Thursday, September 10, 2015

SCLA Weekly Update- September 11th, 2015

Let's all take a moment to reflect on the lives lost on 9/11.  

It was certainly a dark day for the United States.  

May we remember all the first responders and innocent people and those who were left behind.  

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Are you a member of RABC? 

The Raptor Activities Booster Club is a huge supporter of SCLA.  Please consider becoming a member.  We support ALL activities at SCHS!  

Thanks to our SCLA Booster Club Rep, Melissa Gambirasi for all her support.  

Find out more here: RABC Info

Do you have a volunteer account on Track it Forward?  

All of our volunteer opportunities run though this online service, and you can keep track of all your hours!  Parents, you can have an account too, they are free! That way you will get email notification of all the volunteer opportunities that are happening. 

SCLAers must have 25 hours each year to be allowed to continue in the program.  If you don't have an account- sign up here: Track it forward link 

 Be sure to use your SVVSD account.  (Adults do not need a SVVSD account to sign up)

If you have questions contact Jacob Boettcher, our SCLA Volunteer Coordinator.   

There is also a Track It Forward App you can download on your Ipad.  


Our Blog will be coming out bi-weekly with updates from our SCLA Ambassadors.  
Sept. 25 will be our new addition blog featuring the following segments! 

Co-Presidents Keira Hook and Emily Atwood

  •  Presidential thoughts- Sharing a message about SCLA. 

Vice President Gretchen Devereux 

  •  Student Spotlight- sharing info on what SCLA students are accomplishing.  

Secretary Jeffrey Meier

  •    Alumni Corner- What are the SCLA Alum accomplishing? 

Treasurer Sam Willett

  •  What's next?  College scholarships, letters of intent for athletics, Senior plans as they unfold. 

Leadership Training Coordinator Elizabeth Willes

  •  Leadership Moment- a motivational thought about leadership.  

Volunteer Coordinator Jacob Boettcher

  •   Volunteering opportunities

Senior Rep Hunter Johnsen

  •  Senior Capstone Projects information 

Junior Rep Darrah Gaffney

  •  What's happening in SCLA 11 

Sophomore Rep Parker Nicholas

  •  What's happening in SCLA 10 

Freshmen Rep Connor Hansen

  •  What's happening in SCLA 9

SCLA uses your SVVSD Email.  

If you don't have your SVVSD Email account on your Ipad- 


You need to be responsible to check that email account and check it often.   



SEPTEMBER 30th is the deadline for both the Spring Break trip to Puerto Rico and the summer trip to China.  Contact Ms. Adams for more information.  

Spring Break 2016

Puerto Rico 7 days 
Cost includes: Airfare, hotel, Tour bus, tour director, 3 meals a day, entrance fees and tips.  All you need is your spending money!   Adults are welcome to join us, but be prepared.  This trip is made for kids and is fast paced!

More info here:   Spring Break Puerto Rico

  • Day 1: San Juan

    Arrive in San Juan
  • Day 2: San Juan

    Take a tour of El Yunque Rainforest
    • Only tropical forest on U.S. soil
    • Home to many plant and animal species not found anywhere else
    El Yungue Visitor Center
    Enjoy free time at Luquillo Beach
  • Day 3: San Juan

    Visit Camuy Caverns
    Take a guided sightseeing tour of Old San Juan
    • La Fortaleza
    • San Juan Cathedral, site of the tomb of Ponce de Leon
    • Capitol Building
    • Paseo de la Princesa
    Visit El Morro
    • The oldest Spanish fortification in the Caribbean
  • Day 4: Ponce

    Travel to Ponce
    Visit a Coffee Plantation
    Visit Ponce Art Museum
    Walking tour of Ponce
    • Plaza Las Delicias
    • Parque de Bombas
    Cooking class and dinner in Ponce
    Travel to La Parguera
    Bioluminescent Bay boat tour
    • Illuminating microscopic marine plankton that give the bay its glow
  • Day 5: La Parguera

    Enjoy a snorkeling excursion
    Travel to San Juan
    Enjoy a salsa lesson
  • Day 6: Fajardo and San Juan

    Excursion to Fajardo
    Take a guided tour of Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve
    Free time at Fajardo Beach
  • Day 7: San Juan

    Depart for home

Summer 2016
14 Days 

This amazing trip will give you a chance to explore one of the most interesting countries on the earth!
Cost includes: Airfare, hotel, bus, tour director, entrance fees, Breakfast and dinner.  You will be responsible for lunch, tips and spending money. 

More information here: China 2016 tour 

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Beijing

    Take a guided tour of Beijing
    Visit the Summer Palace
    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (April-October)
    Participate in a Taiji lesson
    Visit the Forbidden City
    Visit Tiananmen Square
    Peking Duck dinner
  • Day 4: Beijing

    Visit the Beijing Zoo
    Travel to Mutianyu
    Take a tour of the Great Wall of China
    Participate in a tea ceremony
  • Day 5: Xi'an

    Fly to Xi’an
    Take a bike ride on the ancient City Wall
    Add this in-depth excursion
    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

  • Day 6: Xi'an

    Take a guided tour of Xi’an
    Enjoy free time in Xi'an
    • Drum Tower
    • Bell Tower
    • Muslim Quarter
    • Food Street
    Visit the Terracotta Warriors
  • Day 7: Guilin • Yangshuo

    Fly to Guilin
    Travel to Yangshuo
    Take a walking tour of Xi Jie
  • Day 8: Yangshuo

    Take a guided tour of Yangshuo
    Take a Li River bamboo raft excursion
    Climb Moon Hill
    Time to explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion
    Liu Sanjie performance

    Liu Sanjie performance

  • Day 9: Shanghai

    Travel to Guilin
    Fly to Shanghai
    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center
    Enjoy free time on the Bund
  • Day 10: Shanghai

    Take an expertly guided tour of Shanghai
    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple
    Visit Yu Yuan Garden
    See Nanjing Lu
  • Day 11: Shanghai

    Take a tour of Suzhou
    Visit the Master of the Nets Garden
  • Day 12: Hong Kong

    Fly to Hong Kong
    Watch "A Symphony of Lights" from the Avenue of Stars
    Ride the Star Ferry
  • Day 13: Hong Kong

    Take a guided tour of Hong Kong
    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Aberdeen
    • Repulse Bay
    Take the Peak Tram up to Victoria Peak
    Visit Stanley Market
    Visit Man Mo Temple
    Enjoy a Dim Sum tasting
  • Day 14: Depart for home