Friday, October 26, 2018

SeaWorld is Hiring

Part time positions posting tomorrow- Friday, October 26th on SEAWORLDJOBS.COM

Open positions will include Culinary Host, Photo Ambassador and Guest Arrival Concierge.

INTERVIEWS FOR THESE GREAT PART TIME POSITIONS WILL FILL UP QUICKLY! Please encourage your job seekers to apply right away.

Part Time Ambassadors at SeaWorld are eligible for tuition reimbursement, 401K, free admission to all our parks, passes for friends and family, park discounts and more. These year round Part Time jobs are a great fit for students, anyone looking to rejoin the workforce or individuals who just want to pick up extra hours.

Thank you for your continued partnership and help with sharing our employment opportunities!

SeaWorld San Diego Employment Team
619-226-3900 X2078

4th Annual Construction Fair

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Community Service Opportunity

WHEN: Friday, October 26, 2018 3:30 – 8:30 PM

WHERE: Chula Vista Golf Course (4475 Bonita Road)

Contact Montevalle Community Center, 619-691-5269 if interested. Space is limited.

View flyer for more details:

Volunteer Opportunities for Community Service Hours

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wellness Wednesday: Focus on the Good

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

Today is a busy day. PSAT, PLC, Faculty Meeting – and for me, I’m taking my eldest on his middle school tour tonight! Eek!

Yet, in the hustle and bustle of each day, it is important to reflect on what went well and plan for bigger and greater things for tomorrow.

Self-Care Tip:
Take a moment at the end of each day and list a few good things that have happened. This can help refocus your emotions on all the positive things that happen each day, even when it doesn’t seem like it.

Kindness Challenge:
Pick up 5 pieces of trash on your way to class after nutrition break and lunch.

There will be no relaxation lounge today at lunch due to our alternative schedule.

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, October 22, 2018

College fair for undocumented students: Thurs, Nov 1 @ EJE Academies

Attached is a flyer for our Education for All College Fair, an event specifically for undocumented students, which is going to be on Thursday, November 1, from 6-8 PM. This year, it’s going to be held at EJE Academies, 851 S. Johnson Ave., El Cajon, 92020. I know it's a bit far for your students, but I've found that attendees have been willing to travel a good way for this information.The event will be in English and Spanish, and there’ll be pizza!

We’ll have a legal and current events update, financial aid information, and opportunities to meet representatives from local schools and universities, including SDSU, UCSD, Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, San Diego Community College District, and East Region Adult Education.


Miko Osada
Youth Services Librarian
San Diego County Library
El Cajon Branch
201 E. Douglas Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020

Friday, October 19, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

What is the Southwestern College Promise?

If you graduated from high school this year, you may qualify for free tuition for your first year at Southwestern College.

What is the Southwestern College Promise? Free Tuition Your First Year
  • First year of free tuition for first-time college students who meet eligibility criteria (see below). 
  • Southwestern College Promise Eligibility Criteria 
  • Recent high school graduate enrolling in college for the first time 
  • Enroll in, and complete, at least 12 units each semester 
  • Maintain a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) 
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application
  • Complete the Early Admission Steps to Success process
  • Complete the Promise Application online or print and bring in the PDF (available in spring 2019). 
  • Be a California resident or AB540 eligible 

If I can be of any assistance to answer questions and help them along the way to make sure they complete the necessary steps please provide them my email at

For more info: 

Wellness Wednesday" Shake It Off #BeWellRedDevils

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

The Passion Planners provided to our students are great tools to help write things down and cross them out to “shake it off” your to-do’s and erase them from worry. I definitely
 use mine every day!

Self-Care Tip:
Try journaling if you’ve never tried it before. There are a lot of different ways to do it and lot of resources available to help you get started.

Kindness Challenge: Smile and say good morning to everyone you see before noon.

Please continue to encourage students to experience the Wellness Wednesday Relaxation Lounge in the Counseling Center at lunch on Wednesdays. It’s the perfect spot to de-stress and decompress. Nurse Wegener also has a relaxation space for students who need.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Free Optometry Career Program Offered in Chula Vista at No Cost

If you have students or know someone that is interested in optometry, please click on the above link.  It is about a free 75 hour training course, the application deadline is October 25th.

Volunteer Opportunity - City of Chula Vista Halloween Glow Run

Monday, October 15, 2018

ABCSD Open House Invite for High Schoolers

I am pleased to announce that ABCSD will be hosting an Open House on Friday, November 16th from 5-8pm. This event is for all high school juniors/seniors, parents, school representatives/faculty.

