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This Wednesday evening, the Channel Islands Fall sports concluded their season with an all sports banquet. With the addition of Buena and Ventura to the PVL, the league became more competitive and a challenge to make CIF. Even with the two new competitors, two fall sports made it to CIF, Girls and Boys Cross Country. The Girls CC, led by Coach Emily Hall, came in 3rd in league. The Boys CC, led by Coach Miguel Galindo, came in 2nd in league. Academic success was the theme of the night, highlighted by Girls Volleyball, whom had 32 (out of 45) scholar athletes (students with a GPA above a 3.0). Way to go Girls Volleyball! Congratulations to the team and Coach George Hinckley. The gym presentation ended with the MVP awards, that are listed below:


Girls Volleyball-
• Dennise Dominguez (Offensive MVP)
• Shannon Luna (Defensive MVP)

• Fredrick Romero (Tom Pariso Award Winner)

Boys Water Polo-
• Robert Juarez

Cross Country
• Alex Cerrero (Boys MVP)

Cross Country
• Olivia Martinez (Girls MVP)


Girls Tennis
• Alejandra Orozco



      Boys’ Basketball swept De Toledo in their latest games at home:

Frosh – 76-34 Raiders  

JV – 80-46 Raiders 

Varsity – 66-59





Girls – JV 3-0, against Vikings           


Boys  -Varsity 3 – 1, against Vikings




Last Friday the Marine Science Academy sophomores visited the Oxnard College Marine Center in the Channel Islands Harbor. The Marine Center is where the Oceanography, Marine Biology, and Environmental Science courses are held for Oxnard College. They were led through stations on marine plankton, organism identification, charting and navigation, and testing water quality in aquarium tanks. Two stations were led by Oxnard College professors while the other two were led by Academy Seniors who volunteered. The professors also spoke with students about future careers and college opportunities. Thank you to our senior volunteers; Giselle Candia, Hannah Salazar, Santiago Hernandez, and Andrew Calderon for sharing your knowledge and experience.


College Prep Physics participated in their Second Annual Egg Drop event. Students design, build, test, and re-design a device from common household items to allow an egg to survive a nine meter fall from the bleachers. Students must meet certain budget constraints and perform calculations of fall conditions as part of this assignment to cap the unit on forces and collisions. Prizes are given for Creativity, Fastest Fall, Longest Fall Time, and Cost-Saving.




Parent Project had a successful ending with a celebration for our parents that made it through the 10-week sessions. Parents learned communication skills; know when to ask for help, whether at school or within the community, and connected with parents and traded phone numbers in order to support each other.

      Parent Guadalupe Alamillo

Potluck to celebrate the end of 10 weeks

Parent Project Certificate Recipients

Probation Officers Pacheco & Rosales along with Ms. Scott and parent, Maria Rodriguez

MATH 2H FLIES A KITEMath 2H class is flying kites in the quad this week. The students were given the task to build a kite, fly it and use right triangle trig to calculate the height of the kite. The students must prove their kites actually fly in the quad on presentation day!






This past Saturday, 6 of our MESA students attended USC MESA’s College and Career Day at their University Park campus, chaperoned by Trojan alumnus Mr. Corona. Students attended two workshops and participated in a college fair. One of the workshop leaders even praised our students for their in-depth knowledge of A-G requirements and SAT tests, so kudos to whatever we are doing as a site. One student hopeful to attend USC next fall was able to talk to admission counselors.




1. All counselors will be attending the Ventura College Counselor Exchange on Friday, December 14th. Counselors will have an opportunity to learn about any program updates, student services, academic programs, admission information, and updates for prospective students.
2. 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 mentor on campus because of low grades, credit deficiency, social-emotional support, and/or A-G repairs.
3. CIHS Counselors will be attending the, “OUHSD Connection” event at Oxnard College (OC) on Friday, December 7th for an opportunity to interact with other colleagues within OUHSD, local districts, and VCOE. Oxnard College representatives will be sharing any updates relevant to student services, academic programs, and student resources available on campus.
4. Counselors are busy scheduling Independent Study Short Term (ISST) meetings for students that will be traveling during the holidays for 5 school days or more.
5. Counselors are in the process of meeting with the local middle schools for the coordination and planning of incoming 9th grade registration.
6. Counselors continue to work with Seniors; focusing first on off track Seniors who are at risk of not graduating and A-G validation. They have also been setting up parent conferences and SST meetings for their credit deficient Seniors to develop plans to get them back on track for graduation.



A parent attendance meeting headed by Mr. Maciel, Mr. Kozin, and Ms. Senesac addressed chronic absenteeism.  Parents were given tips and strategies on how to improve their student’s attendance and the importance of being at school, all day, every day.   

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