Shown above: Participating in the Make a Wish event were (l-r) Clarisa Martinez, John Wilber, Tania Morales, Aime Lopez, and a Make-A-Wish Representative.

Fillmore High School Associated Student Body hosted their Walk for Wishes on May 19th, at the football field, to help make wishes come true for kids with life threatening medical conditions. Walkers secured sponsors from friends, family and local businesses. 100% of the sponsorships went to Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties. It was a fun afternoon of exercise, great food, camaraderie and entertainment. The group had a goal of $5,000 to adopt the wish of a child. The goal was $5,000, however they reached approximately $3,000.  Make a Wish is working with several high schools in Ventura County-- Simi Valley HS, Channel Islands HS, Adolfo Camarillo HS, and Fillmore HS.  The goal was to keep it simple, and let the students organize their own fundraisers with the minimum goal of granting a single wish between all the schools.  It costs about $5,000 to grant a wish.  Everyone involved can be very proud that they were able to raise so much money.  With more planning, next year they hope to raise the full $5,000 needed to grant a wish.  The three students in Fillmore responsible for organizing the event were Veronica Ocegueda, Taelor Burhoe and Esperanza Ocegueda. Fillmore High School PE teachers Curtis Garner, Matt Suttle and Kari Appleford raised over $1,200 by encouraging their PE students to participate. Also a class at San Cayetano brought in over $300, and the Alverdi family brought in close to $300 in sponsors. It was a great day!
Shown above: Participating in the Make a Wish event were (l-r) Clarisa Martinez, John Wilber, Tania Morales, Aime Lopez, and a Make-A-Wish Representative. Fillmore High School Associated Student Body hosted their Walk for Wishes on May 19th, at the football field, to help make wishes come true for kids with life threatening medical conditions. Walkers secured sponsors from friends, family and local businesses. 100% of the sponsorships went to Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties. It was a fun afternoon of exercise, great food, camaraderie and entertainment. The group had a goal of $5,000 to adopt the wish of a child. The goal was $5,000, however they reached approximately $3,000. Make a Wish is working with several high schools in Ventura County-- Simi Valley HS, Channel Islands HS, Adolfo Camarillo HS, and Fillmore HS. The goal was to keep it simple, and let the students organize their own fundraisers with the minimum goal of granting a single wish between all the schools. It costs about $5,000 to grant a wish. Everyone involved can be very proud that they were able to raise so much money. With more planning, next year they hope to raise the full $5,000 needed to grant a wish. The three students in Fillmore responsible for organizing the event were Veronica Ocegueda, Taelor Burhoe and Esperanza Ocegueda. Fillmore High School PE teachers Curtis Garner, Matt Suttle and Kari Appleford raised over $1,200 by encouraging their PE students to participate. Also a class at San Cayetano brought in over $300, and the Alverdi family brought in close to $300 in sponsors. It was a great day!
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Paula Phillips from the Dream Fund Outreach Foundation is shown with some San Cayetano students in a “Rewards Store” she set up in the school cafeteria. Students who have been recognized during the year as a Character Counts or Peacebuilder receives an invitation to “Shop” in the store. The school also celebrates with a pizza lunch for all students as San Cayetano is a school of service and each class has given back to our local community.
Paula Phillips from the Dream Fund Outreach Foundation is shown with some San Cayetano students in a “Rewards Store” she set up in the school cafeteria. Students who have been recognized during the year as a Character Counts or Peacebuilder receives an invitation to “Shop” in the store. The school also celebrates with a pizza lunch for all students as San Cayetano is a school of service and each class has given back to our local community.
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Fillmore High School in collaboration with the Fillmore Fire Department offer students the opportunity to intern with the Fillmore Fire Department during the school year to gain some knowledge and understanding of the profession. In order for Fillmore High School students to participate in the program, which is overseen by Isela Larin, College and Career Technician, students must follow certain guidelines. Kelly Bullard, Kyle DeZavala, Tate Suttle, and Anthony Ventura were the cadets for the 2009-2010 school year.

 

The Fillmore Unified Elementary Band and Fillmore Middle School Bands will be performing on June 2, 2010 at Fillmore Middle School Gymnasium. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free. All four district elementary schools will be represented: Piru, San Cayetano, Sespe, and Mountain View Elementary. Juliette Resor will direct the approximately 225 band students who participate in the elementary band program. The FMS bands, directed by Greg Godfrey will also perform several selections. Solos, duets, and a “mass” band performance will also highlight the evening. Please come and support the local music programs.

