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NAMI club to hold fundraisers on campus for future NCHS events

Fundraisers at Chipotle and the school’s Learning Commons and front parking lot will take place to raise money for future events by the TPHS NCHS, the National Alliance on Mental Illness on Campus High School Club, which raises awareness about mental illness.  The three fundraisers, two of which will be boba fundraisers — where boba will be sold for $4 to $4.50 — at TPHS and the last at Chipotle, will raise money for events later in the year such as Mental Health Month in May and Yellow Ribbon Week, which will take place the first week of March. Earlier in the year, NCHS put on an asse...
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Kevin Ren (12) and CCA students win $25,000 at Siemens

From December 4-5, Kevin Ren (12), along with Canyon Crest Academy students Anlin Zhang (12) and Rachana Madhukara (9) attended the final round of 2017 Siemens Competition, taking home a $25,000 prize for their research on epidemics and how they spread. The Siemens Competition is an annual national competition in math, science and technology for high school students. Founded in 1999, the competition was established to increase access to higher education for students gifted in STEM. “You choose a topic or area of study and find a problem and try and solve it,” Ren said. “Even if you don&rsqu...
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Whooping cough case reported at TPHS

The San Diego County Public Health and Human Services Agency notified the TPHS administration on Jan. 10 that a student had tested positive for pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough.  In accordance with policies from the county, Coppo emailed staff and parents.  According to the county, the disease spreads through the air and can be life-threatening for infants and young children. Coppo’s email said any pregnant staff or students should contact their “OB-GYN provider immediately.” The letter notifying Coppo from the county to the school stresses the disease i...
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TPHS 2016-17 CAASPP Test Scores Drop

Score reports for the 2017 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress revealed a 10.72 percent decline in English Language Arts and a six percent drop in mathematics scores among TPHS juniors compared to 2016 results. In 2014, the California Department of Education replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program with the CAASPP, as a part of its transition to the Common Core Curriculum. The test includes ELA and mathematics assessments for eligible fifth, eighth and 11th graders; the pilot assessment was conducted in 2015, when TPHS juniors scored in the 84th percentile in ELA and the 70th...
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Student detained after found on campus with weapon

A TPHS senior was detained by the San Diego Police Department on Nov. 16 for having a BB gun in his possession on campus. The student, who is a minor, was in Catherine Mintz’s third-period Economics class, although the class had a substitute teacher that day, according to Sora Oyaizu (12). Principal Rob Coppo said administrators and police  responded to the incident quickly and efficiently, making it unnecessary to place the school on lockdown. “We identified the student quickly and knew where he was, and we were able to remove [the possibility of a lockdown] immediately,” C...
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Kick Pho Hope holds fundraiser to support children in Vietnam

Members of the Kick Pho Hope club sold Krispy Kreme donuts as their first fundraiser on Nov. 14 at TPHS, raising $144 to make care packages with soccer equipment for underprivileged children in Vietnam, according to Club President Annabelle Pham (10). The fundraiser was held before school, and members sold donuts both in front of the B building facing the drop-off area at the front of TPHS and at the top of the ramp connecting the student parking lot to campus. According to Pham, a total of 144 regular glazed donuts were sold that day for $1 each.  Pham also sold about two boxes of remaining ...
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Seniors present software at tech conference

Skylar Jung (12), Jodie Hoh (12) and Carine You (12), presented their piano practice-assistance software with Augment founder and CEO Eric Nelson, who runs an augmented reality platform, at the 2017 Wolfram Technology Conference in Champaign, Ill. from Oct. 17 to 20, where adviser and teacher Abby Brown gave a lecture entitled “3-D Printing in High School with Mathematica.”  Brown introduced Hoh, Jung and You to Nelson, who gave them the opportunity to intern with Augment last summer as he had for previous TPHS students.  “We were the next generation of kids participating in Augme...