Tuesday, 31 January 2023


Here at Carlé we are proud of all of the talent and creativity we have gathered here, and we love to share this talent with our community. The several groups we have here that I will detail on are drama, choir, music, culinary, art and media arts.

We have now started our new drama group, headed by our principal, Bill MacDougall. This group makes short skits related to issues and problems facing much of the youth in Clearlake, today. The best part of these skits is that the audience gets to interact with the characters in these skits, and ask them questions about their actions. They will begin touring around February or March. The group can be requested to perform if you call Carlé High School at (707) 994-1033.

For the holiday season, we have formed a choir. We would like to thank Dr. Heidi Morgan for leading the choir. They will be singing a combination of classic Christmas carols and new material, beginning Dec. 7 for audiences such as the Yuba College faculty.

Our culinary class, taught by Lauren Schneider, is now working on making holiday delights. They will be holding a holiday tea party here at Carlé High School on Friday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This event will help raise money for buying new equipment for the culinary class. Tea, sandwiches, cookies, and holiday breads will be served at this tea party, so if you wish to attend, please come by! A $10 donation is suggested.

Our art class, taught by Patty Jahsmine, is working on many interesting and creative projects. They have been studying the basics of tie-dye with tie-dye artist, William Schlick, who we would like to greatly

thank for the generous donation of his time and talent. They are also doing woodworking and painting, as well as making collages.

The media class at Carlé is full of many great students. Alan Siegel, the head of the media class, says himself that the students are the experts at what they do in this class, and they teach each other. There are students who do work with making short films, graphic designs, making products for our business,

computer assembly, and many other fields.

A group of students are now starting work with Elizabeth Larson for a new Web site in association with Lake County News online. Named Lake County Live, this new site will include many features that will be more appealing to the less targeted youth of Lake County. It will be mainly based around the local musical community, but will include many interesting things such as a web-comic, created by our own Paige Salvante, articles on local concerts and events that our writers have attended, and profiles of the people of our community.

We are proud of our students who have achieved gold level during the second grading period. These exceptional students are Andre Ari, Sam Ayala, Wes Besgrove, Anthony Boylen, Kelly Campo, Justin Duncan, Atlee Erickson, Janiel Hubert-Bendefiel, Dre'shon Hunter, Katherine Ledesma, Amanda Long, Daniel Miller, Courtney Montiel, Steven Negrete, David Ochoa, Jamila Parker, Sarah Roath and Kelly Trask.

All of the hardworking, creative and gifted students of Carlé are the reason we can produce such wonderful things here. If you are in need of some talent, you needn't look any further.

Have a great week, and thank you for reading!

Atlee Erickson is a junior at Carlé High School.


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