TIMBERLINE

 


Principal's Message - Chuck Sandoval

 

Spring is Around the Corner!!

It’s hard to believe that the first semester is coming to an end.  I am extremely proud of our students, staff, and community, as we continue to focus on high student achievement in the areas of academics, co-curricular, and athletics, as well as creating a positive environment for all those involved at the Reagan Educational Center 

The teachers at the REC continue to focus on maximizing student learning by developing engaging, standards-based lessons.  As we prepare for the Common Core State Standards, our teachers have participated in district and on-site professional development to ensure students will continue to receive the same quality of instruction as we prepare them for college and career.  In an effort to ensure students are being taught to mastery, teachers have developed benchmark assessments to be administered throughout the year.  The benchmark tests serve as an indicator of mastery as well as an opportunity for the teachers to modify their instruction, re-teach, and in some cases allow students to retake tests for a higher grade.  REC teachers want to make sure that every student is given the opportunity to perform at their grade level, and are fully prepared to pass the California High School Exit Exam.  Each week, teachers meet in Professional Learning Communities discussing instructional practices, curriculum, and student performance data.   Our goal is to provide the students of the REC a rigorous and relevant curriculum, which will be the cornerstone to their success now, and in future endeavors.

One of our goals at the REC, is to have our student body involved in school activities ranging from clubs and co-curricular to athletics.  Our teachers and coaches believe in maximizing student potential in these areas as well as emphasizing the importance of academics.  By participating in these groups, we believe students will develop a better understanding of themselves and build strong relationships that will last the rest of their lives.  It is our hope that those traits will transfer to success in college and career.  We cannot predict the impact a well-rounded set of high school experiences can have on a student’s future.  For, it is those experiences that can be the catalyst that propels them to greatness or opens the door to an unexpected career path.  We are proud of our co-curricular and athletic programs and encourage you and your children to take the opportunity to contribute to their successes.

 

 

Deputy Principal's Message - Ryan Eisele

A MESSAGE FROM THE DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

We have had a great start to the school year and look forward to continued success by our T-wolves. The 12-week grading period has ended and we are fast approaching the end of the first semester.  With that in mind please take the time to talk with your students about their academic progress and to set goals for the end of the semester.  Please note that finals will take place January 15th, 16th, and 17th.  The finals schedule is posted on our school websites: http://reyburn.cusd.com/ and http://cehs.cusd.com/


One of the principles we are committed to at Clovis East is that “Failure is NOT an option.”

It is very important that each student has multiple options after they graduate from Clovis East High School.  Although we are very proud of our academic achievements, we are equally concerned of a significant number of students not earning passing grades.  In 2013-14, we will continue to offer academic interventions before school, during the school day and after school at both Reyburn and Clovis East.  Academic interventions are mostly aligned to students who are behind academically and need additional or refined instruction to get them on grade level. Students and parents are encouraged to contact their teachers for specific interventions as soon as an academic need arises.

At this time of year, having a close eye on grades is particularly crucial for our seniors who have graduation rapidly approaching. The reality of graduation was brought to light recently for our seniors in their Government and Economics classes. Administration and Graduate Services paid a visit to all Senior Government and Economics classes to review Senior Expectations and review cap and gown ordering information.  Specifically discussed with our seniors were academic, behavior, and attendance expectations from this point in the school year until June 4th—Graduation Day. All Seniors read and signed a list of Senior Expectations put in place each year for our seniors to ensure every Senior Timberwolf gets to partake in the Senior Activities such as Prom, Grad Night, the Farewell Assembly, and of course the Graduation Ceremony.

As mentioned, the Clovis East and Reyburn websites are great places to go for information, the addresses are http://reyburn.cusd.com/ and http://cehs.cusd.com/.  You can find information about upcoming events, teachers/staff email addresses, and much more!  Additionally, the REC has a Facebook page with a link provided on our school websites.  Our Facebook page is updated daily with news and events happening on our campus.  

