Events include speakers, vigil, performances

THOUSAND OAKS, CA. - California Lutheran University will mark Ventura County’s World AIDS Day 2010 on Dec. 1 and 2 with a candlelight vigil, panel discussion and other events.

The commemoration will begin with “Portrayals of a Pandemic: Screening of HIV/AIDS Films” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Student Union Building on the Thousand Oaks campus. The movies focus on different aspects of the U.S. and global HIV/AIDS crisis.

The keynote event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in rooms 101 and 102 of the Swenson Center for the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. John Prichard, medical director of the Immunology Clinic at the Ventura County Medical Center, will discuss prevention and care with a focus on access to HIV and AIDS services in Ventura County. County residents living with HIV/AIDS will then share their experiences and answer questions during “Positively Speaking – Local Voices of HIV/AIDS.”

As a service-learning project, students in CLU’s “Sexuality and Society” class will present “Stereotypes, Myths and Stigma” from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Dec. 2 in Swenson 101 and 102. The students designed the interactive performance based on training in reality improvisation and social change theatre techniques they received from Straight Up Ventura County.

The Dec. 2 activities will conclude with “Keeping the Faith: Candlelight Vigil” at 5:30 p.m. on the Swenson Center patio. Featured poet Jackson Wheeler of Oxnard, student poets Matt Soto of Oxnard and Stephanie Saindon of Cypress, and musicians will perform.

Participants are invited to bring non-perishable food items for AIDS Project Ventura County’s Necessities of Life Food Pantry to the Dec. 2 events.

The Student Union Building is located on the north side of Memorial Parkway between Pioneer and Regent avenues. The Swenson Center is located on the north side of Faculty Street between Regent and Pioneer.

CLU’s Center for Equality and Justice and Wellness Initiatives are sponsoring the free events. For more information, please contact Amanda Whealon at (805) 493-3950 or awhealo@callutheran.edu.

 


 
The classes decorated their doors for a contest on Monday. Tuesday the students wore their sports jerseys or shirts. Wednesday they wore red. Thursday was pajama day and to top off the week, Friday was their costume parade. We also had Smokey the Bear come visit our students this year. The kids enjoyed having Smokey on campus. Photos of Smokey taken by Christine Parrish.
The classes decorated their doors for a contest on Monday. Tuesday the students wore their sports jerseys or shirts. Wednesday they wore red. Thursday was pajama day and to top off the week, Friday was their costume parade. We also had Smokey the Bear come visit our students this year. The kids enjoyed having Smokey on campus. Photos of Smokey taken by Christine Parrish.
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The entire staff and student body at Sespe got together to form BOO!
The entire staff and student body at Sespe got together to form BOO!
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The theme this year was Say Boo! to Drugs. Photo by Bob Sube.
The theme this year was Say Boo! to Drugs. Photo by Bob Sube.
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Bill Herrera from State Farm Insurance came to speak to the students about what a good citizen is and how being good citizens can help students in school and in their outside lives.
Bill Herrera from State Farm Insurance came to speak to the students about what a good citizen is and how being good citizens can help students in school and in their outside lives.
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Peacebuilder Assembly with featured speaker Bill Herrera from State Farm Insurance. Sammy Lori from San Cayetano is our perfect attendance winner for October.
Peacebuilder Assembly with featured speaker Bill Herrera from State Farm Insurance. Sammy Lori from San Cayetano is our perfect attendance winner for October.
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On Monday, November 8, 2010, San Cayetano School recognized good citizenship and character at their Peacebuilder Assembly for the month of November. Mr. Bill Herrera from State Farm Insurance came to speak to the students about what a good citizen is and how being good citizens can help students in school and in their outside lives. Each teacher chose a student from his or her class whom showed excellent character and peace-building skills. ASB President, Cali Wyand,and Vice President, Lizzie Castaneda assisted Mr.Herrera in handing out the Peacebuilder Awards. The Peacebuilders for November are: Gabriel Gomez, Ray Ray Alcantar,Philip Valenzuela,Marissa Diaz, Miguel Valdez, Emily Felix, Erik Magana, Evelio Patino, Alyssa Ocegueda,Brian Gozalez,Anthony Magana, Connel Ferguson, Juliana Villalta, Araceli Guzman-Negrete, Juan Diego Martinez
Wendy Carrillo Garcia, Anthony Gomez, Melissa Assphor, and Demely Amezcua. Cali and Lizzie then announced to the students that John Paul Pet is sponsoring the San Cayetano Character Counts Award of a $100.00 savings bond. Mr.Herrera presented the Character Counts Award to a deserving third-grade student. Lillian Diaz was chosen by the third grade teachers as a model of outstanding behavior and responsibility to the other students. To conclude the assembly, students were reminded to turn in their Perfect Attendance tickets. Each month all students who come to school, each day, on time, are given an orange raffle ticket. The students place their tickets in a box and one ticket is drawn. The student whose ticket is drawn is given a backpack full of supplies. Each month, the tickets will be put into a larger box that will be kept until the end of the year. In June, Mrs. Marholin, the principal, will draw from the tickets to give away two new bicycles. Sammy Lori won the Perfect Attendance Award for November.

