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Saul Moran and Melvin Barrera are holding their academic honors.

Weekly Update, Friday, November 15, 2019


Saul Moran and Melvin Barrera have been identified by the College Board National Recognition Programs which are academic honors that can be included on their college applications. These two gentlemen are the only two students at Hueneme High School that qualified for this exceptional academic honor.  The administration team is elated about their academic success. Congratulations Saul and Melvin on your academic achievement.

Saul Moran and Melvin Barrera are holding their academic honors.


This week the Counseling Team attended a Crisis Intervention Training at the District Office which will help HHS create a Crisis Plan and Team to assist with dealing with various types of crisis should they arise.  Furthermore, Counselors are working with At Risk Juniors and Sophomores to either get them back on track in their current classes or to explore alternative placement opportunities.  Finally, it is important to note that last week we had a follow up to meet with Seniors who still need to register for Community College with the assistance or Representatives from OC and VC.  Currently we have approximately 300 Seniors registered for the Ventura County Community College District.

CSULB presented to our Migrant Students and Eld Classes. The presentation was about applying to college, A-G and financial assistance to pay for school. (see picture below)

Migrant Students are watching the presentation about applying to college.

On Thursday, November 7, 2019 Counselor Ms. Bogan and Career Tech Mrs. Creager has a great time networking with all of the OUHSD Academies and Career Pathway programs.

Counselor Ms. Bogan and Career Tech Mrs. Creager with other people are having a great time.

Over 50 juniors and seniors took the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Assessment on Thursday, November 14. This is a great tool to identify your Career Interests as well as your strengths to meet those interests.  We would like to thank retired Marine Sgt Douglas Gillart and his team for providing access to take the ASVAB at HHS for our students.

Last Friday, our 9th Grade Vikings participated in their first annual Freshman House Field Day competition! The entire 9th grade class had the opportunity to participate in field games and bond with their House peers and teachers. The event was a huge success, and we look forward to more opportunities to show our Viking Pride! Go class of 2023!


Elisabeth Hanrieder: Sophomores are writing essays comparing two or more pieces of dystopian literature. We chose Fahrenheit 451 and Harrison Bergeron, but students may add more literature, movies, or anything else to their papers.

Juniors have done some research on the Salem Witch Trials and have begun reading The Crucible.

Seniors just finished reading Brave New World and are about to begin the writing component of the ERWC unit on Brave New World.

Eric Ehlers: AP Language and Composition: We are wrapping up our unit on rhetorical analysis with a reading of “The Crucible,” which will culminate with an essay analyzing the rhetoric of on the of the characters in the play

English 3 YES: We have finished reading “The Crucible” and are working on a writing project discussion the roles of children during Puritan times and how these roles are reflected by the characters in the play. 

Gabriela Gomez: English 4 Students just completed a persuasive essay on a theme from Brave New World.  They were given a rubric and an essay frame to successfully complete the writing assignment. This was their final for Brave New World. They will be working on a research paper on a controversial issue for the next 4 weeks.

English 3 Students are reading The Crucible.  They are looking at the themes, doing character analysis, and considering all the reasons why this occurred.  In addition, we are also covering grammar.

Claudine Muro: Students in English 2H are examining tone, mood, theme, reliable narrator, irony, metaphor, as well as how to take a stance on a position while reading Joy Luck Club. In groups, they must examine one of the areas and create a Google Slides show to present to the class. They will be done with the book by next week, and we will prepare for our 3rd essay. Students in this class have also just completed “parts of speech- nouns and verbs” in Khan Academy and will now complete “pronouns and modifiers.”

Students in Mexican/ Chicano/a Literature are writing the UC personal insight questions. The unit question is “how can you best represent yourself in 350?” The underlying essential question is “how can you capture life experiences for inspirational writing?” The focus of this assignment is for students to master the type of writing that is professional, yet personal, and emotional but also triumphant. After this unit, we will move on to the research paper. GO SENIORS!!!!

Faith De Luca: English 1 CP  students are finishing their argumentative essays about empathy being taught through literature and doing CAASPP interim assessments online. 

Timonthy McGee: All my classes have begun a mini-unit on poetry (identifying poetic devices and figurative language, then explaining how those devices support the theme/message of a poem). Then end-goal is to have them either writing their own poem, using poetic devices and figurative language or deeply analyze a poem/song of their choice. 

Olivia Hernandez: English 1/ 1RCP: Students are finishing up their argumentative essays on empathy. They are working to make their essay MLA compliant. Students are also starting to read and annotate articles on John Steinbeck, the Great Depression, and the Dust Bowl to get background information on Of Mice and Men.

English 4: Students have finished reading Brave New World and are working in groups to complete a perspective activity where they answer the essential question from the perspectives of different characters in the novel. They are using text evidence to support their responses. This activity leads them into their essay writing where they will take a position on the question: Is social stability worth the price at any cost?

