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Harbor Athletic Field Dedication
09/18/2019
The newly, fully completed Harbor High School Athletic Field, named the Bob Ensweiler Stadium was dedicated on at Harbor's Saturday, September 14th football game. Bob "Coach" Enzweiler was a Harbor teacher, coach, mentor, athletic director and good friend to countless Harbor students during his tenure at Harbor from 1968-1996. His wife, Jan Enzweiler accepted a commemorative plaque in honor of the late Bob Enzweiler during a beautiful half-time ceremony in remembrance of his contributions to Harbor High School.
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Drive for Schools Supports Harbor High!
09/16/2019
Support Harbor High School by participating in our annual Drive for Schools Fundraiser! Last year, participating schools raised $700,000. Get Your Tickets Today! Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25. To purchase tickets, visit our finance clerk or contact our athletic director Hollis O’Brien, or talk to our Booster President Peter Walz. Tickets are on sale through participating schools starting Wednesday, September 11 through Sunday, October 20. The drawing will be held at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk at 1pm on Sunday, October 27, 2019. About Drive For Schools Drive For Schools, founded in 2005 by Subaru of Santa Cruz and now sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Subaru of Santa Cruz and Toyota of Santa Cruz, has successfully raised more than $6.1 million for Santa Cruz County schools through an annual car giveaway. All elementary, middle and high schools in Santa Cruz County are invited to participate. This year, more schools than ever have chosen to participate in this amazing event. Best of all, each participating school keeps every dollar they earn AND they decide how best to spend the money. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Subaru of Santa Cruz and Toyota of Santa Cruz invite all Santa Cruz County K-12, public and private schools to participate in our annual car giveaway! All contest details here.
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Kanani Thomas named head coach at Harbor | Girls basketball Twice named SCCAL Coach of the Year
09/14/2019
By JIM SEIMAS | jseimas@santacruzsentinel.com | Santa Cruz Sentinel PUBLISHED: September 13, 2019 at 3:04 pm | UPDATED: September 13, 2019 at 3:27 pm KananiThomas, 31, has been named head coach of the Harbor High’s girls basketball team, Pirates athletics director Hollis O’Brien announced on Wednesday. Thomas served as an assistant under Keyana Stanford last season, when the Pirates went 4-20 overall, 0-10 in the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League. Stanford resigned in July. “I’m excited for the players coming in and the others who are hungry and working hard to turn the program around,” Thomas said. Thomas returns three players who received all-SCCAL honorable mention honors last season: senior post Gianna Scalzo and senior guards Samantha Gonzalez and Hannah Pais. The team also boasts significantly improved sophomore guard Silvee Bedran and junior Carmen Azmitia, a transfer from Santa Cruz who has to sit out the early portion of the season. Read entire article here.
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Harbor Back to School Night
09/14/2019
Harbor High's Back to School Night was a time to meet teachers, mingle with friends, and eat dinner before or after visiting classrooms. Thank you to our wonderful ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee) parents and Booster parents for creating a community event as part of our BTSN. ELAC and Boosters also provided a free dinner for our teachers between 4-6pm to support their work preparing for the community visits to their classrooms. #Piratepride #Foodislove.
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Harbor tops Lynbrook, snaps losing streak at 19 games
09/03/2019
By JIM SEIMAS | jseimas@santacruzsentinel.com | Santa Cruz Sentinel PUBLISHED: August 31, 2019 at 9:30 pm | UPDATED: September 1, 2019 at 1:42 am A meaningless nonleague football game? Hardly. One team was going to walk off the field Saturday feeling like world beaters. That’s a feeling Harbor and its opponent, Lynbrook of San Jose, hadn’t had in a while — they entered play with combined 40 straight losses. But Harbor had streak buster named Cash Rosburg, and Lynbrook didn’t. Read entire Sentinel article here...
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Harbor Baseball Standout Brendan Bobo Commits to Cal-State Fullerton
08/26/2019
"Harbor Baseball Standout Brendan Bobo Commits to Cal-State Fullerton" By JIM SEIMAS | jseimas@santacruzsentinel.com | Santa Cruz Sentinel PUBLISHED: August 13, 2019 at 12:14 am | UPDATED: August 13, 2019 at 2:58 pm Harbor High standout shortstop Brendan Bobo didn’t have any offers to play college baseball at the outset of summer. Two showcases later, they were rolling to him like ground balls during fielding practice. The Pirates’ 6-foot-3, 195-pound incoming senior received five offers from NCAA Division I programs and this week verbally committed to four-time College World Series champion Cal State-Fullerton. “I’m very excited,” said Bobo, who announced his decision on Instagram Monday. “I’m also a little (dazed). I dreamed of this moment and it’s actually happening.” Bobo also received offers from Cal, Oregon, Long Beach State and Cal Baptist. Fresno State, San Jose State and Sacramento State also showed interest. Read more here...
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Harbor gets new Welcome Signs
08/26/2019
The first day of school was also the debut of Harbor High School's new signs at the front of the school. The wall mural sign is one of two new improvements that feature Harbor's new brand colors and font! We look forward to a great year and more campus beautification with the addition in the spring of our new aquatic facility.
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Sentinel Boys Athlete of the Year Finalists
08/06/2019
By MATTHEW WHITE | mwhite@santacruzsentinel.com | July 21, 2019 at 8:55 am High seniors Marcos Reyes and Hunter Matys won the Sentinel’s Boys Athlete of the Year award. Here are the other athletes who gave them a run for the honor. To see some of the county’s best athletes in action, check out our slideshow. Read full article here...
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Name Dropping: Rotary Awards Scholarships
07/26/2019
Name Dropping By SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL | July 7, 2019 at 2:45 pm The Rotary Club of Santa Cruz recently awarded $40,000 in scholarship funds to support area students. To be considered, students were required to go through an application process and were selected based on a variety of factors. Awards were provided to 22 new applicants and 16 returning recipients. This year’s first-time scholarship recipients include: Santa Cruz High School: Gabriella Bates, Aldrich Family Scholarship; Sofia Brunbaugh, Steve and Carol Spragens Scholarship; Carlin Cook, Gina and John Biondi Scholarship; Connor Dilloughery, Sam & Elena Bishop Scholarship; Jack Donohoe, Malio Stagnaro Scholarship; Gabrielle Hadinger, Angelo Canepa Scholarship; Ruby Johnston, Zenner Family Scholarship; Whittaker Miller, Joe Bellas Scholarship; Zoe Pais, Lee Courtright Scholarship; Emilie Stevens, Harland & Therese Johnson Scholarship; Daphne Tuncer, Randy and Janet Krassow Scholarship. Harbor High School: Maggie Davis, Keith and Della McKenzie Scholarship; Chloe Long, Bill and Mary Lynch Scholarship; Ivan Serna Macias, Rotary Sustainers Scholarship; Kayla Magdaleno, Mary DeLuca Maurillo Scholarship; Maribel Ocaranza, Fred Gawlick Family Scholarship; Edwin Ramos, Keith and Eleanor Shaffer Scholarship; Aliveah Robertson, Barry Bliss Family Scholarship; Melissa Sosa, George Penniman Scholarship. Pacific Collegiate School: Alicia Antillon, Albert Rice Scholarship; Nico Panzardi, Richard Beach Family Scholarship.
