized February 5th at CUSD's Night of Recognition:
Melissa Stanley - Apple Achievement Award
Deb Georgvich – AAA Outstanding Volunteer Award
Jacob Byars - Superintendents Outstanding Citizenship Award
Congratulations to our Outstanding Superintendent Citizenship Award Winner, Jacob Byars. SJHS selected Jacob for this award because he is a student who consistently demonstrates excellent characteristics in leadership, service to others, honesty and dependability.
Congratulations to Melissa Stanley for winning the Apple Achievement Award because of her devotion to Mathematics, strong leadership abilities, incredible articulation and communication skills, and achievement in mathematical preparation for students and staff members.
Congratulations to Deb Georgvich, for being named Outstanding Volunteer for the tremendous difference in the quality of education you give to our students and the incredible support you give to our staff.
CONGRATULATIONS to our Winners!
JANUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH
JANUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH LUNCHEON AT CASA BLANCA
Congratulations to the following students for being nominated by their Math Teachers.
Gabriela Alvarado, Amelie Haenisch, Lety Hern, Axl Lossing, Luke Mumford, Alexander Ngo, Emma Paparella (not pictured), Alyson Ramirez (not pictured), Quinn Salazar-Steward, Sidney Weed and Lilly Fox (pictured from December) enjoyed lunch with Mrs. Kowalinski at Casa Blanca.
FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH
FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH LUNCHEON AT CASA BLANCA
MANY CULTURES - ONE WORLD DAY
MANY CULTURES - ONE WORLD EVENT
EVC WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP MEET
On Saturday February 29th, Santan Wrestlers participated in the East Valley Conference Championship. We couldn’t be more proud of our Wrestlers. Jayden Kimling at 104 takes first place as a 7th grader. Jay Fillerup takes 2nd at the 180 weight class with a fractured hand and Bo Hall goes undefeated finishing the year with a 12-0 record taking 1st at Super Heavyweight.
Congratulations to the following for their achievements!!
1st Place - Bo Hall and Jayden Kimling
2nd Place - Jay Fillerup
8th GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL WINS EVC CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
3RD QUARTER SPORTS RECAP
CONGRATULATIONS To all 3rd quarter teams for a great season!
Our 8th grade Girl's Basketball team took first place against Bogle JHS at the East Valley Championship Game on March 2nd. Congrats to our 8th Grade Girl's Basketball team and Coach Calendo. They finished the season Back to Back E.V.C Champions 26-0! Way to lead the team and hang on to that trophy!
The 8th Grade team and I would like to thank everyone for their support this season!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Back to Back E.V.C. Champions 26 – 0 !
GREAT SEASON EVERYONE!!!! Go Storm!!
SANTAN JR HIGH CHEER TEAM
CHEER TEAM TAKES 1ST PLACE AT USA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!
Santan Jr High Cheer team competed in February at the USA National Championship in Anaheim, CA. They placed 1st and took home the National Championship in the Show Cheer Advanced category third year in a row. The girls set goals and made them happen through determination and hard work! Coaches are beyond proud of these girls!
Principal Kowalinski honors our incredible cheerleaders with donuts for taking State and then National Cheerleading competitions this year. Way to go, Cheer!
CHEER TEAM AND COACHES
CHEER TEAM: Kate Allen, Isabella Barth, Sienna Berry, Naomi Bogue, Quinn Burnham, Alexis Butler, Reagan Conti, Natalie DeMarco, Jocelyn Dickey, Jaelyn Enriquez, Kendra Enriquez, Heather French, Reese Gerber, Addison Grainger, Tionna Griffin, Lailah Grove, Cassidy Johnson, Mckayla Lawrence, Delaney McKinley, Ciana McNeice, Bailey Miniefield, Paige Noonan, Delaney Patterson, Molly Rubin, Sidney Weed.
CHEER TEAM - 6 TIME STATE CHAMPIONS!
SANTAN JR HIGH UNIFIED SPORTS
SJHS UNIFIED TRACK AND FIELD MEET AT SAN TAN FOOTHILLS HIGH SCHOOL
On Friday, February 21st, Santan Junior High’s Unified Track and Field team competed in their first meet of the season. All of our athletes and partners displayed outstanding effort, determination, and sportsmanship, proving that unity and respect makes us all winners. Congratulations Storm!!
