Monday, June 11, 2018

Newsletter - week of June 11th


"Story is the wisdom that can guide you to your true destiny--both temporal and spiritual. All of the great myths, legends, and fairy tales have that power. If you understand their secrets, they can guide you to a full realization of your self. Great stories are designed to guide us to our full potential and are as necessary to our well-being as fresh air."
-James Bonnet, author Stealing Fire From the Gods.


Here are some stories and we hope you find some fresh air.  Hello.  Welcome to High Tech High.  This year we are excited to share this special peek into the culture, people,and projects that form the stories of HTH. Coming to you in many forms, we begin with pictures below and look forward to sharing often. Enjoy! – Kaleb


Heart of the West from Blue Dot Education on Vimeo. Check out the documentary from the students on Semester Upstream. It will be available on Amazon Prime soon. Teacher Brian Delgado wants to thank HTH, the students and their families for making this possible. 

Also check out the new High Tech High Studios You Tube ChannelTeacher Dennis Walker says it will be a place to consolidate and showcase student work. Any HTH students are welcome to contribute and participate in the management of the channel. 


10th Grade Griffin/Aviles team exhibited "The Refuse Project". Topics covered included microplastics, fuel efficiency, reducing food and clothing waste and ocean pollution. 




























Class of 2022 is welcomed to HTH with a team challenge. Who can build the tallest structure with one marshmallow balanced on top? Parents and students worked together to complete the task. #deeperlearning #projectbasedlearning





HTH MEChA would like to thank you for your generosity and support. We are planning some new project and services for next year as we continue our path towards creating bridges of equity and unity for our communities.  Contact Judy at jzapien@hightechhigh.org if you have questions. 

HAVE YOU HEARD??  Jaden Rosenthal (UCSD) and Abigail Sebert (Aurora University) were chosen as the HTHSD Scholar Athletes of the year!  and Jaden was selected as the 2018 CIF San Diego Section Male Track Athlete of the Year. Congratulations you two!  We are so excited for the next chapter of your life and for each of you to compete at the next level!  I’d like to congratulate our Coaches, Mike Strong, Kyle Woodard and Adam Ewenstein along with the HTHTrack and Field team for this great accomplishment and for having the first CIF athlete of the year in HTH history and Frontier Conference history. If you want to join the cross country team, please come to a meeting on June 13th at 4pm outside the HTH Gym. For more information please email Eliana Meza-Ehlert and Cloe Moreno at emezaehlert2021@hightechhigh.org and cmoreno2021@hightechhigh.org





Thank you for a great year! Have a safe and healthy summer and we will see you in the fall when school resumes on Monday, August 27th. Plan to stop by our tent at the entrance of HTH for coffee and pastries on the first day of school starting at 8:30am.  Connect with us on Facebook at "Friends Of High Tech High"   Questions email us at hthpacommunications@gmail.com

Have you downloaded the Benefit app yet? This is FREE money for High Tech High.
 It's easy just follow these simple steps:
1. Download the app from the Apple or Google Play store
2. Set your beneficiary to High Tech High Parent Association (use the one with the photo)
3. Link your credit card or bank account
4. Buy gift cards at your favorite stores and a portion of your purchase goes back to HTH
Thank you for your support! 

Wednesday June 13th 4:30pm HTH Film Festival 
Saturday June 16th 7pm Prom
Monday June 18th 6pm HTH Senior Mecha Banquet 
Thursday June 21st Last Day Of School
Friday June 22nd No School
Saturday June 23rd 9am Graduation 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May 28th Newsletter

