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School registrar Robert Wise

Registrar Robert Wise retires after nine years at school

Emma Fung June 6, 2024

After nine years of working at the school, registrar Robert Wise will retire at the end of the 2023-24 school year. Prior to his time at SHS, Wise was a Princeton graduate and spent 27 years operating...

Kyleen Liao and Naveed Kasnavi are the Class of `24 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively

Class of ‘24 valedictorian and salutatorian announced

Emily Wu June 4, 2024

The school recently announced seniors Kyleen Liao and Naveed Kasnavi as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. They hold the two highest weighted GPAs among the senior class. Liao first learned...

Senior Omead Bagherian crowd surfs in the seniors following the popping of the balloons.

Class of ‘24 gets sent off with action-packed rally

Bryan Zhao May 29, 2024

The end-of-year rally went full-on Hunger Games last Friday as classes competed in events such as bubble ball fighting, a taco-eating competition and a free-for-all flag tag game. Complementing this event...

During the rally on May 15, dozens of teachers carried signs in support of district educators ­— French teacher Elaine Haggerty (left) and Spanish teacher Stephany Marks (right).

Early results show parcel tax headed to narrow victory; teachers continue to campaign for pay raise

Nicole Lee May 23, 2024

Measure A — a ballot measure to extend and supplement an existing parcel tax — appeared to be on its way to a narrow victory, though election officials had not made an official call as of May 23 when...

Seniors Sophia Deng, Cherilyn Hu and Grace Li pose for a selfie together on the deck.

Prom 2024: An evening full of amazing sights and lasting memories

Jane Lee and Anthony Luo May 22, 2024

Courtesy of Madison Saville The San Francisco city skyline. Courtesy of Madison Saville The Bay Bridge. Courtesy of Evangelina Stepanchenko Seniors board in their prom dresses...

The 2023-2024 yearbook printed with the yearbook company Walsworth.

Yearbook plans to switch its publishing company for new school year

Nicole Lee and William Norwood May 21, 2024

For 23 years, the yearbook has used Walsworth printing company for printing the annual publication.  This year, they were even awarded with the opportunity to be included in Walsworth’s Wall...

The team, with robot number “649,” plays a qualification match at St. Ignatius during the San Francisco Regional. 

MSET Robotics team of 49 students scrambles to build a robot for their first regional, with an ambitious schedule

Alec Guan and Beverly Xu May 21, 2024

The night before April 13, when the MSET FRC team’s robot was due to be shipped off to World Championships in Houston, numerous students and mentors watched the robot drive across the library’s full-length...

How Proposition 28 funds will be distributed for the 2024-25 school year among the four departments.

Proposition 28 brings in over $140,000 to benefit school’s arts programs

Anika Kapasi May 21, 2024

Two years ago, California voters approved Proposition 28: The Arts and Music in Schools (AMS) Funding Guarantee and Accountability Act. This initiative provides supplemental funding for arts education...

Students party on the dance floor of the San Francisco Hornblower Cruise on May 18.

Students enjoy a smooth sailing prom

Anthony Luo May 21, 2024

As the wind howled and students held onto their coats, the San Francisco Bay Hornblower Cruise ship coasted through the San Francisco Bay during an evening of prom celebrations on May 18. More than 500...

Newspapers leftover in the journalism room archive.

The Falcon is set to switch to magazine format and increased online focus next year

Ruiyan Zhu May 21, 2024

Following in the footsteps of many local high school newspapers with print publications like Harker’s Aquila and Monta Vista’s El Estoque, The Falcon will also be leaving behind their traditional...

Juniors Arthur Wang, Kathy Wang, Sunny Cao, Kayla Nguyen, Aarushi Sharma and Will Norwood with their awards from the NHD states competition.

Two junior student groups qualify to the National History Day Nationals Competition

Amy Luo and Beverly Xu May 20, 2024

The National History Day (NHD) competition is an annual, national contest that 56% of students this year in AP U.S. History (APUSH) classes participated in this year, They built life-size exhibits, recording...

Chinese students from Saratoga and Los Gatos in the airport with teachers.

Saratoga and Los Gatos students visit Taiwan over spring break

Amelia Chang May 18, 2024

Los Gatos and Saratoga High students let out various shrieks of laughter and shock as shrimp flew up out of the water, swinging toward their faces. This was the first time many had tried shrimp fishing,...

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