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February 20, 2018


All students interested in broadcasting Catz Sports meet in room 127 every Wednesday at 1:30 - 3pm. Lots of job training and fun!!!


MATA  Talent Show tryouts today,  February 20th at 3:30 PM. 


Avenue Q: Crew Information.
We are looking for people that are interested in being a part of the crew that will work behind the scenes to make the play a success.
We need crew members to learn fast, be reliable and on time for all the final rehearsals and performances.
We offer community service hours and the fun of being a part of the production.

The dates you will be required to work:
Tech Week:
Feb 26, 27, Mar 1 and 2 (3:30-6pm)

Dress Rehearsals:
Mar 5, 6 (3:30-7:30pm) Mar 7 (1:30-5pm)

Mar 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 (5-9pm)
Mar 11 (12-4pm)
Mar 18 (12-7pm)

We need:
Stage Managers (4)
Lighting Technicians (3)
Sound Technicians (2)

We will train you, no experience is needed!

We also need House Managers and Ushers for the days of the performances:
March 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 (6-9pm)
March 11 and 18 (1-4pm)

Please check your schedules and make sure that you will be able be there to do your job.  If you are still interested, please meet with Mr. Scott in room 410 or 202 to get assigned a job.

Thank you so much!!!

WHS Drama






Boardwalk Openings 15+

Positions: Games and Arcades, Park Host, Food, Tickets and Parking

Pay:  $11.00 per hour

Apply on line: www.beachboardwalk.com/jobs


Local Scholarship

Seniors: The local scholarship application will open February 1st and is located on the Watsonville High scholarship page. There is one application and students are considered for several scholarships. The deadline to submit the application is Thursday, March 15th at 3:15pm.  Apply for the scholarship today!




WHS Clubs and Organizations Meeting Times  


  • Mexican Americans Taking Action (MATA) Club meets Wednesdays at lunch in Room # 601.
  • College Club meets on Friday's during lunch in the Career Center
  •  United Voices meets every Thursday during lunch in Room 12.  Want to talk about what's in the news and get your voice heard?
  • The Watsonville robotics group meets every Friday at 3:00 in room 302. We will be having our first meeting of the year on September 1st 2017. All are welcome, and we are especially interested in recruiting a freshman team this year.
  • 1st SAVE club meeting will be on Monday at lunch in room 304.  Help plan Coastal Cleanup day and other events for the year!
  • Business club on Wednesdays in Room 313
  • Catz Coding Club meets Mondays after school in Room 131.
  • MESA meeting every Monday at Lunch in B-2, bring your lunch and bring a friend.
  • The WHS Music Enrichment program meets in room 202 Fridays from 3:15-5:15.
  • Music Enrichment also meets on Saturdays from 8am -12 noon
  • CLUB LIVE is looking for performers for a show in November that will take place during lunch, so if you are ready to perform come to one of our club meetings on Tuesdays in room 129.
  • Social Justice-Club ECHO meets Wednesdays at lunch room #1‚Äč- all welcome
  • YFTA (young feminist take action) /EMPOWER meet Thursdays at lunch and Tuesdays after school 3:30 pm room #1
  • THE Dream Club meets on Tuesdays during lunch time in room 411.
  • The French Club  meets on Tuesdays during lunch time in Room  408

If you have a club here at WHS, send your meeting days and times.


 Bus Pass - Students that have not paid for a bus pass can still fill out the Application available at the Fiscal office. You must include $25 cash or check.


Use of the Mello Center - To use the Mello Center: Obtain a “Mello Center Request” form from Pat Edwards and return it to his box in the Mail room.


Use of other Areas - All other requests for using school areas must be made thru the Fiscal Clerks Office. Remember all applications must be submitted at least TWO WEEKS in advance to the Fiscal Clears office.


Catz News - If you have anything that you want promoted on the 5 minute Catz News cast, please send your request to:  whskatznews@gmail.com


WHS Bulletin - Just a reminder that all additions to this Bulletin must be emailed to me by Friday at Noon



Check for new Scholarships here.


