Good evening board members, cabinet and guests. My name is Brandon Lee and I am pleased to be able to discuss some of the events happening at Mojave High School.

The Coyote soccer team is gearing up for a successful campaign this year. They looked really good in the first scrimmage of the year last Thursday and we are hopeful that a trophy will be coming our way this season.

Construction is almost complete at Mojave and the Alternative Education Center. Two new classrooms are in place and are now receiving finishing touches. One will be a computer lab and the other a math classroom. We also have a new restroom for students and staff near these two rooms. Furniture should arrive any day and we should be able to move in within a week.

The old parking lot was paved today and the new parking lot is now available. All work should be completed by the end of this week. Students, staff and visitors will now have plenty of parking available.

Some of Mojave's seniors have the great opportunity to participate in the 2nd annual Youth in Government-Job Shadowing Day on January 31st. The day is an academically motivating activity designed to give high school seniors the unique and close-up opportunity to look at the inner workings of a local government agency. Through hands-on learning, students will gain an educational experience of a normal day on the job. Seniors will also gain a better understanding of how mastering their school subjects help them to succeed in the workplace. The event also introduces students to the vast array of careers available in local government.

Mojave held its second Synergy Day of the year on December 13, just before the Christmas break. About 50 students were able to participate in this unique experience and spoke of how beneficial it was for them. The following week Mojave's Peer Leaders were invited to facilitate two Synergy Days for four high schools in the L. A. Unified School District for more than 150 students. This was a special opportunity for our students to stretch their wings and share the program beyond the boundaries of our own school and district. Mojave students have been asked to lead a Synergy Day for both Ranchero and Cedar Middle Schools in February. We are delighted at the reception this program has received and the chance for our students to expand their skills.