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Friday October 22

  • Last Thursday 10/14 was Mental Health Awareness Day at Aptos High. During lunch many students showed their support by wearing green and visiting the mental health station to get stickers and a raffle ticket. It's time to announce the five raffle winners! Please write these numbers down so you can check if your raffle ticket is the winner! Here we go: All tickets begin with 973 so we will be reading off the last 3 numbers. Please write these down: 038, 056, 030, 000, 022. If you have the raffle ticket for one of those numbers, please visit Miss Ortiz in E-100 at lunch to claim your gift bag! The ticket numbers will also be written on Miss Ortiz's door, if you weren't able to write them down right now. Thank you all for your support of Mental Health!

  • Next Week is Halloween Spirit Week!

    • Monday: Spooky Class Coors

      • Frosh: Black

      • Sophomores: Green

      • Juniors: Purple

      • Seniors: Orange

      • Staff: Choose any and/or all

    • Tuesday: Come to school carrying your books and supplies in anything but a backpack

    • Wednesday: Witches, Wizards or whatever- Classic Halloween costumes like skeletons, ghosts, witches etc.

    • Thursday: Throwback- wear an old Halloween costume from your childhood

    • Friday: Halloween!

  • Anyone interested in traveling to Europe this summer on a tour led by Mr. Gruber...there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday evening October 27 at 7pm in his classroom (C-107). Drop by C-107 for more information.

  • PVPSA’s Empower Watsonville will be hosting a conference focused on the power of healing tomorrow from 9am-2pm @ Watsonville High School. There will be guest speakers, activities, and a chance to win prizes! Students will receive community service hours for attending! Everyone is welcome! Hope to see you there. 

Tuesday October 19

  • The Aptos High Drama Department is excited to announce a return to LIVE theatre! We will present Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream October 29, 30, November 4, 5, & 6 at 7 PM outdoors at the Performing Arts Center! Tickets are $10 and are available online now, and can also be purchased on campus at lunch starting October 21. They must be purchased in advance; there will be no tickets sold at the door! Don't miss this fantastical evening of mischief, romance, and fun! Please contact Ms. Aronovici if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

  • Don’t forget to come to ASB in a Box today at lunch in the Main Quad to order your Boo Grams this Halloween! For $3, you can get a special treat delivered to your friend’s 5th period class. 

  • Today is Dress as your Dream Career day! If you dresses as your dream career, stop by E-103 to get your 5 Star Points! Also, the College and Career Center will be hosting a Kahoot and Career race at lunch. Stop by to check it out!

  • Interact Meeting at lunch today in C106.  Short meeting to discuss this week's football game and second harvest food bank.

This week is a busy week in the world of Mariner Athletics...

  • Tonight there will be two big SCCAL contests… with Volleyball and Water Polo!It will be Water Polo’s Senior NIght. Both Volleyball and Water Polo will take on rival Santa Cruz tonight here on campus. There will be FREE student admission to the games, so please come out and support your Volleyball And Water Polo teams tonight! 

  • Volleyball will also be home on Thursday for their Senior NIght! There will be free admission on Thursday as well!

  • Boys and Girls Cross Country will head to UCSC for a race with Mt. Madonna and Santa Cruz on Thursday after a  week off of competition.

  • Girls Tennis will have a big match on Thursday as they host Soquel here on campus...Come and bring your beach chairs and watch the team!

  • Freshman football will be hosting league rival San Benito this week. On Wednesday at 4 pm and JV and Varsity FB will play on Friday at 5 and 730! 

  • As we embark on Senior Nights across all sports, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our Seniors in the Fall Sports season. It has been a long ride and we are proud of all of the adversity you guys have fought through your Junior and Senior year. 

  • Finally, for anyone interested in playing boys basketball this upcoming Winter season, there will be an informational meeting in Coach Bowyers room at lunch this Thursday, October 21st, in room E-205. See Mr. Fox or Coach Bowyer for any details….Once again, Boys basketball meeting in E-205 Thursday at lunch.

With all that said... Go Mariners! Sails Up!

