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Balboa Book Group 

Choose a free book for summer reading from one of ALA's Top Ten for 2016.

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Read it and we'll talk about it in August!

Calendar Reminders

Thursday, April 21

  Balboa Alumni Annual Meeting

Friday, April 30

  Prom 7 - 11 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4

  Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Tuesday, May 10

  PTSA End-Of Year Celebration

Friday, May 20

  End of 6th Grading Period

Wednesday, May 25

  Move Up Celebration 10:30 a.m.- Noon 

  Balboa Graduation 2 p.m.  - 

Thursday, May 26

  Last Day of Spring Semester!

Balboa Parents and Guardians

Register for a SchoolLoop parent account to keep track of your student's progress.

You can sign up for daily emails as well.

You will need your student's ID number which you can get from Ms Molly in the library.

Email me or call me in the library (415) 469-4098.

JOIN THE BALBOA PTSA

SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016

 

Adults: $10/year

Students:$5/year

Join at meetings, by mail, or ONLINE HERE!

 “When parents are involved, students achieve more, regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnic or racial background, or the parents' education level.”

 

School Information

1000 Cayuga Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94112 

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Tel: 469-4090 
Fax: 469-0859 

Susan Ritter, Principal

School Hours: 8:15AM-3:34PM 
Visitation Days: Call school for times/dates. 
Uniforms: no

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Balboa Finals Schedule

SENIOR FINALSregular bell schedules

MONDAY, MAY 16

TUESDAY, MAY 17

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

  • SENIOR CLEARANCE FORMS – green room 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

 

FRIDAY MAY 20  modified bell schedule –reg dismissal

8:15 – 10:15 = 6th period final exam [2 hrs]

 

10:20 – 11:10 = 1st PERIOD [50 min]

11:15 – 12:05 = 2nd PERIOD [50 min]

12:05 – 12:45 = LUNCH [40 min]

12:50 – 01:40 = 3rd PERIOD [50 min]

01:45 – 02:35 = 4TH PERIOD [50 min]

02:40 – 03:34 = 5TH PERIOD [54 min]

03:34 dismissal

MONDAY MAY 23 early dismissal

08:15 – 10:15 = 2nd period final

10:20 – 12:20 = 4th period final

 

12:20 – 01:04 = LUNCH

01:04 = dismissal

 

TUESDAY MAY 24 early dismissal

 

08:15 – 10:15 = 5th period final

10:20 – 12:20 = 1st period final

 

12:20 – 01:04 = LUNCH

01:04 = dismissal

 

WEDNESDAY MAY 25  - BIG DAY

08:15 – 10:15 = 3rd period final

 

GRADUATION EVENTS

08:00 – 10:00 = SENIOR BREAKFAST – Denman MS

10:30 – 12:15 = MOVE UP ASSEMBLY

12:15 –   = DISMISSAL & TAKE OUT STUDENT LUNCH

  • Non-grads exit campus via auditorium at Onondaga steps
  • Lunch available back door of cafeteria via Otsego driveway
  • Campus access to grads and staff only

12:30 = CAMPUS LOCKED staff & graduates only

12:30 – 01:30 = staff & graduate lunch served = coyote grill

01:30 – 02:00 = graduates to staging area (gym)

01:30 – 03:30 = staff on staggered duty

02:00 – 03:30 = 2016 GRADUATION CEREMONY – athletic field

03:30 – 4:30 = GRADUATION RECEPTION – front esplanade

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News

4/27/16

Bay Area Graphic Novelists Gene Yang and Raina Telgemeier will be at the Main Library on Saturday May 7th at noon.

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4/21/16

The California Dept of Fish and Wildlife is sponsoring its Annual Art Contest. Pick an invasive species in California and show how it negatively affects our state. The top three winners will receive a prize. Fill out an entry form and submit the artwork by May 20th. More info and application can be found at www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Invasives/Action-Week

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4/21/16

Project WHAT! is looking for youth between the ages of 14-18, who have a parent in jail and are willing to share their experience. You will work with a writing instructor to write your story, share your experience at conferences and workshops, and facilitate trainings for adults. Applications due April 29th.

 

More info and application can be found in the counseling office, or at http://communityworkswest.org/programs-2/project-what/

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4/21/16

Stevens Books is offering a 15% discount to teachers and 10% discount to students until April 30th. Support our new neighborhood book store!

