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Bettencourt earns Key To Student Success award

Congratulations to San Benito High School District Transportation Supervisor Kristy Bettencourt for being selected as the district's recipient of the Key To Student Success Award sponsored by Superintendent Krystal Lomanto and the San Benito County Office of Education. This is the inaugural presentation of the award. Bettencourt for the following reasons:

- Collaborative work with the SBCOE and North County Joint Unified School District to support their transportation needs.

- Ensuring all students are transported safely to and from school and events.

Finals start on Dec. 13

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).

Canned Food Drive gathers nearly 2,000 cans for food bank

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. 

Special "Gray Day" Schedule Dec. 12

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.

 

Fall Sports All-Academic Team Announced

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).

Benefit Drive underway

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.

Canned Food Drive wraps up this week

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.