Joseph Amaro - Innovative Instructor and VEX Robotics Coach in SUHSD

Joseph Amaro – Innovative Instructor and VEX Robotics Coach in SUHSD

Meet Joseph Amaro, Sweetwater Union High School District teacher dedicated to educating students via creative and innovative instruction since 1995. For more than 20-years, Amaro has worn several hats in the Sweetwater District, most recently as an Engineering, Robotics, and Advanced Manufacturing ROP/CTE Instructor at Montgomery High school, home of the Aztecs. Prior to his current position at Montgomery High, Amaro worked at Sweetwater High, … Continue reading Joseph Amaro – Innovative Instructor and VEX Robotics Coach in SUHSD

Sweetwater High School Celebrates Value of Trees with Tree Planting Event

Sweetwater High School Celebrates Value of Trees with Tree Planting Event

In honor of Arbor Day, Sweetwater High School recently added five new trees to their campus for the sake of enhancing student and environmental health. Arbor Day is a national holiday dedicated to encourage individuals and groups to plant trees. Thanks to a partnership with Lumbercycle, A Reason to Survive (ARTS), CALFIRE, SDG&E and California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, the grant funded opportunity encourages planting … Continue reading Sweetwater High School Celebrates Value of Trees with Tree Planting Event

Louise Williamson oversees the “Connect Crew Club” at Hilltop High School

Sweetwater District Building Academic Success With Social Emotional Learning

The Sweetwater Union High School District is taking the lead on “Social Emotional Learning” (SEL) and bringing it to new levels for students and staff in the South Bay. By definition, SEL is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success. Three years ago, “The Culture and Climate Committee” in the SUHSD gave birth … Continue reading Sweetwater District Building Academic Success With Social Emotional Learning

Ethan Collier 19-20 Student Representative

Get to know Sweetwater District Student Board Representative Ethan Collier Q & A:

What made you decide to run for the Sweetwater District Student Board Representative position? I decided to run for the student board representative position because I wanted to be an advocate for underrepresented students, specifically our LGBTQ students. I wanted to show that we, as LGBTQ students, still have a voice in what happens in the world around us. As well, I wanted to advocate … Continue reading Get to know Sweetwater District Student Board Representative Ethan Collier Q & A:

Don Dumas, AP U.S. History Teacher, (Bonita Vista High School)

Don Dumas – One of Five Educators Named 2019-20 San Diego County Teachers of the Year

Teaching is an art. On a daily basis, teachers all across the country and in the Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) prepare lessons to strive to bring out the best in their students and achieve academic and personal success. Meet Don Dumas, Advanced Placement U.S. History Teacher and Boys Varsity Basketball Coach at Bonita Vista High School in the Sweetwater District. Dumas was recently … Continue reading Don Dumas – One of Five Educators Named 2019-20 San Diego County Teachers of the Year

Sweetwater District Receives New AED Machines for School Sites

What can start off as just another day on the playground or regular activity in the school gym, can suddenly turn into a child unexpectedly going into cardiac arrest and in worst cases, a tragedy. 1 in 300 young hearts are at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and in most cases parents are not aware. A simple heart screening is peace of mind, in … Continue reading Sweetwater District Receives New AED Machines for School Sites