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Healdsburg Junior High School
315 Grant Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Bill Halliday, Principal
Erika McGuire, Asst Principal


(707) 431-3410 Main Office
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Attendance Hotline
(707) 431-3412

Are you interested in a weekly progress report for your child?

Please check out this link to get instructions on how to download it from Aeries, our student information system.

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is a web-based program which provides parents with information about their students through our secure server. Instructions for creating an account are attached (English, Spanish) .

In order to create an account you must obtain Information from the school office. Please contact Suzy at 431-3410.

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Parent Annual Notification 2014-2015

Click here for the Annual Notice to Parents. Please download and review this material, then sign and return the 'Acknowledgement of Parent or Guardian of Annual Rights Notification' form attached and return it to the school office. If you would like a paper copy of the Annual Notification Information, please contact Debbie Odetto at 431-3488 or dodetto@husd.com.

Outstanding Student Awards Night

Please mark your calendars for the HJH Outstanding Student Awards Night May 27, in the gym at 7:00 p.m. This is a night to honor our students who will receive recognition for their academic, attendance and community service accomplishments. Please join us for this special evening!

Last Week Finals Schedule

Monday, June 1, Regular Day/3:00 dismissal

 

Tuesday, June 2, Minimum Day/1:30 dismissal

Final Periods 1, 3 and 5

 

Wednesday, June 3, Minimum Day/1:30 dismissal

Final Periods 2, 4, and 6

 

Thursday, June 4, Minimum Day/1:30 dismissal

8th Grade Breakfast

Promotion Practice 12:30 dismissal

6/7th grade field trip @ HHS Pool

Career Day 2015

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Career Day was a fantastic day giving our students the opportunity to hear from professionals from a variety of fields. A huge thank you to all who gave their time!

Short Film "I am Alexa"

Healdsburg Junior High Student Films Selected for Short Film Festival

 

March 13, 2015Four short films created by Healdsburg Junior High students were selected for Sonoma County of Education’s Five Minute Film Festival. All Sonoma County K-12 students were invited to submit a short film that focused on the theme of growth. A judging panel reviewed 127 film submissions and selected the top 15 films to debut at the Third Street Cinema in Santa Rosa the evening of March 16, 2015.


Teachers Lillian Fonseca and Bella Barclay incorporated the film projects into their student’s Project Based Inquiry Language Arts curriculum. Beginning in January, students began to research the theme of growth to write their film proposal, script, and storyboards. Teachers and students learned how to use technical film editing tools and software to create their short films. Students were able to work independently or collaboratively depending on their project scope.


"At HUSD, we believe that students learn best when they are inspired and engaged," said Jeff Harding, HUSD Superintendent. "The film project initiative taken by our teachers is a perfect example of the integration of academics and technology to create motivating project based learning that teaches relevant 21st century skills."


“I witnessed students have that aha moment,” said Bill Halliday, Healdsburg Junior High Principal. "A subject they didn’t consider relevant suddenly became interesting as they discovered the relevance of classroom learning to tell their own stories on film.”


Films were selected based on the film’s connection to the topic of growth, storytelling, educational content, and creativity. Healdsburg Junior High’s selected films are: 

  • "I Am Alexa" by Alexa Bail
  • "Change By Change" by Mia Palmieri
  • Growth of Art" by Jomei Tillis and Joel Castro
  • "Ain't I a Woman" by Chloe Robson, Sirena Licea and  Beatriz Savin

All Healdsburg Junior High student films may be viewed at http://bit.ly/HJHFonsecaFilms and http://bit.ly/HJHBarclayFilms.


“When one thinks back to their middle school years, they remember the times when they had the opportunity to shine, ” said Lillian Fonseca and Bella Barclay, HJH teachers. “The film project was a powerful and inspiring moment that all of our students will carry with them for the rest of their lives.”

More information about The Five Minute Film Festival: www.scoe.org/pub/htdocs/21c-film.html
 

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Today: 5/26/15
6:30 PM Governing Council Mtg

"Our Futures So Bright!”...

This is the HJH theme for the 2014-15 school yearbook. You can still purchase a yearbook. Pick up an order form in the school office. Yearbooks are $35 and once they sell out, they are no longer available.
 

Celebration Dance

All students are invited to attend the last dance of the year on Thursday, June 4 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. after the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony. The dance is FREE for all 8th graders and $5.00 at the door for 6th and 7th graders.

  • Students must have their Student Identification Cards with them for entry into the dance. A student who does not have an ID card should go to the office PRIOR to the school dance to get a new ID card.   
  • Students must arrive at the dance by 9:00. After that time they must be escorted to the door by a parent.
  • Students need to be picked up at 10:30 p.m. Parents please be on time.
  • All school rules apply at school dances, including Dress Code.

Attention 6th Grade Parents

Is your student ready for 7th grade? A whooping cough booster shot (Tdap) is now required before starting 7th grade. Don’t wait until the last minute. Make an appointment with your doctor now and beat the rush. Proof of immunization must be received by the school office before the first day of school or your student will not be given their class schedule. If you have any questions please contact our school nurse, Maya Missakian, at 431-3582 or mmissakian@husd.com

Counseling News

Testing time is here and we all know how stressful it can be on students. In addition to getting enough sleep and eating a healthy breakfast, here are a few tips to help them get through it smoothly!

Wake up early enough: Wake up your student early enough to avoid rushing. Set a back-up alarm if needed.

Make room for downtime:  Try to allow your student to have time to relax, breathe and do something fun. It's important to balance testing with some free time.

Testing isn't everything: Remind your student that they are more than a test score. Testing is important but shouldn't determine how they feel about themselves. Ask them how they felt about the test and show your unconditional support.

As always, please contact me with any questions/concerns regarding your student at bcarlson@husd.com or 431.3410. Thank you!

Getting Ready for Spring

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8th grade AVID students participate in Read Across America

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