Good Evening Board Members, Administrators, and Staff. Hesperia High School is currently in its second quarter of the school year. Who would believe that were already in the month of November!

Before I report out on this month however lets take a trip back to last month, the always exciting October! The main event of the month was none other then the Key Game. The week of festivities leading up to the big game saw many spectacular events. As I mentioned before, on the Tuesday of that said week my ASB Leadership Class hosted a luncheon between Sultana ASB Leadership in our Gym. The event brought together both sides of town in an effort to spur equality and have fun! The ASB members were treated to an amazing array of food, followed up by scrumptious desserts. During the feast, we were entranced by wonderful words of wisdom delivered by our VIP's. Finally we played a karaoke-style game in order to see who could sing in the right "key". The event really was a success and I hope that this will start a tradition. Continuing on in the week, on Wednesday we held our "Key" burning ceremony in which a giant teal key was set aflame in our stadium. This acted as a mini-pep rally to get everyone pumped up for the big game. On Friday we held our traditionally huge pep rally in the gym. The audience was treated to an amazing game of tug of war between our seniors and an all star staff team including Mr. Porras, let's just say everyone is a winner in our book. At the conclusion of the rally everyone was teaming with excitement for the big game. For the first time in history, the Key Game was held at our very own Scorpion Stadium. The field acted as the perfect canvas for our Scorpion Football team to show those Sultans what were all about. In front of a sold out crowd the team delivered a 24-10 victory to finally bring the key to its rightful home! Wow what a month!

On Saturday October 27th months of hard work and rehearsals finally paid off for our Drama Department. They competed in the Drama Teachers Association of Southern California DTASC Fall festival. They went up against over 50 of the best schools in California. Their hard work paid off tremendously bringing home four, yes I said it four first place scenes and first place in Tech/Publicity while still being named the number one overall school. The first place scenes included Harry Potter, the Hardy Boys. Medea and Mission, also Spring Awakening took 2nd Place.

In other Drama news, November 19-23 is the Fall Drama Production of "Candide", it's sure to be quite a show. Speaking of performing, our world class Black and Gold Regiment competed in the Barstow High Desert Field Competition taking 1st place Band, 1st Place Percussion and 1st Place Color Guard. In the Apple Valley Sun Devil Classic they were named Sweepstakes Band, Sweepstakes Percussion and 1st Place Color Guard! They are currently ranked the Top Band in the High Desert! Whether it be through acting, playing an instrument or singing, Hesperia High school continually supports and encourages the performing arts.

Besides all the activities and sports, our focus on academics continues. Our Career Center and Counseling departments finished the college application workshops and have had our sports teams in the Career Center for a workshop on NCAA and playing sports in college. October 12 was our PSAT or Pre SAT test and 340 students participated. We have also been preparing for our CAHSEE testing for junior and seniors who did not get a chance to pass the test. That will be tomorrow and Wednesday of this week.

Now on to the wonderful month of November! ASB Leadership will be sponsoring our annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive Competition. Every homeroom will be invited to participate. This year, we will be collecting baskets from each homeroom for our needy families and encouraging our Scorpions to bring extra canned food for our friends in Lake Arrowhead. We have accepted Sultana's challenge for the food drive presented at the last board meeting and look forward to winning the key or the `turkey' in that competition.
This month also brings us one of the most exciting events of 1st semester, Thanksgiving Break! Whoo, we've been looking forward to it for a long time! Now on to athletic events other than the key game.

Our Girl's tennis team did well in league this year. They made CIF for the 7th year in a row and face Poly in Pasadena away. The Cross Country team has a great season finishing well in MRL finals. Our Lady Scorpion Volleyball team finished with third in league and face Notre Dame away tomorrow in their CIF match. Our Varsity Football team is currently 8-1 overall and 2-1 in league and are playing their last league game against Rim of the World this Thursday. Our Senior Class will be treating them to their team meal before the game, especially honoring the seniors from the Class of 2008.

The month of November is sure to fly by fast. I hope that each and every one of you enjoy your fall break, I'm sure that I will! Are there any questions? Thank You and Goodnight!