The Santiago Experience

"A Public School with A Private School Approach"

Santiago's campus will be closed for Winter Break December 17-January 4. School will resume January 7.

Santiago's staff would like to wish you the gifts of love, friendship and good health during the holiday season.

A beautiful medley of "Peace, Peace" and "Silent Night" sung by both El Modena High School and Santiago choirs at Santiago's Holiday Concert. What a wonderful way to share the holiday spirit with our community. Many thanks to the choir directors, Mr. Rodriguez, and Ms. Solis, our Santanas and Vanguards, for sharing their amazing talents!

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Student Activities

Breakfast with the Principal

Thank you to all of our parents who helped at our Breakfast with the Principal. We would also like to thank all of our families who participated with donations to our Santiago/Ferris Bueller Fundraiser. 

PALS Charity Drive

The Positive Action Leadership Santiago team organized a charity drive for CHOC in Orange which spanned between October and November. The PALS team made all the contacts themselves, developed announcements to be read over the PA, as well as created flyers to raise awareness about the charity drive. Our team collected, toys, books and art supplies and delivered them to CHOC on Nov. 8, 2018. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to take part in such a rewarding opportunity. Thank you to all the Santanas who contributed to our charity drive.

Strive Assembly

What a great Strive Assembly we had where students heard a motivational speech given by El Modena High School's Coach Mitchell. Also from ELMO, we heard from football players Wyatt Terlaak and Jack Keays as they explained the importance of teamwork.

Our students were also treated to music from Mr. Rodriguez's choir, a demonstration of sign language from Mrs. Napoli's class, spirited performances from Cheer, ASB skits, and fun Spirit Key competitions. We would like to offer congratulations to all of our Bronze, Silver and Gold Strive students.

Thank you to all of our participating staff and students who did a wonderful job of working together to create our first Strive Assembly of the year!

Holiday Concerts

Students from band, choir, and guitar gave great performances during Santiago's Holiday Concerts.
We would like to extend a thank you to all parents who attended, and thank you, Mr. Rodriguez for all the work that you and your students did in preparation for this event.
We would also like to thank El Modena High School Choir, and their director, Ms. Solis, for joining our students in song during the night. Everyone's participation made it a memorable evening.


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