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Principal's Newsletter - May 29, 2024


Principal’s Message

Good afternoon Del Mar family,


As we head into our last week of class before finals (and senior finals this week), I want to highlight some of the great events that recently took place just this past week.

Senior Awards Night

Last week, we celebrated the class of 2024.  I want to first thank Dulce Ballinas-Cajero and Stacie Gardner who have organized the entire event this year.  This was a great end of the year event for seniors and it’s incredibly moving for them to be recognized for their work over the last 4 years in front of their peers as well as their families.  I included the photos of our Senior IB diploma recipients above.  



Above: Our IB Diploma Candidate recipients

AVID Celebration

On Monday, AVID seniors were recognized and provided with an AVID stole.  AVID has always been a part of our school culture and a part of who we are.  This year, I’m proud to say that 100% of AVID seniors were accepted to a 4-year university!  That is a huge accomplishment and something we should be extremely proud of especially since there was a grand total of 218 admittance into a 4 year university.  I’m in awe of our AVID seniors and our teachers who have helped to grow the program and get our students to where they are today.

EM Reclassification Ceremony

We had 31 students in total who were reclassified and 15 EM seniors were recognized last week as well.  We had a student speaker who shared about his personal experience when he started school and not knowing how to ask for help or who to ask.  The event was intimate and it was incredibly special to share these successes with families on this special day.  

Art Show at Branham High School this weekend!

Mark your calendar, the district art show will be going on from May 31st - June 2nd.  It will be held at Branham High School and is a great event to see all the school's amazing talent showcased for a weekend event.  Huge thank you to our art teachers for putting in countless hours to get this event set up. 

School News
Senior Checkout Reminder

Senior Checkout is Monday, June 3rd, and is mandatory for ALL seniors.  Please park in the back parking lot and leave campus as soon as you turn in your form. We will be starting at 8:30. Here’s a list of the times each group is scheduled to arrive:

A-Gi: 8:30 - 9:15

Go-O: 9:25 - 10:15

P-Z: 10:30 - 11:15

You will need to bring the following items:

Charged Chromebook, the chromebook charger and hot spot if you have one 

Textbooks, calculators and novels

Athletic uniforms and equipment if you still have them

Finals Week 

Next week is finals week. Please refer to the schedule below for next week. 


Upcoming Events

5.30 IB Diploma Celebration
5.31- 6.2 CUHSD art show at Leigh High school
6.3 Senior Checkout
6.4 Grad Practice 7:45AM
6.4 Senior beach day 10AM ($$)
6.5 Senior Grad Practice 8:45AM
6.6 Senior Grad Practice 8:45AM
6.6 Graduation 5PM at DMHS football field

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