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Piner in the News
• Piner High School Senior Awards Night. Congratulations to all of our students!
• Piner Science Students tour local company, Medtronic for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Awareness Day.
• Piner Senior, Allison Lopez (bottom right), named 2013 All-Empire Large-School Girls Scholar Athlete. Winners received a $500 college scholarship to recognize their achievements. Photo courtesy of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
• Listen out for radio ads about two of Piner's awesome programs, Early College Magnet Program & Geospatial. They are scheduled to air from 5/13-5/26 on KSXY Y100.9FM and KXTS EXITOS (Spanish language).
• Ms. Spearman's AP Lang Class of 2013 carries on the tradition. Dancing to "A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody" (sic),
Ms. Spearman's AP Language and Composition class, 46 strong, took the College Board Advanced Placement test today (May 10, 2013).
It is a Piner High School tradition for the class to design a t-shirt to wear on the big test day. This year's theme was inspired by the
Hollywood release of 'The Great Gatsby', which Ms. Spearman's students went to see. Wearing shirts emblazoned with "Party Like Gatsby," "AP Language,"
and "PHS '14" the students marched into the quad and danced to music from the new soundtrack before entering the testing room. This tradition of shirts,
marching, and dancing has inspired many students who might not consider taking a college-level course to test the waters and see if they can swim. In
2004 the AP Language roster was in the 30s. The class now regularly supports two sections topping off at 50. In 2004, 13 students passed the exam.
27 passed last year's exam! Currently, 81 students have signed up to take the course in 2013-2014. Perhaps a little AP never hurt nobody!
• Piner Senior-Faculty Basketball Game 2013
• Piner PHAST Club (Piner High Astronomy, Science, and Technology), Space Science, and GIS student overnight field trip to the Robert Ferguson Observatory at Sugarloaf. Students spent time observing the moon.
• Parent Meeting regarding summer plans for students with Guess Speaker Efren Carrillo on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Cook Middle School at 2480 Sebastopol Rd. in Santa Rosa.
• Piner's Matt Mulligan (bottom left) selected as one of the Community Youth Service Award winners. Click on the link for the complete list of nominees including Piner students: Holley Maasen, Bryan Lococo, Yessica Moran, Malika Lewis, Allison Lopez, and Ian Carpenter.
• Check out the latest Piner Makers class blog.
• Piner Assistant Principal, Tim Zalunardo, participates in Restorative Justice video which was presented to the Santa Rosa City School Board.
• Piner's Environmental Club plants a plum tree in our organic garden in honor of Earth Day.
• Piner students received a free novel in celebration of World Book Night April 23, 2013.
• Glass and Steel. Art and Science. Piner's new Science Center takes shape.
• Hands-on learning at Maker Faire for kids. Griffin Vorhaus, 5, right, prepares to shoot off the rocket he made with the help of Piner High School's Cristian Avalos, 17, second from right, while Rick Vorhaus and Gabriel Grover, 9, left, watch during the Sonoma County Maker Kids Mini Maker Faire on Saturday at the Sonoma Country Day School.
• Piner PTSA sponsored a Spring Beautification. Thank you to our Environmental and Key Clubs for helping out.
• Piner High School Administration Building Dedication for former Vice-Principal, Bob Zeni.
• Schools Plus of Santa Rosa presents Piner High School with a check for $20,000 for art and sports.
• Piner Students participated in the Every 15 Minutes Drinking and Driving Awareness Program
• Piner Art Teacher and Artist, Nick Mancillas, featured in Sunday's Press Democrat. Mr. Mancillas' current show, “Cardboard Currency,” is on display at the Capital One 360 Cafe Gallery in San Francisco through April 22.
• Piner "Mathletes" participate in annual Math Steeplechase. In the event teams compete with schools all over Sonoma County using math to solve puzzles. Piner's Will Tran received 1st place and Tommy Nguyen 2nd place for the Jr/Sr division. Nicole Gregorio got 2nd place for the Fresh/Soph division.
• Piner's Ryder Schalich featured on the Press Democrat Teen Face article
• Piner's 2013 Talent Show. Photos here.
• Piner HOSA students attended the State Conference. Yessica Moran (second from right) received a $500 Kaiser scholarship. Students attended seminars, participated in courtesy corps and Ms. Barcelon judged 2 events. One of our Forensic teams made it to the second round (Kristine Soy and Holley Maasen).
• Piner High School students on the Migrant Ed Debate Team: Eric Chavez, Omar Lopez and Dalia Alvarado
won 1st place at the regional competition and will be going on to compete at the State competition. Karla Cuin won 2nd place for prepared
speech and 1st place for surprise speech. Edith Meza took third place for prepared and surprised speech.
• Congratulations to Piner Sophomores Guadalupe Escutia-Jacobo, Mariela Martinez, Danile Rojas, and Monserrat Salas for being awarded a scholarship from the prestigious Summer Search project, a national leadership development program! They will receive 2 life-changing summers traveling, plus year-round mentoring and college and financial aid advising.
• The March/April Piner Early College Magnet Program newsletter is now available
• Piner High School students help open younger eyes to science during Piner Science Day
• Piner Senior, Brennen Urutia, organizes a work day in the Piner Garden.
• Piner gets a new wind turbine.
• Piner's Marylyn Duong profiled in the Press Democrat's Teen Face section.
• Piner's new Observatory dome arrives! The 4,000-square-foot facility will house the observatory, a planetarium and computer lab. It will be headquarters for the school’s award-winning Geospatial Technology Pathway but will be open to science, math and other classes that need high-tech presentation space. Principal Sally Bimrose said construction should be completed in June and classes will be held in the building next fall.
• Piner High School celebrates Asian culture.
• John Bribiescas, and Schools Plus representatives present the 2013 Schools Plus allocation of $160,000 to SRCS Board Member, Donna Jeye and SRCS High School Principals at the start of the William Barclay Memorial Choral Scholarship Concert on Friday, February 22, 2013 at the Green Music Center. Piner Principal, Sally Bimrose, is 5th from the left.
• Piner High School Choral students perform at SSU Weill Hall.
• Video showing how Piner's wood oven was created.
• Lexi Palm selected for CA Girls State. Girls State is a program to develop leadership skills in young women. One girl is chosen from each school to participate in a summer retreat.
• Aidan Carpenter wins the Piner Poetry Out Loud competition and moves on to the City wide competition.
• Piner High School's Debate Club participates in its first Tournament in San Francisco.
• The latest Piner Maker Program blog is up. Check out how the students designed and made their own gliders.
• Grace High School student, Amelia Ketzer-Dean, is Santa Rosa City School's Student of the Month for January 2013
• Piner Juniors, Lexi Palm, Marylyn Duong, and Destiny Martin, accepted to be a part of the Sonoma County Commission on Human Rights' Junior Commission
• Piner Junior, Marylyn Duong, to attend the February 2013 Young Women's Political Leadership Program in Los Angeles put on by Running Start, a group dedicated to helping young women become involved in politics. She received an all expenses paid trip via a scholarship from Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
• Piner Counselor, Barry Sullivan, honored as Piner's CLHS Educator of the Year
...more Piner Highlights and Student Testimonials