Wrestlers Jack Barajas and Savannah Sepulveda are this week's Baler Athletes of the Week.
First semester finals will take place Wednesday, Dec. 13 through Friday, Dec. 15. Wednesday's schedule begins with a regular Zero Period (7:35-8:37 a.m.) followed by First Block and Second Block Finals. Thursday's schedule starts with the Zero Period final and continues with blocks 4 and then 3 (note the reverse order). Friday begins with the Zero Period final and continues with blocks 5 and 6 finals. Click below for the finals schedule (in English and Spanish).
The annual SBHS Canned Food Drive gathered 1,964 cans of food that will be donated to the Community FoodBank this holiday season. Life Skills and Leadership students counted the haul so it could be delivered to the food bank for distribution to locals. Teacher Keith Gonzales' class gathered the most cans, with 695, followed by Christine Dukes, with 483 cans. Multiple teachers' classrooms gathered more than 100 cans. The effort will continue, with food donations still accepted in Catalina Lemos' classroom, 325.
On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the day before final exams, San Benito High School will have a "Gray Day" bell schedule.
Important details include:
- Students will attend all classes.
- There will be no zero period.
- The day will begin with Third Block.
- Students with Third Block off will have a late start, at 9:53 am.
- Students with Sixth Block Off will have an early release, at 2:06 pm.
This week's Baler Athletes of the Week are girls' varsity basketball players Kasey Hoyte and Jayleen Trejo.
Congrats to the Baler Fall sports All-Academic Team: Safia Bootwala of field hockey (4.83 GPA); Leah Overman of field hockey (4.83); Makenna Parks of cross country (4.50); Annie Breger of volleyball (4.50); Josh Corrigan of water polo (4.33); Bailey Carmichael of girls’ golf (4.33); Janet Armstrong (4.33) and McKenzie Hoff (4.33) of varsity cheer; Nate Greene of varsity football (4.33); Joseph Loredo of cross country (4.33); and Ladeesa Henry of girls’ varsity tennis (4.17).
The SBHS Benefit Drive officially started on Nov. 27. This year, ASB has selected Brett Mattocks, a 13-year-old local boy, who is fighting for his life after the discovery of a brain tumor. We, as a school and community, will do all that we can to raise money to help Brett and his family during this difficult time.
The annual Canned Food Drive is finishing up this week and many teachers have barrels in their classrooms. Please donate whatever canned food items you can as well as boxed items such as macaroni and cheese, rice-a-roni, etc. Roughly 1 in 4 people in San Benito County does not have enough to eat on a daily basis, so let's take this opportunity to give generously this holiday season so that everyone has something to eat. Together we are Baler Strong.
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.