SUHSD Served More Than 1 Million Meals in South Bay Since Schools Shutdown

SUHSD Served More Than 1 Million Meals in South Bay Since Schools Shutdown

Since the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to San Diego County, no longer do the voices and laughter of students fill lunch areas in the South Bay. However, despite the lack of in-person traditional school, the Sweetwater Union High School District has hit a milestone in serving more than one million meals since the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools in March. In Sweetwater, where a large … Continue reading SUHSD Served More Than 1 Million Meals in South Bay Since Schools Shutdown

Class of 2020 Celebration

Sweetwater District Hosts Special Celebration to Honor Senior Class of 2020

Last week, more than 2,000 Sweetwater Union High School District Seniors took part in a parade of cars to celebrate the graduating class of 2020. The Sweetwater District organized the celebration hosted at and in partnership with Southwestern College, the City of Chula Vista and the Chula Vista Police Department. The graduation celebration was a unique way to honor and celebrate the class of 2020 … Continue reading Sweetwater District Hosts Special Celebration to Honor Senior Class of 2020

Best Defense Foundation visits ELH

Retired NFL Player and Sweetwater Alum Donnie Edwards Brings WWII Vets to ELH

11th and 12th grade U.S. History and Senior Government students from Eastlake High School recently participated in a unique opportunity, where they were amongst a pretty impressive group of individuals. Donnie Edwards, retired NFL player and Sweetwater District Alum, is the founder and executive director of the Best Defense Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on helping military veterans and their families. Thanks to Edwards and … Continue reading Retired NFL Player and Sweetwater Alum Donnie Edwards Brings WWII Vets to ELH

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

Sweetwater District Hosts Welcome-Back Event to Kick-Off 2019-20 School Year

Sweetwater District Hosts Welcome-Back Event to Kick-Off 2019-20 School Year

The Sweetwater Union High School District kicked-off the 2019/20 school year with a powerful vision and message of persistence from district Superintendent Dr. Karen Janney and Keynote Speaker Liz Murray. The American inspirational speaker who is notable for having been accepted by Harvard University despite being homeless in her high school years has gone on to become a motivational speaker and the founder and director … Continue reading Sweetwater District Hosts Welcome-Back Event to Kick-Off 2019-20 School Year

Education Advocate Valerie Ruiz – Sweetwater District Champion for Students with Special Needs

Education Advocate Valerie Ruiz – Sweetwater District Champion for Students with Special Needs

Meet Valerie Ruiz, passionate champion and educational advocate for Special Education students in the Sweetwater Union High School District. For more than 20-years, Ruiz has worn several hats in the Sweetwater District, most recently as a Resource Teacher at East Hills Academy and District Unified Champion Schools Coordinator. Since her 9th grade year in high school when her father, a Navy veteran took her to … Continue reading Education Advocate Valerie Ruiz – Sweetwater District Champion for Students with Special Needs