Following a successful preseason, the girls have progressed through the highly competitive De Anza league with a record of 12-6 through Jan. 21.
With talents, high fashion, sheer guts and even an attempt to solve a tricky calculus problem, nine males of Saratoga High walked down the runway of the McAfee Center on Jan. 27 in front of an audience of over 100 people for the second annual Mr. Saratoga.
The Falcons reel off victories against Los Gatos, Homestead and Milpitas.
Several hundred parents and students got information to help them sort through their options for next year.
As a sophomore, Sanam Mohan remembers the swift motion of the curtains rising above the McAfee Center stage, exposing her and the rest of the dancers in Bombay in the Bay (BnB) 2014. Each year, the rush and excitement of the actual performance has made all the hours of work and practice worth the effort.
Now, as a senior, is co-president of Indian Cultural Awareness Club (ICAC), as well as the head choreographer and captain of Toga Tamasha, Saratoga’s student-based competitive Bollywood dance team.
Seventy-two students who currently attend Saratoga High came from private middle schools. Ten years ago, this number was 50 percent lower, indicating more local students are switching from private middle schools to public high schools.
The administration approved six possible additions to the growing course lineup for the 2016-17 school year in a series of meetings late last year and in early January.
Seventy students took the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10/12 earlier this month, a contest that could eventually land some of them a spot in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).
During a heated Jan. 12 school board meeting, a new rolling block schedule for next year was unveiled and explained by a committee that had put in months of studying and creating it. However, the change has provoked a strong negative reaction among some community members.
Sophomore Shania Jafri, a dedicated Muslim Pakistani-American, who has grown up in Saratoga, said that she has been greatly affected by these and other world events.
The locally controlled source of funding, which cannot be taken by the state, is set to expire in the 2016-2017 school year. The school board is placing a measure to renew the parcel tax for five years on the ballot in May.
Freshman synchronized skater Sally Lee’s daily practice routine starts with Lee and her team warming up in the cold ice rink with their black nylon jackets and skirts, running around the rink, up and down the stairs and doing various jumps. The team has a Lake Tahoe competition to prepare for and will start practicing new choreography until their performance on early June.
Recap and plans for boys and girls swim teams.
Boys tennis season preview.
Badminton season preview.
The girls’ team would like to have more members make it to the league finals and have more CCS qualifying athletes. “Though it is hard to tell so far, I see more going on to SCVALs,” junior Celine Bellegarda said. “The coaches are working hard to place people in the right events for them.”
The boys have led a strong campaign this season, but with the loss to Los Altos, the team is unlikely to gain enough playoff points in their upcoming games.
2014-2015 season recap and moving forward.
SHSTV this week includes segments on Bombay in the Bay, the bell schedule controversy, Mr. Saratoga and robotics.
SHSTV looks at the success of Speak Up for Change weeks, the activities on display at Electives Night, and updates on speech and debate and sports.
SHSTV devotes this broadcast to showing a MAP documentary in honor of Speak Up for Change week.
This week, SHSTV has stories on the weight room, winter sports, the girls' basketball team's recent trip to Canada, students' New Year's resolutions and thoughts about the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday.
SHSTV covers college apps, New Year's resolutions, winter break and the girls' basketball team's trip to Canada.
SHSTV covers new classes this year, the Rose Bowl Parade, the drought and sports.
SHSTV celebrates November's Student of the Month and recaps Thanksgiving experiences as well as the fall play.
Winter formal promo, Turkey Up Your Teacher, Carolgrams, Block Schedule Update, Football Wrapup
SHSTV examines the college application process, fall sports, and Measure E progress
SHSTV looks at a recent sock drive in honor of a Mitty student, does an interview with the mayor of Saratoga, announces the student of the month and asks students what they will be for Halloween.
SHSTV covers Homecoming week, spirit days, a new coffee shop downtown and a freshman who can solve the Rubik's Cube in under 10 seconds.
The broadcast features Homecoming coverage as well as stories on field hockey and the Saratoga Veterinary Hospital.
SHSTV covers the upcoming Homecoming week as well as the Oct. 9 home football game vs. rival Los Gatos.
Watch the seniors take us to a galaxy far far away in their homecoming quad day on Oct. 16, 2015
Check out our amazing teachers dance for their homecoming quad day on Oct. 12, 2015.
Watch how the freshmen dive into the lost city of Atlantis on Oct. 13, 2015
Watch how the sophomores takes us to the Hundred Acre Woods on Oct 14
SHSTV shows how the juniors brought Neverland to life in their Quad Day on Oct. 15.
In reality, it is virtually impossible for the school to specify a level of academic rigor that can serve as a challenging yet realistic goal for all students. Given the proper guidance and information, students ultimately hold the responsibility to know what is best for themselves and to thus make healthy decisions.
We have been warned of the power that water holds over us all, and yet somehow, history has started to repeat itself — this time in a city called Flint.
However, the comparatively lax building codes in Los Gatos and Monte Sereno have not managed to prevent a house, threatening the aesthetic of the street, from being built. And, even in Saratoga, where building codes are stricter, a similar home has sprung up on Fruitvale Avenue.
We are becoming so desensitized to gun violence that news bringing statistics like these have become “just another headline.”
Recently, the University of California (UC) has been pressured by a coalition of state politicians, high school teachers and technology leaders to count AP Computer Science toward the system’s required math credits.
A senior penned a letter about her response to the debate over next year's schedule.
The stated purpose of these midterms is to prepare students for the reality of college. But while midterms in college are acceptable, midterms in high school are simply not viable.
Senior reflects on grandparents struggles during the Holocaust.
Watching “The Boy” without the freedom to pause the movie at any time filled us with a palpable sense of dread as we walked into AMC 14 last month. Fortunately for us and unfortunately for “The Boy,” this horror movie failed to scare us as much as we expected.
While it may seem like a thing of the past, the movies remains the best place for a romantic evening. AMC 14, the closest movie theater to the school, is the No. 1 place for students to go on a date because of its variety of movie choices as well as its proximity to many eateries.
Although well known for its lattes and frappuccinos, Starbucks is also known as the best place to study after school.
Meera Rachamallu is well-known by her peers to be addicted to the popular reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians.” The Falcon had questions for the senior who has watched 110 episodes of KUWTK.
After its recent renovations, Westgate Mall has become a social hub, complete with a fair selection of shops and eateries that appeal to consumers of all ages and tastes.
Former “Saturday Night Live” cast members once made us roar with laughter, but most have now left the show to find successful acting careers in the Hollywood.
When I first saw my invitation to the “NETFLIX AND CHILL” Facebook event, I was confused for a couple of reasons. One, I had no idea what “Netflix and chill” meant, so I had to look that up on Urban Dictionary (I won’t say any more about that). And two, I don’t have a Netflix account.
When Blogilates instructor CasseycHo announced her #30daywaisttrainer challenge for January, I decided to take it and make my New Year’s Resolution to do at least one Blogilates workout a day, with the hope of dropping the five pounds I had gained over the holidays.
Call me childish or just plain odd, but I will never lose my love for DragonVale, an iOS and Android game.
I have achieved my parents’ ultimate dream. I’m a doctor. But the job comes with a couple of hiccups that my parents never anticipated: I don’t get paid, my patients are my friends and I mainly treat the emotionally constipated. Call me judgmental, but I’m the therapist of salt and the queen of quality advice.
Reporter tries geocaching.
Unfortunately, the mentality to not use medicine doesn’t always work, especially for a malady such as hives.
Reporter discusses the problems with snowboarding.
February 10: Incoming Freshman Parent Guidance Meeting
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