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HSHMC Graduation 2021 Live Stream


HSHMC Graduation Ceremony Live Stream! Our 2021 Graduation Ceremony streamed LIVE on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, starting at 10:50 am with the ceremony beginning at 11 am. Tune in at the link below: HSHMC Graduation 2021 Live Stream

HSHMC Graduation 2021 Live Stream2021-06-17T20:30:34+00:00

Staff Highlight: Kristen Kosaka – June 10th, 2021


MS. KOSAKA SUPPORTS STUDENTS AND HER COLLEAGUES! Kristen is a new Educational Specialist at HSHMC. She's currently serving as a case manager for students with IEPs, holding meetings for her students, and working with incoming students and their families. She works closely with so many amazing educators, including Mr. Kennedy and the special education team as they work through out the IEP process. Everyone at HSHMC, including the students, have been so helpful and welcoming! Each day brings new adventures from collaborating with colleagues to supporting students with coursework. Helping students clear their incomplete grades are the top priority for Kristen at this time. As a new staff member, she is eager to build family and student connections. "I’ve enjoyed both distance learning and in-person learning but truly enjoy working with the students in-person. We learn so much from each other during our time together and it helps foster a positive relationship with them." -Kristen Kosaka "Just about everyone walks into a job not knowing what to do. Some of us are fortunate to have someone around to lean-on, vent to, problem-solve, and collaborate with. Well, I’m one of those FORTUNATE ONES! Thank you Kristen!" -Brian Kennedy

Staff Highlight: Kristen Kosaka – June 10th, 20212021-06-10T15:57:56+00:00

Staff Highlight: Marisa Peña – June 3rd, 2021


MARISA ENSURES COLLEGE SUCCESS! Ms. Peña has been busy this semester! She supports 5 college courses: Public Speaking (COMM 122), Substance Abuse & Public Health (HED 203), History of Hip Hop Culture (MUS 123), US History: Chicano Perspectives (HIST 119), and Politics & Political Analysis (POSC 120). She loves witnessing the students learn and make connections in each of these courses. Ms. Peña begins each weekly module with a tour of the course's webpage, weekly assignments, and announcements. Students are then placed in small groups or independently in break-out rooms. Many of the college courses this semester have required students to demonstrate their knowledge in writing. Ms. Peña works together with the students to deconstruct the prompts into smaller, more manageable pieces. She also supports students to learn how to approach higher education including things like building relationships with professors and learning what it means when an assignment is "weighted". Emma stands out for her performance in Public Speaking. Her poise and confidence shined, and was recognized by her peers and Professor Chambers. In the Hip Hop class, Ms. Peña asked Ezekiel Ayala Beltran if he wanted her to rap an answer to him. He said "no" (with a giggle).

Staff Highlight: Marisa Peña – June 3rd, 20212021-06-04T18:08:35+00:00

Staff Highlight: Eddie Franco – May 27th, 2021


EDDIE SUPPORTS STUDENTS AS THEY EXPLORE COLLEGE! Eddie is one of our school counselors and part of his role for Quarter 4 is to help students on campus with academic recovery. He also has been staying busy keeping up with the Class of 2021 as they make college and career decisions and apply for financial aid and scholarships. Eddie enjoys reaching out to parents to work on plans for improving student attendance or academic performance. One big success that both Naimo and Eddie had recently was a college info session for 11th graders and their families, where over 80 people attended on Zoom (they even "broke" Jamboard because there were too many participants trying to join)! They were able to address students’ and families’ anxieties about going to college and help them differentiate myths from the realities of college. "I really enjoy working at HSHMC and serving the diverse community, especially working with students and parents whose stories are similar to my own."

Staff Highlight: Eddie Franco – May 27th, 20212021-05-27T17:32:00+00:00

Staff Highlight: Vanessa Casanova – May 20th, 2021


VANESSA IS ALWAYS READY TO LISTEN! Vanessa is our School Social Worker. To support students she checks in with them during their class time on Zoom in breakout rooms, through texts and phone calls, as well as in person since we have been on campus. She always tries to make sure the students feel comfortable to talk to her about whatever is on their mind, be it school-related or not, so she can best support their social-emotional needs and hopefully get them more engaged in their academics as a result of that connection. "I enjoy getting to know the students and building positive relationships with them! Each student I have been able to talk to has their own story to tell, and I love hearing what they have to say.." One of our students recently told Ms. Casanova: "I'm happy there is someone at school I can talk to if I need to."

