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Weekly Update, Friday, February 22, 2019

A group photo of students from the Conference.


Hueneme Counselors were out last week working with over 600 incoming freshmen. The counselors presented on the various programs offered at Hueneme and helped the incoming freshmen pick classes for next year. The counselors visited more than 8 different schools in order to get our incoming freshmen prepared.

Two counselors are working with freshmen.

Kamala Class of 2023….

A big hall full of sitting students.


On Wednesday, Lizette Ambriz, Alicia Bettencourt, Harmony Lane, and Lupe Zamora attended the regional AVID K -12 Elective Teacher workshop with site teams from our district and neighboring district. We had a very informative workshop that covered topic on the AVID Digital Learning Framework of the 4 A’s (Adopt, Adapt, Accelerate, Advocate) and time reviewing academic language scripts, language functions, and word banks.  All classes have begun reading the articles for the write off topic.


Kara Bettencourt: Juniors are preparing to start their research project.  Seniors are studying Macbeth.

Kyle Ripley: With my Freshman RCP class we are reading Romeo and Juliet. For our reading we are working on characterizing the players and trying to understand some of the decisions they make based on what they say do, look, like and what others say about them. In the RCP section we have been working on writing for different genres and looking at how to reach an audience. This week we began an ERWC unit on asking the question, what does it take to be great? My seniors in the ERWC YES Academy are wrapping up the Unit on good food and bad food. We are working on our final project for this unit by creating an info graphic proposal on how to make the school a healthier place. Our focus is on supporting evidence and presenting multiple view points (these were severely lacking in their research papers).

Faith DeLuca: In English 1 CP the students are learning and mastering high use academic vocabulary words. They are also continuing to read Act 1 of Romeo and Juliet and learning how to identify examples of figurative language and explain their effects.

Elisabeth Hanrieder: Seniors are just starting on their proposals for the ERWC unit “Good Food/Bad Food.” Sophomores are just starting Julius Caesar, Act 2.


Math 1A Bilingual students will learn how to write linear equations given different situations, then apply their skills to figure out who will win the big race?  (Medrano)

Math 1 students are learning to solve systems of equations using two new methods: the Equal Values Method, and the Substitution Method. They will compare these new methods of solving algebraically, to their previous method of solving graphically. Students will also compare and contrast the terms “intersects” and “intercepts” in regard to graphing systems of equations. (Deckrow,)

Math 2 students are filling their tool boxes with a variety of methods used in solving Quadratic Equations. After becoming proficient at factoring Trinomials, they are now learning to Complete the Square and plug values into the Quadratic Formula. Oh what fun they’re having! (Neos)

Math 3 students are learning to solve for missing angles and side lengths of triangles that are not right triangles. Students applied their knowledge of the properties of right triangles to derive the laws of cosine and sine that will be used to solve for the missing information in any triangle. (Britton)

Precalculus students are applying their previous knowledge of graph transformations to the graph of the Trig functions.  They will extend their graphing knowledge to include the graphs of cosecant, secant and cotangent and analyze their characteristics.  (Morales/Zamora)

College Algebra students will start and complete a unit on solving systems of equations and inequalities. They will practice extensively with the Desmos graphing calculator throughout the week. (Medrano)

AP Statistics (pictured): Students used an inflatable globe to model the proportion of Earth covered by water. Students then constructed a one-sample z-interval for the true proportion of Earth covered in water.  (Corona)

Students are having fun while learning with an inflatable globe.

AP Calculus students are studying the application of integrals to finding the volumes of solids of revolution and solids with a known cross section. (Morales)


Biology bilingual is studying the movement of the continents via plate tectonics while studying the history of the Earth. By using continent manipulatives, they showed how the Earth has changed since Pangaea to present.

Students are using continent manipulatives.

Students are working with their maps.

Physics CP: the culminating mini-project for the impulse-momentum chapter is designing a force-resistant system that will prevent an egg from crashing in a simulated crash. Students are responsible for determining the calculations of momentum, force, and impulse.

Mr. Marshalek’s Biology Classes constructed DNA models utilizing licorice, marshmallows, and toothpicks to gain further understanding of how genetic information is stored, copied and passed on to future generations. Students were able to build their models into twisting edible delights showcasing their understanding of the remarkable double helix that’s within all of our trillion of cells! 😃

A class of students is showing their DNA models.

Another photo with students showing their DNA models.


This week students in US History practiced collaboration skills by completing a group assignment where they were expected to use the Academic Discussion stems and demonstrate mastery in Active Listening skills. In Economics, students completed a variety of assignments based on academic language to help them prepare for their upcoming assessment. In addition, students created their own evaluation of what they learned by writing with evidence for example, students wrote a 5-point paragraph response to the Unit ELQ, they drew an original image and made a connection with today. Sociology students practiced cornel note taking and active listening skills by analyzing a case study and make personal connections to important unit concepts.


A group photo of students from the Conference.

40 HHS attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Raza Youth Conference. Special THANK YOU to Mayra Medrano for helping Ms. Muro chaperone.

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