From the Principal's Desk: Week of April 25th

Posted by Paul Mansingh on 4/25/2021

April 25, 2021

Greetings Hercules High School,

Our Parent Teacher Organization meets once a month and will be hosting its last meeting of this school year on May 26th at 6:30pm via zoom. There will be a transition of leadership this year and we are looking to expand PTO membership and nominate new leadership for the upcoming school year.  Please reach out to Muraya Raineri or the main office if you have any interest in leading the PTO in upcoming school years. If you have any questions, please feel free to do so by email or phone (texts are welcome to 510-219-4035).  Declaration to Run forms can be sent   to or

Cap and Gown Distribution will be on April 27 from 1-3pm on the Junior Lot.  Entrance will be through the food distribution gate closest to the fire station.  Distribution will be drive through style, so please have your name on an 81/2 X 11 sheet of paper and we will process your through quickly. 

Calling all Juniors! Our counselors are holding a special presentation for all 11th grade students on April 28th from 2:30 - 3:30pm. Be  Prepared for your Senior Year, be in the know of the tips and tricks on beginning your college apps! 

Date/Time: Wednesday Apr. 28th 2:30-3:30PM

Zoom Link:

All honor roll certificates from quarter 1 and semester 1 are available in the front office. Please pick up Honor Roll & Principal's certificates, and pictures on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:30 to 11 am in the main office.

Class of 2021, Congratulations to those of you who have been accepted into your 4 year college/university. Seniors have the month of April to decide which 4-yr college they want to commit to attend.  May 1st is the deadline to complete the Statement of Intent to Register.  Contact the counselors with any questions.

Athletic season # 2 started on April 19th. Anyone still interested in participating in Boys and Girls Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, along with Track, and Wrestling please contact Athletic Director Coach Grecco for more information on tryouts and the start of the seasons.

Tired of watching movies, playing video games, doing nothing during summer? Want to learn how to code and program robots for free while earning college credits? Register in any of the week long STEM Summer camps. The STEM Series of summer camps offers the opportunity to explore theory and practice in week-long experiences that blend hands-on exploration, problem-solving, and presentations by experts, combined with college credit.

The link to register is For questions about the registration and the camps please contact or email Mrs. Gatchalian at

Diablo Valley College, in collaboration with Bay Area LEEDS, is hosting an Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing Summer Career Academy. Explore theory and practice, a blend of hands-on exploration, problem-solving, industry field visits, and expert industry viewpoints. Learn about programming and robotics. Learn work-ready essential skills and meet industry representatives. 

Discover Engineering

2021 STEM Summer Camps

Summer Residential Camp

Homework Center We are offering support for 9th and 10th grade students who need additional support in their Math and English courses.  Ms. Palis is the coordinator for the homework center and will be hosting virtual tutorial sessions on Tuesday and Thursday from 2:15 - 3:15.  Students in need of assistance can join the google classroom by entering the following code: catdenf.  You can email Ms. Palis for more specific information (