Monday October 18

  • Thank you Mr. Hueth,Ms. Barrett, Mr. Dennis, Ms. McDowell, Ms. Burkhart, Ms. Hoyt, Ms. Ortiz, Ms. Emanuel, and Ms. Offutt for honoring students for a Mariner Moment Award!  Your actions help the students in our community feel seen, they highlight who they are, and increase a sense of belonging. Mr. Hueth honored Robert Monaco for leading by example!Ms. Barrett honored Giancarlos Morales for leading by example! Mr. Dennis honored Robert Culbertson, Ryan Mersman, and Lucas Le for aspiring higher! Ms. McDowell honored Ethan Haller for SAILing! Ms. Burkhart honored Nathan Vargas for leading by example!  Ms. Hoyt honored Julianne Houser for being integrity oriented and for leading by example! Ms. Ortiz honored Siena Ybarra and Abby Danish for creating a safe community and for leading by example! Ms. Emanuel honored Isabella Camargo for leading by example! Ms. Offutt  honored Chris Garcia and Shania Garza for leading by example! Ms. Kris honored Zachary Watkins for SAILing!  

  • Thank you to all students who positively participate in activities and events and display positive behaviors.  The following students are in the top 5 of their grade level for points earned on 5star. Grade 9- Mason Bloom, Jesus Zambrano, Mia Sanchez, Levin Caris, Braulio Martinez-MarcelinoGrade 10 - Nina Duke, Evelyn Jacobo Martinez, Maria Castro-Villegas, Gwyneth Parry, Charlie LandryGrade 11- Jackson Miller, Brooke Willoughby, Samia Parson, Abby Danish, Fabian Montejano-OrtizGrade 12- Kira Jung, Chloe Chausee-Garrett, Mia Archuletta, Ruby Price, Thomas McCartney, Robert Monaco

  • Thank you to all staff who acknowledged students and staff  311 times on 5star for displaying positive behaviors. A special thank you to the staff who acknowledged their fellow Mariners.   Mr. DeMuth, Ms. Emanuel, Ms. Hernandez, Ms. Marden, Ms. McDowell, Mr. Mora, Ms. Offutt, Ms. Ortiz, Ms. Pughe, Ms. Richey, Ms. Rodriguez, and Mr. Sherwood

  • It’s College and Career Week! Today, you should be dressed in your Aptos Gear. Tomorrow, dress for your dream career! If you’re dressed for the theme, go to E-103 and Ms. Emanuel will award you 5 Star Points. Check out the Activities Web page or the College and Career page for all of the information on College and Career Week!

  • Did you order a yearbook LAST school year but haven’t picked it up yet? ASB students will be dropping them off to you in your classes over the next week so be on the lookout!

  • BOO-grams are coming back this year! Would you like to surprise a friend with a special pack of treats on Halloween (well, the Friday before Halloween)? ASB in a Box is selling Boo-grams today and everyday at lunch! They cost $3 for one or $5 for two!

  • Mariner Athletics head into the final stretch of Fall Sports, as Winter Sports are picking up pre-season workouts.

  • Due to a short week, we were not able to recognize the Sids BBQ Athlete of the Week. Last week that honor went to Matt Hood of the JV football team as he led his team on both sides of the ball with big plays on offense and defense vs Christopher HS. Congrats Matt and come see Mr. Fox for your gift card. 

  • Boys Water Polo had another impressive weekend as they eat SLV at home in league play, and then continued strong play by going undefeated and bringing home the championship in the Harbor Varsity Tournament .

  • Boys and Girls Cross Country will head to UCSC for a race with Mt. Madonna and Santa Cruz on Thursday after a  week off of competition.

  • Girls Tennis continued their dominating SCCAL play with two wins last week, beating SLV 7-0 and Santa Cruz 6-1.

  • Both JV and Varsity football won at home on Friday vs Alisal. Mariner Football will be back at home on Friday as they take on the Hollister Haybalers here at Aptos.

  • As we embark on Senior Nights across all sports, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our Seniors in the Fall Sports season. It has been a long ride and we are proud of all of the adversity you guys have fought through your Junior and Senior year.

Tuesday October 12th

  • Good luck to our sophomores and juniors on the PSAT tomorrow. Remember to bring #2 pencils, an approved calculator and erasers. All students will report directly to their tutorial classes tomorrow morning. Please check the website for the bell schedule. 

  • Our Virtual Financial Aid Workshop is today October 12th from 6pm-7pm. Please attend the virtual workshop with a parent and be prepared to apply to the FAFSA or Dream Act application. Please see email from Nicole Morasca regarding workshop details.

  • Interact meeting at lunch today in C106.  See you all there!

  • Rainbow Alliance meets today at Lunch outside of G100.

Attention all Boys that are interested in playing Soccer this season-

  • We will be having OPEN FIELD starting this Wednesday from 4:00-6:00 pm. in the lower grass field.  On Friday, we will resume OPEN FIELD on the turf field from 9:00 -11:00 am.    Please bring running shoes, cleats and let's have some FUN!

