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Dolphin Experience

The 2018 Dolphin Experience is Saturday, February 24

Schedule of Presenters

Overview of Events

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Families arriving to Dana Hills High School will meet in the gym, where they will be entertained by various Dolphin performing artists.

 

9:00 AM to 9:20 AM

Welcome to Dana Hills High School from our Principal, Dr. Porter

Video overview of Dana Hills High School

 

9:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Presenter Sessions

Sessions One and Two (Fall), Three and Four (Winter) and Five and Six (Spring) will feature our sports by season. Along with athletic programs, our department chairs will be presenting about their curriculum and subject electives throughout your child's four years here at Dana Hills.

 

Sessions Two, Four and Six feature our academies, electives, and co-curricular programs of note. These presenters repeat each of the three sessions in order to give you flexibility of choice throughout the morning.

 

In the Mall area, you will be able to talk with our athletes from our sports teams, ASU member about student life and SOCSA students regarding their time in the arts. HMO students will be available to discuss their experiences learning about the medical professions, and our A.V.I.D. ProgramRobotics Club, Sailing Organization, Best Buddies Program, Mock Trial, Dana Hills Dance Team, Yearbook and Newspaper publications along with Club President Jillian Hutchison will share the advantages of participating in extra-curricular activities unique to being a Dolphin.

 

Dana Hills Academic Advisers will be in room 502 throughout the morning, holding a Q & A open forum regarding all Guidance Department questions.

 

Dana Hills Guidance office staff members Angie Gutierrez and Janette Ordish will be in room 500 to help families with school-of-choice applications.

 

Are you new to CUSD schools? If so, please drop by room 501 and visit with the registrar, Susana Lomeli. She is there to assist all new families coming from private schools or transferring from out of the district with their pre-enrollment applications.

 

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Session One  
Athletic Programs/Fall Sports & Department Curriculum
9:30am-9:50am
Room Topic & Presenter
Gym Pep Squad/Lindsey Lee
Weightroom Football/Phil Skinner 
401 Boys' Water Polo/Matt Rosa
403 Girls Tennis/Justin Green
405 Girls' Volleyball/Gus Culver
502 Guidance Dept./Ann Marie Casazza
504 Mathematics/Jake Schwartzberg
506 Boys' Cross Country/Craig Dunn
507 Girls' Golf/Glenn Forster
606 English/Molly Coghill
605 World Languages/Brandon Cosenza
608 Social Studies/Robin Mairs
611 Physical Education/Debbie Daniels
613 Bilingual Community Liaison/Dalia Cruz
704 Special Education/Steve Forbes
707 Co-Ed Surf Team/Tim Sampson
710 Girls' Cross Country/Chris Cota
812 Sciences/Randy Hudson
   
Session Two  
Academic and Co-Curricular Programs
10:00am-10:15am
Room Topic & Presenter
Porthole S.O.C.S.A. Academy/Brittany Casey
Weightroom Football/Phil Skinner
401 Boys' Water Polo/Matt Rosa
403 Girls Tennis/Justin Green
405 Girls' Volleyball/Gus Culver
407 AVID/Katrina Streza
502 Guidance Dept./Ann Marie Casazza
506 Boys' Cross Country/Craig Dunn
507 Girls' Golf/Glenn Forster
602 College & Career Advantage Programs/Amy Sabol
607 Student Government and Leadership (ASU)/Ken Nedler
613
707 Co-Ed Surf Team/Tim Sampson
710 Girls' Cross Country/Chris Cota
814 Health & Medical Occupations (HMO)/Tammie Wingen
   
Session Three  
Athletic Programs/Winter Sports & Department Curriculum
10:25am-10:45am
Room Topic & Presenter
Porthole SOCSA Theatre Production
102 SOCSA Instrumental Music/Matt Smith
401 Girls' Water Polo/Carrie Pierce
402 SOCSA Dance Production/Brittany Casey
403 Boys' Basketball/Tom Desiano
405 Girls' Basketball/Ann Honey
410 Dana Hills Dance Team/Lindsey Lee
412 Wrestling/Reza Abedi
502 Guidance Dept./Ann Marie Casazza
504 Mathematics/Jake Schwartzberg
508 SOCSA Visual Arts/Natalie Hribar-Kelly
603 Girls' Soccer/Zaid Malkosh
604 Boys' Soccer/Mark Torrianni
606 English/Molly Coghill
605 World Languages/Brandon Cosenza
608 Social Studies/Robin Mairs
611 Physical Education/Debbie Daniels
613 Bilingual Community Liaison/Dalia Cruz
704 Special Education/Steve Forbes
812 Sciences/Randy Hudson
   
Session Four  
Academic and Co-Curricular Programs
11:55am-11:10am
Room Topic & Presenter
Porthole SOCSA Theatre Production
102 SOCSA Instrumental Music/Matt Smith
401 Girls' Water Polo/Carrie Pierce
402 SOCSA Vocal Music/Brittany Casey
403 Boys' Basketball/Tom Desiano
405 Girls' Basketball/Ann Honey
407 AVID/Katrina Streza
410 Dana Hills Dance Team/Lindsey Lee
412 Wrestling/Reza Abedi
502 Guidance Dept./Ann Marie Casazza
508 SOCSA Visual Arts/Natalie Hribar-Kelly
602 College & Career Advantage Programs/Amy Sabol
603 Girls' Soccer/Zaid Malkosh
604 Boys' Soccer/Mark Torrianni
607 Student Government and Leadership (ASU)/Ken Nedler
613 Bilingual Community Liaison/Dalia Cruz
814
  Health & Medical Occupations (HMO)/Tammie Wingen
   
