Hello Life-Long Learners,
Thanks to all those who helped out with the Multi-Cultural Festival and all those who came and enjoyed the festivities! We have a week of SLCs coming up and we’re excited to sit down with students and their families!
*Thank you to the Fletcher family, and the Mercado family for working our Multi-Cultural Festival booths! Special thanks to the Lira-Prado family for making the booths special for us!
*Alyna S. did some fantastic work with Illustrator and laser cutting!
*Brenden P. was helping lots of different groups with their work last week! Great job with the power tools!
*King had amazing choreography that he taught the team for their contemporary art project. Fantastic work!
*Jacob Sherman and Danny B. had some amazing work thinking outside of the box with their SLCs! Everyone has been doing some really great thinking overall!
MANDATORY UPCOMING EXHIBITION
We are having our first exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego (Downtown) on October 17th, 2019 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Mark your calendars! We are very excited! It is a mandatory exhibition for all students. Parents and families should plan on being there. Families, please plan on arranging transportation for your student to exhibition and back home afterward.
PSAT MONEY & FORMS
Please bring back the $17 PSAT fee and the PSAT form. Please turn in to Mrs. Howard or Mr. Schwartz (depending on which team you are on). In preparation for the PSAT, please have students get a good night’s sleep, have them eat a hearty breakfast, and remember that students cannot leave the classroom during PSATs.
During PSATs, we like to give our students a snack during the break. If you are able to donate some snacks, please send them on Wednesday morning!
Reminder: Students are released at 12:30pm every day this week except for today! Good luck on all your SLCs!
Below is a link to our Fall Student Led Conference Schedule. They will be happening on October 8th, 9th, 10th, & 11th. Please note, you do NOT have access to edit this document. To sign up for a time, please email Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org 3 times that work for you. Alternatively, you may highlight a square and put your student's name, and we will email you back a confirmation. In either case, you will receive a confirmation of your date and time for your SLC. The reason for not allowing editing access is that we have had instances in the past where names were accidentally deleted and then we had multiple families show up for an SLC. This way, we can monitor and be sure that your time is truly only your time!
Carol/Schwartz Team SLCs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D5L73ytFavFEDXzvyQWP5a6nLVTrwZDP359i9s6L7e4/edit?usp=sharing
SLCs for Howard/Mike’s Team: https://docs.google.com/document/u/3/d/1TUBmqoYxwuwfKcynE5xQB8C5ctB6s_KmTerCLOkKiEs/edit?usp=sharing&urp=gmail_link
iFly Field Trip
Carol/Schwartz team: Please return your iFly PowerSchool form permission slip. Please bring the $35 field trip fee to Mr. Schwartz.
NOVEMBER 1 COLLEGE/CAREER PANEL
Parents and families! We are looking for some volunteers to sit on a one hour panel on November 1st from 8:35-9:35am for our College and Career Readiness day! Some of the questions that we will be asking:
*Tell us about your college experience. Where did you go to college and what was the best part?
*What was the most challenging part of college?
*What do you look for in people that you hire or people that you are working with?
*What did you look for in a college?
FREE & REDUCED LUNCH FORM
Visit Ms. Sheila at the front desk or check out the High Tech High newsletter and fill out the free & reduced lunch form!!! Even if you know you don’t qualify, we are trying to get 100% of our school to fill this out--100% completion will help our school.
Please pick up your camp supplies from Mr. Schwartz’z room ASAP!!! We’ve been home for a while now!!!
OFFICE HOURS & ACADEMIC COACHING
Visit Ms. Sara and Ms. Jamie after school for some support in your classes! Your teachers are also available for one on one help during office hours!
CAROL/SCHWARTZ TEAM NEEDS DRIVERS
Please click on this document and let us know when you can help us bring students into the world: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YLrfcUp_NYUuDGQxG990hHD5zD4ZsnJ6-dopo-XqZS0/edit?usp=sharing
If you have not yet paid your $50 camping fee, we are still collecting this fee if it is possible for you to contribute. If you are unable to contribute, email your Humanities teacher and we are happy to cover this for your student!
Come in with your supplies for your art project!!! You will be getting work time in class each week leading up to exhibition.
Students will come home with (or have already picked up) their syllabi for their classes. In each syllabus is a supply list for that class. Please bring the required items to class each day, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (your student’s Humanities teacher) if you are unable to provide the items and we will take care of it for your student.
ADVISORY HOME VISITS
Check in with your student’s advisor to schedule your home visit!
Upcoming Dates to Note
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Exhibition, 5:30-7:30pm Downtown San Diego
GLOWCOMING will be held here in the commons in the evening!
What’s Happening In Class This Week?
The House on Mango Street
Mike: EM Spectrum Presentations
Schwartz: The Pit & the Pendulum
Contemporary Art Project Completion
Thank you! Please keep in touch with us with any questions or comments.
~Carol Cabrera, Kurt Schwartz, Jennifer Howard, Mike Amarillas, Alden Walters, Jamie West, Charley Jacob, Sarah Sandoval