Weekly Update, Friday, January 10, 2020

COUNSELING CORNER

The Counselors would like to congratulate Ms. Bogan on her appointment as Career Technical Education Liaison for HHS.  In this position she will assist our HHS CTE teachers with their specific academic needs.  She will also represent HHS at the VCOE/CTE meetings.

The preregistration process for the incoming class of 2024 has begun and the dates have been set for all Counselors to go out to the schools that will populate Hueneme High School beginning in 2020/2021.  We would like for all staff and teachers to understand that this particular class will be under new graduation requirements.  The requirements can be found on the OUHSD website.

On Thursday, January 9, 2020 ten HHS students were awarded certificates for completing the Fall semester of the DRAGG program.  Drag Racing against gangs and graffiti is a partnership between OUHSD and the Oxnard Police Department.  The students who received certificates are:  

Araceli Vasquez, Stephanie Cervantes, Fred Torres, Bryan Davila, Giovanna Garcia, Brian Hernandez, Erick Salazar, Gianny Jimenez, Algeria Romero, Jesus Torres

Congratulations…each will receive 5 credits toward elective for their participation.  Sign up for Semester 2 are underway.  Please see Mrs. Creager in the College and Career Center to sign up.  This program is for Juniors and Seniors male and female.

AVID

AVID students are preparing for finals in all classes.  Additionally, students are completing a Google Form to gather information about the number of AP classes and exams they took in 2018 -2019 since that is information that needs to be reported as part of the HHS Secondary Data Collection Form for AVID Center. We also had field trip signs for our trip to CSU Channel Islands coming up on January 24th.

ENGLISH

Ms. Hernandez:

English 1: Students are reading a modified version of the Odyssey and completing a Personal Odyssey Project where they are relating key stories from the Odyssey to their own lives. They will be creating slides next week to present as their final.

English 4: Students are finishing up their senior research papers and creating an annotated bibliography of their sources.

Ms. Hanrieder:

Sophomores are reading Joy Luck Club, focusing on character development and interaction.

Juniors are reading seminal U.S. documents and preparing speeches for their final.

Seniors are writing Letters to the Editor and essays on Animal Rights

Ms. Bettencourt: All my students are preparing for their final exams.

Mr. McGee:

Eng 1 RCP, CP, and Honors are working on their final essay. Honors also finished presenting a Hero Research Project this week.

MATH

Math 1A Bil (Zamora): Students are learning about domain and range of a function.  We are beginning to prepare for the final exam next week.

Math 9 Bil (Diaz): Students are learning how to evaluate algebraic expressions for given values.

Math 1 (Gamez & Kaikaina): This week, students in Math 1 are completing a unit on simplifying expressions with exponents.  Meanwhile, they are preparing for their final exams taking place next week.

Math 2 Honors (Deckrow): Students are discovering how to use their scientific calculators to determine the slope ratio of triangles. They are then utilizing the slope ratios (tangent) to calculate missing sides of a right triangle

Math 3 (Britton): Students are graphing logarithmic functions and using their understanding of transformations of a parabola to transform a log graph. Math 3 will be holding a Saturday academy to help students prepare for the upcoming test on inverses and logs.

Math 3 Apps (Medrano): Students are using their knowledge of polynomial long division and polydoku to find the roots of higher degree polynomials, they will use the roots and their knowledge of end behavior to create sketches of their graphs.

Precalculus (Diaz): Students are reviewing and being assessed on graphing Rational Functions and finding their asymptotes.

Precalculus Honors (Morales):  Students used M&Ms to illustrate the process of the Chain Rule and explored the Squeeze Theorem. 

College Algebra (Medrano): Students are using their knowledge of polynomial long division and polydoku to find the complex roots of higher degree polynomials. They are also using known roots to find polynomials.

AP Calculus (Morales):  Students reviewed function analysis, and explored the Mean Value Theorem “Can Calculus Get you Fined” and the Squeeze Theorem “How Many Candies are in the Jar?”

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Geography students are finishing up their unit on Latin America and preparing for their first High School finals. 

AP Human Geography started Unit 4 this week on Political Organization. They began to look at 4.1 EK 1&2 focusing on semi-autonomous States. They conducted case studies on Tibet and American Indian Reservations. 

Government students participated in an academic discussion on the effectiveness of the Judicial Branch. Using “how a bill becomes a law” as their example. (see images) In addition, Psychology students engaged in various activities this week to help them understand abnormal behaviors and types of mental health therapy.