Friday, November 19, 2021

Class Change Request for Spring 2022

 If you are interested in a class change for 2nd semester, please read the info below:

Deadline for class change requests is Friday, December 3, 2021


You can view your 2nd semester schedule in Infinite Campus.


IMPORTANT: We will not grant requests for teacher changes or period changes.


Please complete the Class Change Form only ONCE. Multiple submissions will cause a delay in your request.


https://bit.ly/suhichangesspring2022 


Counselors will do their best to accommodate student requests based on class availability.  


We will email students with the outcome of your request. Please be sure that you are checking your school email daily. 


If you are missing a period, have duplicate periods, or are taking a class you already passed, please come to the counseling center the first day of school, during the period of the error.




Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Wellness Wednesday: Be Dependable


Happy Wellness Wednesday Red Devils!

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts.

We all have the capacity to be dependable. To be dependable means being "reliable, steady, trustworthy."

Being a dependable person can improve the quality of your life. If you are dependable people know they can count on you to be on time, do your best at something, finish the job and even do what’s right when no one is watching. You have earned their trust, they know you are dependable.

You, as a student, can show you are dependable in many ways. You can have perfect school attendance, never miss turning in an assignment or fail to study for a test. Others are never late to a class or a practice and try their best at everything they do. They work hard to meet all their obligations. They dislike disappointing anyone, especially themselves.

Self-Care Tip: Notice what is working today and be thankful. 
Kindness Challenge: Offer a helping hand to someone who is facing difficulties. 

We all need someone to talk to, someone who listens, and someone who understands. Your Sweetwater High School Counselors are here for you. Click here to complete the SUHi Wellness Check-In. Your counselor will reach out to you 😀

Virtual Wellness Room

Please visit our Virtual Wellness Room to take a break from your daily routine. Do some breathing exercises, stretch, or play a game. It's OK to take a time out for a "brain break".

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Get the latest information on specific programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/

Counseling Center Updates

This semester, the counselors have visited all 9th grade World Geography and 12th grade economics/US Government classes to discuss graduation requirements and post-secondary planning. 

In the upcoming weeks, we will visit the 10th and 11th grade social science classes. 

All materials and information covered in these presentations are available in our Google Classrooms. Parents are encouraged to talk to their students about the information they received. 

SUHi Counseling Center Google Classrooms
Class of 2022: 3i4uivx
Class of 2023: 4ina77g
Class of 2024: thw7gmh
Class of 2025: yejdyn5

This is a reminder that we have college application workshops afterschool, Monday to Thursday, until November 30th for students who need assistance with their Common App, University of California (UC) and/or CSU (California State University) applications.

If students cannot come afterschool, they can make an appointment with their counselor via email.
The UC and CSU applications are due November 30th.

Workshops for students who need assistance with community college applications and FAFSA/CaDA financial aid applications will be held next semester.

Many of our past workshops are available on our YouTube Channel.

Thank you for your continued support, 
SUHi Counseling Department
619-474-9720
www.SUHiCounseling.com


 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

This Week Is Transgender Awareness Week

In a year during which lawmakers across the country continue to restrict the rights of transgender people—particularly transgender students—we encourage our SUHi community to propose supportive policies and lead critical conversations about transgender and nonbinary students at school. These resources can help.

https://www.learningforjustice.org/the-moment/november-15-2021-this-week-is-transgender-awareness-week

Full-Ride Morgan-Colorado Scholarship

Amount: “full cost of attendance” to University of Colorado, Boulder

Criteria
  • SUHi senior
  • first-generation college student
  • Top 10% of class (typically 3.9 or higher)
  • Must have completed or currently in AP Calculus
  • Enrolled in other AP-level courses including an AP-level science
  • Complete FAFSA application
  • Majoring in Business
Due: Dec. 6, 2021

Access Application Here

Application to University of Colorado Due: Jan. 15, 2022



Friday, November 12, 2021

It's FAFSA/CADA Frenzy Friday

Happy FAFSA Frenzy Friday!!

