Friday, October 13, 2017

Community Service Opportunity: Glow Run Chula Vista

The City of Chula Vista Recreation Department is hosting a Halloween Glow Run on Friday, October 27 and we are looking for some volunteers. 

Please call Montevalle Community Center office for more volunteer information.  619-691-5269


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Yoga & Meditation for You!

Self-transformation begins by planting the seeds of positive thinking in your daily life


For all SUHi students
When: Every Wednesday, beginning Nov 1st
Where: room 704
Time: 2:45-3:30pm
Instructor: Mr. Reyes

Want to join? Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/YkzEGT3zFqDE6Ctb2

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October Tutoring Schedule





A Degree with a Guarantee - Associate Degree for Transfer


ABOUT THE JOINT TRANSFER PROGRAM

Complete your associate and bachelor's degrees in only 120 units.

The new joint transfer program from the California Community Colleges and the California State Universities makes it easier for students like you to transfer between the two school systems. For the first time in California history, community college students who complete a new AA-T or AS-T will be guaranteed admission to the California State University (CSU) system. With this new degree, you have the opportunity to complete two degrees with only 120 units if you apply and are admitted into a similar degree program.

Through the new program, students who complete an AA-T or AS-T will be given a special GPA advantage when applying to CSU impacted campuses or majors.

The best part of the deal? Students with an AA-T or AS-T enter the CSU system with junior standing. Students who are admitted to a program that has been deemed similar will need only 60 more semester units (or 90 quarter units) to complete a bachelor's degree.

This website is designed to explain the guarantee, and help you identify an AA-T or AS-T that might be right for you. To get started on your AA-T or AS-T, or for more information, check out a community college website, or visit a counseling office to learn about how the joint transfer program can help you achieve your education goals.

For more information: http://adegreewithaguarantee.com/

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Relative Caregiver Symposium

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: 
Relative Caregiver Symposium
Saturday, October 21st
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Castle Park Middle School, 160 Quintard St., Chula Vista, CA 91911


Friday, October 6, 2017

Service Academy Information Night

Congresswoman Susan Davis will be hosting a service academy information night. Each year the Congresswoman has the privilege of nominating young men and women to attend U.S. service academies.  This event will provide an opportunity for interested students to learn more about our service academies and receive assistance with completing their applications.
Students interested in attending one of our prestigious service academies will be able to hear from each institution.  The U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and U.S. Coast Guard Academy will have representatives at the event to answer questions.  Representatives from our local ROTC Cadres will also be present.
High school seniors planning to apply to a service academy or join an ROTC program are encouraged to attend.  This is a public event open to any high school students who have an interest in learning more about our Service Academies.  Parents and siblings are also welcome. No RSVP is necessary/
For more info:



College Assessments: SAT/ACT Dates

Students who are planning on applying to a 4-year university must take the SAT and/or ACT exams.

Counselors are available Monday through Thursday afterschool to help student register for the exam.

SAT Dates: Click here

ACT Dates: Click here


Parent Workshop Series

The SUHi Counselors would like to invite you 
to our annual workshop series 
for all parents of National City. 

We hope you can attend! 

Please help spread the word. 

All workshops will be held at
Sweetwater High
2900 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950



October Scholarship Bulletin






Scholarships = Free $$$

For more information about SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID, click here, or visit Scholarship Counselor, Mr. Briney!


Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project - High School Leadership Conference

2018 High School Conference Applications are Here! 
 Apply now for the 2018 High School Leadership Conference! 


APYLP offers leadership conferences for Asian Pacific youth in the state of California interested in developing their leadership potential and pursuing active community and public service.

APYLP was established in 1990 to build new foundations for Asian Pacific Islander (API) youth to become involved in community and public service in California.

Our team of volunteers sponsors conferences to empower participants with confidence and a desire to make a difference in their communities. One former participant, Dan Nguyen-Tan, became the first Asian American and youngest member elected to the Chico City Council in 2000.

The Project was founded by and continues to be run by API staff of state elected officials who want to ensure strong API representation in the public sector.

For more info:

Important Info: PSAT Day on October 11th


On Wednesday, October 11th we will have our PSAT College and Career day. We have a variety of activities that support our efforts of having a college and career school culture for all grade levels. On this day, we will have a modified PSAT bell schedule from 7:30am-1:15pm. 