Strengthening connections with the school and people who support student education at the Reagan Educational Center can make a difference between a good school year and a great one.  We encourage your continued involvement in the educational process of your child and look forward to many great accomplishments this school year.

 

Ryan Eisele

Deputy Principal

 

 

 Deputy Principal's Message - Erin Parker

 

Clovis East’s Air Force JROTC Hosts First Awards Ceremony

On January 29th, Lt. Col. Steve Todd and CMSgt. Dennis Nodine along with JROTC cadets hosted their inaugural AFJROTC Awards and Promotion Board Ceremony.  Families and friends of the cadets were invited to bring a dish for the potluck-style dinner and celebrate the accomplishments of the corps.  We are so pleased to have such a powerful program on our campus.  Our cadets have made huge strides this year and are proud to represent our school.  By displaying good character and serving as good role models for their peers, these students are having a positive effect on school culture.  We look forward to their future accomplishments as a corps, as well as individuals. 

The following students received promotions at the ceremony:

Akia, Kyle K.                                                  Mcguire, Gavin R.                                    Trang, Hillary

Brumley, Zackary M.                                   Medina, Esmeralda

Clarke, Adam M.                                          Miranda, Damian A.

Gandy, Dylan J.                                            Monteiro, Audrey S.

Gibson, Brittney C.                                      Sowles, Austin

Herr, Fuchi Z.                                               Manos, Maxwell S.

Loomis, Steven T.                                       Thao, Jonathon

                                                                       

 

The following students received ribbons to proudly display on their uniforms:

Academics

Activities

Service

Attendance

Dress & Personal Appearance

Akia, Kyle K.

Bender, Jarred

Gibson, Brittney C.

Guice, Melissa

Linao, Kyle

Lindsey,

Machoian, Andrew

Martinez, Marina

Medina, Esmeralda

Miranda, Damian A.

Monteiro, Audrey S.

Ours, Timothy

Solmerano, Ernest P

Thao, Jonathon

 

Akia, Kyle K.

Brumley, Zackary M.

Chum, Kevin V.

Gibson, Brittney C.

Herr, Fuchi Z.

Martinez, Marina A.

Miranda, Damian A.

Monteiro, Audrey S.

Solmerano, Ernest P

 

Brown, Konnor E.

Brumley, Zackary M.

Colvin, Eli D.

Despain, Jared M.

Gandy, Dylan J.

Gibson, Brittney C.

Machoian, Andrew E.

Martinez, Marina A.

Saeteurn, Ton N.

Sowles, Austin

Thao, Jonathon

 

Brown, Konnor E.

Clarke, Adam M.

Del Real, Andrew P.

Gibson, Brittney C.

Giraldes, Kristopher J.

Herr, Fuchi Z.

Hexom, Jason N.

Linao, Kyle

Loomis, Steven T.

Machoian, Andrew E.

Parker, Christopher K.

Shells, Ajanique I.

 

Brumley, Zackary M.

Chum, Kevin V.

Cooney, Jacob N.

Despain, Jared M.

Harter, Shandon C.

Linao, Kyle

Martinez, Marina A.

Monteiro, Audrey S.

 

 

Last, but not least, congratulations to Hillary Trang for being the ONLY cadet to earn the Health & Wellness ribbon.  Way to go, Hillary!

If you or your child are interested in joining the JROTC program, please see your counselor.

 

Air Force Insignia Decal

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Director's Message - Joshua Shapiro

 

 

Learning Director's Message - Carrie Carter

 

Learning Director's Message - Stephanie Hanks

 

 

 Learning Director's Message - Kim Thiesen

 

 

Learning Director Brion Warren

 

 

RIS Activities Director - Kaitlin Rodgers

Leaders of the Reyburn Wolf Pack

This is a busy time for our leading t-wolves! Our Leadership and Student Council students have been busy planning away for every school event while also finding new ways to serve the community. Student Council helped motivate students to participate in the magazine and cookie dough fundraiser by creating school-wide goals and keeping high expectations. Their hard work paid off! As a reward for earning $5,000 Student Council members were given the opportunity to slime our fearless leaders Mr. Sandoval, Ms. Parker and Mr. Eisele during lunch. The following week our amazing Reyburn students continued working hard and raised over $10,000 resulting in our leaders having a bucket of water poured on top of them and were then covered in a bag of flour. Thank you Reyburn families for supporting your students and helping to create a successful fundraiser.

