Monthly Archives: June 2018

Wilderness class teaches students how to survive in the outdoors

By Kenneth John Catimbang Staff Writer Introducing Wilderness to Summit Public Schools as a full-day Expeditions class taught by Melissa Bernstein has helped students experience and adventure through the outdoors and discover what students have been missing. This class started in the 2016-17 school year, but it began as a half-day class. That changed when Ms. Bernstein decided to provide a

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Human Sexuality impacts the community

By Deandra Han, Jennifer Rico, Charlie Stattion, Karla Tran and Jasmine Villegas Staff Writers Human Sexuality is an Expeditions course that allows students to learn more about human bodies, gender and sexual orientation; it also gives students a chance to express themselves in a safe space. This course teaches students the importance of consent and the importance of knowing your

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Organizers reflect on the Everest walkout

By Anna Scherer and Natally Tapia Staff Writers The organizers of the Sequoia Union Walkout put their skills to use and grew as activists on the day they took a stand for school safety. On March 14, students from Everest Public High School and Summit Preparatory Charter High School participated in the National Walkout Day to protest gun violence. Everest

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Journalism students learn to communicate

 By Karina Ramirez and Karen Salazar Staff Writers Journalism is a way to share the news with our community. It is also an Expeditions course where students talk about current events that are happening and do professional writing such as articles that contribute to the community at Everest Public High School. Journalism students learn useful things like writing structure and grammar; they

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Redwood City journalism programs expand

By Irving Frausto and Jose Lopez  Staff Writers  Journalism at Everest is becoming broader with the topics that are being reported and talked about. In the 2017-18 school year, Journalism focused more on matters that happened at Everest Public High School and other Summit Public School campuses. This year, there are three journalism courses offered at Everest: Journalism, Advanced Journalism,

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Students learn the aspects of filmmaking

By Jennifer Mota and Jennifer Ruvalcaba Staff Writers In the Video Production class at Everest Public High School, Estrella Esparza-Johnson teaches her students how to take videos and photos correctly. She also makes sure the students work in groups and individually on the projects; however, Ms. Estrella grades all students individually so one student won’t do all the work. Also, when they

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Psychology Explorations helps students better understand themselves and others

By Paula Piva Staff Writer The Psychology Explorations Expeditions course allows students to learn about psychology while also learning about themselves. By learning about the brain and its different processes, as well as exploring different personality traits, disorders and therapies, students gain insight on their interactions with others. For Celebration of Learning, a night where students showcase the culmination of

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Students follow a pathway to college success

By Caitlin Quach and Priscilla Soria Staff Writers The purpose of College Readiness is to provide juniors assistance in preparing for the college application process during their senior year. The course work includes financial aid prep, tips on the college application process and many other helpful bits of advice. See below for a video about this course:

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Students are taught how to teach and plan in Education Pathways

By Keith Dinh Staff Writer   Education Pathways is a course that teaches its students how to make their own lesson plans, teach other students and learn more about the political, or even historical, aspects of teaching. On top of that, the course allows students to have hands-on experience in teaching. This course is not only for students who want to

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Course puts students through the behind the scenes magic of filming

By Judy Ly Staff Writer In the Video Production Expeditions course, students have the opportunity to explore the process of producing a film.  Through projects, such as creating a mockumentary and a silent film, students get to explore different roles and different perspectives on the behind the scenes magic.  Students are able to act as a director, a camera operator,

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