ALL students from 9th-12th grade are expected to attend their first period class and participate in a school wide assembly from 7:30am-8:25am. After Nutrition Break, students will be able to go to their assigned areas. In addition, important activities are planned for students from 9th -11th grade who do not take the exam.

From 8:50am-12:40pm students will participate in the following:


9th graders


Students will have the opportunity to participate in team building activities and explore different hands on activities that are offered in our after school program and elective classes. Students will receive a call slip with information about the classrooms they will report to.


10th and 11th graders


We are offering the PSAT exam to 10th and 11th graders at our school. The PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT college entrance exams that students usually take in the 11th or 12th grade years. This exam challenges students to think critically measuring their math, reading, and writing skills. Students should receive a score report in January that gives information about their strengths and areas of growth. In addition, students are able to use their results to continue to practice with the Khan Academy program. Tomorrow, Friday, students will receive a goldenrod call slip with information about the classrooms they will report to. The testing will take place from 8:50am-12:40pm.


12th graders


Seniors will have two options. They can be released early at 8:50am to complete community service on their own, or attend a workshop with their counselor to work on their 4-year university application. Tomorrow, Friday, students will receive a pink of blue call slip with information about the classrooms they will report to.

Lunch will be served from 12:45pm-1:15pm.

We encourage students to get a good night sleep the night before and arrive to school early to get breakfast from the cafeteria. Reminder that attendance for 1st period is mandatory for all students. 

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cuellar-Martinez at 619-474-9741. Thank you for your support.
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Estimados padres de Sweetwater,

El miércoles, 11 de octubre tendremos el dia de PSAT, Colegio y Carreras. Tenemos una variedad de actividades para todos los niveles de estudiantes que apoyan nuestros esfuerzos de tener una cultura de preparer estidiantes para la universidad y carreras. En este día, tendremos un horario modificado de campana de 7:30 am a 1:15pm.


Se espera que TODOS los estudiantes de los grados 9 a 12 asistan a su primera clase y participen en una asamblea para toda la escuela de 7:30 am a 8:25 am. Después de el recreo Nutrition Break, los estudiantes podrán ir a las áreas asignadas.

De 8:50 am a 12:40 pm los estudiantes participarán en lo siguiente:


Estudiantes de 9º grado


Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de participar en actividades de liderazgo de equipos y explorar diferentes actividades que se ofrecen en nuestro programa después de la escuela y clases electivas. Los estudiantes recibirán una hoja con información sobre la clase en donde se tienen que reportar.


Estudiantes de 10º y 11º grado


Estamos ofreciendo el examen PSAT a estudiantes de 10mo y 11vo grado en nuestra escuela. El PSAT es un examen de práctica para los exámenes de entrada a la Universidad. SAT que los estudiantes usualmente toman en el 11 o 12. Este examen desafía a los estudiantes a pensar críticamente midiendo sus habilidades de matemáticas, lectura y escritura. Los estudiantes recibirán un inforne en enero que da información sobre sus fortalezas y áreas de crecimiento. Además, los estudiantes pueden usar sus resultados para seguir practicando con el programa de Khan Academy. Mañana, viernes, los estudiantes recibirán una hoja con información sobre la clase en donde se tienen que reportar. Las pruebas se llevarán a cabo de 8:50 am a 12:40 pm.


Estudiantes de 12º grado (tendrán dos opciones)


Pueden salir temprano a las 8:50 am para hacer el servicio de la comunidad por su cuenta, o asistir a un taller con su consejero para trabajar en su solicitudes de universidad. Mañana, viernes, los estudiantes recibirán una hoja rosa o azul con información sobre la clase en donde se tienen que reporta

El almuerzo será servido de 12:45 a 1: 15pm.

Animamos a los estudiantes a dormir bien la noche anterior ya llegar temprano a la escuela para tomar el desayuno de la cafetería. Les recordamos que la asistencia para el primer período es obligatoria para todos los estudiantes. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la Sra. Cuéllar-Martínez al 619-474-9741. Gracias por su apoyo

Friday, September 15, 2017

Financial Aid Night

All students and parents are invited to our 
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT
 on 
NOVEMBER 15 at 6PM 
at Sweetwater High. 

