Weekly Update October 19, 2018

What’s New in the OMC Family:

English: This week in English, students wrapped up their unit on the impact of technology on communication with a blog writing assignment.  They also reflected on their work in this unit with self-assessment that asked them to write a narrative and provide supporting hyperlinked evidence of individual mastery for the unit’s power standards.

AVID: In AVID, students collaborated to create Adobe Spark Videos that reviewed the major strategies and concepts from AVID during the first quarter.  Students were also given time to meet with tutors and work with study groups.

ASB: Students created two club offerings, which include Yearbook Club and International Club.  These clubs will meet biweekly.  Additionally, students discussed commitments and strategies for staying physically and mentally healthy as we approach Red Ribbon Week.  Our proud superintendent, Dr. DeLeon stopped by ASB this week and had the opportunity to participate in student discussions as well as give the Griffins a pep talk about managing stress and balancing happiness with high achievement.  Dr. DeLeon expressed how proud she is of our OMCHS students.

Great Shakeout: On 10/18 at 10:18am, students participated in an Earthquake Drill that was coordinated by both Oxnard College and Oxnard Middle College.  This drill was part of an international effort to increase safety during earthquakes.  At OMCHS, we are dedicated to student safety during both regular school days and emergency situations.

Counseling: This week in counseling, Mrs. Sand will be meeting with students to provide academic and organizational support.  She has been working closely with our teachers to determine which students she will be meeting with.  On Friday, she will meet each student individually to create an action plan to support them in various areas.  Students also emailed the counselor with various questions related to their high school classes, college class, or college readiness.  Mrs. Sand will address these questions in her student meetings.