The various departments at Live Oak have been very busy this first quarter. Read what the students have been doing in their classes:
|CTE||– 21 Students attended a Career Fair with the construction trades.
– Woodshop students finished constructing a Tool Caddy.
– Advanced students completed school projects: bulletin board for ASB, desktop for registrar, painted doors for sewing class, assembled stands for office workers, built doors for custodian office.
– Applied Arts dept. continues to create complex writing assignments tailored to each curriculum to support ELA using content/academic vocabulary, sentence frames, and guided questions.
|Counseling||College application support Mon/Wed, tutoring Mon-Thu.|
|Foreign Language||– PLCs are working on creating benchmark writing prompts for Level 1 & 2.
– Tutoring available after school, AP Spanish students tutor lower level Spanish.
– French students now have opportunity to study French for 4 years with offering of AP French Language and Culture course.
|Science||– APES and APChem – worked on a Global Collaboration project on watersheds, connecting with students in Japan. Included filed trip to Lake Anderson to collect field data.
– Chemistry – finished water focus unit that engaged in science and engineering practices developing a solar water heater.
– Honors Geology – completed STEAM projects where science and art connect and created their earth/volcano models.
– Biology – completed a unit on the importance of sea otters as a keystone species of our marine area.
– Physics/AP Physics – finished the “kinematics” unit. They learned about 1 and 2 dimensional motion through labs.
– Water Pathways Grant is currently developing with field trips to Gilroy Water Treatment plants and Elkhorn Slough.
|Visual/Performing Arts||– Multimedia – finished video projects where they had to tell story without dialogue and a horror movie.
– Ceramics and Art – finished projects on Day of the Dead where students reveal their own interpretation and artistic style.
|Athletics||– Training room was officially dedicated to John Manning.
– Winter sports practices have begun.
-201 fall student athletes with 3.4 GPA, 53 with 3.5-4.0, 47 with 4.0 and above.
|Band||Mr. Locsin now has a full teaching schedule, giving band members the opportunity to select the course they prefer best: Advanced Band, Marching Brass, Marching Winds, Jazz Ensemble, and AP Music Theory.|
|Drama||– Had a successful run of Our Town last month.
– Will have A Christmas Carol Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16.
|FFA||– Meetings have had record attendance.
– Freshmen attended Greenhand Leadership Conference in Paso Robles they met members from all over the state and learned new leadership skills.
– Community Service – ‘Trick or Can’ food drive, donation collection for Santa Rosa FFA fire victims, drive-thru BBQ,
– Savannah Pacheco of competed and placed 3rd in the annual Loma Prieta RCD speak off
– Morgan Hill FFA Leadership team attended 2-day conference to attend leadership workshops that allow for personal growth, with ideas of how to improve their chapter and school community.
Morgan Hill FFA hosted 5 schools from the Santa Clara Section for the Sectional Opening and Closing contest where they were had 5 outstanding officers recognized for their public speaking skills
– The Floral Design class and the Veterinary Science class are both working on industry recognized certifications in their fields