Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Personal Insight Questions & Application Workshop

Personal Statement/Application Workshop on Saturday, May 6th from 9am-12pm in room (1306).

It will include:

  • An English Prof. - talking about important elements to add to personal statements/ what the admissions boards are looking for/ giving examples of exemplary statements.
  • UCSD Students - how they wrote their statements/ what they wrote about
  • Time for SUHi students to begin brainstorming/ writing with one n one attention.

FACES Scholarship

FACES (Filipino-American Communications Employees of AT&T) is proud to award $26,000 in three different categories.  


The application is due MAY 9. 


For questions please email G47974@att.com and mention that you received the application info from FACES SoCal.


Ana Cabato

SWC Summer Readiness Program

 
Attention Seniors! Are you planning on attending SWC in the Fall?? If so, then get a head start by applying to the SWC Summer Readiness Program. You will get to participate in fun activities (like college tours), start earning college credit by taking your first class, and you will be PAID to attend($200 stipend)! Plus your participation guarantees your admission to the EOPS program which provides priority registration and book money! It's a win- win!!
 
If interested, applications can be picked up in the counseling center, or through the EOPS website:
Application Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2017 at 12:00pm
 

“Let’s Connect Expo” for Students and Parents


Saturday, April 29th
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sports Park Recreation Center
425 Imperial Beach Boulevard

Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Seniors! Win a laptop at our #COLLEGESIGNINGDAY Party!

Attention Class of 2017!


You are invited to our
COLLEGE SIGNING DAY PARTY
for SUHI's Monthly College Awareness Day
April 28th @ Lunch
 In the COUNSELING CENTER


FOOD & PRIZES including TWO LAPTOPS!




WANT IN?
Must RSVP to WIN




Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April Tutoring Schedule

 
 

Calling Community Supporters!


Greetings supporters of Sweetwater High School!

I'm reaching out because we need your support! We're throwing a College Signing Day event on April 28th, 2017 to celebrate our high school seniors that have made a commitment to their higher education.

College Signing Day is an event hosted every year by former First Lady Michelle Obama, and we are thrilled to take part in a network of over 1,200 events nationwide (in all fifty states!) right here in National City. Celebrating our seniors' success means more than a party—it means they know we are proud of their hard work, invested in their futures and excited to see what they do next.

We would love it if you would donate to our College Signing Day. We're looking for support so we can pay for/provide:
· Refreshments for the event
· Wearable, fun items for students (t-shirts, buttons, stickers, etc.)
· Decorations
· Prizes

Your donation will do more than just excite current seniors. It will show up-and-coming students what they have to look forward to as they make the same, awesome choices. We hope to be partners for years to come, and thank you in advance for your consideration. 

If you have any questions, you can learn more about College Signing Day here:

Best,
Counselor for last names PEM to SAN
Office Hours 7:45AM to 4PM
(619) 474-9720

P.S. We are ready and willing to show appreciation for our sponsors by way of website www.SUHicounseling.com and our social media channels @SUHiCounseling

Join us! College Fair Field Trip 4/25 #NACACfairs




Free and open to the public, NACAC college fairs connect students with hundreds of colleges and universities in one location.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Community Service With The Princess Project

If you’re in high school and would like to participate in The Princess Project as a volunteer, we welcome your support! 

Host a dress drive in your school or gather a group of friends to decorate for the Dress Giveaway events. 

For more information and specifics on how you can help make prom a reality for your peers, please contact us at volunteerSD@princessproject.org.

Need a Prom Dress?

The Princess Project San Diego will be holding their free prom dress and accessory giveaways starting next Friday, April 7th through Saturday, April 22nd!

Teens can make an appointment online by going to www.princessprojectsd.org and clicking on "Get A Dress."


There are college and universities still accepting applications!

Still thinking if going to a 4-year university? 

There are college and universities still accepting applications:
http://www.regionaladmissions.com/uploads/5/3/9/9/53996897/2017_racc_application_deadline_report.pdf


Cash in on Community College Saturday


Thursday, March 16, 2017

UCLA Overnight Programs

Many UC's offer free overnight programs to students of color in order to provide underrepresented students with resources to help them succeed in college and to facilitate their SIR process. Many of these programs, however, are not advertised to students or are hard to find when the admission letters come out. It is crucial to students to check out the dates of these programs and to RSVP to them as soon as they check their admissions because spots run out quickly!



