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Staff Highlight: Leeza Juarez – May 6th, 2021

2021-05-06T21:03:38+00:00

LEEZA CONNECTS WITH STUDENTS! Leeza is one of our Student Support staff members and also teaches a Spanish class. She engages students in a variety of ways including giving “brain breaks", playing music to get students pumped up and excited for the class, and facilitating quick SEL check-ins at the beginning of each lesson. Leeza enjoys building connections with each of her students and being able to support them emotionally and academically. She is rewarded by witnessing the progress that her students make on a day-to-day basis. Giovanna is one of Ms. Juarez's stand out students! She comes to AR every day motivated to clear her incompletes. Another stand out is Elizabeth. She arrives to Spanish class ready to "kill it"! “It’s an honor working here at HSHMC. The atmosphere here is very loving and family- oriented. I constantly feel supported by my coworkers. The fact that I can make an impact in these students' lives makes everything worth it." - Leeza J

Staff Highlight: Leeza Juarez – May 6th, 20212021-05-06T21:03:38+00:00

Weekly Bulletin – May 2nd, 2021

2021-05-03T15:32:12+00:00

May 2nd, 2021- Weekly School Bulletin With everyone 16 years of age and older now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination, HSHMC fully encourages you and any member of your household 16 years and older to get a vaccine as soon as you can. Widespread vaccination is a critical tool to help stop the pandemic. We are working with our healthcare partners to help facilitate vaccinations for our students. We will let you know more as that opportunity develops. In the meantime, you can check your local pharmacy to see if vaccination appointments are available. Also, there are now many walk-thru sites throughout San Diego County. A link for a list of those sites can be found on our website as part of this message (Vaccination Locations). As a reminder, Governor Newsom has announced that June 15, California will fully open its economy if two criteria are met: If vaccine supply is sufficient for Californians 16 years and older who wish to be vaccinated; and, if hospitalization rates are stable and low. Therefore, if these conditions are met, HSHMC plans to offer a full summer school program. We continue to plan, pay attention to local, state and national conditions and recommendations and share our best available information with you. In hopes that these conditions will be met, summer school registration forms are being sent out by mail this week. Summer school will begin on Monday, June 21. We are planning to offer four sessions, each session will be three-weeks long, for three hours a day. The last day of the summer sessions ends on Thursday, July 29. If you have questions, or just want to touch base, I am holding Principal’s Office Hours (password: HSHMC) via Zoom at 9:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. The Zoom link is available on our website. I can also be reached by email anytime at sjohnson@hshmc.org. Have a good and safe week. Thank you.

Weekly Bulletin – May 2nd, 20212021-05-03T15:32:12+00:00

Staff Highlight: Naimo Ahmed – April 29th, 2021

2021-04-29T15:29:02+00:00

NAIMO PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH A WEALTH OF SUPPORT! Naimo is one of our amazing school counselors! She addresses students' needs for educational, social/emotional, and developmental support while tailoring her counseling practices to effectively meet their needs. Additionally, Naimo supports students in need of academic recovery and facilitates several college tutoring labs to assist and encourage students in their college classes. When she begins her AR class, Naimo starts with a social-emotional check-in. As students continue working through their incompletes at their own pace, she is there to celebrate their every accomplishment, track their progress, and guide them in their studies. Naimo also co- teaches a College and Career Explorations class, which is another opportunity to build connections with students and equip them with the knowledge and skillsets to succeed in their high school career at HSHMC and beyond. "I am proud of all the student and family connections that I have. For the Somali cultural community, I think it's refreshing to have someone that speaks their language and strives to support and cultivate their children in their education at HSHMC."

