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Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Grade 09, Grade 10 and Grade 11

Attention rising Sophomores (Class of 2021), Juniors (Class of 2020), and Seniors (Class of 2019): if you could improve one thing about IHS, what would it be and why? Please answer our survey and let us know!

 

https://goo.gl/forms/82NX3Cw8O20nxSJV2

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 5/23/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Hey guys it’s me, Alex. I’ll be playing Amazing grace on the pipes on 5/21 as my final performance of the school year. Also I’m going to be performing with the sheriff pipes and drums at this event if you want to attend.

memorial day- 5/28 at Oak Hill Cemetery @11am

 tha samhradh math!

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Posted by: ALEX CHRISTOPHER CHAN
Published: 5/20/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Hello everyone!

 

The Badflute hoodies have arrived. If you ordered one, they are $20 each. You can pay me when you receive your hoodie. I will be distributing them at the following times:

 

Friday (5/18) during lunch in K-33

Monday (5/21) during lunch in K-33 and at Senior Picnic

Wednesday (5/23) at Senior Graduation

 

If you want to get your hoodie at Senior Picnic or at Senior Graduation, please notify me ahead of time either through school loop or Facebook.

 

If you can't pick up your hoodie at one of the times listed above, please find a way to let me know as soon as possible.

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Posted by: CHRISTOPHER SIEN
Published: 5/17/18




Audience: Homepage, Maggie Rodriguez, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Grade 09, Homepage, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and All Grades

In just under 3 weeks, the Independence Class of 2018 will be graduating and beginning their lives after high school. As the end of the year approaches, we want to remind our seniors, and all students, that our school rules remain in effect. We ask our seniors, as we ask all our students, to focus on passing their classes and celebrating their accomplishments in positive and healthy ways. Our behavior expectations remain in effect. Behaviors that interfere with the normal school functions or are destructive in nature will result in disciplinary actions and the potential loss of senior privileges for individuals involved. Congratulations to the Class of 2018; we are looking forward to celebrating your graduation with you on Wednesday, May 23rd.

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 5/8/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

Hello Friends and Families of Independence High School,

 

The Robotics Team of Independence High School from San Jose, CA has recently won 2nd place at the 2018 BotBall Competition. As first-time winners, the team of twenty is dedicated to proceed to the International BotBall Competition at Indian Wells, CA. It is a tournament lasting from July 25 to 29, a total of 7 days and 6 nights.

The team lacks the funding necessary for transportation, lodging and food to Indian Wells, CA. We are a Title-1 school, meaning that nearly 50% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunch. Many IHS Robotics members do not have enough financial support to attend the International Competition. Members from the team are exceptional and love to learn from real hands on experiences. This experience will provide us with another perspective of the tech industry through competing and attending the numerous panels at this International Tournament.

We hope to raise enough money to be able to attend the competition and gain insight on the various aspects of engineering. Please help us reach our dreams by making a small donation on our GoFundMe page (linked below) or posting about our situation on social media.

 

Thank you!

 

Sincerely,

Maxine Lui

Team Captain of IHS Robotics

 


 

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Posted by: MAXINE LUI
Published: 5/4/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 5/2/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

SAT Club Presents:

 

COLLEGE PANEL OF SPECTACULAR SENIORS

 


 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 2nd

WHERE: A-308 

WHAT TIME: During lunch

 

Get ready for a rockin' panel of spectacular seniors! 

Our very own IHS seniors are ready to share their inspiring stories of how they survived high school and got accepted into amazing colleges across the US. Just drop by during lunch to ask some questions and hear what bits of wisdom they have to say.

Snacks provided!

Speakers:
Lydia Ma (UPenn)
Huong Nguyen (Stanford)
Sumayia Hakim (UC Berkeley)
Joshua Yao (UC Berkeley)
Niki Shakouri (UC Berkeley or UC San Diego)
Henry Truong (UC Los Angeles)

 

Check out our Facebook Page for any updates:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2087847061266177/

 

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Posted by: MAXINE LUI
Published: 5/1/18




Audience: Homepage, Maggie Rodriguez, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Grade 09, Homepage, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and All Grades

Hello Independence Parents, 


On Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6:00pm in the N-02, Innovation Lab we will be hosting our end of the year ELAC Celebration. We will be honoring students who have been nominated by their teachers for their academic achievements. I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday for our last ELAC meeting of this school year. For more information please contact me, Maggie Rodriguez at 408.928.9541

 

 

Este jueves 3 de mayo de 2018 a las 6:00 p.m. en el N-02, Centro de Innovacion, tendremos nuestra Celebración de ELAC de fin de año. Honraremos a los estudiantes que han sido nominados por sus maestros por sus logros académicos. Espero verlos a todos el jueves para nuestra última reunión ELAC de este año escolar. Para obtener más información,, Maggie Rodriguez al 408.928.9541. 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 5/1/18




Audience: Homepage, I-Dance Period 7, STUDENT AIDE Site, P-JAZZ DANCE 2-4 Site, P-JAZZ DANCE 1 Period 4, P-JAZZ DANCE 2-4 Period 3, P-MOD DANCE 1 Period 5, P-JAZZ DANCE 1 Period 3, P-MOD DANCE 1 Site, Sys Admins, Students, P-JAZZ DANCE 1 Site, MOD DANCE 2-4 Site, KELLYE DODD, P-JAZZ DANCE 2-4 Period 4, MOD DANCE 2-4 Period 5, Archived Pages for KELLYE DODD, I-Dance Site and Homepage

If you are interested in participating in Idance next year, come to a 3 day audition May 8, 9, 10 from 3:30 to 5:30 with a completed application (print attached file)!  The audition is in the dance studio in the theater.  Wear clothes you can sweat in, have your hair off your face and be prepared to dance your heart out!

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Posted by: KELLYE DODD
Published: 5/1/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

 

Hello everybody,

 

Thanks to everyone who voted for the Badflute hoodie designs. The results are screenshotted at the bottom of this post.

 

Here is the order form for the final design: 

https://goo.gl/forms/pQYhxBArg6SO9l4G3

 

ANYONE CAN BUY A HOODIE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AFFILIATED WITH BADFLUTE TO ORDER.

 

The last day to order is this Thursday (5/3) at 6 PM.

 

The price should range between $20-25 based on how many orders we get. I will try to keep it at $20.

 

REMEMBER: The more orders we get, the less you need to pay. So please advertise our hoodies to your friends!!

 

If you want to buy multiple hoodies, please fill out multiple forms (1 form per hoodie).

 



 

 


 

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Posted by: CHRISTOPHER SIEN
Published: 4/30/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Hello everyone,

 

Whether or not you are buying a hoodie for Badflute, please help us out by voting for a design!

 

Please go to the following link to vote:

https://goo.gl/forms/33xfYmQdkPo5I3oB2

 

You do not need to be affiliated with Badflute to vote and/or buy a Badflute hoodie.

 

Last day to vote is this Saturday (4/28).

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Posted by: CHRISTOPHER SIEN
Published: 4/25/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Any questions: please contact Mr. Juarez (crj586@gmail.com) and not Ms. Daniell.

 

The Human Agenda leadership and organizing conference is happening on Saturday, May 5th from 8:30am to 2pm at San Jose City College. Attached is the flyer. 

 

The goal of this conference is for high school, college and any student to develop and nurture the values and political theory needed to transform our society into a more just, loving world.

The first half of the conference will be a talk and small group conversations about values and political theory that aims to transform society. This will by led by:

- Will Armaline, founding Director of the Human Rights Program at San Jose State University 
- Cynthia Kaufman, Director of the VIDA Program at De Anza College
- Richard Hobbs, Executive Director of Human Agenda

The second part of the conference participants will be able to attend 3 workshops by local organization to learn about different topics impacting people and learn how to take action. Organizations confirmed are SIREN, Debug, South Bay Progressive Alliance, and Human Agenda. Organizations invited are 350 Silicon Valley and Renters' Rights Coalition.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

We will also have spoken Word by Yosimar Reyes, http://yosimarreyes.com/

During lunch participants will be able to make their own social justice poster with the help of Taller Girasol, https://www.tallergirasol.org/

 

Any questions please let me know. I hope you can help inform students at the conference. 

 

- Cesar Juarez

High School Teacher

Board Member, Human Agenda

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 4/25/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Hello Sixers!

   

         The Independance Company would love to invite you all to come watch us at our annual Independance concert of 2018!

 

        Shows are April 27th, 28th, May 4th, and May 5th at 7:30PM and our matinee show will be on May 3rd at 4:00PM. Buy your tickets now from any Idancer for $8 each. 

 

We hope to see you all there!!

                                

                               - Independance Company 

 

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Posted by: JENNY LYNN ANDRADE
Published: 4/20/18




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Grade 09, Homepage, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and All Grades

Come learn about the new shifts in immigration policies and how it impacts students' academic achievement on 4/28 at 9:30am at Hoover Middle School- 1635 Park Avenue. In partnership with SIREN (Services Immigrant Rights Education Network) 

 

RSVP at bit.ly/collectivesif

 

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Apoyando Familias Inmigrantes!  Acompáñenos y aprenda sobre los nuevos cambios en las políticas de inmigración y cómo afectan el rendimiento y logro académico de los estudiantes.

