The Oxnard Union High School District and Oxnard College invite students and their parents to attend the annual College/University Night on Oct. 2 in the Oxnard College gymnasium. The event will run from 3 to 8 p.m.

Representatives from approximately 60 public and private colleges and universities as well as all branches of the U.S. military will be on hand to share information and answer questions. Workshops on academic and athletic scholarships as well as financial aid also will be offered as well.

Although OUHSD is sponsoring College/University Night, the event for the first time is open to all Ventura County high school students and their parents.

Oxnard College is located at 400 S. Rose Ave. For more information, call Sharon Ferrell, College/University Night coordinator, at 385-2616.

 


 
Capt. Tim Hagel with The Peacebuilders for September: Rachael Pace, Juan Garcia, Saul Santa Rosa, Alicia Fabian, Cali Wyand, Ignacio Alcala, Kayla Garcia, Sandra Chavez, Andrea Diaz, Karina Cisneros, Dulce Gonzalez, Lilly Diaz, Vanessa Cabral, Enrique Felix Jr., Ricky Cadena, Wendy Carrillo-Garcia, Eduardo Magana, Drew Myers, Valerie Esparza, Bella Villegas, Gustavo Granados, and Connel Ferguson.
Capt. Tim Hagel with The Peacebuilders for September: Rachael Pace, Juan Garcia, Saul Santa Rosa, Alicia Fabian, Cali Wyand, Ignacio Alcala, Kayla Garcia, Sandra Chavez, Andrea Diaz, Karina Cisneros, Dulce Gonzalez, Lilly Diaz, Vanessa Cabral, Enrique Felix Jr., Ricky Cadena, Wendy Carrillo-Garcia, Eduardo Magana, Drew Myers, Valerie Esparza, Bella Villegas, Gustavo Granados, and Connel Ferguson.
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Capt. Tim Hagel with The Peacebuilders for September: Rachael Pace, Juan Garcia, Saul Santa Rosa, Alicia Fabian, Cali Wyand, Ignacio Alcala, Kayla Garcia, Sandra Chavez, Andrea Diaz, Karina Cisneros, Dulce Gonzalez, Lilly Diaz, Vanessa Cabral, Enrique Felix Jr., Ricky Cadena, Wendy Carrillo-Garcia, Eduardo Magana, Drew Myers, Valerie Esparza, Bella Villegas, Gustavo Granados, and Connel Ferguson.
Capt. Tim Hagel with The Peacebuilders for September: Rachael Pace, Juan Garcia, Saul Santa Rosa, Alicia Fabian, Cali Wyand, Ignacio Alcala, Kayla Garcia, Sandra Chavez, Andrea Diaz, Karina Cisneros, Dulce Gonzalez, Lilly Diaz, Vanessa Cabral, Enrique Felix Jr., Ricky Cadena, Wendy Carrillo-Garcia, Eduardo Magana, Drew Myers, Valerie Esparza, Bella Villegas, Gustavo Granados, and Connel Ferguson.
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On September 9, 2008, San Cayetano School kicked off its citizenship assemblies with Captain Tim Hagel, Chief of Police. Students were recognized for good citizenship and character. Captain Hagel spoke to the students about what a good citizen is and how being a good citizen can help the students in their everyday lives as well as highlighting the positive character traits. Each teacher chose a student from his or her class whom showed excellent character and peace-building skills. Rachael Pace and Sofia Gonzales assisted Capt.Hagel in handing out the Peacebuilder certificates. The Peacebuilders for September are: Rachael Pace, Juan Garcia, Saul Santa Rosa, Alicia Fabian, Cali Wyand, Ignacio Alcala, Kayla Garcia, Sandra Chavez, Andrea Diaz, Karina Cisneros, Dulce Gonzalez, Lilly Diaz, Vanessa Cabral, Enrique Felix Jr., Ricky Cadena, Wendy Carrillo-Garcia, Eduardo Magana, Drew Myers, Valerie Esparza, Bella Villegas, Gustavo Granados, and Connel Ferguson. Rachael and Sofia then introduced the Character Counts Award. The Rainbow Foundation sponsors one deserving student each month with a one hundred dollar savings bond. The award went to a responsible, kind, and hard-working fourth grade student. Arthur Reyes, from Mrs. Goldner’s class, was chosen by the fourth grade teachers as a model of outstanding behavior and kindness to the other students. To conclude the assembly, Rachael and Sofia introduced the Attendance Award prizes. Each month all students who are at school, 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 NASA backpack with the book Max Goes to the Moon in it. 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 will draw from the tickets for two new bicycles. Chad Hope, a fifth grader, from room Ms. Dewey’s class won the Perfect Attendance Award for September.

