The student news site of Charter Oak High School

The Bolt

  • Summer break--we will return in August with new articles. Enjoy the vacation.

  • Check out the new CO Live videos!

  • Share your thoughts - enter a monthly drawing to win a $5 gift certificate by posting a comment.

  • Check out the Mobile Version on Your Phone

Thespians awarded national prizes

Thespians awarded national prizes

June 1, 2017
Filed under CO Update

The National Youth Arts Awards recently notified Mr. Roger Graziani, theater teacher, that some of his students had received awards and nominations for the work they did this school year. Awards Supporting Actor in a Musical: Ryan Martinez as Bernardo in West Side Story Supporting Actor in...

Earth Club cleans up

Earth Club cleans up

Benjamin Rose, Technical manager
May 25, 2017
Filed under CO Update

Earth Club has actively been helping the environment throughout the school year. Adviser Ms. Pat Foy and club president Sharon Lau have organized events and meetings. Sat., May 20, the club headed to the Huntington Beach with trash bags and picker-uppers. After picking up all of the trash in the area,...

Winner, winner bookmark giver!

Winner, winner bookmark giver!

Ashley Alegria, HS Insider manager
May 25, 2017
Filed under CO Update

I submitted a bookmark design for Alaska Wilderness League’s contest, and the whole point of the contest was to learn a few things about the Alaska Refugee. What fascinated me most about the refugee were the polar bears, so for the bookmark I ended up drawing bears stacking on each other. It won for...

Key Club pancake fundraiser

Key Club pancake fundraiser

Benjamin Rose, Technical Manager
May 25, 2017
Filed under CO Update

Key Club recently had a fundraiser at Heritage Plaza in downtown Covina on Saturday, May 20. They served pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, orange juice and water. There were multiple schools that participated in the event, including Northview, Covina, South Hills and Charter Oak. The fundraiser went on fro...

CO’s newest Charger

CO’s newest Charger

May 19, 2017
Filed under CO Update

Mrs. Laura Roy, science teacher, welcomed  Daniel Thomas Roy into the world on May 18 at 4:19 p.m. He weighed in at seven pounds six ounces, and he is 19 inches long. Congratulations to the Roy family.

Earnest tea parties

Earnest tea parties

May 19, 2017
Filed under CO Update

Seniors in Mr. Bud Hart's English class had the option of providing a tea party for their Importance of Being Earnest project. Several students brought their best china and finger foods to fulfil the assignment....

COHS sophomores class election

COHS sophomores class election

Ashley Alegria, HS Insider Manager
May 16, 2017
Filed under CO Update

On Thurs., May 4, COHS announced the results of the class elections for next year's leaders. The president for the sophomore class is Adrian Llamas, and the vice president will be Isha Tripathi. The newly elected officers said that they had a few things in mind for the sophomore class. The new presid...

Acc. Spanish makes magic squares

Acc. Spanish makes magic squares

May 8, 2017
Filed under CO Update

Another engaging activity in Senora Ana Bernal's Accelerated Spanish 1: Students were given 16 mini squares which they had to organize into a "Magic Square".  Each mini square has a stem-changing verb on each side and the object of the activity is to form a four by four  square in which all the side...

ACE storms San Diego

ACE storms San Diego

Jaylee Cortes, Managing editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under CO Update

Advanced Choral Ensemble, ACE, competed at the World Strides Heritage festival in San Diego, hosted by Sea World. "The day itself was pretty fun, and we all got to hang out in the park all day. After a full day of hanging out with fish and seeing all sorts of wildlife, we had a group dinner with all...

ULV Reach accept BETA students

April 27, 2017
Filed under CO Update

Six students from the BETA program applied and were accepted to the University of La Verne’s Reach program. Brittney Lopez, Kayden Cornelius, Gloria Rodriguez, William Brown, Azad Nalbandian and Abbey Smith have been given the opportunity to participate in a three week business and leadership int...

BETA stock market game

Danielle De Luna, Ent
April 27, 2017
Filed under CO Update

Junior BETA students are experiencing a wave of success this year. Charter Oak’s business and technology academy participates in a 10-week simulation of the stock market, along with 1,500 schools across California, and three teams finished in the top five. Lexi Preston and Mya Pinedo took second plac...

Winter guard championships

Winter guard championships

Maggie Lu, Business Manager
April 27, 2017
Filed under CO Update

Saturday, April 22, Charter Oak’s Winter Guard performed at Fountain Valley High School for their division championships. They got a score of 78.77, which was sixth place out of eight. This year the team moved up to Scholastic Division A, so the competition was much tougher. Jaimee Althouse, sophom...

The student news site of Charter Oak High School
CO Update