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Audience: Journey, Homepage and Homepage

Wednesday, January 17th at lunch

Room 814

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Posted by: Cassandra Cate
Published: 1/13/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Boys' Cross Country coach, Craig Dunn, named OC Coach of the Year. Follow the link for the full article.

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Posted by: Ken Nedler
Published: 12/20/17




Audience: Digital Arts, Mind, Body & Spirit, Counselor's Corner, Senior Package, Academies, Tech Tutors, Activities, Amigos Unidos, Academic Decathlon, True North Christian, Hall Pass, Alumni Information, Jam Session, Class of 2020, Dodgeball, Mountain Biking Appreciation, People's Rural Aid Service International, Organizations, American Red Cross, Attendance, Reach Basketball, Middletown, Journey, Destination Imagination, Homepage, International Thespian Society, Marathon, Hypebeast, Special Places for Special Kids, Origami, Sophomore Class Social, ASU Business Meeting Minutes, Approved Purchase Orders and Fundraising Information, Assistance in Migration, French, Fifth Marine Regiment, Independent Study Contracts, Recognition Division, Rubik's Cube, Senior Package, Homepage, Coming Together for Children in Need, Community Outreach Alliance, Spanish, Interact, Giving Pantry, Investment, Numismaniacs Coin, Leo, Athletics, Class of 2021, Derive, Hearts of Mercy, Guidance, Got Your Back, Astronomy, Staff, Peace Corps, Young Life, Discipline, Spikeball, Classes + Alumni, Success, IM Basketball, Cookies and Christ, Surfrider Foundation, Photography, Ultimate Frisbee, Team NEGU, Dolphin Outfitters, Miracles for Kids, Amnesty International, Math, ID Cards, Academics, Asian, Choose the Right, Kids Helping Kids, Robotics, Past Years Minutes & Purchase Orders, Running For a Change, Dolphin Pride, Life Without Limits, Our School, California Scholarship Federation (CSF), Chess, Drama, Speech and Debate, Surfrider Foundation, Truancies / Unexcused Absences, Super Smash Bros., Future Leaders of the World, Class of 2018, Sailing, Pink Ribbon, Anime, Clubs, Organizations, and Academies, Rick and Morty, Theater Outreach, Closed Campus, LGBT+, Dana Rugby, Mock Trial, Dolphin Ambassadors, National Honor Society (NHS), Make-a-Wish, Activities Division, Fashion, Gift of Words, Travel, Improv, Pod Squad, Tardies, AVID, Publications & Digital Media, Bulletin, Class of 2019, Best Buddies, Feeding America, Teenage Republicans, Student Services, Key, Game of Thrones, Thirst Project, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ping Pong, Clubs, Sign Language, S.O.S. PATHS, Lemon, Leaving Early from School and Parking Permits

Help support the Dana Hills Wrestling Team with this Dana Hills Branded 27 oz. Stainless Steel Travel Mug.  For $25/mug, you can give this as a gift or use it for yourself and also support your high school's Wrestling Team.  The DH dolphin logo is laser engraved, so it can never wear off and it's dishwasher safe.  The mug is also BPA free, includes a clear lid and can keep drinks hot for up to 4 hours or cold for up to 8 hours.

 

There's only a short time to order so get yours soon!  There are 4 ways to order:

1. Find any member of the DH Wrestling Team - they will each have an order form.

2. Visit Coach Abedi's room, #881, and place your order with the Coach.

3. Visit the DH Wrestling website, http://dhwrestling.com/, download the order form and drop it off in Room #881.

4. Download the order form directly from the Dana Hills website and drop it off in Room #881.

 

Please provide cash or a check at the time of order.  All orders must be placed by January 15, 2018.  The mugs will be available for pick up between February 5th and February 15th in Coach Abedi's room, #881.  For any questions, please contact Coach Abedi at REAbedi@capousd.org or michelle_kraushaar@yahoo.com. Thank you for your support!

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Posted by: Ken Nedler
Published: 12/18/17




Audience: Digital Arts, Homepage and Homepage

Meet in Room 508 at lunch on December 18th and bring your photos in to discuss!

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Posted by: Kylie Quinley
Published: 12/16/17




Audience: Journey, Homepage and Homepage

December 13th, Room 814 at lunch

Join us for a special Christmas message.

We have snacks!

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Posted by: Ken Nedler
Published: 12/3/17




Audience: Homepage, Activities Division and Homepage

On December 5th, in celebration of National Ninja Day, join us in the science squad at lunch for a giant game of ninja! 

