Education has been thrown a lot of curveballs in the past few years, and we are thankful that our students and staff still show up every day and put in their best effort. In addition to their school-level recognition programs, the OUHSD would like to recognize students who are making a difference, whether it’s by helping others, reaching higher in their academic and personal pursuits, and more. The help may have been a small gesture or a large undertaking; we want to hear all about it!
September 2022 Student Spotlight
Each student received a Yeti tumbler and a $10 Starbucks Gift Card.
Mimi Vo (LPHS Freshman) was nominated by Rachel Ramirez for being an incredible young woman. She is intelligent and always willing to participate in class. Mimi is kind and respectful to her peers and teachers. She is a shining example of what it means to be safe, respectful, and responsible here on campus. I am sure we will see wonderful accomplishments from Mimi, but an extraordinary accomplishment so far was that Mimi scored the highest MAP score our department has ever seen in a freshman student.
Anita Yang (OHS Sophomore) was nominated by Allison Mache for being in her PE class and on her Girls' Tennis team. She is a positive young lady who comes to school and practices every day with a smile on her face. She is a hard worker who is always demonstrating the big three, being safe, respectful, and responsible.
Kevin Moss (PHS Junior) was nominated by Dawn White as she has rarely seen a student mature as much as Kevin has this year. He is motivated to graduate! He comes to class and gets busy working without even being asked. He helps others if needed. He has become a positive presence on our campus. All of this while holding down a job after school and on weekends!
September 2022 Staff Spotlight
Each staff member received a Yeti tumbler and a $10 Starbucks Gift Card.
Kim Regnerus (LPHS Special Education Teacher) was nominated by Keely Frazier for doing an incredible job running our Link Crew training and freshmen orientation. She began work an entire week early with our students and prepared them to be leaders for our freshmen. She cares about students and works hard to build relationships with all of them.
Cathy Underwood and Carla Womack (LPHS Specialized Healthcare Para-Educators) were nominated by Gem Henderson for being the "rocks" holding the FOCUS classroom together. There is currently no permanent teacher in that program with students who have varied and significant needs. Cathy and Carla help foster a positive, "can-do" atmosphere and are an exemplary example to the new staff members working in that program. I am extremely proud to work with them!
Patrick Cleary (OHS Social Science Teacher) was nominated by Lily Comer for being literally amazing; he's an amazing teacher, a funny guy, and just a good friend:)
Erica Medrano (CDS Contracted Para-Educator) was nominated by Ryan Rogowski for being an amazing addition to Community Day School. She is great at working with kids both academically and socially, is super organized, and cares very much for each and every one of our students. She is an integral part of our success here at CDS.