CIHS Weekly Update 5.17.19

Memorial In Memory of Antoine Latimer

For 9 years Antoine was a campus supervisor at Channel Islands High School, but he was as much a teacher as anyone on campus. Through his words and actions, he taught us all lessons about respect, dignity, integrity, friendship, diffusing a situation with humor, offering encouragement, and the list goes on.  What a beautiful human being. -John Grennan

From Mr. Adams, to family members, to teachers, to students – it was all so thoughtful, heartfelt, and genuine. Thank you for your spirit, courage, and dedication to this school. Antoine would be so proud and happy, as am I. -Trevor River

On Friday, May 10, 2019 a beautiful, peaceful and very well organized memorial was held in memory of our beloved Antoine Latimer “Raider 20” who was a true gentlemen, inside and out. Not only did we have staff, students and faculty attend a schoolwide memorial but his family was also present.  His brothers spoke on how much it meant to Antoine to be a part of the Raider family. Our football team dedicated football jersey #20, our soccer team shared kind words on Antoine’s participation on game day. His sister LaNesha Latimer dedicated a song to his memory, and some teachers shared “Antoine stories.”

Tree Commemorating Antoine

Tree Commemorating Antoine Latimer

The students of Room 53’s Earth Science class has spent a great deal of time in the CIHS garden this year. When Antoine passed, the students suggested we plant a tree there in his honor. I reached out to Antoine’s son and daughters who selected an orange tree to commemorate him. On Thursday, May 16, 2019 Antoine’s family joined staff and students in the CIHS garden at 11:30 am for the planting of the tree.It should bear a few fruit as early as December or January, and it belongs to all of us as part of the Raider Community.

Counselor Corner

Counselors continue to recruit for ROP/CEC, summer school courses & camps. We are also entering student course requests for rising 9th-12th grades for the 2019-2020 school year.

On Tuesday, May 14, Migrant Education Program and EAOP UCSB partnered up to take 47 students to UCLA & the Getty Museum for a fun-filled day of exploring new adventures. The students were amazed at the UCLA campus and asked great questions about trying to get accepted into the university.

Teacher Corner

Math 3 students explore car values and present their findings to the class.

Pre-Engineering Graduation

Congratulations to Daniel Fulgencio for graduating from the Pre-Engineering Program on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.