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What’s Happening at Live Oak

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