ACHS Music Boosters presented the 13th Annual Tootles and Noodles Dinner, Concert & Auction on Saturday, May 19th. It was held on campus where attendees were served “noodles”, which consisted of a spaghetti dinner with salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Guests were entertained throughout the evening by the “tootles” of the ACHS Jazz bands, Jazz Combos, Chamber Groups and String Quartet, Vocal Ensemble, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Combined Symphony. There were plenty of silent auctions to bid on, along with raffle prizes and memorabilia for sale. It was a lively and exciting evening for those in attendance.
Our Music Department also held their Final Concert Series on Tuesday and Thursday evenings this week. They performed at the RCHS Performing Arts Center at 6:30pm. Each of our 13 performing groups took the stage to showcase their talents. They were amazing and we are proud of their accomplishments this year!
The performing groups were:
* PM Lab Jazz II * Lunch Combo
* 2nd Period Combo * Vocal Ensemble
* AM Lab Jazz II * Jazz I
* Mariachi Alacran * String Orchestra
* 1st Period Percussion Ensemble * 2nd Period Percussion Ensemble
* 3rd Period Percussion Ensemble * Concert Band
* Symphonic Band
We have begun our CAASPP Testing this week. We were on a block schedule Tuesday through Friday, and will be on block schedule next week as we finish up the CAASPP testing. During this week, our 11th grade students took the English Exam in their English classes. They will take the Math Exam in their Social Science classes next week.
On Monday, 9 high schools from Ventura County and San Luis Obispo County participated in the Tri-Counties Journalism Education Association Conference and Competition–our 10th annual–at Cal Lutheran.
* Cecilia Bach-Nguyen, Stinger’s features editor, for her 2nd place showing in feature photography and 1st place in News photography.
* Gabrielle Jose for her first time at the conference, new to the journalism program–and a First Place Showing in Sports Writing.
We are very proud of these young journalists!
OUHSD Mariachi Festival 2018
On Wednesday evening the annual OUHSD Mariachi Festival was held at Pacifica High School’s Performing Arts Center. There were 9 performance groups representing the OUHSD schools, as well as one middle school. It was a festive and enjoyable evening listening to these outstanding students perform.