Monday, October 23, 2017

This Week's Newsletter - Enjoy!

"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.

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
Alumni Spotlight
In September Chris White attended a national college admissions conference in Boston.  While there Chris visited Carlos Robles ‘17 who is in his first year at Harvard.  Clearly he is finding balance of working hard while still finding time to enjoy his favorite treat.  

Looking, Understanding, Making...working through pain points in her project via Joe + Mike.

Proud MSA students at the Club Fair, created by Marcus

Beijing Exchange Students - Host a Chinese exchange student attending HTH and HTHI for 3 weeks in January 2018. 
Open your heart and home to our exchange students from Beijing Academy.  Last year, HTH hosted over 20 students from Beijing and they all had a great visit. This year, another group of students will be shadowing our 9th and 10th graders at HTH and HTHI.
We are looking for nurturing families with children attending one of the HTH schools who would like to learn more of the Chinese culture and language. Host either one or two exchange students from January 11 to February 4, 2018. Compensation is also provided.
Please contact Sabrina for more info at (858) 724-1541 x 315 or
Thank you again,
Sabrina Steiner, HTH Tatianna and Phillip's mom

Save the date, Tuesday Nov. 14th for a yummy Chipotle dinner! 50% of the proceeds will be donated to HTH. This is the only fundraiser of the year where the school gets 50%. Please mark the date on your calendar and bring the flyer with you. 
The next Latino community meeting is scheduled for November 6th 6pm-7:30pm at HTH. College counselor Chris White will be talking to parents about what steps your child needs to take to apply to college. Check out the flyer for more information. 
Do you know anyone of Bolivian descent? We have a group of three students seeking to interview a community member of Bolivian descent in Spanish for their project. The interview will be about the oral history of a family dish. They will then use an authentic recipe from their interviewee to lead interactive cooking demos in Spanish. Contact
SD Sanctuary Project looking for additional funding. Born out of one student's wild idea, the skateboard arm of the project has received lots of media coverage. Check out the links below. Fundraising:

HTH Student Attendance is very important! 
In the event of a necessary absence, please call (619)-243-5000, and leave a message on the attendance line. Or you can also email at to report your child's absence. We encourage all families to schedule appointments before or after school. However, we understand that there are circumstances that cannot be helped which cause a student to miss school. 
Early Release:
If your child needs to be excused early due to doctor, dental/orthodontist  appointments, etc, please call (619)-243-5000, and leave a message on the attendance line before the appointment. If a student misses school due to a doctor'sappointment you must provide the Site Manager with a doctor's note.

If your child is being picked up early by someone who is not on your pickup list please make sure to notify the Site Manager Elizabeth Martinez, before the child is released. This person must bring a picture I.D.
If your child is late to school, they MUST stop by the front desk to fill out a tardy slip. If your child will be late due to a doctor's or dental appointment please call (619)-243-5000, and leave a message on the attendance line. Or you can also email at  to inform of Site Manager.

100% Participation Goal - We need your help. We want to encourage ALL families to submit at Free and Reduced Lunch application under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). This year, we are striving for a 100% application completion across the board. It helps our school tremendously. Apply today Benefits include:  
  • Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Prices
  • Free monthly Compass Card with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, providing Trolley and Bus access
  • Waived College Application Fees (Cal States, University of California, and Common Application for private universities)
  • Free tuition and books with the Mesa Accelerated College Department
  • For more information, see our site manager--Elizabeth “Liz” Martinez. THANKS!

Tuesday November 7th  Parent Association meeting 8:30am in the main commons
Thursday November 9th   College Day 
Friday November 10th No School (Veterans Day)
Wednesday November 15th Koffee with Kaleb 9am in the main commons
November 20th - 24th Thanksgiving Break No School 
Monday November 27th Staff Day No School 

Do you shop at Target, Starbucks, Amazon or Ralphs? If so, you could be earning free money for High Tech High. If you shop at Target or Starbucks, use the Benefit app to purchase a gift card. If you shop at Amazon, use the link on the Parent Association website. If you shop at Ralphs, sign up for Escrip. 
Connect With Us: 
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