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Back to Back Smudgepot Champs!Go To Top of Page

On August 26, 2017 our Varsity Football team defended their title as
Smudgepot Champs by beating Bonita 19 - 8!
Saints football player with ball in his hands in the smudgepot game
Saints football player running with the ball in the smudgepot game 
 SDHS and Bonita varsity football players getting ready for the Saints to hike the ball in the 2017 smudgepot game
Saints varsity football players on the field with a view of the crowd in the stands during the 2017 smudgepot game
 Saints varsity football team group shot lifting the smudgepot trophy after the 2017 win  picture of the crowd celebrating with cheers and confetti over SDHS' victory in the 2017 smudgepot football game

Every 15 MinutesGo To Top of Page

A group photo of the SDHS student participants, Rita Kear, and Lisa Carson in the 2017 Every 15 Minutes accident simulation

On April 17 and 18 the juniors and seniors at SDHS participated in the CHP sponsored “Every 15 Minutes” program.  These two days included a mock drunk driving accident and mock memorial service. Students saw the effect that drinking and driving could have on their lives and the lives of others.  It is the hope of SDHS staff that students celebrate their prom and upcoming graduation in a safe manner in the coming days.  

Below are photos of the mock accident, mock funeral from the program. Students in the SD Video classes also created an amazing Every 15 Minutes Video.
Firefighters covering a student with a sheet in front of SDHS during the Every 15 Minutes accident simulation
Firefighters tending to a student in a wrecked car in the Every 15 Minutes accident simulation
Police officer conducting a sobriety check on a student during the Every 15 Minutes accident simulation

Saints Baseball Coach Gets His 300th WinGo To Top of Page

Mike Regan, San Dimas High School’s 18-year Head Baseball Coach, won his 300th game in March against Arcadia High School. Coach Regan has led his team to four Valle Vista League titles in a row with a total of six titles in his career. He has five CIF Quarter Final Appearances, three Semi-Final Appearances, and one CIF Championship. In 2015, Regan’s Saints finished the season 31-1 and were ranked #1 in the country in USA Today.

Co-Head Coach Mark Chiappelli said, “He will say that it’s not about him, it’s about the players and his coaches on staff, but without his guidance, his trust in his coaches, his ‘old-school’ approach, his grind and desire to get every player better, his consistent coaching throughout every game we play, San Dimas wouldn’t have the program it does today.”

Congratulations, Coach Regan!

San Dimas High School Baseball Coach Mike Regan, pictured here with his wife Rosie Rand their son Rocco, is honored after his 300th win in March 2017.

Ring the Bell for the 2017 Cheer Team!Go To Top of Page

San Dimas High School’s Cheer Team has accomplished a pyramid of achievements this year!

  • 1st Place at two USA Regional Championships

  • 1st Cheer Pro State Competition

  • 1st Cheer Pro Best of the West Competition

  • Grand Champion at TSC Competitions (Highest Score of the day)

  • 1st at USA Nationals

  • Went undefeated throughout the season

In the last four years, this team has won two titles and was runner up the other two years. Way to go!

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The 2017 San Dimas Cheer Team rings the bell on campus, a Saints tradition for champions, to celebrate their winning season!


#SDHSCollegeBoundGo To Top of Page

Just before winter break, teachers, counselors, clerical, administrators and even the District Superintendent posted signs in the front yard of every student that passed an Advanced Placement (AP) exam taken in the fall. SDHS has increased effort surrounding AP performance and the number of students entering college after graduation. Here are a few stats:

  • AP Tests given at SDHS has increased from 518 in 2013 to 608 in 2016.

  • Passing scores on AP Tests has increased from 179 in 2013 to 362 in 2016, or an increase of 35% passed to 59% passed.

  • The number of students tested has grown from 238 in 2013 to 288 in 2016.

  • The number of students that have passed all Cal State/UC A-G requirements has grown from 35% in 2012 to 49% in 2016.

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Advanced Placement teachers Ruth Luevand, Sarah Linen and Robin Taylor place signs in the front yards of students who passed AP tests in 2016.


Sammy Saint Leads the ChargeGo To Top of Page

Jack Nance, Rita Kear, Sammy the Saint mascot, and Mike Kelly in the SDHS front office
From left to right, Assistant Principal Jack Nance, Assistant Principal Rita Kear, and Principal Michael Kelly pose with new San Dimas High School mascot Sammy Saint.
The 2015 ASB administration and Cheer Squad at San Dimas High School established a new Mascot Team comprised of six San Dimas High School Students. Now the team has a mascot costume, developed conceptually by Coach Kim Lowary and 2016-17 Principal, Michael Kelly and constructed by Maywell Mascots, Inc. In a few short months, Sammy Saint has won the hearts of the student body, parents, city officials, and the San Dimas community. 

The 2016 Mascot Team included Emily Basulto, Justin Grant, Asher Kocalis, Braidan Lowary, Kendra Rogers, and December Swift. Each member of the team and even guests sometimes dress as Sammy Saint at various events. The costume fits people of heights from 5’5” to 6’2” and has a fan inside the head to keep the mascot cool.

“It has been exciting to see the crowd react when Sammy appears at an event,” Coach Lowary said. “Kids love him! Most recently, Sammy appeared at the City of San Dimas Family Fitness event. He danced, posed for pictures, and ran alongside the toddler marathon.”