Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: Be Yourself

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

As you were probably told when you were in elementary school, “Just be yourself.” You can be a much happier person once you figure out who you truly are and when you learn how to be yourself.

Read more here…

Self-Care:Visit a museum. Balboa Park has Free Tuesdays. It’s a great after-school activity.

Kindness Challenge:Write down someone’s best qualities. This can truly make someone’s confidence soar. How would you feel if someone handed you a list of all the things they loved about you? That's right, amazing! Make someone you care about feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Affective Statement:I am so impressed by…

Please complete our Wellness Wednesday Questionnaire.
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 invite you to encourage students to visit our Wellness Room in the counseling center room in office 141 if they need to de-stress and decompress. Please have students check in with a counselor before using the Wellness Room. Typically, we have students use the Wellness Room for no longer than 15 minutes at a time to report back to class ASAP.

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

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

STEM Summer Camp for Sweetwater High School Students presented by UC San Diego

Volunteers for the Presidential Primary Election

There is an amazing opportunity for high school students to volunteer and get involved in the upcoming Presidential Primary Election on March 3, 2020.  

San Diego is unique and an example to the rest of the country as we have a long-standing High School Student Poll Worker Program.  

As volunteers, students do earn 21 community service hours, and based on the position they fulfill on election day they will receive a stipend.

We would love to see you take advantage of this opportunity. 

Questions? Contact Ms. Picos at  619-691-5564

Friday, February 21, 2020

9 days until FAFSA is due

Free Application for Federal Student Aid is due March 2nd.

The FAFSA is the application to get grants (free  money), loans (borrowed money), work study (money you work for) for community college, 4-year university, or training/vocational schools.

Southwestern College is free for the first two years – you must complete the FAFSA/Dream Act to qualify.

The counselors will be available afterschool Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next week to help. We are also available by appointment my calling 619-474-9720 or email. Emails can we found at

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Volunteer Opportunities & San Diego Miramar College Science Day

San Diego Miramar College will host a morning of FREE, FUN science on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 12pm for kids from 5 to 99 at its Mira Mesa Campus (10440 Black Mountain Road). 

Miramar College science/math faculty, staff and students will present a morning filled with hands-on lab activities. This event is open to the public, all ages are welcome; this is a free event with free parking on campus!  

Faculty, staff, and students will present the following interactive lab activities: How to Get DNA from Anything, Sensory Perception, Critters, Blast Off with chemistry/Slime, Crime Scene Lab, Fun with Games and Puzzles, Cool uses of ENERGY/Robotics and Discovery of Germs! Please feel free to forward this information. 

This event is part of the San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering taking place around San Diego County from March 7th-15th, 2020. Link for more information .

UCSD Triton Summer Academy 2020

UCSD High School Volunteer Summer 2020 Internship Opportunities

UCSD High School Volunteer Summer 2020 Internship Opportunities 

For the eleventh year, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), at the University of California, San Diego, will offer its volunteer internship program for high school students entitled Research Experience for High School Students (REHS). As part of this program, students will be paired with an SDSC mentors and will work as part of a research team dedicated to a particular area of computational research.

From Parkinson's and diabetes research to neuroscience research, data analytics, science writing, social media and more, there are plenty of opportunities to choose from. Follow the links below to get started!
We look forward to having you join us this summer!
The Application Process – How to Apply
For detailed information about the program, please visit

For detailed internship project descriptions, please visit

To meet our 2020 mentors, please visit 

To view the online application, please visit

 Selected applicants will be contacted by SDSC personnel to arrange a personal interview no later than April 10, 2020.


If you have questions about the application process, please contact Ange Mason, SDSC Education and Outreach, via phone at (858) 534-5064 or email at