We will be having a short presentation about ABCSD, a facilities tour, and a meet and greet with a few of our Instructors. There we be mini labs conducted for student’s to participate in along with food and drinks.

RSVP is required so they can either email me or call me and I will add them to the event registration. My contact information is on the flyer.

The San Diego Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABCSD) and its Apprenticeship Training Trust were established in 1976. ABCSD's modern headquarters calls the City of Poway home, including its state-of-the-art construction training facility featuring full-scale workshops and classrooms. ABCSD serves as a resource for members and trains hundreds of skilled craftspeople in safety, electrical, plumbing, pipefitting, electronic systems technicians and sheet metal trades every year.

Taryn Hood
Career Outreach Coordinator
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
San Diego Chapter
13825 Kirkham Way, Poway, CA 92064
P: (858) 513-4700 | |

Tech Careers

Do you have students who are curious about or interested in tech careers?  SWC will be hosting an industry panel & networking session Tuesday, Oct. 16th from 4pm – 6pm in the student union east.  Please share and encourage your students to participant.  


Educational Essentials 9th Grade Core Curriculum

9th graders-
It's time to take a look at your 6 year plans! All 9th grade classes will be coming thru the counseling center to participate in an educational essential core curriculum lesson, where we will talk about how to maximize your high school opportunities.

Pre-Test click here

After the presentation, please complete the post test.

Post Test click here 

Friday, October 12, 2018


The annual Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project (APYLP) conference provides a select group of 50 Asian and Pacific Islander seniors and juniors from public, private and charter high schools throughout California with a unique opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process, community leadership, and political activism. 

During the four-day, three-night conference, students will participate in a Mock Legislature at the State Capitol that includes the election of peer legislative leaders, lively debate of current issues through the introduction of legislation, and the lobbying of bills during committee hearings and the Senate floor session. 

Additionally, small group workshops facilitated by Asian Pacific legislative staff, community activists, and business leaders will assist students in developing their leadership and public speaking skills, enhance their cultural awareness and identity, and explore the richness and diversity of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in California.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Interventions/Tutoring for October 2018

Community Service: Fall Carnival at Veteran's Elementary

Veterans Elementary is having the Fall Festival on October 19th, and they are in need of volunteers.

Contact Alma V. Greenwald -

Resources for our LGTBQ+ Red Devils

Cal-Soap College Fair

Community Service with the City of Chula Vista

#SUHiUPrep Tomorrow! Personal Statements, Essays, and More!

Hi Seniors!

Tomorrow, Thursday is session 4 of SUHi U Prep at 2:45PM

We'll be talking about the personal statements and essays you will have to write for your admissions applications. We'll share some examples to help you prepare.

Remember, if you are an active member of SUHi U Prep, you are eligible for the SUHi Scholar Graduation Sash.

SUHi U Prep Eligibility for SUHi Scholar Graduation Sash:
•Attendance of all 9 SUHi U Prep Sessions and complete online assignments
•Admittance to a 4-year university
•Submission of SUHi Foundation Scholarship application
•Intent to Enroll to a 4-year university submitted

If you missed a session, it's OK! Submit your assignments via our Google Classroom with code: plfsku0 and you are still eligible.

Questions? See any counselor!

See you afterschool tomorrow, Thursday!

Click here for more info about SUHi U Prep

Wellness Wednesday: Letting Go

The weather is cooler and the nights are crisp. Find some time before bed to reflect on the day’s events and set intentions for a new day. 

Self-Care Tip:
Take five to 10 minutes before bed to focus on what’s going on inside. Notice any parts of you that don’t feel relaxed. Invite them closer, listen to them, pay close attention and discover what their worries, fears, concerns, or other feelings are. Witness each part. Once all parts have relaxed, confirm with yourself that everything’s going to be all right and fall blissfully into sweet dreams.

Kindness Challenge:
Write to a former teacher that impacted you. Just as we all love to hear from our students and how we’ve made an impact on their personal and academic growth, those who have helped us become the great educators we are would love to hear from us as well =)

Please continue to encourage students to experience the Wellness Wednesday Relaxation Lounge in the Counseling Center at lunch on Wednesdays. It’s the perfect spot to de-stress and decompress. Nurse Wegener also has a relaxation space for students who need.

Have a wonderful day all!