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• Project Grad tickets on sale!
• SENIORS: Graduation Packet
• Senior Day on the Green - Thursday May 14th during 6th Period, cost $10
• Senior Awards - Thursday May 14th during 4th Period, Parents Welcome
• Senior Breakfast - 1st Period Friday 6/5 followed by Graduation Practice
• Graduation: Friday June 5, 2015 at 6:00pm Underhill Stadium, Admission by ticket only
Piner News & Announcements
• Special Notice from Principal Bimrose: Parents, please note that pranks to school property
may be considered felonies. Students engaged in defacing school property could ruin graduation choices, and, in turn, impact
their lives after high school. Your support in keeping our campuses free from vandalism is greatly appreciated. Many thanks!
• Project Grad needs your help! Project Grad needs volunteers from ALL class levels to help with set up,
clean up and chaperoning the night of Project Graduation. The night of the event is Friday, June 5th, 2015. 9pm till 4am. We start setting
up Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 9am and will work that day and then in the evenings beginning Tuesday, 6/2, from 5-8pm each night until set up is
complete. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to sign up.
This is a great event which provides a safe event for our graduating seniors.
• Final Exams Schedule, 2015 Spring Semester
|Monday, June 1, 2015
||Regular Schedule Senior Final Exams Periods 4, 5 or 6
|Tuesday, June 2, 2015
||Regular Schedule Senior Final Exams Periods 4, 5 or 6
|Wednesday, June 3, 2015
||Period 1 Final Exam All Students 7:50a-9:47a
||Period 2 Final Exams, All Students 10:02a-12p
|Thursday, June 4, 2015
||Period 3 Final Exam All Students 7:50a-9:47a
||Period 4 Final Exams Grades 9-11 10:02a-12p, Seniors Graduation Practice on the Football Field 10:10a-12p
|Friday, June 5, 2015
||Period 5 Final Exams Grades 9-11 7:50a-9:47a, Senior Breakfast 7:50a-9:47a in the MPR
||Period 6 Final Exams Grades 9-11 10:02a-12p, Seniors Graduation Practice on the Football Field 10:10a-12p
• This year, on the 10th anniversary of "The March to the Test," Piner High School's AP Language students--breaking records
again with 70 students total--converged upon the quad wearing their self-designed baseball tees emblazoned with "WRITING THROUGH THE SIX WITH MY WOES!"
While some adults might wonder why Ms. Spearman would encourage sadness (woe) on the t-shirt, the connotation of "woe" in this rhetorical flourish is "friend"!
The class of 2016 marched off to the testing room, clutching two Ticonderoga pencils, two blue or black ink pens, and an ineffable amount of excitement.
Ms. Spearman is very proud of her amazing, hard-working students.
• Congratulations to Sheena Blackwell and Tony Martignoli for being selected as the 2014/2015 Piner High School Athletes of
the Year and to Daisjah Sheperd and Jacob Hayes for their selection of 2014/2015 Piner High School Scholar Athletes of the Year! Each of these individuals
exemplify the meaning of balancing athletics and academics and serve as role models for all of our student athletes here at PHS.
• Piner's Health Science Biotech Pathway was recognized by SSU to receive Jack London Award of Excellence and Innovation
for our 3 year program that inspires and challenges Piner students to participate in STEM education as it relates to Medical Science and Biotechnology.
Read more about the HSB Program here. The HSB pathway has also been recognized as a Career Technical
Educational pathway with its strong ties to the community for student job shadow experiences and preparing the students for a variety of college majors
to pursue professional degrees. Sonoma State School of Education presented the award to HSB instructors Mark Mantoani, Judy Barcelon and Principal Sally Bimrose
(Dante DePaola, treasured Year II teacher, was obligated to SRJC Football). From Judy Barcelon, "What I love most about being a teacher in the HSB program
is that it feeds my need to be an explorer and life long learner. Each year with different students come different ideas, career requests and passions-
infused with such topics as Healthcare and Biotechnology that have exponential potential and there is never a dull moment.
• Piner Principal, Sally Bimrose (center), selected SCASA (Sonoma County Association of School Administrators) High School Principal
Administrator of the Year. In the photo "Team Piner", there is also Diann Kitamura who was chosen Assistant Superintendent Administrator of the Year.
• Piner's Golf Team received a $400 grant from the PWGA.
• Piner's HSB students visited the Nursing Program at USF. Students participated in a nursing simulation. Using mannequin arms
students were able to draw blood and insert IV's under the direction of the 3rd year students. The other simulation involved a computerized mannequin displaying
symptoms that had to be treated immediately by senior nursing students practicing for clinical rotations. We marveled at the technology available for nursing
students, the beauty of the campus and the awesome options for lunch. Field trip funds were secured by a Target Corporate grant awarded to grant writer Ms. Barcelon.
• Congratulations Zane!
• Eight Piner students participated in the Math Steeplechase at Spring Lake. The students who participated
were Aidan Carpenter, Meghan Bogges, Peter Tran, Brandon Martinez, Samantha Stolte, Lauren Lau, Brennan Carpenter, and Jasmine Rattanpal.
