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Friday, January 27, 2023
Happy Friday, Mariners!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sing in an Aptos High choir?  Well, wonder no more!  Sign-up now to attend 6th or 7th period choir on Friday, February 3.  You will be excused from your regular class and come Give Choir a Try!  Fill out the registration form by scanning the QR code on the flyers that are posted around campus and on the Aptos High website homepage carousel. You can also contact choir director, Holly Ota, in person in F-200 in the afternoons or by email.  She can give you more information and get you signed up to "Give Choir a Try!"
Tonight our basketball and soccer teams will host Santa Cruz here at Aptos…Soccer kicks off with boys at 5 and girls at 7…jv boys basketball will play right after school at 430, with the varsity senior Night games to follow at 6 and 730… we ask that everybody has fun, drives safely, and cheers positively!
On Monday Spring Sports will start! 
Listen up for the following locations of each sport Monday after school:
Baseball Tryouts: Monday 4-530 Baseball field
Softball: Monday 4-530 Softball Field behind pool
Swimming: Monday 4-530 in pool
Boys Tennis: 4-530 on Tennis Courts
Boys and Girls Lacrosse: Monday 4-530 in front of weight room 
Boys VB: Monday morning at 7 am and will start after school on Tuesday
Track and Field: Monday 4-530 in stadium bleachers
Boys Golf: Monday 4-530 at Seascape Golf Course
Beach Volleyball: Lunch Meeting Feb 9th.
Students will revive an email today listing all of this info as well, and as a reminder, All Spring Sports Athletes must have a physical exam form on file with the athletics office!
Happy Friday! Sails Up!

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Good Morning, Mariners! Today is 5 Star Tuesday! A chance for students to redeem their 5 Star Points during lunch in the ASB in a Box. We will have fun prizes such as candy bags, Mariner Wear and Santa Cruz stickers for students to purchase with their 5 Star points. Hope to see you there! 
Only 3 days left to buy your winter ball ticket. Winter ball is this coming Saturday at seascape golf club. ASB will be selling tickets in the quad today, Thursday and Friday. 
In the world of athletics, our teams continue to Sail forward! As Winter is in full swing, Spring sports are gearing up for next week's start date!
Most Spring sports will start Monday so make sure you get your physical exam taken care of.
Aptos track and field will host their preseason hype meeting this Thursday at lunch in the cafeteria! Everyone is welcome, and should bring a friend!
Our basketball and soccer teams have a busy week as tonight they head to Harbor to take on the Pirates and will host the Santa Cruz Cardinals on Friday night here at home. Friday’s game will be a white out! 
Wrestling will be at home tomorrow night as they host the SCCAL duals here in the Main gym! Come on out and support your wrestlers and watch some great matches!
Tonight, our varsity soccer teams as well as varsity basketball teams will be traveling to Harbor to take on the pirates.
As a reminder to all students, sportsmanship is a top priority! While there is no limit on the amount of noise we can make at games, it must be positive! ( that is a note From Mr. Fox with love)
The flag is flying at half mast this week in honor of the lives lost at Monterey Park in Los Angeles County during the lunar new year celebration.
Keep our directional light shining for each other and our extended community. Have a great rest of your day.

Monday, January 23, 2023
Happy Monday Mariners! Also, happy lunar new year! It’s the year of the rabbit. 
The course fair is tomorrow during lunch in the quad. Come ask questions about next year’s classes!
Aptos Wrestling had a busy weekend competing at tournaments around the Bay Area and is due up for  another big week, as they host the SCCAL Dual Matches here at Aptos on Wednesday night. It will also be Senior Night for our Mariner Wrestlers. Wrestling will officially start at 530, and everyone is welcome! 
Aptos Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball and Soccer each had big league wins last week vs Soquel! Our basketball and soccer teams will continue league play this week, as they travel to Harbor on Tuesday and will host their Senior Nights here on Friday January 27th at home! Everyone is welcome!
We also want to give a big shout out to Varsity and JV Cheerleading teams for hosting the Mini Mariner Cheer Camp and performance at the game last week! Our cheer team successfully held a kids camp for the young mariners in our community all week and it was capped off by a great performance throughout the game and halftime performance! Sails Up Mariner Cheer!
There is officially 1 week left until Spring Sports! Students, please keep an eye out for email updates from Mr. Fox as well our Spring Sports Bulletin which will have information on all of the opportunities for Spring Sports!
For any student interested in Track and Field, we will host our annual Lunch Meeting this Thursday in the college and career center! Everyone is encouraged to meet all of your wonderful coaches, hear Gruber’s Top Ten list, and get to see how much track and field is on this campus!
Let your directional light shine!

Friday, January 20, 2023
(play chorus of Wooden Ships) Rest in Peace, David Crosby.
Good Morning, Mariners! Happy Friday!
We want to start with a big shout out to Boys and girls soccer. Both of them are 2-0 in league games this week with wins over Scott’s Valley and Soquel. The week was highlighted by Kaleb Plascencias game winning goal in the final seconds of last night's game vs Soquel.
Jv Boys and Girls soccer will travel to Soquel tonight for games at 5 and 7, and the varsity soccer games tomorrow at Soquel have been postponed.
Boys and girls basketball split with Scott’s Valley on Tuesday in some very close games….Tonight, we will have four basketball games here at Aptos… we will host Boys JV and Boys Freshmen after school at 4:30, Girls Varsity will play at 6, and Boys Varsity will cap off the night at 7:30.
During halftime of the Boys basketball game tonight, our cheer program will be performing with our Mini Mariners Cheer camp! Everyone is invited to come out and support your Mariner Community tonight!
Wrestling lost a tough dual against Santa Cruz on Wednesday, but look to bounce back at competitions over this weekend. Wrestling will host their senior night dual next Wednesday here at home at 5:30! Come on out and watch one of the hardest working teams on campus!
Finally, while we are out watching our amazing sports teams compete, Mr. Fox would like to remind you all that sportsmanship is a top priority! He would like to remind you that there is no limit on noise, as long as we stay positive! 
There are 10 days left until the start of Track and Field.
Mariners Expo is February 1. This is an evening for 8th grade families and any current students to learn more about Aptos classes and programs. Save the date!
Last day to buy winter ball tickets for only $60. The price increases next week. The dance is Saturday, January 28 at Seascape Golf Club.
Keep your directional light shining!
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Good morning Mariners!
Athletics is in a busy time of year! Winter Sports are in full swing here on campus and the official countdown is now only 14 days until Spring Sports and Track season with start on January 30th.
Please check your email daily for updates on Spring sports sign up information and for all of the Winter sports action happening on campus and around the league!

Friday, January 13, 2023
Good Morning, Mariners! Thanks for finding your way onto our ship today! We know that some of you are without power, had to take a longer way to get here, or have been relocated due to the floods. We are glad that you are here. We also hope that you will reach out to your teachers, counselors, or administrators to let us know if there is anything we can do to support you.
Get your winter ball tickets today in the ASB Room L-100 behind the cafeteria. You’ll need a signed permission slip to purchase your ticket. Prices go up next week so get them now! 
Rain, shine, or just a long week, we have basketball games and soccer games against SLV this evening. Check out our Aptos Athletics website for times. 
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' " Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said this to an audience in Montgomery, Alabama in 1957 – and it still rings true today and every day. Remember that Monday is Martin Luther King Jr day and we have no school. Think of it as a day on and not a day off. What will you do for others? 
Keep your directional light shining, even in the rain!