The Vegetarian Resource Group


Amount: Up to $10,000   Deadline: February 20, 2018

The Vegetarian Resource Group each year will award one $10,000 and two $5,000  in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Early submission is encouraged. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. no SS# required


Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                                                Amount: $4,000     Deadline February 21, 2018

For a student entering or currently attending college and majoring in agriculture.  Students and/or their legal guardian must live in Santa Cruz county or within the PVUSD boundaries or be a member of the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.  Leadership skills, demonstrated commitment to the industry, grades, and financial need. No SS# needed


Kaiser Permanente Asian Association Scholarship Program

Amount $3,500 Deadline: February 21, 2018

This scholarship recognizes students who have brought demonstrable, tangible benefits to an Asian Community and have the potential to be future leaders. Students may have demonstrated this potential through their activities in school, in the community, or in the face of unusual circumstances. Criteria: High school student graduating in Spring 2018, and planning to attend an accredited two-or four-year college, university, trade or technical school in Fall 2018. High school or student’s residence located in the Kaiser Permanente Northern CA service area and a minimum GPA of 2.5



The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship

Amount: Up to $5,000 Deadline: February 21, 2018

Criteria: A demonstrated desire and a plan to pursue a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields. Law school students are not eligible. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Current graduating senior or graduate of a public or private high school in the greater San Francisco Bay Area (includes San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties)Planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a two- or four-year college, university or police academy as a full-time student.Must be a United States citizen


Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund

Amount:$5,000 Deadline: February 23, 2018

Filipino heritage (at least 50%), Financial need, Incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university in 2018-19, Minimum GPA: 3.0 Major: engineering, mathematics, computer science, environmental or physical science (Note: those pursuing health careers are not eligible (i.e. physician, nurse, pharmacist, dentist, etc.)) Residency: Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus or Yolo.


Chin: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 Deadline: February 23, 2018

Student or parent currently/formerly employed at an Asian-owned or Asian cuisine restaurant, any ethnic heritage, minimum GPA: 3.0, financial need, community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes, incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate at a two-year community college or four-year college/university in 2018-19, No citizenship status requirement


Albert Lee Wright, Jr. Memorial Migrant Scholarship

Amount: $3,000             Deadline: February 23, 2018

Criteria:  1. Be a migrant student! - You and your family move for agricultural employment 2. Be a dedicated student! - Show us you care and you’re willing to work hard!  Looking for academic achievement or improvement in your official transcript 3. Be a graduating high school senior 4. Demonstrate financial need



Amount: $500-$2,000        Deadline: Submit your application 3 to 6 months before your  course begins.

The program is open to anyone residing in California or Hawaii who is a citizen of the United States of America and planning to pursue an eligible vocational/technical (voc/tech) course resulting in a certificate or two-year degree and leading to employment opportunities. Students planning to transfer to a four year school to pursue a Bachelor’s degree are not eligible to apply.


Native Daughters of the Golden West/ Mae B. Wilkin/Phyrne Lorenz Scholarship

Amount: $5,000   Deadline: February 28, 2018

Male and Female applicants with a 3.5 or above GPA, have taken the SAT/ACT, High school senior in Santa Cruz County who has been accepted or anticipates being accepted to a four year college. U.S. Citizen. Essay, two letters of recommendation, and official transcripts needed.


National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Scholar

Amount: State-Plaque/NIAAA $1,500/National $2,500   Deadline: February 28, 2018

Applicant must be a Senior 2. Applicant must have achieved at least two (2) of the following: (A) minimum of B+ average; (B) Ranked in the top 25% of class; (C) ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (Math and Reading) 3. Applicant must have participated in two sports for at least two years in each sport 4. Applicant must have earned at least one varsity letter in each of two sports. All hard copy materials must be postmarked or electronically sent to Jean Ashen by February 28th.

Submit to:

Jean Ashen, CMAA

North Salinas HS

55 Kip Drive

Salinas, CA 93906

Or  jeankinn.ashen@salinasuhsd.org



ACS Scholarship Award

Amount: $2,500    Deadline: March 1, 2018


  • Be African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Be a full-time student at a high school or accredited college, university, or community college
  • Demonstrate high academic achievement in chemistry or science (Grade Point Average 3.0 “B” or better)
  • Demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Be a graduating high school senior or college freshman, sophomore or junior intending to, or already majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical technology, or another chemically-related science
  • Be planning a career in the chemical sciences
    • Please note that students intending to enter Pre-Med programs or pursuing a degree in Pharmacy or Nursing are not eligible for this scholarship.

