Channel Islands’ AVID-3 students visited California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks on Thursday, April 19. The day began with an admissions presentation where students learned about CLU’s history, requirements for admission, student populations and cost/financial aid. The students then split up into four groups for a self-guided scavenger hunt on campus that took them to the chapel, the aquatics center, the dorms and Kingsman Park, among other places. For lunch, students headed to the all-you-can-eat dining commons. That was a big hit. After lunch, students got to explore campus a bit on their own. During this time, several members of the CI group got to watch the Los Angeles Rams’ quarterbacks and receivers going through drills on the CLU football field. The Rams hold their spring practices at CLU. The students were accompanied by AVID-3 teachers Mr. John Grennan and Mr. Ramiro Mares, as well as AVID tutors Val Garcia and David Medlen.
AVID seniors visited Westmont College on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
Employees of the Quarter
Congratulations to Stacie Lueg (nurse) and Monica Zepeda (teacher) for being recognized Employees of 3rd Quarter. Thank you for everything you do for our CIHS students and faculty.
Administrative Professional’s Day
On Wednesday, April 25, 2018 the Administrative team recognized the Administrative Assistants with a luncheon from Hook Burger. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. You are all truly the hubs to the wheels in making CIHS run smoothly.
On April 16th Channel Islands High School had its second WASC focus group meeting. It was facilitated by our Focus Group Leaders that were divided up into five groups. The staff contributed their experiences in the process for the WASC report and visit that will take place next year.
With progress grades out, counselors have begun meeting with their students to discuss how they can work on improving their current grades. Counselors are encouraging them to speak with teachers, attend tutoring if needed, and to check Student Vue to stay up to date on grades and assignments due. With less than 40 days left until graduation, counselors are also focusing on making sure their Seniors are staying on top of their grades and/or credit recovery plans. Counselors are also helping in assisting the Guidance Tech, William Marin, with the preparation of Senior Awards Night. As the end of the school year approaches, counselors are also making sure that all students are enrolled for classes for the following school year and also working with those students who are not on-track. They continue to meet with families, especially with those of Seniors, who are at-risk of not graduating.
AVID students participate in Breakout Edu in the Library
Classes took advantage of the block schedule to participate in a challenging, fun Breakout Edu in the library. The game titled, Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM), tapped into kids’ perseverance, collaboration, and critical thinking. Mrs. Plascencia’s AVID 1s, Mr. Ransom’s AVID 2s, Mr. Grennan’s AVID 3s, along with Ms. Harrell’s classes, Mr. Corona’s 6th period physics, and Mr. Ransom’s world civ took the challenge this week. Pop by the library next week to see more Breakout Edu in action.
Junior Leslie Cortes and sophomore Adrian Garcia have both set and broken their own records this season in the 500 free. Leslie, who originally set the record last year, has broken it several times since then and it is currently a 6.19.59. Adrian smashed the previous record belonging to Javier Garcia (2012), a 6.16.50, by swimming a 6.04.14. Both swimmers are looking to drop time again at PVL prelims and finals next week.