Monday, April 27, 2015

Class of 2015 FAFSA Challenge

Class of 2015! 

We didn’t win the First Lady’s FAFSA challenge, but SUHI has two seconds of fame (starts at 0:38) in the video First Lady Michelle Obama put out to announce the winners!

We also received a letter from First Lady Michelle Obama:

Here is our video submission:


Friday, April 24, 2015

6 Community Service Opportunities


Project #1: Greeting Cards & Placemats for Meals-on Wheels Recipients
Who: Anyone; great for families with children; no limit on volunteers
Where: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
790 Rancho Del Rey Parkway, CV 91910 OR
1515 Elder Avenue, San Diego, CA 92154
Bring: Crayons, markers, scissors, stickers
Contact: Kim Stansel (619) 421-4550;

Project #2: Eastlake Educational Foundation—Cycle Eastlake Event
Who: 20-30 people to set-up, man, and clean-up event
Where: Otay Ranch Mall Parking Lot by REI, 2015 Birch Road, CV
Contact: Bill Warner (619) 869-3587;

Project #3: Methodist Church Gardening & Cleaning Project
Who: 20 volunteers to clean church inside and out
Where: United Methodist Church, 455 Palm Avenue, IB 91932
Contact: Jenni Burnett (619) 587-0142;

Project #4: Imperial Beach Clean-up
Who: 50-100 people of all ages; great for families
Where: 495 10th Street, Imperial Beach
Bring: Gloves, gardening tools, cold water, hat, sunscreen, wheel barrow
Contact: Carisa Hackworth (619) 746-0935;

Project #5: Armed Forces Quilts for Children
Who: 30 volunteers with some very basic sewing experience
Where: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1590 East H Street, Chula Vista, CA 91913
Contact: Erin Hadfield (801) 616-9600;

Project #6: Hilltop Park Clean-Up in Chula Vista
Who: 50 volunteers; great for families
Where: Hilltop Park, 780 Hilltop Drive, Chula Vista, CA 91911
Contact: Bob Carlseen (619) 200-1214;

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Undocumented Student Services Parent Workshop

Thank you to our parents who attended the Undocumented Student Services Parent Workshop last night! We had a great turn out!

Thank you to our guest speaker, Jessica Muñoz, Esq., MFS. She is the coordinator of the Undocumented Student Services at the University of California, San Diego and also a trained attorney.

In the student-parent workshop, parents learned about:
  • The DACA and the Dream Act
  • Rights and responsibilities of undocumented students 
  • Supporting undocumented students on their college and career path

A video posted by SUHi Counseling Ctr (@suhicounseling) on

If  parents have any questions, they are encouraged to make an appointment with their counselors by calling 619-474-9720 to discuss the Dream Act and AB 540 options in more detail.

Monday, April 20, 2015

It Begins With A Dream

The Race Is On For SUHI Foundation Scholarships

Way to go Class of 2015! 

We had an enormous response to the
 SUHI Foundation Scholarship application this year!

Look at this stack of applications!

Every year the SUHI Foundation give out over $200,000 in scholarships to our SUHI Students!

Here are some of the pictures from last year!

All SUHI Foundation Scholarship recipients will be awarded on the Senior Scholarship Award Night on May 21, 2015 at 6PM in the theater!

See you there!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

CA DREAM ACT Workshop Friday May 1st at SWC

Are you an AB 540 student planning on attending Southwestern College? Then attend this FREE CA Dream Act Financial Aid & Residency Workshop for AB540 Students. For more information contact: 
Claudia Gaitan, MA
Financial Aid Cal Grant/Dream Act Specialist
Southwestern College
(619) 421-6700 ext # 5267

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Juniors: ACT This Saturday!

Many juniors will be taking the ACT this Saturday, April 18. Remind them that unlike the SAT, there is no penalty for a wrong answer (just a zero) so they should bubble an answer to EVERY question, even if they have to guess on numerous questions. Good luck, juniors!

