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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.

Superintendent Search

Online survey now available!

We want to hear from you—community members, parents, staff, students, alumni—about the desired attributes of the new HUSD Superintendent. We invite you to share your comments in this brief survey (6 questions / 5 - 10 minutes.) The Board of Trustees will use the compiled information to determine the best next steps in the selection process.

IMPORTANT STATE TESTING DATES

HJH will be administering the SBAC test during the month of April. Please make note of the testing schedule below and your student's specific testing days.

  • Week of April 7 - April 10:  Ms. Barclay, Ms. Fonseca and Mrs. Duran Vazquez they will be testing in their ELA/History classes.
  • Week of April 13 - April 17: Mrs. Peterson and Mr. Standifer will be testing in their ELA/History classes.
  • Week of April 21 - 24: Mrs. Dunne, Mr. Costa and Mrs. Doherty will be testing in their Math classes.
  • Week of April 27 - May 1: Mrs. Kaufer-Smith and Mrs. Gouig will be testing in their Accelerated English classes.

It is important your student gets plenty of rest the night before and that they have a good breakfast before coming to school. It is also very important that students do not miss their tests, so please do your best to make sure they come to school and avoid scheduling any appointments during these windows.

If you have any additional, specific questions please contact Erika McGuire, Assistant Principal, at 431-3410 or emcguire@husd.com.

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
 

Today: 4/25/15

Have you ordered your HJH yearbook?

See the attached sneak preview of the front page of the yearbook. This year our students have worked hard in their HJH Yearbook class to release a student produced yearbook and they are very proud of it! The yearbooks are available on a limited basis and once they sell out, we will not be able to order any additional books. The cost of the book is $35.00 and you can order @Jostens.com or pick up an order form in the HJH Office. For questions, contact the HJH office staff at 431-3410.

Library Nights at Healdsburg High School

The Healdsburg High School Library is now open every Thursday evening from 5:30-7:30. All Healdsburg Unified School District students, parents and siblings are invited to come and use the high school library’s resources, homework. Take advantage of this opportunity to study in this resources-rich environment! Library Evening Hours are sponsored by the Healdsburg Education Foundation. There will be no Library Evening Program on Thursday, March 19 due to another event being held in the library that same evening.

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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