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4/19/16

Longfellow Elementary School would like volunteers to help with games and food booths at their Spring Carnival. It would be a fun way to earn community service hours. The Carnival is Saturday, May 14th, 11 am-2 pm.

 

To volunteer contact Marti Maes - maesm@sfusd.edu by May 11th!

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4/8/16

The SF Police Department and SF Citi’s is offering a paid summer internship program. The program runs 9 weeks starting with a week of orientation 6/6/16 and ends 8/5/16.  The selected interns are sent out to work with TECH companies in San Francisco.  This is a stipend program with the interns receiving the stipend at the closing ceremony. The application is attached to this announcement

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4/6/16

The Young Scholars Program at Cal State Dominguez Hills is offering online courses for $76 per class for the next Fall semester. If you are a junior or senior with at least a 3.0 average, these courses may count towards your college general ed coursework. For more info, ask the counseling office.

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4/4/16

Teach kids how to swim. Le Petite Baleen Swim school in the Presidio is hiring swim instructors for the school year and the summer. No swim teaching experience is required, but you must be able to commit to scheduled shifts for 6 months to a year, be 16 years or older, and be able to attend training sessions. Depending on experience, you will be paid $15 to $27 an hour. If interested please send a resume that includes work experience and availability (must be able to work weekends) and email it to shannonh@swimlpb.com or go to www.swimlpb.com and apply online.

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4/4/16

Volunteer Leadership Program (VLP)

 

‚Äč“VLPs” are high school students who volunteer during our academic summer program to help support motivated 5th-8th grade students from underserved communities around San Francisco.  

 

 

They contribute in many ways to the success of our intensive summer program. They decorate the school, help out in classes, assist with lunch service and special events, tutor in our after-school program, and much more. They also attend workshops about college, professionalism, and other topics relevant to their future success. 

 

 

Dates and Details

  • Dates: June 13 – July 29, 2016 (Training will take place the week of June 13-17)
  • Time Commitment: Monday-Friday, 11:00am-5:30pm
  • Location: San Francisco Day School (350 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118)
  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 29 
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3/24/16

Do you need to make up or take classes to graduate high school? Our summer school offers “a-g” courses for credit recovery. Students in 11th or 12th grade with "F" course grades will receive priority registration. Registration begins on April 6.

 

Summer school will run from June 8 to July 13 at the following locations: Galileo HS (senior graduation summer school), Balboa HS, Mission HS, and Lincoln HS. Please meet with your counselor to register for summer classes.

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3/24/16

Balboa's Junior Senior Prom will take place on April 30, 2016 from 7:30-11 at The Regency Center-The Lodge in San Francisco.

 

Prom tickets will be for sale in Room 317 during Lunch until April 28! Come pick up your prom forms and guest forms.

 

First 25 people:

$75 for singles

$80 for guests

 

After first 25:

$80 for singles

$85 for guests

 

Last week:

$85 for singles/guests

 

Juniors need 75 hours of community service and Seniors need 100 hours.Juniors/Seniors must have No Detention hours. 

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3/21/16

Join HandsOn Bay Area's HandsOn Tomorrow - the best way for Bay Area High School students to become leaders and volunteers in their communities. 

 

This one-of-a-kind summer program combines inspiring leadership training with hands-on volunteering to develop the leaders of tomorrow.

 

San Francisco:  Mon-Fri, week s of 7/11 and 7/18.  Final capstone project on Saturday, 7/23.

 

Learning more and apply at handsonbayarea.org/tomorrow

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3/19/16

WE HAVE THREE MORE ORDERS LEFT UNTIL WE'RE SOLD OUT SO GET YOURS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!!

 

-Has a circular patch (3 in. diameter) with a seal and the words "San Francisco" is sewn on the top left part of the jacket

 

-The jacket comes in four different sizes (S, M, L, XL) in four different colors (red, navy, black, royal blue)

 

-There's both a kangaroo pocket and hand pocket for extra storage

 

-You can easily store the jacket by stuffing itself into the kangaroo pocket (forms a portable pouch)

 

Contact Us: Angel Huang, Karen Cruz, Carmen Liu, Madrid    Quesada, Fernando Troncoso either in Larson or Lee's homeroom

 

Email: wharfco.apparel@gmail.com

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wharfco.apparel

 

Promo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emcZ-MUL1og

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3/14/16

SF Maritime National Historic Park is hiring for the summer. You must be ages 15-18 and be free to work from July 5-Aug 12. Students will be paid $13/hr with a maximum of 40 hours a week. Responsibilities include maintenance and restoration of historic ships (painting, varnishing, etc) and park maintenance (weeding, planting, mulching, etc). More info and applications at the counseling office.

