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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...
The Mission Science Workshop celebrates 25 years in the Mission District. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Science Workshop Celebrates 25 Years in the Mission

For the past 25 years, Mission resident Dan Sudran and his small team of instructors at the Mission Science Workshop have provided underserved students with a safe space outside of the classroom to tinker, explore, and wonder about nature, technology, and science. On Thursday, the workshop celebrated its quarter century anniversary by opening the doors to its auto shop-turned-science-lab to...
Community members gathered at Mission High School to weigh in on the appointment of the city's next police chief. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Activists Call Search For New Police Chief “Farce”

Activists at a police meeting on Thursday that sought input from Mission District residents on the appointment of the next San Francisco police chief said they were being strung along by police commissioners who were not looking for community involvement. “This is a dog and pony show,” said David Carlos Salaverry, a member of the newly formed group San Franciscans...
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SF Students Get Leadership Education from the Great Outdoors

Sometimes what it takes to get kids to learn abstract skills is to send them outdoors – at least that’s what San Francisco educators are finding as they send their students on trips through Outward Bound, an organization dedicated to getting kids outdoors. For many city kids, suddenly up and leaving on a five-day backpacking trip is no joke. Josh...
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...
A young woman takes notes at the during a workshop.

Ignite Conference Inspires Young Women to Engage in Politics

Young women filled the halls of Mission High School on Saturday for a daylong conference organized by Ignite, a California-based organization that encourages young women from low-income communities to become civically engaged and pursue careers in politics. The third annual Tomorrow’s Women Leaders Today Conference was the first time the event had been held in the Mission District. It drew...
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...
Mission High seniors mobilize support for undocumented students. Photo by Alejandro B Rosas.

Mission High Seniors DREAM Big

Angel scanned the group of high school seniors sitting before him. Unlike speakers at most school assemblies, he didn’t have to shush a chattering crowd or engage a weary one. Students already looked expectantly toward him, paying rapt attention. “Welcome, everyone,” he began. “My name is Angel. I’m undocumented, and for me, every day is a hustle.” Angel, who works...
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La Preparatoria Misión Lanza Programa de Radio Semanal

Hace poco, los alumnos de la Preparatoria Misión lanzaron Mission Radio, un programa semanal de radio dirigido por alumnos y transmitido por Internet. El nuevo programa es una adición a Mission Youth TV (MYTV), un programa de televisión que los alumnos producen en su totalidad. Los programas de video consisten en anuncios escolares y actualizaciones de deportes, y se transmiten...
The paint came off a football player's helmet after contact on the field.

Mission–Marshall Game Ends in Disarray

Mission High’s football team didn’t have to play a whole game on Saturday to beat Thurgood Marshall High School. Instead, they left a memorable mark on Marshall’s homecoming game that raised questions about Marshall’s football program. With less than two minutes left in the second quarter, the referees called the game after Marshall’s head coach made a rude gesture to...
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Mission High Launches Weekly Radio Program

Mission High School students recently launched Mission Radio, a student-run weekly radio program broadcast over the Internet. The new program is in addition to Mission Youth TV (MYTV), a television program produced entirely by students. The video programs consist of school announcements and sports updates, and are broadcast throughout the entire school and posted on Mission High’s website. The students write the...
The Bears concentrate on key blocking to the success of their offense. Photo by Alejandro Rosas.

Can Mission High Repeat Championship Season?

Mission High School’s football team won its first championship in half a century last year, but the graduation of 10 senior players in the off season raises questions about whether the team can repeat. Last spring the Bears lost 10 veteran players, including starting quarterback and safety Davon Hargraves, running back and linebacker Algeron Malbarough and offensive tackle and defensive end Darius Grays. Malbarough attends...
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El Absentismo Escolar Estudiantil Disminuye en Escuelas del Distrito de la Misión

En promedio, los niños en el Distrito de la Misión faltan a clase constantemente o llegan tarde a la escuela más frecuentemente que otros alumnos en todo el distrito escolar. Asimismo, las escuelas en la Misión han estado dando pasos agigantados para cambiar eso. Hace poco, los funcionarios del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco elogiaron la significativa disminución en...