Final Days

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Osprey on Torrey Pines Beach

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The Pacific

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Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve


Today is the first day of finals with periods one and  two testing today, and periods three and four testing tomorrow.

Students will be dismissed at 1:20 p.m rather than the normal 3:30 time.

On both days, first  period (on Monday) and third period (on Tuesday) will begin at 8:45 a.m. and go to 10:40 a.m.

Lunch is afterwards  10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

After lunch on both days, second and fourth period will be from 11:20 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, will be the last day of school with the ending time also being 1:20 p.m.

For more information, students can go to their small school office, or take a peak behind their school IDs.

Good luck on your finals and enjoy your summer!

My First Year Of High School

When I first came to Kearny, I was scared because it was my first year of high school. I was scared because everyone was saying that high school is going to be hard. Everyone was just freaking me out.

But after the first week, it was all good; I made lots of new friends, and I still have most of my old friends. I am happy to report that all the scary nonsense about high school being scary was false. Kearny is a really fun school. I like Kearny because there’s no bullying on campus; everyone is nice to each other. I didn’t think the staff was going to be so cool, but I was impressed;they are. The principal, Ms.Diaz, is so nice, cool, and funny.

Summer Break

Summer break is right around the corner, and if students are looking for some fun activities to do over break, they should visit Aquatica SeaWorld’s WaterPark. They are open from 10 a.m-5 p.m.

Students can go and relax in the lazy river, or they can ride the fun and exciting water slides. There is a section in the water park for little kids (if you have to take your younger siblings) that has two water slides and other fun activities.

If students buy their tickets now, students can pay for one day but go all summer season. A summer season pass is $44 for ages 3 and up. An adult single-day-ticket is $44, and a kid’s tickets, ages 3-9, is $39. There are many fun activities to do in this WaterPark; I only named a few.

Remember there are many other things to do during the summer just stay safe, hydrated, and have fun! 🙂aquatica

Boy Athlete of the Year

 

Sports are a big thing all around the world for all types of people. It does not matter what age you are, if you’re a female, or if you’re a male.

At Kearny High School, one of our student athletes, Takoda Browne (aka T.K.) was nominated as Student Athlete of the Year. The San Diego Union Tribune sponsored the contest and voting took place online. Three athletes were chosen as the top picks for student athlete of the year: T.J. Leaf, Foothills Christian High School; Mickey Moniak, La Costa Canyon High School; Takoda Browne, Kearny High School.

Congratulations to Takoda Browne for winning Male Athlete of the Year.

Takoda Browne is a senior who participated in football, basketball, and track. In the fall, he was a wide receiver for football. During the winter, he was a point guard in basketball. And in the spring, he was a runner and high jumper for track.

Portland State offered him a football scholarship. Takoda Brown attends Digital Media and Design (DMD) at Kearny High.

With all these sports activities, he is a busy person and student; however, he does maintain good grades.

 

Are You Ready for Finals?

Finals are coming soon. Are you ready for it? Here is some advice that might help.

  • Have clear plans for what and when you will review.
  • Stay away from distractions: such as cell phones and televisions.
  • Pay attention to your instructors in class, especially in the following review week.
  • Recall the past mistakes you’ve made in your assignments or quizzes.
  • Practice problems more often, so you will be proficient.
  • Figure out what is confusing you by consulting with others.
  • Make sure you have a goodnight sleep to stay energetic.
  • Be confident about yourself.

I hope my suggestions help: Good skills and good luck!

2016 Graduation

Sadly, graduation is for seniors only, as they receive their diplomas leaving their younger friends…behind. But enthusiastically, our early grad seniors flock back for the grand ceremony, diplomas, and celebrations.

There are so many ceremonies throughout San Diego county this time of year—and just like the spring scattering of purple Jacaranda blossoms—the thrown-graduations caps will joyfully drift downwards announcing the end of our seniors’ youthful spring, as they commence the summer of their adult lives. Congratulations to all the seniors for their hard work during their four lengthy years of high school.

Kearny high schools graduation is on the Summer Solstice: the last day of school: June 21st. The ceremony begins at 5:00, and there is not an official set ending time.

Congrats to all the seniors who made it to the end and plan on carrying their educational journey into college.

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Koalas

SIB and DMD went to San Diego Zoo last Thursday during SBAC testing.

I saw one of my favorite animals, the koalas. They are from Australia. The zoo has a wonderful exhibit with lots of eucalyptuses for them to eat, climb, and live in. They are gray with big black noses on their sleepy faces and chubby and fluffy bodies, and those features make them look so cute.

