Hilda Cervantes, Spanish Teacher and Juan Gomez, French Teacher will be taking their level III and upper classes to an exciting trip coming up during C-Track’s spring vacation from May 11-May 21 of 2009 to explore Spain and France on an EF educational Tour.Â
The EF Tours are anÂ accredited, all-inclusive tour company that shows students the world. EF Tours provide a knowledgeable, experienced tour director and bring lessons to life by exploring theÂ greatestÂ destinations and experiencing other cultures firsthand.Â Local expert guides in every major city provide even more insight. All flights, ground transportation, and hotel accommodations are included in the package. EF Tour have been in business for over 40 years, having offices around the world, and guarantees the lowest prices for the highest quality.
There will be a Parent Meeting on Thursday August 28, 2008 at 5PM in room R107. So if anyone who is taking Spanish or French is welcome to come and see what we will beÂ fundraising, how much the trip will cost in total and all that good stuff.Â Space is limited on the trip! You may also visit eftours.com/student to get more information.
I’ve had little time to go out lately. The last time i went out i went to a friend’s house, but i want to do more than that. i want to go somewhere far, like another state or something.
i think it would be cool to go all the way to mexico and travel all down south to the border. The south of Mexico that is, and i would like to visit detroit and go underground and blow something up like in the batman movies.
last saturday i gave my bike a tune up, tightened all the ears greased the bearings (i don’t know how to spell that). Now my bike doesn’t make any weird stupid out of this world sounds and it’s cool because i can sneak up to someone with the bike. I really love riding my bike although maintaining the bike in good condition takes a lot of work. I’ve also been lookin for a job so that i can get the parts i need to upgrade the gears and make it more stable, so hopefully i’ll find job soon.
Yay! Im going to camp tommorrow! I am so excited. I’m packing all my clothes and a lot of bug spray. This is like the only time of the year when I can actually go out and see what real nature looks like andÂ smell the fresh air.Â I go camping every year with my church. It’s actually really fun. We get time away from the world, problems and all of the pollution of course. It’s a really good way to bond with everyone. We sleep in tents and at night we tell stories and perform plays. This year we’re going to Lake Perris. I’m so exicted that I can’t even sleep, I’m counting the hours. Just 9 more hours to go!Â Â
Clear Creek was pretty cool. Most people that went said it wasn’t all that. I thought it was a another great memory.
I met new people and learned new facts aboutÂ wildlife.
We arrived there on Friday 28. We hiked to the camp site where we were going to stay and settled in. Throughout the whole weekend, we didÂ different activities.
The best time I had was during the night hike. I couldn’t even see that clearly. I nearly fell because my glasses wereÂ to foggy. Though I had a cool friend that was watching over me. It was a pretty cold night as well.
Â I though we were going to die because the clouds were pretty low and close to us. Everybody was telling me the same thing from the movie “Mist” was going to happen. I honestly don’t like that movie.
About 40 students went and 4 teachers.
I’m looking forward to going again in August. I would recommmend it to others, only if thy’re willing to make fun and not be boring people. Hopefully my close friends Monica and Griselda join us in August.
This past April 28th. The Magnet Senior class took a trip to Big Bear. My friends and I had been anticipating this trip for so long and we were really excited when the date finally came around. We left early in the morning on that Friday. It was 6:00 am!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know how I woke up so early. I left my house at 5:00 am. to catch the bus to school and I almost didn’ tmake it because the stupid Rapid didn’t get to the stop until 5:45 am. But luckily I made it just in time!
Right after we got settled into our cabins (by the way I was mad because all of my close friends were put into one cabin and I was put in a different one, if it wasn’t for Vicky I would have thrown a fit!), we went skiing. At first I was really excited, but then we tried on the boots and I realized I couldn’t really walk and they hurt my feet. This made me a little pesimistic and I wasn’t sure that skiing was such a good idea after all. After the skii lesson I got the hang of it and I began to have fun.
This may sound stupid but I almost had a near death experience. The second time I took the cart that takes you up the slopes, I forgot to pull the bar that keeps you from falling over, and about halfway through, it suddenly stopped and I moved forward! I realized there was no bar and I quickly reached back for it. I have to admit I got scared. As I did that I dropped one of my sticks and a very nice lady took it up the slope for me.
