Mission High School

Mission High School

File photo: Students participate in a workshop at Mission High

Classroom Volunteers Sought for Mission Schools

Got an hour a week to spend with a local student? The San Francisco Education Fund, a nonprofit that partners with the district to support underserved children in city schools, is recruiting volunteers to spend one-on-one time with students at Everett, Mission High, and James Lick in the Mission. The volunteers, who must commit to about an hour a week...
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Mission High Football Players Kneel With Kaepernick

Mission High School football head coach Greg Hill was looking toward the American flag when, out of the corner of his eye, he caught a glimpse of his varsity football team. The players had dropped to one knee as the announcer at Redwood High School’s stadium directed the crowd to stand and face the flag as the national anthem sounded....
Jonatan Martinez, left, and Veronica Gomez, right, walked from San Francisco to Washington DC as part of the Campaign for an American Dream. Their journey was captured in the new documentary “American Dreamers”, which had a pre-screening Saturday night at Mission High School. Photo by  Jeremy Mazur.

Trailed by Cameras, Immigration Activists Walk America

On March 9th, 2012, a group of undocumented youth and a few allies took a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. And then, they just kept walking. They continued past Oakland, through Utah, Kansas, and Kentucky, until, eight grueling months later, they arrived in Washington DC, carrying little more than a Native American spirit stick they’d received in the Mission...
Justin Chen, left, discusses his college plans with Mission Bit volunteer Hurshal Patel.

Mission Nonprofit Hacks Tech’s Achievement Gap

Gisela Kottmeier got her idea for an app while walking her dog. “I wondered, why isn’t there a good service to connect dog owners to dog walkers?” So Kottmeier began coding her app. It’s a familiar story in San Francisco, with one twist: Gisela is an 17 year-old Lowell High School senior. She’s one of the standouts of Mission Bit,...
Students hard at work on snap.berkeley.edu, which features a hangman-type game that is meant to introduce them to computer programming . Photo by Andra Cernavskis

Techies Teach Students with Mixed Skills

It was first period at Mission High, and Aimee Menne moved among rows of 21 tired students at Mission High who are working on a program developed out of UC Berkeley meant to introduce beginners to computer science. The game is based on the familiar Hangman but requires students to think logically through a coding process, serving as a precursor...
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Mission High’s Rooftop Garden

  Alexander Malachi, who recovered from a stroke and in the process discovered Tree and the Free Food Stand,  started the Rooftop Garden at Mission High School earlier this year. His goal was to encourage growth in a space that was otherwise dormant. Principal Eric Guthertz loved Malachi’s proposal and he, along with students, have been cultivating the space ever...
Bike mechanic Esther Cervantes helps Mission High student Yuxin Mao repair a bike. Photo by Courtney Quirin.

Breaking Barriers with Bikes

The bell has already rung and Esther is nowhere to be found. Patrick Tam shifts his weight from foot to foot, standing on the edge of a workshop table. Next to an aged silver Sony boombox and a large contraption called a truing wheel stand, Patrick turns and scribbles down his name on a purple sign-in sheet, and continues to...
Mission High Students practicing Yoga at Integral Yoga Institute

RISE: Can Yoga Improve Student Performance?

In a fourth floor attic-space on Dolores and Liberty streets, students are sprawled on the floor — ­silent. Eyes closed, their favorite color is traveling through their mind and body — or at least that is what the teacher has suggested. Moments later, they’re sitting in a circle, hands clasped in their neighbor’s, describing their state of being. Adjectives come...
Photo by Kristina Weise

Fire Trucks Dispatched to Mission High After Electrical Outage

The San Francisco Fire Department dispatched several trucks to Mission High School at 3:30 on Tuesday after receiving reports that smoke had been smelled inside a classroom. The school building had a power outage around the same time this afternoon, according to Mindy Talmadge, a fire department spokeswoman. At the scene, fire officials found that a wire connector in an...
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National Pi Day at Mission High School

One way to get students excited about learning math is to create a holiday for one of the discipline’s most iconic numbers: pi, or 3.14. March 14 was National Pi Day, and Ann Lyon’s ninth-grade math class at Mission High School celebrated with pi-centric poems, pie eating, jewelry-making and recitations of the seemingly infinite number. Pi is a staple of many...
Mission High School principal Eric Gutherz accepts his Dreamcatcher award at the SFUSD Arts Festival. Photo by Carly Nairn.

Mission High Principal Wins ‘Dreamcatcher’ Arts Award

Mission High School Principal Eric Guthertz has received the annual Dreamcatcher Award from the San Francisco Unified School District Arts Festival for his support of the arts in schools and in the community. The award was presented at a community celebration Thursday evening at the city’s Asian Art Museum in Civic Center. “[Eric] supports community spirit, empowers art teachers at...
Coach Albano has successfully turned the football program around at Mission High.

Mission Beats Galileo to Clinch Turkey Bowl Spot

The Mission High Bears beat the Galileo High Lions 47-28 Thursday night to clinch a spot in the Turkey Day Championship at Kezar Stadium. The Bears will play the Lincoln Mustangs at 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Mission was first to score in the contest, and scored again on an almost an untouched 15-yard run from running back Matthew Yee...
The CIFSF soccer title sits on the sideline as teams battle for 120 minutes that result in a 1-1 tie.

Mission and Lowell Tie 1-1 as Soccer Co-Champs

The undefeated Mission High School Bears fought defending champions Lowell High Cardinals to a 1-1 tie on Saturday to become co-champions in the 2012 soccer championship game at Balboa Park’s Matthew J. Boxer Stadium. This is only the fifth time in Academic Athletic Association history that two schools shared the title. With the teams deadlocked at the end of regulation...