Friday, August 30, 2013

Getting Involved at SuHI

Happy College Awareness Day!!!

The last day of every month is college awareness day and this month our theme was "Getting Involved at SuHi: the importance of extracurricular activities and community service."

During lunch, the counseling center hosted a mini community service fair where students had the opportunity to pick up community service forms and information about upcoming community service opportunities. The Red Cross, the Arc of San Diego, and Key club were also present providing students with information on ways to get involved.

Pictures from our mini community service fair.

In case you missed it here is some of the information that was passed out or come by the counseling center to pick up a flyer.

The Arc of San Diego

American Red Cross

Need Community Service?
How do you get started? Call or email any of the community service opportunities you are interested in. Then say, "Hi I'm ____________ from Sweetwater High School and I'm looking for community service opportunities. Can I please speak with someone who might be able to help me?". Simple as that! Make sure you have a pen and paper to take notes down while you are on the phone! Need help, see your Social Science teacher or counselor!
Here are some upcoming events to help inspire you!
Ø  Pacific Arts Movement
Volunteer at one of the largest media arts organizations in North America that focuses on Asian American and Asian international cinema.

Ø  San Diego Food Bank
Give back to the community by volunteering at one of the largest hunger relief organization in San Diego County.

Ø  National City Library
The library is a great place to have a positive impact in the community. Volunteer as a literacy tutor or doing office work.
For more info visit the Literacy Services office or call (619) 470-5800

Ø  Ruben H. Fleet Science Center
Interested in science? Then check out the opportunities to volunteer at the amazing Ruben H Fleet Science Center.
For more info contact or visit their website.
Ø  Bubble Run
Help the Bubble Run Team organize a successful event by volunteering to set-up, clean-up, or help out race day.
Volunteer opportunities on Friday September 6th or Saturday September 7th.
For more info or to sign up online visit:

Ø  Out of the Darkness 5k
Join the “SuhiLives” team by walking or supporting the Out of Darkness 5k walk benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
The walk is on Saturday October 19th. For more information or to sign up visit:

Ø  Paradise Valley Hospital
Interested in the health field? Volunteer at Paradise Valley Hospital, Volunteers (619) 470-4122

Ø  City of San Diego
Volunteer opportunities with the City of San Diego range from animal shelters, law offices, parks and recreation, voting, and more!

Ø  Other volunteer opportunities can be found by visiting:

Ø  Join this group on Facebook to get updates on new community service opportunities!

For more great ideas remember to visit regularly!
Good Luck and Give back!!! 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

How to Find the College that Fits YOU!

There are thousands of colleges and universities out there to choose from. There are schools with over 30,000 students, and some with as few as a few hundred. Some schools are located in the middle of very busy cities and some are found in the middle of the forest, surrounded by giant trees. Girls only or boys only, Europe or Central America - the choices are endless!

One of the tools to help you make the best choice is

It's super easy to use to search for the college and universities you are interested in.

Once you find the college your are interested in, everything you would want to know about the school is easily accessible!

The most revealing information is in the ADMISSIONS tab on the left side of the screen. Once in the ADMISSIONS page of the school, take a look at the ADMISSIONS SCATTERGRAM to see your chances of gaining admissions to that particular school.

Along the left side of the graph, you can locate your GPA. Along the bottom of the graph, you can see the SAT/ACT you should have to meet admissions. Green and blue dots are students who were accepted. Red are those who were denied admissions.

Creating an account in and entering your GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and college preferences allows the website to cater the searches to you specifically. is a great tool to determine whether the college or university you are applying to is a good fit!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Team SUHI Lives at 5k Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Join “ Team SUHi Lives” for the annual 5k Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Earn Community Service Hours!
See details below!
My name is Kimberly McGee, and I am a volunteer with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. On Saturday, October 19th, the San Diego Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will host its annual 5k Out of the Darkness Community Walk at Embarcadero Marina Park North (Seaport Village).

We invite your school to join us as we walk to break the stigma, to honor loved ones, and to spread the message that suicide IS preventable. We have mailed you a packet with materials that you can copy, post and distribute to your students, club advisors, and fellow faculty members. We are also willing to host a booth or speaking event to talk to your students and or faculty about what the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention does as an organization.

