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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: Computer Science Club, CSF, Interact - Service Above Self, Pre Med Club, SAT group, STEAM Academy Juniors 2015-2016 and Homepage

COLLEGE PANEL ROUND 2: Wednesday, May 17 @ Lunch in A-308

 

Stanford. Princeton. Johns Hopkins. USC. Santa Clara. UC Berkeley. UCLA. UC Davis. UC San Diego. UC Santa Barbara.UC Irvine. UOP.

 

Ever wanted to know how to get into these top-tier colleges? Well, here's your chance! Come to SAT club's College Panel to listen to IHS seniors talk about their high school experiences and answer any of your questions! 

 

Refer to the flyer below for all the details:

 


 

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Posted by: PRISCILLA LUI
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: Maggie Rodriguez, Parents, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Coffee with the Principal, 

Mr. Berg 

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

8:30 am – 9:30 am

N1- Administration Building

 

Cafecito con el Director, 

Sr. Berg

 

Miércoles, 10 de Mayo 2017

8:30 am – 9:30 am

N1 – Administración

 

Please join us for our last Coffee with the Principal for this school year!

  • Summer School Information

  •  2017-2018 School year         Information

Estan invitados a nuestro ultimo Cafecito de este año escolar!

  •          Información acerca escuela de verano

  • Información del año escola 2017

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 5/8/17




Audience: Interact - Service Above Self and Homepage


 

Do you know someone who motivates you, someone who's always there for you, someone who inspires you? Maybe your best friend who you can always count on, or your classmate who's always ready to help, or your teacher who always supports you? 

Take the time to show your appreciation for that special someone through IHS Interact's Inspirational Awards and by writing an award for those inspiring individuals who have made an impact in your life.

You can pick up Inspirational Award forms in A-06. K-36, or D-405. You can also print out your own: http://tinyurl.com/inspirationalawardsform

Please make sure to fill out nominee's LEGAL NAME, GRADE, ID, & PERIOD/ROOM # and circle if he/she is a STUDENT, TEACHER, STAFF, or PRINCIPAL so we can award the correct person! Those who are nominated will be invited to a ceremony to celebrate their significant acts of inspiration. There is NO LIMIT to how many awards you can write!

Once you have expressed your gratitude, drop off the forms in the boxes labeled "INSPIRATIONAL AWARDS" located in A-06, K-36, or D-405.

DEADLINE to submit forms: FRIDAY MAY 12TH, 3:15 PM.

 

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Posted by: AAYESHA NANGIA
Published: 5/6/17




Audience: Homepage


Libertatem is selling hats for $9!!! It was originally $20 but we dropped it down to $9. 

With the hat, It includes free gifts as well.

You can add a dollar to customize letters and numbers on the back of the hat and with that It'll be $10 (totally optional)

 

Come to room C-312 during lunch till May 9th to get your hat or buy from any Libertatem members. 

 

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. GET IT NOW!! :-) PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE HEAT!!!!!

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Posted by: JENNIFER NGUYEN
Published: 5/3/17




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

If you are interested in being in Idance 2017-18 - you need to fill out the attached audition form and attend a three day audition May 9, 10 and 11 from 3:30 -5:30 in the theatre dance studio.  If you have any questions please see Ms. Dodd in the dance office in the the theater.

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Posted by: KELLYE DODD
Published: 5/2/17




Audience: Homepage

The Idance 2017 concert opens this weekend with two outstanding performances on April 28 and 29 at 7:30 in the theatre.  Tickets are $8 in advance from any idancer or $12 at the door.  If you miss it this weekend - don't worry - you have three more chances May 4 at 4:30, May 5 and 6 at 7:30!

 

Watch the attached promo for a quick preview!

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Posted by: KELLYE DODD
Published: 4/27/17




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

PLEASE REMEMBER: Day at the Green is an Early Admission Program event and only students who participated in the application workshops at their high schools and/or for whom you sent me transcripts for prior to today are eligible to attend. Please direct all other students to our website for what to do as a regular applicant. If regular students show up to Day at the Green we will not be able to assist them, as we will not have any of their information available at this event.

 

 

 

 

Greetings Summer/Fall 2017 EVC Freshman!

 

***Please read this ENTIRE message***

 

 

Congratulations….You have completed all the steps necessary to qualify for Early Admission PRIORITY ORIENTATION and REGISTRATION! Your appointment for your special Day at the Green event will be;

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Check in at 3:30 p.m.

Evergreen Valley College

Montgomery Hall

***We are trying to have parking fees waived between 3:15pm and 8:00pm but be prepared to pay the $3.00 daily fee.

I will send another email if we are able to get district police to allow free parking during Day at the Green

 

At Day at the Green you will receive your college orientation, meet briefly with a counselor to set up an educational plan, and with assistance from staff and student ambassadors, set up your MyWeb account and REGISTER for your summer and/or fall classes.

 

You will also be able to check your financial aid status as well as learn about many of the other wonderful student support programs available to you as an EVC student.

 

If you have other documents you would also like your counselor to consider, please bring them with you. These can include; IEP/504 plans, SAT/ACT scores, AP scores, EAP Scores (that’s the test you took in your junior year to determine college readiness), etc. These documents are not required, but are welcome to be included in your assessment for placement and/or program support.

 

Once you complete the process at your Day at the Green, you will be REGISTERED and all set up to begin your new journey as a college student!

 

And last but not least…..the first 400 students to check in at Day at the Green and register for full time status (12+units) for Fall 2017 will receive a $100 book voucher!!  Day at the Green students will also be the FIRST group given the opportunity to apply for additional financial assistance through the San Jose Promise (details to be given at Day at the Green).

 

***Please click on the link below to confirm your attendance***

 

https://fs30.formsite.com/EVCSJ/EAP1/index.html

See you on April 25….DONT BE LATE!

 

 

Ingrid Rottman

Outreach Coordinator, Evergreen Valley College

Ingrid.rottman@evc.edu

outreach@evc.edu

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 4/25/17




Audience: Homepage

Interested in helping North Korean refugees? Want to bust out your leadership skills?

YOU'RE IN LUCK!

 

LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) club/rescue team is looking for officers for the next school year.

Positions include:

-President

-Vice President

-Treasurer

-Secretary

- Historian/Event planner

 

Officers will lead the club to spread awareness of North Korean refugees to our campus and community, as well as raise funds to help rescue refugees.

 

Benefits:

- enhance leadership and teamwork skills

- opportunity to intern at LiNK HQ (Long Beach, CA or Seoul, Korea)

- meet people from the LiNK HQ

- lead a team to make a differences

- work with other LiNK club/rescue team from other high schools/colleges

- chance to win a trip to South Korea

(AND SO MUCH MORE!!)

 

Apply through this link: https://goo.gl/forms/TN6su9giV2c5rpaU2

(Due May 5th)

 

LiNK is a non-profit organization that helps and rescue North Korean refugees. In addition, they spread awareness about what the North Korean people and refugees are facing today, such as human trafficking, famine, lack of freedom and so on.

 

Website to learn more: http://www.libertyinnorthkorea.org/

 

Any questions about the applications, position or the organization, feel free to contact me.

email: lenatran242@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Posted by: LENA TRAN
Published: 4/24/17




Audience: Computer Science Club, CSF, Interact - Service Above Self, Pre Med Club, SAT group, STEAM Academy Juniors 2015-2016 and Homepage

Stanford. Princeton. Johns Hopkins. USC. Santa Clara. UC Berkeley. UCLA. UC Davis. UC San Diego. UC Santa Barbara. UC Irvine. UOP.

 

Ever wanted to know how to get into these top-tier colleges? Well, here's your chance! Come to SAT club's College Panel to listen to IHS seniors talk about their high school experiences and answer any of your questions! FREE FOOD will be provided. 

 

Refer to the flyer below for all the details:


 

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Posted by: PRISCILLA LUI
Published: 4/24/17




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

CAASPP SCIENCE TEST FOR SOPHOMORES

 

All 10th Graders will be taking the Pilot Test for Science on April 25th.  They will begin testing at 8:20am.  

 

ALL OTHER GRADE LEVELS will begin school on the LATE START COLLABORATION BELL SCHEDULE.

 

1st  period 10:23 am

2nd period 11:00 am

 

Sophomores will receive notification of their testing location Monday during 3rd period.  

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Posted by: Paul Landshof
Published: 4/23/17




Audience: Homepage

French Club will be hosting Monte Carlo Night, a casino themed party event on 05/05/17 from 4:00-6:00PM at D-Commons.

 

There will be games, prizes, food, a photo booth, and a murder mystery for you to solve!

 

Tickets for entry are $6 each and will be sold for $8 each at the door.

 

Please buy your tickets from any French club officers or stop by at D-205 during lunch to buy your ticket.

 

 

 

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Posted by: JACKLIN VILLANUEVA QUINONES
Published: 4/22/17




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

FYI: first come first serve basis to most likely the first 500 applicants 

 

Happy Friday!

I am happy to announce that the San Jose Promise Grant application is now available on our website:http://westvalley.edu/community-grant/.

We are very excited to offer your students this grant.  We will mail the announcement flyer to the homes of all of your seniors.  Please feel free to share this email with students, other advisors and staff.  Below are the eligibility requirements:

 

Community Grant logo

 

Attention Class of 2017 High School Grads

We’ll Pay For Your First Year of College

 

Includes: One-Year Free Tuition, Textbook Grant and Transportation Support, which can include Free Parking *

* This offer is limited, so apply soon.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

 

  • Students must be 2017 high school graduates from a public, private, or home school program.
  • Students must live in the City of San Jose
  • Students need to apply to WVC and receive a student I.D. number before completing the Community Grant application. Apply to West Valley College. If you already have a WVC Student ID number, you can apply for the San Jose Promise or Community Grant now.
  • Final high school transcripts or diploma with posted graduation date must be received in the WVC Outreach office or via email by August 5, 2017
  • Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units by Friday, September 9, 2017
  • The offer is for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters only
  • Students need to complete the "Big 3" - Assessment, Orientation, and Educational Plan before the grant is credited
  • Students eligible for the Board of Governor's fee waiver (BOGW) will receive the free tuition credit through that program. The college will pay other applicable student fees as part of the grant
  • Proof of residency is required

 

BEGIN GRANT APPLICATION

 

 

Sincerely,

Elizabeth T. Ochoa

Financial Aid, Outreach Specialist

West Valley College

Work: 408.741.2660

Fax:     408.867.7337

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 4/14/17




Audience: Homepage

If IHS were to offer a standard Chinese (Intro to Mandarin) class, how interested would you be in taking the course?

