OLH Senior Jaylen Jones Named NBC San Diego Inspirational Student of the Month

OLH Senior Jaylen Jones Named NBC San Diego Inspirational Student of the Month

Meet Jaylen Jones, 12th grade student at Olympian High School and NBC San Diego Inspirational Student of the Month! Recently, Jaylen was honored by NBC News Reporter, Rory Devine in her classroom recently during an ambush-style recognition. Devine, her camera-man, district office staff, school officials and Jones’ parents all participated in the surprise recognition. “Jaylen motivates and inspires me every single day,” said Jaylen’s father, … Continue reading OLH Senior Jaylen Jones Named NBC San Diego Inspirational Student of the Month

Five Sweetwater District Teachers of the Year Move on to SD County Competition

Five Sweetwater District Teachers of the Year Move on to SD County Competition

This September, five Sweetwater District teachers of the year will compete with nearly 37 other San Diego County teachers at the Annual Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers Gala. Out of the 42 total teachers, only five will move forward to be named San Diego County Teacher of the Year. The Salute to Teachers Gala is an Academy Awards-style ceremony that will be held at … Continue reading Five Sweetwater District Teachers of the Year Move on to SD County Competition

SUHSD StringFest

Musical Technique and Delightful Sounds All Part of Districts 22nd Annual StringFest

The Sweetwater Union High School District hosted the 22nd Annual StringFest event, just one of the largest music events of the year in the districts Visual and Performing Arts Department (VAPA). StringFest gathers more than 600 of the districts orchestra students at one site, for one day, to learn from experts in string pedagogy. This years’ event featured beautiful compositions from talented middle & high … Continue reading Musical Technique and Delightful Sounds All Part of Districts 22nd Annual StringFest

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SUHSD Hosts African American Scholars Conference as Part of District Equity Series

Recently, the Sweetwater District hosted the RISE Celebrating Black Excellence “African American Scholars Conference” with more than 150 parents and students in attendance. The mission of the RISE Conference is to empower all African American students in the Sweetwater District to know their rich cultural history, create opportunities to pursue their dreams, and to produce leaders who inspire our community. Assemblymember Shirley Weber was the … Continue reading SUHSD Hosts African American Scholars Conference as Part of District Equity Series

SUHSD Hosts Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools National Conference

Sweetwater Hosts Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools National Conference

More than 500 participants from 17 countries all across the globe, traveled to be at the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools 2019 National Conference held at Olympian High School in the Sweetwater Union High School District. Educators spent a full day at Olympian High for the “school visit” portion of the conference that began with a panel discussion moderated by Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver. … Continue reading Sweetwater Hosts Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools National Conference

Sweetwater STEM Research Science Fair

Sweetwater STEM Research Science Fair

Our Sweetwater STEM Research Science Fair (formerly known as our Science Fair) was hosted at Otay Ranch High School last week. There were 210 students who participated (165 middle school/55 high school); 167 projects were submitted, 124 Junior Division/43 Senior Division. This couldn’t happen without our middle and high school teachers at BVM, CPM, CVM, ELM, MoM, NCM, RDR, SoM, BVH, ELH, OLH, SUHI. Sweepstakes … Continue reading Sweetwater STEM Research Science Fair

News Clips – February 15-21, 2019

Tariq Khamisa Foundation Visit to Hilltop Middle School

Unimaginable Act of Forgiveness Turns into Thriving Foundation Impacting Students in Sweetwater District If you asked Azim Khamisa before his son was murdered that he’d be running a successful foundation based on the act of forgiveness, with the grandfather of the man who killed his son, he would likely have answered; no. Recently, students at Hilltop Middle School had the opportunity to participate in a … Continue reading Tariq Khamisa Foundation Visit to Hilltop Middle School

Olympian High Participates in Creative Coding Event

Olympian High Participates in Creative Coding Event

Recently Olympian High School had the opportunity to participate in the “Hour of Code” Computer Science event. Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. This year, the “Hour of Code” event reached a whole new level by incorporating a “Dance Party” element. The featured activity included a tutorial for students to … Continue reading Olympian High Participates in Creative Coding Event

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2018 South Bay Pumpkin Smash

On Saturday, November 3, 2018, Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) students participated in the 3rd Annual South Bay Pumpkin Smash “Game of Throws” at Eastlake Middle School – Thank you Dr. Cooke for hosting. This event is the result of the collaboration and partnership between SUHSD, LabRats, the Rotary Club Chula Vista-Eastlake, and the leadership of Michael Monaco, OurHomeTown magazine publisher. This year’s event … Continue reading 2018 South Bay Pumpkin Smash

Noche de Cuentos at Mar Vista Academy

Noche de Cuentos at Mar Vista Academy

Noche de Cuentos is a Mar Vista Academy family event where everyone was invited to participate, have fun and enjoy great stories! Students, teachers and parents set up a gallery of altars for loved ones that have passed. After decorating their cookies,coloring their “calaveritas” or getting their face painted, participants enjoyed stories told by two great story tellers. This year we had the participation of … Continue reading Noche de Cuentos at Mar Vista Academy