DeAnza High School

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  • Today is Tuesday May 1st and it's going to be a partly cloudy day with a high of  65 degrees.   Here are your morning announcements brought to you by the Leadership class:  

    Seniors - If you need help enrolling in your college of choice, please see a college advisers in the college and career center this week! Deadline to commit to a 4-year college or university is today!!

    Prom is this coming saturday and tickets are still on sale.  Guest passes will be available at the cashier’s office or in Ms. Wengler’s room. The last day to turn in Guest pass forms are no later than May 3rd.

    Sign ups for Prom Royalty for Junior Duke and duchess Senior Prince and princess, and Senior queen and king are in Ms. Wengler’s room.

    Looking for a way to spice up your prom look? Support the De Anza Times and book an appointment to get a henna tattoo. Stop by at lunch in the quad today through Wednesday to book your appointment. Come get your henna done and wow the crowd at the Last Waltz!

    With May just starting also comes the ending of our Pennies for Patients fundraiser. Everyone still has the opportunity to make any donations before it is too late. You can contribute to the greater cause of the leukemia and lymphoma society by sparing loose change to the boxes in each of your classes. Thank you.

    If you are planning to participate in the West Contra Costa Unified School District African American Graduation go and see  Mr. Edwards in room 7-213. He is available before and after school, and during lunch. The deadline to turn in all paperwork is May 2nd. Again, if you wish to participate in the African American Graduation go and see Mr. Edwards  in room 7-213 and the deadline to submit all paperwork is Wednesday May 2nd.

    If you have a Student Empowerment Center Application and haven’t turned it in, don’t worry. The deadline has been pushed to Wednesday May 2nd. Make sure to turn it in to Ms Shetterly’s in room 3-102.

    "Seniors, make sure to complete the two senior surveys that were shared in the theater on Monday the senior assembly. You will need to complete these prior to receiving your tickets for graduation. The links to these surveys can be found on the bottom right corner of the home page on the"

    "Seniors, Did you commit to SF state? UCSD? CCC? Share your decision and post your name on the college bound bulletin board in the counseling hallway. Let your counselor or college and career adviser know where you are headed and post your name on the board"

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     Principal's Message
    We are living in a time of heightened awareness around safety and violence. Despite the stress that this causes, I am proud to say that students at De Anza Have determined to both work advocate respectfully for safety. On March 14th, hundreds of students walked out peacefully in order to protest gun violence. Hundreds of others decided to stay in class and focus on their studies. Both choices were valid, and both groups of students made the choice that was right for them. No students took advantage of the flexibility to choose or attempted to leave campus. As the world around us changes, it forces our students to be mature and community minded decision makers. I am filled with pride as are all of our staff when we see our student demondstrate their committments to both their academics and their community. When rumors (found not be credible) circulated about our own school safety students reached out to both school staff and the police immediately. Based on the swift response of parents, community members, district/school staff, and RPD, I have nothing but confidence that we will remain safe and secure on campus.
    When asked what they are proud of at De Anza students site: community, diversity, and opportunity among the many things that they love. Despite nationwide turmoil, we have had many highlights on campus that we'd like to share!
    • Ms. Sanders was awarded the teachers excellence award.
    • Our boys basketball team won the league
    • Our girls soccer team won the league
    • Over spring break, 15 students and three staff members are traveling on a cultural exchange to China
    • Last week, we hosted a group of ten students from Shimada Japan in a cultural exchange
    • Close to half of our school made the honor roll for the first semester

    These are only a few of our successes, but it seems more important now than ever to remind ourselves that our students and teachers are achieving every day. Our leadership class has decided to dedicate next weeks spirit week to the idea of community. It is our goal to continue to grow and learn as a community - and to make sure that our school is a place where every student feels accepted and included.

     Summer Sigler 

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