the TOHS GreenSheet
A Newsletter for TOHS families - December, 2018
INVOLVE * ACCEPT * INSPIRE
Testing the Native Metal of Men
Poet James Russell Lowell once wrote, "it is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of man is tested." I recently wrote a speech for our Future Lancer Night and I wanted to find some language that was an appropriate comment on the recent spate of horrible events that our community has experienced has endured. This poetic line caught my attention - but somehow it seemed incomplete. It seems, at least in our case, that there should be a second line that reads:
"and our community, dear Thousand Oaks, has emerged from a deadly, fiery nightmare stronger, closer and more resilient than ever. Our metal is just fine, thank you"
The untold physical and emotional damage that came as a result of the Woolsey/Hill Fires as well as the Borderline shooting tore a whole in my heart. But seeing how this town responded to these tragedies has left me feeling somehow affirmed, somehow now complete. Having seen the way we have reached out to support, help, and give to not only our friends, families and neighbors, but also to perfect strangers, I cannot help but feel a powerful sense of pride.
During our school closure, I heard from countless people who simply wanted to help in some way - any way. I worked with students, parents, teachers and others who collected thousands of pounds of food for those in need. I saw students filling backpack after backpack with needed school supplies. I watched our first-responders in awe as they saved street after street. I stood and watched the fire with many who I had never met before who suddenly became a close friend as a result of our shared grief. Now that I think about it, saying that I having a strong sense of pride might be too little. Yes it is pride, but it's also a powerful sense of connection - of ownership - of oneness.
Yes, we suffered. But out of this ugly episode we've become a stronger people. As many of you know, I recently adopted this community as my forever home. I cannot be more happy than I am now as I sit and realize that I will be raising my own children in town full of heroes.
Thank you all for your continued support of our school, as well as our community.
Dr. Eric Bergmann
Involve. Accept. Inspire
EThOS Info Night
EThOS Parent Information night event for current 9th grade families on December 6th from 6-7 in room F1. This night event addresses the application and interview process, as well as an overview of the Academy pathway. https://www.tohs-ethos.org/
Information night will cover highlights of the Academy and the application process for the 2019-2020 school year.
Winter Dance Concert
2019 Yearbook Sales END on December 14th! Due to budget restrictions, we will NOT be ordering extra books for the end of the year. Yearbooks are currently $100...and they make GREAT holiday gifts! Please make sure you reserve your student's copy before Friday, December 14th through the TOHS Student Web Store so they can pick up their Yearbook with their classmates in May.
SENIOR PARENTS: Yearbook Senior Tribute Sales have been extended through Friday, December 7th only. For all instructions and links for ordering, please visit: http://www.conejousd.org/tohs/Activities/Yearbook
Reminders from the Activities Office
Reminders from Student Activities:
- Purchase ASB stickers in the student store to support school activities and save money on school wide events, spirit gear and the yearbook. Admission to home TO athletic events is free.
- All students parking on TOHS campus must have a valid parking permits. The parking permit procedures and application are available online under the Student Store tab of the TOHS homepage. Parking permits must be properly displayed in car windows. If students park in the student lot without a valid parking permit or park in the faculty lots, disciplinary action will be taken.
- Students must have a valid Student ID with them at all times. Student ID pictures were taken during Lancer Check-In and on the first day of school. If a student has lost their ID, a replacement ID can be purchased through the student store and the receipt brought to the front office after school for a reprint of the ID. If students have not taken their ID picture, please come to the front office for assistance.
Varsity Football Banquet, 6pm, Los Robles Greens
School Choice Campus Tour, 10am, Main Office
Cross Country Banquet, 6pm, MPR
EThOS Info Night, 6pm, room F1
Winter Dance Concert, 7pm, PAC
Band Caroling Night, 5pm, Community
Winter Dance Concert, 7pm, PAC
Winter Dance Concert, 1:30, PAC
Winter Band Concert, 7pm, PAC
Freshman and JV Football Banquet, 6:30, Los Robles Greens
Winter Band Concert, 7pm, PAC
PTSA Meeting, 7pm, Lounge
Winter Orchestra Concert, 7pm, PAC
Band Caroling, 5pm, Community
School Choice Campus Tour, 10am, Main Office
Winter Choir Concert, 7pm, PAC
Winter Choir Concert, 7pm PAC
12/22 - 1/4
Congratulations to our Boys Cross Country team, led by Michael Mireles' 10th place finish, as they finished a great season by finishing 7th in the team standings at the California State Division 2 Cross Country Championships.
Congratulations to Michael Mireles (Cross Country) and Rayna Grant (Girls Volleyball) on their selection as the October Male and Female Athletes of the Month.