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Name Dropping: Omega Nu awards scholarships to 27 students
07/12/2019
Name Dropping By SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL | June 22, 2019 at 1:45 pm Omega Nu of Santa Cruz awarded college scholarships to 27 students from Santa Cruz County schools during a scholarship reception at Harvey West Park Clubhouse on May 28. The scholarships benefit high school seniors who will attend public California universities or colleges and are based on both financial need and scholastic achievement. This year $83,000 was awarded to both new and renewal scholarships. The 27 scholarships were awarded to Abigail Carmona, Mia Chaney, Emely Choto-Cruz, Melina Marin, Carolina Ogden-Tinoco, Nicolas Vinuela-Yodar of Aptos High School; Phoenyx Nist-Ferrare of Cypress Charter School; Maggie Davis, Maribel Ocaranza, Maelin Ramones, Melissa Sosa of Harbor High School; Natalia DuVernois, Ruby Sartain Miller of San Lorenzo Valley School; Gabriella Bates, Carlin Cook, Ruby Johnston, Christopher Ramirez, Emilie Stevens, Sophie Wynn of Santa Cruz High School; Ryan Bariteau, Mitchell Boe, Shaemus Cullen, Henry Danner, Chase Kelsen and Jack Ponza of Scotts Valley High School; Xiomara Gaona and Lorena Nunes of Soquel High School. In addition, 21 renewal scholarships were also awarded for this upcoming academic year. Omega Nu of Santa Cruz is a volunteer group of more than 40 women that hosts annual fundraisers to benefit the community with donations to scholarships, charities and public elementary and middle schools.
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Building Literacy
05/31/2019
From the Santa Cruz Sentinel, May 27, 2019 Students Lalo Pardo, right, and Oscar Proulx continue work on lending libraries in Pete Boscacci's Harbor High School construction classes. The program partners with the Live Like Coco to build five of the libraries for installation in the community to promote literacy...read more here.
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Congrats Harbor 2019 Valedictorians & Salutatorian
05/31/2019
Congratulations to Harbor's class of 2019 Valedictorians and Salutatorian! Featured from left and clockwise: Valedictorians Maggie Davis, Ahnise Morvay, Claire Weissbein, Aliveah Robertson, Anna Andreason, and Salutatorian Ronaldo Ramirez.
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Harbor Graduation Ceremony
05/23/2019
Harbor High School is excited to be able to host the first graduation on our new athletic field for the class of 2019! We know that our parking lot is not sufficient for all guests so we have organized a shuttle service from the DeLaveaga Elementary school parking lot to Harbor High. We have estimated seating for guests of this first graduation at Harbor and we want to accommodate everyone. The school is bringing in additional portable bleachers and chairs for guests and we have asked that parents/guardians contact Italia Diaz (idiaz@sccs.net) if you plan to bring more than 4 guests so we may ensure seating for everyone who would like to watch our graduates receive their diplomas. Congratulations, in advance, to all our Harbor graduates and their families!
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Harbor Baseball Spring CCS Scholarship Champions
05/03/2019
The Central Coast Section of the California Interscholastic Federation announced the recipients of the 2018-2019 Spring Season Scholastic Championship Team Awards. These awards, instituted by the CCS Board of Managers in 1985, recognize the top five Varsity teams, from each Central Coast Section sport, with the highest collective Grade Point Average of all teams competing in that sport during that season of competition. The student-athletes involved have achieved distinction in the classroom, and at the same time, have committed themselves to participation in interscholastic athletics. Their academic performance is yet another indication that such athletic participation enhances classroom activities. Menlo School, Lynbrook High, Harbor High, Archbishop Mitty, and St. Francis SCP were the top 5 varsity teams--congratulations scholar-athletes!
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College-bound students celebrate at the Civic
05/03/2019
May 02, 2019 By Jennifer McNulty More than 200 students from regional high schools attended a first-ever UC-sponsored celebration for college-bound students at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium on Wednesday (May 1, 2019). The event was part of College Signing Day, a national celebration spearheaded by former First Lady Michelle Obama, whose address from UCLA was live-streamed to more than 3,000 venues across the country. Reach Higher, Obama's college access and success initiative, focuses on inspiring high school seniors and community college transfer students—especially first-generation and low-income students—to achieve their educational and career goals. read more here...
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Harbor Sails this Weekend
04/13/2019
On March 30 & 31, the Harbor High Pirates Sailing Club placed 2nd while racing out of Redwood City at the Peninsula Youth Sailing Foundation (PYSF). Due to Spring Break, most of the team was traveling, so the team asked a Santa Cruz HS sailor to help round out their 4-person team, thanks to Kyle Schaefer for crewing for Chloe Long. The 2 teams competed in fourteen races over Saturday and Sunday with neither team placing below fourth. The competition came from Monterey's Stevenson High School with a one point difference going into the last two races. With one senior and the rest of the team sophomores racing against mostly seniors, the team is well set for next year. The final regatta is this coming this weekend, 4/13-14 in San Diego, where team Pirates (Chloe Long, Senior, JT Long, Kees Horn, and Geza Bateman, all Sophomores) will represent Harbor High and compete against the best teams on the West Coast. Wish them luck!
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Congressman Panetta on LGBTQ Day of Silence
04/09/2019
On Friday, April 12, folks around the country will take a vow of silence to raise awareness about the issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students. We, as leaders, have a responsibility to speak out, and step up for LGBTQ Americans and make sure that they are seen, respected, and appreciated for who they are. He mentions a Harbor student in his speech!