SAT/ACT Checklist:
·      Admission Ticket (printout)
·      Two # 2 pencils (wooden, not mechanical) and a soft eraser
·      Photo ID, such as school ID, driver’s license or passport
·      Calculator. To see a list of calculators that are NOT allowed, go to
·      Driving directions
·      A watch (no audible alarm/no sound)
·      Extra calculator batteries if the calculator is not solar
·      Small pencil sharpener
·      A bag or backpack
·      A sweater or jacket
·      Drink and/or snacks
·      Tissue/Kleenex

*There will be an SAT May 2 and June 6 and another ACT on June 13. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hispanic Professional Engineers Empower Conference

The Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers is holding their annual Empower SHPE High School Conference at UCSD on April 25 -- a Saturday. 

It is free and a great way for students to get 
1) exposure to Hispanic/Latino/a mentors that come from their communities
2) hear from keynote Olivia Graeve (professor of electrical engineering, born and raised in Tijuana Mexico, and a great on-campus champion for diversity efforts)
3) get to see and experience hands-on labs with UCSD SHPE students.

This is a FREE annual conference, and Isabel Jauregui, the UCSD undergraduate student who is playing a lead organizing role, is a terrific young leader and CREATE partner and has been working with Dominga Sanchez from CREATE to put on many hands-on science events in your communities all year. 

This is a great chance for  students to be at UCSD surrounded by Engineers to get empowered. 

Transportation is unfortunately not provided, but parking is free and food is provided

Registration and additional information at and/or contact: Isabel Jauregui:

Audio Engineering Internships Offered

Professional Audio Engineering internships are being offered this summer in collaboration with Balboa Park's Cultural Arts Director during the 35th season of the Twilight in the Park free concert series of band performances in Balboa Park at the Spreckles Organ Pavilion, near the #7 & #215 bus lines.

The internships are an opportunity for anyone interested in learning how to use professional audio equipment well, and teaching will be tailored for beginners--no previous knowledge or experience needed. Those with some experience may also apply. We don't care what major you may be in: All interested students are welcome to apply.

In the following description, I will use some technical terms. If you don't understand them, this internship may be perfect for you! Our objective is that by the end of the season you will understand what is going on in an audio system. 

Our concert season begins June 16th and continues through Sept. 3rd. Before the season begins, there will be two system set-ups and tests. These pre-season sessions also serve as the beginning of training for interns. Interns must attend one of these pre-season sessions, but may attend both. Dates are Th 6/4 & W 6/10, starting at 3:00 p.m. and ending before 9 p.m.

Concerts occur every Tue., Wed., and Thu. Interns must commit to working one day a week. Work begins at 3:00 p.m., and continues until 9 p.m. at the latest Allowances will be made for missing a day due to a vacation trip, illness, etc., or need to return to school before season's end.

The work consists of setting up our complete sound system--both the main system and stage monitor system--for each concert. You will be given detailed instruction and close supervision. After each concert the system must be taken down and put back in storage. Some hands-on experience with the mixer will be offered, however mixing during the concerts will not be done by interns. Our mixer is a Behringer Eurodesk 3242FX, 24+8x4x2+1 analog mixer. We have four main cabinets and five stage monitors

NOTE: Although a few pieces of our equipment are heavy, you will not be required or asked to do anything beyond your physical capabilities: There will be plenty of lighter work to do. Bear in mind that the majority of audio engineering work consists of brain work, attentive listening and appreciation for quality sound, not brawn.

After each concert there will be a session on theory. Attendance at theory sessions is optional. Theory topics will begin with basic nomenclature, then the flow of audio through the system and the functions of system components, then the functions of controls, and will become more advanced throughout the season. Graphs and basic algebra may be used.

Interns who successfully complete at least 44 hours of internship will receive a certificate jointly from the Twilight in the Park Concert Committee and the City of San Diego.

We will accept applications from students who are at least 16 years of age, have a good attendance record (we need interns who will show up reliably), who listen well and work well with others.

