The News at SLz
Red Ribbon Week is 10/23-10/31!
There is a PTSA meeting this Tuesday 10/25 at 6pm in the school library.
We will be accepting the $50 non-refundable deposit for our Senior Grad Nite to Disneyland along with passing out the permission slips at this meeting.
Ms. Silvestri will give a principal's report which will include a discussion on the new school mascot.
We will be reviewing/approving our 2015/2016 year end financial audit along with our current financial report.
There will also be an update on how well our fundraising for football snackbar did this year along with talking Stanford Football and Volleyball Concession Fundraising.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Are you interested in law? Public service? Social justice? Are you interested in learning about how law works, including serving in a paid internship?
The District Attorney Justice Academy is accepting applications.
Please visit the website to learn about the program. If you think you want to apply, then visit Ms. Shimada in C-4 if you want help with the application process.
Should the School Day Start Later?
Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control recommend that schools start later in the day - 8:30 am or later to be exact. In part, this is because recent research has shown that when students sleep more, they experience many benefits including better grades, improved physical and mental health, and even fewer car crashes. Some schools have moved their start times later and have seen other positive results too, including decreased tardiness and attendance issues. However, there are also disadvantages to shifting when schools start. A later start time means school ends later in the day, which can decrease the amount of time students have for homework, extracurricular or community activities and family time. In addition, a later start time does not guarantee that students will actually sleep more, and many argue that learning time management is an essential skill for students about to enter college or the workforce. There are also logistical challenges to consider, including bus schedules, the cost to schools and districts, the inconvenience to families, and even safety concerns like students walking home in the dark. The debate about school start times has been heating up this year, and LegiSchool wants to hear from you. Should the school day start later? How would this affect you and your peers?
Postmark deadline: November 18, 2016
PRIZES: Ten winning essayists will receive roundtrip travel to Sacramento to take part in our Legislative Summit on March 8, 2017. Winners will have the chance to meet with state leaders and share their thoughts on this important topic. Parent/guardian permission is required for participation in this event. Details can be found online!
See Ms. Shimada in C-4 with any questions.
Wednesday Bell Schedule:
Period 0 7:10-7:55
Period 1 8:00-8:45
Period 2 8:50-9:35
Period 3 9:50-10:40
Period 4 10:45-11:30
Period 5 12:10-12:55
Period 6 1:00-1:45