  • REMINDER, Drive for School raffle tickets and money are also DUE tomorrow!  Return ALL ticket stubs and money by tomorrow during school hours at Coach Zúñiga's classroom, in-room  I-103, or at open field Wednesday afternoon.

Monday October 11th

  • Thank you Ms. Rodriguez, Mr. Carothers, Ms. McDowell, Mr. Manildi, Ms. Schmidt, Mr. Olson, Ms. Hernandez, and Ms. Hedigan for honoring students for a Mariner Moment Award and, more importantly, adding joy to their lives!  I, too, nominated students who deserve recognition for their contributions to our community. Ms. Rodriguez honored Elvis Lopez Rocha for leading by example! Mr. Carothers honored Heath Hegna for being integrity oriented!Ms. McDowell honored Jovanni Quiroz-Sanchez for creating a safe community!Mr. Manildi honored Angelique Nunez for being integrity oriented and Mr. DeMuth for leading by example! Ms. Schmidt honored Libby Reynolds for leading by example, Lauren Potts for being integrity oriented, Vivian Macias-Rodriguez for creating a safe community, and Luis Gutierrez-Arteaga for aspiring higher! Mr. Olson honored Dulce Hernandez-Torres for aspiring higher!Ms. Hernandez honored Bruce Reaves-Lunsford and Elijah Smith for leading by example!  Ms. Hedigan honored Kyle Luis, Matteo Villegas, Nina Duke, Phoenix Ghiglione, and Alonso Ramirez-Andasol for leading by example! Ms. Kris honored Riley Williams and Charlie Landry for leading by example!Honorees receive 25 “5star” points for being recognized for their contribution to a positive school culture at AHS.  Way to SAIL Mariners!   

  • 1) Thank you to all students who aspire higher everyday.  The following students are at the top of their grade level for being acknowledged by staff for aspiring higher.Grade 9-Braulio Martinez-Mendez and Ariana Hissom, Grade 10-Ethan Wyman and Aaliyah Gutierrez, Grade 11-Jackson Miller and Elizabeth Garcia-Velazquez, Grade 12-Reed Moring and Carina Rocha

  • 2) Thank you to all staff who acknowledged students and staff 207 times on 5star for displaying positive behaviors. A special thank you to the staff who acknowledged their fellow Mariners six times or more:  Ms. Aronovici, Ms. Burkhart, Mr. DeMuth, Ms. Kriscunas, Mr. Manildi, Mr. Mora, Mr. Olson, Ms. Ortiz, Mr. Sherwood, and Ms. Swift.

  • Welcome to PSAT week Mariners! This week we will have a special schedule. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday will be regular 7 periods. On Wednesday all students will report directly to their tutorial class. 10th and 11th grade will be taking the PSAT and 9th and 12th grade will have special programming. No school Friday!

  • Hey Mariners! Get ready for a colorful Thursday! 

    • On October 14th , we will be celebrating a mental awareness spirit day! Wear green or mental awareness swag to show that you support mental health!

    • Then at the football game against XXX, we’ll be supporting breast cancer awareness by wearing Pink.

  • Our Virtual Financial Aid Workshop is on October 12th from 6pm-7pm. Please attend the virtual workshop with a parent and be prepared to apply to the FAFSA or Dream Act application. Please see email from Nicole Morasca regarding workshop details.

In the world of athletics, Mariner teams are in full force as we head into the final stretch of competition for Fall Sports…

  • Mariner Sing Pom had a big weekend at the “2021 USA Reach The Beach Spirit Competition” from Kaiser Arena here in Santa Cruz against teams from all over. Aptos finished 2nd in the INtermediate division and have qualified for Nationals!

  • Boys Water Polo had an impressive week as they battled CCS contender Soquel with a great defensive effort, and followed that up by taking place at the Aptos Tournament this weekend beating Leigh HS, Harbor HS, and fell to Logan in the Championship! They represented Aptos HIgh School Extremely well.

  • Girls Cross Country got a big win over Soquel at Pinto Lake on Thursday led by last week's Sids BBQ Athlete of the Week Brooke Willoughby!

  • Girls Tennis won 6/1 over Scotts valley now back in a tie for first place. Big wins by Holly Hegna. Autumn Zaretsky. Ashley Lavender, Annika Lee, Madison Phillips, Taylor Hilger, Chloe Chaussee, and on her birthday Erin Schmidt crushed her volleys to win in 3 doubles with Jilliane Beltran!

