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  • Club Presidents Meeting 9/22
  • CUSD Board Meeting 9/23
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  • District Plans to Reopen October 13th

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...

AB 484 Ends STAR Testing This Year

Shane Battis, Staff Writer

September 22, 2013

The rumors are true. This spring, SJHHS will not be administering STAR testing if Governor Brown signs AB 484 into law, which he is expected to do. The bill, which passed the State Assembly in early September, ends STAR Testing in California in the 2013-14 school year to clear the way for a new type ...

Stadium Graduation Certain for 2014

Stadium Graduation Certain for 2014

Chetana Piravi, Staff Writer

September 21, 2013

That’s right, class of 2014- you’ll be graduating in the badlands this year. Yes, it will be hot. Yes, parking will be a nightmare. Yes, it will be a challenge to get your grandparents up and down the bleachers. No, there are no other options. School was scheduled to end on Monday, June 23, the B...

Homecoming King and Queen Announced

Erin Thompson and Raul Navarro were this year's king and queen.

Parker Discala, Photo Editor

September 20, 2013

After holding elections, ASB announced the final line-up for the 2013 Homecoming Court: Carson Smith & Macey Bergstrom (Frosh), Jaq Mcarthy & Katheleen Fernandez (Soph), Steven Pedraza & Esther Wong (Junior). Raul Navarro and Erin Thompson were crowned king and queen at the half-time show,...

Link Crew Assists Freshmen Adapt to High School

Students anxious to sign up for the popular Link Crew program gathered in Mr. Schrieber's old classroom, D03, last spring for a chance to help the incoming Freshman class get oriented. Other advisers include Mrs. Stenga and Klingbeil.

Kayla Parker-DiScala, Assistant Photo Editor

June 3, 2013

Moving from the top of the food chain in middle school to the bottom in high school isn't easy, but with the help of Link Crew it has become easier. “Link Crew is our freshman transition program. So it’s intended for juniors and seniors to be mentors for the freshmen and help them become more com...

Physics Floats Your Boat

Physics Floats Your Boat

Olivia Johnson and Shane Battis, Art and Graphics Editor and Centerspread Editor

June 3, 2013

Cardboard and water are not two terms ordinarily used side by side, but in the final Physics project this year at SJHHS they went hand in hand. On June 3rd, Mr. Trumble’s physics class  tested the very first physics boat project where students had to sail across the pool in a cardboard boat capable...

Skaters Thrash Pool

May 31, 2013

On the weekend of May 11th through May 12th, a group of middle school or freshman aged kids skated on the San Juan Hills campus, and  in the pool, security cameras show. The teens began  skating and BMXing inside it. The pool was drained for its annual cleaning, the pool had minimal damage done to ...

SJHHS ranks in top 500 schools

Griffin Orlich, A&E Editor

May 28, 2013

Newsweek/The Daily Beast ranks SJHHS number 500 in this year’s roundup of top schools. SJHHS jumped from 900 to 500 out of 2,000 different schools, beating out Aliso Niguel High School and San Clemente High School. The ranking system was based on a study The Newsweek/The Daily Beast did where they an...

ROP Awards

ROP Awards

Makayla Thomas, News Editor

May 10, 2013

On May 7, 70 top high school students from the Capistrano-Laguna Beach Regional Occupational Program took center stage at the San Juan Hills High School theatre to be recognized as this year's distinguished students. More than 300 guests including students, family members, Laguna Beach Unified School...