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New World and U.S. History teacher Pilar Svendsen brings her travels into the classroom

New World and U.S. History teacher Pilar Svendsen brings her travels into the classroom

Moira O’Hara-Heinz

October 25, 2018


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While teaching classes that focus almost entirely on the past, Pilar Svendsen keeps things in the present, using knowledge from her extensive travels abroad. “If you don’t have [the students] then you don’t have anything. I really try to connect their interests with experiences,” Svendsen ...

New chemistry and marine biology teacher Shams Amarragy aims to spread kindness throughout school

New chemistry and marine biology teacher Shams Amarragy aims to spread kindness throughout school

Neha Mandava

October 24, 2018


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New chemistry and marine biology teacher Shams Amarragy is dedicated to helping students inside and outside of class. Amarragy taught at Gunderson High School for two years and came to SCHS this year because of its caring and student-empowering faculty, she said. Since starting at SCHS, Ammarragy ...

Concert-going, family-loving Earth Science and Biology teacher Angelese Reed begins at SCHS this year

Concert-going, family-loving Earth Science and Biology teacher Angelese Reed begins at SCHS this year

Katelyn Yoo

October 22, 2018


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Earth Science and Biology teacher Angelese Reed, who joined the SCHS staff this year, did not originally plan to be a science teacher. Reed initially pursued a degree in Journalism and Public Relations but moved on to science in search of better job opportunities. Before teaching at SCHS, Reed taught s...

New English Learner Support & Assessment Technician, Karla Flores Lopez, wishes to share her story

New English Learner Support & Assessment Technician, Karla Flores Lopez, wishes to share her story

Adlena Tran

October 14, 2018


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Karla Flores Lopez is SCHS’s new English Learner Support and Assessment Technician, acting as a liaison between EL students, parents and staff. She has been working at her role for nearly two months, and her responsibilities at SCHS keep her occupied. When Flores is not working, she is with her...

Administration implements attendance awards to decrease SCHS’ truancy

Alina Jafri

October 13, 2018


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This year, SCHS administrators implemented attendance awards to cut the school’s truancy in half and encourage students to succeed academically. Besides increasing home visits and conferences to enforce better attendance, administration plans to reward students who are doing the right thing, Vice Principal...

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