Bienvenidos is an annual event for Latino families in the LWHS community. Every August, right before school starts, current and new families gather for a picnic at a nearby public park. Families enjoy carne asada, agua fresca, and many other homemade dishes.
Black Student Union
The LWHS Black Student Union hosts their annual family picnic every August to bring in the school year and welcome new families. Families gather around the BBQ, enjoy watching students play basketball and end the day with ice cream. BSU's mission is to promote social and cultural awareness and foster relationships amongst the Black community at LWHS.
LGBTQ Family Event
The LGBTQ family gathering serves as a wonderful opportunity to welcome and connect LGBTQ parents and/or students. Hosted by an LWHS family, this gathering happens every fall at the start of the school year.
Lunar New Year Celebration
description coming soon
Geo-Based Family Gatherings
Students and their families get together to meet other families within the LWHS community who share geographical, cultural, and other like-minded interests.
Student Leadership Training
Student Leadership Training
All LWHS students leaders are required to attend the Student Leadership Training in August. Student Leaders include AM Student Club Leaders, Frosh Orientation Leaders, Peer Connect Mentors, Peer Counselors, and Student Council Executive Board
This past year's training covered a wide variety of topics and speakers including:
Building Listening Skills: A Peer Counseling Approach led by Marine Poppers
The Values of Service led by Alan Wesson
Facilitation with Aorta Collective led by Kiran Nigam
Are you an architect, driver, relationship master or motivator: Discovering your leadership style led by Christine Godinez
So, Um, Like, Yeah, Okay: Developing the Skills of Effective Public Speaking led by Kate Wiley
Cultural Competency with E3: Education, Excellence and Equity led by Dr. Juan Carlos Arauz
Walk with a Purpose
Walk with a Purpose was created out of the need to address social inequities that exist in our world today. The overarching goal of the program is to develop a larger awareness of diversity in all its forms and to introduce the cycle of oppression as a way to think about how oppression can affect us all.
Every year LWHS sends a group of students to NAIS’s Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) and The White Privilege Conference (WPC). Upon returning from these conferences, students are required to spend the following year designing the Walk with a Purpose Program. This past year a group of 10 students met regularly for over 8 months to research and write curriculum on Sexism. They were responsible for planning all activities and ultimately facilitating the curriculum to freshmen and sophomores.
Peer Connect Mentor Program
The Peer Connect Mentoring Program is designed to help ease the transition to LWHS by pairing incoming freshman with juniors and seniors who act as mentors throughout the year. These supportive relationships will empower and enlighten incoming students and launch their successful journey at the school. Many activities will be offered throughout the school year to enhance the mentor/mentee relationship. Apply here
Peer Connect Events
Peer Connect Bingo
Peer Connect End of Semester Social
Peer Connect Service Project
Peer Connect Valentine's Social
Peer Connect March Madness Competitions
Peer Connect End of Year BBQ
StuCo serves as the governing body for students at LWHS. There are 5 executive offices: Co-Presidents, Co-Vice-Presidents, Community Networker, Secretary, and Treasurer. There are also three representatives for each grade. In addition to school-wide leadership, LWHS aims to teach students involved in student council about the basic tenants of civil discourse and democratic, representative decision-making. For more information reach out to the Student Council Executive Board.
Check out the student newspaper online. The award winning Paper Tiger is run by the Journalism class.
Lick-Wilmerding High School
755 Ocean Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94112 | 415.333.4021
A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.