Spring Counseling Department Update

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Individual Counseling Meetings since the beginning of the school year!!

And those are just the ones where the students remembered to sign in!

So...What are we meeting about?

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The largest percentage of students that we see in the counseling department are for personal and emotional concerns (33.8%). This is followed closely by students who are having scheduling issues or concerns (27.4%). Coming in between 8 and 10% each respectively, are high school issues/concerns, academic concerns, and bullying issues. 6.4% of our visits are related to behavior and disciplinary issues, and the remaining percentages are split between peer meditations and miscellaneous issues.
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High School Specialty Program Updates!

We had 184 8th grade students apply to a high school specialty program, and 167 students were accepted. While the overall number of students is a bit less than last year, we had a much more diverse group of students apply.


We also have students going to a large variety of CTE programs including welding, plumbing, HVAC, cyber security, auto tech and TV production!

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STEM Programs take the Lead!

We had a large number of students accepted to STEM related programs including BioTechnology and Engineering (30), Biomedical Science (15), Environmental Science (11), Cyber Security (9), Information Technology (29), and the Pre-Governor's Program (12).

See the full breakdown of acceptances below:

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And what about Thomas Jefferson High School??

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Out of 34 applicants...We had two Rippon students who made it as semi-finalists!

Final Acceptances will be announced soon!

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And finally ... Thank you!

A big thank you to all the teachers that took the time to write recommendations for students to help them get into these competitive programs!
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School year 2019-2020

Looking Ahead to 8th grade.

As we begin to near the end of the 7th grade, I'd like for parents and students to reflect a little about what's ahead. Here is a list of topics to help you have great conversations in the coming months.



  • Grading scale will change significantly in 8th grade. They will now follow the high school scale. This is important information for the students to know, since Zeros or F's will now affect the grades significantly.
  • Specialty Program information: Online system normally opens around November.
  • High School Scheduling begins in January.
  • TJ Admissions information begins in September.

Congratulations to the Quarter 2 Honor Roll Recipients

A/B Honor Roll Quarter 2-6th Grade

Joel Abraham

Muhammad Abughoush

Angel Aguilar Henkis

Kusi Agyei

Ajar Ajmal

Shaghayegh Akbari

Shahab Akbari

Hafsa Akhter

Temilolu Akins

Kahlil Akinyemi Tayo

Tristan Alexander

Camila Alfaro-Manzanares

Angel Alfaro-Salmeron

Abeeha Ali

Ayaan Ali

Zully Amaya Menjivar

Sara Amir

Jesse Amissah

Kezia Ampeh

Andy Arnez

Aiddoo Asamoa

Ashlee Ascencio-Urias

Noah Ashebir

Sifath Auvi

Gabriel Avila

Francesca Bailey

Alessandra Beeman

Khadidja Beneddine

Lillian Berhane

Charles Berryman

Eliab Biniam

Zhane Blair

Kaylie Blake

Nicole Bledsoe

Jelonnie Blount

Luis Bonilla Sorto

Ellis Bowers

Brandon Buka

Mila Burruss

Karla Buten

Kaleb Cabell-Peebles

Abigail Caicedo

Bryson Cameron

Allison Canales-Flores

Estefani Carbajal Canada

Josiah Carr

Kennedi Carter

Rania Carter

Michael Carter II

Michael Carter, Jr.

