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Classroom Demonstration of Learning – Trigonometry – July 1st, 2021


Our students got to show off their artistic talents, as well as their trigonometry skills, in an outdoor chalk-drawing assignment of the unit circle. One of the groups even dedicated their work to a student for their birthday! At HSHMC, we always love keeping things fresh by changing up the learning environment whenever we can. If you see any of these students, congratulate them on some fantastic work!

Classroom Demonstration of Learning – Trigonometry – July 1st, 20212021-07-02T23:28:59+00:00

Knott’s Berry Farm Trip for Vaccinated Students!


HSHMC is planning a free trip this fall to KNOTT’S BERRY FARM for all HSHMC students who are fully vaccinated! How to participate: If you are already fully vaccinated, please provide us with proof of vaccination to join in. Get fully vaccinated at HSHMC on Wednesday, July 7 and July 28. Get fully vaccinated on your own before school starts. We hope that all of our students will be fully vaccinated before attending HSHMC in the fall. In addition, Sharp will allow our students back at the hospital for internships as long as they are fully vaccinated. All other internships will be dependent on vaccinations as well. One of the best things we can do is encourage and help everyone who is eligible for the vaccine to get one.   Sharp HealthCare has agreed to come back to HSHMC to provide another opportunity for you to have your HSHMC student (ages 12 and up) and your family vaccinated and will be here to administer the Pfizer vaccine as follows: Wednesday, July 7 (1st Vaccination Date) – 8:30 – 1:30 Wednesday, July 28 (2nd Vaccination Date) – 8:30 – 1:30  Please make your appointment NOW by going to: Minor Consent Form When making your appointment, simply use our zip code 92105 for the area you want to get your vaccination in and our school site will pop up with available appointments for July 28.  Your appointment for the second required vaccination on July 28 will be scheduled when you receive your first vaccination on July 7. (Walk-in appointments are also available – but scheduled appointments are preferred) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ¡HSHMC está planeando un viaje gratis este otoño a KNOTT’S BERRY FARM para todos los estudiantes de HSHMC que están completamente vacunados! Como participar: Si ya está completamente vacunado, envíenos un comprobante de vacunación para unirse. Vacúnese completamente en HSHMC el miércoles 7 y 28 de julio. Vacúnese completamente por su cuenta antes de que comience la escuela. Esperamos que todos nuestros estudiantes estén completamente vacunados antes de asistir a HSHMC en el otoño. Además, Sharp permitirá que nuestros estudiantes regresen al hospital para realizar practicas siempre que estén completamente vacunados. Todas las demás practicas también dependerán de las vacunas. Una de las mejores cosas que podemos hacer es alentar y ayudar a que todas las personas elegibles para la vacuna se pongan una.   Sharp HealthCare ha acordado regresar a HSHMC para brindarle otra oportunidad de vacunar a su estudiante de HSHMC (mayores de 12 anos) y a su familia y estará aquí para administrar la vacuna Pfizer de la siguiente manera: Miércoles Julio 7 (1ra Fecha de Vacunación) – 8:30 – 1:30 Miércoles Julio 28 (2da Fecha de Vacunación) – 8:30 – 1:30  Haga su cita AHORA yendo a: Documento de consentimiento para menores.  Cuando programe su cita, simplemente use nuestro código postal 92105 para el área donde desea vacunarse y nuestro sitio escolar aparecerá con citas disponibles para el 7 de julio. Su cita para la segunda vacuna requerida el [...]

Knott’s Berry Farm Trip for Vaccinated Students!2021-07-21T16:01:41+00:00

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. Watch the replay at the link below: HSHMC Graduation 2021 Live Stream Replay

HSHMC Graduation 2021 Live Stream2021-06-24T16:22:13+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 three more Vaccination Clinics at HSHMC thanks to Sharp Healthcare! The next clinic is October 4, from 10:00 to 2:00PM. Future dates include 10/25 and 11/15. See below for instructions to make your appointment. If your child is already fully vaccinated, please remember to provide the school with a copy of the vaccination card for our records. Feel free to take a picture of the card and email it to, mail it in, or drop it by. Any way that is easiest for you to get it to us as soon as possible. Step 1: Go to Step 2: Click “Make an Appointment” Step 3: Fill out the fields on the “Let’s Get Started” page Step 4: Enter the school's zip code: 92105 Step 5: Click “Schedule Appointment on the “Select Location” page. You will see HSHMC as an option. Step 6: 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 7: Fill out your personal and contact information, and then click “Complete Appointment.” If you have issues making your appointment, please contact HSHMC at (619) 528-9070

Vaccination Appointment Instructions2021-09-24T16:22:25+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
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