Vol. #4
Veronica Ruiz
Veronica Ruiz
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Marching Band
Marching Band
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Football
Football
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Girl’s Volleyball team.
Girl’s Volleyball team.
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Ismael Dominguez
Ismael Dominguez
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Jackie Chavez
Jackie Chavez
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JV Football team
JV Football team
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Marching Band
Marching Band
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Mr. Murphy’s English class.
Mr. Murphy’s English class.
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Renaissance Night
Renaissance Night
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This past week was highlighted by excellence in the classroom and the athletic field. I witnessed some very outstanding teaching in the classrooms. Students were challenged to learn at a high level with engaging activities and research based teaching methodology.

On the athletic field, fans were treated to a home football victory as our boys in blue and white triumphed of the Raiders of South Oxnard in a physical battle. Cross Country, Girl’s Golf and Girl’s Volleyball also had impressive showings.

Looking ahead, last night’s Back to School Night will be covered in the next edition of Fillmore Friday Focus. Also featured next week, one of our own is recognized as a hometown hero.

Fillmore’s Finest
(The best of the best)

Staff: Mark Kandel and Lynn Cole
Athletes: Xavier Medina and Breanna Berrington
Academics: Kyle Medina and April Cruz
Volunteer: Karen Ashim

Classroom Corner
In Mr. Murphy’s English class students stand by what they learn. More specifically they stand and learn. In the above photo students are associating certain words with movement. This method of teaching, known as Total Physical Response (TPR) is proven to increase retention of vocabulary as well as engagement.

Athletes in Action
The Fillmore Varsity Football team evened its record to 1-1 with a hard earned 21-3 victory over the Channel Islands Raiders. They were led by a staunch defense and a strong individual effort by cornerback/wing back Haden Wright.

The JV Football team continued its winning ways with a 34-0 victory over Channel Islands to run its record to a perfect 2-0.

Ismael Dominguez and Jackie Chavez (both pictured) were the Fillmore High School Cross Country Runners of the Week. Both runners ran well at the Fastback Shootout Cross Country Invitational held at Mt. SAC last weekend. The course was less than a traditional 3 mile course measuring around 2 miles in length. The top Filllmore High School times are posted below by grade level.

Fastback Shootout 2014
Boys
Name Grade Race Time Place
Ismael Dominguez Junior 11:17.11 19th
Jorge Hurtado Senior 11:26.73 28th
Johnny Martinez Sophomore 11:55.06 39th
Enrique Gutierrez Freshman 11:56.28 12th

Girls
Name Grade Race Time Place
Jacqueline Chavez Freshman 13:54.27 11th
Maria Perez Junior 14:07.36 26th
Alexis Tafoya Senior 14:21.57 21st
Luz Ruiz Sophomore 14:26.11 47th

The Girl’s Volleyball team showed marked improvement as it pushed Channel Islands High School to the brink before falling to them in consecutive games. The Lady Flashes showed a newfound intensity and focus in this game.

9/12 Football @ Oak Park
9/13 Santa Paula Volleyball Tournament
9/16 GVB @ Pacifica High School 6PM
9/16 Girls Golf vs Carpenteria
9/18 Girls Golf vs Foothill
9/18 Girls Volleyball vs Santa Paula
9/19 Cross Country @ Woodbridge Invitational
9/19 Football Santa Paul @ Filllmore

Activities

Renaissance Night was held Wednesday with eighty three students qualifying to receive a certificate of academic achievement. To qualify these students had to have a 3.5 grade point average or higher for two consecutive semesters. Twenty one students were in attendance while the others were at home studying.

Last Friday the Mighty Fillmore Marching Band performed at the first home football game. They played a stirring rendition of the school fight song and the National Anthem before the start of the game. The halftime show was punctuated by stellar band play and a stunning visual display from the auxiliary.

9/15-9/19 Santa Paula Game Spirit Week
9/18 Santa Paula Rally
9/19 ASB Food Day

All in attendance at last week’s football game were treated to an outstanding performance by the Fillmore High School, Raider Youth Football and Bear Youth Football cheerleaders. They performed a coordinated routine to various songs from different decades.