SANTAN JR HIGH DRUMLINE
The Santan Indoor Percussion Ensemble traveled to multiple schools for drumline competitions in February. Our drumline has experienced great success so far this season earning 1st place in every competition thus far. The group will travel to ASU to perform in the WGAZ state championships on April 4th.
Congratulations to our talented musicians and fantastic instructor!
The symphonic band traveled to the ABODA band competition at Tempe High School on March 4th and received a rating of Superior With Distinction. The band will now move on to perform at the state level in May.
Way to go STORMERS!
Student Council Convention
On February 7th Student Council attended the District Convention.
Look at how much fun Mrs. Gustafson and our incredible STUCO is having!
SANTAN JR HIGH SCIENCE NIGHT
SANTAN STORM SCIENCE NIGHT
We want to thank all the attendees for support of Santan Junior High’s Science night. A chance to showcase the talents of our students in science. Along with the ability to view the science fair entries, awards were presented to the best of SJHS. Those that won were sent on the next level at the Hamilton Invitational Science and Engineering fair. The students of Santan, again exceeded our expectations by bringing home three 1st place awards, two 2nd place awards, three 3rd place awards, two honorable mentions, and the “Water Wise” award from SRP. Please wish our 1st place winners the best-of-luck as they move on to compete in the Arizona Science competition.
AVID CEREAL FOOD DRIVE
Food N Five Cereal and Gift Card Drive
AVID collected cereal and grocery gift cards for the Chandler Care Center. The Food N Five Cereal and Gift Card Drive ran from Monday Feb 10th through Friday Feb 14th. One of the most requested items by young families is cereal. The Care Center rarely has it available. Santan collected over 950+ cereal donations for the Chandler Care Center! Thank you for helping our Chandler families!
AVID - Cereal Drive
Thank you for your overwhelming support! The AVID program is in it's last year at SJHS with 16 amazing honors students. With their leadership, hard work, and vision we were able to collect with your HELP over 950+ donations! This is a SANTAN AVID record! The care center will be able to help Chandler Families for over 4 months with your help!
47 homeroom teachers
44 participated with 1 donation or higher
The top 10 classes had 734 of 950+
3rd Place: Phillips
95 points-Otter Pops
2nd Place: Reynolds
1st Place: Kasten
186 points--Pizza Lunch
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY
Applications for National Junior Honor Society are due March 6th. Notification of Acceptance will be on Thursday, April 9th.
The eligibility requirements are as follows:
- 3.8 GPA or higher for semester grades (All A’s and no more than one B)
- Currently enrolled in the 7th grade
- In good standing with no behavior infractions (CARES & office referrals included)
- Enrolled in at least one upper level course (Honor’s or Gifted)
Please mark your calendars for AZMerit testing days. Please DO NOT schedule any personal days, appointments, etc. on these days as it is extremely important we have all certified staff here. Of course, life gets in the way, so if you know of something that will prevent you from being here, please let us know so we can plan for your absence. In addition, no field trips should be planned during these days. The testing dates are as follows:
Thursday, Mar. 27th - AIMS Science (8TH GRADE ONLY)
Monday, Mar. 30th – AzMERIT Writing Test (ALL STUDENTS)
Tuesday, Mar. 31st – AzMERIT Rdg. and Math Parts 1 (ALL STUDENTS)
Wednesday, April 1st – AzMERIT Rdg. and Math Parts 2 (ALL STUDENTS)
4th QUARTER SPORTS
BOYS/GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
Tryouts will be held on Wednesday, March 25th through Tuesday, March 31st. Track and Field is a no cut sport and practices will begin March 25th. Athletes are required to attend everyday beginning Mar. 25. Please remember to sign up on RegisterMyAthlete.com for a sport.
For tryout times, see the calendar on the Santan website
If you have not already uploaded your complete Athletic Packet to RegisterMyAthlete.com, please go to our school website, and click on the Athletics tab to learn what forms are required in order for your student to tryout or participate in an extracurricular sport this school year.
