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Prom 2014 - May 2nd Whitcomb Hotel

Save the Date!

Ticket Sales begin March 24th

Ethnic Studies Film Festival

Students, you can earn 2.50-5.00 credits during the After School Program by participating in the new Ethnic Studies Film Festival.  Earn credit by watching films, participating in discussions, and writing one page, typed reflections.  This quarter, the focus will be on Latinos and Native Americans.  Future Ethnic Studies Film Festivals will include African Americans and Asian Americans (3rd Quarter) and Women and LGBT (4th Quarter).  All students are welcome! The first film will be Part One of the new documentary “Latino Americans,” showing in Room 20 on Tuesday October 21 from 1:40 PM to 4:00 PM. Come to Room 20 today to pick up a flyer!

Sutro Heights Archeology

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Wells in the News

Check out the pictures and descriptions of Ms. Friel's Sutro Heights Archeology Team.  Click on the "Showcase" button at the top of this page and look for "Wells in the News"

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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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. 

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!


Ride BART Much?

You can save if you ride BART. Any student who would like to get a $32 BART ticket for half price ($16) can do so by seeing Mr. Duber in the Main Office. This is a great opportunity to save some money 

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.

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Prom 2014 - Escape to Wonderland

We will once again be holding prom at the beautiful Hotel Whitcomb on May 2nd, 8 - 11:30.  Prom tickets go on sale March 24th!  $55 for one or $100 for two if you purchase tickets before April 18th.  Ticket prices go up to $60 for one or $110 for two between April 19th and May 2nd.  Purchase your tickets from Mr. Cuneo in room 4.  See you there!


Ida B. Wells Flag Football

Click here to see our new Sports Page.  See photos, check team standings, and read play-by-play reporting.  Check for updates each week using the Sports Page tab on the navigation bar.


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!

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Join the Worm Club!

Every morning beginning at 8:30 (9:30 on Mondays) in room 4, students are playing Uno, Chess, Connect Four and other games.  Join us every day and you will never be late for 1st period again. 
Pick up your breakfast in the cafeteria and make your way to room 4! Remember: The Early Bird Catches the Worm!

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! 


Free Muni for Youth Pilot Program

Applications are still being accepted and will continue to be accepted for the duration of the pilot program (ends June 30, 2014).

The SFMTA launched the Free Muni for Youth Pilot Program on March 1, 2013. This program provides low and moderate income students residing in San Francisco free access to Muni for a 16-month period when using a Clipper.

Please contact the Clipper Customer Service Center (1.877.878.8883) if your card has been lost, stolen, or is not working.  

If you do not have a youth Clipper card, fill out and print the online application, attach supporting documentation establishing proof of age, and mail or drop off your application at the SFMTA (at the address listed below). You will receive your Clipper card loaded with your pilot pass in the mail. If you have a registered youth Clipper card, fill out the program application online OR mail a completed application to:


11 South Van Ness Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94103

ATTN: Youth Pilot Pass

Order Your 2013-14 Yearbook Now - Only $16.11

Follow this link to place your order!


Must order before April 18th!

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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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Cyber High

We are getting close to the end of the quarter. If you have signed up for Cyber High there is still time to earn credits! Cyber High offers online credit recovery courses for students. This means that students can take classes online at their own pace! Cyber High is held daily in the Computer Lab Monday- Friday 2:15pm-3:15 pm. Outside of these hours computers are available in the Achievement Lab (located in the Library) on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in signing up for Cyber High please speak with your homeroom teacher.

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!