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03/18/2019
By SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL | PUBLISHED: March 17, 2019 at 12:11 am | UPDATED: March 17, 2019 at 12:15 am Sophomore Jackson Gifford was 4 for 4 with two doubles, a triple, and three RBIs, and the Harbor High baseball team continued its best start in a decade by beating visiting Prospect 12-9 in nonleague action Saturday. Pirates junior Jakob Walz was 4 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and three runs. Junior Brendan Bobo threw 2 1/3 innings of relief and earned the win. He gave up two hits and recorded two strikeouts. The Pirates (7-1) — off to their best start since opening 2009 with a 8-1 — had 18 hits. Bobo was 2 for 3 with a walk, triple, and two runs scored, junior Alex Tucker was 2 for 4 with an RBI and run scored, junior Anthony Cortese was 3 for 4 with a run and RBI, and junior Garrett Lackey was 2 for 2 with two walks and two runs. Harbor hosts San Lorenzo Valley on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Full Santa Cruz Sentinel article
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CTEP Teacher of the Year
03/11/2019
Congratulations to our own Career Technical Education Partnership teacher, Donna Marie Stahl for being selected as the 2019 Your Future Is Our Business Teacher of the Year. Donna Marie is our awesome Health Careers and Medical Technology teacher at Harbor High School.
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March 12 Informational E-Cig Parent Night
03/11/2019
Please join us Tuesday, 3/12 from 6:30 to 8:00 at Harbor High School in the MPR. Tara Leonard, a health educator with Santa Cruz county, will present information and parent resources to address the use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices among our youth. We hope you can intend this informative event. Invitamos a los padres de familia a venir a una presentación informativa sobre los cigarrillos electrónicos y los aparatos de vapeo que los jóvenes están usando hoy en día. La presentación es HHS E-Cigarrette Parent Ed Night Flyer.pdfmartes 12 de marzo, de 6:30 a 8:00 en Harbor High School en el MPR. La Sra. Tara Leonard, educadora de salud del condado de Santa Cruz, presentará información y dará recursos para ayudar a los padres a prevenir el uso de los cigarrillos electrónicos y los aparatos de vapeo entre nuestros jóvenes. Esperamos que vengan a aprovechar de esta presentación informativa.
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Graduation at Harbor High!
03/04/2019
We are very excited to announce that our class of 2019 graduation ceremony will take place at Harbor June 7 at 5:00pm on our new athletic field! We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our seniors with friends and families at the ceremony. We are bringing in additional seating for guests, however, seating is still limited compared to Cabrillo College, our previous graduation venue. In order for as many families to celebrate this milestone with our seniors as possible, we ask that each graduate invite not more than four guests. If your graduate would like to invite more than four guests, please call or email administrative assistant Italia Diaz at 429-3810 ext. 1010 or idiaz@sccs.net so we can note additional seating needs.
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Thank You, Harbor High!
02/11/2019
Thank you all for the wonderful support you provide our Music Program! We had a very successful dinner fundraiser that included prize give aways, music performances by our middle and high school bands, and even some dancing. With your support we raised about $4200.00 for Harbor Music! It was a great event that we will continue next year.
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AVID/Interact Club students participate in Rotary Club Speech Contest
01/26/2019
Friday, 1/25/19, five AVID students, Fernanda Torres Calderon, Maria Fernanda Garcia Cara, Cristina Vargas, Wendy Guadalupe Sanchez Cordova, and Daniela Diaz participated in a formal speech contest hosted by Rotary Club Santa Cruz. The speeches were memorized and about 5 minutes long on the topic “what inspires you?” The speech also had to incorporate Rotary’s 4-way test 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3.Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Our students shared with about 90 Rotarians and guests their personal inspirations that made it hard for the listener not to find his/her own inspiration in these brave students. Once again, students’ actions and accomplishments represent our school with honors and awards for second and third place.
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Visit Harbor High on 1/31!
01/26/2019
Thursday, 1/31 is Harbor's annual 8th Grade Open House event! Come meet our awesome teachers, see our campus and classrooms, and hear our band. Dinner can be purchased starting at 4:30 with seating in the MPR at 5:45 and Principal's remarks at 6:00. Prospective 9th grade parents and students are welcome! You will have an opportunity to ask questions, meet with our Athletic Director, and hear about our counseling program. For more information or to schedule a shadow visit for your student contact the Harbor High counseling department directly at 831-429-3816.
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Show your Harbor spirit!
01/26/2019
Show your Pirate Pride! Harbor sweatshirts, long-sleeved t-shirts and short-sleeved t-shirts are available for purchase. Sweatshirts are $25.00, long-sleeve ts are $12.00 and short-sleeve are $10.00. I "heart" H in English and Spanish bumper stickers are $1.00 and block H stickers are .50. Purchase your Harbor Wear and stickers at break or lunch from Leadership students or at the Finance Office today!
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Harbor Video Students Win BBB Contest
01/14/2019
Harbor is proud to announce that Steve McFarland, CEO of the Better Business Bureau Silicon Valley visited Harbor High to announce the winners of the BBB Video Contest. Harbor High swept 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prices, as well as a grand prize for the school. Winning teams earned a plaque, a commemorative BBB token and cash (1st place team members won $100 each, 2nd place $50 each, and 3rd place $25 for each team member. Harbor also earned the grand prize sum of $2,000 for the school. 1st Place Winners Mackenzie Hearon Zora Kreisher Nolan Glavis Zach Trebbien 2nd Place Winners Odalys Castillo Karen De La Cruz Lepe Tania Piña Rubalcava Edric Ruiz 3rd Place Winners Jayda Aldrich AJ Garcia Miranda Hernandez-Valdez Hector Torres
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Candidate School
Harbor is IB Candidate School
01/11/2019
Harbor High School is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. Our school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. * Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status does not guarantee that authorization will be granted.
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Middle School Soccer Game Rocks!
12/14/2018
On Thursday, 12/13, Shoreline and Branciforte Middle School students played a soccer game on the Harbor Athletic field. The 49 students proudly wore their new Harbor t-shirts and they were able to experience some of what is it to be a part of Harbor High.
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Harbor Sports Banquet and Awards
12/06/2018
12/5/18--Harbor held its first fall sports awards banquet in the gym. There were about 330 people who attended this community dinner at Harbor and it was a wonderful celebration of Harbor coaches, player participation and achievement, and our school as a place where students are at the center. League awards were presented to students in a large format and then each sport delivered participation certificates and had their own smaller celebration in different locations on campus. Thanks to Hollis O’Brien, Matt Schutz, James Gaynor, and our off-campus coaches, assistant coaches, and parents who made the event a success!
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Harbor/B40 Band Mashup
11/17/2018
11/16/2018-- Harbor had B40 band students visiting to play with the Pirate musicians! Mr. Bianchini organized this field trip for our feeder middle school students to visit Harbor and experience a high school class using himself as the common denominator for the kids (he teaches band at both schools). The middle school band is going to be the pep band at our home basketball game on 11/27 at 7:00pm against PCS, so this was a great way to get the students prepared to be on campus that night. Both bands played a few songs that they new in common and then the Pirates broke into small groups with the middle school students and tutored them through an unfamiliar song. Our students were amazing with the middle school students! They guided them through the parts, were encouraging, and kind.
