This Wednesday, January 15th, is our Annual Day of Understanding. We will be heading to the San Diego Convention Center for a special conference-style day created to support our school-wide conversations about identity and acceptance. This field study is mandatory for all students. Students who do not attend, will be expected to attend the next Saturday School to make up their absence. Please be sure your child arrives on time to school by 8:00 am as we will be leaving school by bus promptly at 8:10 am to head to the convention center. We will return to HSHMC for lunch and to complete the rest of our school day as usual.
This Thursday (January 16) is Family Fun Night! Come join us for fun as we provide free barber cuts for our students from the amazing Clipper Crew, play games, win prizes and enjoy some pizza together. Barber Cuts are on a first-come, first-serve basis between 2:00 and 7:00 pm. RSVP Here!
The High School ASB winter dance is this Friday, from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the Mission Valley Hilton. Tickets are on sale all week for $20 per ticket. If your child plans to bring a guest from outside the school, they must complete a permission slip which is available at the front desk.
Please note the following reminders:
* There is no Saturday School scheduled for this Saturday, January 18, 2020.
* There is no school next Monday, January 20, 2020 in honor of MLK Day.
* Next week is finals week with early dismissal at 12:30 pm on both Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January 24.
* On Friday, January 31, dismissal is at 12:30 pm as usual, but our building will be closing early at 1:00 pm that day so that our staff can attend a professional development session off campus. No students will be able to remain on campus after 1:00 pm.
Have a wonderful week. Thank you.
On Thursday January 16th, Health Sciences will be joining the #quitlying campaign against E-Cigs and vaping products. To learn more about this effort, and how to have conversations with your students, please visit the link below.
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.