Reyburn Leadership students have also been busy volunteering at various events and helping support their community. On October 6th the students volunteered at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk event in support of the American Cancer Society. The students were busy helping with registration, handing out stickers to all of the finishers and cleaning up after the event. They then created cards, along with numerous other groups on the REC campus, to send to American Armed Forces serving overseas. On December 21st Leadership and Student Council will be helping support the 25th annual Hope for the Holidays event sponsored by HandsOn Central California. They will be wrapping presents donated to Toys for Tots and other local sponsors. Those gifts will then be distributed to homeless children the next day. ‘Tis the season to help others and to be thankful and appreciative of all that we have. Reyburn Leadership and Student Council members are appreciative of the REC community and its family of Timberwolves.

Mrs. Kaitlin Rodgers

Reyburn Activities Director

 

CE Athletic Director - Anthony Morales

 

RIS Athletic Director - Jeff Suglian

REYBURN ATHLETICS SPRING 2014

            AS THE WINTER SPORTS SEASON DRAWS TO A CLOSE WE WOULD LIKE TO COMMEND ALL THE REYURN STUDENT-ATHLETES FOR THEIR EFFORTS, HARD WORK AND DEDICATION THIS SEASON. WE ARE GRATIFIED BY THEIR COMMITMENT BOTH ON THE FIELD OF PLAY AND IN THE CLASSROOM. WE ALSO APPRECIATED THE SUPPORT OF PARENTS, TEACHERS AND COACHES IN DEVELOPING THE TRUE “STUDENT-ATHLETE”.

            AS WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE SPRING SPORT SEASON, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD IT IS IMPORTANT THAT STUDENTS AND PARENTS UNDERSTAND THAT NO STUDENT CAN TRYOUT OR PARTICIPATE IN A SPRING SPORT WITHOUT HAVING TURNED INTO THE ATHLETIC OFFICE A COMPLETED SPORTS PHYSICAL PACKET. PHYSICAL PACKETS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING CUSD HEALTH CENTER CLINICS, TRANSPORTING OF STUDENTS FROM ATHLETIC EVENTS AND ATHLETIC ELIGIBILTY CAN BE OBTAINED THROUGH THE ATHLETIC OFFICE.

            IT IS ALSO IMPERATIVE THAT PARENTS AND STUDENTS ARE MADE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT STUDENTS MUST ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN A MINIMUM OF A 2.0 GPA, WHILE PASSING FOUR CLASSES, THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THEIR SPORT SEASON AND SUBSEQUENT GRADING PERIODS. IN DOING SO, ATHLETES WILL MAINTAIN THEIR ACADEMIC ELIGIBILTY TO PARTICIPATE AND COMPETE IN THEIR CHOSEN SPORT. WE HAVE AND WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR ATHLETES ACADEMICALLY IN THIS ENDEAVOR THROUGH THE UTILIZATION OF ACADEMIC INTERVENTION PROGRAMS OFFERED AT REYBURN INTERMEDIATE.

REYBURN SPRING SPORTS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ATHLETIC OPPORTUNITIES:

  • 7TH/8TH BOYS VOLLEYBALL
  • 7TH 8TH BASEBALL
  • 7TH/8TH SOFTBALL
  • 7TH/8TH BOYS GOLF
  • BOYS TENNIS
  • BOYS AND GIRLS SWIM AND DIVING
  • BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD
  • GIRLS BADMINTON (APRIL/MAY)

 

 

REC Library

It’s Never Too Late . . . To Become a Reader

Awarded two purple hearts, Ed Bray is an 89 year old World War II veteran who fought at Normandy. What would you guess is the biggest foe he ever faced? Illiteracy. Ed Bray spent his whole life hiding the fact that he couldn’t read. At the age of 89, Bray decided he wanted to read one book before he died. Fortunately, he met Professor Tobi Thompson who taught him the basics of reading, and he has now read four books written at a third grade reading level. Bray openly shares that being unable to read was the biggest challenge of his entire life.