 

RSVP a bit.ly/collectivesif

 

Desayuno a las 9:30 AM - Hoover Middle School | 1635 Park Avenue | San Jose, CA

 

Conozca sus derechos por SIREN

 

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Posted by: CARLA HERNANDEZ
Published: 4/20/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The deadline to submit a design for the Overfelt Gardens Mural Project has been extended to April 30th!

 

Even if you have the slightest bit of interest, don't hesitate to create and submit your design! Again, possible themes to touch on include:

• the growth from an agricultural town to the technological hub of the country

• the day to day life of a San Jose citizen

• the overall diversity and community of San Jose

• unique aspects of San Jose District 4 

**see official guidelines here: https://goo.gl/thSY5n 

 

Keep in mind that this is a huge positive impact towards our community and your effort will definitely be recognized!

 

DEADLINE: April 30, 2018 

 

SUBMIT HERE: https://tinyurl.com/muraldesigns for a chance to (literally) make your mark on your community.

 

Questions? Contact youthcom4@sanjoseca.gov

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/174668116497663/permalink/181504409147367/ 

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 4/15/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Is there someone this year that has inspired you? Perhaps it may be a student that helps you out with homework a lot, a teacher that's always there to support you, or even just a friendly staff member? 

THEN NOW is the perfect time to recognize these individuals. IHS Interact is presently our Annual Inspirational Awards!! Inspirational Awards is when you can write a thank you letter to ANYONE at Independence HS. Then everyone who is nominated will receive a certificate along with their letter(s) as well as be invited to an award ceremony. 
 

If you would like to recognize someone, complete the forms that are located in the A06 and K36, and return them by April 20, 2018, to the boxes in the office/classroom. You can also download and print the form at tinyurl.com/InspirationalAwards2018.

There is NO limit on the number of people you can recognize.

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Posted by: BRIANNA RASMUSSEN
Published: 4/12/18




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Homepage, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Parents

TESTING REMINDERS for 4/17-4/20

 

ALL Juniors and Seniors will be testing on Tuesday April 17th.  You will receive notification on MONDAY April 16th as to where you need to report.  All tests begin at 8:20am.  Be there.

  • Attendance, Counseling, and Discipline will have room locations during testing week as well if you don't receive your testing reminder slip on Monday

Juniors will be testing Tuesday through Friday.

 

ALL Juniors and Seniors who miss a testing day WILL HAVE TO MAKE IT UP in the following week.  

 

You will also be using headphones for portions of the testing.  You can bring your own...so long as they are the old-fashioned kind of headphones.  

 

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Posted by: Paul Landshof
Published: 4/12/18




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Staff, Principals, Grade 11, Sys Admins, Teachers and Associates

All Juniors and their parents are invited to the Junior Parent Meeting on Thursday, April 12th.  Please see attached flyers in three languages for more details.  See you all there for an informative night.

 

 

Thank you,

 

Gracias,

Cảm ơn,

 

 

Your School Couselors

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 4/11/18




Audience: Homepage, P-ART 1 Period 7, P-ART 1 Period 2, P-ART 1 Site, Teachers, Students, P-CRAFTS 1-3 Period 4, GEAR UP Teachers, Parents, Grade 09, Homepage, SSC Group, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, All Grades, STUDENT AIDE Period 2, P-CRAFTS 1-3 Site, P-ART 1 Period 3, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Associates, Afterschool Professionals, P-STU ART: 2-D/AP Site, STUDENT AIDE Site, P-ART 1 Period 6, BRANDI FABRICIUS, P-ADV ART STDY Site and P-STU ART: 2-D/AP Period 6

Please congratulate Michelle Luu, an Advanced Placement 2 Dimensional Studio Art Student, for winning a spot for her art on a door in the Downtown Doors Annual Art Competition!

 

I am extremely proud of her as well as all of the students that submitted work for this competition.  We have so much talent here at Indy!  GOOOOO SIXERS!!

 

~Ms F

 

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Posted by: BRANDI FABRICIUS
Published: 4/9/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Applications for the 2018-19 Erich Endowment Scholarships of the Rotary Club of San Jose East/Evergreen are now being accepted through May 31, 2018

 

These scholarships target ESUSHD graduates with a 2.5 GPA (or higher) who plan to follow a 2-year program at a junior college or trade/vocational school.

 

Attached please find both the flyer and application 

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 4/9/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Ms. Kennedy (AP-A) is asking students to vote on the lanyard they would like to wear next school year.  The top vote wins!!  Students have until Monday, April 30th to vote.

 

goo.gl/L4HVf3

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 4/9/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Hello Pre-Med Seniors!

Just a reminder that the last day to order and pay for your senior sash is THURSDAY (3/29).

 

Order a sash here: tinyurl.com/premedsash

 

Cost:

$15 if you paid a deposit (you pay the remaining $10)

$17 if you did not place a deposit

 

Remember to sign up and get your money in by Thursday!!

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Posted by: AAYESHA NANGIA
Published: 3/28/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Hello everyone!

 

Would you like a free Badflute hoodie? You will have the chance to get one for free if you submit a hoodie design!

 

You don't have to be a pro designer. A simple design can often be better than a complex one. If you have any ideas at all, please submit them in the following link by April 14th: https://goo.gl/forms/nX1TO3HDRUt1uloi2

 

We plan to vote on the designs the week following the due date in the Badflute Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/140129893252764/

 

The creator of the design that we end up using will win a free hoodie! We look forward to seeing your submissions.

 

Thanks,

 

President of Badflute

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Posted by: CHRISTOPHER SIEN
Published: 3/27/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

How would you like to leave a lasting and beautiful impact on your community? 

 

The District 4 Youth Advisory Council is planning to paint a mural at Overfelt Gardens Park and we want YOUR help in designing it. Create and submit a mural design that exemplifies San Jose/San Jose District 4 and it’s growth, beauty, community, and diversity for a chance to have your artwork painted into a mural!

 

Possible themes to touch on include:

• the growth from an agricultural town to the technological hub of the country

• the day to day life of a San Jose citizen

• the overall diversity and community of San Jose

• unique aspects of San Jose District 4 

**see official guidelines here: https://goo.gl/thSY5n 

 

All submissions for the mural should be digital with a neutral background, proper lighting, and no filters!

 

Also, please keep in mind that this mural will be located in a public park, representing our beloved community. It should not contain anything offensive nor advertise for any company - religion, politics, profanity, slogans, logos, etc.

 

Through this, we hope to beautify Overfelt Gardens Park into even better place for community gatherings, promote youth empowerment, and further unify the wonderful District 4 

community.  

 

DEADLINE: April 13, 2018 

 

SUBMIT HERE: https://tinyurl.com/muraldesigns for a chance to make your mark on your community.

 

Questions? Contact youthcom4@sanjoseca.gov

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 3/27/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 3/23/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

S-S-SIX-E-E-ERS. S-I-X! E-R-S! Gooooooo Sixers! 

IHSCheer tryouts are April 30 and May 2nd—Attend both days! 

 

3:30p @ IHS Theater Dance Studio. Try-out routines will be posted April 18. #sixerpride

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 3/20/18




Audience: Homepage, Maggie Rodriguez, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Grade 09, Homepage, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and All Grades

You are all invited to a Parent and Student Informational Session on

 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6:30 pm 

N-01, Admin Bldg

 

  • Learn the District's Student Expectations,
  • Disciplinary Policies/Practices, Due Process
  • Efforts Achieving Nondiscriminatory Discipline Practices.
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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 3/20/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

SHARE. INSPIRE. DISCOVER. EDUCATE.

The purpose of SIDE Talks is to provide a wide range of individuals, including young, avid students with an opportunity to share their inspiring story or cause with high school students or their community. This is your chance to help others discover that there is much more to life than good grades or the SAT, or our same old daily routines. 

We are looking for topics from a broad spectrum, so we
encourage anyone. including you, to apply even if you have any uncertainties. For example, we would welcome the topics of education, transcending major obstacles in life regarding health or domestic life, the evolution of social media and its effects on society, homelessness, or even your own personal story. Take this chance to shine a light on a cause that matters to you; or even nominate a student, teacher or staff member you admire.

Due to a low number of applicants this year, the deadline to submit an application has been extended to this Wednesday, March 21st. With your application, you must send a video explaining your topic and why you believe you would be suitable in taking part of this year's SIDETalks.

 

APPLY:

https://tinyurl.com/appsidetalks

 

Digital applications must be turned in by 11:59PM on March 21st, 2018 to lightsontraffickingteam@gmail.com.


We wish you all the best of luck and hope to see what YOU have to offer!

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Posted by: JANINE NGUYEN
Published: 3/18/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Commission, City, and College. This year, in place of our annual conference, the San Jose Youth Commission will be hosting a panel event focusing on the three C’s. Here, experienced and passionate Commissioners and city officials will explore the meaningful work and mission of the San Jose Youth Commission, discuss relevant and pressing topics in San Jose, and give insight on navigating your way through all things high school/college apps! 

 

WHEN: Friday, March 23 @ 5:30-7:00PM

WHERE: San Jose City Hall Wing Rooms (W-119 and W-120) 

REGISTER: https://goo.gl/forms/CmlwayIwCO6tUQqF3

**Light snacks and giveaways will be provided!

***Learn more about the San Jose Youth Commission: http://sanjoseca.gov/youthcommission

 

Description of the panels: 

1) CITY: If you are interested in learning more about our City’s current initiatives, or would like to discuss or learn more about an issue you see in your community, the City Panel will be talking about today’s top issues and policies and what San Jose is doing about it. Some panelists include City Councilmember Don Rocha and Youth Outreach Specialist Betty Ramirez.