Everyone is welcome and registration is open now at Participants may register as an individual or you can create a school team! It's completely free! The fundraising opportunity is optional, but very easy! Walkers can fundraise by asking family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to support. You can also host fundraising events at your school. Community service hours will be given to those students who walk and/or volunteer the day of the event.

This is a great way for your school community to get involved with a great organization and make a difference. I've seen firsthand the impact that this event has on the youth here and it's amazing. I hope to see you at the walk.

Please don't hesitate to reply to this email with any questions you may have. You can also contact our Area Director, Jessica van der Stad, at (760) 359-9959 or by email at

Kimberly McGee

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Students! Forgot your Google Drive password?

Students forgot your Google Drive password? Here's how you can reset it on your own!

Open your Safari (or other web browser) and go to

1. Enter your e-mail address

2. From the drop down - choose Student under type of user

When you click submit, it takes you to a page that asks you for your house number or the number part of your home address (as in the 123 of 123 Main Street).

You will get a new temporary password that you can use to log in. Once you have logged in, you will be asked to choose a password of your own.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Scholarship Bulletin: August 2013

Horatio Alger Scholarship
There is a potential to receive up to $20,000. Students may apply online at
· High school seniors enrolling in a U.S. four-year university in Fall 2014 (students may start at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
· Involved in co-curricular and community service activities
· Demonstrate financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross income)
· Minimum 2.0 GPA
· United States citizen
Application deadline: October 25, 2013

Gates Millennium Scholars Program 2014
Students must do the online application at
· High school seniors enrolling in a U.S. college or university in Fall 2014
· Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participatin in community service, extracurricular or other activities
· Minimum 3.3 GPA
· Demonstrate financial need (Federal Pell Grand eligibility criteria)
· United States citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
· African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian & pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American
Application deadline: January 15, 2014

Questions? See Mrs. Donato-Palmore, Scholarship Counselor

SUHSD 2013 College Fair - Be There!

Colleges attending:

Alliant Middle College

Alliant International University

Cal Poly Pomona

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

California Baptist University

California Maritime Academy

Compact SDSU

Concordia University Irvine

CSU Chico

CSU East Bay

CSU Humbolt

CSU Sacramento

CSU San Marcos

CSU Sonoma

Fashion Institute of Technology - New York


Holy Names University

Hope International University

Johnson and Wales University

La Sierra University

Lasell College

National University, Golf Academy


New School of Architecture

Point Loma Nazarene University

Rutgers University

San Diego Christian College

San Diego State University

San Diego State University - EOP

Santa Fe University of Art and Design

South Bay YMCA - College Crawl

Southern CA University of Health Sciences

Southwestern College

UC Berkeley

UC Los Angeles

UC Merced

UC Riverside

UC San Barbara

UC San Diego

UC Santa Cruz

University of La Verne

University of Nevada, Reno

University of New Mexico

University of San Diego

University of San Francisco

University of the Pacific

Westmont College

Drive-By Cinema in Chula Vista

Drive-By Cinema in Chula Vista! Drive-By Cinema is partnering up with Reel Voices & The Box Dance Studio to bring you Chula Vista fabulousness!
Pacific Arts Movement's youngest film program -- Reel Voices -- has curated 10 films from the San Diego Asian Film Festival for you! These films explore familiar issues of community & identity in an original, phantasmagorically refreshingly way.
But our events are never complete without at least two surprise attacks. Before our screenings, we will host an open mic for short poems, songs, and dance routines. If you are interested in performing, bring your best business & look for the sign-in sheet.
Did we mention.. there's FREE popcorn & glow-in-the-dark giveaways!
Drive-By Cinema with Reel Voices & The Box Dance Studio Chula Vista Memorial Bowl
373 Park Way Chula Vista, Ca 91910 August 23 | 7:30pm F
or more info email

Thursday, August 22, 2013


· Offering academic and enrichment classes for Youth and Leadership development.

· Open to all students afterschool, hours will vary.

o 6:30am-7:15am, 2:45 pm-5:30 pm, and some Saturdays.

· Supper will be provided 3:45pm-4:00pm

· Students NEED to sign-in with teacher/staff.

· Collaborating with YMCA/SBCS

For this month's schedule of activities, click here.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Calling all SUHI Alumni!