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1/7/16

END OF THE YEAR and

CLASS OF 2016 GRADUATION

 

THURS, MAY 12  STUDY HALL:SENIOR CLEARANCE FORMS DISTRIBUTED

FRI-WED, MAY 13-18  ALL DAY: SENIOR FINALS

WED. MAY 18,  1:30 pm – 3:30 pm:  CLEARANCE FORM in the GREEN ROOM

 

 
 

The CLEARANCE FORM is the final certification that a diploma will be issued.  Before an administrator will sign-off, students must secure signatures to prove that they have, 1) earned 230 credits; 2) satisfied graduation requirements; 3) cleared all detention; 4) earned 25 community service hours for every year of attendance; 5) cleaned out assigned locker; 6) returned all borrowed library and/or textbooks; 7) returned all academic and athletic equipment; 8) resolved all fines.

 

THUR. MAY 19  ALL DAY: CLASS OF 2016 SENIOR PICNIC

FRI.  MAY 20 8:00 am – 12:00 pm:  1ST MANDATORY REHEARSAL IN AUDITORIUM

     **Enter on the Otsego side of campus.**

 

MON.  MAY 23, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm:  2ND MANDATORY REHEARSAL ON FIELD

      **Meet in Gym A.**

 

TUES. MAY 24 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm:  3RD MANDATORY GRADUATION REHEARSAL ON FIELD

     **Line up in Gym at 1:30.**

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm           CAP, GOWN, BIDS (6 PER STUDENT) DISTRIBUTION IN GREEN ROOM

 

WED. MAY 25 8:00 am – 10:00 am: SENIOR BREAKFAST IN DENMAN AUDITORIUM

10:30 am – 12:30 pm       MOVE-UP ASSEMBLY: Wear cap & gown!

     **Line up in Basement at 10:00 am.**

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm:  LUNCH ON CAMPUS

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm: GRADUATION [Line up in Gym A by 1:15 pm.]

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm           DIPLOMA PICK UP IN MAIN BUILDING

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm           RECEPTION IN FRONT/ESPLANADE

 

NO HEELS ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD FOR REHEARSAL AND GRADUATION!

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Hey Bucs!  It's time to order your yearbook!  

If you order before April 30, you get to customize two pages with your own pictures and text!  

 

The price is $45 until April 30, then go up to $50, so order it now.  To pay with cash or check, see Ms. Turnbull in Room 320.  To pay with a credit card, go online at TreeRing.com/validate, and use the passcode 1013910316192432.  You should have an email from TreeRing in your gmail with this info already!   

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PROJECT SUMMER

Project Summer is a 7 week program that gives high school youth the opportunity to explore the maker experience! Project Summer is designed around project based learning, STEAM principles, and youth leadership. Participants will receive hands on experience in silk screening, printmaking, carpentry, and 3D Printing. They will also go on exciting weekly field trips that will inspire their creative spirit and be able to showcase their artistry at our culminating event:
***THE MAKERS MARKET***

 

STUDENTS WHO COMPLETE THE FULL 7 WEEKS WILL RECEIVE A STIPEND OF $350

JUNE 1st - JULY 15th
Balboa High School RM 28
10am-3pm
Lunch & Snacks Provided

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 29th


 

Congrats to the Robotics Team and Mr. Ferraro

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After a grueling 8-weeks for our 14-member robotics team, we won! There were 24 Bay Area high schools that were grouped into alliances of three, so we share our win with Miramonte and Head Royce.

We also won awards for Engineering Professionalism and Engineering Journalism.

Click HERE for more photos of the event.

And thank you to those who came to cheer us on yesterday! We probably had the biggest (and definitely loudest) fan pool :)

Balboa Students

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Calling all Balboa Families!

Please CLICK HERE to take the Culture & Climate survey. This link is only for Balboa parents and guardians.

The survey is translated into SPANISH, VIETNAMESE, TAGALOG, AND ARABIC.

  • The survey will help us understand how families feel about our school, their child's learning, and how our school can improve.
  • It is very important we get as many of our families to respond as possible to have data that truly represents the whole school!
  • If you have more than one child at Balboa, fill out the survey for each child.

Your voice is important. Please CLICK HERE to take the survey or go to:  https://goo.gl/fzJuY6

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