Tuesday, July 30, 2013

July Health Tips

From your friendly, neighborhood Health Teacher!

The sun’s UV rays reach you all day, increasing your risk for wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer.  To protect your skin, always apply sun block before going outdoors (SPF 15 or higher).  Add a broad-brimmed hat, 100% UV sunglasses, and long-sleeved clothes.  More tips for healthy skin include eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, getting enough sleep, and drinking lots of water.

Have a great day!

Ms. Shapira
Health Teacher

Monday, July 29, 2013

Kwento Spaces - Culinary Experience

Kwento Spaces is a series of inter-generational workshops, designed to bridge Filipino generations through traditional food preparation and storytelling by community elders. Participants will learn how to cook a traditional dish while learning about the experiences and customs of a particular Philippine region. Check it out at http://www.filamfest.org/kwentospaces.

SUHI Theatre Guild


That ♀ne True Thing

Listen to our voices
    Learn from our stories
Celebrate our promise

All students -male and female- Are invited to be part of the
creation and production of That ♀ne true thing.

Your stories will be combined to form a
full-length production of theatre with music, dance, and empowerment.

We are accepting essays, stories, monologues,
scenes, poems, or ideas from or about National City’s teenage girls.

Mr. Cassel be conducting writing workshops on
Wednesday and Thursday August 7-8 and Wednesday August 14
in the theatre from 245 to 430pm

We strongly encourage you to attend one of the workshops.
Mr. Cassel will not be able to accept any work after Friday August 16.

For information, see Mr. Cassel in the Theatre Green room or room 1207

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Course Change Request Fall 2013

The deadline for SCHEDULE CHANGE REQUESTS has passed.

If you are placed in the WRONG CLASS (example: you are a 10th grader in an English 11 class), please have your teacher email your cousnelor.

If you are missing a class (example: No English/Math/History class OR no period 2), see your counselor at NB, Lunch, or Afterschool. Please let the counseling secretary know you are missing a class.

If you submitted a SCHEDULE CHANGE REQUEST online, check your email for a response or wait for a callslip to the counseling center. Do not come to the counseling center unless you receive an email or pass to do so.

Thank you!

Earn College Credits NOW in High School

Check out these awesome programs for our students to earn college credits during high school:
Grand Canyon University and Alliant University

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Welcome Back!

Hi Students! Wecome back to school!

If you have changes you would like to your schedule, please visit back to this website tomorrow for the "ONLINE SCHEDULE REQUEST FORM". The deadline to request this form is FRIDAY!

Please do NOT email your counselor but fill out the "ONLINE SCHEDULE REQUEST FORM" which will be available tomorrow!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Community Service Opportunity - “CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER”


Hundreds of volunteers will grab a paintbrush or hammer October 12 and join with local businesses to make a wish come true for a selected group of Chula Vista homeowners.

The annual “Christmas in October” program helps preserve and revitalize houses and communities. In past years, volunteers have assisted people who are unable to make repairs to their homes because they are low income, elderly and/or disabled. The program combines the good will and spirit of volunteers with donated funds and materials from businesses and monies raised by local service clubs.

Military veterans and their families – the wounded, the elderly, or their widows/widowers who reside in the Chula Vista area are urged to apply. All repairs are at no cost to the homeowner. Mobile homes are not included in the program.

Anyone who wants to participate in the program must fill out an application and turn it in before Sept. 2 on a first come, first served basis. Houses may be painted and often carpeting, windows, tile, pipes and bathroom fixtures are replaced. New water heaters, smoke detectors and refrigerators may be installed. Able-bodied family members are expected to help with the renovations. Funding for the program comes from corporations, individuals, labor organizations, foundations, and civic organizations.

Applications are available at the City Clerk's office, City Hall, 4th and F streets, (619) 691-5041.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Every 15 Minutes at Sweetwater High School

Every 15 minutes in the United States of America, someone dies in an alcohol related car crash. 
The 11th and 12th graders of SUHi learned the harsh reality of drinking and driving last week when  several of our students participated in the the Every 15 Minutes program. 

Along with National City Police Department, National City Fire Department, several staff members, and students, a staged car crash involving students and staff was seen by the 11th and 12th graders on the corner of D Avenue and 30th street. 

The two day event left students reflecting on the choices they make when it comes to drinking and driving, or even getting in a car with someone who has been drinking. 
Please visit http://www.every15minutes.com/ to learn more about the program.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

3rd Annual Ugnayan High School Conference

The Filipino Ugnayan Student Organization (FUSO) @ the University of San Diego cordially invites you to:
The 3rd Annual Ugnayan Conference on Saturday, November 9, 2013
Standing together, making the change.
nakatayo magkasama, sa paggawa ng mga pagbabago...
This year marks FUSO’s twentieth year of existence. As we, FUSO, move towards becoming a social justice organization, this year’s Ugnayan Conference focuses on social justice and cultural intersectionality.
We hope to bring about the awareness that acts of social injustice do happen and we shouldn’t stand for them. These acts of intolerance do not just target one specific group, it happens to all of us regardless of our race, gender, or religious beliefs. Together, we can take a stand against them. What do you stand for?
Pre-registration begins August 2, 2013
The conference will be held at the University of San Diego's Hahn University Center in the Forums.
For more information please visit our website:
http://usdfuso.wordpress.com/ or contact our UGNAYAN Conference Team if you would like to get involved at fusoconference@gmail.com, or our Community Liaison, Jessette Cayton, at fusocommunity@gmail.com.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Rising Latino high school seniors (graduating in 2014) across America can apply to the Youth Awards program presented for the 15th year by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF). The 2013 Youth Awards application is available on our website atwww.HispanicHeritage.org or by clicking on the following link: bit.ly/12JlKix, and must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, October 1st, 2013.

To participate in the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards you must be:
· A current high school rising senior, graduating in the Spring of 2014
· Planning to enroll in college in 2014-2015
· A citizen or permanent resident of the US
· Of Hispanic/Latino descent (at least one parent)
· Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or 7.5 (on a 10.0 scale)
· Willing to travel at own cost to the awards ceremony in your selected region.

Regional ceremony attendance is absolutely mandatory for students who are selected.
Recipients are selected for their accomplishments in the classroom and community, and for their focus on various categories. Recipients are awarded up to $3,000 in educational grants to be used for their college education or to fund a community service effort. In each of the 10 regions, three students will be honored in various categories including those listed below. The regions include: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Jose and Washington, DC. Students from across the USA can apply in the region nearest to their area of residence in an effort to ensure all Latino students have an opportunity for the Youth Awards. If selected, the students only have to attend the awards event to receive their award.

The 2013 Youth Awards categories are:

· Business – Presented by BBVA Compass
· Community Service
· Education - Presented by Southwest Airlines Education
· Engineering & Mathematics - Presented by ExxonMobil
· Healthcare - Presented by CVS Caremark Workforce Initiatives

Students that are not able to take advantage of this opportunity are encouraged to join our Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Network. LOFT is a leadership and workforce development program which connects emerging Latinos to each other, to experts, to resources, to platforms, and career paths in STEM fields, business and finance, education and other fields. Join the LOFT Network at http://loftnetwork.org

Please feel free to contact us at info@hispanicheritage.org or 202-861-9797 with any questions.