Staff Highlight: Vanessa Casanova – May 20th, 20212021-05-24T15:52:32+00:00

Vaccination Appointment Instructions


Vaccination Appointment Instructions We are excited to host a second Vaccination Clinic at HSHMC thanks to Sharp Healthcare! See below for instructions to make your appointment, including our access code, which is SKYR99JH8X Step 1: Go to Step 2: Click “Start Here” Step 3: Fill out the fields on the “Let’s Get Started” page Step 4: At the bottom of the page, you will see “Access Code (optional).” Enter the Access Code provided to you for the Sharp-sponsored Vaccination Event. Certify that your information is correct, and click “Continue.” HSHMC Access Code: SKYR99JH8X Step 5: Enter your zip code Step 6: Click “Schedule Appointment on the “Select Location” page. Only one option should populate, based on the code you entered. Step 7: Select the time that works best for you on the day of the Dose 1 vaccination event, then select the time that works best for you on the day of the Dose 2 vaccination event. Then, click “Continue.” Step 8: Fill out your personal and contact information, and then click “Complete Appointment.” If you have issues making your appointment, please contact Sharp HealthCare at 1-800-82-Sharp or

Vaccination Appointment Instructions2021-05-24T15:48:29+00:00

Virtual Super Saturday at Grossmont College


Virtual Super Saturday at Grossmont College Students interested in attending Grossmont in the fall are encouraged to attend "Virtual Saturday" on May 22 or June 5.  During the session, students will complete: Online Orientation English & Math Placement Meet with a counselor to create an education plan Register here: NOTE: If you did not take a college class during Spring 2021, you will need to complete the online application 3 days prior to the Saturday session. 

Virtual Super Saturday at Grossmont College2021-05-19T20:38:35+00:00

Summer School 2021 Information


SUMMER SCHOOL 2021 - June 21 - July 29 (Monday - Thursday) Session Dates and Times Session 1 - 8:00 am to 11:00 am - June 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 July 1, 6, 7, 8 Session 2 - 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm - June 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 July 1, 6, 7, 8 Session 3 - 8:00 am to 11:00 am - July 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 Session 4 - 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm -  July 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 Registration forms were sent to students and can also be accessed using this link:

Summer School 2021 Information2021-05-17T16:55:54+00:00

College Knowledge Series: The Journey Ahead – Preparing to Apply to a 4-year College


Students and Families of the Class of 2022, Please join us for an informational meeting on Thursday, May 20th from 3:00-4:00pm on Zoom for any 11th grade student and parents who are planning or thinking of applying to a 4-year university in the fall.   Join Zoom Meeting     Meeting ID: 894 0165 2566 Passcode: 220644

College Knowledge Series: The Journey Ahead – Preparing to Apply to a 4-year College2021-05-14T17:10:49+00:00

Staff Highlight: Julieta Rios – May 13th, 2021


JULIETA PROVIDES WORK EXPERIENCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS! Julieta is the 11th/12th grade transition counselor, working one-on-one with students through their transition goals. These include aspirations, wants, needs, and connecting students with outside resources in order to provide the best support system to help them accomplish their goals in the near future. She just completed her Master's Degree this May at SDSU in Rehabilitation Counseling where she needed to fulfill 450 hours of supervised, direct service/support. Because of HSHMC she fulfilled her final round of hours and was able to graduate and continue to help serve our students/community. Julieta feels proud of all her students and how much they have grown and benefited throughout the transition support services both Julieta and Ms. Fischmann provide. One student that stands out is Daniel! He is one of 20 participants throughout the We Can Work grant who is working as a store associate at a 3-D printing gaming/graphic design studio. He is working on applying to San Diego City College to continue learning and growing in the Graphic Design field with the help of Julieta and Mr Beam. "I absolutely love working at HSHMC! The amount of support and appreciation throughout the faculty is phenomenal. The family-oriented environment from everyone continues to make my day!" - Julieta

Staff Highlight: Julieta Rios – May 13th, 20212021-05-13T17:56:06+00:00
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