Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wellness Wednesday: Be the Sunshine #BeWellRedDevils


Happy Wellness Wednesday!



Every October, individuals from across the nation unite in a campaign to keep youth safe from bullying. Come visit the Peer Mediators in front of the band room at lunch to share some anti-bullying messages and goodies! Let’s spread kindness!

More info here:

It’s certainly easier to make assumptions about people than it is to spend time getting to know someone. We wanted to put assumptions to the test to see what we're missing out on because we're so busy assuming we already "know" a person. Join us as we discover why you should never judge a book by it’s cover in our series, Reverse Assumptions. We are all conditioned with certain biases. In this experiment, we challenged these biases by asking people to make assumptions about their partner's appearance without ever actually seeing their partner. 

When they flipped around to finally face each other, they were shocked by how wrong they were:


Self-Care
Take a moment at the end of each day and list a few good things that have happened. This can help refocus your emotions on all the positive things that happen each day, even when it doesn’t seem like it.

Kindness Challenge
Pick up 5 pieces of trash on your way to class  after nutrition break and lunch. 

Affective Statement:
I am so excited to hear/see...

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts. 

We also invite you to encourage your students to visit our Wellness Wednesday lounge in the counseling center at lunch every Wednesday. It’s the perfect spot to de-stress and decompress.

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

Be Well Red Devils!



Monday, October 21, 2019

Parent Workshop: Tips for a Successful Schooling Experience: Understanding Graduation Requirements and Monitoring Grades


SUHi Red Devil families,

Join us for our 1st Parent Workshop Series, Wednesday- October 23rd at 9am, in the SUHi Counseling Center.  The topic will be Tips for a Successful Schooling Experience: Understanding Graduation Requirements and Monitoring Grades.

Look forward to seeing you,
SUHi Counselors

Friday, October 18, 2019

Community Service Opportunity: Tree


On Wednesday, October 30th in partnership with Lumbercycle a local tree recycling/urban forestry group, SUHi will be planting 5 trees on campus ( 2 in New Building quad, 3 in front of the school) from 2:40-3:30pm. 

SO WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

Contact Brandon with the afterschool program at Brandon Rogers <brodgers@arc-experience.com> or visit the inferno lounge. 

Calling Fall Festival Volunteers


Thursday, October 17, 2019

ARTS - Community Service Opportunity


A Reason to Survive (ARTS), a nonprofit organization offering after-school and weekend programs to young people ages 11–22. ARTS is a founding partner in the Creative Youth Development (CYD) National Partnership, an emerging network raising awareness of CYD as a solution for positive outcomes for youth.

Address200 E 12th St, National City, CA 91950




Wednesday, October 16, 2019

October is National Bullying Prevention Month


Every October, schools and organizations across the country observe National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage schools, communities and organizations to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying and put an end to hatred and racism by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of all forms of bullying on all children of all ages.

SUHSD Girls Conference on October 26th

On Saturday, October 26th, Eastlake High School Robotics will be hosting its 5th annual GIRLS (Girls Inspiring Real Leadership in STEAM) Conference in the theater from 9am to 2:30pm. 

This event is open to all students in the district. There will be inspirational speakers, fun activities, and a “power lunch”. During the “power lunch,” participants will interact with an industry professional of their choice and get career advice. 

The event is targeted to high school and middle school students interested in a career in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. See the attached flyer with the QR code for registration.

Young men are also welcome!


Wellness Wednesday: Smile More #BeWellRedDevils

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

I love your smile!

Each time you smile, you throw a little feel-good party in your brain. The act of smiling activates neural messaging that benefits your health and happiness. Read more about the “magic in your smile” here.




Self-Care
Try journaling if you’ve never tried it before. There are a lot of different ways to do it and lot of resources available to help you get started.

Kindness Challenge
Smile and say good morning to everyone you see before noon.

Affective Statement:
I am so thankful that you..

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts.

Visit our Wellness Wednesday lounge in the counseling center at lunch every Wednesday. It’s the perfect spot to de-stress and decompress.

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

Be Well Red Devils!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Youth Candidate Forums: San Diego Mayoral and Board of Supervisor Candidates


The San Diego County Public Defender Youth Council is back in business for the 2019-2020 school  year and this year we are tackling three ambitious projects, including the 25 Most Remarkable Teens in San Diego.

