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Audience: Homepage, Homepage and Gretchen Lindgreen

We are excited to host our 4th Annual Challenge Day this year on Wednesday, February 28th for our 7th and 8th grade students. 


Challenge Day is a fantastic day to help students learn to connect and build self-esteem, address peer pressure and reduce the acceptability of teasing, oppression and all forms of violence.


Students, if you are interested in participating, please see Mrs. Myrick in the counseling office to sign up.  Sign-ups are on a first come first serve basis.  


We are also looking for 25-30 adult participants; a well-rounded group of community members, school staff, and parents. It is an all day commitment (no coming and going) 8:00 am-3:30 pm.  If you are interested in volunteering on Wednesday, February 28th please email me at


There is more information below regarding Challenge Day and a video attached. 




For millions of young people, bullying, cliques, alienation and even violence have become deeply ingrained in their daily school experience. Challenge Day provides a way for teens to lift themselves and their schools out of this quagmire, and to create a new environment that reflects the change that they want to see in their school.

Challenge Day is a series of games, activities, group discussions, icebreakers and trust-building exercises that lead to transformation. The walls of separation that divide people from one another are broken down, and the participants leave the experience with new levels of respect and communication with their peers, teachers, parents, community and themselves. The program successfully addresses the issues of violence, racism, teasing, stereotypes, tobacco, drugs and alcohol within the context of teen life.

Challenge Day also helps young people learn to connect through powerful, life-changing programs in their schools and communities.Challenge Day programs increase self-esteem, help shift dangerous peer pressure to positive peer support, and reduce the acceptability of teasing, oppression, and all forms of violence. This program inspires youth and communities to Be the Change they wish to see in the world, and challenge others to do the same.

Challenge Day Video:

Posted by: Stacy Myrick
Published: 1/15/18

Audience: Homepage, Gretchen Lindgreen and Homepage

Dear Parents and Guardians of 8th Grade Students:


We know many 8th grade parents are already thinking of High School! If you are a parent of an 8th grade student who lives, or will live within the boundaries of the Cabrillo Unified School district for the 2018 - 2019 school year, and you would like your student to experience a day at Half Moon Bay High School, we have three days arranged for this.


Our dates are:

Friday, Oct 27

Friday, Nov 17

Friday, Dec 8


Please contact Administrative Assistant Jorge Betancourt at, or call him at (650) 712 - 7207 and he will help you arrange the visit. Please note, all students shadowing will be paired with a "Leadership Class" student who will show them the school, experience classes together, answer all questions they might have, and bring them to the special luncheon for the shadowing students. It will be a great experience for the students! We look forward to your student joining our student body next year!


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!



John Nazar, Principal HMBHS


Estimados padres y tutores de estudiantes de 8º Grado:


¡Sabemos que muchos padres de 8 º grado ya están pensando en la escuela preparatoria! Si usted es padre de un estudiante de 8º grado que vive, o vivirá dentro de los límites del Distrito Escolar Unificado Cabrillo para el año escolar 2018 - 2019, y le gustaría que su estudiante experimentara un día en la Preparatoria Half Moon Bay, tenemos tres días arreglados para esto.


Las fechas son:

Viernes 27 de octubre del 2017

Viernes 17 de noviembre del 2017

Viernes 8 de diciembre del 2017


Comuníquese con el Asistente Administrativo Jorge Betancourt. Su correo electrónico es o llámenos al (650) 712-7207 y él le ayudará a organizar la visita. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que todos los estudiantes de sombra (shadow) serán emparejados con un estudiante de la "Clase de Liderazgo" que les mostrará la escuela, tendrán la experiencia en clases juntos, responderá todas las preguntas que puedan tener, y va a llevarlos al almuerzo especial para los estudiantes de sombra(shadow). ¡Será una gran experiencia para los estudiantes! ¡Esperamos que su estudiante se una a nuestro cuerpo estudiantil el próximo año!


¡Si tiene preguntas por favor no dude en llamar!



John Nazar, Director HMBHS

Posted by: Janice Lee
Published: 11/3/17