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In JH Photo class, students are creating a cupcake business. The objective is to learn how to photograph foods and think through all of the details in starting a business, from scratch (pun intended). We started the project by brainstorming necessary steps which included choosing location, hours, product, marketing, name, slogan or motto, and, of course, the Signature Cupcake. After watching an episode of "Cupcake Wars" for inspiration, students broke into groups of two and designed their menu and then frosted and decorated their cupcakes. Using a light box, students photographed their creations, checked them for clarity, and then enjoyed eating them. The next step is to create the business brochure with all the descriptions of what they will be serving, including that signature cupcake. Lastly, each group will present their "business" to the class. Using a rubric, their peers will judge which cupcake business is most likely to thrive and survive in the Bay Area. It's a great learning experience - and tasty, too!
Someya Bagai (8th)and Preethi Kumar (6th) were chosen for the 2015 American Choir Directors Association (ACDA)National Honor Choir. They performed at the national convention and also with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in their hall and the Tabernacle.
To learn more about our Summer Program offerings, please view this post and click on the Summer Programs brochure. Registration is now open!
The musical "Shrek" will perform March 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 and a matinee on March 28. Purchase tickets online: Click on EVENTS at the bottom, then TICKET SALES.
The Science Club dissected horseshoe crabs this week. We discussed how they look so prehistoric and really are not considered a crab. The students identified the specimens we used as females. Once they were opened one was loaded with eggs. God has truly blessed us with some incredibly unique creatures to enjoy!
On-line auditions were held for the 2015-16 Junior High and High School Worship Teams in February. Click here to see the results of the auditions.
Many parents struggle at least occasionally, and sometimes regularly, with their child over homework. Learn why the dynamics of homework have changed in recent years, what you can do to minimize homework stress, and how to help make homework time more positive for you and your child. Parents of K-12 students, please join us for this free, enlightening presentation by Margaret Dunlap, M.A., from Stanford's Challenge Success program. Ms. Dunlap has held roles in education leadership, teaching, and program management within public and private education for over 20 years.
This course is the core of the Slingerland training program. It is traditionally offered as a four-week summer session and includes a practicum with students. It can also be adapted into a four to six week in-year course.
Tara Abdi was named National Grand Champion in Junior Solos out of over 67 solos. Vivid was given the National Spirit Award out of 70 teams.
Eight VCHS Conservatory students, along with Mr. Coates, Mr. Balyout, and Mrs. Carlson drove to Hume Lake on Feb. 21 for the weekend winter camp.
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Fourteen Valley Christian High School Art Students have joined the nation-wide initiative to provide portraits to children and teens in orphanages around the world.
NPR's From the Top with host Christopher O'Riley will air this show in March.
A performance at the San Francisco Chinese New Year Opening Ceremonies on Feb. 14 and creation of a video application for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are scheduled for the combined Beijing/VCS marching band/Open Air Ensemble. The Junior High Quest Band will also participate.
One beat, two beats, three beats, more.... It's amazing how the tiny pumps that rest in the center of our chest are responsible for carrying oxygen and other nutrients that are essential for survival, along with pulling all the wastes that accumulate throughout the cells. Using the tools given, students opened the heart of a sheep where they were able to identify the four chambers, the valves, as well as the arteries and veins that carry the blood throughout the body flowing in its specific circulation. Additionally, students identified which portions were oxygen poor and oxygen rich by looking at the direction the blood was flowing in from, and the way it was leaving the heart. This was a wonderful opportunity for students to discover how our Maker designed our "pumps" which fulfill life's daily functions and processes.
Elementary students participate in the second STEM challenge this year.
After completing a unit on eukaryotic organisms and the details of animal and plant cells, the students completed a cell project assignment. They were given basic instructions but were allowed the freedom of how to create the model. Some used styrofoam and clay while others decided to make an edible cell out of cake, brownies, Rice Krispies, pizza, or grapefruit (yes, grapefruit). One parent commented on how much their child knew about what they were putting together and what a fun way to lock in the learning. I am not sure if they were more excited about learning the cell details as they were consuming the edible projects!
The Theatre II and Tech Theatre II Honors classes will screen last year's production of "The Drowsy Chaperone" on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7pm in the Main Theatre. Tickets are $4 per person, at the door.
The Junior High Studio Band and the High School Jazz Lab, Jazz Ensemble, and Jazz Combos earned awards at the annual jazz festival. See Results
Tara Abdi was named 2nd place overall soloist, Samantha Steeves earned 9th place overall soloist, and the team earned 1st place in Medium Hip-Hop Competition. See all results.
9 VCHS Seniors signed their National Letter of Intent today on National Signing Day. See who signed and where they will be playing by clicking here.
A memorial service to celebrate Irene's life will be held on Saturday, Feb 7th, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Church at 16330 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos, California.
Shota Homma Wins State Level of MTNA piano competition, and moves up to the Southwest Division Round on January 2.
Mrs. Diane Clemons visited VCES this week for chapel.
Click here for important tryout information for spring. Any student-athlete who wants to try out for a spring sports team must have a current physical (that covers their entire season of sport), concussion form, and parent consent form on file in the athletic office. Printable Athletic Physical Form under related files.
Special guest artist Nadia Shpachenko-Gottesman, pianist and percussionist, performs in recital and provides a masterclass for the high school piano classes on Friday, January 23. Two performances - 10:55am and 1:05pm in the Conservatory chapel.
Students in the sixth grade earth science class used Slinkys to model different types of seismic waves. Photo information: Tyler Roberts, left, and Nakai Miles, right, use a Slinky to model the movement of an S-wave, while Joshua Taylor, center makes a video of the demonstration on his iPad. An S-wave is a type of seismic body wave.
The hip bone's connected to the leg bone.....well, a little more scientific than this fun song, students are learning the sixteen major bones of the human body. Along with understanding their proper name and location, students are discovering the connection between each bone and how they work together to support and provide movement for our bodies. Creating their own clay models, students were challenged to label the major bones along with retelling the functions of the individual bones.
ISS students are testing high heat dissipation in microgravity. Students came up with the design on paper, then they created a schematic. We then built a prototype and tested it. The next step was to print circuit boards based on our design. Students then assembled the components on the circuit board and ran several tests before sending it into space. Super capacitors were used to heat up a resistor that would easily relay the heat to LCD paper. The LCD paper turned different colors depending on temperature.
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