- November 9- Home Football game ***students can get an Activity Point for working a shift at the cookhouse***
- November 13- Ag Booster Meeting- 6pm in the D-Wing is the monthly Ag Booster meeting. This group is what helps make all of our events possible, assisting the department in raising money, supporting us at fundraisers and generally being just amazing stress-relievers. If you are interested in joining this group, PLEASE attend this meeting for more info
- November 14- Monthly FFA Meeting- This will be at lunch in Mr. Paasch's room ***one Activity Point for student attendance***
- November 15- Holt of California AgMech Field Trip. We are taking as many students as would like to attend to the Holt facility in Sacramento. They will get to learn about the company and possibly get to work with some of the equipment! WE NEED CHAPERONES AND DRIVERS FOR THIS TRIP
- November 30- Future Bruins Day at the BRHS MPR ***students can get an Activity Point for helping***
Other Important Notes:
- Home Visits are currently happening! I believe I have all my freshman scheduled sometime between now and finals week in December, so if you have not been contacted, PLEASE REACH OUT AND LET ME KNOW!! If your student is not a freshman, but you would like a Home Visit, please let me know and I will work you into the schedule.
- If your student is going to attempt to get their California State FFA degree (the highest honor CA FFA bestows upon the members in this state), they should start making sure their recordbooks are in order NOW, so that there is not a mad rush come November. All recordbooks should be done in www.theaet.com
- The Sophomore and Junior FFA leadership conferences are coming up in January and applications are going to be available later this month. If your student is interested in attending one of these amazing conferences, remind them to be on the lookout for an application.
- The California State FFA Leadership Conference and Convention is in April in Anaheim, CA. While we do supplement the cost of this trip as much as possible, students that are interested in attending may want to start saving money for it now.
- Students in Ag Mechanics are required to have an ag project outside of school (worth 10% of their grade). Many have this requirement fulfilled by creating an ag mech project for the NCF Ag Mechanics auction, but if your students doesn't want to do that, they need to come to me to discuss options.
- All students are required to do a minimum of three (3) FFA activities per semester to receive full credit for the required leadership component in the class. Please help me in reminding them not to wait until the last second to try and get those points.
In the Ag Mech Classroom/Shop:
- AgMech 1 is currently learning about concrete and will make concrete flower pots for the Horticulture class to use. Next we learn about tool sharpening, so if your student comes home and asks if there is a shovel they can bring to school and sharpen, it is for an approved school project.
- AgMech 2 is finishing up their concrete unit and next we start on surveying!
- AgMech 3/4 is working on project design and build with assigned community projects. Currently on the shop floor are drawer sides for our new woodshop cabinets, coffee tables, saw horses, wood and metal shop work tables, two BBQ trailers, bench legs and tool boards. Soon, these projects will be out in the community, showing what amazing things our kids can do.
I know that is a lot of information, but the goal of this monthly email is to help keep everyone in the loop!
If you ever have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out. Have a wonderful, wonderful rest of your week!