Wednesday, January 17, 2018

HTH 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.

Here are some stories and we hope you find some fresh air.


The HTH SCUBA club is a student led non-profit in which students SCUBA dive, snorkel and create a meaningful and fun educational experience to help better understand the marine environment and world around them better. Club members completed their academics for their open water SCUBA certification, snorkeling and meeting with professionals from the recreational, scientific and commercial dive industry. Students will stay busy in the water this Spring as well as raising money to support the completion of the open water certification process. Astronomy intersession spent the week at Joshua Tree National Park and Floatopia spent the week on the Colorado River. 

"Positive Parenting" January 31st 5pm-630pm in the HTH commons - this will be presented in Spanish with translation in English. Check out the flyer! 

Help raise funds for HTH's Parent Association at Nekter Juice Bar (in Liberty Station, next to Five Guys) on Wednesday, January 24, 2018Bring the flyer! 

Looking forward to a great Spring semester! Hope to see everyone at the next Koffee With Kaleb on Wednesday February 14th at 9am in the main commons. 

Save The Date... Saturday, February 10th from 9:00 to 3:00 
Please plan to join the always fun, HTH ALL School Spruce Up!  It only happens once a year, so mark your calendars and don't miss it!!
  • Come all day, or just for an hour to help Teachers clean, organize, fix, paint and beautify their spaces
  • Students can earn community service hours and extra credit!! 
  • Good coffee and yummy food provided
To RSVP: Parents and Students, please sign up and: Volunteer to Help on 2/10
Questions contact HTH PA member Lisa Ferguson -  / cell-text 619.840.1733

Special Series from parent Lisa Ferguson about leaders at High Tech High.....Part 1 focuses on Marcus Bell. 
Marcus Bell is a familiar face to all who have roamed the halls of HTH, but did you know Marcus helped “grow” HTH into the place it is now?  In Part I of the Marcus story, we take a journey down memory lane…
Marcus met Larry Rosenstock in Cambridge, Mass. while attending Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, many years before the dream of HTH.  Click here to read more.....

Revolution Prep will be offering full length SAT & ACT practice exams at High Tech High this winter! WHEN: Saturday, January 20th, 9am – 1pm WHERE: HTH Media Arts Building, 3rd Floor COST: $10 (All proceeds go to HTH)  Students must choose to take an SAT or ACT when signing up.
Please enroll online here:  Search for “High Tech High Media Arts” (must have Media Arts in search). Click Enroll. OR Call or email Kristi Orodpour at 949-264-9151  Juniors, don’t miss a chance to take a practice exam before the official SAT or ACT. Sophomores, don’t miss a chance to try a full-length exam and plan ahead for next year!

Ellen has raised $255 for High Tech High using the Benefit app. She buys gift cards through the app and then uses them to make everyday purchases. It doesn't cost Ellen anything and HTH gets more than $200. It's free money. Can you imagine if we all followed Ellen's lead? Questions, email us and we can help you. 
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. 

January 15 & 16 - No school
Jan 24 - Nektar Juice Fundraiser
Jan 31 Positive Parenting Class 5pm
February 6  Parent Association Meeting 830am 
February 14 Koffee with Kaleb 9am 
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