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Summit Denali teachers discuss how they feel about youth sports

By William Giblin and Ariana Perez Valencia  Staff Writers The major mental and physical health benefits of youth sports outweigh its negative effects on education.  No one better knows the effect sports have on students than teachers. Many teachers at Summit Denali feel strongly about this topic.  Summit Denali English Literature teacher Matthew Sigler speaks about how he feels sports

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Summit Shasta reopens campus for the 2021-2022 school year

By Evelyn Archibald Shasta Editor-in-Chief After over a year of the COVID-19 pandemic looming over the globe, when schools had to transition to virtual teaching or risk widespread infection, the Summit Public Schools (SPS) charter district has made the choice to reopen entirely this fall. Summit Shasta, one SPS campus located in Daly City, Calif., reopened its doors on Aug.

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Union leaders and Denali students reflect on SPS reopening policies

By Keith Dinh and Angela Hwang Staff Editors Summit Denali reopened for in-person classes on April 1, following negotiations between the teachers’ union and the administration. The negotiations concluded on March 29 with the teachers being allowed to return voluntarily.  In March, students were given the option to return to in-person classes. Those who chose to go back remain in

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Denali teacher recalls her journey to becoming a teacher

By Nihitha Palacherla Staff Writer Ms. Albassam enjoys teaching students, but she faces a challenge in online learning. In the past year, schools have shifted in-person classes to online school. Many students feel stressed and anxious to be back to in-person classes, but have you wondered what teaching online is like for teachers at Summit Denali? Denali Biology teacher Lobna

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Special Education Teachers want to instill positivity and confidence

By McKenna Seegmiller Staff Writer Hillary Odom and Emily Ryan, special education teachers at Summit Shasta, are a vital part of the staff as part of the Supporting Diverse Learners department. However, many might not fully understand the role they play in our community.  When asked about her role at Shasta, Ms. Odom, originally from Orange County, explained that she

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Mentor groups help strengthen Summit Rainier community

By Maritza Aguirre, Cecelia Carrillo, Blanca Melgarejo and Jordan Ricardez Staff Writers Family, friends, community. Where can you find these things? Summit Rainier, a high school in San Jose, uses mentor groups to build community by allowing students to meet and interact with people students normally wouldn’t interact with.  A mentor group is a group of students put together during

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