Did 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.
A Clean Canyon
Mesa College is hosting Canyon Day. This will be on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Canyon Day is when the community gathers to clean up Tecolote Canyon Nature Trail. Volunteers will be meeting up at Mesa College parking lot #1 at 8:30 A.M. Volunteers will have to register for your participation hours. Before cleaning, Park Ranger Janice Labellee will speak to everyone regarding safety around 9:00 A.M. Then, volunteers will start cleaning the canyon at 9:15 A.M. At noon, volunteers will break for lunch, and they will be presented with a cleaning certificate.
If a volunteer is under the age of 18, a signed waiver will be needed. If volunteer has a waiver, they don’t need to be accompanied by a guardian. Don’t forget to bring gloves. You should wear clothes that may be worn out.
If volunteer would like to be a team leader, they will have to call or email Janice Lavallee.
I have just finished reading Book One of The Age of Fire: Dragon Champion written by E.E. Knight. E.E. Knight takes regular fiction stories and takes them to a whole new level of entertainment. The ending may be a little weak because it leaves readers on a cliffhanger. But the rest of the book is strong because it has interesting characters and a great plot. I give this book a rating 4 out of 5 stars. If you’re interested in suspenseful and adventure filled kind of books, try reading The Age of Fire series.
Brenda Roque is a funny, smart teen. She is fun to be around with, and she always manages to stay positive and smile throughout the day. She was once a Kearny senior student, and now, she is an early grad attending her final semester of school at Mesa College. Brenda is not sure about the career she wants to pursue, but she really enjoys chemistry and science. She really likes experimenting and trying new things. Brenda is the first in her family to attend college.
The IMIN Showdown is just around the corner, with many students from different schools coming together to compete in different categories. The Showdown is basically a big talent show between several different schools. Schools like Kearny, Madison, Serra, and many more have representatives that represent them in the categories of Theatre, Dance, Music, Step, and Arts. Registration began on March 1st and ended on March 31st, but that doesn’t mean people can’t participate. A way people can participate is by going to USD this Saturday and supporting all of our representatives including yours truly. Buses will be picking people up at Kearny throughout the day and taking them to USD. Performances start around 12 noon and ends around 5:30 in the afternoon. For more information regarding the Showdown talk to Cheyne Whitney at the Student Center or look it up at http://www.whatimin.com/showdown/.