 


 
Back by popular demand
Carolyn Consoli and Kim O’Neil brought the Tobacco Bus to Fillmore Middle School 6th graders again this year! Pictured above are the 6th graders who helped out with the tour: Jorge Hurtado, Moussa Assphor, Arlinda Reyes, Michael Castro, Annelise Ebell, Andrea Madrigal, Cynthia Perez, Ricardo Huante, Haven Craig, Timmy Klittich, Gustavo Magana and Steven Rodriquez.
Carolyn Consoli and Kim O’Neil brought the Tobacco Bus to Fillmore Middle School 6th graders again this year! Pictured above are the 6th graders who helped out with the tour: Jorge Hurtado, Moussa Assphor, Arlinda Reyes, Michael Castro, Annelise Ebell, Andrea Madrigal, Cynthia Perez, Ricardo Huante, Haven Craig, Timmy Klittich, Gustavo Magana and Steven Rodriquez.
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Three-hundred backpacks were distributed at Sespe School on Saturday, September 6th.
Three-hundred backpacks were distributed at Sespe School on Saturday, September 6th.
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The backpacks, filled with supplies, were donated by Support for the Kids Foundation, organized by Linda Miller.
The backpacks, filled with supplies, were donated by Support for the Kids Foundation, organized by Linda Miller.
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Friday, September 26th at Piru School

Dinner 4pm – 6pm
Includes: Carnitas or Barbacoa, rice, beans, roll and a drink. For tickets please contact Maria Villa 521-1644 or Susan Jolley 524-2379. Tickets are $10 Dinner Catered by: El Pescador Restaurant.

 


 
Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008

5:15 P.M. – BOARD STUDY 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 CONTINUED »

 

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Fillmore Unified School District School Board Member, Virginia de la Piedra visited San Cayetano Elementary School on Friday September 5th. She is seen here visiting students using the Waterford Early Literacy Computer Lab. This program is for K – 2 students.
Fillmore Unified School District School Board Member, Virginia de la Piedra visited San Cayetano Elementary School on Friday September 5th. She is seen here visiting students using the Waterford Early Literacy Computer Lab. This program is for K – 2 students.
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The City of Fillmore is looking for volunteers to help with Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday September 15th from 9am-12pm. The Coastal Clean Up volunteers will meet at Sheills Park & take a short walk over to our Sespe Creek bed to do our part in keeping our waterways clean. For more information/to register 805-524-1500 ext. 713 OR email recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us


 
(l-r) San Cayetano Principal, Jan Marholin and School Librarian Michelle Anderson.
(l-r) San Cayetano Principal, Jan Marholin and School Librarian Michelle Anderson.
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San Cayetano Principal, Jan Marholin shows school librarian Michelle Anderson the signature artifacts that will have a permanent home in the San Cayetano library. The AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) 2008 Crocs Tour made a weekend stop September 6th and 7th in Santa Barbara for the Santa Barbara Open. The volleyball players on tour included the gold medal winners from Bejing. During Sunday afternoon, Marholin was able to have the Olympic Gold Medal Beach Volleyball Team of Kerri Walsh and Misty May Treanor sign both a volleyball and the front page of a Los Angeles Times Newspaper showing them celebrating their final Olympic win. The volleyball will be encased and the newspaper will be framed. What an inspiration for our students! Marholin hopes to keep adding to this collection of artifacts that will inspire our students.

 

Are you ready to Trunk-or-Treat?! Calling all groups, clubs and organizations that are interested in partaking in a FREE family-friendly Halloween activity! On September 24th the Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting an informational meeting at City Hall in the Council Chambers from 5:30pm-6:30pm. We invite you to join us on Monday September 24th to answer any questions and accept registration for spots available at our Trunk-or-Treat event.
Registration packets are available for pick up at City Hall on the 2nd floor in the Parks and Recreation Department. Feel free to call 805-524-1500 ext. 713 or recreation@ci.fillmore.ca.us for more information.


