The Express

Free Military Aptitude Test Offered.

Ann Bergen, Career Guidance Specialist

February 20, 2014

The ASVAB is a free aptitude test and career assessment administered by the Armed Forces with no obligation to join the military. It will be given on Thursday, February 27th during 2nd period and will finish the beginning of 4th. Interested students may pick up your Parent Permission Slip in the Career C...

Fossum Rhymes With Awesome

Macy Drew, News Editor

January 31, 2014

SJHHS staff members selected math teacher Nolan Fossum as this year’s Teacher of the Year in a secret ballot at the beginning of February. Although nominated in the past, this is his first year winning the title. A total of five teachers were nominated for the position this school year, coming fro...

Transgender Law Challenged

A law will permit elementary/secondary school students to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities consistent with the student's gender identification.

Kayla Parker-DiScala, Photo Editor

January 21, 2014

An effort to stop the transgender law from taking effect this January is currently underway. If signed by the required number of registered voters and timely filed with the Secretary of State, this petition will place on the statewide ballot a challenge to a state law previously approved by the Legislature a...

Senior Activities Change for Class of 2014

THE RISE OF 2014: In lieu of certain discontinued activities this year, seniors were invited to attend the Senior Sunrise on January 7, kicking off their graduation year. A Senior Sunset will take place on the last academic day of the year before graduation, symbolizing the end of their high school experience.

Brittany Christensen, Editor-in-Chief

January 20, 2014

The graduating class of 2014 will experience some changes in the traditional senior activities from previous years. Due to the cancellation of STAR testing and other schedule issues, there will no longer be a Senior Knott’s Trip. Students in past years would go to Knott’s Berry Farm during STAR...

Registration Through Student Portal Required Now

Courtney Crane, [email protected]

January 17, 2014

Starting this year, students are required to register for their fall courses via student portal, however many students, especially sophomores and juniors, don’t know what it is or how to access it. During registration week, parents were required by CUSD to create a parent portal allowing them to check...

New Lockdown Procedure Implemented Nation-Wide

Brittany Christensen, Editor-in-Chief

December 20, 2013

A new implementation of our traditional lockdown procedure, D.E.E, plans to be more effective and productive in the event of an intrusion. D.E.E. stands for Deny, Evade, Engage. In the case of a lockdown, students and teachers are now expected to defend themselves and engage in behavior in order to prop...

Field Study Takes AP Art History to Getty Villa

Courtney Crane, [email protected]

December 20, 2013

AP Art History took a field trip to the Getty Villa on Saturday, December 14th to see the art they learn about in their class. Robert Lynde, the teacher of this class, lead the tour, pointing out specific pieces they have studied. The art ranged from the Greek Geometric period to the Late Classical ...

NHS Helps the Hungry

NHS members Daria Lasc, Kelsey Hampson, Ayah Kantari (left side-front to back), Katelyn Lowry, and Angel Menchaca (right side-front to back) helped cut and package straws at the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Nikki Rastegar, Staff Writer

December 6, 2013

Angel Menchaca, Katelyn Lowry, Ayah Kantari, and many other committed NHS members decided to spend the Saturday before Thanksgiving break cutting and packaging 7,168 Capri Sun straws that were not attached to the drinks and therefore were considered damaged. The sight of all the straws in a round bin ...

Juniors Will Take New Common Core Assessment This Spring

Juniors Will Take New Common Core Assessment This Spring

Brittany Christensen and Shane Battis, Editors

October 29, 2013

When Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 484 into law he did away with STAR testing in the state of California forever. But with the same pen stroke he also ushered in a new era of testing that all juniors at SJHHS will experience this year, according to documents released by the California Department of Education...

Linktoberfest Says Boo to Drugs

Linktoberfest Says Boo to Drugs

Brittany Christensen, Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2013

With Halloween right around the corner, Link Crew prepares its second annual fall festivity with Linktoberfest. This freshmen only event will take place on Wednesday, October 23 and mock a traditional Oktoberfest with hot dogs and root beer available for $5. “We want to try and get the freshmen a...

Ressler Named Educator of the Year

THIS IS NO JOKE: Tom Ressler, principal of SJHHS was named San Juan Capistrano's Educator of the Year by Mayor John Taylor on October 1, 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year at the City Council meeting that night.

Kayla Parker-Discala, Photo Editor

October 11, 2013

Tom Ressler, Principal of SJHHS, was named San Juan Capistrano’s Educator of the Year on October 1st by Mayor John Taylor. The Educator of the year award is given to educators who show exceptional or innovative capabilities in their education fields. “Tom Ressler is an individual who has left his mark...

War Veteran Offers Insight on Real War Experiences

Seth Reimers, former Platoon Leader of the United States Army, visits English II Accelerated classes to share his stories. Students will later use inspiration from Reimers to write a narrative story, telling about their experiences away at war.

Macy Drew, News Editor

September 27, 2013

For everyone at SJHHS, September 23 brought a new wave of excitement, kicking off the Homecoming spirit week with “Military Monday.” The same day, those enrolled in English II Accelerated classes (some, coincidentally wearing camo themselves) were visited by a former war veteran, Seth Reimers, who...