Superintendent Community Update
March 25, 2022
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Dear JUHSD Community,
As Women's History Month draws to a close, I want to thank the women in our JUHSD community for contributing to the success of our students and for serving as role models. Representation matters!
Please take some time to check out The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology. Through this interactive website, you'll listen to women who have worked in the White House tell stories of their personal heroes across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Please enjoy the weekend and know that we are only a week away from Spring Break!
JHS's 100th Celebration Tomorrow
March Madness at Terra Nova
Photo courtesy of Courtney Fil, TNHS Leadership Advisor
Good News From School
Kaitlyn, who started taking up the sport at 4 years old, won her place on the team through a series of qualification team trials over the course of this past year, beginning with her competing at the 2021 USA Taekwondo National Championships in San Antonio, Texas. After clenching the USA seat after being a final contender in the Grand Slam qualification series this past January in Colorado.
Though nervous about competing, she is excited to be a part of the World Championships. After high school, she plans to continue competing in Taekwondo tournaments, along with teaching this sport at her family's Taekwondo school. Best of luck, Kaitlyn, and way to make WHS, along JUSHD, proud!
49ers Surprise Wing (Nicole) Tsang as the 2022 BAASST Recipient
The 49ers and Sourdough Sam honored Westmoor High School senior Nicole Tsang as the 2022 Bay Area All-Star Scholarship team recipient.
Nicole is an outstanding student who is part of the Manufacturing and Product Development Pathway. During the summer of 2021, Nicole secured a summer internship in animation with Raconteur, a Bay-area animation company that promotes new technologies. Nicole tapped into a free summer session of Sprint's Engineer for the Week, an immersive, week-long program that empowers students from all backgrounds to take on real-world engineering projects while developing computer science skills, she developed a chatbot that assists immigrants in emergency situations such as the language obstacles and lack of healthcare that her own family had faced. For Wing, engineering became meaningful when technological innovations could have a positive impact on her community.
Congratulations, Wing (Nicole) Tsang!
Paths to Success 2022 Event
Last Friday, JUHSD and Skyline Community College hosted a Paths to Success event for 150 8th grade students from the Jefferson Elementary School District at Skyline College. The event promoted an understanding and connection of high school pathways and postsecondary opportunities for students through hands-on workshops. The workshops (Digital Media, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Dance, Computer Science, Fashion Design, Automotive, and Manufacturing) were led by CTE teachers from Westmoor and Jefferson, Skyline professors, and high school students. 8th grade students were able to experience a snapshot of the high school CTE classroom.
The event welcomed Claudia Sandoval, Master Chef, as the keynote speaker. Claudia connected with the students through her Mexican heritage and inspired them with her journey to success. Students left the day inspired, prepared, and ready to follow a path to success. See photos from this event below.
Photo Credit: Carlos Miguel Virina (WHS Student)
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Virtual Presentations from SMCOE
*What Should Parents Know? Eating Disorders Rising in Children and Teens (TK-12 Families, Educators, Mental Health Professionals, Community), April 5, 5:30-6:30pm:
This free online presentation will discuss current rates of eating disorders in children and teens have skyrocketed during the pandemic. What should parents, caregivers, and educators know? Click here to Learn more (Spanish flyer included).
*Raising Healthy Children and Adolescents (TK-12 Families), Beginning April 14, 2022:
The County Office of Education is co-sponsoring a series of parent workshops with Adolescent Counseling Services and the San Mateo County Human Services Agency to provide families with information on how to raise healthy children and adolescents. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Click here to Learn more (Spanish flyer included).