HHS PTSA invites our students to submit entries for the 2022-23 Reflections Art Competition. This year's theme is "Show Your Voice!" Entries will be accepted in six categories: Dance Choreography; Film Production; Literature; Music Composition; Photography; and Visual Arts. There is also a Special Artist division for students with disabilities. School winners will advance to regional and national competitions. Please see flyer HERE. Entry deadline is Oct 10.
Homestead High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is proud to be an integral part of the success of Homestead High School. We invite all students, parents and teachers to become members. Together we will support our students' educational journey!
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October 23 (all day) Join us at Mod Pizza at Cupertino location (10815 N Wolfe Rd, Suite 106) all day and support the Homestead High School Class of 2023 Grad Night party. Show flyer when ordering in restaurant or use code “MODF8814” when ordering online. Flyer A portion of your purchases from these fundraisers will contribute to making the 2023 Grad Night Party a memorable event for our seniors.
HHS PTSA funds programs, learning aids, scholarships, experiences, facilities enhancements, financial aid and more for HHS students. We can't do it without you! Don't forget to check if your employer will match donations. DONATE HERE.
The Homestead PTSA wants you!! -- to be part of the community. PTSA funds programs, learning aids, financial aid, scholarships, experiences, special events and more for our students. Use THIS LINK.
HHS PTSA board wants to hear from you! Please fill out THIS SURVEY to help us choose programs that are most interesting to our community.
The HHS Parents' Forum is an online forum to ask all your school-related questions and get answers from other parents. Sign up HERE.
The mission of the Homestead High School PTSA is to support the educational journey of HHS students. Our HHS PTSA Board is excited to help achieve this mission and to collaborate together to be a resource for our parents, teachers and students.
The PTSA supports HHS with numerous grants for special equipment, student programs, parent education speakers, student enrichment and support for graduation party/events. The PTSA coordinates SAT Prep classes, provides the Reflections art competition, awards student scholarships, and supports advocacy for continued school funding. Your PTSA membership dues and donations fund all these educational programs for our student and parent community (note that the Grad Night Party's fundraising is separate from the Direct Appeal, which funds the rest of what we do.) The HHS PTSA is part of the Cupertino Fremont Sunnyvale PTA Council and the California Sixth District PTA.
We can only be successful with your support and participation. We welcome and request your involvement. What's in it for you? Awareness of what's happening at the school and knowing that you can make a difference for the students at Homestead.
Parents, students and teachers are encouraged to become members.
Please click the buttons at the top of the page to join and to donate.
EXECUTIVE Board for School year 2022-23
- President: Harita Menon
- Executive Vice President/Volunteer Coordinator:
- Treasurer: Cristina Milesi
- Secretary: Douglas Kunz
- VP Membership: Christine Mahimainathan
- VP Communications: Carmel Johnson
- Parliamentarian: Nanette Jackson
- Auditor: Ashley Zhang
- Historian: Mike Ferris
- GNP Chairs: Emily Lucas & Connie Wu
- Financial Secretary: Anitha Manohar
- VP Student Programs: Aarthi Ramaswamy
PTSA committees for School year 2022/23 - looking for volunteers
- Grad Night Party (GNP)
- Job Shadow
- SAT/ACT Coordinator
- Graduation Events & Senior Celebration
See description of all the committee roles HERE
Support our Students’ Educational Journey
In this time of uncertainty and new challenges, our school is working on new ways to support students. Though classes are held remotely, more resources and opportunities are instrumental to make this year a success. Your donations help support the school where state funding is not adequate. These are some of the results of the PTSA Direct Appeal:
● Donated $10K towards the Mac Lab upgrade, with more to come
● Purchased equipment and lab supplies for AP classes
● Purchased textbooks and AP text prep books
● Hosted a staff appreciation day for our faculty and staff
● Co-sponsorship of the multicultural festival with ASB that raised over $3k to fund student clubs
● Co-sponsorship of “Beyond the Blue” disability awareness and fundraising week
● Collaboration with ASB on the food pantry and clothing store
● Awarded need based scholarships to facilitate student participation in extracurricular events and competitions and college application tests
● Approved the purchase of organizational planners for all students for the coming year
● Purchased a new color printer for the Journalism department to support the school’s color printing needs
● Presented speakers on topics including student safety, physical and mental health, and more
Please join our Homestead HS community in providing additional resources to academic classes and other activities. All contributions directly support our HHS students and teachers. YOUR voice and donations matter, please consider getting involved and making a contribution.