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

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell today issued the following statement in response to a proposal by U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and additional members of the Senate to ban oil drilling off the West Coast of the United States:

“I applaud Senator Barbara Boxer and other West Coast senators for introducing legislation to protect the beauty and marine life of our Pacific waters from the type of recent disaster created by the British Petroleum spill. Their measure, the West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2010 (S 3358), furthers the protections created by my 1994 measure creating a permanent sanctuary along California’s coast.

“As demonstrated by the BP tragedy, despite new technology and safeguards, offshore oil drilling can still wreak catastrophic environmental and economic havoc. Protecting California’s coastline protects marine and other wildlife, the natural beauty of our shores, and our economy.”

 
San Cayetano Art Show and Open House was held Wednesday, May 12th. Shown is just one of the many display areas that was available during the evening. A large crowd enjoyed the artistic accomplishments shown.
San Cayetano Art Show and Open House was held Wednesday, May 12th. Shown is just one of the many display areas that was available during the evening. A large crowd enjoyed the artistic accomplishments shown.
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Local artist Virginia Neuman provides art lessons to students, rivaling high school art. It is funded through private foundations.
Local artist Virginia Neuman provides art lessons to students, rivaling high school art. It is funded through private foundations.
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Two Fillmore Businesses were honored at Tuesday night’s FUSD Board meeting: Otto & Sons Nursery, and Quality Ag Inc. Both businesses helped prepare for the coming FHS 2010 graduation. Left is Otto & Sons owner Scott Klittich, right is Mike Richardson, with Quality Ag Inc., both holding their award plaques.
Two Fillmore Businesses were honored at Tuesday night’s FUSD Board meeting: Otto & Sons Nursery, and Quality Ag Inc. Both businesses helped prepare for the coming FHS 2010 graduation. Left is Otto & Sons owner Scott Klittich, right is Mike Richardson, with Quality Ag Inc., both holding their award plaques.
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Fillmore High Alumni Association
Fillmore High Alumni Association

The May issue of the alumni newsletter, Flashbacks was put in the mail on Monday, so you subscribers should have received it by the time you read this in the Gazette. Some cities are slower than others, but if you don't receive your copy by next Monday please call the alumni office at 805-524-0416. Or if you have moved or changed your mailing address, please let us know that also. Kathleen McCreary has done another excellent job of putting the information, that alumni members have sent in, into this issue. If you have any comments or information you would like to see in the August issue, please send it in to the alumni office.

The May meeting of the alumni board of directors was held Monday night, and the main item of discussion was the alumni dinner, which is coming up on June 12 at the Memorial Building. Six classes are planning reunions, several of which will be held in conjunction with the alumni dinner, so be sure to get your reservations in for the dinner as soon as possible. A reservation form is on the back of this issue of Flashbacks and can also be obtained on the alumni website: www.fillmorehighalumni.com.

Also discussed at the board meeting was the developing of the DVD to bring to light the history of the 99 game football series between Fillmore and Santa Paula, which will be highlighted by the 100th game to be played in November in Fillmore. Isaac Reyes, a graduate of Fillmore High is developing the DVD with interviews with former players of some of those games and snippets of films from games played during the previous seasons. The DVD will be available on November 1, but orders for the DVD will be taken starting with the alumni dinner on June 12. A short preview of the film will also be shown at the dinner.

Assisting Joe Woods and CONTINUED »

 

Camarillo, Calif. May 19, 2010 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) was honored to be chosen as the recipient of a generous bequest from the Camarillo Women’s Club. The club had received a $100,000 bequest from longtime member Barbara Stirzel upon her death. The group presented a $100,000 check to CI’s President Richard R. Rush at a meeting of the CSU Channel Islands Foundation Board earlier this week.

Barbara Stirzel had lived in many places before coming to Camarillo, including Washington, D.C., where she worked for the U.S. State Department, and Saudi Arabia, where she was employed by the American Oil Company. Returning to the States, she moved to Los Angeles and met and married her husband Bob. When they moved to Camarillo, she became very interested in the history of Camarillo and contributed her time and efforts to many volunteer endeavors.

