News Flashes

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

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

(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