Alexander Castro-Martinez

Isabella Chaidez

Jonathan Chavez Caceres

Jodie Cheung

Jalen Chew

Oral Clarke

Keyon Cole

Chloe May Corcochea

Leila Cummings

Jeremiah Dapaah

Yosef Daud

Jodie De Leon

Walter Del Cid-Centeno

Evan Dennard

Jose Diaz Benavides

Lylian Djan

Amani Edwards

Manuel Edwards

Lucie Emretane

David Erskine

Gabriella Espino

Melissa Espinoza-Castro

Uzoamaka Ezejiofor

Matthew Faccio

Darrell Fansey

Izaiah Feist

Jason Flannagan

Francisco Flores-Campos

Asia-Marie Frederick

Stephanie Garcia Rivas

Loanys Garcia-Guzman

Phoutakhone Garrett

Rebecca Getenet

Yonas Girma

Alisson Giron Peraza

Cahmy Givans

Nathaniel Gohel

Naomy Gomez Arevalo

Moris Gomez Diaz

Braylin Gonzalez-Pleitez

Noah Gordon

Katherine Granados-Portillo

Liliana Granados-Portillo

Brandon Gudiel-Argueta

Ashley Guzman Escobar

Bethlehem Hailedingil

Yoseph Hailu

Malik Hall

Taniya Hamlin

Ian Hewlett

Anthony Hickok

Jack Hill

Michael Holtom

Destiny Hooks

Jungwan Hostetler

Kelsey Hulett

Braxton Hunt

Muaaz Ijaz

Waleed Imran

Mya Interlicchia

Michael Izquierdo

Joshua Jacob

Dharwyn Jimeno

Elijah Joyner

Salma Kamal

Samuella Kargbo

Washington Karvee JR

Harpreet Kaur

Garima Kc

Aniya Kelly

Ommair Khan

Barak Knight

Kendall Knight

Stefan Knopik

Crystal Konadu

Mercy Koroma

Sophie Kundtz

Ramon Laracuente

Vanessa Larbi Ansah

Kaden Lawson

Ethan Le

My Le

Rosangela Le

Michelle Liammaytry

David Lim

Justin Lin

Newel Loosli

Kristopher Lopez-Mejia

Khyla Lyons

Safin Mahmud

Benya Manu

Kwaaba Manu

Kyleigh Martin

Betzaida Martinez Hernandez

Fatima Martinez Rivera

Sarah Mashkour

Ava Matthews Horcher

Gianfranco McEwan Paz

Joshua McKelvey

Antonio McMillian

Emily Mejia

Marcin Mendizabal Perez

Andrew Merino Zapata

Christopher Miech-Sams

Akeelah Milton-Currie

Cameron Mitchell

Sammy Mohamed

Derek Moore

Ashley Munoz Linares

Abigail Nader

Madison Nader

Mohid Nasar

Leslie Navarro Serrano

Alonna Nguyen

Evan Nguyen-Lambert

Sendy Niako

Parker Nickel

Bailey Nielsen

Francis Nimako

Kevin Okoeguale

Elisha Okyere JR

Kelly Onuoha

Michelle Oppong

Kirstyn Orange

Abiel Owusu

Brian Owusu

Vladimir Palomo

Stephen Parra

Isabella Parra

Natalie Parrott

Olivia Parry Thomas

Isaiah Peck

Marisol Peoples

Melanie Perdomo-Fasquelle

Sebastyen Perez

Elmer Perez Mendoza

Skylen Phannavong

Aiyona Portillo

Matthew Poulsen

Keira Pratt

Braden Price

Aameer Prosper

Farhan Qarizade

Noah Rahman

Erika Ramirez

Lia Ramos

Bayron Ramos-Medrano

Ariana Revollo

Lyric Richard

Isaac Riley

Immanuel Rivera

Isaiah Rivera

Genesis Rivera

Keniyah Roach

Frank Rodriguez

