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Posted by: Marcie Mitchell45
Published: 4/25/17

Audience: Lisa Hoo Gonzalez, APUSH, Art Resources, Capstone Project: Seniors, CHROMEBOOKS, College and Career, Employment, English Resources, EXCEL and WORD, History Day, Library at South San Francisco High School, Social Studies, Students, AVID Parents 2014-2015, Parents of SSFHS, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Go to smile.amazon.com to choose our school South San Francisco High PTSA to start receiving donations from all your purchases for Easter gifts & ALL YEAR! ! Only purchases made at smile.amazon.com are eligible for donations not Amazon.com.

Our special link taking you directly to ENROLL NOW is http://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-6174508

thank you for your support for all our students @SSFHS

SSFHSPTSA

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Posted by: Lisa Hoo Gonzalez
Published: 4/3/17

Audience: Parents of SSFHS, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Congratulations to Adrian Madrigal! 

 

Adrian was nominated and chosen to receive the "Every Student Succeeding Award" from the Association of California School Administrators in Region 5 (San Mateo County and San Francisco County).

 

Adrian will be recognized at the ACSA Region 5 Dinner Awards Ceremony which will take place on:

 

Date:     Monday, April 24, 2017

 

Time:     5:00-9:00 p.m.

 

Where:  Best Western Plus Grosvenor Airport Hotel

               380 S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080

 

Price:     Early bird ticket price is $60 (Mar 1-April 1).  Price goes up to $70 after April 1.  Please email me, Dr. Cynthia Rapaido, if you are interested in purchasing a ticket!

 

Additionally, Adrian will also be recognized at the ACSA Statewide  Awards representing Region 5!   (ACSA has 19 regions statewide.)  This will take place in November 2017 in San Jose.  Information on this event will be provided in November!

 

Congratulations, Adrian!  We are very proud of you!

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Cynthia Rapaido
Published: 3/6/17

Audience: Parents of SSFHS, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Congratulations to our new Robotics Club!  This is a brand new club that started Fall 2016.  They worked very hard to design a robot that could pick up a ball and toss it up into a basket!  Of February 4, the club  entered a tournament.  Here is what the president of the club, Raymond Lin, said,

" The Robotics team entered the First Tech Challenge Robotics Competition and competed at the Daly City Qualifying tournament at Jefferson High School. It took place on the 4th of February. We won two games out of five and took 19th place out of 28 teams. I'm proud of us, especially considering that it was our first ever competition."

 

Congratulations again to the new club and the members!  Thanks to Physics/Earth Science teacher, Mr. Trautman, for being the advisor of the club and thanks to one of our parents, Mr. Lieberman, who has been helping the students!

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Posted by: Cynthia Rapaido
Published: 3/2/17

Audience: Parents of SSFHS, Grade 12 and Homepage

http://www.orderschoolportraits.com/So-San-Francisco-HS-C100.aspx

 

 

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Posted by: Cynthia Rapaido
Published: 2/20/17

Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Dear Student and Parent,

Attached is the 2017-2018 Program Planning Handbook.  Please review the attached handbook as a family to prepare for next school year.

On Monday, February 6, during 3rd period, students will be given a Course Preview Day Form to select three elective courses they are interested in hearing about.  Students, grade 9-11, will also be given a hard copy of the 2017-2018 Program Planning Handbook.  On Wednesday, February 8, SSFHS will be on an assembly schedule.  Students in grade 9-11 will participate in the Course Preview Day to visit the three elective classes they selected.  Hopefully, after reading about the course and visiting the class, students will be able to make an informed decision of which elective course they want to sign up for Fall 2017.  Students in grade 12 will report to the football field bleachers for their senior panoramic photo. 

 

Below is the bell schedule for Feb 8:

 

 Period 1   8:16-9:04

Period 2   9:10-9:56

 

3rd Period Announcements: 10:04-10:09

Period 3:  10:09-10:52

Grades 9-11 attend 1st, 2nd, and 3rd sessions.

Grade 12 reports to Bleachers by 10:58 -11:46 for Senior Panoramic Photo

Course Preview 1st session: 10:58 – 11:10

Course Preview 2nd session: 11:16 – 11:28

Course Preview 3rd session: 11:34 – 11:46

 

Period 4    11:52-12:40

Lunch    12:43-1:13

Period 5    1:19-2:07

Period 6   2:13-3:00 

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Rapaido, Principal

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Posted by: Cynthia Rapaido
Published: 1/22/17

Audience: Homepage

Using the SchoolLoop app on your phone?

Here's an easy link to the School Calendar!

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Posted by: Marcie Mitchell45
Published: 12/15/16

Audience: Parents of SSFHS, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

Attention all:

Below are the updated and revised Early Release Dates for Spring 2017. 