For a number of years the club had awarded smaller scholarships to Frontier High School, a continuation school. However, Barbara Gage, President of the Camarillo Women’s Club, and her board felt this gift was big enough that the group should use it to create a meaningful way to make a difference in the lives of young people in Camarillo.

The group decided to create an endowed scholarship fund at CSU Channel Islands that would award four scholarships each year from the endowment earnings. Marti DeLaO, Director of Development for Donor Relations and Annual Fund at CI, stated, “the scholarships are extremely important as they reduce the amount of financial debt a student incurs trying to fund his or her education.”

Criteria for the scholarship award includes that a student be a Camarillo resident, a U.S. citizen, and a full-time student at CI. Barbara Gage stated, “The group hopes to have a scholarship re-cap at its final meeting each year to meet new scholarship recipients and find out how existing recipients are doing.”

Gage mentioned that the Camarillo Women’s Club had started with six members as a social club. As they grew, they joined the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) of California (CFWC), becoming a service rather than a social club. She added, “We are a small group and focus on giving back to the Camarillo community. We feel this use of Barbara Stirzel’s gift to the Camarillo Women’s Club would really please her.”

CSU Channel Islands is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

CI Mission Statement
Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

 
May 19th at FHS Football Field, 3-5pm

Fillmore High School Associated Student Body will host their Walk for Wishes, May 19th, to help make wishes come true for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. Walkers will secure sponsors from friends, family and local businesses. 100% of these sponsorships are going to Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties. It will be a fun afternoon of exercise, great food, camaraderie and entertainment. The group has a goal of $5000 to adopt the wish of a child. All money raised by walkers must be turned in the day of the event. Make all checks payable to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties. (Checks are best so thank you notes can easily be sent out for tax purposes.)

Please contact Mr. Wilber at jwilber@fillmore.k12.ca.us if you would like to walk, fundraise, donate, or volunteer to help with this awesome event!

NO ENTRY FEE - There is no entry fee for this walk and everyone may participate. You don’t need to be a Fillmore HS student! WALK AS A TEAM OR AS AN INDIVIDUAL - Just e-mail jwilber@fillmore.k12.ca.us and the ASB can e-mail you the forms you will need to get started.

EVENT SPONSORS - Event Sponsorships are available at $200, $100 and $50.

 
Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
5:15 P.M. – CLOSED SESSION
6:00 P.M. - REGULAR MEETING
627 SESPE AVENUE, FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA

AGENDA
The public may review or request a copy of support materials provided to the Board Members where the word materials appears.
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 Labor/Negotiations (Government Code 54957.6)
o Update; Direction to CONTINUED »

 
Carol Peterson, seated right, a Forest Ranger and Education Coordinator for the Channel Island National Park came to San Cayetano to speak to the students about what a good citizen is and how displaying good character could enrich the students and others in the community around them.
Carol Peterson, seated right, a Forest Ranger and Education Coordinator for the Channel Island National Park came to San Cayetano to speak to the students about what a good citizen is and how displaying good character could enrich the students and others in the community around them.
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The Peacebuilders for May are: Isabela Ibarra, Leslie Garcia, Miguel Valdez, Aleena Waldron, Bryan Sanchez, Natalia Zamora, Victor Jimenez, Christopher Cisneros, Adilene Garcia, Ciro Olvera, Carlos Hernandez, Brianna Alverdi, Hailey Pacheco, Andrew Hernandez, Michael Fernandez, Nathan Carrillo, Gisselle De La Paz, Sean Riley, Sara Uridel, Joshua Hurtado-Mendez, and Tyler Stump.
The Peacebuilders for May are: Isabela Ibarra, Leslie Garcia, Miguel Valdez, Aleena Waldron, Bryan Sanchez, Natalia Zamora, Victor Jimenez, Christopher Cisneros, Adilene Garcia, Ciro Olvera, Carlos Hernandez, Brianna Alverdi, Hailey Pacheco, Andrew Hernandez, Michael Fernandez, Nathan Carrillo, Gisselle De La Paz, Sean Riley, Sara Uridel, Joshua Hurtado-Mendez, and Tyler Stump.
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On Monday, May 10, 2010, San Cayetano recognized good citizenship and service for at their last Peacebuilder assembly for the 2009-2010 school year this month. Carol Peterson, a Forest Ranger and Education Coordinator for the Channel Island National Park came to San Cayetano to speak to the students about what a good citizen is and how displaying good character could enrich the students and others in the community around them. During the day before both assemblies, Carol Peterson went to each third grade classroom to speak to the students. She does an animal habitats and endangered species program, especially dealing with the Island Fox. A radio call out to one of the program’s fox technicians was also included in the third grade presentations. There was also a connection made to the program that ran a live bald eagle nest cam. Ms. Peterson spent about an hour in each of the third grade classrooms interacting with the students. The students enjoyed her visit. Before the assembly each teacher chose a student from his or her class whom showed excellent character and peace-building skills. Joe Giunta, the San Cayetano ASB President assisted Ms.Peterson in handing out the Peacebuilder Awards. The Peacebuilders for May are: Isabela Ibarra, Leslie Garcia, Miguel Valdez, Aleena Waldron, Bryan Sanchez, Natalia Zamora, Victor Jimenez, Christopher Cisneros, Adilene Garcia, Ciro Olvera, Carlos Hernandez, Brianna Alverdi, Hailey Pacheco, Andrew Hernandez, Michael Fernandez, Nathan Carrillo, Gisselle De La Paz, Sean Riley, Sara Uridel, Joshua Hurtado-Mendez, and Tyler Stump. Joe then announced to the students that the Rainbow Foundation is sponsoring the San Cayetano Character Counts Award of a $100.00 savings bond. Ms. Peterson presented the Character Counts Award to a deserving Kindergarten student. Sara Arroyo was chosen by the Kindergarten teachers as a model of outstanding behavior and kindness 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 a 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 new bicycles, and an I-pod shuffle. Ivan Sandoval, Room 8 won the Perfect Attendance Award for the month of May.