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Harbor Girls Volleyball Wins Tournament
10/05/2018
Harbor hosted our annual varsity tournament on Saturday, September 22nd, which we won for the first time since 2008. The varsity girls went 5-1 on the day and emerged a top the field of 16 teams. Maggie Davis was named tournament MVP while Sierra Laird and Carly Ditz were named All Tournament.
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Harbor Wear for Sale!
09/17/2018
Show your Pirate Pride! Harbor Wear long-sleeved and short-sleeved t-shirts are now for sale. Long-sleeve ts are $12.00 and short -sleeve are $10.00. I "heart" H in English and Spanish bumper stickers are $1.00 and block H stickers are .50. Purchase your Harbor Wear and stickers at lunch from Leadership students or at the Finance Office today!
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Harbor Celebrates 50 Years!
09/04/2018
Alumni and community are invited to an open house for Harbor High's 50th “Then and Now” Anniversary on Friday, September 14, 2018. Reunite with old friends. Check out today's campus. Take part in interviews about your experience at Harbor High School. The celebration will include historical displays, exhibits, visits to classrooms, and live entertainment. The school opens at 4:30pm. The welcoming ceremony starts at 5pm with recognition of our original teachers and staff. Join us in celebrating 5o years of Harbor High!
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Harbor High 2018 Graduate Honorees
06/15/2018
Excerpt From the Capitola Soquel Times, By Noel Smith Harbor High School’s 2018 graduates have maintained the values and missions of their school and The Capitola Soquel Times newspaper wanted to recognize some of these achievers. These are the Mission and Vision goals for which they have been striving during their time at Harbor High: Mission: Educating all students to become critical thinkers and globally-minded community members. Vision: Where adults and students are respectful and own their learning. Harbor High graduates are college and career ready and equipped with the skills needed to become the best version of themselves. Read full article here...
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Developing Biliteracy with High School Spanish Speakers
04/25/2018
Harbor Spanish Teacher Anne Cappiello was featured on the Santa Cruz County Office of Education's website as an exemplar of how Harbor's Spanish for Spanish Speakers program serves students. Read more here...
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Meet Harbor Teachers Thursday, 2/1!
01/29/2018
Thursday, 2/1 is Harbor's annual 8th Grade Open House event! Come meet our awesome teachers, see our campus and classrooms, and hear our band. Seating starts in the MPR at 5:45 with Principal's remarks at 6:00. Prospective 9th grade parents and students are welcome! You will have an opportunity to ask questions, meet with our Athletic Director, and hear about our counseling program. Harbor has a college-going focus and our teachers show their college colors every week! For more information or to schedule a shadow visit for your student contact the Harbor High counseling department directly at 831-429-3816.
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Modern Brazilian Dance Class Offered at Harbor
11/06/2017
Harbor is offering a new Brazilian Modern Dance class! The class twice per week - is free for all students - and is open to anyone of any skill level who is interested in dancing. The teacher, Stephanie Emmanuel, is a recently graduate from St Mary's with her Masters in Choreography. She has extensive training in many styles of dance and will tailor the class to the interests of the group. Harbor High is extending our extracurricular offerings to meet the needs of a wider range of student interests, including students who might not be into sports but want to participate in some way beyond our offerings in a traditional classroom. Many of our students appreciate and enjoy dance as evidenced by the pride our school feels about the Escapade Dance Company and their attendance at Escapade performances. This class is a great way to get FREE basic to advanced dance training. We want anyone who might want to test the waters to jump in and give it a try:) The class runs for ~10 weeks, Mon and Wed from 4:30-6. Students should feel free to join the group at any point - hopefully over the first two weeks would be ideal. And the class should be loads of fun. There's a sign up sheet on the back wall of the Little Theater and Cathy Warner can answer any questions students may have.
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First Garden Work Day a Great Success!
10/26/2017
We had over 20 students join us for our the Grow Quad's first garden work day! Even a few Saturday Day school attendees joined in on getting the garden ready for the upcoming winter months! Some of the projects that we accomplished were: *adding mulch and clearing areas for our growing fruit trees *planting radish, kohlrabi, cabbage, and carrots in the raised beds *harvesting our tomatoes and pumpkins *adding cardboard and mulching the pathways *weeding the native plant patches *cover cropping some of the cleared areas to add nitrogen to condition the soil for spring planting Want to clear out some of your old garden equipment and tools? We've got you covered! If you have any used garden tools, old garden gloves, garden equipment and/or decorations that you want to clear out-just contact me and we can take it off your hands! Stay tuned for our next community work day! Cheers, GSE and Grow Quad garden club
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Free College Application Workshops
10/22/2017
October is College Month! Seniors who want assistance with their college applications, FAFSA or personal statement can work with counselors at lunch every Wednesday and Thursday this month. Come to the Career Center through October to get your applications completed by their deadlines.
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Club Rush 2017!
10/22/2017
Thanks to all the students and staff who participated in our annual club rush and sports rush on October 13. It was a fantastic event that included a BBQ provided by the Harbor Booster parents! The sports tables, ping pong table, and dunk tank were some new additions to the event this year and they made it even better. The cheer team performed and gained new team members and some new clubs were started. #Harborrocks!
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SCCS Fall Newsletter
10/16/2017
Santa Cruz City Schools fall district newsletter is available. Read news about what's happening around our district here. English Newsletter Spanish Newsletter
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SCCAL girls Volleyball: Harbor in the pink after beating Soquel
10/11/2017
By Julie Jag, Santa Cruz Sentinel SOQUEL >> Both the Harbor and Soquel high school girls volleyball teams celebrated Dig Pink night Tuesday at Soquel High, donning pink and white jerseys instead of their school colors.
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Congratulations, Harbor Class of 2017!
06/19/2017
Congratulations to our class of 2017 Harbor graduates! Some of the accomplishments of these seniors were that over half were eligible to enroll in 4 year colleges, 46 earned the Seal of Biliteracy, and 8 students who entered the United States from El Salvador, Mexico, and Guatemala as freshmen or sophomores earned their diplomas. We will miss the class of 2017 and we are so proud to have worked with you. Best of luck to all!
