Weekly Update, Friday, December 21, 2018

COUNSELING CORNER

HHS Counseling Team attending the Ventura College Counselor College where we learned about the various academic and certificated programs such as Water Science and Criminal Justice.  At the Conference Counselors also learned about information that will help our Seniors transition to Community College.  The Counseling team is also helping inform parents of students who are invited to attend Saturday School for Corrective Learning in order to help boost their grades.  Furthermore, Counselors attended meetings this week to meet with Feeder School Representatives to help calendar and plan Incoming Freshman Registration.

AVID

AVID 1 students had Fatima Contreras as a guest speaker. Fatima is a former HHS AVID student, AVID Scholarship winner and currently attending UC Merced as a Biology major. She spoke to the freshman on how important organization is, having good time management, and her college experience so far.

ENGLISH

Claudine Muro: Seniors in Chicano Lit are now applying their MLA skills as they enter the writing phase of their research paper! They spent two weeks reviewing sample research papers, practicing MLA citation, playing citation games, practicing transitioning notes to great paragraphs, and examining how to maintain voice while writing for research. Week one in the library required students to obtain 5 sources and complete all notecards, and this week is focused on writing the paper. GREAT JOB SENIORS!

John Newman: English 2 is reading Antigone and doing vocabulary review of their first hundred words. English 3 has submitted their Crucible essays and now we are reading La Relacion and Oladah Equiano, plus 100 vocabulary word review.

ENGLISH LEARNING DEVELOPMENT

Academy English 102 CP, Formerly English 102, is currently piloting an awesome transitional tool called Learning Priority. This Blended Learning tool helps the students by measuring growth for fluency, rate, retell ability, accuracy, automaticity, and error word analysis. These ELD Vikings are working diligently and refining 21st Century Learning.

Our ELD Saturday Academy is back.  Last week, we had a very successful Saturday school with 82 students!   The students worked on several subjects from Cyberhigh to 21st Century Skills.  Thank you Miss Villagomez, Mrs. Lewis, Ms. Casillas and Ms. Reveles for doing such a great job.

MATH

AP Calculus AB: Students are learning how the 1st and 2nd derivative are used to develop the graph of the original function (pictured).

AP Stats: Students are learning about Probability and Simulations.

College Algebra: Students are working on individualized learning goals to be best prepared for College Level Math.

Math 3:  Students are developing a survey using Google forms, collecting and analyzing data and presenting their findings to the class.

Math 2: Students are learning about recognizing “Strange” patterns in factoring.

Math 1:  Students are working on Desmos, and practicing Area Models.

 

ROTC

Hueneme NJROTC Academics Team

On the 15th of December 2018, eight (8) cadets from the Hueneme NJROTC Academics Team went down to Fullerton, California to participate in Troy High School NJROTC Academic Brain Brawl.  Hueneme along with 20 other schools went through rounds of academic questions to determine their placement in the finals.  Our academic team went through 4 rounds at the beginning of the event.  After four (4) rounds, our team placed 16 out of 20 and eventually, made it into the quarter finals. The team will continue to study and look forward to the next Brain Brawl for NJROTC.

C/PO3 Enad, Deputy Public Affairs Officer

YES Academy

Our academy students have been working hard to organize holiday events for our friends in the SH and Autistic programs.  They fundraised over $300 to purchase gifts for each of the students.  As students in our Educational Pathway, they also gained valuable work-based learning working with diverse student populations.

On Monday, the junior class helped students to decorate holiday cookies:

On Tuesday, the sophomores organized an arts and crafts activity:

Wednesday was an exciting day with a visit from Santa with presents for all of the kids: