Friday, August 29, 2014

College and Career Awareness Day - August 2014

College and Career Awareness at Sweetwater High School occurs every last day of the month to bring post-secondary awareness on campus.

Thanks to career panel speakers National City Mayor Ron Morrison and Tim Moylan from the San Diego Electrical Training Center for sharing their experiences in the building and construction trades! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Love Fashion? Check out this Awesome Event!

Bellus Academy would like to cordially invite you and a guest to join us for,
“The Art & Beauty Behind Fashion” for Fashion Week San Diego
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier located at:
1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

10 spots are saved for Sweetwater students, staff, and friends! Tickets are $50 but thanks to Bellus Academy, its free!

This will be an evening of innovative and fashion forward hair, makeup and
nail artistry designs that will showcase Spring/Summer trends for 2015. This
presentation will feature relevant beauty trends that gather inspiration from
the fashion industry.

The event will kick off with the emerging artists of the industry. The Bellus
Academy cosmetology, makeup artistry and spa nail teams have collaborated
to forecast the latest and most innovative trends that every fashionista will
crave. This segment will highlight prêt-à-porter styles, evening looks and of course let’s not forget the much anticipated men’s scene!

This event will also feature the five finalists of the highly coveted S.T.A.R. competition sponsored by NickEducation. This is an annual competition for young artists to demonstrate their technical and creative skills in haircutting, coloring and styling. The finalists will share their complete look on stage as the judges make their final decisions.

The third highlight of the evening will be a presentation from the Bellus Education Professional Team. This will be an exclusive opportunity see the internationally acclaimed hair, makeup and nail artists from the BE/Professional Team of Bellus Academy at work with live demonstrations designed to educate and inspire. This segment will focus on the future of beauty with avant-garde works of art on the runway.

Please RSVP with Cynthia Suarez via email: with your name, the name of your guest, your cell phone number and company name by Friday, September 19, 2014. 10 spots are saved for Sweetwater students, staff, and friends! Tickets are $50 but thanks to Bellus Academy, its free!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Cal-SOAP Presents COLLEGE FAIR 2014

San Diego and Imperial Counties
Cal-SOAP Presents


For High School Students and Parents

Over 100 Colleges Represented and 7 workshops Offered:
  • Secrets of Selective Colleges
  • CA Public Colleges
  • CA Community Colleges and Transfer Process
  • Private / Independent Colleges
  • Financing Your College Dream
  • Top 10 Future Careers in America
  • The College Athlete
Come find your Best Fit!!!

Parking and Admissions are FREE!!!

No registration for students and parents needed.

For more info, click here! Stay tuned for transportation details from SUHI!

Friday, August 15, 2014

United States Border Patrol Explorer Program Recruitment

United States Border Patrol, Brown Field Station
Explorer Post #1925

Explorer Program Recruitment Open House
Saturday August 16, 2014
The Brown Field Explorer Post #1925 will be accepting applications and holding interviews on Saturday August 16, 2014 at 9:00 am at the Brown Field Border Patrol Station.

• Must be between the ages of 14 and 20
• Must have completed the 8th grade
• Must maintain a minimum 2.0 Grade Point Average
• Must be enrolled in either High School or College
• Must have no criminal history
• Must be a United States Citizen or Legal Resident of the United States

Please bring a pen, a copy of your most recent report card and a copy of your Birth Certificate

Applicants under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present with photo Identification.

Applicants are requested to wear job interview attire.

The address is- 7560 Britannia Court, San Diego, California 92154.

Applicants will be taken into the station at the entrance on the west side of the building at 9:00 am. Brown Field Explorers will be outside to direct you to the entrance. For more information, please contact

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Community Service! Volunteer Descriptions HarborFest 2014

Volunteer Descriptions HarborFest 2014 - see the community service board in the 100 hall way adjacent to the counseling center for applications!


Thank you for volunteering for the Chula Vista Harbor Fest 2014 to take
place on Saturday, August 16th, Bayside Park. We are excited to be
creating an amazing event. We could not make this festival a success
without the generosity of our dedicated volunteers.
Please see below a brief description of the various volunteer duties
necessary for this event.

Car Parkers and Boat Display (to usher car and boat exhibitors) – 10 AM to
5 PM – 4 volunteers needed throughout the day – 4 radios
1. Pick up radio at information booth
2. Help with cars as they come in and keeping cars on schedule
3. Run car registration packets out to the participating drivers
4. Assist the car to park in the correct angle and in their location
5. Assist drivers with any additional questions they may have
6. Walk around car area during the event and check in with the
participants and make sure that all of their questions are being
7. Make sure the placards are visible for judging
8. Collect ballots and get ready for judging

Program / Greeters – 4 needed (Time Frame: 11 AM to 5 PM) – 4 radios
1. As people enter into the event the volunteers will greet guests and
hand them an event program
2. Answer all guest questions or direct them to information booth
Stage Hands – 3 needed (Time Frame: 11 AM to 8 PM) – 3 radios
1. Pick up radio at check in booth
2. Assist band with all needs
3. Make sure band has lunch, water and sodas
4. Work with band throughout their set up and break down

Volunteer Check in – 4 needed (Time Frame: 5 AM to 8 PM) – 1 radio
1. Pass out all radio to volunteers and make sure they are on the
correct channel per their position
2. Assist with volunteers checking in and handing them their passes,
job description and answering questions prior to their shift
3. Store their belongings in the tent
4. If volunteers are not showing up you will need to rearrange
volunteers to make sure that all time sensitive jobs are given priority
5. If volunteers are late to their shifts then you must begin calling and
checking with them on their estimated arrival times
6. Answer all questions for volunteers
7. Make sure they all have name tags on
8. Make sure the sodas and waters are kept cold and stocked for