 

2) YOUTH COMMISSION: The Youth Commission panel will be discussing and answering questions on what the Commission is, the impact that we make, how you can get involved, and what we are doing to achieve youth empowerment. If anyone is interested in joining the 2018-2019 Youth Commission or a Youth Advisory Council, this panel will be the best way to learn from the current Commissioners! 

 

3) COLLEGE: The college panel will consist of the current senior Commissioners. They will be discussing their senior year/high school journey and lessons learned from their high school experience! This panel will include advice and tips on how to make the most out of high school, how to navigate the college app process, and what to look forward to! 

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 3/15/18




Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and All Grades

Advanced Placement Information Night at IHS

March 28th 6:30pm

C-Commons and D-Commons

Administration and Counseling will provide vital parent information for parents of students who are registered for AP Courses next school year and guidance on:

  • Time Management for Student Success
  • Stress Management and Self-Care to maintain balance
  • Summer Work and Preparation 
  • Classroom and Instructor Supports
  • Supplementary Materials and Online Resources
  • AP Contract Requirements
  • Course Information

 

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Posted by: Paul Landshof
Published: 3/13/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Read Write Discover (RWD) Tutoring Program Coordinator at Educational Park Library is currently recruiting interested tutors and a co-coordinator for this summer.

 

Here is the link for interested tutors to sign up:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSel_UVrCzI_gU6T2vLaJ6jwF-GZ0B_UFe4tpMcU5ShrnmhGHw/viewform

 

Any questions/comments/concerns, please email Ms. Bulaoro at

bulaorodonna1440@students.esuhsd.org

 

 

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 3/13/18




Audience: Homepage, Maggie Rodriguez, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Grade 09, Homepage, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and All Grades

Independence

 

Coffee & Conversations!

 

Join us for some coffee and pastries!

 

We will discuss the District's student expectations, Disciplinary Policies/Practices, Due Process and Efforts in Achieving Nondiscriminatory Discipline Practices. 

 

March 7, 2018

8:30 am, N-01 Admin Building 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 3/5/18




Audience: Homepage, Maggie Rodriguez, Homepage and Students

 

Greetings IHS Students,

 

We need your input!

 

Our Positive Campus Climate Committee would like to know from students how we can make Independence more student-centered and what improvements students would like to see.

 

Please complete a brief survey. You will remain anonymous, and we encourage truthful responses to our questions. The results of this survey will inform the PCCC's plans for next school year.

 

Please access the survey using this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrMblyRTQMtSFBvIuoLaEIpi-5r3LRIgtp4i3toVgQlVqGVQ/viewform

 

Thank you!

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 3/5/18




Audience: Homepage, Maggie Rodriguez, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Grade 09, Homepage, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and All Grades

We need your input!!! Join us for a discussion on how to improve services for your student.

 

¡Necesitamos su opinión! Únase con nosotros en una discusión sobre cómo mejorar los servicios para su estudiante.

 

Chúng tôi cần sự đóng góp của quý vị! Hãy cùng tham gia vào cuộc thảo luận về cách cải tiến những dịch vụ trợ giúp con em của quý vị.

 

 

Local Control Accountability Plan 

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018

6:00 – 7:30 PM 

N2 – Innovation Lab 

 

 

Light Refreshments & child care provided Refrescos y cuidado de niños

Sẽ có giải khát, ăn nhẹ và có người giữ trẻ

 

 

ALL STUDENTS WHO ATTEND WITH PARENTS WILL BE ENTERED INTO A RAFFLE FOR RESERVED SEATING FOR GRADUATION 

 

 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 3/5/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

SHARE. INSPIRE. DISCOVER. EDUCATE.
 

The purpose of SIDE Talks is to provide a wide range of individuals, including young, avid students with an opportunity to share their inspiring story or cause with high school students or their community. This is your chance to help others discover that there is much more to life than good grades or the SAT, or our same old daily routines. SIDETalks will be held on Thursday, March 29th during 2nd-7th period. 

We are looking for topics from a broad spectrum, so we
encourage anyone. including you, to apply even if you have any uncertainties. For example, we would welcome the topics of education, transcending major obstacles in life regarding health or domestic life, the evolution of social media and its effects on society, homelessness, or even your own personal story. Take this chance to shine a light on a cause that matters to you; or even nominate a student, teacher or staff member you admire.

INTENT FORM: 
tinyurl.com/2018sidetalks

Digital applications must be turned in by 11:59PM on March 4th, 2018 to lightsontraffickingteam@gmail.com.

You will be e-mailed your application once you fill out the intent form. We wish you all the best of luck and hope to see what YOU have to offer!


Message or contact any Lights on Trafficking officers if you have any questions, comments or concerns. If you would like to nominate anyone, whether it be a student, staff member, teacher or even an outside guest speaker; feel free to let us know! 

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Posted by: JANINE NGUYEN
Published: 2/27/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Hello everyone,

We apologize for being unable to deliver a few grams during Valentine's Day. If you would like a refund, I will be in K-32 during lunch from Monday to Friday (2/26 - 3/2).

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Posted by: CHRISTOPHER SIEN
Published: 2/26/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Save the date! June 9th at the Villages

Register by April 1st and your four-some saves $100.  (after 4/1, $150 per golfer)

$125 per golfer for shotgun scramble golf tournament, range balls, and dinner.

If you don't have three friends to golf with, we can get you in a group!

See the attachments to sign-up!

 

We need golfers or dinner guests or even people interested in the silent auction or raffle items!

See the attachments and feel free to send them out to friends, families, or business associates that may be inclined to participate in our event to raise funds for athletics. 

 

Any questions can be directed to Coach Papin...



 

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 2/26/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

https://gofan.co  

#GoSIXERS #sixerpride

 


 

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 2/21/18




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Interact - Service Above Self

Can you beat the heat? Interact Club is bringing back their much anticipated Fire Noodle Challenge to you guys! It's simple: for $2, you'll get a bowl of fire noodles, a cup of milk, and a chance to win an awesome prize! Challenge your friends for $1 and have some fun while eating some savory (and spicy) food! 

 

Not enough to convince you? We'll also be selling packs of instant Fire Noodles there, that you can bring home and cook yourself! And to help you beat the heat, we'll also be selling Gongcha for $5! 

 

ALL profits made from this event will be going to our Intermunity Project, The Right to Thrive, to help girls break the cycle of child marriage!

 

The flavors are as following: 

-Earl Grey Milk Tea 

-Mango Green Tea 

-Panda Milk Tea 

 

Fill out the order form below and turn in your $5 to any Officer or Board Member! 

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Posted by: JOSHUA YAO
Published: 2/10/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Join us in celebrating the day of love with this year’s Independence Valentine’s Spirit Week! Whether you’re a four-years-strong couple, a new “young love" couple, or a single pringle looking for some fun, it’s time to celebrate yet another wonderful Spirit Week. We have a week of fun spirit days, beautiful backdrops, and entertaining lunchtime events waiting for you! 

There will be a backdrop for every day of the week, so make sure you dress up, take a photo with a friend, hashtag it #ihsweekoflove, and post on your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
 

Monday: Dress to Unimpress

— It's time to impress that special someone in your heart. When you're head over heels in love, the feeling can transcend through your outward appearance as you always want to look your best for either your significant other or yourself. Dress lazy and them see the real you! 

 

Tuesday: Stoplight Day

— Time to see if your crush is available! f you're taken, be sure to wear red; if you're talking to someone or it's complicated, wear yellow; if you're single and ready to mingle, wear green; if you'd like to be a legit stoplight, then we can't really "stop" you, can we? 

 

Wednesday: Cupid Day/ Valentines Day 

— This is it! It’s the day of love, chocolates, teddy bears, romance, and adorable grams. Wear your heart on your sleeve — literally! Dress up in red, pink, or white and wear hearts galore!

 

Thursday: Eternal Darkness Day 

— For some, Valentine’s this year might be a bit murky. Whether it’s a love unrequited or a “it’s complicated” kind of love, this is the perfect day to dress in your coal-black clothing, and work the darkest color in the color spectrum!

 

Friday: Hippie Day 

—  Peace out it's Hippie Day! Bring out some flower crowns and rock that Boho Chic. 

 

 

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Posted by: NIMRETA SINGH
Published: 2/8/18




Audience: Homepage, Maggie Rodriguez, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Grade 09, Homepage, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and All Grades

Hello Independence Family, 

 

The State Board of Education requires that school districts seek community input on their LCAPs so one of my responsibilities is to survey my peers, teachers, and community members in order to better understand their needs in our school.

 

The survey results will be used by both the student advisory and the districtwide advisory committee as we make recommendations on the LCAP, to understand what the community values.

 

Our goal is for 8,000 students, parents, teachers, admins, and community members to respond districtwide.

 

Thank you all very much. 

 

English:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCAPSurveyEnglishESUHSD2018

 

Spanish

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCAPSurveyEspanolESUHSD2018

 

Vietnamese 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LCAPSurveyVietESUHSD2018

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 2/8/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

https://goo.gl/forms/364ITeRcezhstxGD2

 

Independence High School is beginning our self-study for accreditation.  We need parent volunteers to aid us in the process.

 

Our self-study needs the perspective of parents, students, teachers, administration, and staff.  We've got a handle on 3/5ths of that with a pretty good lead on where we might be able to find some students.  But we are desperate for some parent volunteers.  