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Posted by: Ken Nedler
Published: 11/29/17




Audience: Class of 2020, Homepage, Class of 2018, Class of 2019, Activities, Class of 2021 and Homepage

WANT A CHANCE TO WIN FREE PRIZES?!

 

Download The Five Star Student App available in the Apple Store. Attending Game of Weeks, participating in dress up days, and attending club meetings can give you the points needed to win free spirit wear! Make sure to get scanned for attendance at Dana Hills events for a chance to become the most spirited student at this school. The student with the most points by May 1st will receive a VARSITY LETTERMAN'S JACKET! 

 

DOWNLOAD THE APP NOW TO ALSO AWARD POINTS FOR YOUR CLASS IN CLASH OF CLASSES!!!!! 

 

 

App Features

  • My Activities: See all of your involvement details including sports and clubs.

  • My Events: View all of the events you have attended.  Be sure to always bring your ID to events as many events require your ID to be scanned.  Some events will allow you to check in from the app so be sure to allow the app to access your location if you wish to check in at events.

  • My Points: view your point total.  Points are earned for being involved, attending events, participating in spirit days and more!

  • My Behaviors: This includes perfect attendance, honor roll, participation in spirit days and more!

  • Surveys: Here you can take the student interest survey!

  • Voting: This is where you will vote for things like Homecoming Court and more!

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Posted by: Ken Nedler
Published: 11/29/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Leo Club meeting in room 905 during lunch on November 28!

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Posted by: Phoenix Herrmann
Published: 11/26/17




Audience: Homepage and Journey

We meet today, Wednesday, November 15 during lunch in room 815. 

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Posted by: Ken Nedler
Published: 11/15/17




Audience: Team NEGU and Homepage

Come to room 812 @ lunch, Tuesday 12/5, for TeamNEGU's club meeting. Help encourage kids with cancer to Never Ever Give Up (NEGU). Come to eat some amazing cookies, learn about the Jessie Rees Foundation, and find out new volunteer opportunities. Hope to see you there!!

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Posted by: Ashley Hudson
Published: 11/13/17




Audience: Homepage and Loud Crowd

Make sure to join your fellow Dolphins at football's away game at Capo Valley on Friday. Oh, and don't forget to wear blue!!

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Posted by: Ken Nedler
Published: 10/30/17




Audience: Homepage


 

THE SEA TO SHINING SEA FLAG makes another appearance at the 6th Annual Dana Hills High School Honor the Valor Celebration. 

This flag has been on a remarkable journey.  After the 9-11 attacks, Maine retired elementary school teacher, Larry Ross, challenged his students to come up with something that made a difference. 

In 2002, for the 1-year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, Larry and his students created the Sea to Shining Sea Project honoring those who perished with a 30’ X 50’ United States flag that would be flown on the East Coast and then traverse the county to be flown on the West Coast all  in the same day. 

On September 11, 2002, the flag was raised on Cadillac Mountain in Maine at sunrise.  It was then flown to and displayed in Yardley, PA, a town that lost 14 people in attacks.  The flag made its final flight that day to San Diego, where it was unfurled on the beach in front of the Hotel Del Coronado at sunset.

Known as the “Sea to Shining Sea Flag,” it has flown over Ground Zero in New York City and at Arlington National Cemetery as well as the Jima Memorial.  The flag continues to travel the country, passed on from group to group on its never ending path serving as a symbol of remembrance and unity. 

We are honored to have the Sea to Shining Sea Flag as part of our 2017 Honor the Valor Celebration. Please come to the Honor the Valor Celebration on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm to see this flag as it is presented to our 2017 Honor the Valor Honorees.  We won’t see it again until 2018 as it will quickly leave Dana Point for its next destination. 

*The 2017 Honor the Valor Celebration thanks Chick-Fil-A for their game sponsorship and the Dana Point 5th Marines Support Group for their Game Jersey sponsorship.

To learn more about the Honor the Valor Celebration please visit www.dhfootball.com and click on the Honor the Valor tab on the left hand side of the website. You will find short video in that tab and it will give you some sense of what to expect and the emotional impact of this event.

If you are interested in making a financial donation to help with this event, click on the GOFUNDME link on the DH Football website. 

https://www.gofundme.com/dana-hills-football-honor-the-valor

 

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Posted by: Ken Nedler
Published: 10/9/17




Audience: Homepage

The 2017 Dana Hills High School Honor the Valor Committee invites you to attend the 6th Annual Dana Hills High School 6th Annual Honor the Valor Celebration which is set for Friday, October 13, 2017 at DHHS Spencer Stadium.  The event kicks off at 6:00 pm and not the customary 7:00 pm and includes a pre-game honor ceremony which we want to conduct in front of a fully packed home crowd.  