All grade level parents are welcome to come. 

If you cannot attend, below lists all of the financial aid workshops being offered in the SUHSD. 


NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK: Youth and Young Adults

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK is September 10–16, 2017

You can make a tremendous difference for yourself and those around you simply by being aware of the facts about suicide, learning how to shore up your mental health and resilience, making use of the suicide prevention resources available to you, and sharing them so more people know how to recognize the risks and warning signs of suicide, and can take action.

This week we will be sharing ways you can help yourself, friends, and family who need help.

What Help is Available for Youth and Young Adults?

It’s Up To Us – Website for Young Adults:
This website provides troubled youth with resources and offers tips on how to reach out to friends.

Impact Young Adults (IYA):
Impact Young Adults (IYA) is a group of young adults, ages 18-35, that are in recovery from mental illness. They have come together to change their experience from one of striving to one of thriving!

Reach Out:
This website is focused on providing tips and resources for youth to help them get through tough times or help a friend. Youth “who have been there and made it through” can share their personal stories or view those submitted by other youth. The site also features the “Reach Out” blog.

What a Difference A Friend Can Make:
This is a resource for young people living with mental health challenges and their friends. The resource defines mental illness and recovery; offers strategies for how to respond to a friend; dispels myths; and lists suggestions for supporting recovery.

Half of Us:
This website offers resources for college students to recognize problems, where to find help and how to offer help to a friend. A large number of viral videos share experiences, model how to recognize if a friend is having problems and how to offer help.

TeensHealth:
This website provides health information with different sections for kids, teens and parents. The TeensHealth section is an interactive site filled with games, animations, quizzes, fact sheets and many other resources. Topics include exercise and nutrition, depression, drugs and alcohol, sexual health, recipes, preparing for college, volunteering, finding a job and even tips for taking tests and studying.


California CareerZone:
This website offers great graphics, cool music and really useful information youth can’t seem to find anywhere else. For example: By taking the “Reality Check,” youth get to see how much they will need to earn to live their preferred lifestyle by “buying stuff for a month.” They get to make choices about the kind of housing, utilities, transportation, food, clothes, health care, entertainment, personal care items, etc. that they want to have. After making their choices, they find out how much they’ll need to make a year. Then with one click, they can find out what occupations match that annual salary. Additional features help youth hone in how they can get paid doing things they enjoy doing and the kinds of working conditions they want.

Youth Helpline Your Life Your Voice:
Phone: (800) 448-3000
Run by Boys Town National Hotline (for everyone).

TEEN LINE:
Phone: (800) 852-8336
A teen-to-teen hotline and community outreach program with over 10,000 teens contacting TEEN LINE each year by calling, texting or emailing. The line is open every night from 6-10 p.m. PST to help adolescents address their problems in a confidential, anonymous and comfortable manner.


The Directing Change Program & Film Contest:Offers young people the opportunity to create 60-second films about suicide prevention and mental health that are used to support awareness, education and advocacy efforts on these topics.

San Diego Youth Services:
This nonprofit organization offers services to at-risk youth and their families in the San Diego area. Services includes emergency services, safe places to live and long-term solutions for kids “on their own” by providing shelters, group homes, foster homes, community centers and transitional housing.

Kickstart:
Phone: (619) 481-3790
The clinical team at Kickstart provides confidential assessment and early assistance for young people, ages 10 to 25, in San Diego County who are at risk for a serious mental illness. Their team is available for educational training and presentations.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:


Fall 2017 Health & Wellness Groups




This Fall we have 3 Groups available to students to help with personal self-reflection and growth.  One includes information about all 3 groups and the other is specific to our Yoga, Meditation Group.

Want to join? Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/YkzEGT3zFqDE6Ctb2


Thursday, September 14, 2017

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK: Self Care

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK is September 10–16, 2017

You can make a tremendous difference for yourself and those around you simply by being aware of the facts about suicide, learning how to shore up your mental health and resilience, making use of the suicide prevention resources available to you, and sharing them so more people know how to recognize the risks and warning signs of suicide, and can take action.

This week we will be sharing ways you can help yourself, friends, and family who need help.


It’s important to show compassion for others, but how often do we treat ourselves with that same level of kindness?

