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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

Sweetwater District Showcases New Sports Medicine and Wellness Center at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Sweetwater District Showcases New Sports Medicine and Wellness Center at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Sweetwater Union High School District recently hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the districts new Sports Medicine and Wellness Center. The new facility used to assess, treat, and rehabilitate injured student athletes is the first- of- its-kind in San Diego County and the state. “Thanks to our partners SDSU, UCSD, Sharp Hospital and long-time philanthropist Doc Camarata for making the Sweetwater District Sports Medicine … Continue reading Sweetwater District Showcases New Sports Medicine and Wellness Center at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Louise Williamson

Meet SUHSD Teacher of the Year from Hilltop High Louise Williamson

Who: Louise Williamson What: As the founding member of the Social Justice Corps, a coalition of educators from South County, she advocates equity for students by organizing forums, workshops, and school teams focused on compassion and justice. Where: She began her teaching career in 1987 and has taught in Venezuela and Florida for parts of her career. She came to the Sweetwater District in 1997 … Continue reading Meet SUHSD Teacher of the Year from Hilltop High Louise Williamson

Tara Taylor

Meet SUHSD Teacher of the Year from Eastlake Middle Tara Taylor

Who: Tara Taylor What: Tara values the teaching profession and enjoys facilitating environments where her students work through problem solving processes to gain higher understanding of their work. Where: She began her teaching career 21 years ago at Castle Park Middle School in the Sweetwater District. Since then, she has worked at Bonita Vista Middle and is currently teaching Exploring Computer Science and Exploring Technology … Continue reading Meet SUHSD Teacher of the Year from Eastlake Middle Tara Taylor