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CIHS Updates – 11.03.17

CIHS hosts First Day of the Dead Community Celebration

On Thursday, November 2nd we held our First Day of the Dead Community Celebration at Channel Island High School. Many families, staff, and students attended the event. The student altars, ballet folklorico, and aztec dancing helped in creating cultural awareness at our school. Overall, the evening was a success! The event created an inclusive and exciting environment, which brought everyone together. A special thanks goes to The AMAZING Spanish Club, students in Spanish classes, Spanish teachers, Administrators, Teachers, Campus Supervisors, Secretaries, and everyone who attended.
 

Homecoming 

ASB hosted the Homecoming Rally, Halftime and Dance. It was a great success. The deco was amazing and the dance was fun for over 600 students!
Congrats to the Court!
 

 
ASB hosted the Homecoming Rally, Halftime and Dance. It was a great success. The deco was amazing and the dance was fun for over 600 students!
Congrats to the Court!

Raiders joined in the spirit of Halloween 

On Tuesday, October 31st CIHS students and staffed joined in the spirit of Halloween in their costumes.

Marine Science Academy visits the Channel Islands Harbor

The junior Marine Science Academy students went on a fieldtrip Thursday 11/2 to the Channel Islands Harbor. In the morning they toured the Maritime Museum where they learned about the history of our local port as well as other sailing vessels around the world. In the afternoon they participated in a Floating Lab Activity provided by Channel Islands Sportfishing. The students rotated through four stations that included plankton viewing, physical oceanography, touch tanks, and ocean floor sediment. They had the opportunity to hold many unique ocean organisms such as a sea hare, spiny lobster, bat star, and spiny seastar. Thank you also the the chaperones; Mr. Gurney, Mr. Urwick, and Mrs. Harrell ​​​.

CIHS Raider Band performs at the Rose Bowl

CIHS Raider Band had another fantastic performance at the Rose Bowl with UCLA vs. Oregon Halftime Show on October 21st.  Our music students are preparing for the big competition parade at Pismo Beach this weekend, wish them luck!

Mr. Grennan lectures about Wizards and Witches

Mr. Grennan lectures about history of wizards and witches on Halloween Day.

AVID students visit Cal State Northridge

Channel Islands’ AVID-3 students took a visit to California State University, Northridge, on Monday, Oct. 30. The students have been doing research on the CSU and University of California systems as well as on private colleges. At CSUN, students went on a campus tour, ate lunch and had some time to explore on their own. Highlights of the tour included stops in the library, the gym and the Wellness Center. Students were accompanied by AVID teachers Mr. John Grennan and Mr. Ramiro Mares and AVID tutor Ms. Valeria Garcia.

Athletics

CI Cross Country competed in the Ventura County Championships at Lake Casitas Last Friday. Under warm dry conditions reaching upper 80’s which is not ideal for racing.  Several runners from other schools went down due to heat but CI’s morning practices at 6:15am last week’s during the heat wave paid off.  Freshmen boys had their best finish ever, placing 4th overall led by Pedro Calderon (wearing number 123) who won the freshmen race.  Varsity boys had the best finish at this meet since 1995 placing 4th overall with Thousand oaks, Simi Valley, and Moorpark ahead.   Senior, Ricardo Torres took home the individual title as County Champion.  This is the first time in CI XC history where we had any individual champions.
 

Yesterday CI hosted the PVL Cross Country Championships at College Park.  It was the greatest finish CI has ever experienced starting with our JV boys taking the top 10 spots.  No school in XC PVL history has ever dominated in that fashion.  JV boys were led by JR Donaldo Martinez and freshmen Pedro Calderon.   Varsity boys won their 1st league title since 1990 led by now 3 time league champion and new course record holder senior Ricardo Torres.  Ricardo finished in 14:59 which is sub 5 minutes mile pace for 3 miles; outstanding!  Alejandro Cerero took 3rd, Lucio Rivas 4th, Michael Suarez 6th, Jared Gomez 11th, Yosuan Sosa 12th, and Daniel Hernandez  15th.  On the girls side JV girls finished 2nd led by Evelyn Bermudez in 3rd and Alejandra Audelo in 9th.  Varsity girl fought hard and took 4th led by Ana Barbosa in 13th and Lizbet Alvarez in 14th.
Varsity boys will continue to CIF Prelims next Saturday.

 

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