Sofia Rodriguez

Hilbert Rodriguez

Dominic Romero

Joseph Rose

Dakota Russ Bowman

Kevin Sakyi

Mashal Salahuddin

Shaheer Saleem

Eduardo Sanchez

Christopher Segura

Dev Sharma

Kerry Shum

Destiny Smith

Jeremiah Smith

Nya Smith

Seven Smith

Antoine Smith JR

Wen An Sok Nghe

Isilma Solis-Trejo

Kayla Souliyadeth

Tamaya Spence

Ariana Stewart

Alan Stockett

Mackenzie Stone

Kelvin Suadwa

Mia Svec

Yohanna Tafesse

Maxwell Thomas

Mina Truong

Naomi Vaca Cespedes

Amelia Vasquez Rosario

Lakeisha Vatekeh

Derrin Ventura Hernandez

Joan Vitela Ambriz

Caylb Walker

Dexter Weber

Willow Weeks

Maleah Wells

Samia Wiggins

Asilah Williams

Jae'Oyn Williams

Chelsea Wiredu

Olivia Wirta

Jaden Wright

A/B Honor Roll Quarter 2-7th Grade

Jessica Abadji

Kristina Ann Acuesta

Yuval Adu-Gyamfi

Joshua Agyiri

Edwin Ahumada-Barraza

Maryam Akinlade

Jesse Al Khawaja

Sarah Alajarmeh

Winter Alba

Ayman Ali

Kashaf Ali

Shamira Ali

Sandra Amador-Benitez

Ivan Ambriz

Derrick Amissah

Amailei Anderson

Dominic Andrade Garrido

Christopher Ansah

Bogdan Antonenko

Kelvin Anyimadu

David Aranda Espinosa

Jessling Araujo

Siomara Arevalo Amaya

Katherin Arevalo-Hernandez

Brayan Argueta Romero

Michelle Arnez Jimenez

Hilary Avila Vargas

Mariam Bah

Khadija Bai-Kamara

Aiden Baldwin

Elizabeth Baltierra Castro

Samuel Barnie

Melina Barrientos-Lano

Jocelyn Bastien

Constance Beale

Charles Bell

Jaylen Blanch

Sky Blanco

Amanda Boateng

Megan Boateng

Janiss Bonilla Lagos

Jared Bonilla-Lagos

Lei-Lani Boone

Trystin Borden

Jack Bowers

Ciarah Brookes

Derrin Brown

Sarah Bullock

Camila Burns

Ziaira Bynum

Ruqayyah Byrd

Sara Cabezudo

Caleb Cain

Darwin Cantarero-Hernandez

Leticia Carneiro

Vianey Carranza Vitela

Arturo Castillo Carreno

Cassandra Castillo Hernandez

Diego Castro

Nelson Castro

Nataly Castro-Hernandez

Noemi Castro-Luna

Elisha Chandler Dyer

Cesar Chavez

Selina Chi

Jocelyn Childress

Ariana Clarke

Destiny Cook

Zuri Cooke

Joel Coreas

Emily Cortez Rodas

Briana Cruz Dempsey

Zucette Cubias Garcia

Ella Darcy

Ameena Deen

Valeria DelCid-Aguirre

Andy DeLeon

Kameron Dennard

Ashley Diaz

Naod Dinare

Didi Downs Duran

Stefani Duran-Cerritos

Whitney Duszak

Suzy Dzreke

Mia Elliott

Emily Escobar Ramos

Amaya Evans

Youel Eyob Embaye

Emmanuel Fagbenro

Aisha Farooq

Emanuel Fisher

Carlos Flores JR

Shaun Fortune

Kavon Foster

Nana-Afia Frimpong

Jim Fullah JR

Christian Funes

Edgar Funez Benavides

Asher Gahan

Mikaela Galvez

Katie Gamez-Chavez

Briceida Garcia De Leon

Anthony Gibson JR

Gian Giordano

Hermela Girma

Meklit Gizework

Janiya Glass

Ashley Gonzalez