Our Winter Sports have just begun and we wish them the best of luck! GO LANCERS!
Here's our athletic calendar: https://tohsathletics.org/events
Outdoor School Update
Unfortunately, Camp Bloomfield did not survive the recent wildfires. The traditional sleepover Outdoor School Camp will be modified for 2019, and High School Counselors will NO LONGER be needed.
We are so sorry about this situation. There will be no interviews & any applications submitted will be shredded.
Library Renovation About to Begin!
New School Profile
Our next ELAC meeting will be January 24 at 6pm in the MPR. Moorpark College will be presenting on college admissions and the Westminster Clinic will be discussing their services.
Help Wanted for Mock Trial
Reminder to Keep Valuables Safe and Secure
Reminders from the Counseling Office
- Don’t forget about the Learn at Lunch sessions presented by the College and Career Center. The next three workshops are: December 4th: Resume and Cover Letters; December 11th: Pathways to Success/Community College; and December 12th: Scholarships. All are presented at lunch time and pizza will be provided. Please contact the CCC in room D2 if you have any questions
- Naviance has been updated and there are over 50 active scholarships for students to investigate further. These scholarships are for 12th grade students looking into a post-secondary path. Have your student sign into Naviance, click the “Colleges” tab, then “Scholarship and Money”, then “Scholarship List”. Students can learn all about the available scholarships right through Naviance. Contact the CCC if you have any questions.
- Please check out our counseling webpage (www.tohscounseling.org) for important updates regarding UC and CSU college application deadlines. Due to the wildfires, many universities are extending deadlines a couple of weeks for students. See your counselor or Mrs. Friedman in the CCC if you have any questions.
- Another session of Intro to Statistics (dual enrollment class) is being offered during 1st period in the spring semester. If your student has completed Algebra 2CP with a C or better and does not have a current 1st period class, they can sign up. They will earn Moorpark College credit and Thousand Oaks High School credit. Please see Mrs. Doherty in the Instructional Office to sign up.
- Please monitor student progress on Q. Quarter 2 progress grades will be posted to “Marks” on Friday, December 7th . To connect with teachers about student progress and grades, please visit the contact us page on the Thousand Oaks High School website for teacher contact information: http://www.conejousd.org/tohs/Contact-Us/Teacher-Contact-Website-Information
- ETHOS Information Night – Current 9th grade families, please join us on December 6th, 2018 at 6:00pm in room F-1. Students and families interested in applying to EThOS for 10th grade (2019-2020 school year).
Academic Support for Students
- Geometry, Mondays and Wednesdays in G6
- Algebra 1, Tuesdays and Thursdays in H4
- Algebra 2, Tuesdays and Thursdays in G6
Spanish Intervention Program (SIP): Spanish 1 students are encouraged to go to our free after-school help class. The class will be held on Wednesdays after school. Details and location will be announced soon in Spanish 1 classes.
Tutoring Center: Our free tutoring center will begin on Wednesday, September 12th. The center will be held in room F1 this year and will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 5pm. Tutors will be able to help with all levels of English (including AP), all areas of science (including AP), Math (through Calculus), all areas of social studies, as well as Spanish
Juniors in The Center are beginning the initial stages of their year-long Advanced Placement research projects. Students are currently involved in developing their research question, reviewing and analyzing research and data, and establishing the necessary protocols for their research projects. Some research topics include:
· The Usage of CT Scans to Improve Lung Cancer Detection
· The Effect of Oxygen Concentration on Stem Cell Treatment
· Artificial Transplantation of Coral Larvae
· Reducing the Environmental Impact of Commercial Aviation with a Truss Braced Wing
· Evaluating the Role of Venture Capital in the Development of Biopharmaceuticals
· The Effects of Acquiring a Driver's License on Adolescent Dietary Habits
· The Correlation of Food Insecurity and the Academic Success of College Students in Ventura County
· Regulating Outdoor Lighting Types within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Order to Reduce Light Pollution
We invite you to explore all of the topics our students are researching to see if you or someone you know might have expertise in any of the topics being researched, We are looking for expert advisors and mentors to work with these exceptional students, particularly in the fields of science, engineering, marketing and research. We hope you’ll click here for more details.
Opportunity for Students to Dive into Writing
The Juniper Institute for Young Writers (July 21-28,2019) – for students who are passionate about writing. Open to high school students finishing grades 9, 10, and 11. Visit umass.edu/juniperyoungwriters for guidelines and online application or contact juniperyoungwriters@HFA.umass.edu or (415) 545-8988 for more information.
