The first day of school for the 2016-17 is on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, and it will be a Modified Day for all students. The office is open from 8:00am-3:30pm. Make sure to check the K-8 CLASS LISTS posted on the fence outside the main computer lab starting Monday, August 22nd after 5:00 PM.
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We are happy to welcome Ms. Myrna Acosta, as our new Assistant Principal. Ms. Acosta comes to us from Santa Ana High School where she was the guidance assistant principal. She also previously worked at Villa Intermediate as an assistant principal. Welcome to Santiago Family! We look forward to an exciting, successful year!
We are happy to welcome several new teachers to our school this year. Starting with the intermediate grades, we welcome Ms. Bishop (gr. 6-8), Ms. Broadhead (RSP) and Mr. Evans (gr. 6-8, Instrumental music). For the primary grades, we welcome Mrs. Era-Membrere (gr. 4-5, RSP), Ms. Aldana (gr. 5) and Ms. Nava our new literacy coach. Also, we have a new office staff member, Mrs. Godinez. Welcome to the Santiago family! We look forward to a new and exciting school year.
It would be most helpful if your child came to school with these supplies, however it is not required that they do so. Click the headline of this article to be directed to the school supply lists.....
Volunteers Needed!! The Book Fair will be the week of August 29th. Our PTA needs parent volunteers to help with this event. If you are available to help, please attend the meeting on Wednesday @ 8:15 am (media center) to coordinate everything about the book fair. Please mark you calendars for this upcoming event.
Make the most of back-to-school night. It's a valuable opportunity to learn important information about your child's classroom experience. Save the Date! Don't miss out! Also please keep in mind Friday, Sept 2nd is a Modified Day.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Norris Perez, Principal
Myrna Acosta, Assistant Principal
Myrna Acosta, Assistant Principal
Santiago School is home to the best teachers and learning programs in Orange County. Our outstanding teachers have earned a tremendous reputation in our community by leading the way in providing innovative teaching and learning opportunities. Santiago has been recognized as a two-time California Distinguished school; as one of the best schools in the state. Our teachers are constantly incorporating the best of new innovations and are ready to share their engaging lessons with our students. It is this constant focus on excellence and the highest expectations that accelerates our students towards their academic and career goals.
Santiago’s former students are successfully graduating from many of the most prestigious Universities and entering the workforce as leaders ready to shape the direction of our country and their local community.GATE/Acceleration Program: All Santiago Faculty members have been trained to use GATE Depth & Complexity Icons. We challenge all students to reach their potential. Our honors classes, including Algebra 1, provide students the opportunity to complete advance study in preparation for the next levels of work in High School, College, and beyond. In addition to the success our students experience in the core subjects of literature and math, Santiago has well developed & refined programs in the areas of:
Science & Engineering: Our award-winning teachers have been recognized by OC Science as being the best at implementing innovative Science programs here at Santiago. All students in grades K-8th complete a Science or Engineering project each year.
Music: We have 2 teachers dedicated to develop our K-8 musicians
Theater: Received Disney Musicals in School’s grant. We have a full drama department including beginning and advanced level and a set design program.
Athletics: Our P.E. teachers and coaches provide sports program in all grades and compete in 8 different sports.
Action Civics/National History Day: Students complete challenging projects and areas of study then compete in county and state competitions.
Advanced Science and Engineering Programs!
We continue to offer the most Innovative Programs. Our wonderful Science teachers will be offering a leading edge Science program that integrates innovative practices, including the use of Robotics, 3D design, Medical Detectives, Maker’s Space via Project Lead the Way curriculum. Due to student demand we have increased number of accelerated Honor classes in the area of Math, which will allows students to complete Algebra 1 while attending Santiago placing them on the road to greater success as they advance in their studies.
More Technology in student’s hands!
Our one-on-one device program includes all 3rd-8th graders. All of our K-2 classes are equipped with iPads and Chromebooks to support small-group and personalized instruction.
We encourage all of our parents to join our tremendous PTA, which supports the many enrichment and extra-curricular activities here at Santiago.
Want more information about what Santiago has to offer your child? Please call or email to inquire about one of upcoming school tours or information sessions. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sincerely,Mr. Norris Perez
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Faculty Meeting (Media Center)
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 6th-8th Back to School Night
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM K-5th Back to School Night