This is a reminder of the upcoming Financial Aid/CADA Virtual Workshops (see attachment for more information). Please sign up on time.

Here are the next virtual workshop:

FINANCIAL AID 101
NOVEMBER 17TH, 2021
6PM 
LOCATION: ONLINE EVENT forms.gle/wyi1daDqEHXD9uEV8
• Learn general information about the FAFSA, Dream Act and Cal Grant

Counselors are also available afterschool, Monday to Thursday for assistance. 

If students cannot stay afterschool, students can contact their counselor to make an appointment. 



Wednesday, November 10, 2021

November Counselor Chat

Thank you to our parents for joining us for our 2nd Counselor Chat for this school year. OUr next counselor chat will be on February 23 at 9AM. Links will be sent via email. 

Here are the presentation slides and audio recording with the Question and Answer responses below. 



Counselor/Parent Chats Q & A

Is it too early to do community service?
Not too early, students can start at any point but we always recommend student’s start sooner than later. Total hours are due by May of their senior year. Please see more information on Community Service Resources here: https://suhicounseling.blogspot.com/p/community-service.html

How to start that, what to do, what’s required, what’s acceptable?

Students can visit http://suhicounseling.com/ ‘Community Service’ where they can find local options of approved non-profit organizations and community service verification forms.

I have a hard time with technology. Is there a way for me to get a paper copy of the community service form?

Students/parents can pick up a paper copy of the community service form at the front window of the counseling center or can request one from their social science/history teacher.

Jupiter Grades is a great resource for parents.

If a parent needs access please contact your student's counselor, we can help.

All students have access too. Parents can ask students to login and show them their grades.

What is the counseling center phone number?

619-474-9720

Wellness Wednesday: Be Inspired


Has anyone ever inspired you to change your life in a significant way that made you healthier, happier, or more fulfilled? 

If so, you understand the difference that positive inspiration can make in a person’s life. 

Inspiration is powerful, but it isn’t easy. 

Would you like to return the favor by making a positive difference in the life of your friends, family, or classmates? If you want to be a positive influence capable of inspiring your loved ones to become better versions of themselves, read more here: 


Self-Care Tip: Focus on how your actions can make a difference for others. 


Kindness Challenge: Let someone know how much your appreciate them.  

We all need someone to talk to, someone who listens, and someone who understands. Your Sweetwater High School Counselors are here for you. Click here to complete the SUHi Wellness Check-In. Your counselor will reach out to you 😀

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts.

Virtual Wellness Room

Please visit our Virtual Wellness Room to take a break from your daily routine. Do some breathing exercises, stretch, or play a game. It's OK to take a time out for a "brain break".

COVID-19 Updates and Resources

Get the latest information on specific programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/

Counseling Center Updates

This semester, the counselors have visited all 9th grade World Geography and 12th grade economics/US Government classes to discuss graduation requirements and post-secondary planning. In the upcoming weeks, we will visit the 10th and 11th grade social science classes. All materials and information covered in these presentations are available in our Google Classrooms. Parents are encouraged to talk to their students about the information they received. 

SUHi Counseling Center Google Classrooms
Class of 2022: 3i4uivx
Class of 2023: 4ina77g
Class of 2024: thw7gmh
Class of 2025: yejdyn5

Counselors are also available afterschool Monday to Thursday until 3:45PM for seniors who need help with their college and FAFSA/CaDA applications. 

Many of our workshops are available on our YouTube Channel.

Thank you for your continued support, 
SUHi Counseling Department
619-474-9720
www.SUHiCounseling.com

Monday, November 8, 2021

Mental Health Awareness for Minorities (MHAM) is Seeking Student Volunteers

Mental Health Awareness for Minorities (MHAM) is a student-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the greater San Diego area dedicated to providing mental health education and resources to minority communities, including low-income communities, communities of color, and the LGBTQ+ community.

Mental Health Awareness for Minorities (MHAM) is currently seeking student volunteers, and would appreciate your help reaching out to them.

