Help Make The World A Better Place

By: Callie Vincent

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Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During the month of May,  the Woodlake Family Resource Center educates the public and raises awareness for those who struggle with mental illness, as well as their families.

The Children’s Art Exhibit will be held on May 12th, from 11am to 1pm right after the Woodlake Rodeo Parade is finished. The Family Resource Center will open gates for folks to come and visit! This event will be held at the new Woodlake City Plaza across the street from the park.

 

The Family Resource Center has 25 providers that will be presenting and outreaching for their agency and program. There will also be door prizes for children, and art will be displayed from all school aged children, representing what a happy and healthy family is to them. Some artwork displayed by clients of mental health will represent their own interpretation of receiving mental health treatment. Live entertainment and door prizes will also be at this FREE EVENT. It will be a day of celebration and awareness for mental health.

 

This community event is also a great opportunity for student’s to get Community Service Hours done! Help would be much appreciated. If interested, contact counseling for more information.

 

Recently the Woodlake Family Resource Center also held an event called Blue Ribbon Day where Child Abuse Prevention was celebrated for the month of April. It was held on April 12th with a great turn out from the community of Woodlake. Raffles, ice cream, photo booths, and a lot music were enjoyed at this free event. Every individual who attended Blue Ribbon Day played a role in creating a safe, stable and nurturing environment that is central to the great childhoods that all children deserve.

 

Thank you to the Woodlake Family Resource Center for all their hard work on making our small community of Woodlake a safe and happy place for everyone. They are located on 168 Valencia Blvd Woodlake, California 93286 and can be contacted at (559) 564-5212.

 

You Are Somebody’s Type

By Student Reporter: Isabella Torres

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On April 3rd, Mrs. Moran’s third period Greenhouse Management class organized the Annual FFA Blood Drive with leaders Marriana Reynoso and Charlotte Lira. The class went through town to post flyers throughout the community to create awareness for the event. Peers from the class even sat outside the event while it was taking place to sign in people and help speed up the process. The event was a success, the class together gathered thirty-eight units of blood in total.

Upcoming Events

The School Carnival

By: Andres Aguilar

 

The Woodlake High School carnival will be held on April 25th, which is a Friday. Kids of all ages will be able to attend! There will be games, food, and a jolly good time. This exclusive carnival will be free of charge. Woodlake High School students will have the opportunity to earn community service hours as well as building bonds with new friends. Hope to see you there!

 

Battle Of The Talents

By: Andres Aguilar

 

Do you have the voice of an angel? The moves like Michael Jackson? If so, Woodlake High School is looking for you.  The school will be giving away cash prizes to the top performers. Talk to Mrs. Sanchez or Ms. Tenorio to sign up. The show will be held May 25th in the PAB. The audience will be open to the public so stop on by and cheer the students on!

 

A Night To Remember

By: Andres Aguilar

 

Prom for Woodlake High School is May 12th, 2018. The dance will be held from 6 p.m. till 12 a.m. at the Cafe 210. Grab yourself a strapping date and get ready to dance your hearts out. Buy your tickets today at the front office with Mari. Couples will be $60, singles $35, and if you’re attending in groups of 5 will cost $30 dollars. The theme of this year’s prom will be Rustic Romance.

Much Ado About Nothing

By: Isenia Lopez

 

The play’s title is “Much Ado About Nothing.” It was written by William Shakespeare in 1598. We have adapted it for the 1950’s and are using some of the music from “Grease.” Main characters are Beatrice, who is a strong,witty, sarcastic  woman who never wants to get married and is played by Julia Irvin. Katherine Pfaff will be playing Hero, who is about to get married to Claudio, but she plans on setting up Beatrice which is her cousin. Benedick, played by Freddy Estrada, who is a huge joker and is a popular man and also does not want to get married and plans to die as a bachelor. Claudio, who is the football team’s MVP, falls in love with Hero and plans for the coach to arrange the marriage. Although they all are finding love, Connie and John- John plan to ruin Hero and Claudio’s marriage. Come watch the play on May 17,18, and 19. Student are one dollar, adults are five dollars, and seniors are three.Tickets can be preordered.   38a79523-82a8-4ec1-a125-b0371874e6f6MuchAdoAboutNothingBest2940x470.crop_625x470_157,0.preview

 

What is your favorite memory while being in Drama?

Katherine  Pfaff

“My favorite memories are being in the makeup room before a show with everyone singing and getting ready, as well as the cast parties at Mrs. Hallemeyer’s house after the final show.”

 

What has made you laugh during drama?

Jessica Sandoval

“The thing that made me laugh the most was when Elian fell during rehearsal.”

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Summer’s in Session

By: Isenia Lopez

Summer School is a great opportunity for students to advance or recover course credits. Some new classes that are being offered this summer are:Leadership, where student will be planing out rallys and learning leadership skills, Introduction to Video Production, where students will film and learn how to edit videos, and  Drivers Education, where students will learn the rules of the road. Whatever your plans may be for this summer, consider staying busy by taking a summer school class. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office, and they are due by April 30, 2018.

