Serrano proctor Christina Tinoco's daughter, Jessica Padilla, passed away this weekend. She attended Serrano and graduated in 2013. Jessica was diagnosed with Stage 2 T-cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma last December. Last week, she got an infection in her blood and was admitted to ICU. She lost her battle on Saturday. Many teachers remember this young lady with fondness and will miss her.
2016-2017 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!
If you missed it: The Realities of College Recruiting
Our Athletic Department held an event for students who are considering playing sports in college. "The Realities of College Recruiting"
Youtube has excerpts of some of his talks if you missed it
Presented by Jack Renkens
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Serrano High School - Performing Arts Center
A few of the subjects that were covered:
First edition of the new student publication, Digital Business Newsletter
Read the first newsletter here
Updated Student Handbook for 2016-2017
The Serrano student handbook covers the dress code, the rules for dances, and more.
Here is the electronic version of the handbook.
Saturday WIN dates
The dates for Saturday WIN this school year are:
September 24, October 22, November 5, December 10, January 21, February 4, March 4, April 22, May 13
Important VVC Credit Deadline
Articulated Credit Deadline
Deadline this week: If you took an articulated course this past year 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 14 by 5:00 pm in order to receive your credit. Remember that the process can take a few days, so you need to start immediately if you didn't complete this when your teacher went through it in class. Instructions on this process are posted below. If you get stuck and need assistance, please contact Stephanie Schrum in the front office at 760-868-3222 x2221 or Mr. Piercy via email at Chris_Piercy@snowlineschools.com. Also, VVC has K16 bridge help available in Building 21 on Thursday.
May Schoolsite Council minutes
Schoolsite council notes
May 11, 2016
Attendance: Matt Wells, David Carroll, Leslie Carver, Susan Morris, Sabrina Merrick, Dan Andrus, Tom Canchola, Lisa Hansen, Claire Robbins, Cindy Pirner, Annette ...more
Attention, parents! How kids can earn college credit in High School
Serrano High School has established over 20 articulation agreements with Victor Valley College. Within the past few months your child has been completing the registration for VVC online and completing a step by step process to link there college ID number to Serrano High School. This process is crucial in order for your student to receive the college credit for their particular class. They must pass the class with a “B” or better in order to receive the credit. This program is free to all students at Serrano who are enrolled in these specific Career Technical Education classes that have current agreements with VVC. If you are interested in the list of classes, you can find it on the Career Technical Education Section on Serrano’s website.
Serrano participates in National History Day
With the transition to CCSS and project-based learning, a handful of Serrano teachers & staff have made National History Day part of their class curriculum and/or have helped support the process by ...more
Course Catalog for 2016-2017 School Year
To review the classes that will be available next year, here is the electronic catalog
Schoolsite Council Minutes - January 13, 2016
Schoolsite council minutes – January 13, 2016
Attendance: Principal Andrus, Jeremy Rivera (teacher rep), Susan Morris (teacher rep), David Carroll (rep, secretary), Sabrina Merrick (teacher rep), ...more
Yearbook Senior Ads Deadline Extended
From the yearbook advisers:
Good news, the senior ads for yearbook deadline has been extended to January 25th, the same as name plates and stamps. We hope this helps. Thank you for your purchase. Don't forget to purchase a yearbook with your ad order. Yearbook costs are $85, name plates and stamps cost depend on lines and if you choose to have a picture. And of course, senior ad costs depend on size. 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 to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/ and search by School Name. Choose "Buy A Yearbook Ad". If you need help, email email@example.com
Dr. Williams will be in her classroom at 2pm (after school) until January 25th to help, except this minimum day. Tell your parents to park in the back and come visit her for support in room 420. Thank you, the Yearbook Staff.
December Schoolsite Council cancelled, will reconvene in January
Since the Serrano administration has been asked to collect some data for two proposals regarding Distinguished Graduation and a modified 90% attendance policy, Principal Andrus has proposed that the council meet next January once the necessary information is available. The council will not meet this week.
The next meeting time will be Jan. 6th at 2:00 in the Career Center.
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.
Counselors present on college
If you miss the presentation, here is the PowerPoint (and PDF version)
Snowline's 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.
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
Recent Rattler Stories
Impressive student projects
Please see some of our students' best achievements!
For those who missed the Serrano-Oak Hills game
The Daily Press released a podcast of post-game commentary about the CIF championship game.
Library raises $1500
A BIG SHOUT OUT to the Teachers and Staff that supported the Book Fair this year!
As always, YOU go above and beyond in helping to put more books into the hands of our students.
We set a goal for $1000.00 in sales. Well, wouldn't you know it, we reached $1,490.07! Thank you