 
Natalie Garnica
Natalie Garnica
Student, Fillmore High School

The first week at Fillmore High School flew by – the students here have been experiencing a number of positive new changes. We have a new principle, Mr. Wilber, as well as a new assistant principle, Mrs. Green. All of the dirt construction zones from last year have a fresh carpet of green grass, the lunch tables have been freshly painted (thanks to the class of 2009), and the new football stadium held its first football game last Friday. All of these improvements gave the school a clean start this year.

The high school also has enrolled several foreign exchange students. All of them will graduate with the class of 2009, but some of them will continue their schooling once they return home next summer. The four students are from all over the world – Germany, China, Switzerland, and the Philippines. As we have in the past, the students of FHS hope to give them a wonderful American experience.

All of our fall sports have started up – both football teams won their first games against Channel Islands, and they will have another home game this Friday against Village Christian. The girls’ volleyball team will have their first match against Frazier Mountain this Thursday. Be sure to support our fall sports – they appreciate it.

For more information, call the student store at 524-8491.

 
Ventura County Office of Education
Ventura County Office of Education

Mr. Stanley C. Mantooth is pleased to announce that, as a result of his recent appointment as Ventura County Superintendent of Schools, the following key administrators have been appointed to new assignments within the Ventura County Office of Education.

Mr. Ken Prosser, Executive Director of School Business and Advisory Services (SBAS), has been appointed to fill Mr. Mantooth’s former position as Associate Superintendent, Fiscal and Administrative Services; and Paula Driscoll, Director of Fiscal Oversight and Accountability will assume Mr. Prosser’s assignment as Executive Director of SBAS. These appointments were effective September 8, 2008. “With these two actions, I am confident that the Ventura County Office of Education will be able to preserve the continuity of business and administrative services provided to students, staff, and all other applicable constituencies in Ventura County,” said Mr. Mantooth.

Ken Prosser has worked for the Ventura County Office of Education for 25 years, 23 of which were as the Executive Director of the School Business and Advisory Services department. As part of his duties, Ken also directed the Information Technology Services department from 1994 to 2001.

Ken has served in the United States Coast Guard and is a graduate of the California State University, Northridge with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. Ken is also a Certified Public Accountant and has been recognized as a Certified Chief Business Official by the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO).

Ken has served on a number of school business committees, including acting as chairperson of the CASBO Southern Section Management Information Systems committee, and the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association School Financial Services subcommittee.

Ken has presented at numerous conferences and workshops hosted by CASBO, the Association of California School Administrators, and the California Educational Technology Professionals Association. He also teaches the business module of the AB-430 Principals Training Program here in Ventura County. Ken is a California native and resides in Ventura with his wife and daughter.

Paula Driscoll’s 18-year career in education finance includes service as a Chief Accountant with the Conejo Valley Unified School District and as the Executive Director of Business and Administrative Services for the Santa Paula Union High School District. Paula is currently the Director of Fiscal Oversight and Accountability for the Ventura County Office of Education, where she is active in the review and oversight of school district finances. Paula is an active member of CASBO, where she currently serves as the State Chair of the Financial Services Research and Development Committee while also serving on CASBO’s Council on Professional Development.

She has also held positions in CASBO as their Ventura / Santa Barbara Counties Sub-Section Chair and as the Southern Section Financial Services Research and Development Committee Chair.

Paula earned her Bachelors degree in Business Administration from California Lutheran College and holds the distinction of being a CASBO Certified Chief Business Official since 1999.

Paula has lived in Ventura County for 28 years and resides with her husband in Moorpark.

Mr. Mantooth stated that, “Both Ken and Paula are individuals of the highest integrity, and are committed to preserving the fiscal health of our schools as well as helping ensure that adequate resources and high quality educational environments are provided for the students we serve. We welcome them to this new chapter in their respective careers!”

