Weekly Newsletter

Ann Sobrato High School
February 12, 2018


President’s Week – February 19 – 23,2018 – NO SCHOOL!


SARC – the 2016-2017 Ann Sobrato High School School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is available for viewing on our website, or click here!


Heathy Kids Survey for all 9th and 11th graders – February 13, 2018
The California Department of Education requires schools and districts to ask students about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues, as well as questions about school safety and the learning environment. Participation in the survey is voluntary on the part of the student, and we hope you will encourage your child to participate so that his or her opinion and knowledge can be part of the information gleaned from the survey.

The survey is anonymous. No names or any other identifying information is connected to the answers except for the name of the school.

If you have questions, please contact Sarah Gurthrie, Assistant principal, guthries@mhusd.org or (408)201-6208.

If you wish to view the survey, you may do so by clicking here, or come in to the school office, or view online at www.mhusd.org.

Click here for the Parent Consent Form.


Register for AP Exams!
The 2018 AP exams that will be administered May 7 through May 18 are now on sale for $94 per exam. We have moved to an online registration process. All exams will be ordered and purchased at the following link:


The registration and payment process will be open until Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 4:00p.m.

All students who are currently enrolled in an AP class are expected to take the exam. If there is a financial hardship, please have your child see Sue Baynes in the ASB Office prior to February 15th.  Students who qualify for the federal Free or Reduced Lunch program will pay a discounted cost.  Additionally, we will be offering Buy Three, Get the Rest Free for our families who have students enrolled in more than 3 AP courses.

There are test prep materials available on Naviance for many of the AP exams. Go to the link below to locate this valuable FREE resource:


If your child has a current IEP or 504 and needs accommodations for the AP exams, please contact your child’s case manager or Theresa Sage by February 2nd. This will give us time to complete the process and submit the request for approval prior to the College Board Deadline.

For more information and a quick link to our registration site, please see our website at Sobrato.mhusd.org or contact Theresa Sage at saget@mhusd.org or 408-201-6202.


From April 9 through June 1, our school district will be participating in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, which are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System.

Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will take the exams in English Language Arts and Mathematics, and students in grades 5, 8, 11, and 12 will take exams in Science.

 Ann Sobrato High School will administer these assessments on the following dates:

  • April 10 – 13 – Mathematics (11th grade only) during student’s regular math class
  • April 10 – 11 – Science (11th and 12th grade only) during student’s regular science class
  • April 17 – 20 – English Language Arts (11th grade only) during student’s regular English class

Click here to view the Letter to Parents from MHUSD about the CAASPP.


Senior Tributes DEADLINE Feb 13th! – from the Yearbook Committee:

The senior tribute deadline for the 2018 yearbook is coming up quickly! The deadline for submitting all completed materials is Tuesday, February 13, so it’s time to start selecting photos and designing your messages of congratulations, pride, and love. Extra copies of the order form are posted online to the Sobrato website. Please contact the yearbook adviser Ms. Bridge at bridgem@mhusd.org with any questions.


From the Counseling Office:

  • Cash For College event –Save the date for our second cash for college event on February 13, 2018 from 6-8 pm in the Library. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to work on your financial aid application FAFSA or DREAM. The Cal-SOAP program and Financial aid experts from our local community college will be here to answer all of your questions. We encourage all of our students to submit their financial aid application as soon as possible before the priority filing deadline of March 2, 2018. See you there!
  • PARENTS WANTED – Our campus will be hosting its 4th Annual Career Expo on March 19, 2018.  Parents with careers or professions they would be willing to share with our students are wanted for this event.  Please e -mail WitthausK@mhusd.org for more information and to get signed up!
  • Summer internships for high school students are wanted!  We have students willing to work! Please e -mail Mrs. Atkins at AtkinsE@mhusd.or with any internship name and/or contact information you would like to share.
  • FREE Test Prep – Log on to your student’s Naviance account for SAT, ACT and all AP class subjects. Your student will be able to see these practice tests by logging on to their student portals. This is an invaluable resource that the district is providing so all students have access to a top notch program.
  • Scholarships recipients – should record their scholarship news through their Naviance portals. This will ensure that all New scholarships are being added to Naviance weekly. All students should review this list and apply if they want to receive scholarships.
  • Senior Parents – Check with your student to track their private school application due dates. They do vary with each school.  CSS Profile must be done as well.


From the Home & School Club:

  • Your Home and School Club is requesting donations for our teacher’s Munch at Brunch program.  We are asking for any kind of Keurig coffee pods and candy. Please drop the items off at the front office.  Thank you for your continued support!
  • Please join us for our next meeting on Thursday, February 15 at 8:15 amin the conference room near the front office.


From the Sobrato Athletics Boosters:
This is the last week of regular season competition for our Winter Sports Teams, and it is full of Senior Nights and critical games for league titles. In addition, Sobrato will be hosting the BVAL Wrestling Finals this Friday and Saturday in the Sobrato Gym.

Come Support our Bulldogs this week… Good Luck Everyone!

  • Monday
    • Boys Soccer at Silver Creek – JV 3:15 p.m. and Varsity 5:30 p.m.
    • Wrestling Live Oak at SOBRATO – 6:30
  • Tuesday
    • Boys Golf – Scrimmage at SANTA TERESA 2:45 p.m.
    • Girls Basketball Leigh at SOBRATO – SENIOR NIGHT! JV: 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.
    • Girls Soccer Branham at LIVE OAK – SENIOR NIGHT!  JV 4:30 p.m. and Varsity at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    • Boys Basketball at Evergreen Valley – JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.
  • Thursday
    • Boys Golf – Scrimmage vs. Branham at Cinnabar 2:30 p.m.
    • Boys JV Soccer vs Live Oak at SOBRATO – 3:15 p.m.
    • Girls Basketball at Gunderson – JV: 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.
  • Friday
    • Girls Soccer at Pioneer – JV 4:30 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m.
    • Boys Varsity Soccer vs Live Oak at LIVE OAK – 7 p.m.
    • Boys Basketball at Santa Teresa – JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.
    • BVAL Wrestling Finals at SOBRATO – 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday
    • BVAL Wrestling Finals at SOBRATO – 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Post-Season CCS competition will begin during Winter Break, starting the Week of February 20th. Stay up-to-date during Break by checking Sobrato High School Athletic Booster Club Facebook page and Twitter @ASHSBoosters. Don’t forget to send in pictures and photos to bulldogupdates@gmail.com.


From the Sobrato Ag Boosters:
Join us for the Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament – Friday, March 16th at 7:00 pm at the Morgan Hill Masonic Center.  Click her for more info!


San Jose Youth Symphony will be holding auditions for their 2018-2019 membership.  The deadline for submitting an application in March 31, 2018.  Applications are accepted from all interested student musicians ages 8 and older.  Please click here for more information.


Upcoming Parent/Community Meetings:

  • Cash for College Event – February 13 at 6:00 pm in the Library
  • Grad Night Committee – February 13 at 7:00 pm in the Admin Conference Room
  • Sobrato Music Assoc. – February 13 at 7:00 pm in the Band Room
  • Ag Boosters – February 14 at 6:00 pm in Room E114
  • Home & School Club – February 15 at 8:15 am in the Admin Conference Room
  • School Site Council – February 26 at 6:00 pm in the Admin Conference Room
  • Athletics Boosters – February 26 at 7:00 pm in the library
  • ELAC – February 28 at 7:00 pm in Room E108

Be sure to check the calendar on our website for other upcoming events!
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