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"I vote" emblem with an American flag in it.

Weekly Update, Friday, November 9, 2018


This Week Counselors made classroom visits to all Sophomore Social Science Classes providing “College Knowledge” presentations which entails information about 4 Year Universities and Community College such as an introduction to Majors, Financial Aide and the 5 Systems of Higher Education, along with a recap of the Graduation and A-G Requirements.  We also discussed the items that help make students more competitive when applying to Universities (GPA, SAT/ACT, and Extra-Curricular Involvement).  It was a blast!

360.	Counselor is giving “College Knowledge” presentation to the class.

On Tuesday, November 6, The College and Career Center hosted our UC Bound seniors with an expert team from the UC Admissions office and completed their initial UC applications.  Thank you Mrs. Creager, for coordinating this very important event.  Class of 2019 Reaching Higher!

361.	Students are working with their applications.


This week, Mr. Clark’s AVID 2 students have been working on SAT preparation with vocabulary and working on test taking strategies. The freshmen classes are working on their first Socratic seminar of the year focusing on having a life blue print and on what qualities/traits make a good team member. Our seniors are working on their UC and CSU applications as the deadline window is winding down. Students have signed up for our field trip to LMU. Some of our elective teachers have been participating in professional development this week on using 1 -1 devices next year with our students


Cyber Patriot Competition
Four Hueneme NJROTC CyberPatriot (CP) Teams, HueAlpha, HueBravo, HueCharlie and HueDelta competed on 1st and 2nd Nov 2018 against 64 high schools with NJROTC units in Southern California for the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.  Each team was allowed 6 hours to find and solve all security violations and vulnerabilities.  This was the first of two qualification rounds.  Round 2 is slated on 7-9 Dec 2018.  Each team’s scores will be added together after Round 2 to determine tier placement in the State Round.  Our teams would compete in Rounds 1 and 2 and the State Round no matter our score or participation in the other qualification rounds.

During the competition, each team was given a set of virtual images that represented operating systems and were tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities and violations within the images.  The teams worked on Windows 10 and Ubuntu virtual images.  Overall, HueCharlie, the all-girls team for Hueneme NJROTC CyberPatriot, earned the highest score of 160 out 200 points during the 1st round.

Students are at the computers.

Hueneme teams that took part in the competition.Cadet/PO3 Elizabeth Enad, Deputy NJROTC PAO


US History students wrote and sent Letters to Editor this week. The letters were peer edited and submitted through Google classroom.

A table with laptops and educational materials.

Government and Economic students went over results from their first Common Assessment using Zipgrade. Many also voted in the Midterm Election for their first time!

"I vote" emblem with an American flag in it.

Psychology students responded to ELQ’s on Google Classroom. Students presented creative brain projects and we got to “eat brains.” They also participated in a series of sensory experiments.

Three students with an eatable brain in the box in front of them.

Two students with an eatable brain on the table.

World Civ. and Geography Students received information on GMO’s from Farm to School representatives, Ali and Ana. Students ate fresh tomatoes from CI garden too!Students are watching a presentation.

A student is in a classroom with a white bowl of tomatoes in hands.


This was a very busy week for the YES Academy, particularly for our teachers and juniors.  We held our fifth annual junior leadership retreat at El Capitan State Beach.  Despite an invasion of very dexterous raccoons, we had a great time getting to know each other better and learning from one another.

A group photo of students on the beach.

On Saturday, six of our students ran a booth at the CSUCI Science Carnival at Rio Vista Middle School.  Our exhibit was entitled, How Does Our Garden Grow?  The students helped children to start a pea seed and explained the growth cycle of plants.  This was a long event, and our volunteers prepared for weeks ahead of time.  Special thanks to Ms. Wayne and Mrs. Roth for all of their help.  This was an excellent opportunity for the students in our education pathway to get some work-based learning experience.

Six students in white lab coats behind the table with plants on it.

The YES Academy would also like to congratulate Advisory Board Member Karen Sher on her reelection to the OUHSD School Board.