 
Ventura County Office of Education
Ventura County Office of Education

Here are the highlights: (See attached PDF file for all charts mentioned in this report)

1. VENTURA COUNTY SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS 31 POINTS HIGHER THAN STATE IN MEDIAN API GROWTH [Chart 1]

2. THE MEDIAN GROWTH API SCORE OF 785 FOR VENTURA COUNTY SCHOOLS HAS RISEN 61 POINTS OVER WHAT IT WAS IN 2000. [Chart 1]

3. 86% OF VENTURA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS MADE API GROWTH

4. 83% OF ALL UNIFIED AND HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN VENTURA COUNTY MET THEIR FEDERAL GRADUATION RATE TARGET

5. 55% OF VENTURA COUNTY SCHOOLS MET THE FEDERAL ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS REQUIREMENT

“There is continued reason to be proud of our Ventura County students, teachers, administrators, and parents who are working together to continuously support improved student achievement,” stated County Superintendent of Schools, Stan Mantooth.

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE INDEX (API) – [Chart 1]
The Academic Performance Index (API) is the cornerstone of California’s Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999. The API is a numeric index that measures the academic performance and growth of schools. The API is an important part of the federal measure of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) because it shows academic growth over time. Since 2000, the median API for Ventura County has shown a steady increase, rising 61 points to 785. At the present time, 76% of all schools have an API above 700, 43% have an API above the State target of 800, including 19 schools that have a 900 API or higher. CONTINUED »

 
Mrs. Walker's 4th grade students working with robotics.
Mrs. Walker's 4th grade students working with robotics.
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Mrs. Walker's 4th grade students working with robotics.
Mrs. Walker's 4th grade students working with robotics.
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Mrs. Walker's 4th grade students working with robotics.
Mrs. Walker's 4th grade students working with robotics.
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Most 4th and 5th grade students will have an opportunity to work with robotics this year. The students will need to use various math skills including reasoning and deduction in order to program the computer to make the robots move certain directions and pick up items. Upper grade teachers will rotate teaching their students in the robotics lab (Which is also the Waterford lab). In early 2009 two robotics teams will be chosen to compete at Jet Propulsion Laborotory with other NASA Explorer Schools. The robotics were purchased with NASA funds.

 
Fillmore Middle School parents gather at the first "meet and Greet".
Fillmore Middle School parents gather at the first "meet and Greet".
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At the first “Meet and Greet” of the Year, over 40 parents gathered this past Friday morning in the emerging Parent Center on the middle school campus. Principal Todd Schieferle and Assistant Principal Tricia Godfrey met and greeted parents with coffee and pan dulce along with the middle school counselors Dena Wyand and Ronda Reyes-Deutsch and Parent Liaison-Martha Quiroz. One parent commented, “This year’s discipline is stricter and our children feel safer.” Fillmore Middle School will host a monthly “Meet and Greet” the last Friday of each month. Working together, we are the change…

 
Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

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 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. CONTINUED »

 
Students and families are enjoying The Space Shuttle Cafe on Back to School NIght, August 20th. San Cayetano began its second year as a NASA Explorer School. They are very excited about new opportunities this school year. The School’s enrollment is higher than ever averaging 468-470 students. Scout Troop 406 did an incredible job this summer in landscaping a portion of the front of the school, we have a new cafeteria floor, tether ball court and grassy fields.
Students and families are enjoying The Space Shuttle Cafe on Back to School NIght, August 20th. San Cayetano began its second year as a NASA Explorer School. They are very excited about new opportunities this school year. The School’s enrollment is higher than ever averaging 468-470 students. Scout Troop 406 did an incredible job this summer in landscaping a portion of the front of the school, we have a new cafeteria floor, tether ball court and grassy fields.
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Mr. and Mrs. Chandler visiting the Book Fair.
Mr. and Mrs. Chandler visiting the Book Fair.
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Families enjoyed dinner at Back to School Night.
Families enjoyed dinner at Back to School Night.
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All of us at Piru School Principal Richard Durborow, Teachers, Staff, The Children, dedicated Parents and especially the dedicated Friends of Piru School Board Members Maria Villa, Katharine Warring Ponce, Patty Alonzo, Laura Ortega, Jolene Walsh, J"nell Campos, Charo Gerlach &Wendy Monroe again would like to say Thank You so much. All of you remarkable, kind and caring people who gave any monetary donations to our organization in the 2007/2008 school year. We are so over appreciative and very grateful. With the high cost of expenses you all were able to give and support us. This enabled us to give more to the children at Piru School. It was so wonderful and yet rewarding.

