October 07, 2014 (English)

Posted on Oct 7, 2014

Calendar

10/07 – Freshmen Parent Meeting

10/08 – Sophomore Parent Meeting

10/09 – Junior Parent Meeting

10/10 – 1st Quarter Ends

10/13 – No School – Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day/El Dia De La Raza

10/16 – College Info Night (see below)

10/21 – Senior Parent Meeting

10/24 – Homecoming Dance

11/10-11 – No School – Veteran’s Day, Professional Development

11/26-28 – No School – Thanksgiving Break

12/16-19 – Finals Week

12/19 – No School Professional Development/End of Second Quarter

12/22-01/04 – No School – Winter Break

 

End of Quarter 1

The end of Quarter 1 is this Friday, October 10th. Quarter 1 grades will be mailed out on Wednesday, October 15th. You can also check your child’s grades on your PowerSchool account. If you need your login information please contact our Office Manager, Ms. Emma Cizek, at ecizek@leadershiphigh.org.

Model UN

We  are excited to introduce a new academic club to our school—Model United Nations.  MUN is a highly respected, nationwide program that teaches Middle, High School, and College Students important skills such as research, writing professional academic papers, public speaking, parliamentary procedure, and community-building.  This program allows our students to travel around the Bay Area attending conferences with other schools, in which students role-play as diplomats from countries around the world, and try to work together to find solutions to global issues.  In addition to being great preparation for college, Model UN is a fun and exciting experience!  Students recently attend ended their first conference at San Francisco State University, and hope to attend another in November at U.C. Berkeley.  Meetings and practice for this club take place weekly during Sessions.  See Mr. Hahn (mhahn@leadershiphigh.org) in room 314 for more information.

Underwater Hockey

Mr. Salinas has brought a great addition to our SESSIONS with Underwater Hockey! Leadership is the first school in San Francisco to have an underwater hockey club. They have spent all of Quarter 1 doing strength training and will begin matches against other clubs by the end of the semester. We would like to thank you to Parks and Recreation who have made this possible by letting our club practice at Balboa Pool! The club is currently looking for scuba masks and swimming foot fins. Please contact Mr. Salinas at asalinas@leadershiphigh.org if you are able to donate.

 

City Surf Project

Former Leadership teacher, Mr. Irwin, created a SESSION for our students called Swimming and Surfing through his new non-profit, City Surf Project. The City Surf Project aims to “teach underserved, youth from low-income communities of San Francisco valuable life skills through the sport of Surfing. Students will ride waves, connect to the ocean and nature where which they can use as a stress reliever or meditative outlet, build self-confidence and the tools necessary to overcome difficult obstacles.” For more information check out CitySurfProject.com.

 

College Info Night

LHS College Info Night will be on Thursday, October 16, 2014 6-8pm.  Come learn about the different college systems, get tips on completing your applications and get a brief overview of the financial aid process.

 

Homecoming Dance

Leadership will be holding a Homecoming Dance for all grades on Friday, October 24th from 8-11PM in the James Denman cafeteria. Tickets are on sale for $10. Students are permitted to bring guests, but must have an approved guest permission slip. This will be a great event for our students!

 

Leadership is Accepting Applications!

We are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year! If you know a student who will thrive at Leadership please direct them to http://www.leadershiphigh.org/how-to-enroll/apply-online/ to apply online. Siblings of current and former students receive priority admission. Our application deadline is January 16th, 2015.

 

Donations

The LHS main office and classrooms would greatly benefit from the following items: Clorox wipes, tissues, feminine products, paper towels, cough drops, ibuprofen, plastic forks, paper plates, napkins, basic first aid supplies, and basic school supplies. If you are able to donate any of these items, please bring them to the main office, room #301.