Adult Transition Graduation
On Thurday, June 6, 2018 Adult Transition held their Graduation. Our graduation wouldn’t have been possible without your help. I’d like to thank the administrators for supporting us, and ASB for bringing their decorations, equipment, senior goodie bags, school spirit, and LOVE. We extend a heartfelt thanks to Brett for his ASB leadership and fostering our relationship with the DJ who graciously DJ’d for us several times this year. We all had a great time at the graduation and dance. Thank you for maintaining a consistent and positive relationship with our program throughout the years. We appreciate you!
Staff and Student Recognition
On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 OUHSD held their Staff and Student Recognition at Pacifica High School. Our eight Seniors, Valedictorians were recognized, Employees retiring, and Employees being recognized for their dedicated service to the OUHSD. OUHSD Employees of the Year were received by Mark Raquedan, Paraeducator, Peter Rivas, Campus Supervisor, and Estrella Manriquez, Classified Employee. Congratulations for winning OUHSD Employees of the Year in 3 out 4 categories. Go Raiders!
Ventura County Community Foundation Scholarship Awards
Channel Islands High School students and alumni took home about $150,000 in scholarships Thursday from the 2018 Ventura County Community Foundation Scholarship awards reception. This year, the foundation awarded $1.1 million in scholarships to the students of Ventura County. Twenty-two Raiders received scholarships, and several of them earned James C. Basile Scholarships worth $10,000. CI graduate Selena Lainez, a third-year student at Cal State Channel Islands, was one of the student speakers. Selena’s sister Jennifer, a CI senior on her way to UC Davis, was one of the students receiving scholarships. The reception was held at the Ventura County Office of Education in Camarillo.
Julius Caesar Performances
Ms. Pidduck’s classes had Live Performances with creative costumes and props on the stage in the Quad. Incredible Performances by amazing students! Thank you, Dr. Senesac, Mr. Martin, Mr. Z, Mr. Haynes, Mrs. Sanchez, Mrs. Ipatzi, Antoine and Pete for being out there to give our hardworking kids a round of applause!
This Tuesday, Channel Islands Athletics had its annual spring sports banquet. Athletics thanked two very important staff members, Susie Robles and Darlene Johnson, for their hard work and dedication to our student athletes and coaches. Also, athletics thanked Coach Robert Rada for his 34 years of service to Channel Islands High School as a teacher and coach. His positivity and humor will be missed.
Spring sports overall did well. Boys Volleyball went to CIF for its third consecutive year. Track and Field sent 15 athletes to CIF, with the boys attaining its first Pacific View League Championship. Girls and Boys swim had some record breakers not only in times, but in team size. Coaches Carly Jones and Sazil Sanchez hopes to continue this wave to next year. Tennis, golf, softball and baseball were competitive, with tennis only a couple swings away from going to CIF.
MVP’s were also awarded. Each coach thanked and awarded each athlete listed below:
Girls Track and Field: Dominique Davis
Boys Track and Field: Jamar Sims-Drummonds
Boys Volleyball- Patrick Manansala
Girls Swim: Leslie Cortes
Boys Swim: Martin Medina
Baseball: Pedro Marmolejo and Gabriel Landeros
Boys Tennis: Felix Maurillo and Derek Malvin
Softball: Priscilla Alamillo\
Boys Golf: Juan Duran
Thank you to everyone for their support this year! GO RAIDERS.
BFA Awards Banquet
The CIHS BFA had their year-end banquet last week. Food, music, photos and a fun time was available for all… Awards and recognition were a main part of the event, and the BFA was pleased to have a number of last year’s graduates return to help distribute the awards this year. In addition to certificates provided to all student members of the Academy, a few special awards were presented to students in each grade for Leadership, Going Above and Beyond, and Most Improved.
Three other special awards were presented at the event:
Sebastian Aguilar received the winning Surfboard billboard he painted to bring home a silver level certificate for his class in the Virtual Enterprise Trade Show Competition. This award was presented to him by Mr. Shane Rogers, the BFA English teacher who shaped the surfboard from a plain piece of plywood at the students’ request. Standing with them in the pic herewith is Danny Armenta who designed the team’s logo for their company shirts.);
Mr. Jeffrey Carranza received the CIHS BFA Business Advisory Board Member of the Year award for going above and beyond in dedicated service to the BFA CIHS; and,
Valarie Ulrich received a BFA Cohort Teacher of the Year award for her dedicated service to the CIHS BFA. Congratulations are extended to all!
District Social Science Scholar Award
On Thursday, June 7th we were able to celebrate the excellent social science educator Mr. Sam Kochel. He was presented the District Social Science Scholar Award for Channel Islands High School. The award was presented by Dr. McCoy, Assistant Superintendent of Education and Dr. Valles, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Josh Chancer, Learning Design Coach for Social Science and principal Dr. Senesac were present to recognize him. Sam is an exceptional teacher whom the students enjoy learning from in AP and College Prep Psychology. Congratulations Mr. Kochel!