On November 29th, President of Harvard, Larry Bacow and professor Lisa New visited Health Sciences High to meet a cohort of English in America: the Mayflower through Emerson students, a Harvard poetry course taught here by Marisol Thayre. During their visit, Professor New and President Bacow participated in a poetry discussion with the Harvard class and met with other HSHMC students interested in taking future courses through Harvard. Students and teachers alike loved meeting with the president and Professor New and celebrating our relationship with Harvard!
A new running club has just begun and meets on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. If your child is interested in joining, the club please have them see Mr. Kennedy. New members are encouraged and welcomed!
The Yearbook Club will be taking orders for personalized keychains this Wednesday, December 12 through next Wednesday, December 17. Students can purchase basic keychains that include a school photo for $2.50 or customized keychains for $3.00.
ASB's Candy Cane Grams fundraiser started today and will continue through next Thursday, December 20. Students can purchase these candy cane grams for $1.00 each during lunch. The candy cane grams include a personalized message that will be delivered to anyone here at HSHMC.
HSHMC Spirit Week is coming! Next week, December 17-21, each day will have a spirited theme as follows:
Monday – HSHMC Spirit Day
Tuesday – Tacky Tourist Day
Wednesday – Sports Day
Thursday – Ugly Sweater Day
Friday – Pajama Day
Also, coming up next week is our second blood drive of the year is next Tuesday, December 18 from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. We hope you will consider coming by to donate. Please contact Ms. Rivas or Ms. Ramirez at the front desk if you are interested in making an appointment to donate.
Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, December 15, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please be sure to send your child to Saturday School if they have missed a day of school. Students must stay the entire time to get credit for their absence.
Several of our students will be going to see the play, A Christmas Carol, this Wednesday evening. They will be leaving school at 5:00 pm and returning by 9:40 pm. If your student is going, you have signed a permission slip in order for them to attend.
HSHMC is pleased to offer a series of short, one-hour info sessions for parents. Our first session, entitled "The Teenage Brain" is scheduled for this Thursday, December 6, at 5:30 pm. We hope you will consider joining us as we explore why our teenagers' brains cause them to think and act the way they do!!
As a reminder, if your child is carrying an incomplete from Q1, please remind them they must make a plan with their teacher and are expected to attend tutoring during lunch and after school until all incompletes are cleared.
Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, December 8, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please be sure to send your child to Saturday School if they have missed a day of school. Students must stay the entire time to get credit for their absence.
Students from our Independent Surgeons Program have written, recorded, and shared original poems on Youth Voices - a website dedicated to promoting student voice. We invite you to check out the poetry created by our students. We are so proud!
Each month we will highlight our progress towards our LCAP goals for the current year. Here is the progress update for the month of November.