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Queens of Style

By: Jasmine Sandoval

Queens of Style is a celebration of International Women’s Day. During this event, female artists from all over California, including Woodlake High, show off their amazing artistic abilities and meet new people. On March 17th, multiple students and teachers from Woodlake High School attended the art event. Mrs. Bowers, the art teacher at Woodlake High, was proud to take the schools best artists and painters. Junior, Carlos Tavarez, who also attended the event, sold multiple pieces of his stunning paintings, while Alecxander Parreira, Anyssa Lupian, and Mrs. Bowers painted murals of amazing works of art. Below are pictures from Queens of Style.   

Sexual Assult Awareness Month

By: Elian Andrade

What is it about?

 

Sexual Asssault Awareness Month (SAAM) is a campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent to the public eye. Each year the campaign uses a theme to spread their message, with this year’s being “Embrace your Voice”, urging individuals to use their voice to rally for safety, respect, and equality in pushing for the end of sexual violence before more acts are committed. Individuals demonstrate and stand in solidarity with survivors of assault, by standing up against the shame against survivors, jokes that reinforce and normalize rape culture, promote consent and what it means to give consent, practice healthy communication within relationships, and correct misconceptions. The month is symbolized by a teal ribbon.

 

How to get involved?

 

My strength and My voice are doing several events this month like the “Walk a mile in her shoes” and “Denim Day”. These events promote being able to feel comfortable in clothes and not have to worry about being assaulted, as well as raise awareness about survivors. These events are scheduled for April 10th and April 25th respectively. For more information, make sure to contact Edwin, the club organizer on their club pages on Facebook and Instagram. @mystrengthcub and @myvoiceclub

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Spring Break

 

By Clayton Vincent

Spring break is one week during the school year where students can do whatever they want. Many students visit family and hang out with their friends, while others may decide to go on vacation. There are many different students at Woodlake High School that experience a fun filled Spring Break. Now let’s find out what they did on their Spring Break vacation!

 

What did you do on your Spring Break?

 

Alex Chapman (Senior): “ I played basketball here at the high school over Spring Break and hung out with my friends. I also went to Los Angeles with my mom and brothers to go watch a Dodgers baseball game.”  GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What did you do on your Spring Break?

 

Juan Sandoval (Senior): “I got to spend a lot of time with my friends. It was really fun because I don’t get to see most of them a lot. I also got to see my family which was really nice. My spring break was a great one.”

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What did you do on your Spring Break?

 

David Coa (Senior): “I went to New York and visited the cites. I met a lot of people and tried a bunch of different foods. The trip was cool, I was just cold the entire time.”

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Popular Games and Movies

By: Nikole Kimble

 

Games:

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Fortnight is a game on Ps4, Xbox and now available on your mobile phone. One hundred players are in an arena and fight to the death with weapons, and the players are also able to build structures. The object of the game is to stay alive as long as possible.

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PubG is a game on Ps4, Xbox, and mobile. One hundred players are in an arena and kill each other with weapons. The object of the game is to be #1.

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Snipers vs Thieves is a game on mobile. In this game, the player has a choice to either be a sniper of a thief. The object of the game is to rob a bank. If the player becomes a thief, they have to rob the bank, and collect as much money without dying. If the player becomes a sniper, they have to kill the robbers.

 

Movies:

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PG: 13 Drama/Romance

“Love, Simon” is a movie based on a book by Becky Albertalli known as Simon vs the Homosapien Agenda. The movie is about 17-year-old Simon and his wild love story with a person he doesn’t really know… but he has a secret… no one knows he’s gay.

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Rated PG: 13 Horror/Thriller

“A Quiet Place” is about a family that is being preyed on by a creature that hunts and navigates by sound.

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PG: 13 Thriller/Fantasy

If you’re looking for a Sci Fi action adventure,“Ready Player One” is the perfect movie. This is a movie placed in 2045 after a war, and the world is almost in ruins. The OASIS is a virtual reality where people can escape and be anyone and make anything they want to. A boy named Wade Watts is one of the many players in this game and enters the intense treasure hunt that the creator made before he died. Watch the movie and find out what crazy trouble that Wade comes into!

College Signing Day

By Reyes Aguilar

It is reaching the end of the school year for the Woodlake Tigers; it is also reaching the time of the year where the Woodlake Seniors begin their preparation for their new adventures after High School. The Senior Tigers are in a busy state of gathering scholarships, preparing for exit interviews, as well as deciding which school they want to attend, huge props to the seniors for keeping it together in a time of stress. Graduation is coming in quickly, the town and students of Woodlake are eager to know where the upcoming graduating class of 2018 will be headed for their college career. On May 4th, the Woodlake High School will be hosting a college signing day during lunch time. Essentially for the signing day, there will be tables set up with colleges with the students attending that college. This day is not only meant to honor our current seniors for their hard work and dedication, but also to encourage students to start thinking about their future college choices.  Woodlake High School is very proud of their future college graduates and are excited about their desire to succeed.