 


 
Sammy Lori from San Cayetano is our perfect attendance winner for October.
Sammy Lori from San Cayetano is our perfect attendance winner for October.
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Last Friday the Fillmore High School Band (which includes a handful of Fillmore Middle School students) performed at the 100th Fillmore/Santa Paula Football game for the first time in their new uniform jackets. On Saturday, for the first time since 2006, the Fillmore High School Band also competed in a Marching Band Competition - the 28th Annual Highlander Marching Band Competition in Granada Hills. Eighteen schools competed with Fillmore placing 3rd in their division. Drum/Percussion also placed 3rd in their division, and the Color Guard also placed 3rd in their division. Thank you Fillmore for your continued support with our band programs!
Last Friday the Fillmore High School Band (which includes a handful of Fillmore Middle School students) performed at the 100th Fillmore/Santa Paula Football game for the first time in their new uniform jackets. On Saturday, for the first time since 2006, the Fillmore High School Band also competed in a Marching Band Competition - the 28th Annual Highlander Marching Band Competition in Granada Hills. Eighteen schools competed with Fillmore placing 3rd in their division. Drum/Percussion also placed 3rd in their division, and the Color Guard also placed 3rd in their division. Thank you Fillmore for your continued support with our band programs!
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Students can get private education at public price

THOUSAND OAKS, CA. – California Lutheran University is expanding its popular program that provides a private school education at a public school price to include students accepted at University of California, San Diego, for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The CLU Guarantee Scholarship: Private Education, Public Price allows incoming students who are also admitted to one of five UC schools to attend CLU for the cost of attending the public university. The other universities are UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis and UC Berkeley. The innovative program, which has garnered national media attention, started with incoming freshmen during the 2008-2009 year and later expanded to include transfer students.

The savings on tuition, books and living expenses for students who entered this fall is $16,160. This is the difference in the price for full-time residential students attending CLU, which is $46,192, and the average price of attending the four state universities, which is $30,032. The 2011-2012 scholarship award amount will be announced in spring after the universities have updated their tuition and fees.

The CLU Guarantee Scholarship is open to all students applying for the traditional undergraduate program and the Adult Degree Evening Program. It has no income or residency requirements. Students can also receive federal, state and institutional aid based on need to further reduce the cost of attending CLU.

If students make satisfactory academic progress and meet GPA requirements, they can renew the scholarship each year. The amount will increase every year if the cost of attendance goes up.

The number of students receiving CLU Guarantee Scholarships jumped from 56 last year to 99 for 2010-2011. The scholarships awarded for this year total more than $1.6 million.

Of the current recipients, 46 percent are first-generation college students and 40 percent identify themselves as Latino. Two come from out of state. Retention rates among recipients are extremely high, with more than 90 percent still enrolled at CLU.

The program is designed to show students who thought that they could only afford a public university that a private school education is within reach. It provides more students with the opportunity to enjoy the high-quality education, small class sizes and experience of working closely with faculty that a small private university like CLU offers.

For more information, visit http://www.callutheran.edu/cluguarantee or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (877) 258-3678 or admissions@callutheran.edu.