Our goal is to raise $65,000 to support the students and community & increase our impact. All parents and students are encouraged to become a PTSA member and donate.
YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT REACHES EVERY STUDENT AT HHS! Please consider donating $250 or any amount that you can to support our students
● OR, if you prefer, you can make a check payable to Homestead High School PTSA and bring it to the school office or mail it to HHS PTSA, Homestead High School, 21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino, CA 95014.
● Donate through a charitable fund or online platform. Look for Tax ID 94-2893234. Check if your company offers corporate matching!
If your workplace offers matching employer donations, please apply for it. Last year 20% of our income came from corporate matching! Additionally, contact your tax advisor to determine if your donation is tax deductible.
PTSA BOARD POSITIONS
Click on any position below to see the job description. The President, Treasurer and Secretary are the three essential positions.
PTSA committees for School year 2021/22 - looking for volunteers
- Grad Night Party
- Job Shadow
- SAT/ACT Coordinator
- Graduation Events - Baccalaureate, Leis, Water
See the description of all the committee roles HERE
To join any of our committees or our board please, contact us.
Class of 2023 Grad Night Party: June 8, 2023
What is the Grad Night Party (GNP)?
The GNP is an all-night celebration for seniors following the graduation ceremony.
Grad Night Party is held at a secret off-campus location, where the students can participate in fun activities all night with their friends and not have to worry about driving or organizing their plans. The location is kept secret until right before the party to keep the party secure. The party is held in a different spot each year, but it's always a safe, secure, chaperoned environment for our seniors to enjoy one last big night with their graduating class. A great send-off for our wonderful students!
$175 - Early Bird Rate until Jan 31
$200 - Regular Rate (Feb 1 - May 25)
Buy early and increase your chance of winning a $250 value raffle prize!
Funding for GNP is 100% through ticket sales and fundraising.
Scholarships: a limited number of scholarships will be available. Information will be available soon. Extra donations to support student scholarships are gladly accepted.
Buy Your Ticket: Ticket and waiver forms will be available on the PTSA section of the school website at the start of the 2022-23 school year. An announcement will be circulated via school email when ticket sales go live. Payments are accepted online or by check or cash.
Join the Planning Committee: If you are interested in volunteering to help plan the Grad Night Party please contact us via the email below.
2023 GNP Co-chairs: Connie Wu & Emily Lucas
Homestead’s Grad Night Party is patterned after a nation-wide movement established by MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving). Known as “Project Graduation,” parents come together to host an all-night celebration free from alcohol/drugs. The elimination of separate graduation parties keeps our community safe at a time when our grads are most at risk of becoming drunk/impaired driving victims.
- College test prep - PSAT, SAT, ACT
- Special Offers for HHS Students
- Job Shadow Day
- Grad Night Party
- Substance abuse awareness
- Career Day
- Honorary Service Awards
- Senior Scholarships
- Senior Awards Night
- Teacher Appreciation
- Support HHS with you Amazon and OfficeMax purchases
The Graduation Party, a Homestead tradition that is hosted by the parents of seniors, provides a safe celebration after the graduation ceremony. This all-night-party at a secret, off-site location followed by a campfire breakfast in the quad, gives our students a wonderful memory of their senior year at Homestead High School.
