11.16.18

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes and rewards high school students who have had a significant positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities through their volunteer efforts.

Prize recipients receive a cash prize of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid weekend to a Symposium on Race at Princeton University where they will meet and engage with other Prize recipients from across the country.

Prize recipients are recognized at ceremonies in their local regions by Princeton alumni.

PPRR operates through 27 Regional Committees and has an At-Large Regional Committee to support areas where we currently have no geographic presence. We are an alumni volunteer-run organization, enlisting the support of over 450 Princetonians, all dedicated to an inclusive and supporting society.

Applications are now open: https://princetonprize.smapply.io/prog/princeton_prize_in_race_relations/

 

11.09.18

Informational Financial Aid Night – ALL GRADE LEVELS

Join us for our annual Informational Financial Aid Night.

You will receive information on:

  • How to complete your FAFSA/DREAM ACT 2019-2020
  • Scholarship information

How to fund your future 12th grader’s college education

Nov. 13, 2018

6 PM in the Theater (12th grade)

6 pm in the library (grades 9-11th)

FAFSA 2019-2020 Flier

 

10.28.18

Halloween Costume Guidelines

Halloween Costume Guidelines
Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

All costumes must be school appropriate! Please use good judgement!
Although dressing up for Halloween is fun, education is the first priority at Sweetwater High School. Therefore, costumes must not inhibit the ability of a student to participate fully in classes. Students must be able to sit, walk, breathe, see and hear in their costumes.

Please also note the following rules regarding costumes:
• NO revealing costumes…i.e. crop tops, short bottoms, etc. (All school dress code guidelines will apply)
• NO costumes that may offend others due to race, culture, gender, religion, or sexual orientation
• NO toy weapons or objects/elements that represent violence (knives, swords, guns, etc.)
• NO masks
If ANY costume is deemed inappropriate by a member of the administrative team, the student will be required to change. If alternate clothing is not available, the student will be asked to wear loaner clothing, or call a parent/guardian for a change of clothes. If you are unsure if your costume is school appropriate, please contact one of the administrators.

10.18.18

2019 Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project Student Conference

JUNIORS and SENIORS — interested in building an understanding of what it means to be an Asian American or Pacific Islander American student in today’s culturally and ethnically diverse society?

APPLY NOW

The Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project (APYLP) is a non-profit organization that sponsors a statewide conference for high school juniors and seniors. In this conference, you will have an opportunity to participate in group workshops on:

  • leadership development
  • cultural identity and awareness
  • the legislative process
  • public speaking skills

As a participant you will also be able to:

  • participate in mock legislative sessions
  • hear from elected officials and prominent speakers from the Asian and Pacific Islander community

A total of fifty juniors and seniors will be selected from STATEWIDE applicants to participate in this conference on April 11-14, 2019 in Sacramento. The APYLP will pay ALL EXPENSES for the participants including:

  • travel
  • lodging
  • meals

Applications are due no later than Thursday, November 15, 2018.

APPLY NOW

10.15.18

Google Code-In Session

Come learn about the opportunity to explore the world of open-source development!

Come to Room 214 after school on Tuesday, October 23rd (2:45-3:45pm).

Participants complete “tasks” of their choice for a variety of open source software projects.

Students can earn t-shirts, digital certificates, and hooded sweatshirts for their work.

Grand prize winners receive a four day trip to Google in Mountain View, CA, USA the following summer!

Over the past eight years:

  •  8,000+ student participants
  •  107 unique countries
  •  40,000+ open source tasks

Open source development is much more than just computer programming! There are lots of different kinds of tasks to choose from including:

  1. Coding: ​Writing or refactoring code.
  2. Documentation/Training:​ Creating and editing documentation and helping others learn.
  3. Outreach/Research​: Community management and outreach/marketing, or studying problems and recommending solutions.
  4. Quality Assurance:​ Testing to ensure code is of high quality.
  5. Design:​ Designing visual aspects of pages and user accessibility.

Visit ​https://codein.withgoogle.com/ for more information!