The 2018 QuestBridge results are out…and Hueneme High has TWO winners! Jennifer Martinez and Juan Martinez (no relation) will both be attending STANFORD ON A FULL RIDE in the Fall.

Weekly Update, Friday, December 7, 2018

The 2018 QuestBridge results are out…and Hueneme High has TWO winners! Jennifer Martinez and Juan Martinez (no relation) will both be attending STANFORD ON A FULL RIDE in the Fall.


This wonderous week of December HHS Counselors continue to meet with At Risk Freshman and Sophomore students and parents regarding Academic and Personal/Social Support.  We are also making Classroom Presentations in 11th Grade Social Science Classes discussing College and Career Topics in detail and how to create a plan of achievement.  Furthermore, Counselors are planning for Feeder School Registration and Enrollment along with preparing to review WASC information as it pertains to the Counseling Department.


AVID Senior Juan Martinez along with Jennifer Martinez (no relation) are recipients of the College Match Scholarship with QuestBridge.  Both of these students are guaranteed a full four-year scholarship, and both will be attending Stanford University this fall.  The QuestBridge National College Match is a national program that connects high-achieving, low-income high school seniors with full scholarships to the nation’s top colleges. After receiving a record high of 16,248 applicants, QuestBridge selected 1,044 Finalists, hailing from 47 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as this year’s College Match Scholarship Recipients. College Match Scholarship Recipients are admitted early to QuestBridge college partners with guaranteed, full four-year scholarships that are provided by the colleges and universities, ensuring these students and their families that an education at a top college can be affordable.


Ms. Hanrieder: Seniors are doing timed write for Into the Wild. They started the racial justice unit on Monday.

Ms. Gomez-Font: Juniors just finished reading Huck Finn. For their final, students formed small groups and created an important scene from the novel that related to one of the themes such as slavery, friendship, adventure, or family.  Groups used play dough to create characters, Popsicle sticks to make a raft, Legos to create a river scene, and various other materials.  They also analyzed how that scene portrayed the theme.  We had a gallery exhibit and students walked around looking at the various scenes, then they presented in front of the class.  Students were graded on their scene selection, artistic rendition of it, and how it tied into one of the themes.  They were also graded on the effectiveness of their presentation which required they have eye contact, audible voices, be informative and comment on the theme.  Students are currently working on their group Power point presentation on a medal.  Science and English are collaborating so groups are guided in science of the substance of their presentation and they are learning how to create a good Power point and working on their presentation skills in English.

Mr. Monroe: Freshmen are reading undercover parent from the ERWC curriculum.

Ms. Herrejon: Freshmen Honors are learning about the Civil Rights Movement, Jim Crow Laws, and segregation leading up to reading To Kill a Mockingbird. They are doing introductory activities to help them understand the context surrounding the time period the book was written as well as the time period the book is set.

Juniors finished reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and wrote an argument essay on whether this book should be taught in high schools. They had to use textual evidence as well as historical, literary, or personal examples to support their position.

Ms. Hernandez: 12th Chicano Lit is working on research papers. Students are in the process of finding sources and gathering information before writing. Students are completing a research proposal in addition to this where they are outlining their chosen topics, areas to pursue research, and organizing their sources/ information.

Ms. Lane: The freshmen team is beginning the pilot for our second textbook. From the text we will be reading To Kill a Mockingbird and students will be working on a group project as their Embedded Assessment.

Ms. Muro: Students have read the first part of Fahrenheit 451, “The Hearth and the Salamander,” and are gearing up for their socratic seminar on Friday. They will participate in a socratic seminar at the completion of each of the 3 parts of the book. They will then write the common assessment essay. 


On the 1st of December 2018, the Hueneme NJROTC unit marched in the Annual Oxnard Christmas Parade.  The color guard, a marching detail, and the armed and unarmed drill teams led the way in spreading the holiday spirit.  About 33 cadets participated in the parade and it seems as if the entire city of Oxnard came out to enjoy the parade. The Hueneme NJROTC never fails to be a crowd pleaser.  In fact, the color guard team, led by Cadet Lieutenant Sonny Lopez, placed second for their performance!  The Hueneme NJROTC unit has been traditionally participating in the annual holiday festivities in the City of Oxnard.

C/LT. Castrejon, Nathaly, Public Affairs Officer


US History students worked in Academic Discussion groups to complete a writing assignment that assessed their understanding of the unit essential learning question.
Government students analyzed civil rights court cases past and present.
Psychology students took assessments designed to help them identify their learning styles and they researched possible careers that supported those styles.