Bulletin News

January 26, 2015 - January 30, 2015
SLVHS Schedule:
Monday A (collaboraton)- O, E, O, E
SLV High School link

SLVUSD Charter School 

Onsite courses: back to our regular schedule. Math 1 students, please continue to plan to meet at the Annex on Monday

Digital Storytelling with Art and Work Experience to start on Monday, February 2 at 10:00am in room P3. Be sure to notify your supervising teacher you are adding art and/or work experience to your schedule.


Come enjoy a FREE LUNCH at the Swim and Dive pre-season meeting on Tuesday, January 27 in the (SLVHS) MPR! Come find out more about Swimming and Diving AND get a free lunch!  Swim and Dive season will begin on Monday, February 2. In order to get in the pool you MUST have your permit to practice! And remember . . . pre-season meeting for JV and Varsity on Tuesday, January 27 in the MPR!  

Link to your sports permit, physical, and practice forms: SLV Sports


Past due: Your teacher will accept late attendance ledgers on Monday. Please get them in!

A new eight-week Natural Science Illustration class open to beginning and current students will begin on Monday Feb. 2 from 1:00-3:00.

I also anticipate having a couple of spots open for those who needs to make-up missed classes (please check with me in advance if you plan to do this to make sure there's room).

Who: TEENS Ages 12-18  What: An eight-week course exploring the wonders of nature through applied art.  We will draw insects, Arachnids, water drops, animals, seashells, bones, feathers, fur, fungi, and flowers using a variety of techniques including pen & ink, scratchboard, watercolor, acrylics and graphite.  Students will also learn about various artists and be gently guided in the art of critique. 


Important: Students should come with an interest in art and be able to focus for two hours.


Instructor: Peggy Edwards, Natural Science Illustrator & credentialed teacher K-12.
B.S. – University of California, Berkeley & Graduate Certificate - Natural Science Illustration – University of California, Santa Cruz. 
Owner of Sierra Nature Prints www.sierranatureprints.com 


Where: Sierra Nature Prints Studio, 1600 Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley, California


When:  Mondays 1:00-3:00 (8 classes) February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23


Cost: $232.00 (materials included) To reserve a place in class you can pay through PayPal to pegedwards@sierranatureprints.com
OR send a check made out to Peggy Edwards – Sierra Nature Prints, P.O. Box 66644, Scotts Valley, CA 95067

831-335-4800 or 831-566-8471



In California, all high school students must pass a test to earn a high school diploma. The test is called the CAHSEE.

Students first take this test in grade ten. If they do not pass the test, or a single section, in grade ten, they have more chances to take the test,, or the one section yet passed. In grade eleven, they can take the test two times. In grade twelve, they have up to five times to take the test.

* All scheduled CRHS morning classes will be cancelled on both days.

* If you are enrolled at Cabrillo and have classes on T/W mornings, please alert your professors NOW and advise them that you will miss their class(s) on those days. You are not to be penalized for missing class IF you tell them ahead of time!

* If you have classes at SLVHS, your course teachers will know if have the CAHSEE to complete on those days.


English Language Arts - Tuesday, February 3rd in rooms P3 and P4 starting at 8:30am

Practice test: Open to view and practice sample test questions. English Language Arts

Mathematics - Wednesday, February 4th in rooms P3 and P4 starting at 8:30am 

Practice test: Open to view and practice sample test questions. Mathematics


Math 2 / Math 3 Tutor - Thursdays from 1:00-2:30pm in rooms P3
FREE After School Tutoring -  2:30 PM - 4:00pm, Monday - Thursday in the high school library.


Did you know that the HS Library is open Monday through Friday from 7AM to 5PM? It's a great place to study, get HW completed, read your novel, write your essay, CHECK PowerSchool, or collaborate on a group project. Take advantage of one of the nicest libraries in Santa Cruz County.  The library staff has extended library hours for YOU!

The following links are reference materials for students planning to apply for four-year State Universities and UC.

Community Colleges such as Cabrillo College, do not require the SAT/ACT, however admissions does require course placement tests in English and in Math. For additional information, please refer to our links/tabs noted above under GUIDANCE and  ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS TO COLLEGE

When's the Best Time to Take the SAT?

The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.

Create a test-taking schedule based on your college application plan.

SAT College Admissions Exam
SAT is offered on March 14, May 2 and June 6

Regular Registration Deadline: February 13

Late Registration Deadline: February 27

Late Registration Deadline, Online & Phone: March 3, 2015

ACT is offered on February 7, April 18, and June 13

Regular Registration Deadline: January 9, 2015

Late Registration Deadline: January 10-16, 2015

Photo Upload Deadline: January 30, 2015


The Grad Night Committee has been hard at work fundraising in order to make June 12th a night our kids won't forget, but we need your help with two of our main sources of funding:

It's time to buy your child's bid to attend Grad Night! Send in a check for $75 made payable to Grad Night 2015, give it to Jeannette Lange in the SLV Counseling Office. Please don't delay paying for your child's ticket to Grad Night: we depend on ticket sales in order to pay deposits on entertainment for the event and we don't want to start cutting items from our budget due to lack of funds.

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, February 28 to attend "Indulgences: Wine, Chocolate & More" our fabulous day of wine tasting, fine chocolates, live music and a Silent Auction where you can bid on weekend get-aways, sporting event tickets, products to pamper yourself and other indulgences! This amazing event will take place at Felton Community Hall from 2:00-5:00 PM

Other ways you can help:

If you work at a company that may be interested in donating an item (teen-friendly for Grad Night or adult-friendly for the Silent Auction) or cash, please take the letter just under this article to your employer. . . or give it to a friend, family member or neighbor!

Attend one of our on-going Dinner Nights Out, where a local restaurant donates a percentage of the proceeds to Grad Night. Upcoming dates & locations:

Tuesday, January 27 at Boulder Creek Brewery

Monday, March 2 at Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub

Coming Soon: Red Pearl and Taqueria Vallarta

Thank You,

Grad Night 2015 Committee

Grad Night 2015

Promoting a "Safe & Sober" Graduation Celebration

The SLV "Grad Night Class of 2015" Committee is fundraising for this year's Grad Night. Nationwide, the Senior Prom and graduation nights have the highest fatality rates of any night for teenagers. This is why the parents and community in the San Lorenzo Valley have continued for nearly 30 years, put on a "Safe and Sober" Grad Night celebration for the graduating senior.

It isn't enough to just put on a Grad Night. We take pride in providing a thrilling, unique event which transforms the SLV campus into a world of carnival rides, casinos, and other entertainments. The success of this event has enabled us to maintain a 90% attendance rate, keeping graduates safe while having a great time.

Any business or person who donates to any of our events will have their name or business listed on a large sign that will be out up at every fundraising event and Grad Night itself, thanking them for supporting our youth. This will give you maximum exposure for your business.

How can you help?

Host a Dinner Out and contribute % of proceeds to Grad Night 2015

Donate an item of "Indulgences" the Wine and Chocolate Tasting Fundraiser and Silent Auction (gift certificate, gift item, gift basket, etc)

Donate food or drink, or other item for Grad Night on June 12, 2015

Send a Tax Deductible donation (non-profit tax ID #946002633)

CONTACT: SLV Grade Night Class of 2015, P.O. Box 44  Felton, CA 95018