You may now join the TOHS PTSA by E-membership! The California PTA recently launched new software to make joining the TOHS PTSA super easy. When you join us through e-membership you receive your membership card instantly. You may still send in memberships through our envelopes as well.
Do you shop at the Oaks Mall? Help the TOHS PTSA win money by logging your receipts from the Oaks Mall through the School Cents program. You may log in your receipts on the website or turn in your receipts to the office and we will log them in for you. BONUS: Now until January 15th, all receipts logged in receive 4X the points!! Please visit the link for more information: http://www.shoppingpartnership.com/theoaks/index.html
Are you shopping at Amazon this holiday season? Consider using Amazon Smile. When you shop through the Amazon Smile website and select the Thousand Oak High School PTSA as your giving partner as small percentage of your purchases will be donated. Amazon then remind you to do your purchase through Smile.
Looking for a cool stocking stuffer? PTSA will be selling these awesome cups for $6 at various events during the school year. Supply is limited! Get a set before they are gone!
New CVUSD Volunteer Requirements
Please note the need for TB clearance from a doctor, a background check, as well as the documentation needed for those driving students to a school activity. The chart below will show what is required given the nature of the volunteer work to be performed. if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office.
Warning about Parking Across the Street and in Neighborhoods
Please, please, please do not use the strip mall parking lot across Moorpark for school events! Cars can and will be towed by property management at the owner's expense. Thanks for helping us be good neighbors.
Additionally, please refrain from parking in nearby neighborhoods. We've received several complaints from neighbors about an increase in congestion as well as litter.
Thanks for helping us be great neighbors
1. If dropping off your student, give yourself plenty of time - you'll need it.
2. Please do continue to be patient. We realize that can be difficult on some days, but your ongoing patience is appreciated.
3. When entering the front lot from Moorpark onto Lancer Way, please DO remember that the traffic heading eastbound on Lancer Way has a stop sign. As much as I admire and appreciate courteous drivers, if lot-bound drivers stop (with no sign) in order to let eastbound Lancer Way traffic through (who do have a stop sign), they cause traffic to back up severely on Moorpark.
4. When pulling into the lots, pull as far forward as you can go before allowing your student into or out of the car.
5. If our staff is out there and helping move traffic, please DO follow their directions. They are there primarily for the safety of our staff and students as well as to keep traffic moving.
6. When entering the lot on Flores, please use all available entrance lanes.
7. Please do stay alert and drive slowly through our lots. Teachers, staff and students walk through the lots to get into school!
8. Please do not stop on Moorpark or Flores in order to drop off or pick up your student. That presents a very real hazard for everyone involved
9. Please do not drop off or pick up students in the parking half of the front lot.
10. Don't ignore directional signs! that our lots are one-way lots. Cars are only allowed to drive in southerly direction. of the lot. During school hours, DO NOT turn left onto Moorpark when exiting the lot.
Ways to Stay Connected
Athletic Tickets Now For Sale Online
Tickets to athletic events are now available online. You easily redeem on your phone at ANY gate. Here is the website link for anyone who is interested:
The Scholarship Corner
THOUSAND OAKS HIGH SCHOOL
FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN
FOR INFORMATION ON THE ITEMS BELOW,
CONTACT MRS. FRIEDMAN, COLLEGE & CAREER GUIDANCE SPECIALIST/SUBSTITUTE FOR MRS. PETERS
in the TOHS CCC, Room D2. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Websites for Scholarships or Financial Aid
California College Fee Waiver Program for Veterans’ Dependents Ongoing
Award: Up to full tuition and fees at any State of California community college, University of California or California State University campus.
Eligibility: For information, go to https://www.ventura.org/human-services-agency/veteran-services/ or contact the Ventura Veteran Services Office at 866-904-9362 or www.vchsa.org
NROTC Scholarship Ongoing
Award: Valued up to $180,000 for a four-year program at over 150 universities nationwide and commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant with the U.S. Marines or Navy upon graduation.
Eligibility: Be a U.S. citizen; achieve 1000 minimum (Math and Critical reading) on the SAT, 74 on the ASVAB, or 22 on the ACT; be 17-22 years of age; high school graduate or GED; be physically fit; no felony criminal record; gain admission to an approved NROTC college.
Contact: Gunnery Sergeant Rafael Garcia Lopez at Rafael.email@example.com, (O) 805-497-6529 or (C) 571-477-7264.
Raise.Me Scholarship Program Ongoing
Eligibility: Students who are in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 and attend high school in the U.S. Raise.me helps students in 9th-12th grades to discover colleges and earn Micro-Scholarships for their academic and extracurricular achievements throughout high school.
Criteria: After students achieve a specific goal and earn a Micro-Scholarship, they can view their earnings in their personal portfolio on Raise.me at any time throughout high school. For more information or feedback on questions, visit www.raise.me
National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholarships November 30, 2018
Eligibility: High school seniors through graduate students who are U.S. citizens and intending to pursue a career in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics) field, with a preference for those with space related interests.
Criteria/Contact: Unofficial transcript, at least 2 letters of recommendation, essay, completed application and video submission on the topic “Why you are inspired by space.” For more information, call 202-547-0060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, visit: http://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/
Seattle University’s Sullivan Leadership Award November 30, 2018
Award: Four-year full tuition, room and board scholarship at Seattle University
Eligibility: High school seniors who are residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming who are applying for first-time freshman admission to Seattle University.
Criteria: Academic excellence, service and leadership, community involvement, spirituality, global engagement. To apply, go to www.seattleu.edu/sullivan
Sixt Scholars Program November 30, 2018
Eligibility: High school seniors graduating in 2019 planning to enroll full-time in an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university.
Criteria/Contact: Financial need, extracurricular activities, completed application. To learn more about the scholarship program and to download an application, go to https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/
University of Southern California Merit Scholarships December 1, 2018
Award: Varies, up to Full Tuition plus $5,000 stipend, renewable for 4 years.
Eligibility: High school seniors who will have applied for admission to USC by December 1.
Criteria/Contact: Outstanding academic records and leadership. For more information, visit:
AXA Achievement Scholarship December 14, 2018
Award: Varies. Ranges from $2,500 to $25,000.
Eligibility: College-bound high school seniors who are active in their community, led or initiated a project that benefits others, or overcome personal challenges or difficulties to achieve their goals. Apply early since the deadline is December 14, 2018 or until 10,000 applications have been received.
Criteria/Contact: Visit www.axa.com/achievers for more information.
Edison Scholars College Scholarship December 14, 2018
Eligibility: High school seniors who demonstrate financial need. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Live in Southern California Edison’s service territory. Plan to attend a 4-year college or university and pursue studies in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).
Criteria/Contact: For more information, visit edisonscholars.com. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or call 507-931-1682 and ask for the Edison Scholars Program.
North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship December 15, 2018
Eligibility: High school senior enrolling as a full-time student of an accredited college/university with the U.S. for completion of an undergraduate degree in Logistics or equivalent field. Must be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
Criteria/Contact: To apply, visit https://www.northamerican.com/scholarship
Zip Recruiter Scholarship December 21, 2018
Eligibility: At the conclusion of the specific Entry Period for each biannual promotion, you must (i) be a legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, (ii) be 18 years of age or older (or at least the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence), and (iii) be enrolled as a student at an accredited high school, college or university in the U.S.
Criteria/Contact: Go to https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship for more information.
Snaps for College Cash December 30, 2018
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors planning to attend a community college.
Criteria/Contact: Go to www.icanaffordcollege.com for more information.
SBO Essay Scholarship Contest December 31, 2018
Eligibility: Available to graduating high school seniors planning to attend a college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year and to students in grades 9-12. Must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Applicants must answer this essay question (in 250 words or less): What role has your music program played in bringing you closer to your school mates, friends and the community at large?
Criteria/Contact: For more information or to apply, visit http://sbomagazine.com/essay-contest.html
Alert1 Scholarship January 10, 2019
Eligibility: High school senior planning on attending an accredited college or university and dedicate to helping seniors in their future career. Must be a U.S. Citizen and provide answers to 3 essay questions (each answer under 300 words).
Criteria/Contact: For more information and to apply, visit www.alert-1.com/scholarship
JFK Presidential Library Profile in Courage Essay Contest January 18, 2019
Eligibility: Open to high school students who submit a 700-1,000 word essay that describes and analyzes an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. GED students under the age of 20 may also apply.
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Scholarship February 15, 2019
Eligibility: Students interested in hotel and hospitality careers can apply for this scholarship. Application is online, please see above. Scholarships range from $500 to $7,500. AHLEF offers many scholarship opportunities to incoming freshman. Some are earmarked specifically for current hotel employees and others for minorities. A few have minimum GPA requirements; others are open to full- or part-time students. All require enrollment in a hospitality management degree program.
Criteria/Contact: For more information and to apply, visit www.ahlef.org
CA Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation Scholarship March 8, 2019
Award: Three 4-year $8,000 scholarships and three 2-year $2,000 scholarships
Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors whose parent(s) or legal guardian(s) are employees of a CA winegrape grower working in the 2018 or 2019 winegrape growing season.