It is our intent that at the end of the season interns will have an in-depth understanding of sound systems-- including flow of audio through the system, purpose of each component, what all the controls do, microphone characteristics, and of concepts such as frequency response, decibels, impedance, balanced and unbalanced, line and mic levels, etc.--so that interns will feel confident in setting-up and using other professional sound systems or when approaching a system in a recording or broadcast studio or other permanently installed system, and will have an overarching concept of the system's structure and audio flow.

Although you will be learning audio for live performances, most of what you learn through this internship will also apply to the fields of broadcasting, studio recording, radio, TV and movie production, other live sound situations, and even DJ systems.

No previous experience needed, beginners welcome.
At least 16 years of age. (I know: This is not a skill.)
Desire to know how to successfully set-up and use a professional sound system.
Appreciation of quality sound.
Work well with others.
Able to listen attentively.

Contact Information:
Mr. Paul Schlomann
Audio Engineer
Twilight in the Park Concerts

Marie Wiggins
Cultural Arts and Facilities Manager
Balboa Park

How to Apply:
Print application at
(Note: It is a City of San Diego form.)
Fill in your info. (For "geographic area" check Downtown/Balboa Park. For your availability, only Tu, W, Th are pertinent.)

Applications must be received before May 31, 2015.
Mail completed form to:
Paul Schlomann
5175 Barbara Ann Place
San Diego CA 92115
Marie Wiggins
Cultural Arts and Facilities Manager
Balboa Park
2125 Park Blvd.
San Diego CA 92101

Chicana/Latina High School Conference

22nd Annual Chicana/Latina High School Conference on
Saturday, April 18th, 2015
Association of Chicana Activists
San Diego State University

The purpose of the 22nd annual high school conference is to promote higher education, cultural awareness, positive Chicana/Latina role models, and self-determination to all high school students. It is our overall goal to motivate and empower low income, first generation college-bound and underrepresented students as well as equip them with the necessary tools to succeed in obtaining a high school diploma and achieve higher education. Our 22nd Annual Chicana/Latina High School Conference theme this year is “Concientizando Our Education: Decolonizing Our BodyMindSpirit, Creating Community, and Passing on Knowledge.”

The conference will be held in Montezuma Hall of the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union at San Diego State on April 18th, 2015 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

Registration will open at 8:00am. Our conference will host three different sessions of workshops that discuss various topics such as financial assistance, the path to a four year university, current social and cultural issues as well as many others. In addition, we will be offering parent workshops in both Spanish and English. Furthermore, this conference will be providing breakfast, lunch, parking, daycare, empowering and culturally relevant entertainment, and motivational speakers. This event is absolutely free and is not exclusive. We encourage everyone to attend.

To register please do so at . Free parking will be available at the top floor of Parking Structure 3, located at the corner of Montezuma Road and East Campus Drive.

If you have any questions or concern, please feel free to contact us at We hope that you and your students will join us in this important conference for high school students!



15th Annual
Day of the Child Fair
“Children’s Opportunities, Our

A fun and great way to get your
community service hours!

Volunteers can join us for a full day 7am-4pm or
half-day from 7am-12pm / 11am–4pm.

All volunteers receive a DOTC t-shirt, food, plenty
of snacks and water throughout the day.

Volunteers will help with booth set-up and breakdown,
loading and unloading, on-going
maintenance of the park and other tasks as needed.

Please make sure you dress comfortably, shorts are
fine (make sure it’s school appropriate wear), don’t
forget your sunscreen and visor/cap, it gets hot!

Don’t bring large bags or purses, keep valuable
belongings at home, we don’t have a safe place to
store them.

Please report to the “Volunteer Booth” upon your
arrival (where you will sign in and out and receive
your meal ticket and t-shirt).

Event Details:
April 18, 2015
Memorial Park (corner of Third Avenue & Park Way)
373 Park Way, Chula Vista 91910

For more information or Sign up with Angélica Ruíz:
619-691-5301 |
511 G Street, #3 Chula Vista, CA 91910

Friday, April 10, 2015

Come learn about what Mesa College can offer yout!

