Weekly Update

Friday, November 17, 2017

Athletic News

Last Friday, our Boys’ Cross-Country team placed first in their CIF-SS Division 1 heat!  They will be moving on to the CIF-SS Finals tomorrow, November 18th, at 8:45am at the Riverside Cross-Country Course.

 

College and Career Center

Forty-four Junior and Senior students took advantage of taking the ASVAB Career Exploration Assessment on Wednesday 11/15/17. This Assessment can help a student take steps toward finding a career that is right for them whether it be in college or the military.

The deadline to apply for CSU/UC and many private schools is quickly coming up… November 30th.   The College and Career Center is busy finishing up College and University representative visits as well as assisting students with their Community College and University applications.

 

Medieval Feast Fun!

Thursday in the D-Wing theater, the seniors of English 4 once again took a culinary journey to the past with the Medieval Feast.  Staff was invited to join them on their preps or breaks for tantalizing treats from documented period recipes.  Hosted by English 4 teachers Ms. Robey, Mr. Storer, and Ms. Markson and their students.

    

 

ELAC Meeting

Our monthly ELAC meeting was held this past Wednesday evening.  Hugo Tapia, Counselor, and Adriana Pulido, Assistant Principal, hosted the meeting.  The topic for this meeting was Attendance.  Participants learned about the importance of being to school on time, how and when to report absences, what truancy letters are and what they mean, and a variety of other important issues related to attendance.  The meeting was well-attended and our parents appreciated having a better understanding of how the attendance system works.

 

United Blood Services

Every year ACHS hosts two blood drives… one in December and one in May.  This past school year our students and staff donated over 200 units of blood!  We won the first prize award of a $3,000 grant and a trophy for the United Blood Services High School Blood Drive Challenge.

The grant money was used to purchase an Emergency Lock-Down Kit of supplies for each classroom!  The trophy was presented to us at our Faculty Meeting on Tuesday.

Representatives Sherie DeVillers and Diane Frantela from United Blood Services told our staff that for every unit of blood donated, 3 lives can be saved.  She commended our staff for their support in the bi-annual blood drives we hold.  She said that Camarillo High School remains on the top for collecting the most pints of blood for all of the high schools they hold blood drives at!

ACHS Nurse Mary Harris receiving our trophy.