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: March 1, 2018 Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Applicant must be pursuing a career in printing technology, printing management, publishing or graphic communications. A high school senior or high school graduate. Be able to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicant must be a full-time student. A student who is enrolled in a printing or graphics program at a technical school, college, or university within the United States. Scholarship candidates are judged on the basis of their academic records; recommendations offered from instructors, advisors, and employers; biographical records, which indicate academic honors; extracurricular interests, etc


Blacks at Microsoft Scholarships

Amount: $5,000 each year, for up to 4 years Deadline: March 1, 2018

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a company-sponsored employee network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation.Be a high-school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African, or Ethiopian). Plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of the year following high-school graduation.Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs (such as finance, business administration, or marketing). Demonstrate a passion for technology. Demonstrate leadership at school or in the community. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. Require financial assistance to attend college


Ocean Mist Farms Academic Scholarships                                                                                                                                                                                  Amount: 4 @ $1,000 Deadline: March 1 , 2018

Applicants must be a high school graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and reside in California in Monterey, Riverside, San Benito or Santa Cruz county. 2. Applicants must submit an essay of not more than 500 words that relates to Ocean Mist Farms Guiding Values of Integrity, Quality, Passion and Success. 3. Applicants must  include two letters of reference, one from a school teacher and another from counselor, coach, employer, etc. 4. Applicants must provide proof of higher education acceptance and enrollment before scholarship award is awarded. Transcripts, acceptance letter or proof of registration will qualify 5. There is no age requirement or restriction. 6. An interview may be required and will be determined during application review process. 7. Work experience, community service, club participation, awards and extracurricular activities will be taken into consideration. 9. Participation in a Scholarship Award Ceremony at the Annual Castroville Artichoke Food and Wine Festival. Saturday event tickets awarded to recipient and four family members.


The Dream.US Scholarship

Amount: Up to $25,000     Deadline: March  1, 2018

The Dream.US Scholarship Program awards scholarships to Dreamers who have DACA or TPS status and who have demonstrated significant unmet financial need and the determination to succeed in college and in life. Open to high school seniors who are first time college students and seek to earn a career-ready associate’s or bachelor’s degree at one of our Partner Colleges. Student needs to have an un-weighted GPA of 2.5 or higher, have not enrolled in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program or have earned college credits; must be eligible for in-state tuition if seeking to attend a Partner College that is a public institution; Have come to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday; Be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval.


E4FC New American Schoalrs Program

Amount:$1,000-$7,000  Deadline: March 1, 2018 5pm

E4FC's New American Scholars Program provides financial awards to low-income immigrant college and graduate students who live and/or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Scholars are selected for their academic excellence, financial need, and community impact; they are also expected to maintain a minimum GPA (2.8 for college students and 3.0 for graduate students), and participate in ongoing E4FC programming, events, and activities throughout the year.ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:


  • Financial need
  • Do not have permanent residency (green card) or citizenship in the U.S.
  • Current or intended enrollment in an accredited college or graduate program for 2017-2018
  • Minimum GPA requirement:
    • For high school students: 3.3 cumulative high school GPA
  • Demonstrated academic preparation and community/extracurricular involvement
  • San Francisco Bay Area residency requirements:
    • You must fulfill at least one of the following:
      • previous or intended graduation from a San Francisco Bay Area high school, or
      • current or expected enrollment in a San Francisco Bay Area college or university define the San Francisco Bay Area as the following 11 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo.

Sons of Italy Western Foundation Academic Scholarship

Amount: TBD    Deadline: March 1, 2018

Applicants must be wholly or partly of Italian ancestry and high school seniors. Must be enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University, or Community College for the fall of 2018. Essay, transcripts, and letters of recommendation needed


Italian Language Study Grant

Amount: TBD    Deadline: March 1, 2018

Applicants must be wholly or partly of Italian ancestry and high school seniors. Must be enrolled in an accredited Trade School, College, University, or Community College for the fall of 2018. Essay, transcripts, and letters of recommendation needed


Tzu Chi Scholars 

Amount: $1,000     Deadline: March 2, 2018

U.S. high school graduating seniors who demonstrate financial need for college tuition, plan on attending an accredited U.S. college full-time for the 2017-2018 academic year, and have a minimum grade point average of 3. No SS# requried


CHISPA CSUMB Scholarship

Deadline: March 2,218 Amount: TBD

Scholarships at CSUMB are awarded annually to students with financial need who live in housing developed or managed by CHISPA.



Nicole Morasca
Pajaro Valley Unified School District
Coordinator of Scholarships and College Pathways