See more information by going to the GNP tab at the upper navigation menu
The PTSA helps sponsor and provides volunteer support for this award winning program which shows students the very real and deadly consequences of driving while impaired.
The Alcohol Awareness Program offers real-life experience without the real-life risks. This emotionally charged program is designed to dramatically show teenagers the dangers of drinking and driving. This powerful program will challenge students to think about drinking, personal safety and the responsibility of making mature decisions when lives are involved.
Baccalaureate, held a few days prior to graduation, is a time for Seniors to come together as a class and reflect on their four years at Homestead. Despite being held in a church, it is not a religious ceremony. The ceremony includes both instrumentals and vocals by Homestead students, and student and faculty speakers. PTSA sponsors this event, including a light reception following the ceremony.
The PTSA Honorary Service Award Program recognizes the service and dedication of volunteers who have gone above and beyond for our school. The HSA Program includes the Very Special Person, Honorary Service, Continuing Service, and the Golden Oak Service Awards. A donation to the HSA Program Funds is contributed on behalf of each winner. These funds support the California State PTA scholarship and grant programs. Since the program was founded in 1965, the California State PTA has awarded more than $4,000,000 in student loans, scholarships and grants.
Honorary Service Awards (HSA) are available to recognize the service and dedication of both individuals and organizations. Each year the Homestead High School PTSA recognizes outstanding service to our children and youth in our community.
Please send in your nomination for any of the awards below with the following information:
Name of Nominee:
Nominee Contact: (phone and email)
Award nominated for:
Please tell us why you are nominating this person:
Contact: (phone and email)
Deadline for Nominations: March 8, 2019
Please send nominations to: Vinutha Shettigar
We are currently taking nominations for the following awards:
- Very Special Person Award (VSP) – This award is given to recognize an individual or organization for their service to PTSA.
- Honorary Service Award (HSA) – This award is given to recognize an individual or organization for outstanding service to children and youth in your community, going above and beyond what is asked of them.
- Continuing Service Award (CSA) – This award is given to recognize an individual or organization for ongoing or long-time service to children and youth, providing support year after year.
- Outstanding Teacher Award (OTA) – This award may be given to recognize a teacher for outstanding service to children and youth through PTA, school, or community.
- Outstanding Administrator Award (OAA) – This award may be given to recognize an administrator for outstanding service to children and youth through PTA, school, or the community.
- Golden Oak Service Award (GOSA) – This award is given to recognize, as the most prestigious of the Honorary Service Awards, an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in a school or community.
The Reflections program is a National PTA arts recognition and achievement program. It recognizes students for their contributions in four categories: literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts. All Homestead students are eligible to participate.
Students are welcome to submit entries for the SY 2021/22 Refelections - SEE FLYER
Staff appreciation brunch is sponsored by the PTSA at the end of the first semester. This is a great way to say “Thank You” to the staff who work with and support our students. Volunteers are asked to donate entrees, sides, desserts and beverages or their time to help serve brunch to our dedicated and wonderful staff.
HHS PTSA works with leading vendors to bring discounted test preparation opportunities to HHS students. Here are some of the options available for HHS students in the summer and fall of 2022:
SAT Prep: The Princeton Review offers discounted online SAT prep for the Aug 27 2022 and Oct 1 2022 test dates. Please see the Summer SAT Prep Flyer and the Fall SAT Prep Flyer for dates and further information, including a discount code.
SAT & ACT Practice Tests: Revolution Prep offers SAT and ACT mock tests. Register HERE for:
SAT mock test July 14, 2022
ACT mock test July 24, 2022
Register HERE for:
SAT mock test Sept 10, 2022
ACT mock test Sept 17, 2022
For questions contact PTSA prep HERE.
Job Shadow Day is an event the HHS puts on to give students a real-life look at a day in the life of a working adult. We connect HHS students with local professionals in a variety of fields so they can spend time with them, learn what they do, ask questions and get insights into what qualifications are required for the role, the kind of work, growth opportunities etc.
Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 are eligible to participate. If interested, please fill out the student survey. The students are matched with the host based on availability and interest on a first-come-first-serve basis.
We try our best to get hosts from a variety of fields. This is possible only with the help of the parent community at Homestead. Parents interested in hosting or helping with finding hosts, please fill out the host survey. Your student/s will get priority.
We will be announcing the date for Job Shadow Day after the start of the school year. For questions please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Homestead HS PTSA is inviting students to explore the Arts and express themselves by submitting an artwork to The National PTA Reflections.
- Entries are accepted in six categories. Check the Student Packet for rules and entry form.
- All students will be recognized locally for their participation. Winning entries will continue to advance to the Council, District, State and National levels.
- The HHS Reflections Program is held virtually this year. Entries should be submitted via this FORM to HHS PTSA between SEP 15 to OCT 15.
- For inspiration visit last year's Art Gallery and learn more about the Awards. Questions? Contact us at email@example.com
The recording of Dr Ram Rao's presentation, "Reclaiming your Health: The Mind-Body Nexus" is now available on the PTSA Youtube Channel HERE. Please note that a few seconds of the presentation are missing from the beginning of the recording.
A recording of the Jan 19 workshop by Impact Teen Drivers is available HERE.
A recording of our Nov 10 speaker (Let's Talk About Sex (Because Your Kids Are) is available now on HHS' YouTube channel.
The video of Dr. Ronesh Sinha's presentation "Science Based Lifestyle Strategies to Reduce Risk for Families During Covid-19" from the Sept 14 GA meeting is now available. Watch the presentation here.
Dr. Ronesh Sinha, author of The South Asian Health Solution, is an internal medicine physician for Palo Alto Medical Foundation who runs a lifestyle clinic focused on reversing insulin resistance. He is also an expert in corporate wellness and serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Silicon Valley Employer Forum where he is a global adviser to over 55 major Silicon Valley companies on health and wellness strategies. He blogs actively on health at culturalhealthsolutions.com and recently launched the Meta Health podcast where he uses creative storytelling to teach listeners about health and metabolism. His free Covid-19 survival guide has been used by families worldwide to guide lifestyle strategies to reduce the risks from COVID.
Speaker Events for 2020-21 School Year
Watch the Marijuana & Vaping webinar recording - Expert Debbie Berndt explains marijuana and vaping use, current scientific understanding, and specific strategies for middle and high school parents, guardians, and adult family members. Recorded on 2/9/2021.
Watch the The How of Happiness webinar recording - We all want our kids to be happy. But can teenagers managing academic and social pressures, not to mention hormones, during a pandemic find happiness? And is it possible to build habits that will support long-term happiness? Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., is an expert on happiness and the author of three books on the subject including, The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want. Recorded on 2/1/2021.
6:45-8 pm September 16, 2020
At this event, we will share with you what was already sponsored this year and ask you to approve further funds release (10 min) then we will introduce our guest speaker - Dr. Ron Sinha. (45 min. presentation & 15 min. Q&A).
The Topic is - Optimizing Family Emotional Health and Fitness During Covid-19
Dr. Sinha is bringing his popular Covid-19 health and fitness seminar to local schools, where he covers some of the following topics:
- Understanding Covid's basic operating system
- Exercise tailored to reduce Covid-19 risk
- How to improve posture and fitness while you study and work from home
- Techniques to help lower stress and improve resilience in a pandemic
- Specific eating strategies, nutrients, and resources to help combat Covid-19
Dr. Ronesh Sinha is a physician for Palo Alto Medical Foundation who leads corporate wellness for major Silicon Valley companies. He is author of The South Asian Health Solution and blogs actively on health and wellness at culturalhealthsolutions.com where he has created Covid-19 resources being used worldwide, such as his free Covid resource guide.
7-8:30 pm October 21, 2020 Registration information coming soon!
