District searches for new superintendent after Mike Grove announces retirement for health reasons May 18, 2022 — by Andrew Lin After superintendent Mike Grove’s retirement announcement in early April due to chronic health concerns, the district board has begun searching for his replacement. The board expects to announce a successor in June. Making this transition more difficult for the district is that Jane Marashian, executive administrative assistant to the superintendent for the past 17 years, […] read more » Parent-organized Holi celebration makes a colorful return May 16, 2022 — by Kavya Patel April 24 at Quito Park was like a day from pre-COVID-19 times. Students and parents chased each other, throwing colorful powder from bags they were tightly clutching as part of celebrating the Hindu holiday of Holi. Sophomores played frisbee with their classmates, young kids sprayed water on their friends with a long hose and Bombay […] read more » The big summer disruption: renovations to impact teachers, sports teams and outside organizations May 16, 2022 — by Jonny Luo As the money from the Measure E bond — $99 million given to the district for new infrastructure and school resources — runs out for the district, the school plans to conduct renovations over the summer that will impact teachers, sports teams and outside organizations, essentially shutting down most of the campus from early June […] read more » Leadership hosts first Spring Fling spirit week since 2019; dance nixed for low ticket sales May 15, 2022 — by Christina Chang The annual Spring Fling spirit week, put together by the Rally and Spirit Commissions, kicked off on March 28, with Jersey Day and the final game of March Madness basketball on Monday; Falconpuff on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; and Inflatable Day and the Night Rally on Friday. The biggest disappointment for organizers was that the […] read more » Kristofer Orre takes over as Intermediate P.E. teacher for second semester May 15, 2022 — by Andrew Lin Following 14-year football and P.E. teacher Tim Lugo’s departure to Mountain View high school in early January, retired police officer Colin Stewart temporarily replaced Lugo for a few weeks as the Intermediate P.E. teacher instructing second-year P.E. students. Afterwards, Anatomy and Physiology teacher Kristofer Orre stepped in to fill the position for the rest of […] read more » Seniors take creative dive into Capstone films May 15, 2022 — by Anamika Anand and Victoria Hu As senior Neoneo Chen pushed the record button on her camera, she watched her group’s story come to life on the screen. Moving around the dark office in senior Miranda Olson’s house, she smoothly panned the camera to perfectly catch junior Eli Tsives in the light as he played the main character. This is just […] read more » STEM competitions spotlight top achievers April 28, 2022 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli As the second semester begins to wrap up, many of the year’s largest STEM competitions have released their results. This semester, the science club hosted the F=ma physics test, USA Biology Olympiad (USABO), the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) exams and the USA Physics Olympiad (USAPhO); math club hosted the United States of America (Junior) […] read more » State law forces cafeteria to provide free meals for all students in 2022-2023 school year April 9, 2022 — by Lynn Dai Beginning next fall, California’s Universal Meals Program will require all public school districts and charter schools to provide free meals for all students. The program mandates a nutritiously adequate breakfast and lunch for all students each school day — and includes schools like Saratoga that have traditionally offered very few free lunches. In addition, cafeteria […] read more » Class of 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian announced April 9, 2022 — by Avani Kongetira and Harshini Velchamy The school recently announced seniors Marcus Kuo and Andrew Cheng as the Class of 2022 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. They received these honors because they have the highest GPAs in the senior class. Kuo, holding a 4.60 GPA , has taken a total of eight honors courses and 10 AP classes at the school. Kuo […] read more » Superintendent Mike Grove announces retirement for later this year April 2, 2022 — by Selina Chen Superintendent Mike Grove, who joined the district in 2018, will be retiring this summer or early fall after the board finds his successor, according to an email sent to students and staff on April 1. Grove, 54, wrote that he has been battling a rare and slow-growing form of cancer called Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, for […] read more » firstprevious...1020...2829303132...4050607080...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.