FAFSA for Seniors Attending College 2017-18

You must complete your FAFSA by March 2nd, 2017 in order to receive California state-funded financial aid. To receive additional federal-funded aid, the deadline is June 30, 2018. Fill out your FAFSA now at: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

For help, visit Counseling!


Hour of Code 2016

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. But fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you’ve heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code.

With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners have joined together to support this movement. Every Apple Store in the world has hosted an Hour of Code. President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.

This year, let’s make it even bigger! Ask your teachers to participate in the Hour of Code 2016 on Tuesday December 6th and Wednesday December 7th, or come visit Rooms 214 an 215 during lunch or after school to participate!

Get started at http://hourofcode.com/us


Rowing Info Session: POSTPONED


Exercise your mind and body with rowing. Rowing clubs have been around in San Diego for about 180, but due to the cost and lack of accessibility, not many San Diego youths have had the opportunity to try it out.

San Diego Community Rowing is on a mission to broaden accessibility to the sport of rowing (also known as crew) in the South Bay. They want Sweetwater students to come learn about this exciting new opportunity at the new National City Aquatics Center on the Sweetwater Channel.


PSAT College and Career Day!


  • Most of our FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS will be taking the PSAT.

  • SENIORS will register for a college or career activity.



  • The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) is one way to prepare for college entrance.


  • WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19th — a very exciting day filled with wonderful activities related to college and career readiness aligned to our school mission.


  • For FRESHMEN and SOPHOMORES, this test will provide a score that will reveal areas of strength and areas that need to be further developed for college-readiness.


  • For JUNIORS, the PSAT scores are used for the National Merit Scholarship, which provides money to students for college.


  • SUHi uses PSAT scores to guide student placement recommendation, to discover students who have Advance Placement (AP) potential, to learn how much students grow from year to year, and for students to realize that COLLEGE IS A REALITY.


  • PERIOD 1 CLASSROOMS. If your first period is mixed grade level, you may be reassigned to another classroom.

  • SENIORS will be either in the computer labs or in their senior period 1 class where they will be filling out college applications or engaging in career presentations.


  • The morning of October 19th, students will report to period 1

    • At around 7:45 (please be on time) we will have an all school assembly with very important youth empowerment information

    • American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties will have topics in regards to: social justice, restorative practices, youth organizing, youth empowerment, and how these all relate to college attainment and higher education

  • After the assembly will be a break for nutrition break, then students are expected to report to their testing location (students will receive passes to where they need to report to and their period 1 teachers will remind students of where they are to report to in the morning)

  • During testing:

    • Leave your cell phones at home

    • Bring a snack–the cafeteria will be open from 7-7:30 to serve early breakfast in addition to nutrition break

    • Bring your ID and a pencil




Red Devils On The Run

by Durit Duran, Staffwriter

The Devils’ Advocate

There are Red Devils today who are sprinting to the finish line just to bring home a win. Cross Country is a great sport. With Coach Romero coaching the ladies and Coach Howard coaching the guys, Sweetwater has a great team. For this sport, there is no trying out; the only thing you need to do is compromise. As Coach Romero always says, “We are not here to scare you.” The purpose of this sport is to be able to push yourself to limits you didn’t know you had. The goal is always to beat your own time to improve yourself.

Cross Country Devils meet every day after school at 3 p.m. on the field. These Red Devils work very hard every day; they devote their time to this sport in order to win. Cross Country teammates work out from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. They are so devoted that they even manage to make it to practices on Saturdays. On Saturdays these Red Devils meet up at 7 a.m. on the football field.

Like Coach Romero says, “Cross country is a commitment.”

Students must show up every day from Monday through Saturday to train. Cross Country teammates are preparing for their first race of the year. They will have their first race in a couple weeks, so Red Devils, as a unified school, please come out and support the Cross Country team.