Saturday, October 16, 2021

October 15th

 

Friends of HTH
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Familias Unidas de HTH
Familias Unidas de HTH
HTH PA
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HTH School
HTH School
Storm Athletics
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We hope everyone's SLC's were successful, transformative and reflective. 
HTHPL Calendar 2021-22  School Hours M- F from 8:40 AM - 3:40 PM. 
Click here for the latest information regarding Covid-19 and HTH
Site Manager Vanessa vamartinez@hightechhigh.org 619.243.5000 
 HTH FAQ sheet 
HTH HAPPENINGS THIS PAST WEEK! 
9th grade students on Amilio/Taya and Juli's team are researching water, how it is used, where it comes from and how it is distributed. Part of the research included snorkeling at Mission Bay. 
10th grade Ryan, Molly, and Anna's team headed to the Escape Room at Belmont Park to do research for their Escape Room Project. The Dollars For Doers fundraising campaign provided funds for this field trip in the form of teacher/staff grants. 

 

Changing The Subject, Twenty years of projects from HTH

A cross between an art book and a how-to-manual, this beautifully designed volume features some of the most creative and inspiring student projects from the award-winning High Tech High schools in San Diego, California. With contributions from over fifty teachers, spanning grades K through high school, Changing the Subject is filled with images of student work and students working together.

The book is available on Amazon
COVID-19 Testing

We are offering FREE antigen testing on most campuses on Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays (7:30-9:30).  All staff and students can test during those hours. Staff and students that registered or were here last school year will have to register again. 
But once you do that registration and consent is good for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please register on the Primary Health website. 
Registration Landing Page  - https://my.primary.health/l/HighTechHigh

Required for testing:  Students that are on modified quarantine or participating in indoor sports can use our onsite antigen tests, as well as staff that are unvaccinated.  If a student or staff member has COVID symptoms, they must go home and return with a PCR test through a County site, pharmacy or physician. 


Any student or staff that just wanted to test preventatively may do so on campus.
DEEPER LEARNING

Beauty; And The Science Behind It

By: HTH Journalist Lucía C. López

"It's not often that we are willing to admit it—or even talk about it—especially if we're on the receiving end of its benefits."(MyImperfectLife.com ) Pretty privilege. 

This term of pretty privilege is defined by the article “Pretty Privilege: Why Bias Is Real and What We Can Do About It”  as individuals who “...often experience social advantages and better treatment by those who perceive them as attractive.” This term has been prevalent in the media, but is there actual science behind it?
Read more.... 

What is the Poker and Board Games X-Block? 

By HTH Journalist Mia Dahlgren

Poker and Board Games is “a time made for students to connect with other students through family fun!” That’s according to Michael Chin, a 10th grade chemistry teacher at HTH and the co-leader of these last 40 minutes every Tuesday and Thursday.

This X-block started when Michael and 10th grade math teacher Molly Poole learned that a previous teacher had run a poker X-block, “so, I wanted to keep that alive, because I knew there were certain students that were really into it. And, I think it's just something that I really enjoy in my free time, and I felt like maybe poker wasn’t wide enough as an X-block, so I decided to put in board games, because, as you can see, I have a pretty big board game collection.” 
Read more.....

STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Jessica Morris, Mental Health Counselor at High Tech High 

Why did you choose to work in education?

I struggled in school growing up and know how valuable having influential, supportive individuals can be for young folks.
What are your hopes for this school year?
To reach as many students we can, providing support to promote mental health, while providing a safe place for them to share.
What do you love most about HTH?
The collaborative and supportive work environment.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself
I coached lacrosse for 19 years at Coronado High School.
If you were a tree, what kind would you be and why?
An elm because they are strong, sturdy, and seem to be able to take on whatever element comes their way.
PARENT ASSOCIATION NEWS
With your generous donation, the campaign raised an amazing $15,279. Wow! We cannot thank you enough for your support. We want to share with you how your funds will be used to support HTH students. 

