Weekly Update

Friday, January 12, 2018

Music Department

The ACHS Music Department held their Winter Concerts the week of December 10th.  Our Music Department has grown so much the past couple of years that we held two concerts so that all groups had an opportunity to perform.  It was a joy and privilege to hear them, just to sit back and relax and enjoy the music.

On Monday evening, December 11th the following groups performed:

* String Orchestra

* Mariachi Alacran

* Vocal Ensemble

* Jazz I


On Tuesday evening, December 12th, the groups performing were:

* Concert Band

* Symphonic Band

* Concert Percussion Ensembles

* Marching Scorpions


Blood Drive

Our first semester Blood Drive took place on December 12 and 13.  As soon as United Blood Services got their cots and equipment set up, students and staff were there and ready to donate.  The first day 65 units of blood were donated and the second day we had another 73 units donated, for a total of 138 lifesaving units of blood!  AND the second day of our blood drive was on a non-school day because of the Thomas Fire.  Students, staff and parents still showed up to donate, which just shows how caring our community is.


PTSA Reflections Award Winners from ACHS

On Monday night, January 8th, at the 12th District PTA Reflections Gallery and Awards, Adolfo Camarillo High School had three students receive awards.

* Olivia Flores received an Award of Merit for her literary piece, “Marble.”

* Jaeheon Jung received an Award of Merit for his photo named, “Shine.”

* Jasmine Tree received an Award of Merit for her visual art piece named, “Reaching for Dreams.”

Congratulations to all three!



Biology Lab Project

Biology Teacher, Susan Thee, shared that her Biology students are utilizing HASPI Lab supplies purchased this year for the new Biology curriculum. Students are arranging embryo images by their stages and by animals as evidence for evolutionary common ancestry.


Winner of Lion’s Club Speech Contest

ACHS senior Elyse Richardson won the Lion’s Club 2017 speech contest on Tuesday night. The topic that all students in Ms. Markson’s English 4 class wrote and spoke upon was: How do Integrity and Civility play a role in today’s society?

Elyse and a fellow student Chris McVicker were the only participants of the Zone contest held at the Camarillo Airport Freedom Center. Elyse will receive $100 cash prize and will be eligible to represent our Zone in the Regional contest that will offer a $150 cash prize. If she continues to win, she could be eligible for a $10,000 scholarship.

Ms. Markson is very proud of both Elyse and Chris for their fortitude and courage in going to the contest. The task was well worth it for the whole class, as many students wrote eloquently and spoke confidently about this important topic.


House of Representatives

The House of Representatives (composed of a student from each homeroom class) met briefly on Tuesday of this week during Homeroom.  They received surveys to take back to their classes.  All surveys were to be completed and turned in by the end of this week.