 

Jan 11 - CANCELLED
Jan 18 - District Collaboration
Feb 1 -   Site Collaboration
Feb 15 - Site Collaboration
Mar 1 -   Site Collaboration
Mar 15 - CANCELLED
Mar 29 - District Collaboration
April 5 -  CANCELLED

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Posted by: Cynthia Rapaido
Published: 12/12/16

Audience: Parents of SSFHS, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Encuentre respuestas a sus preguntas sobre crianza de los hijos 

 

¿Desea construir mejores relaciones con sus hijos? 

 

El Parent Project® es un curso de 12 semanas, que le da a los padres, abuelos y apoderados las herramientas para construir familias unidas y saludables.

¡Todas las clases son gratuitas!

Inscríbase al Parent Project® y obtenga:

  • Recursos para ayudarse a sí mismo y a sus hijos

  • Herramientas para mejorar la asistencia en la es- cuela y el éxito de su hijo(s)

  • Consejos para mejorar la comunicación con su hijo(s)

  • Estrategias para prevenir el uso de alcohol y drogas

  • Herramientas prácticas que trabajan para su familia

    ¡Cena y cuidado de los niños incluido!

    Cuidado de niños limitado a los primeros 20 niños que se inscriban, de 3 a 15 años y que no usan paňal.

Inicio de clases:

Jueves, 19 de Enero del 2017

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

South San Francisco High School

400 B St South San Francisco, CA 94080 (Room B6/B7)

 

Fechas de las clases:

1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13

 

Idioma de la clase:

Español

 

Inscríbase con anticipación:

Ayrnn Bautista

abautista@ssfusd.org (650) 877-8756

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Posted by: Cynthia Rapaido
Published: 12/4/16

Audience: Parents of SSFHS, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Congratulations to Ms. Dianna Ariani!

 

As many of you may know, Ms. Ariani teaches a Work Experience Class which includes inviting guest speakers and preparing students for the real world.  In the Winter 2016 Issue of the First National Bank Newsletter, an article was written about her.  Below is the typed article:

 

"When a Bank Truly Partners with the Community, Good Things Happen"

 

     Nobody knows this better than Dianna Ariani, who is the daughter of Romolo Ariani, one of the founding fathers of FNB.  Now a teacher at South San Francisco High School, her job is to help prepare her students for the "real world," including financial issues.  that's where FNB helps.

     Over the years her Work Experience class has included guest appearances by FNB CEO Tom McGraw, who explained the basics of finance and, perhaps more importantly, help students understand that success is possible even when the path may not be clear.

     "Tom's career path wasn't typical for finance," Ariani said, noting that his career includes numerous acting jobs in feature films, television series, and television commercials.  "His message is about being able to take that leap and not being afraid to try something new and to become a lifelong learner.  That's one of our goals in the class and he demonstrates that."

     Ariani meets with her students once a week to discuss their jobs and visits their work sites to speak with their supervisors.  the class covers safety on the job, taxes, personal fiance, career planning and more.

     "Tom helps students feel like they could go off and do whatever their hearts desire,' she said. 'It's confidence building.  and any time you can get a high school student to think about banking, that's good.  Banks are going to be their financial reality, and Tom helps demystify things."

     Tom McGraw, Chief Executive Officer commented, "It is refreshing to see so many bright young minds.  Dianna's class is a real dose of reality for these young adults."

 

 

 

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Posted by: Cynthia Rapaido
Published: 12/2/16

Audience: Parents of SSFHS, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Congratulations to SSFHS Jimmy Wen! 

He received 1st place/1st prize for entering a Bots competition.  Per Jimmy, "The bots were judged based on how easy it was to use, how well it addressed a social issue and how much improvement there was compared to the original bot that we made in a workshop. My team's bot addresses crimes that are within 100 feet of cars, chatting with drivers and contacting authorities if there is a problem. The actual Bot v Bot competition itself featured bots interacting with each other in front of a panel of judges and the audience. Judges decided which bot would make to the next round based on their overall language processing capabilities. I'm not allowed to go into much detail, because it's a classified idea that IBM might work with."
Way to go, Jimmy!
 
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Posted by: Cynthia Rapaido
Published: 11/29/16

Audience: Parents of SSFHS, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Congratulations to our biology teacher, Ms. Linda Hambrick!  She will be receiving  the Educator of the Year Award from the California League of High Schools (CLHS) Region 4!  She will be honored at an awards dinner on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at St. Mary's College in Moraga, California at 5:30 p.m..  If you are interested in attending the awards dinner, tickets are $45, payable to CLHS, and can be dropped off in the main office to Dr. Rapaido no later than Thursday, December 1. 

 

Please congratulate Ms. Hambrick for all that she has done for SSFHS students, the science department, faculty, staff, and the campus!

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Posted by: Cynthia Rapaido
Published: 11/27/16

Audience: Parents of SSFHS, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Attention Latino Parents!

Come to the first Latino Parent Meeting on Oct 26 6-8 p.m. in B-3. Please see the attached flyer for all of the monthly Latino Parent Group meetings for this school year! 

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Posted by: Cynthia Rapaido
Published: 10/24/16

Audience: Parents of SSFHS, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage



Congratulations to James H. Coleman and Raymond Lin who have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program!  A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, were presented by Dr. Rapaido to these scholastically talented seniors!

