This is the 1st year that we have decided to incorporate soccer into the high school P.E. curriculum. Students are more enthusiastic and excited to play this sport not because they are experts at it, but quite the opposite. They are all novices. Those students who excelled at team handball, volleyball, and basketball are now trying to adjust to feet-eye coordination instead of hand-eye coordination. They welcome this new facet of the game and enjoy improving themselves.
Students are finishing up the year with Astronomy! We will do a brief examination of the solar system and all the planets; pointing out the differences between the inner and outer planets and classifying them by their descriptions. The students are glad to finish on such an interesting topic and I’m excited to see what neat discussions come with all their fascination!
Students are finishing up the year learning how to be healthy! We have exhausted the human body by learning all about how it works and what disease can do to it, so now we need to learn how to keep our bodies healthy. We will be viewing “Supersize Me” as well as watching our diets and testing the caloric intake to see how we stack up to the nutritional guidelines.
Students are finishing up the year learning about forces and motion. We have several exciting activities for this unit such as finding speed by testing the time it takes for different types of balls to travel a distance of 10 km and creating parachutes to test air resistance. Never a dull moment when it comes to gravity!
April was a busy month in the computer lab. One of the highlights was when the students were able to participate in Administrators Professional Day. Middle School and High School students made cards using Microsoft Publisher and later were presented to the staff. The students expressed their gratitude to these hard working individuals and used the computer lab to make these memories.
10th grade has recently been studying the essential qualities for spiritual leadership. Learning how to deal and understand different personalities is important, but being sensitive and caring is the key. We recently had a little demonstration with the help of Crystal Johnson, Seth Bujosa, and Alahna Dones showing the class the importance of humility in our lives whether we are a leader or not. The class came up with different situations we all deal with everyday that may at times overwhelm us, and for each situation Crystal was wrapped around with duck tape binding her together. Eventually all the circumstances of life became unbearable resulting in Crystal being unable to move (which everyone found funny). Seth and Alahna had to pick Crystal up in order to move her showing the students that we cannot do everything on our own, and a piece of humble pie every once in a while is definitely needed.
7th grade recently watched a video for Bible class called “How Great Is Our God Tour”. This video showed the students how amazing our God is through the universe but above all through our own bodies. We also learned that none of us were a mistake, but predestined and thought about before the foundations of the earth! Learning how special we all are in our Father’s eyes went hand in hand with our lesson on Confidence. Our confidence comes through Him alone, always being reminded that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Students from grades 3 through 12 are awarded Honor Roll certificates based on their report card grades each marking period. Principal’s List: 96% average or higher with no grade below a 90; High Honor Roll: 93% average or higher with no grades below a B; Honor Roll: 85% average or higher with no grade below a B; Honorable Mention: 80% average or higher with no failing grades. Congratulations to the following students who achieved Honor Roll status this quarter.
3rd Grade: Zahir Brown, Jonathan Cortes, Jonathan Lara, David Pamintuan, Jonathan Rivera, Jorge Ruiz, Michael Torres, Steven Ugaz;
4th Grade: Rebecca Edwards, Jennifer Munoz;
5th Grade: Elijah Colon;
6th Grade: Isaiah Bienemann, Johannah Gepte, Jerry Meng, Christopher Reyes, Juliana Villa;
7th Grade: Natalie Barbosa, Mary Rezkalla, Samantha Vazquez, Eric Zhou;
8th Grade: April Arbotante;
9th Grade: Erica Alvarez, Alexi Arceo, Dana Gibbs, Eunjee Jee, David Mendoza, John Rezkalla, Joel Sciarrone;
10th Grade: Karas Bonifas, Brianna Franco, Jacqueline Grey, Guelybel Grullon, Peter Rezkalla, Stephanie Saintilien, Rebecca Wong;
11th Grade: Elizabeth Glover, Amanda Pabon, Samantha Vargas, Hye Young Shin;
12th Grade: Lucas Bonilha, Agnieszka Braczyk, Meline Chong, Dinia Gepte, David Mercado, Janice Salcedo-Tavarez, Sarah Singh.
High Honor Roll
3rd Grade: Reginald Abron, Embely Farinango, Edgar Frias, Giancarlo Latoni, Brianna McMichael, Wade Moses, Robert Perfetto, Jaylene Ramirez, Amber Reyes, Aliyah Tupac-Yupanqui;
5th Grade: Felipe Alvarez, Ian Favilla;
6th Grade: Manuela Agudelo, Karen Lopez, Matteo Papacostas, Ryan Poonai, Joseph Samaroo;
7th Grade: Wesley Bryant, Kreg Franco, Kristina Papacostas, Alexis Versoza;
8th Grade: Taylor Cox, Lauren Vicuna;
9th Grade: Jofelyn Gaco, Matthew Garcia, Jessica Samide, Danny Sena, Alyssa Soler;
10th Grade: Nathanael Colon, Eva Cruz, Andrea Gonzalez, Suyeon (Christine) Kim, Elrim Lee, Rebekah Singh;
11th Grade: Jonathan Bonifas, Edwin Colon, Elisha Rodriguez;
12th Grade: Keziah Colon, Joshua Crutch, Carly Cruzado.
