May 05, 2014 (English)

Posted on May 5, 2014


05/09 – No School: Professional Development, Prom

05/14 – Senior Exhibition

05/16 – Senior Fun Day

05/26 – No School: Memorial Day

05/27-30 – Finals Week

05/31 – Graduation


This Friday, our junior class did an amazing job on Junior Project presentations. Their projects were on the following topics: Immigration, Racial Profiling, Cancer, Environmental Racism, Child Abuse Human Trafficking, Police Brutality, Drug Abuse, Animal Rights, Sex Education, Bullying, Suicide, Juvenile Justice, Military, Teen Pregnancy, Foster Care, Gang Prevention, Death Penalty, Body Image, and Border Violence. We are very proud of our students for choosing such socially relevant and important topics. Not only have they increased their own knowledge of these issues, but the knowledge of our freshman and sophomore students as well.


This week, our juniors participated in a field test of California’s new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. The SBAC aims to measure what students know, based on the Common Core State Standards in English-language arts and Mathematics. The SBAC is the first standardized test to be administered on the computer. Since this year was only a field test, scores will not be reported to SFUSD, schools, teachers or parents.


Prom 2014, A Night in Hollywood, is on Friday May 9th from 7-11pm at the Kabuki Hotel in San Francisco. Prestige Photo Forms and Guest Forms are available in the front office. If your son or daughter still needs a corsage, they may purchase one at a discounted price from Designer Sisters at 2975 Mission Street in San Francisco. Safety at prom is our top priority. Please speak with your son or daughter about making responsible, safe decisions. If you have any urgent concerns or questions the night of prom, please contact Dean Antonio Villegas at 415-575-9205.


Graduation for the Class of 2014 will be held on Saturday May 31st at 2pm at the Balboa High School auditorium. There will be a reception after will be held in Balboa’s cafeteria. There is NO limit for the amount of guests that a student can invite. If you have any additional questions about graduation, feel free to call our main office at 415-841-8910.


This week, students who are enrolled in Advanced Placement courses will be taking their AP Exams. These courses include AP English, AP Calculus, AP Biology, and AP Spanish. Passing the AP Exams allows students to receive college credit for their advanced level of work.


This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. The LHS Parent Association and Board have helped us to arrange a variety of small gifts and treats for our amazing teachers throughout week. Some ideas to show your appreciation for our teachers include a thank you card or email, flowers, baked treats, or any other small token of love. They work very hard and deserve the recognition!


Our yearbooks will be available on May 26th for $30. They will be hard-backed and in-color. They do not need to be pre-ordered. If you have any additional questions about the yearbook, feel free to contact our Student Life Coordinator, Alberto Salinas, at


Leadership High School sweatshirts are on sale for $25. They are available for purchase in the main office after school. Show your Griffin pride!


The LHS main office and classrooms would greatly benefit from the following items: Clorox wipes, feminine products, tissue, cough drops, and hand sanitizer. If you are able to donate any of these items, please bring them to the main office, room #301.

Thank You!

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