  • AHS Girls' Golf defeated both SLV and Soquel this week, improving their league record to 4-3. Colette Fort and Alexandra Gonzales earned match medalist honors in these contests, and the entire team is posting some of their lowest scores of the season as we head down the home stretch towards CCS. 

  • Coming off wins against Monte Vista Christian and SLV last week, Girls Volleyball will host Scotts Valley tomorrow night ina  big league contest. There will be FREE admission for all AHS students at the game tomorrow night so come support the team!

  • Varsity football had a big win on Saturday on the road at Christopher HS. The linebackers and Defensive Line led the charge and forced several turnovers in route to the 38-7 league win.

  • Football will be back at home this Thursday as they take on Alisal HS from Salinas. It will be pink -out -night to support breast cancer awareness, so wear your pink and come support AHS athletics and a great cause. Go Mariners! Sails Up!

Friday October 8th

  • The Fall Harvest Market is Saturday October 9th from 9am-4pm @ Watsonville High School senior parking lot. Join them for a fun day of art, produce, and collectibles.

  • Seniors: Our Virtual Financial Aid Workshop is on October 12th from 6pm-7pm. Please attend the virtual workshop with a parent and be prepared to apply to the FAFSA or Dream Act application. Please see email from Nicole Morasca regarding workshop details.

  • Mariners, October is College and Career Awareness month! The Access Program will be hosting a variety of events such as : College Representative Visits, Kahoot Games, Loteria, and Spirit Week! Please visit our Instagram, @ahs_access,  or the College and Career Center in room I-204, for more information. Our first event is happening today at 11:40 with Holy Name University’s representative visit! Check your Synergy Email for the RSVP Link! 

  • You have one more chance to buy a ticket for the Homecoming Dance! Come to ASB in a Box in the Main Quad at lunch WITH your signed permission slip to buy a ticket. No students will be admitted to the dance tonight without turning in a permission slip and buying a ticket. The dance starts at 7:30 and will end promptly at 10:30PM. Enter through the PAC doors by the parking lot and Dress to Impress for our theme: Going to the Grammys!

  • AHS Girls' Golf defeated both SLV and Soquel this week, improving their league record to 4-3. Colette Fort and Alexandra Gonzales earned match medalist honors in these contests, and the entire team is posting some of their lowest scores of the season as we head down the home stretch towards CCS. Go Team! 

Tuesday October 5th

  • Our Homecoming Dance is on Friday 10/8 from 7:30-10:30. Students who are interested in attending MUST complete a permission slip w/ parent/guardian signature and then PRE-PURCHASE tickets in ASB in a Box in the Main Quad on Tuesday or Thursday. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR ON FRIDAY--all tickets are pre-sale only.  Please read the permission slip carefully and be sure to plan for a fun and safe evening. Students should not plan to arrive early and MUST plan to be picked up by 10:30 in order to be eligible for other dances, athletic events, and performances. Let's make it a fun and safe event by pre-purchasing tickets on Tuesday or Thursday and following all dance guidelines outlined on the permission slip. Thank you!

  • Vanzantes Photographers will be here for picture makeup day today! If you missed picture day, you will receive a pass in either 3rd, 4th or 5th period with an appointment time to go to the quad and take your picture. Picture retake will be during break or lunch. 

  • Interact meeting today at lunch in Mr. Whitwam´s room, C106.  We are gearing up for the Second Harvest Food Bank collection.  Come and enjoy the coolest club on campus, and delicious treats.

Monday October 4th

  • Thank you to the staff that positively acknowledged students for a Mariner Moment Award.  Thank you Ms. Tovani, Ms. Richey, Ms. Barrett, ms. Kriskunasfor honoring students for a Mariner Moment Award! Ms. Tovani honored Gavin Abundis and Monique Gonzalez for leading by example!  Also, Ms. Tovani honored Jenna Jung, Vincent Martinez, and Tyler Hashimoto for being integrity oriented!  Ms. Richey honored Aylin Serriteno and Braulio  Diaz Marquez for leading by example! Ms. Barrett honored Austin Bar, Kyle Tompkins, and Karissa Navarette for leading by example!  Ms. Barrett also honored Sol Flores for being integrity oriented! Ms. Kris honored Guinevere Lines and Nevaeh Ramos-McCoy for being integrity oriented!   Mrs. Kris also honored Kyle Tompkins, Bee Roberts, and Nina Duke for leading by example! 

