Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Southwestern Peer Advisor In Counseling Center Tues and Thurs

Some of you might have already met our Southwestern College Peer Advisor, Joseph Navarro.

He is in the Counseling Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays to help with the process of applying to Southwestern College.

There is a sign-up sheet on the door of office #131 if you would like to meet with him. 

You can also email him at

UC and CSU Application Deadline is THURSDAY!

It’s not too late! The deadline for the University of CA (UC) and CA State University (CSU) is due THURSDAY!

See the counselors afterschool if you want to get started!

Not sure where to apply, CLICK HERE.

If you are already done, please let me know which UC and CSU campuses you’ve applied to.

If you’ve decided to do community college instead, please see our Southwestern College Peer Advisor, Joseph Navarro, in the Counseling Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is a sign-up sheet on the door of office #131. You can also email him at

See me at NB or LUNCH if you have questions!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

San Diego Foundation Scholarship Application Opening

The San Diego Foundation's 2018-19 Common Scholarship Application will open Friday, December 1st. Many awards included in the application have criteria that makes them better suited to specific groups of students, which means that counselors, administrators, mentors, and community members are vital to helping match those students with relevant awards.

Click here to find scholarship flyers that may correspond to your interests.

There are also more than a dozen separate awards that are administered by The San Diego Foundation but not included in the Common Scholarship Application. These opportunities should be of interest to any motivated students that you may know, and we appreciate you taking the time to pass the information along to them.

In addition to listing separate awards, The San Diego Foundation website has a number of other tools to help students, parents, and mentors navigate the scholarships process. 

On the students tab you can find a full list of award criteria, Tips for a Competitive Application (attached), and a practice application to prepare for December 1st.

California State University - Cal State Apply Fee Waiver

Having trouble completing the fee waiver for your CSU application?

This checklist can help!

CTA César E. Chávez Memorial Education Awards Program

This awards program provides recognition for teams of students and their teachers who demonstrate an understanding of the vision and guiding principles by which César Chávez lived his life. The recipients, both students and sponsoring CTA members, will receive up to $550 and their work will be recognized by the posting of visual art and written essays online and in various CTA publications. The exact amount will be determined by the Awards committee.

Application is here:

Monday, November 27, 2017

Community Service: The City of National City Kimball Senior Center

The City of National City Kimball Senior Center is looking for volunteers.

The upcoming date they need volunteers is Dec. 19th 2017.

Contact Mercy Miana if you are interested:

Mercy B. Miana
Work: 619-336-6760
Cell: 619-985-8844

Please bring your Community Service Form with you!

The location will be at 1221 D Ave. National City (Kimball Senior Center).

Friday, November 17, 2017

Dreamers Conference at Palomar College

Don't miss this important and informative event for college and high school Dreamers next Saturday, Dec. 2nd. 

It's the second annual Dreamers Conference at Palomar College. 

For more information:
Amie M. Scully, Esq.
Fouder/CEO, Students Without Limits
Support for San Diego's immigrant and undocumented youth
(619) 715-5889

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Community Service: Toys for Joys

One of the most precious gifts you can give is your time. This year Toys for Joy will be held in four locations and it will take over 4,000 volunteers to serve guests at all our event sites. Your experience will bless you as well as the lives of children and families. 

More info here:

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Parent Workshop: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: Communicating with Your Teenager

Thank you to Mrs. Vallejo-Paez for leading 
our second parent workshop for this school year. 

Thank you to our parents in attendance, 
and to our staff for supporting our efforts. 

Thank you to Ms. Eva Watts from the
National City Family Resource Center for attending!

In case you missed it, here is the presentation and link to forms discussed. 
If you have any questions, please contact your child's counselor.