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CIHS Weekly Update 10.19.18


These amazing digital art students (Marc Calderon, Joselin Perez, Jose Naranjo, Jessica Rodriguez, and Luis Romero) won In ‘n Out gift cards from AP Shannon Houston of the the WASC committee this week for re-designing the “Portrait of a Raider” posters. 

These students will have their posters up in the rooms all over campus as we begin to use student artists in the process of      re-working our mass marketing tools here on the Islands.


Counselor’s Corner

Counselors continue to work with Seniors; focusing first on off track Seniors who are at risk of not graduating. They have also been setting up parent conferences for their credit deficient Seniors to develop plans to get them back on track for graduation. Many Seniors have started the college application process and counselors are also busy assisting their students with the process.

On Thursday, October 17, some Counselors will be assisting Griselda Sanchez, UCSB Outreach Coordinator, with the College Application Night

Homecoming 2018

ASB put on a really grand Homecoming 2018, A Night in Olympus!! The rally was decorated beautifully as was the HC court! King Fredrick Romeo and Dahlia Quinones were crowned and serenaded in song by the duet of Arantza and Aylin Rodriguez. The CI Squads also performed with their alumni, some dating back to 2000!

The rally quickly moved to the game, and Senior Yesenia Vineros planned the ultimate halftime, including the parade and magnificent fireworks. Zeus sent his lightning rods from the sky, making it a perfect Night in Olympus!

Thank you to Mr. Eddie Ramos for donating his car and time in driving, as well as Mr. Cardinez and Mr. Voshell who picked up cars at Paradise Chevrolet in Ventura. We extend our gratitude to DCH Lexus of Oxnard for their support in donating a car for the celebration. Thanks also to Petey for getting a car for the parade!

The dance was attended by over 600 of our students, and they had a great time in a safe environment.  Overall, Homecoming 2018 was a great success!



Early Academic Outreach Program Happenings

Early Academic Outreach Program coordinated by Griselda Sanchez, our UCSB Counselor, held the Financial Aid Night that took place on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Over 100 students and parents attended and received assistance with the FAFSA/Dream Act applications. Financial Aid Advisors from Oxnard College took the lead on assisting our parents.  Special thanks to the Talent Search Program and CI Upward Bound for the assistance and support.

Early Academic Outreach Program hosted a College Application workshop for students, on Wednesday, October 10. Close to 40 students attended the workshop and received assistance with the CSU, UC and CommonApp applications.

Early Academic Outreach Program provided 19 seniors with the opportunity to learn more about what CSUCI has to offer. The campus tour took place last week on Thursday, October 11, 2018. The students had the opportunity to tour the campus, attend an admission presentation and a student panel.

Early Academic Outreach Program provided 23 UC bound students with the opportunity to learn more about the UC system. The students were invited to attend the annual Achieve UC conference that provides students with the opportunity learn how to make a UC education attainable and affordable. Also, the students had the opportunity to network with other students from other school and learn from one another.

Early Academic Outreach Program provided all seniors in their English class with an important workshop on how to write a college response, essay or scholarship essay. The presentations were provided by Academic Services Coordinators Luis Melgoza and Britney Luebeck on 10/15 and 10/16.

Early Academic Outreach Program, College Site Coordinator Griselda Sanchez, meet with many senior this week to provide them with individualize feedback on their college responses for the UC’s and essays for private institutions.

Early Academic Outreach Program coordinated a College Application workshop for students, on Wednesday, October 17. The students that attended the workshop received assistance with the CSU and CommonApp applications. Special thanks to the coordinators from the Talent Search Program, CI Upward Bound, M.E.S.A and CIHS Counselors.

Early Academic Outreach Program coordinated a CSU Application workshop for students, on Thursday, October 18. Admission counselor from CSUCI Leo Sun, provided students with a brief presentation on the admission process for the CSU system and tips on how to complete the application. After the presentation the students received assistance with the CSU and application. Special thanks to the coordinators from CI Upward Bound.

PBIS Burrito Chat

On Tuesday 10/16, a majority of our faculty and staff came to vote on what we will include in our Channel Islands High School Statement of Faculty/Staff Beliefs.  Principal Adams provided our staff with delicious burritos from Carniceria El Rodeo, and members of our faculty and staff came by, voted, and some even stayed and discussed other ideas pertaining to our schoolwide PBIS efforts!

The PBIS team is currently working with these results to craft our Statement of Staff Beliefs and we will have a first draft ready for review in a few weeks!


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