November 13, 2023
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Campus Clean up
A huge thank you to Eastlake Church, PTSA President, Ms. Kathleen Yetter, Ms. Ekstein, Custodian Ivan and Gardener Juan for leading the campus clean up.
Southwestern College Gym Membership
Exclusive to BVHS students & (Staff/Parents that are PTSA Members) pay only $22 per month for gym membership, including pool access. Details forthcoming.
Special thank you to Teacher, Coach and SWC Board Member, Don Dumas for making this happen.
What are we willing to change to create more opportunities for our students after high school?
- Can we create a school wide movement for ALL students?
- Our "purpose" should focus on every student. We need to guide them to explore pathways to prepare them for life after BVHS.
- Senior Math Classes assign FAFSA Completion?
- Senior English Classes assist students to compete their FAS ID?
- Next year look into the idea of a grade level Advisory class next year?
BONITAFEST TEEN TITANS ROCK ATLANTA
Last week in Atlanta the Southwestern College Sun newspaper and Southwestern College El Sol Magazine were named College Newspaper of the Year and College Magazine of the Year, respectively, by the two oldest and most prestigious collegiate media organizations in North America. Both publications also won the Best of Show Awards in their categories. It is a rare sweep of all six of the top awards in college journalism. Bonitafest Filipino American Outreach Chair Emily Ingco is the Editor-in-Chief of The Sun. Twilight Trail Parade Co-Chair Nicolette Luna is the EIC of El Sol. They are the only Filipina and Latina to lead national champion publications.
Nikki was named National College Reporter of the Year, an astonishing achievement since she is still a BVHS senior. She is the youngest ever recipient in the 105-yeear history of the Associated Collegiate Press and the first ever dual-enrolled high school student. Mayor John McCann will honor Nikki at the November 14 Chula Vista City Council meeting at 5 p.m.
Emily was a national finalist for Sportswriter of the Year and Bonitafest Filipino Outreach committee leader Razylin Avendano was a finalist for Best Information Graphic. Congratulations/Felicidades/Binabati Kita!
Thank you to our Veterans
A big THANK YOU to Mr. Nguyen, Mr. Gracias, Ms. Ramirez, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Schneiman, and Custodian Keith Howenstein for your service to our country.
Lady Baron Flagfootball CIF game on Tues, 7:00 at home. Winner goes to the Final
Two of the best Psychologists in the WORLD! Thanks Al and Manolo.
Construction plan to begin in the 23-24 school year.
The 1200 building will be replaced with this new building. Dance, Autoshop, BVTV, Engineering and Digital Photo and Sports Medicine will be housed in this new structure. Also, the entire quad will be upgraded.
Elida Serrano, 1st
Osmar Fonseca, 1st
Denisse Gonzalez, 2nd
Edwin Hernandez, 3rd
Nicolas Braunn, 8th
Shannon Bruce, 8th
Mark McCann, 8th
Alvaro Chavez, 9th
Jennifer Ekstein, 11th
Rhonda Addington, 13th
Angel Prado, 13th
Angela Martinez, 14th
James Love, 14th
Carlos Bunten, 16th
David Cobian, 16th
Claudia Roman, 17th
Michael Ortiz, 19th
Maria Gomez Palos, 25th
Rosa Tovar, 26th
Ricardo Carrillo Jr, 27th
Frank Schneemann, 28th
2023-24 Bonita Vista High School Initiatives
Principal at Bonita Vista High School