We were very happy to welcome back all our students today and enter the new year with our HSHMC family. 2020 is going to be a great year!
This Wednesday evening, we are taking our seniors to see the play Dear Evan Hansen at the Civic Theatre. They have been studying the play in English by reading the script, analyzing the characters, and learning about the elements of musical theatre. A permission slip was sent home with your senior and is required for attendance. The bus will leave HSHMC at 5:45 pm and will return to HSHMC at approximately 10:30 pm.
This Thursday, January 9th at 5:30 pm we are holding a new student orientation for new families applying for 9th through 12th grade for the 2020-2021 school year. If you know other families interested in applying to HSHMC, we appreciate you letting them know about this informative orientation. Please also note that our open enrollment application period ends January 31. If you have not already submitted an application for a sibling of an HSHMC student or your 8th grade HSMS student, please do so before the January 31 deadline.
We look forward to resuming Saturday School this Saturday, January 11, 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.
Again, from our HSHMC home to yours, Happy New Year!
The Candy Cane Grams fundraiser will continue through this Thursday, December 19. 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.
It's HSHMC Spirit Week this week! Each day of the week has a spirited theme as follows:
Monday –Disney Day
Tuesday – Class Colors Day
Wednesday – Twin Day
Thursday – Pajama Day
Friday – Ugly Sweater Day
Our second blood drive of the year is this Tuesday, December 17 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. We hope you will consider coming by to donate. Please contact Ms. Rivas at the front desk if you are interested in donating.
With winter break upon us, our next Saturday School is scheduled for Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Please plan now 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.
This Friday is the last day of school before winter break. School will be dismissed at 12:35 pm School will resume on Monday, January 6th.
From our HSHMC family to yours, we wish you a joyful holiday season and a happy new year.
Learning Forward, a professional learning association, has awarded the prestigious Shirley Hord Learning Team Award to our wonderful science PLC team! Join us in celebrating their collective efforts in improving collaborative professional learning, and their impact on our students.
Click the link below to view the official award announcement.
About the award:
The Shirley Hord Teacher Learning Team Award honors a team of teachers that demonstrates excellence in professional learning. This annual award recognizes a school-based learning team that exhibits evidence of successful implementation of a cycle of continuous improvement that results in increased teaching effectiveness.
Holiday candy grams will be on sale during lunch and after school starting this Tuesday, December 10th, for $1.00.
Cap and gown measurements for our seniors will be taken at school this Wednesday, December 11th during lunch. Please remind your child so that they don't miss getting measured.
A group of our high school students will be going to see the play "A Christmas Carol" this Wednesday evening. Students attending brought home a permission slip for your approval which must be returned before they can attend. The bus will leave from HSHMC at 4:30 pm and will return to HSHMC at approximately 9:45 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Rivas.
On Thursday, our juniors currently taking Government and Economics will be visiting the Downtown Court House.
Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, December 14, 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.
We hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. It was wonderful to welcome back all our students to our HSHMC home today.
As our open enrollment application period continues, this Thursday, December 5 at 5:30 pm we are holding a new student orientation for new families interested in applying for 9th through 12th grade for the 2020-2021 school year. If you know other families interested in applying to HSHMC, we appreciate you letting them know about this informative orientation as well.
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 7, 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.
Have a wonderful week – Thank you!
Below are links to each school's LCAP updates for the 2019-2020 school year. Further information and updates can be found on our LCAP page.
We are excited to begin our open enrollment period for the 2020-2021 school year. Please access the link below to apply.
We are still collecting non-perishable thanksgiving foods for our Thanksgiving Food Drive through this Thursday. Remember, students who bring in donations will receive a raffle ticket and entered into the raffle for a prize this Friday.
This Thursday, November 21 at 5:30 pm is our next regularly scheduled Parent Advisory Group meeting. We hope to increase our membership and invite you to join this wonderful group of parents partnering with us to make HSHMC the best school in the universe. This Thursday they will be packing up all the Thanksgiving food donations for distribution to 10 families and planning future events and activities to support our HSHMC students and families.
HSHMC is currently offering a FREE SAT prep course to all juniors so they can begin learning test-taking strategies as they prepare to take the test in the spring. The course runs from November through May and is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:10-4:40 in Room 203 at HSHMC. Please contact Ms. Peña at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
It is open enrollment time at HSHMC. We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for grades 9-12. This open enrollment period ends January 31, 2020. Siblings of current HSHMC students should submit their applications NOW! Click here to apply! And, if you know other families interested in applying, we appreciate you letting them know as well.
School will be closed next week, November 25 through November 29 for Thanksgiving Break. School will resume on Monday, December 2.
From our home to yours, we wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.
This Thursday, November 14, our 10th grade students will be going on a field study to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Permission slips were sent home because they will not be returning back to HSHMC until 5:45 pm. If you have not already signed and returned the permission slip, please send it in tomorrow with your child. Our 9th grade students will also be going on a field study to visit SDSU and UCSD, but they will return prior to our normal 3:00 pm dismissal.
We are now collecting non-perishable thanksgiving foods for our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive sponsored by our Parent Advisory Group, National Honor Society and HOSA. The turkeys have already been donated and your food donations will be used to provide 10 families with a complete Thanksgiving meal. Boxes to collect donations are at front office. Students who bring in donations will receive a raffle ticket and entered into the raffle for a special prize.
It is open enrollment time at HSHMC. We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for grades 9-12. This open enrollment period ends January 31, 2020. Siblings of current HSHMC students should submit their applications NOW! Click here to apply. And, if you know other families interested in applying, we appreciate you letting them know as well.
Have a wonderful week. Thank you.
Our seniors will be taking their pictures this Tuesday, October 29 (for seniors with last names beginning in A-L) and Wednesday, Oct 30 (for seniors with last names beginning in M-Z). We will also have makeup pictures on Tuesday, October 29 for students in grades 8 - 11 who missed getting their pictures taken last week.
Students are welcome to dress up for Halloween spirit day this Thursday, October 31. However, we ask that student costumes be appropriate for school in keeping with our respectful attire policy, and that students do not cover their faces with any type of mask. It is always a fun day at HSHMC and ASB looks forward to seeing who wins best costume this year!
The end of our first quarter is quickly approaching this Friday, November 1. Please check in with your child to be sure they are not holding any incompletes. It is expected that students who hold an incomplete are taking advantage of several resources we have to support their academic efforts. Tutoring is available every day after school, Monday through Thursday, from 3:15 to 4:15 in the SWAG lab. Teachers are available for help during our lunch tutorial time, and/or students can make an appointment to meet with their teachers during their office hours. We expect a busy week as students work hard to clear any incompletes before the end of the 1st quarter. Quarter 1 progress grades will be mailed home next week.
Again, if you have not already done so, please return the Free or Reduced Lunch Application by mail or fill out the on-line application located here. Time is running out to complete the application. Remember, all students need to apply each year whether you think they qualify or not.
Attendance Matters! If your child has missed a day of school, please send them to Saturday School this Saturday, November 2 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Students must stay the entire time to get credit for their absence.
Have a wonderful week. Thank you.