Weekly Update

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Administration

Congratulations to our teachers on a successful opening day where we welcomed 2,100 students to the Viking Familia:  Much thanks to all teachers, faculty and staff – inside and outside the classroom – for doing your parts to make the school run smoothly.  Each and every individual makes a difference.

Administrators visited classrooms and walked across the campus, where teachers were seen outside standing by doors to greet all our students and setting the tone inside the classroom sharing expectations with their classes at the outset.  Administration was able to  observe lots of relationship building – between students and staff – and engagement with students involved in collaborative processes amongst each other.   

Everyone’s dedicated efforts were much appreciated on a great opening and beyond as we continue moving forward to systematically strengthen our instructional practices, programs and increase student outcomes.  Thanks go out to our Custodial and Maintenance workers for their work keeping our  campus looking great.  We will not overlook the amazing job our office staff have done to help welcome in our new Freshmen and new students.  Thank you all. 

Counseling

The Counseling Department has been very active these past few weeks aligning schedules for opening day. They also participated in the Freshmen Orientation held the week before school started and welcomed the class of 2021.

Counselors met with new students that required schedules. The counselors aligned to AVID, AOED and YES academies conducted presentations to their students regarding expectations for the school year and schedule change requests. The entire counseling team answered questions and distributed schedule change forms at the front windows during the first two days of school.

 

This week we are focusing on students who have been placed in higher or lower level changes based on current teacher recommendations. Quite a challenging feat given we are at capacity in most classes.

 

During the summer Ms. Cyndie Bogan taught a course called College and Career Seminar in which students were given 3 units of Oxnard College “G” credit as well as 5 high school credits. The students have a head start on their 10 year plan and are well on their way to success! Ms. Bogan also attended a 2 day training in Focus on Learning and will continue in the future to offer the course if requested.

Our Hueneme High School Counselors this summer were Denise Rodriguez and Katalina Martinez. Mrs. Martinez had a very busy summer taking students to visit various colleges.

Ms. Lopez attended the AVID Conference this summer.

Ms. Cynthia Jean Bogan MS, PPS

Professional School Counselor, HHS Mentor Counselor Hueneme High School.

 

Next week we will introduce our new staff to the HHS Vikings