Newly created safety team plans for emergency scenarios September 29, 2023 — by Sam Bai and Andrew Lin A newly created school safety team is reviewing the annual safety plan and working to address anything from natural disasters to medical emergencies. The group is led by principal Greg Louie and working in consultation with the district’s director of facilities, Toby Mockler, to put the plans into action. The group was responsible for the […] read more » Pioneers plow through Falcons’ defense in Homecoming defeat September 29, 2023 — by Caitlin Stoiber and Nika Svizhenko The stands were filled with a “White-Out” theme as students cheered on the Falcons during the Homecoming football game at home against Cupertino on Sept. 22. “We knew Cupertino wasn’t going to be an easy win,” sophomore wide receiver Jayden Kwong said. “It would be challenging. But we still felt confident and were ready to […] read more » Knit For Needs supports community through shelter donations September 29, 2023 — by Sasha Prasad and Emily Wu Due to their strong interest in knitting, juniors Shreya Raghuvanshi, Aadya Naveen, Anika Ramakrishnan and Meha Sekaran founded the new Knits for Need club to spread the craft across school. The club plans to donate its creations — including hats, scarves and other items of clothing — to charities like Warm Up America, which distributes […] read more » New CBI aide takes on coaching roles for multiple sports September 29, 2023 — by Richard Fan and Neal Malhotra The school has welcomed Andrew Beattie as he takes on roles as a CBI (Community-Based Instruction) resource aide and head JV football coach, replacing former JV head coach Bryan Raisch, who is now the offensive and defensive line coach. During the winter and spring sports seasons, he will also serve as an assistant wrestling coach […] read more » New ASSIST therapist provides support to struggling students September 29, 2023 — by Natalie Chua and Emily Wu Achieving Student Success with Intervention Support and Therapy (ASSIST) program therapist Vicky Tamashiro has joined the school after managing therapists and counseling families and children across Santa Clara County for the past 30 years. The ASSIST program provides academic and emotional support to students struggling with challenging situations such as difficulty being around peers, anxiety […] read more » New Wellness Center therapist swears to advocate for students’ mental health September 29, 2023 — by Jex Popov Following the departure of Wellness Center therapist Naomi Burke last year, therapist Taylor Greulich stepped up to take on the role of counseling school students and helping run the Wellness Center. Coming from San Diego, Greulich utilized her passion for mentoring students as an elementary school teacher at St. Rose of Lima School, teaching fourth […] read more » New biology teacher Jennifer Lee returns to SHS after 3 years at LG September 29, 2023 — by Florence Hu From 7th graders to seniors, Jennifer Lee has taught a wide spectrum of students across a range of subjects including math, physics and biology in her 17 years as a teacher and mentor. She is now teaching four classes of freshman biology after spending the past three years as a science teacher at Los Gatos. […] read more » Palisoul takes on new role teaching English 11 Honors September 28, 2023 — by Nika Svizhenko As the bell rang at the beginning of the period, students in Room 006 began to discuss the themes and implications behind “On being a refugee, an American — and a human being,” an essay by Viet Thanh Nguyen. They ask questions about fundamental American values inscribed on the Statue of Liberty and explore the […] read more » Symphonic Wind Ensemble prepares for statewide music conference September 28, 2023 — by Anika Kapasi and Angela Tan The Symphonic Wind Ensemble (SWE), the school’s highest-level audition band, learned in August that they were accepted into the 2024 California All-State Music Education Conference (CASMEC), to be held from Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in Sacramento. As one of the largest music education conferences in the country, CASMEC provides musicians and educators from high schools and […] read more » Sophomores power through quad day despite low participation September 28, 2023 — by Annie Liu & Ruiyan Zhu The sophomores’ dynamic dances and energetic K-pop dances wowed the quad on Sept. 20 themed after “Monster’s Inc.” With an estimate of 30 people participating, the skit included characters like Boo, played by sophomore Lavanya Bose; Randall, played by Nila Venkataratnam; Sulley, played by Blue Chankhunthod; and Mike, played by Sophie Qin. The performance featured […] read more » 12345...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.