Diamond Press - March 2019

Hope High School March 2019 Newsletter

From our Principal

“It is not how you start a race that matters, it is the journey of the run that creates what you will celebrate when crossing the finish line.” Many students have heard me say these words when they were losing motivation or lacking hope. I say these words because in my own life I have had to start over a few times, I have failed a few hundred times, I have stumbled, and I too have felt hopeless a few times. It is in those hopeless times though, that I grew the most. Although I have been blessed to experience many successes in my life, it was my failures that always seemed to launch me to the next level.

Ironically, achieving success often makes people stall in life. Without realizing it, when we reach a goal or cross a finish line in our lives we tend to think that this means we are at a stop or have reached a good place to take a pause. In actuality, “success is not final, failure is not fatal and it is the courage to continue that counts.”

I encourage all of my students to live in a constant state of self improvement. Once you accomplish one goal, get busy conquering the next one, and when you experience one failure, learn from it, grow from it, and move on from it. The worst action you can take in life is to repeat the same mistake. Not having the courage to try a different path or move in a different direction can cause you to get way too comfortable in your current state of being, and we all know how hard it is to get out of our comfort zones.

We will fall down, but we have to get back up again, and that is the only difference between those that will finish the race and those that choose to be stopped by the hurdles. The next time you think you have reached success, surpass it; when you think you have failed, dust off your knees; and when you want to experience extreme courage, don’t look back, because you are no longer going that way.

- Mrs. Sumare

Principal of Hope High School

Hope Resource Fair

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Spring Break

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Valentine's Spirit Week

AzMERIT Testing

AzMERIT Testing will take place during the month of April. Students who will be or have already completed Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, ELA 9, ELA 10, or ELA 11 this school year, will be taking the AzMERIT End of Course (EOC) exam. Letters will be mailed during March with additional information to all students affected. We have not yet solidified our schedule and students may have a temporary schedule change.

California Trip 2019

There are still spots available for this year's California Trip. This is the trip that students talk about all year long.

The trip costs just $175 and includes bus transportation, an afternoon at the beach in Santa Monica, dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company on Santa Monica Pier, a stay in a comfortable hotel (Holiday Inn Express), a full day at Knott's Berry Farm including a catered dinner, a trip t-shirt, and a $25 spending card for other meals and souvenirs.

Students can sign up online through the student portal (www.hopehighschool.org > Students > Cali Trip). Payments can be made online with a credit or debit card or in person to Mr. Buehnerkemper (Office Q) in cash. Any questions can be directed to Mr. Buehnerkemper (chrisb@blueprinteducation.org) or nearly any staff member.

Blood Drive

Twenty-four students signed up to give of themselves on Tuesday, February 26th. Eight of them were able to give blood and save lives. We're proud of our generous students!

GCU Forensic Science Day

Grand Canyon University invites high school juniors and seniors and community college students to our campus on Tuesday, March 5 for Forensic Science Day 2019. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about the field of forensic science, tour our science labs and participate in many other great activities!

Mrs. Kasarah (Room I) is coordinating (kasaraha@blueprinteducation.org). More information online.


Home VS Harvest Prep - Yuma at Friendship Park Field #6

Tuesday, March 5th, 3-4:30pm

12325 West McDowell Road

Avondale, AZ

Away VS Imagine at Suprise

Monday, March 18th, 4:30-6pm

14850 North 156th Avenue

Surprise, AZ

Away VS Western School of Science and Technology

Wednesday, March 20th, 4-6pm

6515 West Indian School Road

Phoenix, AZ

Home VS BASIS - Phoenix at BASIS Phoenix Field

Thursday, March 21st, 9pm

201 East Indianola Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

Even though this is a Home game, it will be held at the opponent's field.

Away VS PanAmerican Charter School at Little Canyon Park

Friday, March 22nd, 4-6pm

3201 West Missouri Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

Home VS West Phoenix High School at Friendship Park Field #6

Friday, March 29th, 3-5pm

12325 West McDowell Road

Avondale, AZ

Home VS Maya High School at Friendship Park Field #6

Monday, April 1st, 3-5pm

12325 West McDowell Road

Avondale, AZ

Away VS Sequoia Charter at Sherwood Park, Mesa, AZ

Tuesday, April 2nd, 4:30-6pm

1453 South Horne

Mesa, AZ

Kaity's Way Presentation

Hope High Students were educated about the importance of having a healthy relationship during the month of February.

More information at https://kaitysway.org/.

Kaity's Way Scholarship

High School Seniors are encouraged to apply for the Kaity's Way Scholarship, $1000 towards college. More information can be found at kaitysway.org/scholarship or by emailing kw08@kaitysway.org.

JAG-A-PALOOZA Spirit Week!

Monday, March 25th, 8am to Friday, March 29th, 4pm

7620 West Lower Buckeye Road

Phoenix, AZ

Show your school spirit and learn more about JAG (Jobs for Arizona's Graduates).

NPHC Yard Show

Thanks to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority at ASU, many of our students had an opportunity to see this year's NPHC Yard Show at ASU, a night of traditional stepping and strolling.


Reminder that daily attendance is a mandatory part of high school. Not only is it mandatory but it is also crucial to your student's success and future graduation.

If you know that your child is going to be absent from school, please be sure to call in and excuse the absence. 623-772-8013 option 1

Remember that students should only be missing school due to serious illness, or court related issues. School should be your student's first priority so that they can one day graduate and either get a full time job or pursue additional education and work later in life.

Remember...Absences Add Up but ATTENDANCE WORKS!