Tatum Goodwin

Seyah Nah Graham

Emelyn Granados-Portillo

Bryce Granter

Justice Greene

Alina Grijalba-Moreno

Fatima Guardado Ayala

Roxana Guardado Ayala

Breonna Hall

Joshua Halliday

Camryn Hayes

Lyric Henderson

Mason Henderson

Yaritzy Hernandez

Keyri Hernandez Lopez

Ruben Herrera

Aiden Hewitt

Marcus Holan JR

Nneka Igbedior

Isry'el Il'auuwaahid

Hennah Indorewala

Jocelyn Ipatenco

Reem Islam

Riley Jacobs

Jaraye Jalloh

Umu Jalloh

Muzamel Jaweed Shinwari

Fiona Jiang

Kayla Johnson

Henry Joya

Kyle Joyner

Jessica Juarez

Abass Kalokoh

Aliam Kamara

Raima Kazi

Sofia Keit

William Kerr

Ummeamen Khalil

Zoya Khan

Ankit Khanal

Muhammad Khurram

Mekedlawit Kifle

Zanobi Kirkland

Marquez Knox

Harsha Kolli

William Komlos

Christopher Konkle

Malakai Koroma

Jarius Kusi

Sailendra Lamichhane

Randy Lamptey

Kamron Latifzadeh-Ellis

Hao Le

Hoang Le

Soraya Leath

Stephanie Ledezma

Rediate Lemma

Soraya Lliguichuzcha Mejia

Angie Lopez-Landa

Mia Lopez-Terashima

Jennifer Lovo Robles

Isatu Lowe

Nahil Loynab

Araceli Maldonado

Dante Manrique Valverde

Kiah Martin

Lillian Martin

Jonathan Martinez

Roberto Martinez-Queirolo

Kahlea Mathis

Braxton McDaniel

Jamie-Anne McKinney

Josias Medrano

Fayza Mehrin

Britny Mejicano

Branden Melvin

Belay Mengistu

Yaw Mensah Bonsu Mitchell

Karla Merida Moya

Yubini Merino-Chavez

Stephanie Merino-Chavez

Kaylee Messer

Michelle Midy

Enoch Mills

Kayla Miranda

Travis Missick

Christian Mitchell

Emma Mitchell

Andrea Mondragon Diaz

Stephany Monroy

Amari Moore

Ren Moore-Jordan

Paola Morales Villalta

Abdul Musa

Andrea Navas Gomez

Alireza Nazir

Jasiel Nevarez

KaMarie Newton

Hieu Nguyen

Winnie Nguyen

Reuben Nketsia-Tabiri

Kevin Nova Euceda

Yan Nshimba

Alexander Nsiah-Yeboah

Anabel Nyinaku

Jeffrey Okafor

Laine Okyere

David Ortiz

Mason Paulo

Guadalupe Pereira Umana

Maleah Petillo

Alexis Picos

Aubrey Pierce

Miguel Portillo Ramos

Angel Prado-Mota

Daryl Price

Flor Quezada

Paul Racey

Tanzim Rahman

Camila Ramirez

Nestor Ramos-Medrano

Lyla Rateb

Musayab Razaq

Johniece Reynolds

Rebecca Rhine

Leah Rich

Siyon Richard

Tatiana Ritter

Genesis Rivera

Diony Romero

Lilyan Rose

Keyri Rubio

Farzan Sadiqi

Zahra Safazada

Kevin Salinas Guevara

Maria Samayoa Orantes

Eyouel Samuel

Monte Sanchez

Lesly Sanchez Salas

Christopher Santillana

Benjamin Santos

Darren Sarfo

Kendra Sarpong

Farizah Sayeeda

Khadija Sesay

Noah Shaffer

Niran Sharma

Jhordann Silvera

Kaden Simonds

Samuel Sipe-Card

Samyah Snow

Lorentae Soria

Alison Sorto

Jhosseline Sorto Flores

Yuridia Sosa Antunez

Frank Sosa Rivas

