Category Archives: Expeditions

Cupertino Union School District Board President Lori Cunningham visits Summit Denali

By Evangeline Si Denali Opinion Editor Cupertino Union School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees President Lori Cunningham believes that school districts play an important role in supporting diversity and developing students’ soft skills. On Jan. 13, she spoke with Summit News student journalists, giving students insight on the school board and her perspective on diversity in schools, high rates of

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Excitement builds for upcoming film festival

By Jacob Kahn-Samuelson, Maxwell Taniguchi-King and Nethan Sivarapu Staff Editors For the first time, Summit Public Schools will have a film festival competition where students from all California campuses can submit short films to be judged. The festival is planned to take place in early April on Summit Rainier’s campus, with the winner of the festival receiving an iPad.  On

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Summit Shasta offers a limited selection of arts courses

By Melissa Domingo Arts Editor This year at Summit Shasta, three different art courses are offered: Intro to Art, Intermediate Art, and Creative Writing as Performance. The courses are being offered as VPA courses during Expeditions; Expeditions are elective courses that are taught in four two-week-long rounds throughout the school year. Taking at least one VPA course is a high

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Multimedia students venture out into the community

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Summit News Staff Writers at Summit Preparatory Charter High School in Redwood City created these community journalism multimedia packages to highlight stories that are important to their school and relevant to their local community. News: Students internalize human rights By Jovani Contreras At Summit Prep there are two human rights Expeditions courses: U.S Human Rights and International

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Denali increases support in the arts

By Mark Haiko Denali Multimedia Editor Art is the use of skills in pursuit of creative productions, with examples being drawing, written literature and video creation. This definition is quite broad, and, in concept, most things people use their imagination on can be considered art. Even with such a loose definition, Summit Public Schools: Denali has had problems with promoting

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Student panelists share college experience with Rainier

By Karla Tran Staff Editor The college students who came to Rainier asked and answered questions about what college life is like after high school. Questions such as “What’s college life like?” and “Is college fun?” gave Rainier students enrolled in the Expeditions course College Readiness a sense of what college looks like. On Sept. 19, a group of college

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Seniors use final Expeditions to explore future careers

By Jon Garvin and Eliza Insley Editors-in-Chief Expeditions gives students a chance to explore areas of interest to help students find their true passions. During Summit Prep seniors’ final year, they are taking this opportunity to begin pursuing possible future careers through internship and independent study.  According to Melissa Thiriez, the supervisor of internships and independent studies, 96 students from

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