 

Hey! There’s a great Yoga class for all Fillmore Middle School and High School students AND IT’S FREE. It’s at Fillmore’s Health and Wellness Center, 448 Santa Clara St, Fillmore on THURSDAYS from 5-6 p.m. Come learn to stretch and improve balance and strength; great for athlete & non -athlete alike! Don’t eat just before coming, and take off your shoes at the door. Professional athletes of all kinds use Yoga to feel better and increase performance. Try yoga.

 
Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
5:15 P.M. – CLOSED SESSION
6:00 P.M. - REGULAR MEETING
627 SESPE AVENUE, FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA

AGENDA
5:15 p.m.
I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
II. ROLL CALL
III. PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION AND NONAGENDA ITEMS, PETITIONS
This is the time and place to address the Board. State law prohibits the Board from acting on issues not included on the agenda; however, requests may be made for discussion of specific topics at subsequent meetings.
IV. CLOSED SESSION
The Board of Education will meet from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. to consider matters appropriate for Closed Session in accordance with Government Code Sections 3549.1, 54956.7 through 54957.7 and Education Code Section 35146. If the Board does not complete Closed Session discussions at this time, the Board may adjourn to Closed Session at the end of the regular meeting. DISCLOSURE OF ITEM(S) TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION School District Pupils (Education Code 35146)
o Expulsion Case Number 10-11-02
o Expulsion Case Number 10-11-03 Conference With Legal Counsel-Existing Litigation (Subdivision (a) of Government Code 54956.9)
o Case No. CIV239681 Labor/Negotiations (Government Code 54957.6)
o Update; Direction to District Negotiators (Jeff Sweeney, Mike Bush, Todd Schieferle, Margaret Chidester) for negotiations with the Fillmore Unified Teachers Association (FUTA), the California School Employees Association (CSEA), Confidential Employees, and District Administration. Personnel Matters (Government Code 54957)
o Hiring, Evaluating, Discipline, Dismissal
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Superintendent's Office at (805) 524-6038. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the district to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. [In accordance with Government Code 54961 and Board Bylaw 9320(a).]

6:00 p.m.
V. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION Any Action From Closed Session
VI. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG CONTINUED »

 
Mariah Perez
Mariah Perez

Last week several sports took place. Girls volleyball had a match against Carpinteria and lost 0-3. Fillmore Flashes football played a great game against Oak Park. Both Fillmore JV and Varsity taking home the victory JV: 76-52 and Varsity: 13-7.

Congratulations to Hugo Valdovinos, Alexander Frias, Alex Gonzalez, Anthony Rivas, Adrian Mejia, Jordan Mendoza, Jose Alaguer and Jovani Oregon (Boys cross country) for making it to CIF prelims.

Sunday was the Fillmore/Santa Paula dinner which was a huge success and came together well. This coming week is the highlight of our football season, where both Fillmore and Santa Paula will go head to head for the 100th time. This rivalry is the longest in the county and possibly the longest in the state. Unfortunately tickets are sold out! For this week we have planned many activities such as dress-up days, noontime activities, a rally, food day and a pep rally Friday at lunch.

Junior class is selling Fillmore/Santa Paula commemorative pins which are $4.00. Flashes pep squad is selling Fillmore/Santa Paula t-shirts which are $15.00. Get them now before they are gone.

GOODLUCK FILLMORE! LET’S GO FLASHES!

 
ASB President Cali Wyand and Kasey Crawford
ASB President Cali Wyand and Kasey Crawford
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Alexis Tovar and Giselle De La Paz
Alexis Tovar and Giselle De La Paz
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Clarissa Alcozar, Bryanna Rivas, and Christina De La Mora
Clarissa Alcozar, Bryanna Rivas, and Christina De La Mora
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Father Gregory Boyle
Father Gregory Boyle

Camarillo, CA. – CSU Channel Islands (CI) will feature Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, for a presentation on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. The event will take place from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in Malibu Hall 100 on the CI campus and is open to the public.

Andrea Grove, Associate Professor of the Political Science Program and Faculty Director for both the Center for Community Engagement and the California Institute for Social Business explained, “The many ways in which Father Boyle has given hope to at-risk and formerly gang-involved members of our communities are awe-inspiring. His accomplishments provide our students who are studying social entrepreneurship and will soon be studying social business with essential lessons and inspiration.”

