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Happening Now
  • January 21 seniors! Jostens will be on campus on February 7th and 8th from the beginning of 5th period, to the end of the lunch period for ordering your graduation cap and gown! Click here for more info.
  • January 12 Welcome back, Saints! Let's make this semester the best one yet!
  • December 8 All boys interested in playing golf, meet at the golf room, which is next to the weight room, at 3:00. Or see Mr. Cheney for more details.
  • December 8 The Foundation of Santa Barbara Scholarship is currently open. Please stop by the College and Career Center to receive information and assistance with completion.
  • December 8 StartingTHIS semester ONLY SMHS approved baseball caps will be allowed on campus. All other caps will be confiscated and will require parent pick-up.
  • November 9 The Teen’s closet is now open every Tuesday during lunch. Please stop today if you are in need of free clothing, backpacks or school supplies. The Teen’s closet is located behind the girls gym.
  • October 25 The fellowship of Christian athletes, FCA, meets every Tuesday in room 352. Come get some pizza and a good word.

The Breeze

The Breeze

Mrs. van den Heever (Mrs. van D)

Mrs. van den Heever (Mrs. van D), Adviser

My name is Tina van den Heever, and I am the adviser for journalism here at SMHS.

The 2021/22 school year is  my 11th year at SMHS, and I this is my first immersed year in Journalism.  WATCH THIS SPACE! My class will be working on getting our website fleshed out and current.

On a personal note: I'm the mother of two children, Christian, who is 28 and lives in Denver, and Adria, who is 22 and lives in Los Angeles.  I also have a 17 year-old stepson who is living in Europe with his mother.  This year, I have an exchange student, Paula, living with me from Spain.  She's a junior at SMHS and is an avid basketball player and fan.  I'm married and live in Santa Maria.  I currently teach English 10 honors, ERWC 12, and journalism.

In my spare time (LOL) I enjoy home improvement projects, reading, hiking, traveling, and sleeping.  :)  We have a sweet dog, Abbie, at home who demands that we walk her and take her to the dog park so she can live her best life.  We're taking COVID restrictions in stride in my family, but I'm hoping the world will go back to "normal," and we can get back to fun, exotic vacations abroad.  Next up: Japan for spring break 2022!

Content by Mrs. van den Heever (Mrs. van D)