Teacher/Staff Grants - $10,000 will be set aside for teacher/staff grants which send the funds directly back into the classroom. So far, this year, the grants approved are:
  • 10th-grade field trip to an Escape Room for research for the Escape Room project 
  • Additional copies of books for the 11th-grade book club with Margaret Egler
  • new tools for John Santos/Pat Holder's Communification Project  
  • Ionic compounds for experiments in the 10th-grade Chemistry class with Michael Chin
  • Plants and ecosystem supplies for Kalle Palmer's Let It Grow Project 
You can check out all the projects funded through this campaign here. 

HTH Collaborative - In addition to the projects, a portion of the proceeds funds the HTH Collaborative which provides help for our HTH families in need. So far this year, the HTH Collaborative has donated funds to help two HTH families cover funeral expenses for loved ones including HTH 2021 graduate Shad Jean Philippe and funded our inclusion team's request for a new software program that will help many of our students. 

529 Seed Program - We are also setting aside $2,000 to seed 529 accounts for our HTH students. 
College doesn't have to be expensive. This year, the HTH Collaborative will be offering seed money and grants towards college tuition. You can watch a recording of the info session here. The Spanish presentation starts about 1 hour in. Deadline to open an account and qualify for seed money is October 31st, 2021. 
 

The first Family Partnership Project launched this month! The family cohort met online for the first session and learned about project design, definitions of art, and their feelings about being artists. 12th-grade art teacher Lucera Gallegos is guiding the cohort which will create an art piece that will be on display during the all-school Exhibition. 

(619) 726-3548 or msarriz@pointmtg.com;  https://www.facebook.com/marialuisasarriz

And thank you to Sensations Salud, LLC. 
for supporting HTH for a second year!         
COLLEGE NEWS

Congratulations to our juniors who completed the PSAT yesterday. Not only is the PSAT a great practice test for the ACT and SAT, the scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. 


 

Plus another great College 411 session yesterday.   Ed Devine of Xavier University  (OH) presented “Demonstrating Interest and Ways to Stand out "Off the Page". You can find the recording on Google Classroom. Be sure to join us for the next session held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 4pm. College Day is coming up on Friday, November 12th, details coming soon. For questions, feel free to reach out to me at nwyatt@hightechhigh.org 
Nicholle Wyatt

SAVE THE DATES:

  • 411 workshops are every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 4pm. Next one, October 27th. Join Zoom Meeting ID: 860 7282 6442   Passcode: college

  • Mark your calendar for College Day, November 12th 

  • HTH Village Virtual Family College Advising Night (for grades 9-11):  Dec. 9 at 6pm

SPORTS
                          HTH Storm Athletics       Athleticclearance.com
Donate Now
All athletes must be registered and cleared on athleticclearance.com before they can play 
 
Hey Storm Fans,
Our Fall sports are almost through with their season.  If you haven't made a game, check out our sports calendar.  
Winter Sports are right around the corner.  All will begin the first week of November.  For any student-athlete to participate in HTHAthletics you must fill out and update your online clearance forms on athleticclearance.com. Each student-athlete must also have an updated sports physical for the 21-22 season.  
Michal-Lynn O'Kelley
Director of Athletics and Wellness
mokelley@hightechhigh.org  858-337-9452
 
Check out this video message from Coach Gary and the captains Naomi and David! 
First Practice Nov 8th 630pm at BBMAC Coronado Pool.
Be ready to jump in the pool.
 
WINTER SPORTS
GIRLS BASKETBALL - MASKS REQUIRED 
  • October 28 at 6:00 pm: Mandatory Parent/Player meeting at the gym at HTe.
  • November 6 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Team tryouts at the gym at HTe.
  • contact Coach Ali Breidenstein at alisonanne44@gmail.com

BOYS BASKETBALL - MASKS REQUIRED
  • Saturday, November 6, 2021 FIRST TRYOUTS with subsequent tryouts to take place the following school week!  All times to be finalized and announced closer to Tryouts.
BASKETBALL HELP WANTED!  VOLUNTEERS! HIGH TECH SAN DIEGO WANTS YOU!

Parents, Interested in Coaching Basketball?  Contact Team Liaison, Joe, jtango32@yahoo.com for more information.  There are other roles our Basketball Program would be greatly aided by volunteers!  Tickets, Concession, Fundraising, Time Clock and Shot Clock operations, Scorekeeping, Statistics, etc.  Your efforts will be greatly appreciated!   Please contact Joe, jtango32@yahoo.com TO WORK WITH BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL!

