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March 18, 2015 The Julian News 7 Volume .3 - Issue 6 March 18, 2015 Page 1 Sonja Kodimer, Advisor Lauren Vandewalle, Student Editor Mr. Schlottman Speaks About WASC Visit by Lauren VandewaUe Last Sunday through Tuesday, Julian High School had a WASC visit. As a student, I had a general idea about what this means but asked Mr. Schlottman a few questions to insure that the Julian community would be accurately updated about the visit. What exactly is WASC? "WASC is an organization that gives 'accreditation' to schools and colleges. Accreditation is a way of insuring that the diplomas those schools hand out have value. Schools need to meet the established criteria in order for them to issue a diploma that is meaningful. WASC stands for 'Western Association of Schools and Colleges'." I saw two men walking around campus in suits, and even was able to talk to them. What were their names? "Our two visitors were: Jim C0ombs, Principal of Buena Park High School, and Steve Barrett, English Teacher and Department Chair of Montclair High School." I was able to speak to them at the ASB meeting - but wasn't their another meeting with students chosen at random? "The WASC Visiting Committee wanted to meet with students as part of their visit. They asked us to form a group and they also informed us that they would be selecting a group themselves. We simply asked our ASB to participate (if they wanted to) and about 17 did so. The WASC Visiting Committee chose their group by simply handing out invitations to students at random. According to the WASC Visiting Committee both groups of students did a great job of participating and discussing the school." Great! That's good to hear. So, did we get Our acceditatiOn from threeyears ago renewed? "The last day the WASC Visiting Committee was here they met with our staff and let us know that a) we're doing a good job and b) we should keep doing the things we're doing. Ultimately (and based on the report from the Visiting Committee), the WASC Organization will determine the 'term' of our accreditation: 1,2 or 3 years. Judging from the very positive reviews that we heard from the Visiting Committee we're guessing that we're going to get a 3 year term. We won't know for sure until we the 'term letter' in the mail sometime in April, May or June." Wow! Julian High School and the Julian community should be proud. It was nice to have the new building to show them! "1 was (and am!) very proud of our whole school team: students, staff and parents. It's not that we're 100% perfect, but that *we are actively doing the things that a school SHOULD be doing to create an environment of continual academic improvement for all students*! That's good news!" Thanks, Mr. Schlottman! Track Repairs On Schedule For First League Meet It has been 4 years since Julian High School hosted a track meet because the track was in disrepair. Thanks to some available grant monies the track is being prepared to host three meets this year including the return to Julian of the Citrus League Championship meet on May 14th. The surface will be ready for the Eagles to host their first meet on April 17th. Julian Union High School Students.News Vintage Valentines Day Pep-Rally by Diana Gonzales and Laura Paulicki Pep-Rally Coordinators Diana Gonzales, Laura Paulicki, and Greg Conitz looldng dapper/ On Friday February 13, 2015 we put on a 50's Vintage Valentines Day Pep-Rally. The students were asked to dress in their best 50's rock 'n' roll attire. The whole school entered the gym to the sound of 50's artists Elvis Presley, Ritchie Valen, and Bobby Day and countless others. Shane Duffy welcomed everyone and introduced our very own Chance Perez who came up and sang, as well as played, Come On, Let's Go by Ritchie Valen. Next we had our best dressed to theme competition judged by Mrs. Masch, Mr. Gernandt, and Mr. Marushige. Our winners were Sara Rott, who got a bouquet of flowers, and Vladimir Wang, who got a box of chocolates. Next we had a game for three couples who wanted to participate. The questions entailed situations that the couples could be in, such as having something stuck in their teeth or having to watch chick,flick. The partner sitting in the chair had to answer what they woulddo and the partner standing behind had to answer what they would expect the other to do. Let's just say there was controversy among some of the couples. Our new teacher Mr. Bayer was a great sport and dressed up as our scorekeeper, AKA Cupid. Our winning couples, tied for first and taking home the big win of a box of chocolates, were Lizet and Jose and Lindsey and Brooke. Following our game show, we had the pleasure to have our wonderful teacher, and Julian High School Alumni, Mr. Munson lead the the school in the Alma Mater. Afterwards, we Showed even' more school spirit by chanting our traditional High School cheer, in which we divided the school by class and had each shout a word of"JULIAN EAGLES NUMBER 1!". The class that shouted the loudest was the first to be dismissed for lunch. After everything was cleaned up in the gym, we passed out 50's themed valentines with candy attached to them to everyone in the school. Putting on this pep-rally was fun because we got to be creative with theme and put our own sense of style into it. During the event it was stressful to put everything together but eventually all of the pieces fell into place. Setting up and preparing for this was a difficult task. There were many aspects that we had to consider thats restricted what we