 We would like to start meeting with our Alumni to review how we can all come together to support our beloved SUHI.

Come find out how you can be a part of this initiative to support all programs, events, etc. at SUHI.Let’s tap into our TIME, TALENT, and/or TREASURE J for good ol’ SUHI -

We will be meeting on Thursday, August 29th at 6pm in the theatre. 
We are extending an invite to ALL alumni who would like to be part of our team. 
Please forward this email to all your contacts who are SUHI RED DEVILS!!! 

We look forward to meeting with everyone - Once a Devil, Always a Devil!!!

Thank you! J

Patricia Pérez
Sweetwater High School
Assistant Principal, 12th grade
ASB Dean of Activities
(619) 474-9751


Thursday, August 8, 2013

California State University Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

What Is EOP?

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed to improve access
and retention of historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged
students. EOP students have the potential and demonstrated motivation to
perform satisfactorily at a CSU, but they have not been able to realize their fullest
potential because of their economic or educational background. The program
provides admission and academic assistance to EOP-eligible undergraduate
students. In many cases, the program offers financial assistance to eligible
students. Campuses tailor their programs to accommodate the needs of their
student population.

For more info, see your counselor OR visit the site below:

Friday, August 2, 2013

August Health Tip: Accentuate Aerobics!

 While just about any physical activities are beneficial, aerobic exercises are best for your heart. Engaging in these workouts for at least 30 minutes on most (preferably all) days of the week strengthens heart muscle. Bike riding, stair climbing, and brisk walking are some good aerobic choices. Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.

From Ms. Shapira, SUHI Health Teacher

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Community Service: 22nd Annual Automobile Heritage Day

The National City Chamber of Commerce is requesting your services a great community event, our 22nd Annual Automobile Heritage Day

Great! Please call or email with your full first name, last name, cell phone number, and hours of availability
Office (619) 477-9339

· Please view the schedule to compare your availability

o 5am-9am

§ 14 people needed

o 9am-4pm

§ 5 people needed

o 4-6pm

§ 10 people needed

· I will follow up with you with a detailed schedule and your assignments

Michelle Luna Reynoso
Marketing Coordinator
National City Chamber of Commerce

Love movies? Need Community Service Hours?


Pacific Arts Movement (Pac-Arts), formerly the San Diego Asian Film Foundation, is one of the largest media arts organizations in North America that focuses on Asian American and Asian international cinema.
PACIFIC acknowledges our proud roots in San Diego and the transnational cultures that intersect as part of the Pacific Rim and beyond.
While the focus of our ARTS medium is film, we treasure the many forms of storytelling to express boundless stories.
One of the best ways to get involved with us is to volunteer. In fact, many members of our current staff began as volunteers and grew into their jobs! We are always seeking talented, dependable volunteers in areas of:
  • Fundraising
  • Graphic Design
  • Office Administration
  • Social Media/Marketing
  • Special Event Planning
  • Street Team
Sign up online to volunteer and we will update you on opportunities to volunteer as they come up. Please note that it may take a few days for your account to become active. If you feel like you can contribute, please send your resume, availability and contact information by email
For group volunteer opportunities, click here.

FREE SAT Preparation Workshop

FREE SAT Preparation Workshop:

Last Chance SAT Prep for Seniors!


  • To qualify for admission to a four-year college or university as a freshman, students must take an SAT and/or ACT. For most universities, November or December is a student’s last chance to take the SAT test. If you plan to take the Oct. 5, Nov. 2 or Dec. 7 SAT, we are offering a free “last-chance” SAT preparation workshop for seniors.

  • Target Audience: Students in the Class of 2014 (seniors/12th graders). Parents are welcome, but not required to attend.

  • Saturday, August 24, 2013: We will teach test-taking strategies specific to the SAT and students will work on SAT practice questions (Reading, Writing, Math) and essay prompts.

Saturday, August 24, 2013
Olympian High
Multi-Purpose Room
9:00 am-12:00 pm
1925 Magdalena
San Diego, CA 91913

Register for the workshop online at:  Click on Events to register. Questions?  Contact Karla Whitaker at Cal-SOAP:, 858-569-1866 ext. 216 or SUHSD Contact: 619-585-6045.



SAT/ACT Official Test Registration:

SAT Reasoning Test: