Click here for a list of clubs at Wallenberg! (Hover over each club's name to read a detailed description.)
Some of the schools Wallenberg seniors will be attending Fall 2016:
Chico State University
City College of San Francisco
Humboldt State University
San Francisco State University
St. Mary's College
University of Puget Sound
University of California Berkeley
University of California Davis
University of California Irvine
University of California Los Angeles
University of California Riverside
University of California Santa Cruz
University of California San Diego
University of Minnesota
University of San Francisco
Raoul Wallenberg High Seniors were awarded over $750,000 in scholarships!
Muslim Day at the Capitol
On April 25th, Wallenberg students joined with students from Mission HS and SFI to attend Muslim Day at the Capitol in Sacramento! Along with 500 other Muslim students from all over the state, they learned about policy-making, legislation effecting Muslims in California, and even met with state legislators to advocate for their cause!
Wallenberg selected as a "Great School!"
Wallenberg has been identified by Great Schools as one of the top Bay Area schools that educate low income students fairly and equally. Our dedicated teachers and staff know what works for our students and families. Check out this link for the story:
Wallapalooza 2016 is a huge success!
Over 25 student bands and dance groups performed while art classes exhibited their work at Raoul Wallenberg High School's annual spring arts festival Wallapalooza. Student emcees kept things flowing as students bands took turns sharing their songs and taking turns with dance groups. Students performed on a professional stage with professional sound thanks to generous funding from our GRAMMY-in-the-Schools award. The weather cooperated after all and a taco truck and popsicle stand kept everyone fed. Check out the bands at these links:
85% of all Wallenberg band students NEVER played music before attending Wallenberg!
San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Ruth Diep, at (415) 355-7334 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy is available upon request.
AP SUMMER ASSIGNMENTS
The last day of school is Thursday, May 26th. Have a great summer and we will see you again for the 2016-2017 school year on Monday, August 15th.
All incoming freshmen should attend a one day freshman orientation on August 8th led by our Link Crew juniors and seniors. You will receive your class schedule, meet your classmates, participate in a school scavenger hunt and enjoy lots of fun and games.Looking forward to seeing you there!
May 20, 2016
Dear Wallenberg Community,
As this week comes to a close, I want to take this opportunity to communicate about a series of events that has happened this week that celebrated our school but also pushed us to learn more about who we are as a community.
On Tuesday, May 17th, San Francisco Unified School District issued a press release that included news that Wallenberg is one of five schools that made over double-digit growth in our graduation rate over the past five years. On that same day, we also had our second community forum to continue to surface issues of concern to our community and to celebrate our accomplishments for the year, as well as to provide the actions that have been taken around the issues of student elections, communication and safety raised at the first community forum.
Although we have a new procedure that provides for fair and free elections of class officers and student government leaders, there were still concerns voiced about the way we changed the process this school year. The election changes have been bumpy and difficult and for that I apologize. Under our new process, we held successful elections this Thursday. Students say that they appreciated the new process because they were able to learn more about the candidates. Each candidate was asked to campaign for endorsements from multiple clubs on campus by interviewing before a panel derived of different club representatives—this delivered more information about the candidates to a broader constituency in advance of voting.
On Wednesday during our staff meeting, we also had a spirited student sit-in that ended when the staff meeting was over. Because we were unclear about what students wanted, student representatives from clubs and the Student Advisory Council (SAC) were asked to meet with district representatives to discuss their concerns and bring back a proposal to me. One item on that proposal was around communication; this topic was also the concern at the community forum. At the community forum, I proposed that we develop a communications committee made up of students, parents and staff. Please let me know if you are interested in serving on this committee so that I can pass your name on to our new PTSA President Jeff Morse who has generously offered to chair this committee. I want to affirm again that I am open to improve our communications so that we can better deliver news, celebrations, and issues around safety to you.
There has also been much discussion about teacher turnover and the district is working to provide the actual rate. Wallenberg has been a high performing and highly functional school despite teacher turnover, and I assure you we will continue to offer a full range of student classes, clubs, sports and programs that prepare every student for college and career success.
My heart is devoted to ensuring that every student gets the best possible education at Wallenberg High School. My passion is to make continuous improvements and I welcome your feedback about how we can make Wallenberg even better.
Next week, we will be celebrating our graduating Class of 2016. I look forward to seeing some of you at graduation. For students, good luck on your finals! For parents, I wish you and your child a wonderful summer.
Ms. Foster, Principal