Homecoming is upon us next week - we will be hosting the Hemphill Hornets for Homecoming September 26. Here is a list of what we have to look forward to next week!
· Monday - "Fire It Up!" - Wear red and head to the bonfire and powder puff football game in the evening
· Tuesday - "Stomp the Hornets" - Wear boots and attend the Fall Festival that afternoon; plan to stick around for the free "Top Flight" Air Force Band concert that evening
· Wednesday - "Put the Hornets to Sleep" - Wear pajamas
· Thursday - "Lights Out for the Hornets" - Wear black and support the Junior High and Junior Varsity football teams at their games in Hemphill that evening
· Friday - "Represent 75972" - Wear spirit gear and get ready for an exciting day - early release at 11 AM, parade at 1 PM, Pep Rally on the Courthouse Square following the parade, Homecoming Court activities at 6:30 PM and the football game at 7:30 PM
As noted above, SAHS is hosting its second annual Fall Festival on Tuesday of next week. The festivities will be held in the Wolf Stadium parking lot this year and food will be available at two locations. The Band will be set up with food in the home side concession stand of the stadium and the Athletics group will be set up in the gymnasium concession area. Students will have the afternoon to enjoy themselves with lots of entertaining events starting at noon and ending at 5:30. The general public is invited to enjoy the festivities from 3:00 to 5:30.
The Fall Festival will end with a bang - Top Flight, a branch of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will be on campus! Top Flight is a rock-and-roll style band that travels the nation and the world performing for the public and for our armed forces abroad. Chad Newman, a SAHS alumni, is one of the band leaders and has arranged for Top Flight to perform a small private concert and clinic for the Wolf Pack Band in the morning and then perform a full concert that evening at 6:00 PM at Wolf Stadium. The concert is free and open to the public.
Ms. Sharon Cartwright reports that Friday, September 19, is the deadline for seniors to register for the October 25th ACT which will be administered at SAHS. Ms. Cartwright has her own webpage which provides information on this and other events that are particularly important to our graduating seniors. You can reach her webpage from the SAISD homepage - click on the "Departments" tab and then on "Counselor."
Mr. Aurelio Iglesias is excited about this year's Spanish I, II and III classes. Students start out reviewing and learning (or remembering) the Spanish alphabet - this to help them with letter pronunciations and sounds so they can start identifying sounds with words. Students then begin reading simple word exercises to acquire reading skills that will allow them to identify words in context. All of that is happening at the same time that they are increasing their vocabulary with simple words such as the names of animals and numbers. Learning a language is a process in which a student has to apply real effort and dedication to his or her daily lessons. Mr. Iglesias recommends purchasing a good Spanish/English - English/Spanish dictionary for anyone wishing to learn Spanish.
Yearbooks for the 2014 - 2015 year are currently on sale for $35. This is a great way to preserve precious memories at the same time you are supporting your school district. And for those of you who own businesses in the area, please consider purchasing a yearbook advertisement. They are available in the following sizes and prices:
· 1/8 Page - $50
· 1/4 Page - $100
· 1/2 Page - $150
· Full Page - $200
Please call the high school number (936-275-9603) and ask to speak to me - Sandi Russell - to purchase either a yearbook or a yearbook advertisement. We also have yearbooks available for sale from some prior years - call and see if we have the year in which you are interested.
Last, but certainly not least, many thanks to the folks at Sunshine (formerly Joc Stop) for providing the delicious pizzas served at the Yearbook Signing Party this week. They were hot, tasty and a great price - thank you for supporting our schools and our yearbook!