Santiago Spotlight

Please help us in celebrating the following Santanas for their contributions to our school and community!



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Manuel (Alex) Ibarra April Volunteer of the month

The April Volunteer of the Month is The Ibarra Family. Manuel (Alex) Ibarra’s dad brought in all of his painting equipment on a Saturday work day and took the lead to get the Library/Media center painted and looking much more up to date. Manuel and his dad were very proud and excited for this honor


Chad Fleager

Chad Fleager teacher spotlight

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."


Arman Kingsland-Mengi, Eagle Scout

Arman Kingsland-Mengi, Eagle Scout

Santiago is proud to recognize Santiago alumni Arman Kingsland-Mengi who recently reached his goal of Eagle Scout, the top rank in the Boy Scouts of America program. Arman completed all 138 merit badges, a feat accomplished by less than 270 scouts. For the full story, please view the OC Register.