Session Five  
Athletic Programs/Spring Sports & Department Curriculum
11:20am-11:50am
Room Topic & Presenter
Gym Boys’ and Girls' Track & Field/Keith Chambers
401 Boys' Swimming/Carrie Pierce
403 Boys’ Volleyball/Oz Simmons
405 Baseball/Tom Faris
412 Girls’ Swimming/Cynthia Carlson
502 Guidance Dept./Ann Marie Casazza
504 Mathematics/Jake Schwartzberg
507 Boys’ Golf/Glenn Forster
508 SOCSA Visual Arts/Natalie Hribar-Kelly
603 Girls’ Lacrosse/Alejandra Moraga
604 Boys’ Lacrosse/Chris Iltis
606 English/Molly Coghill
608 Social Studies/Robin Mairs
611 Physical Education/Debbie Daniels
613 Bilingual Community Liaison/Dalia Cruz
702 Boys' Tennis/Mike McCall
704 Special Education/Steve Forbes
812 Sciences/Randy Hudson
   
Session Six   
Academic and Co-Curricular Programs
12:00am-12:15am
Room Topic & Presenter
Gym Boys’ and Girls' Track & Field/Keith Chambers
401 Boys' Swimming/Carrie Pierce
403 Boys’ Volleyball/Oz Simmons
405 Baseball/Tom Faris
407 AVID/Katrina Streza
412 Girls’ Swimming/Cynthia Carlson
502 Guidance Dept./Ann Marie Casazza
507 Boys’ Golf/Glenn Forster
508 SOCSA Visual Arts/Natalie Hribar-Kelly
602 College & Career Advantage Programs/Amy Sabol
603 Girls’ Lacrosse/Alejandra Moraga
604 Boys’ Lacrosse/Chris Iltis
607 Student Government and Leadership (ASU)/Ken Nedler
613 Bilingual Community Liaison/Dalia Cruz
702 Boys' Tennis/Mike McCall
   
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What the Day is About

Today, we will provide families and prospective students an opportunity to not only visit our campus, but to explore the unique academies that Dana Hills offers, as well as a chance to meet and talk with our inspiring teachers and coaches who direct our many programs.  

Our Programs at Dana Hills

Dana Hills has so much to offer to so many interests. From our outstanding athletic programs to our award-winning arts academy, SOCSA, to career paths in health sciences, hospitality and  entrepreneurship, we believe that after visiting today, you will walk away as our newest Dolphin, knowing that we have your best interest always in mind.

Athletics

At Dana we offer a multitude of sports, all of which are both competitive and highly ranked. This past semester, six out of the seven fall sports offered made it to County Top 10, and four of those seven competed in League Championships. Our Dolphins also pride themselves in the well-known statistic that students who participate in athletics often excel more academically than those who don't. Half of our student body is involved in our sports program, and the majority of these students that graduate move onto a four-year college. Not only do athletics provide sportsmanship and responsibility, but they also help in a social aspect, creating long lasting bonds throughout high school. Our sports teams continue to be one of the easiest ways for first-time Dolphins to meet and connect with other students. Dana Hills has recently upgraded both of its weight rooms and all other Dana Hills athletic facilities are continuously improving. 

south orange county school of the arts academy

For 20 years, the South Orange County School of the Arts (SOCSA) has offered an accelerated training in dance, drama, instrumental music, visual arts, technical theater, and vocal music programs to over 500 students on the Dana Hills High School campus annually. In addition to a traditional high school work load, SOCSA students are given the opportunity to participate in a conservatory-styled education, being lead by experienced full-time staff members in addition to numerous talented coaches hand selected for their experience and professional credentials. The number of performance and showcase opportunities are unrivaled across the district. Our students enter the work field with a love for the arts and a work ethic guaranteed to prepare them for a successful future. 

Health and Medical Occupations academy

One of the most well known CUSD academies offered at Dana Hills is the Health Medical Occupation program (HMO). HMO is the perfect fit for students who are interested in a career in the medical field. Rather than waiting until college to discover your calling, through HMO, the students are able to experience hands-on and real-world applications. Each student enrolled in HMO is given the opportunity to work with hospitals and other medical centers through internships. HMO students are required to participate in medical applications that are integrated into class schedules. Through the required Health I and II classes, students learn how to stitch, draw blood, become CPR certified, etc. Freshman year, the HMO students will participate in a Saddleback nursing lab field study. The following years in an HMO member's progress through their high school career include more internships and opportunities. As a Sophomore, students intern at the UCSD medical center, and as Juniors they partake in Quest Diagnostics. Senior year consists of a trip to San Francisco where they will continue to further their medical skills. If you are interested in joining, an application and interview are necessary, but selections are based off of interest more than anything else.

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