  • Thank you to all students who lead by example and display integrity everyday.  The following students are at the top of their grade level for being acknowledged by staff for leading by example and being integrity oriented. Grade 9-Dayanara Carranza and Corbin Bettencourt Grade 10-Sean Spencer and Angela Servanez Grade 11-Jillian Nicole Beltran and Josue Mendoza-Mendoza Grade 12-Jasmine Ackerman and Will French

  • Thank you to all staff who acknowledged students and staff 271 times on 5star for displaying positive behaviors. A special thank you to the staff who acknowledged their fellow Mariners 10 times or more:  Ms. Aronovici, Ms. Barrett, Mr. Contreras, Ms. Marquez-Sweeney, Mr. Olson, Ms. Ortiz, Ms. Richey, and Ms. Rodriguez.

  • Bus passes are now required, if you applied for one please stop by the finance office to pick it up or order a new one. 

  • AP fee and reduced forms are also due today with Payment due November 9th, you can email the form to Nancy Lejes or drop it off in person at the finance office.

  • This week we have several Home contests, starting with a busy Tuesday tomorrow afternoon here at Aptos. Tomorrow both Volleyball and Water Polo will have home games here on campus as Volleyball hosts the  SLV Cougars and Water Polo hosts Harbor Pirates. All Aptos Students and Staff will have FREE admission to the games tomorrow!

  • For those interested in Wrestling and Girls Soccer this winter, there will be informational meetings next week during lunch in the Main Gym. Wrestling will meet on Tuesday at Lunch and Girls Soccer will meet on Thursday at lunch. See Mr. Fox for any questions.

  • We will have more athletic updates through the week so stay tuned, including the announcement of this weeks Sid’s BBQ Aptos High School Athlete of  the Week! Go Mariners! Sails Up!

Friday October 1st

  • Attention AP Students! The deadline to reserve your AP exam is Monday October 4th. Please go to the Finance office if you have questions!

  • The annual Drive For Schools fundraiser has started!  This fundraiser is the perfect way to raise money for your group, team, club, and/or department - 100% of all ticket sales goes directly to your group! This means that if you sell tickets for your department, sport or club, ALL of the money goes back to you!! Get tickets at aptoshs.net/boosters

  • The homecoming dance is next week! Remember that you must bring a signed guidelines permission slip to buy tickets. Tickets are on sale in the main quad today at lunch and next week at lunch.

  • Club carnival is today at lunch. Bring some cash and get some snacks from our incredible clubs! 

Athletics continued into this action with all teams on the road with the exception of Tennis having a home match vs. Santa Cruz

  • Big shout out to Senior Catie Kelly of Girls Water Polo for being named this Weeks Santa Cruz Sentinel Athlete of the week for her strong performances in pre-season play! 
  • Catie was joined by teammates Ciera Puente and Fiona Carey as pre-season “Athletes to watch”  by the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
  • Catie also joins Junior Alex Gionzales of Girls Golf in receiving the last two Sids BBQ AHS Athletes of the week. Catie and Alex, please come see Mr. Fox for your $20 Gift Card to Sids.
  • Girls water Polo started off the week with a league win at SLV and battled rival Santa Cruz last night
  • Boys Water Polo also started off the week with a win at SLV and a vs Santa Cruz last night
  • In Girls Tennis Ashley Lavender, Holly Hegna, and Autumn Zaretsky all earned singles wins for Aptos and Annika Lee and Madison Phillips, Chloe Chausse and Taylor Hilger, and Jillian Beltran and Taylor Schmidt earned doubles wins. To beat Santa Cruz 6-1.
  • Girls Golf traveled to De La Veagea on Tuesday to battle front runner Scotts Valley and lost a battle 133-144. Malia Fort, Colette Fort, and Jemine Blanco were the three low scorers for the Mariners!
  • Tonight football will travel to Everett Alvarez High School in Salinas for a PCAL Gabilan contest, in what will also serve as the Eagles Homecoming game.
  • Finally, for those interested in Wrestling and Girls Soccer this wintyer, there will be informational meetings next week during lunch in the Main Gym. Wrestling will meet on Tuesday at Lunch and Girls Soccer will meet on Thursday at lunch. See Mr. Fox for any questions.

Big thank you to all staff and teachers who have worked the games making this season possible, and good luck to all teams in action this weekend.

