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Attitude Wednesday - October 7th, 2020

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This week's Hispanic historical figure is Simón Bolívar! Born to a wealthy family on July 24, 1783 in the Kingdom of Venezuela, he was heavily influenced by the Enlightenment ideas he was exposed to while studying abroad in Europe. These Enlightenment teachings inspired Bolívar to call for the overthrow of Spanish rule of South America, which he put into action following Napoleon’s invasion of Spain. Simón was a gifted general, proven by his liberation of Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, and Peru, which he later united to create the Gran Colombia, a single nation. He served as President of Gran Colombia as well as dictator of Peru until 1830, where he first resigned and later died at the age of 47. Forever regarded as “El Libertador”, Simón has become a key part in the national identities of the countries he led.

This week's Hispanic historical figure is Simón Bolívar! Born to a wealthy family on July 24, 1783 in the Kingdom of Venezuela, he was heavily influenced by the Enlightenment ideas he was exposed to while studying abroad in Europe. These Enlightenment teachings inspired Bolívar to call for the overthrow of Spanish rule of South America, which he put into action following Napoleon’s invasion of Spain. Simón was a gifted general, proven by his liberation of Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, and Peru, which he later united to create the Gran Colombia, a single nation. He served as President of Gran Colombia as well as dictator of Peru until 1830, where he first resigned and later died at the age of 47. Forever regarded as “El Libertador”, Simón has become a key part in the national identities of the countries he led.

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Today is a blue day you will be logging in to your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd  periods.

Hey, Scotsmen! Our third annual school wide Lip Sync Battle is coming up on October 22nd!! This year’s battle is gonna look a little different but that doesn’t mean it will be any less fun!! This Lip Sync Battle is a music video edition. Get together with your friends, club, or team and create the best music video lip-sync. Check all of FFA’s social media pages as well as your School Announcements on Canvas classrooms for the audition form. Audition forms, including your video audition, are due October 12th. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube and the link sent in audition form.  Join us October 22nd for a live viewing party on FacebookLive and Zoom. Will Drama stay on top? Will ASB take the crown back? Will FFA ever win? Find out that night.  Check our IG story the following week to vote for your favorite acts. We look forward to seeing all you awesome people October 22nd at 6 o’clock  for the Lip Sync Battle Viewing Party. If you have any questions, reach out to one of our chapter officers or Mr. Leishman

*RULES*

·         Song, dance, and costume need to be school appropriate

·         Needs to be between 1 and 4 minutes

·         No “deep fakes” or JibJabs or ElfYourself

Link to the audition form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mUm7be_RMe40zm10TjR0hmN2gRu04RfcQ7YAjJmSgIU/viewform?ts=5f73b74e&edit_requested=true (Links to an external site.)

Awards for:

Best Solo, Best Duet, Best Small Group, Best Large Group, Most Humorous, Best Choreographed, Best Costume, Crowd Favorite, and Best Over All   

 

Any Sophomore, Junior, or Senior who plans to play football this year needs to fill out this form. If you plan to play, you MUST sign up before 10/12. Contact Coach Gutierrez with any  questions.

https://forms.gle/yiXnmR3MER6KnJRUA (Links to an external site.)

 

Here are some ways you can get a book:

1) Read something you already have at home.

2) Check out an ebook from Highland's library here: You can login to MackinVia this way (Links to an external site.)

3)  You can get a free Kern County Library card online here . (Links to an external site.)They have over 200,000 ebooks to choose from!

4) Listen to free audiobooks from Audible here. (Links to an external site.)

5) Get free classic books here (Links to an external site.) (you don't even need to create an account).

 

All students who want to participate in sports please complete the athletic packet on our highland webpage (link is attached).  You will not be allowed to participate until it is completely filled out.  You may upload your physical form from the doctor at a future time when we return to Athletics on campus.

https://sportsnethost.com/highlandhs-parent

 

Club News

Hey Esports ENTHUSIASTS!!  That's right!  I'm talking to you fellow gamers who play Overwatch and/or League of Legends.  

We have 3 teams so far, but there is room for more:  

I have one 2 X-box Teams and a PC/Laptop Team so far.   

If you are still wanting to represent Highland, come with a completely assembled team of Highland Students who all play on the same device and we will try to find a spot for you.  

Our next meeting to solidify your teams and play Overwatch to represent Highland is Monday at 2:30 pm..

OUR NEXT Zoom meeting is October 12th @ 2:30 pm.

·         Check back Monday, on the Esports) page - October 12th @ 2:15 pm.for the Zoom Link - Please be on time!

Yours Truly,

RadDawg7770 (Mr. Raddatz)

 

Interested in Chess? THEN JOIN THE HHS CHESS CLUB by texting 81010 to @chess4you

 

Art club meeting on Wed. at 1:30. We will work on our Inktober designs.   Link to the meeting: https://kernhigh-org.zoom.us/j/82272587284?pwd=cDdrblltTjk1UHdlMWxWdDhWUjU2UT09 (Links to an external site.)

 

All Scotsmen, lend me your ear!  Are you stressing about your college search, seniors?  Other Scotsmen, are you trying to figure out what colleges you might be interested in?  The AVID program is pleased to host the Zoom session, "College Search: From Stress to Success" with Gary. B. from the University of New Mexico this Thursday at 2:00.  He will also spend some time sharing about the University of New Mexico.  Sign up today on SignUpGenius to hear a great presentation from the wonderfully funny and informative, Gary B.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49AEAB2DA2FFC52-university1 (Links to an external site.)

 

Scots! It’s college application season! The AVID program is hosting a Zoom session with the University of La Verne. At the workshop, you will learn about the admissions process, campus life, and requirements. The Zoom session is Wednesday, October 14th from 1:30 - 2:00.  Sign up today by going to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49AEAB2DA2FFC52-university (Links to an external site.). We can't wait to see you there! Email Mr. LeClair with questions - william_leclair@kernhigh.org.  

 

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