Aidan Carpenter was on a 3rd place team, Samanta Stolte was on a 2nd place team, and Lauren Lau was on a 1st place team. If you get an
opportunity, congratulate them and ask them about the experience. They all did a great job! Lauren Lau and Sean Luong also participated in the
TrigStar competition at SRJC. They tied for 5th place and each won $50!
• Piner's 2015 Prom is at Legends at the Bennett Valley Golf Course on Saturday, May 9th from 8:00-11:30 pm.
The theme is "Our Time to Shine," with colors of black, white, and silver. The cost for a ticket with an ASB sticker is $55 and $65 without ASB;
there are no couples tickets. Tickets will be sold beginning at lunch on Wednesday, April 15th in the quad. After Wednesday, April 29th, ticket
prices will jump to $70, whether or not a student has an ASB sticker. There will be a dessert buffet and a photo booth as well as the standard DJ
and prom photographer for prom photo packages. Questions? Email Mrs. Jewell
• Ms. Barcelon has set up a donation site to raise funds for grants to support classroom and training opportunities. Click here to read about the projects and provide support.
• Ms. Michiel's Advanced Spanish Class, for the first time, cooked a cultural feast. From Spain there was paella (rice, veggies & chicken)
and a tortilla espaņola (a "tapa" of fried potatoes, onions, & eggs). From the Caribbean, there were tostones (fried plantains) and from Mexico, bionicos (a fruit salad).
It was all "muy delicioso".
• Read the Press Democrat article on Piner Alumni, Ken Rossi. One of the 2015 Piner Hall of Fame Inductees.
• Piner's Health Science & Biotechnology program wins the Jack London Award for Educational Innovation!
Join us at the awards ceremony May 6th at Sonoma State Cooperage at 5 pm.
Instructors Dante DePaola, Judy Barcelon and Mark Mantoani were proud to have students show what they are doing and learning in this 3 year pathway.
• Mr. Mancillas, Mr. Sullivan, Ms. Graves and Mr. Castro took 53 Piner students to San Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco City College to see Diego Rivera's murals that he made back in the 1940's.
• Congratulations to Anthony Villalobos. March PE Student of the Month.
Anthony participated and earned full credit every day of PE for the 3rd quarter except one day which he made up afterschool during
our Wednesday workout session. As a result, he earned a perfect 100% grade for the quarter. Anthony has been working hard all year
on his mile and has improved dramatically over the course of the year. To compliment his excellent attendance, Anthony also carries
himself with a wonderful attitude and his presence in 4th period only adds to the outstanding quality of this class.
Congratulations from Mr. Aubin and the PE department!
• Piner's HOSA team attended the Future Health Professional State Leadership Conference in Sacramento.
The girls competed in CPR event, served on Courtesy Corps, and networked with chapter members from across the state. Ms. Barcelon judged
competitive events in Biomedical Laboratory Techniques and Public Health. They had a great time touring Old Sac and eating Bento Box sushi rolls!
They are geared up to grow our HOSA chapter and invite anyone interested to come to their next meeting Wednesday April 8th at 2:10 pm in Room D1.
Pictured is Pim Khunmom, Daisy Li and Judy Barcelon, HOSA advisor.
• Congratulations to Piner's Connor McKeever. Sonoma County Women's Soccer League invited every art teacher
in the county to develop a new logo for their league. 75 logo's were submitted, 3 were selected and then each of the 400 players got one vote.
It was a three way tie with one team left to vote.....and Piner won! Here is the winning logo:
• Congratulations to the Co-Ed 4X200 team of Itzel Gonzalez, Daisjah Sheperd,Trevor Wofford and Miguel Garcia
for their school record performance (1:43.32) at last night's Twilight Relays in San Rafael. Their efforts broke the old school record of 1:45.01
set in 2011 by Kyra Johnson, Ivy Campbell, Isreal Sanchez and Leonard Carter. Also Congratulations to the Boys Sprint Medley team of Antonio Salath,
Brian Luong, Miguel Garcia and Trevor Wofford for their school record performance (1:40.13). Their efforts broke the old school record of 1:42.13
set in 2005 by Phanat Amphai, Unknown, Ross Teeter and current Piner Football Coach Terrance Bell. The Twilight meet record in the Co-Ed 4X800 set
by Piner in 2012 was broken last night by Bishop O'Dowd and Campolindo. Piner finished fourth for the 3rd fastest time in school history, the team of
Sheena Blackwell, Daisjah Sheperd, Brian Luong and Aidan Carpenter. And finally congratulations to the Girls Spring Medley team of Olivia Potter,
Daisy Garncia, Daisjah Sheperd and Itzel Gonzales for running the 3rd fastest time in school history. Great job Prospectors!
• Check out the latest Early College Magnet Program Newsletter.
• Read about a recent tour by Piner STEM certificate students of Sonoma State University's STEM departments.
• Congratulations to Maria Guzman. PE Student of the Month for February.
Maria's positive attitude and enthusiasm for exercise is contagious. Maria has 100% attendance, 100% daily dress,
100% on tests, 100% on daily participation in her mile runs and activities. Maria is an excellent role model for
all students in PE and is one of the "fittest" freshman girls on campus. "Maria's motivation and early morning
smiles keep me going!" Congratulations from Mrs. Pepper and the PE department
• Spirit Week: Safari Day
• Asian Culture Night.
...more Piner Highlights and Student Testimonials