November 24, 2017

FC Barcelona’s Shaky Future -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Gordon Hayward Injured -

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mrs. Tribuzi, Dance Teacher Extraordinaire -

Monday, October 30, 2017

theSkimm: The Millennial Generation of News -

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cross Country Runs into the 2017 Season -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Should You Attend the Women’s Marches? -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bearcats Blown Away by Chalk Fest -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New Tardy Policy Pilot Is Over -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SMHS Chalk Fest is an Instant Successes -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chalk Fest is Shaping Up Well This Year -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Boys Volleyball Season Comes to a Close -

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bearcat Chefs Compete in Nacho Contest -

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bearcat Invitational Track Meet a Huge Success -

Monday, May 8, 2017

Concert Band Prepares for Spring Concert -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Students: “Beware the Banality of a Busy Life” -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coach John Tells Us About Boys Tennis -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Olaiha Fonua and His Friend Perform at Green Week -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eureka, We Built It! -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

International Week Celebrates Diversity -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Design Thinking Club Tours Stanford D.School

SMHS Design Thinking Club took a tour of the Stanford Design School on Friday, September 26. The tour was hosted by D.School students, including alumni from the school. During the tour, Stanford students explained the design thinking process to the group: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test. These five words are the steps Design School uses to solving problems. Zion Shih, a Senior, is the President of Design Thinking Club and was surprised by how much she already knew about the design thinking process. “I was surprised that I kind of knew some of the stuff they were talking about. I didn’t…

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Trainer to Teacher Matt Labbie

Name: Matt Labbie Favorite part about teaching: “My favorite part about teaching is just working with different students everyday – everyday is different. Also helping people and making their High School experience a good one.” Goals for the year: “My goal for this year is to get really involved on campus and help out any way I can: coach a team, coach the strength and conditioning program, help out in athletics, in rallies if anybody needs me – anywhere I can help and just get really involved in the school.” Why SMHS: “I went here for four years and was here as a trainer for three…

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English Pro Aura Smithers

Name: Aura Smithers-Cordell Classroom: M112 Favorite part about teaching: “I love getting to know students, seeing them grow and seeing them improve in their reading and writing.” Goals for the year: “I’ve taught middle school for 13 years. This is my first year teaching high school so I’m excited to be here and really get a handle for the curriculum and meet the needs of high school students. Obviously I want to make it challenging and rigorous and also support students where they need it.” Why SMHS: “I have some colleagues who teach here that I went to the UC Berkeley credential program…

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Introducing Ms. Campagnet-Reed, our New French Teacher

Teacher: Ms. Campagnet-Reed Room number: A146 What subject(s) do you teach: French 3, English/ELD, private language tutoring What is your favorite part about teaching?:  “My favorite parts of teaching include seeing students achieve those “aha” moments when they finally “get” how a certain element of the language works, and begin using it without thinking about it. I also love hearing my students take a verbal risk and speak French, even if it’s not perfect. I try to make them comfortable enough to do that.” What are your goals for this year?: My goals for this year are to help my…

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Presenting the new Spanish Teacher, Ms. Lara

Teacher: Ms. Lara Room nu mber: A143 Subjects: Spanish for Native Speakers, Spanish 3 for Non Native Speakers, Guided Studies Favorite part about teaching: “The interaction with the students and me being able to push their limits.” Goals for the year: “My goals are obviously to be the best teacher that I can be for my students so they can excel.” Why SMHS: “I love the spirit in the school. I think it’s a great school with a lot of resources for students and a lot of great opportunities.” Favorite cereal: “ My favorite cereal would be Captain Crunch.” Cats…

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Mr. Andruha, the new SMHS Mathematician

Name: Mr.Andruha Room Number: A237 Subject: Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra Support Favorite part about teaching: “Helping kids, getting the ‘aha’ moment when they finally understand something.” Goals for this year: “Survive. Also make a name for myself here at school as someone that can help kids out and someone that understands the subject matter.” Why SMHS: “It’s a great school, it’s ranked as one of the top 250 schools in the nation. Its academically top-notch.” Favorite sports team: 49ers Favorite movie: A Beautiful Mind Favorite dance move: “Sitting down. I can’t dance.” Early bird or night owl: “Both. I…

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Anna Zheng Dances to the Top

While most of us were lounging lazily at home, enjoying the summer, senior Anna Zheng was off in Moscow, dancing her way through the summer months. Chosen as one of 13 American high school ballet dancers, Anna was selected as a finalist for the prestigious National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) and Bolshoi Way Program, hosted by the Russian American Foundation. The U.S. Department of State-sponsored program was founded in 2006 and gives some of the nation’s most accomplished high school dancers the opportunity to undergo intensive ballet training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia, one of the…

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Welcoming the History Adventurer, Mr Herrera

What is your room number and what do you teach? A: “I’m in room A203 and I teach Social Studies Which is your favorite fast food restaurant? A: “Five guys burger, definitely.” Best dance moves? A:  “Salsa.” If you had a superpower, what would it be? A: “I want to be like Professor X: a super-genius psychic.” Favorite TV show? A: “Game of thrones.” Favorite part about teaching? A: “Seeing the kids succeed when they thought that they couldn’t.” What are your goals for the school year? A: “To get used to the bell schedule. I also need to learn and remember…

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Our New Grammar Slayer: Introducing, Miss Heyer

What is your room number and what do you teach? A: “I’m in room A205, and I teach English Language.”   Which is your favorite fast food restaurant? A: “In n out.”   Best dance moves? A: “Well, I don’t know… maybe dabbing since everybody does it.”   If you had a superpower, what would it be? A: “I would like the knowledge to speak every language in the world.”   Favorite TV show? A: “Narcos.”   Favorite part about teaching? A: “ I love getting to know the kids, to get to know their personalities and stories! It’s fun to see…

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Introducing, Miss Cobb, Geometry Wiz

What is your room number and subject?  A: “I’m in room A237, and I teach Geometry.”   Which is your favorite fast food restaurant? A:   “Chipotle.”   Best dance moves? A: “My favorite dance that I can do is with my husband is the Waltz.”   If you had a superpower, what would it be? A: “Maybe flying, but I don’t want a flight suit on.”   Favorite TV show? A: “Madam Secretary.”   Favorite part about teaching? A: “My favorite part about teaching is when at first I work with a student who doesn’t get a concept and then to see…

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