HHS Expected School-Wide Learning Results (ESLRS)

The Hayward High community will develop students and graduates to be:

Focused learners
Analytical thinkers 
Responsible and respectful citizens
Mindful collaborators
Effective communicators  
Resourceful users of technology 
Self-advocating individuals 


Hunter Lower

Online Textbook Access

To access Exploring Woodworking: 8th Edition online,

visit https://www.g-wonlinetextbooks.com/

You will need the student login and password which you can get from Mr. Lower


For all other documents, including syllabus click on the 'Course Files' for your section, which can be found on the left side of this page.

Teaching schedule: normal days

Monday, Tuesday & Friday
Period 1    8:15-9:13     Adv Wood Technology
Period 2    9:20-10:18  Industrial Technology
Period 3   10:40-11:45  Prep
Period 4   11:52-12:50  Beg. Wood Technology
Lunch      12:50-1:20  Lunch
Period 5   1:27-2:25  Beg. Wood Technology
Period 6    2:32-3:30  Beg. Wood Technology

teaching schedule: block days

Wednesday Thursday    
Period 1   8:15-10:00  Adv Industrial Technology Period 2   8:15-10:00  Industrial Technology
Period 3 10:22-12:14  Prep Period 4  
10:22 12:14
 Beg. Wood Technology
Lunch     12:14-12:44  Lunch Lunch     12:14-12:44  Lunch
Period 5   12:51-2:36  Beg. Wood Technology Period 6 12:51-2:36  Beg. Wood Technology



2:45pm - 4:30pm


Most Wednesdays & Thursdays. Times are approximate.


Students, parents, and staff welcome. All visitors must be accompanied by a current or former woodshop student.



  1. Stay alert! Be aware of your surroundings and other people at all times.
  2. Always wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) as required by the job. Safety glasses should be worn at all times.
  3. Report all injuries to the instructor, even minor injuries.
  4. Report any unsafe conditions or broken equipment to the instructor.
  5. Fighting, swearing, and horseplay are not allowed in the shop.
  6. Backpacks, purses, large jackets, sports equipment, open-toed shoes or sandals are not permitted on the shop floor. Food and beverages are also not permitted on the shop floor.
  7. Loose clothing and long hair must be secured when using any machine. Long sleeves must be rolled up. Bracelets, rings, necklaces, and other jewelry must be removed.
  8. No person is permitted to work in the shop while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or medication, or while excessively tired. 
  9. Never attempt to use any machine unless you have had full instruction on its proper operation and you feel comfortable using it.
  10. Ask your instructor for permission before using any machine, or when making any special set-ups to a machine.
  11. Ask for help when attempting to transport or cut long, awkward, or heavy material.
  12. Use machine guards, push sticks and other safety features whenever possible.
  13. Do not talk to, distract, or crowd around anyone operating a machine. Do not look away or talk to anyone while operating a machine.
  14. Be aware of your hands and other body parts when using any tool or machine. Maintain a minimum 4” distance between your hand and any bit or blade. Cut away from yourself whenever possible.
  15. Always let a machine come to a complete stop before walking away or making any adjustments.



Hunter Lower
Wood Shop Teacher
Industrial Technology Dept. Chair

Room K-1
Ext. 61295
(510) 723-3170

The best way to get in contact is e-mail.




At HHS since: 2010

Teaching since: 2007

Undergraduate College(s): UC Davis

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts
Major(s): Technocultural Studies

Graduate College(s): CSU Sacramento
Degree(s): Single Subject Credential: Art


Other teacher credentials and degrees: Industrial and Educational Technology authorization, CTE Clear Credential - Construction Pathway


Subjects Taught: Beginning/Advanced Wood Technology

Previous schools where I taught:
Benicia High

Los Banos High

Liberty & Heritage High (Brentwood)

Winton Middle (Hayward)

I grew up in: Los Banos, CA

I attended high school at: Los Banos High School 

Hobbies include: Woodworking, home renovation, video games (Super Smash Bros.)


Favorite Sports Team: San Francisco Giants

Favorite thing about HHS: The Woodshop, the people

Favorite Quote: If you’re not willing to make mistakes, then you’ll never do anything interesting.