This year, I have the honor of being one of the co-chairs for MEChA de UCLA's 18th Annual Raza Weekend which takes place April 14th to April 16th. Our event caters to Raza students and their families and is a 3 day, 2 night program. We aim to facilitate the SIR process for students by proving self-identifying Xicanx/Latinx students with culturally relevant experiences, workshops, keynote speakers and an open community of fellow Raza Bruins. 

One of our goals as an event this year is to outreach to more students outside of the LA area, therefore, I would like to encourage that any Raza SUHi student who receives admission to UCLA, signs up for our program via our website http://uclarazaday.weebly.com/ or via their admission portal under "events". Even if students are not Raza identified, please let them know that they can feel free to outreach to me if they have any questions about their specific overnight program and I can get them connected to the right people. 

As we continue to increase our number of SUHi alumni here at UCLA, we want to continue to foster a community at a collegiate level; having students attend these type of events will only facilitate that process. 

Thank you very much in advanced for your time and for all of your hard work. I know that if it was not for the amazing SUHi counselors, my path to higher education would not have been successful. 

--
All the best, 

Isaac Alejandro Felix
UCLA Undergraduate Class of 2019
Pre-Human Biology and Society B.A.
Xicana/o Studies Minor
Resident Assistant 2016-2017
UCLA RAZA Weekend Co-Chair 2017

Miami University Summer Scholars Program

Greetings from Miami University! I am excited to share information regarding an on-campus summer opportunity for your most talented students.

Miami University Summer Scholars Program
Session I: July 2-14, 2017
Session II: July 16-28, 2017

Miami's Summer Scholars Program provides a rich, early college experience for academically talented rising high school juniors and seniors from across the globe. Students will join an engaged community of learners for an intense, two-week program on Miami’s campus exploring a topic of their choice with an acclaimed Miami faculty member. Participants who later choose to apply to Miami will also receive priority consideration for Miami merit scholarships and the University’s premier academic programs — the University Honors Program and the University Academic Scholars Program.

If you have students who would be interested in this opportunity, I hope you will encourage them to learn more about the Summer Scholars Program and apply. The University is pleased to offer a limited number of full scholarships for the Summer Scholars Program to academically talented students with financial need who apply and are accepted to the program.

As part of the application process, counselors will need to submit the following materials online. All application materials must be received by May 1, 2017.
  • Letter of recommendation 
  • ​Applicant’s current transcript 
  • ​Copy of any available test score reports (We will gladly accept ACT, SAT, PSAT, and PLAN scores; official score reports are not required.) 
  • ​Verification of an applicant’s eligibility for free or reduced school lunch (if submitting application materials on behalf of a student in need of financial assistance) 
If you have any questions, please email summerscholars@MiamiOH.edu or call 513-529-2531.

Friday, March 10, 2017

SUHI U Prep Guest Speaker Series

It's been a busy first semester with SUHI U Prep taking care of college applications, FAFSA, and scholarships! Phew...

Now while we wait for our college acceptance letters, we are excited to hear from SUHI Alumni share their college life experiences through our guest speaker series.



Follow the links below to watch our live steam of our guest speakers. ALL Seniors are invited to participate in SUHI U Prep on Thursdays after-school in the counseling center. The focus over the next few weeks include college life guest speakers and SUHi Foundation Scholarship.




Monday, March 6, 2017

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UCSD RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The San Diego Supercomputer Center’s 7th Annual Research Experience for High School Students (REHS) Summer 2017 Volunteer Internship Opportunities at the University of California, San Diego

June 19 – August 11, 2017 (eight weeks)

For more info: http://education.sdsc.edu/studenttech/?page_id=657

UCSD REHS APPLICATION INFORMATION
Please view our 2017 Research Projects.
Apply here: REHS 2017 Online Application

UCSD REHS IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Application Process Opens: February 15, 2017
Application Process Closes: March 15, 2017
Latest Date for Notification: May 1, 2017
Period of Internship: June 19- August 11, 2017

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM

The Research Experience for High School Students program, a part of the San Diego Supercomputer Center’s (SDSC) student outreach program, has been developed to help increase awareness of computational science and related fields of research to students in the San Diego region. Students gain exposure to career options, hands-on computational experience, work readiness skills, and mentoring by computational research scientists.

Through the eight-week volunteer program, students are involved with an established research project. Students learn how to formulate and test hypotheses, conduct computational experiments and draw conclusions from those experiments. They also learn to take part in regular lab meetings and group discussions. At the end of the program, students will develop scientific posters, reflecting on their summer experience and highlighting their research and future career goals. Posters will be displayed during a celebratory event in mid-August.

Juniors! Let's Get Ready for College!

