"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
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. Compensation is also provided.
Thank you again,
Sabrina Steiner, HTH Tatianna and Phillip's mom
Save the date, bring the flyer with you.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
HTH has 18 projects on Donors Choose right now. Check them out and if you would like to support any of these projects, click the individual link.
The next Latino community meeting is scheduled for Check out the flyer for more information.at HTH. College counselor Chris White will be talking to parents about what steps your child needs to take to apply to college.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: https://www.youca
News story 1: http://www.kpbs.org/news/20
17/jun/15/skateboards-syrians- students-help-classmate-make-g /
Abdulla's message: https://drive.google.com/a/kp
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HTH Student Attendance is very important!
In the event of a necessary ab
sence, please call (619)-243-5 000, and leave a message on th e attendance line. Or you can al so email at elmartinez@hightec hhigh.org to report your child 's absence. We encourage all fami lies to schedule appointments before or after school. Howeve r, we understand that there are c ircumstances that cannot be he lped which cause a student to miss school.
If your child needs to be excu
sed early due to doctor, denta l/orthodontist appointments, etc, please call (619)-243-5000, an d leave a message on the attendance line before the app ointment. If a student misses school due to a doctor'sappoin tment you must provide the Sit e Manager with a doctor's note .
If your child is being picked
up early by someone who is not on your pickup list please ma ke sure to notify the Site Manager Elizabeth Martinez, before the child is released. This person must bri ng a picture I.D.
If your child is late to schoo
l, 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 al so email at elmartinez@hightec hhigh.org 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 www.MySchoolApps.com/Applicati
on. 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!
Parent Association meeting in the main commons
No School (Veterans Day)
Koffee with Kaleb in the main commons
Thanksgiving Break No School
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:
Join our Facebook group at Friends Of High Tech High
And check out the website at https://hth-parentpage.blog