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TPHS student shot and killed by SDPD officers in TPHS parking lot overnight after allegedly aiming weapon at officer

A 15-year-old male TPHS student was fatally shot by two San Diego Police Department officers in the early morning of May 6 in the TPHS drop-off turnaround in the south parking lot on Del Mar Heights Rd., after allegedly pulling out and aiming a semi-automatic BB air pistol at one of the officers. According to SDPD Acting Captain Mike Holden, who is in charge of the investigation, two SDPD officers arrived at TPHS in response to a 911 call at 3:27 a.m., requesting that officers be dispatched to “protect the welfare” of an unarmed 15-year-old juvenile who was reportedly standing in front of TPHS. ...
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TPHS wins award in Directing Change student film contest

Cristian Aragon (9), Jose Becerra (11), Nicholas Meraz (10) and Jay Butler (11) won the regional award in the Directing Change Program and Student Film Contest with their suicide prevention video “Light at the End of the Tunnel,” which will advance to the statewide level. Directing Change has three categories: Suicide Prevention, Mental Health Matters and Through the Lens of Culture. Schools from around San Diego, Orange County and Imperial County submit 60 -second films in one of the categories to the regional Directing Change contest.  “Light at the End of the Tunnel” follows t...
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TPHS Spoken Word hosts first Open Microphone poetry sharing event

TPHS Spoken Word hosted its first Open Mic poetry-sharing event on March 24 in the Lecture Hall, featuring 15 performers from TPHS, Canyon Crest Academy, Carlsbad High School, Del Norte High School, Sage Creek High School and San Dieguito Academy, according to Spoken Word president Robin Kong (12). Spoken Word, a non-school sponsored club founded by Kong in 2014, is a poetry-sharing club that aims to help members “develop an appreciation for poetry and creative writing,” according to Kong. “The objective of the club is to share the creativity of spoken word poetry and nurture people’s...
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“Rustic Revelry” Prom held by ASB at Paradise Point Resort and Spa

ASB hosted the “Rustic Revelry” Prom at Mission Bay’s Paradise Point Resort and Spa on April 1 from 8-11 p.m. At Prom, there was an inside area made up of two tents. In the larger tent, students danced to a mixture of slow music, electronic dance music and throwbacks, according to junior class president Sophia LeRose.  “Last year’s was not that good, but this year the DJ chose some really good songs,” Frank Lee (12) said. Around the dance floor, there were photo booths, tables decorated with flower-filled mason jars and tables with food and drink. Food incl...
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TPHS hosts Go Green Week to promote sustainability

From April 27-31, the TPHS Go Green Club hosted Go Green Week to inform TPHS students about various current environmental issues, as well as promote sustainable practices to preserve and protect the earth. The week consisted of daily events and activities hosted at lunch that were meant to inform the participants about environmental issues. Each day of the week presented a unique theme related to a specific environmental topic. “[Go Green Club] wanted to go into specifics of certain issues, so each day we focused on different environmental topics, like plastic consumption or recycling or endangered spe...
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Bikes Against Bullies

Students watched BMX bikers fly overhead while they listened to a bullying prevention talk when the Action Sports Association’s “No Place for Hate” assembly came to TPHS on April 5. “We are part of what is called the ‘No Place for Hate campaign,’” ASA speaker Dustin Grice said. “The idea is to share how big of an issue bullying is.” Grice shared bullying statistics with students, like “one of 10 students who drop out of school do so because of bullying” and “56 percent of students have witnessed bullying at their schools.” He also ...
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GSA hosts third annual Rainbow Week from April 17-21

The TPHS Gender and Sexualities Alliance club hosted the third annual Rainbow Week from April 17-21 to raise “awareness and support for the LGBTQ community with education and visibility,” according to GSA adviser Don Collins. GSA planned a different activity for each day of the week, all of which addressed inclusion and understanding of LGBTQ people and spread awareness about existing and potential anti-LGBTQ legislation throughout the country. Daily events involved creating a rainbow heart out of LGBTQ-supportive messages, question-and-answer and trivia sessions on LGBTQ issues, an assembly and Friday&rsqu...
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Bouchard and Dupree awarded Teacher and Employee of the Year

Special education teacher Susie Bouchard was named TPHS Teacher of the Year and then SDUHSD Teacher of the Year, and special education instructional aide Janine Dupree was named TPHS Classified Employee of the Year, an award presented to non-credentialed staff members, on Mar. 9. Bouchard and Dupree were nominated by their TPHS co-workers and then won after receiving the most votes by colleagues. Bouchard teaches the Transitional Alternative Program, which is a part of the special education department. The program is for “students who require functional, social, vocational and independent living skills...