Please help us in celebrating the following Santanas for their contributions to our school and community!
September Volunteer of the Month
Thank you to our parent volunteer Jenny Thomas.
Mrs. Thomas has been a life saver to us in the office! She helped to alphabetize over 1,000 emergency cards, various other office tasks and has been helping Mrs. Maude in the library. We are so grateful for her support!
Mr. Fleager is Santiago's newest social studies teacher. He has been teaching our 7th and 8th students since August 2017.
He attended El Rancho Middle School before it became a charter. His favorite memories of El Rancho are Yo-Yo's, playing the saxophone, and after school sports.
After attending community college Mr. Fleager graduated from Concordia University, Irvine.
When asked about his favorite sports team, he said "I root for the Greenbay Packers and the Mighty Ducks." His favorite ice cream flavor is anything with a cookie dough base and his favorite TV show is Longmire.
One interesting fact about Mr. Fleager, "Becoming a father was the coolest thing that ever happened to me."
Cynthia Natalia Lacan
Santiago is proud to recognize Santiago student Cynthia Natalia Lacan, 7th grade winner of the Fleet Reserve Association essay contest. Cynthia's essay on Americanism "What Patriotism Means to Me" went on to win first local, regional and then continued forward to be awarded first place at the national level. Congratulations Cynthia! We are very proud of your accomplishment!