Student volunteers with MHAM receive community service hours and opportunities for leadership and growth. Our organization is currently operating virtually, presenting a unique opportunity for students to obtain community service hours during the pandemic. Any students that are passionate about mental health will find a role that interests them within MHAM’s various committees, including Education, Journalism, Finance, Resource, Communications, and Media. 

For more information about our organization and its committees, please visit our website or Instagram @mha4min linked below.

Students may also learn more at our Volunteer Interest Event on November 13, 2021, which is being held virtually at 1PM PST. During the event, students can expect to learn more about our organization and the roles of each committee, followed by a Q&A panel with our committee heads. The registration link attached here can be found in our Instagram bio.

If you’re able to share this information and the flyer attached with your students and refer us to mental health clubs or programs on campus, it would be extremely helpful.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to set up a virtual meeting to further discuss our proposal, please feel free to reach out to me using any of my contacts below. Thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, November 5, 2021

CETY’s University Admissions Presentation

Attention Seniors,
 
CETY’s University is hosting a virtual zoom meeting for any seniors who are interested in attending CETY’s University. Please click on the link below to register for
the Zoom presentation on Tuesday, November 9th at 2:45 pm. 



 

November and December Tutoring

 November and December Tutoring Schedule now available. Click below. 


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Class of 2022 Compact for Success SDSU Updates



 

Wellness Wednesday: Reciprocity


Reciprocity is a mutual exchange of actions, goods, energy, time, emotion, etc. between two people.

Reciprocity is similar to a game of tennis or ping pong. There’s a rhythm or a flow of a back and forth exchange. 

When someone reciprocates our efforts, it can leave us feeling validated in our choices and friendship, energized to keep going in this friendship or relationship and give more, and leaves us with this overall sense that we are valued and appreciated.

What actions and energy are you sharing with the people you interact with every day? Are you building others up? Are you putting the "Golden Rule" into action and treating others the way you want to be treated?

Self-Care Tip: Focus on the good. Remember that tough times are inevitable, but they will also inevitably end. The key is to focus on the good, and you’ll get there eventually.



 Kindness Challenge: Thank someone you are grateful for and tell them why. 

We all need someone to talk to, someone who listens, and someone who understands. Your Sweetwater High School Counselors are here for you. Click here to complete the SUHi Wellness Check-In. Your counselor will reach out to you 😀

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts.

Virtual Wellness RoomPlease visit our Virtual Wellness Room to take a break from your daily routine. Do some breathing exercises, stretch, or play a game. It's OK to take a time out for a "brain break".
suhivirtualwellnessroom.blogspot.com/

COVID-19 Updates and ResourcesGet the latest information on specific programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/

Monday, November 1, 2021

Our Safe Place - November Activity Calendar

Our Safe Place (OSP) provides a wide variety of services for youth and their families, including support for alcohol and drug abuse, coming out, depression, family relationships, gender identity, sexual health, safe dating and transitioning.


 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Wellness Wednesday: Growth


Challenges or hurdles are really the benchmark set to see how often you can exceed it. Your threshold is not what you define but what your success will define. The harder you try to overcome the hurdles the more successful you turn out to be.

We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges.


Self-Care Tip: Challenge your negative thoughts and look for the upside. 


Kindness Challenge: Look for good in others. Make time to tell them their strengths. 

We all need someone to talk to, someone who listens, and someone who understands. Your Sweetwater High School Counselors are here for you. Click here to complete the SUHi Wellness Check-In. Your counselor will reach out to you 😀

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts.

Virtual Wellness RoomPlease visit our Virtual Wellness Room to take a break from your daily routine. Do some breathing exercises, stretch, or play a game. It's OK to take a time out for a "brain break".
suhivirtualwellnessroom.blogspot.com/

COVID-19 Updates and ResourcesGet the latest information on specific programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/

Seniors: Afterschool College Application Workshops Start Next Week





 

Careers in Data Science and Cloud Computing

The San Diego & Imperial Counties Community Colleges kindly invite you to a FREE webinar titled “Careers in Data Science and Cloud Computing” on Thursday, October 28th from 2 – 3 pm. The event will teach students and teachers how different technology services are delivered through the internet and how corporations use data to guide marketing strategies and product development.

