Weekly Update

Friday, May 26, 2017


Last week at our Faculty Meeting, a number of students in our AVID Program spoke about their experiences.  They provided great feedback on how the program helped them learn about applying to colleges, how to take Cornell notes, how to be organized, etc.  They were very grateful to have been a part of the AVID program.


Battle of the Food Trucks and Music Festival

The ACHS Music Department hosted a Battle of the Food Trucks and Music Festival on Saturday, May 20th.  It was held on the football field, with a plethora of food trucks and vendors.  There was also a Kids’ Zone with moon bounce, face painting, and much more.  The stage held different music groups playing throughout the day.  It was a great day of community spirit and fun!


CAASPP Testing

CAASPP Testing has been in progress last week and this week. We have been on a block schedule Tuesday through Friday of each week to accommodate testing.  Last week our Juniors took the English Exam and this week they took the Math Exam.


Athletic News

In Boys’ Swimming, two school records were set at the CIF-SS Finals in Riverside.

Spencer Allen, Harrison Mello, Michael Rodriguez, and Nick Dysktra set a school record in both the 200 Medley and 400 Free.

In Boys’ Golf Team Championships, Camarillo Boys won the CIF-SS Central Coast Championship.

Congratulations to Mr. Dowden and this fantastic group of boys for earning a CIF-SS Championship by one stroke.  This is the first ever CIF-SS Championship in Boys’ Golf for Camarillo High School!   CIF Champion Golf Team:

Head Coach:  Bill Dowden

Assistant Coach:  Joe Carroll

Golfers:  Michael Sun, Joey Zambri, Terrell Chriss, Jake Yasutake, Dan Orozco and Gino Aparicio


Music Department

Our Jazz Department and Vocal Ensemble Finale Concert was held on Tuesday of this week at the Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center, under the direction of ACHS Music Director, Daniel Cook.  The students’ performances were outstanding, and it was a wonderful evening.



Science Department

Science Teacher, Joi Hiraishi, taught two different biotechnology labs this week, both sponsored by AMGEN. She has been running these 3 week long labs at ACHS for the past six years:  gel electrophoresis to verify students made recombinant DNA in the previous labs (below students are practicing loading a gel with dyes).