|ROP Advocate||May 2013|
The Career Education Foundation and
North Orange County Regional Occupatonal Program.
The annual Fullerton Joint Union High School District Art Exhibit included work by two La Vista High School ROP students in Leslie Calderon’s Computer Graphics and Design class, Sergio Acosta and Greg Diaz. Seventeen awards of recognition were presented to students whose work the judges deemed to be particularly accomplished. Greg Diaz won an Honorable Mention award for his self portrait.
Greg Diaz (above), a student in Leslie Calderon’s Computer Graphics and Design class at La Vista High School, holds his Adobe Illustrator self-portrait, created in class as an assignment.
All 88 submissions were on display, and three awards ...were presented to the best work in the show.
Mr. Calderon said that, “This is a high honor, and speaks well of Greg's talent and determination, not to mention our efforts here at La Vista and NOCROP to instill in our students the confidence and skills they will need for the rest of their lives.”
First place: Marilu Limon, El Camino Real High School
Second place: Kevin Kim, Brea Olinda High School
Third place: Sayfadin Bayazid, El Camino Real High School
"The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a 501(c)(3) organization, is recognized as one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States." On April 23, 2013, the WASC visiting team presented their findings, using a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate their report. The fourteen minute presentation was recorded at the Education Center. >> PLAY VIDEO. (Download time varies.)
This year has been a busy year for my ASL students. I am very proud of them and wanted to share some of their success stories. This year we have had students sign at our in-service meeting, board meeting, Celebration of Success, and many Cypress High School events. Recently my students were asked to sign songs at an organizational meeting for Pacific Southeast District Optimist International for their “opening entertainment.”
One of my students writes music, and has even been published by Warner Brothers. He donates the money he earns to different charities, and the charity group he has chosen this time is an organization that raises money for cochlear implants for deaf people who want them, but cannot afford them. I think that it is amazing how sign language has touched the lives of so many of my students and in so many different ways.
Lastly, four students from last year and two from this year are pursuing careers in sign language interpreting.
Christine Contois M.Ed, CIMI
Cypress High School, Room 111
American Sign Language/Child Development
Robert Loera and Aileen Melendez!
The North Orange County ROP/Loara High School Auto Technology team
placed 7th in the National Automotive Technology Competition, held in conjunction with the International Auto Show in New York
City, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
The contest involved a series of challenges in finding and repairing preset faults in all automotive systems, including mechanical, electrical, heating/air conditioning, fuel and computer systems. Each student won $7500 in scholarships and $350 in tools. Thirty teams from the US and Canada were selected to enter the final competition, including two teams from California: San Diego and Southland (LA). San Diego took eighth place, and the Southland team did not make the top ten.
Many thanks to the Orange County Automobile Dealers Association (OCADA), who sponsored the team and paid all the expenses for the pair and their teacher to participate in the event: to Toyota of Orange, for training them for many months, and to Kia Motors America for intense training during the five weeks prior to the event.
Western's "Most Spirited" dance tea m
Rancho Alamitos High School in the world's largest competition
circuit on Sunday, April 8, 2013. Dance team members placed
1st in Hip Hop, 1st and 2nd in Lyrical Duet, and 3rd in Lyrical
m competed at Rancho Alamitos High School in the world's largest competition circuit on Sunday, April 8, 2013. Dance team members placed 1st in Hip Hop, 1st and 2nd in Lyrical Duet, and 3rd in Lyrical Solo.
Magnolia High School's Building Industry and Technology Academy team, under the direction of ROP BITA teacher, Casey Vesque, took first place in the construction contest. Several high schools participated in the the competition. View BITA pictures...
On April 22, 2013, a wards were presented to
school students who placed in the Anaheim Union High School
District's annual Color and Light Art Exhibit. Magnolia
High School ROP Photography students were among the winners.
See story and
wards were presented to high school students who placed in the Anaheim Union High School District's annual Color and Light Art Exhibit. Magnolia High School ROP Photography students were among the winners. See story and photos...
ROP students won gold, silver, and bronze medals in nursing skills competitions held in Sacramento March 21-24, 2013 at the annual California Health Occupations Students of America Student Leadership Conference. Read More...
Aaron Dixon, senior in the North Orange County ROP Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA) taught by Javier Belmares at Brea Olinda High School, won a gold medal... Read More...
Justin Discher, a student in Brea Olinda HighSchool’s Visual Communications class taught by Franco Ciccarello, won a gold medal for a t-shirt design... Read More...