Presenters will include Mr. Chinmay Gandhi who is a Research Programmer at the Scripps Research Institute and will speak about the Data Science sub-sector and Mr. Steve Wright, the Statewide Director for Information and Communications Technologies, who will speak about the Cloud Computing subsector. Both Chinmay and Steve will share their education and career journeys as well as the soft and technical skills that have helped them succeed.

 

See the attached flyer and event details below for more information.

 

Event Details

Where: Online via Zoom. Register here – https://cccconfer.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XkyaIwEqQMqrcRcOuHXtPQ

When: Thurs, Oct 28th;

Time: 2 – 3 pm

Who: High School and Community College students and educators

 

For questions about the event, please contact Monica Rosas (cc’d) at monica.rosas@gcccd.edu.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Our Safe Place - LGTBQ Youth Drop-In

Our Safe Place (OSP) provides a wide variety of services for youth and their families, including support for alcohol and drug abuse, coming out, depression, family relationships, gender identity, sexual health, safe dating and transitioning.



 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Wellness Wednesday: Be Your Best

Happy Wellness Wednesday Red Devils!

This week, the counselors are visiting our freshman social science classes to talk about high school planning and post-secondary goals. We talked about how to not settle for just being good enough, but to aim to be great. We should aim to be great in everything we do, push ourselves to be a little better everyday, and to not shy away from asking others for help. 


Self-Care Tip:
Frustrated? Try a new way to react. See some tip here. 


Kindness Challenge:
Bring someone joy. Share something that made you laugh. 


We all need someone to talk to, someone who listens, and someone who understands. Your Sweetwater High School Counselors are here for you. Click here to complete the SUHi Wellness Check-In. Your counselor will reach out to you 😀

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts.

Virtual Wellness Room
Please visit our Virtual Wellness Room to take a break from your daily routine. Do some breathing exercises, stretch, or play a game. It's OK to take a time out for a "brain break".

COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Get the latest information on specific programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/

Bully Proofing Workshops

San Diego County Office of Education is pleased to offer Bully Proofing Workshops via Zoom, in collaboration with Military Child Education Coalition (please note you DO NOT have to be military connected to attend these workshops).

Please see the attached promotional flyer for more information and registration details.

Friday, November 5, 2021 9:30 – 10:30 am
Register for Virtual Zoom training at: http://sdcoe.k12oms.org/918-211922



OR

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 9:30 – 10:30 am
Register for Virtual Zoom training at: http://sdcoe.k12oms.org/918-211924




Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Pilot Job Fair and Future Pilot Forum, this Saturday in San Diego

Are you a future or actively job-seeking pilot? If so, you will not want to miss this weekend’s pilot career events at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

Saturday, October 23rd, from 830-12pm, FAPA will be hosting its monthly Pilot Job Fair. Attendees are welcome and encouraged to speak with all attending aviation companies about the opportunities available within their cockpits. Registration is FREE, but, as a qualified job-hunting pilot, attendees must have a minimum of a commercial certificate or at least 250 hours. At this time, the following companies will be exhibiting, but always keep in mind that more might be added this week:

 See FAPA Pilot Job Fair Details here 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Senior Workshop Videos - PSAT Day

Thank you seniors for joining our post-secondary planning workshops on PSAT Day. We hope it was informative. See the video recordings of the session and link to the presentations below. Please reach out to your counselor if you have additional questions or concerns. 

Workshop #1: UC, Common App, Personal Statements
Students will receive guidance on the University of California and Common Application admissions process and application.
Will provide tips on completing the personal statements from her experience as a former UCSD admissions reader.



Workshop #2: College Research and Resume Writing
Students will learn how to navigate narrowing their college/university search, and what are the key points to consider when researching the “right match school.”
Students will receive presentations with resources to help begin the search.



