This Week in the News
First Day of School is Monday, August 24
Friday, August 21 9:00am room P3
Summer Reading List for the Reluctant Reader
(drawing and sketching classes using watercolor, colored pencils, acrylics, pastels, pen & ink, and graphite)
NATURAL SCIENCE ILL
NATURAL SCIENCE ILL FOR VETERAN ILLUSTRATORS
There is a $100 non-refundable advance deposit to hold your student's place in class.
Please send a check for $100 to Peggy Edwards – Sierra Nature Prints, P.O. Box 66644, Scotts Valley, CA 95067 OR pay by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Class balance due first day of classes. The cost per 12-week session is $375 (materials included.) Siblings and family members will receive a 10% discount.
*Please notify your supervising teacher if you are enrolled first semester in any of these teacher-led (Art Studio) course opportunities.
The course "Art Studio" will be added to your fall schedule.
Mondays 4:00-6:00 - Natural Science Illustration for Teens: A weekly class exploring the wonders of nature through applied art. We will draw insects, Arachnids, water drops, mammals, seashells, bones, feathers, fur, fungi and flowers using a variety of techniques including pen & ink, scratchboard, watercolor, acrylics and graphite. Students will also learn about various artists and be gently guided in the art of critique. Important: Students should come with come experience in art and be able to focus for two hours.
Tuesdays 4:00-6:00 - Natural Science Illustration for Veteran Illustrators: A weekly course for Veteran students with natural science illustration experience & skills. We will be exploring and applying previously learned technigues to illustrate such topics as: Camouflage, Art Deco landscapes, Life cycles, Classification, and In-depth species studies; plus the use of hand lenses and the dissecting microscope for detailed illustration.
Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 - Celtic Art: A weekly afternoon class focusing on Celtic Art from the Bronze Age to the Early Middle Ages (including the Pictish Art of Scotland). Topics covered will include: Ogham script; Mythological beings; Celtic Knots, Illumination (Book of Kells); Pictish Art and Symbols; and Megalithic structures. Important: Students should come with come experience in art and be able to focus for two hours.
Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 - Botanical Illustration: Using herbaria, live specimens and reference material, students will draw flowering plants, trees, and fungi using a variety of techniques including pen & ink, scratchboard, watercolor, and colored pencils. The course will include an emphasis on plant classification and the use of the dissecting microscope. Important: Students should come with some experience in art and/or natural science illustration.
Thursdays 4:00-6:00 - Zoological Illustration: Wednesdays 4:00-6:00 (12 classes) - September 17 to December 10 (no class on November 25):
scratchboard, watercolor, pastels, pen & ink, graphite and
students will produce several zoological illustrations of
reptiles & amphibians, fish, arachnids, and various
topics such as form & function, behavior, habitat and
classification will be emphasized. Important: Students should come with come experience in art
and be able to focus
for two hours.
Happy Retirement Roberta!
It is VERY important for students to start building their college file box. Keep all future enrollment papers, make copies of everything and keep them safe, keep extra (unopened/sealed) transcripts for future use (you will need at least 4 sealed high school transcripts on hand over the next 6 years), make copies of your High School Diploma (don't loose this important document. Many employers, organizations and private colleges ask for a copy) save all financial aid correspondence. Once you begin acquiring college transcripts, keep these in your file box. There is a cost for replacements. It is wise for parents to have a duplicate file box if the student is moving away. Boxes tend to get lost in big moves! These are materials that you will need easy access to, from the time you graduate from high school, register for college, or until you become fully employed.
If your student will not be returning to CRHS for the 2015-16 school year, start now filling out your transcript request form, noting where you wish for your teen's transcript should be mailed to. Request two copies. One for your records and one sealed to the next school.
The SLVHS teachers and administration have agreed to adopt the following Bell Schedule for the 2015-16 school year while they spend next semester reviewing the most optimal block schedule with the additional instructional minutes for 2016-17 and beyond.
You will notice several minutes have been added to each day.
Community Colleges such as Cabrillo College, do not require the SAT/ACT, however admissions does require course placement tests in English and in Math. For additional information, please refer to our links/tabs noted above under GUIDANCE and ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS TO COLLEGE
The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.
Create a test-taking schedule based on your college application plan.
SAT SIGN-UPS - SAT College Admissions Exam
COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY LINK
Please click on the following link to view a variety of opportunities for your child(ren) that are offered throughout the valley and Santa Cruz areas by various organizations, such as Boy/Girl Scouts, Sports, Arts-Drama-Theater, Local Events, Community Service, Quest/YMCA (before/after-school child care), etc.
This link is provided as a courtesy for parents & students, by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District, to receive information of current local events and opportunities. The San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District does not sponsor or endorse any of the organizations or events that are located here.
DISTRICT CALENDAR FOR THE SCHOOL TERM: 2015-2016