It wasn’t the first time I saw koalas. But every time I see them, they are always sleeping. They usually sleep between 18-22 hours a day. I looked up the reason online after I went home. The explanation is that they sleep a lot to conserve energy as their diet requires a lot of energy to digest.

The experience at the zoo was awesome. I hope we have a chance to visit the zoo again.

Panda and Elephant

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Cool Elephants

Students were getting ready at 9:15 a.m to get on the buses. We arrived at the Zoo at 10:00. Teachers gathered the students once we arrived to give them instructions on where to meet. Then once we were in the park, the students were set free and left to wander and explore the park before meeting up again at 11:45 a.m to rush back for lunch at Kearny.

One of my favorite animals was the Panda. When I arrived to the Panda section there was a big line. When it was my time to see them, the Pandas were sleeping. Another animal I saw was an elephant. They were first feeding the elephants when I passed by, and then, they set him free to play with the other elephants.

Powder Puff

Powder Puff is a team sport where girls play football against other girls, and just like the regular male sport, but in this case they did not have padding, so no tackling was allowed. This is why the girls played flag football, so no one would get hurt.

The Junior girls competed against the Senior girls. They played on Thursday, May 26. The event was held on the field, and it started right after school and ended at about 5:30 pm.

Congrats to the Seniors for playing well and walking away with the win at the end. The seniors scored twice and the Juniors scored one time.

PROM

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Girls…get your dresses ready, and boys…get your tuxedos on because Prom is this Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Prom will be taking place in the University Club atop the Symphony Towers.

I’m feeling super excited and nervous. Hopefully all seniors that plan to go have their tickets by now. I have mine, and I’m ready.

Prom will be fun, even though it is only 4 hours long and on a Sunday. This is the first time Kearny will be having a prom on a Sunday. I was hoping prom would be on a Saturday; it would have been better since we would have time to rest before going back to school. .

SBAC Testing

SBAC testing is only for Juniors, and it starts on Monday, May 23rd through Thursday, May 26th.

While Juniors are testing, Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors will be doing something different each day during the testing period that last from 9:40 – 12:10. On Thursday the testing period will be from 9:35 to 12:30 to give students more time to write essays.

Instead of Kearny Students having four periods, students will have five.

That week the schedule will be different; the periods will be shorter than they usually are except for second period because that is when testing starts. Our usual hour and a half periods will be 50, except fourth period which will be 45 minutes. On the last day of testing first and fourth period will be 45 minutes, and second and third will be 40 minutes.

Senior Week CIO 2016!

idkidkidkidkidkAttention all seniors: Monday, May 23rd, after school will be the Dye Party in the upper field from 3:20 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24th, will be the Carnival. There will be games and other fun activities in the EID 1000’s gate from 3:20 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 25th, it will be Movie Night from 3:20 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the dance room and the auditorium. They will be watching, The Breakfast Club.

Thursday, May 26th, it will be juniors versus seniors in powder puff. It will be in our football field from 3:20 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Last, but certainly not least, Friday, May 27th, will be GRAD NIGHT! It will be at Six Flags this year from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Saturday.

Remember to have fun seniors!

Energy Conservation Competition

lazyToday is May 3, 2016, and it is the last day for the energy conservation competition. Thanks to all the students and staff that participated because Kearny High School did really well. Out of the 41 schools participating and competing, Kearny High School placed second. This year’s champion was Encanto Elementary School, but we all championed a cause: saving energy and our environment.

This competition has been going on since April 13th, and since that day, Patrick Henry has been trying to beat us. In last year’s competition, we beat them by 1%.

Hopefully, next time we will get first place. Kearny House of Pain (KHOP) knows We only have one planet (WOHOP)!

Yearbook

Good Time Memories

Good Time Memories

Interested in buying a yearbook?

If students, parents, and staff are interested, they can buy one at the financial office. They are on sale for seventy five dollars.

If students would like to purchase this year’s and last year’s yearbook, they will be sold as a combo for ninety dollars. After the combo-sale is over (and if there are any remaining 2015 yearbooks left) then last years 2014-2015 yearbooks will be sold separately.

Remember to purchase a 2015-2016 yearbook before they sell out.

 

Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Parade

ParadeThe 31st annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Parade was held on Saturday, April 23, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Its purpose was to promote cultural awareness and understanding within San Diego.

Many Kearny JROTC cadets who attended the parade had come to school by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday. After about 1 hour of marching rehearsal, they started marching down the street. While they were marching, many people on the wayside cheered for them with enthusiasm. During the parade and throughout the day, attendees were able to enjoy a fun and exciting fair.

