News Briefs

Haiti Solidarity club hosts silent auction
The Students for Haiti Solidarity club held a silent auction on January 27, at First and Main Sports Bar in Los Altos.

The auction exceeded the club’s goal. Members from the club and their parents were greatly involved in contacting businesses in the Bay Area, and members even offered personal services such as tutoring and painting car rims.

Parents especially put in a lot of effort with contacts, as the sports bar was absolutely filled with clothing, sports memorabilia and even tours to Bay Area gardens. Donations from local businesses ranged from facials and manicures at beauty salons to tickets for sporting events.

All the money raised from the auction will be delivered to sister school in Port-Au-Prince, SOPUDEP, when club members go to visit over Winter Break.

School carries out CAHSEE testing
The school proctored the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) on February 5 and February 6.

The test aims to ensure that high school students graduate with satisfactory skills in reading, writing and mathematics. High school students start taking the test in their sophomore year and are required to pass the test to earn a high school diploma. Those who fail the test the first time are given more opportunities in their junior and senior years.

Classroom listings for students taking the exam were posted on the glass display box near the administration building prior to the test.