Athletic forms can be found at https://www.cusd80.com/domain/3865.
Please refer to the sports schedule for game information under https://www.cusd80.com/domain/3865.
The Athletic Office will be closed during Spring break March, 9 – March 13 and Athletic Clearance approval/disapproval will resume Monday, March 16th. Please allow 24-72 hours for Athletic Clearance. Athlete MUST be CLEARED before Tryouts.
Athletic Clearance - Register My Athlete
In an effort to streamline the Athletic Clearance process, Chandler Unified School District is going paperless. Athletic Packets will no longer be turned into the office. Please follow the link to the Santan Athletic website for details on how to Register your Athlete for a sport for the 2019/2020 school year.
You can also go directly onto the https://www.registermyathlete.com/ website to register your Athlete.
Upcoming Dates to remember....
- Mar. 24 - Students return from break
- Mar. 25-31 - 4th Quarter Sports Tryouts/Track & Field practices begin
- Mar. 26 - AIMS Testing
- Mar. 30-Apr. 1 - AZ Merit Testing
- Apr. 10 - Spring Holiday
- Apr. 13-17 - Book Fair
- Apr. 13 - Booster Meeting
- Apr. 27-28 - Theater Showcase
- Apr. 28 - Stormin' Scholars Assembly
- May 1 - SPED Spring Fling Dance
- May 4-8 - TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
- May 5 - Orchestra Concert
- May 7 - Band Concert
- May 11 - Booster's Meeting
- May 12 - POPS Choir Concert - MPR
- May 14 - NJHS Induction
- May 15 - 8th Grade Semi-Formal Dance - Gym
- May 18 - 8th Grade Sunsplash Field Trip
- May 20 - Character Counts Breakfast
- May 22 - 4th Quarter Spirit Assembly
- May 25 - MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
- May 27-28 - END OF SEMESTER EXAM FINALS - 1:04 PM RELEASE BOTH DAYS
- May 28 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
SANTAN STORM 8TH GRADE - END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS
FRIDAY, MAY 15TH
8th Grade Semi-Formal Dance GYM
MONDAY, MAY 18TH
8th Grade SUNSPLASH Field Trip
END OF SEMESTER EXAM FINALS 5/26, 5/27 & 5/28
TUESDAY, MAY 26th - DAY 2 ELECTIVE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27TH - DAY 1 ELECTIVE
1st Hour - 9:06 am to 10:22 am
2nd Hour - 10:28 am to 11:44 am
3rd Hour - 11:50 am to 1:04 pm
THURSDAY, MAY 28TH - DAY 1 ELECTIVE
3rd Hour (Study Hall) - 9:06 am to 10:22 am
4th Hour - 10:28 am to 11:44 am
5th Hour - 11:50 am to 1:04 pm
*Periods are 76 minutes long and will have 6 minute breaks.
**Early dismissal at 1:04 pm on 5/27/20 and 5/28/20.
Please send your student with a healthy snack. Due to the testing schedule, there will be no lunches on testing days and classrooms will not be interrupted for forgotten items. Thank you.
This page includes school calendars (currently up to the 2018-2019 school year) which are updated immediately after any changes are made by the Governing Board. State and district testing calendars are added here as they are created and updated.
SCHOOL HANDBOOKS & COURSE CATALOGS
This pages includes links to the school handbooks for ALL of our schools. It also includes the CTE course sequence and all high school course catalogs.
SCHOOL BOUNDRY MAPS
This pages includes the boundary maps for elementary, junior high, and high schools. If there are changes or proposed maps available for public comment, these would be linked here as well.
This page guides the visitor through completing both elementary and secondary open enrollment applications.
This link goes directly to the CUSD Nutrition department's page with the meal menus for ALL of our schools.
This page guides elementary families, secondary families and community members through making tax credit contributions. (Note that this page is ALREADY linked at the top right of every single page in your website.)
HAVE A WONDERFUL SPRING BREAK!
Santan Junior High School Phone Contacts
Attendance Line 480-883-4603 (use this # to call your student out or late)
Student Services 480-883-4610