Parent Press – March 07, 2016

Posted on Mar 7, 2016

Calendar

March 11 – End of Q3

March 14 – Q3 Grades Mailed

March 16 – Kick Butts Day

March 19 – Immigration/Family Resource Fair

March 21-25 – Week Without Walls

March 28-April 1 – No School – Spring Break

Week Without Walls

It’s almost time for Leadership’s most beloved tradition – Week Without Walls. Your student will bring home materials about their assigned course for you to review. Please help your student to be prepared. If necessary, teachers will provide a list of materials/items that students will need for the week. This year’s WWW courses include:  Week without Whining (girl’s camping), Cool Grey City of Love, Triathletes, Exploring Colleges, Painting with Purpose, Bay Area Culture, Girls are Frikkin’ Awesome (girl’s group), Food Justice, Walking Adventures, Wild Womyn Adventures (girl’s backpacking), Surfing, Reading Revolutionaries, Blue Planet, Classic Man/Woman, Circle 2.0 (cultural arts), and at trip to Washington D.C.

Kick Butts Day

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. The next Kick Butts Day is March 16, 2016. We’re expecting more than 1,000 events in schools and communities across the United States and even around the world. On Kick Butts Day, Leadership High School’s Youth Outreach Workers will:

  • Raise awareness of the problem of tobacco and E-Cig use in our community.
  • Encourage youth to reject the tobacco industry’s deceptive marketing and stay tobacco-free.

Kick Butts Day is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The first Kick Butts Day was held in 1996. Please encourage your children to visit the Kick Butts Booth during lunch on March 16th, and make the pledge to be tobacco and E-Cig free!

Employment Workshops Every Thursday!

Is your son or daughter looking for a summer job, but doesn’t know where to begin? There are Employment Workshops held every Thursday during lunch in the Multi-Purpose Room.  All grades are welcome to join!

Immigration/Family Resource Fair

There will be a free Immigration Legal Consultation & Family Resource Fair at Balboa High School on Saturday March 19th 10am-1pm.  Get information on deferred action, immigrant rights and more.

SF YOUTHWORKS

San Francisco YouthWorks is a unique high school internship program designed to expose youth to public service careers and build job readiness skills in a supportive environment.

SF YouthWorks offers: PAID internships in City Government ($12.25 -13.00/hr), interns can work up to 20 hours a week of during the 2016 Summer session (June -August).

2016 Summer Program Eligibility Requirements:

–  Entering the 11th or 12th grade for the 2016/2017 school year

–  Live in San Francisco

–  Be able to work at least 16 hours per week, Monday—Friday between 9am and 5:00pm

–  Commit to participate for the entire summer session (June – August) and will not miss a week of work

–  Be able to present original documents to meet YouthWorks’ requirements

Summer Application Released: March 14, 2016

Priority Application Deadline: April 08, 2016 before 5pm!

Please feel free to contact SF YouthWorks at (415) 202-7911 or email us at info@sfyouthworks.org if you have any questions.

Minds Matter for Freshmen
Minds Matter is program that assists low-income, high achieving students to 4 year colleges.  The program includes mentorship, SAT prep classes, free college summer programs and more.  Students are eligible if they have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Deadline: April 10th

College Announcements/Reminders for Seniors

Seniors must complete all graduation requirements to get your diploma. Check to make sure you are on track with your community service hours, office hours, PE credits and have paid any Book/Property Bills.

Seniors should create a Webgrants for Student account to check their CalGrant status.

CSU EPT/ELM registration deadline at SF State is 3/26 for the April 9th test date.

CSU EPT/ELM registration deadline at CSU East Bay is 3/19 for the April 2nd test date.

Scholarship Opportunities:

March 19, 2016 – Steve Tirado Scholarship ($5,000/yr) – 12th grade only

March 30, 2016 – Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship ($500) – 11th & 12th grade

March 30, 2016 – HSF Scholarship ($500-$5,000) – 12th grade

March 31, 2016 – Superpower Scholarship ($2,500) – 9th-12th grades

March 31, 2016 – Sleeklens Scholarship ($2,000) – 12th grade

March 31, 2016 – QuitDay Scholarship ($300-$2,000) – 12th grade

March 31, 2016 – Foster Care to Success ($2,500-$5,000) – 12th grade