Tag Archives: 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 players make history in state capitol

The Mission High School boys basketball team made history on Friday night becoming the first San Francisco public school to win a state title.   The 82-75 overtime win in Sacramento against Villa Park High School made the Mission High School Bears the statewide Division 3 champions. “Oh my god,” said spectator Kathryn Gordon, whose son is a former team...

Mission High heads to state championship! (SF Gate)

Mission High has made history. From last night’s game in Fairfield, SF Gate reports: FAIRFIELD — It first looked as though it was going to be easy. And then it wasn’t. One thing was clear, though: Nothing was going to keep the Mission High boys basketball team from making history. Bears senior guard Niamey Harris scored 23 points — including...

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...

Good Food Advocate Shakirah Simley Bids Bi-Rite Farewell

As Community Program Manager at Bi-Rite Market, Shakirah Simley married her passion for “good food” and social justice, helping to nourish San Francisco’s underserved communities. On Tuesday, Simley announced her departure from the health-food market after five years and on Thursday, she celebrated her farewell at the Women’s Building on 18th Street. Champagne flowed and warm words were exchanged, but...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...