Staff Highlight: Naimo Ahmed – April 29th, 20212021-04-29T15:29:02+00:00

Weekly Bulletin – April 25th, 2021

2021-04-26T16:00:16+00:00

April 25th, 2021- Weekly School Bulletin By now, you should have received your child’s Quarter 3 grade report. You can also access your child’s grades using the PowerSchool parent portal, which is available 24/7 from our website at www.hshmc.org. If you have not set up an account and need help to do so, please call the school and we will gladly help you. If your child has an incomplete in a course, they have been assigned to an Academic Intervention class at 10:00 am. This course is mandatory and shows up on their PowerSchool class schedule. It is also expected that any student who holds an incomplete in any course is actively taking advantage of teachers' online office hours and resources we have put in place to support their academic efforts.  Students who do not make an effort to clear their incompletes are at risk of failing the course. Governor Newsom has announced that June 15, California will fully open its economy if two criteria are met: If vaccine supply is sufficient for Californians 16 years and older who wish to be inoculated; and, if hospitalization rates are stable and low. Therefore, if these conditions are met, HSHMC plans to offer a full summer school program. We will continue to plan, pay attention to local, state and national conditions and recommendations and share our best available information with you. If you have questions, or just want to touch base, I am holding Principal’s Office Hours (password: HSHMC) via Zoom at 9:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. The Zoom link is available on our website. I can also be reached by email anytime at sjohnson@hshmc.org. Have a good and safe week. Thank you.

Weekly Bulletin – April 25th, 20212021-04-26T16:00:16+00:00

Staff Highlight: Caleigh Fischmann – April 22nd, 2021

2021-04-22T19:23:39+00:00

CALEIGH OPENS UP OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS! Caleigh is settling into her role as the Transition Counselor for 9th and 10th grade students and absolutely loving it! She spends a lot of her time meeting with students one-on-one exploring their strengths, interests, and goals for life after HSHMC, as well as making sure that they have the tools and resources to make it all happen. She feels immense privilege getting to witness the students’ exploration and personal growth as they work to develop their plan for success. She has also had a chance to support in the College and Career Exploration class where a recent stand out was Malachi telling her that SchoolLinks, a future career and education exploration tool used often in class, is “actually 10/10 cool!” Recently, Caleigh has been working with Ms. Rios to develop new student job opportunities through the We Can Work grant, which provides students with opportunities to gain skills and meaningful paid work experiences. A few WCW wins from this week: Erika continues to work hard as a TA and an office assistant at a specialized therapy clinic in Kensington, and Tierra has finished applying to the City of San Diego’s Mentorship Program, where she plans to work virtually assisting with the Public Library’s Youth Recreation Program.

Staff Highlight: Caleigh Fischmann – April 22nd, 20212021-04-22T19:23:39+00:00

Weekly Bulletin – April 18th, 2021

2021-04-19T17:45:24+00:00

April 18th, 2021- Weekly School Bulletin Quarter 3 grades were mailed home on Friday, 4/16/21. If your child is holding an incomplete from Quarter 3 he or she has been assigned to an Academic Intervention class at 10:00 am. Attendance is mandatory at this class until all incompletes are cleared. It is also expected that any student who holds an incomplete in any course is actively taking advantage of teachers' online office hours and resources we have put in place to support their academic efforts.  Students who do not make an effort to clear their incompletes are at risk of failing the course. This Wednesday, April 21, we will be holding a meeting for students who are going to a four-year university this fall. The “Now That You Have Been Accepted” information meeting will be from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. The Zoom link for the meeting will be emailed to students ahead of time. If you have questions, or just want to touch base, I am holding Principal’s Office Hours (password: HSHMC) via Zoom at 9:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. The Zoom link is available on our website. I can also be reached by email anytime at sjohnson@hshmc.org. Have a good and safe week. Thank you.

Weekly Bulletin – April 18th, 20212021-04-19T17:45:24+00:00

Staff Highlight: Karen Spadafora – April 15th, 2021

2021-04-15T22:29:27+00:00

KAREN CONTINUES TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS IN-PERSON AND ONLINE Karen is supporting students during the first phase of in-person learning. She is so excited to meet some of our new HSHMC students for the first time and continue growing relationships! Along with in-person support, she also continues working with our English Learners, ultimately preparing them for the ELPAC. Karen also loves popping into classes and working with students one-on-one and in small breakout groups on a daily basis to help students with their current assignments and to get caught up on any missing assignments. She appreciates the opportunities to meet with her students and their families, where she gets to hear about their aspirations and goals after their time with us at HSHMC. "I am proud of all my students on my caseload and their perseverance throughout distance learning and now transitioning to in-person learning!"

