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CIHS Updates – 09.08.17


College Readiness Academy

College Site Coordinator Griselda Sanchez from the Early Academic Outreach Program offered a two week College Readiness Academy for incoming seniors. The purpose of the academy was to help students prepare for the application and matriculation process to higher education. Students evaluated their transcript for A-G completion and calculated their UC/CSU GPA to help them understand what higher education system they were eligible to apply. In addition students had to research their top college choices, developed their first draft of their personal statements that are part of the UC and private colleges. Also, students were able create the different college site accounts and create their personal FSA ID to apply for financial aid. In addition to working on the college application, students had the opportunity to learn about financial literacy, the difference from high school to college, how to find support at the universities by learning about different student services provided for academic, emotional and social support. Special Thanks to Britt Ortiz, Director of EAOP, for being our motivational speaker and Mocha Yates from Montecito Bank and Trust for the wonderful workshop on financial literacy.

Peer Resource

Sept. 3- Sept. 9 is World Suicide Awareness Week, because of this, Peer Resource wanted to bring positivity and self affirmation to our campus and let Channel Islands know that we are all special!  They wanted to put smiles on peoples’ faces and decided to put post-its with positive notes around campus.  Go Raiders!

CI Dance Teams Wows Crowd at Hathaway Elementary

The Channel Islands Dance Team was invited to perform at Julien Hathaway Elementary School’s Back to School Nite. The didn’t disappoint. Members of the audience were wowed and parents asked if they could be taught hip hop! In fact, Hathaway is beginning a Hip Hop program at their school and their Principal used CI as the example of the importance of a dance program in their school.  Thanks for representing CI, Dance Team!

ASB Getting Ready For Welcome Back Rally

ASB has been working hard getting ready for the 2017-18 Welcome Back Rally set for Thursday September 14. This year’s ASB team is rockin’ and ready to go! Get set CI!

Lunch Time Rally

ASB hosted the first lunch time rally of the year, firing up the crowd for the football team’s home victory! Thanks to all the squads and the CI Marching Band for their support in showing the Spirit of CI!  A fun activity followed the raucous rally!
Go Raiders!! 

Safety First

Safety is always a priority at Channel Islands High School. First Campus supervisor meeting was held on Thurdsay, September 7, 2017. All supervisors and our SRO were in attendance.


The start of the 2017 Fall Season was a huge success.  Both boys and girls cross country teams raced to a positive finish as they begin their season.  At the UCSB High School Invitational, the girls finished 12th and the boys finished 3rd against over thirty high school. Individually, senior Ricardo Torres, finished FIRST overall.  WOW! Congratulations to Ricky!  Girls Volleyball terrorized their last two opponents beating Santa Clara and Fillmore. Overall, their winning record is 5-3.  Boys’ Water Polo opened up this season with a home game of against Nordoff.  The Rangers got the best of Raiders, but the team played hard and was competitive.  Football is a perfect 2-0, beating both Santa Paula and last week Fillmore.  The team will take their undefeated record to Santa Barbara, playing the Dons at this Saturday at SBCC.

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