Santiago school is competing for a $20,000 grant to fund Science & Engineering Makers Space and Art programs from Scholar Share, California’s 529 College Savings Plan. You can help our school win this grant by giving us your vote and that’s all you need to do. Starting MARCH 1st, you can vote for our school every day through March 24, 2017 by visiting MyScholarDollars.com. Please help us secure these funds! Read more...
You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child - Dr. Seuss. We would like thank all the Read Across America Guest Readers who will be visiting classrooms to read to our students on March 2nd.
Mufasa wants you to buy tickets for "The Lion King" performance. You may only purchase tickets from the front school office. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for kids (2-12 years). Thank you for supporting Disney Musical in Schools program and for helping the hardworking cast end with another SOLD OUT SHOW!
Santiago kindergarten registration is just around the corner...spread the word!! Enrollment packets will be available for pick up at the school office starting March 1st. Registration is by appointment only. Read more...
PTA annual Jog-a-thon Day is right around the corner! LOTS of parent volunteers are needed to make this event happen! Volunteers are needed to help organize leading up to the event. We especially need volunteers for the day of the jog-a-thon. Sign-up today! Read more...
Congratulations to all of the first semester Honor Roll students! Well done scholars! Click here for the Honor Roll list ...
Great news! Ms. Jones' 5th grade students and Mrs. Nava's the 6th grade Maker Space students were selected to participate the the UNICEF Kid Power Team! UNICEF Kid Power is a program of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The students will be joining over 6,500 other classrooms across the country to take steps to help malnourished kids around the world. Students in both classes received their own Kid Power band to count steps. Good luck to our students in their efforts to rack up power points and feed the hungry.
Come join us for coffee and conversation. Hear about our latest at Santiago and how you be involved.
Our 6th-8th grade Science & Engineering Expo was tremendous!! This is due to the tremendous efforts of all of our teaching & school staff and the great energy and passion of Mrs. Flores and the team approach she fosters at Santiago. Our students present their projects to professional scientists who traveled throughout our Media center. We would also like to thank all the parents who came and visited our students and supported their work.
Congratulations to our Santiago Teacher of the Year, Mr. Santana (3rd grade teacher), the Support Staff Educator of the year, Mr. Guillen (Guidance counselor), and to the Classified Employee of the year, Mr. Gio Aguillar (Plant Custodian)… Congratulations to all for your well-deserved recognition!
With the primary focus on what is in the best interest of students, the Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education approved a start date of August 14, 2017, for students to begin the 2017-18 school year. The last day of school for students is May 31, 2018. Students will have a two-week break during the Winter Recess. To view the calendar, click here.
A new email address for attendance has been setup at Santiago School. If your child is going to be absent, parents/guardians can now inform the school of the absence by using the following email instead of calling the office (Santiago.firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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. (email@example.com)
Sincerely,Mr. Norris Perez
1:45 PM Mr. Raneri choir practice
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Computer Club Meeting
1:45 PM Faculty Meeting
2:30 PM Nava-Speech & Debate
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM The Lion King Performance (sold out)
7:00 PM The Lion King Performance
2:00 PM The Lion King Performance