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Principal's Welcome

August 2018

Dear Students and Parents:

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  As principal of Aliso Niguel High School, I want to welcome you back for another full and productive year ahead.  This year will mark my fourth year as the proud principal of ANHS, my fifteenth year as a school administrator, and unbelievably, my fifteenth year as a Wolverine. (I began my teaching career in 1993 during Aliso Niguel’s inaugural year.) As most of us probably know by now, this September will mark the culmination of our school’s 25th year anniversary celebration held over the past year, as we will now “officially” turn 25 on September 9, 2018 -- exactly 25 years since classes first began here at ANHS.  Since that time, we have been “TEAL SINCE DAY ONE,” and we have demonstrated “25 years of integrity, character, and excellence in public education.”  I know first-hand that Aliso Niguel is a high school like few others in Orange County -- a “community within a community,” fully supported by active parents and loyal students.  For all of us who truly know our school, being a Wolverine is really something quite special and unique.

In order to ensure the school year gets off to a great start, please complete the registration process through the Parent Portal, and then carefully read over and complete all of the enclosed registration materials.  These materials include basic information and registration paperwork, as well as information about a variety of other important issues such as ASB purchases, school rules, college testing, etc.

Students:  Although your exact plans after high school may be unclear right now, rest assured that the time you spend in high school will not only influence who you will become, but will also comprise an important part of your personal story. Therefore, choose your path carefully and take advantage of every opportunity Aliso Niguel has to offer.

Most importantly, however, remember that your high school experiences will become a central and wonderful part of your young life.  More than ever before, you will be discovering new strengths as you pursue the many opportunities available.  Challenge yourself as never before.  High school is the perfect time to try new things - time to play a sport, sing in the choir or play an instrument, act in a play, join yearbook or newspaper, or perhaps participate in a club or two.  Your years in high school will be over in the blink of an eye, and so I want to personally encourage each of you to fill these years beyond measure with friends, activities, fun, and most of all – personal growth and learning.

Aliso Niguel High School is truly extraordinary, not only because of our fine tradition of academic, athletic, and co-curricular successes, but also because of our wonderful staff, and the fact that our students and families truly care about our school.  As you read through and prepare for registration, do not “settle” for the well-worn path; rather, consider the path less-traveled and make this year a special one that begins the journey to your dreams.  I am grateful that the path to my dreams led back to Aliso Niguel where my teaching career began twenty-five years ago; it will be my honor to walk alongside each of you as you experience all that your high school years have to offer.  GO WOLVERINES!


Deni Christensen, Principal

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