Weekly Update

Friday, November 21, 2014

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)

Social Science 

This week YES academy US history, Psychology and Government students went to the Ronald Reagan Library for a field trip. The students heard from author and war veteran Karl Marlantes speak about his experiences in Vietnam and dealing with PTSD.

YES Academy

Students, in both the NJROTC program and YES Academy, visited the Ronald Reagan Museum on Monday, November 17th.  Students listened to an interview with author, Karl Malantes, who has written two books based on his experiences in Vietnam.  Students from both groups asked thoughtful questions during the Q & A session that followed.  Cal Humanities sponsored the event as part of an initiative to create a dialogue among community members, veterans and their families, writers, and historians. In addition to the permanent exhibits, students were able to see cars on loan from the Peterson Automobile Museum that included vehicles from movies- e.g. Bat-mobile, Grease Lightning, and Herbie- and those used by heads of state- e.g. President Eisenhower. Students also viewed a special exhibit of Christmas trees decorated to represent various cities and sites throughout California. Students will create a visual and written assignment about an exhibit, which will be shared with the museum, as feedback for the day’s event.

World Language

The Language Lab move and update continues. Just a few more weeks!! The French 3 and French 4AP are planning a trip to a French restaurant the first week in December.


This Wednesday, our junior AVID class will  complete their 16 hours of AVID tutor training and will receive their certificate as well. Ms. Lynn Santamaria conducted the training twice a week for the past 8 weeks. The Senior AVID  students have been going to the computer lab to complete and have  final review of their college application with Ms. Briggs before they submit to UC/CSU website. We have 54 AVID students signed up to volunteer next Wednesday, November 26th at Blackstock Jr High’s Turkey Trot.

Physical Education

Physical Education tested the mile this week.


Curriculum taught this week:

*NS1: Orders to the Sentry
*NS2, 3 & 4: Situational Leadership
*17 Nov: 20 Cadets will visit the Reagan Presidential Library

Weekly Activities:

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

Upcoming Events:

*6 Dec: NJROTC Cadets will participate in the Oxnard Christmas Parade


Students in Mrs. Corona’s Math 1 class created a foldable to represent methods and solutions to solving systems of equations. Students then used their foldables as a guide for graphing, substitution, and elimination.


10th grade (McKenna) – English 2 is studying drama and reading “The Bear”.  2H is reading Joy Luck Club.

11th grade (Bettencourt) – Juniors are beginning their unit on The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

12th grade (Muro) – Seniors are practicing citing multiple types of sources, note taking using the card system, and studying research paper samples. Their goal during Thanksgiving break is to get a jump start on their research; Obtain at least 4 sources and complete note cards for 3 of the 4.

Health Class

First Aid posters that the Health students did. Each pair had a different first aid injury. They had to show creativity in their collaborative effort to produce a poster that showed all the first aid steps, signs and symptoms and a written PSA why it is important to know that specific First Aid. Finally, they presented to their peers.

On Saturday , 11/15/14, Rosa Soliz and Pablo Gallegos took our Cross Country teams out to Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, CA  to compete in the 2014 CIF Southern Section Div. 3 Prelims, Here are some highlights from our CC meet:


*Rosio Villalpando took 5th place in her Div. 3 race heat in a time of 18:34, and broke our school record on the famed Mt. SAC cross country course.  By placing 5th, Rosio qualified for the CIF SS Div. 3 Finals to be held next Saturday (11/22/14) at Mt. SAC.
*Clara Hernandez capped off an impressive senior year by running 21:00 on the Mt. SAC course, which places her 10th on the HHS All-Time List.


*HHS Sophmore Juan Daniel Martinez led the HHS Boys team to a respectable 11th overall team place in our CIF SS Div 3 race heat. The boys fell short of qualifying for CIF SS Finals, but ended their CC season with a slew of personal bests.
*JD covered the Mt SAC course in 16:15, which ranks him 6th All- Time at HHS.
*Ricky Hernandez (HHS junior) ran 16:22 which ranks him 8th All- Time at HHS.
*Luis Villalpando (HHS Freshman) ran 16:41 which ranks him 13th All-Time at HHS.