The screening of this new and important movie is a collaborative effort between the PTSAs of HHS, MVHS, LHS and the FUHS Foundation - we are proud to work together to bring information and resources to our community.
This film examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and what we can do to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age. Watch the movie trailer.
Following the movie, we will have a panel with FUHSD Associate Superintendent Trudy Gross, Homestead HS Principal Greg Giglio, Ms. Sarah Lloyd Homestead HS school based therapist, and Dr. Ronesh Sinha about the challenges our students experience and how can we better support them.
The Homestead HS PTSA invites you to join us for a virtual conversation with FUHSD Superintendent Polly Bove on September 23rd, 7-8 pm.
Superintendent Bove will provide general information about the parcel tax renewal that will be on the ballot in November and will be available to answer questions about our district and future plans.
To address the things that are most interesting to our community we invite you to submit questions in advance and we will try to get to as many questions as possible during the meeting.
PAST EVENTS SY 2020/21
4-5 pm September 2, 2020 Reserve your spot.
How do you fill out the UC application so it best reflects you and your accomplishments?
Learn about the University of California Undergraduate Admissions process, what the UC Application requires and tips how to best represent your true self. Hosted by Melanie David, Bay Area Regional Representative for UC Davis Undergraduate Admissions. Register HERE
Melanie David works for UC Davis Undergraduate Admissions for six and a half years. She has been the Bay Area Regional Representative for the last three years and looking forward to helping you.
SY 2019/20 Events
Wednesday, January 29, 6:45 pm @ the Homestead HS I-hub.
A career prosecutor serving as a Deputy District Attorney for Santa Clara County for the last 18 years. As a trial prosecutor, she has tried juvenile crimes, violent felonies, domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, crimes against children and 3 Strikes life cases.
Angela is a regular lecturer, presenter and instructor in the areas of digital safety, sex crimes, technology, and juvenile law expert in Internet Safety, She will share with students and parents how to be safe on the internet and what you should NEVER post. Some of the topics covered will be:
- "Digital reputation".
- How can this information be used by colleges, coaches, and employers
- Social media activity, reality check, and dangers.
- Safeguarding yourself in group chats and social media groups
- Consequences & laws in legislation around sending, sharing, snapping, and receiving inappropriate texts/pictures as well as engaging in public forums and more
This event is open to all parents and students.
Safe Teen Driving Event
SPONSORED BY HOMESTEAD PTSA In conjunction with the West Valley Patrol Division Traffic Unit , Cupertino Safe Routes To School, and Homestead HS Administration
Join us for an event on Traffic Safety, sponsored by Homestead PTSA and in conjunction with the West Valley Patrol Division Traffic Unit, Cupertino Safe Routes To School, and the Homestead HS Administration. Learn about:
- Teen driving
- Sharing the road
- Updates from the Homestead Corridor Task Force
- Safe access to campus and upcoming traffic improvement projects around school
Stop by the information tables to ask questions and learn more:
- City Representatives
- HHS Safe Routes to School
- Homestead Corridor
- Biking Club
9/25 Author Harlan Cohen Join New York Times Bestselling Author and College Life Expert Harlan Cohen as he delivers 5 Simple Rules For Parents. During this interactive, humorous, and engaging event, Harlan will help parents and students know what’s coming in college and how to prepare in high school. Cohen shares the latest facts, stats, and strategies to reduce stress and prepare families for all the changes ahead. All high school parents and students are welcome. As sitting is restricted please Reserve your spot(s).
9/18 Roadmap to College - an event for seniors and their guardians
10/2 Roadmap to College - an event for 9-11th graders and their guardians
Roadmap to College will help you understand the college application process can be overwhelming and intimidating for both parents and students. There are myriad decisions and conflicting information that can be extremely stressful. Join us for a workshop that will provide an understanding of the application process for the senior class, and help reduce the stress of getting through it all.
