The Weekly Highlander
A Message from the Principal
With spring break only one week away, we are focusing on wrapping up 3rd quarter and looking ahead to registration for the 2023-2024 school year. Our current 8th graders met this week with counselors from the TUSD high schools to get an overview of the courses and programs at each school. Foothill High School students will be visiting campus on Thursday at lunch in the quad to share information about the various programs and meet with students and answer questions. On Thursday, March 30th from 6 pm-8 pm, Foothill will be hosting its Showcase Night where parents and students are invited onto campus to learn more about what it means to be a Knight. More details about the evening can be found at this LINK.
Information about registration for our current 6th and 7th graders has been shared in homeroom over the last 2 weeks. Students are able to select their electives for next year at this time. They should go into their Aeries Portal and select 2 electives and then 1 alternate in case those are not available. Students interested in ASB, Yearbook, AVID, and competitive robotics need to complete applications for these courses. All information can be found on the Hewes Registration PAGE and more details will be shared with students this week in homeroom as well.
With only one more week until spring break, we hope you and your students find meaningful ways in the days and weeks ahead to engage in the Hewes Community!
Sahra Tanikawa, Principal
PTA Needs Your Help!!!!
Are you interested in helping out at Hewes but not sure how? Do you have financial experience or background and can provide your expertise to our PTA? If so we need you! Please contact Jessica Howell at 714-791-8880 or email@example.com.
We would like to invite the TUSD community to participate in the LCAP parent/community survey to help us better understand the needs of our students and how we can improve their educational experience.
- LCAP for Parent/Community: https://www.parentsquare.com/feeds/18287581
Volleyball - permission slips due March 15th
The volleyball season will be starting in just a few weeks. Permission slips are due March 15th!
The volleyball season runs from March 27th - May 3rd. Practices will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3-4 PM.
Foothill Electives and Student Life in High School
8th Graders: Learn about course options and activities at Foothill
Thursday, March 16th at Lunch encourage your 8th-grade students to check out the Knights on Tour at lunch in the quad. Learn about classes, activities, electives, and athletics. Parents and students can attend the Showcase Night on Thursday, March 30 from 6 pm - 8 pm. See the website for more information https://foothill.tustin.k12.ca.us/about-us/fhs-showcase-night
I Wish Campaign
The Hewes Challenge Success Team is putting out an "I wish..." Campaign to all of our students and staff. This year we would like to include our greater community as well. The "I wish..." Campaign is meant to help us come together as a school community and have a better understanding of each other's experiences here at Hewes. Our goal is to collect the responses and highlight the common themes and then share that out with the Hewes community. This will all be confidential and individual responses will not be shared. We appreciate you participating in this activity and hope that it brings us all a little closer!
LIONS FREE VISION SCREENING AND RECYCLED GLASSES EVENT - March 11
On Saturday, March 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Tustin Host Lions, Santa Ana Host Lions, and OC Central Lions will be hosting a free vision screening and recycled glasses event for our community. The event will be held at Century High School (1401 S. Grand Avenue, Santa Ana). This free event will give attendees access to vision screenings to assess for ocular health concerns and provide a usable pair of recycled glasses. Please see the attached flyer for additional details.
LIONS FREE VISION SCREENING AND RECYCLED GLASSES EVENT
Saturday, March 11
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Century High School
1401 S. Grand Avenue, Santa Ana
Book Drive to support CHOC Children's Hospital - ENDS FRIDAY March 17th!
Donate books to support CHOC Hospital. See the Amazon wish list and bring books to your first period class between March 1-17. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/29IQMCYZ71B69/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex
Parent Information Night: Food and Body Image
Did you miss the parent presentation on food and body image held on March 1st? Please see the linked recording to hear from our amazing presenter.
Supporting Your Child During Times of Crisis March 14th Date Added
Hewes Volutneer? Please document your service to our school
Please enter your volunteer hours this year for Hewes PTA or any Hewes related events. This helps us keep our non profit status. You may make as many entries as necessary or in one lump sum.
Import Dates to Remember
- March 13 - 17 - Spirit Week Dress-Up Days
- Monday, March 20 - Friday, March 24 - No School - Spring Break
- Wednesday, March 29 - 6pm Fentanyl Information Night for Parents
- Thursday, March 30 - Foothill Showcase Night for incoming 9th-grade students and families
- Thursday, April 6 - Welcome to Middle School for 5th-grade families 5:15pm - 5:45pm
- Thursday, April 6 - Open House 6pm - 7pm
- April 17 - April 28 - CAASPP Testing all students in Core and Math Classes
- May 1 - 5 - CAST (Science) Testing for 8th-grade students - BLOCK SCHEDULE
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