MARINE SCIENCE ACADEMY AT SCIENCE FAIR
On Saturday, Nov 3, CSU Channel Islands held their 10th Annual Science Carnival at Rio Vista Middle School. Over 2,500 parents and kids attended and visited over 100 booths of fun science experiments and demonstrations. These booths were run by college students, high school students, and local organizations. All STEM academies in the district were invited to volunteer to host a booth. Marine Science Academy represented The Islands and ran a submarine booth teaching kids about buoyancy and density. Thank you to students Armando Sanchez, Luis Hernandez, Giselle Candia, and Rea Recasas (not pictured) for volunteering your time on a Saturday night! Great Job MSA!!!
CHANNEL ISLANDS HIGH SCHOOL SELF-DEFENSE CLUB
“The CIHS Self-Defense Club will be having a 4 hour seminar designed to empower women. It will be held on Saturday, December 8th. Participants may register by
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or
- on Facebook.com/EmpowerSelfDefense/
There are 30 spots remaining.
CSF SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER AND COLLECTION OF
PERSONAL CARE ITEMS FOR THE HOMELESS
CSF is trying to raise scholarship funds $$ for our seniors…. If you can support please make note of our Kona Ice truck stop dates. Also CSF IS giving back to the community and collecting small sized personal care items for the homeless. If you have any from your hotel stays drop them off in Room 13!
DAY OF THE DEAD (DIA DE LOS MUERTOS)
The World Language Department, Spanish teachers, and Spanish Club Members did not disappoint! All their hard work and planning really paid off as they hosted the 2nd Annual Day of the Dead. From Alters, to masks and artwork, food and the entertainment, they out-did themselves. We had the Aztec dancers performing their Danza Azteca, and the Chavalos de Arranque group sang. The CIHS Folklorico group performed as well as Ritmo Latino. They closed off the evening with Banda El Suspiro Sinaloense to which people danced to. The sand tapestry was done by Club Uriangato from the community.
The T-shirt was designed by Yesenia Gomez with beautiful artwork and the printing was done by student, Armando, who learned how to do prints on shirts through the CIHS ROP program, and he never thought he would be doing this for a living. Also available for purchase were taco plates, which were made by Jose Luis. They had water, aguas frescas, sodas, juice and chocolate (by MECHA) for sale. Pastries and desserts were made by students.
The Spanish Club was responsible for putting the event together and making sure the quad looked really nice for our event. Superintendent Penelope DeLeon attended the event. A lot of support was received from over 400 people who attended. It is planned that more events like this can be brought to our campus and the hope is to involve more clubs.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL ASSEMBLY
It wasn’t a “Just Say No” assembly on Wednesday November 7. Emergency Room Nurse Linda Dutil gave real life accounts of her time as an emergency nurse dealing with people who made poor choices with Drugs and Alcohol. The stories resonated with students because they were not being lectured, but presented with reality. They were also taught how to take care of a friend who has made a poor choice. The event was moving, entertaining and educational.
HOUSEHOLD INCOME FORM COLLECTION
CIHS was notified that the Islands were short in collecting their Household Income Forms from our families. Under the direction of Principal Adams and Asst. Principal Ortiz, messages were sent out to all families and staff explaining the importance of the form with links to complete it. An incentive plan was put into action and all first period classes were sent forms for all students to take home and return back to their 1st period class on Monday. The first 10 classes that returned 100% of their forms would enjoy a donut party. (YUM!) Also, all students returning their form would be given $2.00 in Raider Bucks that can be used at the Islands’ next event, therefore directing costs back to our clubs. Well, the Islands not only met their goal, but surpassed it! Great Job Raiders!