Weekly Update

Friday, February 27, 2015



Mock Trial team at competition:  Jesus Martinez (kneeling); Left to right:  Mrs. Landreth, Luciero Zontlimatzi, Vanessa Alcaraz, Victor Duran, Mayte Ipatzi, Professor McGinnus, Angel Fajardo, Tatianna Velasquez, Maria Macias, Jimmie Smith, Abraham Cabatuando, and Serena Boyd.


In European History, students are transitioning into the Age of Imperialism & pre-WWI times. Geography classes have been busy working on EEI curriculum. World Civ students are exploring WW1 bias and propaganda.


This past Saturday, HHS hosted a total of 25 AVID tutors for tutor training.  This coming Saturday will be the final Saturday of training. Upon completing their 16 hours, participants will receive tutor training certificate.  On Tuesday, February 24th, Ms. Briggs and Mr. Zamora attend the Ventura County AVID Coordinators Workshop at the Oxnard School District, which reviewed upcoming certification timeline, who should be attending summer institute, and time to collaborate with feeder school and OUHSD site coordinators.  On Tuesday, Ms. Lopez visited all AVID sections to review transcripts and registration forms with students for course selection for school year 2015 -2016.


PE continues with our sports units and cardio/strength training


9th (Herrejon):  Students are finishing up and turning in their ERWC essay on lying. We will also be starting Romeo and Juliet this week. 

10th (Bettencourt):  Sophomores are finishing their unit on the Holocaust and starting their unit on Julius Caesar.  We are doing daily practices for the CASHEE exam.

11th (Bettencourt):  Juniors are beginning their Great Gatsby unit and working on their reading journals.​


Ms. Raffaelli’s World History class is currently solving the world’s problems… after WWI.  Who is to blame?  Some students say Germany, some say Serbia, some say Austria-Hungary.  The Paris Peace Conference is a heated debate.   Who should pay for the war?  How much should they pay?  It’s politics, politics, politics!

Geography is nearing the end of the EEI 21st Century learning unit.  They are researching their dream job on the new Hueneme High School COW computers!  How much will they make, what benefits does this job give, what type of training will they need?  Students are creating a six slide Power Point presentation to show off their dream jobs to their classmates!


Curriculum taught this week:

*NS1: Survival Techniques

*NS2, 3 & 4: Understanding Lease/Rental Agreements

Weekly Activities:

*Precision Drill (Marching)

*Physical Fitness

*Uniform Inspection

*AMI Practice

Upcoming Events:

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

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

*11 Mar: U.S. Army recruiters will speak to the Cadets

*18 Mar: Air National Guard will speak to the Cadets

*8-11 Apr: 25 Cadets will attend Basic Leadership Training at Camp Pendleton

*11 Apr: Color Guard will present colors at Ventura Harbor Yacht Club opening ceremony

FINAL CHESS MATCH, Mr. Avalos and student Ihsan Ibarra. Who will take the crown?


Congrats to Joseph Gonzalez.  He has qualified for Masters Southern Section State Championships.  He placed 5th this weekend at Chino Hills CIF which gets himself and two coaches into the tournament next weekend.  The kid is a man-child.  If he places in top eight next week, he will advance to the State Finals in Bakersfield. Wish him luck.



*Spirit Day (SOPHs host): BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK!

Oceanography hosts JAMBA JUICE, HHS quad (Sell).  After school.

Mar 3  Department Chair meeting, 330p.

Mar 4 Laurus College info table, HHS quad (Creager).  Lunchtime.

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


Girls Water Polo banquet, HHS Cafeteria (Trude/Quiroz).  630-9p.

Mar 7

College “Making It Happen,” CSUCI.  8a-1p.

Girls Water Polo concessions, HHS pool (Trude).  9a-630p.

Mar 9  NO SCHOOL/Professional Development

Mar 10

Sophomore Class hosts Toppers Pizza Night/Saviers Road (Buen).  5-9p.