GIRLS SOCCER - TRYOUTS! 

  • Monday Nov. 8th 5-7pm
  • Wednesday Nov. 10th 5-7pm
  • Friday Nov. 12th 5-7pm
  • HTH Mesa on the turf field. 

BOYS SOCCERNeed a boys soccer coach! 
Please contact Coach OKelley for details.
 
 

Any student-athletes who want to be a part of HTH Storm Athletics must fill out their clearance paperwork and get their updated sports physical uploaded. 

How do I sign up for HTH Athletics?

We need all of our Storm athletes to have been cleared through Athletic Clearance. Please make sure all athletes create or update their athleticclearance.com profile. This is important so coaches can be in contact with their athletes.  
Not only do all athletes need to be in athletic clearance with all their paperwork filled out and signed, they also need an updated sports physical for the 20-21 school year.  If you want to be a part of HTH Athletics please do these 2 important things as soon as possible.

  • Create a Profile on AthleticClearance.com (School is High Tech SD)
  • Sign up to get an updated physical with HTH Download the physical form.
  • Sign and turn in all paperwork to Coach O’Kelley
    • Athletic clearance confirmation page
    • Signed physical by physician
 
Support the STORM! 
Spectators are now allowed in the gym! Woohoo!
Masks required.

Admission:
  • Students $1 with ID, $3 without 
  • Teachers FREE 
  • Adults $5
  • Seniors/Military $3 
 
STORM GIRLS VOLLEYBALL - The Varsity Team has been busy this past two weekend winning the Buc’s Tournament Silver Bracket Championship on September 24, and Then winning the O’Farrell Tournament Bronze Bracket Championship on Oct 2. 
 
 



STORM GIRLS TENNIS - Woohoo! New uniforms and league champions! The team beats Claremont High School to win the league. Next week, the team heads to the league tournament. 
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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

October 1st 2021

 

Friends of HTH
Friends of HTH
Familias Unidas de HTH
Familias Unidas de HTH
HTH PA
HTH PA
HTH School
HTH School
Storm Athletics
Storm Athletics
IMPORTANT DATES
Friday October 8th NO School, Staff Day
Monday, October 11th NO School, Indigenous Peoples' Day 

SLC October 12th-15th Minimum Days, 12:30pm dismissal 
HTHPL Calendar 2021-22  School Hours M- F from 8:40 AM - 3:40 PM. 
Click here for the latest information regarding Covid-19 and HTH
Site Manager Vanessa vamartinez@hightechhigh.org 619.243.5000 
 HTH FAQ sheet 
HTH HAPPENINGS THIS PAST WEEK! 

10th grade students in Michael's chemistry class are observing the phenomena of flame color due to different ionic compounds in ethanol. This experiment guided their understanding of atomic structure.

Huge thank you to our 9th grade students on Taya, Juli and Amilio's team for picking up trash on the field every Friday! 
11th grade students on the Jana/Palmer Team met with staff from the San Diego Natural History Museum and San Diego Canyonlands this week. Students will be developing content for upcoming citizen science initiatives for these local organizations. On this trip, students went to Ruffin Canyon and identified plants with Jon Rebman, the Curator of Botany for the Museum.
Socratic seminar  in Genevieve's 10th grade chemistry class about the similarities and differences between “Western” science and Native science
 
Lisa's 10th-grade team learned about ethnobotany from Kumeyaay Community College instructor and Kumeyaay leader Richard Bugbee at Mission Trails Regional Park.  Students learned about the Kumeyaay cultural relationship to plants as food, medicine, tools, spiritual connection, clothing, and so much more while also considering our own families’ historical, cultural, and present relationship with plants.  
Tara, Jordan and Lauren's 9th grade team headed to the local mountains to experience Freshman Wilderness Skills Day

Santos/Holder 11th/12th grade Project Overview: 

