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

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