Weekly Update March 15, 2019

What’s New in the OMC Family: 

The articulation process with OC continues.  This week I met with Art Sanford, Liberal Arts Dean at OC and members of the Social Science Department.  The meeting was about the classes that OMCHS students will be taking Fall semester 2019.   A meeting was held with Dr. McCoy, Mr. Weinstein, Mr. Hanson and myself to discuss the need for more space of facilities at OC.  We have finished the application review for prospective students.  We are sending  acceptance letters this week.  We continue with the recruitment process of students and I made a presentation  to parents at Curren school this Friday.  Later on I met with Mayte Duenez to review the process to start an ASB organization for students at OMCHS.  This week we also received our student and Faculty picture for this year.  Our First generation GRIFFINS are excited and happy to be part of this journey.  We have eight students participating this Saturday in the FNL Youth Conference hosted at PHS.  “GO GRIFFINS”

English: This week in English, students shared book talks through the flipgrid app, highlighting their voice and choice in independent reading.  They also finished up rhetorical square projects and learned about the library databases used for credible research here at Oxnard College!

AVID: In AVID this week, students worked in teams to prepare for their college midterm.  They also participated in a Socratic Seminar about solutions for digital distractions.  

ASB: The yearbook club had so much fun figuring out how to use the green screen app!  In preparation for next week’s Spirit week fun, the yearbook club learned the ins and outs of process through experimentation.  

Counseling:  This week in counseling Mrs. Sand will continue to meet with students. Last week in AVID she met with the students and presented a lesson on International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, and cultural achievements of women. The students worked individually or with a partner and created a slide in which they were able to share about a woman who inspires them. They were able to select a public figure or someone they know personally. Examples  Michelle Obama, Drew Barrymore, Malala Yousafzai and our very own principal Ms. Hernandez!