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News Archive

Audience: Homepage

March 30th @ 8:30a

@ Katherine R. Smith Elementary School


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

Audience: Homepage



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 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

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

Audience: Homepage



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:





-Whipped Cream

-Powdered Sugar

Published: 3/25/17

Audience: Homepage

Sent from Sarah Heraldo, RWD.  Please contact her with any questions at

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

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

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

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.

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

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: 



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




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!

Published: 3/20/17

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!

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

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!


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

Audience: Homepage

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

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

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




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!


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

Audience: Homepage

See flyer for details

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

Audience: Homepage

Hello fellow 76ers. 


This is Coach Papin Head football coach of your Varsity Football Program.  I wanted to reach and and share our fundraising efforts with you since I don't believe many football players reached out to you.  We are currently raising money for the football program while supporting school spirit.  We are during a fundraiser called Fancloth. We are selling SIXERS apparel varying from football to basic school spirit apparel.  I left some forms in your school mailboxes but didn't have enough for everyone so I have attached our online store where you can purchase apparel.  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!



Coach Steve Papin

Head Varsity Football Coach


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

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:

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

Join our Facebook group!


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!

Published: 8/23/16

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.

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.