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 4/14/17




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! 💙

 

________________________________________

 

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

HEY SIXERS!

If you haven't heard on the announcements already, IndepenDance is premiering its annual concert on April 28th, 29th, and May 4th, 5th, and 6th at the theater! The showtime for April 28th, 29th, May 5th, and 6th is 7:30 p.m., while May 4th at 4:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Tickets can be bought from any current idancer for $8 in advanced, or $12 at the door. Don't miss out on an incredible performance produced by your very own peers!

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Posted by: PEGGY TRAN
Published: 4/10/17




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

Councilman Lan Diep of District 4 invites you all to participate in the 

Great American Litter Pick up event on April 22nd!!!

 

Follow the link below for more information and to register for the event. 

 

Get out & help beautify your community!!! 

 

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-american-litter-pick-up-for-district-4-with-councilman-lan-diep-tickets-33228002851

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 4/6/17




Audience: Homepage

Monday, April 10: Normal Day

 

Tuesday, April 11--Friday, April 14th: Testing Schedule

 

Juniors: You have testing Tuesday through Friday starting at 8:20a each day.  Please bring headphones/earbuds for portions of the exam (seriously)

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 4/5/17




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

We will be discussing financial aide and college talk!

 

Spanish speakers in I Cafe

Vietnamese in D Commons

English in C Commons

 

Refreshment provided!

 

Hope to see you all there!

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




Audience: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I), Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

Open House

Mission is hosting an Open House for high school juniors and seniors Saturday, April 8th from 10am-2pm, which will be a great opportunity for students and their families to speak with current students, faculty, and staff about Mission! In addition to a variety of workshops, they’ll be offering behind-the-scenes tours of our labs and facilities so this is not to be missed! Those interested can RSVP at http://outreach.missioncollege.edu/. Please help spread the word by posting the attached PDF to any social media sites you monitor.

 

Mission is hosting an application workshop here at IHS on Tuesday, April 4th and hosting an assessment test here on Tuesday, April 11. If you completed the Community College Interest Survey and said that you're interested in Mission, you'll be invited to attend. If you can't attend the application workshop, but still want to test with Mission, send Mr. Hennessey an email with your Mission College ID number and he'll put you on the list for the test. If you want to apply, but didn't complete the survey, stop by the IHS Library from 4th period - after school on Tuesday to hop on a free computer and apply!

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 3/30/17




Audience: Homepage

Hey 76ers!!!

 

Libertatem is selling BOTC hats for only $16

 

It also comes with an earphone detangler, lanyard, and yellow ribbon. 

 

Not only that, but we can also customize the hat as well. We can put your name, class number, and anything that you desire! :-) 

 

We'll be selling outside of C-312 during lunch everyday. You can also buy from a Libertatem member. 

 

When purchasing a hat, the $$ goes towards the veterans that we're going to donate too. 


 

 

 

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Posted by: JENNIFER NGUYEN
Published: 3/30/17




Audience: Homepage

THIS IS A FRIENDLY REMINDER FROM SEWING CLUB!

 

If you have not heard yet from the ICC meetings or Facebook group page, the last day for any sash commissions for the upcoming graduating seniors for any clubs and academies on campus is April 1st. This is to have the regular price, $20 per sash.

 

Any commissions after the April 1st deadline will be charged an extra $5 per sash. If your club or academy is interested, please come in and meet with our team on Wednesday, 3/29/17, or Thursday, 3/30/17. Our club room is A-02(where ASB holds their cabinet votings).

 

Also, please pop an email to sewingclub.ihs@gmail.com to recieve important information before meeting with us and for us stay in contact.

 

Thank you for your time.

 

Hope to see you there,

 

Jannassa Do

Co-President of Sewing Club 2016-2017

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Posted by: JANNASSA DO
Published: 3/28/17




Audience: Homepage

March 30th @ 8:30a

@ Katherine R. Smith Elementary School

 

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 3/28/17




Audience: Homepage

FRENCH CLUB 

 

Hey Sixers! French Club will be selling Crêpes on 03/29/17

(THIS WEDNESDAY) after school from 2:05-4:00 for $3 Each!!

 

We will be selling at the Educational Park Library Community Room!

 

There will be multiple options:

-Nutella

-Strawberries

-Blueberries

-Bananas

-Whipped Cream

-Powdered Sugar

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Posted by: JACKLIN VILLANUEVA QUINONES
Published: 3/25/17




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: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I), Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Grade 12

Seniors,


Evergreen Valley College will be helping students complete their applications on Tuesday, March 21 from 12:30 - 3:30 in the school library. If you're interested in Evergreen, please attend to complete your application and learn about their process for assessing students.

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 3/21/17




Audience: Computer Science Club, CSF, Interact - Service Above Self, Pre Med Club, SAT group, STEAM Academy Juniors 2015-2016 and Homepage

Want to create your VERY OWN website?

 

Join Computer Science Club as we embark on our new unit: 

HTML & CSS

 

In no time, you'll be building amazing masterpieces, just like these:

 

http://maxinelui.com

 

https://sites.google.com/site/ihscseclub/

 

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!!!!!

 

Just be ready to have tons of fun and learn a valuable skill and/or addicting hobby!

 

We meet from 3:30 - 4:30PM every Friday in the B-villa Computer Lab. See you there!
 

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Posted by: PRISCILLA LUI
Published: 3/20/17




Audience: Homepage

HEY SIXERS

 

Last week it was Pi Day on March 14th, so hopefully you got a good filling of some delicious pie! If not then you should definitely come to Key Club's Pie an Officer or Teacher!

 

On Thursday, March 23rd after school at Memorial Grove you can come and pie any of the Key Club board members or officers for only $1! We will also be selling actual pie so if you just want pie you can get some to eat too! You can also pie your teachers like Ms. Shea or Mr. Elwell! 

 

Tickets can be bought from any Key Club officer or board member for only $1, remember that each ticket means one pie. So if you want ten pies that's ten tickets!

 

All proceeds will be going the Pediatric Trauma Program to train doctors and nurses to treat children in the case they encounter trauma, such a concussion or falling off a bike.

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Posted by: TIMOTHY NGUYEN
Published: 3/20/17




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

All returning students will receive a receipt indicating what their 2017-2018 class schedule will include.  Students have until March 30th to make any changes (additions or subtractions) to their requests.

 

Counselors and administration will take these change requests into consideration.  The student request is no guarantee.   Counselors will ensure that student requests meet student graduation requirements.

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Posted by: Paul Landshof
Published: 3/20/17




Audience: Interact - Service Above Self and Homepage

Have you always wanted to try those fire noodles, but never got the chance??! Well don't worry because Interact got your back! This friday (March 17) IHS Interact will be having our very own Fire Noodle Challenge @Memorial Grove from 3:45PM - 5:45PM !!!

 

Why should I go to this event? YOU can participate in our fire noodle challenge and win some cool prizes or you can just challenge any of the participating officers and/or teacher(s) !!

 

$1.50 - Participate in our fire noodle challenge (comes with bowl of noodles and a cup of milk)

$1.00 - Challenge any participating officers and/or teacher(s)

$0.50 - Buy additional milk

$1.50 - Take home a package of fire noodles

 

By participating, you can win some very cool prizes!!! What are the prizes though? The prize for the overall first place winner includes a  free pack of fire noodles, Gongcha card, selfie stick, and Interact merch!! You better eat those noodles fast if you want these super cool prizes!

 

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/632429620276218/

Intent form: tinyurl.com/FireNoodlz2017

 

See you there sixers! (-:

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Posted by: CATRINA HIEN DANG
Published: 3/15/17




Audience: Homepage

Are you interested in learning about graphic design, photography, videography, or web design? Interact and Key Club presents the Media Skills Workshop! Join us to learn more about the responsibilities of media directors and gain basic knowledge in these multimedia disciplines. This FREE event will be held at the Educational Park Library's community room next Wed, March 22 from 3:30-5:00. Snacks will be provided! 

 

Make sure to register at: tinyurl.com/mediaskillsworkshop
 

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Posted by: ANDREA LAM
Published: 3/15/17




Audience: Homepage

Did you know that Independence High School has 4 Academies: Carpentry, Finance, STEAM, and Teaching. Academies are a great way to study something new that will look great on college applications.  Academies are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year!  Apply online today!

 

http://tinyurl.com/jg5pmk4

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 3/13/17




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

The weather is warmer, however, the dress code has not changed.

 

 

Please refer to the attached Dress Code Policy. 

 

  • No short shorts. (Shorts need to be at least fingertip-length when arms are to the side)

 

  • No undergarment tank tops.(Regular tank tops are fine.)

 

  • Tank top straps need to be at least 4-fingers in width.

 

  • No showing of the midriff (belly button)

 

  • No showing of cleavage.

 

  • No off-the-shoulder

 

  • No backless apparel

 

  • No halter top or strapless tops

 

  • No pants that are ripped up to the crotch.

 

  • No sagging pants.

 

  • Pants shall be worn at hip level.

 

  • No pajamas, except on designated days

 

  • No hats allowed indoors.

 

 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 3/13/17




Audience: Homepage

T.A.I.L.S. is selling t-shirts to raise money for a charity dinner in support of an endangered animal!!!

 

The t-shirts will be $15, and the last day to pre-order is Saturday, March 25, 2017.

 

To pre-order, fill out this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0v7E4Q2b6y2GrKDvnV79bSzlustmb1omR1GDUQgNQfTqe7A/viewform?c=0&w=1

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Posted by: CYNTHIA LEE
Published: 3/12/17




Audience: Homepage


 

Hi! 
Libertatem is a non profit student based company thatś a company for our economics class. Weŕe selling hats (the picture will be posted below). All the proceeds will go towards veterans of foreign wars.

Youĺl be order to pre order our hats which are $20 each, but..... youĺl have a chance to win a free hat or discounts on our hat if you come to our pre order party by participating in our games such as 

Balloon darts
Guess how many are in the jar 
Coupong 
and more!!!! 

