Good evening Board and Cabinet Members. It's hard to believe that, at the end of this week, we will be 3/4 of the way through our school year. However, the two months ahead are potentially the busiest months of the year at Sultana High School.

We started this month with our highly anticipated Mr. Sultan pageant. After the show, several people commented on the tremendous talent each of the candidates displayed! All of the boys put up a fight during "Operation Desert Heat" - but just one would be crowned Mr. Sultan 2008. In the end, Jeff Tahauri, who performed a fire knife routine, won the title of Mr. Sultan.

The Class of 2012 (next year's freshmen), along with their parents, came to our campus on Thursday, March 6th, to receive essential information at our Freshman Orientation. Hopefully, the students and parents left that night with a better understanding of what is ahead at SHS.

As Prom, Graduation and Grad Nite approach, this month is filled with very important deadlines and dues for seniors. This Friday, March 14th, is the day that Prom and Grad Nite bus deposits are due. It is also the deadline for senior quotes to be submitted for the yearbook. I will have more to share about these exciting events next month.

While we are on the topic of senior events, on Tuesday, March 25th, we are holding a Senior vs. Staff Basketball Game. A local radio station (94.3) is coming to join in on our school festivities. This event will help raise money for our basketball program. Any senior athlete can participate in trying to beat the staff. If you'd like to come to this event please contact me or Mr. Clark for tickets.

Our last pep rally of the year is on Wednesday, March 26th. This rally has to be one of the most entertaining. All campus clubs are invited to make a box car as well as compete in a race during the pep rally. It really is a blast to make the box car, compete in the race or just sit back and watch!

On Thursday, March 27th, our ASB class along with the Advanced Drama class will host our first Senior Senior Event. The basic concept for this event is that our senior students will host about 100 senior citizens for dinner and a drama performance. This should prove to be a great way to provide a connection between these two generations.

On Friday, March 28th, we will hold our annual College and Career day. Our Career Center typically arranges for about 40 different colleges and businesses to participate in a fair setting. I'm sure it will be a great day for those who take advantage of the opportunity especially for our juniors and seniors who are nearing graduation.

Sultana High School is also pleased to announce that we will be completing our Focus on Learning WASC visit beginning on March 30. A team of educators will coming to Sultana High School on behalf of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The WASC accreditation process centers upon the school's analysis of student learning and the instructional program for all students. The Visiting Committee will examine observable evidence to analyze the degree of effectiveness based upon common criteria concepts and our Expected School-Wide Learning Results. Sultana High School's Administration, WASC Coordinator, Leadership Team, and students have worked hard preparing for our upcoming WASC visit and we feel we are well prepared. I am pleased to provide the board, as well as the superintendents, a copy of Sultana High School's WASC report. If you have any questions about Sultana's WASC visit, please contact our principal, Mr. Marsh, or our WASC Coordinator, Mr. C. Baker.

It was once again my pleasure to inform you on our past, present and future activities. Are there any questions? Thank you and have a great night!