According to Fillmore High School Cheer advisor extraordinaire Lynn Cole, the routine was made possible through the efforts of her own cheer squad. The cheerleaders split up into two groups and taught both youth football program’s cheerleaders the complicated and highly entertaining routine.

Flashlites
(Fillmore’s Newest Staff)

Veronica Ruiz is this week’s featured Flashlite. Veronica came to the United States with her family at the age of 12. She credits her teachers with preparing and motivating her to apply for college. In fact, the reason why she went into education is to give back to her students much the way her teachers did for her. She enjoys teaching at Fillmore High School and says that the students and staff have been very nice to work with. She likes Italian and Mexican food. During her spare time she likes to hike, run and hang out with friends.

Important Dates
9/12 Central Station Alumni Club Event
9/16 Faculty Meetings
9/23 School Site Council
9/23 ELAC Meeting
9/24 Secondary Advisory Meeting

 

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Camarillo, CA - The Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics at CSU Channel Islands (CI) is pleased to announce its Fall 2014 Speaker Series, “Contemporary Topics in Media and Entertainment.” The presentations are free, open to the public by reservation, and include lunch. All events will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in Malibu Hall 100 on the CI campus. Please register at http://business.csuci.edu/events.

Scott Zolke, Partner, Loeb & Loeb, LLC
Friday, Oct. 3, noon to 2 p.m. in Malibu Hall 100
Scott Zolke focuses his practice on media, entertainment, sports and intellectual property law. His diverse clientele includes both talent and institutional clients in all areas of television, radio and new technologies. In the area of sports law, he handles matters including media rights, venue, and sponsorship and naming rights. One of his most notable clients is the Los Angeles Clippers professional basketball team, which he represents in media rights, licensing and sponsorship matters.

Marty Albertson, Chairman of the Board, Guitar Center, Inc.
Friday, Oct. 17, noon to 2 p.m. in Malibu Hall 100
Marty Albertson joined Guitar Center as a salesperson and rose through the ranks in various positions of increasing responsibility, serving as Advertising Director, National Sales Manager, and VP of Sales and Marketing, to name a few. In 2004, he became Chairman of the Board
and CEO. Though he retired as CEO in 2010, he remains a non-executive Chairman of
the Board.

Kelsey Timmerman, Author of “Where Am I Eating?” and “Where Am I Wearing?”
Friday, Nov. 21, noon to 2 p.m. in Malibu Hall 100
Fueled by passion and curiosity, author/speaker Kelsey Timmerman tells the story of the
items we often take for granted and how they connect us to the world as global and
local citizens. His latest book, “Where Am I Eating?” (2013), confronts slavery in
the Ivory Coast cocoa industry and explores Fair Trade coffee farming in Colombia,
as he uncovers the realities of the global food industry that is supporting our
"all-American" diet. In his first book, “Where Am I Wearing?” (2nd Edition, 2012), he traveled the world from Asia to Latin America to find out where his clothes came from and tell the stories of the people who made them.

The Fall 2014 Speaker Series is presented and sponsored by the Business Advisory Council of the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics and by Mission Wealth. Complimentary campus parking will be available for all events. Once on campus, follow signs to the designated lot.

For more information or to register, visit http://business.csuci.edu/events or contact jennifer.iden@csuci.edu.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI’s Social Media.

 


 

Camarillo, CA - CSU Channel Islands (CI) sophomore Teresa Castillo is the winner of a prestigious 2014 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The annual awards are the CSU system’s highest student distinction, providing scholarships to one student at each of the 23 CSU campuses who has conquered hardships to become a distinguished scholar.

Castillo’s $6,000 scholarship is a gift from the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, awarded for the first time to two exemplary students recommended by the CSU Foundation selection committee. Castillo and the 22 other recipients were honored on Sept. 9 at an awards ceremony hosted by the CSU Chancellor in Long Beach.

“I am eternally grateful for this opportunity,” Castillo said. “It is an honor to have been selected out of the entire University and to know that others view my accomplishments as remarkable.”