Music, game, and food will be provided!!!!

Itĺl be hosted during lunch (C-312 on 3/13/17)

We hope to see you there! :-) 

 


Have a fan(hat)stic day!!!!!

 


 

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Posted by: JENNIFER NGUYEN
Published: 3/12/17




Audience: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I), Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 11 and Grade 12

De Anza College is visiting IHS on Tuesday, March 14 to administer placement tests for students who have applied already.

 

If you have already applied to De Anza and are interested in taking this test, check your school email account ASAP and reply to Mr. Hennessey's email. For the AM session, you may now add your name to a waitlist. For the PM (5th-7th period) session, there are still a few reserved seats available.

 

If you have not applied to De Anza, you can get started on their web page, deanza.edu, but you will need to wait at least 24-48 hours between your application completion and your test date.

 

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 3/10/17




Audience: Homepage

Lights on Trafficking presents SIDE Talks! 

 

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 at our school. 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 (and etc.).

For one day, we will be coming together to share issues that would typically sit on the sidelines or lay dormant in our own minds. Through this medium, we aspire to shift the topics of conversations and thoughts for one day, or even for a lifetime. We invite you to seize this opportunity to contribute to the beginnings of an involved and empowered community.


The SIDE Talks event will be happening April 7th, 2017 from period 2-7 in the C-Commons. We are inviting any interested students to apply to speak and take the initiative to inspire others around us. 

Once you fill out the intent form: https://goo.gl/forms/AltQrxjaA4wR773p1

We will send you a follow up email with a short application to get a brief summary of your topic. For the seniors out here, this is your last chance to leave a lasting impression on the underclassmen, why not take the chance. 

 

***The last day to turn in the application to speak is March 27th to K-34, Mr. Elwell's room***

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Posted by: CINDY DUONG
Published: 3/8/17




Audience: Homepage

Did you know that 5 trillion plastic bags are produced yearly?

Did you know that the bags side by side can encircle the world 7 times?

 

Join Planet 34rth as we launch the sales of our newest tote bags and drawstring bags and be part of our movement for a more eco-friendly world. Bring these bags the next time you go grocery shopping or use them if you need a bag to hold your books; the possibilities are endless.

 

In addition, part of the proceeds will be donated to Our City Forest, a local organization that strives to cultivate an urban forest in the Silicon Valley by planting trees in our communities and promoting environmental sustainability through education and action.

 

Swing by C-312 on Tuesday, March 12th during lunch for our IPO. Planet 34rth will be raffling off various gift cards and selling our products. We will also be previewing all of our advertisement videos and promotional materials! It will be a release you won’t want to miss.

 

Be sure to also follow us on our Twitter and Instagram @planet34rth to stay updated with our progress!! 

 

Earth is the only inhabitable planet in our solar system, and as our product explicitly states: there is no planet B!

 

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Posted by: CINDY DUONG
Published: 3/8/17




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

Hello Independence Family, 

 

I would first like to thank all the families who participated in the LCAP meeting tonight. Your input was heard!!!

 

Our Coffee with the Principal scheduled for tomorrow Wednesday, has been cancelled. We will send out a new day and time. 

 

Again, thank you all for your support!!!

 

Have a wonderful evening.

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 3/7/17




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

INDEPENDENCE FAMILY

 

Come to the LCAP meeting with your parent(s) and enter to win  

 

  • Priority/SAVED Seating for GRADUATION
  • Sadie Hawkins Tickets

 

March 7, 2017 @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm

N2- Innovation Lab

 

Food, Childcare & translation services will be available 

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




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

Please join us to give your input as to how the District should best use the $18 million the state has directed to East Side to improve:

 

 

College and Career Readiness

Graduation Rate

Increased Achievement for English Language Learners

Decrease Student Absences

Decrease Suspensions

 


Please don’t miss this opportunity to give your input as to how Independence can increase student achievement.

 

 

Light Refreshments & childcare will be provided. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 3/2/17




Audience: Homepage

The movie 'Your Name' (in Japanese: Kimi No Na Wa) surpassed Spirited Away and became the highest grossing anime film of all time! It received a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (a popular movie review website) and it is popular in many different countries.🔥🔥🔥

 

AADP + Food Club + Red Cross Movie Night
Movie: Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa)
Date: Friday, March 10
4:00pm-6:30pm
Location: B303 Ms. K's room
Price: $3 

Your Name is a touching movie that definitely deserves a watch, so drop by our movie night collab with the Asian American Donor Program (AADP), Food Club, and Red Cross. It'll make the movie even better if you watch it with your friends while supporting Independence clubs. Plus, you'll be ending Multicultural week with an amazing film!

Pre-order tickets from any officer in those 3 clubs. :) The price of tickets includes food and an entry into our raffle. Food will be provided by Food Club, while prizes for our raffle are gift cards. It's a win-win situation!

 

Hope to see you there!

 

More details will be in our Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1454187454655015/ 

 


 

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Posted by: SHANA NGUYEN
Published: 2/28/17




Audience: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I), Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Grade 12

Seniors!

 

If you completed the Community College Interest Survey and said that YES you are interested in applying to De Anza, you have been invited to their application workshop in the library on March 1. Check your email for details.

 

If you completed the Community College Interest Survey and said that MAYBE you are interested in applying to De Anza, check your email for details on how to attend a workshop.

 

If you don't see the email from Mr. Hennessey, check your spam folder as well.

 

If you didn't complete the survey, you may apply on your own at deanza.edu or come to the library during 7th or after school to be put on a waiting list.

 

Mr. H

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 2/16/17




Audience: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I), Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Grade 12

Seniors! If you'd like to be invited to the community college application and assessment workshops to be held here at IHS this March and April, you need to complete the Community College Interest Survey by the end of the day tomorrow!

 

Students who indicate interest in a particular college on the survey will be invited to the workshop via email. When you RSVP YES to Mr. Hennessey, your seat will be reserved.

 

Mr. H

 

https://goo.gl/forms/qlFfwm3m8Mv4uqPo1

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 2/14/17




Audience: Homepage

what do you want to do in the future? if you ask any modern teen, chances are, they may not have an answer. especially in this time of political and social upheaval, many are unsure of how they want to pave their future path.

 

SJ District 4 Youth Advisory Council wants to combat this. A.I.M (Advise Inspire Motivate) is a speaking event in which successful college students, working professionals, and community leaders will share useful insights and tips from their own experiences navigating higher education and the work world, in efforts to help fellow youth gain a clearer understanding of pathways of success towards college and careers.

 

COME OUT TO OUR 2ND ANNUAL A.I.M. EVENT… 

when??? Friday, Feb 24, 2017 from 6-9:10pm 

where??? SJ City Hall Rotunda Building

 

event page for more info: tinyurl.com/aimevent2017 !!!!!!!

rsvp: tinyurl.com/aim2017register !!!!!!!!!!!!

 

*is free xD 

*parking will be validated 

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 2/13/17




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

ALL 2017-2018 Independence students:

 

Your counselors have met with  you and advised how you can access the Infinite Campus course selection portal.

 

You can also access Infinite Campus through your ECARMS account (which links to your Infinite Campus portal, school loop, and your Gmail).

 

https://ecarms.esuhsd.org

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Posted by: Paul Landshof
Published: 2/13/17




Audience: Homepage

Hey Sixers!

Its that time of the year to buy a song and a sweet treat for your friends or that special someone ;) provided by your fellow Glee Club...FOR JUST $3!!

 

Songs:

-Beautiful Soul by Jesse McCartney

-Teenage Dream by Katy Perry

-My Boo by Ghost Town Djs (aka running man song)

 

The gram comes with...

-Conversation Heart Cookie 

-Hershey Kiss Ring Box

 

Come to room C-206 to order a gram during Lunch!

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Posted by: ALIYAH ALI
Published: 2/9/17




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

Our application for the Genesys Works 2017 Summer Cohort is now live. Students can also text GWBA to the number 313131. Below is the link to our application:

 

 

http://www.genesysworks.org/about-us/locations/bay-area/for-students/student-application/

 

 

Junior Students: Are you interested in making 10k your senior year in an internship at a company like Salesforce or AT&T? Would you like to build your professional network that includes employees from Google, PG&E, and PwC? To learn more, you are invited to attend a presentation by Genesys Works, a program that supports rising high school seniors in internships and college readiness on (proposed date). To apply to the program, please text "GWBA" to 31-31-31.

 

 

Kind Regards,

Mary Ann van Westbroek

 

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 2/9/17




Audience: Homepage

Hello! Do you love singing then sing your heart out as you take this opportunity to show how talented and melodic you are in front of thousands of diverse Sixers at our very own Multicultural Rally on Friday, March 10, 2017!  

 

Before you can sign up, there are important things to know when applying:

 

Auditions: Monday, February 27, 2017 at 3:30PM in ASB office.  

Deadline to sign up: Monday, February 20, 2017 @11:59PM. 

 

The Independence ASB Team will email you on Sunday Night before auditions to ensure that you will be present. We will confirm your spot as the talented singer of the National Anthem through an email. 

 

If you have any additional questions, please contact ASB at independence.asb@gmail.com


Best of luck to all applicants!

Love, Your 2016-2017 ASB Team

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Posted by: VANESSA VAN
Published: 2/8/17




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

Seniors! If you have not submitted your FAFSA or DREAM Act, you can get help completing the online application in the school library from 2pm to 7pm.  See you all there! Deadline is quickly approaching on March 2nd!

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 2/8/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Parents 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!

 

Feb 9th/ ngày 9 tháng 2

6:00pm  N1 – 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:  

Maggie Rodriguez 408.928.9541

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 2/8/17




Audience: Homepage

(see attached)

 

And remember Test Fees are due at the Student Finance Center (A05) on Friday, February 17th!

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 2/7/17




Audience: Homepage

Hi everyone!

T.A.I.L.S. will be selling grams to help raise money for a charity dinner that will help an endangered animal. Buy a gram and support a fellow friend! Grams will be delivered on Valentine's Day (Feb 14). Thank you for helping the animals!

(There's a limited number for roses, so be quick!)

 

Fill out our google form to order! 

https://goo.gl/forms/VMGiVv469gTVkOZn2 

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Posted by: FIONA CHAN
Published: 2/5/17




Audience: Homepage

IHS German Club would like to invite you to...

