Preview of the Week

Dec. 5th - 9th

This Week @ The Realm

Welcome to Week #16

  • Grading Window will open this Wednesday, December 7th. The end of the Grading Period is Thursday, December 15th and grades are due on Friday, December 16th by Noon.

  • Minimum Day Final Exam Schedule starts, Tuesday, Dec. 13th - Thursday, Dec. 15th. Friday, Dec. 16th is a non-student work/grading day. SMHS does not permit early Finals. If a student is absent during a Final they can make it up the first 3 weeks of 2nd Semester for a grade change.

  • Fun Before Finals Dress-Up Week

Monday: Prd. 0-7

  • Admin Math Studios Training in AM

Tuesday: LATE START / Extended 3rd Prd. RSVP Schedule - Prd. 1- 7

  • Student Assessment Make-Up Sessions (8 - 9:10 a.m. in Rm. 305)
  • Team PLC Meetings in Classrooms
  • Math Teacher Studios Training in Rm. 305
  • ** 3rd Prd. RSVP - 3 Online Surveys - Healthy Kids, Panorama SEL, SMUSD Mental Health
  • LINK CREW Pop-Ins / English Classrooms
  • MTSS Committee Meeting #2 in Rm. 305 @ 3:30 p.m.
  • Girls Soccer Game - Frosh 4 pm / JV 5:30 pm / Var 7 pm vs Great Oak
  • Girls Water Polo Match JV/ Var vs SPHS @ Palomar College

Wednesday: Prd. 0,1,3,5

  • New Teacher Meeting @ 8 AM
  • Job Fair in Student Union @ Lunch
  • College Apps Support Workshop in Future Center 5th Prd.
  • Student Assessment Make-Up Sessions (3:30 - 5 p.m. in Rm. 305)
  • PTO Meeting in FISHBOWL @ 3:30 p.m.
  • Choir Concert @ 6 pm in Theater - Ms. Hershkowitz
  • Girls Basketball Game JV 5:30 pm / Var 7 pm vs Mira Mesa

Thursday: Prd. 0,2,4,6
  • New AP Ambassador Welcome Luncheon - Rm 263
  • Duck & Cover/Evacuation Drill
  • College Apps Support Workshop in Future Center 6th Prd.
  • Girls Varsity Soccer Game vs Eastlake
  • Jazz Winter Concert @ 6 pm in Theater

Friday: Prd. 0- 7
  • NCAA Clearinghouse Presentation in Cafe @ 1:30 p.m. - Ms. Berry/Mr. Jones
  • ASB - Coco and Cram Event in Student Union after school
  • Girls Basketball JV 5:30 p.m. / Var 7 p.m. Game vs Carlsbad
  • Girls Water Polo JV/ Var vs Oceanside @ Palomar College


  • AFJROTC Raider's Competition on Track - McLouth


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Fall Show - Cinderella Success

Congratulations to all levels of Dance for their outstanding performances of "Cinderella". Sold-out performances were held throughout the weekend as our dancers shined!

Shout-out to Dance Directors Leah Bagheri, and Jacky Goldberg, Assistant Coaches, and our supportive Dance parent volunteers.

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Congratulations Model United Nations Delegates!

Our Knights Model UN Delegation attended the Bishop's School's Conference in La Jolla on Saturday. Our students are diplomatic rockstars, engaging in UN General Assembly debates. Although all delegates performed with distinction, Club Advisor Mr. Norby would like to congratulate Xander Black and James Loweth who took home awards from their committees.
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SMHS Hosts CIF Cheer Comp

Congratulations to SMHS Competition Cheer Squad for placing 3rd in the County on Saturday at the CIF Cheer Comps. SMHS was fortunate to host this year in our gym! Shout-out to all of our amazing Cheerleaders, Coach Van Deusen, Assistant Coaches, and our Cheer parent volunteers who help to make it all happen.
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Choir Community Performance

Shout-out to our SMHS Choir for performing at the San Marcos City Tree Lighting Event held at the Civic Center Saturday Evening. Thank you Ms. Hershkowitz for all of your hard work.
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Excalibur Knights Tutoring

Our EK Knights are busy after-school two days a week tutoring our student-athletes. Thank you EK's for your service to SM students.

Cal Coast Cares Educator Grant

Congratulations to our Band Program for being selected by the Cal Coast Cares Foundation to receive an Educator Grant. The Educator’s Grant program provides monetary support to the local educational community to fund learning opportunities for students in STREAM.

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Camp Lead 2.0

SMHS returned to Camp Lead last week with a whole new group of students. Thanks to the funding secured by our state leaders, this program works to build students' leadership, confidence, and compassion capacities. Thank you to our staff for working so hard to make this a reality for our students.

Check out the CBS Zevely Zone interview with our students/staff below:

CBS 8 Interview

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KORT @ Double Peak School

Members of Knights of the Round Table were on their Leadership & Healthy Choices Tour again last Friday, encouraging students at DP School to make healthy decisions for their minds and bodies and set goals that will benefit their future selves.
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General Announcements

Tuesday - 3rd Prd RSVP - Social Emotional Learning Surveys

During 3rd Prd. RSVP Tuesday students will be sharing their voices via online surveys. All students in Grades 9-12 will participate. There are 3 online surveys to complete. Students will receive 3 links from me on Tuesday AM.

#1 Panorama SEL Survey:

The Panorama survey will provide school-based mental health professionals and administrators with actionable data to help support the mental health needs of individual students. This data can be used to identify students that need tier 2, and possibly tier 3 interventions. The survey should take approx. 10 minutes to complete.

#2 Mental Health Campaign Survey:

The purpose of this survey is to establish baseline data for SMUSD’s Mental Health Campaign and interventions. This survey data will be used to monitor the impact of our mental health programs and outreach efforts. The survey should take approx. 5 minutes to complete.

#3 CA Healthy Kids Survey:

The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is an anonymous, confidential survey of school climate and safety, student wellness, and youth resiliency. It enables schools and communities to collect and analyze data regarding local youth health risks and behaviors, school connectedness, school climate, protective factors, and school violence. The survey should take approx. 15 minutes to complete.


Check out our Fall 2022 After School Tutoring & Extracurricular Schedule. HERE

Latest Knights News Episodes!

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Pendragon News

Check out our online Journalism platform and catch up on a number of stories in and around our campus - Pendragon News

Let's Get into the Holiday Spirit!!

For planning purposes, we wanted to let you know that Ms. Potato Food Truck will be coming to SMHS for staff on Wednesday, Dec. 14th from 1 - 3:30 p.m. in the Quad.
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Yearbook Shots of the Week

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David Perez: Student reading intently

Vivianna Morgan: Mrs. Brown and student talking

Ricky Maiatico: Student working on laptop and crowd shot

Michael Herold: Student at lunch