Congratulations to the 2014-2015 Plainsman Press Staff, who earned a first place award from the American Scholastic Press Association. In their letter of congratulations, the ASPA representative said, “The professional attitude that is needed to produce an exceptional newspaper is evident in the newspaper issues from your school that have been entered in the ASPA’s Annual Contest and Review. Congratulations go to all who helped to make this a wonderful example of how the students have reached the highest standards of news reporting.” Click here to see the list of schools and where SVJH ranks among them all (look for Plainsman Press). Notice that they are listed right along with colleges and high schools in the same category of first place! To see our latest edition of the newspaper, go to svplainsmanpress.weebly.com.
8th Grade Magic Mountain Trip - Informational sheets and permission slips are available for pick-up in the ASB office. Students must be credit and demerit eligible to attend. Magic Mountain trip tickets are NOW on sale. The LAST DAY to purchase your ticket is Thursday, April 30th. Don't wait to the last minute to purchase your tickets! Click to view our Magic Mountain informationalletter and lunch letter.
Yearbook news: If you have not purchased a 2015 Sierra Vista Yearbook, you still have time! A limited supply of yearbooks are on sale through May 1st and only students who have preordered a book will be invited to attend the Yearbook Distribution Party on June 3rd. Yearbooks can be purchased at the ASB window for $65 or online at Jostens.com. Don’t delay in purchasing this wonderful memory book of your year at Sierra Vista!
Journalism Applications for incoming 8th graders - Students can fill out an online application, or print a paper version and turn it in to the SV office for Mrs. Coleman or bring it to room 622. Applications for incoming 8th graders are due Friday, May 1 (incoming 7th grade applicaitons were due Friday, April 17).
Attention Dodger Fans!!! Sierra Vista is selling "all-you-can-eat" right field pavilion tickets for $37 for the May 17th game. Send the order form and payment to school with your child anytime between April 13th and April 24th. You can email Mrs. Marsh at email@example.com if you have any questions.
CAASPP Testing Schedule
Fitness Camp Information - Flyer and Emergency Form
Community Service Opportunity - Does your child need community service hours for Honor Society or other obligations? Is it time to clean out your shoe closets and get rid of those shoes that no longer fit? Students can earn community service hours by donating gently USED shoes. Please bring shoes to Ms. Kontis' room, 626, and she will give community service hours for your donation, five pair minimum required. Any type of gently used shoes will do. These shoes will be donated to help the homeless, and you will be helping your community.
Box Tops - Be sure to send Box Tops with your student to turn in every month to earn money for our school. Your child will be entered in the monthly drawing.
Consumer Electronics Recycling - The Math Department is again collecting used (working or not) consumer electronics for recycling. You can send your items to your child’s math teacher or take them to the office. The list of recyclables includes:
• Cell Phones
• Inkjet Cartridges (we cannot take laser cartridges)
• Laptop Computers
• Digital SLR Cameras & Lenses
• Point & Shoot Digital Cameras
• Digital Camcorders and Video Cameras
• Handheld Game Systems
• Full Size Game Systems (Including PS3, XBox 360, and Wii)
• Video Games (PS3, XBox 360 and Wii, includes controlers, nunchuks, Wii fit board, etc.)
• iPads & Tablets (Blackberry, Android & More!)
• iPods & MP3 Players (Creative, Zune, Sandisk)
• E-Book Readers (Kindle, Nook & more!)
• Range Finders & Sky Caddies
• Mobile Hotspots, MiFi and 4G USB Air Cards
• Portable GPS Devices
• Radar Detectors
• TI Graphing Calculators
WE CANNOT ACCEPT...cords, chargers, cases, earbuds, or anything NOT on this list. Please personally recycle these items.
For more information, email Mrs. Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org.