 

We need parent thoughts and parent concerns and parent input in order to complete our study. If your student is involved with band, I-Dance, Leadership, sports, Special Education, AP classes, academies, or extra-curriculars, you, as a parent, will be able to help us tremendously with the report because you have a perspective that teachers, students, and administrators will not be able to provide.

 

There are 5 groups to fill, so we are hoping for 15 volunteers.

 

Parents: if you're interested and able, we need you for 

 

Thursday, February 15th (1:20p--3:00p)

Thursday, March 22nd (1:20p--3:00p)

 

as well as two additional days in the Fall of 2018, probably in late September and late October. 

 

The visit will be in March of 2019.

 

Thank you so much for your help and time!

 

For more information on WASC, please visit http://www.acswasc.org

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 2/5/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

(remember--volunteering looks *great* on your college applications and job resumes)

 

Every year, the President of the United States gives the State of the Union address to Congress and the public to update them on America's political, social, and economic happenings. Did you know the city of San Jose has a city version of that?

 

The City of San Jose's annual State of the City Address is happening February 8, 2018. If you want to be educated on the current events, initiatives, and state of our city, and see San Jose's leading figures, including Mayor Sam Liccardo and Police Chief Eddie Garcia, the organizers are looking for VOLUNTEERS to help make this event possible.

 

Where: San Jose City College's Main Gym in San José.

When: 4:30-7:30PM

 

Register to be a volunteer here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1g8dyfUUigpmWSaXAPBVF4eljpV1DOUzRtou61piZTaDtXw/viewform

 

Find more info here: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=5827

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 2/5/18




Audience: Homepage, Maggie Rodriguez, Homepage, Grade 12 and Parents

ATTENTION SENIORS!

 

PG&E provides up to 200 scholarships ranging from $1,000-$10,000 for both graduating high school and continuing college students who live in the PG&E service territory.

 

Deadline is February 5th.

 

 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 1/29/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

https://ihs.schoolloop.com/goodwill

 

Free after-school tutoring, learning, and wellness programs at IHS

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 1/24/18




Audience: Homepage, Maggie Rodriguez, Homepage and Parents

PARENTS MEETING 
We need your help to keep athletics as part of the culture at Independence.  Please come to discuss the future of athletics at Independence.  We will have information, but we would also like to hear from you!  Come February 1st @ 6pm in C Commons.  We will be talking policies, schedules, and fundraisers. If you are interested, but cannot attend, please contact me via email:  finneya@esuhsd.org or phone: 408 928-6921.

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 1/24/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The City of San Jose District 4 Youth Advisory Council's 3rd annual AIM (Advise, Inspire, Motivate) Event is THIS Friday! 

 

Come out to the San Jose City Hall Rotunda at 6PM (doors open at 5:30) to gain invaluable tips, guidance, and insight on navigating high school, higher education, and career planning.

 

Our speakers for this year include: 

 

--MAELEEN HIATT (Marine Biology teacher at IHS)

--RAUL PERALEZ (San Jose District 3 Councilmember)
--NICK LEON (Previous President of The Rotary Club of SJ East/Evergreen)
--ERICA YEW (Judge of the Santa Clara County Superior Court)
--NICK KUWADA (Asian Law Alliance, immigration staff attorney; directs Civic Engagement Prog)
--ASHLEY WONG (3rd year Econ major at UC Berkeley; Founder and CEO, Crasftshley Co.)
--ALEX MAZHARI (Manager of the SpaceShop Rapid Prototyping Lab at the NASA Ames Research Center)
--WILLIAM NGUYEN (Photographer from De Anza; member of The Naked Collective; No Chill Summer hoster)

 

WHEN: Friday, January 26, 2018 (6-9PM) *Doors open at 5:30PM*

 

WHERE: San Jose City Hall Rotunda Building (200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113)

 

Cost: FREE (parking is validated)

 

Register: https://tinyurl.com/aimd4yac2018 

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/393489401085649/

 

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 1/22/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Hey Class of 2018! 

     We highly encourage you to order your portraits before graduation is here. Check the attachment below for more information. Thank you!

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Posted by: NIMRETA SINGH
Published: 1/17/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Multicultural Rally is on Friday, March 9, 2018. This is the perfect time to showcase your club, your culture, your identity, and of course, your pride. We, the ASB Team, are so excited to see your club's dazzling performance live on March 9. Make sure to send in your audition videos to independence.asb@gmail.com by February 16th. 

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

Deadline to sign up: Friday, February 16th, 2018 @ 11:59PM

Emails will be sent on Monday, February 19th , 2018 @ 8PM 

 

 

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Posted by: NIMRETA SINGH
Published: 1/17/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Hey Sixers! It's almost BATTLE SEASON! Vote for your ideal BOTC theme for 2018. The link is attached BELOW. The deadline to vote IS FRIDAY ... so .... MAKE SURE TO VOTE!!! 

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Posted by: NIMRETA SINGH
Published: 1/17/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, as well as District 4 Councilman Lan Diep and California Assemblymember Kansen Chu will be at the IHS x City of San Jose Litter Pick Up on January 20, and they want you there too! 

 

Come out this Saturday (1/20) from 9AM-11AM at the Intersection of Las Plumas Ave and Educational Park Drive to meet some prominent local government figures and to beautify your community!

 

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sj-mayor-sam-liccardo-ihs-litter-pick-up-tickets-42248562588 

 

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 1/17/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

W. 03.28.18

2:30-5:30

San Jose City Hall Rotunda

See attached for details

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 1/17/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

We youth desire a bright future.

 

In the midst of today’s hyper-competitive and pressure-cooker times, many youth are often lost in identifying their current passions and future aspirations. Stress and uncertainty are high among Silicon Valley teens who seek a successful future, but lack guidance in finding their way there. San Jose District 4 Youth Advisory Council believes in the untapped potential of youth in San Jose, and wants to help empower them to take charge of their futures. 

 

Join us at our third annual A.I.M. (Advise, Inspire, Motivate) Event for a night of inspiration and insight. Here, successful college students, industry figures, and community leaders will share their take on navigating high school, higher education, and career planning. In listening to their journeys and lessons learned, you will be galvanized to discover your direction and uncover your passions. 

 

A.I.M. will also include a resource fair for you to take advantage of and engage with. Local clubs and community organizations (including the San Jose Youth Commission, Work2Future, etc.) will be represented at the event to answer any questions, get you involved, and offer their services. 

 

WHEN: Friday, January 26, 2018 (6-9PM) *Doors open at 5:30PM*

 

WHERE: San Jose City Hall Rotunda Building (200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113)

 

Cost: FREE (parking is validated)

 

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/393489401085649/ 

REGISTER HERE: https://tinyurl.com/aimd4yac2018 

 

See you there.

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 1/14/18




Audience: Homepage, Maggie Rodriguez, Staff, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Afterschool Professionals, Grade 09, Homepage, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and All Grades

Flu season is hitting hard this year!  If someone in your family is feeling sick or ill, then come by Foothill Independence clinic to make an appointment or call 408-755-3904.  M-F 8am-12pm.

 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 1/10/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The City of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and District 4 Youth Advisory Council is partnering with Independence High School to host a litter pick-up around Independence and the surrounding community.

 

Come out to beautify IHS and surrounding neighborhoods, and make our community cleaner, nicer, and a better place to live for all.

 

When? January 20, 2018 from 9AM-11AM 

Where? Intersection of Educational Park Drive and Las Plumas Ave 

 

FREE food and water will be provided.

 

For more information, please contact: christopher.ratana@sanjoseca.gov

 

Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1241535209281158/

 

***event was rescheduled from it's October/November 2017 date 

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 1/9/18




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Maggie Rodriguez, Staff, Homepage, Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Associates, Students and Parents

MLK Stop the Violence Event

Dance & Step

Fashion & Talent Show

 

Saturday, 1/13/18 

5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Evergreen High School

 

PRIZE FOR TOP PERFORMERS!! 

 

Advance Tickets: $10 students ; $20 Adults

 

 Door Tickets:       $15 Students ; $20 Adults 

 

                                   Contact: 408.561.4664                                       

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 1/9/18




Audience: Homepage, Maggie Rodriguez, Homepage, All Grades and Parents

Please join us for 

 

Coffee with the Principal

Wednesday, 1/17/18 

8:30 am

N-01 Admin Building

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 1/9/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

We are extremely sorry for being unable to deliver some of the grams.

 

On Monday, we only sold about 50 grams, but by Wednesday, we sold over 150 grams. We did not expect the significant jump in sales.

 

If your gram still didn't get delivered, we are willing to refund your money.


Please go to K-32 (NOT OUR USUAL CLUB MEETING ROOM: K-33) during lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to get your money back.

 

Next time, we will be setting a limit to the number of grams we sell to ensure that this will not happen again. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

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Posted by: CHRISTOPHER SIEN
Published: 12/18/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Hey Pre-Med Seniors!!
 

If you would like to purchase a Pre-Med Sash for graduation then you must place a $5 deposit this week!
 

By paying $5 in advance we know that you will be committed to earning the 4 ACTS that you need by the end of the year, in order to be eligible for a sash.
 

*The actual sash will be around $20, which you guys will finish paying at the end of the year, but we will also be working to fundraise and lower that price for you*
 

Pre-Med Officers will be at Mr. Elwell's during LUNCH TODAY (12/18) and on TUESDAY (12/19)! Make sure to turn in your $5 if you want a senior sash!!

