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Weekly Update 3/01/2019

Teacher Recognition:

 Our very own MONARCHS – Dr. Katie Barry was recognized as the 2019 Ventura and Santa Barbara County Engineering Teacher of the Year award by the National Engineers Week Committee of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties (NEWCV-SB).  Dr. Barry, alongside her Advisory Board, designed the curriculum for Introduction to Engineering and Principles of Engineering.  She is very interested in creating work-based learning events for students and has successfully implemented numerous events on campus.  The evening was celebrated with family, friends and colleagues at an annual dinner at CSUCI on Friday evening.  Way to go Dr. Barry, we are all so proud of you!

Dr. Katie Barry is holding her award and posing with four students.

“Larger Than Life”:

The 3D Sculpture classes are working on creating “Larger Than Life” sculptures in clay. The challenge is to choose a recognizable, everyday object and enlarge that object significantly, from the object’s real-life size. This draws the viewer in and encourages analysis and appreciation of the smaller details and beauty of everyday objects.  This is Alexis Richardson showing off her Larger Than Life converse shoe!

Alexis Richardson with her Larger Than Life converse shoe!

RCHS Academic Decathlon continues to SOAR!

At the county awards ceremony, Rancho Campana’s Academic Decathlon team continue to bring home more awards and earn higher recognition’s.  In its third year of competition we are proud to announce the following awards and honors:

Individual Awards (in no particular order):

Abby Creech- Bronze for essay, bronze for math, silver for music, silver for art, bronze for literature

Madison Winfrey- silver for interview, bronze for speech, bronze for science

Haley Jeffers- gold for essay, bronze for science, silver for literature

Liam Bragg- bronze for interview, silver for economics, bronze for science

Sebastian Abarca- gold for interview, gold for speech, bronze for music, gold for literature

Sarai Ortega- silver for interview, bronze for speech

Benita Bheemisetty- bronze for math, silver for science, silver for literature

Adam Larson- gold for essay, silver for math

Aaron Dobson- bronze for interview, silver for literature

Carlos Torres- bronze for social science

Joey Alba- silver for interview, silver for math

Carl Anderson- bronze for essay, bronze for art, bronze for literature

Jackson Cipriano- bronze for interview, silver for literature

Sophia Cuellar- bronze for speech, bronze for math, bronze for literature

Maddy Hood- gold for interview

Team Awards

Second Place Interview Event (This is against all teams in all divisions- we have never placed in an event award before. Major accomplishment!)

Third Place Blue Division (This is against every B team from all schools that have them- we have never placed in this division before. Major accomplishment!)

Second Place White Division (This is our A team within our division- we placed third here last year. Watch out Pacifica! We’re coming for you!)

Academic Decathlon would like to give a shout to the following teachers for their support of this year’s team: Dr. Barry, Mrs. Davis, Ms. Halstead, Mrs. Fennel, Mrs. Dahl, Mr. & Mrs. Creech. Thank you Mrs. Sarah Eglitis for being a phenomenal Aca Deca COACH and supporter!

RCHS Students vs. MONARCHS Staff Volleyball Battle:

Intramural sports are back in action in the KINGDOM!  On Friday, staff and students battled out in the season’s first staff versus student intramural Volleyball game.  Much excitement and crazy competitiveness amongst all was shared under a beautifully warm and sunny day.  The MONARCHS Staff won the game!  Thank you to Chris Gathman for organizing this wonderful event.Students are playing basketball.Students are playing volleyball.

RCMAKES interns co-host Science Fair with Kidstream:

The RCMAKES team of interns and students applied their Engineering and Science knowledge to co-host a community science fair event with Kidstream at a local school.  The kids spoke and managed interactive hands on science demonstrations for students in grades 1 through 8.  There were 7 interactive stations for students to visit.