Day of Learing at JFCS Holocaust Center

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.

Shantay Tamez signs to play soccer at Fresno State

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.

Life Skills students get a kick out of competing

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.

Warm weather brings reminder to stay hydrated

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.

Balers compete in Rotary Speech Contest

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.

Fall Semester Honor Roll Released

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.