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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

Yearbooks for Sale

The HJH colorful yearbooks have arrived!  We have a limited supply available for purchase at $35.00. You can purchase the books in the school office.

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

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.

Join our mailing list!

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To make any changes to your existing subscription including adding the HJH Weekly Parent Bulletin, go to a recent mailing and click on the link at the very bottom. This will take you to a page that will allow you to add or remove schools from your subscription.

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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Residency Verification Fast Pass

In an effort to lessen wait time at registration the District Office will be open beginning July 27, 2015 thru July 31, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for residency verification. Bring the necessary documents for proof of residency and you will receive a Residency Fast Pass. This will allow you to skip the residency verification process at registration.

Click here for acceptable documents

A Message from Principal Halliday

Dear HJH community,


We have almost reached the end of another successful school year and this will be the last newsletter until we return from summer holiday. I would like to take the opportunity to thank many of you who have had a tremendous positive impact on our students and school.

 

Students: Your commitment to our community and your school pride has been evident all year. You have been successful academically, athletically and socially. My highest praise goes to this year's 8th grade class. You have demonstrated leadership, maturity and kindness to one another throughout the year. I look forward to hearing of your accomplishments at high school!

 

Parents: Thank you for your continued support of your children and our school. Thank you for attending school events, volunteering and transporting your child to school, sports, band, dance and all the other activities that make your students happy and healthy.

 

Teachers and Support Staff: The first to arrive at school and the last to leave; our staff continues to be an inspiration. For your commitment to our students and the growth of our school, I offer my sincere appreciation.

 

HEF: Thank you for your financial support that so richly enhances our programs. Your contributions positively impact students, each and every day at school.

 

PTO: Thank you for not only your support of our school, but your leadership in organizing assemblies, dances, fundraisers and student rewards. Our partnership remains strong and each student's experience here at HJH is richer due to your efforts.

 

My first year as Principal has been rewarding, enjoyable and enriching. I look forward to my continued service to HJH and our community.

 

With kind regards,

Bill Halliday

Principal

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: 7/6/15

Readiness Faire
August 13, 2015

Welcome Back

School office will be open beginning August 5, 2015.

School begins on August 19, 2015 with a Minimum Day.

The annual 'Summer Mailing' will be mailed to parents and guardians of registered students.

Please review all information carefully, sign and return the required forms at our 'Readiness Faire' on August 13, 2015.

Getting Ready for Spring

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8th grade AVID students participate in Read Across America

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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.