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Class of 2018 Graduation Highlights

Aug. 02, 2018

Class of 2018, relive some of the biggest moments of your graduation! Check out this collection of photos highlighting your big day!


2018 Graduation Highlights


Alumni Survey

Jun. 08, 2018

HSHMC Alumni,

We are interested in learning about the experiences and achievements of our graduates. In particular, we want to learn more about the paths our graduates take after their years at HSHMC.

We invite our graduates to participate in a 10 minute survey to help us reconnect, update contact information, and learn about experiences after HSHMC.

Responses are completely confidential. This means that we will not identify names with answers in any report. We may quote the information provided, but it will not be attributed by name.

We hope to reach as many graduates as possible. Therefore, please share this message and link to the survey to other graduates you may have contact with.

Take the survey

Please email alumni@healthscienceshigh.com if you have questions regarding this effort.


Weekly Principal Bulletin

Jun. 05, 2018

We are holding a Poetry Slam in the lecture hall during lunch tomorrow from 12:35-1:35 pm. Please consider joining us to hear some amazing spoken words from our students.

This Wednesday, June 6, is high school graduation rehearsal. All senior graduates should meet at HSHMC promptly at 8:45 am. Seniors will enjoy a student recognition luncheon at HSHMC immediately following rehearsal. Yearbooks, and cap and gowns will be handed out during the luncheon.

Finals are scheduled for Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12. We have early dismissal on both days at 12:35 pm for both Middle School and High School.

Senior Graduation and 8th Grade Promotion is next Tuesday, June 12 at 5:30 pm at SDSU's Open Air Theatre. No tickets are needed. Parking on campus is $15 and must be paid in cash. We encourage carpooling, or using public transportation. Both the bus and trolley drop off right at SDSU. All students promoting or graduating must arrive by 4:30 pm.

The last day of school, Wednesday, June 13, the high school will be going to the Del Mar Fair and have a modified schedule. School will open at 6:30 am as normal, but students do not need to arrive until 9:30 am. We will return from the fair to HSHMC for pick up at 7:30 pm. The middle school is not going to the fair, but has an exciting day of activities planned as well during regular school hours from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

A reminder that it is not too late to sign up for Summer School which begins on Monday, June 18!


English 120 Final Update

Jun. 04, 2018

Final makeups will be held in room 211 Thursday June 7th from 8-11am. Presenters need to attend all three hours, if this is an issue contact Ms. Thayre at mthayre@hshmc.org.


School Cleared To Resume Tuesday June 5th

Jun. 03, 2018

Great News from HSHMC! County Health says that the building is safe and ready for us! We will see you all Tuesday, June 5 at 8:00 am.

Remember, tomorrow, 6th grade campers meet outside at the brown tables at 7:45 am, Senior campers meet at 9:00 am, the College Communications class will meet at 8:30 am at ISP, and ISP students will meet at ISP at 12:30 pm.

Thank you!


School Closure Update

Jun. 01, 2018

Dear HSHMC Families,

We wanted to share some positive news with you. County Health has shared that they are making significant progress clearing the building for us. They hope to run final tests this weekend. In other words, we do expect to be back in school as early as Tuesday. If they do clear the building this weekend, we will need Monday to straighten up and prepare for our reopening. Therefore, as of now, we will remain closed on Monday June 4 and will confirm with you as soon as possible about our plans to reopen on June 5th.

Although we are closed on Monday, the following will still continue:

  • The Cuyamaca College Communications Class will be held at our ISP location beginning at 8:30 am. The address is 4283 El Cajon Blvd. Suite 230.
  • ISP students will be in session at the ISP location from 12:30 – 4:00 pm
  • Students going to 6th Grade Camp will meet at HSHMC at 7:45 am out front at the brown tables to depart by bus.
  • Seniors going on the Senior Camping Trip will meet at HSHMC at 9:00 am out front at the brown tables to depart to camp.
  • We will hold Saturday School at HSHMC Saturday, June 2 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, on the first floor only.

Thank you for your understanding, support and flexibility during this most unusual time. We look forward to seeing you all soon!


Symposium Cancelled & Registration Period Extended

May. 31, 2018

Due to our recent emergency, our symposium event scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. Additionally, the registration period for returning and new students for the 2018-2019 school year has been extended. The campus will be closed 5/31-6/3, there will be no penalty for registering students past our initial deadline.


School Closure Update

May. 31, 2018

We wanted to provide you an update of our mercury contamination cleanup efforts.

We worked through the night with health professionals from the city and county to first ensure every step is being taken in consideration of the health and safety of every student. The good news is the health officials have concluded that the contamination threat did not spread beyond the school. The health teams went to the homes of several staff and students who we knew had come into contact with the mercury and found their homes to be safe and clean. One student's clothes registered a small amount of residue that did not register on her or any other area of the house. The way to best clean those clothes is to simply put them outside in an open plastic bag for a day or two and then launder.

