Weekly Update

Friday, April 21, 2017

FCCLA State Competition

Anabelle O’Brien and Bella DeRosa competed at the FCCLA State Competition during April 8 – 11, 2017.  Anabelle competed in the Teach and Train category which focuses on best practices within a classroom environment and how best to implement them.  Annabelle took first place in this category.

Bella DeRosa competed in the Nutrition and Wellness category which focuses on how to plan and implement a nutrition and exercise plan.  Bella took 1st place in this category.  Kudos also to their Advisor, Ida Lange, who coached and encouraged these young ladies.


Athletic News

Congratulations to Coach Grafenstein and Coach Wilson!!!

Camarillo’s Girls’ Tennis & Girls’ Wrestling teams have each been selected as the 2017 CIF Southern Section Team Academic Champion.  Girls’ Tennis had a team grade point average of 3.91 & Girls’ Wrestling had a team grade point average of 3.58. Each was the highest in the enrollment category of 1500 or more.

Our teams will be honored at the Academic Awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Angels Stadium of Anaheim.  They will be awarded a championship banner during a 6:45 p.m. ceremony prior to the baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Oakland Athletics.


Music Department

Our Winter Color Guard has experienced immense growth (never above 8 in a couple of decades and now 17 members) with the new staff we have in place, and they have done extremely well in WGASC Circuit this Winter, placing in each show:

Scholastic AA Division – 119 ensembles in all of So Cal

  • LA/Ventura Regional @ Glendora HS – 2nd Place
  • Arcadia HS – 1st Place
  • Monrovia HS – 3rd Place

Our Winter Drumline has also had a rewarding season where they are competing in SCPA and competing in the A Class:

  • Damien HS – 2nd Place
  • Monrovia HS – 1st Place
  • Rancho Cucamonga HS – 4th Place

Our Jazz Bands took part in the Newbury Park Jazz Festival in March where they all received Excellent ratings in a non-competitive festival. The following students were recognized for exceptional improvisation:

Vincent Belvedere, Andre Burton, Mauricio Castellanos, Katie Cha, Catherine Ibrahim,  Cody Johnson, Collin Meyring, Dustin Reese, Dalton Resor, Sarah Petersen, Elyse Scalia, and David Schneider.


High School Nation Tour

ACHS was honored to host the High School Nation Tour yesterday!  Select students spent an hour with HSN mentors learning more about careers in the arts.  Then HSN hosted an Art/Music Festival for our entire student body on our football field from 1:00-3:00pm.  The field was filled with a variety of booths, including a music booth where students could sit with mentors and play guitars, etc.  Students also were able to make their own spin-art 78” records, tie-dye socks, screen print t-shirts and hats……  There was live music, and the White T’s showed up as well.  Our school will also receive a $25,000 recording studio from them!

There were many hands-on activities for our students.  See pictures below:

       Screen Printing T-Shirts

        Making Tie-Dye Socks

         Spin Art Records & Drawing


Music / Guitar Sessions               and                       Maddie Boulais won a guitar!