A second teenager, Jason Anguiano, 17, of Santa Ana, has died following a car accident that occurred in Tustin last Friday, according to the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner. He died on Sunday evening at the Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana. Continue reading
Manuel Nava, a 21-year-old man already facing charges on suspicion of molesting three children was charged Friday with suspicion of harassing a 17-year-old cheerleader at Century High School in Santa Ana, according to the O.C. Register.
The OCDA is prosecuting Nava for allegedly molesting two boys and a girl. One of the boys was 6-years-old and the other was 11. The girl was 14 when she was allegedly attacked by Nava. Continue reading
At the last meeting, SAUSD Board President John Palacio publicly admitted that the SAUSD never built pools at Century High School and at Godinez High School, despite promises to do so. Unfortunately, the SAUSD is not good at properly managing Bond Measure money to build new facilities so some schools go without while other schools get new sports amenities. For example, Segerstrom High School is currently inexplicably replacing their existing score board in the gym with a brand new $70K video score board!
Century High School’s Swim and Water Polo Teams were traveling to Santa Ana High School to use their pool, but eventually both of these teams disbanded. The Coach and Athletes at Godinez High School have to use the pool at Valley High School but they do not have access to the pool until after 5 pm. The students sometimes do not get home from practice until after 9 pm which is not good for them! Continue reading
Nicholas Academic Centers (NAC) is partnering with the Santa Ana Unified School District to make earning a college degree a reality for more students in Santa Ana, with 100 percent of students in the NAC programs expected to attend college after high school and 80 percent expected to attend a four-year university. Continue reading
The family and friends of Luis Antonio Torres, the 15-year old Century High School student who was killed last week when a suspected DUI driver crashed into a car he was sitting in, on the shoulder of the 57 Freeway, is raising funds to help pay for his funeral services via GoFundMe.
So far this online fundraising campaign has raised over $4,000. Typically funerals can cost as much as ten thousand dollars. Continue reading
Luis Torres, a 15-year old student at Century High School, was killed this morning while he was in the back of a 2009 Honda that was pulled over on the shoulder of the southbound 57 Freeway, in Fullerton, according to the O.C. Register.
The crash happened early on Sunday morning, at 1:59 a.m., just north of the Yorba Linda Boulevard off-ramp when Nicole Cortinas, 28, of Moreno Valley swerved a 2015 Honda off the freeway lanes and onto the shoulder, striking the 2009 Honda, according to the CHP. Continue reading
Come and hear the sounds of SAUSD’s High School Marching Bands on November 12, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Santa Ana Public Schools Sports Complex.
This Marching Band Showcase is a free event! Come and support the students. The event will include marching bands from Century High School, Segerstrom High School, Saddleback High School, Santa Ana High School, Godinez High School and Valley High School. Continue reading
Congratulations to Century and Valley high school students for being awarded trip overseas
Sebastian Alvarado, an AVID freshman at Century High School, and Alejandro Flores, a junior at Valley High School, were recently recognized at the British American Business Council of Orange County gala dinner at the Anaheim Hilton and awarded a two week all-expense paid trip to study British history over the summer.
The British American Council OC Student Scholarship Program awards two scholarships based on an essay contest. Sebastian learned about this opportunity at his local Boys and Girls Club where he plays soccer. Sebastian is no ordinary young man. He has undergone three open heart surgeries and has successfully recovered each time putting 100% into being a successful student. Continue reading
Carmen Papalia image credit: Jordan Reznick
Saturday, June 1, 2013, Begins 6PM @ Grand Central Art Center
ARTIST CARMEN PAPALIA’S OWN WORDS:
Excerpt from A New Model for Access in the Museum
In my second year of college I really started to care about access—my own access in particular. It was hard not to care. I was coming to terms with a progressive vision loss that made it difficult for me to read printed text—which, at the time, I had to do quite a lot since I was an English student and a magazine editor. I remember giving myself a headache every time I struggled to focus on a poem, and, more often than not, stressing over more editing work than I could manage. I privileged my access to the visual world so much that it was bad for me. Continue reading
GOT MILK? BREAKFAST CHALLENGE
Santa Ana High Schools Battle It Out For $3,000
THE EVENT: GOT MILK? KICKS OFF BREAKFAST COMPETITION AMONG FOUR SANTA ANA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOLS
Just in time for the new school year, the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB) – the creator of GOT MILK? – is partnering with the Santa Ana Unified School District to challenge high school students to start the day off right with a nutritious breakfast with dairy milk for better academic performance and overall health. Continue reading
NOTE: On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, the annual Project SELF Recognition Dinner will be held at the Hilton Irvine, featuring Judge Francisco Briseno as the keynote speaker.
Berger Kahn Opens Doors for Santa Ana’s Youth through Project SELF Legal Internship Program
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IRVINE, CA- Berger Kahn is providing a paid summer internship program for a Santa Ana high school student through the Project SELF program. Partner Teresa R. Ponder serves as a professional mentor to intern Elvis Bolainez, 17, of Century High School, who began working at Berger Kahn June 19, 2012. Continue reading
This January, U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez is offering a series of free workshops on federal aid for students.
Academic advisors will meet with parents and students to provide assistance in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and will discuss scholarship opportunities.
A college degree is critical for young people entering the competitive job market, and its value is worth more today than it has ever been. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the various resources available to help you finance your education! Continue reading
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Contact: Angela Burrell, APR, (714) 558-5555
SAUSD Shows Off New School Facilities Improvements
Facilities Team Recognized by Board of Education for Their Diligence and Efficiency in Completing Projects
SANTA ANA, CA — September 15, 2011 – Some 56,000 students in the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) returned to new or improved school campuses this new school year as a result of the summer work of SAUSD’s Facilities and Governmental Relations Department. The team ensured that new classroom buildings were completed, campuses were remodeled, blacktops were resurfaced, fencing installed, synthetic turf fields installed, and maintenance tasks checked off in time for students’ return from summer break. As a result, the department’s leaders and workers were recognized by the SAUSD Board of Education this week for improvements made Districtwide. Continue reading
The SAUSD is in denial about the persistently low performing public schools in Santa Ana
If you glance at the Santa Ana Unified School District’s website, you might come away thinking everything in the district is great. Headlines include: “Academic Achievement Abounds;” “Measure G Facility Improvements;” and “SAUSD Congratulates its Top Educators of the Year.”
There is no mention of the fact that four of the seven Santa Ana High Schools have been placed on the State of California’s “Persistently Low Performing” list, necessitating massive changes which might include transferring teachers, replacing administrators and even the possibility of becoming charter schools.
But check out what overmatched SAUSD Superintendent Jane Russo has to say on her website, under the headline, “Success is the Standard:”
We are dedicated to high academic achievement, in a scholarly and supportive environment, ensuring that all students are prepared to accomplish their goals in life. Failure is Unacceptable! Success is the Standard…It’s Up to Us All!
Is it just me or is Russo in complete denial? Continue reading