SUHI for the WIN at Futureboss 2017

A message from Mr. Eric Esperon:


Tonight at the Liberty Theatre at Paradise Village the following students were recognized for completing the three day Futureboss Young entrepreneur program.

These students were selected from a pool of over 500 applicants.  Thirty were selected, and from Sweetwater, eight seniors completed the program:

  • Angelica Fontanilla
  • Nailea Fuentes
  • Cassidy Hanses
  • Aaron Porras
  • Katherine Fuerte
  • Alexis Canedo
  • Jerome SantoDomingo
  • Sarah Valencia


As in years past, these students all worked hard. They took business classes,  came up with the business ideas, hammered out the details, and charmed the judges with their awesome presentations.

They all walk away with laptops, Sea World passes, and movie passes.


And now something I have personally waited six, long years for to write…..



Our own Nailea Fuentes wowed the judges with her idea of bringing much needed hygiene products to the less fortunate won the day!!


She walks away with a $1000 scholarship, an Apple watch, and brings home a trophy to Sweetwater!!!!

She is also now the Young Entrepreneur of the Year and will be recognized at the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year dinner in June.

A special thank you to Ms. Gavin, Ms. Juarez, and Ms. Rymer for the extra support that our students needed to be able to finish this demanding program.

CS First Coding Showcase

Message from Ms. Gavin:

Congratulations to Ms. Sara Kazemi and Mr. Art Lopez for an outstanding Computer Science Coding Showcase last night!  We had 25 SUHI students run coding clubs at each of our 10 feeder elementary schools this last year and work with approximately 400 students.  The elementary students demonstrated their work last night to an audience consisting of parents, principals, teachers, students, the NSD Superintendent and board members from both our districts and the National School District.  It was an amazing night and I’m already excited about having these students join us in a few years.  They’re pretty excited about eventually attending SUHI due to the wonderful experience our students created for them.  We are truly developing life-long learners in our community.  Thank you.

First Annual SUHI Poetry Slam [LIBRARY NEWS]

A message from Mrs. Barbara Chappell-Brown:

Thank you for attending the Poetry Slam today.

I also want to send a shout out to the English Teachers, too!  Your encouragement of our students  made the Poetry Slam a success.

A special thank you to Martha Juarez, Ashly Fysh, Krista Burnett, Ellen Schreier, Anne Spencer, and Jessica Nuno.  I hope that you had fun, too!

There were five judges:  Martha Juarez, Ashly Fysh, Krista Burnett, Ellen Schreier, and Jennifer Kendericks, representative from Follett Library Solutions.

The winners are:

1st  Diego Paredes

2nd Moses Harvey

3rd Alan Reyes

4th Ruben Gomez

Again, thank you all for participating!   We enjoyed the poetry reading in the library during lunch and after school in celebration of National Poetry Month.  This year’s theme is Freedom.

Thank you to student Kimberly Hernandez, whose idea it was to host the poetry slam!

For more news from the library, check out the Mrs. Brown’s Library Happenings or the SUHI Library Website.


For South Bay School Districts
For females in Grades 6th – 12th and their mother/guardian

Saturday, March 4th, 2017 – 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Eastlake Middle School
900 Duncan Ranch Road Chula Vista, Ca. 91914

PURPOSE: The Adelante Mujer Conference will help female students learn about career opportunities from professional women in law, business, media, engineering, and other career areas.

REGISTRATION paid for by SPONSORING School Districts:
Chula Vista Elementary School District, Sweetwater Union High School District South Bay Union School District
National School District
San Ysidro School District

* Registration, pan dulce, lunch, and workshops for the student.
* Childcare for children 3 yrs and up.


ASVAB Career Exploration Program

WHEN? February 10, 2017 at 12:45pm
WHERE? OLD GYM and lunch will be provided

What is the ASVAB? The ASVAB Career Exploration Program provides high-quality, career exploration and planning materials at no cost to high schools throughout the country. The program encourages students to explore a wide variety of careers, rather than limit their exploration by telling them what they can or should do. The program consists of a Multiple-Aptitude Test that covers eight areas to asses a students ability to learn new skills that will enable to predict the success in training and education programs. With these tools students will have access to over 400 occupations that will provide ways to identify careers that will be satisfying to each individual that successfully completes the program. Please take a minute to view the video bellow for more information. If you are interested in Signing Up click here.

ASVAB Career Exploration Program Promotional Video
ASVAB Practice Online