The session will focus on topics that are important to seniors:
- Profiling/Selecting the right college
- Submission strategies
- Writing effective essays
- Selecting a Major/Career
- College interviews
- Insights on how to manage the stress of the process
- List of useful resources
8/29 College Students Panel - application advice from HHS alumni
SY 2018/19 Events
Sharing advice from the College Transition Panel
Panelist Traci Oberman shared with us tips for dorm shopping, health and privacy forms, and other things we should all know! See her Transition Tips Doc
Seniors, Parents and Supporters - please join us for a College Transition Panel
Moderated by: Principal Giglio
When: April 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
A panel of HHS alumni parents with experience of navigating through UCs, CSUs, public and private Universities will help you plan and understand the transition into college life.
This panel will respond to question submitted through the PANEL FORM, some of the topics are;
- How to choose dorms and meal plans
- Getting along with a roommate - what is acceptable, what to do if it is uncomfortable.
- What to prepare - HIPPA, Power of Attorney forms, medical information authorization, credit card, and credit history.
- What should I pack/not pack?
- Academic supports, changing a major, tips for a successful transition
- Concerns and advice for dealing with parties, alcohol, and drugs.
Vapes & Teens - What Parents, Students & Supporters Need to Know!
Please join the HHS PTSA & Principal Giglio/Administration for the Speaker Series discussion on Vapes & Teens - What Parents & Supporters Need to Know!
Note: This is a repeat performance of the morning Speaker Session held in February. If you missed the presentation you can find the Slides HERE.
When: March 20, 2019, 6:45pm - HHS Cafeteria
Did you know - In Santa Clara County:
- Over 20% of youth (8th grade and younger) have tried or currently vape, smoke marijuana and/or use e-cigs.
- The number rises to 37% by the time students are seniors nationwide.
- Devices and products used are so discreet that many parents/supporters don’t know what to look for.
During this presentation, we will review the following:
- New product trends, health effects, addiction risks, and more.
- Why youth are using, and what parents/supporters can look for to know if their teen is using.
- Prevention resources and tactics to help parents, supporters, and students prevent or help stop any of these substance abuses.
Parent/Supporter Q&A session
Parents, Students, Supporters, Guardians, School Staff and the Community are encouraged to attend this free event.
Brought to you by the HHS PTSA
Recording of this event from Sep 2020 is available HERE
Recording of this event from July 2020 is available HERE
Many HHS alums are happy to connect with current students and give advice about their campus and college experience. You can find more information HERE
We welcome more video so please EMAIL US video and help us connect with more alumni
As more alums sign up to connect with students and (hopefully) send videos please check back soon for updates.
Homestead HS graduates shared video with college transition advice. Thank you awesome alums and please stay connected with our community!
- Valerie Hu Class of 2019 - About my campus Cornell University, college transition and more
- Ashley Nave Class of 2013 - About my campus Grand Canyon University
- Shauli Bar-On Class of 2017 - the class of Covid-19
- Julia Verbrugge Class of 2016 - About my campus Chico State and why did I choose it (+ surprise at the end)
- Lauren Lowe Class of 2019 - About my campus Stanford University
- Liliana Adler Class of 2016 - About my campus SJSU and navigating college.
- Rie Ohta Class of 2016 - About my campus Carnegie Mellon University
- Sofia Olsson Class of 2016 - About my campus University of Redlands and transition to college
- Nadav Bronicki Class of 2019 - About my campus UC Berkeley
- Anne He Class of 2018 - Transition to college (Washington University in St. Louis)
- Emily Cai Class of 2016 - Transition to college (MIT)
- Shauli Bar-On Class of 2017 - Transition to college (USC)
- Matei Predescu Class of 2017 - Transition to college (Oberlin)
- Ryan Wu Class of 2018 - Transition to college (UCLA)
- Yannik Omictin Class of 2017 - choosing a major/college (George Washington University)
Continuing Service Award: This award is given to recognize an individual or organization for ongoing or long-time service to children and youth, providing support year after year.
