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School Encourages Math Teachers to Teach Multiple Courses This Year

Jaime Eng, Staff Writer

October 17, 2008

Teachers in the Math Department are encouraged to teach multiple subjects this year. This policy has always existed but has taken greater effect this year because Principal Wynne Satterwhite would like the teachers to be more...

Environmental Science AP New Course Next Year

Justin Koehler, Staff Writer

October 17, 2008

Next year, students will have the opportunity to explore Environmental Science AP for the first time. Biology teacher Greg Stoehr has researched Environmental Science AP, giving the school and the administration feedback to...

Perez to Teach at MVHS Next Year

Ancy Dow, Staff Writer

May 30, 2008

ELD teacher Hector Perez will be leaving the school and returning to teach Survey of Composition and Literature classes at Mountain View High School next year. Perez is leaving because he was unable to secure a job in the English ...

News Briefs

Julia Duperrault and Dieter Joubert

May 30, 2008

Two New Custodians Take Up the Broom A pair of newcomers, Angel Sabangan and Adriana Bonilla, joined the custodial staff in April to replace two custodians who left. Sabangan started work on April 14 and took up the former dut...

School to Renovate Campus Over Summer

Jade Shi, Senior Writer

May 30, 2008

Several school renovations are scheduled to occur during June and July. According to Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Joe White, funding for these projects will be derived solely from a district reserve fund called...

Mayor Clashes with GSA

Julia Duperrault, Information Editor

May 30, 2008

When the school’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) made its annual request that June 7 be proclaimed Gay Pride Day in the City of Los Altos, it got neither the immediate approval of last year nor the adamant resistance it found in ...

Yearbook to Host Distribution Party Today

Sahil Luthra, Staff Writer

May 30, 2008

Students can pick up yearbooks today at a signing party in the quad from 3:30-5:30 p.m. This distribution scheme is new this year, and clubs will be able to fundraise at the free event. Radio station STAR 101.3 fm will provide musi...

Performing Arts Wraps Up Year

Scott Stephens, Staff Writer

May 30, 2008

Dance Show “Dancing Through Life”  featured jazz, hip-hop and various other dances including rhythmic gymnastics and tango to showcase the talents of students that have enrolled in the school’s dance program. With dan...

Students Frustrated with Art Class Enrollment Limits

Lauren Ilano, Copy Editor

May 2, 2008

Students who wish to retake Studio Art AP will not be able to do so next year. It has always been a policy that students may not retake any AP classes, but it has not been an issue for the art program until now. According to Prin...

Counselor Leaving to Pursue Teaching Credential

Taylor Freret, Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2008

Counselor Lora Hunter is leaving at the end of the school year to pursue a teaching credential. Hunter became a counselor two years ago and has spent both of those years at the school. Before becoming a counselor, Hunter had on be...

All Honors Classes to Receive Weighted Credit

Sandra Song, Staff Writer

May 2, 2008

Next year, all of the honors classes offered at the school will be weighted. This change includes all of the freshman and sophomore level honors classes, such as Spanish II Honors and World Literature Honors, which have previously n...

Electronics Policy Under Discussion

Jamil Poonja, Managing Editor

May 2, 2008

The school is discussing changing the current electronics policy to allow students to use their phones during brunch and lunch. The school’s policy states that cell phones must be turned off from 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The po...

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