Mission High School

Mission High School

Mission High Basketball Team Honored at City Hall

Mayor Ed Lee and the supervisors honored the Mission High School basketball team on Wednesday evening for doing what no other high school in San Francisco has accomplished – winning a statewide basketball title. In late March the team won the statewide Division 3 title in an 82-75 overtime win against Villa Park High School. For this they were handed the...

Mission High School team honored by Warriors

The Mission High Bears stood up to a roar from the Oracle Arena crowd on Sunday night –  a roar at least as loud as any other on a night of phenomenal plays by Stephen Curry that gave  the Warriors a 139 to 115 win over the Wizards. Mission High’s basketball team has done what no other public school in...

Mission High Basketball Team Aims for Historic Win

Mission High School basketball players are hoping to make history for their team. After beating the first-ranked, private-school opponent St. Ignatius High School on Monday, the team is headed to Fairfield on Saturday aiming to beat third-ranked Vanden High School in the last regional competition. If they do so, they’ll be headed to the statewide championships, where they’ve never been...

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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

VIDEO: 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 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...