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A special "thank you" to Friday Night Live for two great assemblies. They hosted a DUI "court" event with a real judge and prosecutor. Our kids served on the jury and there were witnesses as well. There was an excellent eye opening presentation from MADD.
Students were also treated to a "Think Fast Interactive" game show assembly with fun trivia and lessons in safe driving. This was the first time this group presented in California. Both assemblies were successes due to the amazing staff and students at Oak View High School.
Friday Night Live had a great experience at their Youth Conference in Idyllwild. They participated in various activities like bungee jumping, zip lining, and team building events. They made new friends and also grew closer as a group as they learned new things about themselves and each other.
Our own Corrine "Coco" Walborn was awarded the County Classified Employee of the Year for the category of Office Personnel. There are 18,000 classified employees in San Bernardino County Schools and we have one of†the best! Coco has been at Oak View for nine years and shows up early to work each day and always has a positive attitude. She makes schedules and has good relationships with other registrars throughout the state, so when we ask for transcripts, they respond in a timely†manner because she has such a good rapport with them. She counsels kids while they are waiting to be counseled and genuinely has a heart for all our Oak View students. She enjoys her grandchildren and has horses that she loves to ride. This is the third year in a row that an Oak View employee has won the County award. We are blessed to have such wonderful and dedicated employees here at the "Home of the Phoenix!"
Oak View High School hit the high seas this week. Principal Sam Spencer arrived to his annual April Fool's prank. This year his office was transformed into a pirate ship run ashore on a sandy beach, filled with sea shells, a treasure chest overflowing with jewels, all submersed in water. Treavor Maddux built the ship at home, dismantled it, and reconstructed it in Sam's office. With the help of Cathy Maddux, Amy Garcia and Libby Kelly, the office was transformed into "The Shipwreck."
Oak View High School celebrated their 5th Women's Day on March 17th. This is a day Oak View honors all female students and staff.
This year's theme was "Still I Rise" based off of the poem by Maya Angelou. The Phoenix, Oak View's mascot, served as the symbol representing the transformation each of us goes through as we grow into better, wiser, stronger women.
Colin Jeske is Oak View's†February Student of the Month
Colin is a respectful and courteous student. He is always willing to help students and staff. He is a member of Friday Nite Live, and is very involved in the Teen Safe Driving and Stop Bullying Campaigns. Oak View is proud to award Colin Student of the Month for February.
After reading an article about the struggles of growing up with an incarcerated parent, Mrs. Schmidt's English classes worked together to support the Get On The Bus Charity. Get On The Bus is a non-profit organization that unites children, families and communities separated by crime and the criminal justice system. Get On The Bus brings children and their caregivers from throughout the state of California to visit their mothers and fathers in prison on Mother's Day and Father's Day. A big "Thank You" to all students and staff that contributed as the representative from Get On The Bus was overjoyed to receive Oak View's donations.
Kirsten McDonald is Oak View High School's December Student of the Month!
Kirsten McDonald is a polite, courteous student with a positive attitude. She is a member of the Friday Nite Live Group and has participated in many school and community projects. She is a Teacher's Assistant in Oak View Education Center's Elementary classroom. Kirsten plans to attend college to pursue a career as a zoologist, specializing in large wild animals. Oak View is proud to award Kirsten our Student of the Month Award.
The Hour of Code was a success!
As part of Computer Science Education week, Oak View High School participated in the Hour of Code by†writing code using†a self-guided Star Wars†tutorial. Students received certificates for†completing the Hour of Code. The Hour of Code is a nationwide initiative to introduce millions of students to one hour of Computer Science and Computer Programming.