Criteria/Contact: Visit the CAWG Foundation website at cawgfoundation.org to download English or Spanish applications. If any questions, call the CAWG office at 916-379-8995.
National Latino Peace Officers Ass’n of Ventura County Scholarship March 15, 2019
Eligibility: High school seniors or college students residing in Ventura County. Students need not be Latino, but must promote diversity in school/workplace. Consideration given to those students interested in law enforcement careers. Must demonstrate community service and/or involvement. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 with no D or F grade in all completed course work. Must submit an official high school transcript in a sealed envelope. Must submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor and a letter of recommendation from an organization or community leader where community involvement occurs.
Criteria/Contact: Applications and other information should be sent to:
National Latino Peace Officers’ Association Ventura County Chapter c/o Scholarships
PO Box 6075
Oxnard, CA 93030
SAE Engineering Scholarship March 15, 2019
Eligibility: Eight different scholarships to apply for. Some are renewable, some are one time only. Must intend to earn a degree in engineering or a related science. Meet minimum requirements with regard to GPA, SAT I and/or ACT scores as outlined in the individual requirements of each scholarship. Scholarships range in value from $1,000 to $10,000. Applicants must enroll in an engineering program accredited by the (ABET).
Criteria/Contact: Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: students.sae.org
Design a Better Future Scholarship March 23, 2019
Eligibility: Applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning on attending an accredited college or university in the United States of America. Additionally, students must have met all of the requirements described on this website (http://honorsgradu.com/). Step 1: Read the Rules and Terms & Conditions (on website) 2: Design & work on a community improvement project, using their checklist as a guide. 3: OPTIONAL: Share your work for some checkpoint feedback before the final deadline to increase your chance at winning. Submit your working strategy plan early (from the Navigate Ideas phase of design thinking), with any other work for which you would like feedback. Work must be submitted by March 23, 2019 for feedback. Depending on volume, we will get back to you within 2 weeks. 4: Submit your design thinking project work by April 28, 2019 11:59 MST (see FAQs & Details page for link and details on submission requirements). 5: They select 5 winners to receive $10,000 tuition scholarships to their colleges, with the top one receiving $5,000 funding to launch their project into the design thinking cycle once more during the summer of 2019 to maximize impact. They select applications based on their completion, seriousness, and viability.
Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund March 27, 2019
Award: $5,000 (Need based)
Eligibility: Online Application form, 3 references and official transcript. Financial need is required and must be proved with documentation.
Criteria/Contact: Email contact: email@example.com; Website: tascholarshipfund.org; Phone#: 213-624-6400 ext 6
William L. Harry, Don L. Lee Scholarship April 15, 2019
Eligibility: High school senior with minimum 3.0 GPA and has successfully completed required credits for graduation. Submit official high school transcript with application. Accepted or enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year college or university in a program in the field of fisheries, natural resources, environmental sciences, forest resource, oceanography, or a related field.
Criteria: Download the application from the Sierra Pacific Flyfishers Foundation website at www.spff.org. For more information or if you have any questions, contact Scholarship Chairman Erwin Goldbloom at 818-888-1974 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FUTURE SCHOLARSHIPS TO KEEP IN MIND
UNIFIED ASSOCIATION OF CONEJO TEACHERS
Application for Scholarship Award: Available December 2018
UACT Scholarship Application forms will be available at the UACT office, from your site representative, or the High School Career Center in DECEMBER. You can also obtain the applications off the UACT Website at conejoteachers.com. The UACT office is open from 10:30–3:00 P.M. Monday–Friday.
Scholarship awards will be granted to high school graduates, in the current year, or previous high school graduates who are children or dependents of UACT members. Recipients of awards must plan to enroll in a post-secondary institution in the fall. This would include, but is not limited to, a 2 or 4-year public or private college or university, a business school, or trade school.
For more details, see your building representative or call the UACT office at 497-8220 if your dependent child is eligible for a scholarship. It is advisable to pick up your application as soon as available.
Universal Studios Holiday Family Party
Sunday, December 9, OR 16, 2018
Buy Now! Tickets are Limited!
TICKET PACKAGE ONLY $85.00
(Package valued over $175)
· Admission to Universal Studios Hollywood™ (reg. $129)
· New nightly snowfall in Hogsmeade™ in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™
· Grinchmas™ activities with The Grinch™ and Max for the most Who-tacular celebration ever
· Delicious All-You-Can’Eat holiday buffet
(1 hr meal times vary (times assigned at check-in)
· FREE parking (reg. $25)
· To purchase tickets, contact Viki Northrup at 805-493-1098