Vol. #7

Homecoming Week is an exciting time and a vital part of fall activities in high school. The start of autumn, with the change in weather, calls to an innocent time, a time of one’s youth. For all of us the age old traditions of float building, rallies, dances and Friday night football connect the young and young at heart. Who can deny the importance of Homecoming Week to school spirit, generational connectivity and student morale? At Fillmore High School the students, staff and parents helped to prepare what promises to be a memorable, meaningful and special night. You are all invited to share in a slice of Americana this Friday.
Fillmore’s Finest
(The best of the best)

Staff: Deputy Vazquez, Tim Waddell
Athletes: George Tarango, Daniela Cisneros
Academics: Colton Farrar, Antoinette Ruiz
Volunteer: Bob Hammonds

Classroom Corner

Mr. Brian Ricards’ science classes used sunlight to cook food. Their solar ovens were a hot item and scorched the competition. The students assembled their ovens outside and left them there until the end of the day. By then their food was cooked and ready to eat. This lesson on the various sources of energy was interesting, thought provoking and proved to be engaging for the students.

Athletes in Action

The JV football team suffered their first loss in 3 years at the hands of a determined Santa Ynez team 21-28. The Varsity won their game 31-8. They moved into the top 12 in the CIF Southern Section Northern Division. The Flashes remained in control throughout the game as their masterful game plans on offense and defense kept the host Santa Ynez team baffled and off balance.

The Girls JV Volleyball team came up short against Cate High School but battled hard throughout their match. All three levels continue to improve each week.

The Cross Country team represented Fillmore High School well in their first league race in Ventura. The highlight of the meet was provided by the JV Boys team as they finished first among the eight teams in league.

The freshmen girls as they line up at the starting line at Camino Real Park in Ventura.

Upperclassmen, after they had just given their all in the race.

Members of the Girls JV team compete in their first league meet of the year.

10/3 Homecoming FB vs Hueneme
10/7 Girls Golf vs Foothill
10/7 Girls Volleyball vs Carpenteria
10/8 Cross Country @ Lake Casitas
10/9 Girls Golf at La Reina
10/10 Cross Country at the Clovis Invitational


Preparations for Homecoming were in full swing this week. Float building took place from 4:00 PM-9:00 PM nightly this week at the bus barn. Students gathered to build grade level floats with this year’s theme being Disney.

Senior Nick Cadena is part of the “molding” process as the 12th graders work diligently to craft the potential winning float.

The sophomores are ready to upset the seniors with their special creation. The various grade levels used so many napkins that they had to go to Ventura and Moorpark to purchase more for their floats.

10/3 Homecoming Rally/Parade
10/4 Homecoming Dance
10/25 FFA Barn Dance
10/31 Halloween Costume Parade

Important Dates

10/6-10/8 Quarter Exams
10/7 Leadership Meeting
10/7 School Site Council
10/7 & 10/8 11th, 12th Grade CAHSEE
10/8 DELAC Meeting
10/9 Secondary Advisory Meeting