CSF & KEY CLUB GIVING BACK
AMERICAN RED CROSS CLUB
With the closure of school on Wednesday, students from CI’s Red Cross student chapter were able to go down to the Ventura County Headquarters to help unload shipments of aid supplies and reload them for delivery to shelters and affected areas. Students were proud to do their part for the local relief effort in this time of crisis. Students celebrated with Mexican food at a Camarillo market afterwards.
AP PHYSICS ANNUAL BALL IN CUP CHALLENGE
AP Physics C had their annual Ball in the Cup Challenge last week. Students have to design a ramp and runway that allows them to predict where to put a cup on the floor so that it will catch a marble rolling off the ramp and desk. Between six groups only one group was able to land their marble in their cup on the first try. Students are finishing their unit on kinematics (“how do we describe things moving?”) and are excited to jump into Kinetics (“what makes things move?”) after the break.
MOCK TRIAL SCORES AND PLACES 1ST IN ROTARY CLUB TRIVIA CHALLENGE
On November 7, the CIHS Mock Trial team was invited by The Rotary Club of Ventura South to participate in their 30th Annual Trivia Challenge. The purpose of this event is to promote adult literacy in our county. Since 1984 the Ventura County Adult Literacy Program has helped thousands of adults learn how to read, pass their GED exams, U.S. Citizenship tests, and gain employment. The Rotary Club is composed of a group of individuals who are invested in bettering our community. This year we were able to field four youth teams which were each sponsored by at least two Rotary Club members. Youth teams are usually high school students from different schools in our community. I am happy to report that our seniors, Alexa Harvey, Genesis Pérez, and Johnny Figueroa placed first.
In addition, our very own beloved physics teacher, Mr. David Corona, won 1st place in the audience category. It was a wonderful night to be a Raider participating in a great cause.
GIRLS & BOYS CROSS COUNTRY AT CIF PRELIMS
Last Saturday both boys and girls cross country varsity teams competed at the CIF Prelim race in Riverside. After a 2nd place finish at PVL finals our boys ran the very competitive Division 1 race bright and early at 7:45am . Our boys barely missed qualifying to finals by 2 places led by our senior Alejandro Cerero who finished 5th overall which qualified him to the finals held this Saturday at the same location and time.
Our girls who finished 3rd place at PVL finals also ran. Our girls were led by sophomore Olivia Martinez who ran a personal best time. This girls’ team is young with 2 freshmen in the top 5 on our team and three other key sophomores. The success of these young girls is yet to come. Lets wish Alejandro good luck this Saturday at finals, he races at 7:45am .
LA COSECHA – A DUAL LANGUAGE EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Monica Zepeda, one of the Island’s ELD teachers attended La Cosecha and shared this:
“Since DLI (dual language immersion) geography and health are being offered at CIHS this year, the knowledge we’re acquiring will help us grow our program.”
Here, networking with Jose Luis Orozco, educator, singer, and author; Carina Casillas (HHS), Vanessa Calderon (DO), Jonathan Ruiz from Velasquez Press, and the Director of the Dual Language Programs in Texas.
Some of the workshops that are being offered are “Digital Literacies to Develop Writing Skills of Latino Emergent Bilinguals in English . . .; “Literacy, Technology, and Blended Learning”; “Linguistic Supports and ELL Access to Complex Texts in a Dual Language Setting”, as well as several others.
Counselors continue to identify and refer students in grades 9 – 12 to our school’s Raider Response Team. For the Raider Response Team, Counselors are targeting students who may need extra support through a teacher mentor because of low grades, credit deficiency, and/or A-G repairs.
Also, counselors are continuing to meet with seniors and developing a graduation plan. Parent conferences and SST’s are being scheduled to review or update their graduation plan.
Have a very safe and delicious Fall Break!