This courageous veteran is living proof that it is never too late to become a reader.

REC students don’t need to wait until they’re 89 to start reading, because they have a large, vibrant library filled with books to fit every taste and interest. We buy books year round so that the newest titles are available for check out. The library offers e-books and digital audiobooks available through the library website. Students can check out these electronic books without even coming to the library.  Students can also check out Playaways, audiobooks that operate like Ipods. To explore the library’s book collection, go to the school website, click “library,” then click Destiny Quest on the library home page and search by author, title, or topic. Students can also download the Destiny Quest app. The library collection houses over 20,000 books, including fiction, nonfiction, biographies, graphic novels, short stories, poems, cartoons, plays, encyclopedias, picture books, mysteries, thrillers, classics, romances, dystopian novels, how to books, drawing books, and more. Our nonfiction collection covers topics ranging from constellations to mythology, the Enlightenment to the Holocaust, and architecture and to fashion.

As librarian, one of the most rewarding parts of my job is helping students discover the joy of reading. Please encourage your sons and daughters to stop by the library to browse the library shelves and get my assistance with book selection. Independent reading reaps big rewards. It is the single best way to build vocabulary and background knowledge.  Research suggests that the amount of independent reading students do is the single biggest predictor of what kind of grades they will earn and how much money they will make later in life. Besides these practical benefits, reading is entertaining and satisfying.  Books transport readers to other time periods and places, allowing them to connect with people throughout history and the world.  Reading makes us laugh, keeps us informed, inspires us, consoles us, and educates us. Thanks to libraries, reading doesn’t have to cost a dime and like so many other things in modern society, it won’t cause cancer!

The two chief influences that shape young readers is seeing adults read and having books readily available. Besides going to the REC library, take your sons and daughters to the public library. Check out books with them and read at home in front of them. Offer a “print rich” environment in your home. Leave books, magazines, and newspapers in every room of the house.  Start a tradition of “unplugged family time” and turn off the computers, phones, and televisions for an evening so that you and your family can talk, play games, and read.  Consider listening to one of the library’s audiobooks in the car or in the family room.  Teenagers really do like to read, but with all the distractions of the 21st century, reading sometimes gets overlooked. Join our efforts to build a community of readers at the Reagan Educational Center.

Can’t get your son or daughter to read for fun? Don’t give up. If Ed Bray can start reading books at the age of 89, we can get REC students to read. Join me in helping your children discover the “just right” book.  Once they do, they will read another and another. If it has been a while since you read a book, rediscover the joy of reading and be a role model for your children. Give your son or daughter a book—it is a gift they will open again and again.

Maren Nielsen

Teacher Librarian, Reagan Educational Center

 

 

Popular Books Available in the REC Library

Series:

  • Legend by Marie Lu

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

 

  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.

 

  • Divergent  by Veronica Roth

In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

 

  • The Maze Runner by James Dashnell

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.

 

  • The Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russel

Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes and sketches in her diary about her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, and about giving up on being part of the elite group, before figuring out a way to simply be herself.

 

  • Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.

Novels

  • Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Amir, haunted by his betrayal of Hassan, the son of his father's servant and a childhood friend, returns to Kabul as an adult after he learns Hassan has been killed, in an attempt to redeem himself by rescuing Hassan's son from a life of slavery to a Taliban official.

 

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

A novel set against the three decades of Afghanistan's history shaped by Soviet occupation, civil war, and the Taliban, which tells the stories of two women, Mariam and Laila, who grow close despite their nineteen-year age difference and initial rivalry as they suffer at the hand of a common enemy: their abusive husband.

 

  • The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

 

  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

Summaries from Destiny Quest, the library’s online catalog