Science Bowl, seeking a repeat of recent successes, adjusts to loss of graduated seniors December 5, 2023 — by Sasha Prasad and Emily Wu Sophomore Warren Chee stared intently at his whiteboard while racing to figure out a solution for a chemistry problem. With two seconds to spare on the clock, he slammed the buzzer and blurted, “144.” To Chee’s surprise, it was the correct answer. Although it was only a practice question during a Science Bowl meeting, the […] read more » LGSUHSD scores highly in CAASPP testing December 4, 2023 — by Neal Malhotra Results released this fall show the school’s students continuing to perform at or near the top of the state in mathematics and English on a benchmark state test. On Oct. 18, the district released school-specific data regarding the Class of `24’s performance on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Test, taken in […] read more » National tournament experience sets up speech competitors to reach new heights December 4, 2023 — by Andrew Lin Nearly 140,000 students across the country are National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) members, but only 4% of them qualify for nationals, which were held in Phoenix, Arizona from June 11 to 16. To qualify, competitors must place in the top 3 spots in the yearly district tournament, which juniors Timothy Leung and Kinnera Potluri […] read more » Music Boosters cookie dough fundraiser raises $10k+ December 3, 2023 — by Amy Miao and Emily Wu The Saratoga Music Booster’s (SMB) annual Cookie Dough fundraiser raised $12,052 via the sale of 1,250 items. The funds raised will be directed toward the Saratoga High, Redwood Middle and Saratoga Unified School District music programs. The fundraiser ran from Sept. 18 to Oct. 30; students in the music program were tasked with selling a […] read more » Students discover environmental solutions at Taiwan climate conference December 3, 2023 — by Andy Zhu As senior Eric Norris and his team stepped up the stairs of the stage in front of hundreds of students and teachers on Oct. 24, a wave of adrenaline hit him. He was nervous, but at the same time excited to present the progress of developments his team has made on their project for the […] read more » Long-term substitute AP Computer Science teacher hired December 3, 2023 — by Shirina Cao and Emily Wu The district recently hired Siddhartha Punj as a long-term substitute on Nov. 8 to fill in for AP Computer Science A teacher Thomas Wang’s 12-week paternity leave absence. Punj started teaching all four periods of AP Computer Science A on Nov. 13 and will continue to do so until Wang’s expected return in February. Following […] read more » Annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony brings community together December 3, 2023 — by Amy Luo and Kathy Wang The crowd of families that had gathered in Saratoga downtown’s Blaney Plaza gasped in awe as bursts of multi-colored lights illuminated a 20-foot tall Christmas tree. A brightly lit star sat atop the tree, casting a dazzling light into the cool breeze. This was Saratoga’s 23rd annual tree lighting ceremony — held on Nov. 24 […] read more » Model UN team gains experience from first conference at Stanford November 25, 2023 — by Sanjoli Gupta and William Norwood Sixteen Model UN delegates from the school attended their first conference of the year on Nov. 10-12 at the Stanford Model United Nations Conference (SMUNC). Although the team didn’t win any awards, participants said the skills and feedback taken away from the experience will aid them in future conferences. For this event, delegates were paired […] read more » MAP 10 takes on Mount Herman’s Ropes Course and Ziplines November 21, 2023 — by Christina Labban The Media Arts Program’s (MAP) long-awaited ropes course field trip tradition made a return after a 4-year hiatus due to the pandemic. On Oct. 26, sophomores in the MAP program visited Mount Hermon Adventures in Felton, which featured an exciting ropes course and zipline network. This outing was a beloved tradition that started in 2015. […] read more » Winter Formal at Dave and Buster’s facing low ticket sales November 16, 2023 — by Natalie Chua & Anamika Anand Ticket sales were off to a slow start for this year’s Winter Formal, which will be held at Dave & Buster’s, an arcade venue inside of the Great Mall in Milpitas, on Dec. 2 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The theme will be “A Night in Vegas,” since the dance commissioners thought the arcade games […] read more » previous12345...1020304050...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.