April 2 -9 ~ Spring Break
April 14 ~ Character Traits Assembly ~ Collaborators
April 16 ~ ELAC meeting @ 11:30am
April 21 ~ Coffee with the Counselors
Quote of the Month
Words of the Week for April
Lobos Trait of the Month ~ Collaborators
April ~ Autism Awareness Month
Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person’s social skills, communication, relationships, and self-regulation. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects people differently and to varying degrees.
While there is currently no known single cause of autism, early diagnosis helps a person receive the support and services that they need, which can lead to a quality life filled with opportunity.
Characteristics & Diagnosis
Autism is characterized in the DSM-V by:
- Persistent differences in communication, interpersonal relationships, and social interaction across different environments
What this can look like: Being nonverbal or having atypical speech patterns, having trouble understanding nonverbal communication, difficulty making and keeping friends, difficulty maintaining typical back-and-forth conversational style
- Restricted and repetitive behavior, patterns, activities and interests
What this can look like: Repeating sounds or phrases (echolalia), repetitive movements, preference for sameness and difficulty with transition or routine, rigid or highly restricted and intense interests, extreme sensitivity to or significantly lower sensitivity to various sensory stimuli
According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, which is used by clinicians to diagnose autism, these core features of autism must be present in early childhood but may not fully manifest until social demands exceed the person’s capacity to cope with them, and challenges may be masked by learned coping strategies.
ASB ~ Talent Show Winners
Our Los Alisos Associated Student Body is “marching” towards Spring Break! During the month of March, we conducted the very first Los Alisos Virtual Talent Show. Over 50 Students demonstrated their wide range of capabilities from singing and dancing, to playing instruments and video games, and solving rubix cubes and completing other challenges! Our three winners were the following:
1st Place-Elenarose Telona-Elenarose showcased her angelic voice by performing a Ukulele rendition of Andra Day’s “I Rise Up.” Elenarose has a future on American Idol or another like singing competition.
2nd Place-Reanny Dizon-Reanny blessed our students by showing her off musical capabilities. Reanny played her instrument to the best of her capabilities and we all surely took notice!
3rd Place-Michael Gonzalez -Michael brought the swagger and charisma to his dancing performance in his living room for all of our student body! He’s surely going to be able to choreograph some amazing dances in the future! Great Job Michael!
Congratulations to our winners and all that participated in the Talent Show!!
Send in Pictures for the Yearbook
Hey LOBOS! The time has come for the STUDENT BODY to submit images that could possibly make this year’s YEARBOOK! This year has been both challenging and rewarding for all students and staff. THE DEN looks forward to seeing your submissions and completing the pages that will make this yearbook one to remember! We will be accepting submission images for three weeks. The Google Forms will close on Friday, April 16th. Don’t procrastinate… the pages may fill up quickly and close early!
Submit images to the Google Form themes that interest you. Please submit images that are “school appropriate” and of good quality.
Thank you LOBOS!
School Spirit (Share your LOBO PRIDE pics!)
What I’m Missing this Year (Share pics of what you’ve missed during this pandemic.)
Last Normal Photo (Share your last pic prior to the beginning of the pandemic.)
Mask Fashion (Share your MASK fashion pics!)
MUSIC Done Remotely (Are you a musician? Share those pics of music made at home!)
Talented Students (Do you have a talent? Share those pics.)
Student ART at Home (Attention all Artists! Share pics of your ART WORK.)
Athletes at HOME (Are you an athlete? Share your sports pics from home!)
Facing Friendships (Share your pics of you and your friends!)
Instagram Posts (Share your favorite INSTA pics!)
What Are We Watching (Share a pic of you watching your favorite NETFLIX show during the pandemic!)
In TEN Years… (Share a pic of yourself and state where you see yourself 10 years from now!)
Throwback Pics (Share a favorite baby pic or elementary pic of yourself!)
Fur-ever Together (Share a pic of you with your pet(s)!