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Wellness Center

Not feeling well? Stressed out? Have health questions? Want to bounce some ideas around with someone who cares? There are many reasons to make your way down to the Wellness Center. It’s located on the ground floor, just down the steps from the front school entrance on Hayes. You can always just stop by before school, during break or after school. But if you’d like to go during class time, you will need a note from your teacher. Check out what the Wellness Center can offer you. 

Drop-in on a WELLNESS GROUP!!!!

Male Empowerment Group

Tuesdays in Room 9 from 1:35-2:35

Asian Empowerment Group

Wednesdays in Room 13 from 1:35-2:35

Captain Condom

Thursdays in the Wellness Center from 1:30-2:15

Ida B. Wells ~> Opportunity ~> Engagement ~> Community ~> Success

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Good Reads For Urban Youth

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Find a book you can’t put down – or get help with your homework/research – on the school library’s new web site!

Wells Receives Funds for Truancy Prevention

A press conference held at Ida B. Wells announced additional funds for truancy prevention at Wells.  Click here for the press release.

Ida B. Wells Digs Sutro Heights

Wells Archeologists in the News

See the media coverage and the full descriptions of these pictures to learn about the Sutro Heights Archeology project - a three day field trip led by Ms. Friel.  Follow the links below for more:

Photo Descriptions

San Francisco Examiner article

NBC Bay Area coverage


Clowning Around!

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Ida B. Wells students attend the new ACT Theater production of "Old Hats."


Think 8:45!

If you’re rushing to school to make it by 9 o’clock (or 10 on Mondays) you’re probably ending up in tardy clinic. Try this. Plan to be at school no later than 8:45. That way, if Muni runs a little late--which it probably will--you’ll still be able to get here on time. To earn credits and get your education, you have to be here on time -- that's 8:45!


W.E.L.L.S. After School at John O'Connell

We've begun the quarter and the New Year at our new location John O'Connell High School, and excited to offer you an assortment of opportunities to help you succeed not only academically, but in all other aspects of your life.  Come invite your friends to hang out before & after school, and during lunch, and take advantage of our recreational and enrichment programs; receive assistance with field studies to earn your credits, class assignments, job/college applications; watch "Bad Movies" on Thursdays; go on field trips; and have loads of fun!  We're opening the Weight Room, WELLS Lounge (rm. 303), and the Computer Lab (rm. 309) for 6th period Edgenuity classes on a daily basis. Remember: 12 hours of quality ASP time gives you 1 credit.    

To enroll, simply turn in a completed registration packet to an ASP staff member in the main office (rm. 102).  We look forward to getting to know you better this year.  Cheers!

The Three A's -- Attendance, Attitude, and Achievement

We would like to share our time tested recipe for success -- the Ida B. Three A’s.  Students who get to school on time and focus on academic success while keeping a positive attitude really do succeed at Ida B. Wells. And our only success is when the students succeed! Please keep the lines of communication open with teachers and administration. Let us know how we can support you more effectively! 


Calendar of Events

Happening this Week


Showcase of Student Artwork

Explore our website and find examples of work from our talented students!

Explore our website and find examples of work created by our talented students!

Heat of the Kitchen

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Emergency Cards & Meal Applications: We Need Your Support!

Both forms will be distributed to students in homeroom. All students and their families are required to fill out both the Emergency Cards and Meal Applications every year. This is even true if you do not want your child to have meals on a regular basis. There are several reasons for this, but perhaps the most compelling is that we can offer meals to all students with applications whenever we have school-wide picnics, field trips and intersession activities. Your social security number is not required on this form, and we promise that the information will only be used for school purposes. You can also fill this form out online if you prefer at www.schoolmealapp.sfusd.edu

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Questions about Sex? Need Condoms?

Captain Condom (Joe) will be in the Wellness Center this Thursday at 1:30.  He has a variety of goodies on hand and has answers for all of your questions!

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When Arriving Late To A Class

Do your best to NEVER be late for class. It can be hard on you, hard on the class and hard on the teacher. But if you are tardy, here are a few pointers to help you stay on the friendlier side of your teachers: (1) Come in quietly; (2) If there’s a tardy log, sign in; (3) Pick up any materials available by the door and/or the tardy log; (4) Without talking to anyone, focus on the lesson and try to plug yourself in to what’s going on; and (5) Wait for your teacher to find the best time to check in with you. Thanks for all that you do to help make Ida B. the special place it is!