Workshop #3: Community College, Vocational, Resume
Students will get a crash course on our Local Community Colleges including support programs offered, transfer options and certificate programs
Students will also discuss pros and cons of community college versus vocational schools
Questions and Answer Portion and/or Resume building



Workshop #4: FAFSA/CADA (CA Dream Act), Scholarship
Presentation on the overall process of FAFSA/CADA, FSAID and Scholarships
Work-time to start the applications/FSAID
Question and answer session


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Wellness Wednesday: New Start

Happy Wellness Wednesday!

Starting anew means new beginnings and fresh starts. If you can let go of the past, freeing yourself of failures and disappointments, you can embrace a new perspective—a fresh look at the future and all the wonderful possibilities it holds.



Kindness Challenge: Lift others up. Nourish them. Don't deflate. 

Self-Care Tip: Slow down today. Don't rush. Take one thing at a time. 


We all need someone to talk to, someone who listens, and someone who understands. Your Sweetwater High School Counselors are here for you. Click here to complete the SUHi Wellness Check-In. Your counselor will reach out to you 😀

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts.

Virtual Wellness Room
Please visit our Virtual Wellness Room to take a break from your daily routine. Do some breathing exercises, stretch, or play a game. It's OK to take a time out for a "brain break".
suhivirtualwellnessroom.blogspot.com/

COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Get the latest information on specific programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/

Monday, October 11, 2021

Careers in Biomanufacturing -- High School Webinar

Please find below the recordings shared during the “Thermo Fisher Scientific, Careers in Biomanufacturing” high school webinar that was held on Thursday, September 30, 2021, through the California Community Colleges:

 


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Community Service Opportunity: Toy Drive DRIVE-THRU EVENT


 

Wellness Wednesday: Kindness Rules

By seeing ourselves in others, we strengthen our capacity to empathize and care. By disregarding others, we add to the pain present in the world. Even in small things, it is this cycle of reciprocity upon which the health of the human family depends. 

Reciprocity is a mutual exchange in a relationship. It is a social norm where if someone does something kind for you, you then return the favor. It involves treating others the way that they treat us.

All that we admire and appreciate about human kindness need the nourishing soil of reciprocity to flower.

We all need someone to talk to, someone who listens, and someone who understands. Your Sweetwater High School Counselors are here for you. Click here to complete the SUHi Wellness Check-In. Your counselor will reach out to you 😀

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts. 

Self-Care Tip:

Listen whole-heartedly to others without judgement. 

Kindness Challenge:

Post a friendly review online for a business, restaurant, or school. 


Virtual Wellness Room
Please visit our Virtual Wellness Room to take a break from your daily routine. Do some breathing exercises, stretch, or play a game. It's OK to take a time out for a "brain break".
suhivirtualwellnessroom.blogspot.com/

COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Get the latest information on specific programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/

Monday, October 4, 2021

Fall California College Fairs (Virtual)

The California State University (CSU), University of California (UC) and Association of Independent California College and Universities (AICCU) are partnering together to provide seven virtual college fairs this October. All UC and CSU campuses, and a majority of independent colleges and universities from the AICCU, will participate.
 
All events are free, and all California students are encouraged to attend! While fairs are scheduled in regions, students can attend any date that is best for them.

Students and counselors can register by visiting CACollegeFairs.org and creating an account on Visit Days. The fairs are scheduled for:

High School Fairs
Northern California: Saturday, October 2 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Southern California 1: Wednesday, October 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. PDT
Central California: Saturday, October 9 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Southern California 2: Saturday, October 16 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT

California Community College Fairs
Northern California: Tuesday, October 12 from noon – 2:30 p.m. PDT
All (evening): Wednesday, October 13 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. PDT
Southern California: Thursday, October 14 from noon – 2:30 p.m. PDT

Attendees will be able to join live sessions, watch campus videos and visit campus booths to live chat and/or meet with campus representatives.