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CIHS Weekly Update 5.31.19


Channel Islands’ AVID-3 students visited Pepperdine University in Malibu on Tuesday, May 28. After an admissions counselor provided information on applications and financial aid, CI students were split into two groups and given a campus tour by students from the Admissions office. The tour guides provided a lot if information on majors, campus life, dorm living, spiritual life and study abroad, among other topics. Some fast facts on the private Christian liberal arts college: Founded by George Pepperdine in 1937, it moved to its Malibu location in 1972; the school has about 3,600 undergraduates and 4,400 graduate students; tuition and fees for the 2018-2019 school year were about $54,000; school nickname is the Waves. After the tour, students had lunch on campus and some time to explore on their own. Before the tour, students stopped at Leo Carrillo State Beach to explore and enjoy a beautiful Southern California day. They were accompanied by AVID-3 teachers Mr. John Grennan and Mr. Ramiro Mares and AVID tutors David and Val.

Celebrating Amazing BFA Students to Finish off an Amazing Year for the CIHS BFA

OMG, what an amazing school year 2018-2019 has been for the Channel Islands High School’s Business and Finance Academy (BFA)! Seniors placed 3rd out of 70 teams from across the nation in Salesmanship at the highly competitive LA Area Virtual Enterprise International Trade Show Competition, bringing home a plaque and certificate for their outstanding efforts. Third place in this grand category was a first for the BFA, in a competition no other program in the OUHSD enters. For the third year in a row, BFA Juniors had at least four teams advance to the Aspire 3 Business Plan Countywide Semi-Finals. And this year for the first time, the BFA also had a team advance to the Aspire 3 Finals, ranking them in the top ten (10) of more than 100 teams throughout Ventura County. Three of our Semi-finalist teams and the Finalists all received cash awards and certificates. And now, Ms. Powers is proud to announce that three (soon to be four) BFA students are currently working Internships. Two BFA Seniors (Juneen Torres and Thaiss Morales) recently began working at Radio Lazer here in Oxnard. And for the first time ever, a CIHS student (BFA Junior Priscilla Alamillo) secured and has been working the rare, coveted and highly competitive paid internship at the Port of Hueneme. And if that weren’t enough, at least one other BFA Junior (Kristian Mangaccat) will soon begin working a Summer internship at the Ventura County Government Center. All interns must meet minimum GPA and other requirements. The BFA Interns in the above picture are (from left to right) Juneen Torres, Priscilla Alamillo, and Thaiss Morales. If you see any of the CIHS BFA interns, please congratulate them on their wonderful accomplishments!

Inaugural Signing Day

On Thursday, May 30, CIHS had its Inaugural Signing Day. There were plenty of activities that celebrated all our seniors and their post-high school plans. We celebrated 64 seniors attending a 4-year university, 27 seniors committing to the military, 10 enrolling in a trade school, and hundreds more signing up for community college in the Fall.

Poetry Slam

On Thursday, May 30 Raider seniors Genesis Perez and Angelina Leanos bared their souls to a lively crowd of over 400 OHS students, displaying guts, grit, and grace. Genesis walked away with the top award with Angelina and OHS senior Rici Casino tying for 1st runner up. All 16 contestants performed original pieces around the theme, Through Me You Will See, with some incredibly personal work.

…folding phrases like origami…” -Genesis

“…blood that threatened to expose me as an imposter as I try to blend in with the shadows cast down upon me.” – Angelina

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