Some interesting information from our schools from our District Website
El Camino Jazz and Symphonic Bands Earn New Awards
El Camino High School Symphonic Band placed 1st in their division and 1st overall in the Music in the Parks Festival held at Valencia H.S. in Placentia, CA, April April 5, 2014. Their first place trophy was received in Disneyland where there were over 30 competing ensembles.
Jazz Band placed 1st as well with the additional honor of Outstanding Soloist going to Jonah Cabral for his tenor saxophone solo on Duke Ellingtons’ composition Perdido.
The accolades kept coming the following week for the ECHS Jazz Band at the prestigious Reno Jazz Festival. Two ensembles performed at the University of Nevada, Reno on April 12, 2014. First was the Jazz Combo, who received an award for the third
Elementary Band Concerts a Huge
Success with 300+ Student
Third to fifth graders attend Genentech’s GENE ACADEMY, check out the great YouTube video HERE
Gene Academy pairs elementary school kids in South San Francisco public schools with volunteer mentors at Genentech to learn science, math, reading, and more.
School Supply Donations Received from the Community
Onxy Pharmaceuticals, a SSF company with whom the District has developed a partnership, held a company team building day. Superintendent Hogan accepted eleven kits with supplies they had created for our elementary schools and Children’s Center.
Congratulations to our 2014 Graduates!
Both South San Francisco High School and El Camino High School will be holding graduation ceremonies this Friday May 30th. El Camino High School graduation will take place on the COLT Field at 1pm with plenty of seating for all. South San Francisco High School graduation will take place in the auditorium and students are allowed 3 tickets. For those who would like to witness this event you are welcome to attend the dress rehearsal on Thursday May 29 at 10:30am.
We wish our graduates the very best success in their journey, remember to always represent your city with pride in all your future endeavors! Here is to you!
Next School Board Meeting
is set for June 11th (Correction JUNE 12th, txs to MH for bringing awareness to this error) at the MSB, 33 Arroyo Drive in the Council Chambers. The meeting will start at 7pm. If you would like to speak at the meeting please arrive early and fill out a speaker card which is available in the back of the room. Return the card to the recording secretary in the front of the room and wait to be called. More on the meetings, including past agendas and minutes, can be found HERE. This meeting will be televised and available to view on your local community channel -Astound CH 26 and Comcast CH 27
Auto Shop at El Camino High School
There has much controversy over the elimination of electives at El Camino High School, namely Auto Shop. Everything South City has received information from the District stating
ESC established an informal survey asking if Auto Shop should be offered at ECH utilizing Monkey Survey questionnaire format. We had over 200 responses with the survey allowing only one answer per computer, with a large majority in favor of keeping Auto Shop at ECH (176 Yes, 8 No, 12 Comments). If there is that much interest in this issue folks really need to attend the next School Board Meeting June 11th and make their voices heard at that time. We can all gain a lot from sharing our opinions amongst ourselves but there will be no forward movement if the board meetings are not attended by those having opinions.