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Weekly Update May 3, 2019

Students on the beach

What’s New in the OMC Family:

English: Students continue their study of Romeo and Juliet. This week, they finished Act 2, completed an online threaded discussion on canvas, and wrote blog posts about the relevance of the play to their lives outside of school, making connections with college and career readiness skills they are building through this unit. They also received feedback on their last essays and continue through the editing and revision process.

AVID: In AVID this week, students looked at the United Nation’s Goals for Sustainable Development. Then, they created google drawing posters to share ideas for how we can contribute to reaching these goals here at OMCHS. This project is the part of a larger effort to guide Griffins toward our School-Wide Learning Outcome: “advocate for themselves and others”. We are proud of the positive steps students are taking to make a difference in their community.

Professional Development: Mrs. Guthrie and Mrs. Scholl were able to attend a 2-day training on the learning management system, Canvas at the district office this week. We look forward to using this powerful tool to facilitate student learning in this fourth quarter and next school year.

Principal’s Office: Our students at OMCHS had an engaging lesson with their college Physical Geography class. Their class and Lab was held at Ormond Beach in Oxnard. I had the opportunity to chaperone and enjoyed the lecture delivered with the help of local environmentalist. I met with Catalina Espinoza to review IEP’s of prospective OMCHS students. This Wednesday two of our students were recognized during the regularly scheduled Board Meeting. Melissa Aguilar and Leslie Lopez were selected by OMCHS as Outstanding Students. This week I helped with the paper screening process for ACHS Principal. This Friday, I met with Director of Student Support Services to review the Active Assailant procedures for OMCHS. We will be hosting a practice drill for our school the last week of May. I had the opportunity to attend the ACSA celebration to recognize our Administrators of the year. Well deserved recognition for their hard work and dedication, our district has dedicated individuals leading schools.

Medical Terminology: This week Medical Terminology students learned the importance of administering an Epi-Pen correctly to save lives.

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