A recent campus beautification project students have completed is the upcycling of pallets. Students took old pallets and fashioned them into succulent containers and set them in a vacant, bland space on campus. To brighten it up even further they took some of the wood pieces from the pallets and painted inspirational words on them in different colors. When asked what they thought about their recent project, students commented that they felt proud whenever they passed the spot. Indeed, I find them out there with their friends pointing to the word they painted and the succulent they planted. The project incorporated all of the four parts of the CCSS – creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. Equally importantly, it is a project they got to see through from start to finish and a small legacy they get to leave for the whole campus to enjoy. -- Monica Beck; Conejo Valley High School


O’Keeffe Project, Kandinsky Project and “Make an Early Human Tool” Project -- Lisa Shankar, 6th Grade English/Social Studies Colina Middle School


Ancient Civilizations Portfolio Pages -- Lisa Shankar, 6th Grade English/Social Studies Colina Middle School



Colina’s We the People Honor’s Team 2016 From left:  Kris Olson, Micah Meyers, Jeremy Garelik, Rilee Roberts, Max Keller, Sam Ratcliffe, Jeffrey Mendoza, Colin Smith, and Tracy Boccalatte


Colina’s We the People CP Team 2016
Mr. Scherer working with his team


Westlake High School Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica on their annual field trip to Olvera Street.  This photo was taken at La Plaza de la Raza where they watched the Spanish play, "Too Many Tamales." -- Submitted by Diane Rudas, WHS

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Seems former CVUSD Superintendent, Ann N. Bonitatibus, can shred on the clarinet.  Thanks for joining the SMS advanced band.  You did GREAT and the kids loved having you rehearse
with them!  Let's KEEP MUSIC ALIVE!!!