Attention Juniors!


We recognize that you have aspirations to gain admissions to a 4-year university and we are here to help! Your have been chosen to be a part of the Sweetwater High University Prep Junior program which is in addition to the college and career services already offered by the counseling staff at Sweetwater High. The personalized, one-on-one counseling you will receive will optimize your chances in applying to the more prestigious college and universities in the nation. 



The Sweetwater High University Prep Junior program’s goal is to support you through the preparation for the college application process senior year.

The expectation is that you will attend all 10 sessions of the 4 week program which will include:
  • April 3, 4, 5, 7: College and Career Exploration
  • April 10, 11, 12: SAT Boot Camp, 2:45 to 4:45pm
  • April 17, 18, 19, 21: ACT Boot Camp 2:45pm to 4:15pm

We look forward to working with you! If you are interested in participating come by the counseling center, grab an application, and turn into the counseling center by April 3rd . Students will be selected and notified the first week of school.

Thank you for your interest and we hope to see you on our first session on April 3rd!

FBI San Diego Division's Teen Academy

The FBI San Diego Division's Teen Academy is an opportunity for high school sophomores and juniors to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the FBI, a greater understanding of what the agency does in the community, and information about a future FBI career.


There will be two one-day teen academies this year, on June 28 and Aug. 16.


Applications are now open and accepted through April 10.

For more details, including an application form, visit the San Diego FBI
website:
https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/sandiego/community-outreach-1#Teen/Youth-Academy

March Scholarship Bulletin


Day of the Child-Volunteer Outreach

I would like to invite adults and students to volunteer at our annual Day of the Child (a community resource fair). Some of the tasks that will be done that day are set up, clean up, helping at information booths, helping at the food booth, giving out surveys, checking in exhibitors or volunteers, etc. 

This is an all day event. Please encourage your students to register via the eventbrite link provided below:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cvcc-day-of-the-child-tickets-31541891647

CVCC Day of the Child

www.eventbrite.com

The Chula Vista Community Collaborative, with other community-based organizations and business sponsors, is proud to present the 17th Annual Day of the Child Fair. The event's theme is Children's Opportunities, Our Responsibilities. It is a free family event that keeps the communuity well informed on all the varoius resources in San Diego. Over 100 informational and interactive booths are anticipated to outreach and serve our families. Local communuity-based organizations will be providig invaluable information on health, safety, housing, education, etc. Each organization will also prepare a fun activitiy for the children present at this event. There will be plenty of fun activities such as entertainment, face painting, performers, dance contests, raffles, a puppet show, a magic show, story time, games and much more. Together we can make a difference in the lives of children. It is our responsibility. Come and joint the fun!

To learn more about the event or about the Chula Vista Community Collaborative please click on the link below:
http://chulavistacc.org/index.php/day-of-the-child

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at San Diego State University Conference

Below is an updated flyer with the timing and logistics of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at San Diego State University event. Registration will begin at 8am.

The conference will go until about 2:30pm and students will be dismissed to their busses.
--
CONTACT:
Victor Manuel Huerta
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Vice-President External
shpe.sdsu.vpexternal@gmail.com

Fleet Volunteer Program

The volunteer program at the Fleet is a unique program that focuses on personal development, teamwork and fun!  Best of all, volunteers are able to self- schedule their shifts.  We are open every day of the year, so there is plenty of variety and flexibility to accommodate a demanding school schedule. 

Students (and adults) can visit www.rhfleet.org/volunteer to learn more about the volunteer program, and apply directly online!  The first step for high school students is to submit a parental consent form and two letters of recommendation.  If you get asked for a letter of recommendation, please just feel free to email me directly!  I know you are busy and definitely trust your judgement without a lengthy letter.  Once the students have submitted their application and paperwork, they are invited to attend an Open House.  At this Open House they learn more about the great impact that volunteers make at the Fleet.  This is an important step as it provides some clarity and can help a student decide if the Fleet is a good match for them.  The most important element of this program is that the volunteers want to be here!

Ongoing opportunities:
All museum floor volunteers begin as Museum Ambassadors.  Museum Ambassadors are the face of the Fleet!  They provide a warm welcoming to our visitors, engage with pocket science and provide assistance in the theater as well.  When volunteers are ready for an extra challenge, they can cross train to Gallery Facilitator, Tinkering Studio, Education Programs or Event Ambassador!  Each position has a unique element that make the Fleet a special place!  These opportunities are year round and offer the most flexible scheduling. 