 

Laura Orozco and William Alferez, both of Fillmore, have been awarded 2008/09 California Grocers Association Educational Foundation's Super A Foods Scholarships in the amount of $2,000.
Laura will attend University of California: San Diego this fall and major in Engineering. Her accomplishments include being the class valedictorian and a California Scholarship Federation member. William will attend California State University: Northridge this fall and major in Finance.
Annual Foundation scholarships are awarded to college students who are either employees or dependents of employees of CGA member companies, such as Super A Foods.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, evidence of outstanding character and leadership potential. Applicants must be planning to enroll as full-time college students in the fall of 2008 at an accredited, nonprofit college or university in the United States.
This year, the CGA Educational Foundation awarded 260 scholarships, totaling a record $314,000.
"We are proud to award college scholarships to these deserving students," said CGAEF President Ronald Fong. "We are encouraged by their desire, drive and determination to obtain a higher education and are grateful to assist in that cause."
Formed in 1992 as a 501(c)3 corporation, the CGA Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing educational opportunities and research programs that will benefit all segments of California's food industry. For more information regarding the Foundation and its programs, log onto www.cagrocers.com or contact Brianne Korte, Manager, at (916) 448-3545.

 
Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2008

6:00 p.m. – SPECIAL 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.

6:00 p.m.

I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG

II. ROLL CALL

III. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NONAGENDA ITEMS, PETITIONS
This is the time and place to address the school 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 at 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.
• DISCLOSURE OF ITEM(S) TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION
o Superintendent’s Evaluation

V. RECONVENE TO REGULAR SESSION
• Any Action From Closed Session

VII. CLOSING COMMENTS AND AGENDA BUILDING

VI. FUTURE MEETINGS
September 2 5:15 p.m. Closed Session – Board Room
6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting – Board room
September 16 5:15 p.m. Closed Session – Board Room
6:00 p.m. Regular Meeting – Board Room

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

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).]

 
After finishing their first week of Kindergarten at San Cayetano Elementary Mrs. Capra’s class enjoyed a cool treat of watermelon to go along with their first week certificates in the kindergarten backyard.
After finishing their first week of Kindergarten at San Cayetano Elementary Mrs. Capra’s class enjoyed a cool treat of watermelon to go along with their first week certificates in the kindergarten backyard.
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Picture at Lower Rock Creek Trail: Top Left to Right: Coach Paul FitzGerald, Christian Rodriguez, Alexander Gonzalez, Anthony Rodriguez, Coach Kim Tafoya, Jovanni Rubio, Danielle Diaz, Jose Sillas. Bottom Left to Right: Paul Gonzalez, Anthony Chavez, Miguel Ochoa and Ernesto Lorenzano.
Picture at Lower Rock Creek Trail: Top Left to Right: Coach Paul FitzGerald, Christian Rodriguez, Alexander Gonzalez, Anthony Rodriguez, Coach Kim Tafoya, Jovanni Rubio, Danielle Diaz, Jose Sillas. Bottom Left to Right: Paul Gonzalez, Anthony Chavez, Miguel Ochoa and Ernesto Lorenzano.
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Last week, nine boys and one girl from the Fillmore High School Cross Country team spent a week of their summer training in Mammoth Lakes, California. The runners trained in the upper elevations that were as high as 8,500 feet. Each morning and evening the ten high school runners and coaches would lace up their shoes and experience the many trails that Mammoth Lakes has to offer. Each trail was different in level, some were strenuous which included a never ending up hill workout, others were moderate with steady inclines and declines throughout the run and others that were longer in distance, 10 miles one day were easy runs. Some of the trails were right along a creek, Lower Rock Creek near Convict Lake, while others were in a never-ending forest, Inyo Crater Trail near the Mammoth Scenic Loop. Each and every trail was unique in level and scenery. By the end of the trip all ten participants came back stronger and ready to begin the 2008 Cross Country Season. The Mammoth participants included, two seniors, Miguel Ochoa and Jose Sillas, both of whom were name co-captains for the season, Juniors, Paul Gonzalez, Anthony Chavez, Anthony Rodriguez, Ernesto Lorenzano, and Danielle Diaz, Sophomore, Jovanni Rubio, and Freshmen, Alexander Gonzalez and Christian Rodriguez. We would like to thank the following for their donations and support of our 1st annual Mammoth Training, The Fillmore Water Store, William and Esperanza Chavez, thanks for the movie night!, and lastly the parents.