Weekly Update

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Mr. Zamora, Mr. Robnett, and I are a very proud group this morning after cleaning up at the UCSB MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) competition this past Saturday against all other high schools in our area. We placed 11 times total and will be taking 17 students to regionals in Santa Cruz on April 22nd. As you can see, Hueneme took all of the Rube Goldberg awards (If you don’t know what this is, google it – they’re pretty cool!!) PLEASE CONGRATULATE THESE STUDENTS IF YOU SEE THEM!!  

Here is the list of projects and the winners:


  • 2nd Place

Riley O’Hara and Adrian Avila

MOUSETRAP CAR DISTANCE (9th & 10th Grades)

  • 2nd Place

Javier Garcia

  • 3rd Place

Riley O’Hara and Adrian Avila

MOUSETRAP CAR DISTANCE (11th & 12th Grades)

  • 1st Place

Victor Arroyo and Jose Guzman

EGGDROP (9th & 10th Grades)

  • 3rd Place

Javier Garcia

EGGDROP (11th & 12th Grades)

  • 2nd Place

Yasmin Hernandez

BALSAWOOD AIRPLANE (9th& 10th Grades)

  • 1st Place

Javier Garcia

BALSAWOOD AIRPLANE (11th& 12th Grades)

  • 3rd Place

Robert Guerrero


  • 1st Place

Yasmin Hernandez, Carlos Gonzales, Jesus Lopez, and Victor Arroyo

  • 2nd Place

David Rosales, Mauricio Rosales, Daniel Tena, and Moses Sanchez

  • 3rd Place

Serena Ewertz, Samantha Zaragoza, Miriam Cardenas, and Lizbeth Rosete


Ventura County Mock Trial Award Results

Crismalid Lopez won the countywide lapel pin design.  Marcos Nunez took third place as Officer Hayden West, and Cody Kinser took third place as Dana Greyjoy (Human Trafficking Expert.)

Front Row l to r:  Jesus Martinez, Robin Shaw, Amelia Realzola, Alisa King, Abraham Cabatuando, Carlos Rivera, Law Professor Nancy McGinnis, 2nd row:  Mrs. Landreth, Emily Gonzalez, Anthony Gonzalez, Kristian Torres, Robert Guerrero, Cody Kinser, Row 3:  Attorney Jack Schuler, Fernando Lupian, Jazmin Jacquez, Erick Zendejas, Raymundo Garcia, Christopher Powless, Marcos Nunez.  Next to the presiding judge is a photo bomber from PHS. 


Two HHS AOED students, Joseph Resendiz and Mikayla Mendez, attended Leadership Boot Camp, a series of workshops geared toward helping students learn soft skills. The event was sponsored by the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce. Students had a great time, and said they “learned some valuable things, like interview skills.” Six AOED attended this event in last Fall.



US History students collaborated on a 4 part assignment that included researching, writing, creating and sharing.


The Counseling Team has been working diligently solidifying In-House registration and the Elective Fair. Thank you Xochitl Gomez and Bob Kadin for creating the schedule.

Counselors have prepared to give a Presentation to the Freshmen Parents and students regarding their PSAT results, how they can create an account with the College Board then use the Khan Academy to study for further PSAT Assessments. The parent night is scheduled for 5:00-6:00PM on March the 16th.

Counselors went into every Senior Government and Economics class this week to announce a field trip to Oxnard and Ventura Colleges for completion of their assessments and financial aid. Oxnard College will be Friday April 21 and Ventura College will be Friday May 5. Thank you Jason Sierra for being the VCCCD lead for HHS.

Counselors worked diligently to identify those seniors who qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy so they can complete their application by tis Friday. Katalina Martinez was the lead this task.

Classroom presentations for AVID student success was presented by Cynthia Lopez.

The Counseling Department attended their aligned DEPARTMENTS meeting on Thursday in order to collaborate Department/Counselor needs.



Math-2 students have been busy prepping for our chapter quiz by working in groups, identifying whether they are at the basic, proficient or advanced level, and working together towards an advanced level of factoring quadratic equations. To reach advanced status, students within each group must have ensured that all in their group complete and understand the four problems on each preceding level’s card. Students are clearly improving their abilities and enjoying the process of making their gains.


This week AVID Counselor Ms. Lopez spent time going to the AVID 1 -3 classes to review grade point averages and transcripts with students for semester one grades, updated their A -G matrix each student has, and provided information about the upcoming registration process that will be happening on campus during the next few weeks.  Additionally, our AVID seniors are beginning to hear from UC schools and we are waiting to see what universities they get accepted to.



Our boys played Tuesday against Buena High School and yesterday against Sylmar, and despite a valiant effort, we came up short. We had some stellar pitching from both Jorge Padilla and Habran Marin, who started each game respectively, limited damage, and kept us competitive. 

Jorge went 5 innings on Tuesday, giving up only 1 earned run, and David Macias hit 2-3 with a 7th-inning triple against Buena. Habran went 4 innings, keeping the score low in his first start this season. Aside from one inning in each game, our defense held strong, seemingly just a couple of bounces that didn’t go our way ended up being the difference. 

We’re proud of them though, because they kept fighting until that last out was recorded, and we’ll keep working hard to get ready for league play. We play away tomorrow against Glendale, so please wish our boys good luck.


Yesterday, our girls J.V. Softball Team pulled out a victory against Santa Barbara High School 12-11. It was a great win for the girls in only their 2nd game this year. At one time, our team was behind 0-7 but rallied in the bottom of the last inning to pull out the victory!!!

Please give these girls a big shout out if you see them on campus. They have worked very hard this year and yesterday, it paid off.

Also, a big shout out to Coach Dawn Santiago and Coach Katalina Martinez for a job well done!!!