Phone: 919.934.2455 Ext. 1919

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History, UNC Charlotte Minor: Secondary Education North Carolina Teaching Fellow Alum

Mr. Josh Aranda

My name is Josh Aranda and this is my tenth year teaching high school Social Studies. This 2020-2021 school year is my ninth year at Cleveland High School. 

 
I graduated from high school with high honors and attended UNC Charlotte on a Teaching Fellows Scholarship, where I obtained my B.A. in History with a minor in Secondary Education. My passions include learning (particularly history of course), teaching, genealogy, photography, watching soccer (the real football) and travelling. I have had the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Latin America, Europe, and Oceania (Australia and New Zealand). In addition, I have visited ALL 50  states. This summer I planned a two and a half week road trip to Idaho and Montana. 
 
I speak fluent Spanish as I was born into my father's large Latin family--the majority of whom live in Honduras, a country in Central America. I have 5 uncles, 4 aunts, and 25 first cousins on my dad's side alone! My mother's side of the family are Anglos and we have roots tracing back to Colonial Jamestown and Plymouth Colony. I am deeply proud of both my Hispanic and American heritage.
 
When I am not busy I enjoy spending time with family, friends and my cats, Leroy and Bagheera. I grew up with dogs and had them for most of my life. I'm thinking about getting another dog soon.
 
One can usually find me watching history documentaries or reading historical related books, magazines, or articles. I love historical research--there is nothing better in my opinion than learning about the past and relating it to the present day. 
 
I also enjoy the outdoors, especially in the summer. I like the mountains, beaches, the deserts, and the plains. I am extremely lucky to live in the United States, a country that is so diverse geographically, ethnically, and culturally.
 
My current historical interests include:
 
American Civil War & Reconstruction
Race relations in Colonial Latin America
The Okie Migration to California
South African History (apartheid-era)
 
Favorite Color: Green
 
Favorite U.S. city I have traveled to: Los Angeles, California
 
Favorite U.S. states: California, Alaska, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, New Hampshire
 
Favorite Animals: Dog & cat
 
Favorite Music: all kinds (Spanish salsa, merengue & reggaeton, 80's rock & pop music, 70's disco and rock, 90's music (all), rap, and even a few country songs (believe it or not)
  • 1st Block: Honors American History I

    2nd Block: Honors American History I (AP Prep)

    3rd Block: American History I

    4th Block: Planning

     

    Virtual Office Hours:

    1st Block: Wednesdays & Fridays 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (or by appointment)

    2nd Block: Wednesdays & Fridays 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (or by appointment)

    3rd Block: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (or by appointment)

     

     

     

     

     

Announcements

  • Athletic Boosters Reverse Raffle

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  • Yearbooks Are Here!

    School yearbooks are here! Any student or parent who ordered a yearbook can pick up their yearbook on either June 21st, 22nd, or 23rd between 9am and 1pm.

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  • Make an Appointment for Senior Portraits

    Class of 2022: Let's get this started! Book your appointment to have your Senior Portrait made in the gym lobby on either June 28th, 29th, or 30th. Don't miss your chance to be in the yearbook.

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  • Senior Athletic Awards Night

    The RAMS Athletic Booster Club will host a Senior Athletic Awards Night on Thursday, June 10 in the Cleveland High cafeteria at 6:00pm. All Senior Athletes will be recognized for their participation and number of letters earned in athletics during their High School career.

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  • Class Ring Info for Juniors & Sophomores

    Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to order official Cleveland High Class Rings through Herff Jones. Please visit bit.ly/cvhsclassringinfo to access catalog and more details about ordering.

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  • Johnston County Board of Education Approves Calendar Change

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved a calendar change for the JCPS school calendar at their March 9 meeting. The change moves the Wednesday, March 24, remote learning day to Friday, March 26 for all schools except for North Johnston High School, which will have remote learning days on March 24 and March 26.

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  • Report Card Access

    Parents: This is a reminder that your child's second quarter report card should be available by the end of the day today. See instructions for how to access.

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JCPS Announcements

  • JC Board of Education Special Session set for June 25

    The Johnston County Board of Education has called a Special Session meeting for Friday, June 25 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually. The open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online.

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  • Summer Meal Service begins June 7

    As the school year comes to a close, JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months.

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  • JCPS Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted

    While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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