But our first project is two Youth Candidate Forums, the first for Mayoral candidates on Wednesday February 5, 2020 and the second for Board of Supervisor candidates on Thursday, February 6, 2020, both from 6:00 – 7:30 in the Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library.  All three Mayoral candidates have agreed to participate and eight of the 10 Board of Supervisor candidates will be participating. 

The forums will be moderated by Matthew Hall, Opinion Editor for the San Diego Union Tribune.  Mayor Kevin Faulconer will be our guest of honor introducing the Mayoral candidates on February 5, 2020 and Supervisor Nathan Fletcher will be our guest of honor introducing the Board of Supervisor candidates on February 6, 2020.

We’re asking for your help in promoting the event at all San Diego County High Schools, through government and history classes.  We have attached a letter to the teachers explaining the event and various ways teachers can encourage and lead students to participate.   We can’t do this without the students and teachers, and we are hoping you will pass this information on to the teachers at your school who can best help.

The first thing we need is student submitted questions – we are including a list of the issue areas that San Diego teens have identified as important to guide the teachers when asking students to come up with smart, thoughtful questions for consideration. 

The second thing we need is student attendance on each of the two nightsWe have 600 seats to fill – 300 for each night - and student participation is key to the success of the forums. Young people often complain they are not respected, included or valued by adults – these forums are an opportunity to show the community that San Diego teens are interested in local issues and civic engagement.  If we don’t fill the auditorium, it will also show the community the opposite, that students are not committed enough to actively engage when invited to. 

We can’t think of a more important hands-on learning opportunity for our high school teachers and students during this highly anticipated election year, where many of our teens will turn 18 and be eligible to vote.

We have attached fact sheets for both Mayor and Board ofSupervisor, a list of issues, and the letter to government teachers.  Will you help us persuade the San Diego County high school teachers to support us in making the Youth Candidate Forums a success?
  
Best regards,

Connie Howard
San Diego County Public Defender
Youth Council Advisor
619-446-2909

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed:
  • Production
  • Staging
  • Hospitality
  • Setup/Breakdown
  • Festival
Contact Sherry Gogue for more information
6 I 9-743-6505
Sherrygogue6I9@gmail.com
www.maytimereview.org

It’s college application season for the 4-year universities!

Hello Seniors!

It’s college application season for the 4-year universities!

Counselors are available to help! Please email your counselor to make an appointment.

Also, October 16th is PSAT College and Career Day.

The counselors will be in the following rooms from 9:10 to 10:45AM to help you work on your college applications and/or FAFSA/CADA:
Mr. Briney Room 604
Ms. Luansing Room 214
Mrs. Chavez-Casas Room 215
Mrs. Garcia Room WR1
Ms. Arroyo Library
Ms. Barragan (Ms. Vallejo) Counseling Center

Please bring your senior folder we provided for you with your transcript. This is a great opportunity for you to get your applications done. If you are focused, you should be able to complete your CSU applications during this time.

As a reminder, here’s your to-do list (in chronological order): 



FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop for Staff and Parents @ SUHi

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8 hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (age 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

El curso de “Proveedores de los Primeros Auxilios de la Salud Mental” es una certificación de 8 horas del programa de educación Pública. Que introduce a los participantes a reconocer factores de riesgo, advirtiendo señales y síntomas de específicas enfermedades mentales tales como Ansiedad,
Depresión, Uso de substancias, Esquizofrenia y Desorden Bipolar. Enseña un plan de acción de 5 pasos para apoyar a las personas que están experimentando una crisis emocional.

Who should take it:
  • Teachers
  • Adults working with Youth
  • School Staff
  • Parents/Care givers
  • Coaches

Construyendo conocimientos de la salud mental entre:
  • Padres, familias, y educadores 
DATE:
NOVEMBER 2 & NOVEMBER 16
8AM TO 12NOON

LOCATION:
SWEETWATER HIGH
Room 151
MAIN BUILDING, 1ST FLOOR

RSVP:
FERNANDO CHAIDEZ, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, 619-474-9710
LYSABETH LUANSING-GARCIA, COUNSELOR, 619-474-9720



Friday, October 11, 2019

Volunteer opportunity- Montgomery-Waller Recreation Center 2019 HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

Ms. Cordova is the Assistant Center Director for Montgomery-Waller Recreation Center. She would like to extend an opportunity to all the school in the Sweetwater UHSD to have the opportunity to volunteer in their upcoming 2019 Halloween Carnival. Since you are our contact point, I wanted to share her information and the opportunity for other schools in our district to participate and complete community hours. Thank you for your attention with this matter.


