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Dublin High School PFSO Update 1-17-2011

Below are the latest updates from the Dublin High School PFSO. Previous PFSO updates are available here.

Dublin High Athletics Chipotle Fundraiser

There is a Dublin High Athletics fundraiser this Wed. 1/19 from 5-9p.m. (flier available here).  Chipotle will give us 50% of all profits for dine in and take out orders when you bring in the flier. Remember that DHS Athletics are facing a significant budget deficit.  In order to maintain our sports, we need to help offset the deficit.  Please support athletics by participating in this fundraiser.  And feel free to pass along the flier to other family members, friends or neighbors that value high school sports. The Spring Sport Parent meeting will take place tomorrow (Tuesday 1/18) at 7p.m. in the gym.

Spring Physical Night will take place on Monday January 24th 6:00-7:00 at the Tri-Valley Orthopedic Surgery Center in Pleasanton.

Dublin High Finals Schedule

Finals start on Wednesday.  Here is the schedule for our 3 days of finals:

  • WEDNESDAY, January 19, 2011
    • 7:00 – 7:55 a.m. “A”/7th Period (Part I)
    • 8:00 – 10:05 a.m. Period 1 Final
    • 10:05 – 10:20 a.m. Break
    • 10:25- 12:30 p.m. Period 2 Final
  • THURSDAY, January 20, 2011
    • 7:00 – 7:55 a.m. “A”/7th Period (Part II)
    • 8:00 – 10:05 a.m. Period 3 Final
    • 10:05 – 10:20 a.m. Break
    • 10:25- 12:30 p.m. Period 4 Final
  • FRIDAY, January 21, 2011
    • 8:00 – 10:05 a.m. Period 5 Fina
    • 10:05 – 10:20 a.m. Break
    • 10:25- 12:30 p.m. Period 6 Final

Two Dublin Patch articles written by DHS students about finals were published over the past week:

Dublin High Media Arts College and Career Night

On Wed. Jan 26th 7:00 in the Little Theaterthere will be a Media Arts College and Career Night.

Brett Shapiro has put together a great evening for students and parents to hear about the growing world of media arts.  Come hear from alumni attending local art colleges and industry professionals who have worked on recent movies, campaign ads and with companies like Electronic Arts and Industrial Light & Magic.

  • Brett Shapiro- DHS Teacher
  • David Schnee – Academy of Art Alum, working at Tippet ( Handles a lot of the movie marketing and special effects)
  • Kimo Sanborn – Expression Alum, working freelance for EA, ILM, Sony
  • Drake Schullerts – DHS alum attending Academy of Art
  • Chris Meyer – DHS Alum attending Expression

There will also be a rep from Academy of Art present to help parents with any general questions about art schools.

Dublin High New Career Center Open

The new career center is open and ready for business! Open at 7:30am until 4:00pm, across from the main office, students can access information about careers, apprenticeships, colleges, community colleges, military, resume help, financial aid, and scholarships.  In the near future, we will have computers available and an after school homework center.

The career center is open at lunchtime as well as before and after school.  Need a warm spot to study?  Come on in, students!

College Financial Aid Workshops

Las Positas College will offer financial aid workshops for high school students and their parents. The workshops will cover the most important basic topics about financial aid and teach attendees how to maximize their opportunities.

Workshop topics will include:

  • types of aid which are available
  • deadlines
  • qualifications
  • “independent” vs. “dependent” definitions
  • application process
  • resources for scholarships
  • important hints for completing a FAFSA
  • hints to minimize expected family contribution
  • time for questions and answers.

The workshop schedule is:

  • Thursday, January 27, 7:00 p.m., Granada High School, 400 Wall St., Livermore
  • Wednesday, February 2, 6:30 p.m., Dublin High School, 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin
  • Thursday, February 10, 7:00 p.m., Livermore High School, 600 Maple St., Livermore

The Cash for College Program is offering a $1,000 scholarship drawing for each of the three workshops.  High school seniors attending the workshops will qualify for the drawings with winners to be announced in April.

For additional information, please email the Las Positas College Financial Aid Office at lpcfinaid@laspositascollege.edu.

Reclaimed Water Project

The Dublin Unified School District has a partnership with the Dublin San Ramon Services District on a large project to provide reclaimed water to multiple sites both public and private, in the west Dublin area. The project will supply reclaimed water to the large field areas of Wells Middle School / Valley High School; Frederiksen Elementary School; Dublin High School; and Murray Elementary School. The project provides another wonderful opportunity to save precious district financial resources through long-term, on-going cost savings but also to take another great step in our environmental stewardship.  This project is slated to take place during the summer of 2011.

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