Red Ribbon Week


Red Ribbon week was pretty successful, even though the fire changed the dates for our activities. We kicked the week off starting on Tuesday October 23rd, with Pajama Day! We started the week off very comfortable, and a lot of staff members and students came dressed in their pajamas. Wednesday was crazy hair day. We had Twin Day on Thursday. We were going to have Door Judge Day, where all the classrooms decorate their doors with anti-drug and anti-alcohol stuff. The judging had to be moved to Monday due to the fire, and school being closed on Friday. So on Monday, we had the door judging and Mr. Whitmer's 6th period class won the pizza party. Also on Monday we had a Three-Legged Race. On Tuesday October 30th we had Crazy Hat Day and we ended Red Ribbon Week on Halloween with a Costume Contest. The categories for the Costume Contest were Cutest, Scariest, Most Original and Funniest. The winners received a $10 gift certificate to In-And-Out. Students were judged first. The winners were Genesis Franco for cutest, Andrew Garber won Scariest, Natalie Huerta won Most Original and Sal Carrazco won funniest. The staff was up next: Mr. Fagan won Cutest, Ms. Viselli won Scariest, Mr. Barrales won Most Original, and Mr. Whitmer won Funniest.


Testing


Mojave is having a lot of testing. We had ASVAB testing the 30th of October. Thirty-one students took the test, to open up more opportunities in career exploration. We have CAHSEE testing on November 6th and 7th for Juniors and Seniors. Knowing that they can't graduate with out passing the CAHSEE, students have been brushing up on their skills and studying really hard.


PALS


As you all may know, Mojave is known for its P.A.L.S. class and Synergy Days. Cedar Middle School's principal, Dave Olney has heard the talk about our P.A.L.S. class and our Synergy Days. He requested Mojave High's P.A.L.S. class to run one of our Synergy Days for Cedar Middle School's kids. This will be the peer leaders' first Middle School level Synergy Day. It will be November 13th here at the new District Office Annex building. The P.A.L.S. have been practicing for the Junior High Synergy Day and have been talking about their Junior High experiences to recall what it was like to be in Junior High so that it will be easier to connect and relate to the students.


Art


Mrs. Salser's Art 1 and Art 2 classes have submitted art to be displayed in the Victor Valley Museum's Annual Student's Art Festival. Fourteen Mojave Juniors and Seniors have entered a total of 16 pieces of artwork. The media includes 2 pencil, 5 acrylics, and 9 water colors submissions. The artwork will be on display November 7th through November 24th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays. The awards ceremony will be Saturday, November 24th from 1 to 3 pm.


New Teachers


Some of you may already know this but for those who don't we have a new teacher. You may have noticed a new face around Mojave. His name is Mr. Jason Joho and he is the new Economics and government teacher. He is coming to us from a middle school in Mission Viejo. He has been teaching for a year and a half, he really seems to like it. In his spare time he enjoys surfing, snow boarding, golf, and likes to watch the Lakers. He is looking forward to see who ever has his class and shows enthusiasm. I'm sure he will do just fine with us here at Mojave


Old Teachers


We had some really special people leave us recently due to the opening of our new alternative high school. Ms. Ball had been teaching at Mojave for 20 years. She has always been English and reading teacher. She means a lot to all of us as her students, anyone who has had her in class will tell you that she is such a great person and so much help when it comes to her favorite topic, English. Also Ms. Rittman has already started her job at Canyon Ridge she had been teaching with us for 7 years. She taught government, economics, U.S... and world history, study skills and many elective classes. She was a really great teacher and made any thing understandable. We are already missing them at Mojave we feel like they moved out or something it's weird with out them here. Well they are doing what they love and that's what counts doesn't matter what school or who there teaching there just doing what they love to do and that's why we loved them.


Sports


We won our first game against Options for Youth on Oct. 18th also the tournament is on November 8th which is just around the corner, I can't wait to see what happens. We are also going to start preparing for basketball; it's going to be so much fun I can't wait until we start.


Construction


Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Yeah construction on our school. Well we are having the two Mojave classes that are on the back campus moved onto campus to make it less of a hassle to get back and forth from class. We will now have portable bathrooms and two portables on campus. On the other hand for us students it has been so hard we have to come in to school one way and leave one way and we have to walk all the way around back campus to get to certain classes and it's just not fun. I just can't wait till were done with the upgrade but it is well worth the hassle.