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SAN DIEGO HIGH SCHOOL
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Indeed, April is the month of change!
after-school enrichment programs is
green-series in the arc Drop-In Center,
Here at SDHS we are rallying in April
what arc is all about!
Room 702! All arc programs are free
with arc’s second Synergy Summit: United We Serve, on April 11th. Servicelearning emphasizes critical thinking and personal reflection while encouraging a heightened sense of community. And
for SDHS students grade 9-12. arc also
Keeping with the Go Green theme
offers free daily supper to all program
for Earth Day, this month we’ll be
participants. The arc Drop-In Center
hosting mini-workshops after school on Wednesdays focused on eating and living green! Get more info about our
(Room 702) is open daily after school from the last bell until 6pm.
nourishing the SDHS community with Sara Bolduc Site Coordinator
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Site Coordinator Sara Bolduc [email protected]
Asst Site Coordinator Rosa Alvarado [email protected]
arc Office Room 702 / ASB Room Program Hours M-F 6:00-7:25am || Last Bell - 6:00pm Free Supper M-F 3:00-5:00pm, Campus Quad
SDHS • APRIL 2015
COMING SOON 4 / 21 2:00-5:00pm
SURVIVAL RACE & LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP In the Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, SDHS & Hoover HS students tested their survival skills during arc’s second adventure trip on Feb 27th. Students were split into small groups and tasked with the mission of finding geocaches using GPS coordinates.
Tuesday Movie Matinee PAT
CLUBS LISTING Mon-Fri 6:00-7:25am
Morning Drop-In Center ASB Room
Yoga Dance Studio
Girl’s Circle Room 702
Chess Club Room 651
Mon / Thu 2:45-3:45pm
Peter’s Guitar Class Room 750A
TranscenDance Dance Studio
M / W / Th / F 2:30-4:00pm
Homework Help Library
Caver Fitness Center Weight Room
Wed / Thu 2:30-3:30pm
Game Development Room 909
Tumble Wreestling Room
Mon / Wed 2:45-4:00pm
Comic Book Club Room 407
Fashion Club Room 407
Tue / Thu 5:00-7:00pm
Band Band Room
Fixed Monkeys Bicycle Club Basketball Courts
Each geocache held a survival challenge students needed to complete, these challenges included: building shelter, signaling, and purifying water. When they’re not testing their survival skills, SDHS students participate in our weekly GOALS Leadership workshop. This past week focused on communication, teamwork, and following instructions. Students had fun and got creative as they completed team building challenges!
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arc BLOCK PARTY Showcasing the talent of SDHS students, the arc Block
Our Comic Book Club offered free caricatures in the anime
Party on Feb 26th had live performances by several
style of your choice. Three very talented student artists
student bands and a guest hip hop troupe from SDSU.
were busy sketching away as others lined up!
This event also highlighted all arc clubs and the projects
Our Hair, Nail & Makeup Club gave away homemade
they’ve been working on this year.
green clay face masks and had several DIY recipes for
Our Game Development Club had their first demo of a
homemade spa treatments they were giving out as well.
video game they’ve been creating in Unity. Students got to
Our Fixed Monkeys Bicycle Club let students test ride
test it out and see if they could outrun and outmaneuver the
bicycles around campus and had a “fix-it” demo where
obstacles in their path.
they explained how to best care for your bike and easy maintenance tips.
SDHS • APRIL 2015
SYNERGY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT On Saturday, March 7th, nine SDHS students travelled to
got a special treat at lunch, as several of their peers took
Serra HS for arc’s Synergy Leadership Summit, the first
the stage and performed! There was a dance troupe from
in a series of four. This Summit was attended by over 180
SCPA, guitarists from SDHS, singers from Mission Bay
students from 12 different High Schools in the San Diego
and a several others from Serra HS, Hoover HS, and Point
Unified School District.
The day opened with a keynote address by former inmate,
Former NFL player, PJ Daniels, led the closing ceremony
now motivational speaker, Reginald Washington. He spoke
speaking to students about following their dreams and
about how his own past decisions cost him years of his
not letting others tell them, “you can’t do this or you can’t
life behind bars away from his family and how during his
do that.” He spoke of the challenges he faced in pursuing
time in prison he learned the power of choice. He wanted
his dream of being a professional football player, about
students to truly understand the importance of their
how after getting injured he had to give up his dream, and
decisions and the choice they have every day to be a role
the importance of self-love and acceptance in the face of
model to others, leading by example.
Following the keynote speaker, students broke up into
In his final remarks, Daniels led students in a chant: “I
smaller groups to attend interactive workshops focusing on
mean something, to somebody, in this world.”
leadership, activism, and communication skills. Students
COLLEGE TRIPS Who wants to go to college?! SDHS has been taking students on several college trips planned to local and LA colleges & universities throughout March, April, and May. The first trip had students visiting SDSU & Cal State San Marcos. Our next trip was to LA, where students got campus tours at CSU Fullerton, CSULA, and UCLA. Our students loved getting a sneak peek at college classrooms, student centers, and dormitories. They had lots of questions about popular majors, financial aid, and student life. Our next trip is March 24th and students will be visiting SDSU & Cal State San Marcos again. These trips are free and students must register with their school counselor in order to attend. Register now—spots are filling up!
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FIXED MONKEYS BICYCLE CLUB Love bicycles? Mountain biking? Cycling and doing tricks? Then check out the Fixed Monkeys Bicycle Club at SDHS! This student led club is dedicated to not just cycling but fixing bikes too! They meet on Tuesdays after school, 2:30-3:30pm, on the basketball courts. All students are welcome.
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Before you all headed off to Spring Break, we hope you
joined us for arc Fest, an outdoor party and community fair.
We had live music in the Quad, along with free food, local vendors, and prize giveaways for attendees!