Bulldog Byte Spring 2016
Goodbye Chris Hakes, Welcome Rayna Herrera!
Chris Hakes has been our secretary at Superstition High School since 2014. She has built our students schedules, posted our grades, answered our questions, and done everything in her power to make sure Superstition High School ran as efficiently as possible. She has recently been offered a new position. While we will miss her, we are proud to see her succeed. Good luck Ms. Hakes! We will miss you!
We are proud to welcome Rayna Herrera to her new position as secretary. Rayna has worked to make our attendance run smoothly and is now ready to build schedules, post grades, answer questions, and keep Superstition High School running efficiently. Welcome Ms. Herrera!
Spotlight: New Staff
Ben Roberts is our new instructional aide. He was born and raised in Gilbert, AZ. He has been married for nine years and has three girls, ages: 16, 14, and 9. In his free time he enjoys watching his oldest daughter play club soccer for Barcelona, AZ, his middle daughter tumble, and his youngest daughter competitively dance. When he gets the time, he also loves to fish and hunt.
STORM club has worked hard to build a school garden. Thanks to Lilia Gomez for her support and encouragement, the Superstition faculty for their support of the garden project, STORM club for working together to plan, organize, and execute the garden project, the Supersittion student body for supporting the planning, planting, and care taking of the garden, Patrick Walsh for providing grants to school projects, Lisa Thompson for helping STORM club get the grant, JP Aguilar from All Star Supply for donating the soil and mulch, and Alan Svoboda for helping put the garden boxes together.
Our school garden has several raised beds in which our leadership club has planted tomatoes, peppers, jalapenos, kidney beans, rosemary, parsley, mint, radishes, squash, sunflowers, peas, green beans, and flowers. They have plans to put benches in the area so students can eat lunch and enjoy the garden. We celebrated the opening of the garden at a ceremony on Thursday, March 25.
Spring Award Ceremony
Congratulations to all of our Spring Award recipients. Whether you were celebrated because of your academic excellence, character, or perseverance we are proud to call you and all of our students Bulldogs! All Spring award winners were celebrated at the assembly.
Academic Award Winners:
Dania Gutierrez Arianna Jackson Isaiah Marquez
Emmanuel Mejia Andrea Ratliff Samuel Thammovong
Jimmy Tyrrell Sherri White Valorie Woolen
Gradpoint Award: Michelle Murrietta
Citizenship Award: Lizbeth Sarmiento Rascon
FLEX Award: Jessica Nevarez
Best Attendance Award: Brian Zavala, Yaraby Lopez, Holly Gibbs
Presidential Fitness Award Winners: Josh Pemberton, Anthony Lopez, Isaiah Marquez
Superstition High School is active in Service Learning. Service Learning is a way of teaching and learning that integrates meaningful community service into instruction. Service learning projects at Superstition High School include: the community garden, beautification projects, earth day information, chain charity fundraising, and more. On April 13, students and teachers from our school participated in the Celebration of Service Learning Award Ceremony. Ruth O'Callaghan received a Teacher of the Year for Service Learning award. Izac Orozco, Michelle Murrietta, Samantha Pinuelas, Lizbeth Sarmiento Rascon, Jason Bejarano, Abby Lopez, Otis McFall, and Jeremy Rouse won a Certificate for Service Learning. Thank you to Julie Svoboda for being our service learning coach.
FLEX, Scheduling, and Final Days of School
The FLEX lab is open 8am to 8pm Monday-Friday and 8am to 3pm on Saturdays until may 25. May 25 is the last day the FLEX lab will be open. May 25 and May 26 are the last days of school. Breakfast and Lunch will be served and students will be released at 12:30. Students will not be allowed to leave before 12:30