 

SCHNITZELFEST!!

 

DATE: Friday, February 10th, 2017
TIME: 3:30-5:00pm
LOCATION: C-COMMONS

We will be serving:

-Schnitzel
- Kartoffelsalat (Potato Salad)
- Brezeln (Pretzels)
- German sides
- & Dessert!

 

Tickets are $6 and can be purchased from any German Club officer or D-207!!

 

We will also have a performance by Magic Club and a photo backdrop for you to enjoy(-:


German Club is excited to see you there and share with you part of the German culture!
 

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Posted by: MEGAN CHANG
Published: 2/2/17




Audience: Homepage

Our Melody will be selling S'more starter with goodies for only $2 + a song! :D 

 

Song Choices:

> With You - Chris Brown

> Suga Suga - Baby Bash

> So Sick - Neyo

> You and I (By Chance) - J.R.A.

 

Message any officer from fb link for any purchases or questions.

Or drop by D-305 on Wednesdays to buy a gram!!!

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Posted by: MICHELLE NGUYEN
Published: 1/30/17




Audience: Homepage

HEY HEY IHS

 

Are you a little tired of all the homework you have? Can't wait for the weekend? Or even presidents break coming up so soon?

 

Well no worries because KEY CLUB has got just the right thing for you! Come join us on Thursday, February 16th in the C-Commons from 1:30PM - 4:00PM for a fun little movie night and start off your presidents week break with some excitement!

 

We'll be showing the animated film KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS! 

 

Don't know what the film's about? Well you should come to the movie night and find out!

 

Food and admission is only $3 and you can buy from any KEY CLUB OFFICER OR BOARD MEMBER 

 


 

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Posted by: TIMOTHY NGUYEN
Published: 1/29/17




Audience: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I), Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Grade 11

If interested, see your counselor in N-2 by February 28.

 

Award Criteria
·         Students currently in their Junior year
·         Strong abilities and achievements in mathematics and sciences
·         U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Green Card)

Each school may nominate one Junior. The student you select will receive a Colorado School of Mines medallion denoting the award and a certificate.  If the student applies, is admitted, and chooses to attend Colorado School of Mines, s/he will also be awarded a one-time $1,000 scholarship for one year.  Attendance at Mines is not necessary to receive the recognition and medallion, but the scholarship may only be used at our institution.

Deadline
March 15, 2017, No Exceptions

 

http://www.mines.edu/

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 1/24/17




Audience: Homepage

2017 Contest Theme:

Letter to the Senator

The 2016 election saw victories for the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community. Especially exciting is the historic election of Kamala Harris as California’s new senator and the first Indian-American and second African-American woman elected to the U.S. Senate. On what issues do you want her to work for the Bay Area API community, and how? What changes would you want to see happen? What advice do you have for helping your community, our country, and the world?

Prizes:

  • 3 ESSAY and 3 ART winners from each grade category will win $500 in cash and prizes.
  • Up to 3 VIDEO winners will win iPad minis and have their videos featured online.

(due March 3rd)

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 1/23/17




Audience: Homepage

See attached for information.  Talk to your English/Art teacher for details

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 1/23/17




Audience: Homepage

Hey looking for that SPECIAL gift for that SPECIAL someone? Or just want to give a gift to an IMPORTANT person in your life who you LOVE?

 

If that's you KEY CLUB has got your back! Valentine's Day maybe a long ways from now, but it's never to late to buy gift for someone SPECIAL

 

KEY CLUB VALENTINE GRAMS include a balloona hand warmer, and THREE pieces of lindor chocolate

 

You better buy them fast because only the first 100 grams will get a helium balloon! (the rest will also receive balloons, rest assured, just not helium ones) 

 

Buy your grams from any Key Club officer or board member as soon as possible for only $3! 

 


 

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Posted by: TIMOTHY NGUYEN
Published: 1/19/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Parents, Grade 12 and Homepage

Good afternoon Independence Family,

You’re invited to a FREE Cash for College Day on Saturday, Jan 21 from 9am-1pm at Silver Creek High School located at 3434 Silver Creek Rd in San Jose.

You will have access to:

  • Personal & professional assistance with competing the FAFSA
  • Learn about resources for AB 540 students & foster youth
  • Assistance with California Dream Act applications
  • Speak with local colleges at the FREE resource fair
  • Register for your student and parent FSA ID
  • Open to all parents and students

For more information or to RSVP, contact, Senator Beall’s District Office at 408.558.1295

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 1/19/17




Audience: Homepage

Independence High School’s music department proudly presents to you our 2017 POPS FUNDRAISER CONCERT! 

Date: Saturday, January 21st
Time: 8 PM
Location: Independence High School’s Theater
Tickets: $10 pre-sale + dessert, $15 at the door (no dessert) 
**Be sure to purchase your tickets from a student in either groups**

Join us for an evening of Swords, Sorcery and Cartoons, brought to you by our Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble musicians!

 

*Feel free to stop by the Band Room during break or lunch to pick up a ticket!

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Posted by: RYOKEN APOSTOL
Published: 1/18/17




Audience: Computer Science Club, CSF, Interact - Service Above Self, Pre Med Club, SAT group, STEAM Academy Juniors 2015-2016 and Homepage

Hey smart Sixers!

 

Standardized testing is an inevitable part of the college application process, and there's no such thing as preparing too early. Come join SAT Club for regular practice, tips, and support. Join us every Wednesday lunch in A-308. See you there!

 


 

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Posted by: PRISCILLA LUI
Published: 1/16/17




Audience: Homepage

Come to Computer Science Club on Fridays after school from 3:30 to 4:30!

 

Where? B-Villa Computer Lab (near the school library)

 

No experience? No worries!

 

We recently finished up our unit of Python and will now begin teaching Java, so we will start from the very beginning. 

 

Computer Science helps you think logically and makes you smarter.

 

So come to Comp-Sci Club, and the smarticle particles from our officers will absolutely make you smarter!!!!!!!

 

Check out our club website to see what we've been up to:

https://sites.google.com/site/ihscseclub/

 

Check out our Facebook group and contact one of our officers if you have any questions:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1205783352830306/

 

See you there!

 


 

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Posted by: MAXINE LUI
Published: 1/13/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Parents and Homepage

Please join us for our ELAC (English Language Learners) Parent meeting, Thursday, 1/12/17 at 6:00 pm in the N-01

Administration Building. 

 

A light dinner and childcare will be provided. 

 

 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 1/11/17




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

Anyone interested in spring sports: Track, Softball, Baseball, Boys Golf, Swimming, Badminton, Boys Tennis: there is an informational meeting for parents and athletes on Wednesday, January 18th in C Commons at 6pm.

 

Foothill Clinic will be there to register and schedule physicals.

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 1/10/17




Audience: Homepage

Hey Sixers Drama Club is Hosting a Movie Night this Friday January 13 @ 6:30PM in the C-Commons come join us on a spooky night of fun make sure to  invite your friends cause you sure do not want them to miss the fun!!!

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Posted by: THOMAS PEDROZA
Published: 1/9/17




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Parents and Homepage

Coffee with the Principal, Mr. Berg

Cafesito con el Director, Mr. Berg 

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

8:30 am – 9:30 am

N1- Administration Building

 

Miércoles, 11 de Enero 2017

8:30 am – 9:30 am

N1 – Administración

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




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

The time is here! Be sure your and your parent(s) read the packet and be sure to have your parent(s) sign the volunteer and audition application forms and bring them to the audition. 

 

Don't forget you must prepare a one minute monologue of your own choosing and practice the song beforehand.

 

If you were not at the pre-audition meeting and are still interested in auditioning, stop by Ms. Clouse's room today at lunch or after school.

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Posted by: Kimberly Clouse
Published: 1/4/17




Audience: Homepage

See flyer for details

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




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

Everyone in the Drama Club needs to come to Ms. Clouse's room, Room C409 to discuss urgent decisions regarding fundraisers tomorrow (Tues, Dec 13) at Lunch.

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Posted by: Kimberly Clouse
Published: 12/12/16




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

Seniors with schedule requests for graduation

For seniors at Independence who have a request to change your schedule, please fill out the form in the attached link to let Counseling know what classes you would like to have added or dropped to ensure your graduation in May of 2017.

 

The link will be live until Friday of finals week.  As indicated in the form, Counseling will make those changes which are necessary by January 9th, 2017.

 

We will be keeping the total number of changes limited to those which are reviewed and approved by counseling.

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Posted by: Paul Landshof
Published: 12/8/16




Audience: Homepage



Want to show your appreciation for a friend, teacher, or special someone? Here's the perfect opportunity! Class of 2018 is selling Christmas grams! 

 

For only $2, you can get two delicious, yummy peppermint brownies delivered right to their classroom. 

 

Last day to buy a Christmas gram will be THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH. Buy yours now from any Class of 2018 Officer or Junior Leadership student! 

 

 Hope you have an amazing holiday break and good luck on finals. 

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Posted by: NIMRETA SINGH
Published: 12/5/16




Audience: Interact - Service Above Self and Homepage

 

This holiday season, IHS Interact Club is sharing the spirit of giving to you with our INTOYRACT Drive! Interact is collaborating with Toys for Tots to collect toys for the less fortunate children within our community. You can donate new or good condition toys into the donation boxes placed in room K-36, A-06, and the Band Room by December 9th.

 

In addition, IHS's very own wonderful teacher of the music department, Mr. Ponticelli, will generously donate proceeds from Independence Winter Concert to Toys for Tots so please come and support our school's concert choir, wind ensemble, and symphony orchestra on Tuesday, December 6th at 7:30PM for $3 or FREE if you bring 3 canned foods. 

 

Let's share our holiday spirit and joy with not only our loved ones, but with everyone, including those with less :')

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Posted by: ALICE PHAN
Published: 12/5/16




Audience: Homepage

YO YO ACTORS! 

 

Its Drama Club, back at it again with our general meetings! Join us on Thursday, December 8th in C409 to discuss events such as; The Spring Musical, Fundraisers, Festivals and potential Field Trips we may attend. 

 

Everyone is welcome so we hope to see you there! :D

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Posted by: ANNA SAMANTHA BAUTISTA
Published: 12/5/16




Audience: Homepage


 

Independence High School's very own dynamic duo, Interact and Key Club, are coming together to present you our annual InterKey Movie Night & Bonding: Finding Service! Join us for an evening full of fun activities such as icebreakers, food, and of course, a Finding Dory themed photo booth. Come watch Finding Dory with your friends while meeting new people as well. 

