Wednesday, August 15, 2018

#WellnessWednesday: Celebrate Today


The semester is in full swing now! Remember to take time to take care of yourself so we can be the best we can be for our students =)



SELF-CARE TIP:
Write a list of things you’re grateful to have in your life and post it somewhere you can see it often. We have a tendency to focus on the negative, so remind yourself of the good stuff.

KINDNESS CHALLENGE:
Write positive affirmations or inspirational quotes on small pieces of paper, then hide them in random places for strangers to find.

Check out our Wellness Wednesday Relaxation Lounge for students to find their “zen” in a calming, relaxing space on campus Wednesdays at lunch.

To spread the good news of our wellness efforts, please use the hashtag #BeWellRedDevils in sharing your Wellness Wednesday activities. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

CAREER CORNER Top Ten Fastest Growing Careers 2016-2026


1. Solar panel installer

2. Wind turbine service technician

3. Home health aide

4. Personal care aide

5. Physician assistant

6. Nurse practitioner

7. Statistician

8. Physical therapist assistant

9. Software developer, applications

10. Mathematician



Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wellness Wednesday: Choose Happiness #BeWellRedDevils

Hello Red Devils! Happy Wellness Wednesday!



“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-Care Tip:
In the morning, listen to music that inspires, motivates, and makes you happy.
Collection of relaxing music: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjzHeG1KWoonmf9d5KBvSiw

Kindness Challenge:
Tell someone that they make you happy and how. Feel free to share it. Use #HappinessHappensDay to post on social media and let others know to do the same.

Please continue to encourage students to check out our Wellness Wednesday lunchtime circles for students to “empty the cup” and discuss how to apply the self-care tip of the week. These will begin at 12:15PM each Wednesday in the Counseling Center conference room.

To spread the good news of our wellness efforts, please use the hashtag #BeWellRedDevils in sharing your Wellness Wednesday activities.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Do You Get Enough Sleep?

DID YOU KNOW?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, two thirds of teenagers suffer from chronic sleep deprivation.


Let's practice good "sleep hygiene" as we transition from a summer sleep schedule to a school sleep schedule.

Regular bedtimes are important! At least eight hours of sleep a night is ideal.

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything." Irish proverb

Monday, August 6, 2018

What's Going On at SUHi Counseling?

The school year is now up and running! Here are some of the highlights of the lessons and programs the counselors are going this semester. 


AUGUST/SEPTEMBER:
  • Senior Credit Checks: All Seniors will meet with their counselor to review post-secondary plans, financial aid information and discuss academic progress towards graduation, if applicable, discuss credit recovery options.
  • College Application Workshops: Starting October 29th thru November 30th, Monday thru Wednesday, After-School College Application Workshops 2:45 to 4PM in the Counseling Center.

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER:
  • Freshman 6-year Plans: All 9th Graders will participate in a group presentation to review graduation, A-G requirements, post-secondary options and extra-curricular opportunities. They will complete a 6-Year plan where 9th graders can see how they can complete their graduation and A-G College admission requirement throughout the 4 years of High School.
  • Sophomore Career Exploration: 10th Graders will participate in Career Exploration lessons designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore career assessments, review their individual results and research careers in their field of interest. 

SPECIALITY PROGRAMS:
  • Suhi U Prep for Seniors: Sweetwater High University Prep program is an after school program designed to support student’s through their entire college application process. Program starts, August 9th.
  • SAT Prep for Seniors: Designed to provide seniors with SAT prep skills and testing strategies. Starts August 13th thru August 24th after school in the Counseling Center.
  • College & Career Awareness Day: The last day of the month, an information table is available at lunch with various resources for students on college and career information.
  • Wellness Wednesday: Every Wednesday, students are welcomed to come in the Counseling Center Conference Room, for a safe space to talk and reflect on various topics. 
  • Support Groups: Support groups will start in October. These groups are designed to support our students in their personal/social needs. Topics are to be determined upon participant area of need.
  • Parent Workshop Series: Parent workshops will begin October 17th, with opportunities for parents to attend 7 workshops through the school year that address academic, post-secondary and personal social topics to assist in working with their teen.

Questions? Come by and see you counselor!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Financial Aid Events 2018 -2019


Please see schedule below for SUHSD Financial Aid events. 

Sweetwater High will host our financial aid night on November 15th. 
Students and parents of all grade levels are welcome to attend. 

If you cannot make this date, you are welcome to attend any other dates listed below.


Karilagan Youth Leadership Program

Don't miss the KARILAGAN Coaching Session # 4 on LEADERSHIP. It will be held on Sunday August 5th, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Sierra Mesa Branch Library located on 9005 Aero Drive SD 92123

They have 3 speakers including: Paz Gomez from City of San Diego, Joette Davidson from Sony Interactive Entertainment and Kristine Custodio from Paralegal Business Development.