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Open Show Santa Cruz Recognizes Emma Schrank
05/27/2017
On May 24th 2017, Radius Gallery hosted their second Open Show Santa Cruz. Open Show organizes live social events worldwide where the public can experience compelling visual stories and interact directly with photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers. Santa Cruz Sentinel’s Shmuel Thaler, who was named Artist of the Year, MCed event. Only five photographers were chosen by a team of show curators. Harbor High School Junior and ROP Photography student, Emma Schrank was one of the five selected artists to present her series, “The Teenage Aperture of Emotions." Emma's series and her presentation were exceptional. Her work is a perfect example of how what we do in the classroom prepares our students for the outside world. The ROP Digital Photography students at Harbor High mirror this presentation style in our critiques at the end of every unit, so Emma was well practiced in the art of presenting her work. It was an absolutely inspiring exhibit. She was the only teenager presenting, but she held the room like a pro. Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/fiapMlqs6zY.
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Harbor High Valedictorians, class of 2017
05/24/2017
Congratulations to our class of 2017 Valedictorians: Liam Dulaney, Kaleo Fernandez, Zoe Curcio, and Warren Chew. They will be honored at Harbor's Senior Awards night on Thursday, March 25 at 6:00 and at Harbor's graduation ceremony on Friday, June 9 at 2:00 at Cabrillo College.
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MESA Club Success!
04/26/2017
Harbor established a MESA club this year with the help of the Boosters and Principal Runeare. While our club was small we had four members compete at MESA Day in March and two members qualified for Regionals, where schools from all over the central coast of California sent local winners to compete for top marks in a variety of science and math competitions. Congratulations to all MESA club members for their participation this year and a special congrats to Anna Andreasen and Cameron McGrew for their 1st place finishes at Regionals! We’re looking forward to growing the club and competing again in 2018. -Mike Lynch, MESA Club Advisor
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Harbor Students win Save Water Video contest
04/19/2017
The Water Conservation Collation of Santa Cruz County recently announced the winners of the Save Water Video Contest. The Harbor High ROP Video Production class produced TWO first place videos! The winning films won $500 and will be broadcast on TV and at local movie theaters. Their goal is to convince people to save and protect water. "Water Flows” features original music created and produced in our student built sound booth. The song and video was produced by Jackson Moore, Charlie Diosdado, and Noel Noguez. https://youtu.be/M3dkwIQe3GA “1940s PSA on Water Conservation” was the other first place winner in the Save Water Category. This retro video was written, sound mixed and produced by Garrett Fernandes-McDade and Max Holocher. https://youtu.be/oY94Eetbdlg All contest videos had to fit into strict broadcast guidelines. Students from all over the county participated and we at Harbor have a nice collection of extremely strong videos in both Spanish and English that were created for this contest. Congratulations to our students!
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Harbor Students are College-Bound!
04/17/2017
Check out this latest ROP Video Productions video of the class of 2017. Learn their plans for after graduation. This video is another example of the hard work of our students and teachers do at Harbor to create a culture that is world-ready.
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Harbor ROP Biotech Class Visits Stanford University
04/17/2017
April 10, 2017 Harbor's ROP Biotechnology class attended the Biomedical Computation Conference at Stanford (BCATS). This field trip allowed students to experience a real scientific conference where world-class researchers, industry specialists, and graduate students all shared about advances in their fields. While gaining insights about what their possible future careers hold, the students also got to enjoy several tours of Stanford laboratories led by PhD students. BCATS proved to be a wealth of knowledge for the Biotech class, from learning the differences between an engaging or dreary talk to simply experiencing the campus of an elite research institution.
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See Harbor's Spring Musical: Grease!
04/11/2017
Harbor High's Theatre Arts program is currently in production for our Spring Musical, Grease! Here are some things that make our Theatre program at Harbor very different than other schools. First, we are completely student run! Our shows are student designed, student directed, student choreographed with students performing and doing all aspects of Technical theatre. The show is run by student leaders who have been trained and love doing what we do. This means a lot of hard work and dedication from all our students involved, with the assistance of our two adult supervisors, Cathy Warner and Lyndsey Gould when needed. Second, because we are student run, we have to do all our fundraising by ourselves to make sure we can put on the incredible productions we perform. Our show opens on April 22nd, and we run for three weekends (April 22nd, 28th, 29th and May 5th and 6th @7:30 PM and April 23rd @2 PM). For further information about the show, please contact the Harbor High Theatre Production and Marketing office (harborhighperformingarts@gmail.com). Thank you for supporting local theater! Harbor High Theatre Arts
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Harbor High Grad Night 2017
04/09/2017
​Grad Night Tickets for the class of 2017 are on sale ​NOW! Celebrate Graduation with a private party for Harbor High and Santa Cruz High seniors at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk! Enjoy select Rides, Arcade, DJ Dance Party, Food & Drinks, Midnight Movie and more. Pick up a contract to attend in the finance office. Ticket prices: Minimum $60 Now until April 15th Minimum$75 April 16th until May 31st Minimum $100 June 1st until June 8th $130 at the door
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Harbor High Career Day
03/21/2017
By Dan Coryo, Santa Cruz Sentinel Santa Cruz Warriors Director of Public and Community Relations Gina Antoniello speaks to AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students at Harbor High about college and career paths Monday. Kaiser Permanente’s Dr. Cal Gordon and Irene Chavez also spoke about their career to the AVID students.
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Author Nancy Jo Sales Visits Harbor High
02/06/2017
Thanks to our partner, Bookshop Santa Cruz, for sponsoring Nancy Jo Sales visit to Harbor High on February 6. About 250 students and several staff heard the conclusions of her research from her new book "American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers".
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Rotary Club of SC Donates to Harbor Drama
02/05/2017
Rotary Club of Santa Cruz president Sid Slatter presented a $1500.00 check to Harbor's drama department on Friday, February 3. Thanks to the generosity of our local Rotarians, Harbor High is able to defray some of the costs of putting on our Spring production of Grease. Grease will run from April 22-May 6 at the Harbor High Little Theater.
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National Letter of Intent Signing Day: Harbor’s Kaleo Fernandez commits to Cal
02/02/2017
By Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz Sentinel 2/2/17 On National Letter of Intent Day, some college-bound athletes choose to sign commitments from the privacy of their home. Others sign at their high school, so friends and family could witness the momentous occasion. Kaleo Fernandez, a Harbor High senior, and several of his U18 San Jose Earthquakes Academy teammates signed Wednesday at 18,000-seat Avaya Stadium, home to Major League Soccer’s Earthquakes and several huge international contests. Fernandez, a 6-foot, 155-pound center midfielder, committed to NCAA Division I University of California in Berkeley...Read More Here
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High School Wrestling Preview: Harbor’s Mace Anderson leads local contingent
01/13/2017
By Jim Seimas, Santa Cruz Sentinel POSTED: 12/30/16 When Harbor High senior Mace Anderson took up wrestling midway through his sophomore season, he showed plenty of promise but he had plenty to work on. In a relatively short span, Anderson has progressed immensely. The defending Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League champion at 145 pounds, Anderson placed third at the Central Coast Section championships last season and qualified for the CIF state championships. This year, Anderson — considered the posterchild for wrestling in the SCCAL — is expected to not only return to the state tournament, but also finish in the top eight. Read more here...