 

When: Friday, December 9th
Time: 3:30pm-6:30pm
Location: C-Commons
Tickets: $3 preorder, $5 at the door from any Interact or Key Cub officer

 

Can't wait to find YOU at InterKey Movie Night & Bonding this Friday :')

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Posted by: ALICE PHAN
Published: 12/5/16




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

On Sunday, December 18th at 2:00 pm and January 7th 1:00 pm, Kaplan will host a free, interactive, live online PSAT score interpretation workshop for parents, presented by Terry McMullen, Director of Kaplan Pre-College Programs.  Terry will also discuss next steps in the testing and college admissions process. Parents can register for this free event by visiting www.kaptest.com/parents. (one flyer attached below)

 

 

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 12/5/16




Audience: Homepage

We'll be selling a red velvet christmas cupcake & a candy cane with a song of your choice (All I Want For Christmas Is You or Last Christmas) for $2

Buy from any officers!

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Posted by: MICHELLE NGUYEN
Published: 12/5/16




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

 UC application ONLY for students that opened and started their application prior to the 11:59 deadline of 11/30.
 

check out http://www.csumentor.edu/filing_status/Default.asp for more info!!

CSU Campus

Extended Deadline

Cal Poly Pomona

No posted date, so ASAP

CSU Bakersfield

3/1/2017

CSU Dominguez Hills

No posted date, so ASAP

CSU East Bay

No posted date, so ASAP

CSU Fresno

No posted date, so ASAP

CSU Los Angeles

No posted date, so ASAP

CSU Monterey Bay

No posted date, so ASAP

CSU Stanislaus

No posted date, so ASAP

Humboldt State University

No posted date, so ASAP

San Francisco State University

12/3/2016

 

 

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 12/5/16




Audience: Homepage

Come buy a cute Christmas penguin ornament filled with a hot chocolate mix for your friends!!! Each ornament is 2.6 inches, filled with hot chocolate mix, sprinkles, and marshmallows, and comes with a peppermint candy cane!!! To order, please find any T.A.I.L.S. officer. The last day to pay is 12/9 (Friday) and grams will be delivered on 12/12 (Monday)

 

Prices:

1 ornament for $3

2 ornaments for $5 ( you can send them to different friends!)

 

ALSO by buying these grams, you are also supporting PENGUINS in the south pole. Part of the proceeds are going towards the penguins!!! Unfortunately in the last 50 years the population of penguins has decreased by 50%. And if temperatures rise 2 degrees (celsius) 70% of Adelie penguin and 50% of emperor penguins will decline or disappear. :'(

For more info: http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/penguin

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Posted by: FIONA CHAN
Published: 12/4/16




Audience: Homepage

HELLO SIXERS


It's KEY CLUB here back at it again with the combo snacks! Craving the SWEET and SALTY combo? Then peppermint bark pretzels are the treat for you! 

 

For only $3 you can get a handful of delicious, chocolate covered pretzels delivered right to your classroom, or in the spirit of the holidays buy some for your friends or that special someone!

 

Last day to buy a holiday gram will be THIS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH. Buy yours now from any Key Club Board member or officer.

 

Good luck to everyone on studying for their finals!

 


 

 

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Posted by: TIMOTHY NGUYEN
Published: 12/4/16




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

Love to sing? Love to dance? Love musicals? Here's your chance to be part of a wonderful production of Disney's High School Musical. There will be a pre-audition meeting on Tuesday, December 13 at 3:30 in C Commons. 

 

This is a required meeting if you plan to audition. An audition package will be given to you at that time. It includes the application, a parental permission form, information about the play and characters, the rehearsal schedule, potential fees and costs to participate, and a song and acting scene for you to practice before for the actual auditions. Auditions will be Jan 5-6 & 8.

 

If you cannot attend you must see Ms. Clouse in room C-409 before the end of the semester.

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Posted by: Kimberly Clouse
Published: 12/2/16




Audience: Computer Science Club, CSF, Interact - Service Above Self, Pre Med Club, SAT group, STEAM Academy Juniors 2015-2016 and Homepage

Ever wanted to learn how to program? Never had the resources, time, or money?

 

Computer Science Club is your perfect solution! We meet every Friday from 3:30-4:30PM in the B-Villa Computer Lab (located behind the girls' bathroom). Swing on by to learn the basics of Python, an extremely popular language in the STEM field right now. No experience required! 

 


 

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Posted by: PRISCILLA LUI
Published: 12/1/16




Audience: Homepage

HEY SIXERS! TALENT SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016 FROM 7PM TO 9PM AT THE THEATER. 

 

ASB will be selling tickets on Senior Stage during lunch on Friday for 8 dollars. If you still have your old ticket, you can still use them on Friday. If you absolutely cannot go, then you can get a refund tomorrow at senior stage, only if you have your ticket still. 

 

SEE YOU ALL AT THE TALENT SHOW! 

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Posted by: VANESSA VAN
Published: 12/1/16




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

Did you know about Holy Names University?...

- 51% of students are 1st generation college-goers!

- 9:1 student-faculty ratio means small classes and accessible professors

- beautiful campus in the Oakland hills means it's close but not too close

- They're visiting IHS on Thursday, December 1! Be there!

 

Thursday, December 1

7th period and after school

N-1 Orange Room.

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 11/30/16




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

Hey Sixers! Class of 2019 is having a Cool Tea Bar fundraiser on December 2nd THIS FRIDAY!!! In front of the pool after 6th and 7th. Flavors are tea bar milk tea with cool balls, roasted milk tea with cool balls, and mango green tea with litchi jelly. They will be $3 each please come and support!!!

 

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Posted by: AVA CHIAO
Published: 11/30/16




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

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

I am pleased to introduce Naviance/Family Connection – a comprehensive website that you and your student can use to make plans about colleges, and careers. 

 

Family Connection allowed your student this year to complete an online personality assessment called “Do What You Are.”  The purpose of the survey was to help students understand their personality type. When individuals have a better understanding of their personality type, they will be able to research careers, majors and colleges that are compatible with their personality so that the likelihood of their success in their career choice, major or college is higher.

 

What is the importance of having students complete the “Do What You Are” survey?  Students will have a better grasp of what they must do now to prepare for the future.  By the end of January, the Counselors will work with students to build a four-year education plan.  The four-year plan will lay out the foundation to help students plan their schedule next year. In addition, they will create a schedule that will help them achieve their goal whether it’s graduating high school, be eligible for a four-year college, or preparing them for their career of interest.

 

In the year to come, Naviance/Family Connection will allow Counselors to share information with you and your student about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information.  This year we have created accounts for students, but parents will most likely have access to manage your own account next year.

 

We hope that you will find this letter helpful. If you have questions about Naviance/Family Connection, please contact your child's counselor.

 

Ms. Huynh

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 11/22/16




Audience: Homepage

NHS is a club that has a foundation of four pillars: Leadership, Service, Scholarship, and Character. If you want to develop your four pillars, apply to become an NHS member! All applications are due THIS FRIDAY, 11/18 to Mr. Haworth in C-405!

 

Membership Application: http://tinyurl.com/h67zdff

 

Officer Application: http://tinyurl.com/gnxkk84

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Posted by: ROWEN CLAYTON
Published: 11/14/16




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

Hey Seniors!

Cal-State East Bay is holding an information session on Thursday, November 17th to provide information and answer questions about this close-to-home CSU. CSU-East Bay is just a short BART ride away, and features renowned programs in education, business, pre-nursing, and biotech, among others. Make sure to list CSU-East Bay on those CSU applications, and check it out!

 

Thursday, November 17

7th period and after 7th

C-Commons

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 11/14/16




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

"Good afternoon Silicon Valley community partner,

I wanted to share that Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® Program is officially accepting applications for the 2017 Student Leaders® program. In light of your affiliation with youth programs, we would like your help spreading the word.

Since its inception in 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 2,200 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities.  The program helps students gain a greater understanding of how nonprofits create impact in the community and helps develop them as the next generation of community leaders through two components:

Ø  A summer eight-week paid internship with a nonprofit organization selected by the bank

o   This internship is designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Host Organization.  

 

Ø  The week-long, all-expense paid Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 9-14, 2017

o   Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.

I encourage you to share the opportunity with your colleagues, members, partners, and affiliates, please distribute the below poster.

I appreciate your assistance in promoting the Bank of America Student Leaders® Program. Students can apply for the program by going to: www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders. The application period is officially open with a deadline of January 27th, 2017.

For more information on the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, please visitwww.bankofamerica.com/foundation or feel free to contact me.

Thank you. 

 

Linda Lentz

Vice President
Silicon Valley Project Manager

Enterprise Business & Community Engagement

Bank of America
CA3-103-10-01, 125 S. Market St, Suite 1050, San Jose, CA 95113
408.938.0255|F 415.796.5791

l.lentz@bankofamerica.com "

 

"Every year, through our Student Leaders program we help connect 225 community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity and Boys and Girls Clubs of America and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C.

Empowering young leaders

In addition to paid summer internships, Student Leaders will participate in the 2017 Student Leaders Summit in Washington D.C. from July 9th-14th. This year’s summit will focus on building a more inclusive society and pathways to leadership. Check out the stories and videos below to see how young leaders learn about how government, the private and public sectors intersect to address community issues while they connect with peers, and find additional inspiration to strengthen their communities." About the Program.


"Student Leaders is part of our ongoing commitment to preparing young people for a brighter future. If you or someone you know have a passion for improving the community, we’ll be accepting applications beginning October 31, 2016 through January 27, 2017. Click here to read our eligibility criteria and apply.

 

Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, we want to support you. 

As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs. 

To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently be a junior or senior in high school
  • Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2017
  • Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leders Summitin Washington, DC (July 9 - July 14, 2017) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
  • Be a student in good standing at your school
  • Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator.

Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are NOT eligible for nomination. Family members include: spouse or domestic partner, child (including by adoption), parent, grandparent, grandchild, cousin, aunt, uncle, sibling, parent-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee or the employee’s spouse or domestic partner, as well as step relationships. 

