Weekly Update, Friday, October 18, 2019

COUNSELING CORNER

The Counseling Team is meeting with Seniors this week, assigning after school credit recovery – Edgenuity. 

We are also meeting systematically with Seniors doing graduation checks and helping with post high school plans which includes applying to 4 Year Universities and Community Colleges, along with research Vocational Schools and Military options.  Furthermore, Counselors are identifying At Risk students and hosting SST meetings as an initial form of intervention.

ENGLISH

Sonia Herrejon: English 2 is working on finalizing their Leopard Man essays. We are doing station rotations and they are getting feedback on what they’ve written so far.

English 2H has started reading The Joy Luck Club. We did a socratic seminar this week as well as prepped for the PSAT.

AP Language did some PSAT prep this week and wrote another rhetorical analysis essay.

Kara Bettencourt: AP English Literature students are finishing their first poetry unit, reading a novella, and preparing their UC PIQs.  They have had the opportunity to work with Ms. Vasquez during class to polish and refine their first drafts of their PIQs for the UC admissions process.  We continue to practice for the AP Exam.

Juniors are starting their first drama unit, The Crucible by Arthur Miller.  They have read many different samples of Puritan literature in preparation for this and studying the historical background of both the 17th century’s Great Awakening and the McCarthy Era in the 20th century.

MATH

Math 9 (Santiago): Math 9 students are building on their learning of patterns by writing linear equations in slope-intercept form. 

Math 1 (Gamez & Kaikaina):  Students are applying their experience with algebra tiles to the area model which allows them to multiply binomials together.  Formally they are showing how the area of a rectangle can be algebraically shown as the sum of the areas of its parts equivalent to the product of its width and length.

Math 2 (Neos): This week, the Math 2’s are continuing to strengthen their understanding of Triangle Congruence and how Dilation produces Similar Shapes. This leads to an investigation of reasons for Triangle Similarity. 

Math 2 Honors (Deckrow): Math 2H students took a quiz covering triangle congruence and flowchart proofs. They discovered dilations using a Desmos activity and will continue to build on this new concept while being introduced to triangle similarities.

Math 3 (Britton): Math 3 is investigating parent functions and transformations of parent functions. We are using both graphing calculators and desmos to help better understand how parameters affect the graph of a function. This Saturday will be the first academy day for math 3 where students will have the opportunity to work on mastery before we have the chapter test the following week.

Math 3 Apps (Medrano): Students began their exploration of the logarithm function, through their investigation they will generalize rules for the products and quotients of logs.

Math 3 Honors (Bettencourt):  Math 3H is continuing their investigations with various function families and SAT prep. A Chapter 2 test is planned for next week. 

Business Calculations (Corona & Santiago):  Business Calc students are working hard on preparing for the SAT, exploring careers based on financial goals, and learning how to read their paychecks. 

Precalculus (Diaz): Students are investigating the transformations of parent functions.

College Algebra (Medrano): Students will be testing their knowledge of parent functions and their transformations through google forms.

SOCIAL SCIENCE

U.S. History- students analyzed various points of view for standard 11.1 to help prepare for their first Common Assessment. (See image)

Psychology- students conducted research regarding technology and the teenage brain. After, students researched and wrote their essays, they debriefed in a small group setting. 

Government- students were assessed (in an informal small group and formal independent setting) on their understanding of the U.S. Constitution and its 27 amendments. 

Geography- students completed Unit 2- Climate and Culture. They began their unit on North America this week. 

AP Human Geo.- students took their first Common Assessment on Unit 2 Population and Migration. They began Unit 3 which will focus on culture.

YES ACADEMY/FCCLA

The HHS chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) traveled to Alhambra High School this past Saturday for the District 9 Fall Meeting.  We had the most delegates in attendance of the thirty schools in our district (the largest district in the state).  At this meeting, the students learned more about the various opportunities that FCCLA has to offer and about the regional and state competition.  This year, the event we will be competing in is Focus on Children.  In groups, our members will be identifying a need in our community, planning and implementing a community service project, and presenting this project at our regional competition in February.  We are very excited to begin planning for these projects.

In Sports News

Cross Country

Vikings! Please congratulate the Hueneme Cross Country Program on a job well done at the Citrus Coast League CC Meet, held at Lake Casitas.

The HHS Girls Varsity team placed 2nd

and the Boys Varsity team placed 3rd respectably in CCL competition.

With one CCL meet to go (11/7/19), both our boys & girls programs are in the hunt for a CIF SS playoff qualifying spot. Coach Gallegos and Soliz

Girls Volleyball

Our HHS Varsity girls volleyball team had a rough go in our 1st round of league, with a 1-4 league standing. After some hard work and a few injured players recovering, the girls fought back, winning games against Malibu (5 sets), Santa Paula (5 sets), and Carpinteria (5 sets). on 10/16/19, the girls beat Fillmore in 3 sets and clinched a 2nd place tie in Citrus Coast League. With this win, our girls will now advance to CIF playoffs. If you know any of these girls, please give them their well-deserved credit. Assistant coaches Will Peni and Mia Valoaga have been instrumental in the turn around. Thank you all for your support of our student athletes, Coach Corona.