Friday, August 31, 2018

After School Program Calendar - September

Can you believe it’s almost September?! 

Don't miss out! 

Introduction to Columbia University

Columbia University in the City of New York cordially invites you to attend an 
Introduction to Columbia: San Diego
Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. 
Lincoln High School 
4777 Imperial Avenue San Diego, CA 92113

With the start of the new academic year, Brett Fuller, Senior Admissions Officer at Columbia University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions, will be coming to San Diego. The Introduction to Columbia is a public presentation that will cover academics, student life, undergraduate research, study abroad, internships, admissions, financial aid and much more!

Kindly RSVP for this Introduction to Columbia, as space is limited. 

 If you would like to share the event invitation with another individual, please direct them to our Columbia Visits You page. We look forward to seeing you and your family there!
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Wellness Wednesday: Make Your Actions Count

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects. A few words of encouragement can go a long way.

Self-Care Tip:
Drink more water. The benefits are endless.

Kindness Challenge:
Call/text a loved one you haven’t spoken to in a while.

Please continue to encourage students to experience the Wellness Wednesday Relaxation Lounge in the Counseling Center at lunch. It’s the perfect spot to de-stress and decompress.

Hope to see you there!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Friday, August 24, 2018

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY with the The National City Chamber of Commerce

Office Assistant/Marketing Intern

The National City Chamber of Commerce (NCCC) is looking for a qualified intern to join our team and contribute to community efforts! The NCCC is a non-profit organization serving the South Bay region by promoting economic development. This internship is a great opportunity to learn entry-level skills to help prepare for a future career. No Prior work experience is necessary.

Interns will
• gain hands-on experience at a non-profit organization, including office management
• gain valuable communication skills and an opportunity to develop professionally
• gain experience working with adults of different backgrounds
• understand local business concerns
• provide logistical support (preparation, day-of, and post-event) for annual events
• work in a fast-paced team environment in a bi-national business organization.

• Assist with the execution of events/workshops, including: organizing materials, managing volunteers, and creating schedules/timelines.
• Keep track of event/workshop RSVP’s
• Assist in the creation/editing and promotion of event/workshop invitations & flyers
• Provide support to website and social media
• Assist with the creation/editing of our weekly e-Newsletter
• General Office Duties (payment processing, data entry, filing, research)

• Must be able to work a minimum of five (5) hrs/wk. Our office is open Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm.
• Computer literate in the following software:
• Mac Computers
• Microsoft Word/Excel/Power Point
• Social Media platforms (Facebook, Twitter)
• Spanish language proficiency is ideal, but not required.

Work Environment: Expected dress code is business casual. The noise level is usually moderate.

Physical Demands: the intern is regularly required to sit and use hands to handle or feel. The intern is frequently required to talk or hear, stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities include close vision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Internships are unpaid, but school volunteer hours are available.

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter explaining how this experience would help you achieve your professional and/or personal goals to Daniela Gorrino at

Applicants will be interviewed prior to placement.

For any further questions, call us at (619) 477-9339 or visit 

Community Service: Kimball Senior Center

Kimball Senior Center in National City is having their Annual Rummage sale coming up in September. 

If there are any Students looking for Community Service hours, please have call 619-985-8844. 

Our Kimball Seniors Club Annual Rummage Sale is on Saturday September 15th 2018 from 8am-1pm.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER Tutoring Schedule

#WellnessWednesday: Just Breathe #BeWellRedDevils

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

Stop. Breathe in deeply to give your body the oxygen it needs. Breathe out completely to rid your body and mind of stress and worry.

It only takes a few seconds to find calm in the day by breathing with intention.

Self-Care Tip:
Lay on the floor on your back with your eyes closed for five minutes (or longer) and just breathe.
Kindness Challenge:
Give sincere compliments to three people today. 
Students are encouraged to experience the Wellness Wednesday Relaxation Lounge in the Counseling Center at lunch. It’s the perfect spot to de-stress and decompress.
Have a wonderful day everyone!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

SAT/ACT Study Guide

Welcome to the new school year! 

Kaplan's updated SAT & ACT Study Guide has the information everyone needs, including descriptions of the different test sections, tips for tackling the test, and suggestions on how to create effective study plans.  

Download your study guide here.

September 2018 Scholarship Bulletin

The September 2018 Scholarship Bulletin is now available!