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Posted by: AAYESHA NANGIA
Published: 12/18/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Ho, ho, ho, Sixers! It's that magical time of year again — Independence's annual Holiday Spirit Week! 

With the fresh smell of peppermint lattes wafting around every corner, with night drives through neighborhoods lit up with Christmas lights, and with Christmas trees in every household, we're bringing a little bit of that holiday magic to Independence. Every day will bring a new activity to Senior Stage, so stay tuned for the festivities to come!

Monday — Merry Christmas Morning:
— To kick off the week, make sure you're comfy and cozy by rolling out of bed and into your Christmas-themed pajamas, fuzzy socks, and loved stuffed animals.

Tuesday — Ugly Christmas Sweater Day + Christmas Airband:
— Find the ugliest Christmas sweater you can dig out of your parent's closet, and wear it proudly as you watch the annual Twelve Days of Christmas Airband on Senior Stage during Lunch!

Wednesday — Holiday Scrabble Day:
— A game inside a spirit day? Grab your friends, find the word that sums up the holidays for you, and spell it out! From angels to yuletide, the possibilities are endless!

Thursday — Flannel Day:
— It's Fall! Come to school in your plaid printed flannels and dress cozy!

Friday — North Pole Day: 
— Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Santa's helpers, diligently making sure the holidays run smoothly! This is class representation time, so make sure you show that class spirit and dress up accordingly!
Freshmen: Snowmen
Sophomores: Elves
Juniors: Reindeer
Seniors: Santa

Teachers: Christmas Trees

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Posted by: NIMRETA SINGH
Published: 12/8/17




Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Computer Science Club


 

 

Ever wanted to be like Harry Potter? Do you want to create magic such as casting fireballs and explosions? Join us for one hour where we will learn basic coding through playing the game CodeSpells! CodeSpells is currently an unguided, sandbox experience for the bravest wizards and witches where you can craft your own magical spells through basic coding. There will be prizes for participants!

 

No coding experience required. (Optional: Bring your own mouse). Stop by C-209 after school this Friday December 8 from 3:15 to 4:15 pm. See you there Sixers!

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Posted by: KYLE FELIP MONDINA
Published: 12/6/17




Audience: Homepage

Are you interested in being a part of an immersive club with many events? Would you be interested in joining Asian American Donor Program or AADP's board? If so, board member applications are here! If you have even the littlest urge to apply, please do so. We have two positions open, historian and activities director.

 

Historians are responsible for
-Making event flyers
-Taking pictures
-Updating the club flickr
-Making meeting slides

 

Activities Directors are responsible for
-Lead AADP.org related events (ex. swab kit making)
-Plan for some big events throughout the school year (ex. movie night, walks /drives)

 

The deadline is Sunday, November 26.
NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY TO APPLY

We give you all the necessary skills and training for you to do a good job, a total Win-Win
and you may apply for more than one position if you would like to.

 

Good luck and thanks for applying :)

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Posted by: PRIYAM GUPTA
Published: 11/14/17




Audience: Homepage

Wait, there's only one more chance in 2017 to take the SAT?

I'm so screwed - I haven't even started prepping!!

 

No worries, SAT Club's got your back!

 

Come join SAT Club for regular practice, tips, and support. Join us on Wednesdays at lunch in A-308

 

See you there!

 


 

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Posted by: MAXINE LUI
Published: 11/14/17




Audience: Homepage

Hey Sixers!!

 

The deadline to sign up to be a mentee/mentor has been extended to THIS FRIDAY, 11/17. 

 

If you're a freshman/sophomore and you haven't already, sign up to be a Sixer Linkers mentee and get paired with a big brother or sister for this school year! 

 

Mentees (freshmen and sophomores) can sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/emzN9BGrdhn4TDBx1

 

Mentors (juniors and seniors) can apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/Q1d7NbMPXhaw0Pw33

 

Decisions and mentor/mentee pairings will be released next week. 

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 11/12/17




Audience: Homepage

Volunteers are needed!

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 11/7/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Independence High School 

 

Coffee & Conversations

with the Principal!

 

Join us for some coffee and pastries!

 

Meet and stay connect with other Independence Parents.

 

We want to get to know you and learn how we can work together!

 

Wednesday, November 8, 2017    

 

8:30 am

N-01: Admin Building

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 11/6/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Parents, Sys Admins, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Independence High School

English Learner Advisory Committee

Comite Asesor de Padres (ELAC)

y Ban Tư Vấn Học Sinh Anh Ngữ (ELAC)

 

 

Join us for our ELAC meeting!

Acompañenos en la junta de ELAC!

Kính mời phụ huynh đến dự buổi họp ELAC!

 

November 8, 2017

Ngày 8 tháng 11 năm 2017

8 de Noviembre 2017

 

6:00pm  N-01 –Administration Building

 

Learn about ways on how to support your English learner

Aprenda como pueda apoyar a su estudiante de aprendices de inglés

Tìm hiểu về những phương cách hỗ trợ con em đang học tiếng Anh

 

  • Learn about the resources available on school campus
  • Aprenda sobre los recursos disponibles en la escuela
  • Tìm hiểu về những chương trình trợ giúp có sẵn tại khuôn viên trường học
  • To build a community united
  • Establecer una comunidad unida
  • Để xây dựng một cộng đồng hiệp nhất

 

Dinner and childcare will be provided Gratis y cuidado de niños

Bữa tối và chăm sóc trẻ em sẽ được cung cấp miễn phí

 

 

 

More Information/Mas información/ Mọi chi tiết xin liên lạc:   

RSVP: Maggie Rodriguez 408.928.9541

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 11/3/17




Audience: Homepage

Sixer Linkers Club is Independence's own peer mentoring program. 

 

We know many students, especially underclassmen, lack guidance. They struggle with classes, extracurriculars, and/or personal problems; they struggle to navigate a successful high school pathway. 

 

By pairing upperclassmen mentors with underclassmen mentees, we aspire to cultivate long-lasting peer-to-peer relationships and provide underclassmen with the support, guidance, and relationships to make the most of their high school experience. 

 

We need freshmen/sophomores to sign up as mentees. If you can, please spread the word of this program to your students OR, if any students come to mind, please recommend them to become mentees and encourage them to sign up!!

 

Mentees (freshmen and sophomores) can sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/emzN9BGrdhn4TDBx1

 

Mentors (juniors and seniors) can apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/Q1d7NbMPXhaw0Pw33

 

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 11/2/17




Audience: Homepage

PREPARING STUDENTS FOR FUTURE SUCCESS

 

To protect the quality of education and continue strong student achievement, the East Side Union High School District Board of Trustees is considering a $49- $79 local school parcel tax measure for the June 2018 ballot. No final decisions have been made; a measure would provide locally-controlled funding that cannot be taken away by the state to support our students directly.

 

A potential measure would maintain career and technical education pathways for college and career success. Help attract and retain high-quality teachers and staff. Protect and enhance hands-on science programs. By law, none of the funds could be used for administrator salaries. 

 

Please complete the online survey here and share your feedback.

 

The District welcomes your comments and questions as it evaluates the needs of our schools and develops a plan for protecting the quality of education. Please email parceltaxinfo@esuhsd.org or visit our page if you would like to learn more. 

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 10/26/17




Audience: Homepage

Food Club and AADP come together to present, Baby Driver. For only $3, join us for an evening full of food, drinks, fun, and Ansel Elgort. Milk tea, popcorn, and chips and dip will be provided. Find any food club or AADP officer to buy your ticket. Or drop by our meetings to buy a ticket (AADP on Mondays in C-310 or Food Club in B-303)

 

When: November 3, 2017
Doors open at 4:00, doors close at 4:45
Where: B-303, Mrs.Kavanugh
Prices: $3 from any AADP/Food club officer/
$4 at the door
Foods that will be provided: Milk tea, Popcorn, & Chips and Dip

*Please note that all participants that are going have to have their ticket sign by your parents
 

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Posted by: PRIYAM GUPTA
Published: 10/25/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

What is Accel Middle College?

Accel Middle College is a cooperative program between East Side Union High School District and San Jose/Evergreen Valley Community College, located at Evergreen Valley College.  Accel juniors and seniors simultaneously attend college courses during the morning and high school classes in the afternoon.  Student receive high school and college credit, which enables them to complete their high school education while experiencing college early.  All classes, including high school courses, are held on the Evergreen Valley College campus.

 

Who is it for?

  • Students who are capable of handling a rigorous and accelerated academic program
  • Students who will thrive in a small, supportive school located on a college campus
  • Sophomores with at least 80-90 credits and juniors with at least 140-150 credits by January
  • Students who have a good attendance record and a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Students who have completed Algebra I/Integrated Math I and are currently enrolled in Geometry or higher
  • Students who are currently enrolled in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Sophomores who are currently enrolled in English 2, juniors who are currently enrolled in English 3

 

How do I find out more?

Students and parents must attend an informational meeting.  Accel applications are only available at the recruitment and informational meetings.  The informational meetings are held in the evening at Evergreen Valley College in the Gullo II Student Center.  The Gullo II Student Center is located in the center of the campus.  Please call (408) 274-7900 x6881 or email lealk@esuhsd.org or drescherl@esuhsd.org to receive information regarding the informational meeting date(s) and time(s).  Click here to view the campus map.  Parking is available in any student parking lot on the campus for $3 (daily permit fee).  Exact change required for parking.

