• Welcome to Mr. Smouse’s Distance Learning Classroom    Students click on your class on the left.  

    from now until *** May 1st and the end of second semester , please use the extended learning plan located  HERE (click on the link)


    **Secondary teachers can choose what date they will start their teacher created plans 

    Please check back here on April 6th for updates.  Updates are happening all the time.  SCROLL down.  Keep checking back

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     Here is a link for future lessons starting in April  involving assignments with Shakespeare.  



    • Contact information


    • Virtual office hours 
    • Starting March 31st virtual office hours are  *Mon. Tues, Wed, Thurs.  Change:  10:00-12:00.   by email. 


    • As theatre and learning is based on a shared group experience and to meet course and state standards, adaptations are in progress to the various theatre course syllabus to reflect distance learning. 
    • More information to follow.
    • Grades will continue to be reflected on the CVUSD Aries grade program, when instruction resumes per CVUSD


      • How/when students will submit their work
      • When are assessments
      • How grades/feedback will be communicated to students and parents
  • April 23:  Due dates are extended on current theatre assignments through the end of April.  

    Its very important you contact me Frank_Smouse@chino.k12.ca.us  if you have any questions.

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  • Hey students, here is some advice from the Astronauts at the Space Station for us working at home.  Thanks to Mrs. Chang and Mr. Rosendahl for the info.  I adapted it.

    Here's my take on it:  Something I do working from home.

    1.  Establish a routine.  Think about it for a moment, when we were meeting at school, we also had a routine, a bell schedule.  That keeps us focused.

    Create a schedule and stick to it.

    A.  Start the day:  "Getting ready for work"  Get dressed for "work".  Eat breakfast.  Establish the same routine Monday-Friday. 

    Maintain regular breaks, get up and move away from the lap top or computer every 35-50 minutes.  Think about that, we have a passing period at school, everyone is moving, but we are soon back to work.  Take small breaks to "reset".

    2.  Be thankful.  This is important to maintain positive thinking.  This change isn't easy for anybody, but your brain only does what you tell it to do.

    We all have something we can be thankful for.  Keep a journal or log on your progress, even the smallest accomplishments are validated when you write them down.  Try positive.  Find something that works for you.  

    3.  Set up a work environment.  Perhaps there is a space you can work in.  If this works, keep it the same.  Your brain functions best by routine and pattern.

    4  Communicate: Communicate with your teachers. My email: Frank_Smouse@chino.k12.ca.us

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  • April 14th.  Hello students.  New Assignments will begin April 14.  Please keep checking back.  My due dates are a guide, contact me if you need time.

    Take Care.  Mr. Smouse


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  • Hello cast of Boarding House Reach.  As you know, we will not be performing our production before May.  This is due to the directives of CVUSD in response to COVID 19.  

    I intend to keep working with the play with assignments in my upper theatre classes.  

    I also intend to produce this play with returning cast members in the Fall of the next school year.  Of course, we will need to replace graduating seniors.

    Scripts. Seniors:  Hold onto them until you hear from me.  There will be a way to turn in books, scripts back to CHS.  We are going to work with your characters as part of your assignments, you still need them

    Scripts:  returning students, I will make arrangements with the library for you to keep your script for now.  

    Stay safe, take care of your families.  Smouse

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  • Hello, students.  As of April 8th, some students are still getting technology in place at home.  Hundreds of cromebooks have been passed out.

    First, Don't stress about due dates.  They are more about guidelines for your time management, at not set in stone.

    Second:  If you are having trouble understanding what to do, please contact me:  Frank_Smouse@chino.k12.ca.us.  Just communicating with me will help you out.  Don't hesitate to email me.  

    Third:  Do the best you can on these assignments. and contact me if you need help on what to do.  

    Fourth:  I have kept the number of assignments low, many of our students are going through a lot, indeed we all are.  The most important thing you can do is communicate with me by email.  

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  • Prom Court nominations:

    Hello Cowboys,

    Prom Court Voting takes place tonight from 5PM - Midnight. The court nominees are listed below.  Please share the link with your classes.  Winner will be announced this weekend.  Stay Tuned. 🙂


    5-Star Students

    Queen’s Court

    King’s Court

    Klariz Carnes

    Yubin Cha

    Elizabeth Chamoun

    Emily DeLatore

    Alanah Johnson

    Alyssa Kanavalov

    Sharon Le

    Giovanna Magallanes

    Andrea Mora

    Courtney Mullen

    Valeia Payne

    Anahi Pimentel

    Joey Prescott


    Daelene Rivera

    Victoria Rodriguez

    Heidi Sevilla Rodriguez

    Ashley Rojas-Quintana

    Kayla Santos

    Emma Seifert

    Claire Sevillano

    Aaliyah Tolosa

    Karagan Varela

    Victoria Vasquez

    Deonia Williams


    Tristan Allen

    Richard Becerra

    Jonathan Belmont

    Brandon Castro

    Jude Crowell

    Jose Estrada

    Eduardo Mendez

    Noah Napoles

    Isaiah Naranjo

    Justin Ogilby

    Isaac Ruiz

    Isaac Samano

    Manuel Valdez



    Jasmine Norman

    Activities Director 

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  • All curriculum for all theatre classes has been adjusted to reflected distance learning.

    All grading will be done through Aeries.  

    All worked will be submitted by email to Frank_Smouse@chino.k12.ca.us

    All feed back and communication will be done by email, and announcements run through Blackboard

    Blackboard is the inserviced program for all assignments, announcements, and updates.

    Due dates are guide lines.  Please ask questons if you need more time


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  • Hello drama members  The fees paid for Medieval Times are being reimburst to all that paid, according to the recipt book by ASB.  The payments are now being processed.  Smouse

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