Weekly Update, Friday, October 26, 2018

Good day, Viking Familia! Please join us tonight for the Football Stadium Dedication Ceremony honoring Mr. Andy McEuen, the first principal of Hueneme High School (1958). The dedication will take place during halftime; members of his family will be present, as will be various members of our community who will share their memories of Mr. McEuen. BBQ dinner and pre-game festivities begin at 4:30pm. You can visit the link below to purchase dinner tickets. Hope to see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hhs-stadium-dedication-bbq-tickets-50538590284

COUNSELING CORNER

Counselors are continuing to meet with Seniors, discussing and finalizing post high school plans, singing them up for credit recovery if necessary, and providing Letters of Recommendations for College Applications. On Wednesday and Thursday, Counselors invited Oxnard College and Ventura College Representatives to HHS in order to provide Ventura County Community College District Application Workshops for all Seniors.  The goal is to have all 12th Graders registered for the VCCCD as either a primary or back-up plan.  We were able to help 388 Seniors register this week for Community College….that’s a start!

ATHLETICS

“Female receiver enjoys schooling the boys on football field for Hueneme frosh-soph team” 

To read the full article, please visit the link below.

https://www.vcstar.com/story/sports/high-school/football/2018/10/24/female-receiver-enjoys-schooling-boys-field-hueneme/1755426002/

AVID

We want to take a moment and welcome Mr. Clark to HHS and the AVID family. He will be teaching AVID 2 zero period for the rest of the year.  Additionally, seniors are in the heart of application season trying to narrow down their personal insight prompts as they prepare and/or continue to work on their UC applications. Information will be coming out next week on signups for our first college trip of the year to Loyola Marymount University. We had our site team meeting Thursday morning to discuss upcoming field trips and process for reviewing the CCI as a team as well as how to upload evidence for each AVID domain to Google Drive.

CONSUMER AND FAMILY SCIENCES

Juniors and Seniors in our Education Pathway just completed a unit regarding Schools in Society.  Students now understand who makes decisions and funds our schools.  They were especially blown away by learning in our last SARC report that each student at HHS costs over $10,000 to educate per year.

ENGLISH

Ms. Hanrieder: 10th is starting “The Lottery,” learning about mood, suspense, and pacing. Honors is finishing Fahrenheit 451.

Ms. DeLuca: Students are currently writing rough drafts for an analytical essay.  They are using evidence from at least 3 sources to support their claims in answering our unit essential question.

Ms. Bettencourt: Juniors are finishing their drama unit for The Crucible and will be starting a persuasive essay. Seniors are finishing their unit on the Medieval Hero and preparing to write an essay.

PERFORMING ARTS

Your Viking Marching Band & Auxiliary put on a best effort show at the Wildcats Classic in Valencia on Saturday, October 20 with impressive score increases in Auxiliary and Percussion captions and an overall score nearly 2 points higher than last week at Royal to score 4th overall in the 1A Division.  We should be proud of our band and their efforts under impressive student leaders including, but not limited to Drum Major Daniel Barrera, Auxiliary Captain Fern Meza, and Drum Captains Ash Federis and Leslie Lee, Jr. Our Booster parents were awesome as usual. They and some alumni volunteers got our equipment and the new nearly nine-foot prop on and off the field in perfect order. We loved the tortas at lunch, too. We love our boosters. We have our next competition on Saturday, October 27 at Simi Valley HS Come on out and see what competition marching band is all about. It’s like a half time show at a football game on steroids.

SOCIAL SCIENCE

This week Seniors in Government presented information regarding the upcoming Midterm Elections. Many classes are ready to see the state results and compare with their own votes!

 

In addition, seniors visited with local representatives from Ventura and Oxnard Jr. Colleges to register for college.

Psychology students have been studying the function and parts of the brain. Students will begin projects and presentation next week.