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2/14/18 - Periods 0-2

Happy Valentines Day! I will be back by 3rd period today.

Sketchbook Wednesday - All Classes! - Hand letter a message of love to a person, place, or thing. Be sure to add some design elements to  make it look awesome! Fill the page!

Added by ben necochea on February 14, 2018 at 7:07am — No Comments

Student Course Choices for 2018-2019

I know that it is early in the year, but we need to start figuring out scheduling for next year. Could you please take the time and fill out the form below. Please give your best guess as to what classes you are going to take next year. This isn't an absolute, but it give us an idea as to what to offer. Please and thank you!

Schedule Form

Added by ben necochea on February 5, 2018 at 8:35am — No Comments

2/1/18 - Assignments

We are on Assembly Schedule. The Google Calendar has the right times! 

2nd Period! - You will go to the first Assembly. Wait for the sub to take roll and for the office to dismiss you to the Assembly!

ACT1 - Stencil Challenges! - Help each other out and get this done! Think about using the preset Behaviors to help you, too! Monday, we will begin designing your own game!

ACT 2 - Your resumes are supposed to be due as well as the Pre Planning for Personal…


Added by ben necochea on February 1, 2018 at 7:09pm — No Comments


Assignments for the day!

ACT 1 - Assignment: Choose one of the three challenges found at the end of the Invaders tutorial.

Scroll down to CHALLENGES portion!

Challenge 1: Find a way to make the Enemy…


Added by ben necochea on January 30, 2018 at 5:10am — No Comments


ACT 1 - Continue working on Stencyl: Crash Course 2 - Invader


Added by ben necochea on January 18, 2018 at 9:44pm — No Comments

1/9/18 Assignments


Every level of ACT will be designing portfolios using Google Sites. These will be updated and adjusted weekly.

ACT 1 - This portfolio will end up being a part of your final grade and checked every two weeks.

ACT 2 - This will be a part of your Purge and final grade. They will also be checked every two weeks.

ACT 3 - You will present your final portfolio to the entire class as part of your final grade. I will check on them every two…


Added by ben necochea on January 9, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

1/8/18 Assignments


Grades will be submitted on Wednesday!

  • Check Infinite Campus and verify what is missing
  • Email me at with links to whatever it is I am missing in the gradebook
  • Wednesday during class will be the last chance to get things entered for your semester…

Added by ben necochea on January 8, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

Assignment for 12/7/17

ACT 1 - Continue working on your "High Frequency Vocabulary Book". You have the basic skills to design in Adobe InDesign. Use your Mock-Up to help guide you as to where the pages and information go. Remember that you are designing an entire spread at a time, not just individual pages. Sketch out some layouts on your Mock_Up to see what loos good and go from there. You have the word list and the definitions, so all you need to search for is appropriate imagery for each word. Remember to use…


Added by ben necochea on December 6, 2017 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Juniors and Seniors - Heads UP!

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Student Leaders® Program is NOW accepting applications for the 2018 Student Leaders® program. 

Since its inception in 2005, the Bank of America Student Leaders Program has recognized more than 2,500 exemplary high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for improving their communities.  The program helps students gain a greater understanding of…


Added by ben necochea on November 29, 2017 at 1:10pm — No Comments

A Favor Por Favor


Please fill out this survey. It is for a senior ACT English project

Added by ben necochea on November 29, 2017 at 8:47am — No Comments

Daily Agenda - 11.28.17

All classes!!! Please complete the following survey. It is for a student project.

ACT 1 - Last day to complete and submit your Hand Turkey. Please post your finished turkey as a JPG …


Added by ben necochea on November 28, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

Assignment for November 9, 2017

ACT 1 - Hand Turkey Project

  1. Using your sketchbook and the word list from yesterday, sketch out five hand turkey that you would like to create. Consider the words on your list and attempt to incorporate some of those ideas into your sketches.
  2. Choose your favorite sketch or idea. This is what you will attempt to create using Adobe Illustrator.
  3. Look to the right of this page.
    1. There should be a "mail" icon. 
    2. Click on it. There…

Added by ben necochea on November 8, 2017 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Assignment for October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween! I am at Warner Bros today taking a tour of the studio with some of your peers!

ACT 1 - Continue redrawing the Andre the Giant face in Illustrator. All of the pertinent info can be found here. Andre Redraw Tutorial

Also - don't forget to upload your Nike Swoosh and your last Photoshop project! Check the ACT Assignments for help.

ACT 2 - Pop up…


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Assignment for 10.23.17

I have been called in for Jury Duty.  Here is what I expect you to do.

ACT1 - Open your Jones/Mythological Creature Project in Photoshop.

  1. File Save For Web
  2. Settings: JPG, Maximum, Width = 1440 - Click Save
  3. Post to Behance and ProjectACT using the following steps
    1. Upload to Behance = …

Added by ben necochea on October 22, 2017 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Warner Bros Field Trip List

The following students have earned a spot on the Warner Bros. Field Trip on October 31 pending attendance verification. IF you do NOT have 95% attendance we will not be able to take you with us.

  1. Hayes Renato 12
  2. Warren Seth 12
  3. Lafrenz Doug 11
  4. Cota Bobbi 11
  5. Castellano David 11
  6. Borja Kambriah 12
  7. Sanchez Katelyn 12
  8. Weaver Damion 12
  9. Jones Kayla 12
  10. Espinoza Vanessa 12
  11. Martinez Rosie…

Added by ben necochea on October 18, 2017 at 8:47am — No Comments

Assignment for 10.17.17

ACT 1 - If you are in Ms. Jones' English 2 class you will use my class time to work on her project. You have already created a word list/doodles and sketches for the project. It is now time to build the project using Photoshop and the skills you have developed. If there are no size requirements use the following: width: 17" x height: 11"; resolution 200 ppi; Color Mode: CMYK.

If you are NOT in Ms. Jones' English 2 class you will use the skills you have learned in…


Added by ben necochea on October 16, 2017 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Assignment for 10.5.17

Thank you to all who attended last nights Meet, Greet, and Eat! I hope you and your parents enjoyed it as much as the ACT staff did!

Today and tomorrow are Ketchup Days! Check the board in front of the classroom to see what needs to be submitted for the 1st quarter grades. All of those assignments MUST BE posted on



Added by ben necochea on October 5, 2017 at 6:10am — No Comments

Inktober Extra Credit!!!

Follow the instruction in the "...the_forums" - Inktober Extra Credit

I will check your Behance Profile each Friday!

Added by ben necochea on October 2, 2017 at 7:53am — No Comments

Assignments for Friday, September 29, 2017

It is Friday!!!

REMINDER! - The Meet, Greet, and Eat is next Wednesday, October 4 at 6pm! I need to know FOR SURE who is coming! Email, a message through here, or Instagram if you are coming or not. If you already paid, you are all good! If you haven't... $5 per person.

ACT 1 - Click on this link - Photoshop Tools Study…


Added by ben necochea on September 29, 2017 at 6:31am — No Comments

1718 Warner Bros Contest!!!

Follow the link for more information -

Added by ben necochea on September 19, 2017 at 9:13am — No Comments

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