Castillo, 19, is the first in her family to attend a university. She grew up in Oxnard, the oldest of four children, encouraged by her Mexican immigrant parents to pursue educational opportunities they never had. She distinguished herself as a scholar and student leader, excelling in honors and AP classes at Oxnard High School and serving as Student Body Vice President and Senior Class President.

During Castillo’s junior year of high school, her mother was diagnosed with cancer and underwent surgery and intensive radiation. Castillo stepped up to support her family, balancing the demands of household duties while also working to fulfill her college ambitions.

“My family was counting on me to help out during an emotionally, physically and financially difficult time,” Castillo said. “It meant a lot of long days, late nights, and waking before dawn to keep up with homework and household duties. But the responsibility I gained helped me grow as a person and allowed me to help my parents, who have made so many sacrifices for their children’s success.”

Now in her second year at CI, Castillo is working toward a double-major in Liberal Studies and English. She continues to contribute to her family by living at home and working as a paraprofessional supporting special education students in the Hueneme School District. Castillo maintains a 3.4 GPA while also balancing her busy work schedule. After graduating from CI, she hopes to work as an elementary school teacher while pursuing her master’s degree in English, and eventually become an editor or writer for a magazine or newspaper.

“I love teaching and writing because I can use my words to inspire people to empower themselves through education,” she said. “If I can help one student understand more than a simple subject and see that they have great power between their ears, then I have done my part in this world.”

For information on the CSU Trustees’ Awards and 2014 honorees, visit calstate.edu/foundation/trusteesawards.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI’s Social Media.

 


 

This week, athletics were in full swing. Football and Girl’s Volleyball were well represented. The student athletes of Fillmore High School exhibited sportsmanship and fine play which were the result of long practice hours spent during the summer.

In the classroom, quality education continued and the students and staff remained dedicated to learning and achievement.

The FFA hosted the Buyers Banquet last night. Awards were given out and appreciation was conveyed to all the buyers that supported the FFA and Fillmore High School at the Ventura County Fair.

On Wednesday there was a good turnout for the PTO meeting. Many items were discussed and there was a full representation of the school and community. The PTO wanted to convey that it is not too late to join.

Fillmore’s Finest
(The best of the best)

Staff: Luis Herrera and Annette Fox
Athletes: Mike Townsend and Taylor Flores
Academics: Brian Jimenez and Angelica Mercado
Volunteer: Debbie Curnett

Classroom Corner
In Mr. Overton’s Drama class, students participated in an activity entitled “First line, last line”. The challenge was for students to fill in dialogue between a set first line and last line that was given to everyone.

The story lines were as varied as the backgrounds of the students in the class. The exercise helped to develop creativity, connectivity and relevance through the creation of a scene. In the above photo, Annelise Ebell and Robin Mchammel act out their well developed script to perfection.

Sometimes the traditional class is taught in a predictable manner, in part due to the content and the limitations of the curriculum. Not so in Ms. Kennedy’s Geometry class. Students took part in a mathematical scavenger hunt in which they answered questions and looked for the answers on blue posted worksheets posted throughout the room. Eventually by answering all the questions the students maneuvered around the whole class to complete the assignment. The addition of movement added excitement and novelty to a traditional lesson.
Athletes in Action

Fillmore’s JV Football team in white pictured vs. Grace Brethren last Friday at Grace Brethren High School. The Fillmore JV team was victorious in a nail biter 14-12.

The Freshmen Volleyball team opened their season at home yesterday vs. Louisville. The freshmen team showed tenacity and enthusiasm before falling in consecutive games to Louisville.

9/5 JV FB vs CI @ Fillmore 4:30 PM
9/5 V FB vs CI @ Fillmore 7:30 PM
9/6 XCountry @ Fastback Shootout MT. SAC
9/13 Santa Paula Volleyball Tournament
9/16 GVB @ Pacifica High School 6PM

Activities
9/11 Back to School Night Gym 5:30 PM
9/15-9/19 Santa Paula Game Spirit Week

Flashlites
(Fillmore’s Newest Staff)

One of the newest Fillmore teachers, Lucas Rosenkrantz is the Flashlite of the week. Lucas teaches Math in the Special Education Department. When asked about why he chose to be a teacher, Lucas intimated that he always wanted to help students that needed the extra attention. Having a special needs family member has opened his eyes to the challenges and potential of those with learning and emotional disabilities.

