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  • Artist of the Day: Amel Alatig

    Part of Ms. Tremor's series of students putting their 2021 view on classic pieces of work, Amel titles this, "When You See Your Ex in the Supermarket", by the way, Amel's version is on the left. This is an homage to the artist Henri Matisse who was known for his use of color and his draftsmanship. We like to think Amal may be on her way there herself. Fun to contemplate, fun to look at. More new art all weekend.

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  • Write On

    The Pandemic has given us all lots of time to reflect and think and for so many, a need to put our thoughts into words. January is the month for private and public reflection. We are in the midst of our Poetry Out Loud unit, where students are practicing, rehearsing and readying to declaim their poems to their classes. The very best may be selected to perform at the school level with the opportunity to compete for a county level prize. We have the Cal Poets event where students can earn an audience with a Poet Laureate. And for students who think in prose rather than poetry, we have the District writing opportunity as posted above starting this Thursday. There is our own Spartan Ink and of course, we are looking to produce a lit magazine too. This is no time to stay silent when you have so much to say.

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  • Senior Deadlines and Lifelines

    Go to the morning announcements for the link to the senior page for the questionnaire that will let us know what to order by way of senior hoodies and senior t-shirts. Also, the deadline is coming for yearbook quotes. Get your thoughts in by January 31. Seniors are switching classes this semester. Those taking Economics will take American Government this Spring and the reverse is true too. Make your appointment with Ms. Jackson, our book clerk, ajackson3@wccusd.net to make the textbook swap appointment. We have a lot more senior news which we will share in homeroom over the next two weeks.

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  • Artist of the Day: Nicole Figueroa

    Ms.Shokrai notes that Nicole exemplifies the International Baccalaureate Student. Her work has always shown her global perspective. She is Principled, Reflective, Open-minded and in “Becoming a Homebody” she is a risk taker. This is what I would call a Material Breakthrough. Nicole’s work is primarily 2D. Here she addresses the familiar topic of Covid 2020 in through the Element of Art that this virus limits for us: Space. She addresses the shrinking of our personal spheres in the miniature architectural sculpture “Becoming a Homebody.”

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  • Art Supplies on Friday

    Ms. Tremor's art students can come to our Art Courtyard tomorrow, Friday and get art supplies to carry them through the next semester. Make sure that when you arrive, you are wearing a mask and you are keep social distance. We have been so impressed at the caliber of work all quarantine, we can't wait to see what you have for us coming up

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  • Last Days of the Quarter/Semester

    We only have today, Wednesday and tomorrow Thursday to finish up the second quarter (and first semester) of the academic year. That means today is the final day that you will be face to face with your period 1,2,3 and A periods. We recommend you go to their office hours Thursday however. We also have school tutoring today after school, then we have our last, last day Thursday, Friday is a teacher work day and you come back to school on Tuesday to start the second semester in style. See you then!

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  • Artist of the Day: Gerardo Jimenez

    You may recognize the image on the left, but it is not too much of a stretch to picture Gerardo as the image on the right. The original is a Rosie the Riveter poster by J. Howard Miller. I thought it was even more meaningful because Rosie is from around here, like many of our students. Gerardo did a great job recreating the original, with a twist!

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  • Senior Stuff

    Time is running out on 2021. We are going to want to remember the class that made the move from the portables, spent its last year in distance learning and still dreams big. We have long sleeved t-shirts and a classy sweatshirt for sale for students who are looking to wear their pride. The Yearbook will be one to remember and we want you to come up with a quote that will last the ages (or just fits the moment), and that is due to Devin Dinh by the end of the month. Represent 21!

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  • Library introduces new Book to the Club

    The Cycle of the Six Moons starts our new year off Fifteen-year-old Michelle saves the world on a daily basis…with her trusty video game controller, of course! Naturally, she jumps at the chance to play an experimental virtual reality game. The beautiful fantasy world of Starrs? Check. The power to mold matter? Check. No reset button? Wait, she didn’t sign up for this! Turns out Starrs is really real, and to make matters worse, Michelle’s interference awakens the Cycle of the Six Moons, a series of devastating trials that will devour the universe. Fighting the apocalypse was way easier when danger stayed on the other side of the screen

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  • Artist of the Day: Christopher Aguilar Garcia

    Infinite Regression is the name of this mirror game by Christopher. Check out the way that mirrors have been set up to capture this effect. Mr. Pinto's students are working with the idea of reflection, and this is one of our favorite examples. We salute the ingenuity and the precision that made this shot happen. More to follow later this week.

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We are back! Semester 1 ends January 14. So finish up strong!

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