Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Wellness Wednesday: Finding Humor #BeWellRedDevils

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

Do you know what happens to our bodies when we laugh?
· Levels of stress hormones decrease

· Heart, lungs, and muscles are stimulated

· Increased activity in the brain’s reward system

· Endorphins – the body’s natural pain blockers- are released

· List three funny things that happened to you each day

· Find a TV show or movie that tickles your funny bone.

· Reach out to someone who gets your sense of humor. Share the funny things that have happened to you recently or reminisce

· Have a game night. Charades is a classic, and there are also plenty of newer card and board games that are designed with humor in mind.

· Spend time with an animal or a child. Their antics are almost always good for a laugh.

May is Mental Health Month and Mental Health America is using the theme #4Mind4Body this month to explore the topics of animal companionship (including pets and support animals), spirituality, humor, work-life balance, and recreation and social connections as ways to boost mental health and general wellness.

You can download the tool kit here:


Self-Care Tip:
Quiet time: Balance your family, social, and work demands with quiet alone time. Activities such as listening to relaxing music, taking a bubble bath, taking a quiet walk, writing down your thoughts and feelings in a journal, doing a hobby, or watching a favorite television program or movie are great ways to unwind.

Kindness Challenge:
Tell a joke. Here are some fun ones: http://redtri.com/best-jokes-for-kids/slide/1

Affective Statement
I am so proud to see/hear . . .

Our relaxation room in the counseling center is housed in office #141. Many students have been using this space during the school day as a calming place in the hustle and bustle of student life.

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.

Thanks to our SUHi Morale Pals who are spreading kindness on campus. We have a few more weeks to share the kindness!


Summer School Applications DUE FRIDAY MAY 3, 2019

Summer School Applications DUE FRIDAY MAY 3, 2019

Summer School Dates and Times:
June 10- 28, 2019
8am to 1:30pm

Stop by the Counseling Center to pick up an application or click here to access the application.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MAY 3, 2019 to Counseling Center.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Attention Juniors! SAT/ACT College Entrance Exams


If you are planning on applying to a 4-year university, it is highly recommended that you take the SAT and/or ACT once towards the end of Junior Year. 

The last test date is quickly coming up in June BUT YOU MUST BE REGISTERED BY THIS FRIDAY MAY 3rd 2019. 

Please see your counselor if you qualify for a fee waiver or if you have any questions about the SAT/ACT exams or registration process.

Questions? Come see us!

Good luck!

Reach Higher Signing Day - Class of 2019 Celebration

Monday, April 22, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Summer School Applications Now Available

Summer School Applications Available

Summer School Dates and Times:
June 10- 28, 2019
8am to 1:30pm

Stop by the Counseling Center to pick up an application or click here to access the application.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY MAY 3, 2019 to Counseling Center.

Day of the Child Community Service Hours

In need of volunteers for Day of the Child on Sat 4/27
For any questions please contact Ms. Christina Ross Christina.Ross@cvesd.org or at (619) 427-2119.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Free Prom Dress with the Princess Project

Webinar on College Success

This series is a comprehensive webinar on college success and is inspired by Peter Pham's five years as an AVID tutor for La Quinta High School in Westminster, CA. He shares his process for choosing school and major and the strategies he used to graduate summa cum laude within four years. 

Exciting Opportunity for Sweetwater Students!

The Social Fabric Initiative, a program of the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego, is looking to spread the word about our program.  We were hoping you could pass this news along to any students who would be interested in applying for the program. This summer, high school students will collaborate in a small team, or Thread, with university Interns and a field-based Mentor to create a community change project. The Social Fabric Initiative’s goal is to engage youth as agents for change to build more connected and peaceful communities in San Diego.

For more information on the Social Fabric Initiative, feel free to take a look at our website, read our new Kroc Insight, and watch this video explaining the launch of the program.  All information regarding the application process can be found on the Get Involved page on the site. Deadline to apply is April 22nd.

We understand that our tuition may present an obstacle to students interested in applying. Please encourage anyone interested that we offer scholarships for up to 100% tuition. These scholarships are not just awarded based on need; we also award scholarships based on passion for the program. To apply for a scholarship, just fill out the scholarship section at the end of the Youth Peace Leader application.

We look forward to hearing from you.

C. Grace McLeod
Social Fabric Initiative Intern
Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
Grace McLeod <cmcleod@sandiego.edu>

UCSD Empower High School Conference

Hispanic Professional Engineers at UC San Diego will be hosting a10th Annual SHPE Empower High School Conference on Saturday, April 20th from 8:00am - 4:00pm. 

Empower 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 (http://shpe.ucsd.edu/empower/) as soon as possible to secure a spot to Empower 2019. 

The direct sign-up link is: https://goo.gl/forms/MCJPwcMsIfTOrjLO2

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 do in the future. They will also be given food and a free t-shirt! To top it off, as part of our 10th annual Empower we will be having several company representatives coming to UCSD and personally speak to all attendees in order to clarify any questions the students have about a future in STEM.

We hope to get as many students as possible to come out to this event. I am providing the flyer below, please use it to help share this information with any student that may be interested. Please also inform students to print and bring all waivers already completed the day of Empower.

If you have any questions please feel free to email the organizers of this event at shpeucsd.outreach@gmail.com

UC San Diego Splash event for high school students - Saturday, April 20th

UC San Diego will be holding the 4th annual Splash event for high school students on Saturday, April 20th.

During the day, a variety of classes and workshops designed for high school students are taught by UC San Diego faculty, graduate students, and undergrads. There are dozens of different course offerings, spanning engineering (e.g., nanoengineering, materials science, robot localization and many others), math and computer science (e.g., game theory, data analysis, etc.), biology and medicine (e.g., ant navigation, global health, appendicitis) and arts and humanities and social sciences (e.g., Greek philosophy, modular origami, contemporary dance, etc.) along with some practical classes particularly relevant to high school students (time management, surviving freshman year).

Student registration and general information can be found on the Splash website:

Registration closes April 16th. Classes fill on a first-come-first-served basis, so we suggest you register as soon as possible. Additionally, since shirts must be ordered in advance, we cannot guarantee you a shirt if you register after Wednesday April 3rd.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Free Microsoft Certification Camp

My name is Henry Madrigal, I’m the high school admissions consultant at California College San Diego.

We are a non-profit college focused on Business, Healthcare, and Technology. We will be hosting a FREE Microsoft Camp starting May 20th (flyer attached) for high school students. We’ve hosted three successful Microsoft Camps in the last year at a 82% pass rate. High School students were able to get certified through Microsoft in either Word, Excel or PowerPoint. It is completely FREE and it will help students enhance their resumes and skills.

Feel free to reach me by phone at 619-680-4434 ext. 2813 or by email at henry.madrigal@cc-sd.edu if you have any questions.

Community Service Day 2019

Here is the link where people can register for Community Service Day www.nationalcityca.gov/csday 

Tutoring and After-School Interventions Schedule