 

We would like to encourage our students, parents, faculty and staff to get acquainted with the 2017 Honorees that will be attending the Honor the Valor Celebration.  Visit them in the Veteran Hospitality Area-- if they are seated at a table, they are interested in meeting you.

 

Read the article below to become acquainted with one of our 52 amazing Honorees. 

 

Special Interest: Captain Perry Anderson

By Carisa Carlton

 

As a 17 year old, Perry Anderson courageously enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Now, 69 years later, we are honored to salute the brave man who provided security for President Truman at the “Little White House” in Key West, who helped restore order in Venezuela for Vice President Nixon; and who stealthily made an amphibious landing at Subic Bay the morning President Kennedy was assassinated.

Captain Anderson’s legendary pursuits include six months on the Mediterranean Sea; engaging the enemy in South and North Korea where he was wounded by mortar fire, and sailing the Panama Canal to Cuba during the Missile Crisis. Captain Anderson helped form the Third Marine Division at Camp Pendleton, and he answered the call to war in Vietnam.

            Captain Anderson is a rifles and pistols expert who accepted responsibility for our freedom as a Master Sergeant, Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, Commander of the Scout Sniper Platoon, Commander of Company “C,”  Aerial Surveillance/Acquisition Officer, Sergeant Major, Combat Engineer, Marine Instructor (NROTC) at Auburn University (the most enjoyable duty of his career), and as Captain before retiring in 1978.  We cannot feel anything but great humility for Captain Anderson’s outstanding mentorship to hundreds of young Marines.

With so many victories and sacrifices, Captain Anderson’s current and primary concern is our youth, “We parents, grandparents and all adults should be involved in their activities by

setting an example, mentoring, encouraging, supporting, advising, and listening without interfering and let them make their own decisions. AFTER ALL, THEY ARE THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY!”

Captain Anderson is married to Ann M Varricchio of Boston, with whom he has a son and a daughter, four grandsons and one favorite granddaughter. Captain Anderson hopes we all come to recognize the freedom and greatness our American citizenship offers.

 


 

*The 2017 Honor the Valor Celebration thanks Chick-Fil-A for their game sponsorship and the Dana Point 5th Marines Support Group for their Game Jersey sponsorship.

To learn more about the Honor the Valor Celebration please visit www.dhfootball.com and click on the Honor the Valor tab on the left hand side of the website. You will find short video in that tab and it will give you some sense of what to expect and the emotional impact of this event.

If you are interested in making a financial donation to help with this event, click on the GOFUNDME link on the DH Football website. 

https://www.gofundme.com/dana-hills-football-honor-the-valor

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Posted by: Ken Nedler
Published: 10/9/17




Audience: Homepage

Gold Star Family: John and Cindy Elliott

By Carisa Carlton

 

The 2017 Dana Hills High School Honor the Valor Celebration is grateful for the opportunity to honor local Gold Star Family John and Cynthia Elliott who suffered the unimaginable burden of losing their son, United States Marine Corps Captain Sean Elliott, in a Mississippi aircraft accident this past summer.

 

During his short 30 years, Sean expressed gratitude for his steadfast family values, which paved his passion for dignity, fairness, and respect for all. Sean accepted responsibility for mentoring others by providing virtuous leadership to his younger brother, Erik, and to the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity brotherhood.  Sean lovingly cherished his wife, with whom he was planning a family, and he was grateful for her loyalty.

 

Sean took into account that the pursuit of liberty involves great risk: After completing his civil engineering undergraduate degree at University of California, Davis, Sean earned his wings at the Marine Corps flight school before courageously deploying to the Mediterranean, the Persian Gulf, North and Central Africa, Norway, Japan, South Korea, and Afghanistan to fight with an American warrior spirit for our freedoms.

 

Sean was gentle with the earth. He advocated dignity for animals. And, he bravely believed he could find solutions to challenges of the human condition. Sean would have enjoyed today’s Honor the Valor event as he valued brotherhood, outdoor sporting events, artistic expression, and multicultural celebrations.

 

Being a Gold Star Family is a distinction that no parent wants, but in the face of their sorrow, John and Cindy’s courage to share Sean’s patriotic legacy inspires our desire to maintain a graceful commitment to their support as members of our community.

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Posted by: Ken Nedler
Published: 10/9/17




Audience: Homepage

On October 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM Dana Hills High School will be hosting its 6th Honor the Valor Celebration.  Over the course of the past 6 years this event has honored several hundred military veterans and this year we add another valiant 52 to that number.