could do in the time limit that we were given. We think that this pep-rally was a rockin' success and we hope to be able to continue to conduct even better pep-rallies in our last year of high school. where They Are Now Sarah Linthicum was Salutatorian of the Class of 2014. Her sunny smile and happy laugh litup Julian High School, and now she's spreading her light at CSUSM. Here the Julian community gets a chance to eatch up with Sarah. What college are you attending now, and what major are you pursuing? I am attending Cal State San Marcos currently. I'm actually undecided as to what I want to study, but I am considering something in science, although at this time, I am declared as a Literature major. Are you involved in any activities on and/or off campus? I'm not involved with anything on campus, but I have two jobs that I balance between classes. (However I encourage everyone to try to get involved in something on campus if possible, to make friends and just have fun!) What are some highs and lows of college life? A definite high of college are the freedoms you have with your time, as well as with your class choices. Personally, a low for me is living off campus, and not having as much time to participate with on campus activities. What's one thing that you know now that you wish you knew in high school? What advice do you have for Julian students? I wish I knew that you don't have to buy all your books from the bookstore. (Chegg saves lives, and money,) I encourage Julian students to keep their options open when it comes to choosing a major. Being undeclared is better than being stuck in a major you aren't 100% sure about. There really isn't as much pressure to chose as it feels like there is. Just remember that college is a time to have fun and make life long friends, as well as learn about yourself and start your future career! Thanks, Sarah! Super Bowl Champ On by Lauren Vandewalle Julian High School's Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) group had the honor of being spoken to by a former member of the NFL, and it wasn't Ed White: On Wednesday, March 11th, Stephen Neal came to speak at lunchtime in the gym about the importance of having a relationship with God and appreciating the gifts and talents He gives to us, not because we earn them but because He loves us just that much. Oh, and he passed around the rings from the three Super Bowls he's won with the New England Patriots. A native San Diegan, Neal grew up with born-again Christian parents and was active in his relationship with God. When he went to college on a wrestling scholarship, however, their relationship started to fade as the independence and stress of college life settled in. Neal told us that their relationship didn't grow much when he joined the Patriots, either. He felt undeserving of all the blessings God graced him with - a Super Bowl Champion three times! This time of struggle, however, is what made Neal's testimony so relatable for the many Julian High School students who attended the talk. Now that he's no longer in the NFL, Neal has grown stronger in his relationship with God. His wife offers him much encouragement, and he reads the Bible every day. Neal reminded us that God's love is so big that He sent His only son to die for our sins. God wants to see us succeed. We can never pay Him back for the blessings He's given us. The Super Bowl rings were passed around, but the audience was more interested in what Neal was saying. Many students approached him after lunch, asking where the best place in the Bible is to start reading. Regardless of the team he played for, regardless of the titles he won, regardless of his rings, Neal made a big impact on Julian High School. Not everyone is called to be in the Super Bowl, but I think many were called to be Super Christians on this special day. Life Returns To Theatre With Charley's Aunt by Lindsay Cranfield On February 26th, I had the well done it was performed by Randy Burke definitely stood privilege to attend the play, my fellow peers. All of the actors out and did an extraordinary job! Charley's Aunt put on by the and actresses had their lines Randy played Lord Fancourt Julian High School Theatre memorized all the way down to Babberley, who was unwillingly Troupe. Charley's Aunt is a the punctuation. It was amazing pulled into Jack and Charley's farce with three acts written by and to top it all off, they all spoke scheme. He was hilarious and Brandon Thomas. It broke all in eloquent british accents. There the perfect one to play the part! records in the history of plays, is so much talent I wouldn't be surprised if we with 1,466 performances in and potential in all of the saw Randy and some of the London. This play is serious and performers. They did a great job, other performers in many Other silly; a romance, a comedy, and as did the director, Ms. Kodimer. productions in the. future. Great a drama all in one beautifully She did a great jab'casting and job to all who were part of this written play. teaching all these amazing young production! I can't wait for the I was very surprised with how actors and actresses, next one! A Surprise Happy Birthday For Mrs. Wylie On Wednesday, March llth, the students Mrs. Wylie's Senior English Class took it upon themselves to surprise her with a Birthday party. Baked goodies were enjoyed, music was played, and a few overwhelmed tears were shed. These seniors, along with everyone else in the school, want to say, "We love you, Mrs. Wyliet Thanks for all the work you put into making Julian a better place/ " A