Spotlight on Campus Life
Congratulations to our 2017-18 Student Class Council leaders!:
President: Harley Blackard
Vice President: Dirk Tolson
Secretary/Treasurer: Joao De Almedia
President: Jason Abele
Vice President: Tim Kostolanski
Secretary/Treasurer Dylan White
Senior Ball is Friday, April 7 at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. We’ve got over 500 students coming. Registration is now closed. The theme is "Academy" Awards. Besides dancing and roaming the museum (including the aquarium), there will be lots of food including some vegan and gluten-free options, buffet-style sandwich platters, build-your-own crepe station with sweet and savory crepes, as well as two chocolate fountain stations and several beverage stations. We are also providing selfie stations for photos.
The dance is from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. As per the school’s handbooks, random breathalyzer tests will be taken. All students need to be at the event by 8:30 p.m. (we won’t turn them away if they're late) and can leave no earlier than 10:30 p.m. Free onsite parking is available. Please, no gum or candy allowed in the Museum. Student ID is required for students and guests.
Senior Grad Night: An evening celebration for the classes of 2017 follows the morning and afternoon graduation ceremonies for both DLS (9:00 a.m.) and CHS (2:00 p.m.). Registration is up and running on our homepage (DLS students only – CHS has their own registration for this event) under Quicklinks – Graduation 2017, or you can follow this link for more information.
Driver's Ed: There is an accelerated course course from June 5th-June 7th, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day except June 7, which ends at 4 p.m. At the conclusion of the class, they will receive their Driver Education completion slips so they can get a permit. There will be a break in the morning and a lunch break in the afternoon. This class. It is open to DLS and CHS students who are 15. See Mr. Bradford for more information.
AP Biology Science and Engineering Competition: Great performances Sophomore AP Biology class at last month's Science and Engineering Competition at Los Medanos College. The team brought home awards across all categories with Tanner Mercer and Eric Andre leading the way with invitations to participate in the 2017 California State Science Fair competition in Los Angeles.
Other special recognitions include:
- William Cumbelich and Rithik Castelino: Contra Costa County Water & Wastewater Agencies 1st Place Award, John Muir Health Award, U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award
- Peter Christie and Joshua Manickam: Contra Costa Water District Special Water Award (2nd place)
- Tim Kostolansky and Andrew Preusser: Recognition by American Meteorological Society
- Scott Lombardi: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 2017 Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award
- Andrew Preusser, Tim Kostolansky: American Meteorological Society Certificate of Outstanding Achievement
- Alejandro Gomez de la Vega: ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Award
Congratulations to all the Spartans on their dedication to innovation and creativity in tackling some critical issues facing society. Special thanks to alum Julian Homburger (Statistics Coach), Ms. Elaine Seed & Mr. Timothy Chu (APA Coaches) and Mentors: Dr. Elizabeth Berkes, Dr. Kenneth Brown (Saint Mary’s College), Mr. Jim Yano, and Damon Tighe (Bio Rad Labs)