Our Safe Place October Calendar



Volunteer Opportunity at Mercy Housing at Kimball & Morgan Towers


October Tutoring Schedule


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

#WellnessWednesday: 40 Seconds


Happy Wellness Wednesday and welcome to quarter 2!

We hope you had a restful fall break and are recharged for the stretch to the holiday season!

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.



Self-Care Tip:
Take five to 10 minutes before bed to focus on what’s going on inside. Notice any parts of you that don’t feel relaxed. Invite them closer, listen to them, pay close attention and discover what their worries, fears, concerns, or other feelings are. Witness each part. Once all parts have relaxed, confirm with yourself that everything’s going to be all right and fall blissfully into sweet dreams.

Kindness Challenge:
Write to a former teacher that impacted you.

Affective Statement:
I am so appreciative of you/your...

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts. 

We also invite you to encourage your students to visit our Wellness Wednesday lounge in the counseling center at lunch every Wednesday. It’s the perfect spot to de-stress and decompress.

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

Be Well Red Devils!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Community Service Opportunity for FilAm Fest


AIA & Mabuhay Club
FilAmFest Volunteer Sign up

AIA and Mabuhay Club will be hosting a craft table for kids. We'll be doing a "sarimanok" craft!

Sign Up to volunteer to earn community service hours:



Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Red Devil Way September 2019 #RedDevilWay


Congratulations to our September 2019 Red Devil Way Recipients!

Thank you for all you do to make SUHi a wonderful place to learn!






Wellness Wednesday: Let's Listen

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

One of the most common questions that comes up is: what kinds of actions should you take if someone you know may be thinking about suicide?

There is a lot that a single person can do to help prevent suicide, but the biggest thing you can do when facing the issue with someone you know is to listen, and make sure to get them help.

We have a list of things that you can say:
· Mention the things that are concerning you: “You have been acting really down lately” or “You’ve been missing a lot of work and seem distracted when you are at the office.”

· Be direct: “Have things gotten so desperate, that you are thinking about suicide?” or “Have you ever thought of killing yourself?”

· Listen and remain calm.

· Assure the person that help is available and treatment works.

What to do:
· Do get professional help immediately. If your friend or loved one is exhibiting any suicidal warning signs, assist them by contacting a trusted adult, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). 


Self-Care Tip:
Ask for help when you need it. It sounds simple, but trying to handle everything without help causes stress and anxiety for a lot people

Kindness Challenge:
Send an encouraging note, text, email to someone you know who needs it.

Affective Statement:
I am having a hard time understanding...

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts. Be on the lookout for the Peer Mediators’ yellow ribbons you can wear on Wednesdays in addition to your RED for ED.

We also invite you to encourage your students to visit our Wellness Wednesday lounge in the counseling center at lunch every Wednesday. It’s the perfect spot to de-stress and decompress.

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

Be Well Red Devils!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

UCSD Highschool STEM Mentoring Program Now Open for Applications


Want to Be a Math Tutor?


Interested in Helping for the 2020 Elections?


Please SAVE THE DATE for Tuesday, September 24, 2019 for our Combined Language Advisory Committee Meeting and in Celebration of National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) 2019

What: Registrar of Voters Combined Language Advisory Committee Meeting
When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: 5600 Overland Avenue, Hass Room, San Diego, California 92123

Tentative Agenda Topics are:
o Voter List Management
o Community Outreach & Education

Questions? Contact:
Juanito R. Amor Jr.
Fil-Am Vote Outreach Program Coordinator
County of San Diego Registrar of Voters,
5600 Overland Avenue, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92123
Office Phone (858) 505-7250, Cell Phone: (858) 967-4548
Juanito.Amor@sdcounty.ca.gov

Friday, September 13, 2019

Larry Itliong Scholarship Program


ART CONTEST ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 
Contestant must be:  
  1. A middle school or high school student (previous awardees not eligible);
  2. A San Diego, Riverside, Orange, Imperial, or San Bernardino resident;
  3. Be of Filipino heritage; and
  4. Must be able to attend awarding ceremony on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.


