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Ms. Lillie Arranaga

Phone: 408.366.7309


Hours: M-F 7:15 AM - 3:30 PM

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Leadership Conference for High School Girls

Looking to develop your leadership, communication, and business skills?

If so, attend Lead the Way, an annual leadership conference that will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Milpitas from Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. to Feb 1st at 1 p.m., 2015.  

While at the weekend-long conference, you will go through a series of workshops that can help improve your public speaking and networking skills, among other topics. Sponsored by Girl Scouts of Northern California, the event does not require you to be a current Girl Scout, but for insurance purposes requires you to join Girl Scouts for a small fee of $15.

This conference will equip you will the skills necessary to become future leaders. Go to for more information.

There are lower registration fees if you register by 12/1/14.

Posted by: Lillie Arranaga
Published: 11/17/14

Thanksgiving Day Essay Contest

In this essay contest, you can write about anything related to the topic--cultural appreciation. You may talk about a special person, a specific experience, or your opinion of Thanksgiving Day. We would love to hear from you and read your unique story.

Submission guidelines:  The essay length may vary from 250 to 600 words. Please send all questions and submissions to, or contact us at

Eligibility: All middle school and high school students are eligible to participate in this contest. When submitting, please indicate if you are in middle school or high school.  *All entries become property of Bay Echo Association

Deadline: Dec. 1st 2014    Prizes:  High school category: First Place ($50 gift card - one winner), Second Place ($25 gift card - two winners), Third Place ($15 gift card - five winners)

Bay Echo Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is run by teenagers who strive to bridge the generation gap between parents and teens, and to bridge the gap between cultures with education.

Posted by: Lillie Arranaga
Published: 11/17/14

College/University Application Reminders!

Attention Seniors!

Are you applying to a 4-year college/university? If so, application deadlines are quickly approaching. To prevent any unwanted stress, please read the following important reminders:

  • The last day to ADD private and/or out-of state colleges to your college list on Naviance is Monday, November 24th. Please inform Ms. Arranaga with any changes/additions. For additional information about the CHS College Application Process, please see the attached files below. 
  • The UC and CSU application deadline is Sunday, November 30th. Students are highly encouraged to submit their application(s) a few days prior to the stated deadline.
  • Applying to a private/out-of-state college? You should have already turned in your SSR from to Ms. Arranaga in the CCC. College deadlines vary. Students are advised to check with their college admission’s website to confirm important deadlines (information can also be found on Naviance).
  • CSS PROFILE? Almost 400 private/out-of-state colleges use College Board’s CSS PROFILE to award financial aid and scholarships outside of the federal government (deadlines vary). For a list of participating institutions, click here.
  • FAFSA The 2015-16 FAFSA application goes live January 1st, 2015.  Seniors are advised to create a FAFSA profile and request a pin mid December. 
Posted by: Lillie Arranaga
Published: 11/12/14