2015-2016 Course Catalog now available
Teacher Contact Information
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2014-2015 Serrano Single Plan for Student Achievement
Feel free to view the 2014-2015 plan
NEW! Now you may apply for Meal Benefits online with RocketScan!
THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Yearbook Senior Survey - Your Bucket List
Yearbook will like to hear from our seniors! What's on your Bucket List? Take our survey. You'll need to login using your Snowline email account. Thank you, Yearbook
Kats and Kids Dinner
The National Honor Society is hosting its 2nd annual Kats and Kids Dinner and Dessert Auction on Wednesday, November 18th at 6pm in the cafeteria. We are once again raising money for the Santa's Sleigh program, which involves fulfilling Christmas wish lists for students from the entire Victor Valley (including Snowline kids); that's the "Kids" part of the event. The "Kats" part of the event is Forever Wild, our local wildlife sanctuary; we are raising money to help them with their day-to-day operating costs. We are making our money off of the cake auction, a "stuffed animal walk," and an opportunity drawing for a 42-inch LG flat-screen television and other prizes.
The opportunity drawing tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The dinner tickets are $10 for pasta, salad, bread, and a drink.
Schoolsite Council Nov. 4 meeting minutes
Parents and other community members are encouraged to read the minutes and attend the meetings. In this meeting, Principal Andrus proposed a change to the 90% attendance policy. Additionally, the Schoolsite Council is discussing their recommendations on what the exact criteria for graduation for honors and high honors should be at Serrano.
SHS Rattler - first print issue of the year is out
The Rattler staff has produced its first print issue and will be distributing them next week.
If you would like to see their work, here is a PDF copy of the paper.
Girls Cross Country hold in 2nd in STATE in latest CIF ratings
After beating Bella Vista (of the Sac Joaquin Section), who'd been ranked #1 almost all year, and barely losing to Saugus at Mt. SAC last Saturday, the Serrano girls have moved up to #2 in the latest CIF State rankings, released last night.
November 4th High Desert Veterans Dinner
Counselors present on college
If you miss the presentation, here is the PowerPoint (and PDF version)
Serrano-Norco game streamcast by Fox Sports
We did not repeat the victory we had experienced last year against Norco, but our boys fought hard in this non-league game.
All the game stats can be found here
New Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy
Parents/Guardians and Students,
The Snowline Joint Unified School District (SJUSD) has adopted a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy for all schools in the district (the full policy is included with this correspondence). This notification is to inform and guide you through this new opportunity.
As the nature of education changes and more materials are made available in digital form, students are increasingly required to use and to produce materials in digital form. Snowline Joint Unified School District recognizes the learning benefits of using personal devices in school to support students.
This policy will allow students to bring many of their own technology devices to school for use in our classrooms, such as laptops, tablets, and cell phones with browsing capabilities for educational purposes only. The use of personal devices falls under the SJUSD Internet Acceptable Use Policy. As with other personally owned items, the district is not liable for the loss, damage, misuse, or theft of personally owned devices brought to school.
Yearbook Senior Ads
From the yearbook advisers:
Seniors, get your ad soon before space fills up! All senior ads will be completed online. You can create and customize your ad the way you like it. Again, go tohttps://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and search by School Name. Choose "Buy A Yearbook Ad". If you need help, email firstname.lastname@example.org - the deadline for yearbook ads is December 31st. Don't forget we are on winter break at deadline time, so if you need our help please see us before December 4th.
Important Student Picture Day Information
Serrano High School's picture days are scheduled as follows:
Seniors - August 17th
Juniors - August 18th
Sophomores - August 19th
Freshman - August 20th
Simplify Picture Day by ordering online at mylifetouch.com. No need to send cash or flyer back to school when you order online
Pedidos en español disponibles por internet. ¡Encarga hoy en mylifetouch.com!
Go to mylifetouch.com
Important senior portrait info - please read
Prestige portraits by Lifetouch ~ (760) 601-3446 ~ M-F .
Serrano Baseball Wins Southern Section Division 4 CIF Championship
by Riley Holman, Sports Writer
Perhaps the Serrano Diamondbacks may not have won the CIF SS Division 4 Championship at the San Manuel Stadium the exact way they dreamed it. A correctly overturned call by the umpires on the last play of the game gave the Diamondbacks their victory. It was a unique way to be declared a champion, and the game will be remembered for its high stakes and drama.
ATTENTION: COLLEGE CREDIT DEADLINE THIS WEEK
If you took an articulated CTE/ROP or Sign Language course this past semester at either Serrano or Chaparral and are eligible to receive college credits but have not completed linking your VVC ID to your MyMentor account, you must do so by this coming Friday, June 19 by 5:00 pm in order to receive your credits. Remember that the process can take a few days, so you need to start immediately if you didn't take advantage of this when your teacher covered it in class. Instructions on this process can be found by following this link.