Boyle heads up the largest intervention program in the country, offering job training, tattoo removal and employment to members of enemy gangs. The program has become a national model.

One of eight children, Boyle CONTINUED »

 
Superintendent Jack-O'Connell
Superintendent Jack-O'Connell
California State Superintendent of Public Instruction

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell issued the following statement regarding a ruling issued today by Judge Wynne Carvill of the Alameda County Superior Court that stayed the termination date of CalWORKs Stage 3 child care services for families. A petition to stay the notice of termination was filed by a coalition of public interest law groups seeking to delay the termination. In October, Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed all funding for child care services for working families who have been off welfare for 24 months, giving families only a few weeks before CalWORKs Stage 3 child care services would abruptly end for thousands of working poor families.

“While today’s ruling gives working poor families a small reprieve from termination of services, I remain extremely concerned of about the loss of child care that these families depend upon,” O’Connell said. “Thousands of families and children are at the precipice of losing child care services because of the Governor’s veto of funding for CalWORKs Stage 3. These families have struggled over years to obtain employment that would allow them to leave the welfare system, and they have successfully continued to work and be self-sufficient and responsible for their families. The Governor’s veto will result in these families making very difficult decisions about either continuing their employment or providing a safe environment for their children. I remain committed to working with the new Governor-elect Brown Administration and the Legislature to identify funding so that these families will be able continue their employment knowing that their children are in a safe and healthy environment. In the meantime, the California Department of Education will comply with the Judge’s order by directing our contractors to immediately issue notices to families receiving Stage 3 services that child care will continue pending further directive and notice from the California Department of Education.”

Judge Carvill also set a hearing for later this month to consider the plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction that would prevent termination of Stage 3 child care services beyond the immediate stay.

The California Department of Education (CDE) is a state agency led by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell. The core purpose of CDE is to lead and support the continuous improvement of student achievement, with a specific focus on closing achievement gaps. For more information, please visit http://www.cde.ca.gov or by mobile device at http://m.cde.ca.gov/. You may also follow Superintendent O'Connell (@SSPIJack) on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/sspijack.

 

Fillmore High School would like to thank our sponsors Fillmore Sunrise Rotary, and Fillmore Noon-time Rotary for their generous donations and support of our Career Day. Also, we’d like to thank all the following representatives who took time out of their busy day to speak with our students at the 2010-2011 Career Day:

A.M.R., U.S. Army, Wells Fargo Bank, Cal State Channel Islands, Cal Lutheran University, The C.R.E.W., County of Ventura Personnel Department, FIDM, City of Fillmore Fire Department*, County of Ventura Environmental Health Department, Lu Ross Academy, Marines, Moorpark College, Diamond Realty & Investments- Mrs. Robledo, Regional Occupational Program, Santa Clara Valley Job & Career Center, Fillmore High Alumni Association*, Fillmore Physical Therapy- Craig Meeks, U.S. Army National Guard, UCSB-Early Academic Outreach, Ventura College, Child Development Center, Air Force Recruiting Office, Ventura County Probation, School Psychologist- Barbara Peterson and Jessica Siegel, DeVry University, Children & Family Service Office, Wm L. Morris Chevrolet, Navy Recruiting Office, Vons Market, UCLA - Joe Torres, Nurse- Mrs. Dewey, The Art Institute, Teacher- Mr. Bedau, Ventura C.H.P., Doctor- Christine Johnston, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Forest Service*, Artist- Luanne Perez, Six Flags Magic Mountain, FBI, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Crime Lab, FUSD Speech Pathologists, SunRisers Rotary, Make-up Designory, Veterinarian- Dr. Lidikay, Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP, Ventura County Electrical Apprenticeship-Steve Earhart, Sheet Metal Workers-David Maquinalez, Dentist- Dr. Beer, L.A.P.D.- Officer Frias, Zanotti Floral Design, Santa Paula Insectary, Attractions Spa- April and Sean Hastings, Antelope Valley College- Roger Lynn*.

