10/24 – Girls VB vs Summit 7:00pm – 8:30pmCarlmont High School
Prospective Student Key Dates – Spread the Word:
Thurs and Fri 7:45am Shadow Visits
11/3, 1:05pm – 1:35pm Cañada College
All events are at Everest unless otherwise noted. See Everest PHS Calendar for a complete list of events.
Letter from Our Directors
Dear Everest Family,
Each week at Everest, teachers sit together in a circle and share what they call a “Mission Moment” to celebrate our collective work. A Mission Moment is a highlight from our daily/weekly experience of when we see examples of students, parents, and teachers taking actions that help us meet our mission: to prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college or university, and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. We wanted to take this opportunity to share a few mission moments of our own, which could not be possible without the dedication and support of each one of you:
This week our Sophomore students passed a total of 189 Power Focus Areas. This is well above the weekly average they need to pass in order to complete each class before the end of the year.
92% of our Juniors have turned in every project up to this point.
Our weekly Everest Parent Organization meeting on Wednesday mornings has up to 10-12 consistent parent participants.
Our 11th grade students held a successful College Fair on Wednesday morning where each Everest student, grades 9-12, had the opportunity to learn important details about a variety of colleges from across the country.
October can be a stressful time for our students since it has been a long stretch without a day off and the beginning of school honeymoon period has worn off, but we are so proud of the continued efforts of all of our students and families. We are looking forward to another wonderful week at Everest: one full of inspiring moments and student growth. Thank you for your consistent support.
Chris Lewine & Drew Moriates
Message From Our EPO
Do you remember attending an Open House at Everest or Summit Prep when your student was in middle school? Remember all the questions you had, being unsure about where your student should go to school? Wasn’t it great to talk with current parents?
We can use your help at any of the remaining three Open Houses this year.
Everest High School – Thursday, November 2nd 7:00-8:00pm
Summit Prep – Tuesday December 5th 7:00-8:00pm
Everest High School – Saturday January 20ths 10:00am-12:00pm
We need greeters (English and Spanish speaking), food and drink donations and some help setting up/cleaning up. Please sign up at : http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4aafae1-open5
Everest’s Day of Giving – #givingtuesday
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
GivingTuesday is our largest fundraiser of the year, we are looking forward to reaching our goal for the year of $70,000. If you haven’t already, please consider donating today. Please donate here (choose Everest Public HS in the pull down menu).
What does your donation fund at Everest?
College Testing Fees
Faculty Corner – Birthday Wishes
November kicks off with a birthday for one of the team – she has the month to herself, as far as we know. Allison Mears’ birthday is on Wednesday, November 1st. Alli teaches 12th grade AP Government, is a 1st year teacher at Everest, mentors a great group of Freshmen, and is probably farther away from the beach than she’s been in a while – as she’s a UC Santa Cruz 2x attendee. Maybe a sand castle cake?
Be nice, now…
We Did It! – Thanks to You!
Everest Environmental Leadership Team (EELT)’s mission is to raise awareness about environmental issues and motivate students to take action to protect and restore our community. This year’s major project is to replace the water fountain and promote using reusable water bottle by its students and faculty! Since the start of the school year, EELT has been raising the necessary funds to purchase an Elkay bottle filling and drinking fountain station for Everest. Although they could use more funds (Donate atgofundme.com/EELT2017fountain), we are EXCITED and HAPPY to announce that we raised enough funds so far to start the purchasing process of the new water fountain. THANK YOU to the following donors (parents, students, faculty, friends of Everest, etc) for raising the initial amount of $1,815 to get the process started:
Eiri and Andrew Inenaga
Jay & Nimisha
Lisa Harger Sweeney
Santa Barbara Sweeneys
Sean De Bruine
The next steps will be working with the school, district and city to install the new Elkay fountain on the second floor. Stay tuned for updates and our unveiling.
Sequoia Parents Education Series: (Free admission, Spanish interpretation available at all events)
Dr. Cynthia Colón.,Tips, Tales & Truths for Teens:
Advice from a College Admissions Expert
Wed, October 25, 2017
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
Sequoia High School
1201 Brewster Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94062
Whether your student is the first in your family to attend college, has siblings in college, or parents who graduated from an Ivy League institution, applying to college is new to YOU. Tips, Tales & Truths for Teens offers a practical road map to follow throughout high school.
WOODSIDE PARENT EDUCATION SERIES
Cynthia Colón, Ed.D.
Tips, Tales & Truths for Teens: Advice from a College Admissions Expert
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Woodside High School – Multi-Use Room (MUR)
199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside
Whether your student is the first in your family to attend college, has siblings in college, or parents who graduated from an Ivy League institution, applying to college is new to YOU.Tips, Tales & Truths for Teens offers a practical road map to follow throughout high school.
CARLMONT PARENT EDUCATION SERIES
ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety – Documentary Film + Panel Discussion
Join us for a special screening of the new IndieFlix documentary, ANGST: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, followed by a panel discussion with ANGST co-producer Karin Gornik. This powerful film includes discussions with mental health professionals about the causes of anxiety, as well as help, resources, and tools for students and parents.
M-A PARENT EDUCATION SERIES
Eduardo Briceño, Co-Founder & CEO, Mindset Works
Growth Mindset Parenting: The Myths, the Meanings, the Approaches
What is Growth Mindset Parenting? Parents often wonder what they can do to change their child’s mindset from fixed to growth. Join us to learn about the latest research in growth mindset – the myths, the meanings, the approaches.
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome!
Spanish interpretation will be available. Free admission.
M-A Parent Education Series events are sponsored by the M-A PTA, the Sequoia Healthcare District, and the Sequoia Union H.S. District.
Newsletter Submission Information
We publish the Newsletter every week on Sunday while school is in session. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday evening. Any submissions received after the deadline will be included in the following week’s newsletter. Please include the organization name, event, date, time, location and contact info, including website URL. All submissions are subject to editing by the EPO.Everest Public High School and The EPO do not take responsibility for the content of any third party events, submissions, or websites. Your newsletter team: Linnaea Knisely, Barbara Ristow, Raquel Izumi and Veronica Larios.