Lucas enjoys teaching so much that he does not feel like it is a job in the sense that it is something he has to do. He looks forward to his job each day with passion and interest. In his leisure time Lucas likes to surf and hike. His favorite thing to eat is anything organic and nutritious.

Important Dates
9/8 Music Booster Meeting
9/9 Department Meetings
9/9 AG Boosters Meeting
9/10 Renaissance Night
9/12 Central Station Alumni Club Event
9/16 Faculty Meetings

 


 

Camarillo, CA - CSU Channel Islands (CI) invites the public to sample the innovative work of its faculty in a free lecture series at libraries in Thousand Oaks, Ventura and Simi Valley. The lecture series offers community members the opportunity to hear from some of CI’s most dynamic speakers and experts; engage in discussions on a variety of timely, thought-provoking topics; and be a CI student for an evening in the free, convenient setting of their local library.

Fall 2014 speakers, locations, dates and times are listed below. Please visit go.csuci.edu/librarylectureseries for more information and links to prior recorded presentations.

Simi Valley Public Library – 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

Culture-Bound Syndromes – Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m.
Join Psychology Professor Dr. Kevin Volkan to explore behaviors and mental illnesses often found at the extreme edge of the human repertoire, including ones that might be considered normal in one culture while appearing bizarre or pathological in another.

Social Barriers to Taking Paid Family Leave in California: Lessons for Proposed Federal Paid Family Leave Legislation – Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m.
Early research on California’s new paid family leave statute indicates that despite wage replacement, some workers who need leave nevertheless do not take it. Surprisingly, these workers tend to be low-wage workers for whom California’s limited wage replacement would be most valuable. What explains this pattern? Join Dr. Lindsey Trimble O’Connor for a surprising, in-depth look at the financial, institutional, and interpersonal barriers to using paid family leave in California.

Information Literacy and the Public Sphere – Thursday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m.
How do we find reliable information in an Internet-driven world where information is easily obtained, but not always up-to-date or trustworthy? Librarians Monica Pereira and Janet Pinkley from CI’s John Spoor Broome Library share their expertise in Information Literacy, a crucial skill that drives successful research and offers ways to find and evaluate valid information.

E.P. Foster Library – 651 E. Main Street, Ventura

CI Weekend – Saturday, Sept. 27 – Sunday, Sept. 28
Join us for a weekend of CI-related activities at E.P. Foster Library, including:

Student Recruitment and Outreach – Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon

CI English Program Faculty Author Reading and Discussion – Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m.

Natural Habitats Around CSU Channel Islands Before and After the 2013 Springs Fire – Sunday, 1 – 3 p.m.
Biologist/zoologist Dr. Stephen Norris shares research and observations on post-fire ecology and recovery in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Grant R. Brimhall Library – 1401 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks

Emerging Identities in Evolving End-of-the-Century Empires – Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m.
Join historian P. Scott Corbett, Ph.D., for a detailed look at the disintegration of empires and other imperial orders in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Corbett examines the Ottoman and Russian Empires; the identities of residents who morph from subjects to citizens; and the impact of ethnicity and culture in creating new nation states.

Beyond the Latino Sports Hero: The Role of Sports in Creating Communities, Networks and Identities – Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m.
Professor Jose Alamillo will focus on Latino sporting experiences in the U.S., from the late 19th century up to the present, with emphasis on professional, school-based and amateur sports. Dr. Alamillo will highlight specific sports in which Latinos have participated prominently, along with the national origins of the players, and the communities with a supportive network and fan base that helped them excel.

Globalization, Niche Ports and the Local Economy: A Look at Port Hueneme and the Southern California Logistics Industry – Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m.
California is well-known for its coastline and the “beach life” that lures tourists and influences popular depictions of the state. But residents of Ventura County may also associate another image with California’s coastline: the bright lights, massive ships, and complex machinery of the Port of Hueneme. Dr. Elizabeth Sowers will discuss the logistics industry, its rise to prominence in the last few decades, and its role in both global and local economic processes.