 
Police Chief Tim Hagel and Councilman Steve Conaway barbecued lunch for several high school kids last week.
Police Chief Tim Hagel and Councilman Steve Conaway barbecued lunch for several high school kids last week.
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With the school year nearly ending, Fillmore Middle School recently recognized the following students for their efforts in achieving honor roll and outstanding citizenship. District awards were also presented for students who earned Honor Roll for the past three quarters:

Honor Roll for Third Quarter
Gilbero Acevedo, Guadalupe Acosta, Lina Acosta, Arianna Acosta, Raquel Aguilar, Brianna Aguirre, Rosario Aguirre, Jocelin Alba, David Alvarado Alcala, Evelyn Alferez, Romelo Alley, Andre Alvarez, Jorge Andrade, Andres Arevalo, Yaneli Arevalo, Banely Arevalo Robles, Daniel Arriola, Moussa Assphor, Gisella Avila, Ismael Avila, Jennifer Avila, Nayeli Baez, Samantha Barker, Justin Beach, Christopher Becerra, Breanna Berrington, Sara Beylick, Darian Binkley, Isai Bolanos, Wendy Bolanos Dustin Boschee, Jovanny Bravo, Wesley Brecheen, Carlos Briceno, Taylor Brown, Anyssa Cabral, David Cadena, Erick Cadena, Alberto Cantero, Alina Cantero, Citali Cardenas, Santana Carrera, Marissa Carrillo, Anthony Castaneda, Andres Castrejon, Michael Castro, Jaqueline Cerna Monzon, Frank Chavez, Stephanie Cisneros, Angel Cisneros, Karina Contreras, Lizeth Cornejo, Sebastian Correia, Eric Corona, Gustavo Cortez, Daisy Cota, Karina Covarrubias, Francisco Cruz, Rivera Daniela, Sarena De La Cruz, Justine De La Rosa, Alejandra Diaz, Andrea Dominguez, Marissa Dorantes, Joseph Downs, Lydiana Duran, Annelise Ebell, Fabian Enriquez, Citali Erazo, Francisco Erazo, Jorge Esparza, Carolina Espericueta, Caroline Esquivel, Tyler Esquivel, Vanessa Estrada, Bryce Farrar, Angel Figueroa, Mariela Figueroa, Matthew Fletes, Alondra Flores, Daniel Flores, Jonathan Flores, Karen Flores, Taylor Flores, Brock Foster, Yulissa Fregoso, Nicolas Frias, Jeniffer Garcia, Saira Garcia, Valeria Garcia, Jessica Garibay, Emily Garnica, Mario Gaspar, Ariana Gonzalez, Ashley Gonzalez, Brendan Gonzalez, Damian Gonzalez, David Gonzalez, Dominick Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez, Joseph Gonzalez, Sandra Gonzalez, Alyssa Granados, Jacob Granados, Kayla Grove, Jacquelyn Guera, Juan Guillen, Samantha Gunter, Desiree Gutierrez, Ricardo Gutierrez, Destiny Gutierrez, Hannah Hadley, Matthew Hammond, Lorin Hastings, Nathaniel Hays, Andrea Hernandez, Alejandro Hernandez, Demitrius Hernandez, Emilio Hernandez, Lorena Hernandez, Tanya Hernandez, Esteban Herrera, Jovanny Herrera De Anda, Madison Herrera, Brandon Hickle, Jose Hinojosa Jr., Juan Holladay, Chad Hope, Kiana Hope, Ricardo Huante, Anthony Hurtado, Jorge Hurtado, Maria Ibarra, Amulfo Izarraraz, Yesenia Izarraraz, Irene Jimenez, Matthew Jimenez, Nicholas Johnson, Aleena Juarez, Tim