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Staff chili cookoff won by Collins

TPHS staff participated in the second annual Chili Cook-Off during lunch on Feb. 2 in the woodshop room, and Don Collins took top honors. There were eight slow cookers full of chili sampled by staff members who voted for their favorite without knowing the chefs. The grand prize included several gift cards and bags totaling $50-$100, donated by Starbucks, Trader Joes, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Westroot Tavern, Souplantation, Bing SurfBoards, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Crust Pizzeria and Snooze Eatery.  By the end of lunch, PALS adviser Don Collins won the competition with his “Beef-Bison Five Pepper Chil...
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One Paseo begins construction

One Paseo, a mixed-use project in Carmel Valley, has raised concerns from students and other residents in the community over its possible negative impacts. The project, which has been in progress for nine years, will be a “special community gathering destination with a new dining and shopping experience, multi-family residences [and] an innovative office campus,” according to Jeanne Kim, the public relations coordinator of One Paseo developer Kilroy Realty. The project will also host community events such as farmer’s markets, art exhibits and other outdoor entertainments.  Kevin Ham (1...
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AP Thornton’s absence shifts responsibilities

Assistant Principal Garry Thornton has been absent from TPHS for over two weeks in January and February.  In an email from Principal Rob Coppo to the school faculty, neither the reason behind Thornton’s absence nor the date of his return was given. During his absence, TPHS has “been given some assistance to support TPHS staff and students,” according to the email. Starting on Feb. 7, former TPHS head counselor Jayme Cambra, who has recently worked as a “counselor on special assignment” for the district, will “assist our school in the interim,” according to Coppo...
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Foundation raises record funds

TPHS Foundation, under Executive Director Nicole Baril, this year took on an ambitious new fundraising campaign, which has raised more money by this point in the year than the foundation has raised in past entire school years. The $244,583 raised so far is $100,000 more than has been raised in a single year in the past. The funds raised thus far which will be used to continue funding Career Technical Education pathways on campus. Baril, who became executive director mid-year last year when former ED Bobbi Karlson retired,simply asked parents to donate what they could. Donors who gave at the bronze level, $80...
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Eleven Japanese cultural exchange students visit TPHS

Eleven Japanese students from Kyoto Girls High School in Kyoto, Japan visited TPHS from Feb. 3-10 as part of TPHS’s first weeklong Japanese cultural exchange program. According to Japanese teacher Sato Umabe, who organized the exchange, the exchange students attended all her Japanese classes as well as other classes with their host students during second, fourth and seventh period on Feb. 9 and 10. Japanese National Honor Society also organized activities for them outside of school. “We hiked at Torrey Pines State Reserve, explored Del Mar and had a beach party and bonfire at Moonlight Beach with...
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Prop AA renovations complete at front of school

Proposition AA renovations at the Del Mar Heights Rd. entrance were completed on Feb. 1, ending the second phase of construction, funded by the $78 million TPHS portion of the $449 million Proposition AA bond. An outside ramp winding up to the B building from the student drop-off area was added, the stairs adjacent to the ramp  were widened and the parking lot in the front was expanded. “There’s been expanded handicap parking and the staff parking has been reopened in the front,” science teacher Brian Bodas said. “I’m already seeing a bunch of people parking out front [incl...
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31st Annual Street Masters car show held at TPHS

The 31st Annual Street Masters Christmas Cruise car show, hosted by the Street Masters San Diego car club, was held at TPHS on Dec. 11, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money for the YMCA Youth and Family Services. The event showcased vehicles brought by car owners around San Diego, and required people entering cars to donate a new, unwrapped toy or make a cash donation, according to Street Masters president Vince Yamasaki.  “We had approximately 200 cars this year, and it looks like we raised $1,000 more than we did last year ... around $6,000,” Yamasaki said. “We’ve been progre...
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Art students create paper hands for Students Rebuild

TPHS art classes will create and  decorate paper hands until late April, as part of the Youth Uplift Challenge for Students Rebuild, an organization that assists with disaster recovery efforts, and aids youth in Nicaragua and Indonesia.   “The symbolic object connects with what the challenge is really about,” art teacher Emily Moran said. “Hands are specific to this idea of lifting up other people and helping to provide basic needs to students.”   The Bezos Family Foundation, founded by Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, will donate $1.90 per paper hand ma...