Ju'elz Stanley-Jackson-Fleming

Marrion Stevenson

Elijah Stubbs

Amjed Suliman

Gabriel Svec

Dawood Syed

Ewurasi Tackie-Yarboi

Nahom Tadesse

Travis Tah

George Tamakloe

Emmanuella Tchoukouani Ngameni

Beulah Thigpen

Daisy Tieku

Dieonna Toppin

Emely Torres

Jonathan Trejo-Medina

Zarin Uddin

Aaden Van Steelant

Lakhi Vandiver

Bruce Vannarath

Olivia Vargo

Katherine Vasquez-Amaya

Anthony Vega

Juelz Vega

Melanie Villalta-Loza

Valentina Villanueva

Rebhi Villasmil Rodriguez

William Villatoro

Cathy Vuong

Philemon Walker JR

Dylan Wallace

Journey Washington

Lillian White

Isa Williams

Jada Wright

Marakie Yilekal

Salma Yousfi

Maximiliano Zacarias

Ariana Zelaya-Mejia

Ashir Zia

A/B Honor Roll Quarter 2-8th Grade

Jazlyn Alvarez

Yuri Amaya Lara

Geysel Andrade Moreno

Joel Antwi

Gabriela Asuako

Jace Atakorah-Brefo

Isata Bayoh

Kyle Baytops

Alexis Beach

Alyza Berryman

Rahat Bhuiyan

Nasaiba Binte Iqbal

Quinnieceia Bland

Isaiah Brown

Natalie Brown

Alison Coca-Pardo

Jacob Colbert

Duncan Collins

Dane Conrad

Paisley Correu

Jotirmoy Dasgupta

Efrata Dejenu

Jason DelCid Cruz

Kyle Diaz

Diego Diaz-Caceres

Carla Diaz-Urias

Carmen Diaz-Urias

William Dobbins

Cyber Downs Duran

Ricardo Durand Delgado

Nasir Ethington

Jenna Fanion

Christian Felder

Riley Fitzhugh

Ashley Flores Maldonado

Mobashera Fnu

Katherine Fuller

Mariana Gilliam

Christopher Gomez

Adriana Gonzalez

Kevin Gonzalez Garcia

Mekai Gordon

Caroline Gottert

Joseph Grant

Tori Gregory

Mariah Grimes

Yonathan Hailu

Elisha Handy

Matthew Hanshaw

Dominic Harris

Trinity Harris

Kelsi Hart

Allayna Hoffman

Myles Homer

Sabrina Hussain

Jazmin Jackson

Caleb Jennings

Sary'i Jones

Simone Jones

Isabelle Joyner

Hagar Kamal

Julia Kashmer

Jezreel Kayede

Emman Khan

Shaban Khan

Kanato Kitamura

Rose Konadu

Nathaniel LaGrange

Briana Lane

Victoria Larbi-Ansah

Sydney Lohr

Nelson Loosli

Miguel Lopez

Keerti Maharaj

Eliza Mamboyo

Alma Maradiaga Marcia

Makai Martin

Alejandro Martinez Martinez

Iliana Mays

D'Angelo McDowell

Emmalie Medina

Michelle Mendoza-Romero

Gregory Montgomery

Reaza Morcom

Matthew Nader

Michelle Nguyen

Nathan NShimba

Kimberly Orellana-Soza

Danitza Orozco

Cameron Osorio Quel

Laila Ouedraogo

Patrick Ouoham JR

Chelsea Owusu

Camila Paz

Destiny Pearson

Jaylen Peoples

Laura Pinilla

Vicki Poku

Dominic Porto

Nana Provencal

Elma Quinteros

William Ramirez

Andrew Raymond

Koren Reid

Reinaldo Reyes Bustillo

Alice Reynosa-Gomez

Patricia Ricker

Julia Rivas

Tatiana Rivas

Adriana Rodriguez

Kevin Rodriguez

Stephanie Rufiner

Emerson Ruiz Hernandez