For questions concerning this program, please call 1-800-218-9946.   https://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/quiz.display_question?x_gm_id=1499&x_quiz_id=5082&x_order_by=1"

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Posted by: AVA CHIAO
Published: 11/14/16




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

Hey all!
 

A representative from Mission College will be here on Tuesday, November 15th to present information and answer questions about this great community college.

 

Encouraged to attend:

Seniors thinking about community college as Plan A or Plan B

Juniors and Sophomores thinking ahead, maybe about summer classes

 

Tuesday, November 15

7th period and after 7th

D-Commons

Be there or be []

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 11/14/16




Audience: Maggie Rodriguez, Parents and Homepage

Please join us for our ELAC 

(English Language Advisory Committee)

 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

6:00pm

N-01, Admin Building

 

A light dinner will be served

 

Learn how we can better support our EL students...

 

Contact Maggie Rodriguez: 408.928.9541

rodriguezm@esuhsd.org

 

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Estan invitados a nuestra reunion de Padres de ELAC

Jueves, 10 de Noviembre 2016

N-01, Edificio de Administracion

 

Venga aprender maneras de como apoyar a los aprendices de Ingles

 

Cena ligera sera proporcionada

 

Para mas informacion comuniquese con:

Maggie Rodriguez

408.928.9541

rodriguezm@esuhsd.org

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 11/7/16




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

Come by Wednesday, Nov 9th at 8:30 am to the N-01 Admin Building for Coffee with the Principal, Mr. Berg. 

Enjoy a cup of coffee, pastries and meet other Independence Parents.  
Bring all your questions, ideas, concerns. 


See you all on Wednesday @ 8:30 am 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 11/7/16




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

Call is at 2:00 p.m. to get ready for the 4:00 matinee performance! Be sure to get your permission slip signed by your 6th and 7th period teachers. See you at the theater at 2:00!

 

Come to Ms. Clouse's room at C409 to sell your tickets if you need to sell tickets! Get those tickets sold!

 

All others: Come to C409 if you'd like to buy tickets for Thursday, Friday, or Saturdays performance!

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Posted by: Kimberly Clouse
Published: 11/2/16




Audience: Homepage

Can you imagine it? Showcasing your amazing your talent! It could be anything such as singing, juggling, or even riding a unicycle. We want to see it. This year will be our third annual talent showcase! Instead of having it at the gym, we will be holding it at our brand new theater! 

 

We want to see your amazing talent, simmering on stage. This is your time to shine! We don't just want students to apply, we want to open it up to teachers too! Don't let that talent go to waste, have it showcased! 

 

We highly recommend everyone to apply, ( yes, we mean everyone, including students, staff, and teachers!) just send in your audition link here: tinyurl.com/TALENTSHOWCASE2016

 

Deadline: Friday, November 04, 2016 @ 11:59PM

 

The ASB Officers will email everyone with an approval or a disapproval of your performance to perform at the Talent showcase shortly afterwards. 

 

In collaboration with Ms. Oing and the amazing tech crew,  half of the proceeds will going to drama department. 

 

Rehearsal for Talent Show will be on Thursday, November 17, 2016
The Talent Show will be on Friday November 18, 2016

 

If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns, be sure to email ASB at independence.asb@gmail.com.

 


 

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Posted by: VANESSA VAN
Published: 10/30/16




Audience: Homepage

IHS Halloween Costume Policies 2016

Violation of these policies may result in disciplinary action

 

  1. No masks; faces need to be clearly visible and students recognizable

  2. Costumes must abide by all school dress code policies

  3. Costumes should not create a distraction to the learning environment

  4. No weapons, including replicas

  5. No Clown costumes

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 10/26/16




Audience: Homepage

SIGN UP before Friday 10 am !!!  (Oct 28th, 2016)

When: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Oct 29th, Nov 5th, Nov 19th, Dec 3rd, 2016

Where:  A-Commons 
What: Making up one school day of unexcused absence or illness. 

 

Recover you absences and Tardies (for the 2016 - 2017 School year)...
* 1 attendance recovery DAY = 1 unexcused and/or illness day
* 6 period absences = 1 attendance day recovered
.. What about tardies? 3 tardies = 1 period absence, all the tardies has to come from the same period.


- Breakfast and Lunch provided (so we need an accurate food count, RSVP!) bit.ly/SatAttendance 
- Friends are invited to join as long as they are IHS students, and will be working ALONG your SIDE.  
- Listen to your own music.   Use electronic Devices wisely
- Make up work, or catch up on school work. 

 

Why: Recover one day of your attendance? 

Reason 1

One attendance recovery makes up one day of absence for the student.  If a student has more than one unexcused absence or illness day, then they can attend more than one attendance recovery. From now until the end of the school year, this will be offered at least once or twice a month.  

 

Reason 2

We create a space for students to study.  This should help a student recover their some hours of instruction.  Students are to come prepared with assignments they can work on.  I do provide access to Chromebooks to help them process the information.   If they don't know which assignments to do, I would suggest they look at any missing assignments on Schoolloop and double check with syllabus and teacher.  Each teacher may have different make up work policies.   

 

Reason 3

Finally, if we're also helping to prevent truancy.  When any student is missing more than 30 minutes of instruction for three or more days, they are considered truant by California Educational Code (http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ai/tr/). For consequences you can read there as well.  This also helps the school recover funds loss when student is absent, as the school is partially funded by attendance per school day. 

 

Any questions or comments?  Email me ChiaoA@esuhsd.org or text 408.982.6076.  This will also be the contact info on Saturday as well. 

 

Ms. Chiao

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Posted by: AVA CHIAO
Published: 10/25/16




Audience: Homepage

Let's get SPOOKY INDY! Independence Key Club will be selling OREO POPCORN Halloween grams this month. Every gram purchased for $2 includes a bag of delicious Oreo popcorn made by your friendly Indy Key Club. The gram also comes with a cute card that you can write on to send a message to your recipient! Buy them for your classmates, for your teachers, or even for yourself!

 

Designs include cute captions such as a simple "Trick or Treat," "Witch Better Have My Candy," and "You're BOO-tiful!"

Contact any IHSKC board member or officer soon to order and don't miss out on this GHOUL opportunity to send a TREAT to your friends! No tricks involved :^)

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Posted by: TIMOTHY NGUYEN
Published: 10/24/16




Audience: Homepage

Halloween is coming up and Our Melody is selling grams!

You guys can buy grams from any officers or come to D-305 Wednesdays at lunch to purchase it! 

Every gram will come with a song of your choice!

*Bad Romance by Lady Gaga or Thriller by Michael Jackson

$2-Brownie graves
$3- Brownie graves with candy bags

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Posted by: MICHELLE NGUYEN
Published: 10/23/16




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

Buy your tickets in advance and save money! Tickets are $12 at the Door and $8 in Advance! 

 

Meet the actors! Cast and Crew will be selling tickets for The Crucible at lunch near the Senior Stage on Friday and Monday.

 

The show opens in one week on Oct 28! Come see a show filled with intrigue, betrayal, revenge, and finally redemption. 

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Posted by: Kimberly Clouse
Published: 10/20/16




Audience: Homepage

IHS's National Honor Society is more than your average academic or volunteering club. We pride ourselves in making well-rounded individuals out of our members who can leave High School with real life skills that they'll be able to apply in real world situations. NHS accomplishes this through its four pillars: Scholarship, Service, Character, and Leadership. If you're ready for a club that will take you to the next level in your life as a student, leader, and as an individual, then head out to C-405 today at lunch for NHS's First Meeting.

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Posted by: LEON LAM
Published: 10/20/16




Audience: Homepage

Hey everyone!

In celebration of National Cat Day (OCT. 29th),T.A.I.L.S. will be selling grams to raise money for cat shelters!!! Buy an emoji pillow for a friend or a cat shaped oreo rice krispie with chocolate drizzle or why not just get both? You'll be making a friend super happy with both a pillow and food AND you'll be helping animals too! 

 

Here's the link to order: https://goo.gl/forms/TFKFhQ3xHeNdUpVf2

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Posted by: FIONA CHAN
Published: 10/20/16




Audience: Homepage




Something wicked this way comes... to Independence High School.

Your 2016-2017 ASB and Leadership proudly present Independence's Halloweek 2016! Join us for a spectacularly spooky six days of Halloween festivities, spirit, and events as we celebrate the first holiday of the holiday season! We'll be having events and costume contests all through out this week at Senior Stage during lunch, and we encourage all Sixers to get spooky — or spooked! 

Monday — Multiplier Monday + Magic Show:
— Like Twin Day, but to the extreme. Your objective is to get your whole group of friends, or as many people as you can, to dress up exactly the same — hair, shirt, pants, shoes — the whole deal. The more, the merrier! The wilder, the wicked-er! 
We have an amazing show put together for you to kick off the week, complete with jaw-dropping magic from two of your very own Sixers!

Tuesday — Jack-o-Lantern Day + Pumpkin Patch:
— Black and orange — the colors of Halloween. Dig out those orange shirts you would never wear and add a jack-o-lantern face to it! Now YOU are the pumpkin; show us your creative side! Get creative, and the person with the best jack-o-lantern face is the Halloween Contest Winner of the day! 
Sad that you haven't visited a pumpkin patch this month yet? Don't worry. We'll bring the pumpkin patch to Independence. Senior stage will be transformed into a pumpkin patch where you and your friends can pick out your very own 'pumpkin' — an orange balloon — and 'carve' it, all for free! The most creative 'pumpkin' will get a special prize, and theres a candy in every pumpkin! 

Wednesday — Monster Day:
— Homecoming is over, but it's never the wrong time to show your class spirit. Each class will get a monster to represent, so show us how scary and how spirited you can get! 
SENIORS: Zombies
JUNIORS: Witches and Wizards
SOPHOMORES: Vampires
FRESHMEN: Black Cats


Thursday — Horns vs. Halos Day:
— Are you #teammischief or #teamdivine? Are you a little on the wild side, or do you stay true to your morals? Let us know by representing good or by representing bad! Mischief makers, wear all red and don horns, a tail, and a pitchfork! Angels, wear all white and show us your halos and wings! 

Friday — Character Day:
Dress up as any character from any show, book, or movie! Make sure its a recognizable one, and for inspiration, we recommend looking through the #characterday on Twitter! You’ll find people doing the Mystery Gang, Kids Next Door, characters from Grey’s Anatomy — get creative! 

