Weekly Update

Friday, February 9, 2018


This is NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK!  The Counselors would like to thank our students, staff and administration for allowing us to be your mentors!  We love our chosen Career and love working with the Viking Family.

A very special shout out to Principal Ayala for the wonderful breakfast he provided to us on Monday.

This past Tuesday Counselors Denise Rodriguez and Cynthia Bogan went to Oceanview Middle School and met with 50 potential Class of 2020 Vikings. 

On Thursday ALL Counselors along with Dept. Chair Mr. Jackson registered approximately 300 incoming 9th grade students from Blackstock Middle School, Class of 2020.  Our NJROTC students also presented and highlighted all the wonderful activities they do within the program.





The Hueneme Academic Decathlon team competed in the Ventura County competition over the last two weekends.  The team was tested on African music, art, literature, economics, science, and social studies, as well as math.  They wrote essays, gave speeches, were interviewed, and collaborated on the super quiz.  Congratulation for a job well done. Seniors: Victoria Banales, Angelica Apelado, Irma Medina Juniors: Fernando Lupian, Kevin Rangel, Atanacio Milano, Julian Vargas and Freshman: Maribel Solis.



Our soccer, basketball and wrestling teams have made it to CIF!  Today and tomorrow, our lady wrestlers are competing in Corona for CIF.  Tomorrow, HHS will host the league wrestling championships in our gym.  Next week, our soccer and basketball teams will play in Round 1 of CIF competition.

Congratulations to Girls Basketball LEAGUE CHAMPIONS with Vanessa Smart as player of the year!

Congratulations and good luck to our winter athletes!


On Wednesday, AVID Region 8 and Ventura Unified hosted the AVID Elective Teacher Workshop. The topic of this workshop included the module “Leveraging AVID to Advance Campus/District Initiatives”.  Attending from HHS were AVID Co-coordinator/Elective Teacher Ms. Danika Anestos, along with AVID Elective Teachers Ms. Harmony Lane, Ms. Lizette Ambriz, Ms. Alicia Bettencourt, and Mr. Brendan Garrett.  Our principal, Mr. Ayala, will be doing the same module at the AVID Principal’s Network Workshop on February 20th and the plan is to meet afterwards as a site team and debrief and develop our next steps to continue making AVID a success here at HHS.


Freshmen students are participating in an afternoon mentoring program, called STEMPact. Students meet after school 2 days a week with mentor students from CSUCI. Students are learning about college admissions, a-g requirements, and STEM programs and degrees. This week, students started an underwater robot design that they will build and compete with the senior engineering students, who are also building underwater robots in Mr. Robnett’s class.

HUUUUUGE NEWS!!! CSUCI is launching a Mechatronics program this fall. Only 24 students were admitted, and 2 of them are from our academy! If you see Victor Arroyo and Carlos Gonzalez, please congratulate them.  


Developmental Psychology students are doing a project called “Baby, think it over.”  This project allows students to care for a simulated baby for 3 to 4 days, getting a small glimpse into parenthood. The Reality Real Care company has followed and recorded 15 newborns schedules. Each simulated baby gets a real baby’s schedule where students must attend care to newborns needs. All students will feed, burp, change diapers, rock and soothe, while supporting neck properly. As any parent knows this can be time consuming and exhausting especially when baby wakes up in the middle night hungry, or just fussy for 30 minutes at a time. Most of our students start out very excited to get baby only to find themselves more excited, and relieved to give baby back. Upon returning Monday morning, students said this was much harder and more annoying than they thought it would be.  We will continue to have 6 babies go out on Fridays and returned Monday mornings for the months of February, March, and April. Thank you to all the teachers who are supporting and encouraging our students, while they learn this intangible lesson via Reality Real Care Babies.

Teaching and Learning students are busy in the beginning stages of developing their curriculum for our lab school.  We have decided on a theme of Get Aboard the Viking Ship, with each lesson having a different location to which we travel for the day.  We are also recruiting students for our lab school, so if you know of any 3 to 5-year olds who would like to be a Little Vike, please contact Eric Ehlers at eric.ehlers@oxnardunion.org for more information.


Calculus explored the Definite Integral.  Based on patterns and reasoning, they developed the Properties of the Definite Integral.





Precalculus investigated Unit Circle, Fundamental Trig Identities and watched the “Hand Trick” to help in memorizing the Unit Circle (Quadrant I)





Feeder School Visit 2018

1st February 2018, Hueneme High School was visited by more than 800 incoming freshmen from various junior highs to get a look around the campus and to see the many clubs and programs offered at Hueneme.  All visiting students were assigned in tour groups facilitated by selected Hueneme students.  About 70 NJROTC cadets assisted in feeder school event as tour guides and program presenters.  Many NJROTC cadets earned the right to wear the Participation and Community Service ribbons for presenting the NJROTC program to the incoming freshmen. Our exhibition armed drill and unarmed drill teams and Color Guards performed for the junior high students as a display of cadets’ honor, courage, and commitment.        Cadet LT Chavez



Economic students participated in various writing (with evidence) activists that helped them learn the basics of Economics.

Picture: 11th grade, US History students taking part in the CHKS.