Tuesday, November 12, 2019

MI PANA LATIN AMERICAN CUISINE in National City has chosen to support Sweetwater High School

Building and Construction Trades Fair

The CPH “5th annual building and construction trades fair” on December, 7th. This year’s fair we added STEM and a host of  colleges for ACE architecture construction and engineering. We will highlight the college and careers but definitely the apprenticeship programs union and non-union. Developers, contractors , builders will be presenting as well. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

You Don’t Have to Go Through This Alone - College Application Season is Here!

Thanks Joram for the awesome article! We are always glad to help you all achieve your goals!
-SUHi Counseling

You Don’t Have to Go Through This Alone

Joram Villasenor, StaffWriter 

Counselors showing their school spirit by dressing up as Pirates in Halloween. Remember, they “arrrrr” always glad to help you. (source: @SUHIcounseling) 

Sweetwater counselors have opened the College Application Workshops for the entire school month of November in the Counseling Center so students who have started or need to start working on their college apps can have their applications submitted before Nov 30th (the deadline for all UC and CSU schools).

We are already in the 5th day of November (A.K.A the most stressful month for seniors in the US), and this means that the countdown to submit your college applications has been started and the clock has begun ticking, every day louder. Luckily for us, senior devils, we can count on a group of passionate, committed, and caring counselors who have put aside all their plans so they can be available for any senior who might be struggling—or just want a space to work in peace—in their College apps. 

From November 5th through the last day before thanksgiving break, there will be College Application Workshops every week from Tuesday through Thursday in the Counseling Center. Every day of the week the space will be open for you to work on your applications before school, during nutrition break, during lunch or afterschool and every day of the workshop a different group of counselors will stay afterschool to help you get all your stuff done. They count with everything you need so you don’t have to worry about anything but putting in information to the computer and writing about how awesome you are.

Student xxx went to the workshop on the 4th and she shared: “It is unbelievable how much you can advance on your college apps when you have someone there that knows how to help and really cares about guiding you through this stressful process.” Student xxx also said: “I came here with my CSU application just started and I stayed during lunch and afterschool and now I am completely done with it. This stressful process passed by as if it was nothing thanks to Mr. Garcia's help.” And lastly, Senior xxx stated: “Every time I would open my UC application at home, I would get really stressed because I have so many questions and I didn’t know where to go. Ms. Chavez made all this stressful process feel like the easiest thing ever. I think everyone who is stressing about college apps really needs to come to this workshop, it is incredible how much help one can get in just one day.”

You have read the advice of the experienced students, who tell you that you really should come if you have need help on your applications. SUHI counselors, as always, will be ready to help you. If you have any question, if you need a letter of recommendation, if you need to start or finish your application, just have in mind that whatever it is that you need, a counselor will be more than happy to help you. So, if you are getting stressed about college apps, or even if you are not, it will be worth it to give it a try to the College Application Workshops. Just remember that you don’t have to go through this alone.

Monthly Parent Workshop: Nov 13 Mental Health Supports for your Child

Mini CABE Student Volunteer Opportunity Nov 8/Nov 9

The local chapter of CABE has a community service opportunity for students in grades 11th and 12th to help set up and tear down during the Mini CABE conference at Otay Ranch HS:

Friday November 8th, 8:30PM to TBD Setting up
Saturday November 9th 7:00-8:00 a.m. Setting up
Saturday November 9th, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Clean up

Students may contact Griselda Delgado for more info. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

#WellnessWednesday: Rise and Shine #BeWellRedDevils

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

Many successful people believe, “If you will the morning, you win the day.” There are many benefits of waking up early. Here is an article that shares the positives of waking up early: https://www.sleepadvisor.org/benefits-of-waking-up-early/

Make your bed. See what Navy Seal Admiral McRaven has to say about the importance of making a bed to both your day and your life here.

Kindness Challenge:
If you don’t usually make your bed, do yours first then make your parent’s, brother’s, sister’s, or kids’  bed. 

Affective Statement:
I am delighted to learn/see/hear…

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.

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. 

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

Holiday Bowl Parade Volunteers 2019