If you get stuck and need assistance, please contact Mr. Piercy via email at Chris_Piercy@snowlineschools.com
Student Work Permit Applications
The front office will be open for work permit applications this summer. Application office hours will be through , . Applications can either be picked up in the office or downloaded from the link below. General guidelines for work permits are also attached. Students need to maintain good grades and discipline records for summer work permits. Summer permits can be issued up through the 5th day of the new school year (8/19), at which time a new application would need to be submitted.
Read the guidelines
Complete the application
Important information for next year's seniors
The counseling office has prepared a special handbook for seniors, as well as a PowerPoint presentation.
New Honors Graduate program
Starting with the class of 2018, Serrano will have a revised criteria for the Honors Graduate program.
Click on this document to read the new criteria.
"In it to thin it" program expands to new schools
Please see the attached document for information about the Summer Boot Camp for the "In It To Thin It" program.
The "In It To Thin It" youth empowerment, anti-obesity program, which runs from October to May, is now in its first-year at Serrano High School. Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group Medical Group and Victorville Motors are providing the students with the tools necessary to lose weight as well as make better decisions about their nutrition and fitness.
Our goal for next year is to expand the program to provide the students with facilities and equipment to support healthier lifestyle choices. Serrano junior Esther Flores states,"I look forward to next year, to winning as a Senior and representing Serrano High School."
We are in it to WIN it!
Serrano to offer new business classes
Serrano junior Christian Fehlman recently wrote about the new business classes offered next year:
Serrano High School is receiving a new business program next year! The classes include Business Advertising Through Social Media, Business Leadership, Introduction to Marketing Essentials, Merchandising Management, and Computer Programming. These classes will provide students the skills they need to pursue a successful business career.
Firstly, Business Advertising Through Social Media offers the students an introduction to marketing strategies and branding through the use of different multimedia tools. Students will use the software from Photoshop to video editing for YouTube. The focus is on advertising through social media connections through project-based learning.
Mrs. Morris, one of the computer applications teacher says, "I hope students will have a blast in our new classes!"
Serrano varsity baseball beats Oak
Thomas O'Neill summarizes the recent victory:
OAK HILLS - Serrano baseball, on Tuesday, played a monumental game that broke the four year losing streak against Oak Hills. Serrano came out ready to win, and they played their strongest players because this game was a matter of school pride.
The game remained scoreless up until the 7th inning where the Diamondbacks had runners on first and third and a ball got away from the catcher when the runner scored to make the score 1-0. This heads-up play was the turning point of the game as the previous innings were equally matched in skill.
Serrano's annual creative publication.
Students can enter photography, art, poetry, and short stories.
Ways to submit: flash drive, CD and email.
DUE BY MAY 1, 2015 @ 2:00pm
College acceptance letters are pouring in
by Eunis Koo, Photography Editor
Graduation is around the corner and students are slowly preparing for the future, and figuring out what they want to do for their college careers. The frenzy is occurring for students all over the world this month, as they anticipate to hear back from colleges and receive their acceptance packets.
Full story here
2015-2016 Class videos
Attention: Serrano students face approaching deadline for college credit
Our Computer Apps I and II, EKG Technician, Emergency First Responder, Landscape Occupations, and Medical Terminology classes provide opportunities through the K-16 Bridge program for getting college credit from VVC for FREE. For students who took these classes FIRST SEMESTER, the deadline for getting this college credit is quickly approaching. Please see the attached document.
Library hours expanded to 6:30 am to 4:00 pm
The library will be open from starting and continuing through the end of the school year. This is a part of the RAMP UP Grant funded effort to provide students with more opportunities to access academic support services.
Tutoring available in all subjects, 6:40-7:30 AM, on Collaboration Days
Serrano High School now has peer tutoring during our Collaboration Start Days. Tutoring will be available from 6:40 am to 7:30am in the following classrooms, based on subject:
Rm. 401: Science (Principles of Physics, AP Physics, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Biology)
Rm. 100, Career Center, and Library: Math (Geometry, Integrated I and II, Algebra II, Math Analysis)
ISS room (located in the Dean's office): World Language (Spanish I, II and III and Sign Language I), English I, II, and III
Change in Serrano hat policy
For the past decade, Serrano has only allowed official Serrano hats per the dress code. In a recent decision by the Serrano administration, the hat policy has been updated to allow non-Serrano hats. Non-Serrano ball caps and beanies, for instance, will now be permitted. One things has NOT changed: Students will not be allowed to wear anything that portrays or refers to drugs, profanity, or violence.
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SAT, Scholarship, Counseling, and other important information for seniors
Serrano Sports Calendar
SHS Rattler online
Impressive student projects
Please see some of our students' best achievements!
Library raises $1500
A BIG THANK YOU goes out to our students, parents and staff for your generous support during our first Book Fair in August. We set our goal for $2,000.00 in sales, however, our taxable sales totaled $1,459.71. We may not have reached our goal, but with teachers' bringing their students into the library to browse and purchase books it was a time for many students to discover their love for reading. Thank you again for all your support. Our next Book Fair will be in the Spring of 2016.