Weekly Update

Friday, September 26, 2014

                          “Working Together to Prepare Individuals for Lifelong Success”

School Spirit Flag

School Spirit Flag

Picture of our new spirit flag. Thanks Coach Ambriz and Coach Gallegos for their hard work and dedication to bring more spirit to our school. Well done, you make us proud!

Team Building Skill activity at HHSThis week, the EDCP teachers attended a 2-day training seminar to become acquainted with the new STEM Academy curricula for the EDCP 10th Graders. During nutrition on Thursday 9/18, Mrs. Deckrow, Mrs. McKenna, Ms. Burkhart, Mr. Newman, Mr. Calloway, Mr. Robnett, Mr. Zamora, and Mr. Kadin showed off their team building skill with an activity they learned at the inspiring training, and even had some students join in the fun!

 AVIDNinth grade AVID classes watched the Tutorial Videos that are on www.avid.org and will be doing mock tutorials on Thursday.  Tenth grade classes are working on choosing possible careers and five possible college majors that go with the chosen career. Junior class continues to be Tutor Trained by Lynn Santamaria and have been putting what they have learned to practice by doing tutorials on the days following training.  Senior class has begun its major project in preparation for UC/CSU application period.

Physical Education DepartmentPE continues fitness testing and exercise.

English Department —Sophomores (McKenna) – Reading “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury, pronoun usage, writing about time travel and flight in literature, cause and effect chain.

Juniors (Ehlers) – AP Language and Composition students are continuing to develop rhetorical analysis skills.  College prep juniors are finishing In Harmony With Nature and First Encounters units. Both sections are working on essay writing.
Seniors (Ehlers) – Students have completed UC personal statements.  Students are working on revisions. ERWC seniors are beginning to work on the second module regarding Racial Profiling in preparation for research papers. English 4 students are beginning “Macbeth.”

Freshmen (Lane) – In majority of the 9th grade classes we are focusing on annotating and critical analysis of expository text.

Social Science Department —The Social Science department is in the process of organizing a day every month where the department highlights a college/university. This day will be in addition to the school wide college day. Teachers will have an opportunity to address the Career and College readiness standards and provide awareness of post-secondary options. In addition, the senior teachers arranged for the League of Women’s Voters to come and register students to vote. The registration activity will take place next month in all Government/Economic classes.

NJROTC Department —

Curriculum taught this week:

  • *NS1: Background and expectations of a NJROTC Cadet
  • *NS2, 3 & 4: Leadership 101

Weekly Activities:

  • *Precision Drill (Marching)
  • *Physical Fitness
  • *Uniform Inspection

Upcoming Events:

  • *19 Sep: Color Guard will present colors at the HHS Football Game
  • *20 Sep: NJROTC Cadets will support the Annual Port Hueneme Beach Clean-up
  • *25 Oct: SoCal NJROTC Field Meet Competition at UCLA

Counseling Department —

  • Attended the FAFSA workshop sponsored by the Ventura County Regional P-16 Council
  • attended  WASC focus group meetings based on alignments
  • collaborated with Oxnard College for upcoming youth conference (transportation, student recruitment)
  • attended and participated in the National Academy Foundation (NAF) training at the district office
  • attended two foster youth meetings
  • attended the dual immersion program county meeting
  • attended the migrant parent meeting
  • presented counseling and guidance units regarding community service (AVID 1, 2, 3, 4)
  • collaborated with CLU Upward Bound staff and secured Hueneme High as the after school tutoring site for any Upward Bound student
  • continue meeting with seniors for academic and graduation reviews
  • continue SSTs for interventions and/or alternate placement
  • collaborate with AVID, YES, EDCP and SpEd cases carriers
  • parent conferences

Business Department — MS Office Intro Students are learning Keyboarding skills, and some advanced PowerPoint skills. Multimedia Students are Corel Paint and Bamboo Tablets to add custom colors to graphics, and create custom graphics.

ELD Department —The English Language Department is proud to recognize our first ELD student to ever enroll at Oxnard College as a high school student.  Senior student Daniel Ramirez, is currently taking a writing course once a week in the evening. He’s loving the experience and his plan is to take a Math and a reading class next semester. Daniel has only been in the country for about two years. The ELD Department wants to have more successful stories like Daniel’s. Therefore, a guest speaker (HHS alumni Gabriela León) from Oxnard College was invited to come present at the beginning of September. Gabby spoke to students in English 103 and Spanish Native Speakers 5AP about the advantages of being a high school attending a community college. Many of our students showed interest. The next step will be to help all these students submit their online registration to Oxnard College before December in order to be able to enroll at the beginning of Spring semester. Mrs. Casillas-Guerrero, ELD dept. Chair, has initiated the communication between her department and the outreach program at Oxnard College to make registration to our community colleges more accessible to our English Learners and HHS students in general. We also want to congratulate Mr. Julio Cesar Cabral, Spanish for Native Speakers teacher, who got selected to become an Advanced Placement presenter/consultant for Spanish Language.

Mr. Cabral has been teaching Spanish for 14 years at HHS and has served as an AP reader for the last 5 years. The ELD department is proud to have Mr. Julio Cabral as a colleague and mentor.

 

ELD Department —The English Language Department is proud to recognize our first ELD student to ever enroll at Oxnard College as a high school student.  Senior student Daniel Ramirez, is currently taking a writing course once a week in the evening. He’s loving the experience and his plan is to take a Math and a reading class next semester. Daniel has only been in the country for about two years. The ELD Department wants to have more successful stories like Daniel’s. Therefore, a guest speaker (HHS alumni Gabriela León) from Oxnard College was invited to come present at the beginning of September. Gabby spoke to students in English 103 and Spanish Native Speakers 5AP about the advantages of being a high school attending a community college. Many of our students showed interest. The next step will be to help all these students submit their online registration to Oxnard College before December in order to be able to enroll at the beginning of Spring semester. Mrs. Casillas-Guerrero, ELD dept. Chair, has initiated the communication between her department and the outreach program at Oxnard College to make registration to our community colleges more accessible to our English Learners and HHS students in general. We also want to congratulate Mr. Julio Cesar Cabral, Spanish for Native Speakers teacher, who got selected to become an Advanced Placement presenter/consultant for Spanish Language.

Mr. Cabral has been teaching Spanish for 14 years at HHS and has served as an AP reader for the last 5 years. The ELD department is proud to have Mr. Julio Cabral as a colleague and mentor.

 

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