Tuesday September 28th

  • Attention all students and teachers: We are not yet able to implement a system for students to go to other teachers' classes during Tutorial. We will continue to host No Pass Tutorials for the next several weeks. Thank you, Mariners.
  • Club Carnival is coming up THIS Friday at lunch. If your club would like to participate in Club Carnival, please fill out the club carnival request form available in E-103 or on the activities web page at bit.ly/aptoshighclubs. The club carnival request form is due by Thursday before tutorial class!

  • If you purchased a 2020-2021 yearbook and have not picked it up yet, please go to the parking lot side of the PAC on Wednesday September 29th between 1-3pm. To pick up your yearbook. Remember to bring your ID or receipt. 

  • Vanzantes Photographers will be here for picture makeup day next week on Tuesday October 5th. 

  • The Homecoming Dance has been scheduled for Friday October 8th! Tickets will go on sale soon so save the date! The theme will be Going to the Grammys for our Music World Tour! 

Monday September 27th

  • Thank you to the staff that positively acknowledged students for a Mariner Moment Award.  Thank you Ms. Ota, Mr. Dennis, Mr. Hueth, Mr. Vitol, and Ms. Hedigan! Ms. Ota honored Madison Reid for being integrity oriented!  Mr. Dennis honored Juan Lopez-Alvarado and Andres Gutierrez for leading by example!  Mr. Hueth honored Michael (Mikey) Ruso for aspiring higher, being integrity oriented, and leading by example!  Mr. Vitol honored Travis Tran for aspiring higher and for leading by example!Ms. Hedigan honored Nikos Lares, Alex Stender, Heath Hegna, and Randy Vella for leading by example!  Honorees receive 25 “5star” points for being recognized for their contribution to a positive school culture at AHS.  Way to SAIL Mariners!     

  • Thank you to the staff who acknowledged students for displaying positive behaviors on 5star last week. A special thank you to the following staff members who acknowledged fellow mariners 10 times or more. Mr. Contreras, Ms. Damiani, Mr. Dennis, Ms. Hernandez, Mr. Manildi, Ms.Ortiz, Ms. Pughe, Ms. Silver, Mr. Smith and Ms. True. Thank you to all of the students who lead by example by displaying positive behaviors every day. The following students are at the top of their grade level for being acknowledged by staff for leading by example on 5sttar. Grade 9: Isaiah Work, Grade 10: Alina Garcia, Grade 11: Bella Aceves: Grade 12: Isaac Craig.

  • There will be a mandatory meeting for all club advisors and club officers today at lunch in E-103. If your club would like to raise money, buy or sell anything this year, you need to attend! 

  • Club Carnival is coming up THIS Friday at lunch. If your club would like to participate in Club Carnival, please fill out the club carnival request form available in E-103 or on the activities web page at bit.ly/aptoshighclubs. The club carnival request form is due by Thursday before tutorial class!

  • Vanzantes Photographers will be here for picture makeup day next week on Tuesday October 5th. 

  • The Homecoming Dance has been scheduled for Friday October 8th! Tickets will go on sale soon so save the date! The theme will be Going to the Grammys for our Music World Tour! 

  • Interact Club and all others who would like community service and a chance to help clean up our campus:  meet at the football field Monday at lunch to help us clean up the trash left over from the game.  Thanks for helping out and leading by example!

Friday September 24th

  • Love to argue?  Want to improve your public speaking skills?  Just want to play some fun debate games?  Join Speech and Debate Club!  We meet Mondays at lunch in room E-203 (Ms. Burkhart’s room).  All students are welcome.

  • Aptos High School Business and Law club will be having their first meeting today @ lunch in room C-100. Everyone is welcome to join! Snacks will be provided.

  • Interact Club and all others who would like community service and a chance to help clean up our campus:  meet at the football field Monday at lunch to help us clean up the trash left over from the game.  Thanks for helping out and leading by example!

  • Students! Are you in need of community service hours? If you love to participate in school events, Student Services is in need of students who can assist with parking and traffic. If you're interested please stop by student services in the main office to sign up!

  • Are you getting excited? Track and Field starts in 129 day

Athletics were in full swing this week and during Homecoming Week our Mariner teams have represented our community well!

