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New teacher Jessica Grogan aspired to become a lawyer in the past

New teacher Jessica Grogan aspired to become a lawyer in the past

Danielle Schmitz

October 12, 2017


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When she walked into her first law class, she never dreamed she would end up teaching. But now in her sixth year of teaching and her first year at SCHS, English teacher Jessica Grogan would not have it any other way. Born and raised in San Jose, Grogan has always stayed local, earning her bachel...

SCUSD to be paying for students’ SAT test

Cleo Chow

October 10, 2017


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SCUSD will be paying for the cost of the Scholastic Aptitude Test, a standardized test commonly required by many universities, for all first-time takers. “It’s a priority for the district to have these exams,” Vice Principal Tony Lam said. “There are students who are capable, but may not be a...

One-on-one Chromebooks for SCHS students to be delayed for several months

Bonnie Liu and Alina Jafri

October 9, 2017


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SCUSD is rolling out 15,000 Chromebooks to all sophomores and juniors in the district within the next three years. Though the original plan was to distribute the Chromebooks to sophomores and juniors in mid-September, Principal Gregory Shelby estimates that it will be several more months until SCHS ...

New teacher Alex Chavarria is a fan of TV shows from the ’80s

New teacher Alex Chavarria is a fan of TV shows from the ’80s

Sophia Kennedy

October 6, 2017


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According to new SCHS staff member Alex Chavarria, being a teacher requires hard work. Though his occupation as a special education teacher is very time-consuming, Chavarria enjoys teaching because of the rewarding feeling that comes with seeing his students reach their goals in and after school. ...

New teacher Brian Van Dyck is back to SCUSD for CS and Digital Media

New teacher Brian Van Dyck is back to SCUSD for CS and Digital Media

Marvyn Parayno

October 3, 2017


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Brian Van Dyck makes his way back to Santa Clara Unified School District, teaching Computer Science and Digital Media at SCHS. Van Dyck spent the last five years working at Google and in the Cal State Teach Program before deciding he wanted to return to the district and into Santa Clara High School t...

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