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Head of School Board Report May 2009 0_T I Head of School Board Report May 2009 10th Grade Personal Projects These went very well and there were some great efforts. 6/7 21 failed 5 We had visitors from other schools who found the experience very helpful and were impressed with the work out students had done. Graduation Date The Marriott Solana have confirmed Sunday 23rd May 2010 as the date for the first graduation. Book Fair 'Reading Together Week' carried on its traditional celebration of books and creative expression through story. The on-site book fair and a visit from storyteller Tom McDermott were highlights of the week. As students read books from now until the end of the school year, they can add a section to the growing reading caterpillar, a school- wide reading log that is winding its way around the library windows. Arts & Science Center Now has a large part of its roof! Bandana Bonanza Postponed until Saturday 9"' May. Personnel Update for 2009-10 Head of Secondary—Mr. Mark Garcia MYP Coordinator—Mrs. Tracy Odom Spanish—Mrs. Claudia Simonetti English—Mrs. April Harrell yTM Science/Maths—Mrs. Elizabeth Golden 5th grade to 7th/8`h—Mrs. Livia Miller State Journalism Awards. ° Last year we won 47 awards, this year our students won 55, of which 13 were first-place prizes. They also won 17 second-places, 21 third-places and 4 honorable mentions. We competed in both the high school and junior high categories. Out of a total of 56 categories, we had finalists in more than half. Sports The JH softball team finished second in the CSAF regional tournament. The JH baseball team was the 2009 district champions and finished second in the CSAF regional tournament. The varsity baseball team did not qualify for any of the league's tournaments. They finished with 3 wins and 8 loses for their season. A great first season though. The varsity softball team made it to play offs but this had to withdraw because of the Swine flu threat as the game was out of nearby districts. Varsity Golf- Kent Bordelon finished 7th in the state and 5th in district. Tyler Tews finished 4th in district. Nicole Stevens finished 4th in district. JH Boys Golf- the team finished 3rd in district and in the regional tournament. Varsity Tennis- Joelle Jung won 1 st place at the varsity state championships while Patrick Watson came in 3rd place. At district level, Olivia Flowers finished 3rd in singles, and Khalil Pillai and Alex Stack finished 3rd in doubles.