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Take Action: Learning Center Support

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  Greetings Counselors, In preparation for the Board Meeting on Monday, January 23, 2023, where we will be rallying support for our Learning Centers, we are sharing information on ways you can support these programs. We are asking that each of you email Board Members and ask them to reconsider their decision to close the 3 remaining Learning Centers.  We have made it as easy as possible by providing a  standard letter that you can fill in and send .  Board Members email addresses are as follows: Nicholas.Segura@sweetwaterschools.org Arturo.Solis@sweetwaterschools.org Adrian.arancibia@sweetwaterschools.org martha.emerald@sweetwaterschools.org elva.lopez-zepeda@sweetwaterschools.org We are asking you to show up at the Board Meeting on Monday, January 23, 2023, in SCGA gear, to show support  for our students and their Learning Center program.  Please see  flyer  for additional information.  If you are interested in helping make signs to take to the Board Meeting or would like to bring it

CA Initiative Recommendations

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Elections 2022:  https://www.cta.org/our-advocacy/election-2022/initiative-recommendations Candidate Recommendations: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m4kXFHtSpobpUdCP59CE6ShK0IqElbyW/view?pli=1

2022 SUHSD School Counselor of the Year: Maggie Padilla

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Congratulations to Ms. Maggie Padilla of Hilltop High School who was selected as the Sweetwater Union High School District  School Counselor of the Year 2021-2022! SCGA thanks you for your hard work and dedication that creates an impact on students’ academic achievement, social/emotional development and plans for life after graduation.  

SDCOE 2022 High School Counselor of the Year: Christine Araki

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We are so proud of the hard work of SUHSD School Counselors that we continue to be recognized at the county level. Congratulations to Ms. Christine Araki who was recognized as the San Diego County of Education High School Counselor of the Year for 2022. We are thankful for the work you do every day to make SUHSD a great place to learn! Excerpt read at her award celebration: “Ms. Araki is one of the finest school counselor leaders in the Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD).  She brings a plethora of experiences to her craft as an educator and school counselor.  Ms. Araki is a natural leader and demonstrates a unique ability to connect with students, staff, and families… Most recently Ms. Araki has embarked on a new endeavor for SUHSD as Head Counselor for the district’s newest 7th to 13th grade virtual academy. Ms. Araki is leading the way in creating a school which gives students choice and the opportunity to learn at their own pace in an online environment, while having all

Crisis Point for Missing Sweetwater District School Counselors

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School Counselor Spotlight: Nancy Castro-Nieto Retires

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By Liliana Silva, COSA Sweetwater Union High School District Almost a year ago, on July 17, 2019, Liz Murray, a teacher, motivational speaker and advocate for students experiencing homelessness was a keynote speaker for Sweetwater Union High School District’s all staff professional development. That day, she said, “It’s not a question of will you or won’t you make a difference. It’s what kind of difference will you make.” Throughout her 33 years as a counselor of Sweetwater Union High School District, Nancy Castro Nieto has made positive, life-changing differences for students, parents, staff and community. Nancy believes that no work is too great or too small; that all things are accomplished as we speak less and do more and each person has something to contribute; and together, anything is possible. Those in the Sweetwater community know Nancy to be kind-hearted, positive, and a champion of students. She always goes the extra mile to bring additional services and resou

Tentative Agreement for the 2020-2021 School Year has Been Reached

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A huge thank you to our bargaining team for their dedication and hard work for the counselors of the Sweetwater Union High School District. Members, please check your emails for details.