 

How do I apply?

  • Register for the Evergreen College placement test by calling (408) 274-7900 x6636 and indicate you are a candidate for Accel Middle College.  You may do this before or after attending a meeting.
  • Student and parent/guardian must attend a recruitment and informational meeting to receive an application
  • Submit application:
    • U.S. mail:   Accel Middle College, Evergreen Valley College, 3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA  95135
    • Hand delivered:  May be dropped off at Evergreen Valley College mailroom, located in the Roble Building Gallery.  Place in outdoor mailbox if door is closed.
      • Hours:  Mondays through Thursdays -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
      • Fridays -- 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Closed on weekends

 

For more information:

Accel Middle School 

(408) 274-7900 x6881

Kathleen Leal -- Email: lealk@esuhsd.org

Lauren Drescher-- Email: drescherl@esuhsd.org

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 10/25/17




Audience: Homepage

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

I am sending a friendly reminder that students are to ONLY be dropped off and picked up in the designated Student Drop Off/ Pick Up areas. No students should be dropped off in the Staff Lot. Safety is a major priority and I am asking you to do your part in helping to maintain a safe and orderly traffic flow pattern while on campus. 

 

 

Thank you,

Annette Kennedy Associate Principal 

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 10/25/17




Audience: Homepage

We will be having the traditional picture backdrop, photo booths, a painted backdrop, and great vibes! 

Dance is from 7:30-10:30PM
Doors OPEN: 7:30PM
Doors CLOSE: 9:00PM

Ticket Price:
$15 - Guest/General
$10 - ASB
 

Come purchase your Homecoming Dance Ticket at the School Bank located in A-06! The first 300 individuals to buy a ticket, will receive a free mask :) 

 

The LINK for GUEST PASSES is attached BELOW 

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Posted by: NIMRETA SINGH
Published: 10/23/17




Audience: Homepage

On October 27, German Club will be hosting its annual Oktoberfest, a food event where one can taste German food and play fun games to win fabulous prizes! Buy a ticket for only $8 from any German Club officer! Click on this link to find out more: tinyurl.com/ihsoktoberfest2017

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Posted by: JOSHUA DECENA
Published: 10/21/17




Audience: Homepage

HEYYYY SIXERS!

 

juniors/seniors -- have you ever wanted to help an underclassmen out by being their MENTOR, SIBLING, AND ROLE MODEL???  

 

freshmen/sophomores -- do you want to make the most out of your high school experience, gain great guidance, and learn insider tips on everything-IHS early on? 

 

if so, join Independence’s first peer mentoring program, Sixer Linkers!

 

join us for our first meeting next Monday, 10/23, in D-409 (Mr.Doan’s room) during LUNCH for more information for all the fun things we have planned for this year!

 

Mentees (FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES<3): sign up here BY 10/28:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFxwTRadJQqrJNb0sbkP_AghCDVfb1k3QCt3lhAxtInuvxsw/viewform

 

Mentors (juniors and seniors): apply by 10/23: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeWt-xiaMS1P5we5TMwPEKxQuKODT2M-Td-0ClXmNgFvSbk3A/viewform

 

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 10/19/17




Audience: Homepage

Attached please find the school policy on Halloween Costumes.  Comments, concerns, and questions should be addressed to Ms. Kennedy

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 10/19/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

FREE​ ​Electronic​ ​Recycling

 

Drop​ ​Off​ ​Your​ ​Electronic​ ​Waste​ ​at​ ​No​ ​Charge!

 

October 21st

 

ROOSEVELT​ ​COMMUNITY​ ​CENTER 

901 E Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA, 95116

Drop Off Hours: 10:00AM - 2:00PM

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 10/17/17




Audience: Homepage

Sixer Linkers Club is Independence's own peer-to-peer mentoring program. 

 

By pairing upperclassmen mentors with underclassmen mentees, we aspire to cultivate long-lasting peer-to-peer relationships and provide underclassmen with the support, guidance, and relationships to make the most of their high school experience. 

 

Come out to our first meeting, where you will learn how you can be apart of our mission to foster a more uplifting, empowering, and unified IHS school community. 

 

Where? Mr. Doan's Room (D-409)

When? October 23, 2017 LUNCH

 

If you are a freshmen/sophomore and you'd like to be a mentee, you can sign up here (no application-process): https://goo.gl/forms/emzN9BGrdhn4TDBx1 (please submit before 10/23) 

 

If you are a junior/senior and you'd like to be a mentor, you can apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/Q1d7NbMPXhaw0Pw33 (due 10/26)

 

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 10/16/17




Audience: Homepage

Unfortunately, due to the recent health warnings from the Napa fires, the Mayor + IHS Litter Pick Up will be POSTPONED from this Saturday (10/14) to a later date (to be announced). 

 

Again, the pick up will not be happening this Saturday, but please stay updated for the new pick up date. 

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 10/13/17




Audience: Homepage

Unfortunately, due to the health warnings from the recent Napa fires, the Mayor + IHS Litter Pick-Up will be POSTPONED from this Saturday, 10/14 to a later date to be determined.

 

Please make sure to stay updated for when the rescheduled date is announced.

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 10/12/17




Audience: Homepage

There was an error in the flyer we have been circulating; the location of the 10/14 IHS + Mayor Litter Pick-Up is the intersection of Educational Park Drive and Las Plumas Avenue (in front of the IHS stone marker sign), NOT Las Pumas Avenue. 

 

Don't forget to print and sign the waiver attached, and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/independence-high-school-clean-up-tickets-38519768665  

 

See you all there! 

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 10/11/17




Audience: Homepage, PSAT, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Wednesday 10/11/17

ALL Freshman and Sophomore students must attend at 8:00am.  

 

Passes will be delivered on Tuesday 10/10/17  to all 9th and 10th graders (as well as 11th graders who have signed up for the PSAT) indicating where they need to report.

 

The rest of 11th and 12th graders will begin their day after testing and Naviance onboarding have concluded.

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Posted by: Paul Landshof
Published: 10/9/17




Audience: Homepage

 

Wait... did someone just say boba?!

 

Yeah, you heard right! SAT Club is holding its very first boba fundraiser on October 11, the same day as the PSAT!

 

WHAT: T4 Jasmine Milk Tea w/ Boba and Elegant Rose Tea w/ Boba (Med size)

 

HOW MUCH: $5

 

WHERE: outside A-308 (facing the shadows and next to the pool)

 

WHEN: Oct 11, After 7th (3:02 pm)

 

PRE-ORDER: pick up a pre-order form from any SAT Club Officer to reserve your drink, so you don't have to wait in line!

 

So come pick up your boba on October 11 after taking that challenging PSAT!

 

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Posted by: MAXINE LUI
Published: 10/9/17




Audience: Homepage

Come out on every Wednesday for girl basketball open gym from 6:00-7:30 pm at the large gym!

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Posted by: JULIE HANG
Published: 10/9/17




Audience: Homepage

Do you want to help #BeautifySJ? The City of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is partnering with Independence High School to host a school litter clean-up this Saturday. 

 

Come out to clean up IHS and surrounding neighborhoods, and make our community cleaner, nicer, and a better place to live for all. FREE food and water will be provided. 

 

If you haven't already, please register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/independence-high-school-clean-up-tickets-38519768665 

 

When? October 14, 2017 from 10AM-12PM 

Where? Intersection of Educational Park Drive and Las Pumas Ave 

FB Event: www.facebook.com/events/106165610111358

 

For more information, please contact: district4@sanjoseca.gov or youthcom4@sanjoseca.gov

 

Please print and fill out the waiver below and bring it to the event. 

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 10/9/17




Audience: Homepage

Every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. A lot of the time, these children live in third world countries and do not have access to surgeries that can fix their deformities. As a result, many of them cannot eat, speak, socialize, or smile properly, and they are looked down by others.

 

As a club, Operation Smile will raise money to help fund surgeries. Come to K-33, Ms. Westlake's room, at lunch on Tuesday, October 10 to find out what you can do to help. Hope to see you there!!!

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Posted by: CYNTHIA LEE
Published: 10/8/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

The City of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo is partnering with Independence High School to host a school litter clean-up. 

 

Come out to beautify IHS and surrounding neighborhoods, and make our community cleaner, nicer, and a better place to live for all.

 

When? October 14, 2017 from 10AM-12PM 

Where? Intersection of Educational Park Drive and Las Pumas Ave 

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/independence-high-school-clean-up-tickets-38519768665

 

For more information, please contact: district4@sanjoseca.gov

 

FREE food and water will be provided

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 10/4/17




Audience: Homepage

Did want to learn how to save someone's life? Or do you have an interest in the medical field? Come join Pre-med club! We hold our meeting every other Monday at lunch in Mr.Elwell's room (K-34). We'll be having our second meeting today (10/2) and our third meeting on (10/16), we hope to see you there!

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Posted by: FIONA CHAN
Published: 10/1/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Hello Indy Parents,

 

Just a reminder we have the Parent Empowerment Conference

 

Saturday, 9/30/17

8:00 am - 12:00 noon

Evergreen High School 

3300 Quimby Road, San Jose, CA 95148

 

 

I look forward to seeing you all then. 