10 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care
1. Eat healthily and mindfully.

Too often we eat our meals while multitasking, thus denying ourselves the pure experience of nourishing meal. Would you work on the computer when having dinner with a loved one? Treat yourself with that same level of respect, and allow yourself to indulge in a meal without any distractions.

2. Keep track of your accomplishments.

While there are great merits to a “to-do” list, we must also recognize the things we’ve done. At the end of the day, make a list (either mental or write it out) of the productive things you’ve done that day. Did you nurture a relationship? Do the laundry? Complete a work assignment? No matter how small, you deserve a pat on the back.
3. Express gratitude.

Just as it’s beneficial to keep track of what we’ve done, it’s also good to notice what we have. Keep a journal by your bed, and note the things that you feel lucky to have. Everything from clean sheets to a good friend is worth noting.

4. Gift your inner child.

What were some of your favorite things when you were little? Did you love sidewalk chalk, picking wildflowers, or eating marshmallows? Treat your inner child to a little present and allow the warm feelings to wash over you.

5. Create a cozy space.

Does your bedroom look they way you want it to? If it doesn’t, maybe add some candles or fun throw pillows. By building a space that feels warm and inviting, you establish an inviting retreat for when tough times arise.

6. Read a book.

Finding a book you love is a great way to feel happy. It feels wonderful to look forward to a good story, and the act of reading helps encourage a sense of peace. 

7. Move.

What people say about exercise and endorphins is true; getting active increases feelings of happiness. This doesn’t mean you need to hit the gym. Rather find a form of physical activity that works for you. Go dancing with your friends, enjoy a Saturday morning hike, or go on a bike ride.

8. Unplug.

Instagram and Facebook have some benefits, but does it really make you feel better to expose yourself to everyone’s online versions of themselves? Most often people only report on their success, and so it can be hard when you’re comparing your entire life to everyone’s highlight reels. Take the time to break away from social media, and allow yourself to focus on the beauty of the moment.

9. Create something.

Whether it’s a batch of brownies or a pastel drawing, getting artistic allows us to feel mindful and productive.

10. Build a self-care kit.

Fill a pretty basket with some of the things that make you feel special. It could be nail polish, gummy frogs, coconut lotion, treasured photos, or a new pair of socks. Place your pick-me-ups in a pretty basket, and keep it in your bedroom or bathroom for when you need an extra dose of love.

Remember, by being your best self you’re able to share those beautiful feelings with those around you. Search for the good, share your peace, and watch the positivity grow

Take from: https://wanderlust.com/journal/simple-ways-practice-self-care/

Applying to Highly Selective Colleges

Applying to Highly Selective Colleges 
featuring Columbia University 
at Lincoln High School on September 26. 
Registration opens at 6:00pm. 
Let's Dream Big!!!


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK: Where to Get Help

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK is September 10–16, 2017

You can make a tremendous difference for yourself and those around you simply by being aware of the facts about suicide, learning how to shore up your mental health and resilience, making use of the suicide prevention resources available to you, and sharing them so more people know how to recognize the risks and warning signs of suicide, and can take action.

This week we will be sharing ways you can help yourself, friends, and family who need help.




MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September Scholarship Bulletin

For more information about SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID, click here, or visit Scholarship Counselor, Mr. Briney!

UCSD Fall Showcase Admissions Information Session

Interested in UCSD? 

Attend these workshops which will cover:
  • Admissions Information Session Financial Aid Workshop
  • Student Panel
  • Campus Tour
  • UC Application Workshop

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK: Learn the Signs

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK is September 10–16, 2017

You can make a tremendous difference for yourself and those around you simply by being aware of the facts about suicide, learning how to shore up your mental health and resilience, making use of the suicide prevention resources available to you, and sharing them so more people know how to recognize the risks and warning signs of suicide, and can take action.

This week we will be sharing ways you can help yourself, friends, and family who need help.


Know someone who needs help? Start the conversation. Here's how:
https://suhicounseling.blogspot.com/2017/09/national-suicide-prevention-week-learn.html

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:


Monday, September 11, 2017

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK: Have a Conversation

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK is September 10–16, 2017

You can make a tremendous difference for yourself and those around you simply by being aware of the facts about suicide, learning how to shore up your mental health and resilience, making use of the suicide prevention resources available to you, and sharing them so more people know how to recognize the risks and warning signs of suicide, and can take action.