  • Girls Golf started off the week and won their first match against Soquel. Alexanda Gonzales was the match medalist with a low score of 30. Malia Fort, Colete Fort, Jemine Blanco, Jacqui Fregger and Lilly McGee all contributed to the victory.
  • Girls Tennis showed off their talent beating San Lorenzo Valley for the league win. Becca Fuller, Holly Hegna, Ashley Lavender, Madison Phillips, Annika Lee, Chloe Chaussee, Anastasia Jackson, and Tiana Smith all had victories.
  • Both the Boys and Girls Water Polo team continued their hard work in the pool battling highly ranked Soquel and JV Boys Water Polo got a big tournament win over Harbor.
  • Girls Volleyball traveled to the Presentation tournament. They battled powerhouse from Sacramento, St. Francis HS...beat Sobrato HS from Morgan Hill, and lost to Presentation of San Jose in their tournament bracket finals. 
  • Girls Cross Country dominated in their meet last night. Brooke Wiloughby finished in 1st place overall, followed by Rachelle Hoops in 2nd, Malia Moreno in 4th, Annie Eikemeyer was 5th, and Kathleen Allari finished the top 6.
  • Boys Cross Country pulled out the win with a late 800 meter push by Raymond Barrios, Avery Hebner, and Atlee Haklderman. Trent Nosky finished 1st overall and Chase Jaques-Maynes was right behind in 2nd place. 
  • Freshman football traveled to Watsonville for a Black and Blue game showdown. The freshman won 24-14 at Watsonville HIgh School Stadium Wednesday Night.
  • To cap off the week, Jv and Varsity Football will join Cheer, Song Pom, and Dance tonight under the lights at Trevin Dilfer Memorial Field as they take on Seaside HIgh School. During halftime there will be performances as well as the Homecoming Royalty Celebration.

We thank all of our teachers, staff members, and coaches who have helped make homecoming week possible and hope everyone has a fun and safe Homecoming Weekend!

Go Mariners! Sails Up!

Tuesday September 21st

  • The Homecoming Parade is tomorrow in Seascape along Sumner Ave starting at 3PM. Come and see all of the class floats and the Aptos High School Royal family!

Monday September 20th

  • Thank you Ms. Ota, Ms. Marden, Ms. Rodriguez, Mr. Dennis, Ms. Cobain, Ms. Notari, Ms. Freesh, Ms. Tovani, and Ms. Emanuel! Ms. Ota honored Katie Murray for leading by example!  Ms. Marden honored Chris Banovac for aspiring higher! Ms. Rodriguez  honored Carlos Dorantes for creating a safe community! Mr. Dennis honored Malia Fort for leading by example and Ben Archuleta for creating a safe community! Ms. Cobain honored Ms. Melissa Offutt for creating a safe community! Ms. Notari honored Lily Arredondo and Malayah Williams for leading by example! Ms. Tovani honored Gavin Abundis and Monique Gonzalez for leading by example! Ms. Freesh honored Levin Caris for leading by example! Ms. Emanuel honored Juliana Silveira for leading by example, and Ruby Price and Julia Nemec for aspiring higher! 

  • Attention all students who purchased a 2020-2021 yearbook, they will be distributed Thursday September 23rd during lunch. Please go to the parking lot side of the PAC and bring your ID or receipt. 

  • Attention all students! For safety reasons food delivery services will not be accepted on campus. Moving forward, if food is delivered it will not be collected. 

  • Mariners! Please bring your school chromebook charged everyday!

Friday September 17th

  • Good morning, Mariners. We are looking forward to celebrating Homecoming next week with dress up days, lunch activities every day, our awesome parade on Wednesday afternoon, and JV & Varsity football games on Friday night. Homecoming is a time to welcome back our alumni, celebrate our wonderful campus community, and show gratitude for our amazing staff. And while we have great events to celebrate next week, I have to take a moment to address the destructive and disrespectful behavior some students are exhibiting in the quad and open spaces and especially in our bathrooms.At a time when we need to come together now more than ever, there are some Mariners who are abusing the facilities we work so hard to keep clean and safe for all to use. Every Mariner shares in the responsibility of keeping our campus safe & clean. Thank you to the student leaders who are cleaning up after themselves in the quad. Thank you to the freshman and sophomore students who are changing their behaviors by not chasing, hitting, or running. Thank you to the staff who are reporting the anit-social behaviors you are seeing and redirecting students to do better. You all are awesome! All Students: please take a moment to download the StopIT app today. Report instances of destructive behavior. Staff, please encourage our students to be as respectful out on the broader campus as they are being in your classrooms under your care. Mariners, it takes a village to keep our campus safe. We need you. 

  • Attention AP Students! The deadline to reserve your AP exam is Monday October 4th. A packet that includes AP Exam Payment Information and the AP Exam Fee Reduction Eligibility Criteria form in both English and Spanish will be provided to you next week in your AP classes. 