 

Have a wonderful afternoon.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 9/29/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Attendance Recovery Saturday School

 

8:30 am - 12:45 pm

A-Commons

 

Sign up!
https://goo.gl/forms/w28ihpbk58q2Meul2

 

9/30/17

 

10/7/17

 

10/14/17

 

10/21/17

 

10/28/17

 

11/4/17

 

11/18/17

 

12/2/17

 

12/9/17

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 9/28/17




Audience: Junior and Seniors, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 11 and Homepage

Juniors interested in taking the PSAT exam you can now register for the exam in the School Bank A-06. The cost is $16.00 or $5.00 if you receive Free/Reduced Lunch. Deadline is Oct 6th.

 

The advantage of testing during the Junior year is a high score may place you as a candidate for the "National Merit Scholarship Program". You will receive an approximation of your score on an actual SAT exam and assistance on how to prepare and improve your skills for the actual exam at no charge. You can see if you are truly ready to take those AP classes you maybe thinking about.

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Posted by: Yvonne Montes (Counseling A-C)
Published: 9/26/17




Audience: Homepage

Hey everyone!
We're looking for 2 more amazing people to join our officers! Applications are open from today up until wednesday 9/27 and interviews will start next week. Everyone is welcome to apply 

 

Here are the 2 positions:
Historian: Takes pictures, makes flyers, creates backdrops, etc.
Publicity: Manages social media accounts, post about meetings and events, spreads the word about our club, etc.

Here's the google form to sign up! https://goo.gl/forms/jDrEdqeLGm6B7rla2

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Posted by: FIONA CHAN
Published: 9/26/17




Audience: Homepage

Hey Seniors! There are four weeks left until the Senior Portrait deadline hits. JP Impressions Photography will be open for business three out of the next for Saturdays. Be sure to give them a call soon before they are fully booked! 

 

Deadline Date: October 21, 2017


Where: 367 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113
Phone Number: (408) 298-7532

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Posted by: NIMRETA SINGH
Published: 9/25/17




Audience: Homepage

Hi guys, My name is Alex and I am proud to say that I am the only bagpiper of IHS!!!! I'll be making an appearance in Halloween, wearing my full attire so be on the lookout! Anyways if you guys are looking for a bagpiper for a wedding, special event, or funeral, I am here to serve you with NO CHARGE! Contact me at chanalexchristop3766@students.esuhsd.org

 

Latha math dhut! (Have a good day!)

 

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Posted by: ALEX CHRISTOPHER CHAN
Published: 9/25/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

The Independence Foothill Clinic is now offering flu shots for students and staff at no cost.  Family members are also welcome to make an appointment with Independence clinic to get their flu shots.  Short wait times.

 

Call and book your appointment today: 408-755-3904.

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 9/25/17




Audience: Annette Kennedy, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Students,

 

The first Attendance Recovery session will be held this Saturday, 9/23/17 from 8:30am-12:45pm in A-Commons.  Complete the link so that you will be registered to attend.

 

https://goo.gl/forms/C1Jy4S65iypOXWM02

 

 

Thanks,

 

Ms. Kennedy, APA

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Posted by: Annette Kennedy
Published: 9/19/17




Audience: Homepage

T.A.I.L.S. stands for "Treat animals with Importance, Love, and Sincerity". And as a club, we will work towards helping animals in need. We help out at animal shelters, adoption fairs, animal festivals and much more!


We meet every week Wednesday, at lunch, in room C-405 (Mr.Haworth's room). Hope to see you there!

 

Also, join our facebook group to learn more about what upcoming events we'll be having!!!!

 

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Posted by: FIONA CHAN
Published: 9/18/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

This is another friendly reminder to get students to explore our informative College Night being held on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Independence High School.

 

Attached you will find College Night flyers.

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 9/18/17




Audience: Homepage

The first Saturday School/Attendance Recovery will be held on Saturday, 9/23/17 from 8:30am to 12:30pm in A-Commons.

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 9/15/17




Audience: Interact - Service Above Self and Homepage

District 4 Youth Advisory Council is a group of district youth commissioned by the San José City Government to address the most pressing issues in their districts and communities. Through events and initiatives, we provide a forum for youth to voice their input on youth-related issues and city initiatives. 

As the official youth voice of District 4 (representing ~12,000 youth), D4YAC members ensure that the voice of D4 teens are heard at the citywide level Our district includes the communities of Alviso, Berryessa, and North 1st Street and the high schools of PHHS and IHS. 

Come through to D4YAC’s first meeting to learn more about how you can be a part of our quest to affect positive change in the City of San Jose. This will be open to the public (subsequent meetings will be members-only).

When: Monday, September 18 from 3:45-4:45pm
Where: Educational Park Library, Community Room. 
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/IRtOkLav8qcD8Qbk2 

If you want to be apart of our humble mission, APPLY to be a member for the 2017-18 school year here: https://goo.gl/forms/q66YHslKZyiwU1eT2 (due September 23) 

For further questions, email youthcom4@sanjoseca.gov.
ALSO, LIKE D4YAC ON FB: https://www.facebook.com/sjd4yac/?view_public_for=924180097714619

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 9/14/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Hey SIXERS!!!

 

Get to school on time and don’t cut classes. You may think it doesn’t matter to blow off your first or last class of the day, but it does. Even occasional skipping leads to dramatically lower grades. And it sends the wrong message to teachers about your desire to succeed.

 

Attendance Matters.

On Time. All Day. Everyday.

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 9/14/17




Audience: Homepage

Monday September 25, 2017 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 

@ Independence High School Large Gym

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Just a reminder: 

English Language Learners

E.L.A.C.

 

Join us for our ELAC meeting!

 

6:00pm, N1 – Administration Building

 

9/21/17

 

Learn about ways on how to support your English learner

 

  • By Teacher Communication
  • How to navigate the schoolloop and the school system
  • Learn about the resources available on school campus
  • To build a community united

 

Free Dinner and Free childcare will be provided

 

More Information/Mas información: Maggie Rodriguez 408.928.9541

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 9/7/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Need a FREE CELL PHONE! FREE INTERNET!! 

Come by N-01 for an application!!

 

Bring your application and Free/Reduced Approval Letter tonight at

Back to School and get a

 FREE CELL PHONE!

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 9/7/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

ESUHSD

Invites you to the

Annual Parent Empowerment Conference

 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

8:00 am - 12:00 

 

Evergreen Valley High School 

3300 Quimby Road, San Jose, Ca 95148

 

 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 9/5/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Independence

Coffee & Conversations

with the Principal!

Join us for some coffee and pastries!

 

Meet and stay connect with other Independence Parents.

 

We want to get to know you and learn how we can work together!

 

Wednesday

September 6, 2017    

 

8:30 am

N-01: Admin Building

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 9/5/17




Audience: Homepage

Hey smarty Sixers! As college becomes increasingly competitive, SAT, ACT, AP, and other standardized test scores are extremely important on a college application. Come join SAT Club, where we review each section of the SAT, teach tips and tricks, and provide a helping hand with any academic problem you may run into. Our first meeting is on Wednesday, September 6th, during lunch at A-308. See you there!

 

 

Join our Facebook Group for any updates on our weekly Wednesday meetings: https://www.facebook.com/groups/144278632731442/

 

OUR MOTTO: Students helping students!

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Posted by: MAXINE LUI
Published: 9/1/17




Audience: Homepage

Listen up future engineers and programmers! Want something to boost your college applications while having a fun time? Robotics club is having tryouts this Thursday, September 7, and we are looking for students, interested in building and programming robots for our IHS Robotics Team. No experience required except for dedication and a desire to learn. Stop by M-38 after school this Thursday, September 7 from 3:20 to 5:30. See you there Sixers!

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Posted by: MAXINE LUI
Published: 9/1/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Attendance Matters

Ontime.All Day. Everyday.

 

 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 9/1/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Independence High School 

 

Back to School Night 

 

Thursday, September 7

 

5:00 pm 

 

Senior Stage (Clock Tower)

 

FREE BBQ

 

BBQ Hosted

by Foothill Clinic

  Learn about Immunizations, Sport Physicals, Adult Medicine and many more services

 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 9/1/17




Audience: Homepage

Hello, 76ers and Pegasus:

 

We are giving away 400 Mobile Devices with Hotspots.

 

Students can obtain a Mobile Device (with a hotspot) by:

 

1. Turning in a 2-page form to N-01 with an attached copy of their qualifying letter for Free/Reduced Lunch.  (Forms are in N-01 in the basket labeled "Sprint Forms" across from the Dean's Office. 

 

Please also feel free to make copies of the attached PDF. 

 

Forms with attached letters can be turned into N-01 in the basket labeled "Turn In" across from the Dean's office)

 

2.  Mobile Devices can be picked up from the C-Commons on 9/7 during the day and during Back to School Night or on 9/8 during the day (We will send out information to you about whose phones are ready for pickup)

 

How do students qualify for a phone?

  • They have a letter from the district certifying that they qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch
  • They do not have the internet at home or only have one computer
  • Their parents/guardians have completed a Parent Consent Form 

 

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 8/28/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Foothill Health Clinic – Independence

Foothill Health Clinic is open all school days from 8am-12pm.

 

629 North Jackson Ave, San Jose, CA 95133, Building N1

(On Jackson Ave, student parking lot next to swimming pool)

 

The clinic offers comprehensive primary care, adult medicine; including immunizations and sports physicals. The clinic is available to students as well as the community.  Learn more about the Student Health & Wellness Program (SHWP) services provided at the Foothill Health Clinic.

