Spyder 3D Lab comes to El Modena High School

Our CTE (Career Technical Education) Program is proud to bring a Spider 3D Lab to El Modena High School for 2019-20.

The Spyder 3D Lab is an all-in-one graphic media production studio with near limitless possibilities for creation, education, and profitability.

Coordinated by teachers Brandon Miles and Chris Warrior, the Spyder Lab is bringing exciting new opportunities for our Vanguards!

Check out this EMTV-produced Spot Feature for the Spyder Lab below.

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2019-2020 EMT Class - Upcoming PARENT Meetings

We are currently having parent/student informational meetings for next year’s EMT class. Students are encouraged to show up and ask questions about the application process and program requirements. Our next meetings are scheduled for May 6th (Mon) and 15th (Wed) from 6-7p here at ELMO in room 525.



Culinary Arts Departments wins at Culinary Competition at the O.C. Fairgrounds

April 11, 2019

Congratulations to the Culinary Arts Department! Students Bernardo Fernandez, Paola Leon, Ulises Garcia, Ben Christy, Sarah Roberts and Kassandra Valdovinos, under the tutelage of Chef Jim De Leo, attended a culinary competition at the Orange County Fairgrounds on April 11th, 2019, where they won for their Blueberry Mirror Cake and Spicy Shrimp Sushi Stack. Job well done!!

EMHS Culinary Arts 2019


News Channel LA 36 Mobile Film Crew Visits with EMHS Students

ORANGE, CA (January 18th, 2019)

LA 36 is non-profit education-focused news channel.  They broadcast live concerts at the Ford Theater, high school sports, college sports, minor league baseball for ESPN, Cheap Eats, lecture series, etc.

Their mobile film crew brought their TV production truck to demonstrate for students how live events are shot and covered. Students had the opportunity to get behind the professional TV cameras, anchor chairs, and directing from in the van guided by their professional crew. It gave our Video Production students great hands-on experience by putting on headsets to communicate with the whole crew, which helps students grasp the scope and scale of a professional production. The students really had a blast calling out directions from inside the van, while their classmates stood in front of the camera and played the role of reporter. The most interested students got the opportunity to speak directly with the crew members and get insight into their professional journey that led them to LA 36, while encouraging students to get actively involved making their own content if they want to pursue a career in video production.

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LA 36 Visits EMHS

CTE Awards 6.12.18

Steve Schickling's Engineering Pathway Students-Jade Holbert, Mackey McDougal, & Danny Jacome-Avila won 3rd place in the App Augmented category at the ocMaker Challenge on Saturday (May 12). 

 The B.A.D. (Bluetooth Accessible Device) Team won $200.00.  They also won the category for Most Innovative Product.  

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Congratulations to our students for being identified as winners in the 2017-2018  ocMaker Challenge!

EMHS Vanguard-a-trons Robotics team earns awards at Think Together Competition 

On Tuesday 5/7/2018 our Robotics 1 students attended a bot battle competition at the Anaheim Convention Center hosted by Think Together. I took 9 students to the event. Students were paired into teams of 2. The contest required students to build and program a battle bot and face off against teams of students from different districts.

For the opening battle bot event, Jacob Rodriguez and Luis Aguilar placed third and received the bronze medal. However, for the closing event, the Bot Battle Royal, Alejandra Hernandez placed 1st and received the gold medal.


A resume workshop was held in the College and Career Center on Thursday, April 26 during lunch. It was presented by Santiago Canyon College. Esther Ramirez, our SCC Career Coach, shared what information should be on the resume and the importance of accuracy. 


The next workshop will be "Prepping for the Interview" during lunch on May 1 with a follow up workshop "Answering the Interview Questions" on May 3 during lunch. Both will be held in the College and Career Center. 

Education Pathway - Educators Rising California - EMHS Southern California Competition Winners

On Friday, March 9th,  students in the Education Pathway and members of the Educators Rising Club to SCC for a Teacher Conference Field Trip. Last semester, All students wrote a children's book (Kinder-3rd grade level)  in their classes and were able to submit them into a contest that Educators Rising was having for high school students across Southern California.   At the end of the conference on Friday, they announced the winners and my students from EMHS won 1st and 2nd place in the competition. 

1st place went to Brittney Navarro and Ana Mendoza and 2nd place went to Elisa Garcia and Elizabeth Raburn. 

This was a huge honor and the students were both excited and surprised when their names were announced.  Now, their books are being reviewed to see if they qualify for the National Competition and these results will be announced at the end of the month.  If they place at the national level, they will have the opportunity to travel to Orlando, Florida and present their book at the yearly conference.  We are so proud of the girls and all that they have accomplished.

EMHS Students attend training at Linked Learning Conference 2/11

On Sunday, February 11, 32 EMHS students attended training to intern at the Linked Learning Conference being held at the Anaheim Marriott.  The events management staff of Kesselman-Jones from Albuquerque, NM introduced the conference and the need for great customer service to the students.  Then we all rolled up our sleeves and helped to get things ready for registration.  900 packets were stuffed for the expected 860 participants of the conference


Monday, February 12, Interns left to assist at the conference site, 50 educators from all over the USA got on buses to visit.  They started at Santiago Middle School to see the connections to El Modena High School.  Then they came to El Modena for lunch prepared by the Culinary Pathway students, a tour of the CTE Pathway classes, and a panel discussion.  Next our students and teachers went to the Marriott to exhibit at the opening reception.


Tuesday and Wednesday the interns continue to work with the events staff as interns.  They really enjoyed the opportunity.  They would speak with all of the registrants, our photo students worked as photo assistants, and they enjoyed the makerspace. They all want to work at the Marriott and they enjoyed the great food.


Linked Learning Conference 2018

El Modena’s SkillsUSA Chapter sent 4 member to Regional Competition in the field of Digital Photography.  The students were excited to meet and compete with other students from Orange and Riverside Counties.  We are waiting to hear the results to see if they will move on to the State Level of Competition in April.


Fourth grade students from Prospect Elementary visited El Modena High School for Hour of Code. EMHS Computer Science students had the students code,  create video games, and experience robotics.

Hour of Code 2017 - 1Hour of Code - 2

Graphic Design Students Visit Blizzard Entertainment HQ 11.14.17

The Professional Internship class is looking for junior or senior students who are interested in gaining college course credit and 10 addition high school credits this semester.

Presently, we are partnering with Santiago Canyon College to provide a more robust classroom experience. Students that enroll in the Professional Internship class will also be enrolled at SCC and gain credit for Counseling 101. Students will gain an advantage by completing this college course early and obtain valuable information that will help them make informed decisions in regard to their college education and future career. Our goal is to add 20 new students by the end of this month. Students who are interested in joining should come to room 403 during lunch or after school.

Instruction will combine standards-based classroom instruction with extended onsite industry experience. Students will learn all aspects of Professionalism, and apply 21st Century Skills of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity and Problem Solving in a real world setting. Interested students can prepare to take the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certifications.

Counseling 101 (Dual enrollment opportunity w/ Professional Internship)

Counseling 101: Educational, Personal, Cultural & Career Exploration (3 units)

This course meets the general education requirement for the Associates Degree (Area F1) and CSU general education certification (Area E1).

Recommended for students planning to complete an associate degree, and/or to transfer to a university. CSU/UC

Please contact Mr. Warrior if you are interested in more information.



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4 Skills and 4 Steps to a Successful Career


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