Monthly Archives: May 2019

Denali introduces Self-Guided Study to Summit Expeditions

By Ellen Hu Denali Editor-in-Chief During the 2019-20 school year, Summit juniors will get a chance to practice their self-directed learning through a new Expeditions course that was first introduced to Summit Denali High School this year. Currently, the half-day course allows juniors to study for AP classes or conduct an independent study while still participating in the required College

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Tahoma displays their fondness for compassionate Operations Manager

By C.M. Bateman and Maxwell Taniguchi-King Staff Editors Lupe Talamantes-Escobedo, known as Ms. Lupe to students and fellow staff members, is the Operations Manager for Summit Public School: Tahoma. For nearly four years, Ms. Lupe has shaped Summit Tahoma through her valuable guidance and positive impact. Students and teachers alike appreciate Ms. Lupe’s continuous assistance and will miss her comforting

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Tahoma community commemorates student work in Expeditions

By C.M. Bateman and Caden Vu Staff Writers Parents, siblings and friends of students filled the walkways of Summit Tahoma, gathering together for its annual Celebration of Learning event. Celebration of Learning is Tahoma’s showcase of work students have accomplished over the year in their Expeditions courses. People are welcome to roam from classroom to classroom to learn about the

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Modern Acting and Theatre teaches the profession of acting

By Joshua Rivera Staff Writer Modern Acting and Theatre is a different experience compared to the introductory drama course. The advanced course teaches students the techniques and emotions of acting: it’s a college-level course meant to prepare students for the acting world. Ran by the production company Estronemicas, the drama course is a chance for aspiring actors to show the

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College Readiness prepares students for the future

By Erick Godinez Staff Writer College Readiness prepares students for their future when they enter college. This course is required for juniors to take to prepare for their senior year and beyond. This course helps out by covering content such as financial aid, student loans, finding the best fit college, etc.. Melissa Thiriez, the College Readiness teacher, says “College Readiness

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Local Wilderness students reflect on their time in the class

By Nethan Sivarapu Multimedia Editor It’s the middle of a normal school day, but, instead of being in a classroom, the Local Wilderness Expeditions class is outside, making fires and cooking lunch. The teacher of the class, Vaughan Wilkins, has been an avid outdoorsman and supporter of finding your inner peace in nature. He also teaches psychology and knows firsthand

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Advanced journalists look back at a school year of noteworthy experiences

By Jacob Kahn-Samuelson and Maxwell Taniguchi-King Staff Editors Between traveling to Redwood City to visit Summit Everest and Prep and visiting the Spartan Daily (San Jose State’s school newspaper), the journalism program at Summit Tahoma has had a profound influence on the students and teachers at the school. This year in Advanced Multimedia Political Journalism the students have written about

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New self-directed learning Expeditions course is coming to Tahoma

By William Butler Staff Editor  Summit Tahoma has always had core values of self-directed learning and preparing students for college. For school year 2019-20, there will be a new course introduced into the Tahoma Expeditions courses that is designed for juniors who are interested in studying for an AP test that Tahoma doesn’t offer. This course will be beneficial to

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