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Harbor High Boys Soccer 2016-2017
11/28/2016
The Harbor High Boys Soccer Team game schedule is out. The Boys Varsity Soccer team is always a contender for the league championship. Save the dates. Come and cheer and support your team. For game times and locations click HERE. El horario de juegos del equipo de fútbol masculino de Harbor High ya está fuera. El equipo major de fútbol es siempre un competidor para el campeonato de la liga. Guarda las fechas.Vengan y apoyen a su equipo. Para los tiempos de juego y ubicaciones haga clic AQUÍ.
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Happy Halloween and Homecoming from Harbor High
10/31/2016
Harbor celebrated Halloween today as a festive start to homecoming spirit week. Student and staff costumes were fun and funky!
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WALSH JENNINGS BRINGS SAND COURT, BRONZE MEDAL TO HARBOR HIGH
10/25/2016
By Julie Jag, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings stepped up to the serving line of the newly installed beach volleyball court at Harbor High and asked, “Who wants it?” Just one of the four Pirates girls volleyball players on the opposite side of the net bravely raised her hand to receive Walsh Jennings’s serve. Many more students turned out in favor of the court. ...Read more here
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Club Rush 2016
Club Rush a Huge Success
10/03/2016
Club Rush 2016 was a huge success. Harbor clubs and sports had their information and sign-up rosters for students to get involved in a variety of activities from Sushi Club to Tennis. The Leadership class organized a bounce house and slide and Boosters provided students with a BBQ lunch. The event represents what Harbor is about: opportunities to get involved in the school and provide a space to explore your interests.
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Senior: Scholarship Profile--Turn it in!
09/26/2016
Seniors--get money to help pay for college. Please turn your scholarship profile in to your government or economics teacher as soon as possible. You will be paired up with scholarships that fit your goals and interests. The class with the most profiles returned will earn an ice cream party!
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Join our Campus Beautification Day Sat. 9/24 from 9-12
09/21/2016
Join the Booster club and the Global Student Embassy for our first Harbor Beautification Day of the school year. Parents and students are encouraged to participate! Students can earn community service hours to include on their college and scholarship applications AND make our school look great.
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After School Learning Center Offers Tutoring
09/16/2016
Harbor is offering FREE peer tutoring in the library's After School Learning Center (ASL) Tuesdays through Thursdays from 2:45-4:00. Get help studying for a test, have a place to finish your homework, and ask questions about classes or assignments. We have peer tutors in biology, chemistry, physics, geometry, algebra 2, math 1, English, history, Spanish, and calculus. Contact Mr. Lynch with questions about the ASL: mlynch@sccs.net
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Welcome Class of 2020!
08/25/2016
The Harbor High Link Crew welcomed the class of 2020 on 8/22 with open arms. Students from the class of 2019, 2018, and 2017 opened the gym at 8:00 am with clapping music and applauding teachers forming a gauntlet for the freshman. We are excited to have our new students at Harbor. The Link Crew, teachers and staff are all here to support your academic and social experiences at Harbor!
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2016-2017 has Begun
08/10/2016
Harbor staff is looking forward to the 2016-2017 school year. An important summer mailer will arrive home between 8/12-15. The information inside details back to school activities for Freshman, the schedule pick up (Passport Day) day, Emergency and Health forms, and more. Be sure to bring the required materials and any overdue text or library books on August 17th at your grade level's designated time. If you do not receive the summer mailer by 8/16, please contact the Harbor High counseling office. We can't wait to see you! Passport Day information in English Passport Dan information in Spanish
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Class of 2016 Valedictorians
Class of 2016 Valedictorians
05/27/2016
Harbor presents its class of 2016 Valedictorians. Harbor Valedictorians are students who have the distinct achievement of being ranked #1 in their class based their unweighted GPA of 4.0. This hard-working group of students were recognized at senior awards night and will feature prominently at the graduation ceremony on June 10th. Congratulations on your accomplishments! Pictured from left to right, top row: Marius Behrens, Aren Pageler, Colette Borsodi, Brianna Lohman, Eroz Fabian. Bottom row, left to right: Sydney Blouin and Aliah McCord.
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Fun with Science at Harbor
05/27/2016
Cal Teach student August Mandal along with Harbor science teacher Matt Schutz and his Harbor High science team students shatter Tulips and Fava Beans using liquid nitrogen. That is a phenomenon! At minus 320 degrees Fahrenheit, liquid nitrogen is so cold that it turned the flower into a solid that shatters when it hits the counter.
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Rebecca Lee Signs Letter of Intent
05/27/2016
Harbor senior Rebecca Lee signs her letter of intent to play volleyball at Division 3 Lewis and Clark next fall. Miss Lee has been honored with first team all SCCAL and female athlete of the year for the Pirates this year. Congratulations to Rebecca and her family!
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Thousands celebrate Guelaguetza at Santa Cruz Oaxacan festival
05/16/2016
By Ryan Masters, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> When the Spanish colonizers imposed Catholicism on the indigenous communities of Oaxaca in the 16th century, forcing them to covert to Christianity, the native people resisted by blending elements of their rituals into this new religion. This blend of cultures is celebrated as Guelaguetza, which is a Zapotec Indian word that means “gift of sharing.” It’s an annual festival celebrated in the seven regions of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, but increasingly in communities in the United States as well. In its 11th year, Santa Cruz’s Vive Oaxaca Guelaguetza brings together the region’s Oaxacan community on the Harbor High School football field to honor the gods for providing ample rain and a bountiful harvest with music, dance, food and an open air market.
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Bring Home the World
05/16/2016
Host families are urgently being sought for next school year and semester 2016-17. The students, from Germany, Italy, Sardinia, Mexico, and France are eager to become part of an American family and experience high school life. Make a life-long friendship between families. It happens! Interests of our international students include languages, competitive swimming, classical & hip-hop dance, art, theatre, movies, tennis, cooking!, kick boxing, photography and guitar. SUMMER GROUPS NEED HOMES TOO. Students have a busy day-time schedule of English class, afternoon activities & all-day excursion. Host Family teenagers can join us! Two & three weeks: Italians - July 7-22 and July 22 - August 6 French - July 30 - August 23 International Student Services Santa Cruz is a locally based program linking our area with overseas friends for the last 32 years. Please call NOW for more information about the students and program: Sandi Spanfelner sandispan@aol.com 831-335-3088 or 831-419-9633
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Awards Season at Harbor High
04/30/2016
The Harbor Boosters helped us recognize just over 25% of our student population with an academic, attendance, or reclassification to English award on Thursday, April 28. Students who received an academic award earned a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher for the fall and spring semesters of 2015. We look forward to continuing these celebrations of our students' hard work. Coming up is our annual Senior Awards Night on May 26 to recognize seniors who have earned scholarships, are in the top 10% GPA of their class and have been recognized by their teachers as outstanding students.