3rd Grade: Aaron Dutan, Zenon Terry, Simon Velasquez, Alec Martinez
4th Grade: Leslie Aguilar, Matthew Alvarez, Mark Barillas, Amber Colon, Joseph Day, Jeremias Emestica, Zhane Lamb, Joshua Markland, Tiffany Pardo, Joshua Ross, Kayla Juarbe, Rachel Bou, David Kemp, Ruth Snape;
5th Grade: Joseph Carrasquillo, Dean Cuarado, Christina DeArruda, Thamar Feitosa, Roxana Ramirez, Evan Rivera, Taylor Southerland, Christian Vicuna, Angelica Acosta, Cenee Gauthier;
6th Grade: Alessa Barbosa, Roberto Barraza, Daniel Camargo, Paula Canizales, Isaiah DeJesus, Chantel Eaddy, Melany Farinango, Jodell Galezo, Samantha Garcia, David Hamilton, Julianna Latoni, Carl Roberts, David Rodriguez, Isaiah Sanchez, Astroy Semple, Karina Valadez;
7th Grade: Keoana Arnett, Austin Ashton-Bucknor, Samantha Byrne, Ray-Lee Cuadrado, Frederico Ferreira, Noela Mesquita, Keith Rogers, Brianna Ross, Victor Sanchez, John-Nolan Tobias;
8th Grade: Emmily Carrasquillo, Naomi Edwards, Janine Faulkner, Joy Herrera, Jonathan Snape;
9th Grade: Tiffany Aguiar, Anthony Cabrera-Bradly, Matthew Gonzalez, Fabian Griffiths, Jenish Karmacharya, Christian Mercado;
10th Grade: John Gomez, Hyun Kun (David) Kim, Jose Vargas;
11th Grade: Natalia Alvarez Plaud, Emerson Calvi, Momie Cisse, Roman DeJesus, Andrea Flores, Shaniya Geiger, Shermidah Julien, Amanda Roque, Boram (Alice) Seo, Sean Villalba;
12th Grade: Juliana Appolus, Geena Arocho, Jasmine Garcia, David Harrison, Caroline Kemp, Alexandra Ramirez, Analyssa Rivera, Stephanie Smith, Jessica Soler.
3rd Grade: Taniyah McKever;
4th Grade: Taesharra Hopkins, Sienna Quijano, Kaylah Sambo;
5th Grade: Jon Lloyd Basiao, Kely Christmas, Michael DeJesus, Samuel Fonseca, Lucas Gomes, Stephanie Levy, Nicholas Reyes, Edison Salazar
6th Grade: Kayla Alvarez, Daniel Byrne, Samuel Garcia, Naomi Lowe-Tinga, Anita Rambaran, Keren Salcedo, Carlos Sawdey, Ariyanna Simmons, Adrian Villacorta;
7th Grade: Fleurika Ambroise, Ludy Ambroise, Francisca Armeniakos, Vanessa Bastos, Isabella Batista, Rasheedah Broomfield, Angelie Cesario, Samuel Eugene, Asia Francois, Tysheem McCaskie, Eli Morales, Rebeca Rodriguez, Nicholas Vargas, Nicole Zuniga;
8th Grade: Gustavo Cunha, Elisa DeJesus, Cassandra Garcia, Johnathan Guzman, Niara Matsimela, Joseph Nadal, Nicole Negron, Jessica Roberts, Jamie Santana, Stacy Vega, Luis Velez, Tyra Simmons;
9th Grade: Sabrina Alho, Daniel Castillo-Ramos, Zymeen Chavis, Zymeena Chavis, Emanie Colon, Stephen Cruzado, Samuel Edades, Daniel Edwards, Jonas Etwaroo, Chole Green, Paul Herrera, Demetrius Johnson, Rebecca Kemp, Natasha Kundrat, Mark Lewis, Vanessa Lynah, Jennifer Menjivar, Raul Menjivar, Ariel Mora, Taira Olavarria, Tiffany Parker, Jasmyn Pereira, Jeremy Perez, Gibriel Pichardo, Sabrina Reyes, Adolfo Romero, Vincent Sanchez;
10th Grade: Jeriel Aponte, Helena Camargo, Kassandra Chevere, Alahna Dones, Geordan Gibson, Niya Giddens, Thalia Herrera, Rebekah Hornedo, Ashley Negron, Desiree Rivera, Lachelle Wilkins, Jingxia (Sky) Zhang;
11th Grade: Jonalyn Arbotante, Janae Brown, Fedora Buic, Alex Camargo, Ryan Diaz, Diego Farinango, Caroline Ferreira, Melissa Frias, Christine Gonzalez, Jonathan Hernandez, Jennifer Herrera, Ashle Jackman, Bupe Kunda, Devyn Mays, Matthew Negron, Amy Pascualini, Anel Paulino, Ashley Perez, Victor Pitta, Stephanie Reis, Diana Rodriguez, Guillermo Rosario, Stephen Samaroo, Hye Young Shin, Lisa Vega;
12th Grade: Joshua Altuna, Ashley Dones, Taylor Estevez, David Fernandez, Kevin Franco, Daniel Herrera, Joseph Lee, Naomi Marajh, Juara Sihaloho
WE ARE VERY PROUD OF ALL OF OUR STUDENTS!
World War I was called “the war to end all wars.” However, students learned this was the opposite. Students studied the causes of World War I, the causes that led America into World War I, and the American reaction at home over War World I. Students created poems and propaganda posters to illustrate their personal reaction to War World I.
Students spent time learning about the new American nation that was led by President George Washington. Students studied the emergence of political parties, as well as controversies within the new nation, such as the creating of the first national bank.