Klittich, Luis Landeros, Anthony Larin, Carolina Laureano Rosales, Eriyana Linder, Matthew Lindsay, Marisela Lira, Nicholas Liu, Chelsea Lizarraga, Alfredo Lopez, Marissa Lopez, Sarah Lopez, Stacey Lopez, Demitriouz Lozano, Michael Luna, Trevor MacDonald, Andrea Madrigal, Jose Madrigal Flores, Gustavo Magana, Kendra Magana, Maria Magana, Omar Magana, Sereth Malagone, Elizabeth Manzano, Roger Martel, Daniel Martinez, Denise Martinez, Isaiah Martinez, Jazmin Martinez, Juan Martinez, Miguel Martinez, Naythan Martinez, Salud Martinez, Caitlin McCall, Robin Mchammel, Carson Mc Lain, Kyle Medina, Christopher Medrano, Alondra Mendez, Edgar Mendez, Erika Mendez, Santiago Mendoza, Angelica Mercado, Carlos Mercado, Stephanie Meza, Yesenia Meza, Alondra Minero, Donavan Mitchell, Claudia Moreno, Juan Moreno, Matthew Moreno, Jillian Moser, Isis Munoz-Garibay, Jocelyn Munoz, Meghan Murao, Esmerelda Murillo, Gilbert Murillo, Natali Naves, Ricardo Negrete, Tory Negrete, Melissa Nunes, Daniel Oliva, Jazmin Olvera, Aileen Orozco, George Orozco, Joseph Orozco, Maria Orozco, Ruben Orozco, Anissa Ortega, Esteban Ortega, Mario Ortega, Brandon Oudinarath, Rachael Pace, Gabriella Padilla, Tyler Palacio, Itzel Pantoja, Moises Pedroza, David Peralta, Alma Perez, Cynthia Perez, Diego Perez, Maria Perez, Naomi Perez, Karla Perez, Silver Perez, Chad Petuoglu, Val Pillado, Adrian Pizano, Misael Ponce, Omar Ponce, Victor Prado, Viradiana Quintana, Daniel Quintero, Kassandra Quintero, Anselmo Ramirez, Danielle Ramirez, Kiana Ramirez, Rafael Regalado, Grace Reilley, Arlinda Reyes, Ana Rincon, Pedro Rincon, Christian Robledo, Angel-Noel Rodriguez, Gerardo Rodriguez, Joshua Rodriguez, Juan Rodriguez, Luis Rodriguez, Steven Rodriguez, Vanessa Rodriguez, Joseph Rojas, Daisy Romero, Jessica Romero, Serena Romero, Ariana Rosales, Paulina Rosales, Dezarae Rubio, Ruben Rubio, Erika Ruiz, Jose Ruiz, Zachery Saint Pierre, Jennifer Salguero, Jazlyn Sanchez, Joseph Sanchez, Brianna Santa Rosa, Rogelio Santa Rosa, Winchell Santa Rosa, Sarah Scott, Kayla Shepard, Jennifer Silva, Jennifer Solorio, Mynor Solorzano, Nikole Spencer, Nicholas Stehly, Maria Suarez, Patricia Suarez, Alexis Tafoya, Cheyenne Tarango, Kayleigh Thompson, Brisa Tobias, Rafael Topete, Irma Torres, Luis Torres, Estefany Tovar Salcido, Hai Tran, Ariana Trigueros, Donaldo Trinidad, Gissel Uriostegui, Jose Vaca, Daniela Valdovinos, Jaime Valdovinos, Steven Valencia, Brandon VanWhy, Vincent Vargas, Alexandra Vasquez, Denise Vasquez, Hannah Vasquez, Nadailyn Vasquez, Patricia Vasquez-Cabrera, Jordyn Vassaur, Alejandro Vazquez, Elena Vega, Marco Villa, Lucia Villalobos, William Vollmert, Kellyn Waterman, Austin Whitaker, Jordyn Whittaker, Vincent Whittaker, Hannah Wishart, Macie Wokal, Hayden Wright, Adair Zacarias, Adriana Zamora, Felicity Zavala, Jaime Zarate, Robert Zavala, Lesslie Zecua, Kelsey Velenka and Emma Zielsdorf.

