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Saturday Night Fever heats up at TPHS Homecoming dance

ASB hosted the Saturday Night Fever Homecoming dance on Oct. 14 at TPHS from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., which featured an assortment of activities ranging from ping pong to arcade machines. This year’s Homecoming theme echoed the ‘70s,  with a rousing disco atmosphere. Attendees were encouraged to dress in attire that matched the decade. Many guests arrived in bell-bottom jeans, sequined shirts and some wore large Afro wigs.  “Planning started about two weeks before school started,” Commissioner of Activities and planner of Homecoming, Lauren Grove (11), said. “I was watching ...
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New process of electing SDUHSD board members passed

The SDUHSD passed a resolution on Sept. 27 that will change future board member elections from an “at-large” system to a “by-trustee area” system. In at-large elections, the entire community votes for board members, but in the by-trustee area system, the district will split into five regions; voters in each region will elect a board member residing in that region. “[The change is] kind of a financial decision for the district,” student board representative Isaac Gelman (12) said. “A bunch of districts nearby have been getting notices saying that they are not in accor...
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TAP students start merchandise business

The special education program at TPHS recently added Falcon Flyers, a business management group through which students learn to create and sell products.  In the class, students gain job experience, learn soft skills, or communication skills, practice designing products and conduct business transactions in a supervised, safe environment. Hot drinks like tea, coffee (Colombian, vanilla nut, iced and dark), as well as hot chocolate  are sold during the two nutrition breaks and lunch.  Pink breast cancer awareness shirts are also are sold online and designed by students in the class.    ...
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AVID students and teachers take annual statewide college tour

Thirty TPHS AVID students from all grade levels visited college campuses in Central California and the Bay Area as a part of their annual fall college field trip from Oct. 1-4. Students were accompanied by all three AVID teachers, Colin Cornforth, Anastasia Kokkinis and Rosa Velazquez, as well as former AVID teacher and current special education teacher Francisco Lona. In total, they visited 10 colleges: UC Merced, Sacramento State University, UC Davis, St. Mary’s College of California, CSU East Bay, UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, Stanford University and San Jose State U...
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Performing arts center construction scheduled to begin late October

A performing arts center at TPHS is set to replace the culinary and fine arts classrooms on campus, and construction is projected to begin by the end of October as a part of the third phase of the Proposition AA projects funded by the $78 million TPHS portion of the $449 million Prop AA SDUHSD bond. According to SDUHSD Chief Facilities Officer Mike Coy, the destruction of the arts and custodial rooms began around June 17, shortly after the 2016-17 school year ended. This part of the Prop AA project is the first in which part of TPHS’ campus is being completely destroyed and a new building is being constructed in ...
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Google Classroom replaces Blackboard as default system

A recent measure approved by the SDUHSD school board has replaced Blackboard Learn with Google Classroom as the default student, teacher and parent communication system. Blackboard Learn has been the go-to system for teachers at TPHS for the past decade, according to Spanish teacher Leonor Youngblood.  To ease the learning curve that often accompanies the introduction of new technology, the district offered a “Google Summer Camp,” an optional multiple-day course at Pacific Trails Middle School from Aug. 14-17, to educate teachers on effective use of Google Classroom.  “...