By Rob Parrott - Almond Campus Principal
Almond Campus Updates:
The winter weather is trying to hold on, but spring is right around the corner! As we approach the midway point of second semester we have many highlights to share with the Warren Community. A reminder that we will be on an early release schedule with a 12:15 p.m. dismissal at the Almond Campus.
National Merit Finalists:
We have 5 National Merit Finalists this year! Congratulations to seniors, Christian Alcantara, Andrea Ardeleanu, Richard Chiu, Saranya Menon, and Matthew Walowski who have moved on in the PSAT/NMSQT competition and been named National Merit Finalists! These students are among the top 1% of students in the nation.
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and The United States Department of Education has informed us that senior, Daniel Lense, has been named 1 of (up to) 161 U. S. Presidential Scholars. Scholars are invited to Washington, D.C. for a National Recognition Program in June. Congrats Daniel!
Daily Herald 2018-2019 Lake County Leadership Team:
We have two students that have been named to the Daily Herald 2018-2019 Lake County Leadership Team! Congratulations to seniors, Janhvi Dubey and Ellie Nerheim, who were recognized for their excellence in volunteerism and community service.
Perfect Attendance Winners:
As an incentive for students who maintain perfect attendance during the school year, we draw names at the end of each month from those students who had perfect attendance and award 20 of those students’ prizes. For the month of January, we had 794 students who had perfect attendance and for the month of February, we had 543 students who had perfect attendance! Congratulations to the 40 students who were randomly selected for the previous two months.
Xochitl Aguirre, Cortez Albarran, Connor Bora, David Campbell, Catherine Carani, Rebecca Dybas, Victor Gallegos, Kenneth Hayes, Niyanna McDonial, Meghan McMillen, Clayton Mobile, Sarah Parmar, Mitchell Reich, Jaden Rogel, Hunter Subry, Byron Tillett, Jonathan Valentine, Jaylene Vazquez, Joshua Westphal, John Wiser.
Faraaz Baig, Jamie Bednarz, Celine Cardenas, Nathan Denny, Taylor Graham, Fiona Green, Jeremy Gunter, Emmanuel Guzman, Ava Howard, Cade Kelly, Clara Macheras, Tiffany Maravilla, Alexa Mielke, Maya Muhammad, David Nyarko, Ethan Reyes, Caroline Rukstales, Eric Schweikl, John Welch, Aisha White.
Student Diversity Retreats:
We completed the second daylong retreat for our students from both campuses this school year to help build leadership in regards to diversity and our inclusive environment. Our goal is to provide activities, discussion, and collaboration on the challenges and benefits that diversity brings. Our retreat was held on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Almond Campus.
Our staff recognizes students each month who exhibit one or more of the pillars of our A-Team, which include:
Attendance – This is a dedication to being at school, in class, on time, each day.
Attitude – This is a focus on choosing to get better every day. To choose an attitude that makes yourself and others better.
Academics – This is a focus on taking active ownership of your learning and making positive progress academically.
Acceptance – This is an appreciation for the diversity in our world and valuing the assets diversity brings to our community. It is a commitment to treating others as you would want to be treated; and even better, getting to know others so you can treat them how they want to be treated.
Athletics/Activities – This is an engagement in the opportunities outside of the classroom that enhance student connectedness and contributions to our school community.
I am proud to recognize the following students who we honored on February 28, 2019, at our monthly A-Team breakfast at the Almond Campus.
INMAN GLASS, RILEY NEBEL, JONATHAN BRENNER, FRANKIE JAIMES, KEVIN MCCARTHY, BRANDON NITTO, IONA FLINT, JAKE FANIZZA, LILLIAN DAHLBERG, SOPHIE SHULMAN, ALEX KUSCSIK, MATTHEW RICH, LAUREN MARSH, FRANCISCO MIRANDA, MARY CLAIRE TURNER, DANIEL LAUER.
Thank you and As Always, Go Blue Devils!