SUHSD College and Career Expo - September 5

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

#WellnessWednesday: Celebrate Today

The semester is in full swing now! Remember to take time to take care of yourself so we can be the best we can be for our students =)

Write a list of things you’re grateful to have in your life and post it somewhere you can see it often. We have a tendency to focus on the negative, so remind yourself of the good stuff.

Write positive affirmations or inspirational quotes on small pieces of paper, then hide them in random places for strangers to find.

Check out our Wellness Wednesday Relaxation Lounge for students to find their “zen” in a calming, relaxing space on campus Wednesdays at lunch.

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

Thursday, August 9, 2018

CAREER CORNER Top Ten Fastest Growing Careers 2016-2026

1. Solar panel installer

2. Wind turbine service technician

3. Home health aide

4. Personal care aide

5. Physician assistant

6. Nurse practitioner

7. Statistician

8. Physical therapist assistant

9. Software developer, applications

10. Mathematician

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wellness Wednesday: Choose Happiness #BeWellRedDevils

Hello Red Devils! Happy Wellness Wednesday!

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-Care Tip:
In the morning, listen to music that inspires, motivates, and makes you happy.
Collection of relaxing music:

Kindness Challenge:
Tell someone that they make you happy and how. Feel free to share it. Use #HappinessHappensDay to post on social media and let others know to do the same.

Please continue to encourage students to check out our Wellness Wednesday lunchtime circles for students to “empty the cup” and discuss how to apply the self-care tip of the week. These will begin at 12:15PM each Wednesday in the Counseling Center conference room.

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Do You Get Enough Sleep?


According to the Centers for Disease Control, two thirds of teenagers suffer from chronic sleep deprivation.

Let's practice good "sleep hygiene" as we transition from a summer sleep schedule to a school sleep schedule.

Regular bedtimes are important! At least eight hours of sleep a night is ideal.

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything." Irish proverb

Monday, August 6, 2018

What's Going On at SUHi Counseling?

The school year is now up and running! Here are some of the highlights of the lessons and programs the counselors are going this semester. 

  • Senior Credit Checks: All Seniors will meet with their counselor to review post-secondary plans, financial aid information and discuss academic progress towards graduation, if applicable, discuss credit recovery options.
  • College Application Workshops: Starting October 29th thru November 30th, Monday thru Wednesday, After-School College Application Workshops 2:45 to 4PM in the Counseling Center.

  • Freshman 6-year Plans: All 9th Graders will participate in a group presentation to review graduation, A-G requirements, post-secondary options and extra-curricular opportunities. They will complete a 6-Year plan where 9th graders can see how they can complete their graduation and A-G College admission requirement throughout the 4 years of High School.
  • Sophomore Career Exploration: 10th Graders will participate in Career Exploration lessons designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore career assessments, review their individual results and research careers in their field of interest. 

  • Suhi U Prep for Seniors: Sweetwater High University Prep program is an after school program designed to support student’s through their entire college application process. Program starts, August 9th.
  • SAT Prep for Seniors: Designed to provide seniors with SAT prep skills and testing strategies. Starts August 13th thru August 24th after school in the Counseling Center.
  • College & Career Awareness Day: The last day of the month, an information table is available at lunch with various resources for students on college and career information.
  • Wellness Wednesday: Every Wednesday, students are welcomed to come in the Counseling Center Conference Room, for a safe space to talk and reflect on various topics. 
  • Support Groups: Support groups will start in October. These groups are designed to support our students in their personal/social needs. Topics are to be determined upon participant area of need.
  • Parent Workshop Series: Parent workshops will begin October 17th, with opportunities for parents to attend 7 workshops through the school year that address academic, post-secondary and personal social topics to assist in working with their teen.

Questions? Come by and see you counselor!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Financial Aid Events 2018 -2019

Please see schedule below for SUHSD Financial Aid events. 

Sweetwater High will host our financial aid night on November 15th. 
Students and parents of all grade levels are welcome to attend. 

If you cannot make this date, you are welcome to attend any other dates listed below.

Karilagan Youth Leadership Program

Don't miss the KARILAGAN Coaching Session # 4 on LEADERSHIP. It will be held on Sunday August 5th, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Sierra Mesa Branch Library located on 9005 Aero Drive SD 92123

They have 3 speakers including: Paz Gomez from City of San Diego, Joette Davidson from Sony Interactive Entertainment and Kristine Custodio from Paralegal Business Development.