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Tutoring Opportunity for Hours

An open letter from Gabi Guizar-Boulgarides, Hidden Hills Elementary


I am the Bilingual Community Services Liaison for Hidden Hills Elementary school in Laguna Niguel.  I am reaching out to you again this year in hopes of finding high school students who are interested in tutoring students at Hidden Hills Elementary starting the week of September 19th or 26th.   We have been successful in the past with high school students volunteering their time.  This requires a commitment until May 12, 2017.


Our school hours are:  7:45 – 2:05 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  On Tuesday, the hours are 7:45 – 12:50. 


Please have students submit their availability directly to me, and I will proceed from there in coordinating with our teachers.  We are always in need of tutors for Thursdays from 1:00 – 2:15 to tutor a group of kids in the area of math, reading, and/or comprehension. 


I appreciate your assistance in publicizing this opportunity on your website, meetings, bulletin boards, clubs, etc.


Thank you so much for your assistance.  Have a great year!


Gabriela "Gabi" Guizar-Boulgarides

Bilingual Community Services Liaison

Hidden Hills Elementary

(949) 495-0050 ext. 2205

Monday– Friday 7:30am – 2:00pm

Dana Hills Cross Country Invitational Needs Volunteers

Dana Running Foundation needs student volunteers on Sept. 24th for Dana Hills Invitational.  Please be prepared for a 3 hour shift.  Shifts begin at 5am and run through 3pm.  There are a variety of jobs, mostly runners and course support.  Please contact Nina Malone at 949-280-8774 or snsvoboda@att.net to sign up by Sept. 22.

Dolphin Pride Hour Log Due Dates

  •          Seniors:  You must turn your hour log in no later than Monday, April 25 by 3:00 pm to receive credit for the 2015-2016 school year.  Hour logs are to be placed in the PTSA mailbox in the front office. Late applications are not accepted. Remember, it is an award based upon personal responsibility, so you and you alone are responsible for meeting the requirements and deadlines. Qualifying seniors for gold and silver awards will be posted on the Dolphin Pride webpage by May 20.
  •          Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors:  Your deadline to turn in your hour log is no later than Thursday, June 2 by 3:00 pm.  Again, hour logs are to be placed in the PTSA mailbox in the front office. Late applications are not accepted. Remember, it is an award based upon personal responsibility, so you and you alone are responsible for meeting the requirements and deadlines. Qualifying members of first year, bronze and silver levels will be posted on the Dolphin Pride webpage by June 9.



All students at Dana Hills High School are eligible for this award which is based on satisfactory academic achievement, outstanding attendance, outstanding citizenship, and school service. 

Applications are due to the PTSA mailbox in the front office by 3:00 p.m. on September 23, 2016

Applications turned in after September 23, 2016 will not be accepted.


Academic Achievement:  Maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA with no D or F grades on first semester report card and no D’s or F’s through the spring 12-week progress report (March 31, 2017).

Citizenship:  No “N” or “U” marks in citizenship on all progress reports and semester report cards.

Attendance:  No more than two tardies (including “Q” excused tardy) per class per semester and no more than a total of ten tardies for the academic school year. No truancies (period or day). No more than five absences (for any reason other than school events/business) for the academic school year. For the purpose of this award, college visits are not approved absences. In the event of serious illness, the candidate can provide a doctor’s note and the five absence rule will be reviewed by the Activities Director.

School Service:  15 hours of school service. There are now only eight pre-approved school service organizations that you may work for in order to receive school credit. They are PTSA, Dolphin Force, Grad Nite, Paths, the Library and any CUSD approved tutoring or instructional program, along with the donation of home-made baked goods to school events and donation of blood to school-sponsored blood drives. No credit will be given for service hours with teachers, teams, clubs or for individual tutoring. No hour credit will be given for any items donated that were not home-made. Credit will ONLY be earned for Saturday recycling events. (No after school or lunchtime recycling.) Students must turn in service hour logs with each event as a separate entry and verify hours as indicated on logs. No combining of events. Late turn in or incomplete hour logs or applications result in no credit given.

  1. Donation of Baked Goods:

A maximum of three (3) total hours will be given throughout the school year for donated items. All baked goods donated must be home-made. No credit will be given for store bought food, beverages, etc.

2.   Blood Donations:

Two (2) total hours will be given to a student for each blood donation. Limit of two blood drives per year.

3.   Maximum of Eight (8) Volunteer Hours Per Day

California labor laws specify that a minor may not work for more than 8 hours per day. 

Meeting: There is an informational meeting scheduled on Friday, September 16, 2016 in the Porthole Theatre to explain all rules regarding Dolphin Pride. Students may still participate in the program if they do not attend the meeting; however, they are responsible for the understanding of all aspects of this program. Failure to follow the rules of the program will result in disqualification from the award. This award recognizes student responsibility. As the student, you alone are held responsible.

Web Site: www.dhhs.net/dpaward is our program web page. Please check regularly for updated information. Service opportunities will be posted there as they become available. Emails will not be sent out to remind you of opportunities.


LAST YEAR 30 STUDENTS EARNED THE DOLPHIN PRIDE AWARD! We invite all interested students to apply for this year’s award. Students who earn the award for three and four years are recognized at the Senior Awards night with a medallion. THIS MEDALLION MAY BE WORN AT GRADUATION.                                                                                   

Dolphin Pride Award

Today: 9/24/16


No news posted

Dolphin Pride Application 2016-2017

Please use this downloadable application for the Dolphin Pride award. Applications are due September 16, 2016, to the PTSA maibox in the front office.

Dolphin Pride Application

School Service Hours Log

Please use the form below for recording all service hours. No other form will be accepted. Do not staple any other signed form to the official form. Thank you.

Service Hours Log

Senior Medallion Recipients

Four Year Recipients
Michael Bradley
Chistopher LaBella
Gregory LaBella
Sarah McGauley
Kyle Small
Tiffany Thein
Jennifer Thompson
Jessica Tuma
Three Year Recipients
Chase Aplin
Emily Regan

Underclass Recipients for the 2015-2016 School Year

3 Year Recipients  
Kristen Ahmann 11
Mitchell Paul 11
Charlyn Ritchie 11
Matt Tonks 11
Whitney Wachtel 11
2 Year Recipients  
Ryan Burns 10
Tyler Costa 10
Connor Martindale 10
Emily McGauley 10
Rebecca McGauley 10
Patrick Mullen 11
Sarah Tweed 10
1 Year Recipients  
Christian Adame 9
Godfrey Diamsay 11
Andrew Drossel 9
Matthew Drossel 9
Emma Hembrough 9
Tamara Jafar 11
Dylan Potter 9
Robert Reynolds 10


Awards are presented by PTSA. If you are not listed, or have questions, please contact PTSA for answers.

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