• Makeup registration Monday, August 12 (8:00 am to 11:00 am)
  • Freshman registration August 6 (12:00 pm to 3:00 pm)
  • Junior registration August 6 (8:00 am to 11:00 am)
  • Sophomore registration August 5 (12:00 pm to 3:00 pm)
  • Senior registration August 5 (8:00 am to 11:00 am)
  • Cina Abedzadeh named new principal of SJHHS at June 12 board meeting
  • 6 Year Accreditation From WASC Granted: No mid-cycle Review
  • Mental Health Week April 30 - May 30
The story of San Juan as told by its students

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The story of San Juan as told by its students

The Express

The story of San Juan as told by its students

The Express

Brandi Ortiz

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor

Brandi Ortiz has always been an intense reader, allowing the worlds of fact and fiction to envelope her heart and mind. She very much enjoys reading, writing, music and travel. Literature captured her imagination as quickly as song. Through the years, she has dreamt of encouraging and inspiring others through her passions of writing and music. Newspaper will surely help her ascend this goal. In the near future, she seeks to write about the misfortune of others and horrors seen across the world, exposing their darkness to the light. But also the beauty and mystery of the journeys people and herself have faced in life. She sees through the lies and finds the beauty and wonder within finding the truth. Her dream is to explore and inspire the world through her words. Brandi hopes to do exactly that during her last year at SJHHS, and prepare herself and others for the outside world, beyond high school, and its unpredictable twists and turns.

All content by Brandi Ortiz

Z – Teens Chapter 8

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
June 14, 2015

Z – Teens Chapter 7

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
April 28, 2015

Cinderella Takes Center Stage

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
March 27, 2015

Z-Teens Chapter 6

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
March 13, 2015

Z – Teens Chapter 5

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
March 4, 2015
How Time Flies and What Lies Ahead

How Time Flies and What Lies Ahead

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
February 20, 2015
STRESSED AND DEPRESSED: Ian Happy (10) when he’s not so happy with school. With all of his classes piling on him, Happy has nearly had it with the day. Happy is a perfect example of students who face the stress and pressure that school and society can provoke.

Less Stress

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
February 11, 2015

Z – Teens Chapter 4

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
February 6, 2015

Z – Teens Chapter 3

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
January 16, 2015
THIRSTY FOR SOME WATER: After a tiring practice of soccer, Amanda Gould (11), Natalie Blackwelder (10), and Lexi Ortiz (10) decide to hydrate up on some water. Water has become scarce in California due to the drought. Hydration is the main key to keeping in tip top shape when being an athlete.

Water Use in the US

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Writer
December 19, 2014
Z - Teens Chapter 2

Z – Teens Chapter 2

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
December 17, 2014
Z - Teens Chapter 1

Z – Teens Chapter 1

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
December 5, 2014
Tess Smolders (11) makes a great play, helping the varsity tennis team win league champions of 2014.

SJHHS Girls Tennis

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
October 27, 2014
Then and Now

Then and Now

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
October 23, 2014

Enterovirus 68 Resurfaces in the U.S

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
October 15, 2014
The Blood Moon occurs during a lunar eclipse.

Return of the Blood Moon

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
October 15, 2014
Mascots Stanley the Stallion and 26th United States President Teddy Roosevelt attend the SJHHS varsity football game against Beckman High School.

Welcome Mr. President

Brandi Ortiz, Fiction Editor
October 10, 2014
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