San Benito High School district is partnering with the Jewish Family and Children's Services' Holocaust Center on the Day of Learning, an opportunity to learn about the Holocaust and the patterns of genocide, and hear testimony from local survivors of the Holocaust an other genocides. The Day of Learning is Sunday, March 4 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Galileo Academy of Science and Technology in San Francisco. It is open to students in grades 7 to 12 as well as teachers.
San Benito High School girls soccer player Shantay Tamez this week committed to playing on scholarship for Fresno State. Teammates and coaches supported the senior captain at her signing Wednesday at the high school. “It’s a huge deal,” said her coach, Becky Bonner-Leland. “She works hard on and off the field. She’s great in the classroom. She’s a player you could literally put in any position and she’ll succeed. The only one I haven’t seen is goalie. And I’ll be honest: If I put her in goalie, she’d probably be good at that, too. She’s just naturally athletic.
The inaugural Gifted Soccer game was played during lunch at San Benito High School on Feb. 8, matching two teams of Life Skills students against each other in a friendly, yet competitive game that received an assist from the girls' varsity soccer team. SBHS senior soccer player and peer teacher Mariana Magana spearheaded the game, which she said came about after she played soccer at lunch with some Life Skills students a few months back, spurring the idea to involved more of them in an actual game. "It's so much more than starting something new," she said.
Baler school nurse Tess Smith offers the following reminder in the wake of this week's warm weather: Please be aware that you and our students are more likely to become dehydrated in this warmer weather. It is important not only to drink fluids throughout the day but to also eat well balanced meals or snacks to prevent low blood sugar. Both low blood sugar and dehydration can cause headaches, inability to concentrate, weakness, fatigue and generally not to feel well. Please encourage students to drink water throughout the day.
The following students are being recognized as Baler STRONG Students of the Week for Jan. 30 to Feb. 2 for their academic accomplishments by various San Benito High School departments: Alyssa Ito (Social Science), Karina Gonzales, not pictured, and Kathryn Quinones (World Languages), below.
In an effort to further integrate the Baler STRONG core values and continue promoting positive relationships between students and teachers, the first Teacher-Student Luncheon was held in O'Donnell Gym on Wednesday, Jan. 31.
At the recent Board of Trustees' meeting, SBHS Vice Principal Diana Herbst presented this month's Baler STRONG Awards, recognizing Special Education Assistant Elizabeth Munoz, science teacher Blake Toro and Special Education teacher Ryan Shorey.
Congratulations to the four San Benito High School students who participated in the annual Rotary Club Speech Contest on Monday, Jan. 29. Hollister Rotary has been a big supporter of SBHS throughout the years, and makes a concerted effort to recognize and support our students. Baler Stevi Rae Page took first place in the local contest, which had a theme of "Rotary Making a Difference," and will now advance to the area contest in March. Winners at the area contest can then advance to the regional and district contests later this spring.
San Benito High School recognizes students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher while maintaining a full course load of six or more classes per semester. Grades of D, F, or W/F withdraw (withdraw while failing) will eliminate a student from the Honor Roll for that grading period. The grade points are counted as follows: A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0. AP and Honors courses: A = 5, B = 4, C = 3.
Click here to access the honor roll lists.