District Awards
David Alvarado Alcala, Daniel Arriola, Taylor Brown, Alina Cantero, Eric Corona, Francisco Cruz, Andrea Dominguez, Joseph Downs, Caroline Esquivel, Vanessa Estrada, Bryce Farrar, Angel Figueroa, Matthew Fletes, Taylor Flores, Yulissa Fregoso, Emily Garnica, Sandra Gonzalez, Jacob Granados, Desiree Gutierrez, Matthew Hammond, Demitrius Hernandez, Madison Herrera, Chad Hope, Yesenia Izarraraz, Irene Jimenez, Matthew Jimenez, Luis Landeros, Marisela Lira, Alfredo Lopez, Marissa Lopez, Stacey Lopez, Maria Fernanda Magana, Sereth Malagone, Elizabeth Manzano, Juan Martinez, Miguel Martinez, Naythan Martinez, Christopher Medrano, Angelica Mercado, Alondra Minero, Jocelyn Munoz, Esmerelda Murillo, Aileen Orozco, Maria Orozco, Rachael Pace, Moises Pedroza, Alma Perez, Cynthia Perez, Maria Perez, Adrian Pizano, Misael Ponce, Rafael Regalado, Ana Rincon, Angel-Noel Rodriguez, Daisy Romero, Ruben Rubio, Erika Ruiz, Jose Ruiz, Jennifer Salguero, Joseph Sanchez, Brianna Santa Rosa, Jennifer Silva, Maria Suarez, Irma Torres, Jose Vaca, Steven Valencia, Denise Vasquez, Nadailyn Vasquez, Alejandro Vazquez, Marco Villa, Lucia Villalobos, Vincent Whitaker, Hannah Wishart, Adair Zacarias, Jaime Zarate and Emma Zielsdorf.

 

Due to the “hard times” we are all having it has come to Grad Nite Live also. We have not had as many donations as in the past years and though we have had many fundraisers we are still painfully short of money. In order to cover our needs we are asking the students that did not help in the fundraisers on and before the 31st of April (which was the last fund raiser that the students were asked to help) will please attach a $50.00 check to your signed permission slip so that we can assign you to a bus . We have had to cut out the breakfast at El Pescador and the Senior Gift. At this time we have cut back to just paying for the Harbour Cruise with food, Dancing, Black Jack Tables - $14,000 and hopefully we will be able to pay for the ‘Roving Magician’ $600 and of course the buses to take you down to Long Beach and back at $1,300 each. After 20 years of being able to give the students a “free party” we are unable to do that this year and very possibly this will be the way in the future. Well see, but for now, please attach your $50.00 to the SIGNED PERMISSION SLIP. Thank you, Mrs Chaney

 

In an effort to purchase uniforms for the Fillmore High School Marching Band, the Fillmore Band Boosters are launching the 2010 Tens Fundraiser. Without uniforms, the marching band does not meet the criteria necessary to perform or compete in other venues. The retired uniform is over a quarter century old! Come check us out this weekend!

We will have a booth at the 2010 May Festival where every ten dollars donated will earn you a ticket with a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes. Here are a few to pique your interest.

A personalized, autographed Al Pacino poster from any Al Pacino movie of your choice to one of our lucky winners. Thank you Mr. Pacino! A notebook for another winner. Thank you Element Computers!

A few of the bands from the wildly popular Unsung Heroes Music Festival have agreed to play at least an hour at your private event should you be the so fortunate. So far, we have:

Tempting Fate with Rip Ziebell and Damian Foster - an acoustic rock duo
Dead of Night A five man rock-metal-alternative band …Word…”Energize”
Nostaljik - Jr. Castillo will spin a half hour of hip hop for you.

