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Weekly School Bulletin

Jan. 14, 2019

This Thursday, January 17 at 5:30 pm is our last new student orientation for new families applying for 8th through 12th grade for the 2019-2020 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.

Tickets for our high school ASB winter dance on Friday, January 25 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the Mission Valley Hilton are on sale now for $20 per ticket. Our staff will be chaperoning the dance. 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.

In the high school, our first semester internships and college classes end this week. Students are expected to be in their regular core classes next week, as they prepare for finals scheduled for Thursday, January 24 and Friday, January 25. Both these days are early release days at 12:30 pm for both the MS and the HS.

Saturday School is scheduled again this Saturday, January 19, 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.

As a reminder, there is no school next Monday, January 21 in honor of MLK Day.


Weekly School Bulletin

Jan. 07, 2019

We were excited to welcome back all our students this week and enter the new year with our HSHMC family. 2019 is going to be a great year! We are kicking off the new year tomorrow with our 5th 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. 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 10 at 5:30 pm we are holding a new student orientation for new families applying for 8th through 12th grade for the 2019-2020 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 12, 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!


HSHMC Spirit Week!

Dec. 17, 2018

Hey Surgeons, don't forget this week is HSHMC Spirit Week! Dress up and show your school spirit!


Weekly Bulletin: December 17th

Dec. 17, 2018

A few reminders as we engage in our week at school before winter break:

The Yearbook Club will be taking orders for personalized keychains this Wednesday, through this Wednesday. 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 continue to be sold through 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 here! Today was HSHMC Spirit Day! The rest of the week days are themed are as follows:

Tomorrow/Tuesday – Tacky Tourist Day

Wednesday – Sports Day

Thursday – Ugly Sweater Day

Friday – Pajama Day

We are holding our second blood drive of the year tomorrow 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 participate.

With winter break upon us, our next Saturday School is scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2019, 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 and there will not be academic recovery after school. The middle school will still have extended hours as usual if students wish or need to stay. School will resume on Monday, January 7th.

From our HSHMC family to yours, we wish you a joyful holiday season and a happy new year.


Harvard President and Professor visit HSHMC!

Dec. 11, 2018


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!

Click here to read more on Harvard's website!


Weekly School Bulletin

Dec. 10, 2018

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.


Weekly School Bulletin

Dec. 03, 2018

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 Express Through Poetry Podcasts

Nov. 28, 2018

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!

Youth Voices


LCAP Progress Update - November 2018

Nov. 26, 2018

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.


Weekly School Bulletin

Nov. 26, 2018

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, November 29 at 5:30 pm we are holding a new student orientation for new families applying for 8th through 12th grade for the 2019-2020 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 1, 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.