Monday — Halloween:
Wear your Halloween costume! Make sure nothing is covering the face (no masks) and no items realistically similar to weapons, per district rule. 

Make sure to take photos by our photobooth all week, and hashtag all photos with #ihshalloweek for a chance to be featured in our Moments tweet recapping the week!

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Posted by: JENNIFER NGUYEN
Published: 10/19/16




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

Want to attend a prestigious, high-quality 4-year university close to home? Meet with the rep from Santa Clara University!

 

Wednesday, October 26

7th period and after 7th

D-Commons

 

(Students on early schedule are invited to attend the 7th period presentation. Students on late schedule are invited to attend the after-school presentation.)

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 10/19/16




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

University of the Pacific is a smaller university only 1 1/2 hours from San Jose!

UoP has a broad array of majors, but are known for programs preparing students for health careers such as Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Physical Therapy.

Love sports? Check out their majors in Sports Management and Athletic Training!

So check them out!

 

Wednesday, October 26

4th period

N-02 Innovation Cafe

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 10/19/16




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

PSAT TESTING TOMORROW

 

For Sophomores and Juniors (who are testing), please arrive to school @ 8:00am tomorrow.  Testing starts promptly at 8:20am.  Be on time!

 

You need to bring

1.  a pencil (ideally two).

2.  You can bring a calculator (it will be used for only one portion of the test).  You can do all the math in the test without a calculator.

 

SHOW UP ON TIME.  CLASSROOM LOCATION was sent to you on a PSAT pass.  Any office can confirm your testing location, or you can find the printed rosters next to N01 or C05.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Paul Landshof
Published: 10/18/16




Audience: SAT group and Homepage

Due to the PSAT schedule this Wednesday, there will be no SAT Club meeting. We will resume starting next Wednesday at lunch in A308. Good luck to all the PSAT-takers!

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Posted by: PRISCILLA LUI
Published: 10/17/16




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

If you're interested in attending a Christian college, check out Biola University. Reps will be in N-1's purple conference room ...

 

Tuesday, October 25

7th period

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 10/17/16




Audience: Homepage

This Tuesday, Oct 18th is Dig Pink Day...our Lady Sixer Volleyball Team is dedicating the game against Live Oak to raising funds for research and support for victims of breast cancer. Our special guest will be Mrs Castro-Stanley. Come join us for a special presentation between the jv and varsity games. ..all proceeds go to the Side Out Foundation for the fight against breast cancer.Please come and support the Lady Sixers in this special event. JV game starts at 5pm  and the varsity game starts at 6pm.

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 10/16/16




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

Independence Family,

 

You are invited to attend a  Alcohol & Drug Education Workshop. 

Thursday, October, 20. 2016

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

N-01, Administration Building

 

The workshop will include the following Topics: 
 

  • Substance Abuse, abuse and addiction
  • Various drugs used by teens and their effects on the body (marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine, methamphetamine, prescription and over-the counter medications.)

 

  • What parents can do if they suspect their child os using/abusing drugs and/or alcohol

 

  •  Adolescent brain development

 

  • Effective parenting practices such as: communication skills, implementing limits, rules and consequences & where to seek support/resources if needed

 

For more information please contact:

 

Maggie Rodriguez, PCIS 

408.928.9541 or rodriguezm@esuhsd.org

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 10/14/16




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

If you want to go, print out a flyer or pick one up with Ms. Chiao C304

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Posted by: AVA CHIAO
Published: 10/13/16




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

Thurs, Oct 13: Act II, iii

Fri, Oct 14: Complete Run-thru (Act I & II) Full Cast & Krewes

 

---Be sure to pre-order your Crucible T-shirt or Hoodie by Friday. We are also taking pre-orders for a copy of the video ($10 per copy). See Anna-Samantha today or tomorrow to sign up! She has prices for the shirt orders.

--We will be taking a full Cast and Krewe photo on Friday. Be there!

--Study your lines! Your fellow actors are counting on you! Asking for lines slows down rehearsals. 

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Posted by: Kimberly Clouse
Published: 10/13/16




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

Juniors!

 

Do you want to be considered for scholarships?  Do you want to do better on the SATs?

 

Then you need to take the PSAT on October 19th!

 

ALL JUNIORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO TAKE THE PSAT.

 

Cost is $5 if you receive a fee reduced lunch and  $15 without. Please go to A-06 to register.

 

See attached handout for more details.

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 10/13/16




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

Be sure to check in with the Costume Krewe today, when you are not on stage, to get your costume. Everyone needs to have their lines memorized.

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Posted by: Kimberly Clouse
Published: 10/12/16




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

See attached link.

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 10/11/16




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

We are rehearsing Act I, scene ii today. If you are not in the scene, but do not have your costume yet, come to the theater at 3:40 to go to the costume bank and the Costume Krewe will help you find your costume.

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Posted by: Kimberly Clouse
Published: 10/11/16




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

We will begin with the Forest scene. Act I, scene 1 includes the Hymnal scene. We will be taking a full cast picture and one for the Promotion Krewe. Please be on time.

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Posted by: Kimberly Clouse
Published: 10/10/16




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

Full cast and crew must attend today! We meet early at 3:30! Ms. Dodd will be distributing the ticket sale packets today, Thrusday, Oct 6 at 3:30. Everyone in the cast and crew must attend. Rehearsal starts at 3:45.  

 

Rehearsal for Friday has been moved to 4:30 so cast and crew can attend the Tailgate party for Homecoming.

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Posted by: Kimberly Clouse
Published: 10/6/16




Audience: Homepage

Help us by supporting our campaign to make a game-changing impact on metastatic breast cancer research!

https://giving.side-out.org/campaigns/12228 
Visit our campaign page today!

 

#DigPink 

#TeamGrettel

#SixerPride

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 10/6/16




Audience: Homepage

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the United States. Approximately 3.5 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT each year.

 

On Wednesday, 10.19.16, all sophomores (both grade) will be taking this important college readiness test.  More information is coming for 9th and 11th graders who might be interested in taking the test as well.

 

IHS will be on a special schedule for both Wednesday (10/19/PSAT) and Thursday (10/20/Collaboration).  Please click the link for more information.

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 10/2/16




Audience: Homepage

Independence High School is proud to announce that we will host Stanford Alumnus and NFL veteran Julian Jenkins from NCSA Athletic Recruiting for his presentation, “College Sports Recruiting 101,” on Monday, October 3rd at 6:30PM in the “C Commons”. All student-athletes and parents are encouraged to attend.

 

Mr. Jenkins will guide parents and student-athletes through the importance of establishing athletic and academic goals, setting realistic expectations and seeking opportunities at all college and division levels.

 

Topics covered include:

 

·       The benefits of playing college sports

·       Reading college coach communications between the lines

·       When the recruiting process starts

·       How to get discovered

·       How coaches evaluate prospects

·       How to set realistic expectations

·       High school and club coaches’ roles

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 10/2/16




Audience: Homepage

All Sophomores in the STEM academy are required to take the ArmedServiceVocationalAppitudeBattery Test on October 18th 2016. Study Hard !!

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Posted by: ALEX CHRISTOPHER CHAN
Published: 9/30/16




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

Hello Independence Family, 

 

The Foothill Community Clinic is now offering FREE flu shots for students and children. 

 

The Clinic is located in the Independence  Administration Building,

N-01 Health Office. 

 

Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

FREE FLU Shots for Students & Children.

Parents & Adults can have their flu shots at low cost or no cost depending on their insurance. 

 

 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 9/27/16




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

Seniors!

 

You will not be using Naviance this year to request teachers/counselor letter of recommendations NOR will your teachers be using Naviance to submit your letters for college applications.

 

Students, as of today (Sept. 27th) please log on to Common Application website to add teacher or counselor recommender.  

 

 

 

Thank you.

 

 

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 9/27/16




Audience: Homepage

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"When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are — anything your heart desires, will come to you." — Cinderella

Independence High School cordially invites you to "Wish Upon a Star" at our highly anticipated Homecoming Dance! After an amazing week filled to the brim with performances, passion, and school spirit, top it all off by dancing the night away with that special someone in your arms — or go with your friends and add another great high school experience to your memories!

The Homecoming Dance will be Saturday, October 8th from 7:00PM - 10:00PM, and doors will close at 9:00PM. Whether you're going solo, going with one other, or going with twenty others, you're sure to have an amazing night, surrounded by your friends, classmates, and peers.

Ticket sales will begin at the A-06 Finance Center starting on Tuesday, September 27th through Friday, October 7th everyday at break and lunch. They will be $10 with ASB and $15 for general, and tickets at the door will be sold for $15. 
ASB: $10
GENERAL: $15
AT THE DOOR: $20

For the Event Page, click here.

For the Guest Pass, click here.
*Must bring when buying tickets for those who do not currently attend Independence High.
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IHS HOMECOMING PROPOSAL CONTEST

Enter into the IHS Homecoming Proposal Contest for a chance to win free tickets for you and your date! Upload your homecoming proposal, either as a video or as a photo, to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, and hashtag it#ihshoco2016. Your account must be on public to enter, and to ensure that those who did not win do not have to wait in line last minute, you must have already bought your tickets, which will be reimbursed upon winning. 
The most creative, most stunning proposal will win!
Submissions are open now until Tuesday, October 4th @ 11:59 PM, and the winning proposal will be announced Wednesday, October 5th at lunch after the Homecoming Court Presentation. Good luck to all!

 

 

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Posted by: JENNIFER NGUYEN
Published: 9/26/16




Audience: CSF, Interact - Service Above Self and Homepage

 CLUB DAY  

a whirlwind of music, club cheers, brightly colored posters, and passionate people  

that could be 

 YOU 


Once a year, all of the clubs of Independence have a chance to express their enthusiasm to curious, potential new members at lunch. Every club can recruit new members to join their cause, and every Sixer can get involved with our school community by scoping out the organizations they want to be a part of. 

 


This year, our Club Day will be held on Wednesday, September 28th at Memorial Grove (grass field behind the newly renovated B-Building), so come quickly and enjoy all 42 minutes of our extended lunch, filled with posters and passion!