Come learn about what Mesa College can offer your student! 

The Mesa College Parent Information Nights include:
  • Presentations about Mesa College programs and services 
  • Financial Aid, EOPS, STAR TRiO
  • College Student Panel
Refreshments provided while supplies last!

RSVP required the Friday prior to the Information Night you are interested in attending.

Eventbrite registration confirmation will be required for admission into the workshop:

Please arrive early to secure parking. Parking information will be confirmed upon RSVP.

For further information, contact Outreach at (619) 388-2230 or go to

For Location and Directions:

Request for disability accomodations should be made no later than 5 working days prior to the event. Please call (619) 388-2230.

2nd Annual Community Service Day

National City is sponsoring and hosting their 2nd Annual Community Service Day on Saturday April 25th.

For more info:

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Now Hiring: Upcoming Job Fair In National City

Upcoming Community Service Opportunity

In need of Community Service Hours? Then volunteer at the National City Public Safety Fair on Saturday April 18th 2015! Students must commit to volunteering to help set up on Friday after school and then the day of the event from 7am-2pm. Don't need community service hours? Then it's still a neat event to check out.

To volunteer:
Meet up outside of the main building on Friday April 17th at 3 pm. A police officer will come by to greet you and drive you to the public safety fair set up location.

On Saturday, April 18th you will find your way to the fair at the Plaza Bonita Mall and assist the officers with the fair from 7am to 2pm.

Please make sure you can commit to BOTH days and that you have your community service form with you on Fri and Sat for them to sign it in order to earn your hours.

If you have any questions, come by the counseling center.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April 2015 After School Hours Schedule

The April 2015 After School Hours Activities is posted:

Now Hiring: Popeye's Chicken

UC Irvine’s Summer Surgery Program

UC Irvine Department of Urology’sSummer Surgery Program

UC Irvine’s Summer Surgery Program is an exceptional opportunity for high school students to gain hands-on experience in the fields of surgery and medicine.

We aim to ignite a passion in our future leaders by providing an unmatched experience in surgical care delivery here at UC Irvine’s world-class institution.
Participants or “Summer Surgeons” in our program will:
have first-hand exposure to our da Vinci robot and other state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical devices.
observe live surgical cases with UC Irvine’s top surgeons.
become proficient in CPR and obtain Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
learn anatomy through dissection courses and hands-on ultrasound training.
hone their surgical skills through small-group workshops and much, much, more!

Applications will be accepted beginning March 1, 2015. We have limited spots available for the following dates, so begin completing you applications NOW!

Session 1: July 6th-July 17th
Session 2: July 20th-July 31st
Room and Board will be offered for out-of-state and international applicants for Session 2 only.

The Department of Urology at UC Irvine offers two 2-week sessions for mature high school students at least 16 years of age who have excelled academically. Each session will accommodate 24 students.

Additionally, we are accepting applications for undergraduate and/or pre-medical students to serve as “College Coach Chaperones” to serve as group leaders, assisting in all daily activities. College Coach Chaperones will experience all of the benefits of the program in addition to chaperoning our out-of-town and international students at the UC Irvine Campus Dorms during Session 2.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Community Service Opportunties

1. April 11 - Elk's park clean up starts 8am goes until we are done. need at least 4 hours. BBQ lunch will be provided. Need names. This will entail, weed wacking, racking, trimming, lot's of dirty work. Some painting. We need kids that are willing to work to make our park look great. Location: behind the Elks lodge. Reason for need: the demographic of the lodge is about 60% over age 70 those that are able are working full time and raising families.

2. April 18 - High Tea: Start at 9am for set up finish about 4 after cleanup. This will be an easy day. A bit rushed in the morning moving all the tea plates, cups etc from the shed to the lodge. setting up tables, place setting etc. washing dishes. then we relax for awhile and tea is served at 2pm. Will need to be wearing black and white for serving. I need at least 20 volunteers for this. Lunch is included and there is a break to watch the Rhapsody singers perform before cleaning up. This event supports our major project which helps kids see, walk, talk and play by providing physical therapists, vision, hearing, surgeries as needed to those in need from birth through college all of the money raised from this event stays in San Diego county.

