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CIHS Weekly Update 3.1.19

Students in bamboo trees


Isle File


Two members of The Isle File earned awards at the Los Angeles Journalism Teachers Association write-offs at Cal State Northridge on Saturday, Feb. 23. Joseph Garcia, a senior, took second place in sports writing; Tania Salceda, a junior, placed 7th in opinion writing. They both qualified for the State Finals, March 16 at Long Beach City College. Also attending the event were Evelyn Bermudez, Samantha Rios and Hailee Smith.

1st Annual Black History Month door contest

Thank you to those who participated in our 1st Annual Black History Month Door Decorating Contest!!! You have helped make it a success, and your contributions are now the foundation on which we will grow!

Adult Transition Program


Last Friday, adult transition program got together and had a whole-school bingo game where students won prizes. They also put on a BBQ for the students. The students helped serve and clean. It was fun!

Counselor Corner


Girls State is a nationally recognized program that has been in place for over 76 years. Representative students (Delegates chosen from each school site) from all over California participate a summer week long leadership camp at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA.


The students chosen to attend the summer camp learn about inner workings, structure & responsibilities of local, state & national government, as well as about themselves.  This is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, whom are proud military veteran’s wives or parents, which want to give back to our youth & so much more.


Please help me congratulate the following students which participated in the Girls State interview on 02/26/19:

  • Tania Salceda (Chosen delegate to attend Girls State.)
  • Muriel Anthony (Chosen 1st alternate delegate to attend if a position opens up.)
  • Evelyn Bermudez (Chosen 2nd alternate delegate to attend if a position opens up.)
  • Ashley Garcia

Raider Academy

On February 23, Channel Islands High School had 120 students participate in the 2nd pilot day of the Saturday Raider Academy.

Thank you CI Teachers for your care and dedication to our students!




College Prep Physics has been working on their Energy Unit and were building electromagnets this week. Students started by building basic circuits and learning to use multimeters, then learned how to build an electromagnet, and then were challenged to design their own experiment to determine which variables will lead to the strongest magnetic effect. Students will culminate this part of the unit by presenting their findings from their experiment to the class.


Congratulations! Ms. Romines nominee Desirae Barragan has been selected as a South Central Region finalist for the CSF 2019 Seymour Memorial Award.


Ten nominees from South Central have been selected as finalists. Each of these finalists will be awarded $2,000. If selected as a finalist, Desirae must attend the South Central Region Conference on April 13, 2019,  Saturday at Huntington Library & Gardens.


At the South Central Region Conference, Desirae will be interviewed to select the recipient for the region. Each region’s recipient will receive an additional $3,000.




Channel Islands’ AVID-3 students had a fun and informative visit to UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday. The rain mostly stayed away as students from UCSB’s Early Academic Outreach Program led the Raiders on a tour of the beautiful campus. Next up, an EAOP student panel answered questions about college life from the AVID students. Topics included social life, part-time jobs, selecting a major and housing. The AVID students then had some time on their own for lunch in the University Union, and many explored the bookstore and the nearby lagoon. During lunch we were also visited by CI graduate Danny Hernandez, a first-year electrical engineering major at UCSB. He was on his way to a midterm exam! The day wrapped up with presentations on financial aid and the university’s Education Opportunity Program (EOP). Thanks to Ms. Griselda Sanchez, CI’s EAOP coordinator, for setting up the event. Students were accompanied by AVID teachers Mr. John Grennan and Mr. Ramiro Mares and AVID tutor Val Garcia.


Boys Volleyball

The CI Boys Volleyball Varsity Team Has started the 2019 season with a Bang!!

The boys traveled to San Luis Obispo for a tour of Cal Poly, before their match to take on the Mission Prep Monarchs.  They captured the Monarchs 3-0! They then traveled to Camarillo to battle the Scorpions, and removed their stingers 3-0! with a 25-17, 25-15, 25-19 stomp!!  Then the next day, traveled down to Pomona to defend their (3) time tourney win for a “four-peet” effort.  After smashing their opponents in their pool, they entered the Gold Division single elimination play-of,f defeating their 1st opponent Ganesha High School 1-0, and played a very talented Arcadia High School in an EPIC battle for the title!  Although the Raiders Lost a tough one (23-25), the entire gymnasium stopped what they were doing and watched the battle between two very exciting teams!

The Raiders are poised to start league next week 7-0 with the league opener at Ventura High thursday, March 7th.

GO Raiders!!!!

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