Faculty Grants Awarded to five OHS educators for Fall 2015

OHS Foundation/Alumni Association announces

Fall Semester 2015-16
Each received $400

Paul Ruez (Digital Studio)

Paul Ruez, (Digital Studio)These funds will help to purchase supplies to support the Digital Studio, one of the Career Technical Education programs at OHS.  Students in the Photo, TV/Video and Graphics classes will be able to enter their work into the 2016 San Diego County Fair and the Student Art Tour display at the Oceanside City Library.  In June 2015, Mr. Ruez’s students Jonathan Holguin won 1st Place & Best of Class in Cell Phone Photography and Pablo Mendez won 1st Place & Best of Class in  Photography. In 2014, Mr. Ruez’s students of Digital Studio Photography were also winners, Interns Briana Ford – 1st place, Jose Figueroa – 2nd place and Hauns Schuyler -3rd place.

Mike Fisher (Kinesiology)


This grant will be used to help fund a  Kinesiology class field trip to the Bodies Exhibit in Buena Park.  Students will be able to get an intimate, detailed, close up look at the human anatomy. Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement and addresses physiological, mechanical, and psychological mechanisms.  Numerous health related career positions can be pursued in the field of Kinesiology such as medical doctor or nurse, athletic trainer, strength and conditioning coach, physical or recreation therapist and more.  Careers in Kinesiology

Brad Hollingsworth (Chess Club)

Chess ClubThis grant will be use to fund 12 new competition chess boards and clocks for the OHS Chess Club. They have no equipment of their own and have had to borrow from other schools. Last year the OHS Chess Club won the distinguished honor of district champions.  This will allow them to have their own equipment to  practice on their own and develop new players and interest for the team. Chess not only develops logical thinking and concentration skills, students learn foresight, which looks a little into futurity, circumspection, which surveys the whole Chess-board and scene of action and cautionnot to make moves too hastily.

Chandra Faist  (Academy of Justice)

Academy of JusticeThe Academy of Justice at Oceanside High is growing and has added 120 new freshman this year to the program.  This grant will be used to help purchase cadet uniform shirts for the new students.  Part of the program includes students wearing a cadet uniform once a week to simulate what they will experience at a police academy. This program imparts practical skills, introduction to criminal justice careers and  helps teens learn to make good decisions. Of the students involved in this program, 99% graduate from high school.

Eric Lingua  (Robotics Club)

Robotics 2013The Robotic Club remains active with their Botball competition each year and various field trips.  This year’s grant will help pay for their competition entry fee as well as help support field trips to ViaSat and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics Festival.  Robotics is the branch of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering and computer science that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, as well as computer systems for control, sensory feedback, and information processing.  Preparing the way for future engineers.