In this interdisciplinary project, Building Community, we will consider the value of relationships within  both human and biological communities. During the project, we will explore the roles that human and  natural systems play in our own lives, as well as those that they play in supporting healthy natural and  social environments on Earth. Relationships will also be studied as we design and build a product, which  will be planned to support key interactions in a local human or biological community, in collaboration  with local client
WHAT IS A SLC (STUDENT LED CONFERENCE)?
SLC Week is coming up October 12th-15th. What are SLC's? and how can you support your student? Click here to listen to HTH Unboxed Podcast with Ron Berger
COVID-19 Testing

We are offering FREE antigen testing on most campuses on Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays (7:30-9:30).  All staff and students can test during those hours. Staff and students that registered or were here last school year will have to register again. 
But once you do that registration and consent is good for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please register on the Primary Health website. 
Registration Landing Page  - https://my.primary.health/l/HighTechHigh

Required for testing:  Students that are on modified quarantine or participating in indoor sports can use our onsite antigen tests, as well as staff that are unvaccinated.  If a student or staff member has COVID symptoms, they must go home and return with a PCR test through a County site, pharmacy or physician. 


Any student or staff that just wanted to test preventatively may do so on campus.
DEEPER LEARNING

Who Are The Faces That Help Keep HTH Going?

By: Lucía C. López, HTH Journalist 

Across social media, the trend "Devious Lick" has taken over. The Devious Lick trend is where students steal/damage school property and post videos on social media. Examples of this have been students stealing chairs, soap dispensers, supplies, even tables. Across the globe, students have been punished, some even arrested. 

Even at our school, people have been affected by this trend. Toilets have repeatedly been clogged in bathrooms, and paper towels have been wasted. But while students have been damaging school property, it's not them that end up staying late after school to clean up the mess and unclog the toilets. The people and faces that stay and spend their time cleaning are sometimes hidden or forgotten behind the privilege we have as students to know that our bathrooms will be clean and ready for use the next day. 

Meet Arcelia and Margarita. These sisters take great pride in their work to make sure High Tech High is clean.

Read more.....

The First Full Year

By: Jack Brooks, HTH Journalist 

“Honestly, it’s a lot from what we had been doing for the past year or so, and now we’re 100% back...it’s overwhelming. But it’s not like we aren’t overjoyed to be back and hanging out with our friends, while also getting out of the house like we desperately want to just this past year. I think that everyone is re-adjusting to this normal that we were so used to before and it’s going to take some time before it feels like it did before COVID and the shutdown,” says Pearl Gifford. 

March 2020, the WHO officially declares COVID-19 a pandemic, all HTH schools shut down.  When the pandemic began, 8th graders were nearly finished with middle school. When schools shut down, no one knew or expected it would last this long. August 2020, HTH announces it will start the year fully online and hope to return to in-person learning later in the year. April 2021, HTH goes back to school in a hybrid system for the remainder of the school year. August 30th, 2021, HTH returns for a full year of in-person school for the first time since 2019 and students who were 8th graders when the pandemic began finally get their first year of a full high school experience.

Read more.....

PARENT ASSOCIATION NEWS
Huge thank you to HTH seniors Larissa and Jahir for joining us at Ask Andrew and Cafecito Con Andrew to share their experiences with SLC (Student Led Conferences). Here is the recording if you missed it.  Cafecito begins at :54 minutes in.

Next Ask Andrew October 13th at 6pm/7pm (Note the earlier time!) 
College doesn't have to be expensive. This year, the HTH Collaborative will be offering seed money and grants towards college tuition. The first step to earning this is to join us at an info session! 
Register for October 5th   
at 12pm (English)
 Register for October 13th  
at 6pm (English) 7pm (Spanish)
All sessions are virtual via zoom

Registration is now OPEN for our first Family Partnership Project!

This is an incredible opportunity to experience project-based learning just like your student. 12th-grade art teacher Lucera Gallegos will guide us through the design and creation process through the lens of family partnership. The 15 person cohort will create an art piece that will be exhibited at the all-school Exhibition in December. Register here English     Spanish. You must commit to attending all three sessions (Oct. 4th via zoom, Oct. 25th in person, November 15th in person. We will follow all COVID safety guidelines. Suggested donation $15 per participant.

Questions, email Stephanie at santin@hightechhigh.org. We hope you can join us! 