Visit go.csuci.edu/librarylectureseries for more information.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI’s Social Media.

 

For the first time Fillmore High School will be offering a Flashes Fan Card for $75 that will get you into every home game for every sport! (Tournaments and CIF Playoff Games are exempt.) We hope this helps to reduce the cost for people that attend a lot of games, and also increases the amount of fans we see in the stands. This is a cost savings of over $140. For more information you can contact Lynn Cole at #805-524-8491 or stop by the Student Store at FHS.

 
 

This past week marked the second full week of school. All classes were rolling out their curriculum to various degrees. Some courses were combining pre-assessments with reviewing the basics while others were in full gear powering through the curriculum.

Loose tardy sweeps were run with only 1 student being caught in the sweeps. Campus will be continued to be cleared each period by staff.

New teacher meetings continued this week. The new teachers or “Flashlites” have responded well to the early morning meetings and continue to hone their instructional skills.

The FLASHES (Families Liaisons And Staff Helping Educate Students) continue to meet to work collaboratively towards ensuring that the policies, procedures and initiatives are community based, meeting the needs of all stakeholders.

Looking ahead to next week, the Cross Country team led by Coach Kim Tafoya travels to Mt. SAC to run in the Fastback Shootout on Saturday September 6th.

Fillmore’s Finest
(The best of the best)

Staff: Erin Sebek and Wynona Cronin
Athletes: Gil Sandoval and Jessica Manginelli
Academics: Justin Coert and Giselle Lozano
Volunteer: Sherri Wright

Classroom Corner

With a full week to work with, teachers were in full swing. In Ms. Byrne’s Algebra 2 class, the students were solving Chemistry based problems as a way to review over the basics as related to Algebra 2. This is a great example of cross departmental curriculum. Students in both Chemistry and Algebra 2 see the same concepts and gain a better understanding of the importance of the content.

Athletes in Action
8/29 V FB vs Grace Brethren @MP College 7 PM
9/4 GFVB Louisville @ Fillmore 4PM
9/4 GJVVB Louisville @ Fillmore 5PM
9/4 GVVB Louisville @ Fillmore 6PM
9/5 JV FB vs CI @ Fillmore 4:30 PM
9/5 V FB vs CI @ Fillmore 7:30 PM
9/6 XCountry @ Fastback Shootout MT. SAC

Activities
Last Friday, ASB held the Welcome Back Rally in the Gym. By all accounts it was a great success. The rally was well organized and the students in attendance were well behaved. Kudos goes out to the ASB and ASB Director Darby Schieferle for a great rally.
9/3 PTO Meeting Library 6:30 PM
9/11 Back to School Night Gym 5:30 PM

Flashlites
(Fillmore’s Newest Staff)

Leanna Legere is one of seven new faces working at Fillmore High School this year. Leanna came over to the United States at the age of 12 from Russia. She rapidly assimilated into American culture, learning English and excelling in academics and athletics at Adolfo Camarillo High School.

She went on to college earning her degree in mathematics. Leanna wanted to be a teacher to give back to others and inspire students the way she was inspired by her teachers. As a former English Language Learner she understands the challenges EL students encounter on a daily basis.

On her spare time Leanna enjoys hanging out with friends and hiking.

Important Dates
9/2 Board Meeting D.O. 6:30 PM
9/2 Leadership Meeting
9/9 Department Meetings
9/16 Faculty Meetings

 

A new year and another successful rally for Fillmore High School. The first rally of the year is traditionally called the ‘Welcome Back” rally in which Fillmore High School students and staff welcome each other back to a new school year, one filled with excitement, hope and promise. The rally was held on Friday, August 22nd in the gym with delightful decorations done by ASB. The rally started as a flood of smiling and laughing students and their teachers took their place in the bleachers. Games and cheers were followed with blustering yells. One new yell introduced this year was the “ra-ra-ra” yell which instructed each class to holler “RA-RA-RA-RA” followed by their class title. Along with the new chant, new teachers were introduced as well as our new principal, Mr. Tom Ito. The rally ended with the ASB president, Kyle Medina, reciting our fight song. This year the senior class won the Welcome Back rally.