Short Term Opportunities:
Camp Counselor positions are now open for spring camp and summer camp!  This is an ideal position for someone who can only volunteer during break.  *FYI- Last summer our camp counselor shifts filled up! 
Spring Camp is the week of March 27th-March 31st.
Summer Camp starts June 19th and ends on August 18th
Shifts for camp are Monday- Friday either 8am-1pm or 12pm-5pm.

Group Volunteer Opportunities:
If there are any service clubs on campus, we would love to hear from them!  They can email me directly (tschroeder@rhfleet.org).  Service clubs are able to volunteer a week of camps, for a Kid City cleaning or a day of facilitating demos to our visitors!  We also have special themed science days and festivals and groups are always welcome to come in and help on these busy days. 

Junior Legislator Program 2017

LORENA GONZALEZ FLETCHER
ASSEMBLYWOMAN, EIGHTIETH DISTRICT

Junior Legislator Program – Summer 2017

Who should apply to become a Junior Legislator?
We look for students who want to make a positive difference in our community. Junior Legislators will learn about the different facets of State Government, get hands-on experience as team members for an Assemblymember, meet community leaders and elected officials, work together to propose their own piece of legislation, build a track record of civic engagement and community service that can be included in resumes and applications (both for college and employment), and receive a Certificate of Recognition upon completion of the program.

What are the requirements to become a Junior Legislator?
· High School Student entering Junior or Senior Year (Class of 2018 or 2019) or recent Graduate

· Must be a team player, self-starter and have interest in community empowerment & state government

· Must commit to program dates:

o First Week: Tuesday, June 27 – Friday, June 30, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

o Second Week: Wednesday, July 5 – Friday, July 7, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

o Community Service Day: Saturday, July 8, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

o Final Week: Tuesday, July 11 – Friday, July 14, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

o Presentation & Award Ceremony: July 14, 6 p.m.

o A maximum of only 2 absences will be permitted.


How do I apply?
Fill out the application, and submit it with your transcript, writing sample, and a reference to Francine Maigue, at Francine.Maigue@asm.ca.gov or fax (619) 338-8099. After review, an interview appointment may be scheduled. Your application must be received by 5:00 p.m., May 1st.

Where is the 80th Assembly District?
California’s 80th Assembly District is comprised of portions of Chula Vista and National City, as well as communities in the City of San Diego, including, but not limited to, City Heights, Paradise Hills, Barrio Logan, Golden Hill, Sherman Heights, Logan Heights, Otay Mesa, Nestor, and San Ysidro. Our offices are located at the State Building - 1350 Front St., Suite 6022, San Diego, CA 92101.


For more information,
contact our District Director, Francine Maigue
at Francine.Maigue@asm.ca.gov or (619) 338-8090.

Ending Homelessnes Resource Fair


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Important Senior Information and Dates

Purchase by March 1st 2017 – Cap and Gown:     
Seniors make sure to order your cap and gown by March 1st.  Whether you are purchasing or borrowing the cap and gown, you must submit an order form.  Go online to:  www.sdgrad.com or call 619-440-5426 to take care of your order.  Cap and Gowns are ordered directly from the student to the vendor—not the ASB.  Seniors have two options: 1. Pay for the cap and gown for $22.75 or borrow the cap and gown for $0 cost.  Those are the two options.  Of course, if seniors want more items they can order additional items as well at www.sdgrad.comGraduation is Thursday, June 1st at 6:00pm at Southwestern College. 

Purchase by May 1st --Prom:
We have 300 tickets left for prom.  The Senior Prom this year will be held at the University of San Diego on Saturday, May 13th from 7pm – 11pm.  The cost of one ticket is $45 dollars.   After spring break, prices will go up to $50 dollars a ticket.

Purchase by April 3rd
Grad Nite will be at Disneyland and California Adventure on Friday, May 19th.  We will leave Sweetwater High School at 1pm and return the following morning at 5am.  We have sold out 3 buses already (out of 8).  The price for a Grad Nite ticket is $145 dollars.  There will be no price increase, but the last day to purchase a ticket is April 3rdNo exceptions.  On April 3rd at 5:00pm, I have to submit our ticket purchase request.  If not, we will not have access to tickets.

Non Privilege List:

Seniors, make sure that you are being cleared from the non-privilege list.  The aforementioned Senior Events are a privilege, not a right!  Therefore, take care of your business so that you can participate in these memorable events!

An Evening with UCSD



College Fair Coming Soon!