*Fillmore High School Alumni

 
 
The four elementary schools in Fillmore and Piru wish to thank Wells Fargo for sponsoring their Fall Harvest Festival/Carnival. It was a huge success and a favorite community event. Pictured here (Starting left) are: Abram Zetina, Billy Ramirez (Branch Manager of Fillmore Wells Fargo), Sally Horn, Ingrid Munoz and Jose Ruiz. In front is San Cayetano Principal, Jan Marholin. Pictured Wells Fargo employees donated their time to work at the carnival.
The four elementary schools in Fillmore and Piru wish to thank Wells Fargo for sponsoring their Fall Harvest Festival/Carnival. It was a huge success and a favorite community event. Pictured here (Starting left) are: Abram Zetina, Billy Ramirez (Branch Manager of Fillmore Wells Fargo), Sally Horn, Ingrid Munoz and Jose Ruiz. In front is San Cayetano Principal, Jan Marholin. Pictured Wells Fargo employees donated their time to work at the carnival.
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Mariah Perez
Mariah Perez

Last week was Red Ribbon week, we had various dress up days such as shade out drugs, put your thinking caps on wear red and your Halloween costume. Everyone was really involved and participated in all of these dress up days.

Last week’s games: Girls volleyball at Santa Clara on Tuesday, final score 0 - 3 (L). Thursdays game which was also senior night, they hosted Santa Paula, final score 0-3 (L).

Last week our football teams had a bye. This week they take on Oak Park (away). Next week is Santa Paula week. These two rivals have been going head to head for many years. This being our 100th meeting, tickets are completely sold out and there is expected to be a crowd of about 2500 people. We have a whole week of activities planned for the students involving dress up days, rallies, noontime activities and a pep lunch rally on Friday. Cheerleaders are currently selling Fillmore vs. Santa Paula t-shirts. Get your shirts before they are sold out, there’s only about 50 left.

The junior class is selling (preordered) Fillmore vs. Santa Paula commemorative pins which are $4.00. Also seniors are selling Marie Calendar pies for Grand Night Live.

Please help support all of our events, fundraisers and activities.

LET’S GO FLASHES!

 
Fillmore High School Warriors doing PE activities with San Cayetano students. At the end of each school quarter the FHS students come as a reward for good readers during the lunch recess.
Fillmore High School Warriors doing PE activities with San Cayetano students. At the end of each school quarter the FHS students come as a reward for good readers during the lunch recess.
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FHS students with San Cayetano students at the end of quarter lunch.
FHS students with San Cayetano students at the end of quarter lunch.
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Julian Calderon, 5th grade student at San Cayetano created this wonderful poster for Red Ribbon Week. Say No To Drugs!
Julian Calderon, 5th grade student at San Cayetano created this wonderful poster for Red Ribbon Week. Say No To Drugs!
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Mountain Vista Students and Staff are celebrating Red Ribbon and making a school wide commitment to “Say NO to Drugs”!
Mountain Vista Students and Staff are celebrating Red Ribbon and making a school wide commitment to “Say NO to Drugs”!
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Fourth Grade students Shelby Smith, Erin Berrington, Ariana Schieferle, Natalie Couse, Keyanna Stehly, Alejandro Rojas, Matt Van de Meen showing their school spirit by participating in Red Ribbon Week activities.
Fourth Grade students Shelby Smith, Erin Berrington, Ariana Schieferle, Natalie Couse, Keyanna Stehly, Alejandro Rojas, Matt Van de Meen showing their school spirit by participating in Red Ribbon Week activities.
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Mountain Vista students Stephanie Romero, Maddie Davis, Lexie Garza, Jillian Graves, Liliana Contreras, and Anahi Nuno show their Red Ribbon Week spirit by “Putting a Cap” on drugs.
Mountain Vista students Stephanie Romero, Maddie Davis, Lexie Garza, Jillian Graves, Liliana Contreras, and Anahi Nuno show their Red Ribbon Week spirit by “Putting a Cap” on drugs.
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The Junior Class from Fillmore High School is selling Collector Sports Enamel Pins for the 100th Santa Paula vs. Fillmore Football Game. Each pin is $4. Contact Taelor Burhoe at 805-421-6813 to pre-order. Please help us Fundraise for PROM!
The Junior Class from Fillmore High School is selling Collector Sports Enamel Pins for the 100th Santa Paula vs. Fillmore Football Game. Each pin is $4. Contact Taelor Burhoe at 805-421-6813 to pre-order. Please help us Fundraise for PROM!
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