The Honorees of this year’s event are from every branch of the military from WWII to present day conflicts.  Some served in peacetime or during the cold war, others stormed the beaches of Normandy, served in Vietnam, Korea, Saudi Arabia, the Persian Gulf, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.  Our Honorees came from all different walks of life, cultures and religions, but they all have one thing in common-- a love of country and a strong sense of duty.

Many of our Honorees entered the military as teenagers, some as young as 15.  It is hard to believe that someone who wasn’t even old enough to drive was compelled to enlist, but many did.  These soldiers sacrificed high school and living what many believe is the “best years of their lives” for a higher purpose.  They were not playing football or cheering on the sidelines or hanging out with friends at the beach, they were dodging bullets, barking orders and storming beaches.

On October 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm., the Dana Hills football program will honor 52 noble men and women and we invite you to take part in the festivities. Veterans will be introduced to what we hope will be a packed stadium at 6:00, so please come early to help honor our veterans.  Please stay after the game for our Jersey Presentation which begins immediately after the game.

Our veterans look forward to meeting with you and we encourage you to approach them in the veteran hospitality area.  Our veterans have been told that if they are seated at a table in the hospitality area that it means that they are inviting our parents, teachers and students to approach them.  They are so excited to meet with you.  Veteran after Veteran remarked that although it was an honor to be a part of the event, they were more excited about having the opportunity to meet with our students.  

To learn more about the Honor the Valor Celebration please visit www.dhfootball.com and click on the Honor the Valor tab on the left hand side of the website. You will find short video in that tab and it will give you some sense of what to expect and the emotional impact of this event.

If you are interested in making a financial donation to help with this event, click on the GOFUNDME link on the DH Football website.  

https://www.gofundme.com/dana-hills-football-honor-the-valor

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Posted by: Ken Nedler
Published: 10/9/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

10th & 11th graders received a PSAT Study Guide and PSAT flyer this week in their English class.  The Study Guide is an excellent source for prep.  It gives tips on doing well on the test and includes an actual practice test that can be timed and scored.  The flyer gives "who, what, where, when" information and extols the benefits of taking the PSAT.  

9th graders will be taking the PSAT 8/9 that is normed for their age group and they do not receive a Study Guide.  

PSAT will be Wed. Oct. 11th from 7:56 to 12:26.  This will be a minimum day with testing only.  No classes.  Room assignments will be posted.  

12th graders are slated for an off-campus activity.  

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Posted by: Ken Nedler
Published: 10/2/17




Audience: Homepage

Wednesday, October 11, CUSD is providing a Knott’s Berry Farm release day for all seniors throughout the district. We will be joining Aliso Niguel, Capo Valley, San Clemente, San Juan Hills and Tesoro at the park for the entire day. Our buses leave Dana Hills at 8:45am and we’ll be at the park for the 10:00am opening and staying there until it closes at 6:00pm.

 

Tickets for the event are $45 and include your all day ticket plus district transportation. You may purchase either at the Activities window or online. When purchasing in person at the window, please bring your permission slip with you. If you purchase online, you will be responsible for turning in your permission slip to Linda in the Activities office no later than October 3.

 

Tickets are on sale now and will remain on sale until the end of the day on October 3. Join in on the fun this day with all CUSD seniors.

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Posted by: Matt Exworthy
Published: 9/26/17




Audience: Homepage, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

I am the Bilingual Community Liaison at Hidden Hills Elementary in Laguna Niguel.  I am reaching out to you again this year in hopes of finding high school students who are interested in volunteering their time tutoring students at Hidden Hills Elementary.  This requires a commitment until mid-May 2018.  However, I will consider students who are able to make a 3-4 month commitment as well.

 

Our school hours are 7:45am – 2:05pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Thursdays are earlier out days with dismissal at 12:50pm.

 

Please have students submit their availability directly to me at glguizar@capousd.org.  I will work with coordinating days/times with the teachers.   I can also arrange volunteer tutoring for after school hours at a library.  This can be with anywhere from 1-3 students at a time.  We are always in need of high students who can tutor on Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:15pm at our school site.  Thursday tutoring can start within a week from receiving notice.

 

 

Gabriela "Gabi" Guizar-Boulgarides

Bilingual Community Services Liaison

Hidden Hills Elementary

(949) 495-0050 ext. 2205

Monday– Friday 7:30am – 2:00pm

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Posted by: Ken Nedler
Published: 9/17/17




Audience: Homepage

Please refer to the attached document available in English and Spanish.

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Posted by: Tania Cluttey, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 6/14/17


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