We advise you to take three precautions:

1) Ask your child if they actually touched the mercury or attempted to clean it up. We want to advise county health and check up on these kids right away. You can also choose to contact your own health care professionals. Take care to identify clothing and place them in an open bag outside and put their shoes in a separate bag. Then wash your hands thoroughly. Also if you child used or moved the blood pressure machine, take the same precautions.

2) As a super precaution any of you may choose to identify clothing worn the last couple days at school place them in a plastic bag and put them outside to air out for a few days before laundering them. Please know that the blood pressure device that leaked was on the second floor only and that is where the major clean up efforts will be concentrated. Please also know, that the city and county health professionals feel the contamination concerns have been contained to the school and even the students who we know were exposed have been checked and cleared. If your child did come into contact with the mercury or blood pressure device give us a call so we can take proper precautions.

Cleaning the building is a lengthy and costly task. We have contracted with a professional and certified company especially equipped to remove all traces of contaminants from the school. At this point they believe clean up efforts will go on through the weekend. Therefore school will be closed Friday June 1 and we will let you know our plans for next week based on the progress of the clean up.

1) If your child is in the college biology class, class will be held Friday at our ISP location. Their attendance is required.

College biology class will be meeting at 4283 El Cajon Blvd., Suite 230 at 8:00 am. The bus to Cuyamaca for the afternoon class will leave from that location as well at 12:15 pm. Remember, they should study for their final and be ready!

2) The school campus will be closed this weekend.

3) Students taking the SAT on Saturday will still be meeting outside of school to catch the bus at 6:45 am to go to Patrick Henry and will return for pick up at 12:30 pm.


School Closed Thursday May 31

May. 30, 2018

Dear HSHMC Families, After school today, we discovered that the blood pressure machine we use for demonstration purposes had leaked some amount of mercury. Since safety is our first concern we immediately contacted the San Diego Fire Department who sent out their hazardous materials team. The fire department hazardous materials division detected mercury levels on the carpets and that a major building cleanup will need to occur. Thankfully they did not detect dangerous respiratory health levels. However, we will take no risks and expect that the Public Health Department will take all necessary steps to insure the contamination is not spread further. This may mean that the Health Department will visit some of your homes to make sure there are no levels of mercury there. They will be meeting with us later and we will share more details with you then. In the meantime, we plan on closing the school tomorrow to begin the clean-up process. We will let you know if it is necessary to close the school Friday. Once again, your child's health and safety is our number one concern and our plan is to be over cautious to insure that the building is completely clean before we resume classes. We want to repeat that at this point the Fire Department Hazmat team has not given us any reason to believe your child's health has been compromised.

Students in our ISP independent studies program will still have school tomorrow at the El Cajon Blvd location.

Closing tomorrow will also mean that our Symposium will be cancelled as well. We hope to make plans to reschedule for another date.


Weekly Principal Bulletin

May. 29, 2018

Internships and college classes end this week. Next week, students will be in their regular core classes Monday through Friday.

11th graders who signed up for the SAT will be meeting at HSHMC this Saturday, June 2. Please make sure your student arrives NO LATER than 6:45am to depart on the bus to Patrick Henry. The bus will return to HSHMC by 12:30pm for student pick-up. If your student has an ID (CA Driver's License or any other government ID), please have them bring that with them.

If you have not already, please don't forget that it is time to register for the 2018-2019 school year at HSHMC. By now, you should have received either an email or a letter with instructions to register. All students planning to return to HSHMC next year, must complete registration by this Friday, June 1, 2018. In-person support is available at the school Tuesdays through Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm. You can just come by or call 619-528-9070 for an appointment if these times do not work for you.

We hope you are planning to join us for our 11th Annual College and Career Symposium this Thursday, May 31 from 4:00 – 6:30 pm. This is a wonderful evening that gives our students an opportunity to showcase their internship, college and class experiences to family, friends, and community partners and allows all of us to celebrate their hard work from throughout the year. We hope you will join us for this very special evening.

Our 6th graders leave for a week at camp next Monday June 4. If you have any last minute questions, please contact Ms. Cynthia at the middle school.

Senior Grad Nite Tickets are on sale for $100 per person. Grad Nite is at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Seniors will leave from HSHMC on Thursday, June 7 at 8:00 pm and return to school on Friday morning June 8 by 7:30 am.

Our last Saturday School of the year is this Saturday, June 2 from 8:00 to 12:00 pm. Contracts have been mailed home and handed out to students required to attend. Attendance is mandatory for those students with 5 or more absences. Saturday school is also open to any student who wants to attend to clear absences and incompletes.