Fitness pursuits keep teachers healthy, happy and focused February 6, 2024 — by Jessica Li and Amy Miao Amid teachers’ busy lives, juggling work with family responsibilities, personal well-being can unintentionally take a backseat. English teacher and yearbook adviser Megan Laws is one of the teachers who has made a conscious effort to prioritize fitness in her hectic schedule. Growing up as a two-sport athlete, playing soccer and doing gymnastics, Laws found her […] read more » Working out at work: Teachers take advantage of campus weight room and swimming pool February 6, 2024 — by William Cao and Eric Shi After the bell rings and students shuffle out of class, most teachers spend their unscheduled periods crafting lesson plans, grading assignments or taking a much-needed coffee break in the staff lounge. However, statistics teacher Seema Patel and speech-language pathologist Ronda Vierra often spend their unscheduled periods at the school’s fitness facilities, working to fulfill their […] read more » Teachers, a more standardized grading scale would vastly help reduce students’ stress levels February 1, 2024 — by Sasha Prasad The Canvas app plays an oversize role in most students’ daily lives. Upon launching the app, a variety of outcomes unfold. Some courses display grades with suffixes, while others utilize signless letters. Certain teachers round grades, but others maintain the original scores. Why is it that some teachers choose to count a 93 as an […] read more » Teachers grow friendships through daily carpools to school January 24, 2024 — by Sam Bai and Annie Liu Waking up at 5:45 a.m. or earlier to get to school might be hard for some students to imagine. For many teachers, however, waking up this early is just the beginning of their challenges in getting to school on time in the morning, especially since so many of them live far from Saratoga. A good […] read more » Faculty’s quad day on Sept. 18 exceeds expectations despite short practice time September 23, 2023 — by Aiden Ye The faculty kicked off Homecoming week on Sept. 18 with a “Finding Nemo”-themed quad day. More than 30 staff members participated in the finale, and their excitement and passion shone through their wacky dances and plentiful props. English teacher Marcos Cortez appeared in a turtle suit, while others donned starfish headpieces. The performance featured four […] read more » MAP teachers Hemmerich and Muñoz to leave SHS May 27, 2023 — by Anamika Anand As the school year comes to an end, the Media Arts Program is saying goodbye to two teachers: longtime MAP, Digital Animation and Photography teacher Alex Hemmerich and MAP and Ceramics teacher Theresa Muñoz. Moving forward, Hemmerich will be teaching traditional and digital arts at La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park, while Muñoz has […] read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2024 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.