 

Join community members in developing a feeling of unity with the school, parents, students and the community and create a positive school environment.

Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.

First Meeting – Wednesday September 3rd
Location – FHS Library (Enter at North Side of campus)

 
Jesus Ballesteros and Isai Bolanos
Jesus Ballesteros and Isai Bolanos

School opened on August 14th with a committed staff and eager students. The opening of school went off without a hitch in large part due to the efforts of many dedicated Flashes that put in extra hours preparing over the summer.

During the following week, teachers taught students using a wide variety of methods ensuring that all students had the best opportunity to learn.

Grade level meeting were held on Wednesday in the gym and students learned what was expected of them this school year. At the end of the meeting it was clear to all in attendance that the campus would have a positive learning environment fostering learning and achievement.

As new students continue to enroll, the student body continues to grow, outpacing last year’s numbers.
Looking ahead to next week, Fall Sports opens up with the Fillmore Varsity Football team taking on Grace Brethren for a 7:00 PM showdown at Moorpark College.

Fillmore’s Finest
(The best of the best)

Staff: Matt Dollar, Barbara Lemons
Athletes: Hayden Wright, Brianna Martinez
Academics: Timmy Klittich, Jene Tarango
Volunteer: Bill Dewey

Classroom Corner
Jesus Ballesteros and Isai Bolanos enjoy their first day in Ms. Mitzenmacher’s Art class. They teamed up to create an original structure made of dried noodles, tape, string and a marshmallow. The structure measured 34 inches in height and held up the required marshmallow. The activity was a combination of team building and art.

Athletes in Action
8/28 JV FB @ Grace Brethren 4:00 PM
8/29 V FB vs Grace Brethren @MP College 7 PM
9/4 GFVB Louisville @ Fillmore 4PM
9/4 GJVVB Louisville @ Fillmore 5PM
9/4 GVVB Louisville @ Fillmore 6PM
9/5 JV FB vs CI @ Fillmore 4:30 PM
9/5 V FB vs CI @ Fillmore 7:30 PM

Activities
8/22 Welcome Back Rally Gym 2:05 PM
9/11 Back to School Night Gym 5:30 PM

Important Dates
8/27 District Secondary Curriculum Council D.O. Annex #13 3:15 PM
9/2 Board Meeting D.O. 6:30 PM

 

July 31st marked the official date that ASB officers, juniors and seniors, started their training for freshman orientation. These dedicated students took time out of their summer to help guide incoming freshman and to teach them the confidence to be a Fillmore High School student. The Orientation began the following day bright and early in the morning, the heat slowly grew overhead. Volunteers arrived an hour earlier than the incoming freshman, getting ready to register . . . setting the scene for the official Orientation. When the clock struck 9:00am in came nervous-looking freshman faces. The Orientation began officially with motivational speaker Keith Hawkins, giving one of his trademark romantic speeches about high school life, emphasizing its spiritual nuances. As Hawkins set the scene, the freshman grew more comfortable by the minute. Following a brief exchange of games, laughs, and upper classmen reflection, the freshmen were off with their assigned groups of upper classmen leaders. The following hours consisted of all classmen alike providing personal details and getting to know each other better through games and other activities. The day wrapped up with upper classmen leaders giving their expertise on campus life. Welcome to Fillmore High School Class of 2018.

 

Camarillo, CA - CSU Channel Islands (CI) invites community friends, alumni, students and employees to make its 11th Annual Alumni & Friends Dodger Day the loudest and proudest ever, as the Dodgers take on the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, Sept. 6.

Dodger Day – CI’s largest signature alumni event – is expected to draw a record crowd of over 1,000 CI supporters to Dodger Stadium for a fun day of baseball and bonding. Guests can also cheer on Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen as he throws out the ceremonial first pitch. CI chose Lorenzen as its guest of honor in gratitude and tribute to all the firefighters who protected the campus and community during the May 2013 Springs Fire.

