Diamond Press - February 2019

Hope High School Monthly Newsletter

From our Assistant Principal

Prime minister and world leader Winston Churchill wrote,

"Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."

Despite our failures and fears, when we keep trying to succeed, we demonstrate courage, one of the greatest virtues & our school pillar for February.

Mrs. O'Connell

Assistant Principal


December Spirit Week

Hopes-ville Market

Through many generous donations, students we able to get tons of free goods for their families. Some home goods, blankets, clothes, even jewelry, books, and more. The Hope family is so grateful!

JAG Activities

JAG is active as usual. College Depot, Ice Skating, Amazon Field Trips, and more!

Valentine's Spirit Week Feb 11 - 15.

Valentine's Spirit Week will be from February 11th to 15th.

  • Monday - Meme Day
  • Tuesday - Twin Day
  • Wednesday - Switch It Up Day (Teachers dress like students. Students dress like teachers.)
  • Thursday - Relationship Day (Black: Not interested; Pink: Taken; White: Available; Gray: It's complicated)
  • Friday - Glam or Gore Day

Moon Light dance on Friday, February 15

Join us for the Valentine's Dance "Moon Light" on Friday, February 15th at Golden Gate Community Center. The dance will start at 7:30 pm. Pre-Sale Tickets are $3 for single or $5 for couple. Buy from Ms. Kasarah!

Prices at the door will be more so buy your tickets early!

Blood drive Feb. 26th

Sign up in Room I with Mr. Portillo.

California Trip 2019

May is quickly approaching! If you haven't signed up for the trip yet, it's not too late! We have a two whole busses and many seats available.


  • Santa Monica Beach & Pier
  • Meal at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Knott's Berry Farm (open to close)
  • Buffet dinner at the park
  • Coach bus transportation

The trip costs $175 which includes:

  • Itinerary above
  • Trip t-shirt
  • Visa spending card

Interested in going? Students may sign up through the student portal on the "Cali Trip" page.

A $25 deposit will hold your spot. Payments may be made in cash to Mr. Buehnerkemper or by credit/debit card online.

Have questions? Contact Mr. Buehnerkemper.

Boys Basketball

Our boy's basketball season was a long and hard one but our boys played well.

Co-Ed Soccer

Co-Ed Soccer will be starting soon. Students should see Coach Eman to sign up.


Welcome to Mr. Caskey!

Mr. Caskey joined us at the beginning of December to prepare to teach Math in small direct instruction classes. He joins Mr. Rashkow in helping students to navigate the challenging world of math. We are so excited to have Mr. Caskey join us. His classes started at the beginning of January!