(619) 726-3548 or msarriz@pointmtg.com;  https://www.facebook.com/marialuisasarriz

And thank you to Sensations Salud, LLC. 
for supporting HTH for a second year!         
COLLEGE NEWS

This past week started to look “normal” again with college reps visiting our HTH students on campus. The Johnson and Wales University rep was here this week along with many more. Be sure to log into your SCOIR account to see which reps are coming to visit. It’s a great chance to meet one on one with admissions. 

Juniors -- take advantage of a free practice PSAT exam on Saturday, October 2nd or a strategy session October 9th via Revolution Prep.  It’s open to all HTH Village juniors and will be administered online.  Pre-registration is required: More information will be shared next week in junior classes regarding the upcoming Oct. 13 PSAT exam.

For questions, feel free to reach out to me at nwyatt@hightechhigh.org 

Nicholle Wyatt


SAVE THE DATES:

  • First Step Towards FREE College Tuition - Oct. 5th at 12pm, Oct. 13th at 6pm (English) 7pm (Spanish)

  • PSAT Testing (all 11th grade):  Wed., Oct. 13 at 9am

 

SPORTS
                          HTH Storm Athletics       Athleticclearance.com
Donate Now
 
 
STORM GIRLS TENNIS beats Clairemont High 10-6 under a full moon. #gostorm
 
STORM GIRLS VOLLEYBALL season started on Tuesday with the first game against Coronado High who was a tough opponent right out the gates our Novice 0-2, JV 0-2, and Varsity 0-3 teams struggled to get a win, but bounce back against Hoover High on Wednesday our Novice team won 2-0, JV just fell short against a good Hoover team 0-2 and Varsity BATTLED through 5 Sets to win 3-2. You can come support your Varsity Team on Friday Buch Bash Tournament at HTHMesa.
 
 
STORM Cross Country 
We had an awesome meet Saturday and the team did great together!
 
HTH Surf Team - first practice was yesterday at Mission Beach
The team is seeking girls and boys from all HTH high schools to join the surf team whether you're a skill-building beginner or a seasoned competitor!
Please see our team website at https://bit.ly/HTHSurfSite for information about the team, registration steps, and practice time and location for this Saturday 9/25 at Mission Beach.
After reading through the website, please email the team manager if you have any questions. See you this Saturday at the beach! hthsurfinfo@gmail.com 
 
STORM BOYS WATERPOLO

Tough game against Castle Park in Chula Vista. Schedule  #gostorm

 
 

STORM GIRLS BASKETBALL

I’m very excited to have lots of potential players contacting me about our Girls’ Basketball Program. I’m really looking forward to reconnecting with returning players and meeting our new teammates. There should be loads of opportunities to build friendships and to develop into an exciting and competitive team.

Group conditioning will started this past week. I will post dates and times for training on our group chat. Speaking of group chat, if you are not already on it, please send me your phone number, so you don’t miss out.

If you’d like to be part of the team, please contact Coach Ali Breidenstein at alisonanne44@gmail.com

 
STORM BOYS BASKETBALL

ATTENTION! If anyone is interested in playing High Tech San Diego Storm Basketball, contact Team Admin Joe via email at jtango32@yahoo.com and include name, grade, school and phone/text #. Joe will respond in a timely fashion. Workouts for next week to be posted soon! TRYOUTS are tentatively set for Mid-October. Go Storm!
 


HTHSD is looking for a Boys Soccer Coach.  Season starts beginning of November.  Contact Coach O'Kelley if you are interested.
 
 
SUPPORT STORM ATHLETICS
Please help us keep all our sports teams running and accessible to all students.
Covering the cost of the facilities and league fees are about $20,000 a semester.
Any donation is greatly appreciated.  The average cost per student-athlete is $150-$175.  
 
The Storm Booster Club is committed more than ever to help make this year's sports season a memorable and successful experience for all our student-athletes. 

Team Parent Liaisons we are looking for team parents to represent each team in the Booster club, please email Audrey if you are interested in being a team liaison. 
If you have any questions about Booster Club or would like to actively participate, email audreygans6@gmail.com.
 
Click To Donate
If you have any questions about Booster Club or would like to actively participate, please let me know, audreygans6@gmail.com.
 
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