Kara Bettencourt: Juniors are finishing Crucible and getting ready for major writing assessment.  Seniors are getting ready to start A Doll’s House.

Harmony Lane: English 1H is starting Of Mice and Men which includes chapter-based vocabulary, grammar practice and CAASPP type questions.

Sonia Herrejon: English 2CP started reading Fahrenheit 451 last week and will continue reading it through the next few weeks. They also doing vocabulary work on vocab.com and working on improving their writing and grammar skills through No Red Ink.

English 2H finished reading The Joy Luck Club and is starting to write an essay on it: Can Expectations Ever Be Too High?

AP English Language and Composition students began reading The Crucible and will be preparing to write an essay next week to finish off the rhetorical analysis unit that we have been working on since the beginning of the school year. They have also checked out Huckleberry Finn and will be expected to write an argument essay on it.


Math 9 (Santiago): Students are learning the evaluation of expressions through the order of operations.

Math 9 Bil (Diaz): Students are learning how to simplify expressions with exponents by using repeated multiplication.

Math 1 (Gamez & Kaikaina): Students in Math 1 are continuing the discussion of inequalities and their graphs as well as the concept of absolute value.

Math 2 Honors (Deckrow): Students are reviewing Chapter 2 material in preparation for their Test on Thursday. On Friday we will begin Chapter 3 concepts. 

Math 3 (Britton): Students are reviewing systems of equations and methods for solving them. This Saturday we will hold an academy for all math 3 students who would like to get some extra instructions before the chapter 3 test.

Math 3 Honors (Bettencourt): Students are using strategies that they developed in previous courses to solve more complex systems of equations. This Saturday we will hold an academy for all Math 3H students who would like to get some extra instructions before the chapter 3 test.

Business Calculations (Corona & Santiago): Students are finishing their unit on tracking spending and savings to prepare to create their own budgets while still focusing on goals and planning.

Precalculus (Diaz): Students are learning how to build linear models both by hand and by using a calculator. 

Precalculus Honors (Morales): Students are taking the CAASPP ICA to better identify areas of strength and areas for improvement in preparation of the Math CAASPP in March.

 AP Stats (Corona):  Students are finishing chapter 3, creating a LSRL and interpreting residuals. 

AP Calculus (Morales):  Students are determining how to find the slope of the tangent line to a curve at a point; and how to use the limit definition to find the derivative of a function.


On Thursday, October 17, the NJROTC Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) offered their help and support as crowd control personnel during the district-wide earthquake drill for over 2,200 students and teachers.  The CERT members, with signs and placard, guided and directed students and teachers from their classrooms the route and safe path to their designated evacuation area in accordance with Hueneme Emergency Disaster Procedures.  The cadets also got trained on basic radio communication using selected 10-codes. 

The CERT members are outside, taking part in the district-wide earthquake drill.

C/Lieutenant Elizabeth Enad, NJROTC Public Affairs Officer


Psychology students presented their brain projects and demonstrated mastery of parts and functions of the brain. (see images)

The model of brain made using different colorful cupcakes.
Students are studying and working on 

Government students investigated the Ventura County Court House through an online Webquest. 

U.S. History students conducted an academic discussion to demonstrate an understanding of their standard 11.2 ELQ. Some classes also worked on a Google Slide project where they researched the Pros/Cons of the industrial revolution and its effects on Big Monopolies and Workers/working conditions. 

AP Hum. Geo. students worked on a language Webquest in small groups. They scanned QR codes to learn about the evolution of language, cockney rhyming slang, origins of the English


Intro to Teaching – Our seniors are completing a unit on what makes an effective teacher.  This unit focuses on communication skills and discusses the attributes of a successful teacher.  These topics are also transferable to other industries for our students who have different career aspirations.  Our next unit will focus on curriculum development, in preparation for the unit design that our students will complete prior to the start of our Little Vikes Lab School.

Careers in Education and Child Development – The juniors are in the midst of a unit focusing on middle childhood (ages 5-12) development.  They are learning about the physical, cognitive, and social emotional development that happens during this time.  This helps prepare them for their upcoming internship at Parkview Elementary School.

Representatives of Hueneme High School around the symbol of their school.

On Thursday, November 7, four of our seniors attended the district career education showcase designed to educate incoming 9th graders about their options in career education.  Our students manned the YES Academy table and did a wonderful job explaining our program to prospective students and their parents.  They represented our academy and Hueneme High School with class and dignity.

Academy students are posing for the photo.

Academy students with a quarter 1 GPA of 2.5 or higher were invited to attend a campus tour of CSUN this Wednesday.  Thirty-nine of our sophomores, juniors, and seniors took a guided tour of the campus, followed by a visit and tour of CSUN’s child development lab school.  This was a great opportunity for our students to see a working lab school to gather ideas for our Little Vikes Lab School.