For the cost of admission, participants will enjoy commemorative T-shirts, giveaways and prizes, and deluxe round-trip bus transportation between CI and Dodger Stadium.

Alumni & Friends Dodger Day is open to the public. Proceeds benefit the Alumni & Friends Association endowed student scholarship fund. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at prices ranging from $29 to $59 per person, and can be purchased at http://go.csuci.edu/DodgerDay.

Dodger Day is sponsored by Pacific Oaks Federal Credit Union, the event’s Grand Slam Sponsor; Ventura County Star, Coffee News, and Coastal Embroidery.

Visit www.csuci.edu/alumni/ to learn more about CI’s Alumni & Friends Association.

About California State University Channel Islands
CSU Channel Islands (CI) is the only four-year, public university in Ventura County and is known for its interdisciplinary, multicultural and international perspectives, and its emphasis on experiential and service learning. CI’s strong academic programs focus on business, sciences, liberal studies, teaching credentials, and innovative master’s degrees. Students benefit from individual attention, up-to-date technology, and classroom instruction augmented by outstanding faculty research. CI has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is committed to serving students of all backgrounds from the region and beyond. Connect with and learn more about CI by visiting CI’s Social Media.

 

August 6th-Grades 7/8
9:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:30

August 7th-Grade 6
9:00-12:00 and 1:00-2:30

Please call the school office at 524-6070 if you have any questions. If you have not received a student registration packet, the office is open weekdays from 8:00-3:00 for registration packet pick up

 
Senior, Danny Felix and Junior Angel Figueroa
Senior, Danny Felix and Junior Angel Figueroa
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Senior, Danny Felix and Junior Angel Figueroa are aspiring artists and students in Mrs. Mitzenmacher’s Advanced Art class at Fillmore High School. Their passion for art has spilled over to an extended canvas, the buildings of Fillmore High School. With materials from Mrs. Mitzenmacher’s class they were able to create stencils for the shield and the lightning bolt. Danny and Angel strategically chose 14 locations on campus to display their art work and then started the process of visually linking the buildings together with their creation. Using two stencils, several coats of paint and a whole lot of patience for each emblem, they spent nearly a week on this worthwhile project. When asked why they were willing to spend a week of their summer vacation painting, Angel said that, “I enjoy helping the school and applying my art skills to improving things.” Danny commented, “Art is a passion of mine and it is a natural extension into the real world.”

 
Students can borrow books before school starts

Ventura, CA - Between 1978 and 2013, the cost of college textbooks increased 812 percent*. With the significant cost of today’s textbooks, many students struggle to buy needed books for their classes. To ease their burden, on Aug. 13 at the college’s Library & Learning Resource Center, an expected 1, 000 Ventura College students will borrow up to three textbooks each for the semester through the Textbook Lending Library program.

In addition to the free lending service, the Ventura College Foundation supports a reserve textbook collection of nearly 1,500 books, where students can use the book for two-hour periods within the library. Between the two collections, including books at Ventura College’s Santa Paula campus, nearly 7,000 textbooks are accessible as a free alternative to purchasing books.

“Students are always very grateful for the opportunity to get free textbooks. Some of the students even choose their classes based on the availability of free textbooks,” said Tanya Shaffer, interim learning resources supervisor. “It’s great to see the generosity of the Foundation helping thousands of students achieve their academic goals.”

The Ventura College Foundation annually funds over $50,000 for the Textbook Lending Library. Between the lending library and reserve collection, approximately 9,000 students take advantage of the program.

“The Textbook Lending Library is an important Foundation initiative that greatly increases student success rates and helps keep college more affordable,” said Norbert Tan, executive director of the Ventura College Foundation. “Textbooks account for 72 percent of a two-year college’s tuition cost**, making the program critical for our students.”

The program primarily is supported through the generosity of donors. To make a donation, contact Norbert Tan at (805) 289-6160 or ntan@vcccd.edu.

For more information about the Textbook Lending Library, visit http://bit.ly/1nbWiRE.