- Maya Bronicki, Parent - For her involvement with HHS school events and activities over many years. She has organized school events; hosted graduation and teacher appreciation events; volunteered with PTSA, FBLA, Book Fair, and Safe Routes to School; and helped raise funds and organize PTSA Food Pantry during covid.
- Reid Meyers, Parent - For her dedication to HHS community since 2015 in many capacities, including Volunteer Coordinator, 2021 GNP chair, marketing specialist, Staff Appreciation, and Every 15 Minutes. Reid always brings her positive attitude and works to troubleshoot and collaborate with everyone.
- Traci Oberman, Parent - For being a long-time volunteer in the community and HHS by organizing and hosting events, volunteering with sports activities, and supporting staff and students.
- Malia Pires, Reach Potential Movement - For helping underserved youth and their families by offering after school tutoring, college tours, dance classes, summer camps; and organizing events that prove books, supplies, and food.
- Rocio Stavoli, Staff - For her dedication to supporting all English learners and their families at HHS. She connects on a personal level with each student and supports them academically and emotionally. She is a long-time supporter of students, school, and PTSA and is a caring, strong advocate. She has been instrumental to the success of the Job Shadow Program and the PTSA Food Pantry.
Honorary Service Award: This award is given to recognize an individual or organization for outstanding service to children and youth in our community, going above and beyond what is asked of them.
- HHS Food Services Team - For their dedication to providing meals and lunches to the local community during this very challenging year by preparing 2800 meals a week and 600 grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches every day for in-person students.
- Samuel Fung, Teacher - For being an understanding and compassionate teacher, empathizing with students, and willing to accommodate for unusual situations. Mr. Fung is always available after school and during breaks to clarify concepts or chat about chemistry topics not covered in class, and he makes sure the Science Olympiad team is well-prepared for tournaments.
- Nicole Goodwin, Parent - For her many years of leading and volunteering at HHS including Staff Appreciation, Job Shadow, and GNP as a co-chair. This is her last year as a parent at HHS, and her positive attitude and willingness to support any need will be missed.
- Sharlene Liu, Parent - For her involvement with the HHS parent community, student wellness and mental health, bike safety, and covid reopening plans.
- Toby Mockler and HHS Facilities Team - For spending many hours and much energy supporting the PTSA and the Food Pantry this year by setting up food collections and distrubitions, providing the PTSA a safe space to pack and organize safely, and arranging storage space. They always help PTSA set up events by providing tables, chairs, extension cords, and more. Toby and his team not only go above and beyond, they always do it with a smile.
- Alice Rick, Teacher - For her dedication to teaching and for giving her time to provide feedback on homework assignments and detailed feedback on the tests.
Outstanding Teacher Award: This award is given to recognize a teacher for outstanding service to children and youth through PTA, school, or community.
- John Burn - For providing the best possible band experience to his students during the pandemic. He helped students learn and perform their parts to the best of their abilities, even though band was extremely difficult through online learning. Mr Burn made his class engaging and continued to push us to practice our instruments and strive to better ourselves through the pandemic.
- Shawn Southerd - For being a good role model and a great teacher who shows whole-hearted care and love. He is the math club advisor and contributes his time to coach and proctor numerous math contests and registers school teams for other contests, which has allowed students who love math the opportunity to connect with each other during this difficult year.
Outstanding Administrator Award: This award is given to recognize an administrator for outstanding service to children and youth through PTA, school, or the community.
- Dean Anthony Nguyen - For his willingness to help many students, organize pods, and facilitate meetings to bring students back to campus in person.
- Dean Maria Trejo - For her striving to make HHS an inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist learning environment for all students by leading the Equity Task Force, creating several Wednesday advisories, creating the Student Safety Report, and running the Los Padres and Parents of Black Students parent groups.