We will have demonstrations to show you how musical instruments work from 1-6 Saturday and an occasional Beat Back Session throughout the weekend where we do a little impromptu rhythm romp. We will have T-shirts, recorders, drumsticks, whistle pops, and water bottle fans for sale too.

Support the band and keep music alive and well in Fillmore! Stay tuned, stop by and see what else we have to offer. Keep a song in your heart.

Deborah Galarza,
Band Booster President

 
Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010
5:15 P.M. – CLOSED SESSION
6:00 P.M. - REGULAR MEETING
627 SESPE AVENUE, FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA

AGENDA
The public may review or request a copy of support materials provided to the Board Members where the word materials appears.
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 09-10-21
o Expulsion Case Number 09-10-22 CONTINUED »

 

Opinion Editorial By Sheila Duckett, Classified School employee since 1980

A few years ago, the Fillmore Unified School District (FUSD) received grant money to fund a School Resource Officer (SRO) for three years, a current Ventura County Sheriff assigned to the Fillmore Sheriff station. Prior to the grant, FUSD operated without an SRO. When the grant money ended, FUSD funded the majority of the cost to retain an SRO for $100,000. (The city and Sheriff department also contribute.) At the same time, libraries and computer labs, direct services to students attending FUSD were being reduced or eliminated.

During this current school year, the District continues to spend $75,000 educational dollars on a Ventura County Sheriff while further cuts to persons who work with students are reduced or eliminated once again. FUSD will fund only 2 hours a day of an elementary school library, direct cuts to students. Where once there were six employees who coordinated activities in computer labs, now there are only two, another direct cut in learning services to students.

It’s no secret; Fillmore CONTINUED »

 

In attempting to contact alumni members regarding the interviews for the CD of the 99 year history of the Fillmore/Santa Paula football rivalry, we are finding many addresses are not current. This also is true in assisting the Fillmore High Sports Hall of Fame in contacting candidates for the first class of the Hall of Fame. In order to contact alumni members, it helps the alumni association if you would keep your mailing addresses up to date. If you have changed your address recently, or within the last five years, or haven't notified the alumni office since leaving home after graduating from high school or college, please contact us at: staff@FillmoreHighAlumni.com or 805-524-0416. This will be a great help in getting in touch with alumni members.

The Fillmore High Sports Hall of Fame committee has sent out over 150 letters to former Fillmore High athletes asking for information regarding their athletic achievements in high school, college, professional and/or amateur sports, to determine the electees for the first class in the Hall of Fame. Many applications have been received and more are expected by the deadline of June 1, 2010. So far, some very interesting and informative letters have been received by Chairman, Joe Woods, from athletes or their families. After the deadline of June 1, the committee will score the applications and determine the individuals who will be accepted into the first class of the Hall of Fame. Some original letters are being returned as "Unable To Forward", so in order to try to contact these individuals, we will be running a list, in future issues of The Gazette, in hopes that someone will know the location of these people for whom we have no addresses. If you know of someone who needs to be considered for this honor, please contact Joe at the high school, 524-6100.

 
Ernst Tonsing is second cousin to famous pilot
Ernst F. Tonsing, Ph.D.
Ernst F. Tonsing, Ph.D.
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(THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – May 3, 2010) A retired California Lutheran University professor will talk about his second cousin Amelia Earhart during a free lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23.

Ernst F. Tonsing, Ph.D., will present “Amelia Earhart – My Cousin” in the Roth Nelson Room at CLU as part of the Scandinavian Lecture Series. A post-lecture reception will be held at the Scandinavian Center.

Tonsing will recall Earhart’s life and family stories about her in an illustrated talk. When the pilot disappeared in 1937 during her attempt to be the first person to fly around the globe, she was the most famous woman in the world. She had accomplished many firsts, including being the first after Lindbergh to fly solo across the Atlantic and from Hawaii to California, and being a test pilot for experimental aircraft, including the autogyro, the forerunner of the helicopter.

Her courageous and dramatic aviation records were only one part of her life, however. She was also an author, social worker, college professor, businesswoman, clothing designer, popular lecturer and a promoter of women’s rights. She repaired aircraft engines, danced with the Prince of Wales, and stole off with Eleanor Roosevelt for a midnight flight over Washington, D.C.

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