2018 graduation to be held on campus; 3-year plan announced

The district has announced that the June 8, 2018 graduation ceremony will be held on campus, rather than at Rabobank Stadium in Salinas, after a potential delay in the campus construction schedule has made the area near the practice soccer fields available. Additionally, the district has announced that the 2019 ceremony will be held at the new multi-use fields currently under construction on campus and the 2020 ceremony will be held in the new stadium.

Yearbook senior tribute deadline is Feb. 12

Parents of seniors: Now is the time to reserve space in the 2018 San Benito High School yearbook for your student's senior tribute. Your tribute can range from an eighth of a page up to a full page. The attached flyer has the details, including prices and deadlines (Feb. 12!) If you need more information, email Yearbook Advisor Adam Breen at [email protected].

Click here for Page 1 of the senior tribute flyer.

Career Center to Offer Scholarship Workshop Feb. 1

The College and Career Center will offer a Scholarship Workshop for seniors on Thursday, Feb. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. Students with an off block for sixth period can show up at 12:30 p.m. Participants can get help with all local scholarship applications, the San Benito County High School Common Application, how to ask for three letters of recommendation, how to write a personal statement, how to retrieve a transcript and create and activity sheet, and how to write additional essays if required by the scholarship. 

Baler STRONG Academic Recognition

The following students are being recognized as Baler STRONG Students of the Week for their academic accomplishments by various San Benito High School departments: A.J. Macias and Steve Leal (English); Jaya Waller and Thomas Breen (Physical Education); and Emma Dorsey and Kieley Hoskins (Counseling).

In the group picture are Breen, Waller, Macias and Dorsey. Hoskins is pictured in the photo below. Leal is not pictured.

VAPAA Building makes its debut

The start of the second semester has signaled the official opening of the bond measure-funded Visual and Performing Arts and Academic (VAPAA) building on the campus of San Benito High School. The building also houses some social science classes. Heather Nichols, division chair of the VAPA Department and a dance educator and advisor, said her department is appreciative of the new building that houses "professional-standard classrooms in dance, visual arts and ceramics."