ROCIO PREPARES OUR FUTURE CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS! Rocio's role this quarter is a CTE instructor. She assists with the students in the CNA program. Specifically, she supports students in a hands-on laboratory to prepare them for the skills they need to pass the state board exams. She looks forward to being a part of this program and preparing students to be successful in their state exam to become Certified Nursing Assistants! A typical day for Rocio includes following the CNA students in their class and collecting paperwork necessary to cover the legalities of the class. HSHMC has two cohorts of students that come to campus during the week for in-person instruction. Students are happy to interact and see each other after almost a year of distance learning. "I am particularly proud of being able to sit-in with students and share conversations about their future aspirations."
Dear HSHMC Students, Ms. Hardin & Mr. Mansoor are happy to announce that we are beginning a new club here at HSHMC called L.I.F.E.(Learning Important skills For Everyone)! L.I.F.E. club is centered around learning essential, valuable life skills. Topics that will be covered include taxes, loans, paying bills, creating resumes, and the workforce. However, our vision is to make this a student centered club, where we cover topics that students desire. Class meetings are Mondays from 2:30-3pm beginning 2/22. The zoom link and password are listed below: link: https://hshmc.zoom.us/j/84663887826 pw: life
MS. WARFIELD DOES WHAT IT TAKES! Kameron continues her role as an Ed. Specialist for 3rd quarter, helping all students in any way that she can. This quarter she looks forward to improving her relationships with our students. Kameron loves being a part of HSHMC because the same support she gives to her students, she receives as a teacher. Kameron spends her day supporting the history classes and meeting with students before and after school to work on their assignments and transition goals. Distance learning has pushed her to get out of her comfort zone and find more creative ways to connect with students.
VANESSA LOVES SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN ALL THEIR CLASSES! Vanessa is very excited to be moving into Quarter 3. While she continues her work with the amazing Academic Recovery/Student Support Team, she will also be assisting Mr. Lauritzen in the Patient Care Career Prep class. On top of that, she gets to spend some time in Ms. Speck’s Anatomy classes. Vanessa appreciates the creativity and adaptability that has arisen while tackling distance learning. "For our students, these are skills they were going to have to learn after high school. In the workforce or in college, many of these distance learning skills are being learned at an early age. I feel that the biggest victories are made by students who overcame daunting challenges." Some of her proudest moments at HSHMC include the successes of her AR students.
Mrs. Elliot's cheeks were hurting from smiling so much during biology class on February 5 , 2021! HSHMC biologists are working towards being able to explain common ancestry through multiple lines of evidence. Ms. Woollard and Mrs. Elliot use the eye as a structure to help students understand how anatomy has evolved over time. Here are some photos from the sheep eye dissection and a screenshot of a student’s rating against success criteria:
Dec. 01, 2020- HSHMC Writing Club Update! New Date and Time! Update! A Change in Day and Time! Beginning this week we will be hosting writing club every Thursday at 2:30pm. Click on the link below and join us! Join Zoom Meeting https://hshmc.zoom.us/j/85036423495 Passcode: 368370 Back to News & Events
Nov. 12, 2020- HSHMC Writing Club! Dear HSHMC Writers, We are starting a digital writing club here at HSHMC. Check out this video invite! HSHMC Digital writing club All students grades 9-12 are welcome to join. We will be meeting on Monday's from 3:30 to 4:30. Click on the link below. HSHMC Writing Club Time: Monday November 16th at 3:30 Join Zoom Meeting https://hshmc.zoom.us/j/85036423495 Passcode: 368370 Back to News & Events
Nov. 07, 2020- Quarter 1 Report Cards Dear HSHMC Families, Our first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year is now complete! It has been a successful few months at HSHMC as we have engaged together through distance learning. Your partnership with us has made this possible and we are truly grateful for your continued support of our school program. Enclosed is the report card for your child's grades for Quarter 1. If your child is holding an incomplete from Quarter 1 he or she has now been assigned to an Academic Intervention class on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 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. HSHMC is now accepting New Student Applications for next year (2021-2022) for grades 9-12! If you have a sibling of an HSHMC student who hopes to attend next year, please apply no later than February 1, 2021. If the number of applications exceeds available spaces, a lottery will determine application selection. Siblings of current HSHMC students and children of HSHMC and Sharp HealthCare employees will be given priority in the lottery. You must apply directly from our website at www.hshmc.org. On Thursday, December 10, at 5:30 pm, HSHMC is pleased to offer a one-hour virtual Parent Academy entitled "The Teenage Brain." We hope you will consider joining us for this special session as we explore why our teenagers' brains cause them to think and act the way they do, especially during this time of COVID-19 and Distance Learning. Mark your calendars now and watch for the link to join on our website. You child's health and wellness are very important to us. HSHMC is committed to supporting the mental and emotional wellness of our students as these barriers can impact student success. Access to community pupil mental health services and resources is made available through our website at www.hshmc.org. A reminder that school is closed Wednesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day. Monday, November 23 – Friday, November, 27 is Thanksgiving Vacation and there is no school during that week. We hope this will be a wonderful time for you and your family even through these challenging times as we all strive to stay healthy and safe. In addition, the last day before winter break is December 28. School will be closed between December 21 and January 1. Classes resume on January 4, 2021. Once again, thank you for your continued support and communication. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at 619-528-9070, visit our website at www.hshmc.org or join me during Principal's Office Hours every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 am (https://hshmc.zoom.us/j/82553847733 Passcode: HSHMC) Stay healthy and safe, Dr. Sheri Johnson Principal of Operations and Communication Back to News & Events [...]
Oct. 23, 2020- Update from HSHMC Dear HSHMC families and friends, We can't always get what we want... we want to get back to our campus. We want to physically reunite our students, staff and families. We know every one of you wants this as well. We miss each other in so many ways. We want to return to a safe campus with reasonable confidence that we will not have to close our doors soon again. We, like many of you, watch the news to see the rise and fall in the spread of COVID 19. We see that areas of the country, including ours, show weeks of positive signs of COVID 19 containment, followed by a resurgence of the disease. We see restaurants, businesses, and even schools, opening and then being forced to close, causing untold disappointment and disruption. And we see pressure and argument from communities to reopen them again despite the fact that disease surges continue. We see people both taking precautions, such as social distancing and mask wearing, to prevent the spread; and, we see others making decisions not to do so. Most sadly, we each know people and families who have fallen ill to this terrible disease. And we know that each of us have faced major challenges adjusting our lifestyles, our jobs, our financial challenges and our learning. Let me repeat, we want to return to a safe campus with reasonable confidence that we will not have to close our doors again. But we cannot rely on short-term positive trends in disease outbreaks, or the heavy pressure of our desires to reopen campus, or the decisions of other schools, to rush to a decision to do so. With the support of our Board of Directors, administrators, staff, and our parent advisory committee, we have committed to make any future decision to reopen campus based on a level of confidence that the surges in new outbreaks are behind us. We await the impact of effective vaccines and treatments. And when that occurs our reopening plans will be well thought out, well communicated and well organized. With current surge conditions, changes in weather and upcoming holidays that may result in families' and friends' increased contact risks, we do expect our campus to remain closed for at least the remainder of the semester. We are sharing this information to help you plan accordingly and to give you our best thinking. We promise you that we reexamine our options daily based on our commitment to consider safety first and when the time appears right to reconsider opening we will do so with readied excitement. We can't always get what we want, but… together let us commit to try to give each other what we need. We have learned so much in the last 6 months about offering a quality education online. Our teachers are better supported and equipped. Our new attendance and reengagement teams are helping students who struggle to attend and to complete work through contacts, supports, safe [...]