HHS Principal's Update: Week 14
Thursday, November 16th, 2023
Good Evening HHS Students and Families,
As we embrace the holiday season and prepare for the final month of Semester 1, I want to extend heartfelt thanks for the incredible efforts of our devoted staff, students, and families in making Semester 1 of the 2023-2024 school year a success. I am genuinely grateful for the progress we've accomplished as a campus.
I am delighted to share that our campus culture is succeeding in and outside of the classroom and moving in a positive direction. Our students are showing success in their academics as well as all of their extracurricular activities . HHS has achieved remarkable gains from our last CAASPP assessment, which is another testament to our campus. Additionally, our seniors are seeing their hard work payoff as they are eagerly anticipating the receipt of their college acceptance letters as they are preparing to conclude their final Fall Semester at HHS.
While there is still work ahead, I am confident that, with the wholehearted engagement of our students in their courses and upcoming exams, we will continue to excel. As we approach the week of Thanksgiving, I want to express gratitude for the contributions our students, staff, and families are making to our community. Your dedication is truly commendable, and I am filled with optimism for the ongoing success of our educational journey together. Wishing you all a joyful and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving!
Have a great break,
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*NEW UPDATES THIS WEEK *
- CIF Semi Finals @ Charter Oak HS: Tomorrow
- Thanksgiving Break: 11/20 - 11/24
***Don't forget to check out our weekly episode of The Weekly Bite! (Video below)***
Highland High School's Student Learning Outcomes
Students embody our BARK core values. At Highland High School:
Brilliant students have multiple experiences and opportunities for academic, collegiate, professional and personal growth.
Accountable students are academically proficient and prepared for college and career readiness.
Respectful students cultivate a safe and secure, positive school culture that supports all students’ personal and academic growth.
- Kind students communicate effectively and continue to build relationships with all community members.
NEW UPDATES AND INFORMATION
CIF Semifinals: HHS @ Charter Oak HS: TOMORROW NIGHT @ Charter Oak
Tomorrow HHS continues our quest for a CIF Championship as we go down the hill for our CIF Semi-Finals showdown against Charter Oak HS at their home turf! Kickoff is at 7:00PM at Charter Oak High School. Be there, be loud, and let's show them the power of our Bulldog Pride!
Thanksgiving Break: NO School Next Week
Student Activities and Club Information
THE HHS WEEKLY BITE: Season 2: Episode 11
We take great pride in presenting the remarkable talent of our students in the HHS Film class through their production of "The Weekly Bite." This captivating show is crafted and brought to life by our students on a weekly basis. We cordially invite you to watch and immerse yourself in each episode, as it provides a wonderful opportunity to witness the creativity and dedication of our students firsthand. Prepare to be amazed by their hard work and artistic prowess!
STUDENT & PARENT RESOURCES AND SUPPORTS
Saturday School Information & Forms (Semester 1)
Are you behind on assignments or need to make up missed school days? If you're looking for a quiet place to study, we have the perfect solution for you! Starting in September, HHS will be hosting Saturday School sessions for Semester 1. Signing up is simple, just choose one of the Saturday School Applications below and select your preferred dates from the provided links. Remember to bring the completed application with you, whether it's a digital or hardcopy version.
Saturday School Semester 1 Dates:
- December 2nd
- December 9th
- December 16th
DAILY Math Tutoring & Support
Every Week, Monday thru Friday, HHS students will have an amazing opportunity to benefit from a variety of interventions aimed at enhancing their math skills and ensuring success in their math classes. These sessions, which run from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM, also offer valuable preparation for several important assessments such as the PSAT, SAT, CAASPP, AP, and NWEA.
Morning All-Subject Tutoring
We are excited to announce that all subject morning tutoring will be available. Morning general tutoring will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 7:45 AM to 8:40 AM in the Student Union. Our tutoring services cover all subjects, providing students with a valuable resource to enhance their learning.
High School Administration Team Contact Information
We encourage you to reach out to our administration if you have any questions regarding their areas of supervision. They will be more than happy to assist you.
Principal: Charles Dunn
Assistant Principal: Jennifer Griffey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities & MTSS Vice-Principal: Jose Cortinas email@example.com
Special Education Vice-Principal: Amanda Palmer firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletics, Alternative Placement & Attendance Vice-Principal: James Dunlavey email@example.com
Outreach, Interventions & Alt. Placement Vice-Principal: TBD
HHS Counseling Contact Information
Accessing your Student’s Grades in PowerSchool:
To view your student's grades in the Antelope Valley Union High School District, you have three options:
AV High School District App (Parent Link): This app is available for both Apple and Android devices. You can find it in the App Store by searching for "AV High School District." Download the app to access news, information, and track your student's progress.
PowerSchool App: The PowerSchool app is directly linked to the PowerSchool parent portal, providing real-time updates on your student's grades and attendance. You can find it in both the Apple App Store and Android App Store. Search for "PowerSchool" and use the district code NWMZ to access your student's information.
Parent Portal: Access the Parent Portal directly at https://powerschool.avhsd.org. This portal allows you to view your student's grades and other relevant information.
Choose the option that suits you best to stay informed about your student's academic progress in the Antelope Valley Union High School District.
Don't Miss Any Important Information: Download Parent Link TODAY
To stay well-informed and receive important updates, it is essential to download the AVUHSD app. This app, in addition to email, will be one of our main communication channels during the school year. Here are the steps to download it:
1. Open the Apple App Store or Google Play Store on your device.
2. Search for "AVUHSD" and download the app.
3. Once the app is downloaded, open it and select the checkboxes for HHS to receive updates specifically tailored to our school. That's all!
By following these steps, you will have the AVUHSD app installed and customized to receive relevant information and updates related to Highland High School.
Attendance and Absences (Contact Information)
At HHS, we believe that attendance is vital for student success. We understand the importance of regular attendance in achieving academic goals. Therefore, for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year, we are dedicated to actively encouraging and promoting daily attendance and punctuality. Our goal is to ensure that all students are present and on time for every class, every day.
To report an absence, please use the following contact information:
Phone: (TBD Soon)