"Story is the wisdom that can guide you to your true destiny--both temporal and spiritual. All of the great myths, legends, and fairy tales have that power. If you understand their secrets, they can guide you to a full realization of your self. Great stories are designed to guide us to our full potential and are as necessary to our well-being as fresh air."
-James Bonnet, author Stealing Fire From the Gods.
This year we are excited to share this special peek into the culture, people Here are some stories and we hope you find some fresh air. andprojects that form the stories of HTH. Coming to you in many forms, we begin with pictures below and look forward to sharing often. Enjoy! – Kaleb
Check out some of the awesome internships our students are doing this month:
Internships via Kalle Palmer
  • Kayla Jimenez observed a 7-hour open heart surgery and followed her mentor on rounds. She described in detail what they did during the surgery - referring to heart anatomy and physiology.
  • Elvis Aguirre spent the day at the fire station in uniform, learning EMT basics, knots and safety protocols.
  • Anna Adriatico got oriented at the Caveolin Research Lab at UCSD where she will also be doing PCR lab work.
  • Chloe Beauvais received extensive lab safety training and then sat in on a chemistry lab meeting. She wrote that during the meeting she was so happy that multiple times she almost cried tears of joy.
  • Misael Contreras learned about business management including invoicing.
  • Jazmin Garcia and Priscilla Ortiz spent the day in court and shadowed their mentor during jury selection.
Remember the Obama vs. McCain election year?  How about the year "selfie" entered the dictionary? We're looking for HTH graduates from 2008 and 2013 to profile in our annual Alumni Magazine.  If you or someone you know is a member of these two classes, please contact Margaret Egler at megler@hightechhigh.org.  Seniors will conduct interviews and create beautiful profiles this fall! 
The HTH Parent Association Nominating Committee is pleased to announce their recommendations for the 2018/2019 HTH Parent Association Executive Board of Directors as follows:
  • President -  Kimberly Weinstein
  • Vice President Fundraising –  Danielle Miller & Frances Henderson
  • Vice President-Hospitality –  Kathy Saucedo & Cindy Borkum
  • Vice President of Communications – Stephanie Antin
  • Vice President of Community Involvement-Engagement –  Anna Palid
  • Secretary –  Sherri Rosenberg
  • Treasurer –  Missy Coleman
  • Parliamentarian –  Jackie Mola
The official vote for next year's board will take place at our annual Parent Association general meeting on Tuesday, June 5th, at 8:45 a.m. in the HTH Commons.  All parents/guardians of HTH students are voting Parent Association members and may attend to cast their vote.  Additional valid* nominations for the above positions may be received from the floor that morning and can be considered before voting.  (*Nominations from the floor are considered valid only if the nominees previously notified the Nominating Committee in writing or in person and within the allotted open-nomination time period, that they wish to nominate themselves.)
Please be assured that in addition to these above leadership positions, there are still plenty of opportunities to fill other chair positions or to lend your support and we welcome you to do so.  You will receive more information about other volunteer opportunities over the next few months from your new PA leadership.
Thank you for your support in helping to make this school year a great success! 

Dear Students and Parents,
Please refer to our Student and Parent Handbook on our website and included inside the student planner that every student will receive in the coming weeks, for all current policies and procedures.
http://www.hightechhigh.org/handbook/
Skateboards and Bicycles
The following rules apply to bicycles and skateboards while on campus:
Skateboards:
Point Loma Campus (Liberty Station):  
The HTH schools in Point Loma are situated in the midst of Liberty Station, adjacent to a public business district with several public thoroughfares between school buildings.  There are legal restrictions to the use of skateboards in such public spaces.
Based on these facts, and our experience with the common, shared public spaces surrounding our schools, we have concluded that in order to maintain a safe environment, skateboards will not be allowed on the Point Loma campus.
Students may not bring skateboards in any area within 500 feet of any HTH school building, any HTH parking lot, or HTH common area at any time.
If a student brings a skateboard onto campus, the skateboard may be confiscated by the school administration, and students may be subject to disciplinary action.

Bicycles:
  • Students commuting to schools by bicycle should take precautions to park their bicycles in appropriate designated places.
  • Students are responsible for securing their bicycles with their own locks.

Help HTH earn FREE money for our students!
Follow these easy steps!
1. Download the app from the app store or Google Play store
2. Set your beneficiary to High Tech High Parent Association (use the one with the photo)
3. Link your credit card or bank account
4.  Purchase gift cards to use in your favorite store!
Tuesday June 5th at 8:30am - Parent Association meeting in main commons
Tuesday June 5th at 6pm - Welcome for incoming 9th graders
Saturday June 16th - HTH Prom
Thursday June 21st - Last day of school 
Friday June 22nd  -   No school 
Saturday June 23rd  - HTH Graduation 
Contact Us at hthpacommunications@gmail.com
Connect with us at "Friends Of High Tech High" On Facebook 
Check out the PA website at https://hth-parentpage.blogspot.com/