The Santa Ana Unified School District would like to get your input on two options for next year’s school calendar. To review the options and select your preferred choice, please click on the calendar graphic button on the right side of Santiago home page website by January 18, 2017, to have your input included.
All existing and future parents, guardians and community members are welcome to attend and learn about Santiago school. The parent tour event will give parents an opportunity to visit our classrooms, and see our teachers and students in action. Please click the headline of this article to be directed to the page to RSVP...
MAP test will be administered again to kindergarten through eighth graders starting the week of January 23rd in order to measure your child's academic growth over the course of the school year in the areas of mathematics, reading, and language usage. Read more ...
Join us in celebrating Moms & Sons! This event will be a sports day on the school field with many activities and games. Come play, socialize, have lunch, and take photos with your son(s) in a prop filled photo booth. Don’t miss out on this event. Save the date!
A science fair project can be one of the most exciting projects you will ever do in school. Good luck with your science projects!
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).
An incredible art experience for our scholars! Our school playground will soon be transformed into a massive art gallery. Thank you PTA!
Mrs. Richardson will now be open later on Tuesday and Thursdays until 3:00 p.m. The new hours will give students a chance to come by after school to check out library books or to take an AR test. The library is also open every morning before school at 7:30. We look forward to seeing you!
Paso A Paso: Together We Read provides over 1,000 English and Spanish books, songs, and games that are fun for children and easy for parents to access on any smartphone, tablet, or computer with or without an Internet connection. SAUSD is giving families, schools, and the community the high-quality educational tools they need to accelerate early learning and literacy using the devices they already own. For free access go to: https://myf2b.com/register/SantaAna
Victoria Herrera and Samantha Alvarado won first place for their speeches in the elementary and middle school division at The Mikva challenge Project Soapbox Orange County Competition took place on December 11, 2016, at Valley High School.
Tuesday, January 17, 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
8:30 AM PTA Board Meeting
1:15 PM Mr. Raneri Choir practice
2:30 PM Disney Lion King Rehearsal
1:45 PM Staff Meeting (AVID & ELD)