This week we will be sharing ways you can help yourself, friends, and family who need help.



How do you start the conversation? Click here for tips on how to start the talk

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

4 Crucial Tips on the Ending of DACA

The DACA program allows undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as minors to apply for a renewable two-year work permit and shields them from deportation. The outcome of this decision may have a significant impact on our students who have relied on the DACA program as a temporary solution to their immigration status.

Our students have the right to attend school without the fear of detention and/or deportation.

The counseling center is a safe space on our campus for our community who may be experiencing trauma and various emotions can receive support and resources.

Our friends at http://studentswithoutlimits.org/ have been a great help to our students and their families.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Alliance San Diego - Alliance San Diego is a community empowerment organization working to ensure that all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice.

ACLU San Diego and Imperial Counties - The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties fights for individual rights and fundamental freedoms for all through education, litigation, & policy advocacy.

Ready Now San Diego - Ready Now San Diego is a local immigrant resource website for immigrant families living in San Diego County. Ready Now San Diego is a project of Alliance San Diego with the support of the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium and other partners that focus on advocacy, education, and services in support of immigrant families.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center - What do I need to know if the DACA program ends?

California Dream Act General Information: http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp

California Dream Act FAQ for Parents and Students : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B02P_-ztvl-LN0RyQ2JxTEJ4cXM/view?usp=sharing

Resources for Parents/Support for Undocumented Students (en Espanol): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B02P_-ztvl-LbHZDcTNjekJDUG8/view?usp=sharing

UC Undocumented Student Resources: http://undoc.universityofcalifornia.edu/financial-aid.html

CSU Resources for Undocumented Students: https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/student-services/resources-for-undocumented-students

California Dream Act SWC Resources: http://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=1882

California Dream Act SD Community College District Resources: https://www.sdccd.edu/students/financial-aid-scholarship/index.aspx#dream

San Diego State University - Freshman Admissions Criteria

Planning to go to SDSU? 
Keep your grades up! 




Apply for the Questbridge National College Match Program

What is QUESTBRIDGE?



How do I apply?


For more info visit:
https://www.questbridge.org/

SENIORS: SAT Prep - SIGN UP TODAY!

Planning on applying to 4-year universities?
Have at least a 2.5 GPA?
Don't forget to take the SAT!

The afterschool program is offering FREE SAT Prep! 
See below! 
Sign up today!


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

After School Interventions for September 2017





University of California Application Data

Freshman admission profiles summarize the academic qualifications of applicants and admitted freshmen to each UC campus for fall 2017.

Please be cautious in drawing conclusions from this information.The numbers are useful only as a general guide to selectivity and not as a predictor of your chances for admission to a particular campus.

For more info:

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Seniors! Sweetwater University Prep is starting soon!

Sweetwater University Prep is starting soon! Please help us spread the news to our SENIORS!


Counselors are available Monday through Wednesday after school to help ANY senior during college application season, but Thursdays are reserved to work intently with SUHI U Prep Seniors. The personalized, one-on-one counseling SUHI U Prep students receive will optimize their chances in applying to colleges and universities around the nation. 

The Sweetwater High University Prep program’s goal is to support our students throughout the entire college application process. The expectation is that SUHI U Prep students will attend all sessions of the after-school 16 week program which will include:

FALL

·                  College Research
·                  Complete UC, CSU, and Common Applications
·                  Personal Essay Writing Workshop
·                  Strategies for Letters of Recommendation
·                  Organize all important due dates
SPRING

·                  Complete FAFSA, Dream Act Applications, & CSS Profile
·                  Scholarship Support
·                  Final college choice and intent to enroll
·                  College Life Presentation Series with Guest Speakers
·                  University Housing support

More information and details about the program can be found here:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

SAT/ACT Fee Waiver Request Form



If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, then you qualify for a fee waiver for the SAT/ACT. Each student is eligible for 2 waivers, per test. If you register for an exam and do not take the test, you forfeit one of your waivers. To request a waiver, please fill out the form below AND start your test registration PRIOR to seeing your counselor.

SAT/ACT Request Form

AUGUST Tutoring Schedule