ACHS Weekly Update – March 29, 2019

Scorpion Showcase

We held our annual Open House this past Monday evening.  There were many activities on campus:  tables in the Main Hall offering information about our PTSA, Music Booster Club and Athletic Booster Club, another table had Spirit Wear for sale, a representative from the Camarillo Library Teen Area was also there with information to share.  Food trucks were stationed between the Cafeteria and the Gym for those who came without having had dinner or dessert!  A presentation in the Gym showcased many groups of our talented students.  There were also PTSA Honorary Service Awards given out that night.  Parents had opportunities to wander the campus, visiting in their student’s classrooms and meeting teachers.  It was a fun and special evening.

Drumline performing in the Gym.
Student projects in French classroom.
Robotics demonstration.
Dissection demonstration in Mr. Martin’s room.

 

AVID Students

Our AVID students got to go on a very special field trip to USC recently!  They were given a tour of the campus and were able to ask questions and converse with their guides.  It was a very enlightening experience for them and they enjoyed it immensely.

 

Knowledge Bowl

The Knowledge Bowl 2019 Finals competition took place last week on our campus.  Our team really enjoyed their matches and it was fun going against teams from outside our district.  Below are some pictures of our team.

    

 

Educator of the Month Award

Congratulations to our Athletic Director, Mary Perez, who was honored with the Educator of the Month Award by the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce!  Her well-deserved award was announced at our March Faculty Meeting.

    

 

Little Scorps Preschool

Our ACHS Preschool Program is running smoothly, thanks to Teacher Ida Lange and her staff of ACHS students who are learning how to work with and teach preschool age children.  On Monday and Friday each week our “big” students learn strategies and information about working with different age groups.  On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays the “little” kids come to campus.  Recently they were honing their skills on reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and walking down the hallways with their silent signals on.

    

 

Counselor News

Our counselors continue to work individually with students to select their classes for next school year.  Students are meeting with their counselors in the Library during their English classes.  They are asking their counselors questions and making sure they are taking the necessary courses to graduate on time.

 

Industrial Technology

Teacher Peter Wachtel’s students continue to create and build amazing projects, including cutting boards, boats, guitars, bowls…  You name it, they can design and build it!  Below are a few samples of their work in progress.

    

    

 

Students have even made  “name signs” for the machines!