Farzana Safi

Shadman Sakib

Carson Sarager

Isis Saucedo

Jade Sharma

Azaan Sheikh

Liam Simon

Christan Smith

Tayler Smith

Jack Steele

Sydney Stewart

Joshua Tamakloe

Mustafa Tamanna

Ahnaf Tanim

Kadiatou Traore

Dawson Truong

Melinda Vargas

Fernando Vazquez-Melendez

Christian Velez

Yamilet Ventura

Andres Villanueva Ambriz

Yeny Villatoro Umanzor

Benjamin Ware

Allen Wilson

Adrian Winborne

Campbell Wiredu

Madison Wood

Hasnain Younas

Principal's Honor Roll-Quarter 2

Sabrin Abaezzahra 8

Kristina Ann Acuesta 7

Utsav Adhikari 8

Spogmai Ahmadzai 8

Edwin Ahumada-Barraza 7

Stephanie Aiddoo 8

Amailei Anderson 7

Bogdan Antonenko 7

Brayan Argueta Romero 7

Andy Arnez 6

Michelle Arnez Jimenez 7

Kristenadia Asare 8

Melina Barrientos-Lano 7

Jocelyn Bastien 7

Loza Bekele 8

Amanda Boateng 7

Megan Boateng 7

Luis Bonilla Sorto 6

Jack Bowers 7

Luke Brockenberry 8

Tim Bui 8

Vaishnavi Burra 8

Mila Burruss 6

Abigail Caicedo 6

Estefani Carbajal Canada 6

Leticia Carneiro 7

Ariana Carter 8

Kennedi Carter 6

Rania Carter 6

Elisha Chandler Dyer 7

Arfa Chaudhry 8

Selina Chi 7

Zuri Cooke 7

Briana Cruz Dempsey 7

Leila Cummings 6

Ella Darcy 7

Jodie De Leon 6

Uzoamaka Ezejiofor 6

Asher Gahan 7

Mikaela Galvez 7

Anthony Gibson JR 7

Cahmy Givans 6

Meklit Gizework 7

Seyah Nah Graham 7

Emelyn Granados-Portillo 7

Shady Habib 8

Bethlehem Hailedingil 6

Breonna Hall 7

Taniya Hamlin 6

Shama Hasan 8

Lillian Hok 8

Nurdin Hossain 8

Jungwan Hostetler 6

Sara Husseini 8

Mya Interlicchia 6

Jocelyn Ipatenco 7

Michael Izquierdo 6

Kyle Joyner 7

Salma Kamal 6

Raima Kazi 7

William Kerr 7

Sammy Khounmouangseng 8

Sota Kitamura 8

Stefan Knopik 6

William Komlos 7

Gabriella Kufuor 8

Rosangela Le 6

Rediate Lemma 7

Justin Lin 6

Newel Loosli 6

Viviana Lopez 8

Mia Lopez-Terashima 7

Diego Luque 8

Jonathan Maldonado-Villatoro 8

Kwaaba Manu 6

Braxton McDaniel 7

Joshua McKelvey 6

Fayza Mehrin 7

Stephanie Merino-Chavez 7

Kayla Miranda 7

Monika Miranda 8

Alireza Nazir 7

Jake O'Cana 8

Kevin Okoeguale 6

Elisha Okyere JR 6

Saudo Ortega-Gomez 8

Isabella Parra 6

Mason Paulo 7

Maleah Petillo 7

Ausdin Rahman 8

Noah Rahman 6

Sareen Rashid 8

Johniece Reynolds 7

Genesis Rivera 6

Stefanie Rivera Osorio 8

Hilbert Rodriguez 6

Katherine Rodriguez 8

Ariadna Rodriguez Rovira 8

Kevin Salinas Guevara 7

Adam Sefer 8

Swakshar Shuvo 8

Wen An Sok Nghe 6

Isilma Solis-Trejo 6

Mackenzie Stone 6

Dawood Syed 7

Abigail Tafesse 8

Yohanna Tafesse 6

George Tamakloe 7

Emely Torres 7

Rebhi Villasmil Rodriguez 7

Isa Williams 7

Jada Wright 7

Marakie Yilekal 7