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more that 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

"The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson from NMSC.  "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.  We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."
 

 

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Posted by: Cynthia Rapaido
Published: 10/17/16

Audience: Lisa Hoo Gonzalez, APUSH, Art Resources, Capstone Project: Seniors, CHROMEBOOKS, College and Career, Employment, English Resources, EXCEL and WORD, History Day, Library at South San Francisco High School, Social Studies, Students, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, AVID Parents 2014-2015, Parents of SSFHS, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Go to smile.amazon.com to choose our school South San Francisco High PTSA to start receiving donations from all your purchases! Only purchases made at smile.amazon.com are eligible for donations not Amazon.com.

 

Our special link taking you directly to enroll is http://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-6174508

thank you for your support for all our students @SSFHS

SSFHSPTSA

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Posted by: Lisa Hoo Gonzalez
Published: 10/12/16

Audience: Parents and Homepage

Dear Senior Parents of SSFHS:


We need your help! We are looking for volunteers to be a part of the Grad Nite & Senior Breakfast Committee. We would meet once a month to discuss fundraising opportunities and brainstorming ideas. Please join us to make this year a memorable one for your child.
If interested, please contact:

 

Joan Young, ejhmyoung63@gmail.com or

 

Maritza Camilo, mdcamilo19@gmail.com


Please feel free to contact either one of us for any questions.
We look forward to hearing from you.

 


Joan Young and Maritza Camilo
Grad Nite & Senior Breakfast Committee Chairs

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Posted by: Cynthia Rapaido
Published: 9/13/16

Audience: All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

Congratulations to two of SSFHS staff members, Ms. Jackie Belli and Ms. Linda Hambrick!

 

Ms. Jackie Belli is being recognized for and awarded the Menlo College's 2015-2016 Outstanding San Mateo County Counselor Award.  She is being recognized by the College for her significant work as a guidance counselor offering her expertise to their recruitment efforts in San Mateo County.

 

Ms. Linda Hambrick was recognized August 1 by Ignited (formerly IISME) and is now a Teacher Fellow! 

 

Way to go, Warriors!

 

 

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Posted by: Cynthia Rapaido
Published: 9/2/16

Audience: Parents of SSFHS, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

This is sent to you on behalf of the AAPAC:
 
The African American Parent Advisory Committee remains dedicated to supporting the District’s African American parent community in an effort to improve academic success and educational experience for all students. The AAPAC will continue to provide a forum to share ideas, and provide information regarding community resources, policy, and school programs.  Please continue to partner with the APPAC to share your insight, ideas, and concerns.
 
The AAPAC will continue to meet on the second Tuesday of each month. Unless otherwise noted, the meetings will take place at the Westborough Middle School, Library located at 2570 Westborough Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080. The meetings run from 7:00 to approximately 8:30 on those nights.
 
Dates:
September, 13, 2016 @ 6:30- CHANGED to SEPT 20
October 11, 2016 @ 7:00
November 8, 2016 @ 7:00
December 13, 2016 @ 7:00
January 24, 2016 @ 7:00
March 14, 2016 @ 7:00
April 18, 2016 @ 7:00
May 9, 2016 @ 7:00
June 13, 2016 @ 7:00
 
Upcoming Highlights:
The AAPAC Family BBQ and Meeting is scheduled for September 13 to start at 6:15. Please plan to cone and celebrate the new school year.
 
Thanks you and we look forward to seeing you at the September 13 AAPAC Kick-Off meeting.
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Posted by: Cynthia Rapaido
Published: 8/25/16

Audience: All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Parents of SSFHS and Homepage

Feel free to look at the webinars on college planning:

 

http://www.getcollegefunding.org/lp/monthly-webinars-schools/

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Posted by: Cynthia Rapaido
Published: 5/15/16

Audience: AVID Parents 2014-2015, Parents of SSFHS, APUSH, Art Resources, Capstone Project: Seniors, College and Career, English Resources, EXCEL and WORD, History Day, Library at South San Francisco High School, Social Studies, Students and Homepage

Support Our School Activities & Grad Nite by purchasing gift cards certificates to print Now and Always from Starbucks,JCP, Safeways, Lowes, Petsmart, Petco, gas & more! This is a year round continuous fundraiser!  Potentially if 100 families register we can make $97,000! Email relatives, co-workers, friends etc..to help support.our school. Funds raised to be distributed to each club like Boosters, Avid, Band, Folklorico, ASB etc.. 

Ex: After youy register & signup with Presto Pay, Print your Starbucks certificate & use to apply to your App on your IPhone as you always do on your purchases for coffee!

Please register at www.shopwithscrip.com/shop and use the enrollment code that is assigned to our school to receive the donations. Enrollment code:E3F7ED7248859. 

Thank you, address questions to Lisa Hoo Gonzalez & Olga Aldana at gonzalbyte@aol.com and aldanaol @wellsfargo.com

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Posted by: Lisa Hoo Gonzalez
Published: 12/9/15