3. "Remember our Fallen" War Memorial will be at the Chula Vista Library from May 3 through May 14. We need at least 2 people there at all times, during library hours. This person needs to be soft spoken, respectful of our military heroes and be able to read a chart and lead people to names on the display. There will be a briefing about the Memorial and the person will need to be able to tell people about it without reading the notes.

If interested, please call Kim Coronado at 619-240-0098.

Honoring the Class of 2015 at the 7th Annual High School Filipina/o Graduation of San Diego

San Diego, CA – The Kuya Ate Mentorship Program (KAMP) will be hosting its 7th Annual High School Filipino/a Graduation of San Diego (HS FilGrad), co-sponsored by the Filipino American Educators Association of San Diego County (FILAMEDA). The celebration will take place on Sunday, May 24, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the beautiful downtown Public Central Library.

Here are a few pictures of SUHI grads participating in FilGrad!

HS FilGrad is an event proudly organized by the members of KAMP to recognize the achievements of all San Diego high school Filipino/a graduating seniors. “HS FilGrad was such an amazing experience for me because I actually felt appreciated for my accomplishments in high school from others,” shared Mariel Velicaria after participating last year. “Thank you KAMP and HS FilGrad for this wonderful experience.”

This year Todd Gloria, representative for the City of San Diego’s Third District, will honor our students as the keynote speaker. “As a proud member of the Filipino-American community, I’m honored to join the Kuya Ate Mentorship Program to recognize the accomplishments of our local Filipino/a students,” said Councilmember Gloria. “High school graduation is the start of a long journey toward self-discovery, and this organization works tirelessly to integrate cultural identity with academics to encourage the success of these students.”

Students who participate in HS FilGrad will be exclusively eligible for FILAMEDA’s scholarship program. Those who apply must exhibit great dedication to their community as well as excel in academics. Check out last year’s HS FilGrad at: Students can download and print the attached application or access the online form at the following link:

For questions, comments, or inquiries regarding school visits please email us with the subject line "HS FilGrad 2015" to

Scholarship Opportunities

FACES 2015 Scholarship Application
Due Date: April 23, 2015
Sponsored by the Filipino-American Communications Employes of AT&T, this scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a college degree from a 2 or 4 years institution.

Frank P. Rivera Scholarship Grant
Due Date: End of March (with possible extension)
Sponsored by the San Diego Lions Scholarship Foundation, this grant is intended for high achieving (3.0 or higher) graduating high school seniors.

Need Help With Your Financial Award Letter?

Yay to the Class of 2015! Financial Aid award letters are coming in! Need help reading yours? See you counselor!

7th Annual Computer Exploration Summer Camp

Department of Computer Science at CSU Fresno is hosting its 7th Annual Computer Exploration Summer Camp for 7th though 12th graders offered between June 22, 2015 to July 3, 2015.

Below is the link with more information and the link to registration.

General Information:


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Undocumented Student Services Parent Workshop

The school counseling team would like to formally invite parents and Dreamer students to our Undocumented Student Services Parent Workshop. We will have a special guest speaker, Jessica Muñoz, Esq., MFS. She is the coordinator of the Undocumented Student Services at the University of California, San Diego and also a trained attorney. 

In the student-parent workshop, you will learn about:

  • The DACA and the Dream Act
  • Rights and responsibilities of undocumented students 
  • Supporting undocumented students on their college and career path 

When: Wednesday April 22, 2015  
Time: 6pm-8pm 
Where: Sweetwater High School Library 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Ms. Leandra Ordorica, a school counseling intern from San Diego State University at (562) 316-8883. 

We hope to see everyone at our workshop with their parents/guardians. Other family members are also welcome.