  • 9th graders: There will be another Homecoming meeting TODAY in E-103 at lunch to discuss your float! See you there!

  • Next week is Homecoming Spirit Week! On Monday, be ready to Jam in your JAMmies! Wear your favorite band or artist tee and some pajama pants! Tuesday is blues day. Dress in blue!

  • The Homecoming Parade is next Wednesday from 3-4PM in Seascape. If your club or sports team wants to participate, it’s not too late! Go to bit.ly/aptoshighhomecoming to fill out the form or go to E-103 for more info!

  • Club Carnival is sneaking up on us! It's coming up on Friday October 1st. Get the participation form in the ASB room now. 

  • Student parking ticketing is in full effect. If you have not already purchased a parking pass please do so today. Parking passes can be purchased in the main office before school, during lunch, or after school. 

Tuesday, September 14th

  • Interact Meeting, today at lunch in C106 (Mr. Whitwam´s Room).  This club is about Community Service opportunities.  It looks great on college applications and will help you get scholarship money for college.  Bonus:  we have delicious snacks at EVERY meeting!!!!
  • Freshmen! There will be another Homecoming informational meeting TODAY at lunch in Room E-103. There will be treats.

  • Voting for the Aptos High School Homecoming Royal Family begins TOMORROW! Check your email in the morning for the form!

  • As Fall sport seasons start to settle in and get under way, there have been many Mariner moments worth recognizing.

  • To start, big shout out to Girls Water Polo, as they have started off the season by winning back to back tournaments championships, going 7-0 in tournament play. They won the Central Valley Showdown and their home tournament this past weekend!!!
  • The Boys Water Polo team has been working hard and they will officially kick off  their season this weekend with tournament play here at home.
  • Girls Tennis is off to another great start, they have matched up against a very tough Buchannon team from Fresno , and beat CCS contender Carmel
  • Girls Golf scrimmaged at Spring Hills last week and travels to De Laveagea tonight for their season opener vs Soquel!
  • Girls Volleyball won last week on the road at SLV, and they will host a big league match tonight vs. Mt Madonna in the Main Gym! Frosh/Soph at 430, JV at 530, and Varsity starts at 7
  • Cross Country kicked off their season last week at Pinto Lake in a race against Harbor, Mt. Madonna, and Scotts Valley.
  • And all 3  football teams will roll into Week 4 of the season and take on Salinas this week on the road in a tough environment. 
  • Finally, we are proud to bring back the Sids BBQ  Aptos High School Athlete of the Week, where each week one athlete will win a $20 gift card to Sids BBQ.
  • The first winner of the year comes from a performance that took place over the summer at the CCS Track and Field Championships. ..Junior (now Senior), Elizabeth Churchill had an amazing day, setting personal records in three events and standing atop of the podium for two. She competed in the long jump where she placed 7th...Paced 2nd in the the 100 Meter Hurdles...and she was the CENTRAL COAST CHAMPION in the HIgh Jump! Congrats Elizabth, please see Mr. Fox for your gift card 

Good luck to all Mariners in action this week. Go Mariners! SAILS UP!

Monday, September 13th

  • Thank you Mr. Pepperdine, Ms. Notari, Mr. Bover, Ms. Emanuel, and Ms. Barrett for honoring students and staff  for a Mariner Moment Award! Mr. Pepperdine honored Whitney Damiani for aspiring higher and leading by example! Ms. Notari honored Drew Berg-Robbins for leading by example!  Mr. Bover honored Andy Villegas for leading by example!  Ms. Emanuel honored Chloe Chaussee for leading by example! Ms. Barrett honored Arik Ohlhausen, Dakota Fremlin, and Uriel Ortiz-Aguinaga for leading by example! Also, Ms. Barrett honored MiriCole Baity for aspiring higher! Honorees receive 25 “5star” points for being recognized for their contribution to a positive school culture at AHS.  Way to SAIL Mariners!  
  • Thank you students and staff you are leading by example by wearing your mask in the coolest safesat way above your nose. And thank you for throwing away your garbage and treating our facilities with care and respect. 
  • Congratulations Aptos High Varsity Football team for an incredible win against Palma High School on Friday night. It was a great game!
  • Athletes: be sure to remind your coach to submit game result's to Mr. Fox if you want results announced Monday, Tuesday or Friday!

The PVUSD Mental Health Clinicians, social-emotional counselors and assidgned school academic counselors are available for support. Student may go to the following AHS school site locations for support: Room I205 (Wellness Center) & AHS Main Office. 

 

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