SCHOLARSHIP AWARD ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:To be eligible, the applicant must (previous awardees are not eligible):
  1. Be enrolled in, or admitted to, an accredited college, university, or technical institute/professional school.
  2. Be of Filipino heritage;
  3. Be a San Diego, Riverside, Orange, Imperial, or San Bernardino County resident;
  4. Have a 3.00 or higher weighted GPA; and
  5. Be able to personally accept award at the CSDFEA Gala on Friday, October 25, 2019.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wellness Wednesday: How are You Today?


Happy Wellness Wednesday!

Monday marked the beginning of Suicide Prevention Week. During this week individuals and organizations around the country join their voices together in order to broadcast the message that suicide can be prevented, and to give as many people as possible the tools and resources to support themselves and those around them. To view more films about suicide prevention, visit: www.directingchangeCA.org.





Self-Care Tip:
Check out there Self-Care assessment. This tool is an overview of effective strategies to maintain self-care. After completing the assessment, you can develop a full self-care plan.

Kindness Challenge:
Ask someone “how are you today?” Practice active listening.

Affective Statement:
I’m so sorry that…

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts. Be on the lookout for the Peer Mediators’ yellow ribbons you can wear on Wednesdays in addition to your RED for ED.

We also invite you to encourage your students to visit our Wellness Wednesday lounge in the counseling center at lunch every Wednesday. It’s the perfect spot to de-stress and decompress.

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

Be Well Red Devils!

Monday, September 9, 2019

CARE Center October Community Health and Wellness Fair in Honor of Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Upcoming October resource fair!

The Community Health and Wellness Fair will be held at the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office’s CARE Community Center in National City. The DA’s Office is collaborating with Susan G. Komen, Vamos A Chalar, Every Woman Counts, Office of Binational Border Health as well as the Binational Health Week to offer free mammograms, breast screenings, health screening and panel discussions on breast cancer and domestic violence to the surrounding communities.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CARE Community Center
12N Euclid Avenue
National City, CA 91950

Registration Questions?
For more information, please call Danielle Fair (619) 356-4489 or Danielle.Fair@sdcda.org

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Credit Recovery applications are now available!


The counselors have begun calling out students for credit recovery. 

If you have earned a D/F in a class and need credit recovery, see your counselor ASAP. 

Credit Recovery begins September 16.

Informational Meeting: MILITARY ACADEMY NOMINATIONS

On Monday, September 16, 2019, Congressman Juan Vargas is hosting a Service Academy Night. He encourages all junior high and high school students, parents and educators, who reside in California’s 51st Congressional District, to attend.

Representatives from the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Coast Guard Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, the United States Military Academy and members of my staff will be available to provide insight on the application, nomination and appointment process.

Where: San Diego Community College – Cesar E. Chavez District Campus

1901 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113
When: Monday, September 16, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the San Diego District office at (619) 422-5963 or visit his website at https://vargas.house.gov/services/military-academy. Applications for Congressional Service Academy Nominations are due on November 1st.I

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wellness Wednesday: Stand Tall


Happy Wellness Wednesday!

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Visit the Warning Signs for Suicide page to familiarize yourself with specific behaviors that might suggest thoughts of suicide, especially in youth.
The counselors and Mr. Garcia’s Peer Mediators have partnered to offer some activities at lunch next week for suicide prevention awareness week. Please encourage students to come and visit with us in front of room 506 at lunch next week.

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts. 

Self-Care Tip
When experiencing stress or anxiety, practice these “GROUNDING EXERCISES” to reach calm. 
Kindness Challenge
Notice someone not being their usual self? Read these conversation starters to how them you care. 

Affective Statement
I am so proud to see/hear...

We also invite you to encourage your students to visit our Wellness Wednesday lounge in the counseling center at lunch every Wednesday. It’s the perfect spot to de-stress and decompress.

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

Be Well Red Devils!