Amazingly, it took about 2 hours to march there and walk all the way back to Kearny. However, everyone did a great job, and I was really proud of attending the JROTC parade.

Kickball

Kickball

Kickball

Tomorrow the four small Schools SCT, DMD, SIB, EID will be having a Kick Ball Tournament. It will be taking place on the baseball field right after school to about 5:30. Teachers and students will form a team representing their school and play against the other small schools. Students are allowed to play if they have turned in a permission slip to their small school office by the due date.

Among many tournaments Kearny recently sponsored, Kearny had a basketball Tournament, which was held in the gym, and SCT won against other competing small schools.

So make sure that you are at the baseball field tomorrow cheering on your small school.

Blossoming into The Pep Rally

This Friday was our spring pep rally! As students know, the school year is slowly but surely coming to an end and this was our last sport’s pep rally, making it very special for senior athletes. Each class had an assigned flower corresponding with their class color. Which were purple, pink, yellow, and blue. The pep rally was a great time. It included games, fun music, a dance crew that came out to perform, and the student dances. Congrats to all the spring sport athletes for a great season and to the seniors.

 

Powder Puff Football

Powder Puff Football is a girls football game using the touch, flag, or tackle football rules. All Junior and Senior girls are invited to play. All Juniors or Seniors who want to participate must speak to either Ms.Weber in room 603, or Ms.Nathalie in the Student Center to get the permission slip. Students must turn in permission slips to either Ms.Weber or Ms.Nathalie before the 29th of this month in order to play. So students hurry up and have your parents or guardians sign and turn  those permission slips in because time is running out.

 

Prom ’16

20160426_105758Attention all seniors: this year’s prom will be on Sunday, May 22 at the University Club atop Symphony Towers. It will begin at 6 p.m. and will end at 10 p.m. The doors will be closing at 7 p.m., so if students and their dates arrive after 7, they will not be allowed entrance. Students need to make sure they buy their prom ticket now while the price is only $60 because the price will be getting higher after April 29th. Tickets won’t be on sale after May 16th.

The prom will be masquerade ball: Midnight Masquerade. If students would like wear masks, they may. The prom ia a senior event, and only seniors will be able to attend prom. A junior, sophomore, or a freshmen must be invited by a senior in order to be able to attend Prom ’16.

 

Robot Programming Competition

Listen up Kearny High; the Robot Programming Competition is just around the corner. The Competition will be on May 14th from 9 a.m. to noon. It will be hosted by the College, Career and Technical Educational Department (CCTE) and by Junior Achievement at San Diego Community College. Students who want to participate must find a partner and register together. Also, students are not required to have any programming experience. Before the competition, there will be a brieRobot Programming Competitionf tutorial lesson. Afterwards, prizes handed out, and there will be an optional pizza lunch. So, remember, if you want to participate in the Robot Programming Competition, students must register no later than May 3rd.

 

Click on this link or the picture to be taken to the registration form.

 

A Moment of Silence

  • We Begin to Understand.

Kick Ball Tournament

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Kickball

On April 29th the four small Schools SCT, DMD, SIB, EID will be having a Kick Ball Tournament. Teachers and students will form a team representing their school and play against the other small schools.

If you’re interested in playing, go to your small school office and pick up a permission slip and return it with your parent or guardian’s signature.

Kickball is an informal game combining the two games of baseball and soccer where a ball is rolled across home plate (rather than pitched) to a person who kicks it and then runs the bases to score.

 

APRIL FUN

FUN THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN APRIL

The anticipation for summer fun begins in spring. Here are some fun things to look forward to this month. Starting April 18th, Spirit Week starts with Hollywood Monday, followed by Hippy Tuesday, Chillin-on-the Beach Wednesday, and Tacky Tourist Thursday, and ending with Floral Friday on the 22nd.

That Friday is also the pep rally for spring sports. Get ready to support all your Komets by attending and participating at our last pep rally for sports. Also, April 20th is an early exit day, so be prepared for a fun week!

School of International Business Name Changing to School of College Connections

imageDid you know our small school, International Business, is changing its name?  Jorge and I went to our small school office and tried to learn more about the name change; we only received the name which was School of College Connection (SCC).

We had to go to another source: the AVID and math teacher, Ms. Heinzman. She has been in charge of the name change process, and it has been going on for the last few years. Currently, they are waiting for the district confirmation—and hopefully, by the next school year—the name change will be complete. They are changing the name since it is getting harder to enroll kids into SIB because our small school doesn’t offer enough business classes.

We asked if the lanyard was going to be the same color, and it will remain the same color, just different letters: SCC.

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