Established in 1983, the Ventura College Foundation provides financial support to the students and the programs of Ventura College to facilitate student success and grow the impact and legacy of Ventura College as a vital community asset. The Foundation also hosts the Ventura College Foundation Marketplace, an outdoor shopping experience held every weekend on the Ventura College campus east parking lot. For more information, contact Norbert Tan at (805) 289-6160 or ntan@vcccd.edu. Or visit www.venturacollege.edu/foundation.

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics' consumer price index data
**Source: U.S. Government’s Accountability Office

 
(l-r) Breanna Berrington and Santana Carrera
(l-r) Breanna Berrington and Santana Carrera

This past weekend the Flashes Pep Squad attended the United Spirit Association Summer Camp at Cal Lutheran College. The squad spent three days learning cheers, chants, dances, rally routines, stunts, pyramids, and much more. The squad spent time focusing on team unity and how to develop pride, not only within their squad, but within Fillmore High School as well. The squad is proud to announce that they received the “Spirit Award” two days in-a-row, the “Camp Superior Award” and the “Most Improve Award”, which is the award that USA holds in the highest regard.

Two of our squad members Captain Breanna Berrington, 4 year senior and Santana Carrera, 4 year senior, were chosen to be a part of the 2014-2015 all American Cheer Team. A special honor was also given to Breanna as she was personally asked to join the USA Staff and be a USA instructor next year. (That is a very big deal and an awesome opportunity.)

 

Dear Parent, Teachers & Community Volunteers:
It’s that time of year…….REGISTRATION TIME!!!!!
If you are willing to volunteer to help with registration, please let me know. Email me at blemons@fillmore.k12.ca.us . Let me know which day(s) and what hours you can help!! The more, the merrier !
Registration is Thursday, July 31st (11th & 12th graders) and Friday, August 1st (9th & 10th graders) from 9 – 3:30. If you are able to help ANY or BOTH days , I would really appreciate it. It will be a great time to meet our new principal, Tom Ito.
Thank you very much!
Barbara Lemons

 

Camarillo, CA - CSU Channel Islands (CI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christine N. Garvey, J.D., and Scott B. Zolke, J.D., to its Foundation Board. Garvey, 67, is a retired banker and attorney. Zolke, 60, is a Partner with law firm Loeb & Loeb LLP in Los Angeles. Per Foundation Board bylaws, each may serve up to two three-year terms.

“It’s my privilege to welcome Christine and Scott to the Foundation Board,” said CI President Richard R. Rush. “Their experience in education and connections to individuals and organizations supportive of our goals will have a direct impact on our students and the future of this campus. I look forward to seeing what we will accomplish together.”

Garvey is a director on four public company boards (Toll Bros, Prologis, Union Bank and Healthcare Properties) and four not-for-profit boards (iCivics, Habitat for Humanity Southern Santa Barbara County, La Casa de Maria, and the Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles). A graduate of Suffolk Law School, she practiced law for six years before transitioning into banking and real estate. She held senior leadership positions at Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Deutsche Bank before her retirement in 2004. Currently a Santa Barbara resident, Garvey received CI’s 2014 Business and Community Leader of the Year Award at the recent Business & Technology Partnership Leadership Dinner.

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(l-r) Firefighter Palacios, Captain Wareham, Firefighter Peters, Firefighter Gabriel, Scott Beylik. Fillmore Sheriff’s Department Captain Dave Wareham, Scott Beylik and Fillmore Fireman Mr. Peters, Mr. Palacios &  Mr. Gabriel BBQ for Sierra High School staff and students on June 12, 2014. We would like to personally thank Captain Wareham and Chief Landeros for their continued support of our program and for their great leadership.
(l-r) Firefighter Palacios, Captain Wareham, Firefighter Peters, Firefighter Gabriel, Scott Beylik. Fillmore Sheriff’s Department Captain Dave Wareham, Scott Beylik and Fillmore Fireman Mr. Peters, Mr. Palacios & Mr. Gabriel BBQ for Sierra High School staff and students on June 12, 2014. We would like to personally thank Captain Wareham and Chief Landeros for their continued support of our program and for their great leadership.
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