We also went bowling and I beat my team! That was a fun night, the guys worked on the grill and we watched Superbad.
But not everything was so fun. On the second day we went on a scavenger hunt so we hiked and hiked. That wasn’t so much fun. The fun part was winning the scavenger hunt and not having to make breakfast sunday morning.
I can’t wait to go back one of these days and take my family.
Sunday March 2nd was kind of a weird but fun day for me. To start off i had to meet with the journalism class at McDonalds on 8th and Soto at 10:30 am to do our video project. The subject of our project its the Wyvernwood projects also known as the 8th street projects.Well I got up to get ready to go to meet up with my class but I was feeling lazy so i was still debating if i should go or not. I finally decided to get ready and go because i mean anything is better than being home and if i didn’t go my mom was going to make me go to church and obviously i wasn’t going to church
A few weeks ago i was flipping channels, and for a while found nothing but over ratedÂ reality shows, and today’s cartoons thatÂ have never really caught my interest. (ok aÂ couple have but whatever)Â But finally, as always, the Discovery channel delivered and did not disappoint.
Half Man, Half Tree. Yes, Half Man Half Tree. A 32 year old manÂ named Dede that lives in Indonesia has been sprouting root-like structures out of body for about 20 years and his condition keeps getting worse. Everything started after cutting his knee as a teenager.
In his village he is known as the “Tree Man“. He has had to stop working and his wife left him because of his condition. He was really depressed for a long period of time.
Dr. Anthony Gaspari, chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, concluded that his condition is caused byÂ Human Papilloma VirusÂ andÂ helps Dede by performing a life changing procedure. And for the first time in years Dede was able to write his nameÂ :!:Â
It is 41 degrees and I am freezing! I love cold weather but for some reason I am not digging it tonight. I should be used to it since I wait for the schoolbus at 6:30Â every morning and it is pretty much the coldest time of the day. According to the weather forecast, it will be sunny tommorow with temperatures reaching a high of 64 degrees.
Although I love cold weather, I have never been to the snow! Why? I really don’tÂ know why butÂ I can’t wait for that day to come. ActuallyÂ the Magnet Big Bear trip is on March and I am really excited to play in the snow and meaybe even build a snowman. But what I am truly excited for is skiing and snowboarding! I am kind of scared but I know that it will be so much fun, especially because my closest friends will be there and the time we spend together will be priceless.Â
Since i can remember I have always wanted to go to those restaurants where there’s a big grill in front of your table and the chef cooks and entertains you while you are having a pleasant dinner. Well finally i got to go to one of those. The place is called Benihana located in different locations. I went to one in Chandler, Arizona. I had an incredible time. I even got to taste sushi for the first time. I loved it. I will definitely go again. It is a great place to go with friends, family, and without doubt it is a vast this valentines to take your partner. The food is delicious the mood is fabulous. What else can you ask for?
I left last week on Thursday at 6:00am. A 6 hour trip.Â Got there tired butÂ didn’t care went straight to the hotel’s pool and took a swim. It was really cold. My reason for going was a Competition for the Law Enforcement Explorers.Â Only 8Â HollenbackÂ explorers got to go including me, my first one by the way other divisions aroundÂ all California were there too.Â I had so much fun.Â It didn’t matter because we learned alot.Â FirstÂ we did the laser tagging. They gave us three chances,Â which we wonÂ the last one.Â Then we did different scenarios which includedÂ the Negotiation we had to talk to some guyÂ who had two people hostage. Our job was to convince the suspect to give up or give him something inÂ exchange for the hostages. Another one was the Rapid Response. This one was about two students in a Jr. High school shooting and having students hostage. We had to get there quick arrest them, clear the place, and free the students. One of my favorite scenarios was the ICS. It stands for Intensive Communication System. This system started after what happened on 9/11, this system is to teach us how toÂ communicate with other organizations such as the Fire Department or the FBI.Â I had a great time. Even though we didn’t win anything we learned new things and now we know what to expect in the nextÂ compitition.