Staff Highlight: Karen Spadafora – April 15th, 20212021-04-15T22:29:27+00:00

Weekly Bulletin – April 11th, 2021

2021-04-12T17:16:04+00:00

April 11th, 2021- Weekly School Bulletin Tomorrow, 4/12/21, is the start of Quarter 4. Your child’s courses will be active in Canvas in the morning so they can log on to their new classes. If you were notified to come by school to pick up the school supplies your child needs for Quarter 4 and you have not already done so, please plan to drive by tomorrow, 4/12/21 between between 3:00 and 4:00 pm to pick them up. Quarter 3 grades will be mailed home on Friday. If your child is holding an incomplete from Quarter 3 he or she will be assigned to an Academic Intervention class. Attendance is mandatory at this class until all incompletes are cleared. It is also expected that any student who holds an incomplete in any course is actively taking advantage of teachers' online office hours and resources we have put in place to support their academic efforts.  Students who do not make an effort to clear their incompletes are at risk of failing the course. At this time, we are moving forward with plans for a graduation ceremony for our seniors on June 14 at 6:00 pm at SDSU’s CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre. Given the current COVID-19 restrictions, our ceremony is likely to look very different than it has in years past. We will provide more detailed information as our planning unfolds. If you have questions, or just want to touch base, I am holding Principal’s Office Hours (password: HSHMC) via Zoom at 9:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. The Zoom link is available on our website. I can also be reached by email anytime at sjohnson@hshmc.org. Have a good and safe week. Thank you.

Weekly Bulletin – April 11th, 20212021-04-12T17:16:04+00:00

Staff Highlight: Mikayla Haywood – April 8th, 2021

2021-04-08T17:13:37+00:00

MIKAYLA FOSTERS CRITICAL THINKING IN HER CLASS Mikayla co-teaches 12th grade English with Dr. Lapp and receives support from Dr. Ilko. She ensures that students are engaged and learning by checking for understanding and asking students to explain the lesson in their own words to each other. Mikayla uses break-out rooms to meet with students in small groups to help them generate ideas for their writing. Mikayla is extremely proud of all of her students, especially the meaningful discussions they have with their peers. "I want to thank Dr. Lapp and Dr. Ilko for supporting me and providing me feedback as I continue my journey as a first year teacher. I receive the same support from them and the staff at HSHMC as I give to my students and it makes me feel connected to everyone even though I haven't met them in person."

Staff Highlight: Mikayla Haywood – April 8th, 20212021-04-08T17:13:37+00:00

Weekly Bulletin – April 4th, 2021

2021-04-05T18:11:19+00:00

April 4th, 2021- Weekly School Bulletin We hope you and your family had a wonderful spring break. As we return to school tomorrow, please note that Quarter 3 ends this Friday, April 8, 2021. Quarter 3 grades will be mailed out the following week. Please check your child’s grades to be sure they are working to clear any incompletes they may have prior to the end of the third quarter. We will be handing out school supplies for Quarter 4 classes this Thursday, April 8, 2021 and Friday, April 9, 2021 from 8:30 am to 10:00 am outside at HSHMC (with social distance measures in place). Please come by on either day to pick up your child’s supplies so they are ready to begin the new quarter on Monday, April 12th. Notifications will be sent tomorrow to those who have supplies to be picked up. If you or your child do not receive notification, it means that your child already has everything he or she needs for their 4th quarter classes and you do not need to come by. Now that our students all have their new MacBooks, please return the Chromebook that was assigned to your child when you come to pick up supplies. If you do not have any supplies to pick up, we will be arranging a time for you to return the Chromebook very soon. This Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 3:30 to 4:30 our college team is hosting a Community College Application Session for our current seniors attending community college in the fall. A Zoom link to participate has been sent out to all seniors. To continue to inform and involve families in our efforts to design the most exciting, engaging and effective education for our student body, we invite you parents and guardians to take our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) survey. The survey and more information about the LCAP can been found on our website at www.hshmc.org under the “About” tab.  Your opinion matters. If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes to visit our site and take the survey. (Or click here to go directly to the survey available in English and Spanish.) If you have questions, or just want to touch base, I am holding Principal’s Office Hours (password: HSHMC) via Zoom at 9:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. The Zoom link is available on our website. I can also be reached by email anytime at sjohnson@hshmc.org. Have a good and safe week. Thank you.

Weekly Bulletin – April 4th, 20212021-04-05T18:11:19+00:00
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