Friday, February 17, 2017

National City Chamber's Mariachi Fest 2017 Volunteer Sign up sheet

National City’s 2017 Mariachi Festival is a community-friendly event providing entertainment for families to come together and celebrate San Diego’s Mexican heritage through mariachi music, traditional ballet folkloric dancing, and a celebration of arts, culture, and culinary delights.

MARCH 12
11AM - 7PM

Volunteers needed! Sign up here >>> https://www.volunteersignup.org/RJQD7

There is a mandatory Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday March 7th at 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the boardroom of the Chamber offices, located at 901 National City Blvd., National City, CA 91950

Monday, February 13, 2017

Free Summer PSAT/SAT Programs

San Diego and Imperial Counties Cal-SOAP is offering two (2) free summer PSAT/SAT Programs--The SWAG Program (for current 9th or 10th graders) and the PSAT Scholars (for current 10th and 1th graders). Both programs have rolling admissions (taking qualified students as they apply) and will fill up quickly for a limited number of spaces. 

Do you know a child who would benefit from a test prep program? Have them apply to the SWAG or PSAT Scholars Program ASAP. The application can also be found at the Cal-SOAP website: www.sandiegocalsoap.com .

Jump Start with Mesa College

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, Mesa College will open our campus to the community!

We are thrilled to present Jump Start Your Success on Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8:30am-1:00pm on the Mesa. This is a time in which we showcase what Mesa has to offer and how great we do it! The program will include support services, academics, department resources, clubs, and the lively community feel created at Mesa. There will be an opportunity drawing to win one of four $250 scholarships!!

Spread the word and encourage prospective students and family members to join this FREE, Engaging, and Informative introduction to Mesa College life! Please share this message and post the attached flyer in your area.

It’s FREE! Bring your family and friends!

All prospective students are welcome! Register online click here:

We hope you spread the word and join the FUN!

Friday, February 10, 2017

A Message from Ms. Chavez-Casas for #NSCW17


National School Counseling Week 2017, "School Counseling: Helping Students Realize Their Potential," will be celebrated from Feb. 6-10, 2017, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

The Role of the School Counselor
Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. Learn more about The Role of the School Counselor. Or download the parent resource, Who Are School Counselors? See the list of appropriate and inappropriate duties for school counselors.

The American School Counselor Association recommends a counselor to student ratio of 250:1. Imagine what SUHi school counselors could do with their students if they had that kind of ratio. Instead they work hard every day with a ratio much closer to 360:1 Your SUHi School Counselors do their best to work for your students every day. Please take a moment to recognize them with a simple thank you or kind word this week.

In her final speech as FLOTUS, Michelle Obama stood, flanked by 50 school counselors, to recognize the 2017 School Counselor of the Year. She heralded School Counselors as "heroes" who help guide students nationwide to prosperous futures. Her message, found here, gives credit to educators, especially school counselors, in preparing our students for their future.

The theme for National School Counseling Week 2017 is “Helping Students Realize Their Potential.”

Here is Mrs. Chavez-Casas, school counselor, sharing how she can help YOU reach your potential.



Stay tuned each day this week where each of the SUHi counselors will share their inspirational words to help YOU reach your potential!

Take a moment to thank your School Counselor! 
We've made it easy for you, just click here for your counselors name to send an email!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A Message from Mr. Garcia for #NSCW17


National School Counseling Week 2017, "School Counseling: Helping Students Realize Their Potential," will be celebrated from Feb. 6-10, 2017, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

The Role of the School Counselor
Today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. Learn more about The Role of the School Counselor. Or download the parent resource, Who Are School Counselors? See the list of appropriate and inappropriate duties for school counselors.

The American School Counselor Association recommends a counselor to student ratio of 250:1. Imagine what SUHi school counselors could do with their students if they had that kind of ratio. Instead they work hard every day with a ratio much closer to 360:1 Your SUHi School Counselors do their best to work for your students every day. Please take a moment to recognize them with a simple thank you or kind word this week.

In her final speech as FLOTUS, Michelle Obama stood, flanked by 50 school counselors, to recognize the 2017 School Counselor of the Year. She heralded School Counselors as "heroes" who help guide students nationwide to prosperous futures. Her message, found here, gives credit to educators, especially school counselors, in preparing our students for their future.

The theme for National School Counseling Week 2017 is “Helping Students Realize Their Potential.”

Here is Mr. Garcia, school counselor, sharing how he can help YOU reach your potential.



Stay tuned each day this week where each of the SUHi counselors will share their inspirational words to help YOU reach your potential!

Take a moment to thank your School Counselor! 
We've made it easy for you, just click here for your counselors name to send an email!