Weekly Update

Friday, October 20, 2017

COLLABORATION TUESDAY time was conducted in a school-wide activity format whereby certificated staff met in assigned groups to participate in three specific areas:  (1) engage in a reading activity that focused on college and career readiness; (2) become better acquainted to improve the culture of caring among staff, and (3) teacher driven personal development – teachers leading teachers.  Once in the breakout sessions, each group reviewed and discussed the handouts,  A Complete Definition of College and Career Readiness by David T. Conley, PhD; and Marking the Text:  A non-fiction informational/argument.  The consensus of staff was that it was a worthwhile and productive time sharing ideas!

PBIS STEP IT UPThrough the efforts of OHS English Teacher Marcell Brickey, over 500 students attended the PBIS speaker series Thursday featuring 2009 OHS Alumni Hugo Centeno Jr. Hugo is the #5 WBC contender for the middleweight boxing title and is 26-1 as a professional fighter. The assembly focused on PROFESSIONAL COURTESY and the need for our 9th grade students to seek out role models here on campus.  Hugo spoke glowingly of the mentors who impacted his life during his time as a Yellow Jacket and encouraged the students to connect with their school and community.

POETRY IS ALIVE AT THE HIVE  OHS Librarian Jennifer Brickey has teamed up with poet Fernando Salinas  and are conducting poetry workshops on late start Tuesdays for students.  Open microphones will be held in the outdoor amphitheater during lunch October 24, January 23, and April 10.  The highly anticipated Poetry Slam takes place May 23 both during and after school.  Follow the library website for specific details or follow the library on Twitter @ohslibuzzy.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VERY OWN NAOMI SUMMERS  who was chosen as a 2017 Wendy’s High School Heisman winner! Each fall, this program recognizes the nation’s most esteemed high school senior men and women for excellence in academics, athletics, and community involvement.  Naomi epitomizes the ethics of one who never settles, digs deeper, and reaches higher!  Naomi is making the sting known across the country!

WELL DONE TO OUR FRESHMEN STUDENTS NATALIE NUNEZ, DIAMAY AVILA, AND GIANNE SANTOS  who were recognized Tuesday night at the Carnegie Art Museum for their 1st place art projects in the City of Oxnard Public Works Sustainability Calendar Art Contest!

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION WORKSHOP FOR FAFSA AND DREAM ACT was held Thursday evening, in the College Career Center and OHS Madeline Miedema Library for both English and Spanish speakers.  With a food truck available before the event, both parents and students came prepared with 2016 tax forms, and a social security number (not necessary) for help with properly completing these complex forms.

SATURDAY ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Extra Help for Students – Every Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

One – on – One Tutoring is Provided so Don’t Miss Out!

OHS ART DEPARTMENT

Will Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos November 1, at lunch, in the Quad.

Entertainment by the OHS Mariachi Band, a Bride and Groom Photo Op, and the Ballet Folklorico!

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE HIVE?

October 26 – FAFSA & Dream Act Application Workshop – 6:00 p.m.

October 23-31 – Red Ribbon Week

October 28 – ACT

PTSA Meeting – Every Tuesday of the Month

November 3 – Rally Schedule – Pacifica High School Football Game – OHS Bud Houser Field

November 4 – SAT

November 7 & 14 – Late Start – 9:00 a.m.

November 10 – Veteran’s Day – Holiday

November 26 – FAFSA & Dream Act Application Workshop – 6:00 p.m.

OXNARD HIGH SCHOOL IS COMMITTED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND POWERFUL FUTURES FOR ALL STUDENTS!