Friday, August 30, 2019

It's Monthly College Awareness Day at SUHi



Student Tip:
  • SELF AWARENESS: Knowing yourself can help you plan your future. Taking some time to consider your interests, skills and goals is a great way to start the process of planning for your future
Online Resources:
School-wide events for the month of August and September.
August:
  • Representative from SDSU/Compact for Success will be present at lunch time on Friday the 30th to answer any question about Compact. The rep will have a table set up in the lunch quad area.
September:
  • College Fair and Career Expo @Montgomery HS (Sept 4th @6pm)
  • UC Irvine Admission Presentation (Counseling Center @1pm)
  • SDSU Admissions Presentation/Compact for Success (Laura Charles Theater, 2:45pm, Sept 12th)
Questions about these events? Go see your counselor!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Solar’s Young Women Academy (SYWA)

You are cordially invited to join us for our 7th Solar’s Young Women Academy (SYWA) Kick-Off Event. During the kick-off, you will get to meet the SYWA team and alums, hear what SYWA is all about, the resources it provides, and what you will learn. Spots are limited so you join us for the kickoff event and apply.



Details below.
Date: Sep. 4, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30pm
* Dinner will be served prior to event (4:30pm-5:15pm) @ the foyer (outside the theatre)
Location: Theatre -Sweetwater High School

Requirements to apply for consideration:
 Apply Online via https://forms.gle/fQtDJwu44azBFSh99
 Female Junior & Senior at SuHi on track to graduate
 GPA must be within 2.0 to 3.0

Keep in mind: If selected you must attend all the following dates. Time frame usually
is 7am- 1pm unless otherwise noted with an asterisk (*). This is for all ladies selected for the SYWA afterschool club.
 Oct. 19 | Orientation at San Diego State (7 am – 3 pm)
 Nov. 16 | Saturday Academy Training
 Dec. 14 | Saturday Academy Training

The following dates are important dates to keep in mind. For those interested to be selected for the technical training, the following dates will be required. More details to be shared.
 Jan. 18 | Saturday Academy Training
 Feb. 1 | Saturday Academy Training
 Mar. 14 | Saturday Academy Training
 Apr. 25 | Saturday Academy Training
 May 2 | Saturday Academy Training

See Ms. Cuellar Martinez in room 208 for more info.

Let's Go! College Tour Sign Ups Now Available!


Wellness Wednesday: You Are Doing Great #BeWellRedDevils


Happy Wellness Wednesday!

The semester is now in full-swing and you are doing great! You’ve got a smile on your face and a pep in your step! Keep up the good work!


Check out Character Day that is happening during the Fall Break, Sept. 27 & 28. It’s a great opportunity to develop and deepen your character strengths like empathy, grit, gratitude, and leadership.



Self-Care Tip:
Drink more water. The benefits are endless.
Kindness Challenge:
Call/text a loved one you haven’t spoken to in awhile.

Affective Statement:
I am concerned about...

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts. 

In collaboration with Wellness Wednesday, Mr. Garcia and the Peer Mediators will be hosting a GLOBAL FORGIVENESS DAY activity at lunch on Aug 27 and 28 outside room 506. Come by and create a “I’m Sorry” gram to share the spirit of forgiveness.

We also invite you to encourage your students to visit our Wellness Wednesday lounge in the counseling center at lunch every Wednesday. It’s the perfect spot to de-stress and decompress.

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

Be Well Red Devils!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Financial Planning Workshop for College

SUHSD College and Career Expo

What will you do after high school?

Plan to attend this FREE event -  You will be able to interact with over 70 colleges and universities; UCSD, UCLA, UC Berkeley, SDSU, Penn State, Stanford, Washington State, and many more. In addition, many Career Technical programs from Southwestern College will also be present – which includes Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic, Fire Science, Nursing and Health Occupations and Police Academy.

Other technical schools will be represented; Paul Mitchell, Countywide Mechanical, International Health Group to name a few. This is a great opportunity to find out about admissions criteria, financial aid and career pathways available to your student at any age. Don't wait to be senior in high school, you can start exploring options as early as 7th grade.

Event: Sweetwater College and Career Expo
Date: September 4th, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Location: Montgomery High School



Wednesday, August 21, 2019

SAT/ACT Test Dates 2019-2020

Seniors,

Planning on applying to a 4-year university in October? If so, you should have already taken the SAT and/or ACT or be in the process of registering soon. Many schools will not accept scores for exams taken after November. Please see your counselor for more information!



Need a fee waiver?
Make sure to follow these steps before requesting one from your counselor.