 

 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 8/25/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 11 and Grade 12

See your counselor in N-2 to pick up an SAT fee waiver! You will need to bring either a copy of your free/reduced price lunch letter or a copy of your parents' 2016 1040 federal tax form to verify your eligibility.

 

Remember, seniors planning on applying to 4-year universities should complete the SAT or ACT by October or November. If you're applying to UC's, plan to take the SAT with essay. The essay is optional for CSUs.

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 8/23/17




Audience: Independence Christian Club 2016 and Homepage

HELLO ALL! It's a new school year and I pray you able to make it to our first club day. We will be meeting in (B-408 at Lunch) Today will just be a general getting to know each other day but as well what you'd like to get out of our club. Come and be Blessed and I hope you learn something new, find some inspiration, and have some fun!

 

(and if you wondering no we wont judge you for what you wear at our club and as well we always welcome any new comers with open hands because no matter how ''new'' or ''old'' you are to this club you're bound to find something new)

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Posted by: JADA SPENCER
Published: 8/21/17




Audience: Homepage, Parents, Staff, Teachers, Grade 11 and Grade 12

SVCTE schedule is the same during our late start collaboration.  Bus will pick you up the same time and drop you off the same time like on any other given day.  If you need to be excused to get to the bus on time, let your teacher know in advance what time you need to leave.  Show them your schedule and bus schedule if they need proof to allow you permission to leave.  You will be excused for missing IHS classes that overlap.  If you have any questions or concerns, address them to your counselor.

 

 

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 8/16/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 11 and Grade 12

 

Silicon Valley CTE 2017-18

 

Students,


School will be starting on Monday August 14th. Each school district may have a different start date, but your Silicon Valley CTE class begins on Monday. Make sure you attend from the first day.
Our bus schedule is attached to help you catch the bus on Monday morning. Please arrive at your bus stop about 10 minutes early so you don't miss the bus. Look for a yellow "First Student" bus-this is the SVCTE bus.

 

If you have any questions about your schedule, please call our office number at Silicon Valley CTE: (408) 723-6400 or contact your home school counselor.

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 8/11/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Parents, Students, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Attention Students,

 

Permits will NOT be available July 3 through July 7,  Please see Ms. Lena Preap in the Administration Building N-01 AFTER JULY 10, 2017.  

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 6/30/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

The San Jose Youth Commission is an appointed body of eleven youth, 14-21 years of age, modeled after the San José City Council. The Commission is the official youth advisory group to the Mayor and City Council and works to empower youth throughout the city to get more civically engaged through events, policy recommendations, and district Youth Advisory Councils. 

 

The San José Youth Commission is proud to present its 10th Annual Citywide Youth Empowerment Conference, "Intersections," to be held at City Hall on June 9th!!!!!!!!!!

This conference will inform, educate, challenge, celebrate, and embrace the different gifts that teens bring to our city. Conference attendees will hear from inspiring speakers, be challenged by thought-provoking workshops centering around the themes of respect, tolerance, and acceptance of oneself, and compete with their peers in a Shark-Tank-style case study competition.

 

This year's Conference includes guest speakers (including Mayor Liccardo), empowering workshops, a chance to win a summer internship at City Hall, free food, and so much more.

 

When? June 9th from 9AM-4PM 

Where? 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA (City Hall)

Register here to be an attendee or volunteer: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/prns/youthcommission"

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 5/23/17




Audience: Interact - Service Above Self and Homepage

The San Jose Youth Commission is the official youth advisory group to the Mayor and City Council and works to empower youth throughout the city to get more civically engaged through events, policy recommendations, and district Youth Advisory Councils. 

 

!!!!!!!!!!! The San José Youth Commission is proud to present its 10th Annual Citywide Youth Empowerment Conference, "Intersections," to be held at City Hall on June 9th !!!!!!!!!!

This conference will inform, educate, challenge, celebrate, and embrace the different gifts that teens bring to our city. Conference attendees will hear from inspiring speakers, be challenged by thought-provoking workshops centering around the themes of respect, tolerance, and acceptance of oneself, and compete with their peers in a Shark-Tank-style case study competition.

 

This year's Conference includes guest speakers (including Mayor Liccardo), empowering workshops, a chance to win a summer internship at City Hall, free food, and so much more.

 

When? June 9th from 9AM-4PM 

Where? 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA (City Hall)

Register here to be an attendee or volunteer: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/prns/youthcommission

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 5/23/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

See attached flyer 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 5/22/17




Audience: Homepage

Independence High School

Memorial Golf Tournament

@ The Villages Golf and Country Club

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 5/16/17




Audience: Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins, Teachers and Grade 12

This is only provided to 250 students who meet all the requirements below!  SO YOU NEED TO APPLY ASAP!

 

The San Jose Promise provides a “cost free” education, for up to two academic years, that includes tuition, books, Eco Pass (VTA Transportation), and health fee for qualifying students.

 

For students wishing to apply for the grant, they need only complete and commit to the following steps;

 

 

 

  • Earn and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 each semester

 

  • Enroll in and successfully complete math and English courses (in addition to courses within student’s education plan) each semester

 

  • Enroll in and successfully complete a college readiness summer math course if needed

 

  • Attend required appointments with a San José Promise counselor

 

  • Attend required orientations, focus group meetings, writing and math workshops

 

  • Participate in mentorship, internship, civic or community service opportunities

 

 

Ingrid M. Rottman

Outreach Coordinator, Evergreen Valley College

3095 Yerba Buena Rd.

San Jose, CA, 95135

Ingrid.rottman@evc.edu

Outreach@evc.edu

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 5/10/17




Audience: Homepage


FACEBOOK EVENT:

(PRESS GOING FOR MORE INFO + UPDATES) 

https://goo.gl/eSzGcO 

 

Come support VSA or aka Vietnamese Student Association's 27th annual Asia By Night show on May 19 in the Independence theater by buying milk tea boba from us! More info about the show will be announced very soon! (:

WHEN:
this friday, april 14, 2017 
after 6th and 7th period

WHERE:
independence high school in front of the boys locker room ANDD in front of the educational park library

WHAT:
four dollar large milk tea drinks from t4 w/ boba
-honey peach milk tea
-mango green tea
-panda milk tea *
-jasmine milk tea
-oolong milk tea 
*in exception to the other drinks, panda mt has both black and white boba!

In addition to the milk teas, we are planning to also sell chips. Again, drinks are limited so first come first serve! 💙

 

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SOCIALS: 

Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/sixersvsa1617/

Instagram:
@sixers.vsa 

Youtube Channel:
https://goo.gl/FEruSW

Email Address: vsa.officers@gmail.com

 

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Posted by: NANCY PHAM
Published: 4/11/17




Audience: Homepage

Sent from Sarah Heraldo, RWD.  Please contact her with any questions at sheraldo@readwritediscover.org.

My name is Sarah Heraldo and I am a Director with Read Write Discover (RWD). RWD is a nonprofit organization that holds summer literacy tutoring programs at local libraries for youth struggling reading and writing. RWD has teamed up with local libraries around the Bay Area to provide free tutoring for these students!

We are currently recruiting high school students to lead as volunteer coordinators for the Hillview Branch Library, Alum Rock Branch Library, and Educational Park Branch Library.

You can learn more about RWD at readwritediscover.org.

Also, feel free to email me any questions as I would be happy to answer them. My email is sheraldo@readwritediscover.org.

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 3/21/17




Audience: CSF, Interact - Service Above Self, SAT Club and Homepage

 

HEY HEY, SIXERS! 

 

Did you know that slavery still exists? 

 

Today, it is known as human trafficking -- the practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation.

 

Since 2011, the United States Senate has designated January 11th as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, prompting UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) to declare January to be a month dedicated to Human Trafficking Awareness in order to help prevent this cruelty that nobody should have to go through. 

 

And so, IHS UNICEF like to invite you to come to our club meeting on Friday, January 13th during lunch in K-35 so that you, too, can learn how to combat the modern-day cruelty that is known as human trafficking. We'll be having a special guest speaker directly from UNICEF! 

 

Human trafficking is prevalent even in the Bay Area. Attending our meeting may help equip you with the knowledge that could potentially save someone else's life. 

 

Flyer Credits: Tony Nguyen, our (amazing) Co-Media Director 

Special Credits: Lights on Trafficking Club*

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*Lights on Trafficking is a club that focuses directly on spreading awareness about the unequal rights and conditions of individuals who are forced into modern day slavery.

 

If you want to learn what you can do to help raise awareness about human trafficking all-year round, attend the meetings held every Wednesday in K-34!

 

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Posted by: STEVE HOANG
Published: 1/11/17




Audience: Homepage

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 1/3/17




Audience: Homepage

Hello fellow 76ers. 

 

This is Coach Papin Head football coach of your Varsity Football Program.  I wanted to reach and and share our fundraising efforts with you since I don't believe many football players reached out to you.  We are currently raising money for the football program while supporting school spirit.  We are during a fundraiser called Fancloth. We are selling SIXERS apparel varying from football to basic school spirit apparel.  I left some forms in your school mailboxes but didn't have enough for everyone so I have attached our online store where you can purchase apparel. http://www.order.fancloth.com/95133/181082  When asked about students name just place mine this way I'll know it's from a faculty staff member when the orders come in.  Thank you in advance and GO SIXERS!

 

 

http://www.order.fancloth.com/95133/181082

 

 

Coach Steve Papin

Head Varsity Football Coach

408-460-0076

coachpapin@esuhsd.org

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 9/15/16


Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử

(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.