The epicenter of the 4.7 quake northeast of Gonzales on Monday morning was in San Benito County. Students did the drop, cover and hold procedure during the quake, but normal activities have resumed on campus and no damage has been reported.
On Thursday morning, Nov. 9, the San Benito High School administrative team assisted the Hollister Police Department on an investigation involving one of our students. The investigation involved an off-campus incident and resulted with the decision to close down the P.E. locker rooms for the day. This is a precautionary measure and we have verified that there is no compromise to the safety of our campus.
In honor of those who have served our country, San Benito High School will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans' Day. School will resume Monday, Nov. 13, which will be a Red Day.
Applications for this year's Fall Bumpfest, scheduled for Nov. 17, are due to the Student Activities Office or Room 325 by Monday, Nov. 13. The theme of this year's event is the Pixar movie "Cars," and the categories are Best System, Best Looking, Dirtiest, Cleanest, Loudest Exhaust, Most Run-Down and Best Classic. This year there will be a special category, Best Decorated According to the "Cars" Movie Theme.
As the weather turns cooler, remember that the campus library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, and during third and sixth blocks for off-block students. Come in out of the cold and read a good book or get homework done.
Students: Cal-SOAP offers financial aid and scholarship advising, college tours, academic tutoring, and college and career counseling. Stop by the College and Career Center for more information. Cal-SOAP juniors can sign up for the Southern California College Tour there as well.
Attend the Monday, Nov. 6 parent education seminar to get help learning to navigate special education transition milestones for students from birth to age 22. The event will occur from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hollister School District Enterprise Room, 2690 Cienega Road.
San Benito High School Visual Arts and Spanish teachers along with the Migrant program, are hosting a celebration of life honoring our departed loved ones in honor of Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). The Art and Culture Festival will take place Saturday, Nov. 4 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The event will feature entertainment from Ritmo Latino, Aztec group dancers, and mariachi along with artwork by art and ceramic classes.
SENIORS... it is time to sign up for Grad Night at Disneyland. The deposit for Grad Trip is due tomorrow, Tuesday, October 31. Please make your payment at www.usastudenttravel.com and bring your completed contract and permission slip to the Student Activities Office.
In response to the arrest of an adult male in Baler Alley following an incident on campus not having to do with any school staff, student or activity on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 25, San Benito High School District is working in conjunction with the Hollister Police Department to increase security measures around campus during the evening to ensure a safe campus for all.