Thursday, September 15, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

v From the Office of SRO:  Please remember the dress code for SSHS students is as follows-
1.    No bare shoulders, which includes both boys and girls!
2.    Shorts and skirts are to be finger length or longer.
3.    No midriff showing at all.
4.    Hats off during school hours, leave them in your car or locker please.
If you do not follow dress code you will be pulled down to SRO & given something appropriate to wear. (SRO 9/14-9/30)

v Students!!! Please remember to pick up your hallways during passing.  Take pride in being a Cougar and help keep our Home clean.  (SRO 9/14-9/30)

v Tutoring is available in the Career Center on Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:45-4:00.  End-of-Course Prep is available from 2:45-4:00 also.  On Math Mondays & Scientific Tuesdays go to the Career Center, for Thematic Thursdays go to Room 214 for English End-of-Course Exam support.  (Cohen 9/9-9/30)

v Cougars!!! I’m sure you know all about Pokemon Go!  But did you know that it was created in Japan in 1995??  You can learn a lot more about Asian pop culture at the Asian Culture Club!  They are having their first meeting this Friday, September 16th, during lunch in Mrs. Kwasna’s Room 253.  There will be a Pokemon inspired carnival game to play & a chance to win a $15 gift card to Noodle Café!  Come see what ACC is all about!!!  (Kwasna 9/14-9/16)

v When attending athletic events & activities, please remember you are representing the school & the community.  Come out & support our teams in positive ways.  Inappropriate behaviors such as booing, taunting, use of profanity & disrespecting the players is unacceptable & will lead to removal from the events, possible bans from attending future events & consequences from the Student Relations Office. Use of air horns & popping streamers are also against NIAA policy & can lead to teams being penalized.  (Urmston 9/14-9/30)

v This year’s 2016 Fall Homecoming assembly is Cougars Got Talent.  If you would like to participate in the assembly, auditions will be held in Room 201 at lunch on September 14th & 21st.  (Faker 9/12-9/16)

v  PSAT will be given to all Sophomores on October 19th.  The test is available to Freshman & Juniors for $15.  The PSAT is a qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship for Juniors.  Please see your counselor if you are interested.  You may sign up in the counseling office with Mrs. Ruiz or online at the web store.  (Counseling Office 9/7-10/14)

v All Young Women who are interested in the Miss Reno/Sparks/Miss America Pageant, there will be an informational meeting on September 18th.  See Mrs. Taveira in the Career Center for more info.  (Taveira 9/6-9/16)

v SENIORS!!!  FAFSA is due in October this year!  Sign up with Taveira to have someone help you complete the FAFSA on October 1st at TMCC.  (Taveira 9/6-9/26)

v Our SSHS JAG students have chosen to make a large charitable donation to the Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada this year.  They have also decided to volunteer their time for the Buddy Walk.  Any student can volunteer or participate at the Buddy Walk, which will be held at Reno High School on September 17th this year.  (Merrill 9/6-9/16)

v FBLA will be meeting this Thursday, September 13th, for officer elections.  Stop by Room 122 at lunch!  (Weible 9/13-9/15)

v SENIORS!!!!  Are you interested in becoming a Plumber??  Union Local 350 is taking applications for apprenticeships in this well-paying field.  See Mrs. Taveira in the Career Center for more info (Taveira 9/12-9/30)

v ZAPS test prep seminars will be offered in the Reno area in September & October.  Spanish Springs High School will host its own PSAT/SAT prep course on Sunday, October 8th from 12:30-6:00pm.  The cost of these seminars are $89.99 each.  Sign your student up at or Call 877-927-8378.  (Counseling Office 9/1-9/30)

v Do you need community service hours?  Earn your hours & contribute to a positive school culture by helping out after the next 3 home football games on September 23rd, October 14th & October 21st.  Talk to Athletic Director, Art Anderson to find out how & sign up.  (A. Anderson 9/14-9/30)

v Attention all Athletes:
v  Effective immediately - All athletes who want to clear for sports this year (even if cleared for a fall sport) must do 2 things:
v  1.     Register online through “REGISTER MY ATHLETE”
v  Parents, Coaches and Administrators must set up a new account
v  1.      GO TO:
v  2.      Find school – Spanish Spring High School
v  3.      Create a NEW ACCOUNT
v  4.      Parents register their student athlete once and every year thereafter parents will MODIFY the account.

v  2.      Complete the Athletic Clearance Packet (if completed a Clearance Packet for fall, a “Quick Form” must be completed in order to switch from fall to winter and/or spring)
v  Athletic Clearance Packets and Quick Forms can be found in the main office or on the web site.


v To the Freshman Volleyball team for sweeping Douglas on Tuesday’s game!!  They had lost to Douglas in a previous tournament.  McKenzie Lopez led the team in blocks.  Great job ladies!! (Coach Picollo 9/14-9/15)

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