Monday, December 17, 2018

Target is Hiring

Check here for the latest job postings:

Upcoming Community Events and Food Distribution Opportunities for Students/Families During Winter Break

Please note information about two upcoming community events for students and families as well as information about upcoming food distribution opportunities:

Community Through Hope Farmer’s Market (Free Nutrition)
Saturday, December 15th
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
CARE Community Center 12 N. Euclid, National City, CA 91950

Day of Hope (Free Resources & Services)
Friday, December 28th
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Westside Church 560 Palomar St. Chula Vista, CA 91910

Feeding San Diego (Food Distribution)
Loma Verde Elementary
Thursday, January 3rd
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
1450 Loma Ln. Chula Vista, CA 91911
(open to public; no eligibility requirements to participate)

San Diego Food Bank: Food Locator Map (search by zip code to find closest location)

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Field Trip to UCSB

Check first college trip of next semester in your classrooms!
All grade levels are welcome, we have a bus and we want to fill it! J
Visit the Inferno Lounge for permission slips!

Cornell HS Summer Engineering Academies Seeking Applicants

The CURIE and CATALYST Academies are one-week summer residential programs for high school students who excel in math and science, enjoy solving problems, and want to learn more about careers in engineering. The target population for the CURIE Academy is rising junior and senior women students of all backgrounds; while the target population for the CATALYST Academy are rising junior and senior male and female students from backgrounds (African American, Native American/Alaska Native, Latino/a and Pacific Islander) severely underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.

During these summer academies, Cornell University's world-renowned faculty and graduate students lead classes, lab sessions, and a research project designed for Academy participants. During the week, students work in teams conducting research and learning to solve problems that mirror real-life situations. In addition, social events, panel discussions, and other out-of-classroom activities provide participants with opportunities to network informally with each other and Cornell faculty, staff, and students.

Primary goals of our academies include:
  • Expose students to the exciting opportunities that exist for them in engineering; 
  • Help students understand that women and all underrepresented minorities belong and are needed in STEM fields; 
  • Demonstrate the connections between the study of engineering and solving problems affecting people and society. 

Please share the enclosed information about the CURIE and CATALYST Academies with eligible students interested in STEM fields. We also encourage you to share this information with science and math teachers so they may distribute it to their students.Rising seniors (class of 2020) who are African/Black American, Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander and/or first generation college students meeting the requirements below will be automatically considered for a full tuition waiver for the 2018 CATALYST Academy or CURIE Academy. 

Math Score on the SAT/PSAT/Subject Test should be 620 or above (or equivalent ACT score of 28 or above) 
Have taken, currently taking, or plan to take the following courses prior to graduating in 2020: Calculus, Physics, and/or Chemistry (or related advanced Science and Math courses)

All program materials including the link to the online application and the recommendation form for our summer academies are available at the following websites:

CURIE Academy:

Additionally, a PDF version of our Program Overviews (below) and recruitment poster can be downloaded at the following link: CURIE & CATALYST Program Overviews & Flyer

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wellness Wednesday: Get Ahead

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

You are almost there. The end of the semester is right around the corner.

It is time to look back at the semester and reflect on what went well and what did not.

Mistakes are inevitable. It’s OK to mess up. Although mistakes may have been made, we learn and grow, and make better choices and decisions for the future.

Self-Care:Clean up your area (bedroom, office, desk). Many people find a clean and neat work area to be cathartic.

Kindness Challenge:Because our campus needs some extra TLC, pick up 5 pieces of trash on your way to class after NB and lunch.

Affective Statements:I am so pleased to see/hear/by……

Come 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!


Thursday, December 6, 2018

December Scholarship Bulletin

UCSD Empower High School Conference

My name is Fernando Gil and I am currently serving as the Outreach Chair for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at UC San Diego. We will be hosting our 9th annual SHPE Empower High School Conference on Saturday, April 20th from 8:00am - 4:00pm.

This is an outreach effort dedicated to inspiring high school students to follow a career in the STEM field.

This event is FREE for students in grades 9-12, all we ask is that they register on our website ( come February when registration opens.

Students who attend the conference will have the opportunity to work in teams on hands-on activities and workshops, network with UCSD students and faculty, and learn about the many opportunities that a degree in STEM can lead them to. They will also be given food and a free t-shirt!

We hope to get as many students as possible to come out to this event. I am attaching the flyer below, please use it to help share this information with any student that may be interested.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me here, or at

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

#WellnessWednesday: Let It Go

Admit it, you sang the email subject line in the spirit of Elsa and Anna…

Let It Gooooooooooo, Let it Gooooooooooo….

As the year comes to an end, it’s time to let things go that are heavy and be grateful for the things that are light.

Use 15 minutes to write out your thoughts about anything bothering you. Then throw away the paper.

Kindness Challenge:
High five a stranger, or two, today.

Affective Statement:
I am so thankful that/for…

* What are Affective Statements? They are often described as personal expressions of feelings in response to others' positive or negative behaviors. Wellness Wednesday will now include affective statement stems to help connect how our behaviors are “affecting” or impacting self or others.

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!


Monday, December 3, 2018

Interested in Learning about How Government Works?

I am excited to share that we at CHCI are excited to announce the launch of the 2019 R2L NextGen application. CHCI will bring one hundred students over two weeks to Washington D.C. during the 2019 summer. Students will have the opportunity to learn about how the Federal Government works, meet key leaders, visit historic sites and develop a deeper understanding of how they can affect positive change in their communities and our nation. Best of all for selected participants this opportunity is FREE of cost. 

Eligible Latino students must currently be in 10th or 11th . The application deadline is scheduled for January 15, 2019. Please share the email blast below with your network, of community members, your past high school, and any organizations or students who might benefit from this opportunity. 

Students may begin their application portal at the following link: