Weekly Update

Friday, January 30, 2015

Please congratulate all our students that worked hard during in their classes to review skills necessary to pass their CAHSEE MATH and/or ELA.  Some of these students also attended Saturday School CAHSEE Success to get extra tutoring to ensure they would pass their CAHSEE.  Thank you to all our students, their parents and their respective teachers for all their hard work and dedication. It was a fun event!!!  Graduation here we come!


Students are going to make their own prototype of a device that makes bleach to disinfect water. They are researching which material to use for their electrodes. All lessons in this unit are guided and on D2L.


SPED students in room 21 are entering Science Projects in the school Science Fair next week.  Does nail conditioner really work? Can you keep dye off your hands if you don’t wear gloves when dying hair? What skateboard truck tightness is best for riding down a hill? Which causes less frizz when lightening hair-Bleach solution or Hydrogen Peroxide solution? Does height matter in football? Answers to all of these questions can be found in the Hueneme High School library next Thursday. Career students are gearing up for working a few hours a week at businesses around town.

We are studying measures of central tendency in Integrated Math 1A – Students are learning how to measure the mean of a data set, by figuring out their own GPAs as well as by looking at, and finding the mean, median and range in inches of precipitation, (rainfall amounts) near Ventura County over the past 12 years.

Health classes are working on EEI–posters demonstrating how to use a technological device in pictures (like the IKEA manual does). English class is working on sequence of events in paragraph writing—how to make a peanut butter sandwich. Peer Resource is collecting butterflies for HHS’s Butterfly Project.


Classes are developing goals for semester 2 based on semester 1 goals.  Also, junior class is beginning refine the writing process by incorporating research. Seniors are working on FAFSA and working on refining their four year college plans. Ninth grade classes are continuing to participate in team-building lessons to learn about valuing and effectively working with others, develop understanding about personal learning styles, and how positive personal attributes support their goals and learning performance. Also, Hueneme High School will be hosting an AVID Tutor Training for new tutors or tutors that need a refresher on Saturday February 21st and 28th in room 89. The training will run from 8am to 4pm with built in breaks and lunch.  Tutors who complete the 16 hours of training will  receive their tutor certificate. All materials will be provided for participants.


  • 12th grade (Landreth):  Frankenstein is the project for the month. Students are responding to the epistolary novel by writing letters of cheer and encouragement to the narrator.
  • 11th grade (Bettencourt):  Juniors are in the middle of a unit covering Gothic Literature.
  • 10th grade (Newman):  I’m working on CAHSEE prep and starting “Antigone” along with vocabulary development and grammar work for 10th grade.
  • 9th grade (Moody):  Mentor Project based on an article by Bill Plascke,sportswriter for the LA Times. What is a mentor? What does a mentor actually do for his or her students? What life lessons can be gleaned from working directly with a mentor? How does dealing directly with a mentor help shape a student’s life in a positive manner?


PE has been assigning lockers making sure students have PE clothes and continuing fitness activities.


This Week AP psychology students continued their unit on Developmental Psychology. Many YES academy students went to Haycox Elementary school and read  to the young kids.


Curriculum taught this week:

*NS1: Navy Damage Control and Firefighting (cont.)

*NS2, 3 & 4: Navy Damage Control and Firefighting (cont.)

Weekly Activities:

*Precision Drill (Marching)

*Physical Fitness

*Uniform Inspection

Upcoming Events:

*3 Feb: 50 Cadets will be attending Damage Control Training in San Diego, CA.

*5 Feb: Haydock Middle School Visit

*5 Feb: Color Guard and Drill Teams will perform at Hueneme’s Open House

*5 Mar: Annual Military Inspection (All Hands Event)

*7 Mar: 55 Cadets will be attending the Annual LAUSD JROTC Military Ball in downtown LA




Please congratulate our Varsity Girls Basketball team and their Coach Katalina Martinez!!!  They played against Oxnard High School and WON!!! We are so  very proud of you!!!  Go Vikings!!


Jan 29-30  TEACHER COURT VOTING/Winter rally, ASB room

(Buen).  Lunchtime until 12:55.


Rewards assembly/Joe Odhiambo, HHS gym (Monroe).  145p.

Girls Water Polo vs OHS.VAR 315p / JV 430p.

Girls Soccer vs OHS.  VAR/JV 315p.

Boys Soccer @ OHS.  VAR/JV 315p.

Wrestling vs OHS.  JV 530p / VAR 7p.

AP Parent Night, HHS Library (Cuevas).  6-8p.

Jan 30

*Spirit Day (JRs host): Hawaiian Day!

Boys Basketball @ Buena HS.  Fr-Soph 4p / JV 530p / VAR 7p.

Jan 31

Wrestling @ RMHS.  JV 530p / VAR 7p.

Feb 1

Girls Basketball Tournament, Grades 6-8, HHS gym (K. Martinez).  10a -1p.

Feb 2  NO SCHOOL/Lincoln’s Holiday

Feb 3-4  CAHSEE: SRs/Non-grads 

Feb 3  Department Chair Meeting, 330p.

Girls Basketball vs PHS.  Fr-Soph 4p / JV 530p / VAR 7p.

Girls Water Polo @ CIHS .VAR 315p / JV 430p.

Girls Soccer @ CIHS.  VAR/JV 315p.

Boys Soccer vs CIHS.  VAR/JV 315p.

Parent Project workshop, Faculty cafeteria (Ultreras).  6-9p.

Feb 4

Wrestling vs CIHS.  JV 530p / VAR 7p.

Girls Water Polo vs RMHS.VAR 315p / JV 430p.

Boys Basketball @ RMHS.  Fr-Soph 4p / JV 530p / VAR 7p.


Herff-Jones @ Open House (cap and gown/rings/announcements).  6-8p.

Girls Basketball @ RMHS.  Fr-Soph 4p / JV 530p / VAR 7p.

Girls Soccer vs RMHS.  VAR/JV 315p.

Boys Soccer @ RMHS.  VAR/JV 315p.


Herff-Jones (cap and  gown/rings/announcements), ASB room. After school.

*Spirit Day (SOPHs host): Polka Dot Day!

Sophomores host KRISPY KREME DONUT SALES! HHS quad (Buen).  After school.

Girls Basketball vs RMHS.  Fr-Soph 4p / JV 530p / VAR 7p.

Feb 7

Herff-Jones (cap and gown/rings/announcements), HHS front lot. 10a-12p.

ACT (www.act.org)

Wrestling PVL Finals @ RMHS.