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Donations Requested by GSE for Earthquake Relief in Equador
04/22/2016
As many of you know, Ecuador was recently hit with a 7.8 Earthquake. The destruction and disruption of countless lives is a palpable warning of how important it is to be prepared for natural disasters at home, and in the classroom. While Ecuador might seem far away, a small community which is very close to our hearts, was devastated. This community has housed over 75 Harbor students over the past six years, kept them safe and sound and made sure that they were respected as travelers and as family. At Harbor, we have welcomed over 25 exchange students from this community, and will hopefully continue to welcome more in the years to come. Our travels to the Bahia community is what fueled the passion and inspiration for our students to start our own garden at Harbor, the Grow Quad Food Forest. GSE has set up a donation site, the link is below. Please take a moment to consider donating a small amount ($5.00 to 10.00) if you can (with the exchange rate that's really like $35.00). Every little bit helps.​ http://www.empowered.org/ecuador-earthquake-relief
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Humans of Harbor High--our vibrant community
04/22/2016
ROP Photography instructor Larkin Wilson is a huge fan of Humans of New York (HONY) created by Brandon Stanton. HONY is a collection of quotes and short stories along with photographs of the people of NYC. The result is the subject of a vibrant and popular blog and now book series. After following the blog for many years Ms. Wilson was inspired to use this model to celebrate the vibrant student body and Harbor community. Ms. Wilson approached Soraya Lugo a senior and advanced photography student at Harbor and asked her to be the lead in creating the pilot HUMANS OF HARBOR HIGH (HOHH). When asked about this Lugo says, "I’ve known of Humans of New York for a while, it’s always been very intriguing to me. I love how genuine the interviewees responses are, always very honest, always very authentic. When Ms.Wilson first brought up the idea of doing sort of a mock up of HONY, but for Harbor, I was nervous to see how it might turn out. I’ve been working on it for a few weeks now, and the response has been incredible. Students are more than willing to share who they are with me, they’re really opening themselves up, and I think this will really unify the school. It goes to show we’re not so different from each other, yet still we’re still one of a kind." To follow the Humans of Harbor High blog visit: http://humansofharbor.tumblr.com
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HHS Presents Disney's "The Little Mermaid" starting 4/23
04/22/2016
New found love, teenage angst, rebellion and starfish! Wait, what? In Harbor High’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, a timeless story and classic characters will come anew! Following spunky mermaid Ariel as she finds herself and her true love in the land above the water all the while dealing with an eccentric family – a sea god as a father, sea witch for an aunt, crab as supervisor, fish for a best friend and a pack of vivacious sisters- Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a show for all ages! Tickets are $12 general admission, and $10 students, seniors and Harbor staff. There will be six showings, April 23rd, 29th, 30th, and May 6th and 7th at 7:30 pm and a matinee on Sunday, April 24th at 2 pm. All showings will be held in Harbor High’s Little Theatre at 300 La Fonda Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 95062. For further information, please contact 429-3810 x1210 or harborhighperformingarts@gmail.com. This one's a gem- not to be missed!
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"'California Thursdays' spreads to Santa Cruz County School Districts"
03/17/2016
By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel SANTA CRUZ >> Amy Hedrick-Farr and her kitchen staff have been sneaking locally grown vegetables such as organic apples from Watsonville and dry-farmed tomatoes from Pescadero into Santa Cruz City Schools students’ lunches for the past seven months. Full article at http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/article/NE/20160316/NEWS/160319736
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Harbor to Screen "The Mask You Live in" March 30
03/09/2016
Harbor High School Parent Booster Club is hosting a screening of The Mask You Live In on Wednesday March 30 at 7 pm at the Harbor High School Little Theatre.The Mask You Live in premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. This film explores boys' struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity. In the film, experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media weigh in, presenting empirical evidence of what some are calling the "boy crisis" and offering tactics to combat it. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men. We encourage parents and their high school aged child to attend. It can begin vital discussions on how we teach gender for both boys and girls. We will be providing Spanish translation. This film is free and we encourage you to reserve a spot at Eventbrite.com or follow the link http://maskyoulivein-harbor-march30.eventbrite.com
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Booster Scholarship Available--Due May 12
03/09/2016
The Harbor High Parent Boosters have a strong tradition of providing $500 Scholarships to graduating Seniors who plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college or trade school. For more info read below and download the application. Please share this with graduating seniors. The application is not tedious yet you do need at least one letter of recommendation. Students will be able to print out the application form that is attached or go online. The online form is not available yet but I will let you know as soon as it is. Please let me know if you have any questions about this. I am emailing you since Students may be nominated by teachers, counselors, and coaches and/or by filling out an HHPBC scholarship application. Sincerely - Kathy Ferraro Scholarship Committee Chair Due Date: May 12, 2016 Value: $500 GPA: Minimum 2.5 GPA How to apply: ● Students may be nominated by teachers, counselors, and coaches or may apply by filling out an HHPBC scholarship application Intent: ● To assist students who have shown an effort to improve in school and have made a contribution to the Harbor or local community. Criteria: ● Graduating Harbor High senior. ● Student in good standing. ● Must show evidence of involvement in school or community activities. ● Planning to attend accredited 2 4year college or trade school. ● Must submit at least one letter of recommendation. Scholarship funds are to pay for school expenses only (books, fees, tuition, etc.) and will be deposited in a school account in your name. Return your completed application to the Counseling Office.
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Harbor Boys Varsity Soccer Team Win SCCAL!
02/24/2016
The Harbor High Boys Varsity Soccer Team are the 2015-2016 Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League (SCCAL) Champions. The team was undefeated with a record of 10 wins, 2 ties, and 0 loses. It is the second time in four years that the Harbor High Boys Varsity Soccer Team has won the SCCAL league.
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Harbor High School Wins State-wide Gold Ribbon Award and is recognized as a Title 1 Academic Achieving School!