WHAT: Club Day
WHEN: Sept. 28th | Wednesday | Lunch
WHERE: Memorial Grove

 

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Posted by: KHANH DANG
Published: 9/26/16




Audience: Homepage

Are you a youth living in San Jose's District 4 with a voice and a drive to positively impact the community?????? 

 

If so, you should join District 4's YAC! !!!! !!

 

A Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is an active group of youth, who dedicate their time, talent, and ideas to promote positive change in their community. YAC members identify and address youth issues, host special events, participate in volunteer activities, and address the needs of their district residents. 

 

As a YAC member, you will meet twice a month to discuss issues and policies that are affecting teens in your community. You will not only empower the youth and give back to your community, but also gain leadership skills and enhance your college application. 

 

If you're interested, you can apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/N7nZ5ApUSrBdwo253 

or message Lydia Ma for more info (:

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Posted by: LYDIA MA
Published: 9/25/16




Audience: Parents and Homepage

Independence Parents, 

 

You are all invited to our annual Parent Empowerment Conference

 

Saturday Sept. 24, 2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Overfelt High School 

1835 Cunningham Ave. (Closest main street: King Rd.)

San Jose, CA 95122

 

We will be offering a variety of workshops to better support you and your student. 

 

Continental breakfast will be served. 

 

Don't forget, we will be having a FREE RAFFLE

 

See you all there!!!
 

Maggie Rodriguez

Parent & Community Involvement Specialist

 

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Posted by: Maggie Rodriguez
Published: 9/23/16




Audience: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I), Homepage, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Looking for a college with great academics, a location nearby but not TOO close, and students who believe in serving others?

 

Check out St. Mary's! They'll be here ...

 

Wednesday September 28

7th Period

D-Commons

 

Be there too! We'll excuse absences if needed.

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 9/22/16




Audience: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I), Homepage, College Info and Special Programs, Counseling, Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Swarthmore College? Never heard of it? Well, it's the #1 ranked liberal arts college in America by a few sources, it guarantees meeting 100% of students' financial need, and Mr. Hennessey used to go there in the summer for camp! It has a great campus and great location near Philly.

 

If you're thinking UCs, check it out and listen to what a great, smaller alternative sounds like. We'll excuse absences for those who attend.

 

Monday, Sept 26

3rd period

N-1 Purple Room.

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 9/22/16




Audience: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I), Grade 11, Grade 12, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Students! Menlo College is visiting IHS on Friday, September 23rd. Their rep, Layla Ouk, will be in the D-Commons from 1st through 7th period, so drop in and learn about this fabulous private university close to home and their great business programs!

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Posted by: Mark Hennessey (Counseling D-I)
Published: 9/21/16




Audience: CSF and Homepage

HELLO SIXERS! Key Club & UNICEF will be hosting its first fundraiser of the year! School has gotten my head pretty heated, and to soothe that, we have some quenching, cold drinks to offer you this Thursday, Sep. 22, during and after 7th!

 

Drinks go for $4 and will go towards PTP (Pediatric Trauma Program), as well as other causes, such as MNT, in the near future!

 

See you all there!! :D

 

 

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Posted by: JOANE TERI GUTIERREZ
Published: 9/20/16




Audience: Homepage

JOIN SANDWICH CLUB ON SEP. 22 IN C-310 @ LUNCH

 

Did you know IHS has a Sandwich Club? Well now you do! So you should come join us on September 22nd in C-310 at lunch to get to know what we are really about, and to have the chance to win FREE DONUTS

 

What is Sandwich Club?

We are a close knit club focused on providing food for those in need. We do so by raising money to donate to the needy, and also conduct events to provide food for those in need, such as the homeless. We meet every Thursday in C-310 at Lunch, so come and join us!

 

 

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Posted by: JOCELYN HERNANDEZ GOMEZ
Published: 9/20/16




Audience: Homepage

LiNK (Liberty in North Korea) is a non-profit organization that rescue and work alongside the North Korean people who are overcoming one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today! In addition, we help North Korean refugees who are struggling with resettlement, psychological and social challenges. 

 

As a club/rescue team, we will help by fundraising money to help NK refugees escape danger and educate our community about the struggle of the North Korean people.

 

Our meeting are held every Tuesday during lunch @ D-305 (Brandt's room).

 

** We are also looking for officers, due date for application will be on Sept 26th 2016.

 

Hope to see you all there! :)

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Posted by: LENA TRAN
Published: 9/18/16




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




Audience: Homepage

Saturday 09.24.16 @ 8a at Overfelt High School

 

PARENT WORKSHOPS in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese 

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 9/14/16




Audience: Homepage

Did you know there are free classes and programs offered after-school @ IHS?  Come check us out--we even provide you with a snack!  See attached for more information

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 9/8/16




Audience: Computer Science Club, CSF, Interact - Service Above Self, Pre Med Club, SAT group, STEAM Academy Juniors 2015-2016 and Homepage

Hey Sixers!

 

Did you know that IHS has an awesome after school program for Robotics? Every year, we prepare for and compete in a local Robotics competition, where schools from all around the Bay Area put their robots to the test. If you're interested in building or programming (or you just want to learn more), join us every Tuesday in M-38 from 3:15-5:15pm

 

No experience is required, but we definitely look for dedication, commitment, and a desire to learn!

 

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Feel free to send me (Priscilla Lui, 12th) a loopmail anytime.

 

Hope to see you there!

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Posted by: PRISCILLA LUI
Published: 9/6/16




Audience: Homepage

English Dynamics Tutoring Program is a fun and easy way to gain and exercise leadership skills, help the community, and gain community service hours all at the same time! You will be able to improve your own teamwork skills while using your knowledge of the English language to help others. What you gain through this program could even benefit you in the future. There's much to gain and nothing to lose!

 

For anyone who is interested, you will help tutor students in grades 2-6 (your choice) in Language Arts/English. You just need to know at least elementary school level English standards in order to apply.

 

When and Where:

- Educational Park Library
- October 12th - December 14th, Wednesdays
- 4:00PM - 5:30PM

 

You can sign up at: 

https://sites.google.com/site/englishdynamicstutoring/
Or email me at: englishdynamicstp@gmail.com

 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the given email.

 

It is our goal to help children gain a better understanding of the English language. We help children to the best of our abilities with writing, reading comprehension, grammar, and other topics of the English language that they might need help on. Through this program we hope to encourage children to seek joy and enthusiasm in learning. So come and grasp this opportunity to support your community!

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Posted by: GRACE TAKEDA
Published: 9/2/16




Audience: Homepage

W. 09.28.16 @ IHS

 

6:00--8:00p

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 9/1/16




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

If you are a senior, and qualify for a fee reduced lunch, please drop by during break, lunch or after school and see YOUR COUNSELOR.

 

If you are a junior, please wait till the second semester to get your waiver.  Our priority is to make sure our seniors are well taken care of (they must take it in the Fall, while you have another year to take the exam).

 

You must present the letter stating you receive a fee reduced lunch or your parent's tax return from 2015 in order to get the waiver.

 

Thank you.

 

 

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Posted by: Thuy Huynh (Counseling N-R)
Published: 8/30/16




Audience: Homepage

Did you know that California is the sister state to Guangdong, one of wealthiest provinces in China?

 

Every year, over 10,000 dogs, both abandoned and adopted, are kidnapped and sold at the annual Yulin Dog Meat festival.  Despite these events being illegal, the government does not bat an eye to these horrific events.  Many may say that eating dog meat is considered a way to get food on the table in Guangdong, however, it is actually considered a luxury (an average of $65 per dog) (source: Yang Xiaoyun, a retired school teacher. paid ¥150,000 in 2014 to rescue 360 dogs, ¥150,000 is equivalent to $22,500)

 

To help rescue these inhumanly treated dogs, No Pets on Plates's goal is to raise money to rescue these them.   Imagine if this was your dog stolen from your own back yard and eaten.

 

Join us for our first meeting in Mr. Johnson's room, M-54 with a special presentation from our founder, Andrea Gung on Wednesday, August 31 at lunch!

 

 

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Posted by: LEON LAM
Published: 8/26/16




Audience: Interact - Service Above Self and Homepage

Are you interested in serving your community? Do you want to be a part of a service-loving family? Are you interested in gaining essential leadership skills?

 

Look no further than Interact Club!

 

Interact is a non-profit community service club for high schoolers, sponsored by Rotary. Independence High School is the largest Interact Club in the entire world, being part of the most prolific Interact District, and you can be a part of it.

 

We have many events for you to sign up for in your community, whether it's teaching kids how to make crafts, planting trees in the neighborhood, cleaning up the school's campus, assembling care packages for the homeless, or serving warm food to low-income families, the opportunities are endless! We also have many leadership

Join us and start your service journey here:  https://goo.gl/forms/nkvYuBXjQjWlz0FU2

**If you sign up, you'll be entered into a raffle!**

Join our Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/260299567658034/

 

We will be having our very first meeting this Thursday, August 25th, at lunch in A-Commons! Meetings are every Thursday at lunch if you can't make it to the first one.

 

If you have any further questions, feel free to find Michelle Hua or Alice Phan on Facebook and ask away!

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Posted by: MICHELLE HUA
Published: 8/23/16




Audience: Homepage

1. When you get a free/reduced meal letter from the district office this year, take a photo of it and store it somewhere so you can qualify for fee reduction on AP (and other tests)

 

2. If you know you will take the AP exam, register now instead of waiting. 

 

Why?

-it's done an you don't have to stress-out about it in the spring

-unforeseen complications with paying can be worked out ahead of time

-preparing for the exam becomes a firm goal in your mind and this will help you do better in class

 

Applications are at the school bank or see attached!

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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 8/22/16




Audience: Homepage

To All Students:

 

Driving to Independence High School and parking your vehicle at school requires a school-issued parking permit and is a privilege, not a right.

 

Student parking permits must be obtained within the first ten days of the school year. After that the permit must be obtained prior to driving the vehicle to school. Permits are to be obtained in the N-1 office from Ms. Holguin. 

 

The parking lots are off-limits to all students during school hours. Loitering and hanging out in the parking lots are not allowed. Independence is a closed campus so there are no in-and-out driving privileges during the school day.

 

Students are not permitted to use their vehicle as a locker or as a storage place for items that will be needed during the school day.

 
 
 
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Posted by: Liz Daniell
Published: 8/19/16


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.