October SAT date conflicts with Camp
Many juniors and seniors are unable to attend Camp Everytown because it takes place from October 7 to October 10, conflicting with the October SAT which falls on Saturday, October 10.
The reason that Camp Everytown conflicts with the SAT is because “[it] always conflicts with something,” Vice Principal Cristy Dawson said. “We try to pick dates to get a nice amount of students available.
We looked at all the dates and tried to pick the best. Spring conflicts with APs and so many kids were intense about APs.”
Seniors taking the October SAT are unable to take the SAT on a different date because October 9 is the final date to send scores to colleges. However, it is possible for seniors to attend the camp and return after taking the SAT.
Choral Department invited to perform
The Santa Clara Chorale invited the school’s Vocal Department to its annual invitational concert on Friday, October 22 at Mission Santa Clara.
The concert will last one and a half to two hours and will feature Main Street Singers as well as Concert Choir, Santa Clara Choir, and one other select high school.
According to the Santa Clara Chorale, the Invitational concert features “top choral ensembles.” Singers will perform a range of repertoire, from Renaissance to contemporary music.
“It’s a big honor to be invited,” Department Director Mark Shaull said. “Not many schools have [this] chance.”
Seniors raise money with AP book drive
On Tuesday, October 5 during the school’s College Application Night, the Senior Class will be selling used standardized test preparation books donated by students as a fundraiser.
Slightly used SAT, SAT II, ACT and AP study books will be accepted until Monday, October 4 even if they are written in. Boxes for book donations are located in the attendance office, the College/Career Center and the library. The books will then be sold before, after and during College Application Night. If needed, there will be a second sale at a later date.
The profits from the fundraiser will go to the Senior Class to finance prom. This fundraiser relies more on the student body for its success than other fundraisers.
“[We have gotten] only a couple books so far, [but we] expect more soon,” Senior Class Vice President Tyler Stout said.