02/23/2016
This article was posted as a Featured Case Study by Mitch Weathers of OrganizedBinder https://organizedbinder.com/2016/02/15/harbor-high-school-wins-gold-ribbon-award/: Two years ago Harbor High School implemented Organized Binder:Teacher. The effort, lead by principal Dick Davis, has been the model of a faculty committing to a reform initiative. All of the teachers who have participated in Organized Binder have committed to trainings, follow-up sessions, and implementing the system with fidelity and the results show their efforts. This past year Harbor High School was awarded the Gold Ribbon Award and received an additional award for being a Title I Academic Achieving School. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said, "These schools are academically successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching." You can see other Harbor High School highlights here. BACKGROUND When principal Davis got the news that Harbor was being given these prestigious awards he contacted us to share the good news. He sent us a letter explaining that Harbor's application was focused on the school's work with Organized Binder. Excerpts from his letter are below: FEEDBACK "Big Picture: Building student-ness through using structures - Organized Binder", a letter to Organized Binder from Dick Davis, principal of Harbor HIgh School. "The Gold Ribbon visit forced us to examine our work with the Organized Binder. We built our application for this statewide recognition based on our implementation of Organized Binder. As we worked on our application "To build Student-ness" sounded good on paper; As we found out this week it is real. We are building student-ness using this system of organization. Organized Binder is guiding students to learning organization skills and helping teachers structure their lessons. For the visit we gathered ten students to meet with the folks from the County Office, this is what they had to say: “The most impressive part was that when we asked “what part of the binder has helped you the most” we got five different answers. This made us think that Organized Binder is working on many different levels and helping kids who have different needs. Some kids felt the Weekly Lifeline (Page B) was the most helpful because it kept them centered on the key area of the class. Students liked that they got a chance to think about the lesson in the Learning Log. They also said it helped them study for the test. Some students said that the Agenda (Page C) helped them stay on top of the assignments while others talked about the Academic Toolkit (Page F) as being the section that helped them the most because they could refer to it to do homework and to study for tests.” Our Gold Ribbon visitors noted that the students had a common language to talk about their classes - "they all knew what a C Page was and they all could talk about the Academic Toolkit and they knew that class starts with a Kick-off prompt and that it ends with a Learning Log that reflects on what they learned during the period." They also reported that the students were incredibly proud of their binders. It was their work. They could "see" that they were learning something by the volume alone. In writing up their gleanings from talking with the teachers, they noted that the teachers felt that Organized Binder had an impact on their teaching: Teachers agreed using the binder pushed them to have a purpose for each lesson, to prepare a prompt for the starter that related to the previous day or previewed the lesson. They also talked about how the Learning Log (Page B) pushed them to think about a closing question or activity each day. It was clear to them that the Weekly Lifeline (Page B) was a powerful formative assessment and that it was obvious from their class visits that teachers used both the opener and the closure as ways to check for understanding. “In one class it was clear that the teacher had to re-evaluate based on the way that several students responded to the opening Kick-off prompt.” We discussed the impact Organized Binder has on the instructional norms that we have set for ourselves at Harbor High School: • Setting the Purpose • Checking for Understanding • Student Engagement All three of these instructional norms are embedded in the structure that is set up by using Organized Binder. Along these lines, one parent whose son is Special Education and struggles with organization, said that her son not only knows when the tests are in his classes that use Organized Binder, but that for the first time he seems to know what to study in those classes! We have done a lot and its impact has been bigger than I had realized. Students were more focused and were feeling more supported in those classes that were using this system. After our Gold Ribbon visitors left, I had a moment to clean up the office and was glancing at the binder that we put together for their visit. Looking at the timeline of implementation, I saw again that this was only our second year with this tool... Dick Davis"
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Harbor's GSE Grow Garden Student Exchange Project
02/11/2016
This past weekend over 35 people joined Harbor's Grow Quad garden work day for it's 3rd annual exchange student visit. Students from Global Student Embassy's partnership programs in Ecuador and Nicaragua visited with Harbor's GSE and Grow Quad clubs to prepare our food forrest, getting it ready for Spring. Students from Soquel and Santa Cruz high were in attendance as well, bridging the gap between the three high schools in our district! Students worked on art projects for the garden, building a retaining wall to help stop water based erosion, weeding, and planting cover crop seed. Our AP Spanish students were also able to work on their Seal of Biliteracy by volunteering and practicing their Spanish with our Ecuadorian and Nicaraguan students. To check out the article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel about the event, click here! For more information about Harbor's Grow Quad garden, please visit www.growquad.org.
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Harbor Student Store Opens!
02/02/2016
The Student Store is now open every Friday at lunch in front of the finance office. Stop by and grab pirate apparel to show your school spirit! Beanies are $15, socks are $12, harbor lanyards are $10, pirate pride bags are $5, and pirate eye patches are $1. Arrrrrrr!
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Support Harbor High Students!
Pledge Drive 2016
01/29/2016
Support Harbor High, Build Student's Futures. Harbor High students deserve a great education. Please make a tax-deductible donation today. Your donations will go towards improving educational resources and services in academics, arts, student life, and athletics.
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Latino Role Models Conference 2016
01/12/2016
Saturday, January 30th marks the 6th annual Latino Role Model Conference. This exciting event brings together Latino professionals from a variety of careers to show students and their parents that they can achieve their dreams and to promote a "college going culture." Students and parents are invited to meet with great Latinos who will share with you the key to success. This event has grown so much in popularity that it will be at the Crocker Theater at Cabrillo College. Lunch is included in the conference!
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Harbor Hosts College Fair 1/25
Out-Of-State College Fair Comes to Harbor High
01/12/2016
An exciting college event will be hosted by Harbor High on January 25th. The college fair is organized by the Regional Admission Counselors of California, promoting out-of-state educational opportunities for Californians. The informational event includes: Options that exist beyond California for college Benefits of out of state schools Examples of scholarship opportunities Financial aid and costs Student life and diversity How to find your "match" school This event is not just for Harbor students. All parents and students who are in interested should attend on Monday, January 25th from 6:30-8:30 in the Harbor MPR at 300 La Fonda Ave, Santa Cruz.
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Donna Marie Stahl
Congratulations, ROP Teacher Donna Marie Stahl!
12/01/2015
Donna Marie Stahl was nominated by the Santa Cruz County ROP program as their Educator of the Year nominee for 2015. Donna Marie teaches Medical Technology and Health Careers at Harbor High School and has been with ROP for 6 ½ years. Last night she represented ROP at the Educator of the Year Dinner at Seascape Golf Course in Aptos. Donna Marie, congratulations and thank you for your excellent service.
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Rene Ohana
Congratulations, English teacher Rene Ohana!
12/01/2015
Congratulations to Rene for her nomination of Region Five Educator of the Year. Her leadership, vision and energy has been a force school wide; her work in the classroom is masterful. Twenty minutes in Rene’s class revitalizes the observer—her connection to students builds student confidence as they approach the work Rene crafts for them. Done with joy and patience, skill and creativity, her class exemplifies what it means to be student centered and academically focused.
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