Rovers – 6 needed (Time Frame: 10 AM to 8 PM) – 6 radios
1. Pick up radio at check in booth
2. Volunteers will be assigned to job duties as they are needed or
placed in other positions if we are short volunteers in other areas

Information Booth inside the venue - 4 needed (Time Frame: 10 AM to 8
PM) – 1 radio
1. Pick up radio at check in booth
2. Answer all questions of guests
3. Hand out maps
4. Hand out programs
5. Hand out information about Chula Vista and any of sponsors and/or
6. Ask how people have heard about the event

Vendor, Sponsor, Seafood and Art Load In – 12 needed (Time Frame: 7AM
to 5 PM) – 12 radios
1. Meet at the park on Friday for a pre-walk around with the area lead
you are volunteering for
2. Pick up radios at check in booth on day of
3. Assist vendors, sponsors, seafood and artists as they load into the
venue and to find their booth spaces
4. Work with vendors, sponsors, seafood and artists to off-load their
cars and help them get set up if need be
5. Answer any questions they may have about the event or load out
6. Seafood Tasting assist in helping out with the chef demonstration on
the day of and or give input on chefs that would like to participate
7. Seasfood Tasting make sure chefs and restaurants are happy and
continue to check in with them throughout the day
8. Artist area make sure artists oasis area is refreshed for artists

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Financial Aid - Some Schools Do Not Offer the Cal Grant!


Cal Grants are one of the smartest ways to get cash for college. For starters, it's money you don't have to pay back. If you're a graduating high school senior or recent graduate, meet academic, financial and eligibility requirements and submit two forms by the Cal Grant deadline, you may receive a Cal Grant!

The application for the Gal Grant is included in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which opens every January 1st and closes on March 2. 

Be advised, there are some colleges that do NOT offer the Cal Grant. 

Click here is the updated list for 2014-2015. Some of the school include California College of San Diego,  Concorde Institute of San Diego, ITT Tech, and Platt College. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2014 Parent Workshop Series: Navigating the Maze of High School to College

We are excited to have our annual parent workshops scheduled and ready to go again this year! 

2013 Parent Workshop Attendee
Here is the 2014 schedule! We hope to see you there!

Students- Check Yourself: Email Etiquette

The counselors have been receiving hundreds of emails the last few weeks! We want to remind students on appropriate email etiquette.

#1 Make sure you address the person who the email is for appropriately.
"Hey" is informal and should be used for people you have a personal relationship with. "Hello _________" or "Dear __________" is more appropriate for teachers, counselors, or other adults you are emailing.

#2 Use complete sentences and check your spelling. You want to make sure your message is clear and understandable. 

#3 Don't forget your manners. Remember to say "please" if you are asking for something. Also, it's always nice to end your emails with a "Thank You". 

It never hurts to be extra respectful, nice, or courteous in emails. Putting your best food forward always has its benefits!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Need Help With Your iPad?

Students who need help:
1. E-mail – this is being monitored during the day and every night M-F until 10 PM. It’s also being monitored on Sundays from 3-9 PM.
Messages to parents/students/community
1. Do not take iPads on vacation, out of the country, or to public places where they may get lost or stolen
2. Report lost or stolen iPads to school administration immediately so we can put our loss/theft team to work on recovering the iPad
3. Do not remove cases from iPads
4. Do not put iPads in backpacks where books or other heavy objects can hit the screen and crack them
5. Do not download personal apps or games on your school iPad
6. Keep all files and pictures stored in Google Drive – not on the iPad
7. Parents – do not attach credit card information to your student’s Apple ID. You do not have to pay for school apps or textbooks.
8. Parents/Students – do not take broken iPads to the Apple Store. They must be repaired or serviced through SUHSD.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Open House 2014

You are cordially invited to come and attend Sweetwater High School’s OPEN HOUSE on Thursday August 14 at 5pm.  We highly encourage parents to attend Open House and get an opportunity to meet their child’s teachers and also activities that Sweetwater High School has to offer for your child.

5:00 pm Community Resource Fair
Club & Food Sales

Entertainment/Performances  ~In the New Gym
5:10-5:15    JV & Varsity Cheer
5:15-5:20    Band & Colorguard
5:20-5:25    Red Rebels
5:25-5:30    Baile Folklorico
5:30-5:35    Advanced Dance
5:35-5:40    Mariachi
5:40-5:45    Choir

5:45 pm Welcome (New Gym)
MCJROTC Presentation of Colors
Pledge of Allegiance
Principal’s Welcome

6:00 pm Classroom  Visitations
6:10-6:20     1st period
6:25-6:35     2nd period
6:40-6:50     3rd period
6:55-7:05     4th period
7:10-7:20     5th period
7:25-7:35     6th period
7:40-7:50     7th period

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

California High School Proficiency Examination Program

The High School and Physical Fitness Assessment Office has posted the 2014–15 CHSPE Flyer for Students in Grades Eleven and Twelve including the Spanish translation. The CHSPE regulations state that the school district superintendent shall require the principal of each school maintaining either or both grades eleven and twelve to distribute this flyer to each pupil in those grades in sufficient time to enable interested pupils to meet all examination registration requirements for the fall test. These regulations and the CHSPE Flyer can be found on the California Department of Education CHSPE Administration Documents Web page at

For questions about the CHSPE program or policies, please contact Mark McLean, Education Programs Consultant, by e-mail at or by phone at 916‑445‑9449. For CHSPE administration questions, contact the Sacramento County Office of Education, CHSPE contractor, by e-mail at or by phone at 1-866-342-4773.

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